Dot Net reader Antony Jakic attended the WWE Raw house show in Antwerp, Belgium and sent along the following report.
Kofi Kingston And R-Truth defeated Epico And Primo. This was supposed to be for the tag team titles, but ''Justin Roberts received word from Johnny Ace'' that it would be a non-title match. Kofi Kingston hit the trouble in paradise for the win in a decent opener.
David Otunga defeated Alex Riley. It's amazing how over Alex Riley is with the crowd even though he's a jobber. He has much more potential than Otunga (who won with his shitty finisher) in my opinion.
Lord Tensai defeated Tyson Kidd. Good five minute match. Tyson Kidd got, surprisingly, much offense. Lord Tensai won however with the Itchy(?) Bomb.
Zack Ryder defeated Dolph Ziggler. This was one of the best matches of the night thanks to Ziggler's selling. The ending was very similar to the match they had at TLC 2011. Ziggler got carried away by a woman after the match which drew a lot of laughs from the crowd.
Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger to retain the US Championship. Santino got one of the biggest pops of the night along with Zack Ryder. Jack Swagger won but Santino's foot was on the rope. When the bell rang for the rematch Santino immediately hit the cobra for the victory.
The Bella Twins defeated Eve And Beth Phoenix. Fun diva's match. The Bella Twins won with twin magic.
John Cena defeated The Miz. The Miz cut an entertaining promo using a lot of France and Dutch words mocking the crowd and speaking ''very slowly''. John Cena got one of the biggest pops I've ever heard (I'm not a big fan of Cena personally, but I don't hate him either). The crowd was constantly chanting ''Cena'' (not even let's go Cena/Cena Sucks!). Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena kicked out. Shortly thereafter Cena won with the AA.
CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho in a ''No Holds Barred'' match to retain the WWE Championship. GREAT 10-15 match. Lots of entertaining spots such as Jericho spilling beer over CM Punk and hard Kendo stick shots. David Otunga interfered for some reason, but Punk knocked him out with a roundhouse kick. Jericho went for the school boy pin but Punk kicked out. Punk kicked out of a Codebreaker later in the match as well. There was a nice submission exchange similar to WrestleMania. CM Punk Irish whipped Jericho's skull onto a chair in the corner before hitting him with the GTS for the win.
This was the first time I ever went to a WWE event and I had a great time. The crowd was very hot which made a good atmosphere in what looked like a sold out Lotto Arena.
1. John Cena
2. CM Punk
3. Tie :) : Santino Marrela and Zack Ryder
1. The Miz
2. Dolph Ziggler
3. David Otunga
4/21 WWE Raw in Antwerp, Belgium: Lord Tensai vs. Tyson Kidd, John Cena vs. The Miz, and CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho in a no holds barred match for the WWE Championship
Posted in: WWE Live Events
Apr 22, 2012 - 10:01 AM
Apr 22, 2012 - 10:01 AM
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