I have just come back from the WWE live event in Leeds First Direct Arena and it is a very enjoyable event. First of all, I was in the Leeds Trinity shopping centre where the Prime Time Players were scheduled to appear from 2pm-4pm and you need a wristband from the WWE2k14 game to see them, which I did not have. I arrived at the centre at 2:15 with the WWE2k14 gameplay and played a few matches, but the PTP's had still not arrived. In the middle of playing the game, I heard them being introduced so I walked around the booth and the PTP's were about 1 metre away from me! They went on the stage and did the millions of dollars thing. Security were a bit pushy about where you could stand, but you could easily get a view of them. Some guy also handed Darren Young a comb, haha. Titus kept jokingly pushing people back if they rushed in to meet them when it was their turn. You weren't allowed to see them unless you had a ticket and they had to leave at 4:15, they did seem friendly though.
I got to the arena at 5:30, they let us in at 6:15. I'd say it was between 2/3 full, quite a few empty seats but Leeds Arena only holds 13,000 and it's almost semi-circle shaped compared to a full arena, which is circle shaped. Lots of wooing as we were waiting for the show to start. At 7:40 the show starts with Tony Chimel coming out
The Prime Time Players def. Hunico & Kamacho
Standard tag team match the with PTP's playing the faces, the heels stalling and then the faces getting a hot tag. Titus wins with the sit out spinebuster. There were lots of cheers and chants of "millions of dollars," which reminds me, someone in the autograph signing did the millions of dollars dance with the PTP's but said "millions of pounds." LOL
Ryback def. Gabriel
I was very excited to see Justin Gabriel because I really want to see a 450 splash again, but the second Rybacks music hit I thought, "great, squash match, no 450 for me." It turned out to be a decent match between the two. Gabriel got quite a few hits in such us a springboard moonsault, a flurry of kicks and several crossbodies. Mixed chants for Ryback, with fans chanting "Goldberg" and "Feed Me More." Ryback wins with Shell Shock.
The Bella Twins def. AJ & Tamina
AJ announced before the match that it was a non-title bout. Lots of wolf whistling when the Divas came out. Seriously though, who can blame them?! Very loud pop for AJ and Tamina started the match, some pops for the Bellas, as well as a small "we want tables" chant, very similar to the one on raw. A "we want AJ" chant broke out, which AJ at first didn't acknowledge but when she tagged in, she tagged straight back out and got booed. The same thing happened a couple of minutes later. Great heel tactic by AJ. Brie Bella won with the X Factor after AJ ran at her off the ropes.
The Great Khali def. Jinder Mahal
Standard boring Khali match with Khali as the face. Khali won with the Khali chop. Khali actually got a big pop, what the hell?
A video package was shown about the WWE 2K14 video game, and there was loud boos for John Cena and a huge "Woo!" chant.
Paul Heyman came out with Curtix Axel and Ryback and was complaining to the crowd about his injury. He he started off with "ladies and gentlemen" and instantly got booed. He responded by saying, "you booed me for saying ladies and gentleman?! Okay then, the things that live in Leeds!," which got an even bigger boo. Very smart by Heyman. Some of us were confused about why Ryback came out with Heyman based on what Heyman said about Ryback on RAW. "CM Punk" chants broke out and Heyman was talking about how he was scheduled to face Punk, but there will be no scheduled match. Punk's music hit to a very loud pop. He came out for about 10 seconds, went to the back, then came out with a kendo stick, which got a huge pop. He went on the mic and basically asked Ryback why he was taking sides with the man who said bad things about him on RAW. Ryback said "stupid" to Heyman and left. Punk told Axel and Heyman that they had 10 seconds until he comes into the ring and kicks their ass. Punk ran in with the kendo stick and Axel ran out to the back, leaving Heyman by himself. Heyman got battered with the kendo stick to a load of "yes" chants, until the Wyatts music hit to a loud pop. The Wyatts came in and attacked punk, but then Daniel Bryan came out and made the save and the tag team match was on.
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