WWE Live Event Results: New York, NY from Madison Square Garden (03/12/2017)

Jamie Vaccaro

#5 Special Attraction Match: Kevin Owens vs Brock Lesnar

The match started very quickly as Owens bum-rushed Lesnar just as the bell was ringing.  Owens beat down Lesnar into the corner and hit the cannonball.  Lesnar rolled out from the corner and Owens went to the top for a Senton Bomb and hit it (which was a surprise). Owens pinned Lesnar, but The Beast kicked out.  

Owens quickly moved back towards the ropes to climb up, but Lesnar got up and caught him around the waist before German suplexing him off of the middle rope.  Three more German suplexes later and, Lesnar mercifully ended it with the F-5.  The match only lasted a little longer than two minutes, reportedly.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

#6 WWE Smackdown! Live Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Mickie James & Carmella vs Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, Tamina Snuka and NXT Women's Champion, Asuka

Asuka was in this match to replace Naomi, and the MSG crowd showed her a lot of love, as the Empress of Tomorrow got a great reaction. The reaction didn’t stop at her entrance, as the crowd was said to be chanting for Asuka to get into the match almost as soon as the bell rang.  Predictably, this match was all about the Empress of Tomorrow.

All eight women spent a little bit of time in the match, but they built up to the tag to Asuka.  She finally got the tag and cleaned house for her team.  She was left alone in the ring with Carmella and slapped on the Asuka Lock to force the tap out. It was said that the match felt really short. Asuka was said to appear to be very emotional after the match.

Winners: Nikki Bella, Tamina Snuka, Becky Lynch, and NXT Women’s Champion Asuka

#7 WWE Smackdown! Live Tag Team Championships: American Alpha (C) vs The Usos

The crowd seemed to be getting restless for this match, as there were chants of, “Boring.”  Eventually the action picked up and the two teams started sprinting to the finish.  Jason Jordan and Chad Gable hit stereo German suplexes on The Usos before hitting one of the brothers with the Doomsday Device bulldog – which looked pretty sloppy, to be honest – to pick up the win.  The match was said to be very short once again.  

Winners and STILL WWE Smackdown! Live Tag Team Champions: American Alpha

#8 WWE World Championship: Bray Wyatt (C) vs John Cena

It was said that the crowd was electric for this huge WWE Championship match. The crowd was also split, as is the case for most John Cena matches.  In a unique twist, the crowd started dueling chants of, “Let’s go Wyatt!” and, “Wyatt sucks.” As far as the action in the ring, this match was said to be a lot of fun and an appropriate main event for the World’s Most Famous Arena.

As the match seemed to be winding down, Bray Wyatt went for Sister Abigail, but Cena reversed it!  Wyatt had enough and decided to leave, getting counted out of the match, but Shane McMahon came out and restarted the match as a No Countout, No Disqualification match to a raucous ovation.

From there, the match went into another gear as steel chairs and tables came into play.  Wyatt bailed out of the ring and the fight spilled to the floor, where Cena even picked up part of the guardrail to use as a weapon. Bray cut Cena off and leaned the guardrail up against the ring apron before suplexing Cena into it!

The action finally made it back into the ring, Wyatt hit Cena with a low blow and pinned him to win the match.  After the match Cena delivered the Attitude Adjustment to Wyatt through a table to send the crowd home happy.

Winner and STILL WWE World Champion: Bray Wyatt

Edited by Staff Editor
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