An entertaining main event between Seth Rollins and Randy Orton provided the undoubted highlight of the WWE UK tour event in Cardiff on Sunday night.

The show was solid if not spectacular – as the clash with another tour show in Manchester inevitably left Cardiff short of top superstars like John Cena, Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan.

Indeed, unusually for a house show, the event did not kick off with a highly ranked superstar to stir the crowd into action – but a sell out audience still seemed enthusiastic enough as Zack Ryder defeated Bo Dallas after the latter cut an entertaining heel promo.

And the predominantly young audience certainly bought into the second bout, with the high flying Lucha Dragons proving immensely popular as they defeated the Ascension.

The best microphone work of the night came from Stardust, who before wrestling his brother Goldust, teased the crowd into thinking Cardiff had secured a pay per view event for later this year before revealing he was lying.

The former tag team partners then put on a very solid technical bout, with Stardust winning before Goldust, who was over with the crowd, cut a promo thanking fans for their support.

A video package then aired about the life of Connor ‘The Crusher’ Michalek, and plugged the ongoing Connor’s Cure appeal. This was warmly received by the audience and met with a loud round of applause.

The ever popular Dean Ambrose then defeated Luke Harper with his signature ‘dirty deeds’ finisher, but the crowd fell flat during the bout with the half time break imminent.

UK diva Paige was given a loud of ovation as she teamed with Naomi to beat the Bella twins, before Kane and Ryback out on a mediocre bout that was too slow for the crowd to really get into – although the latter and winner appeared over with the crowd.

Earlier in the evening, Rollins had appeared on the titantron to plug his main event with Orton, and was met with a loud if not favourable reaction, and sure enough, he did a terrific job of playing pantomime villain during the main event.

The constant interference of J and J security was amusing if not entirely convincing, but superstars showed off their full repertoire of moves in a match that lasted more than 20 minutes.

Indeed, there were also teased finishes, and at one point an RKO from Orton had much of the excitable young audience genuinely believing the World title was about to change hands.

The bout eventually ended in a DQ win for Orton, and he then performed a second and more spectacular RKO after the bell to provide a great finish to the evening for those in attendance.

Overall, the main event perhaps saved what was otherwise an ordinary house show, and sent the 5,000 crowd home happy.