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WrestleMania 36 Results, Night 1 – 4/4/2020
– The Kickoff pre-show for Night One of WWE WrestleMania 36 opens up from what appears to be WWE TV studios. Corey Graves welcomes us. He’s joined by Peter Rosenberg. They talk about Rob Gronkowski hosting both nights, and then hype the big event. Graves goes over how fans can watch WrestleMania 36, besides the WWE Network. Graves also goes over the matches for tonight and tomorrow. You can find the individual line-ups on our main page. Graves sends us to a video package for Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens.
Graves and Rosenberg hype tonight’s pre-show match between Cesaro and Drew Gulak. They also preview the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles match, the WWE Universal Title match and the Triple Threat Ladder Match. We see the rap video released by SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz and John Morrison. Rosenberg hates it. We come back from a break and preview tonight’s WWE Intercontinental Title match. Graves goes on and sends us to the Performance Center for the first match.
Drew Gulak vs. Cesaro
We go to the empty WWE Performance Center as Michael Cole welcomes us. Drew Gulak is out first. Cesaro is out next by himself. The bell rings and they go at it.
They both start with big moves into the corner. Cesaro with a big backbreaker for a 2 count. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer early on and continues to dominate by over-powering. Gulak blocks the Neutralizer again and applies the Crossface on the mat. Cesaro gets to the ropes and breaks the hold. Gulak dumps Cesaro over the top rope to the floor.
Gulak with a flying clothesline from the apron to the floor. Cesaro fights back and rolls Gulak in the ring. Cesaro clutches his arm and comes back in but Gulak drops the arm over the rope. Gulak sends Cesaro back to the floor. They go at it on the floor again. Gulak works on the arm and sends Cesaro shoulder-first into the steel steps, and again. Gulak brings Cesaro back in.
Gulak goes to the top but Cesaro rocks him in mid-air with a big uppercut. Cesaro covers for a 2 count. Gulak goes right into a 2 count of his own. Gulak grounds Cesaro now, working on the arm. More back and forth now. Cesaro blocks a Dragon Sleeper and slams Gulak. Cesaro follows up with a big boot to the face. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer again but it’s blocked. Gulak almost gets pushed into the referee. Cesaro drops Gulak with an uppercut as he turns around. Cesaro puts Gulak on his shoulders for an airplane spin. Cesaro drops Gulak and covers for the pin to win.
– After the match, Cesaro stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays.
– Back from another break. Graves and Rosenberg go over the matches for Night Two. Graves sends us backstage to King Baron Corbin and Kayla Braxton. She says tonight’s match with Elias is up in the air due to what happened on SmackDown two weeks ago. We see a replay of Corbin knocking Elias off the perch in the WWE Performance Center. Corbin isn’t worried about Elias. He plays a song on a harmonica, taking shots at Elias and saying his kingdom cannot be stopped. We get another break and a preview for the RAW Women’s Title match. Graves sends us to WWE Backstage host Renee Young and her co-hosts, WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Mark Henry. They’re all live with each other via Skype. They discuss Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch. Booker goes with Becky and Henry picks Baszler to win. We go back to the set and Graves sends us to another break. Back from the break and we get more discussion from Graves and Rosenberg. They go over tonight’s matches one more time. Graves plugs the WWE Network and other platforms to order WrestleMania 36 on. That’s it for the Night One Kickoff.
– WrestleMania 36 Night One opens up with Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon at the WWE TV studios in Stamford, CT. She talks about how this WrestleMania will be different due to the trying times we’re living through. She goes on and says tonight they hope to give fans a diversion during the hard times, and to deliver a sense of hope and determination and perseverance, to entertain you and your family. On behalf of everyone at WWE, especially the WWE Superstars, Stephanie gives thanks and welcomes everyone to WrestleMania 36.
– We get a video package of various singers performing “America The Beautiful” over the years, including Aretha Franklin, Boyz II Men, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, the Boys Choir of Harlem, Willie Nelson, and others. We cut to a pirate-themed opening video package for WrestleMania 36, narrated by a Jack Sparrow-like character. There’s lots of comedy in this package.
– We’re live on tape from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. WrestleMania 36 host Rob Gronkowski welcomes us and talks about why WWE picked him to host. He knows how to start a party and end it two days later. He asks everyone to pop open a beverage, forget about everything else in the world, and enjoy WrestleMania. Gronk brings Mojo Rawley over and they get hyped up for tonight’s show.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Asuka and Kairi Sane
We go to the ring and out first comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Michael Cole welcomes us and he’s joined by 2020 WWE Hall of Famer JBL. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane are out next.
Asuka and Bliss look to start off but we get some stalling. Sane comes in and goes at it with Bliss. Sane plays some games as well and Bliss slaps her back. Bliss mocks Sane and takes control of her. Asuka yells at Bliss. Bliss taunts Asuka now. Bliss drops on Sane and tags in Cross. Cross for a basement dropkick for a 2 count.
Sane turns it around and in comes Asuka. Asuka works Cross over and taunts her. Cross fights back and tags in Bliss. Cross sends Asuka to the floor. Cross sweeps Sane on the apron and works her over. Bliss comes in and baseball slides into Sane, sending her to the floor. Bliss leaps off the apron and takes Asuka down on the floor. Cross ends up hitting a crossbody off the apron to Sane. Cross returns to the ring to celebrate with Bliss and hug her.
Bliss brings Asuka back in for a 2 count. Sane and Cross go at it again. Cross counters and sends Sane to the floor. Sane pulls Cross out and rocks her. Asuka looks to double team but Bliss kicks her back into the barrier from the ring. Asuka sends Bliss into the ring post. Sane keeps control of Cross on the floor as the referee counts. Asuka levels Cross with a big kick on the outside. The Kabuki Warriors celebrate and stand tall. Asuka brings Cross back in and works her over. Sane comes back in and keeps Cross down, pounding on her and showing off.
Bliss tags in and unloads on Sane. Bliss charges and misses in the corner. Sane goes to the corner. Asuka interferes from the apron. Sane and Asuka turn Bliss upside down in the corner. Sane with a double stomp from the top for a close 2 count. Sane with more offense on Bliss for another 2 count. Asuka tags back in and grounds Bliss by her arm. Cross tries to rally for Bliss as Asuka slams Bliss back by her hair. The referee warns her.
Asuka ends up hitting a big Hip Attack in the corner. A bulldog is missed but Asuka drops Bliss again for another 2 count. Asuka takes Bliss back to the corner but Bliss blocks a Hip Attack. Bliss ducks Asuka and rocks her. Asuka drops Bliss with a kick but they both go down. Cross and Sane tag in. Cross runs wild and hits a bulldog. Cross goes to the top with a crossbody for a 2 count.
Sane charges in the corner but Cross sends her to the apron. They tangle some and Asuka comes back over as the legal one and decks Cross. Cross and Asuka trade shots. Cross drops Asuka but Sane breaks the pin up with her big elbow drop from the top. Asuka and Cross trade holds and attempts on the mat now. Cross gets stuck in the Asuka Lock. Bliss breaks it up with Twisted Bliss from the top. Sane runs in with a big Spear on Sane. More back and forth. Cross climbs up and brawls with Sane on the top. Asuka joins in and helps Sane. Asuka goes for a sunset flip powerbomb but Sane joins in and leaps, knocking Cross off her shoulders with a modified Doomsday Device. Asuka covers but Cross still kicks out at 2.
Bliss gets sent off the apron again. Asuka misses a shoulder on Cross in the corner. Cross with a spinning neckbreaker on Sane. Bliss tags in and goes to the top for Twisted Bliss to Sane for the pin to win the titles.
Winners and New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
– After the match, Bliss and Cross stand tall and have their arms raised as the music hits.
– Kayla Braxton interviews WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn backstage with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. Zayn is confident about beating Daniel Bryan and says he will do what few Superstars have done – walk in and out of WrestleMania with the Intercontinental Title.
– We see Shayna Baszler backstage warming up.
Elias vs. King Baron Corbin
We go to the ring and out comes King Baron Corbin. Corbin says he’s here but Elias is nowhere to be found. He shows us why – a replay of when he knocked Elias from the perch two weeks ago on SmackDown. Corbin says that felt good and so will his second win at WrestleMania. He demands the referee count the forfeit and raise his arm in victory. Before the count can begin, we hear the familiar sound of Elias’ guitar. Elias comes walking down the ramp with his guitar and Corbin isn’t happy.
Corbin charges the ramp and Elias ducks the clothesline. Elias shatters the guitar over Elias on the ramp. Elias works Corbin over and sends him into the ring post. Elias enters the ring with Corbin. She backs Elias off and checks on Corbin. Corbin gets up and the bell rings. Elias runs in the corner with a big right hand. Elias keeps control and drops Corbin for a quick pin attempt.
Elias keeps Corbin down and nails a swinging neckbreaker for a 2 count. Corbin finally gets an opening after catching Corbin and dropping him over the rope, sending him out to the floor. The referee counts but Elias makes it back in. Corbin keeps control for another pin attempt. More back and forth now. Corbin runs out and right back in, leveling Elias with a big right hand for another 2 count. Corbin grounds Elias and hits him with elbows, focusing on the shoulder.
Corbin yells at the announcers to tell everyone how good he is. He turns back around to strikes from Elias. Corbin counters and launches Elias shoulder-first into the post. Corbin is all smiles now. Corbin with a 2 count. Corbin yells at the referee and gets in her face. Corbin yells at the announcers some more and goes back to beating on Elias. Elias finally gets some offense in. Corbin gets nailed with a mule kick out of the corner.
Elias unloads on Corbin in the corner, beating him down as the referee warns him. Elias snaps and keeps stomping away on Corbin in the corner. Elias has lost his shirt now. He kicks Corbin in the face again and drops him for another close 2 count. Elias goes to the top but has to roll through as Corbin moves. Corbin comes right back with Deep Six in the middle of the ring. Elias kicks out at 2. Corbin with more offense until Elias drops him with a jumping knee to the face. Corbin kicks out just in time. More back and forth. The referee catches Corbin using his feet on the ropes for a pin. Corbin argues with the referee. Elias takes advantage and rolls Corbin up for the pin to win.
– After the match, Elias makes his exit as his music hits. Corbin throws a fit in the ring. We go to replays.
– We get a video package for the next match.
RAW Women’s Title Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch
We see her custom 18-wheeler pull up to the WWE Performance Center as RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch hops out and walks into the building. We go back to the arena and Shayna Baszler makes her way to the ring. Lynch makes her way to the ring next as Mike Rome does the formal introductions.
The bell rings and they both unload on each other with strikes. Baszler goes for the Kirifuda Clutch early on but Becky rolls to the floor. Baszler is right on top of her, beating her around the ringside area. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton are on commentary for this match.
Baszler goes to powerbomb Becky on the floor but Becky sends her flying with a scissors as the referee counts. Becky sends her face-first into the announce table. Becky resets the count and launches Baszler into the steel steps. Lynch rolls Baszler back into the ring and goes to the top. Becky with a dropkick but she comes up clutching her back. Becky unloads in the opposite corner, beating Baszler down as the referee backs her off. Becky with more offense in the corner now.
Baszler fights back but Becky elbows her. Baszler drops Becky with a huge knee strike to the face. They tangle and Becky avoid the clutch again. Baszler keeps fighting and drops Becky. Becky goes for the Dis-Arm-Her but it’s blocked. They trade strikes on the apron now. Becky ducks a clothesline on the apron and drives Baszler down onto it. Becky comes back in for a 2 count. Baszler ends up trying to use the Dis-Arm-Her. They tangle some more and Baszler drops Becky with a big knee for a 2 count.
More back and forth with holds and counters on the apron. They end up on the floor again. Baszler launches Becky head-first into the announce table a few times. Baszler breaks the count and comes back out, taunting Becky. Baszler rolls her back in and follows. Baszler approaches but Becky suckers her in for a submission attempt. Baszler counters and goes for the Kirifuda Clutch again. Becky goes down in the hold but flips back and turns it into the 3 count out of nowhere to retain.
Winner: Becky Lynch
– After the match, Becky’s music hits as she stands tall with the title. Baszler is surprised at the pin out of nowhere. We go to replays. Baszler looks on at Becky as she celebrates.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Sami Zayn
Back from a break and out comes Daniel Bryan with Drew Gulak. We see Mojo Rawley and Rob Gronkowski getting hype up on the perch. WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is out next with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura as Greg Hamilton does the introductions.
Sami does a lot of stalling for the first few minutes. Bryan tries to get his hands on him but Sami keeps rolling out as Cesaro and Nakamura run interference. Gulak ends up taking out Cesaro and Nakamura at ringside. Sami tries to run up on Gulak but puts the brakes on when Gulak turns around. Bryan tells Gulak to allow Sami to walk out for a count out. Sami says that was a smart decision. Sami goes to walk up the ramp but Bryan takes him down.
Bryan brings Sami to the ring and Sami keeps begging him to take it easy. Bryan mounts Sami and beats on him. Bryan works Sami outside and brings him back in for a missile dropkick from the top. Bryan kips up and stops Sami from escaping the ring again. Bryan with big slaps and trash talking in the corner now. Sami tries to fight back but Bryan keeps kicking. Bryan with a running dropkick.
Sami finally drops Bryan in the middle of the ring. Sami is still yelling and laughing throughout the match. Sami rocks Bryan a few times in the middle of the ring. Bryan comes back with a dropkick. Bryan with some trash talking of his own and the Yes Kicks while Sami is on his knees. Nakamura and Cesaro beat down Gulak at ringside but Bryan takes them out. Bryan comes back in and comes off the top but Sami nails a version of the Helluva Kick to get the pin to retain out of nowhere.
Winner: Sami Zayn
– After the bell, Sami briefly celebrates with Nakamura and Cesaro as we go to another break.
Triple Threat Ladder Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles: Kofi Kingston vs. Jimmy Uso vs. John Morrison
We go to the ring and out first comes Kofi Kingston of The New Day and Jimmy Uso of The Usos. We see ladders all over the Performance Center. SmackDown Tag Team Champion John Morrison is out next.
The bell hits and they all go at it. We get a three-way stalemate. They all go to the floor and bring ladders in. They start climbing up for the titles hanging above the ring. They all meet at the top and trade shots. Jimmy stops Kofi from grabbing a title. Morrison kicks Uso’s ladder over. Jimmy grabs his knee and sells an injury.
Kofi and Morrison trade shots up high. Morrison goes down. Kofi with a big crossbody from up high to Uso on the mat. Morrison stands tall now after more offense. Uso approaches but Morrison beats him down. Kofi counters Morrison on a ladder and goes for SOS but it’s blocked. Kofi also misses Trouble In Paradise. Uso and Kofi climb up and trade shots up high. Kofi headbutts Jimmy to the mat. Kofi reaches for a title belt but Morrison runs up the ladder and stops him. Morrison knocks Kofi down. Morrison tries to get the titles but Jimmy grabs his leg and drags him down the ladder. Uso drops Morrison with a big right hand.
Kofi leaps at a ladder after launching himself but his opponents catch him and dump him out to the floor. Morrison and Uso go at it now. Morrison with a thumb to the eye and a ladder shot to knock Uso back to the mat. Morrison wedges a ladder in the corner over the middle rope. Morrison rams a ladder into Jimmy’s injured knee. Morrison ends up dropping Uso on another ladder bridged in the corner. Morrison is alone now. He positions a ladder and climbs. Kofi launches himself in and takes Morrison off the ladder with a flying hurricanrana. Morrison is down on the outside with Uso now.
Kofi slowly gets up in the ring. Uso and Morrison are recovering on the floor. Kofi climbs for the title but stops to kick Uso. Kofi and Uso trade shots now. Kofi sends Uso to the apron and knocks him off. Morrison brings a ladder over but Kofi leaps out to the floor, taking Morrison and the ladder down. Uso runs the barrier on the outside but Kofi launches the ladder at him and it hits hard, knocking Uso to the floor. Kofi talks some trash and kicks Uso to keep him down.
Kofi bridges a ladder from the ring to the barrier now, then decks Uso again. Kofi is looking to put Uso out of action here. Kofi places Uso on top of the ladder bridge, pounding away on him. Morrison goes to the top but Kofi cuts him off from the apron. Kofi goes to the opposite corner. Morrison is still on the other top turnbuckle. Morrison walks the top rope over to Kofi’s corner. Kofi with a huge Spanish Fly from the top. Uso follows up with the Uso splash to Morrison. All three are down in the ring now.
Kofi tries to stop Uso from climbing up now. Kofi follows Uso up the ladder as they trade shots. Kofi gets knocked down to the mat. Uso hangs on and keeps climbing. Kofi climbs up the inside of the ladder now, knocking Uso down. Kofi climbs for the titles but Morrison meets him up top and stops him. Kofi rocks Morrison up high and headbutts him to the mat. Kofi reaches for the titles but Morrison stops him again. Kofi with a big double stomp from the top, taking Morrison back down.
There’s a ladder bridge from the standing ladder in the ring and the middle rope now. Kofi fights Uso off and sends him back down. Kofi flies from a ladder but Uso kicks him. Uso sends Kofi face-first into the ladder bridge to the middle rope. Uso with some trash talking now. Morrison springboards off the ladder bridge but Uso superkicks him on the way down. Uso places Morrison on the bridge now. Uso stands a ladder up in the corner. Uso climbs up while Morrison is still down on the bridge. Morrison gets up and tips Uso’s ladder over. Uso falls out at ringside on the floor. Morrison is alone in the ring now. Morrison clears the ring of a few ladders.
Morrison climbs up for the titles now, moving slowly. Morrison grabs the title but here comes Kofi. Kofi climbs up and rocks Morrison a few times. Morrison fights back as Kofi reaches for a title. Uso brings a ladder in and stands it next to their ladder. Uso climbs up and fights with them. All three grab for the titles now. They unclip the title holder but they’re struggling for possession. Morrison gets knocked back to the ladder bridge by a headbutt. Kofi and Uso are still up high with the title holder in hand but Morrison fell with the actual title belts in his hands, hitting hard on the ladder bridge. Morrison retains for he and The Miz.
Winner: John Morrison
– After the bell, Kofi and Uso argue some up top as they’re still holding the title holder. We go to replays that show how Morrison fell with the titles. Morrison’s music hits as he laughs while down on the mat. Uso and Kofi aren’t happy.
– Back from a break and we get a video package for the next match.
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
Tom and Byron are back on commentary for this match. Seth Rollins is out first and he’s by himself. Kevin Owens makes his way out next.
The bell rings and Rollins plays mind games early but they go at it. They go to the floor and Owens unloads, sending Rollins into the barrier. Rollins gets free and runs back in. Owens follows and dodges a Stomp. Owens fights Rollins into the corner and beats him down as the referee warns him. Owens talks trash and taunts Rollins now. Rollins kicks Owens but Owens drops him and hits a senton. Owens talks trash and delivers another senton.
Owens with more trash talking. Owens readies for a corner cannonball but Rollins rolls to the floor. Owens follows and rocks Rollins again. Owens launches Rollins into the barrier as the referee counts. Owens with another shot into the barrier. Owens resets the count and taunts Rollins some more on the outside. Owens brings it back in the ring and stops Rollins from rolling out. Owens has Rollins on the apron now. Owens goes for a powerbomb on the apron but Rollins back-drops him on the apron.
Rollins with a big Falcon Arrow on the apron. Rollins taunts Owens now while he’s down on the outside. Rollins with a suicide dive to the floor and more trash talking as the referee counts Owens out. Rollins with another big suicide dive. Rollins talks more trash and goes for another dive but this time Owens rocks him at the ropes. Rollins comes right back with a Slingblade as Owens re-enters. Rollins mounts Owens with strikes now. Rollins kicks Owens in the back a few times. Rollins taunts Owens as he kicks him back to the mat. Owens dodges a Stomp attempt, and another. Owens comes back with a big DDT.
Owens keeps control with a superkick into the corner. Owens with a corner cannonball. Owens goes back to the top with a big senton for another close 2 count. Owens stops Rollins from escaping to the floor. Rollins dodges a Pop-Up Powerbomb. Rollins blocks a roll-up. They tangle and Owens’ Stunner is blocked. Rollins with an enziguri. Owens comes right back with a clothesline and they’re both down again. Owens brings Rollins to the top for a superplex now. Rollins fights back but Owens headbutts him. Owens goes for the superplex but Rollins hangs on again. Rollins rakes at Owens’ eyes. Rollins goes for the Sunset Bomb but turns it into a big Buckle Bomb across the ring. Rollins follows up with a superkick and another while Owens is on his knees.
Rollins charges again but Owens catches him with a Pop-Up Powerbomb for a close 2 count. Rollins goes to the floor to escape but Owens stops him. Rollins grabs the timekeeper’s bell out of nowhere and drops Owens with it. The referee calls the match.
Winner by DQ: Kevin Owens
– After the bell, Rollins laughs some and hits the bell. Owens’ music hits and Rollins limps away, looking down at Owens and laughing. Rollins is all smiles and trash talking as he makes his exit. Owens stumbles to his feet and takes the mic. Owens rolls into the ring and yells at Rollins to stop. Owens says Rollins doesn’t get to end it this way. Owens calls Rollins a little bitch and calls him back to the ring to finish it once and for all as No DQ, No Rules. Rollins asks Owens when he’s going to learn.
No DQ Match: Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
Seth Rollins returns to the ring and the bell rings. Rollins with a big running knee to the face. Rollins tosses Kevin Owens to the floor.
Rollins follows and unloads on Owens against the barrier. Rollins launches Owens into the barrier again. Rollins shows off and continues running his mouth. Rollins takes apart the steel ring steps now. Rollins grabs the top half and charges with it, nailing Owens in the head to knock him back down. Rollins grabs a steel chair and continues taunting Owens. Rollins with steel chair shots to Owens while he’s down near the announce table. Owens is still calling Rollins a bitch. Rollins delivers more chair shots. Rollins argues with the referee, who tells him to finish it in the ring. Rollins says he can do whatever he wants.
Rollins tears apart the announce table now. Owens grabs the bell and drops Rollins with it. Another bell shot knocks Rollins on top of the announce table. Owens climbs up on top of the WrestleMania sign, which is up high. He delivers a huge senton that puts Rollins through the announce table. It looks like Owens barely connected. Owens struggles to bring Rollins back in the ring. Owens grabs Rollins in the middle of the ring and drops him with a Stunner. Owens covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Kevin Owens
– After the match, Owens gets back to his feet as his music hits. We go to replays. Owens hobbles over to the ropes to look down at Rollins on the floor. Owens backs up to the middle of the ring and salutes as we go to a break.
– We go to the perch with Rob Gronkowski and Mojo Rawley. They’re interrupted by WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth. Truth’s life has been ruined by the title and he just needs a place to hide out. He asks Mojo and Gronk if he can hide out up there but he offends them. Truth gets dropped by Gronk and Truth. Gronk goes for the pin but Mojo robs him and steals the pin to win the title. Mojo celebrates and Gronk looks at him shocked.
– Charly Caruso is backstage but she’s interrupted by Paul Heyman. Heyman hypes up WWE Champion Brock Lesnar for tomorrow’s match against Drew McIntyre.
– Tom and Byron hype up the card for Night Two of WrestleMania 36.
WWE Universal Title Match: Braun Strowman vs. Bill Goldberg
We go back to the ring and out first comes Braun Strowman. WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg is out next as the smoke hits for his entrance. The WWE Hall of Famer marches to the ring as Braun stares him down. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
The bell rings and they stare each other down. They meet in the middle of the ring and Braun talks trash. Goldberg smiles and nods. Goldberg strikes first with a kick to the gut. Strowman dodges a move in the corner. Strowman goes for the powerslam but Goldberg slides out and nails a big Spear. Braun gets right up but eats another Spear, and a third Spear. Goldberg with a 2 count.
Goldberg continues to dominate for a few more moves. Strowman counters a Jackhammer and hits three big powerslams. Braun yells at Goldberg to get up. Braun nails a fourth powerslam for the pin and the title.
Winner and New WWE Universal Champion: Braun Strowman
– After the quick match, Strowman stands tall and yells out while celebrating. We get replays and come back to Braun standing tall.
– We get a promo for WrestleMania 37.
– We also get a promo for the next match.
Boneyard Match: AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker
We cut to a cemetery as we hear The Undertaker’s traditional music in the background. A hearse pulls up to the gates and drives in. Two hooded figures step out and open the back door. A coffin slides out but AJ Styles pops up and laughs. He’s loud and ready, wearing his shirt and jeans. He’s ready for The Deadman. Where are you? Music suddenly hits and we get a shot of Taker riding hiss motorcycle on the road. Taker drives into the cemetery with more of an American Badass look. AJ is ready to fight it looks like.
Taker steps out of the shadows into the light. AJ says he didn’t think he’d show up and wonders if Michelle McCool knows he’s out this late. AJ says he dug Taker’s grave for him. We see the open hold. Taker says AJ dug his own grave. The trash talking continues. Taker approaches and AJ grabs a brick but Taker drops him and talks trash while beating him around. Taker brings AJ over and calls him by Allen as he tries to get away. Taker sends AJ into the coffin door and slams him into it several times. Taker grabs a piece of steel off the ground and goes to use it on AJ but AJ moves and Taker’s arm goes through the hearse door. Taker is bleeding and he’s not happy about it. Taker continues to beat AJ around. AJ crawls on top of the car and Taker follows, taunting him. Taker mounts AJ on top of the car and unloads with rights, warning him to never talk about his wife again. AJ falls off the car. AJ finally turns it around but Taker manhandles him some more. Taker knocks AJ into the empty grave.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson call Taker out and say they’re just getting started. Taker is suddenly surrounded by druids. Taker starts brawling but gets beat up at one point. Taker makes the comeback and here comes AJ. AJ works Taker over and yells that Taker made him break his finger. AJ yells at Taker to just retire and end this. AJ gets the upperhand again and talks more trash while Taker is down. AJ mounts Taker with another big right hand. Taker crawls through the grass while AJ stalks him, still talking trash. AJ calls Taker a broken down old bitch. AJ grabs a shovel while Taker sits up on his knees. AJ says he is doing the world a favor by burying what’s left of Taker. Taker slowly gets up in pain. AJ breaks the shovel of his back, sending Taker into the empty grave.
We see Taker on his back, laid out in the hole. AJ pours a handful of dirt – ashes to ashes, dust to dust. AJ climbs up on a tractor and cranks it up. Taker somehow appears next to AJ on the tractor, with a light shining behind him. Taker unloads on AJ, who is shocked. Taker beats AJ off the tractor and over to the side. Taker is looking a bit different and talking more trash as AJ climbs up on a barn.
Taker makes flames rise for a few seconds. Taker fights off AJ, Gallows and Anderson. Taker scoops Anderson and hits a Tombstone on top of the tin roof of the barn. AJ fights Taker but Taker gets the upperhand. Taker delivers a huge chokeslam from the roof of the barn down through a box on the ground. Taker climbs down and taunts AJ, asking him if he remembers Taker’s wife now, or if he remembers Taker’s age now. Taker says they’re not done yet, just getting started. Isn’t that what AJ told him? Taker scoops AJ onto his shoulders and brings him over to the empty grave. Taker drops him next to the hole. AJ says he’s sorry, don’t bury me. Taker asks AJ to say what he’s sorry for. AJ begs again for Taker not to bury him.
Taker holds AJ by his throat, taunting him some more. Taker says AJ put up a hell of a fight, fought his ass off. AJ doesn’t want to be buried. Taker hugs AJ and pats him on the back. Taker says a lot of people haven’t given him the fight AJ did. Taker says AJ is good, brother. Taker goes to walk away but stops. He turns back around and kicks AJ into the hole with a big boot. Taker stares down at AJ and then walks to the tractor, which is full of a load of dirt. Taker starts the tractor up and dumps the load of dirt onto AJ in the hole. Taker turns off the tractor and we hear his bell toll. He hops off the tractor and the bell tolls again, and again. Taker removes a cover off the tombstone and it has AJ’s name on it, and 1977 – 2020 with a “Rest In Peace” message.
Winner: The Undertaker
– Taker puts his bandana back on and gets on his motorcycle. AJ’s fist is shown punching through the dirt. Taker cranks his bike back up and raises his fist in the air, which makes flames jump around the barn as his purple logo appears on the front of the barn. Metallica’s “Now That We’re Dead” starts back up as Taker speeds out of the cemetery. Night One of WrestleMania 36 goes off the air.
WrestleMania 36 Results, Night 2 – 4/5/2020
– The WrestleMania 36 Kickoff pre-show for Night Two opens up from the WWE TV studios with Corey Graves and Peter Rosenberg. They talk about how good the Bone Yard match on Night One was. They hype tonight’s matches. We get a discussion and preview for the Firefly Fun House match. and tonight’s Fatal 5 Way for the SmackDown Women’s Title. We get a video package for tonight’s WWE NXT Women’s Title next. We take another break and come back to RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits backstage. They’re hyped up for tonight and Angelo Dawkins flirts some with Charly Caruso, who isn’t there. He tells her Angel Garza isn’t the only Lothario on RAW. Montez Ford says WrestleMania is up and they want the smoke. Graves and Rosenberg talk about tonight’s title defense. They look back at Night One again and then send us to the WWE Performance Center.
Natalya vs. Liv Morgan
Tom Phillips welcomes us to Night Two of WrestleMania 36 from the WWE Performance Center. He’s joined by Byron Saxton as Natalya makes her way out. Liv Morgan is out next as Mike Rome does the introductions.
They meet in the middle of the ring for a handshake but Natalya yanks Liv to the mat in a headlock. Liv tries for a pin attempt. They break and Natalya taunts Liv some. They lock up and trade holds again. Natalya with a 2 count. They break again and have some more words, and again. Natalya takes Liv back down. More back and forth. Natalya with a surfboard submission. Liv screams out as the referee checks on her.
Morgan comes back with a 2 count and a shot to the face. Morgan counters Natalya again and drops her over her knees for a 2 count. Morgan dropkicks Natalya in the back against the ropes. Liv charges and they tangle. Natalya counters and slams Liv face-first for another close 2 count. Natalya argues with the referee about the count.
Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter but Liv rolls her into a 2 count. Liv with an enziguri. Natalya catches Liv off the ropes but Liv counters and they trade roll-ups on the mat. Liv gets the roll-up that counts for the win.
Winner: Liv Morgan
– After the match, Liv stands tall and has her arm raised as her music hits.
– Graves and Rosenberg show us what happened with Mandy Rose, Otis, Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville on SmackDown. Ziggler and Deville are backstage now. Ziggler left Mandy a voicemail begging her to please call him back. They’re wondering what to do because Mandy isn’t having any contact with them. Kayla Braxton approaches for comments but they’re not interested. Ziggler and Deville walk off. Graves and Rosenberg lead us to a video package for Edge vs. Randy Orton. We join the WWE Backstage crew via Skype – Renee Young, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and Christian, who picks Edge to win the match. We take another break and go back to the panel for discussion on Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley. We also get a video package for tonight’s WWE Title match and that’s it for the Night Two Kickoff.
– WrestleMania 36 Night Two kicks off with Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon welcoming us back. She gives a message similar to the one from Night One, but much shorter. She sends us to the pirate-themed video package.
– We’re live on tape from the empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida as host Rob Gronkowski welcomes us. He hypes the show up and sends us to the ring.
WWE NXT Women’s Title Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley
We go right to the ring and out comes Charlotte Flair for the opener. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton are on commentary. We get a video package showing what led to this match. NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Mike Rome.
The bell rings and they go at it. Flair takes Ripley down first and mocks her. They lock up again and trade holds. Flair drops Ripley by her leg and goes for the Figure Four. Ripley kicks her away and asks if she’s kidding. Flair ends up taking Ripley to the corner. Ripley comes right out of the corner and gets in Flair’s face. Flair shoves her and unloads with big chops. Flair goes upside down in the corner but Ripley nails a big boot. Ripley with the Riptide in the middle of the ring but Flair kicks out at 2. Flair rolls to the floor for a breather. Ripley declares this is her ring.
Flair resets the count and Ripley goes out after her. Ripley ends up dropping Flair from the apron and working her over on the floor. Flair fights back. They come back in and Ripley dropkicks her. Ripley beats Flair around and talks trash. Ripley with more offense and a 2 count in the middle of the ring. Ripley kicks Flair several times while she’s on her knees. Ripley with a body scissors and hair grabbing. Flair resists and tries to fight free. Flair uses the ropes on Ripley and stomps away, focusing on her knee. Flair yells at Ripley and taunts her. Ripley kicks but Flair catches it and drives the knee into the mat some more. Ripley counters and swings at Flair’s face. Ripley screams about her knee hurting.
Flair continues to focus on the leg. Ripley kicks free but Flair slams the leg to the mat again. Flair slaps Ripley again and slams her knee against the ring post as the referee warns her. Flair wraps the leg around the ring post once again. Ripley blocks it this time. They go back in and Flair takes the knee out from behind. The referee says he can stop the match but Ripley wants to continue. Flair continues focusing on the knee and yelling at Ripley as the referee warns her. Ripley counters a move and rolls Flair for a 1 count. Flair goes right back to working on Ripley while smiling. Ripley slams Flair face-first to the mat. Ripley is still clutching her knee.
Flair says she never stops or gives up. Ripley fights back to her feet. Flair keeps hitting her with strikes. Ripley does the same but her leg does out to one knee. Flair with a huge chop. Ripley ducks a chop and delivers knee strikes to the face. They trade counters and Ripley connects with two big kicks. Ripley dropkicks Flair and her knee goes out again. Ripley with short-arm clotheslines now. More back and forth now. Flair goes to the top but Ripley rocks her. Ripley gets Flair on her shoulders now, then drops her face-first into the mat for a close 2 count.
Flair rocks Ripley with a big right hand in the corner after more offense between the two. Flair misses a stomp on the leg and Ripley nails another elbow. Ripley goes to the top and hits a missile dropkick for a close 2 count. Ripley shows some frustration now. Ripley runs into another boot. Flair continues working on the leg. Ripley tells the referee to shut up as he checks on her again. Flair keeps going for the legs but Ripley takes her down and stomps away. Ripley finally gets the standing Cloverleaf submission applied. Flair gets free and turns it back around, dropping Ripley.
Flair goes for the Figure Four but Ripley kicks her several times. They trade pin attempts and Flair applies the Boston Crab. It’s broken as they trade more holds and pin attempts. Flair stomps away until Ripley jumps up and nails a big boot for a 2 count. They are both down on the mat now, showing frustration. Ripley unloads in the corner now. They trade more big strikes in the corner. Ripley takes Flair to the top and rocks her. Ripley climbs up and pounds on Flair. Ripley tries for the superplex but Flair resists. Flair slams Ripley to the mat from up high. Flair goes for the big moonsault but Ripley gets her boots up for a shot to the face.
Flair gets up and charges with the Spear for a close 2 count. More back and forth. Flair goes for the Figure Four but Ripley rolls her up for 2. Flair goes for it again and this time gets the Figure Four locked in. They trade shots while on the mat. Flair bridges into the Figure Eight but Ripley hangs on. Ripley finally taps out for the finish.
Winner and New NXT Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
– After the match, Flair sits up and takes her title as her music hits. We go to replays. Flair poses with the title as her music hits. Ripley looks on from the mat.
– Back from a break and we get a look back at Night One of WrestleMania 36.
Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
We go back to the ring and out first comes Aleister Black, wearing new horned entrance attire. Bobby Lashley is out next with Lana.
Black and Lashley lock up to start the match. They break and go to lock up again. Lashley shoves Black away. They go to lock up again. They tangle and Lashley slams Black on the mat. Lashley goes for a bear hug but Black fights him off. They end up on the floor. Black misses a moonsault to the floor. Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly on the floor. Lana claps for her husband.
Lashley beats Black around the ringside area and into the barrier. Lashley brings it back into the ring and keeps Black grounded. Black fights up but Lashley rams him into the corner. Lashley with a thrust. Lashley takes it to the opposite corner and continues beating on Black. Lashley charges into the corner and then hits a swinging neckbreaker.
Black fights out of a suplex but Lashley lifts him for it again. Black gets to the apron and rocks Lashley. Black goes to the top but rolls through on a knee. Lashley catches Black with a powerslam for a 2 count. Lashley uses the middle rope as the referee warns him. Lana looks for a cheap shot but doesn’t get it. Lashley with a suplex for a 2 count. Lana yells at the referee from the floor. Lana yells at Lashley to finish Black. He goes for the Spear but Black cuts him off with a big knee for a 2 count.
Black unloads with strikes now. Lashley keeps fighting. Black sweeps Lashley and nails a running knee to send Lashley out. Black goes to the top and hits the big moonsault to the floor. Black brings Lashley back into the ring but Lashley nails a running crossbody and a clothesline for a 2 count. Lashley scoops Black on his shoulders but Lana gets on the apron and screams at Lashley to hit the Spear instead. Lashley puts Black down and goes for the Spear but Black meets him with Black Mass for the pin to win.
Winner: Aleister Black
– After the match, Black stands tall as the music hits. Lashley is frustrated as he and Lana stare at each other. We go to replays. Black makes his exit, stopping on the stage to turn back and look at the ring.
– Kayla is backstage with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and Sasha Banks. Bayley says tonight’s title defense is unfair. Kayla keeps asking about the match, and how she has to face her best friend, and Bayley says she’s just like everyone on Twitter. Bayley ends the interview and walks off. Kayla stops Sasha and asks her how bad she wants to be SmackDown Women’s Champion. Banks says we’ll just have to wait and see. She walks off.
– We see what happened with the WWE 24/7 Title and how Mojo Rawley cheated friend Rob Gronkowski to win it from R-Truth on Night One. Gronk is on the perch with Charly Caruso now. He says he wouldn’t mind winning the WWE 24/7 Title before the night is over.
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go back to Michael Cole and 2020 WWE Hall of Famer JBL on commentary. Cole shows us a video package that led to the next match. Dolph Ziggler is out first with Sonya Deville. Otis is out next by himself. He rushes the ring and Ziggler goes out to the floor with Deville.
Otis overpowers Ziggler to start. Otis unloads until Ziggler superkicks Otis, knocking him out to the floor. Ziggler goes out at the 5 count and sends Otis into the ring post. Ziggler brings Otis back in the ring for a 2 count. Ziggler keeps control and slams Otis by a chinlock. Ziggler superkicks Otis but can’t put him away. Ziggler with more offense and a neckbreaker. Ziggler with more offense before grounding Otis in the middle of the ring with a scissors.
Deville cheers Ziggler on from the floor. Otis fights up and out of a hold. Ziggler kicks Otis. Otis catches him and launches him into the second turnbuckle. Otis with more offense. Otis dances around and rocks Ziggler with more strikes. Otis dances on the ropes but turns around to a right hand. Otis levels Ziggler with a pair of clotheslines. Otis scoops Ziggler and slams him in the middle of the ring. Otis stands on Ziggler’s back to keep him from crawling out. Otis whips Ziggler hard into the corner and he goes down. Otis with another big whip into the corner, and a third as Otis continues to dominate.
They go to the floor and Otis launches Ziggler into the barrier. Otis sends Ziggler into the ring post now. Otis brings it back in and hits his version of the Compactor. More back and forth. Deville ends up getting involved. The finish sees Roe come out and slap Deville. Deville gets in the ring and Rose hits a low blow to Ziggler. Otis hits the Caterpillar for the pin to win.
– After the match, Otis celebrates with Rose, finally getting the kiss from her.
– We get a video package for the next match.
Last Man Standing Match: Edge vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Hall of Famer Edge. Tom and Byron are back on commentary. Randy Orton is out next.
Orton’s music hits but he appears out of nowhere, wearing all black, and hits the RKO outta nowhere to drop Edge. A replay shows Orton was disguised as a camera man at ringside. Orton is in his gear now. The referee tells Edge if he can get to his feet then they will start the match. Edge finally gets up and the bell rings. Edge swings but Orton dodges it and drops him with another RKO. The referee counts.
Orton taunts Edge while he’s down. Edge gets up at 9 and stumbles out to the floor. Orton grabs a camera and decks Edge with it, sending him over the barrier. Orton beats Edge through the WWE Performance Center now, into the gym area. Edge keeps getting up but finally drops Orton with boots while hanging from a piece of equipment. The referee counts them both down now. They get up and trade shots. Edge drops Orton. The brawl continues through the gym of the Performance Center. Edge drops Orton and taunts him while he slowly gets back to his feet. Orton counters and sends Edge into a wall.
Edge dodges a shot and gets back up to fight. Edge slams Orton face-first into an equipment box. Orton is selling an elbow injury. They fight into another production area as Orton yells at the camera man to move. Orton fights back in the narrow hallway. Edge blocks a shot into a garage door, then slams Orton face-first into it. The referee counts again. Orton gets up but Edge slams him back into the door again. Orton goes back to the main ring area now. They trade shots on a platform where the tall LED boards with WrestleMania graphics are standing. Orton tosses Edge from the platform into the barrier at ringside. The referee counts again while Orton recovers. Edge is back up at the 9 count.
Edge dares Orton to bring it. Orton unloads with punches and kicks, shots into the barrier. Edge stumbles around and falls back down. They fight back into another hallway towards the area with the main offices. Orton slams Edge into a plexiglass window and he goes back down. Edge gets back up and Orton sends him into the wall again. They’re in the same large office that Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano brawled in weeks ago, with the long steel desk. Edge sends Orton into it, then into the wall. Orton goes back down but gets up to more punishment. Edge tosses Orton on top of the long conference table. Edge swings himself from the ceiling, which he’s already close to due to the height of the table, using it to drop a big elbow drop to Orton on top of the table. Edge beats Orton while they’re both standing on the floor again now.
They fight back into the hallway. A camera man goes down. They fight out into another area, a storage facility. Another camera man runs over. There are ladders standing where they brawl now. Edge knocks Orton into a few ladders and slams him face-first into one. Orton stumbles away from Edge, still clutching his arm. Edge follows but Orton kicks him and clubs him down. Orton slams Edge into a storage cart. Orton continues beating Edge around a bunch of production cases and storage carts. Edge tries to use a steel chair but Orton throws them away. Orton sends Edge face-first into a piece of steel. The referee counts as Orton looks around for items to use.
Edge makes it up just before the 10 count. Orton goes right back to work. Edge turns it around again and beats Orton through the area in the back. Edge finally puts Orton through a table after diving from several feet up. The elbow hits and they both are down now. Orton slowly gets up first but Edge is almost there as well. Both men get up at the 8 count. Edge strikes first. Orton takes control into another area. Edge barely makes it back up. Orton beats Edge against a truck now, then rolls him onto the covered bed of the truck. Orton puts Edge on the very top of the truck cab and nails the draping DDT onto the covered bed. The referee counts but Edge makes it up.
Edge climbs up on top of a stack of production cases next to the truck. Orton is still down on the covered bed of the truck, trying to recover. Edge is on top of a NXT box truck now, higher than the stack of production cases. Orton is climbing after him. Orton, Edge and the referee are all on top of the box truck now.
Orton charges for a punt kick on top of the truck but Edge leaps at him with a Spear. Orton is in pain as the referee counts. Orton gets up at 9. Edge goes for another Spear but Orton connects with the RKO. Edge makes it up at the 9 count but collapses as soon as he does. Orton is back on the floor now. Orton is bringing two steel chairs to the top of the truck now, where Edge and the referee still are. Orton comes up and nails a steel chair shot over Edge’s back. Orton gets down in Edge’s face and talks some trash. Orton is ready to send Edge back to his family. Orton places a chair under Edge’s head. Orton goes to slam the other chair over Edge’s head but Edge jumps up and applies a submission, the same one he used on MVP recently. Edge brings Orton down on top of the truck, with a chair under Orton’s head. Orton looks to be knocked out now.
The referee counts and Edge gets back to his feet. Edge looks to get just a little emotional as he stands over Orton, who is still barely moving. Edge swings the chair and delivers the Con-Chair-To. Edge stands tall over Orton as the referee counts. Orton is in bad shape. The referee keeps counting and makes it to 10 to finish the match.
– After the match, Edge stands tall as his music hits. He drops to his knees in front of Orton and puts his head against Orton, apparently whispering something to him. We go to replays. Edge continues recovering as his music plays.
– Back from a break and we see several people chasing WWE 24/7 Champion Mojo Rawley into the ringside area. It looks like mostly enhancement talents ganging up on Mojo. We see Rob Gronkowski up on the perch inside the Performance Center. He leaps off and takes everyone down, then covers Mojo to become the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: Austin Theory and Angel Garza vs. The Street Profits
Back from a break and out comes NXT Superstar Austin Theory and Angel Garza with Zelina Vega. Theory is replacing the injured WWE United States Champion Andrade. RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits are out next, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins. They stop to dance on top of the announce table before hitting the ring.
Dawkins and Theory start off. Dawkins overpowers to take control early on. Ford is hyped up on the apron. Ford tags in for the double team, nailing a big dropkick. Angel runs in but gets double teamed. The Profits unload on both opponents, sending them out to the floor. Dawkins goes back to work on Theory in the ring now. Theory sends Dawkins out. Garza with a cheap superkick as Theory had the referee distracted. Garza and Theory mock their opponents now as Vega cheers them on.
Theory works over Dawkins now. Garza tags in for some double teaming and knees in the corner. Garza snatches his pants off, tosses them at Dawkins and rocks him for a 2 count. Theory comes back in and drops Dawkins for a close 2 count. More back and forth between both teams for the next few minutes, in and out of the ring. Garza with a close 2 count to Ford after a moonsault from the second rope.
Vega is furious about the count. Ford blocks the Wing Clipper and drops Garza. Dawkins tags in but they double team him. Theory slams Dawkins but Ford flies from up top and takes Theory down with a big Frogsplash. Dawkins takes advantage and covers for the pin to retain.
Winners: The Street Profits
– After the fairly quick match, The Profits stand tall with their arms raised. The music hits and we go to replays. Garza and Theory attack the champions after the ring, beating them down. Dawkins is sent out while they double team Ford in the middle of the ring. They hold Ford while Vega delivers a big kick to the face. Vega with another kick to Theory. NXT’s Bianca Belair hits the ring to defend h er husband. She unloads on Vega while the champs take Theory and Garza out to the floor. Belair works Vega over and drops her in the middle of the ring with the KOD. Belair stands tall in the middle of the ring, swinging her hair as her music hits. Ford and Dawkins return to the ring to grab their titles and celebrate with Belair. We go to a replay of Belair and Vega. The champs celebrate with Belair on their shoulders now.
– Titus O’Neil appears on the perch and says he’s the new WrestleMania 36 host now that Gronk is unable to host.
Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina Snuka vs. Bayley
Back from a break and we go to the ring. Out first comes Sasha Banks, followed by Lacey Evans. Tamina Snuka is out next, followed by Naomi. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is out last.
The bell rings and everyone sizes each other up. Bayley and Sasha strike Tamina first but get knocked off. Naomi and Evans do the same but Tamina knocks them away as well. All 4 attack Tamina now but she powers her way out. Tamina with right hands for the other competitors now. Tamina drops Evans with an elbow to the nose. Naomi grabs Tamina’s leg but Tamina drags her into the ring. Evans takes Tamina’s knee down. Bayley and Sasha with double dropkicks to Tamina. Tamina gets kicked out of the ring now.
Sasha seems to be helping Bayley early on. Naomi and Evans team up against Banks and Bayley now, getting the upperhand. They hit double dropkicks and go for the pins at the same time. They avoid the elimination and end up on the floor. Evans and Naomi go at it in the ring now. Tamina comes in and drops them. Tamina levels Bayley and Banks in the ring now. Tamina launches Evans across the ring. Tamina launches Naomi into the corner. Naomi with a running splash to Evans and Naomi at the same time but she can’t get the win.
Tamina with more offense and pin attempts on Evans then Bayley. Tamina scoops Bayley but Banks saves her. Banks and Tamina with kicks to Evans. Naomi, Banks and Tamina stare each other down. Tamina offers her fist for some team work and a Team BAD reunion. They join her but she superkicks Banks. Naomi and Tamina go at it now. Naomi counters with a Stunner for a 2 count as Evans comes back in. Evans with a standing moonsault on Tamina. Naomi tries to take the pin but Tamina overpowers them both. Sasha with a 619 to Tamina. Bayley with the big flying elbow to Tamina. Banks with a Frogsplash to Tamina right after. Evans with a moonsault to Tamina. Naomi with the split-legged moonsault to Tamina. They all pile on Tamina and eliminate her with the pin.
Evans and Naomi baseball slide Banks and Bayley to the floor. Bayley takes Evans down on the floor and sends her into the ring steps. Bayley drops Naomi on the floor as well. Bayley brings Naomi back in and works her over while talking trash. Banks rolls back in and helps Bayley with Naomi. Naomi ends up fighting them off. Bayley blocks a Rear View but Naomi turns it into a Stunner. Banks eats a Rear View. Naomi fights off Bayley and Banks again. Naomi with a 2 count on Banks. Naomi ends up tapping out to the Bank Statement.
Banks and Bayley take turns on Evans now. Banks gets dropped and sent to the floor. Bayley takes control of Evans and rolls her for a 2 count. Banks comes back in and has words with Bayley over what happened when Banks got sent out. Evans rocks Banks with a Woman’s Right to take advantage. Evans pins Banks and Banks is eliminated.
Bayley and Evans go at it now. Bayley has a small cut on her nose. Bayley manhandles Evans some and drives an elbow. Evans fights back but Bayley keeps control. Evans with clotheslines out of the corner. Evans with a kick and a neckbreaker. Bayley tries to tie Evans’ arm to the top with the tag rope. Bayley unloads in the corner and talks some trash. Evans fights free and beats Bayley down. Evans drops Bayley and goes to the top for the moonsault. She nails it but Bayley kicks out.
Evans can’t believe the kick out. Evans goes on but Banks runs back in the ring to drop Evans with a Backstabber. Bayley takes advantage and gets the pin to retain.
– After the match, Banks brings the title in the ring as Bayley recovers while her music hits. Banks raises Bayley’s arm in the middle of the ring. We go to replays. Bayley talks trash to the announcers and poses in the corner as Banks makes her exit and watches from the floor.
– We get a video package for the next match.
Firefly Fun House Match: John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
We go back to the ring and out first comes John Cena. Cena’s entrance is quickly interrupted by a Firefly Fun House feel. Bray Wyatt appears at the Firefly Fun House. He talks about how another realm exists, filled with monsters and others. Wyatt addresses Cena and says he’s about to face his most dangerous opponent yet, himself. Wyatt welcomes us to the Firefly Fun House. Cena is now in the Fun House. He spots Abby The Witch and then Ramblin’ Rabbit pops up. Rabbit says Wyatt went that way, through that door. He tells Cena to be careful. Cena opens the door and enters. Cena is somewhere dark now. The Evil Devil Boss puppet appears, looking like Vince McMahon. He tells Cena to prove that he has this and that, or he’s fired!
Wyatt is in the ring now. We see flashes from Cena’s debut with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle years ago. Wyatt repeats the promo Angle cut that night. Cena comes out wearing his Prototype gear, coming out from behind the large SmackDown fist. Cena enters the ring and Wyatt asks what makes him think he can hang with Wyatt. Cena says ruthless aggression. He keeps swinging and keeps missing as Wyatt taunts him. Cena chases Wyatt out of the ring. Evil Boss and Mercy The Buzzard on commentary as we see a Saturday Night’s Main Event intro now. We see the fitness gym bro version of Wyatt now. He’s cutting an old school WWF promo, introducing his tag team partner, who is Cena, lifting weights like it’s nothing. Wyatt calls him Johnny Largemeat or something like that. Cena rages with the dumbbells like they’re paper. Abby is impressed, as is Wyatt. Cena can’t lift his arms now. Wyatt channels his inner Hulk Hogan and Cena is back in front of the SmackDown fist now. His “Word Life” theme starts up now. Cena is wearing the Dr. of Thuganomics gear he brought back at WrestleMania last year. Wyatt is in the ring.
Cena hits the ring and can only speak in rhyme. He warns Wyatt to run. Wyatt gets emotional and talks about how he’s had to earn everything and had it taken from him, but Cena’s chances are unlimited. Wyatt says Cena is not a a hero, he’s a bully, a horrible person who takes the weaknesses of others and turns them into jokes. He says Cena would do anything for fame. Congratulations Cena, you’re the man now… poor, lonely John Cena. Wyatt says this is Cena’s last chance now, the floor is his. Cena rhymes some more and charges into the corner but Wyatt moves. Cena turns back around looking for Wyatt and Wyatt drops him with a right hand.
We see the very first version of Bray Wyatt now, sitting at his home in somewhere like the Florida swamp. We see flashes of their WrestleMania match 6 years ago as Wyatt goes on with his promo. He tells Cena to run. They jump back to the ring and the old version of Wyatt attacks Cena. Wyatt kisses Cena on the head and goes for Sister Abigail. Cena slides out. Wyatt says that’s not enough to end it, but this is. Cena grabs a chair from Wyatt. Wyatt goes to his knees and puts his hands up. He says Cena made the wrong choice 6 years ago, so fix it now. Cena swings the chair and Wyatt is gone. We see WCW Monday Nitro graphics flash now. Wyatt is in the ring wearing a Wolfpac nWo t-shirt. He channels Eric Bischoff, who is shown several times in the flashes, and Wyatt, as Bischoff, introduces Cena, who is supposed to be The Hulkster. Cena comes out to the Hollywood Hogan music, wearing a black & white nWo shirt. Cena ends up beating Wyatt down. We see more flashes of Cena’s career. He keeps swinging but now we see it’s no longer Wyatt he’s hitting, it’s Husky The Pig.
The Fiend appears behind Cena. Cena turns around. The Fiend ends up dropping him with Sister Abigail. The Fiend applies the Mandible Claw and holds him down. We hear laughter as Wyatt appears to count a pin. The Fiend stands tall and holds his arms out.
Winner: The Fiend
– After the match, we cut back to new host Titus O’Neil. Titus is shocked, and says he has no idea what he just saw. That’s the end of whatever that was.
– Back from a break and we get a video package for tonight’s main event.
WWE Title Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out comes the challenger first, Drew McIntyre. Out next comes WWE Champion Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.
The bell rings and Lesnar nails a kick to start. Lesnar rams Drew back into the corner and unloads. Drew nails a big Claymore out of nowhere for a close 2 count. Drew backs up and waits for Lesnar to recover. Lesnar dodges the Claymore and hits a big German suplex. Lesnar goes for another German but Drew fights him. Lesnar hits the German.
Lesnar with another big German suplex. Lesnar goes on and Drew manages to kick out at 1 somehow. Lesnar is frustrated now. Lesnar scoops Drew and drops him with the F5 in the middle of the ring but Drew still kicks out at 2. Lesnar can’t believe it.
Lesnar delivers another big F5 but Drew kicks out. Heyman screams that Drew can’t keep kicking out. Lesnar is heated. Lesnar goes for another F5 but Drew nails a second Claymore. Drew with a third Claymore as he yells at Lesnar some more. Drew with a fourth Claymore for the pin to win the title.
Winner and New WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Drew stands tall as his music hits. He raises the WWE Title in the air as we go to replays. Drew hits his knees with the title after looking down at Lesnar, who is still on his back. Drew hits the corner to pose with the title, and continues celebrating. Night Two of WrestleMania 36 goes off the air with a look at the new WWE Champion.