Roadblock: Triple H retains WWE Title
The road to WrestleMania is rolling on without a hitch.
Three weeks away from “The Biggest Stage of Them All,” Triple H successfully defended his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose in the main event of WWE Network special Roadblock Saturday (Sunday Manila time) in Toronto.
Pushed to the limit by the Lunatic Fringe, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) chief operating officer hit his opponent with a Pedigree for the victory in the near 25-minute classic.
Ambrose thought he had already won the match after hitting Triple H with Dirty Deeds out of nowhere, but referee John Cone stopped counting the three count after seeing Ambrose’s feet under the bottom rope.
Frustrated that he didn’t get the three-count, Ambrose continued his offense and placed Triple H at the top of the announce table for an elbow drop from the barricade. But the champ got off in time as Ambrose crashed to the announce table by himself.
Ambrose barely made it back to the ring at the referee’s count of nine, but he walked right into the Pedigree as Triple H scored the win.
With the win, Triple H is on his way to defending his title against deposed champ Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 32 on April 3 in Dallas.
Ambrose, meanwhile, will brace for his No Holds Barred Street Fight against Brock Lesnar at “the show of shows.”
In the night’s other matches, Lesnar brutalized Luke Harper to win the 2-on-1 handicap match over The Wyatt Family, with cult leader Bray Wyatt backing away from the Beast Incarnate throughout the match.
The New Day also retained its Tag Team Championship over the League of Nations duo of Sheamus and King Barrett, Charlotte rolled up Natalya to keep her Divas title, and the team of Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, collectively known as The Revival, topped Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy to successfully defend their NXT Tag Team championships.
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