PWInsider - WWE News, Wrestling News, WWE

 
 

6/21 WWE IN LONG ISLAND, NY REPORT

By Mike Carroll on 2014-06-22 01:05:38
6/22 in Long Island, NY:

*Dolph Ziggler defeated Alberto Del Rio with a top rope x factor. Earlier in the match Ziggler did the Broski Boot complete with the "woo woo woo". Good opener. After Harper and Rowan came out and killed him. Harper then cut a promo for their match later against the Usos.

**Bad News Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston and RVD to retain the IC Title. RVD hit the frog splash on Kofi but BNB knocked him out of the ring and stole the pin. Decent match

*Santino Marella & Emma & WWE Divas champ Paige defeated Fandango & Layla & Alicia Fox when Paige hit the Paige Turner on Fox. Afterwards the Faces did the Emma dance, then Fox did her crazy routine of assaulting a guy at ringside with an atomic wedgie. Mostly comedy and was good for what it was.

*Rusev defeated Big E with the Accolade. Lots of flag waving. Someone next to me said it was like Rocky IV. OK match.

*The Usos defeated Luke Harper and Erick Rowan with a roll-up on Harper to retain the Tag Titles. Good match.

*The Miz and Adam Rose had a dance-off. Miz did some over the top interpretative dance meant to be a heel, but he was so entertaining doing it he got cheered. When Rose went to dance Miz attacked him, but Rose made the comeback. Rose got very little reaction.

*Goldust and Stardust defeated Ryback and Curtis Axel when Stardust hit Axel with the Starcross (Crossrhodes into blockbuster). Stardust got no reaction coming out, indicating that this wasn't a crowd that watched Raw regularly. Cody is so over the top that the gimmick is entertaining. Match was a mix of comedy and serious action.

*John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt in a Streetfight with the AA through a table. Match reminded me of old ECW with tons of interference and plunder. Rowan and Harper got involved but were taken out by the Usos. Near the end Kane came out and chokeslammed Cena but he kicked out of the pin attempt at 2. Crowd was heavily pro Cena. This was pretty close to PPV quality.

Notes: The crowd was in the 5,000 range, and I actually got moved down from the top to the lower portion of the arena. Crowd was about 75% kids, and it was clear many of them were not regular Raw viewers. Overall, I thought it was a good show.