WWE House Show Results (8/16): Portland, Oregon
The following are results from the WWE live event in Portland, Oregon. The event was held on Friday, August 16, 2013.
-WWE RAW General Manager Brad Maddox was the host and ring announcer for the evening. At the top of the show, Maddox announced that WWE Champion John Cena would not be appearing as advertised for the second consecutive WWE live event. He told fans they could receive refunds upon request. He then announced a Battle Royal where the winner would receive a title shot against World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio later in the show.
-Daniel Bryan won the Battle Royal. The match featured R-Truth, Rob Van Dam, Ryback, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston, Mark Henry and Christian. As noted, with the victory, Bryan earns himself a title shot later in the show against World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio.
-Kane defeated Luke Harper via Disqualification. Fun match. Crowd was very into the Wyatt Family here in Portland. The finish came when Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan interfered, causing the disqualification. The match was kept relatively short.
-AJ Lee defeated Kaitlyn via Submission to retain the WWE Divas Championship. The crowd was surprisingly very into this match. AJ got a lot of heat as the heel, and Kaitlyn got a lot of cheers as the babyface. Needless to say, the finish in this one wasn’t botched nearly as bad as it was on RAW this past Monday night.
-R-Truth defeated Ryback via Pinfall. Shocking upset here. Ryback basically dominated Truth throughout the entire duration of the match. The finish came when Truth simply managed to roll-up Ryback for the 1-2-3.
-Christian, Mark Henry & Rob Van Dam defeated The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) via Pinfall. Very fun match. The crowd was very hot for Van Dam. The finish came when Henry hit Rollins with the World’s Strongest Slam, and Van Dam followed up with his Five Star Frog Splash for the 1-2-3. This was said to be the match of the night.
-Dolph Ziggler defeated Big E. Langston via Pinfall in a No-Disqualification Match. The fans were allowed to vote on the stipulation in this one, thus the No-DQ rules. Due to the fact that neither man could be disqualified, there was use of a lot of “foreign objects,” such as kendo sticks and steel chairs. The finish came when Ziggler hit his Zig-Zag finisher on Langston for the 1-2-3.
-CM Punk defeated Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) via Pinfall. Heyman got, by far, the loudest heel response from the fans in Portland. Crowd didn’t seem to care much about Axel either way. Finish came when Punk hit his finisher for the 1-2-3. The heat for Heyman at one point was so loud that fans were having trouble hearing him cut his promo.
-Daniel Bryan defeated Alberto Del Rio via Disqualification. Because of the DQ win for Bryan, Del Rio managed to walk out of Portland as the World Heavyweight Champion. Crowd was very into Bryan as a babyface, to the surprise of no one. Was said to be a very good technical match that the crowd thoroughly enjoyed.