Another Report From WWE's Live Event In Wichita (9/30): Punk Stretchered, Sandow, Heyman Appears
|By Raj Giri||October 01, 2012 | Comments|
Next was Dean Ambrose vs. Michael Mcgillicutty. No one seemed to know who to know who Dean was, but Mcgillicutty got a pretty good response. Mcgillicutty won the match and we move on, it was a good match overall.
Next was Santino vs. Tensai. The crowd loved Santino, but Tensai was met with very loud "Albert" chants, which he seems to be apathetic about. The match goes off without a hitch and ends with Santino attempting to hit the Cobra but Tensai blocking and trying to use it against Santino, but soon Santino hits it and pins Tensai for the win.
We come back to Brodus Clay vs. Damien Sandow. The Funkadactyls came out with Brodus and did their dance and Sandow followed cutting a good promo. The match starts well with Brodus coming after Sandow, which Sandow responds with a yelp as he exists the ring. The match continues with Brodus and the crowd calling him a chicken. Brodus even does a little chicken dance to emphasize this fact. This was a good comedy match with Brodus picking up the win with his finisher and some kids are brought to the ring to dance. Two of the kids had some moves, the crowd loved it.
Next is Antonio Cesaro defending his title against Zack Ryder. Antonio comes out first to loud boos and cuts a promo proclaiming that he is the United States Champion which means he is the champion of all 49 states of America (since the crowd has treated their champion so terribly, he has declared that Kansas is no longer a state). Zack then comes out to cheers and the match begins. Antonio controls most of the match with plenty of chokeholds and Ryder being thrown out of the ring and slammed into the ringpost. But Ryder does hit the Broski Boot and tries to hit his finisher, but he is countered but Antonio's finisher and the match ends.
It is now time for the main event with Big Show coming out first to a big pop. Since Big Show played basketball at WSU, he is treated like a hometown hero and Big Show seems happy to be here... he even pretends to shoot a basket and talks to the crowd. But soon, CM Punk comes out with Paul Heyman and the crowd does not like it. He, of course, insults any fan who stands up to confront him including calling one women "Horse Face," insulting someone's girlfriend and other such gems. AJ comes out to announce the results of the fan poll and the lumberjack match won by a landslide. Puck tries to leave, but is stopped by the lumberjacks who are all the wrestlers from the previous matches, except for Kane and Bryan for some reason.
The match was amazing, but anyone who was there would say that Sandow stole the show. Punk started the match by taking of his shirt in a seductive manner for the crowd and threw it at Sandow, who proceeded to put in on. Sandow also fanned Punk when he was down and, of course, put Punk's foot on the bottom rope to save him. After this, Punk lost via DQ after hitting Big Show with the belt. Kofi and Truth tried to come for the save, but Punk hit the GTS on Kofi and hit Truth with the belt. But while Punk was distracted, Big Show got back up and knocked Punk out with the WMD. Truth, Kofi and Show leave and pose at the top of the ramp while Heyman comes into the ring and rests the title on top of a knocked out Punk. Heyman yells at the officials to help him and they carry Punk out on a stretcher.
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