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WWE Los Angeles & Miami live results: The last shows of 2016


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Submitted by a reader from Los Angeles, California

- Raw Tag Team Champion Cesaro & Sheamus defeated Enzo Amore & Big Cass, The New Day, and The Club in 9:33 to retain their titles when Sheamus pinned Karl Anderson.

- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann defeated Neville with a victory roll to retain his title in 8:22.

- Sasha Banks, Bayley & Liv Morgan defeated Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, Dana Brooke & Nia Jax in 10:46 when Dana tapped to the Banks Statement.

- Seth Rollins defeated Rusev with a knee strike in 12:46 after Lana was ejected.

- Sin Cara, Curtis Axel, Darren Young & Golden Truth defeated Bo Dallas, Titus O'Neil, Jinder Mahal & The Shining Stars in 6:41 when Truth pinned Bo.

Bo proceeded to angrily cut a promo about how the fall shouldn't count because he wasn't ready and challenged anyone backstage which led to Big Show coming out, knocking him out, and promptly exiting which got a laugh from the crowd

- Braun Strowman defeated Sami Zayn in 5:13 with a powerslam after Zayn attempted a vertical suplex.

- A return date of February 20th was announced.

- United States Champion Roman Reigns defeated WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens to retain the US title following a spear through a table in 14:04 in a street fight.

Submitted by a reader from Miami, Florida

- SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha defeated The Usos, The Ascension, Breezango, The Vaudevillains, and Heath Slater & Rhyno in a tag turmoil match to retain their titles

Order of elimination:

  • Breezango defeated Heath Slater & Rhyno after Fandango rolled up Rhyno after Breeze was hit with the Gore.
  • Alpha eliminated Breezango with a Steiner Brothers bulldog from the top.
  • Alpha eliminated The Vaudevillians when Jordan hit an Angle slam on Aiden English. 
  • Alpha eliminated The Ascension when Gable pinned Victor after a rollover German suplex. 
  • Alpha eliminated The Usos via Grand Amplitude. Usos got the biggest reaction of all the tag teams. At one point there were dueling "Let's go Usos/Alphas" chants. Great false finishes in the last match.

- SmackDown Women's Champion Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch to retain her title by using a handful of tights to get the pin.

Lynch got a good face reaction.

- James Ellsworth defeated Curt Hawkins with a superkick in 11 seconds.

The crowd enjoyed the comedy aspect after two title matches. 

- Baron Corbin defeated Kalisto after hitting the End of Days.

Kalisto is extremely over with the kids. Corbin was hated. Their basic match they do on every loop but it was fun.

- Dolph Ziggler defeated Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a wonderful 24-minute steel cage non-title match after Maryse accidentally slammed the cage door on her husband's face and Ziggler nailed the IC champ with a superkick.

Both men put in work and it showed. The crowd hated Miz. Very entertaining in an old-school type way. 

- Nikki Bella defeated Natalya

Bella won after Carmella interfered. Bella threw Natalya into Carmella and then hit a TKO for the win.

- The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton & Luke Harper) defeated Apollo Crews, Jack Swagger & Mojo Rawley.

The crowd chanted "We want Randy" when he was on the apron and "RKO" when he was in the match. Completely overshadowed the rest of the guys.

- WWE Champion AJ Styles defeated Dean Ambrose and John Cena in a triple threat match to retain his title in 19 minutes.

Styles brought a chair in the ring and nailed Cena. Ambrose kicked him and went for Dirty Deeds on the chair but Styles hit him low and pinned him with a small package. After the match, Cena gave him the Attitude Adjustment to send the fans home happy.