Posted in: House Shows WWE House Show Results from Houston, Texas 6/26/11
Jun 27, 2011 - 5:53:25 PM
Report by former LOP results reporter MIK
The arena was roughly 85% full.
To start things off, Justin Roberts introduced the guest host of the evening, the hometown favorite, Booker T!
Booker received an enormous pop and was all smiles as he headed down to the ring. Booker spoke about how tonight would be a special night and mentioned that the WWE Championship would be defended in the main event. Just as he concluded his “Can You Dig It?” line, the New Nexus (Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga) entered the ring and got in Booker’s face. The Nexus tried to goad Booker into fighting, but Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov came out for the save. As the Nexus attempted to escape, Booker stopped them and ordered them to get back into the ring for a tag team bout.
Match 1: Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga v. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
Lots of Santino chants to start the match. Although Santino teased the Cobra early on, the Nexus managed to take control by isolating and picking apart Santino. Eventually Santino made the hot tag to Kozlov and the Moscow Mauler put a pounding on both members of the Nexus. At last, Santino was tagged back in and struck McGillicutty with the Cobra for the win. On a side note, Otunga has seemingly shown some improvement as his in ring work looked better than usual.
Winners: Santino & Kozlov in about 7 minutes
The next match saw Chris Masters take on Jack Swagger. Before Masters could even make it to the ring for his entrance, Swagger attacked him from behind and laid him out.
Match 2: Chris Masters v. Jack Swagger
The referee allowed Masters to make it back to his feet. As the bell rang, Swagger charged at Masters, but Masters dodged him and took him down with a spear. A few minutes later, Masters tried for the Masterlock, but Swagger managed to make it to the ropes. The finish saw Swagger take out the left leg of Masters with a chop block which was then followed by the ankle lock. Masters tapped out.
Winner: Jack Swagger in about 3 minutes
The third bout was a 6 Divas Tag Team contest.
Match 3: Bella Twins & Maryse v. Beth Pheonix, Eve Torres, & Kelly Kelly
The heel team took the early advantage until Beth was tagged in. Nobody wanted to get in the ring at that point, but Maryse was forced to take the beating. Late in the match, Eve did a standing backflip onto one of the Bellas as Kelly simultaneously did the stinkface to other Bella. The finish saw Kelly pick up the win with the K2.
Winners: Beth Pheonix, Even Torres, & Kelly Kelly in about 5 mintues
The next part saw Justin Roberts introduce Vickie Guerrero, who drew major heat like always. Vickie introduced her “business associate,” Dolph Ziggler. Evan Bourne then came out followed by Kofi Kingston.
Match 4: Dolph Ziggler v. Evan Bourne v. Kofi Kingston (US Championship)
As the bell rang, Dolph thought it would be wise to leave the ring so Bourne and Kofi could beat the hell out of each other. Rather, Bourne and Kofi chased Dolph around the ring and gave him a beating. Vickie was irate at ringside. Eventually Bourne and Kofi got into and delivered a nice sequence of moves. As Dolph recovered, he took both Bourne and Kofi out and boasted to the crowd which got him even more heat. Lots of near falls towards the end. Kofi hit the SOS on Bourne, but Dolph came from behind and caught Kofi with the Zig-Zag for the win and retained his title in the process.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler in about 11 minutes
Post Match: As Dolph celebrated his win, Kofi struck Dolph with the Trouble in Paradise. Kofi then dragged Dolph towards the corner which allowed Evan Bourne to connect with the Shooting Star Splash. Although you may have seen Bourne connect with that move on TV hundreds of times by now, it looks that much more amazing in person.
CM Punk was then introduced. There were several Punk fans scattered throughout the arena. Punk grabbed a microphone and said on July 17th he would defeat John Cena and become the WWE Champion. He continued that he would then subsequently leave and sit on his couch for the rest of his life so he could experience what it’s like to be a lazy, overrated, stupid, good for nothing, bad talking, and ignorant person from Houston Texas. Punk concluded that after he defeats Rey Mysterio tonight, he would then beat up every fan inside the arena! This drew tons of heat from the kids and a bunch of laughter amongst the older fans.
Rey Mysterio was then introduced.
Match 5: CM Punk v. Rey Mysterio
As the bell rang, Punk got down onto his knees and mocked Mysterio. A loud “619” chant broke out, but Punk signaled that there would be no 619 tonight. The action quickly spilled onto the outside where Mysterio got the better of Punk. Back in the ring, Mysterio tried the 619, but Punk dodged it and swept the legs of Mysterio. Punk then drove his knees into the abdomen of Mysterio and applied a reverse chin lock. As the fans got louder, Mysterio broke free, but was quickly caught with a tilt-a-whirl slam for a 2 count. Late in the match, after the fourth attempt, Mysterio finally caught Punk with the 619, but to everyone’s surprise, Punk kicked out! Mysterio went to the top, but Punk knocked him off and set Mysterio up for the GTS. Mysterio however countered it into yet another 619 followed by his signature body splash for the hard fought win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio in about 11 minutes
Post Match: Punk was furious. He got out of the ring and kicked the steel steps, but hurt his foot. The crowd was laughing at him as Punk headed to the back.
Up next was a Spinaroonie contest between 3 fans. The winner was obvious, because two of the other kids were clearly not in shape. The 3 fans got shirts, but the winner got front row seats for the remainder of the show.
A 15 Minute Intermission took place.
The Miz came out to major heat and grabbed a microphone.
Miz asked the crowd to let him hear how they really feel about him. Obviously the boos got louder. Miz said he would not be wrestling tonight and went on to complain about how the referee helped Alex Riley win at Capitol Punishment. Miz asked the fans if they thought it was funny that he lost and delivered his “Really?” line several times. Out of nowhere, Alex Riley entered the ring and struck Miz with several punches and clotheslines. Miz attempted to leave, but the anonymous RAW GM chimed in. Justin Roberts read the email and said that he is going to make Miz vs. Riley and official match right now.
Match 6: The Miz v. Alex Riley
As Miz was about to get back in the ring, Riley attempted a baseball slide. Miz however backed up and caught Riley with the ring skirt and trapped him. Miz struck Riley with hard fists and brought Riley back into the ring. The bell officially rang as Miz kicked Riley in the corner several times. Miz then set Riley in between the ropes and choked him. Moments later, Riley took the Miz down with a spear and punched him in the face several times. Just as Riley was getting on a roll, Miz grabbed a steel chair and struck Riley with it for the disqualification.
Winner: Alex Riley by DQ in about 8 minutes
Post Match: Miz backed up and tried to hit Riley with the chair once more, but Riley ducked and took the chair from the Miz. Miz quickly escaped the ring before any harm could be done. A-Ry celebrated.
Alberto Del Rio then came out. The Sign Guy was in the front row holding up an anti-Del Rio sign which Alberto saw. Del Rio took the sign away from him and brought it into the ring. Del Rio spat on the sign before ripping it up. The Sign Guy was playing along and acted as if he was really furious.
Big Show’s music hit and he charged (or at least tried to) into the ring. Del Rio ran into the crowd and was literally standing about 8 feet away from me. Del Rio cautiously made his way back into the ring and grabbed a microphone. Del Rio said what happened between him and Big Show was in the past. Del Rio asked Show to cancel their upcoming match and offered a handshake. Big Show grabbed Del Rio’s hand and squeezed it hard. The referee signaled for the match to start.
Match 7: Alberto Del Rio v. Big Show
Big Show quickly cornered Del Rio and rammed into the Mexican Aristocrat’s ribs using his rear end. Show then did the stink face to Del Rio which drew a few laughs. Show then lifted Del Rio up, but Del Rio slid down and dropped the giant down to one knee with a chop block. Del Rio quickly dropkicked Show and proceeded to kick the giant in the face multiple times. Not long after, Show came back with a giant slap across Del Rio’s chest. Del Rio still managed to fight back with strike attacks which apparently dazed the giant. Del Rio taunted the crowd and went to the top rope, but as Del Rio came down, Show grabbed him across the throat and delivered a chokeslam for the win.
Winner: Big Show in about 7 minutes
Post Match: Del Rio yelled at the crowd as he headed backstage to a chord of boos.
Justin Roberts thanked everyone for coming to the show and said they would be back in the very near future. Roberts then hyped the main event and said it is for the WWE Championship.
“The Truth Shall Set You Free” sounded as R-Truth came down to the ring with a microphone in hand. He insulted Houston’s’ sports teams claiming that they all suck just like the crowd in the arena. Truth noticed several fans wearing John Cena T-Shirts and questioned why there wasn’t any Truth merchandise for sale. Truth concluded that he would win the WWE Championship tonight and that’s…THE TRUTH!
John Cena came out to a huge pop. Ring introductions took place.
Main Event: R-Truth v. John Cena (WWE Championship)
The bell rang and the two locked up. Truth took Cena down with a headlock takeover. Dueling Cena chants broke out. Truth turned his attention to a “Little Jimmy” in the crowd and told him to shut up. Cena fought Truth back and forth, but Truth came out ahead and laid Cena down. Truth then did his signature leg drop in the middle of the ring with theatrics, but got a 2 count. As Cena tried making a comeback, Truth took him back down with the spinning clothesline. Late in the match, Cena went for the AA, but the referee accidentally got knocked down. Truth broke free, but was suddenly caught in the STF. Truth tapped out and Cena thought he won, but no referee to make the call. As Cena turned to the downed referee, Truth made it back to his feet. The younger audience members could be heard screaming, trying to warn Cena that Truth was back up. As Cena turned around, Truth connected with his signature scissors kick. After a slow and long 2 count, Truth grabbed the WWE Championship. Truth attempted to strike Cena with it, but Cena sidestepped Truth and lifted him up for the AA and got the win.
Winner: John Cena in about 15 minutes
Post Match: Cena posed in the ring a bit and shook hands with a few fans before walking back up to the stage area. Cena threw his wrist bands into the nosebleed sections and thanked everyone for coming.
1. John Cena
2. Booker T
3. Rey Mysterio
4. Big Show
1. CM Punk
2. The Miz
4. Vickie Guerrero
5. Alberto Del Rio
Overall, it was an enjoyable event. The opening bout was alright for what it was and even the divas match got a decent reaction. The Masters/Swagger match felt like the only real low point of the show, but at least it was short and went on early. The triple threat title match exceeded my expectations as the three men took some nasty bumps. It’s a shame neither one of them are showcased as the way they should be. Punk was brilliant as expected and his line that he would beat the fans up was hilarious! His match with Mysterio was terrific. I really hope Punk has worked out a new contract with the company because losing him would be a major blow. Miz was also great on the microphone and worked the crowd into booing him even more. Unfortunately, not many people reacted to Riley. Hopefully that changes soon, because he has a lot of potential to do great things in his future. Del Rio’s match with Show was okay, but nothing all that special. The main event was fun, but it was hard to take any of Truth’s near falls seriously as the older fans knew a World Title change wouldn’t occur at a house show. Nonetheless, it was an amazing atmosphere and the WWE did a great job of delivering an entertaining show.