WrestleMania XXXVIII
AT&T Stadium
Dallas, Texas
April 2-3, 2022



“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Country music star Brantley Gilbert performs a rousing rendition of “America the Beautiful.” The crowd at AT&T Stadium gives this a great ovation and fireworks go off.

A video plays that highlights the matches we’ll be seeing on WrestleMania Saturday. Actor Mark Wahlberg narrates the video.

We go live into AT&T Stadium to see a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show and announces that there are over 70,000 people in attendance.

The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders come out to the stage and do a routine while AC/DC’s hit song “Thunderstruck” plays. The crowd gives them a great ovation. Michael Cole and Pat McAfee are at ringside. Cole announces that this is his 26th WrestleMania.

Rick Boogs appears on the stage playing a riff. Pat McAfee is very excited. Boogs introduces the man he’ll be winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with, Shinsuke Nakamura! Boogs and Nakamura make their way to the ring as Boogs plays Nakamura’s theme song. The barricade has LED screens on it in the corner. Nakamura and Boogs pose there, and a man from Texas is absolutely losing his mind.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) (c’s)
Shinsuke Nakamura starts against Jimmy Uso. Nakamura immediately lights him up with a kick to the face. Nakamura kicks him to the corner and digs his boot into Jimmy’s neck. Nakamura lays him on the top rope and knees him in the ribs. Nakamura covers for a one-count. Jimmy fights back and tags Jey Uso in. The Usos hit a backbreaker/flying knee combo. Jey taunts the crowd. Nakamura gets to his feet and applies a chin lock, but Jey whips him off and uppercuts him down. Jimmy tags back in, and The Usos hit Nakamura with a wishbone split. Jimmy chokes Nakamura on the ropes until the referee backs him up. Jey takes advantage of the referee’s attention being diverted to kick Nakamura in the face. Jimmy kicks Nakamura in the head and talks a little trash. Jimmy pulls Nakamura to his feet, but Nakamura fights back. Nakamura blocks a kick and spins him, but Jimmy counters with an enzuigiri for a two-count. Jimmy applies a chin lock to the King of Strong Style. Nakamura fights up and tries to tag in Rick Boogs, but Jimmy stops him. Nakamura then wipes him out with a spin kick to the face. Boogs is stomping the ring steps trying to rally Nakamura and the WWE Universe.

Boogs and Jey tag in. Boogs hits a pair of hammer throws before attacking Jimmy. Jey slides out of a slam and kicks him in the midsection before punching him in the face. Jey leaps at him, but Boogs applies a bearhug. Boogs then transitions into a delayed vertical suplex. Boogs drops to a knee before hitting the suplex for a two-count. Boogs lifts Jey onto his shoulders, so Jimmy jumps at him. Both Usos are on Boogs’ shoulders, but Boogs’ knee soon buckles!

Nakamura tags in and wipes out The Usos at ringside. Nakamura gets Jey in the ring and kicks Jey in the back of the head. Nakamura sends Jey to the corner and charges. Jey goes for a boot, but Nakamura blocks it and sets him on the second rope. Nakamura then slides under him and hits a German Suplex. Nakamura sets up for the Kinshasa, but Jey superkicks him down! Jimmy tags in and hits an Uso Splash, but Nakamura kicks out at two! The Usos continue to take it to Nakamura. Jey pulls Nakamura’s hair, and Jimmy connects with a superkick. Jey tags in, and The Usos hit the 1D for the win!

Winners by Pinfall and still SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Usos
The Usos celebrate with the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Trainers and medical personnel check on Rick Boogs, who is having trouble standing after his knee buckled.

A video highlights the feud between Sami Zayn and Johnny Knoxville. That will take place on WrestleMania Sunday.

The commentators say they will have an update on Rick Boogs when more information becomes available.

Video Package: Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin

Happy Corbin w/ Madcap Moss vs. Drew McIntyre
The bell rings, and McIntyre immediately attacks Corbin. Corbin fights back and punches McIntyre into the corner. Corbin whips McIntyre hard to the corner, but McIntyre pops out of the corner with a clothesline. McIntyre goes for a whip, but Corbin holds the ropes. Corbin hits the ropes, but McIntyre follows him in and clotheslines him out of the ring. McIntyre goes to ringside and bounces Corbin off the apron. McIntyre puts him in the ring. Madcap Moss provides a distraction, and Corbin sends McIntyre into the ring post. McIntyre falls to the floor.

Corbin gets McIntyre in the ring, and Madcap Moss pats him on the shoulder. Corbin punches away at McIntyre and talks a little trash. McIntyre fights back, but Corbin whips McIntyre had into the corner for a two-count. Corbin connects with a textbook vertical suplex and taunts the crowd. Madcap Moss happily cheers at ringside. Corbin connects with a back suplex for another two-count. Corbin knees him in the midsection and hits the ropes for a running right hand to the face. Corbin hits another right hand and taunts the crowd. Madcap Moss, the winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, is on the apron cheering Corbin on. Corbin isn’t happy and shouts at him to get down from the apron. Corbin then turns into a spinning spinebuster.

McIntyre connects with a pair of clotheslines before Corbin reverses a whip to the corner. Corbin charges, but McIntyre sidesteps him. Corbin goes for his out-and-in clothesline, but McIntyre counters with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker and kips up. McIntyre sizes Corbin up and goes for a Future Shock DDT. Corbin fights it, so McIntyre punches him. McIntyre charges, but Corbin drops him with the Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin cannot believe it.

Corbin goes for a chokeslam, but McIntyre fights it. Corbin puts McIntyre on the apron, but McIntyre forearms him back. McIntyre comes off the top rope with a diving shoulder tackle. McIntyre counts down in the corner for a Claymore Kick, but Madcap Moss pulls Corbin out of the ring. The crowd loudly boos. McIntyre shrugs his shoulders and hits the ropes for a somersault plancha onto Corbin and Moss!

McIntyre puts Corbin in the ring and hits Moss with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. McIntyre goes to the top rope and leaps, but Corbin avoids him. McIntyre flips through the End of Days and punches him. McIntyre goes for a Claymore Kick, but Corbin ducks it. Corbin hits the End of Days, but McIntyre kicks out! Happy Corbin is very unhappy! McIntyre fights back at Corbin and hits the Future Shock DDT. McIntyre counts down in the corner and hits a Claymore Kick for the win. Happy Corbin is undefeated no more.

Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
McIntyre celebrates in the ring and holds his sword Angela. Madcap Moss goes to get in the ring, but McIntyre points the sword at him. Moss is frozen in fear. McIntyre swings the sword, but Moss jumps off the apron just in time. The sword slices through the top and middle ropes! McIntyre celebrates in the ring before going over to some fans holding Scottish flags. McIntyre high-fives the commentary team before posing once again.

Video Package: The Mysterios vs. The Miz and Logan Paul

Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton, the Raw commentary team, take over the coverage. This is the first Raw match of the night.

The Mysterios’ ring gear is a tribute to Eddie Guerrero.

Tag Team Match
The Mysterios (Rey and Dominik Mysterio) vs. The Miz and Logan Paul
The Mysterios square off and jaw-jack with The Miz and Logan Paul. It’s going to be Rey Mysterio starting against The Miz. Logan Paul reaches over to grab Rey, so Miz attacks Rey and stomps him down in the corner. Miz and Paul are wearing matching colors. Miz holds Rey up, and Logan Paul tags in. Paul viciously punches away at Rey’s midsection. Rey applies a side headlock, so Paul leapfrogs him. Paul splits down, but Rey stops and kicks him in the head. Miz tags in, and Rey hits him with a hurricanrana. Dominik Mysterio tags in. The Mysterios hit a rolling slam for a two-count. Miz sends Dominik to the corner, but Dominik slides through the ropes to avoid him. Dominik hits a moonsault and gets up to stop Paul from attacking him. Dominik climbs the ropes and hits Miz with a head-scissor takeover, while Paul takes an arm drag! Dominik is fired up, and he hits Miz with a spinning plancha to the floor!

The Miz gets to his feet and argues with Rey at ringside. Paul takes advantage of the distraction and attacks Dominik from behind. Miz tags Paul in, and Paul hits Dominik with a running powerslam! Miz tags back in. Miz and Paul take turns kicking Dominik in the chest for a near fall. Paul tags in and takes it to Dominik. Paul connects with a blockbuster off the second rope for a two-count. Paul knees Dominik in the ribs and bounces him in the corner. Miz tags in, and he stomps Dominik down in the corner alongside Paul. Paul gets a cheap shot in as The Miz distracts the referee. Dominik fights back at them. Dominik hits Miz with a tornado DDT and kicks Paul off the apron in the process.

The crowd is buzzing for Rey. Rey is tagged in, and he hits Miz with a head-scissor takeover. Rey knocks Miz back and hits a flying seated senton. Miz goes for a sunset flip, but Rey rolls through and kicks him in the head for a near fall. Rey charges, but Miz sends him to the apron. Rey knocks Miz back and hits a moonsault block, but Paul breaks up the pin. Miz and Paul go for a double-team suplex on Rey, but Dominik runs in and kicks Paul in the midsection. Rey then hits Miz with an inside cradle for a near fall. Rey gets Miz in position, but Miz gets out. Rey counters Miz’s slam into a tornado DDT for a near fall.

Rey goes for the Three Amigos, but Miz gets out of the third one and sends Rey shoulder-first into the ring post. Paul tags in and knocks Dominik off the apron before booting Rey in the face. Paul talks trash to the crowd and hits Rey with a vertical suplex. Paul then rolls through and is doing the Three Amigos. The crowd loudly boos as Paul pulls it off! Paul kips up and saunters around the ring. Paul goes to the top rope and shimmies! Paul crushes Rey with a Frog Splash and covers. Rey barely kicks out as Dominik missed his mark.

Dominik hits Miz with a suicide dive and chases Paul into the ring. Paul is knocked into position. The Mysterios hit a dual 619 on Paul. Dominik hits a Frog Splash on Paul, and Rey follows up with one. Miz runs in and scoop slams Dominik down onto his father! Miz immediately follows up with a Skull Crushing Finale for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: The Miz and Logan Paul

The Miz and Logan Paul celebrate in the ring… until Miz hits Paul with a Skull Crushing Finale! Paul is infuriated, and the crowd is going wild. They love that Miz attacked him. Miz celebrates at ringside and blows a kiss to him.

Edge vs. AJ Styles is promoted for WrestleMania Sunday.

WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon is introduced. She walks out to the stage to a nice ovation. McMahon wanted to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you.” She’s always blown away by the majesty of WrestleMania. People come together from different countries and backgrounds to celebrate what they love. They say, “Then, now, forever” together. It’s time for her to introduce the next generation of WWE Superstars. McMahon introduces 2-time NCAA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson.

Gable Steveson comes out and poses to a nice ovation from the WrestleMania crowd. McMahon holds his arm up and poses with him.

Footage of “Young Rock” is shown.

An aerial shot of AT&T Stadium is shown.

Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship

Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch gets an elaborate entrance with a video package and a white SUV driving her out to the stage. Lynch is sporting a new hairstyle after Bianca Belair cut her hair this past Monday on Raw.

Texas Southern University’s Ocean of Soul Marching Band plays Bianca Belair to the ring.

Raw Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair
The crowd is hot for this match during the in-ring introductions.

The bell rings, and the crowd gets loud. Belair extends a hand to shake, but Lynch slaps her in the face. Lynch goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Belair gets out. Belair goes for the KOD, but Lynch lands on her feet. Lynch connects with a Manhandle Slam, but Belair just barely kicks out! Lynch is furious!

Lynch goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Belair grabs the ropes. Lynch kicks her and covers for a two-count. Lynch stomps away at Belair and covers for another two-count. Lynch drops an elbow for the same result. A leg drop once again produces a two-count. Lynch puts her head down on the top rope and composes herself. Belair surprises her with a roll-up for a two-count. Lynch comes back with a roll-up as well for a two-count. Belair hits a suplex and rolls through for another, but Lynch counters and covers for a near fall. Lynch sets Belair up and goes to the top rope. Lynch goes for a moonsault, but crashes and burns when Belair moves! Belair then applies the Dis-Arm-Her, so Lynch gets a foot on the bottom rope! They trade covers before Belair kicks her and lifts her. They nearly fall over, but Belair keeps her powered up. Belair rolls her up before Lynch does the same.

Lynch grabs Belair’s braid and pulls her out of the ring. Belair puts the brakes on and scoops her up, but Lynch slides off and sends Belair into the ring steps. Belair gets back in the ring and is greeted with a Bexploder. Lynch hits a second Bexploder before taunting the crowd. Lynch hits a third Bexploder for a near fall. Lynch strolls around the ring before grabbing Belair and slamming her throat-first into the middle rope. Lynch puts her on the apron, but Belair forearms her back. Belair goes for a springboard, but Lynch kicks her. Belair is hanging on the top rope. Lynch hits a diving leg drop off the top rope and covers, but Belair kicks out at two. Lynch is incredulous.

Lynch attacks Belair and applies a chin lock. Belair fights up and hits a snapmare. Belair goes to the middle rope, but Lynch viciously pulls her off. Lynch hits a double-arm suplex and applies a Fujiwara Arm Bar. Belair tries to fight out of the hold, but Lynch knocks her back. Belair eventually powers her up and brings her toward the ropes. Lynch uses the momentum to pull them both over the top rope. Belair hits the floor hard.

The referee is counting them out. Belair slides back in, but Lynch pulls her out. Belair charges, but Lynch hits a back body drop. Belair does a handspring on the apron and comes down to hit Lynch with a delayed vertical suplex on the floor. Belair gets Lynch in the ring and viciously strikes away at Lynch. Belair shoulders away at her and kicks her. Lynch hits a kick, but Belair blocks a second one. Belair flips her down and then hits a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster for a near fall. Belair goes for a handspring move, but Lynch avoids it. Belair goes for a powerbomb, but Lynch counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Belair hits a double underhook facebuster and follows up with a handspring moonsault for a near fall.

Belair goes to the top rope, but Lynch cuts her off with a right hand. Lynch climbs the ropes and punches away at her. Belair fights back and gets Lynch on her shoulders. Belair leaps off and dumps Lynch across the top turnbuckle and rope! Belair goes to the second rope and hits a 450 splash! Belair covers, but Lynch just barely kicks out! The crowd cannot believe it and neither can Bianca Belair! Lynch is up on the apron, and she knocks Belair away from her. Lynch goes to the top rope and goes for a Molly-Go-Round, but she comes up short and boots Belair in the face for a near fall. The slo-mo looked nastier.

Lynch knocks her back and hits the ropes, but Belair hits a spinebuster. Belair goes for a splash, but Lynch gets the knees up. Belair counters a Dis-Arm-Her and rolls her up for a two count. Belair fights and goes for a KOD, but Lynch holds the top rope. Belair then flips her over the top rope to the floor! Belair goes after her, but Lynch fights back and pulls her into the ring post. Lynch follows up with a Manhandle Slam onto the steel steps. The referee starts counting, but Belair somehow gets in at nine! Lynch immediately covers her for a near fall!

Lynch is incredulous and looks desperate. Lynch clubs away at Belair and starts to pull her up to her feet. Belair is dead weight. Lynch goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Belair lands on the second rope and flips over her! Belair lifts Lynch and connects with the KOD for the victory! Becky Lynch has been defeated!

Winner by Pinfall and new Raw Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair

A Sasha Banks video package plays.

Video Package: Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. TBA

A choir is out singing Seth “Freakin” Rollins’ theme song. An elated Rollins comes out to the ring in a wild outfit. Rollins anxiously waits in the ring for his mystery opponent. The crowd is absolutely buzzing. All of a sudden, some huge pyro goes off and the lights go out. The crowd explodes. The crowd is absolutely losing their mind.

CODY RHODES makes his way to the ring to an ENORMOUS pop from the crowd! Rollins laughs and then gets fired up. Cody Rhodes emerges from under the stage, and AT&T Stadium is rumbling! Rhodes takes off his weightlifting belt and hands it to a kid at ringside. The kid is absolutely floored. The crowd is on their feet and screaming.

Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes
The crowd chants, “Cody.” The bell rings, and this match has started. Rhodes and Rollins look around at the crowd. The crowd is in the palm of their hands.

They circle the ring and lock up before doing a quick break. Rollins laughs and stares into Rhodes’ eyes. They circle the ring and lock up again. Rhodes applies a side headlock and cinches it in. Rollins whips him off, drops down, and leapfrogs, but Rhodes catches him with an arm drag. Rhodes does a cartwheel and poses. The crowd gives him an incredible reaction to that.

Rollins applies a side headlock, but Rhodes whips him off. Rollins avoids him and shoulder blocks him down. Rhodes goes for a hip toss. They both try a hip toss to no avail. Rhodes kicks Rollins in the midsection and drops down to uppercut him a la his older brother, Dustin Rhodes. Another “Cody” chant picks up. Rollins talks a little bit before getting a cheap shot in. Rhodes responds with a right hand. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Rhodes gets out. Rollins gets out of a Cross Rhodes and tries for a Stomp, but Rhodes avoids it. They each try for a suplex, but neither goes up. Rhodes gets Rollins up for a suplex, but Rollins goes over the top rope and brings Rhodes out with him! What a nasty landing!

Rollins drives Rhodes into the apron and walks around a bit. Rhodes grabs the arm and pulls Rollins into the ring post. Rhodes wraps the injured arm around the ropes and pulls at it. Rhodes applies an armbar, but Rollins gets up. Rhodes hits a hip toss and applies a forearm scissor. Rollins fights up, but Rhodes keeps it applied. Rhodes goes for a roll-up, but Rollins grabs the ropes. Rhodes hangs Rollins on the top rope and kicks him in the midsection. Rhodes pulls him up, but Rollins stuns him with an enzuigiri. Rhodes quickly responds with an arm wrench that sends Rollins down on his shoulder. Rhodes goes to the top rope and dives, but Rollins dropkicks him out of midair.

Rollins hits a gutbuster for a two-count. Rollins shouts, “Welcome back to the big leagues, bitch!” Rollins attacks the injured ribs and whips him hard into the corner. Rollins applies a bearhug, but Rhodes fights out and uppercuts him. Rollins fights back and chops the chest. Rollins hits the ropes, but Rhodes follows him in and forearms him. Rhodes slingshots over him and hits a snap powerslam. Rhodes then clotheslines Rollins out of the ring. Rhodes gets fired up and hits the ropes for a suicide dive that sends Rollins over the commentary table!

Rhodes gets Rollins in the ring and hits a moonsault block for a near fall. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Rhodes follows him out, so Rollins hits him with a powerbomb into the barricade! Rollins puts him back in the ring and superkicks him before hitting a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins shouts that this is his moment. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Rhodes avoids it. Rollins tries a few more times before Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes for a near fall!

Rhodes goes to the top rope, but Rollins gets up and sweeps the feet. Rollins goes for a back superplex, but Rhodes fights him off. Rollins quickly gets up and hits an inverted superplex before rolling through and hitting a lifting reverse DDT… but Rhodes kicks out! Rollins goes to the top rope for a Phoenix Splash but rolls through when Rhodes moves. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Rhodes fights out and goes for a Pedigree of his own. Rollins rolls through. They try a bridge, but it doesn’t work out. Rhodes hits a Tiger Driver before scaling the ropes and leaping off for a Cody Cutter for a near fall!

Rhodes gets to his feet and goes after Rollins. Rollins kicks him in the midsection and hits a Pedigree for a near fall! Rollins is furious with Rhodes and shouts that this is his moment. They trade blows in the ring. Rhodes chops the chest a few times before Rollins punches him back. They trade right hands before Rhodes drops down and kicks him in the head. Rollins quickly responds with a stiff kick to the midsection before kicking him in the face a few times. Rollins hits a rolling elbow followed by an elbow to the back of the head. Rollins goes to hit the ropes, but Rhodes grabs him and hits the Cross Rhodes. Rhodes hangs on and hits a second Cross Rhodes. Rhodes pulls him up and releases him. Rhodes peppers him with jabs and hits a Bionic Elbow to the skull just like his late father, the great Dusty Rhodes! Rhodes then hits a third Cross Rhodes for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall: Cody Rhodes

Video Package: Highlights from last night’s WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2022 ceremony, including pieces of The Undertaker’s incredible 50-minute speech as Mark Calaway

The Steiner Brothers, the family of Shad Gaspard, Queen Sharmell, and Vader’s family are introduced.

The bell tolls and the lights go out! The crowd thunders and the legendary “Undertaker” Mark Calaway walks out to the stage to a tremendous reception. He is not dressed as The Undertaker. Calaway poses and thanks the fans for the many years of support. Calaway points at the Texas crowd and the music goes off. The applause is loud. Calaway then goes to the back as the bell tolls.

Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory is hyped for WrestleMania Sunday.

The commentators show replays of the opening match where Rick Boogs’ knee gave out. They state that he has a torn quadriceps and will have surgery on the patella as well.

WWE announces that 77,899 people are in attendance for WrestleMania Saturday.

Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship

SmackDown Women’s Championship
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
Charles Robinson, the longest-tenured referee on the WWE roster, is the official for this match. They lock up at the sound of the bell before tussling to the corner. Rousey kicks Flair back and goes for some right hands, but Flair puts herself between the ropes. Flair gets a cheap shot in and hits a waistlock takeover. Rousey takes her down with a body scissor and goes for an ankle lock, but Flair quickly escapes. Flair goes after her, but Rousey goes for a triangle. Flair fights it. Rousey sends her to the corner, but Flair rolls up the turnbuckle and lands on the apron. Rousey grabs the arm, but Flair knocks her back. Flair heads to the corner, but Rousey kicks her back. Rousey applies a head-scissor while hanging over the ropes. Rousey releases before being disqualified. Flair fights back and hits a falling elbow on the apron.

Flair gets on the apron and goes to kick her, but Rousey blocks it. Flair manages to pull her out of the ring, and Rousey hits the floor hard. Flair gets Rousey back in the ring and covers for a two-count. Flair applies a chin lock, but Rousey fights out. Flair viciously elbows her in the skull for a near fall. Flair applies a dragon sleeper, but Rousey gets out. Rousey then viciously knees her in the face for a two-count. Rousey grabs her, but Flair bounces her into the corner. Rousey counters back and hits a modified tornado DDT for a near fall.

Rousey gets her to her feet, but Flair elbows her away. Rousey takes her down and kicks her in the head before hitting some judo throws. Rousey gets fired up, but Flair comes out of nowhere with a spear for a near fall! Flair cannot believe Rousey kicked out. Flair lifts Rousey and hits a back suplex. Flair goes to the top rope for a moonsault but lands on her feet when Rousey moves. Flair tries for a standing moonsault a la Andrade, but she way overshoots it. Rousey kicks out at one. Flair quickly takes her down with chops and puts her in the tree of woe before kicking away at her. Flair goes to the top rope over the prone Rousey. Rousey sits up and forearms her. Flair quickly knocks her down with a forearm of her own. Rousey goes to the top rope and hits an arm drag off the top rope for a near fall.

Rousey gets Flair up for Piper’s Pit and connects. Rousey grabs the arm for an armbar, but Flair gets out. Rousey hits a knee to the face, but Flair instinctively responds with a big boot. Both women are down. Flair goes for the Figure Four Leglock, but Rousey flips her down. Rousey hits a scary snap powerslam for a near fall. Rousey lifts her, but Flair counters into a roll-up. Rousey rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Flair claws toward the ropes and twists out. Flair then applies an ankle lock, but Rousey rolls through and sends her headfirst into the turnbuckle.

Rousey goes for an armbar, but Flair counters with a vicious slam for a near fall. Rousey soon takes her down and applies an ankle lock. Flair screams in pain and claws to the ropes, so Rousey grapevines the leg and cinches the ankle lock in! Flair screams in pain but kicks out. Flair goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Rousey gets out and goes for an armbar. Flair gets out and applies the Figure Four Leglock before applying the Figure Eight! The screen goes black, indicating a wardrobe malfunction. Flair cinches it in, but Rousey twists out and turns her over. Flair gets to the bottom rope and pulls them out of the ring. Rousey gets up and charges Flair. Flair grabs her and sends her into the barricade. They both get in at the count of eight.

Flair talks trash to Rousey and shoves her a few times. Rousey blocks a boot and hits Piper’s Pit. Rousey covers, but Flair gets a boot on the bottom rope. The referee counted three, but then calls it off when he noticed Flair’s foot on the bottom rope. Rousey is furious that the referee called it off. Flair hits Natural Selection for a near fall. Flair grabs her head in frustration. Flair goes for a Figure Four, but Rousey kicks her off. Flair annihilates referee Charles Robinson on the way down! Rousey immediately applies an armbar, and Flair taps out! The match still continues as the referee is down. Rousey gets the referee up and turns into a nasty big boot from Flair. Flair covers for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall and still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair

Bobby Lashley vs. Omos is hyped for WrestleMania Sunday.

The commentators run down the WrestleMania Sunday card.

A commercial plays for Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, which is being promoted as the Biggest WrestleMania Match of All-Time.

WrestleMania 39 will take place at SoFi Stadium on April 1 and April 2, 2023.

Video Package: The KO Show with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

The KO Show with special guest “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring to thunderous boos from the crowd. Owens welcomes everyone to the WrestleMania Main Event edition of The KO Show. Owens has said some pretty nasty things about Texas, like if the United States were a human body, then Texas would be the ass. Owens laughs, and the crowd gives him the “WHAT” treatment. Owens thought about it and wants to apologize to every single Texan… for telling the absolute, god’s honest truth about their pathetic state. He’s been here for a few days, and it’s worse than he remembered. People are eagerly anticipating him bringing out his guest, but he’ll do it when he wants to. Owens isn’t done telling how much he despises this guy.

What we have here is the absolute worst role model in the history of WWE. Owens used to look up to him. Tonight, when he’s sitting in that chair, he’s going to look at him and tell him how much he sucks. Do you know what he’ll do about it? Not a damn thing! He’ll sit in the chair and take it because he knows that if he doesn’t show him the respect he deserves and commands, he’ll hit him with a Stunner right in the middle of this ring and pour a beer right on his stupid, bald head. Owens isn’t done…

THE GLASS BREAKS, AND “STONE COLD” STEVE AUSTIN WALKS OUT TO AN UNREAL OVATION! Austin is definitely dressed for a fight with the double knee braces on. Austin poses on both sides of the stage. Owens sits in the ring and no-sells the whole thing.

Austin then walks to the back. Owens thinks he’s afraid and laughs. Austin then returns and drives his ATV down to the ring and does two circles around. Owens rolls his eyes and does a fake yawn. Austin gets in the ring and knocks down one of “The KO Show” signs. Austin poses on the turnbuckles before throwing another sign out of the ring.

Austin goes to continue posing, but Owens demands the music be cut. Owens says this is not Austin’s show. This is his show. Owens tells the crowd not to encourage him. A booming “Austin” chant fires up! Austin laughs until Owens gets in his face and tells him to take a seat. Austin coldly looks into the hard camera before turning and facing Owens. Owens tells him to calm down and take a seat. Owens says he’s not here for a fight. He just wants to have a nice chat.

They both sit down. Owens sarcastically thanks him for being on “The KO Show.” Austin asks if Owens really wants to have a conversation after the trash talk. Owens sits there with his stupid haircut and his stupid beady eyes… he looks like a jackass. Then he runs down the great State of Texas. Austin says, “You stupid son-of-a-bitch!” Owens looks confused and says he doesn’t know what is so great about Texas. In the summertime, it’s hot as hell. The land is flat and uninspiring, unlike Canada. As for the people, they wear stupid hats, dumbass boots, and belt buckles. You can tell a Texan by how dumb they look. Owens tells them to move somewhere else and make it better. Owens feels for Austin. If he had to grow up here, he’d just move to Mexico. It’s so close. Austin says in about 5-seconds he’ll have 75,000 people calling him an “asshole.” The crowd chants, “ASSHOLE” at Owens. Owens tells Austin not to be the stereotypical rude, crass Texan. Austin should be more like Owens. Owens is a sophisticated French Canadian. Owens is going to move past the insults and be the bigger man.

Owens has to let him in on a little secret. Owens said he invited him onto The KO Show to have a talk, but it was a lie. Owens has a good reason. Owens didn’t need Austin to come out to get the entire world talking about him and The KO Show. Owens tricked Austin. Owens doesn’t want to talk. Even though he has a bad back right now, he’s looking for a fight! Owens brought Austin out here to challenge him to a match! Owens says he knows it’s been 19 years since his last match. Austin’s knees, back, and neck were shot then and they’re probably worse now. Austin looks fine, so Owens is challenging him to a No Holds Barred Match! Austin puts his head down as a “YES” chant fires up.

Owens says Austin isn’t speaking because he knows he can’t beat him. Austin is thinking he can’t beat this beautiful French Canadian bastard. Owens says Austin is right. Why doesn’t Austin do himself a favor: if he’s not going to accept the challenge, he can stop embarrassing himself, grab his beer, get on his golf cart, and go to his stupid ranch. The crowd is buzzing. Austin stares daggers into Owens. The crowd chants for Austin. Austin looks around, and the anticipation is growing to a fever pitch.

Austin says he had his first match in Dallas, Texas. He could have his last match right here in Dallas, Texas. Austin asks, “If you want to see ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin have a match against this sack of shit, give me a Hell Yeah!” The crowd shouts that they want this. Austin shouts for a referee to come down!

No Holds Barred
Kevin Owens vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
The bell rings, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s first match since facing The Rock at WrestleMania 19 in Seattle officially starts! They trade punches, and Austin punches him to the corner before stomping away at him. Austin then stomps a mudhole in Owens and walks it dry! Austin sends Owens hard into the corner and has a beer tossed to him. Austin drinks a beer and starts to stomp away at Owens once again. Austin grabs Owens and sends him over the top rope.

Austin goes to ringside and drinks another beer. Austin grabs him, but Owens reverses a whip to the corner. Austin pops out of the corner and turns Owens inside out with a clothesline. Austin drops him on the barricade and continues to punch away at him. Austin goes to send him into the ring post, but Owens reverses it. Austin hits the ring post hard and goes down. Owens grabs one of the stands his signs were on and drives them into Austin’s back. Owens stands over him and punches away at him. Owens grabs a table from under the ring and sets it up leaning on the barricade. Owens grabs Austin and goes to whip him into the table, but Austin reverses it! Owens goes through the table!

Austin sends Owens over the barricade and brawls into the crowd with him. Austin punches him around the crowd and soaks in the cheers from the crowd. Austin goes for a suplex on the concrete, but Owens blocks it. Owens then gives “Stone Cold” Steve Austin a vertical suplex on the concrete floor! Wow!

Owens grabs Austin and peppers him with punches. Austin fights back, and they’re brawling. Owens drops Austin with a knee to the ribs and sends him over the barricade. Owens goes climbing over to the ringside area, but Austin flips him off the barricade and onto the commentary table! Austin stands over Owens and drinks some beers. Austin then punches away at Owens! Austin has another beer thrown to him, and he takes a sip before spitting it into Owens’ face!

Austin gets Owens in the ring. Owens rolls to the apron, so Austin grabs him. Owens snaps him off the top rope and stumbles toward Austin’s ATV. Austin attacks him and starts up the ATV. Austin drives the ATV up the ramp with Owens on it. Austin throws him off and gives him a vertical suplex on the stage! Austin bounces Owens off the ATV and knees him in the ribs a few times. Austin drags him to the other side of the stage and gives him another vertical suplex! Austin stands over Owens, and AT&T Stadium gives him a great ovation.

Austin grabs Owens and gets a running start before throwing him halfway down the ramp! Austin punches him down the rest of the way and throws him into the ring. The Texas Rattlesnake has more Broken Skull American Lagers thrown to him. Austin gets in the ring and cracks open a few more. Austin drinks a few beers before going for Owens. Owens then drops Austin with a Stunner! Owens covers, but Austin kicks out!

Owens is furious and goes to ringside to grab a steel chair. Owens gets back in the ring and swings it. Austin ducks and Owens hits the top rope with the steel chair. The chair ricochets off the ropes and hits him in the head! Owens is out on his feet. Austin waits for him to turn around and hits a Stone Cold Stunner for the victory in what could be his final match ever!

Winner by Pinfall: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

Austin celebrates and drinks some beer while posing for the crowd. Owens stumbles to his feet, so Austin hits another Stone Cold Stunner! Austin kicks Owens out of the ring. Some Texas Rangers retrieve Owens and drag him away from the ring. Owens can barely stand.

Austin says, “It’s great to be back in Dallas, Texas, and that’s the bottom line ’cause Stone Cold said so!” Austin toasts to the referee, who gleefully downs the beer. Austin calls Byron Saxton into the ring. Austin toasts Saxton… and then Austin hits Saxton with a Stone Cold Stunner. A man comes into the ring and embraces him. It’s revealed to be Austin’s brother. His brother exits the ring, and Austin has more beer thrown at him. Austin poses in the center of the ring and downs some more beer as the show ends!


“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Jesse James Decker is introduced to the crowd inside AT&T Stadium. She sings a beautiful version of “America the Beautiful” accompanied by a really soulful pianist.

Mark Wahlberg narrates another video to pump up WrestleMania Sunday. Highlights are shown from WrestleMania Saturday and the main matches for tonight are featured.

We go back into AT&T Stadium, and Jimmy Smith welcomes us to the show.

An ominous guitar chord hits and the late, great Lemmy Kilmister growls, “It’s time to play The Game!” The recently retired Paul “Triple H” Levesque makes his entrance to kick off WrestleMania Sunday. Triple H embraces his three daughters at ringside and goes over to hug Gable Steveson. Triple H gets on the apron and mists the water into the air before posing on the turnbuckles. Triple H really takes his time and soaks in the reaction.

Triple H stands in the center of the ring, and the crowd chants, “Thank you, Hunter!” He looks extremely moved by the reaction and backs up to listen some more. A “Triple H” chant starts up. Triple H says, “I just wanted to come out here to say thank you… and to show you my love in the best way I know how: WELCOME TO WRESTLEMANIA!”

A huge fireworks display goes off! When we see the ring again, Triple H’s boots are left in the ring with a microphone in front of it. Triple H is seen embracing his daughters once again before walking to the back.

Gable Steveson is once again introduced to the crowd.

Raw Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Match
RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) (c’s) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
It’ll be Chad Gable, Montez Ford, and Riddle starting the match. Gable shushes everyone, so Ford punches him, and Riddle boots him. Ford and Riddle quickly go at it with Ford hitting a clothesline. Gable runs in and hits Ford with a bridging German Suplex, but Riddle breaks it up with a Broton. Randy Orton runs in, but Otis clears the ring of everyone. All six men are now in the ring brawling. Dawkins stomps Orton down in the corner, and Ford kicks Gable to the corner. The rest brawl to ringside. Ford then gets a head of steam and leaps OVER the ring post and wipes out his competitors at ringside! Ford actually lands on his feet! Gable follows up with a moonsault off the top rope to the floor!

Gable gets Riddle in the ring, but Riddle punches back. Otis blind tags in, and Alpha Academy hits a German Suplex/clothesline combo. Gable poses in the ring. Otis stomps Riddle before clubbing him down. Dawkins pulls himself up to the apron, but Ford, the legal man for his team, is still down at ringside. Otis takes Riddle down again and hits a big splash. Otis saunters around and hits a scoop slam. Otis applies a neck vice, but Riddle fights up. Otis knees him in the midsection and punches him in the face. Gable tags back in, and he hits Riddle with a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Master Gable applies a leglock. Riddle uses his free leg to kick Gable in the face to get out. Gable quickly hits a dragon screw to take Riddle back down. Ford reemerges and connects with a dropkick on Gable. Gable quickly fights back and hits Ford with a monkey flip that has him rotate so much he lands on his feet. Dawkins tags in and hits Gable with a shoulder tackle. Dawkins hits Riddle and Gable with exploders. Dawkins hits Riddle with a Silencer, but Otis breaks it up with a big splash!

Otis shoulders Riddle in the corner and charges, but he hits the ring post shoulder first when Riddle moves. Gable immediately tags in and applies an ankle lock to Riddle. Riddle gets out with an enzuigiri. Dawkins grabs Riddle, but Riddle lifts him and hits the Bro 2 Sleep! Orton and Ford tag in! Orton gets a huge pop and hits Ford with two clotheslines followed by a snap powerslam. Ford rolls to the apron, so Orton grabs his head. Ford slides off the apron and pulls Orton out of the ring. Orton bounces Ford off the commentary table and hits a back suplex onto it! Gable runs up and meets the same fate on the table!

In the ring, RK-Bro has The Street Profits on the apron. RK-Bro hits stereo hanging DDTs, and the crowd is going wild! RK-Bro starts to stalk The Street Profits, but Alpha Academy pulls them out of the ring. They send RK-Bro into the barricade. Otis crushes Dawkins with a back elbow. Otis gets Ford in the electric chair position, and Gable comes off the top rope with a bulldog for a near fall! The Street Profits fight back and send Otis into the ring post. They then hit Gable with a powerbomb/top rope diving blockbuster combo for a near fall!

The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Dawkins drops Riddle on the apron. Riddle kicks Otis and goes for a springboard, but Dawkins knocks him to the floor onto Otis. Orton goes for an RKO, but he’s taken down. Dawkins then hits Otis with a somersault senton! Wow! Ford is on the top rope, but he’s surprised by Riddle hitting a springboard RKO off the top rope! Gable springboards off the top rope, but Orton hits him with an RKO out of nowhere for the win!

Winners by Pinfall and still Raw Tag Team Champions: RK-Bro

RK-Bro celebrates with the Raw Tag Team Championship. Orton’s eyebrow is busted open. The Street Profits get in the ring with red solo cups. They give some cups to RK-Bro and pour some liquid into them. They then call Gable Steveson into the ring. Steveson gets in the ring and goes to toast RK-Bro and The Street Profits, but Chad Gable runs up and smacks the cup out of Steveson’s hand!

A furious Steveson pulls his shirt off and is fired up. The two tag teams get out of the ring. Gable grabs a microphone, but Steveson rips it out of his hand. Gable takes it right back. Gable says Steveson has a lot to learn, so he’ll give him a free lesson. When you’re in his presence, do one thing: SHUSH! Steveson grabs Gable in a bearhug and holds him up before hitting an overhead belly-to-belly suplex! Steveson stands tall in the ring.

Video Package: Highlights from WrestleMania Saturday

Replays are shown from this past Monday on Raw of Bobby Lashley returning to knock Omos off his feet for the first time.

Omos vs. Bobby Lashley
Lashley circles Omos and goes for a kick, but Omos blocks it and forearms him down. Omos hits another forearm smash, but Lashley ducks a kick. Lashley goes for a suplex, but Omos fights out. Omos grabs his head with two hands, but Lashley powers out of the grip. Omos knees Lashley in the midsection and hits a clubbing clothesline. Lashley immediately gets to his feet and slaps Omos in the face. Omos big boots him down and throw him to the corner before clubbing him there. Omos hits a running elbow, and Lashley is down. Omos charges, but Lashley was supposed to move and they botch it. They repeat the spot. Lashley clubs Omos and goes for the Hurt Lock. Lashley nearly locks his fingers, but Omos powers out. Omos hits the ropes and clotheslines him down. Omos gets Lashley to his feet and powers him over the top rope to the floor.

Omos goes over the top rope to go to the floor, but Lashley leaps to the apron and attacks him. Lashley comes off the top rope, but Omos catches him and puts him on his shoulders. Omos then easily ragdolls the enormous Lashley. Omos waits for him to get up and charges, but Lashley elbows him. Lashley charges, but Omos applies a bearhug. Lashley fights it, but Omos drives him into the corner. Lashley’s skull accidentally ricochets off the top of the ring post. That was awful.

Somehow, Lashley is ok to continue. Lashley fights back at Omos and applies a front facelock. Omos gets out of a suplex, but Lashley kicks him and tries again. Lashley then hits Omos with a vertical suplex! Lashley is fired up and spears him in the back. Lashley waits for Omos to get up and spears him once again for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley

Video Package: Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville

Anything Goes Match
Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
The bell rings, and Zayn immediately floors Knoxville with a Helluva Kick! Zayn knocks Knoxville out of the ring and sends Knoxville into the barricade in front of the Jackass Forever crew. Zayn taunts them and turns into a blast from a fire extinguisher from Knoxville. Knoxville grabs a garbage can with a crutch from under the ring, as well as a stop sign. Zayn attacks Knoxville and gets him in the ring. Zayn grabs a cookie sheet and blows on it before bending it over Knoxville’s spine. Zayn takes the crutch and hobbles around the ring before bending that over Knoxville’s back. Zayn then grabs the garbage can and drives it into Knoxville for a two-count.

Zayn goes under the ring and puts a bowling bag into the ring, as well as a table. Zayn all of a sudden gets shocked, and he doesn’t know from where. Zayn then lifts the apron and sees a table with mouse traps glued to it. Zayn has trouble getting it out from under the ring, but eventually succeeds and sets it up at ringside. Zayn gets in the ring, and Knoxville plays cymbals with Zayn’s head by sandwiching it with two garbage can lids. Knoxville takes it to Zayn and leans the regular table in the corner. Zayn then hits Knoxville with an exploder suplex through the table. Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Knoxville blows a loud blowhorn into his face!

Chris “Party Boy” Pontius gets in the ring and dances around before ripping his clothes off. Pontius is wearing nothing but a thong and rubs himself all over Zayn. Zayn is disgusted and attacks Pontius before throwing him out of the ring. Knoxville goes after Zayn, but Zayn stops him. Zayn goes outside and kicks Pontius under the ring. Zayn goes under, but Wee Man attacks him! The crowd goes wild for Wee Man. Wee Man gets Zayn in the ring and hits him with a scoop slam! What?! Knoxville hits Zayn with a tornado DDT for a near fall.

Wee Man goes under the ring and pulls out a contraption that is designed to boot someone in the groin. Knoxville sets Zayn up, but Zayn fights out. Zayn then crushes Wee Man with a Helluva Kick. Zayn knocks Wee Man out of the ring. Zayn attacks Knoxville and sets him up. Zayn goes to the top rope, but Knoxville pulls a controller out and sets pyro off on the turnbuckle! Zayn gets crotched up there and falls to the canvas. Knoxville grabs the bowling ball and hits a 7-10 split in between Zayn’s legs! Knoxville then pulls Zayn over to the contraption and has it kick him in the groin.

Knoxville grabs a taser and scares Zayn out of the ring. Zayn stumbles around ringside and a giant hand wipes him out from out of nowhere, a classic Jackass prank. Zayn stumbles into the ring and avoids the taser before slamming Knoxville down! Zayn goes to the top rope, but Knoxville grabs his crotch with salad tongs and flips him off the top rope through the mousetrap table at ringside! Unreal!

The entire crew of Jackass Forever pulls out a giant mousetrap from under the ring. They put Zayn onto it. Knoxville pulls the wire, but it doesn’t go. Knoxville manually removes the pin, and Zayn is trapped in the mousetrap. Knoxville pins Zayn for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Johnny Knoxville

Footage is shown of Drew McIntyre defeating Happy Corbin last night at WrestleMania Saturday.

We see a shot of WWE Champion Brock Lesnar’s locker room. He’ll face WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in tonight’s main event.

The ring announcer states that the Women’s Fatal 4-Way will only have two women legal at a time and tags can occur between any team.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship – Fatal 4-Way
Naomi and Sasha Banks vs. Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler and Natalya vs. Queen Zelina and Carmella (c’s)
The two women in a Fatal 4-Way starting the match will be Rhea Ripley and Queen Zelina, but Zelina immediately tags in the masked Carmella. Carmella dances around and tags in Sasha Banks. Banks and Ripley go face-to-face and do a test of strength. Ripley powers her down. Banks gets out and goes for a Bank Statement. Ripley powers out and goes for the Riptide, but Banks counters into a Backstabber attempt. Ripley doesn’t go down. Liv Morgan tags in, as does Naomi. Queen Zelina and Carmella pull Ripley down, and Baszler and Natalya pull Naomi down. Morgan and Banks hit stereo suicide dives to save their respective teammates.

Banks and Morgan are in the ring and start trading pins. Morgan hits a springboard double knee to the face. Natalya blind tags in as Morgan hits Banks with Ob-Liv-ion. Natalya attacks Morgan and Baszler tags in. Baszler knees Morgan in the face. Baszler stands on the leg and stomps Morgan’s ankle. Morgan grabs her ankle in pain. Baszler applies a leglock, but Morgan fights up and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Carmella blinds tags in on Baszler. Baszler takes Morgan down and argues with Carmella. Carmella attacks Ripley in the corner. Carmella bounces Morgan in the corner and tags Zelina in. Zelina taunts the crowd before hitting Code Red. Ripley breaks it up and puts Zelina on the top rope. Natalya runs in and clotehslines Carmella. Naomi hits Natalya with Rear View, and Baszler kicks Naomi down. Banks hits Baszler with a Backstabber. Carmella knocks Banks out and hits Ripley with a top rope hurricanrana.

Naomi tags in off Zelina. Zelina hits Ripley with a moonsault block off the apron to the floor. Banks and Naomi double-team Morgan and go to opposite top turnbuckles. Baszler and Zelina cut Naomi off, and Carmella and Natalya attack Banks. Ripley and Morgan then come up to each and we have stereo Towers of Doom spots.

Morgan crawls over to Naomi and soon tags Ripley. They double-team Naomi, and Ripley hits a Riptide. Banks breaks up the pin. Natalya and Baszler tag in off Ripley and double-team Naomi. Morgan breaks up the pin. Natalya and Baszler slam Naomi and go for a Hart Attack. Carmella blind tags in and cuts it off. Naomi comes back with a roll-up, but Carmella kicks out. Zelina knees Naomi in the face, and Carmella slams Naomi for a near fall. Carmella screams in frustration, and Corey Graves looks desperate on commentary. Naomi kicks Carmella in the head and Banks tags in. Banks hits a Frog Splash on Carmella and covers, but Carmella kicks out. Banks applies a Bank Statement, but Zelina pulls Carmella out of the ring. Banks wipes Zelina out with a Meteora off the apron to the floor.

Naomi tags in and kicks Carmella in the face. Banks tags back in, and they crush Carmella with a wheelbarrow facebuster to the knees combo for the win.

Winners by Pinfall and new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Naomi and Sasha Banks

Replays are shown of The Mysterios vs. The Miz and Logan Paul from WrestleMania Saturday.

Micah Parsons and Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys are shown at ringside.

Video Package: Edge vs. AJ Styles

Edge makes his entrance by sitting on a mountain of fire and coming down from it to walk the ramp.

AJ Styles vs. Edge
The bell rings, and Styles immediately charges Edge. Edge quickly puts himself through the ropes to keep him back. They lock up, and Styles powers Edge to the corner. Styles goes for a big right hand, but Edge ducks it and struts away. Edge seems to like that he’s got Styles all fired up and swinging wildly. Styles hits a quick kick to the hamstring. They lock up, and Edge applies a side headlock. Edge is whipped off, so he shoulder blocks Styles. Styles hits a nice dropkick. Edge quickly takes Styles down and goes for an elbow drop, but Styles moves. Styles kicks him in the leg and grabs him, but Edge grabs the ropes.

The crowd is buzzing. They lock up again, and Styles hooks a side headlock. Edge whips him off, but Styles rolls under a clothesline. Styles avoids a big boot and gets out of a backslide. Styles goes for a Styles Clash, but Edge gets out. Edge charges for a Spear, but Styles moves. We’re at a stalemate here. Edge kicks Styles in the midsection and whips him, but Styles slides out of the ring. Edge chases him out, so Styles gets in the ring. Styles attacks Edge and gets on the apron. Edge avoids two kicks, so Styles hits him with a sliding knee that sends Edge into the steel ring steps. Styles slings Edge’s skull into the ring steps and puts him in the ring. Styles goes for a springboard 450 splash, but Edge gets the knees up! Styles screams in pain.

Edge attacks Styles and drives his knee into the injured ribs a few times. Edge taunts the crowd and elicits loud boos from them. Edge kicks Styles in the ribs, and Styles writhes in pain on the mat. Edge whips Styles sternum-first into the ring post. Edge covers, but Styles gets a hand on the bottom rope. Edge pulls the hand off and covers again for a one-count. Edge continues to go after the ribs and applies an abdominal stretch. Styles gets out with a hip toss and hits a dragon screw. Edge comes back with a shot to the ribs and hits a shoulder breaker. Edge’s knee is hurt on the way down. The commentators mention that Edge separated Styles’ shoulder in the 2020 Royal Rumble. Edge goes over to Styles and continues to attack him. Styles throws a desperation right hand and connects with it flush. Styles appears to pop his shoulder back into place. Styles gets up and charges, but Edge slides Styles face-first into the middle turnbuckle! Wow!

Edge grabs Styles and goes for a suplex, but Styles blocks it. Styles hits a snap suplex into the turnbuckles, dumping Edge on his head! Styles drags Edge toward the center of the ring and punches away at him. Styles takes his time to recover and gets Edge to his feet. Edge stuns him with an arm breaker. Edge applies a surfboard stretch, pulling on the injured shoulder. Styles fights out with kicks and goes for a Pele Kick, but Edge avoids it. Edge attacks, but Styles gets out and goes for a Styles Clash. Edge fights out and applies an STF. Styles fights out and gets a foot on the bottom rope. Styles gets on the apron. Edge goes to Spear him off, but Styles moves and kicks him in the face. Styles then hits a slingshot DDT for a near fall.

Styles painfully pulls himself up to the top rope, but Edge cuts him off. Styles fights out and goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Edge holds on. Styles kicks Edge in the injured knee and hits a torture rack powerbomb for a near fall. Styles puts Edge on his shoulders, but Edge elbows out and hits an Impaler DDT for a near fall. Edge grabs Styles, but Styles takes him down with a German Suplex. Both men are down. Styles has a cut on his cheek.

They get to their knees and trade big right hands. Styles peppers Edge with some head-butts followed by a strike combo. Styles stuns Edge with a Pele Kick before taking him down for a Calf Crusher. Edge counters and rolls him over for an armbar attempt. Styles fights it, so Edge applies a big crossface. Edge pulls back hard, but Styles gets out. Edge hits an Edge-O-Matic for a two-count. Both men are down again, and the crowd gives them a nice hand. Styles boots Edge back and goes to the top rope. Edge pulls him off, bounces him off the top rope, and hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Styles crawls to the apron to recover. Edge goes to the apron and meets him there. Edge gets Styles on the top rope, but Styles slides off and kicks Edge to the other apron. Styles hooks Edge’s head and hits a modified superplex onto the apron!

Both men get into the ring at the count of nine. Styles goes to the apron and crushes Edge’s lower back with a springboard 450 splash. Styles covers, but Edge somehow kicks out. Styles goes to the apron and sizes Edge up. Styles springboards off the top rope, but Edge moves. Styles leapfrogs a Spear and connects with a devastating Styles Clash. Styles rolls him over for the pin, but Edge just barely gets his shoulder off the mat before the three-count. Styles goes back to the apron, but he’s distracted when he sees Damian Priest ominously standing there. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Edge connects with a Spear out of midair for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Edge
Damian Priest gets in the ring, and Edge looks worried. Priest then kneels down before Edge, and Edge evilly laughs. Edge and Damian Priest pose together.

WrestleMania Backlash is coming on May 8.

Tonight’s attendance for WrestleMania Sunday is 78,453. Fireworks go off to celebrate.

Michael Cole is joined by Byron Saxton. Pat McAfee is preparing to face Austin Theory later tonight.

Tag Team Match
Sheamus and Ridge Holland w/ Butch vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)
The New Day are wearing tights as Big E does. Big E had his neck broken in a botched suplex on the floor by Ridge Holland.

Sheamus, Holland, and Butch attack The New Day as they make their entrance. Order is restored, but Sheamus soon gets the advantage with a Brogue Kick. Holland hits Woods with Northen Grit for the victory.

Winners by Pinfall: Sheamus and Ridge Holland
Immediately after the match, Butch starts wailing on Woods with punches. Sheamus and Holland pull him off, but Butch still grabs a handful of Woods’ beard.

eplays are shown of the return of Cody Rhodes to defeat Seth “Freakin” Rollins last night at WrestleMania Saturday.

WWE pays tribute to the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2022. The lights go out, and “The Undertaker” Mark Calaway comes out for one final bow before the WrestleMania crowd. For much of the history of this event, Undertaker and WrestleMania were synonymous. The crowd gives Calaway a great ovation, and his music plays before walking to the back, but not before looking over his shoulder one last time and raising his arm.

Jefferson White from the show “Yellowstone” is shown at ringside.

Video Package: Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory

The Chairman of WWE and the creator of WrestleMania, Vince McMahon, makes his entrance. The 76-year-old McMahon makes the long walk down the ramp doing his trademark strut. McMahon gets in the ring, and the WrestleMania crowd gives him a thunderous ovation. McMahon wants to introduce a future WWE Universal Champion, Austin Theory! Theory makes his entrance and takes some selfies. Theory shakes hands with McMahon and takes a selfie with the WWE Chairman.

Pat McAfee makes his entrance to The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” along with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

Austin Theory w/ Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee
The bell rings, and McAfee ducks a clothesline. McAfee punches Theory and floors him with a right hand. Theory puts himself between the ropes and hits a throat thrust on McAfee. Theory pummels McAfee with strikes. Theory whips him to the corner, but McAfee slingshots over him and hits a spinning back elbow. McAfee hits Theory with a hurricanrana for a near fall. Theory connects with a backbreaker and punches away at him. McMahon happily nods his head in approval. Theory slams McAfee down, and the crowd is singing Seven Nation Army. Theory connects with a snap suplex and tells the crowd to shut up. Theory hits a suplex on the SmackDown commentator and NFL great. Theory gets McAfee to his feet and goes for a suplex, but McAfee blocks it. McAfee connects with a vertical suplex.

Theory gets up on the apron, and McAfee hits a shoulder tackle that sends Theory into the commentary table. McMahon does not look pleased. McAfee kicks Theory and gets on commentary. McAfee says he’s beating the hell out of a douchebag. McAfee pours a cup of water on Theory’s head and bounces him off the commentary table. McAfee gets Theory into the ring and gets in. McMahon is not happy. Theory goes to the apron and heads to the top rope. The crowd thunders and sings Seven Nation Army to McAfee. McAfee stands on the top rope and goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Theory moves. McMahon smiles. Theory hits a spinning back suplex for a near fall. Theory stomps McAfee and tells McMahon that he’s going to the top rope. The crowd loudly boos him. McAfee cuts Theory off and climbs. McAfee stands on the top rope, but Theory fights him. McAfee backflips off the top rope and lands on his feet! Theory then leaps up to the top rope and hits a superplex! McAfee rolls over, but only gets a two-count! Michael Cole was seen in the background on his feet.

McAfee gets fired up as Theory comes to. Theory avoids a punt kick and dropkicks him in the knee. Theory viciously forearms McAfee in the face. Theory grabs McAfee’s face, so McAfee slaps him. Theory is frustrated and punches away at him. Theory goes for the ATL, but McAfee counters into a roll-up for the win! McMahon is disgusted!

Winner by Pinfall: Pat McAfee

Vince McMahon walks over to Austin Theory and talks to him before angrily staring at Pat McAfee, who is celebrating on the turnbuckle.

McAfee taunts McMahon and challenges him! McMahon looks game and starts to remove his jacket before putting it back on to loud boos. McMahon then removes his jacket and tie. McMahon looks wild. McMahon ripes off his shirt and is wearing his classic black t-shirt. The 76-year-old McMahon is still jacked! A referee is in the ring!!

McMahon gets in McAfee’s face. Theory attacks McAfee from behind. McMahon has the referee start the match.

Vince McMahon w/ Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee
McMahon clotheslines McAfee down and bounces him in the corner. McMahon hits another clothesline and taunts the crowd. They chant, “You still got it!” McMahon grabs McAfee’s face, talks some trash, and bounces him in the corner. McMahon taunts the crowd. McAfee angrily gets to his face, and McMahon looks worried. McAfee shouts at McMahon. Theory sweeps the feet and yanks McAfee crotch-first into the ring post! McMahon walks over and peppers McAfee with little kicks.

Theory hands McMahon a football. McMahon pretends he’s going to punt it, which is what McAfee made a career doing in the NFL. McMahon then kicks the football into McAfee’s ribs and covers him for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall: Vince McMahon

McMahon and Theory celebrate like fools in the ring. McAfee is gasping for breath at ringside. All of a sudden…

“STONE COLD” STEVE AUSTIN’S MUSIC HITS! Austin walks down to the ring to thunderous applause. Austin stares at McMahon and Theory in the ring.

Theory goes after Austin, but Austin blocks him and punches away at him! Austin then connects with a Stone Cold Stunner on Theory!

McMahon looks nervous and tries to talk sense to his long-time archrival. The crowd is going ballistic. Austin has some beers thrown at him, and he hands one to McMahon. They toast in the ring… and Austin kicks McMahon in the midsection. McMahon stumbles into the ropes and takes just about the ugliest Stone Cold Stunner you’ve ever seen, but the crowd loves it! It was so bad that Austin had to laugh it off.

Austin boots McMahon out of the ring. Austin has McAfee come into the ring and toasts him. McAfee and Austin pose on the turnbuckles and drink some beer. Austin toasts him one more time… and hits McAfee with a Stone Cold Stunner! Austin celebrates on the turnbuckles one final time at WrestleMania in his home state.

WrestleMania 39 will take place over two nights on April 1 and April 2, 2023.

Video Package: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring with The Bloodline. After a long, elaborate entrance with lots of fireworks, Reigns grabs a microphone. Reigns says, “WrestleMania… acknowledge me!” SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos head to the back.

WWE Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring to a huge reception.

The ring announcer calls this “The Biggest WrestleMania Match of All-Time.” It’s a Winner Take All Championship Unification Match. Paul Heyman takes the microphone. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman. Introducing first, the GOAT that slays a Beast. The reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion of the World, Roman Reigns!”

The ring announcer gets the microphone back, but Lesnar takes it away. Lesnar will do his own ring announcement. Lesnar says, “The cowboy country ass-kicker that’s going to kick your ass tonight. The reigning, defending WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar!” The crowd is going insane. The referee holds the two titles up. That’s what it’s all about.

Winner Take All
WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman vs. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
The bell rings, and Lesnar removes his gloves with an evil smile. Lesnar goes after Reigns and punches him before powering him to the corner. Reigns responds with some right hands, but Lesnar lifts him and drives him into the corner for some shoulder thrusts. Lesnar lifts Reigns and slams him into the opposite corner. Lesnar hits a trio of overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. The crowd is chanting. Lesnar scares Heyman with a primal scream. Lesnar then clotheslines Reigns out of the ring.

Lesnar stalks Heyman. Heyman shouts that he loves Lesnar and begs for him to take him back. Heyman claims it was all Reigns’ idea. Reigns then comes out of nowhere and spears Lesnar through the barricade!

The referee starts to count Lesnar out, but Lesnar makes it in at the count of nine. Reigns charges and hits a spear on Lesnar, but Lesnar kicks out at two. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch and connects. Reigns taunts the crowd and drops Lesnar with another Superman Punch. Reigns shouts that he is the greatest of all time. Lesnar is laughing and gets to his feet. Reigns goes for a third Superman Punch, but Lesnar avoids it and hits a German Suplex. Lesnar hits two more German Suplexes. Lesnar is holding his ribs in pain from the two spears. Lesnar hits a fourth German Suplex and gets to his feet before doing his strut. Lesnar connects with his fifth German Suplex of the match and is fired up. Lesnar scoops Lesnar up for an F5, but Reigns slides off and hits a third Superman Punch.

Reigns poses in the corner, and Paul Heyman shouts encouragement toward him. Reigns is fired up and goes for a Spear, but Lesnar counters with an F5! Lesnar covers, but Reigns kicks out at two-and-a-half! Lesnar is furious and stands over the Tribal Chief. The crowd is buzzing. Lesnar lifts Reigns, but Reigns rakes the eyes. Reigns shoves him to the corner, and Lesnar nearly hits the referee. Reigns then shoulders Lesnar into the referee. The referee goes down hard. Reigns low blows Lesnar! Heyman hands the Universal Title to Reigns, and Reigns hits Lesnar in the face with it like he did at this year’s Royal Rumble. Reigns covers, but Lesnar just barely kicks out!

Reigns says that no one will ever be able to follow him. He’s the best. Reigns looks down at Lesnar and warns him not to get up. Reigns hits the ropes and spears him from behind, but Lesnar grabs the bottom rope to break up the pin. Reigns cannot believe he has not put Lesnar away. Reigns goes for a spear, but Lesnar counters into a Kimura Lock! Lesnar rips at the arm. Reigns screams in pain, but he just barely gets his free hand on the bottom rope to break it up. Lesnar holds the submission on for five more seconds.

Paul Heyman shouts encouragement to Reigns. Reigns says his shoulder is out. Lesnar lifts Reigns up for an F5, but Reigns slides off and crushes Lesnar with a spear for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall and new WWE Undisputed Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
Reigns seemingly pops his shoulder back in and holds up the WWE Championship and the WWE Universal Championship. Reigns has a lot of trouble lifting his left arm up. Replays show that Heyman pushed the bottom rope toward Reigns’ hand to get him out of the Kimura Lock. Lesnar looks disappointed in the ring. Reigns poses on the ramp with Paul Heyman while fireworks go off as the show comes to an end.

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