Thursday, July 2, 2015

WWE Smackdown (01/07/14) results and observations (contains spoilers)

I went to a taping of WWE Smackdown Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center and managed to make it into the building before freezing to death.

WWE Smackdown (01/07/14) results and observations (contains spoilers)

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WWE Smackdown at the Wells Fargo Center. (Vaughn Johnson/Staff)
WWE Smackdown at the Wells Fargo Center. (Vaughn Johnson/Staff)

I went to a taping of WWE Smackdown Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center and managed to make it into the building before freezing to death.

For those who aren’t on the east coast consider yourselves lucky. It was brutally cold here in Philadelphia, but surprisingly, it did not stop the fans from showing up. There was still a very good crowd on hand.

Every seat wasn’t filled and I noticed a small portion of the arena tarped off, but for the most part, it was a large crowd.

The show itself was pretty status quo. Between the taping for Main Event and Smackdown, nothing really out of the ordinary occurred.

Overall, I had a good time. Almost all of the matches were entertaining in their own right and since neither of the shows was airing live, it meant no lengthy commercial breaks. That meant more wrestling and less down time.

Enough of my rambling, however, let’s get to the results. I must warn you all, these will contain spoilers. If you do not wish to be spoiled on what happens on Main Event and Smackdown, avert your eyes now.

Dark match – Alexander Rusev defeated Zack Ryder in relatively easy fashion.

Main Event:

- The Real Americans defeated R-Truth and Xavier Woods

- Alberto Del Rio defeated Justin Gabriel

- Cody Rhodes and Goldust defeated Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal

- AJ Lee defeated Kaitlyn

Smackdown:

- The Usos and Luke Harper and Erick Rowan went to a double countout. As the Usos were leaving, Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan attacked them.

- Big Show challenged Brock Lesnar to a fight on Miz TV. Paul Heyman came and accepted the challenge, but for the Royal Rumble instead.

- Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Los Matadores defeated The Real Americans, Curtis Axel and Ryback

- Randy Orton defeated Big E. Langston

- Xavier Woods defeated Fandango

- WWE announced that it would be at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. March 23 for a live event as apart of the Road to WrestleMania tour. It announced a pre-sale code for the show, which is WWETRENTON.

- The Shield defeated CM Punk and the New Age Outlaws

Dark match main event – John Cena defeated Randy Orton via disqualification. Orton retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in what I thought was the best match of the night and it wasn’t even televised.

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