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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

WWE in Abu Dhabi Night 2: Roman Reigns beats Triple H to retain Intercontinental title as Cesaro and Sheamus beat Ambrose and Rollins in cage match

Finn Balor, Braun Strowman and Jason Jordan are among the other winners on the second night of WWE action at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium.

Braun Strowman in action during the WWE's tour of Abu Dhabi in December. The company have now signed a 10-year deal to tour Saudi Arabia. Khushnum Bhandari / The National
Braun Strowman in action during the WWE's tour of Abu Dhabi in December. The company have now signed a 10-year deal to tour Saudi Arabia. Khushnum Bhandari / The National

The WWE held their second and final night of action at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium in front of a large crowd. Here is how the action unfolded.

Finn Balor defeated Samoa Joe

Quick paced opener in which both men had moments in the ascendancy. Balor gets the pin the Coup de Grace and then tells the fans afterwards how much he has enjoyed his first time wrestling in Abu Dhabi.

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Jason Jordan defeated Bo Dallas

Jordan, unlike on the Thursday night, sells his knee injury he is supposed to be carrying on TV programming a lot less and he prevails over Dallas in a short match, with Dallas being helped to the back by Curtis Axel afterwards.

Braun Strowman won a triple threat match with Kane and Bray Wyatt

All three men get good pops from the crowd. Both Kane and Wyatt take turns beating down Strowman, but it is Strowman who comes out on top in the end. Wyatt tries to use a chair on him, but Strowman reverses it into a slam for the 1-2-3.

Sheamus and Cesaro retain the Raw Tag Team titles in a cage match against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose

After a short break as the cage is put together, the first WWE cage match in Abu Dhabi is on.

Both Sheamus and Ambrose escape the cage early and Rollins looks to be in charge after using a kendo stick on Cesaro.

But Rollins is blocked from climbing the cage by Sheamus, and the distraction allows Cesaro to climb the cage on the other side of the ring and beat Rollins to the floor.

Elias then proves a lot of fun as he has the crowd in the palm of his hand with some singing. He introduces Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows for the next match.

Titus O'Neil and Luke Gallows beat Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows

Short tag match where everyone has a moment to shine. Once again it is Crews who impresses the most with his power moves, and he gets the pinfall victory for his team.

Enzo Amore retains the Cruiserweight title against Kalisto

Amore gets a decent welcome until he insults Abu Dhabi. After a slow start, where both men exchange dance moves, it is Amore who prevails as he wins with a pin using his feet on the ropes.

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Roman Reigns beats Triple H to retain the Intercontinental title

Main event time. Both men get big pops on the way to the ring, with Triple H edging the popularity contest early on as the 14-time champion made his first appearance competing in the UAE.

After a slow start the action hots up and both men have nearfalls, with Triple H kicking out of the Superman punch.

But after Reigns powers out of a pedigree attempt he gets the spear on his opponent to win.

Post-match, Reigns is attacked by Sheamus, Cesaro and Samoa Joe. Triple H looks as if he will align them but then attacks the trio to defend Reigns.

Triple H is also out-numbered, but Ambrose and Rollins come out to fight the trio off, and they with their Shield brother Reigns give a triple powerbomb to Sheamus.

Reigns and Triple H then shake hands to send the crowd home happy and include the WWE's fifth visit to the UAE since 2012.