The 31st edition of WWE Main Event came to you from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. Three weeks after his eight-month reign as United States Champion was brought to an end by Kofi Kingston, Antonio Cesaro would cash in his rematch clause on Main Event as “The Swiss Superman” would challenge new champion Kofi Kingston for the United States Championship!
- United States Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) def. Antonio Cesaro by pin following Trouble in Paradise to retain.
- Justin Gabriel def. Heath Slater (with Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre) by pin following the 450 Splash.
Main Event kicks off with a backstage interview with former United States Champion Antonio Cesaro, who says that he will take back the United States Title the same way he retained it for 240 days, he will use his “technical skill” to succeed. Cesaro continues, saying that the people of the United States took his “pride” and his “identity”, but he will take it all back when he regains the United States Title.
The opening match of the night was the featured attraction of WWE Main Event as, for the first time since winning the title three weeks ago on RAW, Kofi Kingston would defend the United States Title against the former champion, Antonio Cesaro. In an epic war over the title, Antonio Cesaro came within an eyelash of regaining the title on several occasions throughout the match, but in the end, it was Kofi Kingston coming out of nowhere with the Trouble in Paradise to the back of Cesaro’s head that would secure the victory for Kofi Kingston as Kofi successfully retains the United States Title.
Backstage, Kofi Kingston is on his way to his locker room following a hard fought retention of the United States Title against Antonio Cesaro, when “The Swiss Superman” jumps Kofi out of nowhere! Cesaro tosses Kofi into some plastic crates and steel pipes before pinning Kofi’s shoulder under a heavy wooden box, sitting on the box and telling Kofi that “no one” takes from Antonio Cesaro, he takes from Kofi. With that, Cesaro then rips off one of Kofi’s dreadlocks, taking it with him as he leaves Kofi lying in a heap!
The main event of WWE Main Event would see former tag team partners face off as 3MB member Heath Slater, with Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre in his corner, went one-on-one with Justin Gabriel. During the match, Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre would be ejected from ringside, leaving Heath Slater to go it alone against Justin Gabriel. In the end, it was Justin Gabriel hitting the 450 Splash on Heath Slater en route to picking up the win.
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