Destination UK

When WWE came to Bournemouth

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May 10, 2017

Isaac adores WWE but it has not visited Bournemouth since 2015, until now!
We were invited along to see our favourite wrestling stars at the Bournemouth International Centre on Monday and having been collecting various WWE memorabilia for a couple of years we arrived dressed for the occasion.
WWE Bournemouth
The kids could not wait to get inside and see which of their favourite stars would be fighting tonight and were really excited when Shinsuke Nakamura came out, having met him at NXT last year, and the cheers only got louder when he defeated Dolph Ziggler with the Kinshasa.
Shinsuke Nakamura
Next up were Kian’s favourites the Uso’s, who were up against American Alpha and The Colons in a Smackdown Tag Team Title Match.
American Alpha's
Of course the Uso’s won but the we let out the biggest cheer for American Alpha’s as they threw their t-shirts into the crowd and Daddy caught one for Isaac and Eliza – we can get both kids in it, it is so big!!
WWE Bournemouth

 This was Eliza’s first time at WWE, although she has watched it at home and she was soon stamping her feet, clapping her hands and joining in with the chants from the die-hard WWE fans.
Bournemouth WWE
In the next match Luke Harper defeated Erick Rowan with the discus clothesline and then it was time for Isaac’s favourite – Sin Cara.
Sin Cara
The format for the matches was very different from the ones we have seen previously and I have to admit that I found some matches difficult to follow as there were six people in the ring instead of just two. The Sin Cara match saw him pair with Breezango, who then defeated Aiden English and The Ascension.
WWE BIC Bournemouth
Aiden English loved playing the villain and was taunting the crowd and moaning that he was not happy about being defeated, so offered an open challenge. On came Mojo Rawley who then defeated the very angry Aiden, who then snuck off behind stage very sheepishly.
Aiden English
We were sat just a few rows back from the stage and could see the fights really clearly and the staging was brilliant – pure American-style, high energy entertainment!  Just before half time, Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn in an US Title match by holding the ropes.
WWE Bournemouth May
The great thing about WWE is that even during half term there is something to do, with re-runs of classic matches being played on the giant screens behind the ring.
The second half started with another roar from the crowds and the first match was an all British affair with the new United Kingdom Championship Match.
United Kingdom Championship Match
Tyler Bate, Trent Seven and Mark Andrews defeated Pete Dunne James Drake and Joseph Connors with the Tyler Driver 97.
Tyler Driver
Finally it was the turn of the ladies and Eliza was super excited that they were fighting for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
Becky Lynch
Like the men’s match earlier there were five ladies in the ring, taking it in turns to fight each other, with some spectacular gymnastic-inspired moves.
Charlotte WWE
The match belonged to Naomi, who defeated Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Natalya to keep the title.
Naomi WWE
The final match of the night definitely got the biggest cheers and the biggest jeers of the evening. The jeers were reserved for Jinder Mahal who took great delight in taunting the crowd, who simply replied with shouts of “what” back at him as he tried to speak.
Jinder Mahal
I am not sure who drew the biggest cheer out of Randy Orton or AJ Styles – both seemed very popular opponents with the crowd.
AJ Styles
The final result, however, saw Randy Orton defeat both Jinder Mahal and A.J Styles for the WWE Championship with his famous RKO on Jinder.
Randy Orton
The WWE live tour heads to Brighton next month, before returning to the UK with a brand new tour in November.
Disclaimer: We were guests of WWE for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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    May 10, 2017

    I must admit I’ve never really got WWE, but I imagine it is much more entertaining live than on television. It sounds like you all had a great time.

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    Lyndsey O'Halloran

    May 10, 2017

    What an exciting event to go and watch!

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    May 11, 2017

    My husband and children are huge WWE fans – so much so that we have booked the Butlins WWE weekend later in the year. The atmosphere at the shows is amazing!

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    May 11, 2017

    Womens Match is wrong. It was Becky, Naomi & Charlotte vs. Carmella, Natalya & Tamina

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    May 11, 2017

    Looks like u had fun I’m not into WWE I’m sure its different seeing it live though.

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    Deborah Nicholas

    May 11, 2017

    oh that looks like so much fun! My boys loved wrestling a few years ago and they would have been over the moon to go to something like this!

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    May 11, 2017

    WWE is just not something me and my family have ever got into. It looks like you had a great evening though!

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    Nickolai Kinny

    May 11, 2017

    Oh the kids look adorable. Im sure they had heaps of fun getting in gear 😉

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    five little doves

    May 11, 2017

    My eldest used to be obsessed with WWE, we used to go to Smackdown all the time!

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    May 12, 2017

    I’m afraid I don’t really understand WWE. I didn’t realise it was quite so child friendly

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    Kerry norris

    May 14, 2017

    My little cousin would love this. Great that they run things during half time to keep people entertained x

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    May 15, 2017

    I use to follow it when I was a teenager, so I can imagine it would be a great night out and great atmosphere!

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    May 20, 2017

    Oh my goodness, I can still remember my brother and best friend wrestling in the living room watching this

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