WWE Main Event results: The heart and fury of championship contenders
BY Kevin Powers
May 22, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – Only a few days removed from Extreme Rules, No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship Alberto Del Rio battled Big E Langston in a rematch from Raw. Also, The Usos clashed with 3MB, and Heath Slater felt the wrath of Ryback.
Alberto Del Rio def. Big E Langston
At Extreme Rules, Alberto Del Rio defeated Jack Swagger in an “I Quit” Match to secure an opportunity to face Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship. However, the next night on Raw, The Mexican Superstar’s road to the championship hit a major speed bump in the form of The Showoff’s massive associate, Big E Langston. After the WWE official was distracted by Ziggler’s girlfriend, AJ Lee, Langston took advantage, using questionable tactics to earn a major victory.
As the opening bell sounded on WWE Main Event, Del Rio wasted no time going on the offensive against his larger opponent with a flurry of high-impact strikes, although much like their battle on Raw, Langston’s power allowed him to take control of the contest. The Showoff’s massive cohort was able to use his raw strength to his advantage in addition to having the unpredictable AJ Lee at ringside, distracting Del Rio and the official in an effort to tip the scales.
For the majority of the contest, Langston dominated the No. 1 contender. Displaying the fighting spirit of a champion, Del Rio survived the onslaught of his sizeable opponent as Langston’s frustration mounted following many near falls. Although Big E staved off a Cross Armbreaker with pure power, Del Rio countered a power slam and expertly executed a kick to the back of the head that was enough to stun his opponent and pick up the victory.