We always love getting live reports from our readers, no matter what wrestling event you’re attending. Thank you to site reader Thomas who sent in the following report from WWE’s live event in Hershey, PA at the Giant Center. If you have live event results you’d like to send in, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WWE Live Event at the Giant Center, Hershey, PA:
The building was almost full for this one, which featured the Smackdown crew. Things had definitely changed from the originally advertised lineup, because when I got my tickets they were advertising Ambrose vs. Ziggler for the WWE Championship, Cena vs. Styles, and Randy Orton was advertised to appear also (Bill’s note: Orton ended up working the Chicago event with Brock Lesnar). So this lineup was slightly different, but it was a good show.
Match #1 – Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz (w/Maryse) in a non-title match. Miz got “coward” chants for stalling, and Maryse got ejected at one point. Dolph won with a superkick and got a strong reaction.
Match #2 – Apollo Crews def. Erick Rowan. Crews won with a roll-up, then said in his post-match promo that he planned to hit up Hershey Park for some chocolate
Bray Wyatt cut a promo on Kane.
Match #3 – The Hype Bros def. The Ascension. The Hype Bros got a pretty good reaction from the live crowd.
Match #4 – Kane def. Bray Wyatt. Typical big man match, and Wyatt played the heel really well. Kane won with a chokeslam.
Match #5 – Rhyno and Heath Slater (c) def. Breezango, American Alpha, and The Usos in a four-way to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. Rhyno hit a Gore on Breeze to get the win. American Alpha got a good pop, as did Slater and Rhyno. Really great action packed four-way from all four teams.
AJ Styles cut a promo talking about how he’s the face that runs the place and hyped up the triple-threat main event.
Match #6 – Baron Corbin def. Jack Swagger. Swagger had the fans with him and doing “we the people” chants, but Corbin polished him off with End of Days.
Match #7 – Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, and Naomi def. Natalya, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella. Lynch scored the win for her team with the Disarmer. Lots of great action in this women’s tag match, well done.
Match #8 – AJ Styles (c) def. John Cena and Dean Ambrose in a triple threat match to retain the WWE Championship. Cena was pretty over but there were plenty of dueling chants of “Let’s go Cena” “Cena Sucks” going on too. All three men really got decent reactions overall. The finish came as Cena set up for an AA, Styles hit Ambrose with a chair. Styles tried to hit Cena but he blocked it, then AJ used a low blow and a roll-up for the win. After the match, Ambrose hit AJ with Dirty Deeds, and Cena followed with an AA to send the crowd home happy. Great main event and a fun preview for the No Mercy pay per view coming up.