My first experience with a WWE live event, or live wrestling for that matter I couldn’t be more impressed. I went into the night with very little expectation even though I am a fan of WWE I just didnt know what to expect from a Live Event.
The night started out with Byron Saxton getting the crowd ready for the event. He was going to be the ringside announcer through out the night.
The first Matchup was between Rusev and Kalisto for the United States Championship. The match was over before it started, with Rusev attacking Kalisto and putting him the Accolade. The match was a no contest because the bell hadn’t even sounded.
As Rusev was leaving the arena, Saxton announced a 16 Man over the top Battle royal to decide the challenger for the US title, and the match would be held later that night. I thought that was pretty cool giving us a match that had not been announced.
The Second match of the night was of the Tag Team Variety and this match would feature Enzo and Cass up against the Dudley Boys. The Dudley Boys have been around for a long time, and Enzo and Cass just recently got the call up from NXT so this match should be good. It was great! In my opinion it had everything that a main event match usually has. Enzo and Cass would go on and win the match with a 3 count.
Another NXT to main roster call up in Apollo Crews would be in the next match against Bo Dallas (With Heath Slater). Even with the help of Heath Slater, Bo Dallas couldn’t over power Apollo Crews who would go on to win the match.
Goldust and R-Truth would be in the next match up against Tyler Breeze and Fandango. I didn’t really expect a lot of the things you see on TV with the gimmicks and all that of the Wrestlers but this match really shined for that very reason. The Goldentruth and Breeze and Fandango were great bringing in the comedy and just making the show fun with great wrestling. R-truth and Goldust would win this match.
The 16 Man Battle royal would be the next match and it would feature the following Superstars: Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Braun Stroman, Erick Rowan, Apollo Crews, Enzo Amore, Big Case, R-Truth, Goldust, Kane, D-Von Dudley, Bubba Ray Dudley, tyler Breeze, Fandango, Bo Dallas and Heath Slater. Sami Zayn would end up winning the Battle Royal match to go on to face Rusev later in the night for the United States championship.
The next match up was a Women’s division matchup between Sasha Banks and Summer Rae. Sasha Banks would get the victory via submission.
Our next match up was for the Intercontinental Championship Which would feature The Miz(W/Maryse) VS. Darren Young. Darren Young would take the Miz to his limits, but the Miz would win the match with a Skull Crushing Finale to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
Our second Title match of the night was between Sami Zayn and Rusev. Zayn being the winner of the 16- man Battle Royal would face of against Rusev for a chance at the United States Championship. Zayn would give Rusev everything he had, but Rusev would force him to tap out to the Accolade retaining the United States championship
The Main Event was a handicap match with Kane and Bigshow vs. The Wyatts! Yeah thats right Bray, Braun Stroman and Erick Rowan. Big Show and Kane would go on to win the Match.
This was the first live event in my hometown in over five years with the WWE. Of course I haven’t really given it much thought of going to a live event enough to travel to the surrounding areas where the WWE frequently visits, but this has changed my mind. This was an experience that I will never forget and I hope that WWE will come back and I hope it is for sure sooner then the next five years!