Posted in: House Shows WWE House Show Results from Augusta, Maine 6/15/12
Jun 16, 2012 - 1:41:49 PM
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What’s up people it is one of your favorite reporters Mike Poulin here clocking in with some thoughts from last night’s WWE Supershow in Augusta Maine. First off there were a few card changes to go through and one that I’ll get to in a little bit. One card change was that the advertised three way dance between CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Kane was changed to Punk vs Bryan, Kane replaced Alberto Del Rio against Sheamus and this match was turned in to a Steel Cage Match. While the match that was advertised as the Steel Cage Match was turned in to a handicap match involving John Cena, Big Show and Dave Otunga.
We start the show with the arrival of the Funkasaraus Brodus Clay with his lovely ladies to take on JTG, This was a fun opening match and a little longer then a lot of Brodus’s TV matches. David Otunga showed up at ringside during the bout to distract but in the end it’s Brodus with the funky splash to win the match and dance with the Funkettes and little kids danced along with Brodus.
Our next bout on the card sees the debut of Dean Ambrose aka Jon Moxley. Ambrose cut a promo saying that many of us don’t know who he is but after he gets done destroying his opponenent who is ALEX RILEY. This was a solid debut of Ambrose and I look forward to seeing him on TV at some point he has a good look and gets an impressive win with a spike DDT.
Next was our Intercontinental Championshp Match between Christian and Cody Rhodes. Fantastic Match between these two great back and forth throughout the match with both men blocking attempted finishes and in the end it’s Christian with the Killswitch for the win.
Kofi Kingston comes out and informs the crowd that R Truth is not here tonight but instead his partner and the next available babyface is... ZACK RYDER who is massively over still it appears it doesn’t come across on TV.
Our next match is a tag team title match that sees Kofi and Ryder against Primo and Epico. A really solid match between these four. Ryder takes the heel beatdown but eventually makes the hot tag. Kofi cleans house but takes a backstabber from Primo and scores the fall although Rosa knocked Kofi’s foot off the ropes. But wait. A fan or someone from security not sure which points this out to the official and the match is restarted. This guy then punches Primo in the face and then we get both the Trouble In Paradise and Rough Ryder and the win for team audience participation aka Kofi and Ryder.
We see a video package on the new video screens for Cena-Big Show at No Way Out on Sunday Night before our next match.
Next is a handicap match involving John Cena taking on Big Show and David Otunga. Apparently I missed something because Otunga is now the Black Chris Masters as he stood in the ring and posed for a few minutes before Big Show came out. Cena got a massive pop from the crowd. This was your basic handicap match two on one beatdown. Cena tried to get Show up for the FU early on but couldn’t do it and got beat down for 10 minutes. Cena comes back lands his normal moves on Otunga. Big Show goes for the knockout blow but instead knocks out Otunga and Cena gets him up for the FU and then pins Otunga. Um Okay I don’t get why Otunga was down for so long but Cena wins.
We come back with our next match for the DIVA’S CHAMPIONSHIP as Layla took on Beth Phoenix. Decent match between the two A lot of stalling early from Beth and some good comedy from Layla who got Beth down and spanked her early on. At one point Layla escapes the Glam Slam and we get the pin exchange from both. In the end it’s Layla with the LAYOUT for the win. Layla is impressing me with her in ring work which has greatly improved in recent months and I guess that’s all I got.
Oh by the way earlier in the night we were told to text what type of match we wanted to see between Punk and Bryan and a Street Fight ended up winng so that’s our next match. Note on the local advertisements, this match was already booked as a street fight but it was to have involved Kane so this pole was UNECESARRY at best.
Next up is your MATCH OF THE NIGHT. For the WWE Championship as CM Punk battled Daniel Bryan in a FANTASTIC match wth some great back and forth and even at one point Bryan getting on the microphone and demanding Punk say I QUIT SAY IT PUNK I QUIT. We also saw a couple of weapons, a Kendo Stick and a Chair and during the bout we saw both men blister each other the Kendo Stick. In the end it’s Punk winning with GTS and retaining the title.
Intermission 2 time to set up for the main event which is the advertised cage match.
Main Event time for this show as the fans are thanked for coming out. We have a World Heavyweight Title Match as we have Sheamus defending against Kane. An alright match but in all honesty as much as I like both guys it wasn’t going to follow Punk vs Bryan. Some good false finishes here with both men escaping each other’s finishers and then both men also surviving each other’s finishers. In the end it’s both men brawling on the top rope and both getting crotched but Sheamus recovers and escapes the cage and retains the title.
A very good show overall some great matches including Christian/Cody, Kofi/Ryder/Primo/Epico and Punk/Bryan and even with a lot of the card changing nonsense and even Sheamus/Kane was good just unfortunately put after Punk/Bryan
Thanks to the Connman for emailing this report!
My son and I attended the Raw Supershow in Maine’s capital of Augusta to kick off Father’s Day weekend.
A very good show was put on by all the superstars, with eight matches, including a 2-on-1 handicap match, a street fight and a steel-cage match. Lots and lots of action for sure!
Match 1 – The FunkaSauras pinned JTG
A good opener, with the ladies entertaining with their dancing. David Otunga interfered during the match, giving JTG a brief edge. But in the end, the Funky one was fired up and came away with the win after a big splash. Several children hit the ring to dance.
Match 2 – Dean Ambrose pinned Alex Riley
Ambrose promised a victory and two black eyes for Riley. He didn’t quite deliver the pain, but did pick up the victory after a vicious DDT.
Match 3 – Intercontinental champion Christian pinned Cody Rhodes
Lots of stalling in the early going, with Christian getting the crowd to cheer him and boo Rhodes, who threatened to leave. Rhodes nearly picked up the win on a couple occasions after working on Christian’s arm and hit finishers, with Christian kicking out each time. Christian hits the Killswitch to put Rhodes away and retain his title.
Match 4 – Kofi Kingston/partner defeated Primo/Epico with sexy Rosa Mendes for the Tag Team titles.
Kofi came out first, saying he would fight on despite R-Truth not being in Augusta while nursing his broken foot. Kofi said he will defend his tag team titles with a partner, bringing out Zack Ryder. The Boom, Boom, Boom teamed up with the Woo, Woo, Woo. Rosa Mendes did her thing, and even had a dance off with Kofi. I thought Rosa won, obviously, but the crowd was strongly behind Kofi. Primo and Epico were actually declared the winners and new WWE Tag Team. But, Pat Patterson came out, ruling Rosa had pushed Kofi’s foot off the rope and ordered the match to be restarted. Patterson even got in a few right hands on Primo. Ryder hit roughrider and Kofi Trouble in Paradise for the double, 1-2-3, to retain. On a note, I have never seen someone fly as high as Kofi Kingston. Wow!
Match 5 – John Cena defeated Big Show and David Otunga in a 2-on-1 handicap match
Cena received the loudest pop of the night, with Show easily receiving the loudest boos. Show/Otunga dominated throughout, with Show beating Cena down pretty much from the outset. However, Cena gets the win after Show accidently nails Otunga with the WMG. Cena picks up Show and delivers the Attitude Adjustment before pinning Otunga for the win.
Match 6 – Layla retained the women’s title over Beth Phoenix.
Beth was able to get the crowd against her from the outset, though many cheered for her, not knowing how to react to Layla. Beth went for GlamSlam, but Layla reversed it before hitting a neckbreaker to end it.
Match 7 – CM Punk defeated Daniel Bryan in a Street Fight to retain the WWE title.
Earlier in the evening, ring announcer Tony Chimel said fans could text in their vote for a one of two stipulations, either a Street Fight or a Best two-out-of-three falls match. In a landslide, the Street Fight won out. Daniel came to the ring with most in the crowd chanting YES! YES! YES! Punk received a loud pop as well. Early in the match, Bryan went under the ring and pulled out a kendo stick. Throughout the match, CM Punk was blasted by Bryan with the kendo stick, chairs and anything else not tied down. Bryan even put Punk in the YES lock. Punk escapes, hits Bryan with the kendo stick and nails the Go To Sleep for the pin to retain his title.
Match 8 – Cage match for the World Heavyweight Title – Sheamus defeated Kane.
After a brief intermission to set up the steel cage, Kane and Sheamus battled in a 15-minute match. Both the Devil’s Favorite Son and the Great White used the cage to their advantage. Amazing to see just how big and strong these two are, especially when they tried to climb out of the cage over the top. Kane hit a vicious choke slam and looked to be the one to come away with the title, but Sheamus kicked out to Kane’s amazement. Sheamus hit the Brogue Kick, and managed to hit the floor with both feet seconds before Kane escaped through the door to retain his title.
All and all, a wonderful showing but all the WWE superstars. This was a great Father’s Day for me, with my 13-year-old son having a blast. Thank you WWE!
1. John Cena
2. CM Punk
4. Daniel Bryan (YES! YES! YES!
5. Kofi Kingston/Zack Ryder
1. Big Show
2. David Otunga (in all three of his appearances)
3. Johnny Curtis after he spoke
4. Cody Rhodes
5. Beth Phoenix