Thanks to Julian Reeve for sending this in:
I attended the Smackdown live event in Cape Town last night and thought I would pass along the following results:
1) Kane and Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett and Sheamus after a choke slam from Kane to Barrett
2) Jindar Mahal defeated Daniel Bryan. Mahal came out cutting a promo in Punjabi and English telling us how he is going to be the next World Heavyweight Champion.
3) Mark Henry defeated Yoshi Tatsu with the World’s Strongest Slam in a squash match.
4) Sin Cara v Justin Gabriel which then turned into Sin Cara and Justin Gabriel v Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase after Rhodes and Dibiase did a run in and attacked Sin Cara and Gabriel. Gabriel picked up the win after he hit the 450 splash
5) Natalya defeated Alicia Fox. Natalya invited some kids into the ring to pose with her after the match
6) Big Show defeated Alberto del Rio. Del Rio came out cutting a promo as to how it is his destiny to become champ. He also picked on some of the people in the front saying it how was their destiny to have an ugly face, an ugly wife and to the people in the cheap seats he said it was their destiny to be poor! Funny stuff!
7) Randy Orton defeated Christian to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Bret Hart was announced as the special guest referee but he ended up sitting on the outside with the ring announcer! Christian came out telling us how he had been robbed on arrival (as per the story on Wrestlezone) and asked the crowd if that is how they treat hero’s that visit South Africa for the first time. To which crowd responded yes! The finish came when Orton gave Christian a RKO as he was coming off the middle rope. As Orton left Bret Hart got into the ring and Christian started to argue with him. Orton came back, hit Christian with some punches and Bret then put him into the Sharpshooter to close the show. Both Orton and Hart spent a good amount of time greeting fans at ringside. Bret even took a photo and signed a copy of his book for one fan.
All in all a good solid show.
Justin Gabriel (home town hero!)
Alberto del Rio
Wade Barrett (he came out wearing an England rugby jersey)