Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 9/26 WWE at the Izod Center: Cena & Ambrose face Rollins & Orton in the main event, strong Big Show vs. Wyatt match, NXT Title, U.S. Title, more matches
Sep 27, 2014 - 12:49:02 AM
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WWE Live show results
September 26, 2014
E. Rutherford, N.J. at the Izod Center
Report by Mike Omansky, PWTorch correspondent
Estimated crowd: 6,000-7,000 range. Overall, a solid show; the wrestlers worked hard.
Best Match: toss-up between John Cena & Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins & Randy Orton main event and Bray Wyatt vs. Big Show. The show lasted two hours and 55 minutes including intermission.
(1) The Usos beat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) in a hot tag team opener. Usos pinned Harper after a dive off the top ropes. Being that it was the first match and the crowd was into the action, the match came off well. (**)
(2) NXT champion Adrian Neville beat Tyson Kidd with a flip off the top ropes for the pin to retain the NXT Title. Highlights of the match were Neville's aerial movies. (*1/2)
(3) Kofi Kingston & Big E. (w/Xavier Woods) beat Los Matadores (w/El Torito). For the finish, Torito tried to come over the ropes onto Big E., who ducked, Los Matadores got hit, and Big E. tagged in Kingston, who came off the top rope for the pin. The crowd popped for the finish and started cheering Kingston and Big E. mid-way through. (*)
(4) Natalya beat Paige vis submission with the Sharpshooter. Decent, competitive Divas match. (*1/2)
(5) Big Show beat Bray Wyatt via Knockout Punch for the pin in one of the two best matches of the night. The bout had a "big match" feel starting with ring entrances. Both men were cheered coming in and Show was cheered during the match, but fans reacted to Wyatt’s offense as well. Show dominated the first few minutes; Wyatt then dominated most of the match. There was a ref bump toward the end as Show threw Wyatt into Charles Robinson, but it was a “red herring” that didn’t affect the outcome. Wyatt tried to attack with a chair, but Show caught him with a punch. Both guys moved during the match, and it was a fast pace as opposed to lumbering pace. (***)
(6) Great Khali beat Titus O'Neil & Heath Slater in a handicap match. This was a Fans's Choice of Khali against Titus, Slater, or both. Both won. Not much; awkward match with a little comedy by the heels. Khali pinned Slater with a chokeslam of sorts. (DUD)
(7) U.S. champion Sheamus beat Cesaro to retain the U.S. Title. Sheamus won with the Brogue Kick in what may have been the longest match of the night. The same back-and-forth match seen on TV and PPV. Solid effort by each wrestler. (*1/2)
(8) John Cena & Dean Ambrose beat Seth Rollins & Randy Orton in a main event tag match. Ambrose entered and left with Rollins's Money in the Bank briefcase. For the finish, Ambrose hit Rollins with the case into the waiting arms of Cena, who hit the Attitude Adjustment for the pin. Very strong, action-packed match. Ambrose attacked Rollins early on, then Cena came in and fell victim to a two-on-one assault. Cena made hot tag #1 to Ambrose, who battered the heels for a while, but also fell victim to a two-on-one. Hot tag #2 brought in Cena and all four wrestlers flew around the ring until the finish. Satisfying main event. (***)
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