Broadcast from London, England for the first time on WWE Network, WWE Main Event featured Damien Sandow dressed as Sherlock Holmes battling R-Truth, Naomi facing Aksana for the first time since her injury and Cesaro vs. Mark Henry to determine who was really The World’s Strongest Athlete.
WWE Main Event kicked off with the one and only Paul Heyman touting the abilities of his client, Cesaro. Heyman went as far as to call the King of Swing “the world’s strongest man.” This distinction drew the ire of the Superstar who earned that moniker at The World’s Strongest Man competition at the Arnold Scwarzegger Classic – Mark Henry. Heyman, Cesaro and Henry exchanged heated words before Henry bearhugged the Swiss Superman and forced him from the ring.
Dressed as Sherlock Holmes, Damien Sandown made his way into London’s O2 arena berating the WWE Universe in attendance. Investigating what the “half-wits” would find entertaining, Sandow’s tirade was interrupted by R-Truth. Making his way to the ring and confused over his opponent’s roleplaying, the rapping Superstar came to London for a fight.
Regardless of his comedic attire and chosen personality, Sandow stepped up early but R-Truth took then control of the contest. . “Sherlock Sandow” was left to investe a new method of strategy. Battling back, Sandow went on offense again but R-Truth found a second wind.. Although R-Truth nearly defeated Sandow, the would be Sherlock Holmes closed the case and picked up a victory following a successful You’re Welcome.
For the first time since suffering a serious eye injury at the hands of Aksana, Naomi squared off with the Lithuanian-born Diva. Seeking retribution for the injury, Naomi immediately went on offense. However, the Lithuanian beauty showed off her resilience and aggressiveness, trying to injure Naomi again.
Momentum changed hands numerous times throughout the contest. However, Naomi was poised to pick up the victory and following a series of near-falls, she flattened Aksana with her patented “Rear-View” to secure the win.
Before the battle to prove who indeed is the world’s strongest athlete commenced, Paul Heyman addressed Mark Henry and reminded The World’s Strongest Man that Cesaro already defeated him in the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender Tournament. Instead of a match, Heyman suggested an arm-wrestling contest, which Henry readily accepted.
Creating a makeshift arm wrestling table at the announce position, Henry locked hands with The Swiss Superman and prepared to display his world renouned strength. Distracted by Paul Heyman, Mark Henry was met by a leaping punch from Cesaro that sent The World’s Strongest Man tumbling to the floor. The King of Swing then flipped the announce table on top of Henry before Heyman declared his client “The World’s Strongest Athlete” to conclude WWE Main Event from London.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
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