WWE shines the spotlight on the Grandest Stage of Them All! Wrestlemania WILL see one woman take home BOTH Women’s Championships in Winner Takes All!
- Kickoff Show – WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy VS Tony Nese; Nese wins and becomes the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
- Kickoff Show – Women’s Wrestlemania Battle Royal: Carmella wins.
- Kickoff Show – Raw Tag Team Championships: The Revival VS Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins; Ryder & Hawkins win and become the new Raw Tag Team Champions.
- Kickoff Show – Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Braun Strowman wins.
- WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman VS Seth Rollins; Rollins wins and becomes the new WWE Universal Champion.
- AJ Styles VS Randy Orton; Styles wins.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way: The Usos VS The Bar VS Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev VS Aleister Black & Ricochet; The Usos win and retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
- Falls Count Anywhere: Shane McMahon VS The Miz; Shane wins.
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way: Bayley & Sasha Banks VS Natalya & Beth Phoenix VS Nia Jax & Tamina VS The IIconics; The IIconics win and become the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
- WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan w/ Rowan VS Kofi Kingston w/ The New Day; Kingston wins and becomes the new WWE Champion.
- WWE United States Championship: Samoa Joe VS Rey Mysterio; Joe wins and retains the WWE United States Championship.
- Roman Reigns VS Drew McIntyre; Reigns wins.
- No Holds Barred: Triple H VS Batista; HHH wins and does NOT have to retire from in-ring competition.
- Kurt Angle’s Farewell Match: Kurt Angle VS Baron Corbon; Corbin wins.
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Bobby Lashley w/ Lio Rush VS Demon Finn Balor; Balor wins and becomes the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
- Raw & SmackDown Women’s Championships, Winner Takes All Triple Threat: Ronda Rousey VS Charlotte Flair VS Becky Lynch; Lynch wins and becomes dual Raw & Women’s Champion.
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Welcome to the Wrestlemania 35 Kickoff Show!
Join Jonathon Coachman, Sam Roberts, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Paige as they review what went down on the Road to Wrestlemania!
It’s the host of Wrestlemania 35: Alexa Bliss!
The Goddess welcomes us to the show she has prepared tonight. She’ll make the entire of Wrestlemania a Moment of Bliss.
Backstage interview with The New Day.
Specifically it’s Xavier Woods & Big E. They promise that Kofi Kingston is just fine going into the WWE Championship match. His tank is full to the brim, full of his motivation and memories about FINALLY becoming world champion! Kofi is motivated by having his family and friends behind him, on top of the 80 THOUSAND in attendance and millions around the world to become the NEW W, W, E, World, Heavyweight, CHAMPION~! “We ready, Kayla! Kayla, we ready!” The New Day is pumped for their brother, just how much more pumped is Kofi himself for this match tonight? Will #Kofimania run wild?!
Edge & Christian join the panel!
These two men know what it’s like to be tag team champions together, and they know what it’s like to be a world champion on their own. This is Kofi’s first chance at the title and the biggest chance ever, but that won’t matter in Edge’s eyes. Kofi will headbutt the glass ceiling and finally get it done. Christian knows that Kofi had to wait 11 years for this. Kofi was happy to be on this ride but then the opportunity fell in his lap. Vince McMahon called Kofi a B+ Player, but he also told Daniel Bryan that. Bryan overcame his packaging, but Christian is unsure about Kofi. Edge brings up how Christian had to wait 15 years. But Christian was scratching and clawing. Then so has Kofi. E&C may have a minor disagreement, but they both do hope Kofi does it.
As for Bryan himself, Bryan’s lived the dream and is now on the other side. The Planet’s Champion is performing at a higher level because of his lifestyle. Christian understands how Bryan feels, as Captain Charisma is now 21% Vegan. But while Bryan is the planet’s champion, Kofi is a People’s Champion, and Edge is sure that will win. Will this prediction that reeks of awesomeness come true?
Kickoff Show – WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy VS Tony Nese!
The Juggernaut has proven himself against some of the best in the Cruiserweight Division today, from Cedric Alexander to Mustafa Ali to three opponents at the same time. But now he faces the Premier Athlete, a man who is a parallel to him in physique, and a man who used to be his friend. Will Nese make Murphy regret ever betraying him? Or will the unstoppable still be unstoppable?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin this battle of Body Guys!
Murphy runs right at Nese but Nese dodges the knee trigger! Nese fires off furious hands then counter punches. Murphy boots then goes up and over, but Nese keeps up to trip him up! New York fires up with their hometown kid, but Murphy dodges the triangle moonsault. Nese lands on his feet to slingshot and somersault to rock Murphy with a left! Nese puts Murphy in but has to push Murphy away on the top rope. Murphy comes right back but Nese resists the fireman’s carry. Nese fights back but still gets a gut buster drop on the buckles! Murphy checks his teeth while we go picture in picture.
Murphy stomps a mudhole into Nese but backs off at 4. Nese staggers up but Murphy is on him with a snapmare. Murphy swiftly kicks then covers, TWO! Murphy wraps Nese up in a chinlock but Nese endures. New York rallies behind Nese as Murphy shifts to a stretch. Murphy drives his elbow in again and again then wraps the chinlock back on. Nese fights his way up, we return to single picture as Murphy wrangles him back down. Murphy cranks Nese’s neck and leans his weight on him. Murphy’s eye is bloody but he ignores it while holding Nese down. Nese powers up and bumps Murphy off buckles. Murphy holds on but Nese bumps him again. Murphy is still caught so Nese tries again, but Murphy uses that to throw Nese into buckles. Nese staggers into Murphy’s grip, tornado DDT denied with a snap suplex into the buckles!
Murphy is down and Nese crawls to the opposite corner. Both men stand slowly, but Murphy walks into Nese’s elbow. Murphy comes back again but gets a haymaker! Nese rocks Murphy again, then again! Nese counter punches and snapmares to a facebuster. He runs, hits a knee lift and a heel kick! Murphy flounders to a corner while Nese nips up and fires up! New York fires up with him as he runs in for a big back elbow. Nese keeps moving but Murphy throws him to the apron. Murphy turns around to counter and rock Nese, then climbs up for a suplex chance. Nese sweeps the legs and rocks him with a roundhouse, DRAPING triangle moonsault! Cover, TWO! Murphy survives, but Nese keeps his cool.
Nese drags Murphy up for a whip but Murphy holds the ropes. Nese tries again but Murphy holds on. So Nese mule kicks Murphy into a whip. Murphy reverses but Nese slips under, pump handle but Murphy slips out. Murphy boots Nese away! He hops up but Nese SHORYUKEN! Nese climbs up to join a dazed Murphy, but Murphy resists a superplex. Murphy bumps Nese on a buckle, then sunset flips over. Nese denies the powerbomb but gets the SUPERKICK! Murphy brings Nese out, AK-DDT! Cover, TWO! Nese survives but Murphy keeps his focus. Murphy drags Nese up by his hair and prepares the pumphandle. Nese victory rolls through, TWO! Murphy fireman’s carry to the TKO knee to knee trigger! Murphy suplexes but Nese slips out and shoves. Nese hits a REVERSE-RANA! Both men are down and New York cheers for this kickoff to the kickoff!
Nese and Murphy get to opposite corners. Both men slowly stand as fans rally up. Nese and Murphy bob ‘n’ weave but Murphy gets his strike fest. Nese dodges the knee and goes Matrix to mule kick! Knee lift and roundhouse but Murphy jumps the sweep for buzzsaw, mule kick, but runs into Nese’s left forearm! Nese runs but fakes Murphy out for an elbow. Murphy rebounds to LARIAT Nese off his feet! Murphy keeps going, but Nese back drops, to a Vertabreaker! Cover, TWO!! Nese cannot believe Murphy survives! Murphy crawls to a corner but Nese pursues. Nese runs side to side but Murphy bails out, so Nese FLIES! The flop takes Murphy out and New York fires up as Nese puts Murphy in. Nese climbs up high, 450 splash! Cover, TWO!! Murphy survives again and Nese is beside himself.
Murphy gets back to a corner and Nese brings down the knee pad. But Murphy grabs Nese’s leg, so Nese stomps a mudhole into him. Nese runs but into a knee trigger! Murphy pump handles, Murphy’s Law!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Nese still lives! Murphy is shocked but then he gets an idea. Nese is in the corner, and Murphy brings down his knee pad. Murphy runs side to side, but Nese SUPERKICKS him! German Suplex into buckles! PREMIER KNEE!! Cover, NESE WINS!!
Winner: Tony Nese, by pinfall; NEW WWE Cruiserweight Champion
The unstoppable HAS been stopped! The Premier Athlete was the Juggernaut’s kryptonite, and now he is the new champion! With no automatic rematches, will Murphy find a way back to the title? Or will Nese move on to new competition?
The Impractical Jokers’ Sal & Q join the panel!
Being such big fans, Sal & Q are feeling like stars being here. They’re all in for The Miz and The Man. So much so, Q is wearing Miz themed undies. Q would also choose a winner for the Women’s Winner Takes All, but he’s afraid of any or all of them beating him up. Will Sal & Q get to see Miz up close during that Falls Count Anywhere match?
Jerry “The King” Lawler joins the panel!
The WWE Hall of Famer also comments on Miz VS Shane. The reality of this, Shane is a McMahon while Miz doesn’t even use his own family name. Just on their family lineages, The King chooses Shane O’Mac. Will family trees really matter when Shane and Miz can fight all over the arena?
Kickoff Show – Women’s Wrestlemania Battle Royal!
The newest tradition continues as 20 superstars will battle to throw each other over the top rope. Naomi as the inaugural winner has the best chances of repeating, but will it be someone new who throws her and all the others out?
The bell rings and the chaos begins! Mostly because Nikki Cross makes her presence known throwing around her jacket. Sarah Logan tries but gets punched away, and now things really get wild! Mandy survives but Nikki chases Maria around! Ember Moon slows Maria down and then throws Maria out, Ember ELIMINATES Maria! Candice LeRae goes after Nikki Cross but gets hung up on the top rope. Candice survives while Asuka and Nikki face off! Asuka rocks Nikki with a roundhouse but Nikki survives elimination. Asuka hits Candice with a hip attack then hits Nikki with one, Asuka ELIMINATES Candice and Nikki! Mandy goes after Asuka as well as Lana. Ember and Naomi show down, Glow VS War Goddess! They go move for move with their athletics and agility!
Naomi hits the springboard enziguri! Lana goes after Naomi but Naomi rocks her with a right. Naomi throws Ember but Ember springboards to ECLIPSE Lana! Ember whips Naomi but Naomi holds on to kick back. But Dana runs in, only to get kicked back. Ember ECLIPSES and ELIMINATES Naomi! Mandy throws Ember but Ember holds on! Ember climbs high and aims, ECLIPSE for Mandy! The War Goddess roars, but Mandy’s pal Sonya throws her over! Ember fights Sonya off and shoulders back in. The Riott Squad go after Mickie James while Ember climbs. Lana shoves Ember and ELIMINATES her! The Ravishing Russian brags like she won already, but the Pirate Princess CHOPS her! Kairi Sane rocks Lana with chop after chop but Lana SLAPS and roundhouses her!
Lana lifts Kairi but Kairi lifts her! Alabama Slam and Kairi climbs up! But the Riott Squad makes her hesitate! Sarah shoves but Kairi survives. Sarah stares down at Lana, and Lana thinks she’s a friend. They hug, but Sarah makes it a bearhug! The Riott Squad feed Lana to a headbutt! Then they ELIMINATE Lana! Fans rally for Dana Brooke as she fights off Fire & Desire. Kairi rocks Sarah down and says anchors aweigh! InSane Elbow! But Liv goes after Kairi for her friend, only to get thrown over! Kairi and Liv fight, Ruby throws Kairi over. The Squad works together, SUPERKICK ELIMINATES Kairi! But then Carmella FABULOUS Kicks Ruby, then Liv! Sarah comes over and throws Carmella around, shotgun knees to the corner!
Zelina ax and smash on Sarah, but she runs into Ruby’s scoop! Zelina escapes but gets rocked. Liv and Sarah work together for a Diamond Dust! The Riott Squad goes after Zelina but has to fight Asuka first. They work together to knee Asuka down! Asuka survives and Dana goes after the Squad. The Squad beats down Dana while New York rallies up. Dana fires up and fights them all! Thesz Press on Liv! But Ruby drags Dana off, only for Dana to throw her out! Dana ELIMINATES Ruby! Then she ELIMINATES Liv! But Zelina hops on to be a backpack, only to get thrown off. Fans fire up as Dana handsprings corner to corner, into knees! Zelina puts Dana in a corner for a jump kick and CIEN KNEES! Zelina runs at Sonya but Mandy knees her down first. Fire & Desire ELIMINATES Zelina! But then Dana fights them!
Dana scoops Mandy but Sonya saves her. Sonya baits Dana in and Mandy kicks her, Sonya ELIMINATES Dana with a sliding knee! The Final Five are Mandy, Sonya, Mickie, Sarah and Asuka. Fire & Desire gang up on Mickie but she fights them off. Mickie gets Mandy with headscissors and drags her over. Mickie hits the MICK KICK and ELIMINATES Mandy! But Sonya ELIMINATES Mickie with a spear! The final three are Asuka, Sarah and Sonya. The Empress stares down with the Viking and Gladiator. Sonya puts her hair up, time to square up. Asuka kicks Sarah then kicks Sonya! Asuka baits Sonya in and dropkicks her down! Sonya gets to a corner but gets a hip attack. Asuka gets a bulldog and clothesline combo! She throws Sonya over but Sarah goes after her.
Asuka kicks Sarah but Sonya kicks Asuka. Asuka sweeps the legs and ELIMINATES Sonya! But Sarah throws Asuka and ELIMINATES her! But wait, she hasn’t won, because in all the madness, no one noticed Carmella wasn’t thrown over! The Princess of Staten Island is all smiles as she taunts Sarah. Sarah swings, Carmella ducks but Sarah clobbers her the other way. Sarah scoops Carmella but Carmella holds on for dear life. They rebound and Carmella throws Sarah! Sarah holds on but Carmella trips her up! Carmella goes at the hands but Sarah punches back. Sarah suplexes but Carmella resists. Sarah tries again, FABULOUS KICK! Carmella WINS!
The FABULOUS Carmella adds her name to the Wrestlemania trophy! Will this victory lead Carmella back to a women’s championship?
The second hour of the Kickoff is joined by David Otunga and Shawn Michaels!
WWE’s Harvard lawyer and Hall of Fame Heartbreak Kid now give their own opinions of everything that’s led to tonight’s Wrestlemania match card!
Kickoff Show – Raw Tag Team Championships: The Revival VS Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins!
Scott Dawkins & Dash Wilder have established themselves as #TopGuys in the red brand’s tag division, by hook or by crook. But they couldn’t help but be egged on by the Major Brothers via social media and backstage taunting into this match. Will Dash & Dawson keep their titles on the biggest Sunday of the WWE year? Or will Hawkins break his streak with the help from his Broski?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we begin!
New York is on the side of both Hawkins & Ryder as Dawson starts against the Prince of Queens and Mr. Losing Streak, Hawkins. Hawkins and Dawson tie up and Dawson quickly arm-drags Hawkins. Dawson trash talks the “loser” before he ties up with him again. Dawson puts Hawkins in a corner but backs up at 4. He pats Hawkins on the cheek but Hawkins shrugs it off. Hawkins and Dawson circle again and fans rally for their hometown boys. But Dawson gets a headlock takeover and grinds Hawkins down. Hawkins gets up but Dawson arm wrenches to another headlock. Hawkins powers out but Dawson runs over. Things speed up and Dawson rolls Hawkins, TWO!
Hawkins gets away and Dawson taunts Ryder for teaming with Hawkins. Hawkins tags to Ryder, and now the Long Island Iced Z has the fans behind him. The Revival talk strategy and then Dawson ties up with Ryder. Dawson puts Ryder in a corner and sucker punches. Dawson CHOPS Ryder then clubs him down. He stomps Ryder then drags him over to tag Dash. The Revival double headbutt and Dash chops Ryder off his feet. Dash throws uppercuts then whips Ryder corner to corner. Ryder knees back then hops up for a missile dropkick. Ryder rocks Dawson then dodges Dash. Dawson saves Dash and Ryder crashes and burns! Hawkins checks on Ryder but the ref orders him to his corner.
Dawson tags in and fetches Ryder into the ring. Dawson drops a leg, an elbow and a headbutt before dragging Ryder over. Tag to Dash and The Revival combine for the backbreaker elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Dash tells Hawkins to stay in his “loser” corner to lose again. Ryder crawls but Dash toys with him. Dash brings Ryder into a keylock but Ryder endures. Dash cranks on the arm but Hawkins rallies New York behind Ryder. Ryder gets up but Dash shifts to a facelock then shoves. Dawson tags in as Ryder sunset flips. Dawson dropkicks then covers, TWO! Ryder reaches for Hawkins but Dawson stomps the hands. Dawson clamps a claw on Ryder’s face then wraps on a chinlock. He stomps Ryder then puts him in a keylock. Ryder endures and powers up to fight out with body shots. Dawson suplexes but Ryder resists. Ryder suplexes Dawson down!
Tag to Dash and Dash clobbers Ryder down. Cover, TWO! The Revival grows annoyed but Dash puts Ryder back in the keylock. Ryder endures and fights up again, but Dash brings him around. Ryder uses that momentum to throw Dash into buckles! Dawson tags in and intercepts Ryder, and The Revival double suplex! But Ryder turns that into a double neckbreaker! Ryder crawls and fans rally, but Dawson sucker punches Hawkins! Dawson drags Ryder back and tags in Dash. The Revival mugs Ryder in the corner then clobber him with a clothesline. Hawkins returns and the ref deals with him while Dash covers. The Revival shouts, the ref counts, TWO! Ryder slowly sits up but Dash tags to Dawson. The Revival whip and drop toehold Ryder for a running elbow drop!
Dawson chokes Ryder on the ropes but backs up at 4. The ref keeps Dash from getting a cheap shot. Dawson chokes Ryder again, but stops at 4. Tag to Dash and human weapon: leg drop! Cover, TWO! Hawkins and New York rally for Ryder but Dash drags Ryder up. Ryder fights back but Dash knees low. Dash snapmares and kicks Ryder, then takes time to soak up the heat from the fans. Dash wraps Ryder in a chinlock, but Ryder endures. Fans rally again and Ryder fights his way up. Ryder reaches but Dash whips him away. Dash sleeper holds but Ryder back suplexes! Dawson tags in but he intercepts Ryder again, only to get a back drop! Hot tag to Hawkins! Hawkins fires off on The Revival! Hawkins whips, Dawson reverses but Hawkins hits back! Dropkick for Dawson, dropkick for Dash! Hawkins spins Dawson for a backslide, TWO!
Dawson scoops but Hawkins slips out to roll up! TWO but Hawkins hits Dash first. Hawkins haymakers Dawson and PELES Dash! Dawson throws Hawkins but Hawkins rolls up, TWO! Dawson shoves and rocks Hawkins, but runs into Hawkins for double clotheslines! Both men are down and New York is fired up! Hot tag to Ryder, and Ryder aims at Dawson. Dawson stands but denies the Rough Ryder. Ryder elbows Dawson away then leap sup for a FLYING Rough Ryder! Dash returns but gets an elbow. Ryder suplexes Dash and himself out of the ring! Fans lose their minds but Hawkins helps Ryder in. Hawkins tags in and covers Dawson! But Dash drags him off! Dash gives Ryder a tornado DDT! Hawkins SPEARS Dash! But Dawson shoves Hawkins into the apron! Dawson suplexes Hawkins for a brain buster to the floor! All four men are down and the ring count begins!
The count passes 5 before Dawson stands. Dawson drags Hawkins up and in, but fans are strongly behind Hawkins. Dawson can’t believe that, and he drags Hawkins up. But Hawkins is dead weight, so the referee checks on him. Dawson taunts Hawkins, then drags him back up, CRADLE!! Hawkins & Ryder win!!
Winners: Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder, Hawkins pinning; NEW Raw Tag Team Champions
They did it! Hawkins now only breaks his 296 losing streak, but he and his broski are back on top as tag team champions! Will these hometown heroes be able to create a new streak from here on?
Booker T joins the panel!
The two-time two-time Hall of Famer is excited to see the 2019 Royal Rumble winner, Seth Rollins, look to #SlayTheBeast Brock Lesnar.
Kickoff Show – Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal!
The big story going into this Wrestlemania tradition is that The Monster Among Men took offense to Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost questioning pro-wrestling’s legitimacy. Jost only made things worse with his materialistic apology that Braun Strowman then wrecked with his bare hands. Will Strowman make sure Jost, Michael Che and every other man in that ring #GetTheseHands?!
The bell rings the fight is on! Strowman fights through the pack but Jost and Che slide out under the bottom rope! They’re going to hide under the ring! Strowman quickly ELIMINATES Curt Axel, then he ELIMINATES Lince Dorado! Strowman slams Gran Metalik then throws Kalisto aside before he ELIMINATES Tyler Breeze! Apollo Crews ELIMINATES EC3 while Luke Harper ELIMINATES Shelton Benjamin. Strowman ELIMINATES Bo Dallas, but then he locks eyes with former Wyatt Brother in Harper. Fans want to see this one! But then everyone else attacks them! Harper and Strowman each get attacked by about half the remaining field. But then things break back down to separate fights as Matt Hardy survives elimination.
Titus throws Heath Slater over and BLASTS him off to ELIMINATE Slater! Titus then goes after Mustafa Ali but Ali escapes. Ali dumps and ELIMINATES Titus! No Way Jose scoops Ali but Ali escapes. Ali hops up and tornado DDT’s Jose! Ali throws and ELIMINATES Jose! Heavy Machinery double suplex Strowman! Then the Good Brothers and The Ascension work together to throw Strowman into a post! Strowman falls out but is not eliminated because he went through the middle rope. Everyone brawls again as Karl Anderson hops up. Apollo enziguris Anderson down and ELIMINATES Anderson! Andrade Almas and Kalisto trade echoing CHOPS then Metalik helps Kalisto. Lucha House Party works together while Matt Hardy gives Rhyno a Twist of Fate! The Hardy Boys throw Rhyno out and ELIMINATE him!
The GLORIOUS Duo goes after the Hardys, and even copy Poetry in Motion. But Matt denies the monkey flip and we get REAL Poetry in Motion! Matt throws Bobby Roode out and ELIMINATES him! Mahal throws and ELIMINATES Metalik! Almas elbows but Kailsto Salidas, only to get an elbow back. Almas monkey flips and ELIMINATES Kalisto! But Gable hits Almas with German Suplexes! Almas grabs the ropes to body scissors and ELIMINATE Gable! The Ascension fight together but they run into Tucker Knight! Heavy Machinery pump it up, Dozer gives us DOUBLE Caterpillar elbows! Heavy Machinery both ELIMINATE The Ascension!
Strowman returns to ELIMINATE Luke Gallows! He double shotgun dropkicks and ELIMINATES Heavy Machinery! The Monster clobbers Crews while Ali and Harper fight with suplexes. Ali holds on as best he can and gets back in. Almas goes after Ali while Strowman ELIMINATES Mahal. Harper suplexes again, Strowman boots and ELIMINATES Harper AND Ali! Strowman is among the Final Five along with The Hardys, Apollo and Almas. The Hardys stick together to go after Strowman while Apollo and Almas fight. Fans echo “DELETE! DELETE!” while Almas and Apollo fight on the apron. Strowman chases Matt but Jeff backs his brother up.
Almas headscissors to ELIMINATE Apollo, but he ELIMINATES himself! Jeff survives but Strowman puts Matt on the apron to join him. Both Hardy Boys pull on Strowman! But here come Che and Jost!! They go after Strowman from behind! But Strowman explodes out and ELIMINATES the Hardys! Now Strowman finally has who he wants. Jost and Che realize the danger they’re both in, but New York wants it. Jost calls for a mic and speaks to Strowman. Fans boo as Jost tries to reason with Strowman. “There are other solutions. Not everything has to end in violence, right?” Jost invites his personal therapist into the ring, so they can all work this out.
The therapist walks up to Strowman but fans know what Strowman should really do. Strowman throws the therapist into a corner, then clubs him down! He’s making an example for Jost as he CHOKE SLAMS the therapist! Strowman throws Jost’s therapist into him, and Jost tells Che to “get him”!? Che is too scared to move. Che says bye, but Strowman won’t let him eliminate himself. Strowman punches and ELIMINATES Che. Jost is all alone, but avoids a boot! Strowman is stuck, Jost starts pushing! Strowman holds on, shoves Jost away, then scoops him up for a MONSTER ELIMINATION!! Braun Strowman wins!
Winner: Braun Strowman
The Monster dominated the field, and gets his revenge at the same time! Strowman holds up the Andre the Giant trophy high above his head as he now gets to add his name to the plaque. With this momentum, will Strowman finally #GetTheseHands on a championship?
The Showcase of the Immortals comes to Broadway!
All the world’s a stage, and the men and women, merely players. But tonight, the players hit the ring to tell their stories on the Grandest Stage of Them All. History has been made time and again, but now the stage will see the players take the chance “to live forever.” The spotlight shines and makes the gold sparkle, but whose names will be up in lights at the end of the show?
The host of Wrestlemania, Alexa Bliss, appears!
The Goddess gladly welcomes everyone to Wrestlemania 35! “Now on a night like this, you don’t just need a host,” you need her. Alexa has the fans and the entire show in the palm of her hand, so if she wants a Wrestlemania moment, she just has to snap her fingers. Don’t believe her? Snap. It’s HULK HOGAN! The Immortal Hulkamania is back on the Showcase of the Immortals and New York is amazed! Hogan hears out his Hulkamaniacs before saying, “Let me tell you something, brother!” It’s great to be back at Mania! Especially in the Silver Dome! Er, okay, the MetLife Stadium, brother!
There are 80 thousand Hulkamaniacs, and all the WWE Superstars dream of having a Mania Moment just like this. Which leads Hogan to ask, “Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania, Alexa Bliss, and Wrestlemania run wild on you?!” Mic drop and Alexa joins Hulk in showing off the pythons! If this is just the opening moment, what is going to happen next? Wait is that Paul Heyman? He storms right past both Hulkster and The Goddess to go to the ring. “Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!” Heyman says that if Brock Lesnar is not on last, then they’re not gonna spend any time waiting. The Advocate says they get business done so they can get on a jet to Vegas where Lesnar is “ultimately” appreciated! They’re gonna do it right here, right now! Does that mean what it sounds like?!
WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman VS Seth Rollins!
IT DOES! “Ladies and gentlemen”, The Advocate demands that the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion, The Beast, BROCK! LESNAR! Gets to his “Rollins Stomping” now or not at all! Will Lesnar’s impatience come back to bite him in the butt against The Architect?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised by Heyman first, and Lesnar attacks Rollins the second he gets in the ring! Lesnar pursues Rollins and the brawl is on! He knees Rollins the clubs him hard on the back. Rollins hits back but Lesnar hits harder. Lesnar tackles Rollins into the barriers but fans are fired up for the Architect. But Lesnar lifts and F5’s Rollins to the floor! The Beast sneers and scowls at Rollins as Rollins crawls away. Lesnar throws Rollins into the apron head first! The ref wants to check on Rollins but Lesnar throws him into barriers. This still isn’t even a match because Lesnar keeps clubbing Rollins on the outside of the ring. Rollins staggers up but Lesnar throws him over the German announce table! New York is riled up as Lesnar drags Rollins up to throw him back over!
Rollins still forces himself to get up but Lesnar is waiting. Lesnar drags Rollins back up and finally puts him in the ring. New York still supports Rollins as Lesnar gets in. Heyman taunts Rollins while Lesnar demands for the bell. The referee checks on Rollins first but Rollins refuses to stay down. So Lesnar throws Rollins all the way out! Fans boo and jeer while Lesnar simply grins and laughs. The referee checks on Rollins but Lesnar is upon him again, throwing him back over the desk! Lesnar clears off the announce desk and brings Rollins over. He throws Rollins through the desk hood! Rollins writhes while Lesnar laughs more. Lesnar puts Rollins back in the ring and paces while the ref checks on Rollins. Rollins refuses to stay down so the ref has no choice. The bell rings and this match is finally real!
Lesnar runs in and knees Rollins! Lesnar rams his shoulder in then German Suplexes Rollins! “Suplex City, ya sons a b*tches!” He German Suplexes Rollins again! Rollins refuses to stay down but Heyman taunts the “Beastslayer”. Lesnar drags Rollins up and German Suplexes Rollins again! Rollins’ back tells the story of Lesnar’s brutal scheme, but he won’t stay down on his back. Lesnar lifts Rollins, but Rollins revives! Rollins shoves Lesnar into the ref! AND LOW BLOW UPPERCUT! Rollins gets away with that, then hits a mule kick! Heyman protests but there’s no stopping Rollins now! CURB STOMP!! But Rollins can’t cover, and Lesnar flounders away. Rollins drags himself back up, CURB STOMP AGAIN! Rollins still can’t cover but New York gives him the power for a THIRD CURB STOMP! Cover finally, ROLLINS WINS!!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall; NEW WWE Universal Champion
Rollins hath SLAIN the Beast! Heyman cannot believe it, Lesnar cannot believe it, even New York can’t believe it! But everyone in the WWE Universe LOVES it! Rollins does as he said he would, and he finally brings the Universal Championship home!
AJ Styles VS Randy Orton!
The Phenomenal One vows to keep SmackDown the House that AJ Styles Built, but The Viper took offense. Styles wasn’t there in the formative days of the Blue Brand, but Orton was. Will Orton prove to Styles who really owns the House of SmackDown? Or will Styles finally get Orton to see why he is Phenomenal?
The bell rings and these two icons tie up. Styles headlocks but Orton powers him to a corner. Orton doesn’t let up until the ref gets in there. Styles dodges the sucker punch to CHOP away! Styles whips Orton corner to corner but Orton ducks. Orton goes for but Styles narrowly avoids the RKO. Styles keeps his eyes on Orton as they go again. Styles wrenches the arm but Orton reels him into the corner to then thumb the eye! Orton dropkicks Styles down! Orton kicks and scrapes Styles then stomps away on the limbs. Styles writhes with each one while fans duel. Orton brings Styles up for a European Uppercut but then he runs into Styles’ dropkick! Orton bails out but Styles slingshots to forearm Orton down! Both men are down but fans rally up.
Styles drags Orton up and into the ring, but Orton kicks him between the ropes! Orton blasts Styles off the apron and to the barriers! Orton drags Styles up for a back suplex onto the apron! The referee counts so Orton gets Styles in the ring. Orton covers, ONE, but Orton keeps on Styles with a chinlock. Styles endures as Orton squeezes tight. Fans duel while Orton leans on Styles. Styles fights his way up again and throws body shots. Orton holds tighter but Styles pries his way out for haymakers! Styles counter punches Orton, too, then fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Sliding forearm! Orton staggers to a corner while Styles fires up. Styles hits a corner clothesline, then fireman’s carry to Ushigoroshi! Cover, TWO!
Styles keeps his cool while checking his knee. He stands up and drags Orton up. Styles wants the Clash, but Orton resists. Orton pushes out but Styles denies the RKO again. Styles runs but into a powerslam! Cover, TWO! Orton keeps his cool while fans sing and duel. Styles rolls to a corner while Orton stalks him. Styles kicks Orton’s leg and thigh, but Orton resists the takedown. Orton punches Styles off him but Styles still rolls him. Orton rolls through to stomp Styles out! The Viper drags Styles up to put him through the ropes. Fans know what this means, and Orton drags Styles out, but Styles avoids the DDT to get the Calf Crusher! Orton endures as Styles cranks back! Fans duel as Styles really pulls deep! Orton crawls and reaches and gets the ropebreak!
Styles lets go to stomp on Orton’s leg now. Orton kicks Styles away with the good leg, but Styles runs in at the corner. Orton puts Styles on the apron but Styles springboards back in. Styles fakes Orton’s RKO out with that one! Styles springboards for real, 450 splash! Cover, TWO! Styles is surprised but Orton does survive. Styles hurries to the other side and springboards again, but Orton gets under. They come back, Orton gives Styles the back2backbreaker! Orton grimaces as he walks on the bad leg. Styles crawls to a corner but Orton is on him. Orton puts him on the top rope and climbs up to join him. Styles fights Orton off with haymakers but Orton headbutts back. Orton punches Styles sideways then climbs back up. Orton stands on the very top, SUPERPLEX!
Both men writhe in pain from the impact but Orton crawls to a cover. TWO, and Orton grows frustrated. Styles crawls but Orton is on him. Orton EuroUppers Styles right to the apron! Orton drags Styles up and through the ropes again, draping DDT hits! But Orton won’t cover, and fans know what he wants now. Orton hears the voices in his head and calls for it. But Styles denies the RKO again to PELE instead! Orton staggers and Styles rolls him up, TWO! RKO!! Cover, TWO!? Styles survives the RKO!? Orton cannot believe it, but it happened! Fans duel again as Styles flounders away. Orton pursues at a hobble and drags Styles up on the apron. Orton brings Styles to a corner and back up to the top rope. He turns around, because he wants THAT! Orton has Styles, but Styles slips out! Styles PELES Orton off the top!
Orton tumbles out of the ring, sore and dazed. The ring count begins and reaches 5 before Orton stands. Styles hobbles over and aims again, springboard, Phenomenal Forearm! But both men are down on the outside, so the ring count restarts. The count reaches 4 when Styles stands, then passes 5 as he hobbles over to Orton. Styles puts Orton in and then aims again. Styles springboards, but Orton catches him! Only to get a hot shot! PHENOMENAL FOREARM! Cover, Styles wins!
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall
And The Phenomenal One proves his 15 year journey was all worth it! Does this prove to Orton that SmackDown really is AJ Styles’ House?
Lacey Evans is here!
The Sassy Southern Belle classes up the Showcase of the Immortals as she struts her stuff. But, um, will she ever actually do anything? Seems not, as she leaves again.
SmackDown Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way: The Usos VS The Bar VS Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev VS Aleister Black & Ricochet!
Jimmy & Jey showed respect to the New Day during the Tag Team Gauntlet that won Kofi Kingston his shot at the world title. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and now they must face three teams at once! Will they keep the SmackDown Tag Division #OnLock when they have the Swiss Cyborg, Celtic Gladiator, King of Japanese Strong Style, Bulgarian Brute, Dutch Destroyer and The One & Only against them?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and per Fatal 4 Way Tag rules, we start with only two men, Jey and Aleister. Aleister and Jey circle and tie up. Aleister headlock takeovers but Jey headscissors. Roles reverse as Jey headlocks and Aleister headscissors. Jey gets the headlock again, but Aleister powers out. Sheamus tags in off Jey to then dump him out, but Aleister is already on Sheamus! Sheamus powers out to a rolling senton, then wrenches and yanks Aleister’s arm. Aleister powers out but Rusev tags in off Sheamus. Rusev ducks Sheamus and Aleister boots Sheamus out, only for Rusev to run in and run Aleister over! Lana cheers Rusev on as he drags Aleister up to the corner. Tag to Nakamura and Rusev whips to lift Aleister. Nakamura enziguris and Rusev spinebusters Aleister! Nakamura covers, TWO!
The other teams are relieved, but Nakamura whips Aleister to ropes. Aleister holds on and Jimmy tags in off him. Nakamura runs over but Jimmy dumps Nakamura out! Aleister runs but Jimmy pops him up for a Samoan Drop! Nakamura returns but gets a SUPERKICK and uppercut! Then the dragon whp kick! Nakamura staggers but Jimmy whips him to the Uso corner. Nakamura uses that to hit Jey down, but Nakamura misses his roundhouse at Jimmy, to still get him with the heel kick. Ricochet tags in and springboard clotheslines Nakamura down! Cover, TWO! Ricochet drags Nakamura up and avoids the strike fest. Ricochet powers Nakamura to ropes but Cesaro tags in off Nakamura. Sheamus drags Nakamura out while Cesaro goes after Ricochet. Ricochet dodges to tilt-o-whirl, and tilt-o-whirl, and tilt-o-whirl for headscissors! But Cesaro still EuroUppers Ricochet down!
Cesaro boots Rusev away then brings Ricochet in. Sheamus intercepts Rusev and sets him up on the ropes. Cesaro gives Ricochet a Swiss Swing while Sheamus gives Rusev Beats of the Bodhrain! They both get about 10, but the NNakamura runs in. Nakamura gets 10 beats while Cesaro keeps moving. Jey returns but HE gets 10! And so does Aleister! Cesaro hasn’t stopped swinging Ricochet! Sheamus and Cesaro give Aleister and Ricochet way past 10, and then it’s time for the Sharpshooter! Cesaro shouts out Tyson Kidd and the Hart Foundation but Ricochet shows he has strength, too! Ricochet crawls for ropes, but Cesaro drags him away and seats in deep! Jimmy returns to SUPERKICK Cesaro down! Sheamus throws Jimmy out but Jey clotheslines Sheamus and himself out. Rusev tags off Cesaro but Aleister tags Ricochet.
Aleister rallies on Rusev, strike fest and sweep to sliding knee! Springboard, quebrada! Cover, but Nakamura breaks it! Nakamura stomps Aleister out then goes to his corner. Rusev is dazed as he crawls for his corner. Rusev brings Aleister over and tags Nakamura. The King and Brute combine for draping knee and suplex, then sliding knee! Cover, Shooting Star from Ricochet breaks it! Rusev returns and tags in, but he keeps between Aleister and Ricochet. Rusev stomps Aleister as he shouts, but Aleister slips out of the scoop. Ricochet tags in and mule kicks Rusev. Ricochet springboards but is caught for a swinging slam! Cover, TWO! Rusev argues with the ref but that was a two.
Rusev hauls Ricochet up into a corner and then to the top rope. He clubs away on Ricochet’s back but The Bar returns. Cesaro tags in off Rusev and throws him out. Then he tags to Sheamus. Nakamura runs in but gets double mule kicks for it. The Bar climbs up behind Ricochet, but the Usos join in! Things get scary as Rusev and Nakamura add on! DOUBLE Powerbomb Leg Sweep Back SUPERPLEX!! But Ricochet rolls through to survive?! Even Ricochet is shocked he pulled that off. Ricochet hurries up top but Nakamura hurries over. Aleister intercepts Nakamura and knees Rusev down. Ricochet aims at Sheamus, 630!! Cover, but everyone else breaks it! All eight men are down and Lana grows frustrated for her duo.
The teams regroup and Jey tags in off Ricochet. He aims at Sheamus, but frog splashes into a EuroUpper! Jimmy SUPERKICKS Cesaro but Rusev roundhouses Jimmy! Aleister gives Rusev BLACK MASS, but Nakamura gives Aleister KINSHASA! Ricochet gives Nakamura a code breaker! Sheamus hits a BROGUE! But he turns around, and blocks a superkick! But then Jimmy SUPERKICKS Sheamus! Sheamus staggers, and gets a DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Jey tags back in and the Usos go to opposite ends! They both take aim and fans know what’s coming, DOUBLE UCE!! Cover, The Usos win!
Winners: The Usos, Jey Uso pinning; still SmackDown Tag Team Champions
Welcome to the Uso Penitentiary! Will Jimmy & Jey ever be anything other than the best team on the blue brand?
The WWE Hall of Fame Class stands on stage!
Fans show their love for The Honky-Tonk Man, Harlem Heat, Torrie Wilson, Brutus Beefcake, The Hart Foundation, Warrior Award winner Sue Aitchison, John Cena’s 600TH Wishmaker, Maysun Laporte, and of course, Degeneration X!
Falls Count Anywhere: Shane McMahon VS The Miz!
They were once the Best Tag Team in the World, #CoBesties, but in the end, Shane O’Mac bitterly took it as the Hollywood A-Lister using him to get his own selfish desires. Shane turned on The Miz the moment they were no longer champions, and then he assaulted Miz’s father in front of him. Now this will be settled in the ring, out of the ring, and anywhere around the arena! Will Miz walk out of New York having exacted revenge? Or will he be lucky to be walking at all?
Shane O’Mac makes sure that the ring announcement is fitting of the “BEST in the Woooorld~” before he actually hits the ring. Then he threatens the ring announcer to give an even better one before he lets Miz make his own entrance. Shane also makes sure Miz’s dad keeps his eyes on him. Miz finally appears, and this Best Grudge Match in the World finally begins!
Miz chases Shane out of the ring then around it and back into it. Shane gets Miz with an elbow and fast hands but then Shane runs away again. Miz dares Shane to get in the ring to fight like a man, but Shane grabs Miz’s dad! The chase is back on and Shane leaps the barrier, only to sucker Miz in for a punch! Shane then throws Miz back in the ring for fast hands. Miz swings but runs into more punches. Shane rope-a-dopes but Miz does hit back. Shane still hits Miz down and throws more hands. Fans boo as Shane kicks Miz down. Shane taunts Miz then throws an elbow. He drags Miz up and makes Papa Miz look at his boy. Miz powers Shane at a corner but Shane throws Miz into the post!
Shane goes out to mule kick Miz down then clear off an announce desk. Shane puts Miz on the table with fast hands, then picks up a spare monitor to SMACK Miz in the head! Miz is down and out but Shane’s not done with him. Shane goes to the ring, to the corner, and to the top rope. Shane loves doing crazy things, but Papa Miz jumps the rails?! Papa Miz defends his son while daring Shane to fight him instead?! Shane can’t believe this, but he accepts! He dares George Mizanin to get in the ring. So George does! George vows to fight for his son, Mike, and New York is on his side! He even puts his dukes up! Shane helps George have proper form. Shane shows his foot work but he doesn’t take George serious. Then he sucker punches and stomps George down!
Miz runs in and clobbers Shane! Miz fires off on behalf of his father! Shane bails out but Miz throws him into barriers! Miz throws haymaker after haymaker then throws Shane into other barriers! And then other barriers! He dumps Shane over into the front row! But Miz goes back to his father and asks medics to check on him. Papa George says he’s fine, but Miz still insists someone check on him. Miz then goes back to Shane with a furious LEAPING crossbody! He rains down lefts on Shane right in front of the WWE Universe! Miz drags Shane up and bumps him off platforming. Miz stalks Shane and rams him into an LED pillar!
Shane stumbles to the other corner of the brace, but Miz is on him with a full nelson. Shane denies the Finale to ram Miz into the LED pillar now! He keeps Miz up against the LEDs as he throws kidney shots! Shane wants Miz to suffer as he DDT’s him onto the platform leg! Cover, TWO!! Miz won’t be beat so easily, and he kicks Shane in the leg. Shane staggers back, but Miz uses the support cables to dropkick Shane to railing! Miz is seething as he stalks Shane. Shane stands up but Miz kicks his legs out. Miz stomps the leg over and over then stomps Shane in the face. Miz won’t let up but he does fetch a steel chair! Fans love how this is going as Miz SMACKS Shane’s leg against railing! And then SMACKS him on the back!
Fans are truly face to face with the action as Miz SMACKS Shane up the steps. Miz stalks and jabs Shane with the chair more as they reach the row of international correspondents. Miz throws Shane over their desk and then throws their desk onto Shane! Fans are loving this as Miz stalks Shane all the way from the Japanese desk to the Chinese! Miz throws over arm chairs just to get at Shane! Shane flounders to his feet only to get vicious haymakers from Miz! Miz then CHOKE SLAMS Shane through a table!! Cover, TWO!? Shane survives, but Miz might actually like that! The international commentary are all in shock as Miz looms over Shane. Miz picks up a monitor, to SMASH Shane OVER railing! New York loses their minds as Shane also bounces off a golf cart! Cover, TWO!?
Shane is proving tougher than expected but Miz is also more sadistic than anyone knew. Miz drags Shane around by his nose, to then ram Shane into railing. Shane limps and drags a leg as Miz beats him up into the Kickoff Show area! Miz shows no mercy as he forces Shane to go into the scaffolding. Miz full nelsons Shane for the SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!! Cover, TWO?!? But again, Miz is actually amused Shane survives. Miz pushes Shane OFF the scaffolding! Thankfully, there’s another platform. Miz stomps Shane as he joins him on that platform. Shane hits back with a camera case! Shane staggers up and retreats by climbing even higher!? Miz goes after him but Shane kicks him away. Shane, with one good leg, makes it to the very top platform. Miz finds a way up from the other side, and Shane finds himself cornered.
With nothing else left to him, Shane apologizes?! Shane begs for mercy on one good knee, but Miz doesn’t give it to him! Miz fires off more haymakers then brings Shane to the literal edge! SUPERPLEX!! They crash land through some spare platform and New York loses their minds! But it’s a cover!? Shane wins?!?
Winner: Shane McMahon, by pinfall
By a technicality of the fall, Shane was on top of Miz’s shoulders! Shane literally survives the Miz’s wrath, but will there be a sequel to this match that surpasses the original?
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way: Bayley & Sasha Banks VS Natalya & Beth Phoenix VS Nia Jax & Tamina VS The IIconics!
The Glampire joins commentary for this historic first Wrestlmania defense of these brand-new Women’s Tag Titles! Paige isn’t sure who wins, just that this will be great! Can the Boss & Hug Connection keep those titles to stay the champs? Or will three teams be one too many to keep the inaugural reign going?
The Divas of Doom shout out the Hart Foundation not just in colors, but in theme songs! Uncle Bret is there to give them his support as they go to the ring.
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and while Tamina wants right at Beth, we begin with her and Bayley. Tamina and Bayley circle and tie up, but Tamina shoves her down. Bayley comes back but gets run over, and Tamina trash talks Beth. Tamina then sucker punches Beth and SUPERKICKS Natty! She also hits Sasha and the IIconics, but Beth storms in to get back at her! Nia runs in to throw Beth but Natty and Sasha go after Nia. They dropkick and shove the Irresistible Force out, then the Divas of Doom double whip Nia into steps! Meanwhile, Bayley throws Tamina into a post! Peyton Royce tags in but Bayley drop toeholds her. Bayley tags Sasha and the champs crisscross Peyton. Sasha meteora but Peyton rolls her up! TWO, but Peyton heel kicks Sasha down! Cover again, TWO!
Peyton drags Sasha over and tags in Billie. The IIconics double kick and hook Sasha before striking their pose. But Sasha rolls Billie, TWO! Billie throws Sasha down then tags Peyton. Billie blasts Bayley and then the IIconics double wheelbarrow suplex Sasha down! Peyton covers now, TWO! The IIconics grow frustrated but Sasha back slides Peyton. TWO, but Sasha blocks a kick to give a kick. Tag to Bayley and the champs double whip. Assisted Dropkick, but Beth tags in! Beth gets one of those dropkicks, and Bayley keeps on her with a sliding lariat! Bayley runs but Billie tags in to rain rights on Beth! Cover, TWO! Billie tags Peyton and the IIconics hit Beth with the bulldog knee! Cover, TWO! The IIconics are furious but both Natty and the champs are relieved. Billie tags back in but fans rally for Beth.
The IIconics try to suplex but Beth suplexes them! Beth crawls for Natty and tags in. Beth lifts Billie, Natty rounds, Hart Attack! Cover, but Bayley breaks it! Bayley bails out and Sasha tags off Billie. Natty sees Sasha coming for a waistlock slam. Tag to Beth and the Divas of Doom combine, but Bayley saves Sasha. Bayley hits Natty but Beth hits Bayley. Beth whips Bayley to a corner then whips Sasha in. Bayley helps Sasha go up and Sasha boots Beth. Then Bayley uses Sasha as a weapon, tilt-o-whirl into the crossface! Bayley hits Natty away while Beth endures the Bank Statement! Beth powers her way to a cover, but Sasha rolls through! But Beth pops out for chicken wings! Sasha victory rolls the Glam Slam away, but Natty tags in.
Natty trips Sasha but Bayley runs in. Natty clotheslines Bayley but then Sasha wheelbarrows, only for Natty to throw Sasha on Bayley! She puts the Boss & Hug Connection in a DOUBLE SHARPSHOOTER! Natty does the Hart Foundation proud as both champs endure this hold! Bayley keeps Sasha from tapping, but Tamina SUPERKICKS Natty down! Beth runs in and fights with Tamina. Nia helps Tamina by throwing Beth down by her hair. The Samoan Dynasty drags Beth up for double headbutts! Nia drags Beth up and out but The IIconics come back! Only for double Samoan Drops! Nia runs in and squashes Sasha while Tamina hits Bayley! The Boss & Hug Connection are both in drop zones, and the Samoan Dynasty gets an idea. Nia and Tamina both climb up, but Beth shoves Nia down!
Tamina hurries over to go after the Divas of Doom, but they run her over with a double lariat! Sasha double meteoras the Divas of Doom! Sasha puts Beth in and brings her around. Tag to Bayley who climbs up. Sasha tags back in as Bayley hits the Macho Elbow! Sasha climbs and hits the frog splash! Cover, TWO!! The champs are shocked they didn’t end this, but Sasha bumps Beth in the corner. Sasha fires off and tags in Bayley. The Hug & Boss haul Beth up top then climb up with her. Natty returns to help Beth by giving Sasha a spinning sit-out bomb! Bayley and Beth are still up top, and Beth brings Bayley around into chicken wings! Billie tags in before the SUPER GLAM SLAM! Peyton throws Beth out, Billie covers!! The IIconics win!!
Winners: The IIconics, Billie Kay pinning; NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions
Peyton & Billie take advantage of this golden opportunity, and now they’re the second-ever champions! Wrestlemania and the titles are now truly IIconic!
WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan w/ Rowan VS Kofi Kingston w/ The New Day!
There are quite a few parallels, but plenty of differences between these two superstars. Both were called “B+ Players”, and both were held down by the McMahon Family’s authority. But like the “New” Daniel Bryan before him, Kofi has broken through those obstacles to finally challenge for the world title 1v1! Will #KOFIMANIA truly follow in the footsteps of the #YesMovement? Or will the Planet’s Champion find a way to sustain his sustainable title reign?
Awwwww~ Wrestlemania! Don’t you dare be sour! Big E & New Day have some surprises planned if and when Kofi wins. We can only guess what those are as Daniel Bryan makes his own entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we feel~ the power~ as this match begins!
New York is thunderous behind Kofi but Bryan tunes it out. Kofi and Bryan circle and tie up. Bryan headlocks and takeover but Kofi headscissors. Bryan pops out and fans chant “Kofimania!” Kofi and Bryan circle again and tie up. Bryan gets the armlock and wrenches through, but Kofi reverses to his own. Kofi gets the headlock takeover but Bryan gets the headscissors. Kofi pops out to a jackknife but they bridge to a backslide. Both men battle and Kofi flips Bryan over. Bryan comes back with a monkey flip but Kofi lands on his feet to dropkick Bryan out! Kofi builds speed and FLIES for a Trust Fall! He wipes Bryan out and The New Day is fired up. There’s another viewing party backstage as the many superstars from the battle royals and previous matches support Kofimania.
Back at ringside, Kofi puts Bryan in but Bryan bails right back out. Bryan wants to catch his breath and talk with Rowan. The referee counts as Bryan takes his time returning. Kofi corners Bryan but Bryan turns it around to throw body shots. Bryan throws EuroUppers, then puts on another headlock. Fans continue to cheer Kofi as Kofi powers out. Bryan runs Kofi over but things speed up and Kofi hurdles. Kofi back elbows but Bryan blocks to a takedown! Bryan has the legs hooked and goes for the arms. Bryan pulls Kofi into the Mexican Surfboard! Kofi endures and pries free to kick Bryan’s legs. Kofi puts Bryan in a corner for stomps, then uppercuts of his own. He whips Bryan corner to corner but Bryan goes up and over.
Things speed up again, but Kofi catches Bryan with double stomps! Cover, TWO! Bryan gasps for air while Kofi keeps his cool. Kofi stalks Bryan to another corner but Bryan trips him up. Bryan rolls the leg then gets a rear mount. He grinds Kofi’s face into the mat! Bryan lets up at 4 to rain down rights to Kofi’s back. Bryan drags Kofi up by his dreads to then back suplex. Kofi lands out of it for a leaping lariat! Kofi and fans fire up as he hits the “NEW~ DAY~” Boom Drop! Fans fire up but Bryan bails out to the apron. Kofi dropkicks Bryan down then climbs up. Kofi springboards for a crossbody, that Bryan sends into the desk! The referee and New Day check on Kofi after that crash landing, but he’s somehow okay to continue.
A ring count begins and Bryan is up first. Bryan drags Kofi up and in at 6, then takes aim from a corner. Bryan drives knees into Kofi’s back and ribs all the way to ropes. He drags Kofi up and suplexes Kofi to hang him out to dry. Bryan then kicks the draped Kofi over and over! Bryan leaves Kofi there as he goes to the top rope, for a guillotine knee drop! Cover, TWO! Kofi crawls to a corner but Bryan stalks behind him. Bryan rams knees into Kofi’s ribs then squeezes with a rear bearhug. Kofi endures and fans rally up. Kofi stands but Bryan wrangles him back down. Bryan leans his weight on Kofi then rolls him to a bridging cover, TWO!
The watch party continues to rally for Kofi as he endures the squeeze again. Kofi feeds off the energy but Bryan throws him back down. Another bridging cover, TWO! Another, ONE! Bryan keeps on Kofi but Kofi gets back up. Kofi elbows and backs Bryan into a corner and keeps elbowing until he’s free of the bearhug. Kofi catches his breath but walks into a drop toehold int buckles. Bryan runs corner to corner for a dropkick! Bryan keeps going and hits another! He wants the hat trick, but gets Kofi’s stomps, only to catch it into a Boston Crab! Kofi endures as Bryan sits down deep! The New Day and the fans give Kofi the energy for a ropebreak! Bryan lets go but the damage is done.
Kofi crawls to a corner but Bryan is on him with No Kicks. Bryan kicks Kofi then turns him around to put him on the top rope. Bryan climbs up behind Kofi, but Kofi resists. Kofi elbows Bryan away, but Bryan leaps up to club Kofi on the back. But Kofi elbows Bryan away again, only for Bryan to come back again. Bryan climbs up but Kofi fights with more elbows! They become Yes Elbows with the crowd’s cheers. Kofi turns around and aims, Bryan stands and gets a crossbody to the back! Cover, TWO!! The watch party can’t believe it, but they’re not giving up on Kofi. Kofi doesn’t give up either as he drags Bryan up for forearms. Bryan flounders but gives forearms back. They go back and forth, and fans cheer Kofi while booing Bryan.
The brawl picks up pace and goes fast and furious! Bryan throws body shots, but Kofi spins, only to get caught! But Kofi rolls the crab into a cradle, TWO! Bryan makes it his cradle, TWO! Bryan swings but denies SOS. He runs into an elbow and Kofi hops up, crossbody! Cover, TWO and to a cover, TWO! Bryan gets the arm, LeBell Lock!! But Kofi rolls and kicks Bryan down! The watch party feels Kofi is growing closer, and the fans are giving Kofi everything they have. But Kofi runs into Bryan’s stomps! Bryan goes to the opposite corner and takes aim at Kofi. He mockingly brings back his “YES! YES!” movement as Kofi stands. Bryan runs out, but his knee misses! High stack cover, TWO! SOS!! Cover, TWO, into LeBell Lock!
Kofi holds it off so Bryan elbows Kofi in the ribs. Bryan puts the hold back on, but Kofi crawls. Kofi reaches with a leg and gets the ropebreak! Bryan is frustrated, but then he grins? Is Bryan actually enjoying this? The New Day coaches Kofi up but Bryan fires off more No Kicks. But Kofi stands up with each one! Kofi feeds off the kicks! Bryan is shocked but Kofi eggs him on! The fans are thunderous as Kofi returns kick for kick. But Bryan mule kicks, only to kick into a dragon sleeper?! Kofi hits an inverted suplex! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and slumps out of the ring right to Rowan’s feet. Kofi pursues but Rowan is in his way. The Big Red Bodyguard won’t let Kofi through, so Xavier Woods jumps in! Rowan catches and tosses Woods, then clobbers Big E on the other side!
Kofi gives Rowan Trouble in Paradise! Big E scoops and Woods jumps in, Midnight Hour on the floor! The New Day takes Rowan out, but Bryan’s building speed! Kofi intercepts with a big right hand! Kofi hurries into the ring and the fans are thunderous again. Bryan slowly stands, Trouble in Paradise misses, but not the Knee Plus!! Cover, TWO!?! Even the watch party is shocked by that! Bryan is beside himself on what he has to do to end Kofimania. Bryan grabs Kofi’s hands and gives him Danielson stomps! He makes The New Day watch each vicious one. Bryan then reels Kofi back into the LeBell Lock! Kofi endures all over again, but comes back to life!
Bryan clubs away on Kofi’s head but Kofi still holds on. Kofi pries his way out and rolls Bryan so that he can throw hands. But Bryan makes it a double wristlock! Kofi still fights through and rains rights! Kofi gives some serious ground ‘n’ pound now! Bryan holds on but Kofi just uses that to give those Danielson stomps back! The old stomping stampede returns for Kofi as he fires up! Kofi aims from a corner as he dares Bryan to stand back up. Bryan does, Trouble in Paradise!! Cover, Kofi wins!!
Winner: Kofi Kingston, by pinfall; NEW WWE Champion
Kofimania has a happy ending!! The 11 year wait is over, Kofi is a Grand Slam Champion, and most of all, he is THE world champion! The New Day celebrates, the watch party celebrates, the WWE Universe celebrates! But best of all, that sustainable belt is replaced, with THE WWE World Championship belt! Kofi finally gets to hold the gold everyone wants! How much higher will Kofimania ascend now that he’s finally champion?!
Alexa Bliss visits the Trainer’s Room.
Or as someone has renamed it, the Wrestlemania mortuary. Michael Che is icing his mouth and Colin Jost is icing a shoulder while both guys are icing knees. Alexa apologizes for Strowman’s treatment of them, he’s really nice deep down. She did try to settle things, but Jost blames Che. Che says Jost’s mouth is to blame. They argue but Alexa says they’ll be in excellent hands. Doctors Nash and Hall are here to give a… prostate exam…? Are they licensed?
WWE United States Championship: Samoa Joe VS Rey Mysterio!
Booker T joins commentary to celebrate Kofi’s win, but also to call this SmackDown based championship match! While the King of Lucha Libre was questionable for competing tonight, he is still game ready mentally against The Destroyer! But will Samoa Joe put Rey’s Grand Slam Dreams to sleep with a Coquina Clutch?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the bell rings! Joe immediately boots Mysterio right down then gives headbutt after headbutt! He scoops Mysterio but Mysterio tilt-o-whirls to a DDT! Mysterio gets to the apron and springboard huricanranas Joe onto ropes. Dial it up, 619 already! Mysterio climbs up fast and wheelbarrows, but Joe sits him down! Into the Coquina Clutch already! Mysterio fades, the referee calls it! Joe wins!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission; still WWE United States Champion
And it’s over already!? Joe puts Mysterio to bed faster than just about anyone, but will Mysterio make a comeback and finally get his Grand Slam?
Roman Reigns VS Drew McIntyre!
The Big Dog has beaten champions and legends, and he’s even beaten Leukemia for a second time in his life. But the Scottish Terminator promises to be deadlier than that in this grudge match. Will McIntyre truly break The Shield with this match tonight? Or will Roman rise up and prove this is always his Yard?
The bell rings, and Roman stares down with McIntyre. Then they throw hands! Roman uppercuts McIntyre over and over to a corner, then whips him to ropes. McIntyre kicks back but runs into a Samoan Drop! Cover, TWO! Roman keeps his eyes on McIntyre as he stalks him to a corner. Roman climbs up to rain down rights, but McIntyre shoves him away before 10. McIntyre runs but into another uppercut! Roman whips McIntyre but McIntyre reverses, only to run into a boot. Roman runs but into a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife cover, TWO! McIntyre drags Roman up and CHOPS him, then headbutts him. McIntyre scoops but Roman slips out, only to get an elbow. Roman dodges the shoulder to kick McIntyre back, then drop a guillotine leg drop! McIntyre tumbles out and Roman is on him again.
Roman runs but into a Glasgow Kiss! Roman drops but McIntyre drags him back up. McIntyre puts Roman in a corner only to throw him across the way! Cover, TWO! McIntyre keeps his cool as he keeps on Roman with an armlock and chinbar. Roman endures being bent and twisted back, and powers his way up. Roman fights against the hold but McIntyre pulls his hair to bring him back in. McIntyre grinds his forearm into Roman’s face then puts the chinbar back on. Roman powers up again and body shots out. McIntyre knees low then whips, but Roman holds ropes to throw McIntyre out. Roman clobbers McIntyre to the floor! Roman sees McIntyre on the apron and goes outside, for the Drive-By Drop- No, McIntyre dodges and Roman hits the apron.
McIntyre clubs away, then drags Roman up for a suplex to the floor! Roman writhes but so does McIntyre as that landing was double-edged. A ring count starts and reaches 5 before McIntyre puts Roman back in. McIntyre takes his time stalking Roman to the corner. He runs in but into an elbow. Roman goes to boot but McIntyre elbows back. McIntyre drags Roman out into the inverted Alabama slam! Cover, TWO!! Roman narrowly escapes but McIntyre rains down rights. McIntyre makes sure Roman sees the last punch coming. McIntyre soaks up the heat before dragging Roman up. He puts Roman on the top rope, and CHOPS him. McIntyre climbs up and tells Roman, “You should’ve said no!” But Roman hits McIntyre back! Roman headbutts McIntyre into the Tree of Woe! But McIntyre sits back up to suplex Roman off!
McIntyre glares at Roman as he watches The Big Dog crawl. He tells Roman “I broke the Shield!” McIntyre hauls Roman up for double underhooks, “This one’s for Ambrose!” That gets Roman to fight back! Roman throws uppercuts, but McIntyre SLAPS Roman! Now Roman’s angry! Roman clobbers and whips but McIntyre reverses, only to get a boot! McIntyre tumbles out and Roman takes aim again, Drive-By Dropkick hits! Roman puts McIntyre back in but McIntyre bails out. McIntyre drags Roman out but Roman shoves him into barriers! And then hits a Samoan Drop! Roman puts McIntyre in again, but McIntyre whips, only to get a leaping lariat!
Fans fire up with Roman as he locks ‘n’ loads! Roman runs to SUPERMAN- McIntyre dodges for another Glasgow Kiss! But Roman comes back with a SUPERMAN PUNCH! Fans know what’s coming next as Roman fires up in the corner. Roman lets out the battle cry, and SPEARS McIntyre! Cover, Roman wins!
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall
The Big Dog’s in-ring return is victorious! Roman shuts McIntyre up and stops the sweep of The Shield! Will Roman’s inspirational story spark something big in the coming future?
Ladies and Gentlemen: Elias.
The Drifter finally takes the stage, but he’s behind a drum set? Elias is a man of more than one instrument, and he gives a nice drum intro. Then he’s on piano and plays another good intro. And then he’s in the ring with his true love: guitar. Elias speaks to New York and asks if they’ve ever seen a more handsome band. Tonight is going to be very special, because he’ll do what no one has ever done before. Elias will play alongside himself! Drum Elias counts them in and Piano Elias joins in for a very jazzy Blues number. And it is actually really good. Elias compliments his alter egos and has them take a bow. But now Prime Elias will take it from here.
“Who Wants to Walk with Elias?!” New York seems okay with that, and start singing for Elias. Elias plays along with Seven Nation Army. Well if you liked that, just wait for the triangle, bass and harpsichord. But in all seriousness, Elias promises the greatest performance in professional music history! The fans will receive the greatest blessing, because WWE truly stands for Walk With Elias! New York knows that, and Elias smiles. But for the first song, Elias has something especially for Wrestlemania, and it will surely be the Mania theme song for the rest of history. So please silence phones, hold applause, and most importantly, SHUT YOUR MOUTHS! Elias begins, but a strange video package starts to play…
It is a special bulletin breaking news of the World Series. Chicago Cubs VS New York Yankees, Babe Ruth calling his shot. Elias has no idea what this has to do with him, but as Babe Ruth hits that homer, JOHN CENA appears?! And not just any Cena, THUGANOMICS! Word Life returns and Cena hits the ring! “Kill the beat, kill the beat.” Fans are excited to see Cena back and especially as the Doctor of Thuganomics. Poor Elias just got the worst deal, because he’s in the ring with Cena ’bout to turn Heel. Silence phones, hold applause, shut mouth and no string plucks. Cena feels like he’s watching one of his own movies, cuz this just sucks. WWE is Walk With Elias? Not really feeling it. Because without a guitar, Elias is just a wasted wrestling experiment.
Cena’s a bad man, his style’s like a pitbull that bit you. Elias isn’t even a whole dog, just a little piece of Shitzu. And a graphic to illustrate. Fans are loving this but Cena’s not done. He’d ask for a duet, but Elias would just put it on the shelf. We did all just see, Elias prefers to play with himself. And Cena may be the Golden Shovel, so it’s time to bury the Push. Elias is like Cena’s (pistachio) nuts but with a harrier bush. Did Cena wear out his welcome? Guess he’ll just leave you. No AA today, so Elias will just get an F U. Sucker punch takes Elias down! And “You Can’t See Me!” Five Knuckle Shuffle throwback! Pump ’em up! AA FU! Peace out. Is this John Cena going to be the one that’s back full time?
No Holds Barred: Triple H VS Batista!
Did The Game hold The Animal down in WWE? Did The Animal simply quit out of his own frustration and selfishness? It doesn’t really matter now, because the rules are out the window and HHH’s wrestling career is on the line. Will HHH avenge Ric Flair for Batista’s betrayal? Or will Batista be the one to finally end The Game?
The bell rings and HHH gets face to face with Batista. They then rush each other and Batista tackles HHH to a corner! Batista rams his shoulder in but HHH knees him back. HHH throws hands back but Batista clobbers him down! Batista stalks HHH and whips him but HHH reverses to elbow Batista out of the ring. HHH catches his breath before pursuing Batista. Batista throws HHH over the desk! But HHH jumps up and over the desk to tackle Batista! Both men hit the apron but HHH rains down rights. HHH goes to throw Batista but Batista throws HHH over barriers! Batista goes back but HHH hits him with a toolbox! Batista staggers and falls but HHH goes back to the toolbox to empty it out. HHH has a chain! And he uses it to LASH Batista on the back!
HHH looms over Batista to LASH him again! Then HHH takes the chain and wraps it around Batista’s neck and choke him! The chain also gets in Batista’s eyes and mouth as HHH pulls back hard. HHH then lets go of the chain to sling Batista to the floor. HHH drags Batista up to whip Batista into steel steps. Batista is down and HHH tosses the chain aside. HHH picks up a pair of pliers from the toolbox! HHH drags Batista onto the steel steps and uses those pliers to crush Batista’s fingers! Batista writhes and shouts in pain but HHH uses the pliers to put on a keylock. HHH traps that arm and dares Batista to give up. HHH stomps the arm!
Batista writhes and goes to the ring, but HHH grabs a chair! HHH brings it to the ring, but he also brings needle nose pliers now. HHH grins with the sadism of old before he SMACKS Batista with a chair! Batista is on the mat and HHH sits on Batista with the chair! HHH uses the chair to choke Batista, and then he brings the needle nose pliers to go after the nose ring!! Batista can only scream and shout as HHH RIPS the ring from his nostril! The referee checks on Batista but Batista stumbles and crawls away. HHH kisses the nose ring! HHH goes back to the chain while Batista retreats to the announce desk. Batista stands as HHH wraps his hand in that chain. HHH leaps, but Batista sends him onto the desk!
Batista goes after HHH at the other announce desk, and back suplexes him on top of it! The table doesn’t give, but Batista takes a seat in an arm chair just a moment. Batista drags HHH up and whips him into barriers! HHH crawls but Batista lifts him up, for an Angle Slam onto the announce desk! The table still doesn’t give for another solid landing. Batista drags HHH off the desk to club him down. Batista whips HHH into barriers on the other side! HHH’s family is there booing Batista as Batista goes for the chair. Batista SMACKS HHH in return! Batista stalks HHH and puts him back in the ring. Finally a cover, TWO!
Batista stalks HHH to a corner and rams his shoulder back in. He whips HHH back into that corner for a clothesline! Cover, TWO! Batista keeps his cool, but HHH throws body shots. Batista clubs HHH then whips, but HHH counters with his signature knee smash. HHH gets to a corner but Batista runs in, only to miss and get post! The H Family cheers as HHH kicks low! He underhooks but Batista powers out to an Air Raid Crash! Cover, TWO!! HHH survives but Batista keeps focus. Batista throws HHH out of the ring and takes his time following after. Batista drags HHH over to bump him off the announce desk. HHH flounders while Batista picks up the top of the steel steps. Batista RAMS HHH in the head!
Batista catches his breath a moment and leaves the steel steps on one desk while clearing off the other. He scoops HHH and snake eyes him onto the steps. Batista makes sure HBK sees this as he climbs up onto the desk. Batista gives the thumbs up, and the thumbs down! He lifts HHH, but HHH back drops Batista onto the other desk! This desk doesn’t give way, either! HHH shoves the steel steps away while he catches his breath and Batista writhes in pain. HHH drags himself up while Batista stirs on the other desk. Both men slowly stand on the desks and head for each other. HHH says “SUCK IT” as he SPEARS Batista through the third desk!! Both men are down but this needs to end with a cover or submission!
HHH and Batista slowly stir, and Batista crawls away from HHH. HHH still pursues, and the two fight each other as they crawl into the ring. Batista drags HHH back down to throw haymakers and ax handles. Batista goes back into the ring but HHH slumps back down. HHH takes a moment to catch his breath, but he also finds an old friend under the ring: the sledgehammer! And not just one, but two! HHH brings one hammer with him into the ring, but Batista SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! HHH still lives and Batista starts to grow frustrated. Batista staggers to his feet and grabs the sledgehammer for his own! Batista runs at HHH but gets a boot. HHH grabs sledgehammer but runs into Batista’s boot. HHH roars with anger but runs into a SPINEBUSTER!
Batista fires himself up like it’s 2005. He drags HHH up for the bomb, BATISTA BOMB!! Cover, TWO!? HHH survives and Batista is shocked! Batista goes out and brings in the base steps! He shoves it towards HHH and then hobbles over to bring HHH up. Batista brings HHH to a corner, then to the top rope. Fans can tell what Batista wants as he lines it up. HHH fights for his life but Batista hits back. Batista climbs but HHH slips under! HHH POWERBOMBS Batista on the steel steps!! Batista somehow stands, but HHH is on him with a PEDIGREE!! Cover, TWO?!? How does Batista survive that?! HHH doesn’t have time question it, he just crawls to his sledgehammer.
Batista crawls back to the steel steps, but HHH aims with his hammer. HHH runs in but Batista hits low! Batista DDT’s HHH on the steps! HHH goes up and over with the power of that spike! HHH somehow drags himself to ropes while Batista flounders away. Fans see something though: It’s Ric Flair! The Nature Boy gives HHH the second hammer! And as for Batista, he tells him off for what he did. Batista gets up, but HHH uses the steps for a FLYING hammer shot! And then, one more Pedigree!! Cover, HHH wins!
Winner: HHH, by pinfall; does NOT have to retire from in-ring competition
The Nature Boy chose a side, and The Game wins! This is the first time but the most important time HHH has ever beaten Batista, but will Batista simply quit and go back to Hollywood like before?
Alexa Bliss has The B-Team model new Daniel Bryan T-Shirts.
Of course, the statement on the shirt, “And STILL… The Planet’s Champion”, was made out of over confidence that he would win. These now defunct collectors items can be yours on the WWE’s official shirt. The B-Team do a modeling dance, but Ron Simmons comes by to say… “DAMN!” Classic Ron.
Kurt Angle’s Farewell Match: Kurt Angle VS Baron Corbon!
The Olympic Gold Medalist will retire, whether he wins or loses. As such, he wants to make sure he settles the grudge with the Lone Wolf before he hangs it up for good. Will Angle show the WWE Universe and most importantly Corbin himself, that he’s still got it? Or will Corbin be the last and most embarrassing loss in Angle’s Hall of Fame level career?
The bell rings and Angle starts swinging on Corbin! Corbin staggers but boots Angle back. Corbin runs but into a belly2belly! Angle stalks Corbin to a corner but Corbin rakes his eyes. Corbin runs, slides then slides in, but into a waistlock. He elbows out and throws hands to then throw Angle into ropes. Corbin mocks the gold medalist but fans boo and jeer Corbin. Corbin drags Angle up for haymakers, then taunts Angle about this being his last chance to be a hero. He puts Angle in a corner and throws more hands, but fans boo and jeer more. Corbin knees Angle low then tells the fans to shush while he elbows Angle down. Corbin chokes Angle on the ropes while taunting Angle’s family. The ref counts and Corbin lets up at 4. Corbin hops up but misses his ax handle!
Angle gets Corbin with a German Suplex! And a second! And a third! Cover, TWO! Angle doesn’t slow down, he stalks Corbin for the Angle Slam. But Corbin slips out and boots Angle down! Corbin sneers as he drags Angle up. He prepares a bomb but Angle back drops! Corbin sunset flips but Angle rolls through to the ankle lock! Corbin endures and pushes Angle off, but Angle dodges to run, into DEEP SIX! Cover, TWO!! Angle narrowly escapes and Corbin is furious! Corbin runs in at Angle in a corner, but misses! He staggers back into the Angle Slam! Cover, TWO!! Corbin survives but Angle brings down the straps! Angle grabs the leg for the ankle lock!
Corbin endures as Angle twists, and Angle drags him away from ropes. Corbin grits his teeth as he rolls through to send Angle into buckles! Angle spits and sputters while Corbin limps to his feet. Corbin mocks the fans who wanted Cena in this match with the “You Can’t See Me” hands. Corbin then whips but Angle rocks Corbin with a right! And gets another German! And another! Angle gets a sixth German total, but he’s not done there! This is his last match, and fans fire up as Angle wants one last go at the top rope. Ange MOONSAULTS, but flops! Well it was never his best move… Corbin reels Angle in for End of Days! Cover, Corbin wins?!
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall
The Lone Wolf ruins everyone’s fun as he ruins the finale to Angle’s in-ring career. No one in the WWE Universe can believe it, nor does Angle. Will Corbin use this deafening silence to make his way to a championship?
Angle grabs a mic and fans still cheer and chant “Thank You, Kurt!” But Angle tells them that for the past 20 years, he’s had the time of his life. Even here tonight. Angle thanks each and every one of the fans, but he wants this to end his way. Play his music and say those classic two words. “You Suck! You Suck!” Of course, everyone means it with love. Angle says his final good-byes as far as the ring goes, but will Angle find a new way to be part of the WWE?
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Bobby Lashley w/ Lio Rush VS Demon Finn Balor!
The Almighty Rocky Mountain Machine has always seen as Finn the man too small and weak to measure up. But now, he must face Balor the Demon! Will Lashley still feel mighty against such a mysterious force? Or will he end the mystique of Balor while staying golden?
The introductions are made as darkness and the Demon himself descends upon the arena! The belt is raised and the bell rings to begin this supernatural meets superhuman match!
Lashley runs at Balor but Balor heel kicks and ax kicks Lashley back! Balor shotgun dropkicks Lashley then rallies with lariats. Balor throws Lashley out to then build speed and FLY! Direct hit! Lio approaches but backs off right away from Balor. Balor puts Lashley in and goes corner to corner, but into a BIG urenage! Balor gets to the apron but Lashley knocks him down. Lashley drags Balor up and suplexes him across the ring! Balor gets to the other apron but Lashley clubs him again. Lashley suplexes Balor back the other way! Balor returns to the apron but Lashley CLOBBERS him right back down! Lio trash talks Balor while Lashley picks him up and rams him into barriers! Lashley roars as he goes side to side to run back in, but into a Slingblade!
Balor scares Lio again, then runs to shotgun Lashley into barriers! The ring count climbs but Balor puts Lashley in. Balor climbs up but Lio distracts. Balor runs him off but Lashley SPEARS Balor off the apron! Both men crash on the ground, but Lashley puts Balor back in. Lashley aims again, for another SPEAR! Cover, TWO!? Balor survives?! Lashley and Lio are shocked, but Lashley glares as he drags Balor back up. Lashley lifts Balor but Balor fights out of the bomb. Balor goes to lift but Lashley’s too big. Balor knees Lashley in the ribs but he still can’t get Lashley up. He kicks and knees Lashley more, and manages a powerbomb!! The fans fire up as Balor climbs high. COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Balor wins!!
Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall; NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion
The Demon conquers the Machine, and now Finn Balor is a Too Sweet two-time Intercontinental Champion! Whether man or demon, will Finn Balor reign fOreVER?
Alexa Bliss returns to the stage!
The Goddess and Wrestlemania host recaps the new champions crowned, the many surprises witnessed, and even the Demon reigning. But now we’ve broken history with 82,265 people in attendance at MetLife! Fireworks celebrate this attendance record, but the real fireworks are about to fly with the historic main event! Alexa feels like it’s time for intermission. What? No, that’s a cue for… The Fabulous Truth! Carmella won the Women’s Battle Royal, but now she and R-Truth get the fans back into things with a record-setting Seven Second DANCE BREAK~! Floss like you’ve never flossed before! Or whatever moves you prefer. And is this longer than seven seconds? Well who cares, it’s Wrestlemania.
Raw & SmackDown Women’s Championships, Winner Takes All Triple Threat: Ronda Rousey VS Charlotte Flair VS Becky Lynch!
The history of this history-making match really begins with Survivor Series 2018. Everyone wanted Ronda VS Becky, Raw Women’s Champion VS SmackDown Women’s Champion. But The Man chose to take the fight to the Baddest Woman’s brand, only to get a broken nose from Nia Jax. The dream match was changed to Ronda VS Charlotte, and that’s when things grew complicated. There was fighting between Ronda and Charlotte, Becky and Ronda, and Charlotte and Becky. Becky lost her SmackDown Women’s Championship but jumped into the Women’s Royal Rumble to win it. She called out the Raw Women’s Champion, but then Vince McMahon made an executive decision. Becky rebelled, Charlotte taunted and Ronda turned. Now we’re at a match that will settle everything between three of the baddest in the business today. When it’s Winner Takes All in a Wrestlemania first, who becomes the first UNDISPUTED Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion!?
The Queen arrives in a helicopter! And of course, with a red carpet. But of course, Ronda Rousey has Joan Jett & The Blackhearts perform their iconic song live! As for Becky, she only needs herself and the WWE Universe. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we make history!
Ronda, Charlotte and Becky stare down from their corners. They all slowly circle, with fans strongly behind Becky. Becky and Charlotte stare, but then realize Ronda is literally between them. So they both go after her! Ronda and Becky grapple while Charlotte hangs back. Ronda throws body shots to back Becky up, but Becky hits back. Only for Ronda to fire off more! Ronda kicks Becky out but Charlotte runs in, only to get a knee! Ronda kicks Charlotte out, too, then goes after Becky. She picks Becky up to drive her into barriers. Ronda scoops Charlotte for Piper’s Pit to the floor! Ronda goes back to Becky but Becky shoves her into a post! Becky boots Ronda then Charlotte scoops Ronda for an exploder into barriers! The Man and The Queen have Ronda down for now, and they go back to the ring.
Charlotte says she told us so, but Becky doesn’t care. The frenemy Horsewomen throw hands back and forth! Becky hits but Charlotte kicks the bad leg. Charlotte yanks on an arm as well, and goes to bring Becky down! She wants to steal the Disarm-Her?! Becky powers out and rocks Charlotte, to steal the Figure Four! Charlotte shoves Becky back but the two throw forearms again. Ronda returns to kicks them both down! Ronda judo throws Becky around but Charlotte knees Ronda low. Chalrotte boots Ronda into Becky, but Ronda won’t let go of Becky! Charlotte powerbomb lifts Ronda with Becky trapped, but Ronda drags them both into hanging armbars! Triple Threat means no disqualifications so Ronda doesn’t need to let go!
Becky breaks free but Charlotte’s still trapped. Becky dropkicks Ronda from under Charlotte, and Ronda hits the ground hard! The referee checks on Ronda but Charlotte knocks Becky down. Charlotte goes after Becky but Becky fights her off. Becky runs in at Charlotte in a corner, but into a backbreaker and buckle bump! Charlotte kicks Becky in the face then covers, TWO! Charlotte stomps Becky out then brings down the knee pad. She shouts out to the Nature Boy with that knee drop. Fans rally for Becky even as Charlotte bounces her off the mat. Charlotte climbs up top, MOONSAULT! But into knees! And the Disarm-Her! But Ronda returns to drag Becky into knee strikes. And then takedown to an armbar! Becky rolls around to resist, Charlotte knees Ronda down!
Charlotte catches her breath while Becky and Ronda are both down. Double Natural Selection! Cover on Becky, TWO! Cover on Ronda, TWO! Charlotte grows annoyed but she throws Becky out of the ring. Charlotte stalks Ronda now, but Ronda throws body shots. Ronda backs Charlotte down but Charlotte gives Flair CHOPS! Charlotte lights Ronda up but Ronda still says Charlotte “chops like a b*tch”! So Charlotte b*tch SLAPS Ronda! Ronda hits the leaping elbow! Then a takedown! Charlotte resists and shifts Ronda to a Boston Crab! Ronda endures, but Becky returns to bulldog Charlotte! Flashbacks to Summerslam and other Triple Threats, but Becky doesn’t stop there. She drags Ronda up into a dragon sleeper, then kicks Charlotte as she stands up. Becky grabs Charlotte in a facelock for double DDT combo! Cover on Ronda, TWO! Cover on Charlotte, TWO!
Becky is beside herself but she focuses on Charlotte while Ronda goes to the apron. Becky forearms and mule kicks Charlotte to ropes, but runs into a boot. Charlotte runs into uppercuts from Becky, then headbutts. Becky runs into an elbow from Charlotte, and Charlotte drags Becky up to whip. Becky reverses but Charlotte tumbles to the apron. Charlotte boots Becky then climbs, but Becky joins her. They fight for control and Ronda crawls over. SUPER Becksploder! Cover, TWO!! Becky gets up and goes after Ronda but Ronda hits her away. Ronda climbs up and leaps for a double crossbody! Double cover, TWO! Ronda grabs Becky for another judo throw, then she throws Charlotte down beside her. Double Armbar!
Ronda promised to do this to them, but Charlotte and Becky lift her up for a DOUBLE BOMB! But not just one, a SECOND Double Bomb! Ronda holds on so Charlotte and Becky give her a THIRD! Becky and Charlotte then brawl with each other! Charlotte throws Becky out and covers Ronda, TWO!! Ronda survives by the narrowest of margins, but Charlotte already formulates a plan in her mind. Charlotte sees Becky get up and falls for the bait! Becky kicks Charlotte then dodges the boot for a urenage! Cover, TWO! Becky keeps her cool again as she scrapes Charlotte out. Fans rally up as Becky goes after Ronda. Ronda kicks but Becky rolls her, DISARM-HER! Ronda flails and turns but Becky stays on!
They roll again and Becky keeps the arm, but Ronda keeps pushing to ropes. Ropebreaks don’t end this, but Ronda uses the ropes to climb up and lift Becky for a buckle bomb! Ronda runs back in but gets buckles herself! Becky gives Ronda a Disarm-Her through the ropes! Charlotte BOOTS Becky outta nowhere! Ronda flops to the floor while Becky and Charlotte brawl. Charlotte rocks Becky then climbs up to join her. They stand up on the very top, for a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!! Becky lives and Charlotte clutches her own leg from that landing. Ronda drags herself back in, and goes after Charlotte. But Charlotte exploder suplexes Ronda! Becky prevents any covers to drag Charlotte in, but Charlotte throws Becky into buckles. Becky gets to the apron but Charlotte boots her down! Ronda grabs Charlotte but Charlotte kicks Ronda’s leg out.
Charlotte stomps the leg, leaving nasty bruises on it. She drags Ronda over and takes that leg to sling it against the post. Charlotte gives Ronda a post-assisted Figure Four! Ronda screams but Becky breaks the hold with a kick. Ronda rolls away while Becky whips Charlotte, only to get thrown instead. Charlotte goes back to Ronda and that leg, for a Figure Four, only for Ronda to cradle counter! TWO and Charlotte’s back on that leg! Figure Four is on, but Ronda crawls. Charlotte still gets the Figure Eight, but Becky leg drops in outta nowhere! All three women are down but New York is fired up! Fans build to a rally while Becky and Charlotte go to the apron. Becky takes this No Disqualification stipulation to the extreme with a table! New York loves where she’s going with this as she puts the table in the ring.
Becky sets the table up near a corner but Charlotte returns. Charlotte clobbers Becky into the table then bounces her off the wood. Charlotte puts Becky on the table then goes to the corner. She climbs up but Becky stops her with clubbing forearms. Becky turns around but Ronda attacks! Ronda dumps Charlotte down and decides that “Tables are for b*tches!” Ronda throws hands and throws Becky around. She scoops Becky but Becky slips out. They go around but Charlotte SPEARS them both! Cover on Becky, TWO!! Cover on Ronda, TWO!! Charlotte is frustrated but she hobbles to the table. She insists “This is MY main event!” as she puts the table up in a corner. Charlotte drags Ronda up and bounces her off the wood. And again, and again! Becky grabs Charlotte but Charlotte whips Becky off. Becky dodges but Charlotte SPEARS on the return! Cover, TWO!!
Charlotte grows further frustrated, but sees Ronda stirring. Fans rally for Becky but Charlotte is up first. Charlotte aims at Becky and Ronda, and runs in, only to get double hip tossed into the table!! Fans want that “One More Time!” but Charlotte flops out of the ring. Becky and Ronda grit their teeth and face off again! Survivor Series finally happens as they throw furious hands! Ronda throws body shots and the Shining Wizard! Ronda jackknifes through to a fireman’s carry, but that bad leg slows her down. Becky uses the Piper’s Pit for a Crucifix Pin! Becky WINS!!
Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall; Winner Takes All, NEW Raw & SmackDown Women’s Champion
The Man shocks the Baddest Woman with her first defeat in WWE! But more than that, she keeps her promise to the fans and herself by becoming DUAL champion! Ronda protests that her shoulders weren’t on the mat the whole time, and only instant replay catches it. But referee decisions are always final, will the McMahon Family take this into consideration? And if not, what happens next? What happens to Ronda and Charlotte now that they’re without titles? What’s next for Becky now that she’s reached the top of the WWE?
A lot of people doubted the quality of this Wrestlemania before it ever started, but I honestly feel like this did better than anyone expected. In fact, this Wrestlemania was great! The Kickoff Show had more matches than I expected, but they were all pretty solid. The Cruiserweight Championship opening was a bit of a surprise, and I thought it was gonna go a touch longer, but it actually felt just right to me. Mostly that Nese won and now we can have all sorts of fresh match-ups for the title. I wonder if Murphy goes to Raw to join Alexa… The Raw Tag Team Championships got a rather sudden match, but the stars aligned for Hawkins to break his streak. He and Ryder were in their home state, and it was the Kickoff, so the streak is over and now it’s all about defending those belts.
Both battle royals were fun, as battle royals should be. I was really rooting for Asuka, and really felt this Women’s Battle Royal would’ve revitalized her on SmackDown, and also expected Lacey Evans to be in it at all, but not even that happened. But I suppose Carmella winning it all was fine, WWE seems to really like her. The Andre the Giant Battle Royal went exactly as it should have: Strowman dominates, settles things with Jost & Che, then wins it all. Hopefully this revitalizes Strowman’s run on Raw now that titles have changed. Which was the first great thing: there were all the right title changes! Lesnar VS Rollins as a main-event opener and Rollins, though with a (very deserved) low blow, WINS! Crossfit Jesus is Raw’s savior! Demon Balor put Lashely away rather quickly, so I wonder if we get that original Universal Championship match rematch after all…
Styles rightfully wins his match with Orton, but I wonder if this ends the story at all. The same for Miz losing like that. Either of those matches could have a rematch, but it’d be hard for Miz VS Shane II to outdo this one. I was surprised The Usos retained, but they really are a top level team. A dedicated program between them and Aleister-Ricochet would be cool. The Women’s Tag Titles going to the IIconics was great, because now those titles really can be on SmackDown, and perhaps the IIconics go to Raw more often. Beth looked great, maybe The Divas of Doom can keep this return going a little longer. And I really hope Thuganomics Cena is the Cena that returns full-time, if even only for a few months. His moment with Elias was great, probably my favorite of the whole night.
The only let down tonight was Mysterio VS Joe. Not that Joe won but that Mysterio couldn’t give Joe or us a real match. Mysterio was concerned about his condition and clearly WWE knew now to push it, so Joe gets a quick win to move on. Reigns VS McIntyre was pretty great, and naturally Reigns wins. But Vince has to really be careful not to bring back bad memories of Super Roman from here on out. It’s a shame Ambrose didn’t come out to celebrate as his own moment, but it’s still yet to be seen just how serious his leaving is. The No Holds Barred was definitely brutal, and I was surprised Ric Flair showed up at all. I wonder if this kind of finish really finishes this story, but again, Batista is in Hollywood so we might have to wait for a sequel to this one.
Angle’s Farewell wasn’t want any fan wanted, but I suppose it had to be the true low point of the night for all the great things we got. Rollins winning actually made me think we weren’t getting it, but finally, finally, FINALLY Kofi Kingston is world champion! And he even brings back the classic belt! A class act for this long-awaited Grand Slam world champion, but with Money in the Bank up next, we’ll all have to worry about the cash-in for the whole year now. But just as we got Rollins and Kofi, dreading we wouldn’t get THE moment, our doubts were dispelled! Becky wins it all!! The triple threat was incredible, all the story was there, and even with a tease of controversy, we get the trifecta! That tease plants seeds of Ronda VS Becky in the future, the rest is up to Ronda and the WWE.
My Score: 9.1/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (8/16/22)
Who gets burned by the Heatwave?
NXT is on fire tonight!
NXT is red hot with all this gold on the line! Will JD McDonagh dethrone Bron Breakker? Will the Toxic Reign finally come to an end?
- NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Giovanni Vinci; Melo wins and retains the title.
- Roxanne Perez VS Cora Jade; Jade wins.
- The Fate of Legado Street Fight: Santos Escobar VS Tony D’Angelo; D’Angelo wins and Escobar must leave NXT.
- NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose VS Zoey Stark; Mandy wins and retains the title.
- NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS JD McDonagh; Bron wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
A heatwave hits NXT!
With it, we see a finale in the saga of Legado and D’Angelo, a grudge match of former friends explodes, and the Toxic Goddess defending her throne against the returning rising star. And in the main event, the Irish Ace looks to pick the NXT Champion apart and take that title from whatever is left. So get yourself a nice cold beverage, sit back and relax a show that is too hot to handle!
NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Giovanni Vinci!
Another title on the line is that of the North American Championship! Melo says when he shoots, he don’t miss! But when you live lavishly like Giovanni, every day is #ViniVediVinci! Will Melo shoot down the Pride of Italy? Or will it be a campione vittoria to spark the Heatwave?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who lights it up here tonight!
Fans rally up as the two circle and tie up. Vinci waistlocks and TOSSES Melo away then says he’s the new champion, Melo storms up but into a wrench and headlock. Melo powers out then leaps as Vinci leaps, and Melo clips Vinci’s legs! Vinci lands hard and Melo fires forearms. Melo headlocks but Vinci throws body shots. Vinci headlocks but Melo powers out to hurdle. Vinci blows past Melo to run him over! Cover, ONE, but Vinci has Melo in a corner, Melo avoids the forearm to CHOP! Melo headlocks then whips corner to corner but Vinci reverses. Melo goes up, Vinci catches him, but Melo slips off!
Melo waistlocks, Vinci switches, Melo rolls off his back to springboard LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Melo throws haymakers. Vinci staggers, Melo CHOPS him, then Melo pie faces Vinci! Vinci blocks the next punch to CHOP back! Fans fire up and even Trick is stinging, but Melo reverses the whip, only for Vinci to springboard CROSSBODY! Vinci gets Melo back and fans fire up again. Vinci kicks Melo around, drags him up into a corner, and CHOPS him! Melo staggers away but Vinci is after him to CHOP again! Vinci puts Melo into another corner, for another CHOP! The fans are all stinging from that one!
Vinci flexes and fans want that “One More Time!” but Melo throws a forearm. Vinci throws a EuroUpper, Melo forearms again, and Vinci throws another EuroUpper. Melo throat chops, whips but Vinci reverses. Melo ducks and both men run, and DOUBLE LARIATS wipe them both out! The fans are fired up even more as NXT goes picture in picture.
The ref checks both men and fans are rallying for “NXT! NXT!” as both men stand. Melo and Vinci throw DOUBLE HAYMAKERS, then Vinci kicks low. Vinci whips, and CALF KICKS Melo down! Vinci soaks up the cheers and jeers and he covers, TWO! Vinci jams his knee into Melo’s back, clamps onto the shoulders, then shifts to a chinlock. Vinci traps Melo’s arms but Melo pries at the hold. Melo fights up to his feet, throws body shots, but Vinci knees low! Vinci whips but Melo reverses. Trick swipes at Vinci but the ref warns him! Melo BOOTS Vinci all the same! Melo rains down fists, then flexes in his cover, TWO!
Melo storms up on Vinci and brings him up to ROCK him! Vinci throws a body shot! Melo comes back but Vinci throws more body shots. Melo knees low, rolls with the snapmare and BOOTS Vinci down! Cover, TWO! Melo clamps onto Vinci with a dragon sleeper but Vinci powers out! Melo is right back on Vinci with a facelock and he grinds Vinci down. Vinci fights up, but Melo wrangles him back down. Vinci endures the grind, but Melo CLUBS him on the back! Melo cranks on the hold, pushing up with his legs for leverage, but Vinci still endures. Vinci fights up again, Melo throws body shots, but Vinci powers up!
Melo holds on tight as Vinci tries to throw him off! Melo pulls back on the hold as NXT returns to single picture, but Vinci tries again! Vinci TOSSES Melo away! Melo storms back up but Vinci whips him away, to then scoop for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Both men are down but the fans fire up! Vinci storms up and whips, but Melo reverses and follows, but springboards into Vinci’s arms! Vinci fireman’s carries for the ROLLING SENTON! And then a MOONSAULT from the corner! Cover, TWO! Vinci drags Melo up, reels him in, but Melo rolls Vinci up! TWO, Melo rebounds but the superkick is swatted!
Vinci springboards but Melo kicks the legs out! Vinci is stuck, for the FADEAWAY! Cover, TWO! Vinci survives and fans argue the count on Melo’s behalf, but that was two! Trick coaches Melo and Melo fires up. “This is Awesome!” and Melo brings Vinci up. Vinci suplexes first but Melo slips out to O’Conner Roll! TWO, Melo comes back to SUPERKICK! Vinci drops to a knee, Melo goes up the corner, but Vinci catches the jump! BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Vinci catches his breath. Vinci blocks a kick, reels Melo in but Melo slips free, but into the lift! Melo slips off to suplex CUTTER! Cover, TWO!!
Fans rally harder as Melo thinks on what he has to do. Melo goes to a corner, he goes up the corner, and then leaps, but Vinci gets under the Three Pointer! Vinci TOSSES Melo out, but Trick is there to catch him! Vinci goes up and up and SUPER CROSSBODIES!! Vinci wipes out Melo and Trick, fans lose their minds, and Vinci puts Melo back in! Vinci springboards and springboards to MOONSAULT!! Cover, Trick helps Melo get the ROPEBREAK! Were they watching The Miz and Ciampa last night on Raw? Vinci storms out after Trick and dares him to do something, but then Melo RAMS Vinci into the steel steps!
Melo goes back up top and leaps, but Vinci dodges again! Vinci shoves Melo, blocks his boot, and reels him in for a LARIAT! Melo gets turned inside out but that’s not all! Vinci gets Melo up as Trick runs in, POWERBOMBO onto Trick! Vinci drags Trick up to give him the POWERBOMB! Then another kick to Melo, another lift, another POWER- RANA!!! Melo wins!!
Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall (still NXT North American Champion)
Huge assist to Trick! Melo would not have made it through the heat if not for him! Will there be another #Melobration in Trick’s honor soon enough?
Toxic Attraction arrives.
Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin see Bron Breakker also arriving. He’s got an uphill battle tonight, huh? Yeah, and so does Mandy. Well okay. We’ll see who leaves with their title. Yes, we will. Toxic Attraction seems to consider Bron a contender, but will Mandy and Bron still have the gold after tonight?
Julius Creed speaks.
Via twitter, Julius said, “So I went back and watched the 8 Man Tag over and over and over again, but I found what I was searching for. And I’m gonna address who needs to be addressed, but I’m gonna do it in front of the NXT Universe this Tuesday at Heatwave.” As such, he and the rest of Diamond Mine are heading to gorilla in the present. What did he see and who does he plan to confront? We’ll see, after the break.
Von Wagner & Robert Stone speak.
“Mr. Stone” says that two weeks ago, Solo Sikoa got a so-called victory, yet he’s the one on the shelf and Von’s still standing. If you learned anything from that match, it is that Von is a freak of nature! Von can run a 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds and he can bench press 225 pounds 30 times. If Von wanted to go to an NFL team and get a contract, he could! Von says Stone has heard all the talk, how there is a change in the air. It doesn’t matter if you’re internet famous or popular with the media! “The Game has changed, but the rules remain the same. Anyone smaller or weaker will not survive in my jungle!”
The Diamond Mine heads to the ring!
Julius & Brutus Creed lead Roderick Strong and Damon Kemp out, and they all get a mic. Julius starts by saying, “Less than a year ago, my brother and I got an opportunity of a lifetime: to learn from one of the greatest champions in NXT history, Roderick Strong. And we jumped at that opportunity. And we dedicated every fiber of our being to win the Dusty Cup and to win these NXT Tag Team Championships for Diamond Mine. We’ve been stitched, we’ve been stapled, we’ve wound ourselves up doing cannonballs, all for this right here.
“But recently, it was brought to my attention that someone’s trying to destroy what we’ve built. Someone’s trying to destroy Diamond Mine. And I wanted to use this opportunity to call that person out right now!” Julius looks to the ramp, but then he looks at STRONG! Is Julius kidding?! Strong can’t believe Julius is blaming Strong! Strong founded Diamond Mine and brought in the Creeds! They’re one-of-a-kind athletes with endless potential! That is something he never had. And he stands here looking at them as the NXT Tag Team Champions! Fans chant, “They Don’t Need You!” and Strong says yes they do!
But look at him, Julius. They are one of the best tag teams in all the WWE! Strong would put the Creeds up against the Usos any day of the week! That is how much he believes in them! They’re the future of this place! That’s great, and they can tell the Usos for them, but the Creds aren’t just the future, they’re the now! But Strong can say whatever he wants to their face, because Julius knows Strong will just stab them in the back. Brutus isn’t so sure, though. Julius says he is sure, though. Then Brutus says he has his brother’s back! But Strong says Julius needs to be careful with the next works that come out of his mouth!
Julius says everything he does is calculated. He isn’t gonna play games, he’s gonna just show Strong instead! Roll the tape! Strong was throwing knees, Julius was throwing lariats, but then Tony looked to Strong and they had a moment! Strong hits Julius with the knee, and that is enough for Julius! Tony signaled Strong! Or was Julius imagining it? Strong says they can’t be serious here! Strong doesn’t know, Tony D is a scumbag. Maybe Tony has a tic or he was signaling his own team. But y’know what? Let’s just do it! Let’s lay all the cards on the table! Since MAY, they’ve had something against Strong, and now-
GALLUS ATTACKS!! Wolfgang and the Coffey Brothers are here in the States! They’re beating down Kemp and the Creeds! Fans fire up for Gallus as they glare at Strong, and then Joe hits a GLASGOW SENDOFF! Mark and Wolfgang stomp away on Strong, then they go back to whooping the Creeds! Fans are torn but it seems NXT is now Gallus’ kingdom! And there’s the green light, just as Apollo Crews foresaw! Has Gallus just destroyed the Diamond Mine?
Backstage interview with Roxanne Perez.
McKenzie says Roxie finally gets a shot at Cora, and she says this is the most nervous she’s ever been in a match. Her stomach has been in knots all day, because she never thought she’d be fighting her best friend. But Cora wanted this. Cora ended their friendship! And now Cora has nowhere to hide! Cora’s made her bed, and now she has to sleep in it. Cora’s music hits so Roxie heads out, will the Women’s Breakout Tournament winner break her former friend?
Roxanne Perez VS Cora Jade!
NXT returns as Roxie makes her entrance. And she rushes right in so the bell rings! THESZ PRESS and then Roxie dribbles Cora! Cora gets out, but Roxie runs and DIVES! Direct hit and Roxie puts Cora in the ring. Cora bails out again so Roxie DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp, and Roxie hurries to put Cora in. Cover, TWO! Roxie drags Cora up to whip her to ropes, but Cora holds ropes to stop herself. Cora ROCKS Roxie, ROCKS her against ropes, then whips her into the rope to run and back elbow her down! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Cora drags Roxie up. Cora bumps Roxie off buckles, then throws big forearms!
Fans rally and duel as Cora throws more shots, and she snapmares Roxie to a cover. TWO, Roxie grits her teeth but Cora brings Roxie up. Cora suplexes but Roxie fights it. Roxie then slips out, UPPERCUTS, and UPPERCUTS again! Roxie whips, back drops Cora, then run sin to SOBAT! Roxie runs to SHOTGUN Cora down! Fans rally and Roxie drags Cora up. Cora ROCKS Roxie back, run sin at the ropes, but Roxie puts her on the apron. Roxie CLOBBERS Cora and Cora falls to the floor! Roxie builds speed again, to DIVE into a forearm! Cora drags Roxie out to snap suplex her to the floor! Cora seethes while NXT goes picture in picture.
Cora soaks up the heat from the fans while Roxie writhes. Cora returns to fetch Roxie, and smacks her off the apron! Cora CHOPS Roxie, puts her in the ring, then runs in to IMPLODER STOMP! Cover, TWO! Cora is furious and she hammers away on Roxie’s back! Cora talks trash and kicks Roxie around. Cora smacks Roxie off the mat, drops an elbow on her back, then stalks Roxie to ropes. Roxie throws forearms but Cora DECKS her! Cora snap suplexes Roxie hard, then grins as she covers. TWO, and Cora is annoyed. Cora stomps Roxie to the corner, digs her boot in, but lets off as the ref counts. Roxie crawls, Cora CHOKES her on the ropes!
Cora lets off as the ref counts again, and Cora stomps Roxie down. Cora kicks Roxie to another corner, taunts her as she stands Roxie up, and she fires off big forearms! Cora trips Roxie, then goes corner to corner to BRONCO BUSTER! Cora drags Roxie to a cover, TWO! Cora is annoyed and she stalks Roxie to ropes again. Cora makes Roxie smile with fishhooks, then puts her on the ropes. Cora runs side to side but Roxie avoids the back elbow! Roxie runs in to DOUBLE KNEE Cora against ropes! Roxie drags Cora up, wrenches and hooks her up, but Cora fights the leg sweep! Cora pulls hair to LARIAT Roxie down! Cover, TWO!
NXT returns to single picture and Cora is still cocky as she drags Roxie up. Cora gets the arms and has the motorcycle stretch, but Roxie endures. Fans rally up as Roxie fights up, but Cora wrangles her back down! Cora digs her knee in but Roxie endures. Fans rally again and Roxie fights up. Roxie turns things around but Cora turns them right back around! Roxie stands back up, flips through and KANGAROO KICKS Cora away! Cora storms back up but into a cradle! TWO! Cora rushes to Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Roxie has the cover now, TWO! Cora trips Roxie, jackknifes, TWO as Roxie bridges up!
Roxie spins Cora around, but Cora fights the backslide! Fans duel, Roxie spins Cora around and DOUBLE FOREARMS knock both women for a loop! DOUBLE BOOTS take them both down! Fans fire up as both women stir and go to opposite ends. Roxie and Cora slowly rise, and Roxie counter punches Cora! And again! Roxie eggs Cora on so Cora KNEES her low! Cora whips, Roxie ducks ‘n’ dodges, then CLOBBERS Cora! And CLOBBERS her again! Roxie puts Cora in a corner, runs in and UPPERCUTS! Then a roll and UPPERCUT! Roxie brings Cora around, for the RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO!
Roxie grows frustrated but she grabs at Cora. Roxie reels her in, PAIGE TURNER! Cover, TWO!! Cora survives and Roxie is beside herself! Roxie drags Cora up to throw a KNEE, and another KNEE, then she hops on! POP- NO, Cora pops free to SHINING WIZARD at the ropes! Cora full nelsons for a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cora is fuming as Roxie survives but the fans rally back up. Cora goes to the corner and grabs her custom kendo stick! The ref says no, but Cora still aims at Roxie! Roxie ducks and kicks back! And now Roxie grabs the kendo stick! Fans fire up and Cora wants mercy! Roxie hesitates, but she drops the stick.
And Cora SUCKER PUNCHES Roxie! DDT onto the kendo stick! Cover, Cora wins!!
Winner: Cora Jade, by pinfall
#GenerationJade still got to use her kendo stick against Roxie, and she stands over her fallen friend. Will Cora be cruising her way to another title opportunity?
Backstage interview with Josh Briggs, Brooks Jensen & Fallon Henley.
McKenzie is with the NXT UKT ag Team Champions and brings up last week. Jensen says how about not. Briggs says Lash Legend & Pretty Deadly did get one up on them, but they’ll see each other again soon. But then Gallus walks by with security trying to escort them out. Wolfgang tells the good ol’ boys that those titles don’t belong to them. Well they’re the champs, so these belts do belong to them. Oh, they’ve been champions all of what? Five minutes? Six minutes, actually. But what’s up? Try 497 DAYS! Briggs mockingly applauds but Mark says that’s longer than Briggs or Jensen have been in the business!
Joe says here’s what we’ll do: turn this place upside down! And then it’ll be Gallus Boys Up Top! Those UK titles are coming home with them! Any time, any place! Then how about next week? Jensen says if Gallus can get in the building, then they’ll do the damn thing! Gallus gets fired up but security stays between them and the champions, will we see the UK Tag Team Championships be put on the line?
The Fate of Legado Street Fight: Santos Escobar VS Tony D’Angelo!
This has been building for four months, and it finally explodes here tonight! The Emperor of Lucha Libre is fighting for the freedom of his familia, but The Don is fighting for full control. If Escobar loses, he is OUT of NXT. But if Escobar wins, he and Legado del Fantasma are out from under Tony’s thumb. What happens when there’s nothing holding these two back from hurting the other?
Elektra Lopez, Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro follow El Hijo del Fantasma to the ring. They are united as familia, but will they have to part ways after this? Tony makes his entrance and hands his hat and tracksuit jacket to Stacks, and turns around into Escobar CHUCKING a chair in his face!! The ref reprimands as the match hasn’t even started but fans are loving it! The bell rings, Escobar fires off hands but Tony hits back. They brawl, Escobar KNEES Tony then LARIATS! Escobar sits that chair up, kicks Tony around then SMACKS him off the seat! Escobar runs to RANA Tony onto the chair! Cover, TWO!!
Tony survives but Escobar wedges the chair into the corner. Escobar runs in to the other corner to KICK Tony! And to KICK again! Escobar whips and CHOP BLOCKS Tony’s leg out! Fans fire up while Tony hobbles, into a dropkick to the leg from Escobar! Escobar stalks Tony, stomps his leg, then puts him in a corner to stomp away on that leg! Tony hobbles but Escobar stands him up. Tony fires off body shots, he throws more hands, then whips corner to corner! Escobar stops himself and he KNEES Tony down! Cover, TWO! Escobar makes sure the chair is secure in the corner before climbing. Escobar FLYING CROSSBODIES Tony down!
Fans fire up and Escobar calls to Legado! But Stacks LEAPS onto Cruz & Wilde! So much for their sidekicks! Tony throws hands but Escobar whips. Things speed up and Escobar DROPKICKS Tony down! Fans fire up and Tony flounders around. Escobar grins as he paces around the ring. Stacks glares at Escobar but Wilde CLOBBERS Stacks! Escobar builds speed and DIVES into a trash can lid!! Fans are torn as Tony looms over Escobar and NXT goes to break.
The ref check son Escobar as he clutches his arm, but Escobar says he’s still okay to go. So Tony SMACKS Escobar with the lid! And again! Tony puts Escobar in the ring, stomps him around, then drags him up to shove t a corner. BELLY2BELLY on the rebound! Cover, TWO! Tony talks trash but Escobar SLAPS him! So Tony whips Escobar to ropes, only for Escobar to duck and dodge and RANA, into a POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! Tony is frustrated but he tells Escobar he’s gonna use Escobar’s chair. Tony aims and RAMS Escobar into the chair in the corner! Escobar tumbles out of the ring and Legado coaches him up.
Tony goes out, grabs the chair, and he SMACKS Escobar on the arm! And again! And again! Tony drags Escobar around, puts the bad arm through the chair, then POSTS the shoulder! The ref checks on Escobar again but he refuses to let this end it. Tony drags Escobar up but Escobar pie faces, so Tony ROCKS him! Tony SLAMS the bad arm on the apron, then brings Escobar around to shove him. Tony kicks low, throws hands, then CLUBS the bad arm. Tony kicks Escobar, talks more trash, then RAMS Escobar into steel steps! The ref checks on Escobar but he still refuses to quit. So Tony SLAMS the bad arm on the steps!
NXT returns to single picture, Tony brings Escobar around to put his arm between steps and corner! Tony BOOTS the steps to crush the arm! Tony brings out chair after chair from under the ring! He brings Escobar around to suplex high and hard onto the chair pile! Fans are wincing from that one as Tony puts Escobar in the ring. Cover, TWO!! Escobar is enduring but Tony throws body shots! Tony suplexes again, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Tony is frustrated but he drags Escobar up to throw down fists! Stacks goes looking under the ring for Tony and he brings out the trash can! Tony SMACKS Escobar down with it!
Tony drags Escobar to a cover, TWO!! Escobar is dazed but still in this, so Tony drags him back up. Tony throws hands, then SLAPS Escobar! Fans boo but Tony says this is HIS NXT now! He’s the Don! But Escobar counter punches Tony! And again! And then he DECKS Tony! And CLOBBERS him! And again! Then a RANA!! Fans fire up as Escobar runs in, but Tony puts him on the apron. Escobar GAMANGIRIS Tony away, goes up the corner and FLYING AX HANDLES! Fans fire up as Tony bails out, into a SLAP from Lopez! Escobar DIVES!! Direct hit at the corner and fans are thunderous for Legado!
Escobar drags Tony up but Tony POSTS him! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” as Tony puts Escobar in the ring again, drops an elbow, then tells Stacks to get the crowbar! But it isn’t where it usually is! It’s supposed to be by the steel steps! Cruz took the crowbar first! And he CRACKS Stacks with it! Tony BOOTS Cruz, but Escobar victory rolls! TWO!! Tony escapes in time but Escobar calls to Legado! The knuckles! But Tony RAMS Escobar into Wilde! Then O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Escobar dodges Tony but Tony puts him on the apron. Escobar CHOPS Tony, Lopez hurries to get the crowbar! Lopez has the bar and Escobar hurries to her, but Tony runs in!
Lopez pushes Escobar aside, and Tony runs Lopez over! Fans can’t believe it, and neither can Tony! Tony just shrugs, but Escobar is pissed! But Tony LOW BLOWS Escobar! Fans tell Tony he F’d up, but he doesn’t care, he has his crowbar now! But he walks into a CALF KICK! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Escobar and Tony grab at each other as they rise up, pulling hair. They’ll never give in to the other, so this has to end somehow. Tony sees his crowbar, Escobar sees his brass knuckles! They get their weapons, but Tony CRACKS Escobar first!! Cover, TONY WINS!
Winner: Tony D’Angelo, by pinfall (Escobar must LEAVE NXT)
The Don just banished the Emperor! And Legado has no choice but to follow Tony’s lead. What will this mean for all of their futures in the WWE?
Indi Hartwell talks with Katana & Kayden.
She knows they’ve competed against each other for a long time when it comes to the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships, but to be honest, when KC Squared won, Indi cried. No one is more deserving. That means a lot to them. Winning these belts, it is indescribable. Indi gets that feeling. Those were the days. Does Indi miss being in a tag team? Well, she’s loved her tag team partners, and being on her own has been thrilling, but having someone to depend on- Wait, a letter comes in for her. Indi opens it up and… It’s a drawing from Dexter Lumis! #INDEXFOREVER!! O M G~!
But then BLAIR DAVENPORT snatches it?! What’s she doing here? Who does she think she is? Uh, she’s Blair Davenport, the future NXT Women’s Champion. Blair rips the paper up and leaves! Will Indi and the rest of WWE soon #BewareTheHeir?
NXT hears from Tiffany Stratton and Wendy Choo.
“I am like completely over Wendy Choo. Like, so done with her. Seriously? It’s like not even funny!” Wendy sighs, and says it is real simple. Wendy is tired of Tiffany. Tired of Tiffany talking down to her, tired of Tiffany thinking she’s better than everyone, and tired of Tiffany thinking Wendy is a joke! Next week, Tiffany VS Wendy in a LIGHTS OUT MATCH! Where everything Wendy did behind closed doors is going to be legal in that ring! As for Tiffany, she is obsessed with this idea, because she gest to do whatever she wants to Wendy! There are like no rules! None!
The arena will be darker than usual, so you won’t be able to see Wendy’s face, which is perfect. But not seeing Tiffany’s face is so tragic. Wendy says Tiffany has one thing right: Wendy’s SO~ obsessed with Tiffany, in that she’s obsessed making Tiffany feel how she makes everyone else feel. “Wacky Wendy” is gonna turn Tiffany’s dream into a nightmare! But Tiffany says she’s putting Wendy to sleep! Who will turn the lights out on the other in this brutal no holds barred match?
NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose VS Zoey Stark!
Toxic Attraction certainly feels they’re the hottest trio in the WWE today, but things have been cooling off for them after losing the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships. Can the Toxic Goddess keep hold of her gold? Or will the Toxic Reign finally be over thanks to the Iron Woman?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and things just got that much hotter in here!
Mandy kicks but Zoey blocks to ROCK Mandy! And again! And again! Mandy knees low but Zoey spins he around to the GO TO – NO, Mandy blocks in time to trip Zoey and go after the bad leg! But Zoey uses that to victory roll! ONE, things speed up and Mandy whips, only for Zoey to LOBBER Mandy! Mandy bails out but Zoey builds speed to WRECK her with a dropkick! Fans fire up and Zoey storms up on Mandy, but Mandy RAMS her into the apron! Mandy TOSSES Zoey over the commentary desk! Jacy & Gigi taunt Zoey as Mandy SMASHES the knee on the desk! Zoey writhes and clutches her knee as NXT goes picture in picture!
Zoey grits her teeth and seethes at Mandy as medics check on the leg. Zoey says it’s fine, and Mandy goes out to drag her into the ring. Zoey ROCKS Mandy, throws elbows, but Mandy KICKS the bad leg! Mandy drags Zoey by the leg, stomps it, then drops an elbow on it! Mandy drags Zoey to the corner and SLAMS the bad leg into the post! Zoey writhes but she refuses to give up. Mandy gets in the ring and Zoey CHOPS her! Mandy trips Zoey, pulls on the bad leg, but Zoey endures! Mandy moves around, has the leg caught, and she chinlocks Zoey into a bootleg STF. Zoey endures, so Mandy dribbles her head off the mat! Cover, TWO!
Zoey gets to ropes but Mandy storms up. Zoey kicks back but Mandy kicks the bad leg out! Mandy digs her knee into Zoey and puts her on the apron. Zoey crawls away, kicks back at Mandy, but Mandy fires off forearms! Zoey shoves her again but Mandy comes back. Zoey ROCKS, CHOPS and ROCKS Mandy, but Mandy LARIATS Zoey! Cover, TWO! Mandy is annoyed but Jacy says it’s okay, she’s got this. Mandy stalks Zoey to a corner, grabs at the bad leg, but Zoey pushes her back. Mandy KICKS the bad leg, then taunts Zoey. Mandy drags Zoey out to center for a standing toehold. Zoey endures, keeps her shoulder sup, and she KICKS with her good leg!
Mandy staggers away, Zoey gets up and Zoey ROCKS Mandy with a forearm! And then another! But then Gigi & Jacy trip Zoey up! NXT returns to single picture as the ref saw that whole thing! Toxic Attraction is EJECTED! Jacy & Gigi are furious but maybe they should’ve behaved. NIKKITA LYONS rushes out and she fights Gigi & Jacy tot he back! Fans fire up and Mandy freaks out! Mandy goes for a chop block but Zoey dodges it! Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Mandy CHOP BLOCKS the leg this time, and Zoey clutches her leg again. Mandy stomps away on the leg, drops another elbow, then another, and another!
Mandy KNEES the bad leg, and Zoey huffs and seethes as she gets to a corner. Mandy soaks up the cheers and jeers, and she kicks the bad leg again. Mandy has the leg, for a KNEE JAMMER! Zoey hobbles and falls, but Mandy looms over Zoey. Zoey stands but Mandy trips her, turns her and has the HALF CRAB! Zoey endures as Mandy sits deep on the hold! Fans duel, Zoey reaches out, moves around, and rolls through to kick Mandy away! Mandy falls right out of the ring! Mandy hurries back in, into a KNEE from Zoey! Mandy pulls hair but Zoey ELBOWS Mandy, then LARIATS! Zoey rallies on Mandy, even with one good leg! SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO!!
Mandy scrambles away to a corner, but Zoey runs in to ELBOW Mandy, and UPPERCUT, and GAMANGIRI! Zoey snapmares Mandy into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel, Zoey gets to her feet and she storms up on Mandy. Mandy kicks the bad leg, gets it again, and BACK SUPLEXES Zoey inside out! Cover, TWO! Mandy grows frustrated but the fans rally up again. Zoey and Mandy hit each other as they stand up, and they go back and forth with forearms! Zoey CHOPS, Mandy fires off a flurry, but Zoey blocks to a GO TO STARK!!! But she can’t cover from using her bad leg!! Zoey crawls over, but Mandy rolls away to the apron!
Mandy saves herself by inches and Zoey is furious! Zoey goes out, but Mandy sweeps the bad leg! Zoey gets caught up in the ropes, and Mandy stomps away! The ref counts, Mandy lets off at 4, and then she goes back to CLUB away on the leg! Mandy undoes the leg brace!! The ref stops Mandy and gets Zoey free of the ropes. KNEE FROM- ROLL UP!! TWO!! Mandy swings but into a jackknife! TWO! KNEE FROM A ROSE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Zoey survives and shocks everyone! Mandy’s best shot fails to put this away and she has no idea what to make of it! Mandy still undoes Zoey’s knee brace, and then she puts it on her knee!
Mandy wants to finish this for good, and runs in, KNEE BRACE FROM A ROSE!!! Cover, Mandy wins!!
Winner: Mandy Rose, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion)
Zoey is dazed, Mandy used her bad leg against her in more ways than one! The Toxic Reign keeps going, what will it take to finally stop Mandy?
NXT hears from one of its newest names.
“I’m Quincy Elliot, and I have a confession to make. I’m bringing all of this to NXT. I look to my left, I look to my right, I see people of all different walks of life, and it excites me. And you may be shocked at this, but I ain’t ever struggled with being different. I own it, I work it, because I am it! And everyone in NXT may be superstars, but Quincy Elliot is the Super Diva.” And he’s coming soon to NXT!
Backstage interview with Grayson Waller.
McKenzie isn’t happy about it and Waller notices. Is it because he ruined he Emmy Award Winning interview with Apollo Crews when Waller punked him out? Uh, Apollo was the one who made a challenge while Waller was the one who backed down. Backed down? No, he could’ve dropped Crews right there, but then McKenzie would’ve said it was unfair after the 20 minute war Apollo had with Strong. He can’t win with her! But everyone else is too scared to say it, so Waller will: Apollo Crews is selfish! He’s willing to stab anyone in the back to be the man around here! He might even come for McKenzie’s job!
McKenzie doubts that, but Waller says that while Apollo doesn’t smell as nice, he does have a better small than her. But those were Apollo’s words, not Waller’s. Anyway, next week is the debut of the Grayson Waller Effect, the ONLY honest talk show in WWE history! The tough questions and the hard truth given. Take notes because he’s inviting his very first guess, APOLLO~ Crews! Also, your perfume is cheap, McKenzie.
NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS JD McDonagh!
The Big Booty Nephew is already a TWO-TIME NXT Champion, but has proven that from facing veterans like Tommaso Ciampa and Dolph Ziggler to facing the best of his peers like Joe Gacy and Cameron Grimes, he is a juggernaut in this ring. However, the Irish Ace knows even a juggernaut has its weaknesses. Will JD pick Bron apart and perform a beltectomy? Or will Bron break another would-be champion?
Bron walks out with a sledgehammer, and sees a box with “JD” on it. Bron SMASHES the box, then heads to the ring. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Bron wins betting against the ace.
JD and Bron circle while fans rally up. They tie up, JD goes after the bad arm but Bron shove shim away. JD grins but Bron says the shoulder’s just fine. They tie up again, Bron pushes JD back but JD puts Bron in the corner. JD pulls the arm against the ropes but the ref counts. JD let soff and Bron SLAPS him! Fans duel as JD grins and stares Bron down. JD and Bron reset and tie up again. Bron wrenches JD’s arm now, but JD spins and monkey flips him, but Bron holds on! Bron brings JD up but JD rolls, pushes Bron to ropes and arm-drags. But Bron holds on again! Bron shows he can be technical and fans rally up.
JD fights up, reaches for ropes but Born keeps him away. JD rolls, handsprings, snapmares and headlocks, but Bron slips out to have the wristlock! JD ROCKS Bron, but Bron headlocks back. JD powers out, Bron turns the dropdown into a gator roll and deadlift suplex! Bron walks around with JD before the SLAM! Fans fire up with Bron and he storms back up on JD. Bron whips JD into a corner, JD tumbles up and out, but Bron DECKS him! The ring count starts but Bron goes out after JD. JD gets in the ring but Bron avoids the elbow drop! Bron HOTSHOTS the arm, then he knuckle locks to STRAIGHT ARM LEVER!
Fans fire up as Bron carries JD around, then hammerlocks and OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes! And then STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Bron is showing he can do whatever JD can do, and then he clamps onto the arm again. Born hammerlocks and RAMS JD into buckles. Fans rally up and duel as Bron drags JD back up. Bron has the hammerlock, then he whips JD, JD reverses but Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges. Bron staggers but he still comes back to LARIAT JD! Bron tosses JD out hard, then barks at JD as NXT goes picture in picture.
JD scowls as Bron eggs him on. Bron goes out after JD, smacks him off the apron, then brings JD around to smack off the apron again. Fans bark for Bron as he puts JD in, but JD bails out the side. Bron waits on JD as the ring count climbs. JD gets in the ropes and trips Bron up! Then SLINGSHOT SPLASHES! JD gets his arm moving, and he stalks Bron to a corner. JD CHOPS, stomps, ROCKS and then stalks Bron some more. JD brings Bron around to snap suplex! JD drags Bron up to throw down elbows into Bron’s head, then DECK him with a haymaker. JD wrenches the bad arm, CLUBS it, but Bron throws body shots!
Bron backs JD down, RAMS into him over and over, then hoists him up top. Bron climbs up as NXT returns to single picture, but JD slips out to trip Bron up! JD shoves Bron to the apron, climbs up the other side, and he turns Bron to NECKBREAKER against the crossbar! Bron falls to the floor and fans rally again. JD stalks Bron, brings him up but the ring count is 5 of 10. JD puts Bron in at 7, drives elbow after elbow into the shoulders from all sides! The fans are torn but JD lets off so the ref can check Bron. Bron is still in this somehow so JD drags Bron around. JD has a mounted armlock but Bron endures.
Fans rally and duel, Bron reaches out but JD puts more pressure on the arm. Bron pushes through and gets the ROPEBREAK! JD lets off in frustration but fans duel again. JD clamps onto Bron for a neck wrench, but Bron still endures. JD pushes on the head, but fans rally up and Bron stands up! JAWBREAKER! Bron ROCKS JD, and again, and again! Bron whips, JD reverses but Bron FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES! And again! And then a duck ‘n’ dodge, to a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up again as Bron snarls and aims from the corner. JD flounders up, Born runs in, but JD POSTS Bron! Then a wrench and a takedown, LEBELL LOCK!!
Bron endures as JD pulls back! Fans rally and duel, Bron reaches out, and JD can only use one arm as Bron did damage to him, too! Born gets the ROPEBREAK! JD lets off in frustration and fans continue to duel. JD drags Bron to a drop zone then he climbs up. But Bron CLUBS JD first! Bron climbs up after JD, SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO!! Bron keeps cool and he goes to a corner to climb up again. But JD GAMANGIRIS back! JD sets Bron up, climbs up after him, but Bron resists the clinch! JD drags him up, SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Fans are thunderous as JD hits the BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!!
Bron survives and JD can’t believe it! JD storms to a corner and climbs up, to MOONSAUTL! But he has to roll through as Bron moves! SPEAR!! Bron crawls after JD but JD flops out of the ring! Fans rally as Bron puts JD back in and hurries to aim from the corner again. JD stands up, into another SPEAR!! But Bron doesn’t cover, he brings the straps down! Bron vows to break JD, but JD stands up!? JD has blood in his mouth but he’s smiling! Bron says fine! A THIRD SPEAR!! And then the trophy lift, to the BREAKKER SLAM! Cover, Bron wins!!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)
JD welcomed that third tackle, but it ended up being his demise! Bron retains the title, but who will- Wait, what?! Is this… It is! TYLER BATE is back in the States! The fans are going nuts for the Big Strong Boy! And he goes right into the ring to look Bron eye to eye! The NXT UK Champion and the NXT Champion, in the same ring for the first time in a long time! Will worlds collide in the near future?
This was a very good special for NXT, with great matches all over the card, but Heatwave didn’t really shake anything up. I know I’ve said keeping the status quo isn’t always a bad thing, but in this case, it felt kinda bad. Melo VS Vinci was great, though maybe a little sloppy because they wanted to go as fast as possible. Melo winning was only because of Trick, so that was a bit of a sour taste. But Melo still has so many opponents to face so this is fine. Decent promo from Von & Stone, but I guess Von is downgrading from “Wagner’s World” to “Welcome to Wagner’s Jungle.” I have no idea where Von’s gonna go from here, in a bad way. He’s not championship material, so who’s his next feud?
Great segment out of the Diamond Mine confronting their dysfunction, and I figured it’d be Strong pointed out as the traitor. That was some amazing continuity to have it in the 8 Man Tag that Tony looked to Strong as if to signal something. But then just as Apollo saw, the Diamond Mine all gets attacked. Gallus coming to NXT is great, though I wonder if this means Mark Coffey loses the Heritage Cup to Noam Dar. Gallus also getting a shot at the NXT UK Tag Team Championships is a nice surprise, but I wonder which two are facing Briggs & Jensen. Assuming Gallus wins, I’d love if it was the Coffey Brothers. But if not, then it can be Mark & Wolfgang again, trying to be two-time winners.
Roxie VS Cora was very good, but I’m a little surprised Cora won. For one, we see the NXT Women’s Championship is still on a Heel. Also, why wasn’t the DDT onto the weapon a disqualification? If that thing was a chair, wouldn’t it have been a DQ? Whatever, Cora’s still been doing good work so it’s not like she doesn’t deserve some success. Tiffany and Wendy have a very good vignette to plug their match. They call it “Lights Out” but don’t expect that to be the same as what AEW does with their “Lights Out” matches. It’ll be great, but only at WWE levels of No DQ. And given there’s no disqualifications, it can probably go either way, though I personally hope Wendy wins.
Actually, a great example of WWE levels of violence versus AEW is the Street Fight between Escobar and Tony we got tonight. It was really more a Street Fight for the sake of allowing Stacks and Legado to get involved without disqualifying the match. It was still great storytelling, but it was more chaos than destruction. Escobar loses because he’s being called-up, and who knows where Legado goes from here since they’re still under Tony. We got a nice promo segment with Indi and KC Squared, and I appreciate that Indi got a love letter from Dexter now that he’s back. But what a surprise that Blair Davenport, who is supposed to be fighting her way to the NXT UK Women’s Championship is here. Maybe Blair beats Indi to send Indi off to Raw?
Good introduction to Quincy Elliot here for the mainstream audience, but those who have been watching Level Up are probably already familiar with Quincy’s work. I’m sure Quincy can go in the ring, so it’s just a matter of how stories go and if Quincy can deliver on his character. Good promo from Waller to call Apollo out, and they’ll have a very good match, but I wonder where they’re going with this. Great match out of Mandy VS Zoey, but I had a feeling that after RawDown got the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament going and how they mentioned Zoey and Lyons are part of that, Zoey wasn’t going to win here. Mandy at least did it in a more clever way than usual. I don’t think anyone else has thought to wear their opponent’s brace and use it against them like that.
And we got a great match out of Bron and JD, but I’m a little surprised Bron won here. I’m also a little surprised how Bron won, where JD just let Bron hit him again. This is not really the Jordan Devlin in NXT UK, he would’ve used that to sucker Bron in, not just let Bron hit him again. But Bron retains, and we got a great surprise, that was then ruined by a massive spoiler. NXT UK isn’t even in the middle of their vacated championship tournament, they’re at the BEGINNING of it, and we see now that Tyler Bate is a two-time UK Champion! That’s awesome for Tyler but this is a big letdown for all of us fans who are still watching NXT UK! The only silver lining to this spoiler is that Worlds Collide might return to give us NXT VS NXT UK, Champions VS Champions.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/16/22)
Powerhouse gets Dark!
It’s a baker’s dozen for Universal Studios!
AEW Dark continues in Universal Studios, and “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs looks to send a message to Ricky Starks through his opponent tonight!
- Ari Daivari VS Fuego Del Sol; Daivari wins.
- Willow Nightingale VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Willow wins.
- Serpentico w/ Luther VS Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson; Brock wins.
- Abadon VS Mafiosa; Abadon wins.
- Angelico VS Baliyan Akki; Angelico wins.
- Emi Sakura VS Renee Michelle; Sakura wins.
- Josh Woods VS Cobra; Cobra wins.
- Skye Blue VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade; Skye wins.
- Bear Country VS Axel Rico & Victor Iniestra; Bear Country wins.
- Kayla Rossi w/ Diamond Sheik VS Avery Breaux; Rossi wins.
- Cezar Bononi w/ The Wingmen VS Marcus Kross; Bononi wins.
- Rohit Raju VS Invictus Khash; Raju wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Blake Christian; Hobbs wins.
Great to see Abadon back in action, though I’m pretty sure she’s gotten even scarier since she’s been away… A lot of singles match-ups, a lot of easily called match-ups, but that’s par for the course on Dark. A bit surprised they didn’t just team up the Renegade Sisters against Willow & Skye, but maybe those matches are still connected. And while All Heart will lose to Powerhouse, you can beat Blake Christian will get to shine against the bigger Will Hobbs.
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