10/13 WWE in Raleigh, N.C.: Styles vs. Samoa Joe in no-DQ match for WWE Title, Carmella vs. Zelina Vega, Nakamura vs. Hardy for U.S. Title, Rusev vs. Shelton, Lana & Asuka vs. IIconics


Shinsuke Nakamura (art credit Travis Beaven © PWTorch)

WWE LIVE EVENT REPORT
OCTOBER 13, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. AT PNC ARENA


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


I estimated a crowd of 4,500 in attendance. PNC Arena has a capacity of 17,000 for professional wrestling.

(1) The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) defeated The Bar to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Championship.

(2) Aiden defeated Tye Dillinger.

(3) Lana & Asuka defeated The IIconics.

(4) Anderson & Gallows defeated Sanity (Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe).

(5) Rusev (w/Lana) defeated Shelton Benjamin

(6) Becky Lynch defeated Naomi to retain the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

Intermission

(7) Carmella (w/R-Truth) defeated Zelina Vega.

(8) Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the U.S. Championship.

(9) A.J. Styles defeated Samoa Joe in a no-disqualification match to retain the WWE Championship.

Top babyface reactions

1. A.J. Styles
2. Jeff Hardy
3. Rusev

Top heel reactions

1. Shinsuke Nakamura
2. Samoa Joe
3. The Bar

Final Thoughts: Overall, it was an above-average house show in terms of match quality. A.J. Styles and Samoa Joe tore the house down with their No DQ match. Also, it was quite refreshing to see three women’s matches on the show. My only complaint with tonight’s show was the opening contest between The New Day and The Bar. This past August my girlfriend and I attended a house show in Greenville, N.C. and The New Day and The Bar worked an almost identical match tonight as they did in August. Despite that, I always have a great time at WWE live events and tonight was no different.


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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