WWE Live in Cape Town, South Africa
30 July 2013 (Night 1 in Cape Town)
Grand Arena, Grand West Casino
The WWE will be performing two shows in the Grand Arena, the first of which took place tonight. The venue holds only around 5000 people but they were having ticket deals to help fill out the venue and there were still plenty of empty seats, hope that doesn't hurt chances of bringing down WWE in the future. Justin Gabriel of course appeared in various TV and radio interviews throughout the week.
R-Truth beat Fandango after 7 minutes.
AJ beat Kaitlyn after 6 minutes.
RVD beat Wade Barrett after 8 minutes with the Five Star Frog Splash. Kind of a one sided match with RVD hitting all of his popular moves.
Justin Gabriel beat Titus O'Neil after 13 minutes with the 450 splash. Simple but enjoyable match. Quite a few moments where it looked like it was over for Gabriel which definitely heightened the tension for everyone in the venue.
Randy Orton beat Big E Langston after 9 minutes with an RKO. During Orton's celebration on the turnbuckle, a crazed fan jumped the railing and hit Orton on the back! Orton kicked the fan and gave him the middle finger as he was being dragged out the ring by security. The fan may have also attacked Big E at ringside. Orton looked peeved off at the security. The security at ringside beefed up big time after that.
Tons of Funk and a Funkadactyl beat Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes & Brie Bella after 8 minutes.
Sheamus beat Jack Swagger, with Zeb Coulter, after 15 minutes. This was a solid match which ended with a sudden Brogue Kick which the fans loved.
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio beat Dolph Ziggler after 16 minutes with a sudden kick to the head. The fans choice was No DQ Match. Very nice match. They used a kendo stick and a table in the corner. After the pin, Ziggler got revenge on Del Rio by throwing him into a chair propped in the ropes and closed the show. My personal match of the night.
Overall it was a solid show. I would give it a 7/10 from a live perspective.