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Sheamus defeats Shorty G

WWE Royal Rumble January 26

This match marks Sheamus’ return to action. Shorty G went for a single leg takedown and Sheamus tossed him away. After two minutes of feeling each other out, Shorty G hit a cross body to take Sheamus over the top rope. Back in the ring, Sheamus drove Shorty G into the post and used a shoulder breaker to solidify his advantage. Earlier in the match, Sheamus stomped on Shorty G’s fingers and now Sheamus continues to bend and work the hands. After calling Gable a rat and telling him he doesn’t belong in the ring, Shorty G came back with some open hand palm strikes, elbows, and a drop kick.

Now having the advantage, Shorty G stomped on Sheamus’ ankle, attempted a moonsault but got caught and then countered into a DDT. Shorty G then connected with a moonsault and a German Suplex for two near falls. Sheamus escaped the ankle lock submission twice and hit the brogue kick for the pinfall victory.


Match Ratings

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