Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 10/4 WWE in Worcester, Mass.: MCMAHON'S in-person report on Cena vs. Rollins main event, multiple title matches, more
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WWE Live Results
October 4, 2015
Report by Mike McMahon, PWTorch contributor
WWE ran the DCU Center, formerly known as the Worcester Centrum, on Sunday afternoon for a live event. The top level of the arena was curtained off. However, WWE drew about 75 percent of the lower bowl, which equates to roughly 4,000 people.
Overall, the crowd felt larger, and was loud and reactive throughout the show.
(1) Neville beat Stardust. Not a bad opener. The crowd gave a good reaction to Neville as the first guy out for the night and his finisher got most of the crowd to their feet. Stardust was playing to the crowd and actually came across as a goofy babyface.
(2) Zack Ryder beat Brad Maddox. An okay match. Maddox looked good as a heel. He did the typical heel promo for a home market during a house show, running down the town and whatnot. I like his new look, though. With the business no longer as “big” as it was, Maddox could certainly be a mid-card heel for WWE down the road. If they were making it work with Miz for a period, they could do the same with Maddox.
(3) WWE tag champions The New Day beat The Dudleys to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles. This was a very good match. New Day came out to a huge babyface pop and they played to the crowd during their introduction. However, they did a nice job cementing themselves as the heels after the Dudleys were introduced. Kofi and Xavier Woods teased throwing their shirts into the crowd but instead tossed them to Big E. at ringside. The Dudleys then stole the shirts and threw them into the crowd, which of course displeased New Day. That reset the crowd back behind the Dudleys and New Day was definitely the heels for the rest of the match. New Day got the win after Big E. tripped up Bubba from the outside and then Kofi rolled him up.
After the match, New Day continued the assault and went to put the Dudleys through a table. With Woods on the turnbuckle celebrating, the Dudleys cleared Kofi and Big E. from the ring and then hit Woods with a 3D through the table.
(4) IC champion Kevin Owens beat Dolph Ziggler and Rusev in a three-way match to retain the Intercontinental Title. Really good match. Owens and Rusev teamed up to make it two-on-one for much of the match before they started brawling right when you thought they had Ziggler on the verge of the pin. The finish came when Owens was on the outside and Ziggler hit a Zig-Zag on Rusev. Before Ziggler could go for the pin, Owens was back in the ring and landed a superkick for the pinfall.
(5) Randy Orton beat Sheamus. Sheamus had the most heat of the night. Big boos when his music hit and they remained for most of the match. Orton is really awkward as a babyface, playing to the crowd, but it worked here. The crowd seemed mostly happy to see Orton and happy to see him beat Sheamus. WWE appeared to be filming something. Orton was filmed interacting with a young boy at ringside following the match, raising his hand and spending a lot of time with his family before heading to the back.
(6) Mark Henry beat Bo Dallas. Dallas also had a good amount of heat. He tore down Worcester as a “piece of garbage town,” but said if the people in attendance wanted to ever dream of leaving it, all they had to do was “Bo-lieve.” Mark Henry came down and beat Dallas in about 40 seconds.
As Henry walked to the back, Bo grabbed a mic yelling it was a fluke and challenged anyone in the locker room to come down and face him. So out came the Big Show, dressed in a polo shirt, jeans, and sunglasses. He came to the ring slapping hands with the ringside fans, gave Bo the Knockout Punch, turned, and headed back up the aisle.
(7) Divas champion Charlotte & Becky Lynch & Paige beat Team Bella (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox) in a six-Divas tag match. The Bellas actually received an initial pop despite being the heels. At least I think they were the heels, I’m not sure they even know any more since WWE changes it so often.
(8) U.S. champion John Cena beat WWE World Hvt. champion Seth Rollins to retain the U.S. Title. I was genuinely surprised as hot red-hot the crowd was for this match. I think Rollins and Cena were as well given their reactions. This was also the most pro-Cena crowd I’ve ever been a part of, to my recollection. Very few anti-Cena chants could be heard, and for the most part it was just people local to our seats. There was never a loud anti-Cena chant from the crowd. Before the match, Corporate Kane made this a Street Fight, and he would appear later in the match as Demon Kane. Cena got the pin after an AA.
(1) John Cena
(2) The New Day (pre-match)
(3) The Dudleys
(2) Seth Rollins
(3) New Day (post-match beat down)
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