11/27 WWE in Charleston, W.Va.: Styles vs. Mahal, Usos in four-way tag title defense, Corbin vs. Nakamkura vs. Sin Cara, Orton vs. Rusev, Bludgeon Brothers

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NOVEMBER 27, 2017

The upper two levels were not filled at all. The lower seats were 3/4 full and floor seats were full.

Lots of families, not a lot of bullet club merch surprisingly. JoJo ring announcer, nice set with mini titintron there was a camera man, and a guy with a phone taking pics and videos.

(1) Bobby Roode beat Dolph Ziggler in about 10:00. Entertaining match. Ziggler had serious heat, Roode was over.

(2) The Bludgeon Brothers & The Colons &  Mike Kanellis beat Ty Dillenger & The Ascension & Breezongo  in about 10:00 when Rowan pinned Ty. The Bludgeon Brothers were over more than anyone else. Breezango in second, then Ty.

(3) Baron Corbin beat Sin Cara and Shinsuke Nakamura in about 15:00 to retain the U.S. Title when Corbin pinned Sin Cara. Fun match, Corbin had a lot of heat, Nakamura was over, followed by Sin Cara.

(4) Randy Orton beat Rusev (w/Aiden English) in about 20:00. Aiden came singing to the ring to no reaction. Rusev came out to boos with a handful of people cheering and one “Rusev Day” sign. Randy Orton came to a loud pop of the night. Orton hung out around after to take pics with fans and sign autographs. He seemed happy.

(5) Charlotte & Naomi beat Nataya & Carmella & Lana (w/Tamina) in about 10:00 with Nataya tapping to Charlotte in a Figure-Eight. Charlotte was over. Lana had taken a little girl’s poster and ripped it up. Charlotte brought the girl into the ring after the match to nice applause.

(6) The Usso beat Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens and Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable and The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods w/Kofi Kingston) to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Titles in about 20:00 when an Uso pinned Gable. New Day got a big pop. Kofi was eating a sandwich on the way out. KO and Sami were no nonsense as well and booed out the building. The Usos got a big pop as well.

(7) A.J. Styles bat Jinder Mahal (w/The Singh Brothers) in about 30:00. Styles got a huge pop and chants and “Too Sweet!” Jinder had major heel heat. Styles made him look like a million bucks. Best match of the night. He sang “Country Road” at the end.

FINAL THOUGHTS: They did have two advertisements about Becky Lynch being in the woman’s tag, but she wasn’t there. They also advertised a triple threat for the U.S. Title with Orton, Rusev, and Styles, but obviously changed that. Great show. I wasn’t disappointed. My wife got me tickets for my birthday. We had third row tickets on what would be hard camera side. Great seats.


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