3/19 WWE in Buffalo, N.Y. – Second Detailed Report on Reigns’s crowd reaction & entrance, Jericho-Styles brawl


Roman Reigns (artist Travis Beaven © PWTorch)

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WWE Live Show Results
March 19, 2016
Buffalo, N.Y.
Report by PWTorch reader Brandon Howard (@ADecorativeDrop)

The 300 section (highest tier) was completely unsold. The rest of the arena that was open appeared to be about 80-90 percent full. I’d guess around 7,000 attendance.

(1) A.J. Styles beat Tyler Breeze. Styles won with the springboard forearm. Fine match. Styles was over.

(2) Mark Henry beat The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) in a handicap match. Henry pinned Konnor after the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry seemed to take his time soaking in the cheers afterward, almost as if he was nearing the end of his run.

(3) Fandango & Darren Young & Damien Sandow beat Stardust & The Social Outcasts (Heath Slater & Adam Rose) in a six-man tag match. Decent comedy match, given some time. Stardust had Eden Styles tell the crowd that he would beat them all up one-by-one if they didn’t stop chanting “Cody.” This got a lot of heat. Stardust teased not getting along with Slater and Rose, before ultimately hugging, but eating a comeback from the babyfaces. Fandango pinned Stardust with a Falcon Arrow.

(4) Luke Harper beat Zack Ryder. Harper got the win with a spinning lariat.

(5) WWE tag champions New Day (Big E. & Xavier Woods) beat The Dudleys and The Usos in a three-team match to retain the WWE Tag Titles. Woods pinned one of the Usos after Dudleys hit a 3D and Woods got rid of Bubba with a roaring elbow. New Day worked as tweeners, playing face against the Dudleys, but heel against the Usos.

(6) Divas champion Charlotte beat Natalya to retain the Divas Title. Charlotte got the pin with a schoolboy with her feet on the ropes. Good reaction for Natalya as she rose to her feet after the match.

(7) Chris Jericho beat Jack Swagger. Jericho won with the Codebreaker. He did a long promo beforehand, mostly cheap heat, burying the town, much like he did in Toronto on WWE Network last Saturday, but it got over strongly.

After the match, Jericho put Swagger in the Walls of Jericho, but A.J. Styles ran out to make the save. Styles had Jericho set up for the springboard forearm, but Jericho bailed out.

(8) Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns beat The League of Nations (Sheamus & King Barrett) in the main event. Reigns pinned Sheamus after the Spear. Reigns again did not enter through the crowd, just a normal entrance through the curtain. I heard this was the case in Syracuse the night before, too. I wonder if he’ll be done with that entrance on TV, too. Reigns was very over – the most over wrestler on the show. Only very few boos. Obviously much different from anything on TV.

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