WWE House Show Results 8/26: Rochester, MN

Josh Isenberg

WWE SmackdownThanks to Wrestlezone Reader AJ for the following Results:


1. Brodus Clay (w/Funkadactyls) def. Damien Sandow.  Great start to the evening with a lot of energy, and of course, bringing the kids out to dance after the victory is always a nice touch.
 
2. The Usos def. Michael McGillicutty & Johnny Curtis.  This was a pretty standard tag-team match, with the faces coming out on top. At one point, Michael and Curtis feuded with each other, only to make up with a man-hug.  The Usos came over to join them for a four-way man-hug, which brought some laughs.
 
3. Ryback def. Jinder Mahal.  A lot of chanting for Ryback, between the “Feed Me More” chants along with “Goldberg” chants.  Overall an average match, but people were starting to fade out by the end.
 
4. Kaitlyn def. Natalya. This actually was one of the best Divas matches I have seen in a long time.  Both ladies pulled off some impressive in-ring moves, and I think the consensus was that people were pleasantly surprised to see a solid Divas match.
 
5. Kane def. Daniel Bryan in a Tables Match (selected by audience over a Best 2-out-of-3 Match).  This is about the time things started to get really fun!  Daniel Bryan referring to himself as “Mr. Small Package” brought a ton of laughter, and the crowd was into this match throughout the match, usually chanting “Yes, Yes, Yes” to annoy D. Bryan. 
  
6. Sin Cara def. Cody Rhodes.  I like how this feud is coming along, as it appears Sin Cara and Rhodes have some good in-ring chemistry.  There was some decent banter from Rhodes, and while I would have liked to see more high-flying from Sin Cara, he did deliver some excellent acrobatic skills.  I feel bad for the placement of this match on the card though, as it seemed by the end, most of the audience was just waiting for the last two matches of the night.
 
7. Randy Orton def. Dolph Ziggler.  For my money, this match was worth the price of admission.  The seemless transition between moves, the thundering slams as each performer hit the mat……..these two just know how to do it right.  I have felt for a while that these two names are the BEST two names in the WWE, and I was not disappointed.  Orton was the overwhelming fan-favorite, and Dolph played the heel role to perfection (neither pun intended).  Match of the night, with Randy RKO’ing Ziggler to victory.
 
8. Sheamus def Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) in a Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Title.  This was a good ending to a great night, with both men sacrificing their bodies for the joy of the audience.  They got the kendo stick involved and slammed each other into the steel stairs.  Good ol’ Ricardo got involved a couple of times, and even he got slammed by Del Rio with a chair.  Sheamus missed the Brogue Kick twice over the course of the match, but connected on his third attempt.  Del Rio teased getting up at the nine count, but fell through the ropes and onto the mat to end the match.  Good performance by all three involved.
 
10.  After the match between Sheamus and Del Rio, Ziggler’s music hit.  Dolph came from behind Sheamus to hit him in the head with the MITB briefcase, knocking him down.  As Ziggler turned to give the case to the ref to start the match, he turned back around just in time for another Brogue Kick, assuring the end of any “cashing in.” 

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