6/25 WWE in Everett, Wash.: Rusev returns unannounced for title match, Naomi vs. Carmella, Nakamura vs. Jinder

Shinsuke Nakamura (photo credit Scott Lunn @ScottLunn © PWTorch)

In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks breaks down both nights of WrestleMania with callers and emailers. Topics include the quality of the Firefly Funhouse match, the decision to put Charlotte over Rhea Ripley, the potential of wrestlers getting more creative freedom in the current environment, and more.
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JUNE 25, 2017

(1) The New Day beat Sin Cara & Mojo Rawley and The Usos in a three-way tag match to retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles.

(2) Tye Dillinger beat Aiden English. For the record my daughter literally fell asleep during this match. It was that quiet and the match was that boring.

(3) Breezango & American Alpha beat The Ascension & Epico & Eric Rowan when Tyler Breeze scored the pin. My daughter woke up looking for food during this match, so I was a little distracted.

(4) Naomi beat Carmella to retain the Smackdown Women’s Title.  This match was so sloppy and full of very clear misses; a Carmella kick missed Naomi a good 12 inches and Naomi still sold it.

(5) Kevin Owens beat Sami Zayn and Rusev to retain the U.S. Title when Owens pinned Zayn. As the ref was about to start the match, Rusev’s music hit and the match was turned into a Triple Threat. It was the match of the night. Strange section where KO was telling Rusev what to do and him obeying but then turning on KO. A “This is awesome” chant broke out about five minutes in. I thought that was a bit premature. Zayn took punishment and sold it to a big ovation as he left.


(5) Baron Corbin beat Luke Harper. Again, this match seemed a little sloppy too and I like both guys.

(6) Natalya & Tamina beat Charlotte & Becky Lynch when Natalya pinned Becky after some shenanigans. This was the highlight of my daughter’s night. She loves Charlotte.

(7) Jinder Mahal beat Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Title after Singh Brothers interference. After the match, Mahal and the Singhs attacked Shinskue, who made a comeback and hit Mahal with Kinshasa to send the crowd home happy.

Final Notes: This was the first house show for my daughter. She loved it and popped hard for Charlotte and Nakamura.

NOW CHECK OUT ANOTHER REPORT FROM THIS EVENT: 6/19 WWE in Indianapolis, Ind.: Mahal & Owens vs. Orton & Styles, Usos vs. New Day vs. Breezango, Nakamura, Tye, Alpha

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