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WWE LIVE EVENT REPORT – SMACKDOWN BRAND
JUNE 19, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. AT INDIANA FARMERS COLISEUM
REPORT BY EVAN NANCE, PWTORCH VIP MEMBER
Attendance: 75 percent full at start. 90 percent after a half hour.
(1) Tye Dillinger beat Erick Rowan. A fun match that got the crowd pumped up. Lots of ten chants. Lots of boos for Rowan.
(2) Hype Bros. & American Alpha beat The Colons & The Ascension. Mojo was hilarious dancing for face and heel entrance songs. Very entertaining. Everyone got some offense in. Hot tag to Mojo. He had the crowd eating out of his hand. He was all over the place. Loaded corner punch to Primo for the win.
(3) Luke Harper beat Aiden English. Elias Sampson heat for Aiden English singing. Heel vs. Face antics. English rolling out of the ring. Harper laying down and waiting for him. Discus clothesline for another babyface win. Match went five minutes too long.
(4) Sin Cara beat Aiden English. English stayed in ring and asked for another competitor. Sin Cara came out for a quick senton off the top rope and a win.
(5) Shinsuke Nakamura & Sami Zayn beat Dolph Ziggler & Baron Corbin. All entrances got great pops. Baron got the last entrance. Carried the briefcase like a true heel. Taunting the crowd and the babyfaces. Kindasha to Dolph for babyface win.
Intermission. Showed the 2K18 commercial with Seth Rollins. Very cool.
(6) Naomi & Becky Lynch & Charlotte beat Natalya & Tamina & Carmella. Naomi had the first entrance and it was very cool. Big pop. Carmella had last entrance. Carried the briefcase out. Thought Ellsworth would be carrying it, but he just hopped around obnoxiously behind her. He did hold the briefcase throughout the match and heeled it up big time. Carmella faked out Natalya for a tag and dropped from the apron, grabbed the case from Ellsworth, and left. Naomi pinned Natty for the babyface win.
(7) The Usos beat New Day (Big E & Xavier w/Kofi Kingston) and Breezango in a triple threat for WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships. I hope this is the direction for Summerslam. All three teams were very over with the crowd. Usos with rollup victory on Fandango.
(8) A.J. & Randy Orton beat Kevin Owens & Jinder Mahal. Jinder got the first entrance. He cut a promo after that the crowd could barely hear. He still looks amazing as a champion. Orton got a huge pop with the last entrance. KO grabbed the mic and cut an anti-Indianapolis promo mid-match. Huge heat. People love Randy Orton. Babyfaces win with an RKO to KO.
FINAL THOUGHTS: This was my first WWE live show in a few years. Been to five or six Raw or Smackdown TV events since. I really enjoyed the live show. Much better pace and much more entertaining.
NOW CHECK OUT ANOTHER REPORT FROM THIS EVENT: 6/19 WWE Smackdown in Indianapolis, Ind.: Owens limping badly from MITB match, American Alpha, Nakamura, Jinder, more
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