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Thursday 11th August 2016 – Rod Laver Arena Melbourne – only the odd empty
seat here and there.
Apollo Crews def Shamus with a roll up. Crews hits all his acrobatic spots.
Braun Strowman def Jey Uso (w/Jimmy at Ringside) with a choke slam
Tag Title Match: New Day (Woods and Kingston) def Gallows and Anderson after
Big E comes out late in their match, works the mic with his Power of
Positivity speech and distracts Gallows and Anderson.
US Title: Rusev (w/ Lana) def Titus O’Neil in a very quick match with the
Accolade. Pre match Lana tells the crowd that Australia aren’t doing so well
in the Olympics…. kinda funny coming from a Russian.
Tag match: Finn Balor and Roman Reigns def Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho –
everyone gets their signature moves in, with lots of close counts. Pre match,
the Aussie crowd starts up their “You are a wanker!” chant towards Jericho.
Jericho says he doesn’t know what a wanker is but it must be something
awesome. Rollins and Jericho proceed to argue over who the bigger wanker is.
Womens Title Match: Sasha Banks def Charlotte (w/ Dana Brook) Solid match,
Dana tries to rush the ring several times after the match.
Sami Zayn def Kevin Owens with a roll up out of a Pop Up Bowerbomb attempt –
Crowd was into this match, best of the night.
John Cena def AJ Styles after several AA attempts and a run in by Anderson
After the match John Cena apologises to the Australian Fans for not being at
the last event in 2015. Says he appreciates them as their attendance is is a
sign of respect for him, for his opponent AJ Styles and everyone behind the
curtain. A “Thank you Cena” chant starts, to which he replies “No, thank
Solid show all round, more mic time for the stars than in previous tours.
They also announced that NXT will be touring Australia and New Zealand in the