THE strapping Superstars of WWE, were in action yesterday at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena, marking the final date of their UK tour.

WWE has split it's plethora of pugilists into two separate brands and the audience in Cardiff would be entertained by the Superstars of SmackDown Live, and they certainly didn't disappoint.

Fans were queuing for hours before and once inside they gave the wrestlers a raucous reception. WWE put on a star-studded show where all four titles would be defended.

Heath Slater and Rhyno retained their tag team titles in the night's first bout, and the luck of the Champ continued as Becky Lynch also successfully defended her Women's Championship against Alexa Bliss.

One title almost changed hands when the dastardly Miz nearly stole a victory from Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, until the SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan came out to reverse the decision.

Other bouts featured wins for fans favourites like the 'American Alpha', Nikki Bella and Apollo Crews. The good guys didn't have it all their own way however, Baron Corbin came away with a victory despite jeers and in the night's main event, AJ Styles who didn’t hide his disdain for the fans, used underhanded tactics to retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against fan favourite Dean Ambrose.

The brawlers will fly home today, with fond memories and fresh bruises from their night in Wales. WWE's next visit is expected in May 2017 - the live events are an unforgettable experience for fans young and old.

Ross Tyson