WWE Wrestlemania Revenge Tour
April 19th 2012 WWE Smackdown
We Kicked off our day by going to an Exclusive WWE signing at The MotorPoint Arena in Cardiff My friend Matt Hilleard Who brought the Tickets also managed to get tickets for this signing and it was well worth it! We Got the meet The Big Show and Askana They were both really nice and I spent some time talking to Big Show about his days in WCW!!!!
We got into the arena in Cardiff and noticed a few different things straight away. This is the 1st WWE show Id been too in about 18 months and now WWE have invested in some video Screens for the show. Thought this was a great idea and throughout the show really made the fans feel part of it. Before the show started they showed and intro of Smackdown on the screens then Lillian Garcia Announced our first match!!!
The Great Khali vs Jinder Mahal
THis was a good match to kick off the show Khali was really over with the crowd ion Cardiff. Khali dominated early on with Heavy strikes then Mahal came back and started working on Khali leg trying to ground the big man. Khali came back with a series of chops and eventually caught Mahal in the Tree slam for the 1-2-3
Winner - Great Khali
Following this match we all turned our attention to the Big Screens again as Daniel Bryan Appeared and cut a promo about how in the main event tonight he will beat Sheamus and win back his World Heavyweight Championship! There lots of YES Chants in the crowd!!!
6 Man Tag Team Match
Curt Hawkins, TylerReks & Drew Mcintyre vs The Usos and Mason Ryan
Funny moment when Curt, Tyler and Drew were int he ring. Tyler takes Curt's Stick that the Carry's to the ring with him and hit the stick on the ring apron and the metal top of the stick flew off into the crowd!!! This was a good 6 man tag Mason Ryan was mega over being in his Home Town of Cardiff. Reks, Mcintyre and Hawkins worked over one of the Usos for most of the match until they were able to make the hot tag to Mason Ryan who came in cleared out the heels with the help of The Usos then Ryan gave the Full nelson slam to Hawkins for the win for his team!!
Winners - The Usos and Mason Ryan
Alberto Del Rio vs Percy Watson
It was great seeing Alberto!!! Im a huge mark for him and Ricardo and seeing the entrance and Announcing was great!!! Percy Watson came out and didn't get much of a reaction. Alberto Beat Percy in about 2 mins with the cross armbreaker
Winner - Alberto Del Rio
Natalya vs Alicia Fox With Special Ref Askana
These ladies had a great match lots of back and for the between Natalya and Alicia trying to out do each other. Natalya slapped Alicia Extremely hard in the face at one point in the match. Alicia won the match when Natalya thought she had won the match via Submission (but Alicia got to the ropes) Natayla then pushed Askana who pushed Natalya back, Natalya fell over Alica and Alica rolled up Natalya for the win!!
Winner Alicia Fox
Intercontiential Title Match
The Big Show vs Cody Rhodes
Cody Comes out first and cuts a promo and Big Show stating that he isn't afraid of Big show and that what happened at Wrestlemania was a complete fluke and that tonight he will be be intercontiential champion once again. Lots of stalling at the beginning of the match Cody did not want to lock up with Big Show until Show grabbed the Mic and told Cody we are wrestlers lets fight.. Good match between these two both got some great offence in. Cody Hit two disaster kicks in a row on big show,. Big show managed to come back though and went to go for the KO Punch Cody Ducked out of the way Show Grabs Cody in the Goozle and Chokeslams him for the win!!
Winner - The Big Show
Brodus Clay and Booker T w/Hornswoggle vs Christian and Mark Henry
Everyone that I was sat with was really surprised about this match I certainly did not expect to see Christian on Booker T but the crowd reaction to them was great!! Was awesome to see Booker T live. Lots of Shenanigans in this match Christian kept Challenging Booker T to a Spinarooni contest however when Booker went to do the Spinarooni Christian attacked him. Good tag teamk match and finsh came when Brodus was tagged in and finished off Christian with the big splash for the win!! After the match one of Brodus Dancers did the spinarooni along with Booker T !! Great Moment!!!
Winners - Brodus Clay and Booker T
Randy Orton vs Kane
A brilliant NO DQ match between Orton and Kane Match went for a good long time. Kane went under the ring and got a kendo stick which he used on Randy Orton, randy managed to come back get the stick and use it on kane. Kane then brings a chair ino the ring and both men use the chair as well. Kane went for a chokeslam and orton managed to get out of it and RKO Kane on the chair for the win. Really impressive match between both men
Winner - Randy Orton
World HeavyWeight Championship
Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus
This was hands down match of the night crowd was very split between both men. Me and my friends were doing the YES chants lots of support for Daniel Bryan! Bryan was so clever as well before the match started he called all the fans in attendance stupid Englishmen which drew lots of heat as we were in Wales thought it was a clever touch. This match was the longest of the night at around 35 mins and brilliant match that the crowd were into at all times. Bryan and Sheamus both fought really hard and there were alot of false finishes really got the crowd into the match. Sheamus Wont he match when after a couple of failed attempts the hit the Broigue kick on Daniel Bryan for the win.
Winner - Sheamus
In Summary i was really impressed with this show the addition of the video screen made it feel so much better and made it feel like a Smackdown show. I felt that i got more than my money's worth I felt I got alot more for my money than i was expecting (begin that id been to WWE live Events int he past) WWE really seemed to have upped their game with the House Shows and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of going!! Next show in Cardiff is WWE Raw on 9th November 2012......Think I'll be going again!!! :)