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WWE Main Event results, live blog (July 1, 2014): Swing Off

WWE Main Event comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Tues., July 1, 2014) from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.   and we'll have complete results and a live blog for the show right when it The show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on the WWE Network, and we'll have results and an open thread for you right here (apologies in advance, our usual "live blog" portion of the program is up in the air right now).

Tonight's show will feature Cesaro, with Paul Heyman advocating for him from his corner taking on Dolph Ziggler in a showdown between two men who figure to be favorites to win the battle royal for the vacated Intercontinental title at Battleground in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, July 20th.

Be sure to come back here at 8 p.m. ET for the Main Event live blog.



- Cesaro has an eye patch, and he makes it look GOOD.  Heyman is delivering on a promise (like when his client Brock Lesnar conquered The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania), and he wants to do the same tonight by delivering Cesaro vs. that perennial runner up Dolph Ziggler.  But due to Kofi Kingston injuring The King of Swing's eye, he can't.  (So far, we're just getting a narrated recap of The Swiss Superman's night on Raw last night)

- Dolph interupts Paul promising his client will compete at Battleground in the battle royal for the Intercontinental championship.  He takes issue with the runner up comment, and runs down his not unimpressive list of WWE accomplishments.  He also points out that Cesaro has never done any of the things.  Ziggy calls him a living breathing James Bond villain, and wants to go.

- Big E is here, and the preacher gimmick is sticking around.  He's a former Intercontinental(ah) champion(ah), and he'll overcome.  Rybaxel are here, cornballs.  So this is a dudes entering themselves in the match at the pay-per-view (PPV).  Cool.  Here's Rob Van Dam.  And he points out that Ryback copied his ring gear!  He starts to say his initials and he's jumped by Ryback...brawl ensues and the three faces hold the ring while Ryback and Axel get tossed (Cesaro and Heyman having already snuck to the top of the ramp).  I smell a tag team match, playa.

- Harper and Rowan do their version of The Wyatt Family entrance.  They're in

- After a recap of The Miz and Chris Jericho returning on Raw.

- The Wyatts vs R-Truth and Xavier Woods.  They have greatly improved Luke & Erick's entrance music, although I personally don't think they need their own music.  Truth dances his way into a big boot from Harper.  Truth evades Rowan long enough for a tag.  X knocks Harper off the apron to allow his team to get some offense, but it doesn't last too long...Rowan slams and pins Woods after his partner removes Truth from the ring.

- More Raw replays.  I'm having flashbacks to when I had to write reactions for Superstars.  AJ & Paige's story sets up a rematch of The Funkadactyls vs. Nikki Bella in a handicap match.  Stephanie is on the 'tron...she knows how unfair it is that Brie abandoned her, so she's giving her a new tag partner - Alicia Fox!  Foxy is pumped to be in a match with John Cena's girl, but Nik is dubious.  Bella vs. Naomi to start, but Cameron with a cheap shot and a tag in as the 'Dactyls work over half of the Bella twins.  Quickly to the rest hold, but Nikki muscles out...and Alicia pulls her hand back and delivers a kick to Nikki.  Cameron covers and celebrates, Naomi looks perturbed and Foxy looks confused.

- Renee Young talks to Sheamus backstage.  Sheamus has issued a Fourth of July challenge for the United States championship on Smackdown.  It's an open challenge, and it looks like Alberto Del Rio will take him up on it (while saying that he's also in the battle royal for the IC strap).

- Remix of the adventures of WWE World Heavyweight Champ and big ratings draw John Cena's night on Raw

- Renee Young is with Cesaro and Heyman.  Paul makes blonde jokes and trolls Daniel Bryan and Bad News Barrett for forfeiting instead of fighting.  His client will fight his way to the Intercontinental title.  They make five jokes (as in languages, not count).

- Main event time.  Cesaro enters last, but Ryback and Big E start us off.  Axel tags himself in, and gets pulled over the top by E and takes a beating.  That leads to Cesaro vs. Ziggler, but the heel bails and Axel comes back in.  RVD in to go after him...Rolling Thunder drops Curtis, and Ziggy drop kicks The Swiss to give the faces the ring as we head to a break.  Ryback in control on Van Dam when we come back.  RVD with a mini-comeback while the fans chant for Dolph, but a blindside attack by Axel takes him down.  Ziggler finally gets the hot tag, and gets two on Cesaro with a Fame-asser.  They trade blows, but Dolph gets another nearfall with a DDT before Ryback breaks it up.  Big E hits him, but gets dumped.  RVD sends him to the floor and heads up top, but Cesaro pushes him off onto everyone down below.  Dolph catches Cesaro with a Zig Zag for the win.

- Dolph, Van Dam and Big E celebrate to close the show.

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