“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the
A video kicks off the show hyping up the Elimination Chamber event.
We go live into the Bell Centre to hear a wild crowd loudly
cheering. Michael Cole and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.
Elimination Chamber Match
Asuka vs. Carmella vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Nikki Cross vs. Natalya
vs. Liv Morgan
The winner of this match will face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s
Championship at WrestleMania 39.
The bell rings, and this Elimination Chamber match begins. The crowd
loudly cheers. They lock up, and Natalya hits a headlock takeover.
Morgan fights up and whips her off, but Natalya shoulder tackles her
down. Natalya hits the ropes and rolls over Morgan. Natalya
leapfrogs her and hits a roll-up for a one-count. Morgan quickly
rolls up Natalya for a two-count. They stare at each other before
circling the ring again. Natalya goes for a waistlock takeover, but
Morgan elbows her in the face. Natalya quickly drops her onto the
apron. Morgan pulls Natalya out of the ring and whips her a few
times into the Chamber wall before kissing her on the cheek. Morgan
climbs the wall briefly to jump onto Natalya’s back. Morgan puts
Natalya’s head through the Chamber wall and chokes her. Morgan lets
her go and charges, but Natalya sends her headfirst into Nikki
Cross’s pod. Natalya sends Morgan into the glass a few times. Cross
looks like she’s enjoying this. The crowd chants “one more time,” so
Natalya indulges them. Morgan soon pushes Natalya off, but Natalya
slings her off the ropes before throwing her into the Chamber wall.
Natalya puts Morgan’s head through the wall and applies a surfboard
stretch. The clock counts down…
Raquel Rodriguez enters the match.
Rodriguez gets into the match and attacks Natalya before taking her
down in the ring. Rodriguez sends Natalya into the ropes, but she
lowers her head and eats a kick. Rodriguez quickly grabs Natalya and
hits a waistlock takeover while also kicking Morgan away. Rodriguez
whips Morgan into the corner before sending Natalya into her.
Rodriguez avalanches them both in the corner. Rodriguez throws
Natalya across the ring before hitting Morgan with a fallaway slam.
Natalya is on the Chamber platform. Rodriguez big boots her down.
Rodriguez gets Natalya on her shoulders before driving her into the
Chamber wall three times. Rodriguez lifts Natalya and then catches
Morgan. Rodriguez is carrying them both. Natalya quickly slides off
and hits a sunset flip powerbomb on Rodriguez into the Chamber wall
with Morgan on top of her.
Natalya gets Morgan in the ring and stomps the midsection. Morgan
blocks a stomp and kicks her away. Natalya flips over her and goes
for a Sharpshooter, but Morgan counters into a roll-up for a
two-count. Morgan kicks Natalya in the face and goes for Code Red on
Rodriguez. Rodriguez holds Morgan up until Natalya hits a
neckbreaker on Morgan. Rodriguez also goes down. Natalya covers for
a two-count. That didn’t look great. The clock counts down.
Nikki Cross enters the match.
Nikki Cross enters and is still wearing her ring jacket. Cross runs
in and attacks everyone with avalanches. Cross sends Natalya and
Rodriguez out of the ring onto the platform. Morgan tries to stop
her, but Cross takes her down and sends her near Natalya and
Rodriguez. Cross hits Morgan with a catapult into a pod. Cross
drives Natalya into the Chamber wall before doing the same to
Rodriguez. Cross digs Rodriguez’s face into the Chamber wall. Cross
taunts Carmella, who is still in her pod. Cross smooshes Rodriguez’s
face into the glass on Carmella’s pod. Carmella likes this. Cross
climbs the wall and stands on top of Carmella’s pod. Cross finally
removes her ring jacket and fires up the crowd. Cross then hits
Rodriguez, Natalya, and Morgan with a flying cross-body block to the
Chamber floor! After a few replays are shown, the clock counts down.
Carmella enters the match.
Carmella runs in and covers Morgan for a two-count. Carmella then
covers Natalya for a two-count. Carmella goes over to Asuka’s pod
and shouts at her. Carmella sees Cross and quickly backs away before
locking herself back into her pod. Rodriguez grabs Cross before
driving her through the plexiglass on Carmella’s pod! Carmella
manages to escape and runs to lock herself into another empty pod!
Rodriguez gets Cross in the ring and covers her for the elimination.
Nikki Cross has been eliminated from the match.
Morgan comes off the second rope and hits a codebreaker on
Rodriguez. Morgan starts to climb the Chamber wall and stands on top
of Asuka’s pod. Rodriguez grabs Natalya and powers her into the
corner. Rodriguez puts Natalya on the top rope and climbs. Natalya
slides down and goes for a powerbomb, but Rodriguez clubs her down.
Rodriguez is still on the ropes. Morgan comes off Asuka’s pod to hit
Rodriguez with a sunset flip powerbomb off the ropes! Carmella runs
in and covers Rodriguez for a two-count! The clock counts down…
Asuka enters the match.
Carmella immediately runs to an empty pod, but Asuka gets her out of
it. Asuka viciously attacks Carmella and digs her face into the
Chamber wall. The crowd chants, “Asuka’s gonna kill you!” Asuka
attacks Carmella against a pod and kicks the pod when Carmella
moves. Carmella gets in the ring, but Asuka quickly recovers and
hits a sliding kick. Asuka drops Carmella with a snap German Suplex.
Asuka sees Rodriguez, and they square off. Rodriguez shoulder
tackles Asuka down. Asuka quickly gets up and applies an octopus
stretch to Rodriguez. Rodriguez powers out, but Asuka slides off and
takes her down. Morgan hits Asuka with a missile dropkick for a near
fall. Natalya runs in and goes for a powerbomb on Morgan, but Morgan
slides off. Morgan hits a Codebreaker and goes for Ob-Liv-ion, but
Carmella kicks her in the face! Natalya applies a Sharpshooter to
Morgan. Morgan screams in pain and claws at the bottom rope, but
Natalya pulls her into the center of the ring. Morgan screams in
pain. Asuka comes over and also locks Morgan in a modified Rings of
Saturn. Morgan passes out from the pain. The referee makes a medical
stop for Morgan.
Liv Morgan has been eliminated from the match.
Natalya and Asuka go at it. Natalya takes Asuka down and applies a
Sharpshooter. Carmella superkicks Natalya and eliminates her!
Natalya has been eliminated from the match.
It’s down to Carmella, Rodriguez, and Asuka. Rodriguez goes for a
Tejana Bomb on Asuka, but Carmella hits the weakest chop block in
history. Asuka and Carmella both attack Rodriguez with strikes and
both pin her for the elimination.
Raquel Rodriguez has been eliminated from the match.
Carmella quickly superkicks Asuka for a near fall. Carmella screams
in frustration. One of these two will face Bianca Belair for the Raw
Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. They trade pins in the ring
before Asuka locks her in a submission! Carmella submits!
Winner by Submission: Asuka
Asuka celebrates and points at the WrestleMania sign. Asuka will
face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania
Video Package: Ronda Rousey hype video
Coming up next, Brock Lesnar will battle Bobby Lashley in a rubber
Video Package: Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar
The bell rings, and Lesnar immediately powers Lashley into the
corner and shoulders him. Lesnar hits an overhead belly-to-belly
suplex. Lesnar gets Lashley in the corner and shoulders away at him
before clotheslining him over the top rope. Lesnar poses, and the
crowd explodes! Lesnar attacks Lashley outside the ring and puts him
back in the ring. Lashley hits the ropes and spears Lesnar getting
in the ring for a near fall. Lashley sizes up Lesnar and hits a
second spear as he gets to his feet. Lashley stalks Lesnar and goes
for the Hurt Lock. Lesnar fights it and breaks out before hitting an
F-5 to thunderous applause. Lesnar covers for a near fall. Lesnar
slowly gets up and hits Lashley with a second F-5 for another near
fall. Lesnar cannot believe it! The crowd chants, “One more time!”
Lesnar tries to oblige them and goes for an F-5 on Lashley, but
Lashley slides off. Lashley ducks a clothesline and hits the ropes
for a spear! Lashley again goes the Hurt Lock and has it locked in!
Lesnar looks like he’s fading away, but the crowd powers him up.
Lesnar flexes to try to break the grip, so instead Lesnar low blows
Lashley! The referee calls for the bell!
Winner by Disqualification: Bobby Lashley
Brock Lesnar is irate and stares at referee Chad Patton. Lesnar hits
Patton with an F-5, and the Montreal crowd is loudly cheering again.
They were irate about the result. Lesnar then hits Lashley with an
F-5. The crowd is buzzing. Lesnar pulls Lashley out of the ring and
clears off the commentary table. Lesnar then slams Lashley through
the table with an F-5! The crowd absolutely loved that. Lesnar’s
music hits, but Lesnar isn’t done. Lesnar grabs referee Chad Patton
and gives him an F-5 onto the wreckage of the commentary table!
As WrestleMania prepares to go Hollywood again, we see a new movie
spoof. Seth “Freakin” Rollins is Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and is
dancing around. Becky Lynch then appears as a version of Batman.
Video: Cody Rhodes’s comeback
Georges St-Pierre is ringside with Ariel Helwani.
Video Package: Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Judgment Day
Mixed Tag Team Match
The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and Rhea Ripley) w/ Dominik Mysterio
vs. Edge and Beth Phoenix
The crowd is absolutely going wild for Edge and Beth Phoenix. Beth
Phoenix’s makeup is in tribute to Bull Nakano.
Edge will start against Finn Bálor. They lock up, but Bálor soon
shoulder tackles him down. Bálor taunts Phoenix, so Edge takes him
down and hits the ten punches in the corner. Edge puts an eleventh
one in there for good measure. Beth Phoenix tags in. Edge whips
Phoenix into Bálor. Edge and Beth Phoenix then hit Bálor with Poetry
Bálor quickly escapes and tags in Rhea Ripley. It looks like men can
face women tonight. Usually, the other gender tags in, and the
opposite number automatically comes in. They get into a shoving
match before locking up. Phoenix goes for a clothesline, but Ripley
stays standing. They shout at each other and lay in vicious clubs.
Neither goes down. Ripley knocks Phoenix. Dominik Mysterio gets on
the apron and whispers to Ripley. A LOUD “F**k you, Dominik” chant
picks up. Ripley and Phoenix go for a test of strength. Ripley
quickly kicks her and goes for a Riptide, but Phoenix slides off.
Ripley elbows her back. They hit the ropes, and Phoenix clotheslines
her down! Ripley rolls out of the ring to recover. Mysterio taunts
Phoenix. Phoenix stalks him around ringside before attacking Ripley.
Phoenix sends Ripley into the ring steps. Phoenix puts Ripley in the
ring and attacks her. Phoenix then clotheslines Bálor down on the
apron. Bálor distracts the referee. Mysterio botches pulling Phoenix
down on the top rope at first and barely gets her the second time.
Edge chases Mysterio away and clotheslines Bálor down. Ripley puts
Phoenix in the tree of woe and stomps away at her. Ripley takes
Phoenix down. The crowd loudly boos as Mysterio returns to ringside.
Ripley clubs Phoenix in the back, but Phoenix responds with a
forearm to the face. The crowd absolutely HATES Mysterio! Phoenix
takes Ripley down and knocks Bálor off the apron. Ripley stops
Phoenix from making a tag, but Phoenix quickly spikes her with a
Bálor crawls under the ring and slides out under Edge. Bálor pulls
Edge off the apron before he’s tagged in and hits a falling elbow
drop on the floor! Ripley attacks Phoenix and goes for a Riptide.
Phoenix gets out and goes for a Glam Slam, but Ripley powers her
into the corner. Ripley gets on the middle rope and goes for a Glam
Slam on Phoenix! Phoenix fights it and viciously elbows her in the
face a few times. Ripley tries to boot her back, but Phoenix blocks
it and chops her. Phoenix climbs the ropes and clubs Ripley. Phoenix
then hits Ripley with a top-rope superplex! Mysterio winces in pain
Bálor pulls Phoenix back. Phoenix quickly kicks Ripley into Bálor
and tags Edge in! Edge quickly takes Bálor down and applies an
Edgecator. Phoenix spears Ripley and puts her in the Edgecator as
well. Ripley grabs Bálor’s arm and stops him from tapping out.
Mysterio gets on the apron and tosses brass knuckles to Ripley.
Ripley punches Edge in the face with the knuckles and puts Bálor on
top of him. They horribly botch a pin breakup, and the referee had
to stop counting. Phoenix then broke it up. That was terrible, and
the crowd has been taken right out of this.
This seems like it’s falling apart a bit now. Edge and Bálor fight
on the middle rope. Ripley grabs Edge, and Phoenix grabs Bálor. They
go for stereo powerbombs, but their timing is slightly off. Ripley
and Phoenix then take each other out with a double clothesline.
Mysterio pulls the ring steps away from the ring. Ripley gets out of
the ring and puts Phoenix on the steps. Ripley goes for a chair
shot, but Phoenix moves. Phoenix hits Ripley with a Glam Slam on the
floor! Edge hits Bálor with the Edgecution in the ring and hits
Mysterio with a suicide dive! Edge gets in the ring to spear Bálor,
but Bálor counters with a Sling Blade. Bálor goes for a Woo
Dropkick, but Edge spears him down! Edge and Phoenix hit Bálor with
the Shatter Machine for the victory!
Winners by Pinfall: Edge and Beth Phoenix
Video: The Miz hype video
The WWE Elimination Chamber press conference takes place after the
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is backstage drinking
C4 with Paul Heyman over his shoulder. Heyman says tonight Montreal
will be Reigns’ city.
The Elimination Chamber begins to be lowered again.
United States Championship – Elimination Chamber
Austin Theory (c) vs. Montez Ford vs. Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest
vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Johnny Gargano start this match off. They
circle the ring, and the crowd LOUDLY sings Rollins’ song. They lock
up, and Rollins wrenches the arm. Gargano twists out, so Rollins
flips around to reverse the pressure. They each go for takedowns
before landing in a stalemate. A light “Johnny Wrestling” chant
picks up. They circle the ring before locking up. Gargano takes him
down and hits the ropes. Gargano ducks a clothesline and takes him
down. Rollins rolls through and goes for a Stomp, but Gargano avoids
it. They trade pins before Rollins powers him up on his shoulders.
Gargano elbows out and goes over the ropes. Gargano goes for a
slingshot spear, but Rollins counters into a Pedigree attempt.
Gargano gets out and drops Rollins over the ropes. Gargano then hits
Rollins with a slingshot spear on the Chamber floor! The clock
Austin Theory enters the match.
The United States Champion has entered the match. Theory boots
Gargano in the face and sends Rollins into the Chamber wall before
clotheslining him over the top rope back into the ring. Theory sends
Gargano into the Chamber wall and smothers him into it. Theory gets
in the ring and attacks Rollins in the corner with some shoulders.
Theory hits a snapmare and stomps the midsection. Theory goes
outside and sends Gargano into the pod previously occupied by him.
Theory gets in the ring and punches Rollins in the face. Theory
whips Rollins to the corner and connects with a backbreaker. Theory
punches Gargano down as he tries to get into the ring. Theory mocks
the crowd singing Rollins’ song. Rollins fights back. Rollins and
Gargano ping pong Theory back and forth with punches. Theory finally
ducks one, so Rollins takes him down with a nasty slap to the back.
The crowd sings Rollins’ song again. Theory tries to talk to Gargano
and get him back on his side. Theory tells him to remember what they
had in NXT. Gargano teases going to double-team Rollins with Theory,
but he instead superkicks Theory down. Theory quickly retreats to
his empty pod and locks Gargano out. Theory forgets that the other
side opens as well. Rollins sneaks in. Gargano and Rollins viciously
beat Theory down in his pod.
Damian Priest enters the match.
Priest turns Rollins inside out with a clothesline on the Chamber
floor. Priest takes Gargano down and attacks Rollins as he gets in
the ring. Priest goes back and forth with avalanches on Rollins and
Gargano. Priest hits Gargano with a Broken Arrow. Rollins tries for
a Pedigree, but Priest counters into an inverted DDT. Priest then
hits Gargano with a flatliner for a near fall. Priest sizes Rollins
up for a South of Heaven, but Rollins flips through it. Priest
instead hits Rollins with an Unprettier for a near fall. Theory gets
to his feet and thinks he can have an alliance with Priest. Priest
wasn’t on board with that and kicks the champion in the face. Priest
then CRUSHES Theory with a somersault senton to the Chamber floor!
Priest grabs Rollins and goes to drive him into the Chamber wall,
but Rollins blocks it and twists into the ring with Priest on his
shoulder. Priest slides off and claps the ears. Gargano attacks
Priest, and Theory hits a rolling thunder dropkick on Gargano.
Priest then kicks Theory out of the ring. Priest goes to the top
rope. The crowd loudly chants, “This is awesome!” Rollins meets
Priest on the top rope and hits a superplex into a falcon arrow for
a near fall. The clock begins counting down.
Bronson Reed enters the match.
Reed avalanches Theory down and attacks Gargano and Rollins in the
ring. Reed crushes Rollins and Gargano with a slam. Reed puts
Gargano and Rollins in the corner before avalanching them. Reed puts
Gargano on the top rope and viciously chops the chest. Reed grabs
Rollins and puts him on his shoulders. Reed puts Gargano on his
shoulders as well before hitting a double Samoan Drop! Unreal! Reed
covers Rollins for a near fall.
Reed sees Priest get to his feet. They begin brawling on the Chamber
floor. Priest goes for a springboard kick, but Reed counters with a
German Suplex into the Chamber wall! Reed avalanches Priest into the
plexiglass, but it doesn’t break. The crowd chants, “One more time,”
but Reed flips them off! Reed goes to the top rope and hits a flying
shoulder tackle on Theory to the Chamber floor! Reed then throws
Theory into the pod plexiglass.
Montez Ford has entered the match.
Reed waits for him, but Ford kicks him back and tells him to “suck
it.” Ford gets in the ring and unloads on Theory with kicks and
punches. Ford connects with a spinebuster on Theory Ford sets up for
a People’s Elbow on the United States Champion, but Reed
clotheslines him down. Theory attacks Reed and lifts him up on his
shoulders! Wow! Reed slides off and hits Theory with a powerslam.
Gargano attacks Reed and kicks him in the knee. Reed counters and
puts Gargano in the electric chair. Rollins hits a springboard
clothesline. Gargano looks like he’s going to be spiked on his head,
but Gargano hits Reed with a poisonrana! Ford covers Reed for a near
fall! That was scary as hell!
The crowd loudly chants, “This is awesome!” All five men are down.
Ford gets to his feet and leaps over the top rope at Priest, but
Priest catches him. Ford knocks him back, but Priest takes him down.
Priest goes for a Crucifix Powerbomb, but Ford grabs the Chamber
wall and climbs to the top! Rollins attacks Priest and brawls with
him. Ford continues to climb and begins climbing to the roof! The
other five are brawling underneath him! Ford flips himself around
and lands on top of all of them! THAT WAS INSANE!
Ford gets Reed in the ring. Reed lifts him up, but Ford slides off
and superkicks him. Gargano gets in. Gargano and Ford superkick him,
but he won’t go down! Rollins joins in and we have a triple
superkick! Reed still isn’t down! Gargano hits Reed with One Final
Beat. Rollins follows up with a Stomp, and Ford hits Reed with a
Frog Splash for the elimination!
Bronson Reed has been eliminated from the match.
The crowd loudly sings, “Kiss Him Goodbye” as Reed goes to the back.
Rollins and Gargano double-team Priest. Theory grabs Rollins and
punches him back. Priest gets the better of Gargano. Theory takes
Rollins down on the Chamber floor and goes for a catapult, but
Rollins climbs the wall. Theory climbs after him. On the other side,
Gargano and Priest are climbing the wall. Rollins knocks Theory
down, and Gargano knocks Priest down. Rollins and Gargano are
relaxing on top of the same pod. Rollins then chops Garagno’s chest
and punches away at him. They brawl on top of the pod before Rollins
slams Gargano’s head off the wall separating Gargano from the
Elimination Chamber and imagination. Rollins goes to powerbomb
Gargano off the top of the pod onto the Chamber floor, but Gargano
counters with a hurricanrana off the pod to the Chamber floor onto
Priest, Ford, and Theory! THAT WAS OUTRAGEOUS!
Somehow, Gargano isn’t dead from that. Gargano gets to his feet, but
Priest grabs him. Gargano superkicks Priest and uses the Chamber
wall to hit a tornado DDT. Gargano superkicks Theory and Ford away.
Gargano crushes Theory with One Final Beat on the Chamber floor!
Gargano kicks Priest back, but Priest catches him with the Crucifix
Powerbomb for the elimination.
Johnny Gargano has been eliminated from the match.
Priest walks around and punches everyone down. Priest kicks Rollins
in the ribs a few times. Priest boots Ford down and turns his
attention back to Rollins. Priest kicks away at him, but Rollins
blocks a kick and goes for a Pedigree. Priest gets out and kicks him
in the head. Ford goes to the top rope. Priest grabs Ford by the
throat. Rollins comes up and grabs Priest. Ford hits Priest with a
blockbuster off Rollins’ shoulders for the elimination!
Damian Priest has been eliminated from the match.
The crowd loudly sings as Priest goes to the back. Rollins and Ford
square off. They trade punches in the center of the ring. Rollins
stuns him with a forearm, but Ford responds with some kicks. Rollins
ducks an enzuigiri and goes for a back suplex, but Ford flips
through. Ford then knocks him out of the ring with an enzuigiri.
Ford hits Theory with a somersault senton to the Chamber floor
before doing the same to Rollins! Ford sends Theory by Rollins and
hits them both with a somersault senton! Ford gets Theory in the
ring. Theory goes for A-Town Down, but Ford counters into a Rock
Bottom. Ford goes to the top rope for a Frog Splash, but Theory gets
the knees up. Ford is leaning over the bottom rope, so Rollins hits
him with a Stomp on the Chamber floor! Theory knocks Rollins back
and drags Ford into the ring for the elimination.
Montez Ford has been eliminated from the match.
The crowd is irate over Ford’s elimination. Rollins kicks Theory and
hits a Liger Bomb for a near fall!
The match comes to a halt as WWE medics and referees come into check
on Ford, who has not moved since his elimination. They get Ford to
his feet, but he’s on wobbly legs. They finally help him out. The
Chamber is still open.
Rollins and Theory go at it again. Theory goes for A-Town Down, but
Rollins counters into a Pedigree. Rollins sets up for a Stomp, but
Logan Paul runs into the match and hits Rollins with a Buckshot
Lariat! Paul then hits Rollins with a Stomp! Paul exits the Chamber
and closes the door. Paul roots Theory on. Theory hits A-Town Down
for the victory!
Winner by Pinfall and still United States Champion: Austin Theory
As Logan Paul heads to the back, Paul warns Seth “Freakin” Rollins
to not continue running his mouth. Austin Theory celebrates with the
United States Championship on top of a pod.
Video: Bianca Belair hype video
WrestleMania goes Hollywood in 42 days!
Video Package: Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his entrance
first. The crowd chants, “F**k you, Roman,” as he makes his way to
the ring. A LOUD “Sami” chant fires up followed by the crowd
singing, “Ole!” Reigns shakes his head in frustration and seethes in
Sami Zayn’s music hits, and the Bell Centre EXPLODES! An emotional
Sami Zayn comes out and looks around. Zayn gets fired up. His first
singles title match in the main event of a premium live event is
moments away. Sami Zayn said earlier today that tonight is his
As Samantha Irving does the ring announcements, the reaction to Sami
Zayn’s name is incredible. The heat toward Roman Reigns is next
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman vs. Sami Zayn
The bell rings, and the energy is palpable. Reigns coldly stares at
Zayn from across the ring. Zayn smirks and talks a bit of trash
before getting in the zone. They stand in their positions, and the
crowd is just going absolutely nuts. They have yet to make contact.
A sign in the crowd says to Reigns, “We don’t acknowledge you,
Jabroni!” The energy is absolutely incredible. They still haven’t
moved and we’re a few minutes into this match. The crowd begins to
chant, “F**k you, Roman,” as they begin to move around the ring.
Zayn puts his arms up, and the crowd goes absolutely crazy.
Reigns finally paces the ring and approaches Zayn. They lock up, and
Reigns applies a side headlock. Zayn whips him off, but Reigns
shoulder tackles him before putting one finger up in the air. The
crowd boos him. Reigns tells them to shoosh. Zayn gets to his feet.
Reigns goes for a lockup, but Zayn ducks it and applies a side
headlock. Zayn cinches it in. Reigns whips him off and elbows him in
the face to take him down. Reigns poses and mocks the fans. The
crowd chants, “F**k you, Roman.” They take their time before locking
up again. Reigns applies a side headlock. Zayn whips him off and
sends him over the top rope! Zayn hits the ropes and takes the
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion down with a somersault senton
plancha! The crowd goes absolutely wild!
Zayn gets Reigns in the ring and attacks him in the corner. Zayn
starts the 10 punches before wildly uncorking a flurry of punches
with his right and left hands. Zayn comes off the second rope with
an elbow to the face for a one-count. Zayn bounces Reigns off the
top rope. Zayn goes to the second rope and jumps, but Reigns
uppercuts him out of midair. Reigns rubs his forehead in pain before
turning his attention to Zayn. Reigns grabs Zayn and throws him out
of the ring. Reigns bounces Zayn off the apron and hits a Drive-By
Dropkick. Reigns talks trash to Zayn and puts him back in the ring.
A loud “Let’s go, Sami” chant picks up. Zayn chops Reigns, but
Reigns easily punches him down. Reigns saunters around the ring and
taunts the crowd. Reigns asks if that’s all they’ve got. Zayn
attacks Reigns with some strikes and hits the ropes, but Reigns
flattens him with a right hand. Paul Heyman gleefully cackles at
ringside. Reigns puts Zayn in the corner and says this is not what
he wanted. Reigns shouts to Zayn’s wife that he wanted all of them
to be part of his family. Reigns attacks Zayn and takes exception
with the crowd booing him. Reigns viciously sends Zayn out of the
ring in front of his wife. Reigns says to Zayn’s wife that this is
her husband’s fault. Reigns throws him down and shouts to Zayn’s
wife. She says Reigns is a liar. Reigns punches Zayn around ringside
and says he doesn’t deserve this match.
Reigns puts Zayn in the ring. Zayn lays in some forearm shots to the
face, but Reigns stuns him with a kick to the midsection. Zayn
manages to leapfrog over Reigns and take him down with a big lariat!
The crowd starts to root Zayn on again. Zayn blocks a right hand and
punches the champion back. Reigns reverses a whip, but Zayn takes
him down with a diving clothesline. Zayn then clotheslines Reigns
over the top rope! Reigns is recovering near Zayn’s wife. Zayn makes
his family proud by beating down the Undisputed WWE Universal
Champion in front of his wife. Zayn then kisses his wife, and she is
so happy! Zayn goes to the top rope, but Reigns uppercuts him to
stop the momentum. Reigns punches Zayn and climbs the ropes. Reigns
tries for a superplex, but Zayn begins to fight it. Zayn clubs away
at the back before hitting a sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall!
Paul Heyman looks incredibly relieved and holds up two fingers.
Zayn slaps himself in the face to stay fired up. Zayn goes for a
Blue Thunder Bomb, but Reigns fights it. Reigns elbows him in the
back of the head a few times before hitting a sambo suplex for a
near fall. Reigns walks around the ring and sizes Zayn up for a
Superman Punch. Reigns charges, but Zayn counters into an exploder
into the corner. Zayn sets up for a Helluva Kick, but Reigns takes
him down with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Zayn just barely got
his shoulder up. Reigns is irate and slowly walks around the ring.
Reigns stalks him and goes for a Spear, but Zayn leapfrogs him. Zayn
rolls him up for a near fall. Zayn catches Reigns with an exploder
into the corner! Zayn signals for a Superman Punch and mocks Reigns.
Zayn knocks Reigns back with a Superman Punch and hits the Helluva
Kick! Zayn covers! 1… 2… REIGNS KICKS OUT! Unbelievably close! Zayn
is in disbelief.
Zayn goes to the corner and waits for Reigns, who has held the
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship for 902 days, to get up.
Reigns instead rolls out of the ring. Zayn goes to dive through the
turnbuckles for a DDT on the floor, but Reigns uppercuts him. Reigns
goes outside and charges, but Zayn moves and Reigns goes through the
barricade! Zayn gets Reigns in the ring and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb
for a near fall. Heyman begs the champion to get up. Zayn is
starting to look unsure, but continues to try to fire himself up.
Zayn grabs Reigns, but Reigns blocks it before backing him into the
corner with the referee sandwiched in between them. Reigns goes to
the corner, but Zayn follows him in and hits the Helluva Kick. As
we’ve seen in a ton of Reigns matches, he’s out with his opponent
having him beaten, but the referee is down.Zayn checks on the
referee, but he rolls out of the ring.
Jimmy Uso runs down and gets in the ring. Jimmy superkicks Zayn
twice before sending him into the ropes for a third superkick. Jimmy
goes to the top rope and connects with an Uso Splash. Jimmy pulls
Reigns over and puts him on top of Zayn. A new referee runs in and
counts, but Zayn kicks out! Jimmy cannot believe it.
Reigns and Zayn begin trading punches. Reigns grabs him by the face
and talks trash to him. Reigns pushes him against the ropes, so Zayn
punches him back. Zayn ducks a Superman Punch and stomps Reigns out
of the ring. Zayn then big boots Jimmy off the apron. Zayn turns,
and Reigns splits him in half with a Spear! Reigns covers, but Zayn
kicks out of the Spear! Reigns holds his face in his hands in
complete frustration. Reigns shouts that Zayn was nothing without
him. Reigns says he elevated Zayn and is incredulous at this being
the payback for all the opportunity he’s given. Reigns calls Zayn a
“piece of s**t” before slapping him. Zayn slaps him in the face.
Reigns charges, but Zayn ducks and the referee eats a Superman
Punch. Zayn hits Reigns with a Superman Punch, and Reigns rebounds
with a Superman Punch as well! Everyone is down, including two
Paul Heyman shouts that two referees are down and grabs a steel
chair from under the ring. Reigns takes the chair and looks down at
it before turning to Zayn… only when Reigns turns to Zayn, Jey Uso
is standing in the ring with Zayn behind him! Jey looks at his
cousin, the Tribal Chief of the Bloodline. Reigns tells Jey to make
a choice and hands him the steel chair. Jey looks into his cousin’s
eyes and then back to Zayn, who Jey accepted into the Bloodline
after fighting it for a long time. Jey finally takes hold of the
steel chair. Reigns turns his back on his cousin and talks trash to
Zayn. Jey looks at Zayn, but he doesn’t make a move. Reigns turns
and asks Jey what he’s waiting for. Reigns talks to Jey and takes
the chair for him before shoving him by the face a few times. Zayn
charges, but Reigns sidesteps him. Zayn accidentally takes Jey out
with a Spear! Reigns then viciously assaults Zayn’s back with the
steel chair. Zayn is writhing in pain on the mat. Reigns spears Zayn
down, but there’s no referee in the ring. The original referee gets
into the ring and counts. 1… 2… 3. Roman Reigns retains the
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Winner by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Universal Champion: Roman
The crowd is in disbelief. Jimmy Uso gets in the ring and begins to
attack Sami Zayn.
Kevin Owens’ music hits! Owens comes to ringside and takes out
Jimmy. Owens gets in the ring and takes Reigns down before punching
away at him. Owens drops the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion with
a Stunner. Jimmy angrily runs in, but Owens easily drops him with a
Stunner as well. Owens then hits Jimmy with a Pop-up Powerbomb
through the commentary table!
Owens grabs a steel chair and gets in the ring. Paul Heyman gets in
the ring and attacks Owens with a bunch of ineffective clubs to the
back. A “You f**ked up” chant picks up. Heyman begs him off, but
Owens takes him out with a Stunner. Owens stares at Reigns, who is
pulling himself up in the corner. Owens looks back to Zayn and steps
aside. Zayn smashes Reigns in the face with a Helluva Kick!
Owens leaves the ring and stares back at his longtime rival and
friend. Zayn hangs his head and stands in the ring as the crowd
continues to cheer him on and sing his song. Zayn looks emotional as
he waves to the crowd. Reigns will go on to face Cody Rhodes at
WrestleMania. Sami Zayn’s WrestleMania plans have yet to be
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