MORE than 70,000 World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) fans packed the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the Super Showdown this evening.
The who’s who of the WWE descended upon Melbourne to give fans exactly what they were looking for.
First to the ring was New Day versus The Bar and in a bout where The Bar dominated, it was the New Day trio who remained the Smackdown Champions.
Next to the ring was the daughter of hall of famer Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair who took on former bestie Becky Lynch.
Flair who looked like she had it in the bag was chased down the runway by Lynch who then claimed and remained the Smackdown Women’s Champion.
Good guy John Cena entered the ring with his trademark “Never Give Up” logo and “You can’t see me” theme song joined teammate Bobby Lashley to a huge applause.
The duo took on Elias and Kevin Owen and were clear favourites with the crowd especially after Owens called the hometown a “cesspool”.
Lashley did what he could to take the villains down but it was Cena who won the bout.
Local duo The IIconics took it up to good-girl-turned-bad Naomi and teammate Asuka and while the “air glow” threatened to ruin the home side’s party it was the Aussies who won the bout.
Samoa Joe and AJ the “Phenonmenal” Styles took to the ring next in one of the longest bouts of the evening and just when Joe looked like he had the match won, it was the Phenonmenal who took out the WWE Championship title.
Up next were crowd favourites The Bella Twins Nikki and Brie Bella who joined Rhonda Rousey to take on The Riot Squad.
The Bella Twins dominated much of the first half of the bout with Rousey chomping at the bit to get into the ring.
Nikki Bella took a beating before tagging in Rousey who took on all three of the Riot Squad and helped the trio claim the win.
In the Cruiserweight division it was Melbourne home-town favourite Buddy Murphy who took it up to current champion Cedric Alexander.
In a bout that had it all it was the Melbourne wrestler who stole the title from Alexander in front of a raucous home crowd.
The Shield took on Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre in a match that was chaotic, crazy and entertaining. Taking out the bout was the Shield in a truly epic match.
Returning from injury Daniel Bryan took on The Miz for the chance of a WWE Championship match against AJ Styles on November 2. It didn’t take Bryan, the crowd favourite long to take down Miz and book himself the spot in the Championship match next month.
The match everyone waited all night for was next and they obviously saved the best for last with Triple H in the fight of his life against the Undertaker who was fighting for the last time ever.
The duo entertained with the Undertaker (53) walking the ropes of the ring with ease like a tight-rope artist and then entering the floor causing a crowd invasion.
Relentless the Undertaker showed no mercy using whatever prop he could find to take down Triple H and his sidekick Shawn Michaels.
Those who say wrestling is all about the showmanship and bad acting clearly haven’t seen a Triple H and Undertaker battle, these guys were incessant on taking out the win.
With a John Cena “never give up” attitude the duo battled it out in the ring using whatever they could find including hammers and chairs until they could take no more.
Laying lifeless on the floor it became a Kane versus Shawn Michaels dual before the Undertaker and Triple H came to life – with Triple H defeating the Undertaker in the most surprising win of the night.
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