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By Dave Scherer on 2017-04-02 18:37:00

It is time for the Six Pack challenge for the Smackdown Women's Title.

The champ came out first. Then Becky Lynch, then Mickie James, then Carmella, the Natalya then finally Naomi.  They seemed to be rushed to the ring, which makes sense given we are well past the four hour mark.  Naomi got the biggest entrance, by far.

First woman to gain a pin or submission is the champion.

The first funny moment came when Becky hit the Becksploder on Ellsworth after he interfered a few times.  Otherwise it was every woman for herself.

Natty did a cool double Sharpshooter spot on Carmella and Naomi but Mickie broke it up.

Naomi did a big splash on the other five on the floor.  She got a pop.  Alexa went after her and Naomi got her in a submission and made her tap out so she could win in her hometown.  It was fine for what it was.

The New Day came out to announce the Citrus Bowl attendance record.  It is 75,245 people.  They thanked our without you there is no us line.  They then did a fireworks show.

Time for the main event, Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker.  No Holds Barred.  Before the match, out came Jim Ross to call the match.  He got a nice pop.  Given him being in this match, I can't help but wonder if he is there to call Taker's last match.  If so, that could be very interesting.  Do they let him go over Reigns and go out a winner?  Or do they have Reigns beat him, meaning the fans that hate him will hate him forever?

Roman Reigns came out first and if you can't guess his reaction, welcome to watching your first night watching wrestling!

Taker's gong hit and it got the usual pop.

Taker opened on the offense and went right after Reigns.  He threw him out of the ring and told him to get out of his yard.  But Reigns came back and went to work on the Dead man and suffice to say it wasn't appreciated by many in attendence.

Eps just told me that he saw Michelle McCool and Taker's kids in the audience.  This could definitely be it.  If so, they should have Reigns do the job for Taker, for a lot of reasons.

When Taker got control, Reigns bailed but Taker nailed him with a right hand.  Taker went to work on the announce table and then took Reigns over to it.  Reigns came back and did a big dropkick before Taker could use it.  But when Reigns came back, he took a chokeslam on the German announce table, which didn't break.  Ouch.

Taker went to chokeslam Reigns through the Spanish announce table when Reigns speared him and they both went though another table.  Cool spot!  Reigns was up first.  Taker didn't move. Reigns went back in the ring and many were not happy to see him.  He told Taker it's his yard, which meant Taker sat up.  He got up slowly though and when he got in the ring Reigns went to work on him with knees and boots.  Then he went to punches to the head when he pinned Taker in the corner.  He said it was his yard and Taker gave him a Last Ride for two.

It's great to hear Jim Ross.  He hasn't lost a step.  And Michael Cole has definitely stepped back.  It's also cool that JBL is on the call too.

Reigns brought a chair in but Taker kicked him in the head and took it.  Then he used it on him.  Then he told Reigns to get up.  Then he hit him again.  He set up for the Chokeslam and Reigns quickly rolled out.  He came back in and hit a Superman Punch.  He tried again but it wasn't good, it seems he was expecting to get chokeslammed.  That happened next as Taker did it on the chair for a two.  He did the throat slash and then did the Tombstone.  Two count only!  The fans couldn't believe it.  They chanted about bull droppings.

It looked like Reigns was trying the tombstone on Taker but it didn't work.  A few times.  So he hit him with a Superman Punch.  He waited to hit The Spear and he did.  Before he could cover, Taker locked on Hell's Gate.  Reigns eventually got out.  They both sold the physicality by staying down.

Taker went for the chair but Reigns stopped him and then creamed him with it repeatedly.  Reigns hit a Spear and thought he had it, but he only got a two.  He let Taker get up and then he hit another Spear.  But again, just a two.  The fans popped.

Taker got again finally, and Reigns hit the Superman punch.  Reigns didn't even try to cover. Taker than set up, but he went down again.  They are selling his body won't allow it.  Reigns is looking on like what the hell do I need to do here.  Taker got up to all fours.  Reigns treated him like a punk.  Taker kept trying to get up.  Two punches and a big Spear.  1-2-3. And Orlando is going to lose their minds in.........now!

It was a war, no doubt.  Both men worked really hard.  They sold that maybe Reigns didn't want to kill the old warrior but he did what he had to do.  Reigns left the ring first and made the walk to the back.  If this is it for Taker, you know he feels good putting the young guy over on his way out.

As Reigns got ot the middle of the ramp, we got another pyro show.  They never stopped his music so if the fans were booing, I couldn't hear it.  Then when there was a break in the music, there was some booking.

Then the fans started chanting "Thank You Taker" as he laid prone in the ring.  We are past Midnight in the east by the way.

Taker then sat up.  He looked disoriented.  They cut to highlights of the match.  The fans are still chanting Thank You Taker.

When we came back from highlights Taker was standing in the ring, with his hat and jacket on.  The fans were still cheering and thanking him.  It definitely seemed like he was taking it all in for the last time.  He finally went to leave but then came back in the ring.  He took off his right glove and dropped it in the ring.  Fans yell NO.  He took off the other and did the same.  People were cheering him while others were visibly upset.  He then took off his jacket and folded it up, and put it on the gloves.  And finally, off came the hat, which he placed on the jacket and gloves.  He then left the ring and had the long walk back up the ramp.  But before he did that, he went over and kissed his wife.  This is the end of an era folks.

As he got up near the entrance, he turned around and took it all in one last time.  He raised his fist as his video played on the Tron.  The fans thanked him again.  On the way out, like the consummate pro he always was, he gave to a young talent.

The arena went dark and the show went off the air.

Thank you Taker for one of the greatest careers the business has ever seen. He will always be appreciated and he will be missed.

 


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