10 YRS AGO – WWE in Los Angeles, Calif. (2-16-08): Michaels & Triple H in main event against team you’d never guess, plus Jericho, Cody, Hardy, Flair, Mickie, Orton, Snitsky

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WWE Raw brand house show report
February 16, 2008
Los Angeles, Calif. at the Staples Center
Report by: Matt Massingham, Torch correspondent

Not as many seats available with the arena set up for a smaller house show. The arena looks full, but probably 12,000 in attendance.

(1) Ric Flair beat Mr. Kennedy via submission with the figure four.

(2) Women’s champion Beth Phoenix beat Mickie James with the fisherman buster. Val Venis was special referee. Match went about 15 minutes, surprisingly.

(3) Brian Kendrick & Super Crazy & D.H. Smith beat Carlito & Snitsky & Charlie Haas when Crazy pinned Haas following Sliced Bread #2 from Kendrick and a moonsault by Crazy.

(4) WWE champion Randy Orton beat Jeff Hardy with the RKO in about 20 minutes. Said to have been better than their match at the Royal Rumble.

Intermission – Candice Michelle passed out t-shirts to the crowd.

(5) WWE tag champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes beat Cade & Murdoch.

(6) Chris Jericho beat JBL in a street fight with the codebreaker on a steel chair.

(7) DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) beat Umaga & William Regal when DX hit a combo of superkick and Pedigree on Regal for the win. Crowd was red-hot for DX.

Notes: During the show, they plugged the Raw TV taping on Monday in Anaheim to spur ticket sales. They’re promoting the send-’em-home-happy post-TV match of DX vs. Randy Orton & Mr. Kennedy for Monday.


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