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WWE House Show Results from Ontario, California 1/19/13
Jan 20, 2013 - 8:25:28 AM
This show was at the Citizens Bank Arena and was just about to capacity. The crowd was hot from the start and Justin Roberts was our ring announcer.
The opener saw Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi defeat Jack Swagger via pinfall. Very good opening. Back and forth match with Clay kicking out of the Swagger bomb and winning with the big splash. After the match the Funkasaurous danced with 3 youngsters in the ring.
Next match saw Bo Dallas pin Tensai with a roll up after Tensai dominated the entire match. Lots of Albert chants and "who are you" chants for Dallas.
Next WWE champion CM Punk came to the ring to huge heat and explaining his knee was too injured for singles competition and he had a doctors note to prove it. That brought Dolph Ziggler to the ring wearing a surgeons mask and coughing along with AJ and Big E. Dolph explained he shook hands with someone in Ontario and got the flu. After stating he also had a doctors note and couldn't compete in singles action, Vickie Guerrero came on the ramp and made a main event of Punk and Ziggler vs. John Cena and Ryback to a huge pop.
Back to action, the next match saw Damien Sandow beat Alex Riley. Riley looked very good and hit some nice spots. Sandow played the heel role to perfection.
The last match before intermission saw Antonio Cesaro defend his United States title over the Miz in a no DQ match as voted by the fans. Possibly the match of the night. Definitely the longest match with lots of big moves and plenty of kendo stick shots. After teasing a table spot all match the Miz put Cesaro through the table after the match to the delight of the crowd.
15 minute intermission
After the break Kaitlyn defeated Tamina Snuka to retain her Divas title. Not a bad divas match. Tamina looked very good and hit a very impressive superfly splash off the top rope only to have Kaitlyn kick out and hit a HUGE spear for the 3 count.
Next match saw Zack Ryder beat Cody Rhodes with the Rough Ryder. Nice match up. Crowd was into Ryder and very hot against Cody. Good back and forth and a great effort by both superstars.
The huge tag team main event was next and to no surprise John Cena and Ryback defeated WWE champion CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler when Cena hit the attitude adjustment on Ziggler for the pin. Good tag match with a huge hot tag late for Cena to clean house. Big E and AJ got sent to the back by the ref late in the match after multiple interferences. Crowd was into this match from the start. Giant "Feed me more" chants and the back and forth "Let's go Cena, Cena sucks" chants. I'm not a huge Cena fan but the roof blew off that arena when his music hit and he did not disappoint the crowd.