The WWE brought their talent to Oklahoma City for a house event on Saturday night and put on a show that really blew the roof off the Chesapeake Arena. While John Cena was not able to make his scheduled appearance due to filming his new movie, the WWE brought enough quality talent to make his absence pretty unnoticeable. Here is a look at what happened at the Oklahoma City WWE live show.
The show opened with Justin Roberts explaining that John Cena was not there and fans who came to see him could get a refund for the next 20 minutes. Then, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair came out to the ramp. He said he was disappointed as well, but fans tonight would get to watch a match between Roman Reigns and Randy Orton, and Flair would be the referee.
Seth Rollins music hit and the Money in the Bank winner came to the ring with his briefcase. His opponent was his former Shield teammate Dean Ambrose. For fans who were disappointed that the two did not face at “Battleground,” this match showed how awesome the match would have been. Both men fought inside and outside the ring and it was very entertaining. Rollins hit Ambrose with the briefcase and lost by disqualification but Ambrose got revenge and Rollins was sent running.
Bo Dallas came out next and talked to the audience about being Bo-lievers. His opponent was Zack Ryder. Dallas beat Ryder in a competitive match with the Bo-dog. After the match, he said that Ryder had no chance but tried and that makes him a winner in life.
Damien Sandow was out next. Sandow said that he was there to represent the Texas Longhorns, which got a lot of boos since Oklahoma City is faithful to the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. His opponent was Sin Cara, who beat him. Sandow complained and said he wanted to fight someone else, so The Great Khali came out. The fans in Oklahoma City loved Khali and he won as well.
The WWE Diva’s title was on the line next as AJ Lee fought Paige. Paige actually skipped out to the ring, mocking Lee. AJ Lee won the match with the Black Widow.
The next match was awesome. Alberto Del Rio took on Dolph Ziggler. Del Rio interacted with the fans a lot, even ripping up ones sign and stealing another’s water bottle to throw at Ziggler. It was clear that Del Rio was having a lot of fun. Ziggler won the match with the Zig Zag. After the match, Ziggler kept circling the ring, slapping hands with all the fans. When a security guard tried to get him out, he danced with her and then ran around the crowd, slapping more hands. Very fun moment.
Adam Rose came out with two girls and the giant rabbit and the fans voted whether he would face Justin Gabriel in a regular match or a dance off. The fans voted for a dance off. Gabriel is a full heel here. He danced and then when Rose started, Gabriel attacked him. Rose prevailed.
Rusev and Lana was out next. They praised Vladimir Putin and put down the United States like usual. Then Jack Swagger came out wearing his old Oklahoma Sooners jersey, accompanied by Zeb Colter. Swagger got the loudest cheers of the entire night, but still lost to Rusev, who locked in the Accolade.
The next match was a tag team match between Rybaxel and the brothers Goldust and Stardust. Stardust was crazy, not coming out the entrance, but sneaking through a side curtain. He kept running to the crowd. He also was really creepy in the ring and was a lot of fun. Goldust pinned Curtis Axel to win the match for his team.
The WWE main event saw Roman Reigns take on Randy Orton, with Ric Flair as the referee. Reigns came through the crowd like usual. Weapons came into play, including chairs, the ring steps, a table and a Singapore cane. The end came when Orton sucker punched Flair and set up for the concussion kick. Reigns made the save and hit the spear for the win.
Overall, it was a hugely fun night and the arena was at least half full for the WWE live show. The matches were fun, the wrestlers interacted a lot with the fans and it was just a good night out.