WWE house show report 11-8 Zurich, Switzerland



By Pascal Fricker

Just came home from the Zurich WWE Smackdown houseshow – November 8,2012.

The Hallenstadion was about 65 % full. Less than previous years.

The show was not good to be honest - it  wasn't terrible - but the in-ring quality wasn't really good. WWE has to be carefull not to lose some of the Europe markets with this kind of a product. There is definitely some need for more in-ring action - it was once called "pro-wrestling".

Notes:

- Cool entrance stage.

- Ringside/Floor seats cost USD115.

- Show lasted almost 3 hours.

- Merchandise stands had 4 shirts - some Cena stuff and the ugly yellow Punk shirt.

- Most stuff looked pretty „fake“ to be honest.

Results:

Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara def. Prime Time Players

- Solid opener - nothing special, but not bad.

R-Truth def. El Local

- Match lasted around 20 seconds - awful. The little Jimmy act is bad on TV - but LIVE it's even worse. El Local kicking Little Jimmy was just sad - not even funny anymore.

Santino Marella def. Ted Dibiase

- Match sucked. They both suck nowadays - cheers and boos for both of them.

Kaytlin def. Nathalie Neidhart

- Better than the previous two matches - typical Diva match.

Randy Orton def. Alberto Del Rio

- Match of the night *** 1/4 . Good.

Intermission

Wade Barrett def. Justin Gabriel

- Again - nothing special. Barrett insulting local hockey, soccer teams and Roger Federer was neat, though.

Antonio Cesaro def. Jack Swagger

- Match was okay - Antonio was the super over. Awesome. Big match feeling.  No speech afterwards – bad.

Kofi Kingston def. The Miz

- Solid match - Miz had some fans. He's far away from beeing awesome in my book. Kofi is still Kofi – boring. Just plain boring. They had something there a few years ago against Orton and just recently on RAW – but I have the feeling they already dropped it. A fan threw beer at Miz in the ring and was thrown out.

Sheamus def. Big Show

- Same DQ finish like everywhere on this tour. Not bad, but - yet again - not really good. Would have put Antonio as the main-event, in this case.

Long-term, what are your thoughts on Lucha Underground?

 

What did you think of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighter TV show?

 

What did you think of TNA Impact?

 

What did you think of Lucha Underground last night?