5/22 WWE house show results from Dublin, Ireland
By Paul Martin
The Usos vs Harper and Rowan – Win for the Usos
Sami Zayn vs Damian Sandow – Towards the end of the match Sandow got on the microphone and complained that because he wasn’t allowed to say anything with the microphone in the USA; he will say something here instead. He went on like this until Zayn rolled him up for the 3 count.
Bella Twins vs Alicia Fox & Aksana – Bella Twins won. Afterwards Alicia Fox went crazy. She attacked the announcer and insisted that he announce the Twins to come back for a rematch. She kept hitting him but he resisted. Eventually she said that the Bellas forfeit the match by not turning up so she got the referee to raise the hands of her and Aksana. Afterwards the Bella Twins came out and both of came kissed the announcer to thank him.
Sheamus vs Cesaro for the US title- Incredible match. Sheamus was obviously cheered as the hometown hero. Started slow but built to an excellent climax, with each man hitting their big moves including the Cesaro Swing and the Celtic Cross; a move I haven’t seen Sheamus do on tv in a long time. That was a great near fall but eventually Sheamus won after a Brogue Kick.
R-Truth & Xavier Woods vs Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal (with Heath Slater) – Win for R Truth & Woods. Both sides done a really good job of working the crowd. McIntyre came out in a Glasgow Rangers jersey, a Scottish football team hated in Ireland for all kinds of political and religious reasons.
Dolph Ziggler vs Del Rio – Ziggler won after hitting the Zig Zag.
Tony Chimel, the ring announcer accidentally thanked London for a great show. Was greeted with boos before he eventually corrected himself. Unbelievable mistake really and given what happened next it almost seemed scripted.
John Cena vs Bray Wyatt (with the rest of the Wyatt Family) – After the entrances, Cena tried to explain that the reason Chimel had mixed up London and Dublin was because WWE played in an arena called the O2 in both cities; and also although there were 30,000 in the O2 in London and 10,000 in the O2 in Dublin, 10,000 Irishmen sound louder than 30,000 Englishmen. It was a decent save. Just as he finished the last line, Wyatt attacked him from behind. Wyatt then said that London was a king compared to Dublin. Match was formulaic; Cena winning after an AA.