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WWE Live Event
Fresno, California at Savemart Center
Report by Dot Net reader Ross I.
1. Cesaro defeated Sheamus. Decent hard-hitting match that show Cesaro hit a slightly-botched Neutralizer for the pin.
2. Jey Uso pinned Tyler Breeze (w/Fandango). This match lasted about a minute with Uso hitting a quick superkick for the victory,
3. The Miz (w/Maryse) defeated Titus O’Neil and Darren Young (w/Bob Backlund) in a Triple Threat to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Titus was in full heel mode here. Miz was continually tossed out of the ring early in the match by both opponents. Darren had the match won with the Gut Check on Titus, but Maryse distracted the ref long enough for Miz to jump in, throw Darren out of the ring, and steal the pin.
4. Sami Zayn beat Baron Corbin. Corbin dominated most of the match with Sami playing the part of the resilient babyface who wouldn’t stay down. Sami reversed a powerbomb into a sunset flip to get the win. Corbin immediately laid Sami out with the End of Days and left the ring. Sami eventually got up and left the ring to applause.
5. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship. A blow-up box of BootyO’s was set up by the entrance ramp. Big E did not accompany his partners to the ring to sell the injury from Raw. Lots of comedy antics by Kofi and Xavier, with Kofi doing a disturbing amount of twerking. Anderson was closing in on the win when Big E came out and did his entrance spiel on the ramp, distracting Anderson. Kofi took advantage with the Trouble in Paradise for the win.
6. Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins. Roman got a strong favorable reaction from the crowd, probably the pop of the night, and through the match the crowd was solidly behind Roman. At the start of the match, Roman got the best of each lockup and Seth would comedically exit the ring and start doing some calisthenics in the aisle before getting back in the ring. This was the best match of the night with Rollins throwing everything he had at Roman, but he couldn’t put him away. Eventually, Seth grabbed a mic and ran down the Fresno crowd and vowed to end Roman right then and there, only to turn right around into the spear for the pin.
7. Becky Lynch and Carmella defeated Natalya and Alexa Bliss. Prior to the match, Eva Marie made her entrance and posed on the ramp while her intro played. She got on the mic and said she couldn’t compete due to her “injury” from Smackdown but wanted all her fans to make sure they got their money’s worth. She made her exit and the match started. The heels worked over Carmella, who eventually made the hot tag to Becky, who cleaned house and submitted Alexa with the Disarmer.
8. Randy Orton defeated Bray Wyatt (w/Erick Rowan). Good reaction for Orton. It was a back and forth match with Rowan occasionally interfering while the ref’s back was turned. He eventually got caught and was ejected, and Orton hit the RKO shortly afterwards for the pin.
9. Dean Ambrose defeated A.J. Styles to retain the WWE Championship. Second best match of the night behind Reigns vs. Rollins. The crowd was split between both guys. AJ worked over Ambrose’s knee and eventually locked in the Calf Crusher, but Ambrose made it to the ropes. AJ went for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Ambrose caught him with kick and hit Dirty Deeds to get the win. Ambrose posed with the belt and greeted fans to end the show.
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