This Week in WWE- March 16th 2014
WWE Main Event- March 12 2014
Verizon Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas
Los Matadores vs Rybaxel
In a match where Ryback and Curtis Axel’s size was a disadvantage, Diego and Fernando ran rings around them. Diego fired up after being tagged in by a weakened Fernando. He dropkicked Ryback of the ring apron and cross-bodied Axel. After nailing a senton splash, Ryback broke the pin. Fernando gained some steam and punished Ryback on the outside. El Torito flew to the outside like a little firecracker onto Ryback. Curtis allowed himself to be distracted and Diego rolled him up for the win.
Backstage AJ Lee told the WWE Universe that she was bored and that on this night she will beat Natalya and show everyone why she is the longest reigning Divas Champion of all time.
WWE Divas Championship Match: AJ Lee vs Natalya
AJ remained vigilant, by countering Natalya’s attack by applying the ‘Black Widow’. The third generation Hart escaped. She went to synch in the ‘Sharpshooter’ but the champion rolled her up for a two count. Natalya finally managed to get AJ into the ‘Sharpshooter’, but she eventually crawled to the ropes to break the hold. Tamina distracted the challenger which allowed AJ to nail her with the ‘Shining Wizard’ followed by the ‘Black widow’ to end the match
Santino Marella and Emma were backstage on a date with a meal from WWE Catering. Emma asked for some pepper, but when the Italian stallion got up he pulled the tablecloth and the food went all over them. Santino, embarrassed stormed off and Emma cried, stating that she would never ask for Pepper again.
United States Title Match: Dean Ambrose vs Mark Henry
Henry used his awesome power to dominate Ambrose. He nearly pinned the champion after a big powerslam, but Rollins lifted Dean’s foot onto the rope to break the count. Henry climbed to the second rope with the intention of splashing Ambrose, but Roman Reigns distracted him, which gave the US Champ enough of an opening to defeat the ‘World’s Strongest Man’.
WWE NXT-March 13 2014
Paige vs Sasha Banks
Sasha was accompanied to the ring by Ric Flair’s daughter Charlotte. She applied a submission hold bending back the NXT Women’s Champ’s arms. She laid in some cool shots but it was the encouragement of the fans in attendance that saw Paige hit the ‘Paige Turner’ for the win.
After the match charlotte ran in and attacked the NXT Women’s Champion. This caused Natalya to run and save the English beauty.
Sami Zayn commented on his win the previous week on NXT against Corey Graves. He said that he had no issue with him before and since he had beaten him, he had no issue now.
The Ascension vs Travis Tyler & Cal Bishop
Konner beat down Tyler with some kicks to his ribs. He followed up with a big splash into the corner. Konner made a tag to Viktor, who pounded on his dazed opponent. The NXT Tag Team Champions finished the match off with the ‘Fall of Man’.
Mason Ryan vs Wesley Blake
The former member of the New Nexus attacked Blake with power moves, consisting of; a powerslam, spear, a heavy set clothesline and a big boot to the face. The Welsh man finished up with a Backbreaker rack and manoeuvred into a neckbreaker for the win.
The BFFs poked fun at Bailey backstage; Natalya approached and asked if there was a problem. Natalya told Charlotte that she remembers when her uncle Bret Hart beat her father Ric Flair for the WWE Championship, much to Charlotte’s dismay.
Xavier Woods vs Alexander Rusev
Tyler Breeze asked Xavier Woods if he would step aside and allow him to face Alexander Rusev. Before Rusev had even arrived Tyler took out Xavier and out came the ‘Bulgarian Brute’ to take advantage. The match between the two was pretty one sided. Alexander executed a powerslam, before making Xavier Woods surrender to the ‘Camel Clutch’.
It was announced that Sheamus would be on next week’s show.
Adrian Neville was approached by Bo Dallas. Bo told the NXT Champion, that in two weeks, he would be champion again. Neville replied with a slap.
Bo Dallas vs Colin Cassidy
Cassidy was unable to put away Bo Dallas after a big boot. Dallas went to the outside, but with lack of patience, he pulled the former NXT Champion back into the ring. Dallas pulled Colin’s hair and put him down by the hair and executed a double arm DDT for the win.
WWE Superstars-March 14 2014
FedExForum, Memphis Tennessee
Alberto Del Rio vs Sin Cara
This was a back and forth affair. Cara used his attractive arsenal of high flying moves, even sending Alberto half way up the aisle from a dive. However, Del Rio hit a savat kick that put the Mexican hero- Cara, away for three.
Highlights of RAW were shown, including Hulk Hogan’s announcement on the Battle Royal and the Undertaker’s message for Paul Heyman to relay to Brock Lesnar.
Dolph Ziggler vs Fandango
Dolph Ziggler attempted to hit the ‘Fame-Asser’ but Fandango countered it with a pin attempt. After kicking out Dolph Ziggler got him with it. Ziggler went for the ‘Zig Zag’ but the ballroom dancer held onto the ropes. Fandango wasted time by taunting the ‘Show Off’ and he got back up and unexpectedly floored Fandango with his ‘Zig Zag’ for the win.
Superstars concluded with highlights of Daniel Bryan’s Occupying of RAW.