On Saturday, October 3, 2015, WWE will present WWE Live From MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show, live at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For those who are unable to attend it live, it will be available for viewing exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
However, the Inquisitr understands not everyone in the WWE Universe (or wrestling community in general) will be able to spend the four hours to watch WWE Live From MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show. Therefore, results will be presented live as they become available.
Unlike typical WWE premier events, this special is not exactly a pay-per-view, but a special exclusive to the WWE Network. It was most likely made for two reasons. First is to be considered a special in between pay-per-views to make the WWE Network more viable for purchase. Second is to promote the upcoming WWE pay-per-view, WWE Hell in a Cell 2015, by highlighting Brock Lesnar. As a matter of fact, this is considered the first stop on what is known as Brock Lesnar's Go To Hell tour which ultimately ends with his Hell in a Cell match, the finale in a trilogy, against The Undertaker.
For those who want to read news closely related to this upcoming special, the Inquisitr has published numerous articles leading up to the WWE Live From MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show. A select few are listed below for reading.
- Randy Orton is expected to make his in-ring return at Madison Square Garden event after asking for time off.
- WWE Live From MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show may have spoiled championship matches at WWE Night of Champions 2015 before the latter aired through its trailer.
- Huge title changes are believed to take place at the Madison Square Garden event.
The New Day vs. The Dudley boyz (WWE Tag Team Championships) — Just like at WWE Night of Champions 2015, this will probably be the "PG-13/Attitude Era" match of the night given the fact The Dudley Boyz are in it. For those who do not remember who they are, Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley were one of the most dominant tag teams in wrestling history with about 25 tag team championship reigns throughout their career in WWE, WCW, ECW, TNA, and other smaller promotions. To be frank, I am unsure who will win. However, The New Day needs a legitimate win because they disqualified themselves in their first match against The Dudley Boyz.
RESULT: The Dudley Boyz defeat The New Day via disqualification.
Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton vs. Rusev and Sheamus — NOTE: Originally, Dolph Ziggler was supposed to take on Rusev in a singles match. Same goes for Randy Orton and Sheamus.
Pertaining to Dolph Ziggler and Rusev, this is a continuation of their story centered on both Summer Rae and Lana. Now that both men are taking aim at Summer Rae in some way, the feud has been renewed. The fact this angle went past three pay-per-views means it is probably being extended until Lana returns to action, who is out with a legit wrist injury.
As for Randy Orton and Sheamus, both wrestlers in here don't exactly have an angle but more so an accomplishment. Randy Orton recently reached his 200th televised win in his career since November, 2006 (when the "PG Era" Started). Sheamus however reached that goal before Orton. At this moment however, they are both tied at 201 victories. Their match would have been a tie breaker but since it is a tag team match, it will not break the tie.
RESULT: Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton defeat Rusev and Sheamus when Orton defeats Sheamus via pinfall after a RKO.
Stardust vs. Neville — NOTE: This match was not originally on the card for WWE Live in MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show but was added during the show.
Since the last few matches featuring the Cosmic Wasteland (Stardust and The Ascension) and the team of Neville and the Lucha Dragons have been three-on-three, it is nice to see a one-on-one match between both stable factions. What better way to feature such a match than the two single competitors who started this feud. Still, this singles match is somewhat "outside" of the story ergo I am unsure who will win.
RESULT: Neville defeats Stardust via pinfall after a Red Arrow.
Team PCB vs. Team Bellas (Three-on-Three Tag Match) -- NOTE: This match was not originally on the card for WWE Live in MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show but was added during the show.
This will surely be an interesting match not because of the animosity both teams have for each other, but the situation between Paige and all the other Divas in the Divas Division. This new angle is actually good because the Divas Revolution needed a stand-out individual, something that was lacking since it started. Ergo, when Paige dropped the "pipe bomb" not only on the Divas included in the Divas Revolution but the entire Divas Division, she became that stand-out individual. I will believe Paige will walk out on her team on Team PCB (Paige, Charlotte, Becky Lynch) to leave the other two to fight Team Bella (The Bella Twins, Alisha Fox). Most likely if that happens, Natalya will replace her. However, if Sasha Banks shows up, the entire place will pop!
RESULT: Team Bellas defeat Team PCB when Nikki Bella defeats Paige via pinfall after a Rack Attack.
Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (WWE Intercontinental Championship) — This match will easily be the one to highlight pure wrestling since Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho are masters at their craft. Coming from extensive backgrounds on the Indie circuit (though Owens is a lot longer since Jericho was called up to ECW followed by WCW then WWE), there will be a lot of back-and-forth action. The fact these two are both heels will not matter as it expected the wrestling will be the highlight. Consider this match the "Ring of Honor" match if you may.
RESULT: Kevin Owens defeats Chris Jericho via pinfall after an eye gouge followed with a small package.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins ( Steel Cage Match for the WWE United States Championship) — This is the rematch clause stipulation being enacted on Seth Rollins' behalf who lost the championship at WWE Night of Champions 2015. There are huge rumors that Rollins will actually win the title back making John Cena's latest reign one of the shortest he has ever had in his career. However, the wild card is easily Kane. Either he shows up or not will be revealed at the special but given the fact the match is happening in a cage, nostalgia may be induced if Kane rips the cage's door off its hinges.
RESULT: John Cena defeats Seth Rollins via pinfall after the Attitude Adjustment (AA).
Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show — This is a flashback to the turn of the century when Brock Lesnar first appeared on WWE. People may not remember this but Brock Lesnar and Big Show had a major feud during Lesnar's first run with WWE prior to his jump to UFC. Big Show (who was the WWE World Heavyweight Champion) was featured as the only man to slow down "The Beast." Brock Lesnar, on the other hand, was featured as a man who could toss around the 500-pound Big Show like a rag doll. Their matches were quite a spectacle, especially when Lesnar suplexed Big Show multiple times (a rarity throughout Big Show's career). This match will have that nostalgic effect, but expect Lesnar to win this one clean or Big Show to win this one dirty.
RESULT: Brock Lesnar defeats Big Show via pinfall after an F-5.
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