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Rusev (w/Lana) beat R-Truth. Crazy heel heat for Lana. I couldn’t even hear her over the crowd. She got more crowd heat than Rusev. There were USA chants big through the entrance. Rusev won with his submission in 3:37. There were big “We The People” and “USA” chants. After the match, there was a huge pop when Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter came out. Zeb delivered a promo and the crowd strongly behind him.
Rusev (w/Lana) beat Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter). Rusev won with a submission in 34 seconds. Rusev got the win with a little shady business to protect swagger.
Nikki Bella and Natalya beat Sasha Banks and Charlotte. Huge pop for Nikki. The BFFs receive a decent reaction. The crowd was dead for Natalya. Nikki and Natayla won in 8:23 when Nikki used a torture rack finisher. Sasha and Nikki came out looking the best with crowd reactions. Nikki looked like the best wrestler in the match.
Bo Dallas beat Zack Ryder. Bo is a genius with how he got the crowd to hate him by mentioning the Rangers and their fans didn’t Bolieve. Ryder got his typical New York pop, Dallas did a couple slams and took a victory lap after each one. Bo won in 6:56 with the Bodog finish. After the match, Bo asked crowd to give Zack a round of applause and said all you have to do is Bolieve!
A Bray Wyatt promo aired. It was simply awesome and the crowd into it.
The Uso Brothers beat Goldust & Statdust and Ryback & Curtis Axel to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship. The Uso Brothers got the biggest reaction and not much for other two teams. Rybaxel had a hug-out during the match. One of the Uso Brothers pinned Axel in 13:47.
The Connor Michalek video aired next and received loud round of applause.
Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the U.S. Championship. Del Rio attacked Sheamus with a crutch he used to walk out with. After the attack, the match started. Sheamus wins with Brogue Kick in 12:45. I was very impressed with the match.
Fandango vs. Adam Rose was voted by a Dance Off via 51 to 49 percent. It turned into a match. Rose won with the Party Foul in 16 seconds. Layla and Summer Rae attacked Fandango post match and then danced after faking a kiss a couple times.
Chris Jericho defeated Randy Orton. Randy received a good pop. Jericho got an Attitude Era pop. My match of the night so far. Jericho won with the Codebreaker in 23:46.
John Cena beat Bray Wyatt to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a 20-man Lumberjack Match. Ric Flair’s lumberjacks were Swagger, Stardust, Golddust, Great Khali, Sheamus, Mark Henry, R-Truth, Ryder, Rose, and The Uso Brothers. Triple H’s lumberjacks were Titus O’Neil, Bo Dallas, Rybaxel, Fandango, and Del Rio. A brawl broke out between babyfaces and heels in the ring. Flair chopped Bray until he was stopped. Bray was cut and bleeding. Cena won by tap out. A crazy and fun end to the match.
Afterward, Triple H and Cena faced off. Hunter hit Flair and then Cena gave the Attitude Adjustment to Triple H to end the show. Cena took the mic and thanked the MSG crowd and gave a great compliment to Flair. Cena gave Flair the title and did the Flair crazy stuff with him.
Pop of the night: John Cena
Heat of the night: Lana
Match of night: Jericho vs Orton
The building was anywhere from 75 percent to 90 percent full. The crowd was active all night. A good Garden crowd. I give the show a 7.5 score out of 10.