David Reilly has filed the following report over at http://www.theroger-moorealgorithm.eu/2010/04/wwe-wrestlemania-revenge-tour-show.html
I’m just home from the WWE Wrestlemania Revenge Tour house show featuring the Raw roster in The O2 in Dublin. The last time I was at a pro wrestling show was last January I attended the TNA house show in Dublin. Just to get it out of the way, and as before, I won’t waste the time of any non wrestling fan reading by go to a huge detail on the matches other than results:
This was the first time I was in The O2 since it was renovated and I was very impressed. I was at a Smackdown show in The Point, as it was known then, in 2005 and there were pillars in a lot of people’s ways but now there is no such problem. The atmosphere was fantastic, with a huge amount age groups present. There was no queuing at all, everyone got straight in which was another noticeable difference with the 2005 show.
I guess the biggest aspect to tonight’s show was the homecoming of Sheamus, the first ever Irish WWE Champion. While he did lose to Cena in the main event, he got the biggest pop of the night. After the match Cena cut a promo on him saying that he’d pushed the champion to the limit and that he has everything it takes to make it to the top and stay there. He then said that tonight the belt belonged to him and handed Sheamus the belt before leaving. After this Sheamus cut a promo on how a few years ago he was working security at WWE shows in The Point and how proud he was to be Irish and representing the country on a world stage. He said that he didn’t win the championship at TLC for him, he won it for every Irish wrestling fan. He finally said that we deserved the belt and left it in the centre of the ring before going around the ringside fans and leaving. Cena’s promo was a very classy move in my opinion and you could really feel the emotion and sincerity in Sheamus’s speech.
As we were walking back along the Docklands we saw a small crowd outside the Clarion Hotel and we waited there for a short while before two coaches with all the WWE Superstars from the show pulled up. Most just waved or shook hands as they passed. Mark Henry and Evan Bourne stayed for over five minutes posing and joking with fans. I managed to get a picture with Sheamus where I’m grinning like a chump. Cena was the last off the bus but went straight inside as he seemed very banged up and was limping badly.