March 21, 2021
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting the big matches on tonight’s
show as we’re on our last stop on the Road to WrestleMania.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Bianca Belair and SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
and Shayna Baszler (c’s) w/ Reginald
Sasha Banks will start against Shayna Baszler. Banks lays in some
right hands at the sound of the bell before bouncing her off the
turnbuckle. Bianca Belair tags in, and they stomp Baszler down.
Belair backs up and hits a running shoulder. Banks tags in and hits
a slingshot double knee. Belair tags in, as Banks hits Baszler with
a snapmare. Belair hits a handspring moonsault for a two count. They
go into the ropes, and Belair catches her with a backslide pin. They
tussle around before Belair powers her up. Baszler quickly gets away
before kneeing Belair in the face. Baszler starts to work on the
arm, but Nia Jax blind tags in. Belair forearms Jax back before
Banks tags in. Jax pushes Banks away and lifts her up, but Banks
gets out. Banks goes for a head-scissor, but Jax doesn’t go down.
Jax then avalanches her down for a near fall. Banks avoids an elbow
drop before going for a hurricanrana. Jax counters it, but Belair
tags and takes Jax down. Belair is quickly taken down by Jax and
knocked out of the ring. Baszler tags in and attacks Belair at
ringside. Baszler gets Belair in the ring and punches away at her.
Baszler covers for a two count. Baszler applies a front facelock.
Belair fights up and punches at the midsection to free herself.
Baszler angrily grabs her and clubs her down. Jax tags in and
head-butts the ribs of Belair. Jax chokes her on the ropes before
throwing her across the ring. Jax avalanches her in the corner
before dropping an elbow for a near fall. Jax puts Belair in the
corner and tags Baszler in. Baszler hits a running knee for a near
fall. Baszler punches away at Belair before kicking away at the
knees. Baszler hooks the arm and starts to twist it. Belair fights
out and goes for a kick, but Baszler blocks it and takes her down.
Jax tags in and applies a chin lock. Belair fights up, so Jax scoops
her up. Belair goes to lift Jax, but Baszler runs in. Belair thwarts
Baszler and sends Jax shoulder-first into the ring post.
Banks tags in and knocks Baszler and Jax into the corners. Banks
hits a pair of running meteoras before jumping off Jax and hitting
Baszler with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Belair tags in and comes
off the top rope with a 450 splash! Reginald distracts the referee,
so Belair knocks him away. Belair and Banks hit a double-team
throw/kick combo on Baszler. Banks applies the Bank Statement. Jax
runs in, so Belair cuts her off. Jax pushes Belair onto Banks.
Belair and Banks get into a verbal altercation. Banks shoves her, so
Belair backs up. Baszler rolls Banks up during this, and Belair is
too late making the save.
Winners by Pinfall and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Nia Jax
and Shayna Baszler
Banks and Belair continue to fight. Banks shoves her and says she’s
a rookie. Belair gets in her face, so Banks rocks her with a slap to
the face and walks off. Belair gets fired up.
Photos are shown of Shane McMahon supposedly getting injured earlier
in the day while training for him match against Braun Strowman.
Shane McMahon is walking backstage on a crutch. Elias and Jaxson
Ryker walk up to him. Elias wants to perform at WrestleMania.
McMahon says he has an idea.
Video Package: WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Apollo Crews vs. Big E (c)
The bell rings, and they immediately get into a hockey fight. Big E
knocks him to the apron and connects with a spear to the floor! Big
E shouts some trash talk in his ear.
Big E clubs Crews around ringside and puts him in the ring, but
hangs him over the apron. Big E gets on the apron and shouts that
Crews wanted this. Big E stomps him and chokes him with his boot.
Big E says he asked for this ass whooping and is going to get every
bit of it. Big E connects with a big splash on the apron. Big E
talks more trash and hits a second splash on the apron.
Crews tries to fight back with some punches, but Big E grabs him and
hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Big E continues to talk
trash and hits a second one. Big E charges him, but Crews dropkicks
him in the knee. Crews takes him down and hits a trio of German
Suplexes. Crews hits a spinebuster before going to the top rope for
a frog splash. Crews picks up a two count. Crews applies a
waistlock, but Big E elbows out. Crews quickly hits an enzuigiri.
Crews tries for a moonsault, but Big E gets out. Crews sends him to
the corner before going for a small package. They roll through, and
Big E shifts his weight at the last second to pin Crews.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E
Crews immediately attacks Big E after the match and hits him with an
Olympic Slam. Crews says it is not over. Crews hits a second Olympic
Slam and talks some trash before slapping Big E in the face. Crews
continues to slap him in the face and hits a third Olympic Slam.
Crews puts a boot on Big E’s face and stands tall.
An Old Spice commercial plays. Akira Tozawa argues with an Old Spice
salesman. R-Truth is hiding in the display. R-Truth pops out and
knocks them all over. The Old Spice guy accidentally covers R-Truth
to win the WWE 24/7 Championship. R-Truth immediately rolls him up
to win the title back and runs off. Tozawa isn’t happy about that
and rips the guy’s shirt, revealing a “Night Panther” logo.
Shane McMahon says, “Ladies and gentlemen, Elias.”
Elias strums a chord in the ring with Jaxson Ryker and Shane
McMahon. McMahon says he wants to hear a prelude of WrestleMania.
Elias starts to play, but McMahon cuts him off and says Elias is
actually replacing him in the match against Braun Strowman.
Elias w/ Jaxson Ryker vs. Braun Strowman
Strowman quickly catches a terrified Elias and throws him. Elias
goes out of the ring to recover and talk strategy with Ryker.
Strowman grabs Elias and drives him into the ring post twice before
throwing him into the ring. Strowman chokes him on the ropes before
clubbing the chest. Ryker pulls Elias out of the ring to avoid an
avalanche. Strowman charges. Ryker avoids Strowman, and Elias eats a
shoulder block. The referee starts to count Elias out, so Ryker puts
him in the ring. If Strowman wins, he’ll be at WrestleMania. Ryker
distracts Strowman, so Elias chop blocks him and hits a DDT for a
two count. Strowman avalanches Elias twice and kills him with a big
slam. Strowman hits a Running Powerslam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Braun Strowman
WrestleMania 37 is 20 days away.
Footage is shown of Riddle retaining the WWE United States
Championship against Mustafa Ali on the WWE Fastlane Kickoff Show.
RETRIBUTION turned on Ali after the match.
WWE United States Champion Riddle is riding on his scooter backstage
when he bumps into Shinsuke Nakamura. Riddle wishes him luck against
Seth Rollins. Riddle says he has a business opportunity for
Nakamura. They can trick out scooters. Riddle starts to talk. When
he stops, he notices that Nakamura disappeared. Riddle rides off on
his scooter and Nakamura emerges from his hiding spot.
Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Rollins quickly hooks a side headlock at the sound of the bell and
laughs in his ear. Nakamura whips him off and turns him inside out
with a knee to the midsection. Nakamura drops a knee and goes for a
spin kick, but Rollins bails out of the ring. Rollins gets in the
ring, so Nakamura cuts him off, sends him into the ropes, and kicks
him down for a one count. Nakamura grabs him, but Rollins quickly
kicks him in the knee and throws him out of the ring. Nakamura grabs
his knee at ringside, so Rollins comes off the apron with a flying
knee to the face. Rollins bounces Nakamura off the commentary table
and gets in the ring. Rollins shouts about disrespect and knees
Nakamura in the midsection three times. Rollins lifts him up and
hits a gutbuster for a one count. Rollins puts Nakamura in the
corner and shoulders him in the ribs. Rollins wrenches the arm and
whips him hard into the opposite corner. Rollins connects with a
backbreaker for a two count. Rollins applies a grounded bearhug.
Rollins cuts Nakamura off as he fights up and takes him down.
Rollins shouts that Cesaro swung him 22 times. Rollins sets up for a
Cesaro Swing on Nakamura, but Nakamura counters into an arm bar.
Rollins immediately gets a foot on the bottom rope and gets out of
the ring. Nakamura then hits a baseball slide.
Nakamura puts Rollins over the apron and hits a running knee to the
head before hitting a knee drop off the apron. Nakamura gets Rollins
in the ring and kicks away at him. Nakamura chokes him in the
corner. Rollins reverses a whip to the corner, but Nakamura knees
him in the ribs as he charges. Nakamura puts him on the top rope and
knees him in the midsection again for a two count. Nakamura gets
Rollins to his feet, but Rollins elbows him back. Nakamura quickly
boots him in the face and goes to the top rope. Rollins throws
Nakamura to the apron, but Nakamura loses his footing and drops hard
to ringside. Rollins hits a suicide dive, gets him in the ring, and
hits a springboard knee. Rollins follows up with a Sling Blade for a
Rollins has a welt on his cheekbone. Rollins goes for a falcon
arrow, but Nakamura fights it. They trade forearms before Rollins
connects with an enzuigiri. Nakamura avoids a Buckle Bomb and kicks
Rollins to the corner. Nakamura charges, but Rollins gets a boot up.
Nakamura blocks it and puts him on the ropes before hitting a
sliding German Suplex. Nakamura gets in the ring and charges, but
Rollins counters a kick into a Buckle Bomb. Rollins follows up with
a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Rollins angrily gets up and charges,
but Nakamura hits a Landslide for a near fall. Nakamura connects
with an inverted exploder and tries for the Kinshasa, but Rollins
avoids it. Rollins forearms him in the back of the head and hits an
impressive kick to the skull. Rollins follows up with a Stomp for
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Video Package: Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
Drew McIntyre comes out with blue and white face paint, reminiscent
No Holds Barred Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
The bell rings, and Sheamus shots at McIntyre. McIntyre lays in a
right hand. They start to brawl. McIntyre reverses a whip, but he
lowers his head and eats a kick. McIntyre quickly cuts him off and
hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex before clotheslining him out
of the ring. McIntyre attacks him at ringside and hits an overhead
belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. McIntyre punches him against the
commentary table before sending him into the ring post. McIntyre
clears the commentary table off and goes under the ring to grab some
kendo sticks. McIntyre puts them in the ring before Sheamus grabs
him and sends him into the ring post. Sheamus goes to swing a kendo
stick, but McIntyre moves and sends him hard into the ring steps.
McIntyre stomps his head against the steps and gets in the ring.
McIntyre grabs a kendo stick, but Sheamus knees him in the face for
a near fall.
Sheamus grabs a kendo stick and talks some trash before smacking the
kendo stick off his back a few times. Sheamus digs the kendo stick
into McIntyre’s mouth. McIntyre fights out and hits a Glasgow Kiss
before big booting him down. McIntyre gets fired up and picks up a
kendo stick. McIntyre smirks as Sheamus gets to his feet and lays in
some kendo stick shots to the chest and back of the Celtic Warrior.
McIntyre puts the kendo stick over Sheamus’ throat and hits a side
leg sweep. McIntyre then digs the point of the kendo stick into
Sheamus’ eye. Sheamus gets out and rolls out of the ring. Sheamus
attacks him coming out of the ring… and Peacock goes out for me for
a moment. It comes back on, and Sheamus has McIntyre on his
shoulders on top of the commentary table. McIntyre slides off and
tries for a Future Shock DDT on the table, but Sheamus fights it.
McIntyre throws Sheamus off the table into the barricade.
McIntyre rips at Sheamus’ face, and they brawl into the ThunderDome.
McIntyre drops him ribs-first on a metal barricade before chopping
him down. They continue to brawl, rocking each other with vicious
right hands. Sheamus then hits a suplex on the ThunderDome floor.
Sheamus’ back is completely torn apart from the kendo stick. They
brawl onto some scaffolding, and Sheamus punches him up to one of
the tiers in the ThunderDome. McIntyre punches away at Sheamus.
They’re among the video screens showing fans. Sheamus hits McIntyre
with a rolling senton on the exposed floor! Wow! Sheamus continues
to club away at McIntyre before lifting him up. McIntyre slides off
and throws Sheamus through the video wall. Sparks fly everywhere!
McIntyre gets down from the platform and continues to attack
Sheamus, knocking him down a ramp. McIntyre puts Sheamus on a crate
and wheels him near ringside. McIntyre suplexes Sheamus on the
exposed ThunderDome floor. McIntyre then puts Sheamus in a fireman’s
carry and walks him back to ringside. Sheamus rakes the eyes and
hits a Brogue Kick that sends McIntyre over the barricade! Sheamus
goes over the barricade and continues to stomp McIntyre. Sheamus
stands him on a platform near the commentary table. Sheamus talks
trash and hits White Noise off the platform through the commentary
After taking a few moments to recover, Sheamus gets McIntyre in the
ring. Sheamus grabs one of the broken sides of the commentary table
and gets it in the ring. Sheamus punches away at McIntyre. McIntyre
fights back, but Sheamus viciously slaps him down. Sheamus goes for
an Alabama Slam on the table piece, but McIntyre fights it. McIntyre
hits a Future Shock DDT on the table piece. McIntyre immediately
follows up with a Claymore Kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre looks emotional as he looks down at Sheamus.
Video Package: Randy Orton vs. Alexa Bliss
Randy Orton vs. Alexa Bliss
While Randy Orton is posing on the turnbuckle for his entrance, he
begins to vomit that black liquid. Orton gets infuriated and demands
a towel from ringside. Orton gets in the ring and orders Alexa Bliss
to come out to the ring. Her music hits, and Bliss makes her
entrance laughing. Bliss gets in the ring, and the lights go purple.
The bell rings… and this match is official. Orton approaches her,
but a wall of fire cuts him off. Bliss happily laughs. Orton charges
her, but she sidesteps him and sends him into the ring post
shoulder-first. They took away the “Live” from the WWE logo,
indicating that this is all pretaped. Orton follows her around
ringside. Bliss looks up with a smile and then goes stone-faced,
making a lighting rig come down at his feet. Orton is furious. Bliss
laughs and continues to walk around ringside. Orton just stares at
her. Bliss gets in the ring and sits on the ropes, daring Orton to
get in the ring.
Orton gets in the ring. Bliss blows a kiss to him. Orton charges, so
she blows a fireball in his face and celebrates. Orton actually
managed to avoid it and angrily looks at her. She sits on the top
rope. A charred hand reaches up from under the ring and grabs
Orton’s ankle. Fire blows up from the hole in the ring… and a
charred Fiend emerges from under the ring. The Fiend hits Sister
Abigail on Orton. Bliss sits on Orton and picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss
Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neil will be the hosts of WrestleMania 37.
WWE Universal Championship
Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman
Special Enforcer: Edge
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Bryan drops down and grabs
a leg, but quickly lets go. Bryan is smiling as he jogs around the
ring. Reigns backs him into the corner, but Bryan slides out and
kicks him in the thigh before backing up. Bryan circles around
Reigns again before they lock up. Reigns backs him to the corner and
forearms him in the chest before backing up. Reigns was sending a
warning to Bryan. They circle the ring. Bryan quickly takes Reigns
down and goes for a heel hook, but Reigns desperately claws to the
bottom rope. Bryan says, “Any time, brother!” Bryan slides around
and grabs the legs. Reigns stays on his feet, so Bryan slides
through the legs and goes for a takedown. Reigns dives into the
ropes to avoid being taken down.
They go for a test of strength now. Reigns bends the wrists back and
applies pressure, bringing Bryan down to his knees. Bryan twists out
and takes Reigns down for an arm bar, but Reigns quickly gets to the
ropes. Bryan, looking very confident, backs to the corner and does a
“YES” taunt as an angry Reigns gets to his feet. Reigns slowly
approaches Bryan. Bryan peppers him with strikes and kicks to the
midsection. Bryan continues to run around the ring. Reigns backs
Bryan to the corner and hits a vicious headlock takeover. Paul
Heyman happily rubs his hands together at ringside. Bryan slides out
and applies a hammerlock before kneeing him in the spine. Bryan
grabs the hand and stretches out the arm. Bryan hooks the other arm
and steps on the free arm, bending it back at a round angle. Reigns
quickly knees him and gets out of it.
Reigns starts taking Bryan down with strike after strike. The angry
champion circles his challenger, gets him to his feet, and levels
him with a straight right hand to the head. Reigns shoulders Bryan
in the corner and easily lifts him up. Reigns slams him into the
corner before hitting the ropes, but Bryan dropkicks him down. Bryan
connects with an arm breaker and kicks away at the injured limb.
Bryan hits a second arm breaker before kicking the arm. Reigns
powers him to the corner and hits some clubbing blows. Bryan ducks
one and starts kicking and punching him in the corner. Reigns
reverses a whip to the corner, but Bryan scales the ropes and
backflips over him. Bryan hits the ropes and hits a tilt-a-whirl
slam for a near fall. Bryan grabs the back of his head in pain.
Reigns digs Bryan’s face into the mat and hits a crossface. Reigns
hits a snap suplex and covers for a two count. Bryan grabs the leg,
but Reigns elbows him in the head and kicks him in the face. Bryan
hits a desperation forearm, but Reigns easily stomps away at him.
Bryan fights back, but Reigns drops him onto the apron and knocks
him to the floor with a vicious uppercut.
Reigns talks trash to Edge at ringside before going outside to send
Bryan into the barricade. Reigns gets in the ring to stop the count.
Reigns goes back outside, but Bryan attacks him. Reigns quickly
reverses a whip into the ring post before getting him in the ring
for a near fall. Reigns connects with a snap suplex for a near fall.
Reigns cannot believe he kicked out. Bryan pulls himself up in the
corner, and Reigns crushes him with a clothesline. Paul Heyman tells
Bryan to acknowledge the Tribal Chief. Reigns whips Bryan hard to
the opposite corner and charges, but Bryan hits a drop-toe-hold into
the corner. Bryan kicks away at Reigns and crushes him with a
running dropkick in the corner. Bryan gets him on the top rope and
goes for a super hurricanrana, but Reigns holds him up, gets down to
the mat, and applies a Boston Crab. Bryan twists out and rolls
Reigns up for a near fall! Bryan then hits the ropes and connects
with a stiff running elbow.
Both men are down. They get to their feet, and Bryan hits punches
and kicks. Reigns quickly knees him in the midsection before sending
him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns
charges, but Bryan pulls the top rope down to get him out of the
ring. Bryan goes for a plancha. Reigns was supposed to catch him,
but he basically slams him on the ground. Reigns then powers him up,
but Bryan gets out. Bryan comes off the apron with a flying knee to
the head. Bryan gets Reigns in the ring and goes to the top rope for
a flying knee to the injured arm of Reigns. Bryan gets to the top
rope and lays Reigns out with a missile dropkick. Bryan covers for a
near fall. Bryan is huffing and puffing as he gets to his feet.
Bryan starts caving in Reigns’ chest with YES Kicks. Reigns finally
blocks one and powers him to the corner. Reigns floors him with a
right hand and drives his forearm into Bryan’s face. Reigns knees
and stomps him down in the corner. Reigns backs up for a moment, so
Bryan hits the injured shoulder. Reigns goes for a powerbomb, but
Bryan counters into a hurricanrana and a pair of big kicks to the
head. Bryan covers for a near fall.
Bryan says he’s going to break Reigns. Bryan grabs the arms and
starts stomping Reigns’ face. Bryan immediately transitions into a
YES Lock. Reigns screams in pain and claws to the bottom rope. Bryan
grabs the hand and bends Reigns back. Bryan gets him in the center
of the ring and reapplies the YES Lock! Bryan pulls back at the
Tribal Chief’s head. Reigns screams in pain and works at the grip of
Bryan. Reigns manages to break the grip and viciously forearms away
at Bryan. Reigns hits a one-armed powerbomb for a near fall.
Both men pull themselves up in the corner. Reigns goes for a Spear,
but Bryan kicks him in the face! Bryan goes for a Busaiku Knee, but
Reigns ducks causing Bryan to wipe out the referee! Reigns quickly
hits Bryan with a Spear. Edge looks around before getting in the
ring and counting the pin… but Bryan kicks out! Reigns questions the
count given by Edge. Edge tells Reigns to worry about Bryan. Reigns
angrily starts forearming Bryan, but Bryan counters into a triangle.
Reigns powers him up, but Bryan gets out and counters into a YES
Lock! Bryan hits some crossfaces before locking the YES Lock in
again. Jey Uso all of a sudden runs in and superkicks Edge before
Uso grabs a steel chair at ringside and gets in the ring. Uso sends
Edge shoulder-first into the ring post before swinging the chair at
Bryan. Bryan avoids it and hits a Busaiku Knee on Uso. Bryan then
smashes him with the chair a number of times. Bryan goes to hit
Reigns with the chair, but he ducks and Edge gets hit! Reigns hits
Bryan with a Superman Punch. Reigns goes for a Spear, but Bryan
counters into a YES Lock! Reigns screams in pain and starts to fade
away before lightly tapping out! There’s no referee. All of a
sudden, Edge smacks Bryan in the back with a steel chair! Edge hits
Reigns with the chair and storms off. Edge shouts that this belongs
A new referee runs into the ring. Reigns crawls over and pins the
unconscious Bryan for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns