Earlier tonight, ION Television (the former PAX TV) and World Wrestling Entertainment premiered a brand new show entitled WWE Main Event. For those who didn’t see it, here it is:
From The BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma:
Hosted by Michael Cole and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz.
Before the start of the Champion vs. Champion Match, two videos were shown. The first video was about WWE Champion CM Punk featuring Joey Mercury, Paul Heyman, and “Freebird” Michael “P.S” Hayes. The second video was about WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus featuring Triple H, Chris Jericho, and WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan. The CM Punk video was very well done.
1. A CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION MATCH: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. WWE Champion CM Punk with Paul Heyman.
THE WINNER: SHEAMUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOTE: THIS WAS ONE POWERFUL MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Matt Striker interviewed Sheamus, and vowed that CM Punk will fall to the Brogue Kick.
CM Punk was interviewed by Josh Matthews.
Before the start of the second, and last match of the show, Michael Cole announced that next week on Main Event, The Big Show will face Randy Orton. In a backstage interview that Matt Striker conducted with The Big Show, he stated that his fist will be the last thing Randy Orton will see.
2. THE #1 CONTENDER’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
MATCH #3: Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd.
THE WINNERS: SANTINO MARELLA AND ZACK RYDER!!!!!!!!!!!
NOTE: Because of their victory in this match, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder will face The Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes in a semifinal match, this Friday on SmackDown!.
ANALYSIS: While there was a LOT of talking on this show, I do give WWE credit for returning to mainstream network television (I still haven’t seen WWE Saturday Morning Slam on The CW Network, yet). I was also happy to see post-match interviews, which reminded me a lot of old-school wrestling television shows.
WWE Main Event will air every Wednesday at 8 PM ET/7PM CT on ION Television.