Main Event
Date: April 16, 2020
Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton

Things continue to go in the same fashion as always around here: very little actually matters on this show but it gives you a way to remember what took place earlier this week. That being said, the fact that Main Event is taking place in the same setup and venue as all three of the big shows continues to mess with me for some reason, just as it did when it was the before Raw show. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.

Liv Morgan vs. Santana Garrett

Garrett gets thrown into the corner to start and a headlock takeover puts her on the mat. There’s a whip into the corner as Garrett seems to have lost some hair. A handspring elbow hits Liv in the corner but she drops Garrett again and grabs the chinlock. That’s broken up so Liv snaps off a running hurricanrana, only to get nailed with a left hand. Back up and Morgan slugs away, setting up a running enziguri. The springboard Flatliner finishes Garrett at 4:38.

Result: Liv Morgan b. Santana Garrett – Springboard Flatliner (4:38)

From Smackdown.

Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Non-title and Cesaro is here with Nakamura. Strowman dodges some kicks to start and kicks him down into the corner without much effort. There’s a big toss across the ring and the beating is on. Strowman takes him outside and even manages to yell at Cesaro before hitting Nakamura again. A charging Nakamura is dropped onto the barricade and we take a break.

Back with Strowman throwing him around even more and hitting the running splash in the corner. The powerslam is broken up so Nakamura hits the running kick to the face. Strowman isn’t having that and he blasts Nakamura with a clothesline. The running shoulders on the floor hit Nakamura and Cesaro but Nakamura hits the running kick to the chest for two. Kinshasa is loaded up but Strowman reverses into the running powerslam for the pin at 7:48.

Result: Braun Strowman b. Shinsuke Nakamura – Running powerslam (7:48)

Post match it’s time for the Firefly Fun House, with Bray standing next to a sign saying The History of John Cena and bray Wyatt. We see clips of the firefly Fun House match and Bray says Cena was right: we really can’t see him. That brings Bray to Braun and we see some of their history as well.

Bray talks about giving Braun a home but Braun turned his back on him. He can forgive Braun, but only Ramblin Rabbit agrees. Braun isn’t playing though and wants to fight. That’s cool with Bray, because he wants the title back. Bray brought him into the world and will take Strowman out. Bye! Braun says hang on because he’s ready to let Bray in anytime. Braun: “Bye! See you later!”

Meet the new champ and his past:

From Raw.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Kairi Sane vs. Nia Jax

Sane gets thrown around to start as Asuka is VERY excited in the back. Back to full screen and it’s a clothesline into a toss around by the hair. A gorilla press into a Samoan drop (the Annihilator) finishes Sane at 2:36.

Result: Nia Jax b. Kairi Sane – Annihilator (2:36)

This didn’t go well for one of them:

Shelton Benjamin vs. Humberto Carrillo

They flip around to avoid each other to start until Humberto hits some dropkicks. Some more dropkicks set up an enziguri for two but Shelton hits a knee in the corner. We take a quick break and come back with Humberto caught in a chinlock. Carrillo fights up and kicks him in the ribs, followed by the missile dropkick. A standing moonsault hits Shelton’s knees but Carrillo is fine enough to kick him down again. Carrillo goes up top, knocks Shelton down, and hits the moonsault for the pin at 9:13.

Result: Humberto Carrillo b. Shelton Benjamin – Moonsault (9:13)

Video on Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler at Wrestlemania.

Video on Drew McIntyre winning the WWE Title at Wrestlemania.

From Raw.

Drew McIntyre vs. Andrade

Non-title and Andrade has everyone with him. McIntyre starts stomping away in the corner early on and even catches Andrade with a kick to the chest for trying to jump over him. They head outside with Andrade bouncing on top of the barricade. A Garza distraction lets Andrade pull him into the post though and the chops are on. McIntyre’s arm is sent into the steps and it’s an armbar back inside.

The armbar over the rope keeps McIntyre in trouble and a shot to the arm breaks up a suplex attempt. McIntyre boots him in the face though and hits a top rope shot to the head into a nip up. A spinning back elbow rocks McIntyre but he’s fine enough to backdrop Andrade onto Theory and Garza. Back in and Vega’s distraction lets Andrade crotch him on top but McIntyre escapes the hanging DDT. There’s the reverse Alabama Slam into the Claymore for the pin on Andrade at 5:31.

Result: Drew McIntyre b. Andrade – Claymore (5:31)

Post match Garza chop blocks McIntyre and here’s Seth Rollins to superkick the champ. A pair of Stomps to McIntyre ends the show.

Some good, some bad:


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