WWE returned to India for the first time in over a decade Friday night in New Delhi with WWE World Hvt. champion Roman Reigns headlining the show…
WWE Live Show Results
January 16, 2016
New Delhi, India
Report by Nikhil Sharma, PWTorch reader
The arena was not a total sell out, but the crowd there was very noisy. The crowd was first shown a pre-taped video of Triple H welcoming the Indian crowd to the WWE live event.
(1) Kane defeated Bray Wyatt. Nice opener with crowd firmly behind Kane. Kane won by chokeslamming Wyatt.
(2) WWE tag champions New Day (Xavier Woods & Big E.) beat The Usos and Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) in a three-team match to retain the WWE Tag Titles. New day were over big time in New Delhi with loads of “New Day Rocks” chants. The Usos were also over with crowd. After winning the match, New Day were beaten by both the PTP’ers and Usos. Nice match.
(3) Kishan Raftar (the former Lovepreet Singh) beat Jason Jordan. Jason Jordan came out and went for cheap heat by degrading India. Raftar came to a big pop. The match was essentially a squash but Raftar looked good.
(4) Divas champion Charlotte beat Summer Rae to retain the Divas Title. Disappointing match, as I was expecting more from both the ladies. Both have shown what they could do in NXT, but here they went through the motions and Charlotte won by submission.
(5) Dolph Ziggler beat Tyler Breeze. Ziggler was over big time with crowd. This was the match of the night for me. Both athletes worked a nice match and even got a “This is awesome” chant from the crowd.
(6) Jeet Rama (the former Satender) beat Chad Gable. Another squash match. Rama reminded me of Khali with his movement. I hope he improves. I was really disappointed that they wasted American Alpha team in squash matches.
(7) Rusev beat Ryback. Ryback was very over with crowd. Nice short match with Rusev winning by submission.
(8) WWE World Hvt. champion Roman Reigns beat Big Show to retain the WWE World Title. Big Show was fantastic in this match as a heel. Reigns came out to the biggest pop of the night. Another short match with Reigns picking up victory after spearing Big Show.
Overall, a nice show considering they were missing main stars, which they previously advertised like John Cena, Nikki Bella, and Cesaro.