WWE Live Event Results (12/26): Madison Square Garden, NYC; Cena vs Orton, Del Rio Returns, Steel Cage Match & More

Nick Paglino

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Sold out crowd. Bob Backlund was on the lobby prior to the show answering questions and signing autographs for the fans.

1. Rey Mysterio pinned Alberto Del Rio. OK match we have seen between these two numerous times.

2. Zack Ryder pinned Brodus Clay. Basic house show match but surprisingly short. Ryder pinned Bridus with a surprise rollup.

3. Team Total Divas vs Non Total Divas. Fans voted for a Dance Contest but this quickly turned in a fight, which brought Brad Maddox out. He made this an 8 Divas Tag Match. Nothing very exciting.

4. Sin Cara pinned Curtis Axel. The crowd was very quiet for this match, but I have to say despite several botched moves by Sin Cara, Axel made him look terrific. Curtis Axel grabbed a mic and said he was Challenging anyone in the back to a Match which brought out The Great Khali.

5. The Great Khali defeated Curtis Axel. After about three hours, Khali finally made it to the ring, chopped Axel over the head, and pinned him.

6. Cody Rhodes and Goldust defeated The Real Americans in a steel cage match to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship. Match of the night candidate. An awesome back and forth match that ended with Cody doing an awesome moonsault off the top of the cage onto Cesaro for the pin.

Intermission

7. Los Matadores and El Torito defeated 2MB (Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre) and Ricardo Rodriguez. Basic comedy match that ended when El Torito pinned Ricardo.

8. Big Show pinned Kane with Booker T as special guest referee. Very slow, clunky match by the two big men. It ended when Kane attempted to chokeslam Booker T, but Big Show hit Kane with The Knockout Punch.

9. John Cena beat Randy Orton by DQ. Great back and forth match. Big pop for Orton and a huge pop for Cena (lots of kids in the crowd ). Both Wrestlers kicked out of the other's finisher. The DQ occurred when Orton hit Cena with a low blow. After the match, Orton attempted to punt Cena, but Cena hopped up and hit The AA on Orton to send the crowd home happy.

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