6/26 WWE in Orlando – Second Report on Ambrose’s double-duty, crowd reaction to NXT tag match & Bayley appearance

WWE Arena Setting - Orlando - June 26, 2016 house show (photo credit Kyle)


WWE Live show results
June 26, 2016
Orlando, Fla. at the Amway Center
Report by David Park, long-time PWTorch reader

(1) The Usos beat The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson). Back and forth match; the crowd was into it a lot. In the end, the Usos were victorious with a top rope splash on Anderson.

They showed a backstage promo with Samoa Joe and Austin Aries claiming they’ll make some “Magic” tonight against Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura.

(2) Baron Corbin best Zack Ryder. Slower paced match that the crowd was so-so for. Corbin got the win after reversing Ryder into the End of Days.

(3) Shinsuke Nakamura & Finn Balor beat NXT champion Samoa Joe & Austin Aries. First time seeing nakamura in-person. I think he’s awesome. I was very disappointed with the lack of buzz or pop for the NXT guys. You would think in all places that this crowd would go nuts for them. The match was great. Back and forth; in the end Nakamura hit the Kinsasha into a Coupe de Gras from Balor on Aries for the win.

(4) Jack Swagger beat Viktor via submission. Big pop for Swagger. The match itself was okay. Swagger won via Patriotlock. The crowd was hot with “USA” chants.

(5) Cesaro beat Alberto Del Rio. Good match that started with a brawl in the crowd. It ended with the Neutralizer and the win for the Swiss Superman.


WWE came back to a six-woman tag match. They brought out the heel team first – Eva Marie, Dana Brooke, and Natalya. Then out came Sasha Banks, Summer Rae (I didn’t know she was a face?), and after a long dramatic pause… Bayley! The crowd went nuts when her music hit.

(6) Bayley from NXT & Sasha Banks & Summer Rae beat Natalya & Dana Brooke & Eva Marie in a six-woman tag match. Frequent tags from both teams, except Bayley and Sasha would just tag each other. Lots of spots for Sasha to shine. In the end, she hit the Backstabber into the Bank Statement on Dana for the win for her team.

(7) The Shining Stars (Primo & Epico) beat Titus O’Neil & Darren Young (not as the Prime Time Players). Primo and Epico came out and cut a promo playing to the Latino fanbase in attendance, which worked. They loved it. Titus got in some Big Show-like chops on both of the Shining Stars. But in the end, the Stars got the win with a roll-up and handful of tights by Primo on Young.

(8) WWE World Hvt. champion Dean Ambrose beat Seth Rollins to retain the WWE World Hvt. Title. Excellent 20+ minute match. They fought inside and outside the ring. The crowd was 60/40 Ambrose. The end came when Rollins hit the Bucklebomb, but Dean popped out of the corner. Rollins was still hunched over from delivering the move and Ambrose hit the Dirty Deeds to retain the championship.

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