6/9 WWE Raw in Barcelona, Spain: R-Truth out with an injury, Brodus Clay fills in by teaming with Kofi Kingston to defend the WWE Tag Titles, C.M. Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship
WWE Raw live event
Report by Dot Net reader Judy
It was a fantastic show. The arena was not sold out.
John Laurinaitis came out to start the show. Many boos for him. He announced that later in the show, Big Show, Tensai and him would face John Cena.
1. Zack Ryder defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/Vickie Guerrero). A good match. Ziggler is fantastic live, they have to give him a push now. Ryder followed in his line and took a good standing ovation.
2. Mason Ryan defeated Curt Hawkins. Hawkins acted as a babyface, which carried him a standing ovation too. It was strange. Ryan, meanwhile, had some mixed reactions. A lot of people did not care about this match and they just screamed with impressive movements. After the match, Hawkins thanked the public.
3. Layla defeated Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Divas Championship. Both offered a decent match, even though people were not very involved.
4. Alex Riley defeated Michael McGuillicutty. Riley was highly acclaimed.
5. John Cena defeated Tensai, Big Show, and John Laurinaitis in a three on one handicap match. Cena took one of the biggest ovations of the night. There were many people with their shirts.
6. Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger and David Otunga in a Triple Threat match to retain the U.S. Title. This was the comedy match of the night. The people were completely with Santino.
Primo and Epico came out and cut a promo insulting the Spanish women and saying they were ugly and have a strange accent. They urged the public to educate and talk like Puerto Ricans. Primo then mentioned that Truth would not be present and Epico and him would become champions tonight. They took a big boo.
7. Brodus Clay and Kofi Kingston defeated Primo and Epico to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships. This match also had a comical moments. Primo and Epico are a great tag team. Very entertaining. At one point, Primo and Epico won the titles when the referee didn't see that Kofi had set foot on the rope. Another referee came out and restarted the match. Finally, several children entered the ring and danced with Kofi and Brodus.
8. CM Punk defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the WWE Championship in a Street Fight. This was definitely the best match of the night. The public was divided between the two men. It was a mixed reaction to Bryan where the "YES!" was the protagonist. Punk got a standing ovation when he won.
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