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WWE results from Dubai and Florence (April 14): Women break ground, steal show

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in the United Arab Emirates and Florence, Italy's Nelson Mandela Forum

What happened?


- R-Truth def. Bo Dallas
- Fandango & Damien Sandow def. Los Matadores
- Kalisto def. Ryback to retain the United States championship
- AJ Styles def. Kevin Owens
- Goldust def. Heath Slater
- Big Show def. Alberto Del Rio
- The Miz def. Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn & Dolph Ziggler to retain the Intercontinental title


- Cesaro def. Stardust via submission with a Sharpshooter
- Sin Cara def. Tyler Breeze (Breeze declares he didn't come to Italy to lose, demands another opponent and gets...)
- Jack Swagger def. Tyler Breeze via submission with an ankle lock
- New Day def. Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan
- Charlotte def. Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch (Bank Statement on Lynch, Flair pulled her out of the ring, Charlotte pinned Becky with her feet on the ropes)
- Usos def. Dudleyz
- Roman Reigns def. Sheamus via pinfall following a spear

What caught our eye?

PWInsider reports that Alicia Fox, who didn't wrestle but played emcee at the start, was the first female WWE Superstar to appear in the U.A.E.

Fandango is very big in the Middle East, apparently, while Primo & Epico's Puerto Rican horticulture enthusiasts gimmick isn't ready for house shows, I guess.

Styles was said to very over, and was helped by Owens heeling it up by claiming a boy in the audience "hit like a girl, but still harder than AJ" right before knocked flat by a punch from the #1 contender.

After the Fatal 4Way main event ended, Miz taunted the crowd, so he ate all three babyfaces finishers before they posed with the flag.


The big news in Italy was, of course, the absence of Bray Wyatt. Sheamus replaced him in the main event, and he was not ringside or involved in the Family's entrance for their match.

Charlotte, Becky & Sasha again received match of the night praise from several live reports, who also noted that Reigns was mega-over. His match with Sheamus also got high marks.

What's next?

Another Dubai show for the U.A.E. crew, while the European squad heads to Amsterdam

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