8/26 WWE in Rochester, N.Y.: Bella Twins back in action, Reigns vs. Strowman headlines, Seth & Dean vs. Ziggler & Drew, Balor vs. Corbin

Bella Twins (photo credit Wade Keller @ PWTorch)

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WWE LIVE EVENT REPORT
AUGUST 26, 2018
ROCHESTER, N.Y. AT BLUE CROSS ARENA
REPORT BY MATT PRENTICE, PWTORCH CORRESPONDENT


If you attend a live event, please send results in the format of the following report to pwtorch@pwtorch.com. Thanks!


Estimated crowd 3,750. Majority families with children.

(1) Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Alexa Bliss & Alicia Fox via roll-up. The crowd gave Sasha & Bayley the big star reaction.

(2) Finn Balor defeated Baron Corbin via roll-up Corbin jumped Balor after the match and demanded a restart, pinned Balor with the End of Days

-Elias segment with Bobby Lashley. Elias eventually jumps Lashley, who fought back left Elias lying with a delayed vertical suplex.

(3) The B-Team defeated Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt and The Revival via roll-up in a triple-threat match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

(4) Akam squashed Tyler Breeze.

(5) Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose defeated Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre via pin. Very good match. The crowd was whipped into a frenzy by the end.

-Intermission-

(6) No Way Jose & Rhino & Heath Slater &  Zack Ryder defeated Mike Bennett & Curt Hawkins & The Ascension via pin.

(7) Bobby Roode pinned Jinder Mahal. Roode revealed a Rochester Americans hockey jersey under his robe, which was a big hit with the crowd.

(8) Nikki Bella & Brie Bella & Ember Moon defeated The Riott Squad via pin. The Bellas received a massive pop.

(9) Roman Reigns wrestled Braun Strowman to a double count-out in a match for the WWE Universal Championship. Both men battled back to the ring post-match where Reigns eventually speared Strowman through a table to a huge pop, ending the show. Both Reigns and Strowman got the main event babyface reaction throughout the match. Very little in the way of jeers for Reigns.

FINAL THOUGHTS: The show clocked in at just under three hours, including intermission. A fun night out.


If you attend a live event, please send results in the format of the following report to pwtorch@pwtorch.com. Thanks!


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