This special live Tuesday edition of Main Event comes on the heels of an eventful Raw that saw Daniel Bryan take on Batista and stand up to The Authority as he seeks to establish a match against HHH at WrestleMania. Daniel Bryan is set to face Kane who he delivered the beat down to on Monday night. Also booked for this card is a tag team championship rematch between the Usos, who won the belts on Monday night, vs. the New Age Outlaws.
The show opened with a video recap of Daniel Bryan's confrontations with HHH and the Authority and his match with Batista along with its aftermath on Monday night.
Match: Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
The match starts out with Kane driving Daniel Bryan into the corner and delivering a fury of blows. After a drop kick to a mattted Bryan, Kane goes for the cover and Bryan kicks out of two. Kane tries to send Bryan to the outside but Bryan lands on the apron. Bryan pulls the top rope down to send Kane to the outside. Bryan goes for a flying kick off the apron but is caught by Kane. Kane delivers a few blows and a submission against Bryan on the outside before sending Bryan into the ring for a cover and two count. He gets Bryan in a headlock who fights out and changes the momentum of the match. Bryan Delivers a few blows to Kane's knee as it hangs between the post on the outside of the ring. He sends Kane back in the ring and continues the assault on Kane's knee. Kane delivers a big right hand to Bryan and gains the advantage. After a big scoop slam Kane goes for another cover and Bryan kicks out at 2. Bryan changes the momentum once again with a drop kick to Kane's knee. He sends Kane to the corner and delivers a series of dropkicks before Kane delivers a big boot to the face of Daniel Bryan.
The show returns with the momentum in favor of Daniel Bryan but is quickly regained by Kane. Kane delivers a big back-breaker followed by a submission hold to Bryan's chin as his body is stretched across Kane's knee. Bryan fights out but Kane's onslaught is clearly taking its toll. Bryan attempts an attack from the middle rope but is caught with an uppercut from Kane. Kane gets Bryan in another chinlock. Bryan fights out and delivers a series of kicks followed by a tornado DDT.
Both men are on the mat as the ref begins the ten count. Daniel Bryan and Kane reach their feet and Daniel Bryan performs his famous backflip over Kane from the top rope. A dropkick sends Kane to the outside and Bryan follows up with a suicide dive. He sends Kane back in the ring and delivers a nice missile dropkick. He covers Kane for the 2 count. Bryan Starts the "Yes" kicks but Kane ducks the last one and delivers a big slam to Bryan for a 2 count.
Kane climbs to the top rope and delivers a huge flying clothesline for a 2 count. Bryan delivers a sidekick to Kane's head and follows up with a diving head-butt. Daniel Bryan gets the 2 count. Kane fights back with a big forearm. Bryan attempts to go for the headscissors off the top rope but Kane fights out. After a big slam Kane gets another 2 count.
Kane goes for the choke slam but Daniel Bryan reverses. He rolls up Kane and gets the 3 count for the win.
A video recap plays of the Usos victory over the New Age Outlaws. A graphic airs for the upcoming rematch.
The show returns with backstage footage of Kane yelling about his match against Bryan. He calls him a series of insults including "misfit" and says hes tired of him messing with HHH.
Match: Nikki Bella vs. Alicia Fox
The two Divas lock up and the early momentum goes to Alicia Fox. Nikki fights back and gets Alicia in an armbar. Alicia grabs Nikki's hair and delivers a knee to her midsection. Nikki delivers a headscissors take down. The momentum changes in favor of Alicia Fox with the distraction from Aksana. Alicia gets a two count on Nikki then gets her in a submission hold. Nikki gets out and goes for the drop kick but misses as Alicia holds on to the rope.
Alicia gets Nikki in a headlock before she fights out with a series of moves including a back body drop. Aksana tries to distract Nikki but is attacked by Brie. Nikki delivers her finisher to Alicia and gets the 3 count.
A graphic plays again for the upcoming tag team championship match.
A commercial plays for Smackdown featuring the Big Show.
Match: The Usos vs. The New Age Outlaws for the Tag Team Championship
The Usos deliver a promo talking about how hard work pays off. They are asked whats next for the Usos. They say "We're going to WrestleMania!"
The Outlaws come to the ring in their street clothes. The commentators note that they don't look ready for battle and that Road Dogg is limping. Road Dogg gets on the mic and makes fun of Detroit. The crowd starts the "Usos" chant. Road Dogg says that they will have to reschedule their rematch due to injuries sustained Monday night after Road Dogg slipped on ice after the match. Brad Maddox comes out and confirms what Road Dogg said. Los Matadores are announced as the Usos new opponents.
Match: The Usos vs. Los Matadores
The commentary team is joined by the New Age Outlaws. The match starts out with Jimmy getting Fernando in a headlock. Fernando fights out and after a series of moves gets him in a pin for the 2 count. Jay and Diego are tagged in. The two exchange holds before competing for the fan's affection with their respective chants. After catapulting Diego into the corner the tag is made and Jay makes a big splash in the corner. Jay delivers a suicide dive outside the ring to Diego. Fernando launches to the outside from the top rope. Jimmy takes out Fernando with a dive over the top rope to the outside.
The action returns with the momentum in Jay's favor. He gets the 2 count and Diego kicks out. Fernando is tagged in and gets a two count on Jay. Diego is tagged back in and Los Matadores deliver a a double team maneuver. Los Matadores utilize a strategy of frequent tags and fast paced maneuvers. With Fernando now the legal man, he and Jay catch each other with a double clothesline. Jimmy is tagged in and delivers a stink face. Fernando regains momentum and gets the 2 count after a DDT. Jimmy delivers a Samoan drop and goes for the pin. It is broken up by Diego. The Usos deliver a double kick to Fernando and deliver a big splash for the 3 count and the victory.
The Outlaws mess with El Torito after the match and are met with a hurricanrana from Torito. He gets Billy Gunn in the ring and delivers the Flying Bull to the former tag team champion.
The show closes with a plug for an encore of NXT: Arrival
Bryan vs. Kane was a great match. It was certainly not one for the history books but it told a good story and was significantly better than your run of the mill Main Event match. If anything, it progressed the storyline of Daniel Bryan's clash with the Authority. The Divas match was your typical Divas match. It wasn't unwatchable and I have definitely seen worse. The tag-team match was a disappointment. It was a good performance by both teams but I had a hard time accepting Los Matadores as contenders for the title. How exactly did they earn that title shot? Personally, I would have liked to see the Real Americans in that spot. It could have been a good chance to solidify the discord between Cesaro and Swagger and give them a legitimate excuse to have heat with each other. Hopefully they weren't chosen because there is something better in store for them.
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