WWE held their annual holiday MSG show in front of about 15,000, which was sold out or real close to it (the only empties looked like the production kill for the stage setup). Overall it was areal good show highlighted by 2 fantastic matches.
Rey Mysterio b. Alberto Del Rio via 619 into the dime drop. Real good opener. Mysterio was wearing a Spider Man outfit.
Zack Ryder d Brodus Clay when Clay missed a corner splash and Ryder rolled him up. Basically a squash till the finish. Despite Clay wearing a Celtic jersey to get heat the crowd didn't really care, which speaks volumes to how much they've killed Ryder.
Bellas/Funkadactyls d. Alicia, Rosa, Aksana and Katelin when Bri won with the X-Factor. Match started as a dance contest and was turned into a match after Brad Maddox came out when heels attacked faces.
Sin Cara v2.0 d Curtis Axel with the swanton. Crowd crapped on this match hard and it wasn't good. Axel then called out anyone from the back which led to Great Kahli coming out, hitting the chop and getting the pin.
Rhodes Brothers d Real Americans in a cage match when Cody did the moonsault off the cage onto Cesario for the pin. Tremendous match and the finish was amazing, I'd rate it ***3/4.
Los Matadores and Torito d 3MB (with Ricardo Rodriguez subbing for Heath Slater) when Torito DDT'ed Rodrigues after some high flying. Real fun match that crowd got into.
Big Show d Kane when Kane went to chokeslam guest ref Booker T, T got away and hit the spin kick leading to punch for the pin. OK match. After Booker brought out Michael Hayes and had him do his strut. Then he had Big Show do a Spinarooni, which he did quite badly. Then Booker did one to end the segment.
John Cena d Randy Orton by DQ after a frustrated Orton did a nutshot in front of the ref to get himself DQed. Started slowly and built into just a phenomenal match, easily **** and would've been even better if not for the lame finish. Both guys traded big moves and finishes for 2 counts and the crowd was going nuts. After Cena laid out Orton to send the crowd home happy.
Notes: The only guys who got a real "Superstar" reaction were Cena and Show. If anyone wants to see why Cena will never be turned, that is why. He is the company's meal ticket. Bob Backlund was in the lobby doing a meet and greet. Return date for 3/8 was announced featuring Batista, Cena, Bryan and Wyatts. Smart of the company to announce guys who weren't on this show who would be on the next show. Overall I had a great time, it was $25 well spent.