Had a great time at the show last night. Bob Backland was in the lobby taking pictures & signing autographs. The arena was about 80% full. There was a cage hanging above the ring with some "YES" and "Woooo" chants happening before the show started. The crowd was into the show, but it just isn't the same as going to a RAW or Smackdown TV taping. Hardly anyone brought signs.
Sin Cara came out to a nice pop from the crowd while ADR got lots of heat. Back and forth match. Lots of "You suck" chants for ADR during match. ADR eventually goes for the cross arm breaker, but Sin Cara rolls it into a cover for the win. ADR is fuming & grabs the mike and starts ranting how he refuses to end 2013 on a losing note. He issues an open challenge to anyone in the back which gets answered by Rey Mysterio running out to a big pop from the crowd. Ray wins the match in about 30 seconds after hitting a 619 followed by a diving head butt from the top rope. Crowd goes wild. My boy says that was one of the coolest fast matches he has ever seen. ADR stays in the ring a bit & is furious about losing.
Axel got lots of heat. Crowd was very into Khali and he was basking in all the love, walking around the ring high fiving the crowd. It amazes me he can wrestle because he can barely walk! Lol. Khali keeps instigating the crowd by pointing to Axel who gets Booed by crowd & cheers for Khali. Match finally begins & Axel keeps jumping out of the ring which gets him lots of heat from the crowd and starts the Khali chants going from the crowd. Khali gets the win after giving Axel the big boot kick (which clearly missed Axel by a lot !) followed by the big chop to the head and cover for win.
3MB vs Los Matadores:
General Manager Brad Maddox comes out and says he has a Christmas treat for the crowd and introduces Prancer, Dancer, & Rudolph, a.k.a. 3MB with Ricardo Rodriguez filling in for Heath Slater. They are not happy with this gimmick and are quite upset over having to wear these silly costumes. Los Matadores come out to a nice pop. Fun match. El Torito is quite an entertainer and crowd pleaser and covers for the win. Lots of "Ole" chants from crowd during match.
A fan vote is put up to decide whether there should be a 8 Diva dance off or a tag match.
Clay comes out to lots of boos & heat and insists of being called a "Main event player". Zack comes out to a nice pop and wins in a quick match.
Real Americans come out and Zeb immediately starts egging the crowd on by talking about Massachusetts then Swagger tells him this is Connecticut and Zeb says that is even worse. Ranking on all the illegal immigrants here and says he will have buses outside the arena to bring them back to where they belong. Cody & Goldust come out to a nice pop and interact with the crowd ringside. A good match from start to finish with a great ending with Cody doing a backwards moonsault from the top of the cage without even looking before he jumped resulting in the cover & win. After the match Cdy & Goldust walked around ringside and signed autographs as intermission began.
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