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WWE Live Event Results Mexico City (12/01/18)

Emotions were high in an epic live event in Mexico City!
Emotions were high in an epic live event in Mexico City!

WWE wrapped up an incredible supershow in Mexico that saw superstars from RAW and SmackDown Live go at it. Though it was a co-branded event, they didn't compete against each other in head-to-head competition (after all, Survivor Series is the only PPV that has that distinction!).

Regardless, it was an incredible live event and the fans played a huge part in it. Here's what happened in the live event!


Rey Mysterio vs Shinsuke Nakamura - United States Championship

Rey Mysterio returned to his second home, Mexico. He faced his first opponent upon his 2018 WWE return - US Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Mysterio seemed to be getting the better of Nakamura until...The Colons, of all people, interfered.

Things broke down and The New Day came out to make the save.

Rey Mysterio vs Shinsuke Nakamura ended in a no contest


Rey Mysterio & The New Day vs Shinsuke Nakamura & The Colons

The six-man tag team action began and the crowd started to heat up. A very fast-paced match-up, obviously set up for the babyfaces to get the better of the heels. Surprisingly, it wasn't even the Colons who took the pin. It was the champion Shinsuke Nakamura who ate the pin and Mysterio pinned him yet again!

Interestingly, Nakamura kicked out at 3 but the referee still rang the bell. Miscue or not? You decide!

Rey Mysterio & The New Day def. Shinsuke Nakamura & The Colons

After the match, Mysterio and The New Day celebrated with the crowd.


Finn Balor vs Drew McIntyre

Finn Balor and Drew McIntyre are set to face each other at TLC in a few weeks. But fans in Mexico City got an early preview. Balor, unfortunately, didn't stand a chance. It certainly seems to be McIntyre's time now and he defeated the former Universal Champion despite a valiant battle.

Drew McIntyre def. Finn Balor

Charlotte Flair vs Mandy Rose

Mandy Rose talked a little trash on her way to the ring, confident about her chances against The Queen. There's no denying that Rose is a future women's champion, but she didn't have what it took on the night to displace Charlotte.

Rose did put in a good effort and came close at times, but the experience of the 7-time champion was just too much for God's Greatest Creation.

Charlotte Flair def. Mandy Rose


Elias vs Baron Corbin

Elias got a lot of love from Mexico City. He was unfortunately interrupted by acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin. He was clearly close to winning but Corbin once again abused his power (to no one's surprise) and brought out Bobby Lashley, turning it into a handicap match.


Elias vs Baron Corbin & Bobby Lashley - 2-on-1 handicap match

Elias was facing the beatdown and the odds were against him. However, Finn Balor made the interference and caused the distraction, allowing Elias to pin Baron Corbin and get some measure of vengeance for what happened this past Monday.

From former rivals, it seems like Finn Balor and Elias have put their differences aside!

Elias def. Baron Corbin & Bobby Lashley

Buddy Murphy vs Kalisto

Kalisto may be from Chicago but his roots are firm in Mexico City. He had a homecoming of sorts and it was a huge opportunity as he took on reigning Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy.

If you've been following 205 Live, you know that Murphy has been on an absolute tear since he won the title at Super Show-Down. Unfortunately for the Luchador Kalisto, his valiant efforts weren't enough as the Australian superstar defeated him to retain the Cruiserweight Championship.

Buddy Murphy def. Kalisto to retain the Cruiserweight Championship


Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose - Intercontinental Championship

We got another huge TLC match-up as Seth Rollins defended his Intercontinental Championship against former brother and now-arch nemesis Dean Ambrose. It was an incredible back and forth bout and Ambrose wasn't really booed either.

Ultimately, The Architect stood tall and defeated Ambrose, retaining the Intercontinental Championship in the process.

Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose

Rusev & Lana vs Andrade 'Cien' Almas & Zelina Vega

In what was the third homecoming of the night, Andrade 'Cien' Almas returned to Mexico to take on Rusev and Lana. He teamed with his business associate Zelina Vega in the match. Though it wasn't a fast-paced match, it seemed like it was one to generally give the crowd a breather. However, the crowd still loved the hometown hero, Almas.

However, it was Rusev and Lana that ultimately prevailed.

Rusev & Lana def. Andrade 'Cien' Almas & Zelina Vega


Ronda Rousey vs Nia Jax - RAW Women's Championship

We got yet another TLC match up as RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey defended the title against Nia Jax. It was seemingly as competitive as their Money In The Bank bout, but similar to that match, it ended with DQ as Tamina interfered.

Ronda Rousey def. Nia Jax by DQ

Rousey then cleared the ring and celebrated with the fans.

AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe

AJ Styles took on Samoa Joe, a man who he has no shortage of history with. They renewed their grudge match in a fantastic no DQ main event. The main difference this time around, however, was that there was no WWE Championship on the line.

In fact, we're not even fully sure why WWE Champion Daniel Bryan wasn't in the live event. Probably contractual or his live event appearances are limited (which is fair, given that WWE will likely play it safe with him).

Either way, title or not, the fans in Mexico City went absolutely wild for Styles in the epic match-up. In fact, if you look at the tweet above, you'll notice that after Styles broke the kendo stick on Joe's back, he flung it away and it actually hit the cameraman! Obviously, that was unintentional and hopefully the cameraman didn't get hurt.

Mexico City proved to be the house that AJ Styles built as well, as he defeated Joe and sent the crowd home happy.

AJ Styles def. Samoa Joe


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Edited by Nishant Jayaram
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