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Review: WWE Wrestling at Metro Radio Arena

Superstars of wrestling were in Newcastle to strut their stuff in the ring. Mark Summers went along to see them in all their lycra-clad glory

WWE Wrestling action
WWE Wrestling action

Those who like a Big Show were given a real treat as lycra-clad superstars performed their best moves for the crowds. With dazzling lights and blaring music the event overwhelmed the senses before wowing with the strength and gymnastic ability on display in the ring.

The headline fight featured two of the franchise’s biggest names, Randy Orton and the mountainous Big Show, fought over the Championship belt. Before that the crowds were treated to a mixture of bouts from well-known WWE wrestlers.

Goldust, Cody Rhodes and the titanic Big E. Langston took on and defeated The Shield in an impressive tag team match.

Also the new tag team Los Matadores lived up to every Spanish stereotype imaginable in their match against the hicks that make up The Real Americans. Strutting in wearing traditional bull fighting attire and to the blast of trumpets, they taunted their mysterious Mexican midget sidekick Mascarita Dorada. The Real Americans went for the patriotic look via Stars and Stripes leotards.

Set up as heels it was no surprise that they were pummelled by the Spanish supremos, who finished the fight with some impressive tumbles and lifts.

A vote on Twitter meant the bout between Santino Marella and Fandango became a dance off, which only revealed Strictly Come Dancing has little to fear from the men of WWE.

Some fights were lacklustre but overall the night was high octane and exciting with impressive skills on show.

The roars of the crowd showed that the lycra will be missed until it returns next May.


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