WWE clashes at the Convocation Center

James Krause

The modern-day traveling circus of World Wrestling Entertainment made its way to the Convocation Center Saturday night as part of the Road to WrestleMania tour.

The experience was new for some in attendance. Junior psychology major Marissa Wadsworth said that her first WWE show lived up to her expectations.

“I’ve never been to a WWE Live show, or any event like it, so being able to finally experience one was really cool.” Wadsworth said. “I’d definitely do it again.”

The show was headlined by a pair of former world champions with AJ Styles defeating Randy Orton in the main event.

Senior communications major Jim Jakubosky said the card was impressive and he enjoyed seeing all the great talent.

“I thought it was a good card for being a house show,” Jakubosky said. “I thought the triple threat tag team match was a good way to kick off the show.”

Jakubosky refereed to the opening contest that saw Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev defeat The New Day and The Usos.

Other superstars in action included The Miz and Jeff Hardy, who teamed up to defeat Sheamus and Cesaro in the tag team co-main event.

WWE also brought several members of their women’s division to DeKalb, with SmackDown Women’s champion Asuka defending her title against Charlotte Flair. The match ended in a no contest after Becky Lynch came from the crowd to attack both competitors. 

 

There was also a tag team match that saw Carmella and Naomi defeat Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose.

The show also marked the in-ring return of Tye Dillinger, who has been out of action since October with a hand injury. He lost a match to Shelton Benjamin.