Arena Reports 10/13 WWE in Brussels, Belgium: Batista vs. Rey vs. Khali, MVP vs. Hardy, Punk vs. Morrison
Oct 14, 2007 - 1:48:22 PM
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WWE Smackdown/ECW house show
October 13, 2007
Brussels, Belgium at Vorst Nationaal
Report by David Lowie, PWTorch correspondent
Last year the Raw superstars came to Belgium, this year the ECW and Smackdown stars came to our small country. Before last year it had been almost 15 years since WWE visited our country, so it was cool that they didn't wait that long this time. We had great seats which were just next to the entrance way.
The show opened when 'Welcome to the jungle' started playing, and the Fink came to the ring. He welcomed everyone and then introduced the ECW general manager Armando Estrada. First he dissed the French, German and Dutch-speaking people of Belgium. This started a 'You suck' chant, to which Armando reacted that he couldn't understand us, since he only speaks 'American'. Then he went over the most important matches for the evening and he concluded by saying 'Let the games begin!'.
(1) Jesse & Festus beat Deuce & Domino after a Rocket launcher. Jesse & Festus were really over. There were several 'Jesse' chants during the match when Jesse was trying to tag in Festus. When he finally did, Festus cleaned house and tagged in Jesse again so he could launch him from the top rope with the rocket launcher, enabling Jesse to get the winning pinfall.
(2) Kevin Thorn pinned Jeter after the Dark Kiss. I couldn't make out what first name Jeter was using, but he was definitely using the last name 'Jeter'. He got in some good offence, but in the end Thorn proved to be too strong of an opponent. When Jeter got up after the match, he got a nice round of applause for his good match.
(3) Chuck Palumbo pinned Dave Taylor after a big boot.
(4) Michelle McCool won a bikini contest also involving Marysse, Katarina, and Victoria. Michelle got the loudest reaction from the crowd. Marysse was a close second. Victoria looked foolish when she was doing a worm, the robot and other 'dance moves' during the contest.
Matt Hardy [photo by Wade Keller (c) PWTorch]
(5) M.V.P. pinned Matt Hardy after a rollup while holding the tights to retain the U.S. Title. Hardy got a really loud pop. This was a really good match with lotsa near-falls. But in the end, M.V.P. won while holding the tights. After the match Deuce & Domino hit the ring but were quickly thrown out of the ring by Hardy & M.V.P. Hardy then hit the Twist of Fate on M.V.P. and took all the belts with him back to the locker room to a loud ovation.
(6) C.M. Punk pinned John Morrison to retain the ECW Title. Punk got a loud ovation before the match. Morrison was working on Punk's ribs during the match, but in the end Punk won with the GTS. After the match Striker and Big Daddy V hit the ring, and V proceeded to destroy Punk, to loud booing.
(7) Undertaker & Kane beat Finlay & Chris Masters. Kane and Undertaker got amazing pops. In the end, Hornswoggle got involved, but it was not to be, since Undertaker won the match for his team after hitting a Tombstone on Finlay for the victory. After the match Hornswoggle chased Masters to the back with a broom.
(8) Batista beat Rey Mysterio and Great Khali in a Triple Threat match to retain the WWE Hvt. Title. Batista and Rey got loud ovations. This was a pretty good match which Batista won after first hitting (a botched) spinebuster on Khali, but following that up with a spear on Khali for the victory. After the match Rey and Batista shook hands. Rey got a Belgian flag from the crowd and gave it to Batista. After that, Batista was celebrating for a couple of minutes with the crowd with the Belgian flag on his shoulder.
Great evening of action, and I hope the WWE will soon return to Belgium!
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