WWE Raw House Show Results – 4/15/09
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Dave Power of WWR.ie sent this report in:
RAW Brand House Show for the first time in the O2 Dublin April 15th 2009
Tony Chimel comes out to ring announce and gets a nice pop. He is being wasted on ECW and is better than Justin Roberts. Chimel has been in the company since the early 90s and the Irish fans respect this
Match 1: Kofi Kingston v The Miz.
Irish crowd loved Kofi and The Miz received tons of heat for being a egomaniac and he really plays up to it
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Beth Phoenix & Layla v WWE Women’s Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly
Pretty average Divas tag match here. Layla and Kelly Kelly were beautiful in person but they couldn?t wrestle. This match exposed Layla’s weaknesses and she is a long way from being the finished article. Kelly Kelly scored the pinfall
Winners: WWE Women’s Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly
Tony Chimel plugs Backlash on April 26th and John Cena’s latest crap movie 12 Rounds. Cena’s movie was booed by the anti-Cena Irish fans
Match 3: Santina Marella v Goldust
Santina gets a HUGE pop and loads of chants and he enjoys playing to the crowd. Goldust also received a nice pop from the old school Irish fans in attendance. Marella gets the pin in a very quick match and challenges anyone else to a match. Austin’s music hits and the place erupts, Marella sells it excellently but sadly it isn?t the WWE Hall of Famer, its Charlie Haas! Charlie Haastin gets the pinfall!
Match 4: William Regal v CM Punk
William Regal gets booed out of the building. Irish fans aren?t fond of the Brit on this particular evening. Regal enjoys the boos. Money in the Bank winner CM Punk got an AMAZING reception. It was an ok match nothing special
Winner: CM Punk
Regal got great heat for blindsliding Punk, Kofi Kingston made the save for Punk.
Match 5: Carlito & Primo Colon v Mike Knox & Kane for the Unified Tag Belts
Crowd didn?t know who Mike Knox was, they were chanting ?Who are ya? repeatedly. The Irish crowd still really like Kane even if most long time wrestling fans think he has gone off the boil since he lost his mask in 2003. They are still using the RAW and Smackdown tag team belts, no signing of them being merged at the moment which they should be. The match wasn?t bad and Carlito and Primo win by DQ
Winners & STILL WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: Carlito & Primo Colon
Match 6: Rey Mysterio v Chris Jericho for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
What an honour and surprise it was to see Chris Jericho in Dublin! Didn?t think he would be on this show because of his move to Smackdown. He gets a lot of heat from the Irish apart from myself and the rest of the Jericholics in the O2. Very funny promo from Y2J, he is the best microphone worker in the business. The crowd absolutely loves Rey Mysterio, loads of Irish kids wearing the Rey masks. 619 chants throughout the match. Jericho really plays up to the crowd which he is excellent at doing. Mysterio wins after a great match with plenty of near falls and the crowd goes wild! This will make for a great feud on the Smackdown brand.
Winner & STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Rey Mysterio
Tony Chimel announces that is now time for the main event of the evening
Match 7: John Cena v Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship
Crowd reaction to John Cena in Dublin is 50/50. No Vickie Guerrero thank god. The anti Cena lobby is alive and well in Dublin. Hillarious seeing kids and grown adults disagreeing over Cena during the match. Edge is an awesome heel to experience in person, knows how to draw the heat. Lets go Cena Lets go Edge chants throughout the match. No surprise in the end as Cena retains
Winner & STILL World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena
Very disappointed that Randy Orton & Legacy weren?t able to make this house show but they may appear tomorrow night at the O2 in Dublin
Match of the night has to go to Rey Mysterio v Chris Jericho, reminded me of WCW’s glory days seeing those lock it up in the ring.
1 Rey Mysterio
2 antina Marella
1 Chris Jericho
3 William Regal
Hope everyone enjoyed themselves in Dublin tonight and tune into WWR this Friday where we will discuss the house show live on 103.2 Dublin City FM at 7.30pm
Till next time