Thanks to WrestlingINC.com reader Chris Moffat for sending in these results from last night's WWE SmackDown live event in Glasgow, Scotland:
Although WWE comes to the UK only twice a year, fans are still guaranteed to have an experience of a life time. The roster gave fans a show that they will never forget, despite having no world champion present. On Thursday, 18th of April 2013 in Glasgow's Breahead arena, I was fortunate enough to be sitting in the very front row, witnessing one of the best WWE house shows, to ever take place in Scotland. Here's what went down and what I saw, from a front row seat:
A great way to open the show as the two superstars representing the heel rock bad "3MB", Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal, were challenged to play the babyface character as Drew McIntyre once again made a return to his home land of Scotland. Not to mention how stunning Rosa Mendes looked walking around the outside of the ring. Santino and McIntyre got the win over Primo and Epico with a double "Cobra" to the delight of the fans. After the match, The Shield ran in and assaulted the winning team, later giving the triple powerbomb to the home town boy Drew McIntyre.
Fandango defeated Ted DiBiase
NXT Diva Summer Rea escorted the enthusiastic dancer to the ring as Fandango began his normal shtick to try and get the audience to pronounce his name correctly. Mid-name, DiBiase cut him off. Fandango won with a neckbreaker, followed by going on the microphone and saying his own name properly. FannnnnnDannnnnnGoooooo!
Natalya defeated Alicia Fox
Hornswoggle was the special guest ring announcer for this highly entertaining Divas matchup. Some of Alicia's hair was yanked off by Natty which she didn't look too happy about. Natalya won with the Sharpshooter. After the match, Natalya made her way around the ringside arena, slapping the hands of the fans. When she got round to my seat, we hugged for a good five seconds which was a very nice experience! Thanks Natty…
Mark Henry defeated The Great Khali
Although it took Khali a while to get to the ring, the world's strongest man made quick work of the Punjabi Playboy and gave him a good old fashioned "World's Strongest Slam" for the win.
Randy Orton defeated The Big Show
A great match to end the first half of the show. The Apex Predator received a fantastic reception from the Glasgow crowd which he seemed to enjoy. The action spilled out to the floor as Big Show's head cracked the ring post and almost landed on my lap. It would have been something to remember if he did end up over the barricade. After a few false finishes, Show went for the knockout punch, in which Randy ducked and delivered a big RKO for the three count.
Wade Barrett defeated Justin Gabriel to retain the Intercontinental Championship
Before the match began, Barrett cut a great "England" promo which angered the Scottish audience. This was actually a superb match and it looked like they still have some chemistry in the ring together after teaming together in "Nexus" a few years back. Barrett knocked Gabriel out with the "Bullhammer" elbow. Impressive match to say the least.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Jack Swagger in a No Disqualification match
Swagger entered with the controversial Zeb Colter who cut a promo about the problems in America, which was confusing since we were half way across the world. Del Rio entered to an outstanding ovation. A twitter poll was also cast by using the hashtag, #WWEGlasgow, to determine whether Zeb Colter would be allowed to stay at ringside or be forced to leave. The results showed "Zeb Goes!" which made the 6,000 plus erupt. Another great match, Del Rio picked up the victory after an innovative counter of the Gut Wrench Powerbomb into the Cross Arm Breaker.
The Shield vs. The New Age Outlaws and Sheamus ended in a No-Contest
Yes, the full Outlaws routine was put to use here which was something that I was privileged to have witnessed. Sheamus arrived to a huge roar from the crowd. The Shield also made their entrance through the audience by appearing from the Gents toilet corridor. This was a very fun match to see and witness from the front row. Referee Chad Patton eventually lost control and rang the bell, preventing the Shield from losing and looking weak and still being able to have the top face team have the "last laugh" to send the crowd home happy. Both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn shouted "Suck It!" to Seth Rollins as he turned around and got his face smashed with a "Brouge Kick".
Overall, it a phenomenal experience and great show. To see footage of the event, click here.