In the annals of WWE history, certain events leave an indelible mark on the hearts of fans. On September 8, 2013, Brooklyn, New York, bore witness to one such unforgettable night as WWE Live took center stage. As we reminisce about this event, let’s revisit the moments that made it a true classic.
U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose Retains Against Rob Van Dam: In a thrilling opener, U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose faced the high-flying Rob Van Dam. The crowd was divided, showing love for both competitors. Ambrose secured the victory with a crafty roll-up after RVD’s frogsplash attempt. The Brooklyn faithful couldn’t get enough of these two charismatic Superstars.
Sami Zayn & NXT Champion Bo Dallas Triumph Over Real Americans: The energy in the arena reached its peak when Sami Zayn and NXT Champion Bo Dallas took on the formidable Real Americans, Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. The crowd erupted with “Ole!” chants and “We The People” taunts. Zayn’s hot tag and a well-executed roll-up on Swagger sealed the deal for the dynamic duo. Zayn’s triumphant “We The People” salute was the icing on the cake.
Natalya Forces Brie Bella to Submit: In a Divas showdown, Natalya faced Brie Bella. The match had a unique twist as a Dance-Off was announced before the bout. However, it quickly turned into a fierce competition as Brie attacked Natalya. Ultimately, Natalya locked in the Sharpshooter, leading to Brie’s submission. A dance-off turned into a hard-fought battle, leaving fans intrigued.
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C.M. Punk Takes on IC Champion Curtis Axel in a No DQ Match: The anticipation reached a fever pitch as C.M. Punk squared off against Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel in a non-title No DQ match. Heyman’s promos added to the drama. Punk unleashed his fury, wielding a kendo stick and securing a surprise win with a roll-up. Post-match, Punk didn’t hold back, delivering kendo stick shots and a GTS, much to the delight of the Brooklyn crowd.
Tyson Kidd’s Triumphant Return Against Drew McIntyre: Tyson Kidd’s return tour brought him face to face with Drew McIntyre. The match saw ironic “This is Awesome” chants and ended with Kidd hitting a diving top rope DDT for the win. Kidd’s return was a memorable moment in the evening.
The Shield Retains Tag Titles Against The Usos: In a high-octane encounter, The Shield, represented by Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, defended their Tag Titles against The Usos. The action was intense, with Rollins sealing the victory after hitting his top-rope finisher. The Shield continued their dominance, leaving fans in awe.
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton Ends in Controversy: The main event featured Daniel Bryan taking on WWE Champion Randy Orton. The crowd was firmly behind Bryan, erupting in “Yes!” chants. However, the match ended in controversy as The Shield interfered, causing a disqualification. Big Show made a surprise appearance, clearing the ring, and Bryan and Big Show shared a memorable hug. It was a fitting conclusion to an electrifying night.
A trip down memory lane reminds us of the passion and excitement that WWE events bring to fans worldwide. Brooklyn, New York, witnessed an unforgettable night filled with twists and turns, leaving fans with cherished memories.