At the latest WWE live event in Broomfield, Colorado, it appears that superstar Roman Reigns was a no-show when it came to participating in any of the matches despite some fans in attendance believing he would be in attendance. However, another “Show” did show up for the main event match, as Big Show took on Kevin Owens in a good old Street Fight. The latest WWE event results also featured Bayley teaming up with two of her fellow women’s stars against the Raw Women’s Champion and two partners, while several other champions were also defended at the latest show held at 1stBank Center in Broomfield.
According to a report via ProWrestling.net, the WWE Broomfield card featured eight total matches including three of the titles on the line. Early in the show, The New Day was able to defeat the trio of Titus O’Neil and the Shining Stars via pinfall after Kofi and Big E hit a double team move on Epico. That match was immediately followed by Neville defeating Cedric Alexander in a WWE Cruiserweight Championship match. The “King of Cruiserweights” made Cedric tap out to retain his belt.
The Women’s Championship was also on the line as Charlotte was scheduled to defend the title against Bayley. The plucky underdog was trying to capture the belt for her first reign, but Charlotte’s protege Dana Brooke was on hand for the latest event to help Charlotte attack her opponent. The aftermath saw Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox come out to help, with Nia Jax also arriving out to the ramp. Bayley challenged the women’s heels to a six women’s tag match which her team won. Bayley’s finisher, the “Bayley to Belly Suplex,” was the difference maker, allowing Bayley to once again pin the champion.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were a part of the show, defending their recently won tag team titles against the former champs. Cesaro and Sheamus put up a great fight, with Cesaro running through his impressive moves. Among them, he hit multiple forearm uppercuts and the Cesaro Swing. However, the heel champs cheated to gain victory as Karl Anderson raked Cesaro in the eyes and then grabbed a schoolboy pinfall.
— Rob Buster (@RobBuster303) February 4, 2017
Other matches on the card included Braun Strowman defeating Sami Zayn via pinfall and Big Cass taking on Rusev. Enzo Amore and Lana were both at ringside, but Rusev’s wife and ringside manager got ejected from the match due to her slapping Cass in the face twice. Rusev argued with the referee over his wife being tossed out, which allowed Cass to set up and deliver a big boot to level his opponent for the win.
The main event match featured current WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens arriving out to taunt the crowd by misstating the name of the town the show was being held in. From there, Owens said that Raw General Manager Mick Foley had ordered he would compete in a street fight, but his opponent was unknown. The Big Show soon emerged from the back to compete in the match and was able to grab the victory, albeit a non-title win.
The match saw its usual level of destruction with two tables destroyed during the contest. In the end, Big Show delivered several chokeslams, the second of which was through another table for the pinfall in a 20-minute match. The win sent the crowd home happy, sort of, as some fans seemed upset that Roman Reigns had been advertised for the event.
Kevin Owens/Big Show Main Event street fight ends with Owens going through a table before the pin pic.twitter.com/TN5Q07gU1O
— Colton Denning (@Dubsco) February 4, 2017
Several fans took to Twitter regarding the matter, with some claiming Reigns was scheduled for a Universal title match against Owens about three weeks ago, and another claiming his picture was simply put on the WWE event page when Seth Rollins was hurt this past week.
@dash8dx he was not scheduled to work this weekend .they put his picture on they Thursday when Seth got hurt.dont know if they told him.
— Charlene Drinkard (@ccdrinkard) February 4, 2017
Oftentimes, the language on the match card or event information ahead of these live shows indicates that the cards might change. Still, it’s understandable why fans and detractors alike might be upset they couldn’t cheer or boo Reigns live in person. It’s also likely there is a good explanation that the leader of the “Roman Empire” wasn’t in Broomfield, although as of this report it doesn’t appear to be due to any sort of injury or being in trouble with WWE.
Also, while the WWE live house show events don’t normally produce new champions, it’s always interesting to see who is competing in the matches. The fact that Big Show was involved in a match with Kevin Owens leads one to wonder if the two will start a program on Raw or if Show was simply preparing for another competitor. There have been rumors that Goldberg will somehow defeat Kevin Owens at Fastlane pay-per-view for his title, so it’s also curious how WWE will set up that match if it’s in fact, going to go down.
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