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WWE House Show Results (and pictures) from Belfast, Northern Ireland 11/7/12
Nov 8, 2012 - 2:24:52 AM
The Raw house show last night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland was sold out.
Santino Marella and Brodus Clay (w/ Naomi & Cameron) vs Primo and Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) - First match of the night was a very good opener with good comedy moments from Santino that entertained both the adults and kids in the crowd. I believe Brodus got the pinfall in this match. Some hot dancing especially from Rosa Mendes. Interesting note that Primo & Epico didn't use the new theme song they had on this weeks Raw.
Tensai vs Michael McGillicutty - Consisted of Tensai dominating McGillicutty only for McGillicutty to come back into the match and get the win via roll up. A lot of "Albert" chants directed at Tensai which he was getting annoyed about.
A Dolph Ziggler promo of the screened aired were he said tonight he would claim what is rightfully his....... A victory!
Eve vs AJ vs Layla for the Divas Championship - A very entertaining match, all Divas got a reaction from the crowd but especially AJ. There was a funny part in the match in which Eve slapped AJ's ass and Layla got the blame who had slapped Eve's ass earlier in the match. Other than this we didn't see much of Layla in the ring as the match consisted of Eve dominating AJ while keeping Layla out of the ring. AJ won the title via roll up on Eve but Vickie came out and declared that the match had to be restarted as AJ had touched the ref who she hugged after winning the title. Eve then hit AJ from behind and hit her finisher to retain.
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie) vs John Cena - I read earlier in the week that this match throughout the UK tour had been getting rave reviews and I know why this is the case now, as this was one of the best wrestling matches I had ever seen live! The adult fans LOVED Dolph Ziggler! All the chants before the match were good for Ziggler & not for Cena, you could tell by the reaction on both Cena & Ziggler that they didn't expect this. Vickie got removed from ring side after slapping Cena.
Some good spots in the match including Ziggler trying to use the Sweet Chin Music and Cena kicking out of the Zig-Zag. The ref got knocked out which gave Vickie and AJ the opportunity to come down. When both Dolph & Vickie were taken care of Cena and AJ were about to kiss until it was interrupted by Dolph who got hit with the briefcase by AJ and then AAed by Cena for the 1.. 2.. 3!
A very entertaining Daniel Bryan & Kane promo aired on the screen hyping their title match later tonight against Rhodes & Sandow.
Antonio defeated Zack Ryder for the US Championship - The worst match of the night! Ryder didn't seem in the mood at all. Most of the match was Cesaro working on Ryders leg. The finish came after Cesaro hit his finisher to retain. After the match Ryder had to be carried out by two referee's while another did the "X signal", after the show I seen Ryder walking but at the same time the paramedics were packing away the stretcher.
Team Hell No vs Rhodes Scholars for the Tag Team Championships - A lot of good comedy from Hell No! Hell No retained via Submission after Kane hit the Chokeslam on Rhodes followed by Daniel Bryan stealing the victory with the No Lock. Good comedy after the match were Kane had Bryans title and made him charge like a bull to try grab it, after hugging it out Bryan stole both titles and ran away. Its amazing how Bryan can control whether the crowd says Yes! or No!
CM Punk vs Ryback for the WWE Championship - Even though he was a heel Punk was very over with the crowd! So was Heyman who got a few chants. Punk & Heyman just seem to love messing around out in front of a live crowd which provided us with a lot of entertaining moments including Punk standing on the top rope before the match holding the WWE Title above his head for 5 minutes. Ryback was over with the crowd but he wasn't close to being as over as Punk was. After an even match Ryback WINS....... by DQ obviously! After Heyman ordered Tensai, Primo & Epico to the ring to attack Ryback after Ryback took care of Primo & Epico, Tensai continued the attacking Ryback which lead to Rhodes & Sandow coming out to help beat down Ryback, this resulted in Kane coming down to Chokeslam Sandow and to chase Rhodes away, Ziggler then came down to beatdown Ryback which resulted in Cena coming down to the ring to get rid of Tensai & to deliver the AA to Dolph as Ryback performed Shell-Shock on Punk after avoiding a chair shot. Cena went straight to the backstage area after this while Ryback stayed around to go around the fans.
Heres a few more notes from what I seen
- Laurinaitis arrived to the arena with Finlay, Finlay got a chant as he was leaving the arena after the show.
- Punk seemed to have hurt his knee during the Ryback match, nothing major but he did have an ice pack over his knee as he was walking out. Speaking of Punk he gave a guy in the crowd the fingers and ripped up a kids sign (which doesn't seem to be banned after the complaint about Del Rio).
- I seen Kane before and after the show without his mask, I was shocked how much his hair has now grown, he probably doesn't wear a wig anymore with the mask.
- The Raw brand returns to Belfast on the 18th of April 2013.
1. CM Punk & Heyman (Yes as Heels!)
2. Dolph Ziggler
3. John Cena
4. Hell No
1. Vickie Guerrero
2. John Cena (A very loud mixed reaction)
3. Rhodes & Sandow
5. Antonio Cesaro
Overall it was a very good show, one of the best that I have been to! I do feel that they should change the main event as Ryback vs Punk without a winner doesn't please the fans! The crowd was great all night and even resulted in Justin Roberts posting a Tout of the fans at ringside which he rarely does at house shows I have been told!