WrestleMania 36 XXXVII
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 the show.

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!

Weather Delay
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 ring.

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?!

WWE Championship
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 senton!

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 the bell!

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)
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 Brooke
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 YouTube.

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 Championship.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode talk about how great AJ Styles is and how good Omos would look draped in gold.

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 Omos
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 WrestleMania 2.

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 the win.

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 Peacock.

“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 next match.

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 the show.

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 tonight’s matches.

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 night.

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 burnt one.

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 are gone.

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 over.

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 superplex!

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 Crews

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 count.

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 Uso
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 out!

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 heads instead.

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 incensed.

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 Stadium.


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