WWE Live Results
With John Cena leading the Lexington, KY show on Saturday, and Roman Reigns in the hospital recovering from hernia surgery, WWE had to do some last-minute restructuring to make this live event work. Big Show replaced Reigns in the main event, and the opening contest went about 20 minutes to compensate.
(1) Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Great match that went about 20 minutes. Crowd was solidly behind Dolph, and Miz was getting great heat.
(2) Sami Zayn def. Tyler Breeze after the Helluva Kick. Fairly short match. Few people in the arena knew who these guys were. The people sitting behind me couldn’t even figure out who was the heel and who was the face (really??).
(3) Mark Henry def. Rusev via DQ after a weak chair shot from the outside. The usual pre-match promo from Lana, and Henry interrupts and cuts a pretty generic face promo. Henry was super over. Worst match of the night.
(4) R-Truth def. Bo Dallas after some botched looking Flat-liner type move. Truth was over, and grabbed a mic prior to the match and plugged the Network. Truth celebrated with the fans after the match.
Damien Mizdow comes out and rags on Alabama for a bit, then claims there’s no one in the back brave enough to face him and demands the referee count to 10. Referee begins the count, and Ziggler’s theme hits and he comes back out, immediately Superkicks Mizdow, and gets the win. Lots of comedic selling by Mizdow afterwards. Good segment.
(5) Brie Bella, Naomi, and Emma defeated Nikki Bella, Cameron, and Eva Marie after Brie hits the sit-out face buster on Eva Marie. This match got a huge pop. A few “Yes” chants throughout.
(6) Big Show pinned Seth Rollins after a Chokeslam in the Main Event. Lots of near falls on both ends. Huge pop for Big Show, and an even bigger one for the finish.
Overall it was a good show. Lots of shameless Network plugging between matches. They also ran the Connor video package prior the the Divas tag.