The Rod Laver Arena in Australia’s second biggest city.
- Apollo Crews def. Sheamus
- Braun Strowman def. Jey Uso
- Rusev def. Titus O’Neil to retain the United States championship
- The New Day def. The Club to retain their tag team championship
- Roman Reigns & Finn Bálor def. Chris Jericho & Seth Rollins
- Sasha Banks def. Charlotte to retain the Women’s title
- Sami Zayn def. Kevin Owens
- John Cena def. AJ Styles
What caught our eye?
Big E is not only the master of impromptu selfies:
Was amazing to meet you @WWEBigE! Hope you smash it at #WWEMelbourne pic.twitter.com/EPtHMqYzqx— Symphony♡ (@_SarayaPaige) August 11, 2016
He also popped the crowd with an appearance to help his boys retain against The Club. Maybe he’s not going solo? Maybe he’s over that ringpostitis?
Bro.. #WWEMelbourne @XavierWoodsPhD @TrueKofi @WWEBigE pic.twitter.com/DHNChzbDTD— Seven Costanza (@sevencostanzaaa) August 11, 2016
I’m not sure what else there is to say...
Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho promo part 2 #wwemelbourne #wwe #wweppv #wwenetwork #wrestling #wwewrestling #wwewrestlingfigures #wrestlingfigures #wwemattel #wwefigures #wwetoys #toystagram #wweuniverse #actionfigures #wweelite #mattel #actionfigure #raw #nxt #smackdown #wweraw #wwf #worldwrestlingentertainment #wwesmackdown #smackdownlive @chrisjerichofozzy @wwerollins #sethrollins #chrisjericho
I was drinking in the gift of @IAmJericho and @WWERollins. #WWEMelbourne pic.twitter.com/l3ULUQCl09— Kristy (@lunaticfr1nge) August 11, 2016
Okay, okay... Finn is over, Roman’s polarizing, and that made it awkward when a Spear on Jericho won it right after a Coup de Grâce on Rollins.
A Coup De Grâce and a Spear put @OfGreatFaculty & @GiftOfJericho down for three. #WWEMelbourne (@InexorableForte) pic.twitter.com/kfmMnpyJHj— Real. (@NotableArtistry) August 11, 2016
The world’s longest running hockey fight comes to another continent:
Fight forever @FightOwensFight @iLikeSamiZayn #WWEMelbourne pic.twitter.com/inmV1HpYQp— Johnny Sam (@Johnny_Sam12) August 11, 2016
And Owens gonna Owens:
Love you @FightOwensFight #WWEMelbourne pic.twitter.com/eeoNCQmnst— Spooky Beach (@BurninHamma) August 11, 2016
These two are over like Brother Nero:
VIDEO: @JohnCena and @AJStylesOrg at #WWEMelbourne cred @champchong pic.twitter.com/WjwXZ8YYEm— JohnCenaCrews™ (@JohnCenaCrews) August 11, 2016
I won’t pretend to understand the geographies and rivalries of Australian Rules Football, but apparently the crowd wasn’t pumped to see North Melbourne’s Brent Harvey as guest timekeeper:
.@Boomer_29 is the special guest bell ringer for the MAIN EVENT of #WWEMelbourne! #WWE pic.twitter.com/dbNdflgJYP— WWE Australia (@WWEAustralia) August 11, 2016
But, uh, hi Josephine (also, damn).
Adelaide in South Australia
Thanks to Peter Frances for our header image!