Another Set Of Results From Last Night's WWE Live Event: Ryback Suffers Upset Loss, John Cena Absent
Brad Maddox started the show off by warming up to his hometown crowd, talking about how tonight will be the best show Portland has ever seen. However, he did tell us that John Cena would not be there due to injury. This got a whole lotta boos, although I didn't see anyone leave for their refund.
Battle Royal to face Alberto Del Rio for the WHC
Big E Langston, R-Truth, Mark Henry, The Shield, Christian, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, and Daniel Bryan came out. Big E was eliminated first, and it came down to a final four of Ziggler, Bryan, Rollins and Ryback. Ambrose got a ton of heat for eliminating RVD. Ryback offered an alliance to Rollins, who agreed. However, while Rollins was attempting to eliminate Bryan, Ryback snuck up and tossed Rollins over. Ryback then eliminated Ziggler. Ryback zoned in on Bryan, but Bryan reversed a powerbomb attempt into a hurricanrana over the top rope.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Kane vs. Luke Harper
Harper was able to work fairly well, but when Kane started mounting a small comeback, Bray Wyatt stepped up to the ring. Rowan attacked Kane while Wyatt distracted the ref, but Harper wasn't able to capitalize and Kane hit his trademark moves. Eventually, Wyatt got up from where he was sitting, which was right next to me, and went right at Kane. Kane fended him off, then chokeslammed Harper and Rowan while Wyatt backed off.
Winner by DQ: Kane
At this point, Maddox told us that we would decide the stipulation for Big E vs. Ziggler. We had a choice between No DQ and 2 out of 3 falls. The crowd was very vocally for the no DQ match.
AJ vs. Kaitlyn - Divas Championship
Kaitlyn pretty much beat AJ down the entire match, making it seem like a David vs. Goliath match up. It was a pretty good divas match, much better than what we usually see on TV. AJ ended up getting the win with the Black Widow submission.
Winner: AJ Lee
Paul Heyman talked backstage about Brock vs. Punk, and then Axel stepped in and cut a decent promo.
Ryback vs. R-Truth
The crowd loved R-Truth, and responded to everything he was doing. Ryback got a pretty split reaction, even though he was trying so hard to get heel heat. R-Truth barely got any offense in, but Ryback got cocky and started taunting a lot. R-Truth rolled Ryback up for the win and immediately ran to the back.
Backstage promo with Big E, who said that Ziggler needed him, not the other way around.
The Shield vs. Christian/Mark Henry/RVD
Christian got a nice pop, Mark Henry got a big one, followed by RVD's gigantic pop. The crowd absolutely hated the Shield, I felt like the only one cheering for them. The three faces had a fun little spot at the beginning, doing rock-paper-scissors to see who goes in first. Christian went in, and Reigns was in first for the Shield. The first few minutes were filled with stalling, with Christian having a taunt off with all three Shield members. Christian got nearly zero offense in before tagging in Henry, who was a monster like usual. Once RVD was tagged in, the match really picked up. Ambrose did a lot of the work for The Shield, and he really may have put on the best performance. RVD did a lot of exciting moves, and then tagged Christian back in. Christian started to mount a little bit of offense, but Rollins wasn't letting him get too big of an advantage. Rollins tagged in Ambrose when Christian tagged in Henry, and Henry went to work. Henry went for the WSS, but Rollins ran in and distracted him. Christian threw out Rollins, and Reigns ran in to hit Henry with the spear before turning around to a spear by Christian. Ambrose threw Christian out, and turned right into a WSS from Henry. RVD was tagged in and hit the 5 Star Frog Splash for the win. The faces spent about 5-6 minutes working the crowd and playing them up afterwards.