WWE Live Event Results (2/7): Salt Lake City, UT; Rollins vs Bryan, Orton Returns, Zayn & Neville Team Up, More

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WWE Live Event Results


Salt Lake City, Utah

Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett

This was announced as a match for the Intercontinental title. BNB cut a promo and talked about his “BNZ” from Smackdown. He then said since Dolph had just been re-hired, that as far as BNB was concerned, he was a new guy and new guys don’t get title shots. Thus it became non-title.

Decent match, not a lot of back and forth, most BNB dominating. Dolph with a few come back attempts before hitting a Zig Zag for the win.

Sami Zayn & Adrian Neville vs. The Ascension

Sami & Adrian with the advantage early on. Then it became Ascension taking it to Sami. Sami makes the hot tag to Adrian, makes the comeback, hits his corkscrew moonsault, or whatever he calls it, but either way it was cool to see in person, for the win.

Darren Young vs. Adam Rose

There were some Rosebuds with him. Nothing to brag about in this one. Darren with the quick win.

After the match, Rose complains that it was unfair and he wasn’t ready. He says he isn’t leaving until he gets his hand raised in victory. He challenges anyone in the back to face him. Enter…..

Ryback vs. Adam Rose

Rose gets squashed again. A couple of power moves followed by shell shock and match over.

Next is the match that could be voted for, Divas one-on-one or Divas tag team. Tag team won 74%-26% (may have been 76-24, but either way, tag wins).

Naomi & Emma vs. Cameron & Summer Rae

Better than what is usually seen in a televised divas match, but still not as good as I think it could’ve been. Also went longer than your usual televised divas match also. Naomi & Emma get the win.

Randy Orton vs. Kane

Both men have put on better performances. I expected better from them. It almost seemed like they just weren’t in a rhythm with each other. Randy with an RKO for the win to send us into intermission.

Sin Cara vs. Bo Dallas

Bo was sporting a goatee, which he needs to shave as when looking closely, it started to give him a resemblance to someone else that shall remain nameless. Did a Bo-lieve promo, talked about being back after “108 days, 6 hours and 42 minutes” because of an injury to his big toe. Decent match which included Bo doing his run around the ring after an arm drag. Sin Cara returned the favor and did the same thing after his arm drag. Not a bad match at all. Sin Cara gets the win.

Dust Brothers vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro

Dust Brothers handled the face roll. Had a long promo for a house show before the match. Talked about people that have been talking that they have had problems lately, but things have never been better. They really got the crowd going. Talked about giving stuff away to the loudest section. This is when their opponents made their entrance and cut a nice heel promo.

The match itself was a good one. Back and forth. My favorite move of the match was Cesaro doing the Swing on Stardust, which as he finished the third spin and started the fourth, was ended by Kidd dropkicking Stardust. After the beatdown, hot tag to Goldust. Making the comeback, a miss timed move leads to Star kicking Gold allowing Kidd to score the pin.

Issues after the match between the Dust Brothers continue, to include Stardust slapping Goldust in the back of the head.

Main Event time.

Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins

Seth cuts a promo before hand. Says he got word from the Authority that because of the controversy from the match on Raw, that in this match, if he wins, he takes Daniel’s place at Fastlane and will then take his rightful place against Brock at WrestleMania.

This was a solid match between the two. Some back and forth. Seth dominates for a while. Quite a number of times Daniel started his comeback only to be stopped short. Finally makes his comeback and hits the running knee for the pin.

General observations:

Arena was, at best, a little over half full.

From where I was sitting (could’ve sounded differently from other parts of the arena), Daniel Bryan easily got the most pop of the night. Ryback was second biggest. He didn’t even have to motion the crowd in any way to get the “Feed Me More” chants going. Pretty much a toss up for Dolph and Randy for next in line. Dust Brothers round off the top five (pre-match). Goldust was huge over after Stardust walked out. There was even a “Goldust” chant during this.

Other items that are strictly my opinion:

Having been a fan for 29 years, I have been to my share of TV and house shows. If you want sports entertainment, go to TV tapings. If you want wrestling, go to the house shows.

Having seen a non TV version of Stardust and watching him when he was not in the match, he really knows how to get a crowd going. His timing with claps and other such crowd reactions really surprised me.

Tyson Kidd & Cesaro are a breath of fresh air to the tag team division. They remind me of what a tag team should be, matching attire, contrast of styles and tag team moves. They didn’t come across as two guys in a tag match trying to show their own moves off. They gelled really well together. I look forward to watching them going forward.

Seth Rollins is an excellent heel. Nice heel promo before the match, got plenty of heat. His antics early on in his match with Daniel Bryan were classic heel moves, a lot of ring bail out. Fun to see someone doing that.

Overall, a good show to watch. There wasn’t a lot of down time between matches so the pace was steady.