CORPUS CHRISTI - Residents of Nueces County and surrounding areas gathered in mass at the American Bank Center on May 31 to watch WWE Elimination Chamber. This occasion marks the first pay-per-view event that the WWE has brought to Corpus Christi and fans hope it is not the last.
“I’ve noticed that they’ve been bringing more shows so I think they really like the Corpus crowd,” said Adrian Garcia. “It was an awesome event, more action than a basic event like Raw.”
Garcia who brought his children to cheer on their favorite WWE Superstar John Cena notes that they all enjoyed the experience of watching a live pay-per-view event.
“My favorite part was watching a cage match live for the first time,” Garcia said. “My son Draven loved every minute of it, him and my daughter love Cena and they even made a sign so it didn’t go over well when he lost.”
The event featured the companies top performers and consisted of matches for various championships which took place in front of the sold out crowd. The matches consisted of the following match ups.
Stardust vs Zack Ryder
The New Day vs The Lucha Dragons, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro, The Prime Time Players, The Ascension, and Los Matadores for the Tag Team Championships inside of the Elimination Chamber.
Winner: The New Day
Nikki Bella vs Paige and Naomi for the Divas Championship
Winner: Nikki Bella
Kevin Owens Debut Match against John Cena
Winner: Kevin Owens
Bo Dallas vs Neville
Ryback vs R-Truth, Sheamus, King Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, and Mark Henry for the Intercontinental Championship inside of the Elimination Chamber
Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Winner: Dean Ambrose via Disqualification (Seth Rollins retains his title)
Regardless of the wins and losses a majority of the crowd was pleased with the nights events which is after all the main goal behind sports entertainment.
“I’ve been a fan since the early 80’s and had not been to a match in awhile, but I was really impressed by the athleticism and performance of the wrestlers,” said Mark Rios. “Pay-per-view events make it a a little special, I was most excited to see the Divas, they look ok on TV but in person they are just amazing.”
With the nights events now over and done with the WWE is gone for the time being but intends to return in September with their Smackdown television show which will also be held at the American Bank Center. With one pay-per-view under its belt the city of Corpus Christi now awaits future WWE events.