WWE talent Kane who is now in the political running for Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee was a recent guest on Edge and Christians Podcast of Awesomeness. Kane would talk on several subjects, but when Seth Rollins came up, he had this to say:
“I am a huge Seth Rollins fan. Anyone that has ever been in the ring with Seth… he really is the second-coming of Shawn Michaels, he is that good.”
NJPW talent Kenny Omega was recently interviewed by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. During the interview Omega spoke on several subject, two of which were the differences between WWE and NJPW, and Seth Rollins using his finishing move.
Here’s what Omega had to say:
The main Differences between WWE and NJPW:
“That’s a tough question. Both companies approach the business a little differently, and thus you’re going to get different types of treatment towards their respective titles. Generally speaking, WWE is show business and there will be times when the belt is nothing but a prop to advance TV storylines. NJPW likes to use its heavyweight belt to feature its style pro wrestling at the highest level. Matches in New Japan are generally longer and theatrics kept to a minimum. Also, the idea of having a single strong champion goes back years and years and years, and NJPW is very tradition-heavy.”
Seth Rollins daunting Kenny Omega’s finisher:
“If he was inspired by my match to add that to his arsenal, it’s a great compliment,” said Omega. “A finishing move is an important part of one’s character–and sometimes success. So for him, being a top guy in WWE, it’s cool that he chose something that I’d used earlier in the year during my match with Okada. “As for the tweet, a lot of guys don’t know that I used to travel with Rollins all of the time in ROH. We never became the closest of friends, but we’re definitely cool with each other and the mutual respect has always been there. If I was legitimately angry, I’d just flat out say so. I’m not one to shy away from speaking my mind.”
As seen on last night’s episode of Raw, Seth Rollins introduced a new finishing move which symbolizes him leaving Triple H’s pedigree in the past. But, wrestling fans quickly recognized the new finisher and commented how it’s used by NJPW’s star Kenny Omega.
Here’s the new finisher:
You can view the finisher at the 3:20 mark:
Kenny Omega would head to twitter last night and comment on it:
Braun Strowman’s callous and horrific attack last week on Roman Reigns was one of the most destructive acts in the history of Monday Night Raw. After severely injuring The Big Dog in that onslaught, what’s next for The Monster Among Men?
Is Braun Strowman unstoppable?
Has Elias Samson “drifted” to Raw?
Is Nia Jax in line for a Raw Women’s Title opportunity?
Which Raw newcomers will “shake up” Team Red the most?
Will Seth Rollins and Samoa Joe settle their unfinished business?
Based on reports, Samoa Joe may make an interference in the Triple H vs. Seth Rollins “Hold Harmless” match at WrestleMania 33. Joe is not scheduled for the show and has been involved in the Rollins & Triple H story-line and has advised different media outlets that he plans to make an impact tonight.
Mick Foley is also rumored to possible have a part in the match and get involved with Stephanie McMahon, who has confirmed that she will be at ringside. Foley’s hip surgery has reportedly been held off until WrestleMania.
We finally reach the biggest show of the year, Wrestlemania 33! It’s all come down to this, as we see almost every title competed for during tonight’s PPV event. Not to mention a few great matches not surrounding any type of Championship. Tonight will be a memorable one, and as we usually see during WrestleMania I’m expecting a few surprises here and there.
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Austin Aries vs. Neville (c) -KICK OFF MATCH- -WWE Cruiserweight Championship- Singles match
I won’t be detailing this match as you can watch it on the Kickoff stream above, but I’ll outline the ending. Aries at one point locks in his submission victory, but Neville rakes at Aries repaired eye, and lays him out. Neville hits the red arrow and pins for the 3 count.
Winner: Neville (retains)
Match was really good, face paced and well timed.
Andre The Giant Battle Royal -KICK OFF MATCH- Braun Strowman, Sami Zayn, Big Show, Dolph Ziggler, Apollo Crews, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, Mark Henry, Goldust, R-Truth, Curtis Axel, Primo, Epico, Bo Dallas, Jinder Mahal, Rhyno, Heath Slater, Mojo Rawley, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Breeze, Fandango, Killian Dain, Tian Bing
I’ll list who gets eliminated and provide the winner after the fact. Just as a side note the Vaudevillians, Ascension, Titus O’Neil along with a few more talents that were announced as removed from the match earlier in the day, have been added back on. Looks WWE just packed them in.
Primo Eliminated by Braun Strowman
Kalisto Eliminated by Braun Strowman
Simon Gotch Eliminated by Braun Strowman
Heath Slater Eliminated by Braun Strowman
Goldust, Jey Uso & Konnor Eliminated By Big Show
Big Show Eliminated by Braun Strowman
Viktor Eliminated by Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman Eliminated by everyone else.
Curt Hawkins Eliminated by Mark Henry
R-Truth Eliminated by Dolph Ziggler
Aiden English Eliminated by American Alpha
Jimmy Uso Eliminated by American Alpha
Jason Jordan Eliminated by a few wrestlers
Chad Gable Eliminated by a few wrestlers
Tyler Breeze & Breezango Eliminated by TIan Bing
Sin Cara Eliminated be Mark Henry
Mark Henry Eliminated by Killian Dani and Sami Zayn
Tian Bing Eliminated by Dolph Ziggler
Epico Eliminated by Sami Zayn
Bo Dallas Eliminated by Mojo Rawley
Apollo Crews Eliminated by Killian Dain
Dolph Ziggler Eliminated by Mojo Rawley
Luke Harper Eliminated by Titus O’Neil
Titus O’Neil Eliminated by Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn Eliminated by Killian Dain
Jinder Mahal, Mojo Rawley and Killian Dain remain.
Killian Dain Eliminated By Mojo Rawley
Jinder Mahal Elminated by Mojo Rawley
Winner: Mojo Rawley (2017 Andre The Giant Battle Royal)
MOC: Now i didn’t know this next match was on the Kickoff, but it must have been moved last minute as it…. is….
Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose (c) -KICK OFF MATCH- -Intercontinental Championship- Singles Match
Baron and Dean have a pretty good back and forth contest but the finish comes when Baron tries for his ‘End of Days’, but Ambrose counters into his Dirty Deeds and pins for the 3 count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose (retains)
OPENER: recording artist, Tinashe is introduced in the middle of the ring and begins singing American The Beautiful. Jets would fly overhead when she finished singing. We cut to the opening video for WrestleMania 33
OPENER: We cut back to the arena and New Day, the WrestleMania hosts make their way out with their ice cream bike, and wearing Final Fantasy inspired gear.
The English, German and Spanish announce team is introduced ringside by Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton.
New Day enter the ring and Xavier gets on the mic first and yells “WRESTLEMANIA” as loud as he can. They say they are honored to be there tonight and that men and women collide to engage in battle for the audience enjoyment. They claim that there will be excitement tonight and officially pull their levers. They joke around thinking it’s a penis joke, but Big E says its the lever to begin WrestleMania, and begin a New Day Rocks chant.
Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles Singles Match
Shane McMahon comes out in his white jersey top and runs down the 80 yard ramp to the ring. His family is shown ringside for this match. AJ entrance has him daunting some new White, black and red gear.
The match begins and Shane looks to throw fists. AJ backs him up and says he needs to relax with the fists. Shane lowers his posture and both men clinch up. AJ plays around with Shane to showcase that he can out wrestle Shane. They clinch again, and both men perform a bit of chain wrestling going back and forth. Shane would throw him to the ropes and Aj hits a running shoulder. He hits a snapmare and mocks Shane McMahon’s shuffle. Shane watches as both men glare off.
They clinch again and this time Shane quickly slams Styles to the mat. He hits a few arm drags and hits a surprise roll up pin. Styles kicks out and rolls to the outside not believing what Shane can do. Shane mocks AJ Styles in the ring.
AJ climbs back into the ring and hits a straight right to Shane. Shane shakes it off and goes off on Styles throwing several punches connecting to AJ. He hits a jumping knee and tries for another attack, but AJ hits a throat punch. Shane comes back landing a few punches, and AJ throws him to the outside. Shane gets to his feet and AJ hits a running sliding dropkick.
Shane jumps backwards and goes right over the announcers table. Both men would go back to the ring as the ref count downs. AJ stalks Shane as he lands a few hard punches and kicks. AJ hits a knee drop to the head and takes Shane into the corner. He hits a running clothesline and pins for a 2 count. AJ land a hard right hand and yells at Shane to do the same. Shane follows his request and begins laying several punches. AJ fights back but Shane gets him back with a gut kick. AJ pushes Shane away and tries for a rebound move, but Shane shakes the ropes tripping AJ Styles.
Shane looks to take control and begins delivering a few jabs to the head. Shane shuffles around AJ landing a few hard punches. He takes him off the ropes and lands a jumping back elbow. Shane tosses AJ across the ring and hits the Olympic slam. Shane pins but only gets a 2 count. Shane positions AJ and tries for a suplex, but AJ fights back and lands a neck breaker against the knee. AJ looks for his Styles Clash, but Shane pushes AJ into the corner. Styles though quickly counter into the calf-crusher in the middle of the ring.
Shane screams in pain but manages to reach behind, crab AJ into a choke hold. Shane transitions the choke into an arm lock, and then into the rings of Saturn. AJ rolls Shane for a 2 count, as does Shane to AJ. Both men deliver a hard clotheslines and lay each other out. AJ rolls to the apron but Shane meets him and tries to bring him back into the ring, but AJ hangs him on the top rope. AJ positions himself and goes for the 450, but Shane transitions and catches AJ into the triangle choke. AJ gets it locked on and begins to fade. He slowly falls back, but continues to fight. He reaches his feet, and quickly positions for the Styles Clash, but doesn’t get all of it as he only uses one arm. He pins but Shane kicks out at 2.
Both men reach their feet and begin exchanging punches in the middle of the ring. Shane takes AJ into the corner and delivers several knees to AJ. AJ goes for a kick but the ref gets hit by mistake. Shane goes on the attack again, but AJ counters with his pele kick. Styles notices that the ref is down and begins to look under the ring for some weapons.
He throws in a garbage can, and stands it up in the ring. He drags Shane into the corner sitting down and forces the steel can against his chest. AJ climbs the opposite corner and looks for the coast-to-coast but Shane explodes up as AJ jumps, and smashes the can against his face. Shane positions AJ this time, and sets up the second trash can in the ring. Shane climbs the opposite corner and jumps delivering a nice coast-to-coast on AJ driving that can into his face. Shane pulls AJ to the middle of the ring and pins for the 1…2..kickout!
Shane moves to the ringside and strips the English announcers table. He pulls AJ to the outside and lays him on the table. Shane climbs into the ring and to the top rope. Shane jumps, but AJ Styles moves out of the way taking Shane right through the table. AJ drags himself to Shane, and rolls him back into the ring. AJ climbs to the apron and tries for the forearm, but Shane counters into a jumping DDT. Shane drags AJ to the corner, climbs to the top rope and tries for the shooting star press, but AJ moved out of the way and Shane crashes to the mat.
AJ again, rolls to the apron and prepares himself for the forearm. This time AJ connects. He pins Shane and gets the 1..2..3!
Winner: AJ Styles
ANNOUNCERS: They showcase some celebrities ringside, but get stopped by Kevin Owens entrance. They continue and say that YouTube sensation Lilly Singh is at ringside.
Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (c) -WWE United States Championship- Singles Match
Jericho had the countdown during his entrance, and it was refreshing as we haven’t heard that for a while. IN addition he’s also wearing a leather light-up scarf. Amazing!
The match begins and both men exchange punches quickly. Owens tries for a running move but Jericho counters right into the walls of Jericho. Owens reaches the ropes and rolls to the apron. Jericho hits a sliding dropkick taking Owens to the outside. He climbs to the top rope and lands a cross body on Owens on the outside. Jericho continues the assault driving Owen’s head against the steel steps. He rolls him back into the ring, and Jericho hits an axe handle from the top rope. Jericho throws Owen’s to the opposite corner, and tries for a move, but Owens stops him with a side head kick.
Owens takes the advantage now landing several punches to the head. He hits his cannon ball in the corner, and does it again on the apron driving Jericho’s head into the ring post. Both men go back into the ring and Owens pins for the 3 count. Owens lands a hard kick to the back and locks in a rear choke grounding Jericho.
Jericho manages to get some momentum and break out but Owens stops him with a hard kick to the chest, and a running senton. Owens pins and gets a 2 count. Owens stalks Jericho telling him to stay down, and drives his forearm against his face. Owens continues the beat down on Jericho slapping him around. He runs the ropes but Jericho hits a quick dropkick taking Owens to the apron. Jericho hits his rebound dropkick taking Owens to the outside.
Jericho goes to the outside, but Owens pushes him against the apron and tries for his apron powerbomb, but Jericho counters flipping him over. Jericho lands a few running shoulders on the outside, rolls Owens into the ring and climbs to the top rope hitting a spinning elbow. Jericho pins but only gets a 2 count. Jericho takes Owens into the corner delivering a few slaps to the chest. Jericho counters an attack but Owens and tries for the code breaker but Owens counters with a package style sit down slam. Owens pins and only gets a 2 count.
Owens begins to climb to the top rope, but Jericho quickly trips him and sits him on the top turnbuckle. Jericho climbs with him and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Jericho pins, but again only gets a 2 count. Jericho and Owens begins exchanging some punches, but Jericho gets control with a running bulldog. He goes for the lion-sault, but Owens counters and hits a superkick. Owens pin but gets a 2 count.
Owens positions Jericho and heads to the top rope, he jumps for a frog-splash, but Jericho counters with a knee to the gut. Jericho goes for the Lion-sault but Owens counters with his knees. Owens again goes to the top rope, and tries for the senton, but Jericho counters with his knees. Both men reach their feet and Jericho right away tries for the walls of Jericho, but Owens breaks out. Owens catches Jericho’s cross body, and hits a swinging splash giving him another 2 count pin. Owens tries for the pop-up powerbomb but Jericho counters, hits an elbow and lands the Lion-Sault. Jericho pins, but gets a very close 2 count.
Jericho can’t believe Owens kicks out and slowly reaches his feet. He lifts Owens up and slaps him around. Jericho tries for the hurricarana but Owens catches him hanging upside down and transitions Jericho into the Walls of Jericho. Jericho yells as Owens has the submissions locked in, but Jericho fights out. Owens though gets the upper hand and lands a gut kick. Owens tries for a cannon ball, but Jericho catches him right into the Walls-of-Jericho. Jericho pulls him to the center of the ring and locks it in. Owens would manage to pull himself to the bottom rope.
Jericho goes on the attack again stomping on Owens who’s grabbing the bottom rope. Jericho tries for a clothesline but Owens counters and hits his pop-up powerbomb. Owens pins but Jericho kicks out at 2. Owens yells in frustration and positions Jericho on his knees. Owens yells at Jericho that he’s a piece of trash and tries for the pop-up powerbomb again, but Jericho quickly counters into a code-breaker. Jericho pins, but on the count of 2 Owens gets ONE FINGER on the bottom rope.
Owens rolls to the outside, and just as Jericho was climbing out Owens catches him and lands a powerbomb onto the apron. He rolls Jericho back in and pins for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Kevin Owens (New United States Champion)
Nia Jax vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (c) -Raw Women’s Championship- Fatal-4-Way Match
Bayley would come out first, experiencing some technical issues with her wavy armed air things on the stage area. She had some extra at ringside. Nia is second with nothing really special. Sasha Banks got a ride down to the ring in a fancy little taxi car. Charlotte was the last entrance and she daunted a nice green robe.
The match begins and right away Nia goes after Charlotte. All women try and focus on Nia Jax but she uses her size and dominates all of them. She hits a running body press on all three women. She hits a cross body on both Bayley and Sasha in the corner. She throws out Sasha, and Nia lands a big splash on Bayley. Charlotte and Nia begin to face off. Charlotte lands a few slaps to the chest but NIa hardly feels it. Charlotte gets taken to the apron and hits a hard punch on Charlotte, but Nia stops her and throws Charlotte onto Bayley and Sasha on the outside.
Bayley, Sasha and Charlotte climbs the apron and face Nia Jax. All three women climb in an begin attacking NIa. Bayley and Sasha hit a few knees to the head. Bayley and Sasha try for a back drop, but Nia doesn’t allow them. Charlotte lands a hard kick which takes Nia back and gets slammed right on her head. Sasha pins but Nia kicks out. Nia again, takes control and takes out all the women. She tries for a splash on Charlotte, but Bayley stops her. Charlotte positions from the bottom and all three women land a three-way powerbomb. Each women pins and get the 1..2..3!
Nia Jax Eliminated
Charlotte looks to get a high-five from Sasha and Bayley, but they don’t answer and look to attack, but Charlotte rolls to the outside demanding both of them [Bayley and Sasha] to fight. Bayley and Sasha look to start but Charlotte pulls out Bayley and attacks her on the outside. Sasha runs the ropes and Charlotte moves out of the way making Sasha land on Bayley. Charlotte climbs to the top rope, and jumps landing a twisting corkscrew on both Bayley & Sasha.
Charlotte rolls Sasha into the ring and tries for the Natural selection, but Sasha counters for the Bank statement. Charlotte counters and hits a back breaker on Sasha. She pins but only gets a 2 count. Charlotte begins removing the second turnbuckle, but Sasha looks for a roll up pin. Charlotte kicks out and delivers a few punches. She takes Sasha off the ropes, but Sasha hits a hurricanrana and takes Charlotte to the corner. She smashes her head against the turnbuckle and climbs to the top. She hits her double knees, and locks in the bank statement. Charlotte again manages to fight out.
Sasha rolls Charlotte up, but Charlotte kicks out throwing Sasha into the exposed turnbuckle. Charlotte pin and gets the 1..2..3!
Sasha Banks Eliminated
Bayley begins attacking Charlotte and lands several punches, but Charlotte hits a kick to Bayley’s knee. She drives her knee into the exposed turnbuckle. Charlotte climbs to the top rope and goes for the moonsault, but Bayley moves out of the way. She drags over Charlotte and pins for a 2 count. Bayley now climbs to the top rope, favouring her knee. She jumps but Charlotte catches her and locks in the figure-4-leglock. Charlotte tries to lock in the Figure 8, but Bayley manages to drag herself to the bottom rope.
Charlotte now goes on the attack and hangs Bayley upside down in the corner. She climbs the corner and stands on Bayley’s hurt knee. Charlotte pulls Bayley up in the corner but Bayley counters flipping Charlotte over her and back to the mat. Bayley remains hanging upside down in the corner. Charlotte looks for a running shoulder, but Bayley sits up and Charlotte goes shoulder first into the exposed turnbuckle. Bayley climbs the top rope and hits her Macho Man elbow, pins and gets the 1..2..3!
Winner: Bayley (retains)
ANNOUNCERS: They thank the city of Orlando for being a great host to WWE. They recap the Hall of Fame on Friday and show a few highlights.
They now introduce the Hall of Fame inductees to the stage area; DDP, Rock ‘N’ Roll Express, Family of Rick Rude, Teddy Long, Eric LaGrand, Beth Phoenix & Kurt Angle who got a huge ovation.
BACKSTAGE: Seth Rollins is shown backstage having his knee wrapped up.
Enzo Amore/Cass vs. Sheamus/Cesaro vs. Luke Gallows/Karl Anderson (c) -Raw Tag Team Championship- Triple Threat Ladder Match
Enzo and Cass make their way out first for this match and deliver their usual opening promo. Sheamus & Cesaro are out next, and both men are wearing a suit / kilt type of gear. Both men rip them off.
The match was about to begin, but gets stopped as New Day make their way out. Big E says that as the hosts, they have just received word that the ladder match has become a fatal-4-way. They tease another team entering which they tease could be them, but THE HARDY BOYS MUSIC HIT AND THEY MAKE THEIR WAY OUT. Matt and Jeff have RETURNED!!!! HOLY FUCK!!!
The match finally begins after the audience goes crazy and the fight begins. All members begins brawling inside and outside of the ring with Jeff and Matt connect Poetry in motion on Karl and Luke. Enzo runs in but the Hardy’s hit their fist drop, senton. Jeff and Matt connect a double suplex on Cass. Sheamus and Cesaro stop the action, but Jeff comes back hitting Whispier in the wind on Cesaro and Sheamus. Matt grabs a ladder and he and Jeff begin setting them up in the ring. Jeff begins climbing but Luke Gallows pushes the ladder down and takes both Jeff and Matt out with a ladder.
The Club set up the ladder in the ring but Cesaro comes in and pushes Karl off the ropes. Cesaro hits his rolling Senton on Luke and connects it to Gallows as well. Cass runs in and takes both Sheamus and Cesaro out. Cass stops Matt from entering the ring with a big boot, and stops Jeff with one as well. Enzo throws out Matt Hardy and Cass grabs another ladder. Both he and Enzo slide two other ladders in the ring, as one still remains in it. Jeff and Matt set the ladder up across the barricade and ring apron, but Luke and Cass sandwich them. They push the ladders together creating a ladder table on the outside.
In the ring Sheamus and Cesaro positions Luke and Karl for the giant swing and beats. They gets a standing ovation and Sheamus slams Karl Anderson. Cesaro hits a 619 on Luke Gallow and both members celebrate in the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus look for another ladder but Cass kicks them out of the ring. Cass throws Enzo on both of them. Jeff Hardy attacks Cass and takes him to the outside. Jeff tries for a rebound move, but Sheamus hits the Brogue kick. Sheamus grabs a ladder and slides it into the ring.
Sheamus sets up the ladder as many talents are on the outside, Luke Gallows also climbs up with Sheamus and both struggle with the titles. Enzo comes in and pushes both men off the ladder. Enzo sets up the ladder again and begins climbing. Enzo slowly works his walk up, and gets some help when Cass comes from underneath. Gallows and Sheamus grab Cass from underneath and powerbomb him on the ladder in the corner. Sheamus and Gallows take eachother to the outside leaving Enzo on the ladder by himself.
Karl Anderson meets Enzo on the ladder and both brawl it out ontop of the ladder. Karl throws Enzo off, and right against Cesaro landing a hard European uppercut. Sheamus and Cesaro look to throw Kalr to the outside but Gallows stops them. They hit the Magic killer on Sheamus, but Matt Hardy comes in hitting the twist of fate on Gallows. Karl climbs the ladder but Matt meets him. He positions Karl and connects a twist of fate to Karl. Jeff positions a very large ladder on the outside and lands on Sheamus and Cesaro who were laid out on the ladders set up earlier. Matt Hardy would climb the ladder and grab the Raw Tag Team Championships…… HARDY’s WON!!!
Winners: The Hardy Brothers! (New Raw Tag Team Champions)
John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse Tag Team Match
Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler is introduced as the guest commentator. Al Roker is the special guest ring announcer and asks the fans to refer to him as “chocolate thunder.” He delivers a very lacklustre introduction to Miz and Maryse.
The match begins with Maryse and Nikki Bella. Before they clinch, Maryse would backtrack to her corner and tag in Miz. This makes Miz and Cena enter the ring.
Before they clinch, Miz taunts the audience and gets a great ovation. Cena tries for an attack, but Miz rolls to the outside. Cena follows, but Miz out thinks him and begins stomping on Cena as he entered the ring. Miz taunts the audience and goes back on the attack on Cena. As the ref gets distracted by Miz, Maryse lands a hard slap to Cena. Cena looks to tag out but Miz grabs his arm and hits a hard head butt. Miz hits a right arm to the face and taunts the audience. Miz goes for a corner clothesline and hits it getting the audience excited.
Miz climbs to the top rope and connects a double axe handle; Miz pins but gets a 2 count pin. Miz hits a running boot to the head and again, taunts the audience. Miz gets another running boot to the head and the audience chants “one more time.” Miz obliges. Miz continues the assault looking for another running clothesline in the corner but John Cena moves out of the way taking Miz right into the corner. Cena reaches for Nikki and just as she gets to her, Maryse pulls her off the apron. Miz hits a neck breaker and pins for the 2 count.
Nikki gets back on the apron and rallies for the tag, but Miz won’t allows Cena and counters an AA attempt planting a DDT. Miz picks up another 2 count pin. Miz begins connecting sidekicks to Cena’s chest as a YES chant begins. Miz mocks Nikki and she connects a hard slap taking Miz to the outside. Cena would push and tag in Nikki.
Nikki comes in and right away spears Maryse. She lands a few punches, but Maryse runs to the outside. She gets consoled by Miz, but Nikki runs the ropes and hits a sucidie dive, and hits Miz. Nikki brings Maryse back in and lands a hard forearm. Cena plants Miz in the ring, and both Cena and Nikki hit the five knuckle shuffle. They hit the rack attack, and AA at the same time and Cena and Nikki pin for the 1..2..3!
Winners: John Cena & Nikki Bella
POST MATCH: Cena would get on the mic after the match, and tell Nikki that this was what she wanted; a WrestleMania moment. Cena says that before her surgery he asked her a question when she was very loopy, and that she wouldn’t remember he asked her a question that he would tell her when the time is up. John Cena said that now is the time, Cena would say that before she went into surgery, Cena would tell her that one day he would marry her. John Cena would go on one knee and propose to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33. Showcasing a LARGE FUCKING DIAMOND RING, he asked and Nikki obviously accepted.
Triple H vs. Seth Rollins Non-Sanctioned Match
Triple H entrance had him entering the arena surrounded by police patrolled bikes, riding his own three wheeled bike with Stephanie McMahon on the back.
Rollins entrance had him hold a torch and place it on the ground; this set the ground a fire down the ramp and to the ring. This was just a special little effect.
The match begins and right away both men begin exchanging punches. Rollins beats on him and gets Triple H off his feet. He runs the ropes and hits a running kick and takes Triple H to the outside. Rollins throws HHH against the ring post. He tries to Irish whip him into the barricade, but Triple H counters taking Rollins instead. Triple H tries for an attack, but Rollins counters and clotheslines Triple H to audience area ringside. Triple H tries for a running move against Rollins but he flips him over the barricade and at ringside once again. Rollins jumps off the barricade and takes out Triple H.
The action goes back to the ring and Triple H grabs Rollins leg, but Rollins hits a kick to the head, taking Triple H to the outside. Rollins runs the ropes and hits a suicide dive. Rollins runs back into the ring and connects a second one. Rollins takes Triple H to the announcers table and smashes his head against one. He strips an announcers table and puts Triple H on top of it. He positions HHH for the pedigree but HHH counters and hits a DDT on the table. The table does not break.
Both men lay on the table as the ref checks on both of them. Triple H grabs a chair and smashes Rollins over the bad knee with it. Rollins yells in pain and tries to climb back into the ring, but Triple H comes back again and smashes Rollins against the knee. Triple H positions Rollins knee on the announcers table, and jumps off the chairs driving his knee to the back of Rollins’ bad knee.
Triple H takes Rollins to the ring and slices at his knee, and begins dropping elbows to the knee. Triple H locks in a swans neck on the knee and twists Rollins leg making him yell in pain. Rollins tries to fight back and manages to break the hold, but Triple H continues to hunt Rollins and lands a few slaps to the chest. He stomps on Rollins knee, but ever time Rollins desperately tries to attack Triple H. He quickly launches Triple H face first into the middle turnbuckle, giving him a well needed breather.
Rollins tries to climb to the top rope, but Triple H stops him and tries for the superplex. But Rollins fights back and head butts HHH, he rolls over Triple H for the powerbomb, but as Rollins lands he grabs his knee and yells out in pain. Triple H laughs and begins landing punches to Rollins head. Rollins positions him for the powerbomb, but again his knee gives out. Triple H tries for the pedigree but Rollins counters and hits the turnbuckle powerbomb.
Rollins gets some energy to get himself to his feet and connects a running forearm to Triple H and throws him to the outside of the ring. Seth Rollins climbs to the top rope in the ring, and goes for a cross body on Triple H and hits it. Triple H lands hard and holds his head. Rollins grabs Triple H and throws him against the corner post, not once, but twice. Rollins goes under the ring and pulls out a steel chair. But not just one, two… accompanied by a table. Rollins set it up at ringside as Triple H rolls back into the ring.
Rollins sees HHH in the ring and climbs to the top rope, and hits a frog-splash on HHH to his lower back. Rollins pin but gets a 2 count. Rollins grabs a steel chair and Triple H begs to not hit him. Rollins goes for the attack, but Triple H kicks his knee and delivers a spine buster. Triple H pins but gets a 2 count. He then grabs the chair and positions Rollins ankle between it and stomps on it crushing his ankle. He lands a dropping elbow on the chair and positions the chair higher so it was crush Rollins knee. Triple H climbs to the top rope, but as he gets there, Rollins removes the chair and throws it at HHH’s face. Triple H sits on the top turnbuckle as Rollins climbs up, positions himself and hits a superplex on HHH, and hits the falcon arrow. Rollins pins but only gets a 2 count.
Rollins again climbs to the top rope facing the audience, but Stephanie McMahon comes in and trips Rollins. Triple H grabs Rollins legs and locks in a reverse figure 4 [similar to the one on Raw] and pushes back making Rollins yell out in pain. Rollins tries to fight out with a few punches and manages to get out and tries locking in his own submission, but Triple H fights out. Seth Rollins rolls to the outside.
Triple H quickly grabs another chair and smashes it against Rollins leg and locks in the leg lock once again. Rollins throws the chair on Triple H and begins looking under the ring for more weapons. He throws a sledgehammer near Triple H, and that makes Triple H break the hold. He grabs the hammer, and Rollins retreats into the ring. Rollins goes on the attack first and gets HHH to let go of the hammer. Both men exchange punches in the ring, until Triple H hits a knee to the face, Rollins hits a few kicks to the gut and face, but Triple H finished it landing a hard clothesline flipping Rollins inside, out.
Triple H once again grabs the sledgehammer but Rollins quickly flips and lands a hard head kick to Triple H. Rollins picks up the sledgehammer this time and waits for Hunter to get up. He looks to strike but Stephanie grabs the sledgehammer and pulls it out of his grip. Rollins gets distracted and turns back to Triple H and right into the pedigree. Triple H pins for a very close 2 count pin.
Triple H annoyed drags Rollins into the corner and looks for a top rope pedigree but Rollins flips him over into the ring. Rollins positions himself and hits the phoenix splash and pins for a very close 2 count. Rollins lifts HHH up and tries for the pedigree but HHH counters and tries for another one. Rollins counters and tries for the pedigree, but Triple H counters. Rollins lands on his feet but Triple H again goes for the pedigree. Rollins counters once again and Triple H takes him out with a knee chop. Stephanie tries to grab Rollins to give Triple H a spot to hit him, but Rollins moves out of the way. Triple H misses her, but Rollins bounced him back taking Steph off the apron, and through the table set up earlier at ringside. Triple H upset goes on the attack, but Rollins hits him with the pedigree and pins Triple H for the 3 count win.
Winner: Seth Rollins
PERFORMANCE: Steven Marlee and Pitbull are on the stage ready to perform
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (c) -WWE Championship- Singles Match
The match begins and right away Orton lands a lou-thez press and hits a few puches to the head. Orton his the powerslam and tries for the RKO quickly. Bray rolls to the outside. Orton follows and begins beating on Bray on the outside. He rolls Bray into the ring, but Bray takes advantage landing a hard punch to Randy, and connects a running headbutt in the ring. Bray taunts in the corner hanging upside down. The lights go out and in the ring, maggots are projected. Randy freaks out and roll to the outside.
Bray kneels in the center of the ring and taunts towards Randy. Randy comes in trying to attack, but Bray tries for the sister Abigail, Orton counters and tries for the RKO but Bray counters, runs the ropes and hits Randy hard with a running cross body. Bray rolls Randy to the apron and hits a DDT taking Randy head first against the apron. Bray hits Randy with a running clothesline in the corner, and again Bray taunts Randy hanging upside down. For the second time maggots are projected on the ring.
Bray beats on Randy, but he quickly tries to counter into the RKO, Bray counters and hits a running senton. Bray pins for the 2 count. Bray tries for the sister Abigail but Randy counters into a roll up pin, but Bray kicks out and hits a hard clothesline taking Randy to the outside. Bray climbs to the apron and tries for a move, but Orton stops him with a dropkick. Randy tries to attack but Bray pushes him into the ring apron, and lands Sister Abigail face first into the ring barricade.
Bray rolls Randy back into the ring, but Randy rolls out on the opposite side. Bray follows and tries for a clothesline, but Orton counters and hits the RKO to the outside. He rolls Bray into the ring and pins for 2 count. Randy begins pacing the ring trying to raise the energy and stands over Bray. He backs into the corner looking for the head bunt, and goes for it; but Bray counters and tries for Sister Abigail, but Orton counters into the backbreaker. Orton follows that up with the apron DDT. Orton begins taunting the audience and calls for the RKO, but Bray hits Sister Abigail quickly, and pins for a close 2 count.
Bray taunts the audience and begins to crawl like a crab, and for the third time bugs are projected in the ring. The lights come back and Bray is slapping Randy around, Randy hits a quick RKO and pins for the 3 count for his 13th title reign.
Winner: Randy Orton (New WWE Champion)
Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg (c) -WWE Universal Championship- Singles Match
Both competitors get introduced, with Heyman making the introduction for Brock Lesnar.
The match begins and right away Goldberg tries to attack, but Lesnar hits a German suplex. Lesnar hits two more, and as he taunts, Goldberg hits a quick spear. Lesnar gets up and Goldberg hits another spear. Lesnar rolls out of the ring and Goldberg follows. Goldberg lands a third spear right through the barricade into the time keepers area.
Goldberg drags Lesnar back into the ring and looks for the Jackhammer, but Lesnar counters into the F5, but Goldberg counters into the 4th spear. Goldberg positions Lesnar and hits the Jackhammer. Goldberg pins, but Lesnar kicks out at 2. Goldberg positions for another spear, but this time Brock sees him and jumps over him as Goldberg goes for it. Lesnar hits one German suplex, two German’s and a third, making that a total of 6 German suplexes in this match. Lesnar hits a 7th and an 8th and that’s right… a 9th. The audience start a 10 chant, as Lesnar hits it.
Brock hovers over Goldberg and picks him up delivering the F5 and pins for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Brock Lesnar (New WWE Universal Champion)
Naomi vs. Mickie James vs. Carmella vs. Natalya vs. Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss (c) -Smackdown Live Women’s Championship- Six-Pack Challenge
This match quickly gets started and all women begin to brawl it out in the ring. Naomi takes out Natalya and Mickie James takes Alexa out of the ring. Becky Lynch hits an exploder to Carmella taking her to the outside. Naomi and Bliss hit a double suplex to Naomi on the outside. In the ring, Becky Lynch takes Mickie to the outside. She tries for a top rope move, but Ellsworth holds her down, and Carmella gets a hurricanrana and pins Becky for the 2 count. Alexa kicks her off and slaps Carmella out of the ring.
Natalya comes in and Alexa slams her and pins. Mickie James breaks the hold but Becky Lynch comes in taking the momentum and taking Natalya into the corner. She hits a cross body and an exploder to Natalya and Carmella. James Ellsworth tries for a superkick on Becky, but she hits an exploder on him too and takes him to the outside. Mickie attacks Becky’s back and gets a pin, but Alexa breaks it up. Natalya looks to get a pin on Becky but Naomi breaks that up. Carmella tries to interrupt but Natalya counters and locks in a sharpshooter on both Noami and Carmella.
Mickie James breaks up hold and hits her DDT on Becky Lynch. Carmella lands a hard kick to James but Alexa takes them both out. Naomi takes ot Alexa with the rear view, and hits a cross body on all women on the outside of the ring. She rolls Alexa back into the ring, and tries for a rebound move, but Alexa counters with a forearm. Alexa tries for a pin, but Naomi locks in a submission lock, and gets the tap out victory.
Winners: Naomi (New Smackdown Live Women’s Championship)
NEW DAY: New Day make their way out dressed in fantastic blue suits. They come out to announce the new attendance record which is 75,245 people in attendance and tell the fans that without no WWE Universe, there is no WWE.
Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker No Holds Barred Singles Match
Jim Ross makes his entrance to the announcers table to call this match with Roman Reigns & Undertaker.
We get revealed that this match will be a no holds barred match where anything goes.
The match begins and Roman tries for the attack right away, but Undertaker stops him with a hard right hand. Taker lays a few punches on Roman and throws him out of the ring. He yells towards him “my yard!” Roman runs back in and tries for another attack, but Taker stops him and throws him back to the outside “still my yard.”
Roman begins to think about a tactical way to re-enter the ring and manages to hang Taker on the top rope. Roman comes in and attacks and clotheslines Taker out of the ring. Taker lands on his feet and lures Reigns to him. Taker grabs his legs and pulls Roman to the outside, and throws him against the steel steps. Undertaker rolls Roman back into the ring and delivers more hard right hands. Undertaker throws Roman off the ropes but Roman counters and hits a Samoa drop to Taker.
Taker slowly begins to get up but Roman stops him with a few shots to the head. He tries to attack on the outside, but Taker lands a cheap punch, followed by a head butt. Taker tries to drive Roman into the ring post, but Roman counters throwing Taker instead. Roman hits the drive by dropkick and lays Taker out on the outside. Roman brings him back into the ring and begins beating on Roman in the corner. Roman and Taker begin delivering punch after punch in the middle of the ring. Taker tries for a back drop, but Roman stops him. It makes no difference as Taker comes back attacking Roman and hits a running clothesline in the comer. Taker hits the snake-eyes and the big boot, followed by the leg drop and gets a 2 count pin.
Taker tries for the choke slam but Reigns rolls to the outside. Undertaker follows, and Reigns tries for another drive-by, but Taker stops him with a hard punch. Taker strips the announcers table and brings Roman over. Taker hits a head butt, but Reigns runs back hitting a dropkick. Roman tries for another one, but Taker catches him and choke slams him on top of another announcers table that wasn’t stripped. Taker begins stripping the third announcer’s table ringside.
Undertaker climbs on top of the tables, and Roman does to, but as Taker was taunting Roman runs and hits a huge spear taking himself and Taker through the far announcers table. Roman rolls into the ring as the ref checks on the Undertaker. Roman stands in the middle of the ring looking back at the Undertaker yelling “who’s yard is it now?” Undertaker sits up and gets to his feet heading towards the ring.
Undertaker rolls into the ring but Roman immediately goes on the attack and stomps away on Taker. He delivers a few clotheslines in the corner and follows it up with a few punches to the head. Taker though is in position and sets Roman up for the last ride and hits it. Taker covers Roman and Roman kicks out at 2. Undertaker rolls to the outside and grabs himself a steel chair and brings it back to the ring.
Reigns tries to get up, but Taker lands a hard kick to the head. Taker grabs the chair and drives it into Roman’s midsection. He hits it across his back a few times really whacking Roman and bending that chair. Undertaker calls for the chokeslam, but Roman rolls out of the ring and to the outside. Taker follows, but Roman rolls back in quickly, and as Taker comes back into the ring, Roman hits a superman punch. Roman hits a second one, and tries for the third one, but Taker catches him a choke slams him on the steel chair. Taker covers but only gets a 2 count.
Undertaker calls for the tombstone and goes for it hitting it. Undertaker pins Roman put he kicks out at 2, and Taker can’t believe it. Taker tries for another Tombstone, but Roman looks to counter. It looks like Roman was trying for his own tombstone, but was unable to lift Takers body up into position. It appeared that Taker couldn’t get his legs up. Reigns instead hits him with a superman punch, and positions himself for the spear. Roman calls for it, connects it and looks to pin. As Roman crawls for the pin, Undertaker locks in the Hell’s Gate looking to choke Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns manages to roll and get to the bottom rope.
Undertaker crawls to the chair he used earlier, but Roman Reigns grabs the chair first and smacks it over the Undertakers back. Roman keeps smashing Taker over and over with it hitting him across the back, or mid section. Roman Reigns hunts Taker as he Taker crawls to his feet. Taker gets up and Roman hits another spear. Roman pins but Taker kicks out at 2.
Roman positions himself again, and waits for Taker to get to his feet. Roman calls for the spear again and tries for it. Roman hits it again and pins and again Taker kicks out at 2. The audience are freaking out and deliver a YES chant for Takers resilience. Roman just can’t believe. He hits a superman punch to Taker, and positions again for the spear. Taker tries to sit-up, but falls back as he just can’t. Roman stalks Taker as he reaches his knees and Taker mouths something to him. Roman hits a few punches and runs the ropes a few times and hits another hard spear, pinning the Undertaker giving him the 1..2..3!
Winner: Roman Reigns
Roman gets some celebratory fireworks after the match as Taker stays laid out in the ring.
POST MATCH: After the match Undertaker is shown laying in the ring as a “thank you Taker” chant begins. Taker manages to sit up and looks around the arena as another “thank you Taker” begins. They show the highlights of the match.
Take would get his coat and hat back on and stand under his blue lights as his music plays. Could this very well be the last WrestleMania Taker fights at? Taker stands looking around at a sea of clapping fans. Taker removes his gloves, Jacket and Hat and lays them in the ring signifying that this was in deed his final match,
As fun as WrestleMania was, it ends on a sad note with the unfortunate end of the Undertaker.
Thank you so much for reading guys, hope you enjoyed WrestleMania. Any highlights not posted yet, will be posted tomorrow.