Wrestling News World reader Martin Timbrell attended Sunday’s WWE live event in Cardiff, Wales and filed the following live report:
The night started with Justin Roberts announcing Daniel Bryan’s injury. He said we had twenty minutes to get a refund if we wanted one. He was interrupted by Randy Orton, who called out Roman Reigns. They started to throw punches but were interrupted by Rybaxel. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins followed. Brad Maddox came out and announced a tag match for Rybaxel and Ambrose and Rollins to start right away, and Reigns and Orton in a street fight main event.
Great opening match which lasted a good 20 minutes at least with Rollins getting the 123. Huge Goldberg chants for Ryback and all 4 put on a hell of a match.
SIn Cara v Rusev – Bit of offense from SIn Cara but Rusev got an easy win with a tap-out.
Divas 6 way tag – Paige gets the win and followed up with a bit of funky dancing with the Funkadactyls. Crowd was dead until Paige tried to get it going – bit harsh was quite a fun match.
Paige, Cameron, and Naomi beat Tamina, Rosa Mendes, and Layla.
Adrian Neville defeated Bo Dallas to retain the NXT Championship
Possibly the match of the night – one awesome spot from Dallas and an amazing Red Arrow move from the top rope from Neville to win it. All those who went for refreshments missed something very promising here. Excellent match.
Big Show defeated Kane in a table match. Huge face reaction for Show – was still signing autographs when Kane attacked from behind.Show won with a punch that made Kane jump through the table – looked odd. Kane grabbed both refs by the throat, Maddox ran out to stop him and ended up being choke slammed himself.
Throughout the night we had been voting for either a match or a dance off between Fandango and Mark Henry. Dance off won, I assume it always does. Fandango went first and did his usual thing. Mark Henry moonwalked to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” whilst wearing one sparkly white glove.He went into the splits and Fandango stomped him. Mark Henry beat him down pretty quickly and got two kids out of the crowd to dance in the ring with him. Good reaction for Henry he tried his very best to get people going.
Bad News Barrett defeated Rob Van Dam, Big E, and Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) in a four-way to retain the Intercontinental Title.
Entertaining match. Colter got massive heat announcing he was glad to be in Cardiff, England. A couple of sick spots got the ref to genuinely check on RVD. Barrett won to huge applause.
Roman Reigns defeated Randy Orton in a Street Fight. Very entertaining match, both men attacked each other with sticks and Reigns getting out a table, he went to spear Orton through it but missed and went through himself. Orton hit a sick DDT with Reigns suspended on the ropes. Orton was awesome all night. Rybaxel came out and started attacking Reigns. They were followed shortly after by Rollins and Ambrose. Rollins and Ambrose cleared the ring, leaving Reigns to Superman punch Orton and pin him for the win. The Shield celebrated to end the show.