Off-Air Raw Notes: Steel Cage Match, Sin Cara, Crowd Reaction

Nick Paglino

Sin CaraThanks to Denny Taylor for sending this in:

Dark Match:

Sin Cara (Azul) d. Michael McGuillicutty. Crowd popped huge for Sin Cara, one of the biggest reactions of the night.

Dark Main Event:

Alberto Del Rio d. John Cena inside a steel cage to retain the WWE Championship. Cena was about to escape through the door when Awesome Truth ran out and slammed the door on him. Del Rio escapes over the top for the win. After the match, Miz and Truth continued the beat down on Cena. Lots of CM Punk cheers. Personally, I was holding out for Ryder. However, we got neither and Cena made a comeback to deliver Attitude Adjustments, give us the Rangers score, and send us home happy. Fun match, great show.

A few other notes:

-CM Punk got the biggest pop of the night without a doubt

-Very few Cena haters were present. I'd say he was getting 95% cheers

-Orton is over like mad

-When I went to buy the Broski headband, I received a free signed Zack Ryder photo, unadvertised. It was a pretty cool surprise.

-Most of the arena was unaware that Cena and The Rock had already been announced as a team for Survivor Series. When Cena was teasing his partner, most people were screaming for Orton and Punk.

-People thought Triple H holding up the Kliq sign was a Hook'em Horns reference

All in all, a great show. Glad I spent my money on the ticket. Take care.

Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report? Submit it now!
monitoring_string = "851cc24eadecaa7a82287c82808f23d0"