|By Raj Giri||July 28, 2012 | Comments|
There was then a brief intermission, while Justin Roberts advertised the merchandise and future events.
Tensai made his way out after the short intermission (his personality in real-life is about the same as his in-ring). Tensai received essentially no reaction. Tyson Kidd came out next to a few cheers. The crowd was clearly not into this match. Tensai dominated most of the match, but Tyson was able to get in some offense, which sparked the crowd a little. Tensai hit a chokebomb pinning combo to score the victory. The crowd couldn't have cared less. Tyson received a small ovation after the match. Though the crowd wasn't interested, it was actually a decent match.
William Regal came out to a chorus of boos, but most people around us cheered him. He called out Santino for a US Title match. Santino came out to a gigantic pop. Regal and Santino engaged in some exciting mat wrestling, but eventually it turned into a comedy gig. Santino did appear to hurt his knee in the match, with the trainer coming into the ring to check him. Regal played the heel role well and actively communicated with the audience. It really was nice seeing Regal in action. Santino began his series of offensive moves culminating in a Cobra Strike for the victory to the amusement of the crowd. Santino played the crowd with his comedic antics after the match. Though the contest was mostly comedy filler, the wrestling was very solid by both men.
The Main Event featured a Steel Cage Match between The Big Show and John Cena. Cena came out first to an insane pop from the crowd. I didn't hear a single "Cena Sucks" chant the whole time. I had numerous children around me, so they naturally freaked out the entire time. For those that haven't seen Cena, he is absolutely jacked physically. Next, Show came out to major heat (and yes, Show really is THAT BIG). Show played the crowd and even told a little kid in front of me to "sit down, fat boy." Cena attempted to escape numerous times, but Show always caught him. Both men nearly escaped through the door numerous time as well. Show dominated throughout the match, but Cena eventually gained the upper-hand. Cena did his usual arsenal of moves before hoisting Show up for the AA. Cena proceeded to pin Show for the win. Both men put on a solid show and though Cena is often criticized for his wrestling skills, he actually performed quite well.
Cena invited a kid into the ring to sing "Country Roads" to end the show and send the fans home happy.
The show was pretty solid with a decent crowd. It was a shame that other big names weren't there, but most only cared about Cena.
1. Cena, by far.
3. Zack Ryder
4. Kofi Kingston
1. Big Show
2. The Miz
3. Abraham Washington
4. Antonio Cesaro
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