WWE house show (MSG in NYC)
Report by Matthew Moceri and ProWrestling.net
It was Bret Hart Appreciation Night show so they had montages of all of Bret’s famous MSG matches.
1. Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler. Kofi ended the match with a badly botched Trouble in Paradise.
2. Cody Rhodes and Drew Mcyintre defeated Chris Masters and MVP. Cody won hitting a CrossRhodes on Masters.
3. Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero. Del Rio hit his spinning armbar finisher on Chavo.
4. Kelly Kelly and Melina defeated Laycool. They had interference from Hornswoggle.
5. Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger. Henry hit the World’s Strongest Slam. (easily worst match of the night)
Intermission. Then they did a tribute session for Bret. Jerry Lawler came out with the Hart Dynasty. After some gifts were given to Bret, Nexus (Tarver, Slater, and Gabriel) hit the ring.
6. Bret Hart and the Hart Dynasty defeated Nexus with Lawler as special guest referee. Bret locked the Sharpshooter on Gabriel for the tapout. Nexus tried to attack after the match, but after Lawler helped clear the ring with the Dynasty, Bret locked Slater in the Sharpshooter. On a side note, Gabriel definitely has the most potential for a future WWE star.
7. The Big Show defeated C.M. Punk. Punk came out and sang a song about Chicago is better than New York. Big Show interrupted it (I personally enjoyed the song). Show hit Punk with a chokeslam, then followed up with a Knockout Punch.
8. Kane defeated Undertaker in a street fight. Kane hit Undertaker with a chokeslam. Then Kane tried to do more damage after the pin with a chair and Taker chokeslammed him then Kane fled with Taker went for Tombstone.
Notes: Overall, this was my first house show so I enjoyed it. There seemed to be a bunch of botched finishers but overall, the crowd didn’t seem to mind too much.