WWE House Show Report (3/19) From MSG - Triple H Returns, Sunny!
John Cena and Randy Orton defeated CM Punk and WWE champion The Miz. Usual mixed response for Cena. Huge response for Orton, who absolutely received the biggest reaction of the night. Punk and Cena started the tag bout. Cena bulldogged Punk and tagged Orton. Punk ran for the corner and tagged Miz. Miz got the better of Orton early and tagged in Punk. Now that Orton was down, Punk was willing to get in the ring with him. He locked in a rear chinlock. Fans were chanting for Fruity Pebbles. Punk drilled Orton with a series of kicks. Orton came back with a back suplex. He tagged Cena who nailed a slam and mocked Miz before nailing the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Punk and Cena clunked heads. Miz tagged in and stomped away on Cena. Cena rolled out onto the apron. Punk yanked him off and Cena bumped to the floor. Miz covered Cena for a two count. Miz locked in a rear chinlock as Cena struggled to the ropes. Cena finally breaks it and gets to his feet but Miz nails a neckbreaker. Punk and Miz take turns working on Cena. Punk kept beating on Cena and nailed a hangman's neckbreaker. Punk used body scissors to wear Cena down. Cena fought back on Punk and Miz but was overtaken again. Punk and Miz continued the beating. Cena finally made a comeback with a back suplex but Miz tagged in and prevented the hot tag. Cena fired back but was caught with a sitdown slam. Miz mocked the Rock and did the People's Elbow. Punk tagged in and stomped away at Cena. Punk missed a charge in the corner. Cena and Punk clotheslined each other in the center of the ring. Hot tag to Orton. He nailed Miz with the hanging DDT and teased the RKO but Miz slipped out and nailed the Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz went to the top but Orton cut him off and nailed a superplex. Punk tagged in and mocked Orton then went for the GTS. Orton slipped out and sent Punk into the referee. Orton nailed the RKO but no ref. Orton went for the Punt but Miz clotheslined him. Cena went after Miz but Punk caught him with a clothesline. The heels grabbed chairs but missed. Cena and Orton nailed their finishers and scored the pins. Fun main event!
Notes: They were selling signed copies of the John Cena Experience DVD...Although they mentioned the Survivor Series would be the next card here, they never plugged the date, instead pushing tomorrow's house show at the Prudential Center and the June Raw taping....Betty Skaaland, the widow of Arnold Skaaland, was sitting in the front row. Both Triple H and John Cena embraced her when they saw her....Names advertised that did not appear were The Usos....Orton vs. Miz was advertised for months as a Best of Three Falls match. Obviously, that did not happen....Overall, a solid house show.