WWE Live Event Results From Honolulu (9/13): Nakamura Gets Title Shot, Orton, Asuka Appears, More

Thanks to Reid Shimizu, @SeanHBlake , Wayne & Kristy Fields for the following WWE live event results from Wednesday's show in Honolulu, Hawaii:

From Wayne & Kristy Fields:

* SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day retained over Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. Lots of comedy but a fun match. Corbin grabbed a replica Money In the Bank briefcase from a fan and got a pop. Big E and Kofi Kingston retained with Midnight Hour

* Luke Harper defeated Erick Rowan. Dull match, lost a lot of the crowd energy from the opener but they did pick it up at the end

* Sami Zayn defeated Aiden English. Another dull match, Sami won with the Helluva Kick. English sang before the match and got huge heat

* Randy Orton defeated Rusev in a Last Man Standing match. Fun gimmick match, Orton was over big time. Rusev put himself through a table via spear, then Orton hit the RKO to put him down


* Charlotte Flair, Naomi and Becky Lynch (with Asuka) defeated SmackDown Women's Champion Natalya, Lana, Tamina Snuka and Carmella (with James Ellsworth). Naomi pinned Lana after a Rear View. Asuka got a big pop and was wearing a sling

* WWE United States Champion AJ Styles retained over Kevin Owens. Phenomenal match, AJ won with the Phenomenal Forearm

* WWE Champion Jinder Mahal retained over Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura's entrance was really cool and got a big pop. Fun match that was won by The Khallas from Jinder after interference from The Singh Brothers

From Reid Shimizu:

The WWE made its return to the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu a little over a year from their last visit. The arena wasn't sold out but was very close to it.

* The New Day (Big E & Kofi) w/ University of Hawaii head football coach Nick Rolovich defeated Dolph Ziggler & Baron Corbin to retain the WWE Tag Team titles. In the match Kofi appeared to hurt his knee after slipping off the top rope. Kofi limped around but roughed it out to finish the match. He was helped to the back.

* Luke Harper defeated Erick Rowan with a discus clothesline.

* Sami Zayn defeated Aiden English. First time for Zayn in Hawaii and he was very popular with the fans.

* Randy Orton defeated Rusev in a Last Man Standing match. Very exciting match with kendo sticks, multiple chair shots, ring side steps and a table. Orton delivered an RKO to Rusev after sending him through a table.

* Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch w/ Asuka defeated Natalya, Tamina, Lana & Carmella w/ James Ellsworth. Match was pretty short with Charlotte doing most of the heavy lifting. Naomi pinned Alana following a rear view.

* AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens to retain the United States Championship. The match was shorter than I would have liked and was a bit of a disappointment in my opinion. Styles won after a Phenomenal Forearm.

* Jinder Mahal (w/ The Singh Brothers) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship. What a difference a year makes. Last summer Nakamura made a Hawaii appearance and was treated as an unknown by the fans. This year much different as Nakamura received loud cheers. Both men worked hard in this match and it was a solid main event. Mahal won after his cobra clutch slam after the Singh Brothers ran interference.


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