By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
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WWE Live Event
Petersburg, Virginia at VSU Multi-Purpose Center
Report by Dot Net reader Michael Yoen
There were maybe 3,000 in attendance. They were doing two for one ticket offers in the last week.
1. Daniel Bryan and Rowan defeated Heavy Machinery to retain the Smackdown Tag Titles. Bryan was heavily booed and Heavy Machinery got a good reaction from the crowd. Lots of playing to the crowd to start. Bryan rolled up Otis for the pin. After the match, Machinery laid out Bryan and Otis gave him the Caterpillar.
Kayla Braxton announced that Shane McMahon had Kevin Owens banned from the building. You know what that means.
2. Ember Moon beat Liv Morgan. All action and better than you’d think. Moon won with the Eclipse. After the match, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville attacked Moon and Asuka and Kairi Sane made the save leading to…
3. Asuka and Kairi Sane beat Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. Sane pinned Rose with the Insane Elbow of the top rope.
Elias did a promo and introduced his partner Sami Zayn. They insulted the crowd and threatened to do a duet. They were interrupted by Big E and Xavier Woods leading to…
4. Big E and Xavier Woods beat Elias and Sami Zayn by DQ when Dolph Ziggler interfered. Kofi came out to even the odds and hit Zayn with the Trouble in Paradise. This was Kofi’s only appearance of the night even though he was advertised vs. Ziggler on the TV commercials. New Day got the biggest reaction of the show.
Kevin Owens showed up and stunned Ziggler and Zayn.
5. Bayley defeated Nikki Cross to retain the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Bayley was really popular with the ringside kids. Charlotte was originally advertised in TV ads and it was then changed to Alexa Bliss a couple of weeks ago, but neither appeared. A little clunky early but they recovered. Bayley won with the Bayley to Belly.
Andrade and Zelina Vega came out to cut a promo but were interrupted by Drake Maverick, who was being chased by Apollo Crews and Buddy Murphy. Crews and Murphy kept screwing up and nailing each other instead of Drake. R-Truth and Carmella then came out and Truth had Drake pinned until Andrade took out Truth, then Drake ran to the back.
6. Aleister Black over Andrade (w/Zelina Vega). Both got strong reactions. Short but action was crisp. Zelina Vega interfered several times on Black, which was ironic. Black won with Black Mass.
7. Finn Balor defeated Ali and Shinsuke Nakamura in a Triple Threat to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Balor got the second best reaction of the night. Ali worked hard. Balor pinned Nakamura with the double foot stomp off the top.
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