Another Report From WWE's Live Event In Wichita (9/30): Punk Stretchered, Sandow, Heyman Appears
|By Raj Giri||October 01, 2012 | Comments|
Show starts with Justin Roberts announcing RAW GM AJ Lee. AJ comes skipping out to the delight of the audience and informs the crowd that she has some bad news, but before she can continue CM Punk interrupts her and comes out to the ring followed closely by Paul Heyman. Punk breaks the news to the crowd that Cena will not be here tonight because he broke his spirit and his body and says that since he doesn't have a match tonight he will be leaving. But AJ stops him, telling him he dose have a match against Big Show. The crowd goes wild, and she also informs us that it will be a fans choice match between a 2 out of 3 falls match or a lumberjack match. The crowd seemed to be fully behind the lumberjack match, which is good because the pools seemed to come up suspiciously fast in its favor. As soon as Punk and Heyman leave, Justin informs the crowd that if they want a refund they can do so before the end of the second match. No one that I saw seemed to take the offer, though.
The first match was a tag team match for the titles, R-Truth came out first with a new rap I hadn't heard before, it was in the same tune and style of his old entrance rap but this one made reference to Lil' Jimmy and getting back the tag team belts. I thought it was a nice treat for the fans and they seemed to love it. Then Kofi came out sporting his amazing looking Skeletor inspired ring gear which the nerd in me really appreciates. Daniel Bryan is next and the crowd starts the "Yes" chants and in typical style, Bryan gets in a shouting match with a member of the crowd. Lastly, Kane comes out, met with cheers from the crowd, and he enters the ring him and Bryan begin to declare themselves the tag team champions. Bryan gets booed every time he makes this claim and Kane gets cheered when he raises the belt, they soon move onto arguing on who will start first, but soon the match begins with Bryan vs. R-Truth.
R-Truth spends most of the start controlling the match and leading the crowd in "What's up, Goat Face" chants but soon he is knocked down and Byran and Kane gain control. Later on in the match R-truth tags in Kofi and he gains momentum over Kane until Kane hits the Sidewalk slam, he then sets up the chokeslam but Bryan tags him and says he has a idea, Kane holds Kofi upright while Bryan climbs the top turnbuckle and jumps to hit the elbow to the top of Kofi's head but misses and hits Kane. The two begin to argue but soon Kane tries calm things down with a hug which the crowd is very much behind. Of course Bryan refuses so Kofi and Truth, who have been looking on in the ring, show him how its done by hugging each other, then Kane walks over and hugs both Truth and Kofi and they invite Bryan to join them in a group hug, but again Bryan refuses and runs at them but ends up jumping legs first into the turnbuckle. The match soon ends with Kane hitting the chokeslam on Kofi and he receives both tag belts from the Ref, Bryan demands his belt back but after being denied he starts to walk away very sad, but before he exists the ring Kane feels sorry for him and offers him the belts.... for a hug. Bryan gives up and hugs Kane and gets his belt back, but while Kane celebrates Bryan grabs the Kane's belt and runs away with Kane following behind.
Next we have a match for the Diva's Championship with Eve defending against Layla. It was your standard Diva's match that the men seemed to like, as well as one very loud women behind me who kept referring to Layla as "girlfriend". Luckily the match was short.
Ryan Williams contributed to this article. Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.