Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Bay, Florida
April 11-12, 2021
NIGHT ONE-Saturday, April 11, 2021
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is on the stage, flanked by WWE
Superstars. “Throughout this past year, our WWE Superstars performed
tirelessly for you.” Week after week, month after month they worked
hard, but something was missing: the WWE fans. As we emerge from
this terrible pandemic, on behalf of the WWE family, we welcome you
to WRESTLEMANIA! The live crowd erupts.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The new and improved WWE video leads us into
Bebe Rexha sings “America the Beautiful” with a guitarist in the
ring. Vince McMahon and the WWE performers remain on the stage. Some
of them are visibly emotional as the song continues.
The WrestleMania 37 video plays with the Johnny Depp impersonator
coming back to do his Captain Jack Sparrow.
We go live into Raymond James Stadium with a live crowd, the first
time in one year, one month, and one day. Michael Cole, Byron
Saxton, and Samoa Joe are at ringside. The show is going to be
delayed due to a thunderstorm! We have to wait a little longer for
WrestleMania 37 to begin!
We will continue with exclusive interviews with WWE Superstars until
the show restarts.
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Shane McMahon. McMahon says he has
goosebumps from the start of the show. It’s great to have the crowd
back. She asks why he has a problem with Braun Strowman. McMahon
says he just likes having fun with Strowman. Even though he’s called
him stupid, it wasn’t stupid for Strowman to pick a Steel Cage
Match. Still, McMahon will take him out.
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP interrupt McMahon and take over
the interview. MVP says Lashley is out for violence. Drew McIntyre
will lose his dignity, consciousness, and the match. Drew McIntyre
walks up and gets in Lashley’s face. McIntyre tells MVP to keep
talking. MVP stands in between them. MVP tries to keep the situation
under control. McIntyre says Mother Nature doesn’t matter. They can
have this match back here. McIntyre dares him to come at him.
Referees and producers step in to keep them apart.
Sarah Schreiber runs up and asks McIntyre where his head is at.
McIntyre says it was emotional seeing fans, but he won’t lose it
right now. McIntyre says last year at the Performance Center, he won
the WWE Championship on his first chance. He lost it for three
weeks, but got it back at the ThunderDome. Now he’ll be the first
one out in front of the fans and the damn weather is trying to stop
it from happening. No matter what, this match is happening. McIntyre
was extremely fired up throughout that promo.
The Kickoff Show panel talks about what we just saw.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Raw Tag Team Champions the New Day.
Xavier Woods says it’s been over a year since they’ve had fans.
Patrick wasn’t even here yet. Patrick says he was here to see them
get the Tag Titles back before accepting a challenge from AJ Styles
and Omos. Kofi Kingston isn’t even sure Styles and Omos are a
registered tag team, but Patrick says they did register. They’re
ready. Woods doesn’t care how big Omos is or how phenomenal Styles
is. They accepted this challenge because they’ve already beaten
every tag team in the company. WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E
walks up and says we’ll see why New Day are the best tag team on
God’s green earth. We’ll see two men at their very best and their
peak. We are blessed to watch them do work!
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe talk about the rain delay
and call this “Wrestle-Rain-ia.” Oof.
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Braun Strowman. Strowman says he’s
fighting for everyone that has ever been called stupid or been
bullied. He’ll beat Shane McMahon within an inch of his career.
Schreiber says it seems like McMahon is making a huge mistake
getting in the cage with Strowman. Strowman says that’s true. He’ll
be standing over a corpse tonight.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Kevin Owens. Owens takes the
microphone and talks about his friendship with Sami Zayn through the
years. They’ve wrestled all over the world. They’ve done this
hundreds of times. Through those 20 years, no two people were looked
down and talked down to by industry experts more than them. They
were told they’d never make it to the show. Tomorrow night, they’ll
do it at WrestleMania. A super weird audio glitch kicks up. This is
not the Zayn he’s known for two decades. That’s ok because in the
end, no matter what people say or what obstacles they’ve run
through, it’s WrestleMania. Tomorrow night, he’ll stun sense into
Sami Zayn. If Logan Paul wants to try something, he’ll be in the
Michael Cole and Samoa Joe are wearing ponchos. It’s raining hard in
Tampa. Cole says WrestleMania can start in 5 minutes.
Bianca Belair is backstage with Sarah Schreiber. Belair is putting
it all on the line, but they’re doing it for the fans tonight. She’s
thrilled to have the fans back and will give it her all.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Seth Rollins. Rollins loves the
chaos of the weather. Patrick asks about Cesaro. Rollins thinks
Patrick’s name is “Mike.” Rollins says he’s wanted to address the
disrespect from “Zazaro.” Rollins thinks he’s trying to use Rollins’
superstardom to go into the potential he’s been meandering in for
years. Rollins is the new Mr. WrestleMania and will have the
performance of a lifetime. What a night!
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with The Miz and John Morrison. They’re
ready for the challenge of Damian Priest and Bad Bunny.
Video Package: WWE Championship
Titus O’Neil and Hulk Hogan welcome us to WrestleMania 37
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe announce we will begin
WrestleMania 37 now!
The 2020 Warrior Award recipient and Tampa’s own Titus O’Neil makes
his way to the stage. Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan soon
joins him. O’Neil is FIRED up as he welcomes the fans to his city of
Tampa Bay. They have the energy they’ve been wanting for one year.
For one year, one month, and one day, we are back in business LIVE!
Hogan says he doesn’t think the crowd heard him. O’Neil says they
can try this again. For the first time in one year, one month, and
one day, we are back in business, LIVE!
“Well let me tell you something, Titus!” We are going to make
history tonight and tomorrow night. They’ll do it right now in front
of the WWE Universe audience, brother. O’Neil says we have to kick
it off big and with some violence: the WWE Championship. Hogan says
we’ve got the All Mighty WWE Champion with his crippling Hurt Lock
that can crack a 747 in half going against Drew McIntyre with a
Claymore Kick that can take you out with one time.
Hogan says he’s got a question. O’Neil says we’ve got two nights of
WrestleMania. What’cha gonna do when Titus Worldwide and Hulkamania
run wild on you?!
Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley (c) w/ MVP
The bell rings, and they immediately lock up before letting go when
neither can get the advantage. Lashley soon shoulder blocks him
down, but McIntyre is right back on his feet. They go into the
ropes, and McIntyre gives him a belly-to-belly overhead suplex
before telling Lashley to stick it. They start shoving, and Lashley
powers him to the corner and punches him. McIntyre turns him around
and clubs away at him. Lashley hits a throat thrust and punches him
back to the ropes. McIntyre reverses a whip to the ropes, but
Lashley holds on. McIntyre clotheslines Lashley over the top rope.
McIntyre follows him outside, and Lashley drives him into the
barricade. Lashley throws him into the barricade again and looks
fired up. Lashley gets McIntyre up and goes to drive him into the
barricade. The ring mats are wet from the rain and it appears
McIntyre slips a bit before going into the barricade.
Lashley gets McIntyre in the ring and hits a shoulder thrust in the
corner before hitting a spinning neckbreaker for a two count.
Lashley punches away at McIntyre before choking him on the ropes.
Lashley peppers McIntyre with punches, so McIntyre chops back at
him. The crowd lets out the “WOO” chant with each chop. Lashley
powers McIntyre to the corner and charges, but he hits the ring post
shoulder-first when McIntyre moves. McIntyre hits an arm breaker and
goes to apply an arm bar. Lashley quickly blocks it and turns over
before punching McIntyre to release the grip. Lashley slaps McIntyre
in the face, but that just pisses off the Scottish Warrior. Lashley
uses his good shoulder to shoulder thrust McIntyre in the corner
before posing. Lashley whips him to the opposite corner, but
McIntyre pops out with a clothesline. McIntyre hits a second
clothesline before having a whip reversed. McIntyre comes back with
an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre hits another one, ducks
a punch, and hits a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up, and the crowd
gets fired up. McIntyre waits for Lashley to get up and goes for a
Future Shock DDT, but Lashley powers him to the corner. Lashley goes
to the opposite corner and charges, but McIntyre elbows him back.
McIntyre applies a waistlock before turning him around for a
northern lights suplex for a near fall.
MVP shouts at Lashley to focus. McIntyre grabs the arm for a
hammerlock. This is the arm that hit the ring post. Lashley fights
out and shoulder blocks McIntyre down. Lashley powers McIntyre up in
a torture rack and slams him down for a near fall. Lashley talks a
little trash to McIntyre and gets him to his feet. McIntyre comes
back with a Claymore Kick and charges, but Lashley crushes him with
a one-armed spinebuster for a near fall. Lashley sets up for the
Hurt Lock, but McIntyre fights it. Lashley knees him in the ribs and
lifts him up, but McIntyre elbows out of it. McIntyre viciously
elbows Lashley in the face a few times before setting him up for an
inverted Alabama Slam… but Lashley kicks out at two!
McIntyre puts Lashley on the top rope and chops the chest before
clubbing the back. McIntyre stands on the top rope. This is scary as
the ring canvas is wet from the rain. Lashley sweeps the feet, but
McIntyre quickly comes back with a hammerlock on the top rope.
Lashley fights out and punches him into the tree of woe. McIntyre
then sits up and hits an overhead belly-to-belly superplex on the
All Mighty WWE Champion! McIntyre sets up for a Claymore Kick and
charges, but Lashley floors him with a second one-armed spinebuster!
Lashley is fired up, but McIntyre kips up and angrily stares at him.
Lashley is in disbelief. Lashley punches away at McIntyre and beats
him against the ropes. McIntyre reverses a whip and hits another
overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre quickly follows up with a
the Future Shock DDT. McIntyre gets him to his feet and hits a
second Future Shock DDT. McIntyre pulls him up to his feet again and
hits a third Future Shock DDT… but Lashley kicks out! Lashley looks
like he’s out. McIntyre looks frustrated.
A live, non-piped in chant of “This is awesome” fires up in Raymond
James Stadium. McIntyre counts down for a Claymore Kick, and the
live crowd happily counts along with him. Lashley drops down and
gets out of the ring before the Claymore Kick connects. McIntyre
then hits the ropes and takes out Lashley and MVP with a somersault
McIntyre gets Lashley in the ring and goes to the top rope. McIntyre
jumps, but Lashley counters into a Hurt Lock attempt. McIntyre
fights it, so Lashley suplexes him. Lashley quickly follows up with
a flatliner. Lashley sizes McIntyre up and goes for a Hurt Lock.
McIntyre tries to block it. Lashley tries to lock his hands, but
McIntyre is fighting it. McIntyre then runs forward and drives
Lashley into the turnbuckle. Lashley charges, but McIntyre takes him
down and applies a Kimura Lock! Lashley’s arm was injured on the
ring post earlier! Lashley yells in pain and his hand is shaking.
Lashley reaches for the bottom rope and gets a break of the hold.
Both men get to their feet and exchange punches in the center of the
ring. Lashley knees him, but McIntyre powers him back. Lashley pulls
his face into the top turnbuckle. Lashley charges into a big boot.
McIntyre follows up with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre tries for a
Claymore Kick, but MVP distracts him. Lashley avoids the Claymore
Kick and applies the Hurt Lock! Lashley has locked his fingers and
the full force of the dreaded Hurt Lock has been applied! McIntyre
starts to fade, but he fights to his feet, goes to the corner, and
kicks off. Lashley rolls through and keeps the Hurt Lock applied!
Lashley cinches it in… and McIntyre is out! The referee calls for
Winner by Referee’s Decision and still WWE Champion: Bobby Lashley
The nWo is backstage with Titus O’Neil when Bayley walks up. Bayley
tries to be cool with them, but they walk off on her.
A Draft Kings commercial airs.
Tag Team Turmoil
Winners receive a WWE Women’s Tag Team Title match on Night Two
Naomi and Lana vs. Billie Kay and Carmella
Naomi and Carmella start the match. Naomi kicks away at Carmella and
dropkicks her down. Lana tags in and she kicks Carmella back before
hitting a bulldog. Lana splashes her against the ropes, but Carmella
fights back and whips her down by the hair. Carmella knocks her into
the corner and tags Billie Kay in. Kay talks trash and punches Lana
before sending her into the ropes. Lana hits a head-scissor into a
leg sweep. Naomi tags in and hits a flying clothesline. Naomi
punches Carmella and knocks Kay back. Lana tags in. Naomi kicks Kay
and Carmella down. Lana hits a sloppy kick. Naomi tags in, and they
hit a double-team facebuster, but Carmella breaks up the pin.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are
watching backstage. Naomi knocks Carmella out of the ring, but Kay
rolls Naomi up. Carmella assists in the pin to pick up the win.
The Riott Squad will face Billie Kay and Carmella next.
Billie Kay and Carmella vs. The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott and Liv
Morgan knocks Carmella down and dropkicks Kay. Ruby Riott tags in
and knocks Kay onto the ropes for a two count. Morgan tags back in.
Kay knocks Riott out of the ring and elbows Morgan down. Carmella
tags in and stomps Morgan down before doing a moonwalk and a bronco
buster. Kay tags back in and hits a northern lights suplex. Carmella
dropkicks Morgan, and Kay kicks her. Riott breaks up the pin, so Kay
knocks her out of the ring. Kay rolls Morgan up, but this time the
referee catches Carmella helping on the pin and stops counting.
Morgan punches Kay and hits a double knee lung blower. Riott hits a
senton off the top rope to eliminate Kay and Carmella.
Carmella shoves Riott into Morgan and superkicks Morgan down.
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke will face The Riott Squad next.
The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan) vs. Mandy Rose and Dana
Riott attacks them making their entrance, but Rose quickly takes her
down. Brooke goes to the top rope and hits a blockbuster. Morgan
breaks up the pin. Brooke punches away at Riott, but Riott punches
her away. Brooke fights back with a flipping neckbreaker. The screen
blanks out for a moment indicating a wardrobe malfunction. Riott
rolls Rose up for a two count. Morgan tags in and clotheslines Rose
down. Morgan hits a step-up enzuigiri followed by a double knee in
the corner for a near fall. The Riott Squad double-team Rose with a
Riott Kick. Brooke breaks it up, so she’s thrown out of the ring.
Rose shoulders Morgan in the corner and hits Riott with an inverted
suplex. Morgan fights back and goes to the top rope. Rose hits a
superplex. Brooke hits a senton bomb, but Morgan rolls through and
picks up the win.
The ring announcer incorrectly states that Mandy Rose and Dana
Brooke won the match.
Natalya and Tamina will face The Riott Squad.
The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan) vs. Natalya and Tamina
Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter on Morgan, but Morgan rolls her up
for a two count. Natalya slams Morgan in the corner and tags Tamina
in. Tamina punches Morgan and suplexes her into Natalya, who hits a
powerbomb for a two count. Riott broke it up. Tamina knocks Riott
down. Natalya lifts Morgan up and slams her into the corner. The
Riott Squad mounts a comeback on Tamina, who tagged in. Morgan
covers for a two count. Riott tags back in. Morgan takes a superkick
from Tamina. Tamina kicks Riott down and tags Natalya in. Natalya
and Tamina hit Riott with a Hart Attack. Natalya teases a
Sharpshooter, but tags Tamina in instead. Tamina goes to the top
rope and hits a Superfly Splash on Riott for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Natalya and Tamina
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team
Championship against Natalya and Tamina tomorrow night on
WrestleMania 37 Night Two.
A commercial airs about a segment with the WWE 24/7 Championship on
Video Package: Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro
Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro
Cesaro uppercuts him at the sound of the bell and goes for a Cesaro
Swing, but Rollins fights it. Rollins kicks him and charges, but
Cesaro blocks it and again goes for a Cesaro Swing. Rollins gets out
of it and hits the ropes, but Cesaro hits a springboard uppercut.
Rollins quickly snaps the arm off the top rope and goes to the top
rope. Cesaro quickly cuts him off with a dropkick. Cesaro deadlifts
him and goes for a gutwrench superplex, but Rollins counters into a
Buckle Bomb for a near fall! Rollins attacks the injured shoulder,
but Cesaro punches him back and hits an uppercut. Cesaro reverses a
whip and charges, but Rollins drops him on the apron. Cesaro knocks
him back and goes to the top rope, but Rollins scales the ropes.
Rollins hits a superplex and floats through into the falcon arrow
for a near fall.
Cesaro catches him with a pin for a two count. Cesaro uppercuts him
back to the corner and punches away at him. Cesaro uppercuts him in
the corner, sends him to the opposite corner, hits a second
uppercut, hits the ropes, and connects with a clothesline for a near
fall. Cesaro signals for a Cesaro Swing. Cesaro takes him down, but
Rollins counters into a roll-up for a two count. Cesaro quickly pops
up and goes for a Cesaro Swing again, but Rollins fights up and hits
a step-up enzuigiri. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Cesaro counters
into the Cesaro Swing! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9… Cesaro’s arm
gives out. Cesaro then applies the Sharpshooter in tribute to his
former partner Tyson Kidd, but Rollins gets to the bottom rope to
break it up.
The crowd chants, “One more time.” Cesaro sets up for the
Neutralizer, but Rollins counters with a back body drop. Cesaro
lands on his feet and charges, but he hits the top turnbuckle with
his injured shoulder. Rollins hits a nasty springboard knee to the
head followed by a Sling Blade. Rollins goes to the top rope and
hits a corkscrew splash for a near fall!
Rollins sets up for a Ripcord Knee, but Cesaro counters into the
Neutralizer… but Rollins kicks out! Cesaro goes for a Neutralizer,
but Rollins counters into a Pedigree! Rollins is going deep into the
arsenal tonight. Rollins covers, but Cesaro kicks out. Rollins
shouts that he survived the Neutralizer and the Cesaro Swing.
Rollins says he is a god! Rollins forearms him in the back of the
head and goes for a Stomp, but Cesaro isn’t in position. Rollins
dropkicks him in the back of the head again.
Rollins sets up in the corner and tries for a Stomp, but Cesaro pops
up and crushes him with an uppercut! Cesaro puts Rollins on his
shoulders in an inverted torture rack and spins him around with no
hands! This is called the UFO. Cesaro signals for a Cesaro Swing and
starts it up! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23! Cesaro follows up with a Neutralizer
for the win!
Footage is shown of Jey Uso winning the Andre the Giant Memorial
Battle Royal last night on SmackDown. We also see footage of Dolph
Ziggler and Robert Roode retaining the SmackDown Tag Team
SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode talk
about how great AJ Styles is and how good Omos would look draped in
WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E comes out to the stage and does
his big hype introduction for The New Day! Raw Tag Team Champions
Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston join him on stage and get fired up.
Raw Tag Team Championship
The New Day (Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) (c’s) vs. AJ Styles and
Kofi Kingston will start the match against Omos. The New Day goads
AJ Styles into starting the match instead. Kofi Kingston and AJ
Styles circle the ring. Styles applies a waistlock, but Styles drops
down and hits a head-scissor. Kingston flips over Styles and goes
for an SOS. Styles gets out and rolls him up for a two count.
Kingston rolls him up with a scissor hold for another two count.
Styles applies a side headlock, but Kingston counters out with an
inverted suplex! Kingston taunts Omos, who looks infuriated.
Kingston twerks in the ring while Woods plays the trombone. Styles
angrily charges, but Kingston dropkicks him down. Woods sweeps
Styles down and tags in. Kingston splashes Styles before Woods hits
a splash for a two count. Woods applies a rear chin lock and says
they have effectively cut the ring in half. Kingston tags in and
punches Styles in the ribs. The New Day then start the Unicorn
Stampede up on Styles. Kingston whips Woods into Styles for a near
fall. Woods puts the side headlock back on and hits a takeover.
Styles fights up and goes for a tag on Omos, but Woods doesn’t let
it happen. Woods hits another takeover for a two count. Wood
wrenches the arm and tags Kingston in. The New Day hits a
double-team chop, kick, and bulldog for a one count. Styles gets to
his feet, but Kingston is standing between him and Omos. Woods
knocks Styles out of the ring and hits a baseball slide. Kingston
tags in and hits a flying double stomp for a near fall. Woods lifts
Styles up, but Styles slides off and goes for Omos. Woods stops him,
so Styles crawls through the legs. Woods avoids an enzuigiri and
tags Kingston in. Kingston hits Styles with a splash as Styles gets
up for a near fall. Wow! Woods goes to the top rope. The New Day
goes for a double-team, but Styles knees Kingston in the head. Woods
is terrified as Styles tags in Omos!
Omos enters the ring to a big ovation. This is the first action Omos
will see in a WWE ring. Woods peppers Omos with kicks that have no
effect on him. Woods hits a dropkick that does nothing. Kingston
tags in. Woods goes for a shoulder block, but he bounces off Omos.
Omos grabs Kingston coming off the top rope and slings him down.
Omos laughs as he stands over the New Day. Omos tosses Kingston to
the corner and avalanches Woods. Omos follows up with an avalanche
on Kingston. Kingston scoops Woods up and hits a vicious
spinebuster. Omos then stretches Woods out over his knee. Omos then
grabs Kingston and hits a backbreaker on him. Omos lifts Woods up,
and Styles hits him with a Phenomenal Forearm. Omos grabs Kingston
and crushes him with a double arm slam! Omos puts a foot on
Kingston’s chest and picks up the win!
Winners and new Raw Tag Team Champions: AJ Styles and Omos
King Corbin stars in a pretty funny Snickers commercial.
WWE 2K22 is coming.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is warming up backstage.
Video Package: Steel Cage Match
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler joins commentary for the
next match. Michael Cole brings up this is the ten year anniversary
of their WrestleMania match.
Steel Cage Match
Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman
This is the first Steel Cage Match at WrestleMania since Hulk Hogan
defended the WWF Championship against King Kong Bundy at
Shane McMahon holds the door closed so Braun Strowman can’t get into
the Steel Cage. All of a sudden, Elias and Jaxson Ryker attack
Strowman with a steel chair! They beat his back and legs with the
chair. McMahon pulls Strowman into the ring and takes a chair.
The match begins, and McMahon beats him mercilessly with the steel
chair. McMahon goes for a chairshot to the head, but Strowman blocks
it and throws him aside. Strowman slowly gets up, so McMahon hits
him again with the chair. McMahon goes to leave through the door,
but Strowman cuts him off. The chair is knocked out of the ring.
Strowman shouts that McMahon is going to get these hands. Strowman
is limping. McMahon uses his quickness to stay away from Strowman.
McMahon lights him up with jabs, but Strowman shoves him away.
McMahon starts to climb the cage, but Strowman grabs him. McMahon
rips a piece of sheet metal off the top of the cage and starts
beating Strowman with it. McMahon goes to leave through the door,
but Strowman pulls him back in and slams him down. Strowman sends
McMahon into the cage wall twice before kneeing him in the
midsection. Strowman punches him in the face and avalanches him
against the steel cage. Strowman shakes some feeling into his
injured leg and hits a hammer blow to the chest. Strowman lifts
McMahon up for a Running Powerslam, but his knee gives out. McMahon
powers him into the cage wall and attacks the knee. McMahon then
floors him with a DDT! McMahon goes to the top rope and hits
Strowman with Coast-to-Coast… but Strowman kicks out!
McMahon starts to climb the cage. Elias and Jaxson Ryker climb the
outer wall to help him, but Strowman splashes the wall to knock them
off. McMahon collapses off the top and crashes to the mat.
McMahon climbs to the top rope and tries to climb to the top of the
cage, but Strowman comes up the rear and cuts him off. Strowman
stands on the top rope as McMahon puts a leg over the top. There is
a bag mounted at the top of the cage. McMahon takes out at toolbox
and crushes Strowman’s skull with it. Strowman falls off to the mat.
McMahon starts to climb over to the floor, but stops to put his hand
through the cage to wave bye-bye to Braun. Strowman grabs the hand,
rips of fencing off the steel cage, and pulls McMahon back into the
ring! Strowman punches away at McMahon on the top rope.
Strowman throws McMahon onto the top of the cage. Strowman pulls
himself up to the trellis of the cage. Strowman pulls McMahon to his
feet on the trellis and shouts, “Who’s stupid now?!” Strowman then
flips McMahon off the top of the cage to the canvas! Wow! Strowman
poses and gets down to the mat.
Strowman says this is for every person that has ever been called
stupid. Strowman scoops McMahon up and hits a Running Powerslam for
Winner by Pinfall: Braun Strowman
We see some fireworks erupt in the night sky in Tampa, Florida.
Bayley pops up and interrupts the commentators. She says she can do
Michael Cole’s job better than him and calls him an idiot. Byron
Saxton says they’re going to honor the WWE Hall of Fame inductees
for the Class of 2020. Bayley throws it to the video package.
Video Package: WWE Hall of Fame – Class of 2020
The WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2020 is (mostly) on the stage. John
“Bradshaw” Layfield, William Shatner (Celebrity, not there), Nikki
and Brie Bella, Jushin “Thunder” Liger (not there), Titus O’Neil
(Warrior Award), and The British Bulldog (his family represents
him). The nWo get their own entrance. Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash,
Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman pose for the crowd.
A Peacock commercial airs for this event that’s exclusively on
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin does a hype promo for WrestleMania 38 at
AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas next year on April 2022.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T will be the guest commentator for the
A parade of people dressed in Bunny costumes make their way to the
stage. The Miz and John Morrison come out doing a bad lip sync to
their “Hey hey, hop hop” song.
Video Package: Bad Bunny and Damian Priest vs. Miz and Morrison
Bad Bunny gets a cool, elaborate WrestleMania entrance.
Tag Team Match
The Miz and John Morrison vs. Damian Priest and Bad Bunny
The Miz will start against Damian Priest, but he goads Bad Bunny
into starting the match instead. They stall and Miz mocks him. Bad
Bunny then punches him in the face to take him down. Miz gets to his
feet, and Bad Bunny applies a waistlock. Miz looks surprised and
breaks out, but Bunny punches him in the face a second time. Miz
ducks a right hand from Bad Bunny and punches him in the corner. Miz
backs up, so Bad Bunny tackles him and punches away at him. Miz
quickly kicks Bunny down and stomps him. Miz knocks him to the
corner and rakes Bunny’s face on the ropes. Miz sends Bunny into the
ropes and goes for a hip toss, but Bunny lands on his feet and hip
tosses Miz out of the ring! Miz looks embarrassed!
Miz angrily gets in the ring, and Bunny catches him with la
magistral cradle for a near fall! Bunny then mocks Miz’ “AWESOME”
line as Miz strategizes with John Morrison. Miz signals for a test
of strength before kicking Bunny and sending him hard into the
ropes. Bunny gets on the apron and shoulders Miz back. Bunny hits
the ropes and hits Miz with a wild head-scissor takeover!
John Morrison tags in and charges, but Bunny attacks and kicks him
in the head. Bunny charges with a running back elbow in the corner.
Morrison quickly elbows Bunny back, and Miz punches him down.
Morrison kicks Bunny in the midsection and hits a sloppy snapmare.
Miz tags in and kicks Bunny in the head. Morrison knees him in the
face. Miz mocks him with a bunny hop. Miz applies a chin lock and
throws him to the corner. Bunny punches out and punches Morrison
down for good measure. Bunny goes for a tag, but Miz stops him.
Bunny rolls him up for a near fall. Miz quickly big boots him down.
Miz hits a side leg sweep and knocks him out of the ring. Miz
distracts the referee as Morrison bounces Bunny off the commentary
table. Bunny is put back in the ring. Morrison tags in and stomps
Bunny. Morrison mocks Booker T’s spinaroonie. Bad Bunny wrote a song
called “Booker T” in tribute to the Hall of Famer. Miz tags in and
talks trash before punching him in the solar plexus. Miz hits Damian
Priest. Priest tries to get in, but the referee stops him. Miz and
Morrison use the distraction to double-team Bad Bunny. Miz puts Bad
Bunny in the corner and goes for his patented corner clothesline,
but Bunny boots him back. Bunny then hits Miz with a tornado DDT.
Damian Priest tags in and takes Miz down. Priest bring Morrison in
the ring the hard way and hits a spin kick on Miz. Priest punches
Morrison down and connects with a clothesline. Priest gets fired up
and hits a pair of running back elbows. Priest then hits Miz with a
release suplex into Morrison. Priest connects with a chokeslam on
Miz, but Morrison breaks it up. Bunny angrily runs in, but Morrison
punches him. Priest and Bad Bunny then cut them off and hit stereo
Broken Arrows for a near fall!
Bad Bunny sends Priest into the ropes, and Priest hits Miz and
Morrison with a somersault senton. Bad Bunny then goes to the top
rope and hits a cross-body block to the floor on Miz and Morrison.
Priest gets Miz in the ring, but Miz hits him with a Skull Crushing
Finale… but Bunny breaks up the pin! Priest goes for a tag, but
Morrison pulls Bunny off the apron. Bad Bunny then hits Morrison
with Panama Sunrise on the floor! What?!
Priest puts Miz on his shoulders, and Bad Bunny tags in. Bunny hits
a cross-body block on Miz while Priest falls back! Bunny covers Miz
for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Damian Priest and Bad Bunny
Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neil will return tomorrow night for night two
of WrestleMania 37.
Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship
SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks (c)
They do the ring introductions when both women are in the ring. They
both look emotional as the match begins. Belair is clearly
emotional. The crowd is buzzing.
The bell rings, and the first WrestleMania main event featuring two
African American women begins. They lock up, and Banks powers Belair
to the corner. Belair shoves her away. Dueling chants for both women
pick up. They lock up, and Banks takes her down. Belair kips up and
talks a little trash before shoving her. Banks shoves her back, so
they get into a shoving match. Belair hits the ropes and catches
Banks goes for a leapfrog. Belair takes her down and goes for a
standing moonsault, but she does a handspring and lands on her feet
again. Belair grabs Banks, but Banks fights away and looks angry.
Banks hits the ropes and goes for a wheelbarrow bulldog, but Belair
counters into a double underhook. Banks quickly counters out and
knocks Belair out of the ring.
Banks goes for a baseball slide, but misses. Belair grabs Banks and
puts her on her shoulders on the apron, but Banks slides off and
drives her into the ring post! Banks hits a nice suicide dive, but
Belair rolls through and lifts Banks! Belair presses her up, walks
up the stairs with her, and throws Banks into the ring! Banks
quickly gets to her feet and dropkicks her down for a two count.
Belair follows her into the ropes and shoulder blocks her down.
Belair scoops her up and does some squats while saying she’s the
EST. Belair goes for a handspring moonsault, but Banks grabs the
long ponytail, viciously knees her in the face a few times, and hits
a running knee for a near fall. Banks attacks her in the corner and
chokes her with her boot. Banks hits a snapmare and goes for a chin
lock, but Belair powers out. Banks then pulls the arms back for a
surfboard stretch. They go to a big crowd shot to remind us this
main event is brought to us by Snickers. Belair fights up, so Banks
sends her to the corner. Banks charges, but Belair drops her on the
apron. Banks powers her down and goes for a slingshot dropkick, but
Belair catches her and VICOUSLY slams her down!
Banks slides out of the ring grabbing the long ponytail of Belair.
Belair yanks her head back and pulls her into the ring steps. Banks
tries for a desperation double knee against the barricade, but
Belair moves. They get into the ring at the count of eight. Belair
lifts her up for a delayed vertical suplex. Belair bounces her off
the top rope a few times. Banks tries to knee out, but Belair powers
her back up twice. Banks’ feet never touched the mat. Belair then
suplexes her down.
After taking a few moments to get up, Banks punches her. Banks goes
for a springboard arm drag while holding the ponytail. Belair pulls
her down and hits some shoulder tackles followed by a dropkick.
Belair kips up and hits a shooting star press. Belair shouts that
she is the EST before shouldering her in the corner. Belair backs
up, but Banks knocks her back. Banks comes out of the corner, but
Belair takes her down. Belair goes to the top rope for a 450 splash,
but Banks gets the knees up!
Banks grabs Belair, but Belair surprises her with a roll-up for a
two count. Banks backslides her for a two count. Banks goes for a
hurricanrana, but Belair counters into a powerbomb. Belair powers
her up and hits a second powerbomb. Belair stacks her up and covers,
but Banks kicks out. Belair powers her up for a third powerbomb, but
Banks counters into a big facebuster. Banks angrily stomps her down
in the corner and hits a running boot. Banks hits a springboard
tornado DDT for a near fall. Banks is getting frustrated. Banks goes
to the top rope for a frog splash for a near fall.
Banks kicks her in the back and snaps the arm off the bottom rope.
Banks drags her out of the ring and sends her into the steps. Banks
puts her in the ring and shouts at the commentators. Banks hits a
head-scissor before pulling the hair and taking her down. Banks ties
Belair’s ponytail around her arms before applying a Bank Statement!
Belair desperately claws for the bottom rope, so Banks rolls her to
the center of the ring. Belair uses her impressive power to roll
through and to the ropes quickly. Banks angrily clubs her a few
times before getting up with a snarl on her face. Banks grits her
teeth and grabs Belair by the hair. Banks says she is not the EST.
Belair powers Banks to the corner and shoulders her. Belair puts her
on the top rope, but Banks fights back and pushes her off. Belair
rolls through and goes for a handspring kick, but Banks puts her in
the tree of woe and stomps the knee. Banks goes for a double stomp,
but Belair avoids it. Belair then sits up before Banks hits double
knees in the corner. Belair sets up on the top rope and connects
with a 450 splash… but Banks kicks out! Belair cannot believe it!
Belair lifts Banks up for a KOD, but Banks slides off and grabs the
hair. Belair rips her hair back and whips Banks in the midsection
with the ponytail! That sounded like a whip! Banks jumps on her
back, but Belair counters into the KOD for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and new SmackDown Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair celebrates wildly with the SmackDown Women’s
Championship as fireworks erupt around Raymond James Stadium.
NIGHT TWO--Sunday, April 12, 2021
“Then. Now. Forever.” The new and improved WWE video leads us into
Ashland Craft, a country music artist, sings “America The Beautiful”
in the ring. Two fighter jets fly above the stadium as we cut to a
WrestleMania video package highlighting last night’s event and
Pyro hits the stage and all around the stadium and it’s night two of
WrestleMania! Titus O’Neil and Hulk Hogan make their entrances
dressed as pirates. The co-hosts are kicking off the event.
Titus tells Hogan he thinks they look good. Hogan says they do look
good but it’s too hot. Hogan welcomes everyone to WrestleMania
Sunday as he’s met with several boos. He says last night was great
and tonight will be no different. Titus says they have 7 matches and
five of them are title matches before we cut to ringside.
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe are on commentary for the
first match. Randy Orton’s music hits for our first match of the
Randy Orton vs. The Fiend w/ Alexa Bliss
Orton, wearing white trunks, makes his way down to the ring. We see
a “Let Me In” that lights up the sky and out comes Alexa Bliss to
the ring. A giant Jack in the Box is in front of the ring. Alexa
spins it as the stadium lights turn red and The Fiend slowly pops
out of the box. He’s back in his original Fiend mask and not the
He jumps off the box and hits Orton with a clothesline as the bell
rings. The lights are still in red for this match.
Fiend cracks Orton’s neck as he yells and looks into the camera. The
Fiend runs towards Orton but Orton slides to the outside of the
ring. The Fiend to the outside and Orton with a kick to the
midsection. He slams The Fiend into the announce table but the Fiend
comes right back and locks in the Mandible Claw on Orton as Orton
fights out of it and gets into the ring.
The Fiend is on the ring apron and Orton kicks him and lands a DDT
off the second rope. The Fiend stands right back up. Orton goes for
the RKO, the Fiend blocks it, he runs towards Orton but Orton throws
him into the Jack in the Box that is placed right net to the ring
apron. The Fiend on the ring apron and Orton with a second DDT.
Orton the first one to his feet this time as he stomps on The Fiend.
Right hands by Orton but The Fiend stands right up. A kick by Orton
as he runs to the ropes but The Fiend hits him with a clothesline.
Both men up and they run to the ropes but The Fiend takes Orton
down. Right hands by The Fiend. He goes for a splash but Orton moves
out of the way. The Fiend runs towards Orton but Randy moves out of
the way and Wyatt to the outside.
The Fiend back on the ring apron and more kicks by Orton. He lands a
third DDT onto The Fiend. Orton preparing for the RKO. He goes for
it but The Fiend gets him in the Mandible Claw in the middle of the
ring. Orton down as he tries to fight out of it. The Fiend goes for
Sister Abigail. He kisses Orton on the forehead as flames come out
of the ring posts. Alexa is standing on the Jack in the Box with
black goo pouring off her head. The Fiend lets go of Orton and
approaches her. Orton hits The Fiend with the RKO and gets the pin.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
The lights come back on as Orton leaves the ring. The Fiend looks up
to Alexa who is still sitting on the Jack in the Box. Black goo all
over her face. The lights start to go out in the stadium and it’s
pitch black. The lights come back on and Alexa as well as The Fiend
Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neil are backstage with Eric Bischoff. Hogan
and O’Neil are wearing buccaneer hats. Bayley comes up and wants to
hang with them, but they walk off on her.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Natalya and Tamina vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c’s)
It’s Natalya starting against Shayna Baszler. Natalya hits a
headlock takeover, but Baszler quickly gets out. Baszler hits the
ropes and shoulder blocks her down. Natalya soon takes her down for
a Sharpshooter, but Baszler gets out and tags in Nia Jax. They lock
up, and Jax immediately shoves her down. Jax points at Tamina and
wants her in the ring. Tamina tags in, so Jax shoves her a few
times. Tamina head-butts her back before punching away at her.
Tamina goes for a slam, but Jax gets out. Tamina ducks a
clothesline, but Jax punches her. Natalya tags in. Natalya and
Tamina hit Jax with a double-team back body drop. Baszler tags in,
but they hit her with a double-team front suplex onto Jax. Natalya
goes for a Sharpshooter on Baszler, but Baszler catches her with an
inside cradle for a near fall. Natalya quickly takes her back down.
Tamina tags in and clotheslines Baszler. Natalya tags in and
catapults Baszler into a superkick from Tamina. Natalya picks up a
near fall. Baszler fights back at Natalya and viciously knees her in
the face. Tamina and Jax brawl at ringside. Tamina goes for a slam,
but Jax counters with a scoop slam on the floor. Baszler takes
Natalya down inside the ring and picks up a two count. Baszler
applies a submission to the leg and attacks the heel. Jax tags in
and attacks Natalya for a two count. Jax powers Natalya up and tags
Baszler in. Baszler hits Natalya with a running knee for a near
fall. Jax tags back in and hits Natalya with a scoop slam. Jax goes
for a shoulder thrust, but Natalya moves and Jax hits the ring post.
Natalya goes for some clotheslines. It takes a few attempts before
she takes Jax down for a two count. Jax powerbombs Natalya and
covers. Tamina is almost late getting in there to break up the pin.
Replays show the referee had to stop or the match would’ve been
Tamina tags in and runs wild on Baszler with clotheslines and
shoulder blocks. Tamina follows up with a Samoan Drop for a near
fall. Jax tags in and attacks before coming off the second rope with
a cross-body block on Tamina and Natalya! Jax picks up a near fall.
Jax shoves away at Tamina, so Tamina attacks and hits a scoop slam!
Tamina covers for a near fall! Tamina goes to the top rope and tries
for a Superfly Splash, but Jax moves.
Natalya tags in and goes after Baszler on the apron. Jax lifts
Natalya, and Baszler blind tags in. Natalya takes Jax down and
applies an impressive Sharpshooter to Jax, but Baszler is the legal
partner. Baszler runs in and applies the Kirifuda Clutch to Natalya
for the win!
Winner by Referee Stoppage and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions:
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
Video Package: Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
John “Bradshaw” Layfield will be on commentary for this match.
Sami Zayn w/ Logan Paul vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings, and Owens immediately hits a Pop-up Powerbomb on
Zayn! Zayn rolls out of the ring to quickly recover. Owens goes
outside and tries for a powerbomb on the apron, but Zayn grabs the
ropes and pulls himself into the ring. Owens chops the chest and
hits a front suplex on the top rope. Owens viciously hits a corner
clothesline followed by a cannonball. Zayn fights out of a move and
hits a suplex on Owens on the apron. Zayn gets him in the ring and
punches away at Owens. Logan Paul claps from his chair at ringside.
Zayn hits a viciously Michinoku Driver, which Michael Cole
incorrectly refers to a Blue Thunder Bomb. Not even close. Zayn gets
a two count.
Zayn gets Owens on the top rope and climbs up. They exchange punches
going back and forth with the crowd going boo and yay for Zayn and
Owens respectively. Owens knocks Zayn off the ropes and hits a frog
splash for a near fall. Zayn gets out of a Pop-up Powerbomb, so
Owens hits a fisherman’s neckbreaker over his knee for a near fall.
Owens goes for a package powerbomb, but Zayn counters into an
exploder suplex into the corner. Owens avoids a Helluva Kick and
tries for a Stunner, but Zayn counters into a Blue Thunder Bomb for
a near fall. Zayn hits another exploder suplex in the corner
followed by spiking him on his head with a half nelson suplex. Zayn
immediately hits a crisp brainbuster for a near fall. Zayn puts
Owens on the top rope, but Owens counters into a fisherman’s
Owens clotheslines him in the corner twice before Zayn stuns him
with a Helluva Kick. Zayn sets up for a second one, but Owens
superkicks him. Owens connects with another superkick and holds him
up. Owens follows up with a Stunner for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Logan Paul gets in the ring and goes to shake hands with Owens. Zayn
gets in Paul’s face and says that Paul is his guest. Paul shoves him
down, so Zayn angrily tells him to go to hell and walks off. Paul
raises up Owens’ arm, which confuses Owens. Owens looks at his arm
after Paul lets it go. Owens then drops Logan Paul with a Stunner!
WWE United States Champion Riddle finds new WWE Hall of Famer the
Great Khali and Ranjin Singh backstage. Riddle says that Khali is a
real giant and should sell giant scooters. Khali says nothing to
him. WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam walks up and says he’ll
translate. RVD says Khali says we need some good marketing for that.
RVD pulls out some branded rolling papers. Riddle loves this.
WWE United States Championship
Sheamus vs. Riddle (c)
Sheamus hooks a side headlock and takes him down to start the match.
Riddle whips him off, but Sheamus runs him over with a shoulder
tackle. Sheamus quickly grabs the arm and starts stretching it out.
Riddle fights out and punches and chops him back. Sheamus quickly
floors him with a punch to the solar plexus. Sheamus soon hits a
slinging sidewalk slam for a near fall. Sheamus follows up with an
Irish Curse Backbreaker for another two count. Riddle fights back,
but Sheamus puts on the apron to hit the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán.
Sheamus suplexes him into the ring for a two count. Sheamus goes to
the top rope, but Riddle scales the ropes and hits a backflip
overhead belly-to-belly suplex!
Riddle strikes away at Sheamus before taking him down and hits a
Broton. Riddle lifts Sheamus up for a suplex perhaps, but loses him
for a moment when he can’t find the balance. Riddle then powers him
up and hits a Jackhammer for a near fall. Riddle scoops him up for
Bro Derek, but Sheamus bridges through. Riddle slides out and kicks
him. Sheamus knocks Riddle to the apron, but Riddle knocks him back.
Riddle flips into the ring, but Sheamus knees him in the face for a
near fall. Sheamus immediately follows up with an Alabama Slam for
another near fall. Sheamus goes to the apron and pulls Riddle out
there. Riddle knocks Sheamus into the ring post and hits a German
Suplex on the apron! Riddle soon kicks Sheamus from the apron and
hits a springboard Floating Bro to the floor!
Riddle gets Sheamus in the ring and hits a Floating Bro, but Sheamus
kicks out. Riddle applies a triangle choke, but Sheamus counters
into a one-armed slam for a near fall. Riddle comes fight back with
a sleeper hold, but Sheamus immediately grabs the bottom rope to
break the hold. Sheamus angrily punches away at Riddle and puts him
on the top rope. Riddle goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but
collapses. Riddle scales the ropes, but Sheamus grabs him for White
Noise off the ropes. Sheamus slips and falls to the mat, so the
crowd groans. Sheamus then hits White Noise and thinks about a big
move to compensate. Sheamus comes off the top rope with a diving
knee drop for a near fall.
Riddle counters a Brogue Kick with a roll-up. Sheamus gets out, so
Riddle springboards off the ropes. Sheamus connects with a Brogue
Kick out of mid-air for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE United States Champion: Sheamus
Riddle is bleeding profusely from the mouth from the Brogue Kick
that connected as Sheamus celebrates with the title on the ramp.
A vignette airs with Triple H giving Bad Bunny a suitcase. Triple H
says he did amazing last night, but it’s time for Bad Bunny to do
what he does best. Bunny opens the suitcase and sees a microphone
inside. They then plug Bad Bunny’s return to touring in 2022.
Video Package: WWE Intercontinental Championship
Wale will sing “Feel the Power” for Big E.
WWE Intercontinental Championship – Nigerian Drum Fight
Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews
There is a gong, some Nigerian drums, and kendo sticks set up at
ringside. You have to give your opponent a beating so loud it sounds
like a drum.
The bell rings, and they both immediately leave the ring and grab
kendo sticks. They go face-to-face in the ring and exchange kendo
stick shots. Big E gets the advantage and knocks him out of the
ring. Big E continues to attack him with the kendo stick before
sending him into the barricade. Big E grabs the gong, but Crews
knocks it away and his Big E a few times with the kendo stick. Big E
fights back and spears him off the apron! Big E gets him in the ring
for a near fall.
Big E rearranges the steel steps at ringside and gets on the apron.
Crews hits Big E with a vicious Death Valley Driver on the apron.
Crews sets the bottom half of the steel steps next to the ring and
sets Big E on them. Crews grabs the top half and goes to slam them
onto him from the apron, but Big E moves! Crews attacks him on the
apron and charges, but Big E hits a uranage off the apron onto the
lower half of the steel steps!
Big E talks some trash and grabs a table. Big E sets it up in the
ring and puts Crews inside. Crews quickly stuns him with a dropkick
before viciously beating him with the kendo stick. Crews sets him up
on the table and comes off the top rope, but crashes and burns when
Big E moves. Big E hits the Big Ending, but all of a sudden Dabba
Kato dressed in a Nigerian soldier’s uniform attacks him. Dabba Kato
hits a throat thrust followed by a chokeslam. Kato puts Crews on top
of Big E for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Apollo
Video Package: WrestleMania 37 Results for Night One
The WrestleMania 38 teaser in Dallas for April 2022 airs.
Video Package: WWE Hall of Fame – Class of 2021
The WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2021 is on stage. Rob Van Dam, Molly
Holly, The Great Khali, Ozzy Osbourne (Celebrity, not there), Eric
Bischoff, and Rich Herring (Warrior Award) are recognized. Kane then
makes his entrance and pyro sets off when he slams his arms down.
Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship
Ash Costello performs Rhea Ripley’s song.
Raw Women’s Championship
Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka (c)
They go back and forth trading moves to start the match. Asuka hits
a drop-toe-hold into the corner and kicks the ropes into her mouth.
Ripley quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Asuka gets her in
the ring and kicks away at the back. Asuka goes for a splash against
the ropes, but Ripley moves. Ripley kicks her down and hits an
inverted slam for a near fall. Ripley mounts her and slaps her in
the head a few times. Ripley takes her down, but Asuka quickly takes
her down and applies a knee bar. Ripley rolls through and has her
pinned, but instead powers her up and hits a German Suplex for a two
Ripley is moving along at a snail’s pace, peppering Asuka with
strikes. Asuka knocks her back, goes to the top rope, and hits a
nice missile dropkick for a two count. Asuka quickly kicks Ripley
back and hits a release German Suplex. Asuka hits a hip attack in
the corner. Ripley fights a German Suplex, but Asuka punches her
down. Asuka hits another hip attack to the face for a near fall.
Asuka goes to the top rope, but Ripley dropkicks her off the top
rope to the floor.
Ripley gets on the apron as Asuka gets up. Ripley pulls her off the
apron into an electric chair and slams her face onto it. Ripley puts
her in the ring, but Asuka stuns her with a kick. Asuka then sets up
and DDTs Ripley off the apron to the floor! Asuka gets in the ring
to beat the count-out. Ripley is put back in, and she surprises
Asuka with a Prism Trap. Asuka fights it, so Ripley slings her to
the corner. Asuka rolls to the apron, so Ripley hits a superplex
into the ring. Ripley applies a waistlock, but Asuka takes her down
for an arm bar. Asuka kicks her in the face, but Ripley comes right
back with a Riptide for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and new Raw Women’s Champion: Rhea Ripley
WrestleMania Backlash comes on Sunday, May 16.
Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neil return to the stage, but Bayley cuts
them off once again. WWE Hall of Famers The Bella Twins come out and
attack her. The crowd boos. The Bellas pose with Hogan and O’Neil.
Video Package: WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Championship – Triple Threat Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Edge vs. Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman and Jey
Roman Reigns immediately punches Daniel Bryan to start the match.
Edge attacks Reigns from behind, but Reigns knocks him back. Bryan
is sent out of the ring, and Jey Uso superkicks him. Reigns takes
Edge down in the ring and knocks him to ringside. Reigns clears off
the commentary table, but Bryan wipes him out with a suicide dive.
Uso quickly superkicks Bryan down. Uso grabs Edge, but Edge reverses
a whip into the steel steps. Edge sends Reigns into the apron and
barricade a number of times. Edge knocks the top half of the steel
steps off and pulls Uso toward the bottom half. Edge then hits Uso
with an Edgecution on the steps!
Referees and trainers help Jey Uso to the back. Edge and Bryan are
in the ring throwing forearms. Edge sends Bryan to the corner and
charges, but Bryan hits him with a drop-toe-hold into the
turnbuckle. Bryan kicks away at Edge in the corner before putting
him on the top rope. Bryan goes for a frankensteiner, but Edge
counters into a roll-up for a two count. Edge hits the Edge-O-Matic
for another two count. Universal Champion Reigns gets on the apron
and punches away at Edge. Reigns tries to suplex him out of the
ring, but Edge fights it. Bryan slides through the feet and pulls
Reigns off the apron, which snaps Edge off the top rope. Bryan hits
a missile dropkick on Edge and kips up. Bryan gets fired up and
starts a “YES” chant. Bryan knocks Edge down, but he has a whip to
the corner reversed. Bryan backflips over Edge, ducks a clothesline,
and goes for a suicide dive on Reigns… but Reigns catches him and
hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the the floor! Bryan is
Edge baseball slides Reigns and gets him in the ring. Reigns quickly
fires back with a leaping clothesline. Edge slowly gets to his feet
and counters a Superman Punch into the Edgecution. Edge looks fired
up. Reigns gets up and surprises Edge with a Superman Punch. Reigns
sets up for a Spear, but Edge counters into a sunset flip for a near
fall. They hit the ropes and each goes for a Spear, but they clunk
Bryan comes off the top rope with a diving head-butt on Edge. Bryan
goes back to the top rope and hits a diving head-butt on Reigns for
a near fall. Bryan gets himself fired up. Bryan starts the YES Kicks
on Edge and Reigns, brutalizing their chests with stiff kicks.
Reigns ducks a head kick, and Bryan ducks a clothesline from Edge.
Bryan hits Edge with a Busaiku Kick before kicking Reigns in the
head. Bryan chooses to cover Reigns for a near fall. Bryan applies
the YES Lock to Reigns, but Edge breaks it up. Bryan takes a moment
to recover before applying the YES Lock to Edge. Reigns punches
Bryan off Edge. Reigns crushes Bryan with a flurry of elbows and
fists. Reigns then powerbombs Bryan onto Edge.
Reigns kicks Bryan out of the ring and sits on the apron for a
moment. Reigns grabs Bryan, who is struggling to get up. A “Roman
sucks” chant fires up. Reigns then powerbombs Bryan through the
commentary table! Reigns poses while standing on the lower half of
the steel steps, so Edge spears him off to the floor!
Edge gets Reigns in the ring and goes to the timekeeper’s area. Edge
emerges with a pair of steel chairs. Edge drops one and gets into
the ring. Reigns stands on the chair and tosses it away. Reigns goes
for a guillotine, but Edge snaps him into the ropes. Edge then
applies a crossface. Edge uses a pipe from the chair and puts it in
Reigns’ mouth. Bryan slides in and stops Reigns from tapping out.
Bryan applies a YES Lock with Reigns’ free arm. Edge isn’t happy, so
they exchange head-butts back and forth. Bryan viciously head-butts
away at Edge and takes him out.
The crowd chants, “This is awesome.” Bryan grabs both of Edge’s arms
and drills him with some kicks to the neck. Bryan sizes Edge up and
does the “YES” chants. Bryan goes for a Busaiku Kick, but Edge
spears him! Edge ducks a Superman Punch from Reigns and spears him
down! Edge covers, but Bryan pulls the referee out of the ring to
save the match! There are no disqualifications! Edge is absolutely
Edge puts some chairs into the ring and cracks Bryan in the back
with one at ringside. Edge gets Bryan in the ring and takes turns
hitting Reigns and Bryan with the steel chair. Edge puts a steel
chair under the heads of Bryan and Reigns. Edge gives Bryan a
con-chair-to. Edge goes to do it to Reigns, but Jey Uso returns and
attacks. Edge quickly spears Uso down. Reigns then spears Edge down!
Reigns gives Edge a con-chair-to and puts him on top of Bryan to pin
both men to retain the title.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns poses in the ring with the WWE Universal Championship,
Jey Uso, and Paul Heyman. Fireworks explode around Raymond James