WWE House Show Results (12.28.2010) From Wilkes Barre, PA - Cena Injured
Very loud crowd! If I were to guess, I'd say there were about 6000-7000 people attending which is a high number considering the arena holds about ten, and it is also important to note that there were more here for tonight's show than the SmackDown! taping a few months ago! Go figure!
Show started at 7pm with Justin Roberts welcoming us and the national anthem played after he announced the 15 man battle royal with the winner facing Daniel Bryan later in the night. Wrestlers involved included: Mark Henry, Husky Harris, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Justin Gabriel, Zack Ryder, Primo, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kid, Alex Riley, Yoshi Tatsu, William Regal, Kozlov and one other participant (the last participant escapes me! I do apologize and even sitting ringside it was hard to see!)
Quick match. Definite crowd favorite was Mark Henry, about eight minutes in and the only remaining wrestlers were Alex Riley, Mark Henry and the Nexus! Mark Henry eliminated Riley (or so we thought) and then took out all of Nexus and while attempting to eliminate Husky Harris, Riley managed to roll back in after being hung over the top and then hid outside, ran in and eliminated both Henry and Harris.
Winner: Alex Riley
WWE Tag Team Championship: Kozlov and Santino Marella vs Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater
Good back and forth action and Heath Slater did an amazing job of generating heat. He drew some of the biggest heat of the night! Santino had the crowd going non-stop and actually put on a great wrestling performance. Kozlov took a beating for awhile and Santino got the crowd firmly behind Kozlov. The finish saw Santino come in with an array of moves including the Santino stunner. He then hit Gabriel with the Cobra for the win. Good match which ran about 12 minutes long.
Winners: Santino Marella and Kozlov
Next the GM sends a message to Justin Roberts via his cell announcing that Randy Orton will get his rematch with the Miz tonight. Roberts then introduced Gail Kim who did her WWE trivia to select a special guest time keeper for the upcoming match! So damn stupid and played out by now, but Gail is quite nice to see in person at least! Anyway the mind numbing question was "What is the name of the next Pay Per View"? And, of course, some little kid got it right...
David Hart Smith vs Tyson Kidd (With Jackson Andrews)
The kid rang the bell, yay! Anyway, decent match, but a piss poor reaction from the crowd! Seems like neither one could generate any decent heat. Solid back and forth action and Tyson performed well. While on the outside of the ring, Jackson Andrews delivered the oh so devastating clothesline on Smith who was then rolled in the ring and pinned by Kidd. Afterward Smith beat up Kidd and Andrews and ended with a decent pop finally while his music played.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
Justin Roberts announced the next divas match, and the special guest referee will be Eve Torres (who looks much better in person!)
Melina & Alicia Fox vs The Bella Twins
Before the match got underway the GM crap hit (Roberts must have one loud ass cellphone!) and called for -- drum roll please -- A DANCE OFF! Ugh, it never ends! Bellas, who like Alicia Fox were yet again dressed up like "Santas Helpers," did a decent display including a double reverse worm! But before they could finish, Melina and Fox attacked them. Actually a damn good wrestling match which was a welcomed change. Brie Bella rolled up Melina for the victory, such a weak ending to what was actually a good match. Obviously people haven't gotten the "Melina is a heel now" memo because she got one of the loudest pops of the night.
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