WWE RIO RANCHO, NM, LIVE RESULTS: DEAN AMBROSE VS. RUSEV; KANE & BIG SHOW DANCE
BIG SHOW:Crowd loved both the faces (Sasha might have had a bigger reaction due to the Eddie Guerrero connection). Sasha does The Banks Statement for the win while Lynch did her submission at the same time.
– Sin Cara def Epico – 9 min.
Guess worth noting that Los Matadores somewhat exist since that was his Titantron and attire for him. Some of the crowd seemed to boo that since at least some knew that’s a dead gimmick.
– Goldust def. Viktor with R-Truth as ref – 12 min match
R-Truth came out 1st with a decent pop. No reaction to Viktor, and fine reaction to Goldust. R-Truth played favor to Goldust and would often ignore Viktor’s attempted pinfalls or submissions. Finally, Goldust got an upper hand then won on a quick 3 count against him. Crowd enjoyed such mannerisms from R-Truth during the match (he ate some cotton candy from a fan from ringside) and after the match, both Goldust and R-Truth played along Truth’s theme song with the crowd.
– WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) def. Kane & Big Show vs Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman in an elimination match – 17 min match
New Day came out first to a good reaction, then Rowan and Strowman came out to boos, biggest pops were to Kane then Big Show. Match was fun, Kane eliminated Wyatts, and then Xavier pinned Kane almost immediately. After Wyatts started to attack them, they then did a triple chokeslam by Kane and Show (with Xavier in between them). New Day then got the Big Show to dance, then Kane after 2 or so minutes.
– Hype Bros def. Social Outcasts – 10 min match
Decent pop for Ryder, and Mojo looks like he just enjoys it all. Outcasts were just there to do what they were to do, no fanfare.
– US Champion Kalisto def. Alberto Del Rio – 12 min match
Crowd was into both (“Si chants ” for Del Rio, “Lucha” for Kalisto) Match was pretty good. In the beginning, Del Rio attempted to not fight go back through the Titantron.
– Dean Ambrose def. Rusev – 17 min match
Dean probably got the biggest pop between him, women’s babyfaces, and Kane with Big Show. Crowd was into both him and Rusev until Lana came out to distract and got heat on Rusev then she was kicked out by the ref. Ambrose after a struggle wins after Dirty Deeds.