5/8 WWE Main Event Results – Cesaro Takes on Randy Orton; Justin Gabriel in Action

Mike Killam

WWE Main Event
May 8, 2013

Michael Cole and John Layfield are on commentary for this week's show. 

(1) Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro

They lock up in the center of the ring with a series of chain grapples, with Cesaro countering a leg scissors into a side headlock. Orton breaks free of the hold and stops away on the knees of his opponent, before taking him down with an uppercut. A vertal suplex connects, but Orton only gets a two-count. They fight up to the top turnbuckle, but Cesaro levels The Viper with a right hand, sending him crashing to the floor as we head to a commercial break. 

Cesaro remains in control when the action returns, as Orton is trapped in a standing headlock with the crowd chanting "let's go Randy". Cesaro breaks the hold and hits Orton with a running knee drop, before dead-lifting his opponent into an impressive suplex. Randy pulls himself to his feet in the corner, but Cesaro takes him back down with a running uppercut. The Viper escapes to the outside, but Antonio follows off the apron with a double axhandle. Orton barely makes it back into the ring at a count of nine. 

Randy Orton explodes with a series of clotheslines and begins to make his comeback, continuing with a snap powerslam. Cesaro rolls to the apron, and Orton attempts the Hangman's DDT. Cesaro counters the move and drops Orton's neck down over the top rope. He begins to pound away on the apron and tries for a German suplex to the floor, but Orton hangs on to the top rope and knocks him down with an elbow. He flies off the apron, but Cesaro dodges and sends him hard into the barricade as we cut to another commercial. 

After the second break, Cesaro is up on the top rope. Orton catches him with a huge dropkick on the way down, but only gets a two-count. Orton with a backbreaker, and again a two-count. Cesaro catches him off the ropes with a Falcon Arrow. Again he goes to the top turnbuckle, but Orton kicks him in the head and makes his way up as well, coming down with a superplex.

Slowly they both make their way back up, and Cesaro locks in an armbar on the mat, cranking the arm backwards. Orton makes his way to the ropes, and Cesaro starts to get worked up, firing away with crazy rights and lefts. Randy takes advantage and throws him to the apron, planting him with the Hangman's DDT. Orton goes for the RKO, but Cesaro counters with a massive uppercut! He sets up for the Neutralizer, but Orton gets the RKO out of nowhere – 1…2…3.

Winner: Randy Orton

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