McGillicutty Cuts Heel Promo, Ziggler vs. Ryder, Richie Steamboat
– FCW Champion Seth Rollins defeated Michael McGillicutty at last night’s RAW live event in Birmingham, Alabama. This is Rollins’ third straight win over McGillicutty this weekend. McGillicutty cut a heel promo before the match about how he wasn’t riding the coattails of his famous father like other second and third generation Superstars.
Reports from two events this weekend note that Rollins has came out to barely any reaction from the crowd but by the time the match had ended, he won them over with his in-ring abilities.
– WWE experimented with Mason Ryan as Dolph Ziggler’s bodyguard again last night in Birmingham as Ziggler defeated Zack Ryder. Ziggler, keeping with the current RAW TV storyline, cut a promo before the match and said he had dropped what was holding him back and now he’s with greatness – Mason Ryan.
One fan report from the Ryder vs. Ziggler matches this weekend described it as “second best match of the night” and “match of the night” from another fan.
– Richie Steamboat lost to Damien Sandow again at last night’s SmackDown live event in Savannah, Georgia. Steamboat has been introduced as the son of WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat this weekend.