WWE house show report 5-20 Sheffield, England



By Kevin Malton

Nowhere near a sell out with rows and rows of empty seats in some sections. Most popular merchandise was John Cena shirts by far.
Justin Roberts announced that Daniel Bryan would not be appearing due to neck surgery and if anyone wanted a refund they could get one in the next twenty minutes.
Randy Orton opened the show calling out Roman Reigns. They brawled briefly until Rybaxel interfered causing Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose to make the save. Tonight's GM, Brad Maddox came out and made Randy Orton vs Roman Reigns in 'Sheffield Street Fight' for later and Rybaxel vs Rollins/Ambrose for now.
(1) Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose defeated Ryback & Curtis Axel.
Really long, good opener that wouldn't have been out of place as a TV match.
(2) Rusev w/Lana beat Zack Ryder via submission.
More competitive than you think but exactly what you would expect.
(3) WWE Diva's Champion Paige pinned Tamina to retain the Diva's title with Natalya as the guest referee.
(4) Rob Van Dam, Cody Rhodes, Goldust & Big E defeated The Miz, Titus O'Neill, Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel.
Fun match. The Miz was great doing a pre-match promo. He really gets it in this house show setting.
(5) The Big Show beat Kane in a Steel Cage match.
Afterwards Kane threatened to choke slam Referees Mike Chioda and Charles Robinson until Brad Maddox came out to ask him to leave them alone. Maddox then got chokeslamed instead.

(6) Santino & Emma defeated Fandango & Layla.
Exactly as what they have been doing on TV it was what it was.
(7) Bad News Barrett pinned Jack Swagger to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
They did a finish where Swagger won with his foot on the rope and was announced as the new champion until the referee decided to let the match continue. Barrett then won quickly with his finish.
(8) Roman Reigns beat Randy Orton in a Sheffield Street Fight.
Really good match. they used chairs, brawled outside the ring and up the ramp. Reigns went through a table at one point. Rybaxel interfered so Ambrose & Rollins came out to counteract. Orton was pinned after being hit with a Superman punch.
 
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Kevin