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Dot Net reader Anthony Main is at the WWE live event in New York, New York at Madison Square Garden and is passing along the following report. Refresh the page for the latest updates.
1. Matt Hardy beat Bray Wyatt. Matt came out to “Moonlight Sonata” and both men received huge pops. Brays cut a promo and the crowd was into it. Matt won the match with a Twist of Fate.
2. Paige, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Mickie James. Absolution won when Paige pinned James.
It was time to walk with Elias, who was out with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Elias played “Freebird” on his guitar and sang his own lyrics to massive boos. Rhyno and Heath Slater interrupted. Elias is so over. From there, it was hard to tell what was happening. Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil came out, as did Goldust, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, and The Revival.
3. Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, Goldust, Heath Slater, and Rhyno beat Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, The Revival, and Curt Hawkins. Elias was at ringside, but Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were gone. Mayhem. There were loud “He’s got kids” chants for Slater. Rhyno pinned Hawkins to win the match for his team.
“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon was seated in the front row.
4. Enzo Amore defeated Kalisto to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Enzo came out to a huge pop and dogged New York and Big Cass until he got booed. Kalisto and Enzo took digs at one another with Enzo doing the “lucha, lucha, lucha” bit (hilarious), and Kalisto kicking the wig off Enzo’s head. Enzo knocked Kalisto off the ropes and hit Jordonzo for the pin.
5. Samoa Joe defeated Finn Balor. Joe applied the Coquina Clutch and the referee called for the bell.
6. Asuka and Dana Brooke beat Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax. Asuka forced Bliss to tap as soon as she got her hands on her. All four women were over with the live crowd.
7. Braun Strowman beat Kane by DQ. Kane hit Strowman with a chair for the disqualification. Braun was killing it with the crowd.
Intermission. They are setting up for the cage match for the Raw Tag Titles. The crowd has been A+ thus far. The matches are somewhat short but good.
8. Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan beat Sheamus and Cesaro in a cage match to retain the Raw Tag Titles. A good match. Jordan held Sheamus on his shoulders as he tried to escape, allowing Seth to hit the ground first.
9. Roman Reigns defeated John Cena to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Cena came out to a massive pop. It was hard to tell if the fans were booing or cheering Reigns because it was so loud. It was electric with Cena and Reigns getting the loudest ovations yet. It was top notch. Roman kicked out of Cena’s Attitude Adjustment for a near fall that the crowd bought into. Reigns won the match with a spear.
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