Another Detailed Report For Last Night's WWE Live Event In Reading: NXT Champs, Rollins, Reigns
Poor attendance, arena was about half full. I'd estimate 3,500-4000. I bought a cheap ticket but moved up and sat in an excellent spot with a great view.
Crowd was good, it was mostly kids and parents but a few hardcore fans were there.
Swags comes out to a surprising pop until Zeb starts talking, to which the crowd booed. Next out is Cesaro to a solid pop. Then Sheamus to a roar. A lot of Sheamus fans here. Solid 14 minute match with some interesting spots, such as Sheamus missing Swags on a Brogue kick and running into a super European uppercut (I forget what it's called, it's when he throws the guy the in the air). Cesaro teased the swing, which got a pop, then he cut us off and just stomped him. Obviouslly WWE wanted him to play heel tonight. The finish saw Sheamus get the win with a Brogue kick on Swags while he had the ankle lock on Cesaro.
Bo comes out to mostly cheers but some boos. Ryder gets a nice pop. Bo does his usual prancing and boasting. At one point Ryder dropkicked him then mocked him by circling the ring gloating, it was actually pretty funny. Standard match that saw Bo get the win with the Stratusfaction.
Fans voted for a match 67% over a dance contest. Out comes Rosa to no reaction, then Nikki to a good pop. Typical divas match that ended after 6-7 minutes.
NXT Tag Team Championship
The Ascension (c) vs. R-Truth and Xavier Woods
Konnor O'Brien is pretty big in real life, intimidating dude. Truth and Woods got the crowd with the "What's up"s. Nothing special, finish saw the Ascension hit their finisher on Truth to get the win. It was similar to what The Eliminators' finisher in ECW.
Out comes Seth to a coarse of boos and "You sold out"s. When he first appeared he got cheers, but it slowly settled to boos. Out comes Dean to a good pop in jeans, a beater, and a jacket. He takes the jacket off and runs after Seth but Seth high tails it. Seth eventually gets in and they have an okay match. I was actually disappointed in the performance, as these are two of my favorite performers these days yet the only high spot (if it can be called that) was a suicide dive my Ambrose. It looked like it hurt cause he landed right on concrete. There were mats on all the other sides of the rings so I was surprised he used the only side that didn't. Other than that and a superplex, nothing special here. Finish saw Dean get his foot tied in the tree of woe and Seth kicked and punched him until he got DQ'd. Seth grabs a chair and gets ready to stomp him on it but Dean grabs the chair and chases him away.
Snoozefest that actually got a "CM Punk" chant from a very kid/parent-oriented crowd. Khali gets the win after 5-6 minutes of nonsense.
Damien comes out in a suit with sunglasses and a piece of paper, proclaiming that he has assembled the greatest team of wrestlers in WWE history. He gives great introductions to Tyson Kidd, Heath Slater, and Hornswoggle. Damien was actually excellent in this role, he's a natural heel and he's good at being an annoying manager. He's like a blend of The Genius, Gary Hart, and Jim Cornette.
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