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WWE Live Show Results
March 11, 2016
Report by Michael G., PWTorch correspondent
(1) Enzo Amore & Big Cass beat NXT tag champions The Revival (Dash & Dawson) in a non-title match. Enzo & Cass won a fun match and were over huge. (***)
(2) Jack Swagger beat Stardust (Cody Rhodes) via submission. Lots of fan interaction by Cody and “Cody” chants. Swagger got tons of heat in this match because fans loved Cody. Cody got a standing ovation after Swagger left to boos. (**1/2)
(3) Goldust beat Viktor (w/Konnor). There were “We Want R-Truth” chants early. Then, “Golden Truth” chants. Then, “you look stupid” chants to Viktor. Goldust was beaten down after winning, then Truth made the save. Huge reaction for the post-match stuff. I guess you can say Golden Truth officially formed here. (*1/2)
Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper came out and Wyatt cut a promo on Brock Lesnar being a conqueror who has never conquered the Wyatts. It’s a handicap match. Lesnar came out with Paul Heyman, who got a mega pop saying Lesnar hails from Saskatchewan.
(4) Brock Lesnar (w/Paul Heyman) beat Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper in a handicap match. Harper got a bit of offense in, but Wyatt ran and Lesnar ended Harper in less than five minutes. Five suplexes was the count. He teased chasing Wyatt to the back, but returned to deliver more punishment to Harper, including another F5. It’s uncanny how a guy as big as Lesnar can move as quick as he can. (**1/2)
(5) Divas champion Charlotte (w/Ric Flair) beat Natalya. Great match. Natalya had the match won with a sharpshooter until Ric pulled Charlotte to the ropes and then caused a distraction for the roll-up. (***1/2)
(6) WWE tag champions New Day beat League of Nations (Sheamus & King Barrett) via DQ. New Day was insanely over. They were complete babyfaces in this match. New Day won by DQ when Barrett used Francesca as a weapon. He broke it to a lot of heat. (***1/4)
(7) IC champion Kevin Owens beat Sami Zayn and Dean Ambrose to retain the Intercontinental Title. Pat Patterson cut a pre-match promo and shook the faces’s hands, but Owens refused to boos. Everyone got huge pops. Owens won after Dean hit Dirty Deeds on Zayn and Owens broke the pin up with a Senton to pin Zayn. Awesome match with a super hot crowd. (****)
Ambrose cut a promo afterwards putting over Zayn and Owens for starting from the bottom to main-eventing the Bell Centre. Zayn said a dream came true tonight to cap off the night.