– The WrestleMania 34 Kickoff pre-show opens live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as Renee Young welcomes us. She’s joined by JBL, David Otunga and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. Fans are already going wild, doing chants for Rusev Day and JBL. The panel goes over tonight’s stacked card. We get a video package on Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn now. The panel talks about Bryan’s big return to the ring. Booker believes Bryan could be facing a disaster tonight and that the heels have a good chance at winning. JBL says the guys who are fighting for their jobs are the ones to bet on. Otunga says to never underestimate Shane and Bryan is fighting for his dream. Renee sends us outside to Sam Roberts and a bunch of wild fans, chanting for Rusev Day. Renee shows us video of John Cena taking his seat in the crowd and mingling with fans because The Undertaker never accepted his challenge for tonight. We get more hype from the panel and a video package for the WWE Title match. JBL says this match will steal the show. JBL and Booker predict Styles will retain but Otunga goes with Nakamura.
Renee leads us to a video for Triple H and Stephanie McMahon vs. Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle. Booker and JBL go with The Authority getting the win but Otunga believes Rousey will win her in-ring debut. Renee also goes with Angle and Rousey. We get a video for tonight’s SmackDown Women’s Title match next. We come back to the panel and out comes Carmella with her Money In the Bank briefcase. Carmella refuses to pick a winner tonight and says she’s the only winner, who cares about Asuka or Charlotte Flair. Carmella says this is so boring and leaves to go get ready for the battle royal. JBL sends us to the ring
Fifth Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Greg Hamilton introduces the commentators for this match – Byron Saxton and WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. We see the Andre Battle Royal trophy at ringside as Hamilton goes over the rules. The ring is full of Superstars already. The bell rings and here we go.
Aiden English beats on Zack Ryder while Baron Corbin works on Sin Cara. English gets eliminated. Heath Slater almost gets dumped but he hangs on. Curt Hawkins works on Fandango. Dolph Ziggler also hangs on. Curt Hawkins and Konnor get eliminated. Goldust and R-Truth do some comedy but Goldust turns on him. Truth is eliminated. Ziggler works on Cara now. Mike Kanellis eliminates Primo Colon. Matt Hardy works on Ryder. Slater works on Viktor. Goldust works on Dash Wilder. Scott Dawson works on Cara but makes the save for Dash. Rhyno works on Ziggler. Titus O’Neill goes at it with Viktor.
Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas double team Hardy. Fandango works on Rhyno. Titus rocks Tyler Breeze. Shelton Benjamin eliminates Breeze. Viktor works on Rhyno in the corner. Titus works on Kane now. Goldust tosses Cara but he hangs on. Viktor gets eliminated by Rhyno. Ryder almost eliminates Ziggler. Kane fights off Chad Gable. Apollo works on Axel. Fandango works on Ziggler. Matt slams Goldust’s face into the turnbuckles. Kane continues to stand tall from the corner.
Mojo Rawley eliminates Ryder. Luke Gallows works on Titus. Gable tries to eliminate Karl Anderson. Gable eliminates Anderson after they tangle. Titus tosses Gallows to the apron but he stays on. Titus eliminates Gallows. Titus stands tall and poses as we go to a break. Back from the break and The Revival eliminates Apollo. Shelton tosses Dash to the apron but Dawson makes the save. The Revival eliminates Shelton next. Rhyno is eliminated next. Dash and Dawson are eliminated next by Axel and Dallas.
Kane eliminates Axel and Dallas at the same time. Mojo works on Fandango. Ziggler and Hardy go at it. We see John Cena sitting in the crowd with fans again. Kane eliminates Fandango. Baron Corbin watches from the corner. Corbin and Slater go at it now. Corbin eliminates Slater by ramming him into the ring post. We see how Cara was eliminated by Corbin during the break with Corbin tossing him out of the ring onto other eliminated Superstars. Corbin and Kane face off and talk trash now. The other Superstars attack them both and take them to corners. Titus and Goldust put the boots to Corbin while Ziggler and Matt work on Kane. Titus rocks Goldust and Tye Dillinger. Titus unloads and gets hyped up. Titus launches Ziggler over his head but Ziggler lands on his feet and superkicks him. Ziggler eliminates Titus.
Goldust ties up Ziggler in one corner and Tye in the other. He runs and nails Tye with a low shot but Ziggler counters his. Ziggler eliminates Goldust. Fans chant “delete!” as Ziggler turns around to a right hand from Matt. Tye and Matt face off now as the “ten!” chants go up against the “delete!” chants. Matt drops Tye and eliminates him over the top. Kane levels Matt. It’s down to Kane, Hardy, Ziggler, Mojo and Corbin. Ziggler counters Kane and superkicks him. Kane eliminates Ziggler. Corbin comes from behind and eliminates Kane.
We’re down to Corbin, Matt and Mojo now. Fans chant “delete!” as they face off. Matt unloads with headbutts to Corbin but Mojo runs him over. Mojo launches Matt hard into the mat. Corbin approaches Matt and Mojo just watches him. They double team Matt with stomps now. The lights go out, the graphic flashes and Bray Wyatt appears in the ring. Wyatt assists Matt in eliminating Mojo. Corbin floors Matt with a big boot. Corbin catches Wyatt with End of Days. Corbin grabs Matt but Matt fights him off and eliminates him. Wyatt is still down on the mat as Matt looks at him. The bell rings and Hardy is the winner as Wyatt was not officially in the match.
Winner: Matt Hardy
– After the match, Hardy’s music briefly plays. He approaches Wyatt and thanks him. Fans chant “thank you Wyatt” now and Matt claps with them. Wyatt and Hardy hug in the middle of the ring as Matt’s music starts back up. Cena is shocked in the crowd. Matt and Wyatt pose together as the crowd does the “delete!” chants again.
– We go back to the panel for another rundown of tonight’s matches. We go to a break and come back for the second hour, which is also airing on the USA Network. Peter Rosenberg has replaced JBL. Renee hypes the WWE Network.
Tournament Finals for the Vacant WWE Cruiserweight Title: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali
We go to the ring and Vic Joseph is on commentary with Nigel McGuinness. We see WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick at ringside with the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Title. Out first comes Cedric Alexander. Mustafa Ali is out next.
Back and forth to start the match. Cedric drops Ali and gets aggressive first. Ali runs the ropes and comes right back with a takedown. They face off with more friendly taunting as the crowd cheers. More back and forth now until Ali ends up on the floor. Cedric launches himself out of the ring and takes Ali down for another pop. Cedric looks at the title and brings it back into the ring for a 2 count.
Cedric keeps control and hits a big uppercut in the corner. Cedric with another power move for a pin attempt. Ali makes a comeback with offense now, including several clothesline. Ali drops Cedric for a close 2 count. Ali with a big kick but Cedric comes back with a Spanish Fly and they both go down. More back and forth as they get up. Ali avoids a Lumber Check attempt. They trade shots on the top now. Ali ends up hitting a big Fly from the top that impresses Cena in the crowd. Ali with a close 2 count. Ali ends up going to the top for the O54 but he gets knocked out to the floor and lands hard. Drake comes over to check on Ali as the match is moved to the lower corner of the screen while we get a promo for Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut later tonight.
Cedric goes for a Lumbar Check after Ali returns to the ring but Ali reverses it. Ali with a big tornado DDT out of the corner. Cedric lands under the turnbuckles. Ali goes t the top and hits the 054 but Cedric gets his foot on the bottom rope. Ali goes back to the top but lands hard this time. Cedric makes a comeback and hits several moves, including back elbows. Cedric hits the Lumbar Check for the win and the title.
Winner and New WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Cedric Alexander
– After the match, Cedric celebrates and stands tall as we see Cena standing and cheering in the crowd. Drake brings the title into the ring and celebrates with the new champion, shaking his hand.
– Back from another break and the panel talks about tonight’s WWE Intercontinental Title Triple Threat. Charly Caruso goes to ringside to interview Cena and he’s excited to be here. We get more talk from the panel before going back to the ring.
Inaugural WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal
We go to the ring and Lilian Garcia introduces WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix as the guest commentator. She joins Corey Graves and Michael Cole. Paige is also with them and she says hopefully she will be in the match next year. Lilian introduces Becky Lynch first and out she comes. We see the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal trophy at ringside. Out next come the rest of the female Superstars together – Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Lana, WWE NXT Superstars, Lana, Natalya, Mickie James and many others.
Bayley is out next with her own entrance as the ring is filled up with the first group that came out. Back from a break and Sasha Banks is getting her own entrance. The bell rings and Carmella raises her Money In the Bank briefcase in the middle of the ring. Everyone attacks her and she gets sent to the apron but hangs on. Sonya Deville eliminates Carmella. It looks like Dana Brooke is getting ganged up on next. Dana gets eliminated by Deville and Mandy Rose. Chaos breaks out next as everyone goes at it. Taynara Conti works on Rose. Peyton Royce, Kavita Devi, Conti, Dakota Kai, Bianca Belair and Kairi Sane stand tall as the WWE NXT group. Fans chant NXT. Becky goes after Kavita. Mandy gets eliminated. Belair goes to the top and hits a big 450 on Kai. Deville gets eliminated by Conti. We go to a break.
Back from a break and Sane gets eliminated but she did hit her Insane Elbow to Ruby Riott during the break. Lana gets eliminated. Kavita gets eliminated by Sarah Logan. Conti gets eliminated next. Bianca nails Becky with her hair and it makes a very loud sound. Becky ends up eliminating Belair. Kai nails Becky in the corner, then Naomi. Becky and Naomi end up getting eliminated. Sasha also eliminated someone right before those two. Ruby eliminates Mickie James. Peyton with kicks to Liv Morgan and Ruby but Sara makes the save and Peyton is eliminated. Natalya gets some offense in and shows off but The Riott Squad attacks her. Natalya with a double suplex on Ruby and Logan. Sasha and Bayley team up to eliminate Natalya and then Liv, then ruby. Logan attacks Sasha from behind and fights off Bayley.
Logan brawls with Sasha and stays on the apron. Bayley runs over and knocks Logan off, eliminating her. Sasha and Bayley stare each other down as what looks like the last two. Fans pop as they get back to their feet. Bayley almost falls for a shake but she eliminates Banks instead for a big pop. Bayley stands tall like she’s won and fans cheer but Naomi comes back in as she never went over the top, just under the bottom rope. Naomi hits Bayley with a Rear View and goes on to eliminate her for the win.
– After the match, Naomi stands tall and celebrates as her music hits. Banks and Bayley stare at each other while recovering on the floor. Naomi goes to ringside to celebrate with her trophy.
– We get more discussion from the panel for tonight’s top matches and that’s it for the Kickoff.
– The WrestleMania 34 pay-per-view opens live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as JoJo introduces singers Chloe x Halle to sing “America The Beautiful” on the grandest stage of them all.
– We cut to an opening video package for WrestleMania 34, presented by Snickers. The pyro goes off inside the sold out Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as the crowd goes wild. Michael Cole welcomes us to the biggest show of the year. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman.
Triple Threat for the WWE Intercontinental Title: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz
Seth Rollins is out first to kick off WrestleMania. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz is out next with The Miztourage. They stop on the stage and it looks like they are having words. Miz sends Bo Dallas to the back. Curtis Axel is also sent to the back. Miz heads to the ring as we see some of the international announce teams at ringside. Finn Balor is out next.
The bell rings and they go at it trading holds and pin attempts. Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top. Rollins and Balor go at it now. Balor clotheslines Rollins to the floor right by Miz. Balor runs the ropes and takes them both out for a big pop. Miz and Balor go at it in the ring now. Miz rolls through from a sunset flip but Balor hits the basement dropkick for a 2 count. Balor with a big chop in the corner to Miz. Rollins comes in off the top and nails a huge crossbody on Balor. Miz sends Rollins into the corner and kicks Balor in the face for a close 2 count. We see John Cena in the crowd watching as a fan.
Rollins ends up hitting a double Blockbuster for a 2 count. Rollins decks Miz in the corner and avoids a Skull Crushing Finale. Rollins elbows Miz but Miz drops him with a knee. Miz with a corner clothesline to Balor now. Miz comes off the top and decks Rollins in the face for a 2 count. Miz with the neckbreaker to Balor. Rollins runs up but Miz drops him and finishes the neckbreaker combo on Balor for a 2 count. Miz with more offense until Balor makes a comeback. Balor stomps Miz and gets the crowd riled up as he stands tall. Miz gets sent out tot he floor as Rollins runs in and takes over Balor. Rollins sends Balor out and nails a big dive, sending Balor into the barrier. Miz also gets hit with a dive. Balor and Rollins go at it in the ring again. Rollins nails a superkick. Miz comes in and drops Rollins with a DDT for another close 2 count.
Miz drops Rollins and goes for the Figure Four but it’s blocked. Rollins ends up back on the floor. Miz gets the Figure Four applied on Balor in the middle of the ring. Balor reaches for the bottom rope but Rollins comes back in with a big Frogsplash from the top for a 2 count on Miz. Rollins looks to hit a Barrier Bomb on Miz but Balor rushes in with a kick. Rollins catches him but Balor counters and hits a Slingblade on the outside. Balor ends up sending Miz and Rollins into the barrier at once for a pop. Balor brings Rollins back into the ring and tries for a 1916 but it’s blocked. Rollins with a knee and more strikes between the two. Rollins with an enziguri. Balor with the overhead kick. Balor nails the 1916 for a close 2 count.
Balor rolls Rollins over to the corner and goes up for a Coup de Grace. Miz comes from the side and attacks Balor. Miz climbs up with Balor and rocks him. Miz goes for a superplex but Balor resists. Rollins comes over and grabs Miz, launching him with a Buckle Bomb. Rollins climbs up and hits a superplex on Balor. He holds it for the Falcon Arrow but Balor counters and covers for a 2 count. Miz with a Skull Crushing Finale on Rollins for a close 2 count. Balor blocks a Finale but misses a stomp. Balor rolls Miz up for a close 2 count.
Balor kicks Miz in the head from the apron. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Miz crotches him. Miz ends up hitting a big bulldog from the top rope. Miz covers but Balor nails a huge Coup de Grace to Miz’s back to break the pin. Balor hits a Slingblade and a corner dropkick on Miz. Balor goes to the top and hits the Coup de Grace but Rollins breaks the pin with a Blackout curb stomp. Rollins waits in the corner and gets hyped up as the crowd goes wild. He hits the Blackout on Miz for the win and the title.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins
– After the match, the new Grand Slam Champion takes the Intercontinental Title and stands tall as his music hits. We get replays and come back to Rollins celebrating.
– We see Cena in the crowd having fun as a fan again.
SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair
We go to the ring and Tom Phillips is joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. We get a video package for the SmackDown Women’s Title match. Out first comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair with a special entrance. She’s accompanied by a few gladiators. Asuka is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Greg Hamilton.
They lock up and trade holds. Flair gets the upperhand for a second and struts to show off. Asuka looks to take control and they run the ropes. Flair takes Asuka down and looks for the Figure Four but Asuka rolls her up for a 2 count. Asuka with a knee for another pin attempt. Fans cheer as they face off again. We see Cena watching the match from the crowd.
Asuka takes Flair down and double stomps her back. Asuka goes for the hip attack but Flair grabs her in mid-air. Asuka with a roll up. Flair comes back with chops as the crowd “wooo’s” with her. Flair gets sent to the apron. Asuka with kicks. Asuka nails the hip attack and knocks Flair from the apron into the barrier. Asuka focuses on the injured shoulder now. Asuka keeps Flair grounded by her arm.
Flair gets up but Asuka looks to apply the Asuka Lock now. Flair struggles but Asuka gets on her back. Flair breaks it with a Stunner. Flair with more offense as she sends Asuka face-first into the mat. Flair goes to the top for the moonsault but Asuka traps her into a triangle as she hits the mat. Flair breaks out and turns it into a Boston Crab. They trade counters again but no one can get the win. Asuka ends up taking back control and going back to work on the shoulder. Flair counters a move and slams Asuka to the mat. Asuka runs the ropes for another hip attack but she misses and Flair drops her from the apron. They tangle on the apron now. Asuka sends Flair into the turnbuckle. Asuka nails a suplex from the apron to the floor and they land hard.
Flair makes it in last just before the 9 count. Asuka picks Flair up by her hair as they face off. Flair yells that she’s the queen. Asuka unloads with strikes. Asuka goes to the top and nails the missile dropkick for a 2 count. Asuka stomps Flair in the center of her back a few times while holding her arms. Flair ends up nailing a huge Spanish Fly from the top as the fans pop big. Asuka still kicks out at 2. They recover and Flair hits Natural Selection. Flair goes for a pin but Asuka counters into a submission. They tangle on the mat but Asuka pulls back on the neck and shoulder to tighten the hold. Flair counters and goes for the Figure Four but Asuka resists. They get up and Asuka nails a kick to the head. Flair fights back. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock but can’t get it. More back and forth now. Asuka kicks Flair in the head and screams at her. Asuka charges but Flair nails a Spear for a close 2 count.
Flair shows tears of frustration now. Asuka kicks Flair but Flair keeps going and gets the Figure Four applied. She bridges into the Figure Eight but with one arm as the other is injured while Asuka tries to resist. Asuka tries to fight free but she taps to end the streak.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
– After the match, Flair and Asuka sit up as Flair’s music hits. Flair gets emotional and sits up on her knees, looking up to the sky as the referee hands her the title. We go to replays. Flair stands tall as the crowd pops big. Flair looks at Asuka and nods as Asuka gets to her feet. The music stops. Flair walks back to the center of the ring. Asuka grabs a mic and says, “Charlotte was ready for Asuka.” Asuka congratulates Flair and they hug it out. Asuka raises Flair’s arm and they hug again as fans cheer. Flair makes her exit up the ramp as we see a referee run down. The referee runs over to John Cena and is saying something about The Undertaker being here for a match. Cena is all smiles. Fans pop as Cena hops over the barrier and runs up the ramp to the back. Asuka smiles as she watches Cena run to the back. Flair finishes her walk up the ramp and is also excited about Cena vs. Taker. Charlotte raises the title as we go to a break.
Fatal 4 Way for the WWE United States Title: Bobby Roode vs. Rusev vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
We go back to the ring and out first comes Bobby Roode. Aiden English starts singing next to make the big introduction for Rusev as fans pop. Samir Singh is out next to introduce Jinder Mahal as we see some of the other international announce teams in the arena. WWE United States Champion Randy Orton is out next.
The bell rings and everyone goes at it. Orton goes for a quick RKO but misses. They end up on the floor with Rusev running over Jinder and Orton. Roode rolls Rusev up in the ring for a 2 count. Rusev runs into boots in the corner. Roode nails a Blockbuster out of the corner for a 2 count. Orton and Rood take shots on Jinder. Orton sends Jinder out to the floor. Roode chops Orton now. Orton ducks a clothesline and catches Roode in a big powerslam for a 2 count. Roode and Orton end up on the top rope now. Orton nails a superplex but he’s slow to crawl over and make the count. Roode kicks out at 2 as Jinder breaks it up.
Jinder proposes he and Rusev team up but Rusev unloads and stomps away on Jinder in the corner. English is loving it as Rusev delivers stomp after stomp. Rusev with a big slam for a 2 count. They go to the floor and Orton slams Rusev on the barrier. Jinder boots Orton from the side. Jinder returns to the ring but Roode hits him with a spinebuster for a close pin attempt. More back and forth and a Glorious DDT attempt. Roode goes down on the floor after Orton sends him into the ring post. Orton stands tall alone in the ring. Rusev comes to the apron but Orton goes for the second rope draping DDT. Rusev avoids it and smashes Orton in the corner. Rusev goes for the spinning kick but Orton avoids it. Orton with the draping DDT now.
Orton stands tall to a mixed reaction and plays to the crowd. Orton drops down to the mat and readies for the RKO. Rusev gets up but English runs in. Orton drops English with the RKO. Rusev also eats the RKO. Jinder comes in for a knee but Orton moves and drops him with another RKO. Orton covers for the win but Roode breaks it up. Roode sends Jinder to the floor. Roode blocks the RKO and hits Orton with a Glorious DDT but Jinder breaks the pin. Rusev with a Machka Kick on Jinder. Jinder ducks another kick and rolls Rusev up for a 2 count. Rusev drops Jinder with a bigger kick this time. Fans chant and go wild for Rusev Day as Rusev stands tall. Rusev stomps Jinder and goes for The Accolade but Singh tries to interfere. He gets knocked off the apron but Jinder takes advantage and hits The Khallas on Rusev for the pin and the title.
Winner and New WWE United States Champion: Jinder Mahal
– After the match, Jinder takes the title and hits the corners to pose as his music hits. The referee checks on Rusev, who is still down. Jinder celebrates as we go to replays. We come back to Jinder celebrating as we go to another break.
– Back from another break and we get a video preview for tonight’s big mixed tag team match.
Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
We go to the ring and out first comes Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. They’re riding motorcycles and have a few other riders right behind them. They hit the apron and spit water together before entering the ring and kissing. Out next comes WWE Hall of Famer and RAW General Manager Kurt Angle as the “you suck!” chants start up. Ronda Rousey is out next to make her in-ring WWE debut. Her entrance and ring gear pays tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper. Rousey’s music stops and fans chant her name.
The teams meet in the middle of the ring and Stephanie pie-faces Rousey with a cheap shot. Stephanie also pulls Rousey down from behind by her hair. The bell finally rings as Triple H and Angle go at it with each other. Angle ends up turning it around and working Triple H over in the corner. Fans chant “you still got it” now. Angle with a backdrop on Triple H. Angle takes Triple H to the mat and works on the arm now. Fans chant “we want Ronda” as Triple H works back up to his feet.
Stephanie steps through the ropes and that brings Rousey in, distracting the referee. Stephanie takes advantage and pulls the rope down, causing Angle to fly out to the floor. Triple H sends Angle into the steel ring steps. Triple H distracts the referee, allowing Stephanie to slam Angle into the steps. Rousey tries to get involved again but the referee stops her. Stephanie cheers Triple H on as he works Angle over in the middle of the ring now. Triple H once again distracts the referee while Stephanie gets in cheap shots on Angle. Triple H with strikes now but Angle blocks some and fights back. Triple H catches Angle in a Spinebuster for a close 2 count.
Angle tries to push towards making a tag but Triple H pulls him back into the corner. Triple H runs into a boot and goes down. Triple H almost runs into Stephanie but she leans back on the apron and he puts the brakes on. Stephanie drops off the apron to regroup. Angle with a suplex to Triple H. Angle gets closer to making a tag but Stephanie runs over and pulls Rousey down off the apron. Angle blocks a Pedigree. Triple H goes down but Rousey is not on the apron. Stephanie yells at Triple H to stop a tag. Angle crawls for Rousey as she reaches out. Rousey finally gets the tag as fans pop.
Rousey charges the corner and pulls Stephanie over the top rope by her hair. Rousey runs wild and hits a clothesline. They tangle and Rousey plants Stephanie on her head. Rousey unloads with strikes in the corner and drops Stephanie. Rousey launches Stephanie to the mat again. Rousey tosses Stephanie across the ring again and she lands awkwardly. Stephanie sits in the corner and begs Rousey as she approaches. Fans chant “break her arm” now. Rousey mounts Stephanie in the middle of the ring and holds her arm, taunting her as fans pop. Rousey applies the armbar and Stephanie holds on to counter it.
Stephanie goes to Rousey’s eyes with her thumbs and that breaks the hold. Fans boo. Stephanie kicks Rousey in the face and drops her with a DDT for a 2 count. Stephanie stretches Rousey now and puts a boot in her back. Stephanie sends Rousey face first into the mat. Stephanie mocks Rousey now. Rousey gets up and grabs her by the throat. Rousey pulls Stephanie onto her shoulders and drops her with a snap slam. Rousey covers for the pin but Triple H pulls the referee out of the ring. Triple H and the referee argue. Rousey talks trash to Triple H from the ring. Triple H yanks Rousey from the ring now and she lands hard on the floor.
Angle comes over and rocks Triple H at ringside, bouncing him off the announce table. Angle brings Triple H up on the announce table and tries to suplex him onto another table. Triple H counters and sends Angle down. Rousey is also down at ringside. Triple H returns to the ring to check on Stephanie, who is also still down. Rousey has entered the ring now. Fans go wild and Triple H realizes why. Triple H turns around to Rousey ready to fight. Rousey wants Triple H. The referee gets in between them and talks to Triple H. Triple H pulls the referee into the corner and has words with him. Triple H nods at Rousey and smirks, approaching her as they square up.
Rousey attacks and unloads, backing Triple H into the corner with strikes as he puts his arms up. Rousey grabs a kick and takes Triple H down. He rolls through but she stands up with him on her shoulders. Stephanie runs in and pulls him down. She slaps Rousey but that just pisses her off. Stephanie goes to the floor and runs around the ring. She tries to climb over the barrier but Rousey stops her and sends her into the barrier. Rousey gets rammed into the steel ring post and she hits hard. Triple H watches. Angle returns to the ring from behind and hits Triple H with belly-to-belly suplexes. Triple H with a jawbreaker. Angle with a German suplex and two more. Triple H counters the Angle Slam and Angle blocks the Pedigree. Angle drops Triple H for the Angle Lock but it’s blocked. Angle blocks the Pedigree again. Angle catapults Triple H into the corner and follows up with an Angle Slam for a close 2 count.
Angle drops his straps and goes for the ankle Lock but Stephanie comes in and stops him. Stephanie yells at Angle. She tries to kick him but he catches it. Angle looks to the referee and then at the crowd as they chant “yes!” at him. Stephanie begs him. Angle drops Stephanie into the ankle lock but here comes Triple H. Triple H nails the Pedigree and covers for the win but Rousey runs in and breaks it up. Triple H stares at Rousey as she slowly gets up. Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Triple H grabs Rousey for the Pedigree but she counters mid-move and brings him down with a hurricanrana. Rousey applies the arm bar to Triple H as the crowd pops. She tightens the hold but in comes Stephanie with a choke from behind. Fans boo as Stephanie tightens the hold. Rousey powers up and slams Stephanie into the arm bar. Angle comes in and stops Triple H, applying the ankle lock. Triple H crawls over to Stephanie but Angle keeps the hold locked. Triple H sends Angle crashing into Rousey and everyone goes down.
Angle gets sent into the steel ring post by Triple H. Stephanie sends Rousey into another ring post. Triple H and Stephanie are hurting but they stand tall and look ready to finish their opponents. They go for double Pedigrees but Angle drops Triple H over the top rope to the floor. Rousey counters Stephanie and drops her into another arm bar. Stephanie screams and fights it but Rousey re-positions and talks trash back to her. Stephanie continues screaming out and says she’s sorry. Rousey pulls back and drops on the arm as Stephanie screams out in pain while the announcers wonder if Stephanie’s arm is broken. Stephanie immediately taps out for the finish.
Winners: Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle
– After the match, Rousey stands tall and celebrates as her music hits. Angle returns to the ring to join her as we go to replays. We come back as the celebration continues. Rousey and Angle make their exit, greeting fans at ringside. We see trainers and medics checking on Stephanie at ringside as we go to a break.
SmackDown Tag Team Titles: The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Usos
We go back to the ring after a break and out first comes The New Day – Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston. Their special entrance involves little people dressed as stacks of pancakes. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Uso are out next. The Bludgeon Brothers, Harper and Rowan, are out next.
Harper and Rowan get knocked off the apron to start things. The Usos and The New Day unload on Rowan and Harper early on but Jimmy Uso gets taken out by both men on the floor, sent into the steel ring steps. Harper gets whipped into Big E against the barrier. Harper launches Big E into a big shot from Rowan. Woods gets cornered by Harper and Rowan at the bottom of the ramp and it looks like they’re about to beat him down but he starts fighting. They end up launching him spine-first into the ring post on the floor. They bring Kofi into the ring and double team him now. Rowan dumps Jey Uso to the floor and they turn their attention back to Kofi.
Big E gets knocked off the apron. Jimmy tags himself in and he goes to work on Harper. The Usos double team Harper and he gets superkicked. Uso goes to the top for the big splash but Harper kicks out at 2. Jey is the legal man now. Rowan pulls Jimmy off the apron and prevents the double Uso. Big E comes in after Jey decks Harper. Harper avoids the Big Ending as things fall apart. Rowan catches a big Uso dive on the floor but The Usos double suplex Rowan on the floor.
Big E scoops Harper on his shoulder again. Kofi comes in and Big E gets sent to the floor. Harper slams Kofi with a big sideslam. More back and forth between the teams now. The Usos have Harper up top for a double team move bu Big E comes over. The Usos get knocked to the floor. Big E also gets sent to the floor. Kofi ends up in the ring alone with Harper, who is on the top. Kofi runs up but goes back down. Rowan powerbombs Kofi to the floor. Harper comes off the top for a big double team powerbomb on Kofi and holds it for the pin and the win.
Winners and New SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Bludgeon Brothers
– After the match, Rowan and Harper stand tall with the titles as their music plays and we get replays. We go to another break.
John Cena vs. The Undertaker
Back from a break and out comes John Cena to the ring. Cena tells the camera that “he” is here. A referee comes running to the ring as we get ready to go. Fans chant for The Undertaker for a minute or so as Cena waits. Cena steps out of the ring to some boos. The lights go out and fans pop thinking it’s The Dead Man. Elias appears on the stage instead, with his guitar. Elias calls for fans to silence their phones and shut up.
Elias walks to the ring and says we must have been expecting someone else. Elias says that someone else doesn’t have the charisma or talent that he has. Elias says Cena probably thought this was just going to be a walk in the park. Elias is in the ring now. He tells Cena to back off because he’ll take it from here. Cena isn’t thrilled. Elias is going to do what he does best and suggests Cena go do what he does best – watch from the crowd like a spectator. Elias says he’s about to make history. He starts performing a song, taking shots at Cena and the crowd.
Cena has heard enough. He comes in the ring and gets the upperhand on Elias. Cena nails the Five Knuckle Shuffle and the Attitude Adjustment to send Elias out to the floor. Cena stands tall and looks disappointed as fans chant for The Undertaker. Cena’s music hits as he hits the corner to pose. Cena walks up the ramp and his music stops. The lights go out. A spotlight shines n the ring and we see Taker’s hat and gear sitting in the middle of the ring like he left them. Lighting strikes. The spotlight comes back on and the gear is missing. The lights hit again and here come the bells tolling. Taker’s entrance starts up as fans pop. The Dead Man finally appears as fans cheer more. Taker slowly marches to the ring as Cena looks on.
Taker steps up on the apron and the lighting strikes again. Cena watches from the corner as Taker stands in the middle of the ring and stares him down. Taker’s lengthy entrance continues but he finally takes off the hat as the pyro goes off on the stage. Cena looks comically shook up. The bell rings and Taker unloads, backing Cena into the corner. The referee warns Taker and backs him off. Cena sends Taker into the corner but Cena gets the upperhand. They run the ropes and Taker hits the big flying clothesline. Taker focuses on Cena’s arm now and brings him to the corner. Fans pop as Taker hits Old School.
Taker charges with big shots into the corners. Taker hits Snake Eyes, a big boot and the big leg drop. Taker stands tall as fans pop. Taker grabs Cena for the chokeslam but Cena slides out. Cena slams Taker. Fans boo as Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Taker sits up and Cena stops in his tracks. Taker grabs Cena and nails the big chokeslam. Taker cuts his own throat and scoops Cena for the Tombstone piledriver. Taker hits it in the middle of the ring and covers for the easy win.
Winner: The Undertaker
– After the match, Taker stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays of what was pretty much a squash match. We come back and Taker’s music continues as the lights go down. Taker drops to one knee and poses as fans cheer him on. Taker marches up the ramp and stops on the stage with his back turned while the bells toll. Taker turns around, looks at the ring and turns back around. He raises his fist and heads to the back as the lighting strikes again. The announcers play up how great this WrestleMania moment was but there wasn’t much competition there.
– Cole sends us to a video package with highlights from Friday’s 2018 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony. JoJo introduces the new Hall of Famers as they stand on the stage and pose – Jeff Jarrett, Mark Henry, Hillbilly Jim, Ivory, Jarrius “JJ” Robertson and The Dudley Boyz. Bill Goldberg is out next with his own entrance. Fans chant his name as the music starts up. He also gets the pyro that was used in his ring entrance.
– We get a video package for Daniel Bryan’s return to the ring.
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
We go to the ring and out first comes Shane McMahon. We get a video next on the “Operation Yes! Movement” that shows how the “yes!” chant was popular across the world a few years back. Out next comes SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan for his big comeback to the ring. Bryan hits the ring and fans chant his name. Kevin Owens’ music hits next as he and Sami are prepared to fight for their blue brand jobs. Owens and Sami attack from behind instead of coming down the ramp, rushing into the ring from the crowd. The destroy Bryan and Shane.
Owens sends Bryan into the barrier on the floor. Owens holds Bryan so Sami can hit the Helluva Kick. Owens powerbombs Bryan into the apron. Fans boo as Sami and Owens stand tall on the floor. Bryan is down at ringside. Shane and the referee call for medics to come help Bryan. A trainer and another referee run down. Owens yells from the ring, saying Shane made them do that to Bryan.
Shane enters the ring and calls for the bell. Shane fights and drops Sami off the apron, then goes at it with Owens and backs him into the corner with wild strikes. Owens runs the ropes but Shane launches himself at Owens and takes him down. Sami comes in but Shane drops him as well. Shane with more strikes in the corner. Shane with a kick to Owens. Shane with a DDT to Sami. Shane clutches his mid-section and sells the injury. Owens unloads and stomps Shane into the corner as Bryan is checked on at ringside.
Sami tags back in and works Shane over, taunting him. Sami with quick offense and quick pin attempts on Shane. Owens also tags back in and out to keep Shane down. They double team Shane and get warned by the referee. Sami with an exploder suplex to Shane. Sami ends up hitting a Blue Thunderbomb off a cheap shot by Owens but Shane still kicks out at 2. Sami waits for Shane to get back up. Shane avoids the Helluva Kick and Sami gets hung up in the corner. Shane turns Sami upside down and stomps. Owens runs in but Shane sends him to the floor. Shane goes to the top but he’s moving slowly. Sami is still turned upside down in the opposite corner. Shane goes to the top and hits a huge Coast 2 Coast while Sami is upside down in the corner. Shane sells the big leap and rolls around in pain. Shane finally covers for the pin but Owens breaks it up.
Owens tags in and hits a big Frogsplash to Shane but Bryan leaps into the ring out of nowhere and breaks the pin. We thought Bryan had been stretchered away but he’s back. Sami and Owens are surprised. Fans chant Bryan’s name. Owens misses a corner cannonball on Shane. Bryan reaches for a tag. Shane crawls for the tag but Sami comes back in and stops him as fans boo. Shane inches for the tag with Sami on his back but Sami pulls him back towards the corner. Shane slams Sami back to the mat and they’re both down. Bryan finally gets the tag and takes his time coming through the ropes as fans cheer.
Sami waits for Bryan. Sami charges but Bryan unloads. Bryan with more offense as fans go wild. Bryan with a baseball slide to Owens as he approaches. Bryan with a knee on the floor to Owens. Bryan goes back to the ring and goes to the top for a dropkick to Sami. Bryan ends up fighting Owens off as Sami waits in the corner. Bryan with corner dropkicks to Sami and Owens over & over. Bryan stares at Sami and hits another big corner dropkick. Bryan goes to the top and tosses Sami to the mat with the hurricanrana. Sami ends up hitting the Helluva Kick on Bryan but he kicks out just in time. Owens gets the tag and knocks Shane back into the barrier as he tries to come in.
Owens yells at Bryan to stay retired but Bryan kicks him and fights back. Owens catches Bryan with the Pop-Up Powerbomb but Bryan kicks out at 2. Sami tags in. Shane comes to the apron but Owens charges at him. Shane pulls the rope down and Owens hits the floor. Shane launches himself out to Owens. Sami stalks Bryan and talks trash as he tries to get up. Sami beats on Bryan and yells at him, asking how could he do this. Bryan eats the strike and stares back at Sami. Bryan wails away on Sami now, unloading with strikes and dropping Sami to his knees. Bryan delivers the “yes!” kicks now.
Bryan waits in the corner as Sami tries to get up. Bryan leads a louder “yes!” chant now. Bryan nails the big running knee and then applies the Yes Lock to Sami in the middle of the ring. Sami taps out for the finish.
Winners: Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon
– After the match, Bryan stands tall and hits the corner to lead another big “yes!” chant. We go to replays as the celebration continues. We come back and see Bryan approach wife Brie Bella at ringside and hug her. Bryan returns to the ring and stands tall with Shane as their arms are raised. The “yes!” chants pick back up as Bryan leaves the ring last. We see Shane greeting his family at ringside. Shane and Bryan leave together as we go to another break.
– JoJo announces a sold-out crowd of 78,133 fans in attendance. Cole says there are fans from 50 states and 67 different countries here tonight and that this is the highest grossing event in Mercedes-Benz Superdome history, breaking a new record.
– We get a promo for tonight’s RAW Women’s Title match.
RAW Women’s Title Match: Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring and out first comes RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss. Mickie James heads to the ring with her. Nia Jax is out next. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo. The referee raises the title before the bell but Nia rushes the apron out of nowhere and knocks Mickie off. Nia goes to the floor and destroys Mickie, launching her into the apron and the barrier. Bliss looks worried as Jax manhandles Mickie at ringside. Bliss tries to sneak attack from behind but Jax turns around. Jax continues the beating on Mickie and lays her out with a Samoan Drop.
Jax returns to the ring and they go at it as we finally get the bell. Jax ends up pressing Bliss high above her head and awkwardly sending her to the mat. Bliss rolls to the floor for a breather. Jax brings it back into the ring. Bliss tries to stay away. Bliss gets a cheap shot to the eye in as the referee isn’t looking. Bliss goes to work on Jax in the corner now. The referee warns Bliss and she yells back at him. Bliss ends up taking Jax down to the mat with a shot to the back of the knee.
Bliss keeps Jax down and focuses on the leg or lower back. Jax tries to fight back but she ends up going into the ring post and dropping on the floor. Bliss goes to the top and hits a big Twisted Bliss from the top to the floor, taking Jax out again. They return to the ring and Bliss gets in Nia’s face, smiling and taunting her. Bliss drops Jax with a big DDT and covers for a 2 count. Bliss shows frustration now and argues with the referee. Bliss slaps Nia a few times and yells at her for being nothing without her. Jax grabs Bliss by the throat and tells her to shut the hell up. Jax with a slam and clotheslines. Jax smashes Bliss in the corner and follows up with another.
Bliss ends up going off the top but Jax catches her in mid-air. Bliss goes down in the corner but she was just suckering Jax in for another cheap shot to the eyes. Jax keeps fighting but Bliss goes for the eyes again. More back and forth until Jax slams Bliss hard on the mat. Jax yells at Bliss and scoops her on her shoulders. Jax walks up to the second rope and nails a super Samoan Drop for the pin and the title.
Winner and New RAW Women’s Champion: Nia Jax
– After the match, Jax gets emotional and takes the title. She stands tall and has her arm raised as fans pop. We go to replays as the music plays. We come back and see Jax hugging The Rock’s mother and daughter at ringside. Bliss looks on upset as Jax leaves with the title in the air. We go to another break.
– We get a video package for tonight’s WWE Title match.
WWE Title Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles
We go to the ring and out first comes Shinsuke Nakamura, who has his entrance started by Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss. A dozen or so violinists and a few guys on drums join in as Nakamura dances down the ramp. WWE Champion AJ Styles is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
The bell rings and they size each other up. Nakamura goes in first but AJ fends him off. They lock up and tangle against the ropes, into the corners. Fans do dueling chants. The referee gets in between them in the corner as emotions are running high. AJ takes Nakamura down first. A big kick sends them to the ropes again. They break a bit and AJ mails an open-handed slap. They go at it and AJ goes for a 1 count. Nakamura drops a knee and keeps AJ down for a second. Nakamura with knees in the corner now. AJ catches a Good Vibrations kick but Nakamura rolls back. Nakamura charges but AJ floors him with a knee. AJ asks Nakamura how he liked the knee to the face. AJ with a forearm and a snap suplex.
AJ with more offense and another pin attempt. AJ keeps Nakamura grounded now. Nakamura fights back and stuns the champion. Nakamura goes on and comes off the top, dropping AJ with a big flying kick but they’re both down now. Nakamura gets up and tells AJ to bring it. AJ charges and Nakamura unloads with strikes, dropping AJ. AJ with some frustration now. Nakamura sends AJ into the corner and launches himself at him. Nakamura positions AJ across the top turnbuckle and delivers the high knee for a 2 count.
Nakamura plants AJ face-first and keeps him grounded. They get up and AJ avoids the reverse Exploder. AJ counters and slams Nakamura face-first now. AJ makes a comeback now and flies in with the low forearm. AJ with a 2 count. Nakamura blocks a shot but AJ hits him with a Gutbuster for another pin attempt. AJ looks to fly in from the top but Nakamura catches him on his shoulders and hits the Landslide for a close 2 count. Nakamura ends up on the top with AJ. Nakamura tries for a superplex but AJ holds on. AJ slides down and tries for a powerbomb but Nakamura rocks him with strikes. They go to the mat and Nakamura tries for a kick but AJ blocks it and takes the knee out. They both go down. Nakamura’s leg goes out again and AJ applies the Calf Crusher. AJ tries to get the submission but Nakamura fights it. AJ refuses to let up. Nakamura eventually reverses it into a Triangle.
AJ looks to be fading as the referee checks. Styles breaks it by powering up and dropping Nakamura on the back of his neck. They’re both laid out again. Nakamura blocks another shot but his leg is giving him problems. Nakamura goes for another knee int he corner but he hit the turnbuckle instead. AJ springboards in and nails the Phenomenal Forearm but AJ kicks out at 2. AJ flies in next with the 450 but Nakamura counters the pin and almost steals the win but AJ kicks out at 2.
AJ and Nakamura trade several shots in the middle of the ring now. Nakamura looks to be dazed but he keeps fighting. AJ unloads and hits a pele kick. Nakamura charges with a knee to the back of AJ’s neck. AJ still kicks out at 2. Nakamura drives hard knees into AJ now. Nakamura smacks or pats AJ now to taunt him. Nakamura with the reverse Exploder. Nakamura readies for the Kinshasa now and gets hyped up. He charges but AJ blocks it. Styles counters and hits the Styles Clash in the middle of the ring for the pin.
Winner: AJ Styles
– After the match, AJ recovers and gets to his feet as his music plays. We go to replays and come back to AJ celebrating. AJ stops and embraces Nakamura, then helps him to his feet. They stand tall as fans cheer. Nakamura grabs the WWE Title from the referee and drops to one knee to present it to Styles. Styles grabs the title and raises it but Nakamura turns on him and drops him with a low blow. Nakamura talks trash as AJ sells the injury. Nakamura boots AJ in the head and does some Good Vibrations as fans boo. AJ falls out to the floor and Nakamura boots him a few more times as a referee backs him off. Some fans boo but some cheer. An official checks on AJ. Nakamura looks to leave but he stops and readies for the Kinshasa at ringside. AJ sits up on his knees and Nakamura charges in with the knee. Nakamura backs up the ramp to more boos as we get a replay of the turn. Nakamura taunts AJ again before heading to the back. We see AJ being checked on before going to another break.
RAW Tag Team Title Match: Braun Strowman and a Mystery Partner vs. The Bar
We go to the ring and out comes RAW Tag Team Champions The Bar with a Mardi Gras theme to their special entrance, parade and all. Their regular music hits and they head to the ring together. Out next comes Braun Strowman by himself. Braun stands tall and some of the characters from The Bar’s entrance go running. No sign of Braun’s partner yet. Braun grabs the big float that The Bar came in on and shoves it off the stage, destroying it. Braun heads to the ring now as Cesaro and Sheamus get ready. The bell rings as Braun taunts Cesaro and Sheamus. JoJo does formal ring introductions. JoJo goes to introduce Braun’s partner but he asks for the mic. Braun says he knows everyone wants to know who his partner is, especially The Bar. That’s why he waited until he got to New Orleans to tell us who it is. Braun says it’s not anyone in the locker room, it’s one of the fans in the crowd. Braun yells out and asks who wants to be his partner. The crowd pops. Braun looks out and scans the crowd for a potential partner. Braun leaves the ring and walks around the ringside area, checking out the crowd.
Braun points out at one fan but walks over and points at another. Braun walks into the crowd and continues the search for a partner. The Bar looks on from the ring. Fans are raising their hands and yelling at Braun to pick them. Braun picks out a kid and leads him to the ring by his hand. The kids looks to be 10 years old or so. The Bar looks confused as Braun leads the boy back to the ring.
The boy has trouble getting through the ropes and Braun yells at him to get in there. Fans pop. Bran introduces his tag team partner. The kid says his name is Nicholas. Braun tells the crowd to give it up. Braun tells the kid to stand on the apron and he’ll do the rest. Braun asks if he wants to see The Bar get these hands and it’s time.
The bell rings and Braun unloads on Sheamus, taking him to the corner. It sounds like the crowd is chanting they want Nicholas. Braun takes out Sheamus and in comes Cesaro. Braun takes a shot from Cesaro but drives him into the mat as well. Braun covers but Sheamus breaks it up at the 2 count. Sheamus comes back over and Braun has to chase him around the ring. Cesaro ends up taking out Braun’s knee as they come back in. Cesaro works over Braun in the corner now. Sheamus tags in and they double suplex him. Sheamus goes to the top rope and drops a big knee to Braun. Cesaro goes to the top next and stands on Sheamus’ shoulders to leap down onto Braun. Cesaro also talks trash to Braun’s partner. Cesaro leaps off Sheamus’ shoulders for a 2 count on Braun.
The Bar double teams Braun with stomps as Sheamus tags back in. Fans chant for Nicholas but The Bar taunts the crowd. Cesaro tags back in for more double teaming on Braun but he catches both of their legs. Braun misses a double clothesline but takes them both down at the same time with a big crossbody. Braun dumps Sheamus onto the ring post and down to the floor. Sheamus hits hard. Nicholas reaches in the ropes for a tag and the crowd goes wild. Braun tags the kid in and he looks terrified.
The referee also looks scared. Braun tags right back in and catches Cesaro leaping at him. Braun with a powerslam for the win and the titles.
Winners and New RAW Tag Team Champions: Braun Strowman and Nicholas
– After the match, Braun and the kid stand tall while Braun’s music plays. JoJo announces them as champions. They raise their titles high in the air as fans pop. Braun gets the crowd to pop for the kid and raises his arm. The kids stops to greet fans at ringside as he and Braun head up the ramp together. We go to another break.
– We get a video package for tonight’s WrestleMania 34 main event.
WWE Universal Title Match: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
We go to the ring and out first comes Roman Reigns for tonight’s main event. Reigns hits the ring and puts his fist down as a bit of pyro goes off. There are some boos for Reigns and as the entrance for the WWE Universal Champion starts up. Out comes Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman as the pyro goes off. The Beast hits the apron and gets more pyro. They meet in the middle of the ring and we get formal introductions from JoJo.
Heyman interrupts JoJo to do the introduction for his client. The bell rings and Lesnar goes right to work, ramming Reigns back into the corner and unloading. Reigns shoves Lesnar out. Lesnar fires back with three German suplexes. Reigns comes right back with two Superman Punches. Lesnar goes to the floor for a breather. Reigns follows and jumps off the steel ring steps for another Superman Punch. Reigns brings Lesnar back into the ring but clotheslines him right out over the top.
Brock is stunned on the outside now. Reigns comes over but Brock nails a belly-to-belly throw on the floor. Lesnar with another big belly-to-belly on the floor. Reigns lands hard. Lesnar grabs Reigns belly-to-belly again but launches him face-first into one of the announce tables. They bring it back into the ring and Lesnar nails another German. Lesnar stands right up and looks out at the crowd, taking his time with Reigns. Lesnar welcomes him to Suplex City, bitch. Lesnar stalks Reigns and delivers the fifth German suplex.
Lesnar with another belly-to-belly suplex in the ring now. Lesnar bounces around and stalks Reigns. Lesnar takes his time and delivers another belly-to-belly. Reigns lands up down on the floor for a breather as Lesnar takes apart the announce table, tossing part of it at the German announce team. Lesnar launches Reigns into the barrier. Reigns finally gets an opening as Lesnar goes down after hitting the ring post. Reigns runs at Lesnar and Spears him onto and over the announce table. Reigns looks to be getting up first as we get a replay. Reigns picks Lesnar up and rolls him back into the ring as some fans boo.
Reigns waits in the corner as Lesnar stumbles to his feet. Reigns with a Superman Punch. Reigns with a Spear now. Lesnar gets right up but Reigns delivers another Spear for a close 2 count. Reigns waits in the corner again. Reigns yells out and calls for it but he charges and gets leveled by a knee to the face from Lesnar. Reigns kicks out at 2 somehow. Lesnar can’t believe it either. Heyman looks on as Lesnar brings Reigns back to his feet. Lesnar scoops Reigns for the F5 and nails it in the middle of the ring for another close 2 count.
Lesnar stalks Reigns again and drops him in the middle of the ring with another F5. Reigns kicks out again and Lesnar is shocked. Heyman yells at Lesnar to put Reigns down. Lesnar yells out and is frustrated. Lesnar delivers another F5 in the middle of the ring but Reigns kicks out. Heyman and Lesnar look on in disbelief. Heyman was already walking up the ring steps, thinking there was no way Reigns could kick out. Some fans chant “boring” now.
Lesnar tosses Reigns back out of the ring and follows, still taking his time. Lesnar scoops Reigns and puts him through an announce table with another F5. Lesnar drags Reigns back into the ring and Reigns is out. Lesnar enters the ring and smiles. Reigns delivers a sixth German suplex to Reigns. Lesnar scoops Reigns on his shoulder and hits a fifth F5. Lesnar covers but Reigns still kicks out at 2. The boos pick up and Lesnar is getting angry. Lesnar takes his gloves off and exposes his knuckles now. Heyman cheers him on.
It sounds like fans are chanting “this is awful” now. Lesnar mounts Reigns with strikes. The referee puts gloves on as it looks like the elbow strike cut Reigns open and he’s bleeding. Reigns ends up coming back out of nowhere and nailing two Spears in a row but Lesnar kicks out at 2. Reigns’ face is covered in blood now as he gets hyped up. Lesnar comes right back with the F5 for the pin and the win.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
– After the match, Lesnar’s music hits as he rolls out of the ring and joins Heyman at ringside. Lesnar places the title on his shoulder and looks back at Reigns in the ring. Lesnar and Heyman march up the ramp as some fans look on surprised. We go to replays. Reigns is dazed as medics check on him in the ring. We get a wide crowd shot and a lengthy video package showing highlights from tonight’s show. We finally come back to Reigns stumbling around the ringside area. Some fans have started to leave the stadium. Reigns’ music hits as trainers and officials follow him up the ramp. Reigns, still showing signs of all the blood from earlier, stops on the ramp and looks around. He slowly walks up the ramp as some fans cheer him. Reigns stops one more time on the stage and looks back but there’s not much reaction from the crowd. Reigns heads to the back as WrestleMania 34 goes off the air.
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