Credit: Mike Rickard & PWInsider.com
World Wrestling Entertainment returned to the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY for a live RAW event on Sunday December 27. While the attendance wasn’t as high as the last two Monday Night RAW’s held here, it looked like there were around 9,000 or so fans in attendance. The show was a lot of fun with some really good matches including a six man tag between Kofi Kingston, Degeneration X (Shawn Michaels and Hunter Hearst Helmsley) and Legacy (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes) as well as a WWE title defense by new champion Sheamus against former champion John Cena.
1. Evan Bourne vs. Chavo Guerrero: Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero after hitting the Shooting Star Press. Excellent opener. Lots of near falls and some great high flying action. It was good to see Chavo doing more than just playing fall guy for Hornswaggle.
WINNER: Evan Bourne (by pinfall).
2. Goldust vs. Paul Burchill: Although this match was an obvious change of pace from the opener, both men put on a good brawl. Match was long enough that it wasn’t a squash but short enough so it wasn’t boring. Goldust hit his new finisher the Golden Age to get the 1-2-3.
WINNER: Goldust (by pinfall).
3. "The All-American American" Jack Swagger vs. Primo: Good match despite the clash of styles. A surprising number of fans were behind Swagger and there were some audible "Swagger" chants throughout the match. Primo gave it his all but Swagger hit the gut wrench power bomb to secure the pinfall win.
WINNER: Jack Swagger (by pinfall).
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