WRESTLEMANIA 36 RESULTS
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WRESTLEMANIA 36 NIGHT ONE KICKOFF SHOW
The 2020 WrestleMania 36 Kickoff Show pre-show for the first of two consecutive nights of WWE action will stream live on the company's official YouTube channel, which you can watch for free right here at Rajah.com via the video player embedded below.
The biggest event, on The Grandest Stage of Them All in sports-entertainment, with the greatest WWE Superstars competing in the most important matches of their careers....
WRESTLEMANIA 36 Part 1 Kickoff Show starts NOW!!
Kickoff Show Introduction
The WWE Forever intro plays us into the Wrestlemania Kickoff. Corey Graves from Friday Night SmackDown welcomes us to the Wrestlemania 36 Kickoff Show. Standing beside Graves is Peter Rosenberg. They wish each other a Happy Wrestlemania weekend, stating it will be the most unique Wrestlemania of all time.
Rosenberg notes that Rob Gronkowski is hosting the show. Graves then points out that there are multiple title opportunities this weekend including the WWE Championship, the Universal Championship, and the Women's WWE Tag-Team Championship all will be defended at Wrestlemania to name a few. A massive weekend ahead.
Drew Gulak vs. Cesaro (the recap for this match is from f4wonline.com)
Gulak had the early advantage, but Cesaro took over with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Gulak recovered and worked over Cesaro's arm. Cesaro powered out and gave Gulak a powerbomb.
Gulak locked on the cross face, but Cesaro made the ropes. Gulak dumped Cesaro to the floor and hit a clothesline off the apron. Gulak continued to work over Cesaro's arm. Gulak tossed Cesaro into the ring steps shoulder-first. Gulak attempted a move off the top, but Cesaro rocked him with an uppercut for a near fall.
Gulak recovered and went back to the arm. He then rolled up Cesaro for a near fall. Cesaro fought back and pushed Gulak into the referee. Gulak stopped himself, but Cesaro hit another uppercut.
Cesaro couldn't do the neutralizer because of his injured arm. Instead, he placed Gulak on his shoulder's and gave him a no hands airplane spin for the win. They had a good match considering the situation.
Graves states you don't want to miss Night One of Wrestlemania, adding that Wrestlemania is free for new subscribers at WWENetwork.com. Graves notes there are other options for viewing such as the Fox Sports App, FoxSports.com, and for the first time ever FiteTV will be airing the event, and as always it is still available on pay-per-view (call local cable/satellite providers).
Graves then changes topics as he begins to go down the list of matches we will see during Wrestlemania including but not limited to, The Boneyard Match set to take place between The Undertaker and AJ Styles. Next Graves announces the Raw Women's Championship Match between Shayna Baszler and Becky Lynch.
Next, for the Intercontinental Championship, a match between Sami Zayn and Daniel Bryan. Graves notes The Miz is out, so the Tag Team Championship is on the line in a Triple Threat Ladder Match 1-on-1-on-1 between Kofi Kingston, John Morrison, and Jimmy Uso. King Corbin will take on Elias once and for all, noting Elias's medical condition is still in question after the brutal attack by King Corbin, ultimately knocking Elias off a balcony inside the Performance Center.
The Women's Tag-Team Championship is on the line in a match between The Kabuki Warriors and Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross. The reigning champion Goldberg will take on Roman Reigns's replacement Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship. Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins go head-to-head to settle the score once and for all in this very personal match up.
Video Package Highlighting Events Leading To Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens At Wrestlemania
With that, The Monday Night Messiah is shown as a video package begins. Including Rollins stating "if you stand alone, you will fall." We then see Kevin Owens responding to Rollins stating Rollins has turned himself into a miserable prick, adding Rollins just keeps talking while Owens just keeps fighting.
Graves asks Rosenberg if he feels that Kevin Owens could ever fall in line like Seth Rollins has stated he needs to do. Graves points out that Seth Rollins beat Brock Lesnar at last year's Wrestlemania to be become the Universal Champion as he asks Rosenberg if he feels Kevin Owens has a better chance than Lesnar.
Ending their back and forth banter over who would win tonight's match up, Rosenberg states he is going with Kevin Owens whereas Graves believes Rollins will continue his Wrestlemania run of victories. With that we go to commercial break.
Graves and Rosenberg Discussion At The Podium
As we return from commercial break, Graves and Rosenberg discuss the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship title match between the Kabuki Warriors and Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross. Alexa Bliss is called the underdog in the match as a video clip is shown highlighting Bliss and Cross attempting to come into their own.
Next Graves and Rosenberg discuss the Universal Championship between Bill Goldberg and Braun Strowman tonight. The clock in the lower right hand of the screen shows 44 minutes until Wrestlemania starts. Rosenberg states that Strowman set the world on fire when he entered the WWE. Rosenberg notes the match where Strowman won with a kid named Nicholas in the ring as his partner. Then it is mentioned he won the Battle Royale last year.
As the Wrestlemania Kickoff Show comes to a close, Corey Graves announces it is time to get ready, Wrestlemania 36 (Part One) starts, NOW!
Wrestlemania 36 Opening Segment
Stephanie McMahon welcomes us to Wrestlemania 36 (Part One) stating each Wrestlemania has it's own personality, and this one will be the most different of all. There will not be 80,000 screaming fans in the stadium due to the current circumstances, adding tonight will be from a closed set with no audience, as well as other locations.
McMahon continues on to state they are committed to somehow someway provide fans with a diversion during these hard times and most of all entertain us and our families. McMahon finishes, "On behalf of all of us, we would like to say thank you, and welcome, to WRESTLEMANIA!"
Video Package of America The Beautiful Singers of Past Wrestlemanias
Rey Charles, Little Richard, Willie Nelson, John Legend, Aretha Franklin, etc are all shown, followed by a cluster of several power singers each singing a verse all put together.
Video Package Opening
America the Beautiful comes to a close, we see a video package showing several of the WWE Superstars and the video freezes, stating we cannot start at the end. A classic movie voice over continues as we see a ship in the ocean with a storm around it.
Wrestlemania fireworks continue as each of the WWE Superstars are shown, then the montage of heros joke around as their sets stop behind them. Then it continues on. Finally stating tonight's Wrestlemania begins NOW!
Rob Gronkowski Welcomes Us
The host of tonight's Wrestlemania welcomes us to Wrestlemania 36. Gronk states officials decided this Wrestlemania needed two nights to pack all the Sit back, crack open a beverage, forget everything currently going on in the world, and enjoy the next two incredible nights!" With that, Gronk calls in Mojo Rawley to join him, Gronk throwing three chops to the chest of Rawley for good luck, stating the action starts right now!
Women's Tag-Team Championship Match
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. The Kabuki Warriors
Music sounds for Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross as they make their way down the ramp of the Performance Center for the opening match of tonight's Wrestlemania 36 Night One event. Nikki Cross runs over to hug Michael Cole before entering the ring with Alexa Bliss. Gronk and Mojo Rawley are seen dancing and throwing it back to Bliss and Cross in the ring.
(Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield sit ringside for commentary. Cole stating this is a very different Wrestlemania. Bradshaw agreeing adding careers will be defined and legacies will be created.)
Out next are The Kabuki Warriors Asuka and Kairi Sane as their music plays over the speakers in the Performance Center arena. Both women make their way down the ramp and enter the ring, dancing around in the center of the ring.
The bell rings and the match begins. Nikki gives Alexa a hug before exiting the ring. Asuka starts off for her team. Asuka laughs and smiles, tagging in Kairi Sane. Sane shoves Bliss a few times, toying with Bliss's bow. Bliss with a Slap across the face. Bliss now returning the mockery. Bliss tags in Cross. Cross with a quick take down and cover, Sane kicks out.
Back to their feet, Cross jumps on the back of Sane. Sane stumbles backwards, Asuka tags herself in. Cross pinned into the Kabuki Warrior's corner, Sane and Asuka double team Cross as Sane exits the ring. Asuka keeping Cross on the mat, Cross throws strikes to allow her back to her feet. Cross tags in Bliss. Bliss with a Baseball Slide taking Asuka out of the ring.
Cross takes out Sane on the outside of the ring. Cross hugs Bliss inside the ring as both Kabuki Warriors gather their barrings on the outside of the ring. Bliss brings Asuka back into the ring for a cover attempt, Asuka kicks out at two. Cross tags in and heads to the top, landing on Asuka with the assist from Bliss.
Sane tags in. Cross with a kick between the ropes onto Sane. Sane grabs Cross by the legs, pulling her to the outside. Bliss sends Asuka into the barricade on the outside of the ring. An all out brawl on the outside of the ring. The referee begins to count. Asuka lands a kick to the side of the face of Cross.
Back and forth action between Cross and Asuka until finally Sane tags in for her team and Bliss tags in for her team. Sane makes it to the top turnbuckle, landing on Bliss for the cover. Bliss kicks out at two. Sane again goes for the cover on Bliss, Bliss kicks out once again. Sane finally tags in Asuka. Asuka pushes her boot into the throat of Bliss as Sane toys with Bliss from the outside.
Cross rallies for her teammate in the corner. Asuka pulls Bliss down to the mat by her hair. Asuka draws the referee's attention to her as Sane takes a cheap shot on Bliss, pulling her throat first into the top rope. Asuka attempts The Bulldog, Bliss stops short. Asuka then lands a kick, taking Bliss to the mat for another pin attempt. Bliss kicks out.
Bliss in the corner, finally Bliss running at Asuka, throwing a hard right. Asuka tags in Sane just as Bliss tags in Cross. Cross shouts loud as she runs and lands a Running Bulldog on Sane. Cross heads to the top rope, Crossbody and a Lateral Press for the pin, Sane gets her shoulder up at the two.
Back to their feet, Sane digs her fingers into the eyes of Cross. Cross in the corner of the ring, Sane runs at her, Cross lifts and throws Sane over the top rope. Asuka enters the ring as the legal woman in, Cross never saw the tag. Cross gets the upper hand on Asuka, going for the pin, Sane goes to the top and flies in to break the count with the Sane Elbow.
Cross with a Waistlock on Asuka, Asuka looks for the Asuka Lock, Cross rolling around and attempting to get out. Bliss lands a Twist of Bliss to break the count. The referee demands everyone not legal out of the ring. Asuka crawls to the ropes. Cross crawls after her. Both women struggle back to their feet. Sane tags herself in. Sane shouts as she heads to the top.
Cross lands a blow on Sane at the top turnbuckle. Asuka on the apron, The Kabuki Warriors double team Cross. Asuka looking for the Sunset Flip Powerbomb, Asuka gets the cover on Cross. Cross still able to kick out at two. Sane blasts Bliss off the apron. Asuka goes shoulder first into the post. Cross with a kick and a Spinning Neck Breaker, finally tagging in Bliss. Bliss lands Twisted Bliss on Sane for the three count pin and win!
Winners and New WWE Tag Team Champions: Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss
After the Match
"Welcome to immortality" from the commentator's table as Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss hug in the ring, smiling ear to ear as they celebrate their victory.
A champion looking to retain his title, Intercontinental Champion, Sami Zayn. Begins by stating Zayn has to enter his match alone tonight. Zayn states he is standing at Wrestlemania as the Intercontinental Champion, the great liberator. Zayn adds he knows what everyone wants, for Bryan to get ahold of Zayn and shut Zayn's mouth thinking it's inevitable.
Zayn continues on stating just because he's in a match with Bryan, doesn't mean he can get his hands on Zayn, there's always a plan. Zayn finishes stating he is walking in to Wrestlemania as the champion, and walking out as the champion.
With that we go to commercial.
As we come back from commercial break, Shayna Baszler is seen shadow boxing backstage as it is announced Lynch vs. Baszler is still to come tonight.
King Corbin vs. Elias
The match set by special guest host Rob Gronkowski begins as King Corbin's music sounds in the Performance Center. Corbin makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring holding his serpent above his head. JBL states we are in the presence of royalty from the commentator's desk. Corbin grabs a mic, stating "The King has arrived at Wrestlemania, and well Elias, is nowhere to be found. If you're wondering why, take a look..."
A video clip is aired from 8 days ago where Corbin attacked Elias on a balcony in the Performance Center, ultimately knocking Elias 15 feet to the concrete below. We come back to the ring where Corbin is laughing stating it felt good to drop Elias. Corbin adds that he's ready for his second win in a row at Wrestlemania. Corbin then demands the referee get in the ring and do his job, counting to 10 to disqualify Elias.
The familiar strum of his guitar is heard as Elias makes his way out, carrying his guitar in his hand. Corbin runs up the ramp towards Elias. Elias swings his guitar, landing it into the back of Corbin. The two begin to brawl around the Performance Center ramp and ringside, the bell yet to have been rang to make the match official. Elias continues to dominate Corbin at ringside, finally rolling Corbin into the ring.
The referee heads over to Corbin, checking to make sure he's able to continue on with the match. The referee then signals to officials to ring the bell. The bell rings and the match is officially underway! Elias lands a kick to the midsection of Elias, followed by a cover. Corbin kicks out. Corbin gets back to his feet, only to receive a Chop to the chest and is dropped back to the mat.
Elias lands a Neck Breaker on Corbin, following up with another pin attempt. Once again Corbin kicks out. Elias hits the top rope hard, ending up on the outside of the ring. Corbin attempts to catch his breath inside the ring. The referee begins the count. At 4, Elias re-enters the ring. Corbin assists Elias into the turnbuckle, Elias unable to catch his footing as he re-enters the ring.
Corbin now getting the upper hand in the match. Corbin slides out of the ring and quickly back in, dropping Elias for a cover attempt. Elias kicks out at two. Corbin looks to the ref stating, "Are you kidding me? Come on!" Corbin grabs Elias by the hair, then drops an Elbow into the injured shoulder of Elias. Corbin shouts to the commentators that they better be telling everyone how good he is.
Elias back to his feet, Corbin with a knee to the midsection, then shoving Elias shoulder first into the turnbuckle. Corbin smiles to the commentators. Corbin lands the cover on Elias once again, Elias kicks out at two. Corbin shouts at the referee telling her to do her job. Corbin attempts to throw Elias into the post yet again, Elias counters, shoving Corbin shoulder first into the post.
Both men make their way back to their feet, Elias with a Mule Kick sending Corbin to the center of the ring. Elias lands a Kick to the midsection of Corbin followed by a fury of fists on Corbin in the corner of the ring. Elias rips his shirt off and continues his brutal attack on Corbin.
Elias gets Corbin down and goes for the cover, Corbin kicks out at two. Elias steps out of the ring, catching his breath as he heads to the top rope, Elias off the top, nobody home causing Elias to roll through. A Deep Six by Corbin for a pin attempt, Elias kicks out at two. Both men look spent as they struggle to get back to their feet. Elias drops Corbin with a Knee once again as Corbin slides out and back into the ring.
Corbin laying in the center of the ring, Elias decides not to head to the top, re-entering the ring. Corbin lands a strike on Elias and goes for the cover, using the ropes for an assist. The referee gets to two, noticing that Corbin was cheating and stops. Elias immediately grabs and rolls up Corbin for the three count and the win!
We go to a quick commercial once again, a commercial for Season Six of Supercard airs first.
Video Package: Becky Lynch and Shayna Baszler's Feud Highlighted
A video highlighting The Man's reign over the WWE Women's Roster, until Shayna Baszler came into play. The video shows Baszler taking a bite out of Lynch before the Elimination Chamber Match. Then Baszler's win in the Chamber. The video ends showing Lynch attacking Baszler during an interview, then Baszler attacking Lynch during a promo at SmackDown.
Performance Center Parking Lot
Becky Lynch arriving at The Performance Center with a serious look on her face as she struts her way into the arena, her championship belt wrapped around her waist.
WWE Women's Championship Title Match
Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler
Music sounds in the Performance Center for Shayna Baszler as Baszler makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring. Next to the ring is Becky Lynch as "The Man's" music sounds. Lynch enters the ring with an awaiting Baszler. The match is officially announced, Baszler first, followed by Lynch who holds her belt high above her head.
The bell rings and the match begins. Both women begin throwing a fury of fists, exchanging blows early on. Baszler attempts to go for the Kirifuda Clutch immediately, Lynch side steps and rolls out of the ring to safety. Baszler follows Lynch out of the ring, Baszler throwing Kicks to the thigh and calf of Lynch.
Baszler slams Lynch's head off the apron, then rolls into the ring to restart the referee's count. Baszler attempts to repeat the swing and smash of Lynch's head into the desk, Lynch counters, slamming Baszler head first into the announcer's desk. This time Lynch rolls in the ring to break the count as the referee gets to seven.
Lynch then throws Baszler into the steel stairs before throwing Baszler back into the ring. Lynch makes her way to the top turnbuckle, landing on Baszler. Lynch then lands several strikes on Baszler in the corner of the ring. Baszler holds onto the rope, Lynch going for a kick, Baszler counters with a loud Kick, dropping Lynch to the mat.
Lynch brings Baszler down to the mat going for the Disarm Her, Baszler again looking for the Kirifuda Clutch, getting a two count. Baszler with a take down on Lynch, followed by an Under-hook for another take down on Lynch. Baszler goes for the cover, Lynch kicks out at two. Baszler asks Lynch if she wants more.
Lynch sent to the outside as she attempts to hit the Disarm Her once again. Lynch shouts, "It's MY title Shayna!" Back and forth blows as both women are on the outside of the ropes on the apron. Baszler driven into the apron as Lynch drops to the outside. Lynch rolls back in for the cover on Baszler. Baszler kicks out at two.
Lynch bites her nail as she looks on, seemingly wondering what to do to beat Baszler. Lynch heads to the top, Baszler quickly meets her and throws Lynch off the top turnbuckle. Baszler locks in an Arm Bar on Lynch in the center of the ring. Lynch grips her arms together, countering as she rolls Baszler up for a pin attempt, Baszler kicks out at two and locks in the Disarm Her on Lynch.
Lynch getting out of her own move, Baszler with a massive Knee to the face of Lynch for another pin attempt. Lynch kicks out at two, miraculously. Lynch rolls to the apron. Baszler once again goes for the Kirifuda Clutch, Lynch grabs Baszler and pulls her onto the rope. Baszler again goes for the Kirifuda Clutch against the ropes, the referee makes it to the count of four before Baszler lets go.
Both women now at ringside as they continue to brawl. Baszler grabs Lynch by the legs, lifting her upside down, this time swinging Lynch head first into the announcer's desk. Lynch's head slams into the desk with a loud thud. Baszler does it again for a second time. Baszler rolls into the ring to break the referee's count, then back out.
Baszler states, "Some hero..." as she throws Lynch back into the ring. The referee gets to the count of four as Baszler re-enters the ring. Lynch clearly lying in wait, flipping over Baszler. Baszler lands the Kirifuda Clutch, Lynch unable to get out of the move, rolls backwards and uses her weight to hold Baszler's shoulder's down for the three count.
Winner and Still Women's Champion: "The Man" Becky Lynch
After the Match
Becky Lynch stands up in victory as she looks relieved to have beaten Baszler. A replay is shown with highlights from the match. As we return to the ring, Baszler is squatting down in the corner of the ring with both her hands together in front of her mouth, a look of dispair on her face, possible shock.
Baszler shakes her head in disbelief as she quietly exits the ring, turning around and looking back at Lynch as she gets to the top of the ramp in the Performance Center. "The Man" Becky Lynch stands tall as the winner at Wrestlemania 36 holding her belt above her head in victory as we go to commercial.
Sneak Peek: "The Undertaker: Last Ride"
As we come back from commercial break, we are thrown into a promo for: "The Undertaker: Last Ride" a Limited Series Coming Soon, Exclusive First Look Immediately Following Wrestlemania Tomorrow Night On WWE NETWORK. Undertaker's voice heard asking, "What happened to me?" Undertaker is seen sitting in a hospital bed with IV's hooked up.
The Undertaker stating at one point in the promo reel for the show, "My days in the ring are numbered, I am going to go out in a match befitting of the Undertaker, thats the difference between being good, being great, and being a legend." We then go back into the Performance Center for the next match.
Intercontinental Championship Title Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Sami Zayn
Out first is Daniel Bryan accompanied by Drew Gulak. Gronk and Mojo Rawley begin a "Yes!" chant from the top of the balcony above the ring. Gulak and Bryan join in the "Yes!" chant as well as they enter the ring. Out next is Sami Zayn accompanied by Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro. Zayn walks down the ramp with stomps as he climbs the turnbuckle holding the championship belt above his head.
Zayn with a huge smile on his face. The lights fully return as Zayn's music ends. The referee signals for the bell to ring and the match begins. Zayn is still standing on the second turnbuckle to meet the height of Cesaro and Nakamura as they discuss something in their corner. Bryan standing ready with his guard up waiting for Zayn to begin.
The referee tells Nakamura and Cesaro to step off the apron. Zayn stands back, asking the referee to tell Bryan to step back. Zayn exits the ring. The referee begins to count Zayn out. Bryan steps all the way back telling Zayn he can come in. Zayn once again exits the ring, smiling. The referee counts once again, making it to 7 as Zayn slowly climbs into the ring again.
Bryan runs at Zayn on the outside. Zayn hides behind Cesaro, stopping Bryan in his tracks. Once again Zayn enters the ring. Bryan follows behind him, Zayn slides back out of the ring, the referee trying to keep tabs on everyone at ringside. Zayn runs around the ring once again. Bryan chases Zayn on the outside again, this time Nakamura blocking Bryan.
Bryan re-enters the ring, walking slowly towards Zayn in a crouched waddle, then speeds up, Zayn flees the ring once again. Both Nakamura and Cesaro block Bryan from getting to Zayn this time. Gulak comes running across the apron and flies onto Nakamura and Cesaro at ringside. Gulak gets both Nakamura and Cesaro over the barricade at ringside, giving Bryan the opportunity to go after Zayn one on one.
Bryan begins throwing fists at Zayn on the ramp outside of the ring, dragging Zayn back to the ring by his hair and throwing him inside. Bryan lands multiple strikes and kicks on Zayn. Zayn begs Bryan to listen to him. Bryan lands knees to the midsection of Zayn. Zayn attempts to flee the ring once again. Bryan grabs Zayn by the foot.
Bryan with a kick to the midsection then a kick to the leg of Zayn. Zayn exits the ring, Bryan flies through the ropes, slinging Zayn into the barricade on the outside of the ring. Bryan throws Zayn back into the ring, Bryan heads to the top, landing a Missile Drop Kick on Zayn. Bryan then wraps Zayn up in the center of the ring. Gulak shouting to Bryan from ringside.
Bryan throws Zayn into the corner shouting, "You think Drew's a nobody? You're a nobody!" Bryan slaps Zayn across the face followed by a kick and a running strike by Bryan. Zayn begging Bryan through tears. Zayn attempts to exit the ring. Bryan stops Zayn from exiting, Zayn throws an Elbow on Bryan. Zayn lands a Clothesline on Bryan.
Bryan on the mat now, Zayn slaps Bryan. Chops thrown by Zayn. Bryan back to his feet, Bryan nearly takes off Zayn's head. "Yes" Kicks by Bryan onto Zayn in the center of the ring. Zayn laid out in the center of the ring. Bryan lands multiple "Yes" stomps on Zayn, Nakamura and Cesaro attack Gulak at ringside. Bryan flies through the ropes taking out both men.
Bryan to the top, flying towards Zayn, Zayn hits a Helluva Kick out of nowhere, pinning Bryan for the three count pin and win.
Winner and Still Intercontinental Champion: Sami Zayn
Triple Threat Ladder Match For SmackDown Tag Titles
John Morrison vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jimmy Uso
As we return from commercial break, the SmackDown Tag-Team Championship title match is announced along with the rules for this match up.
Out first, representing The New Day, is Kofi Kingston as The New Day's music sounds in the Performance Center. Michael Cole and JBL discuss the athletes about to perform in this tag team match up. Out next is Jimmy Uso as The Usos music sounds in the arena. Jimmy makes his way down the ramp towards ther ing where Kingston awaits. Jimmy shouts asking if Kingston is ready. Both men point to the ladders and the then to the championship belts hanging above them.
Out next to represent the SmackDown TagTeam Champions, John Morrison. Morrison does his freeze frame pose before making his way down the ramp and entering the ring. The bell rings and the match officially begins. Jimmy looks to Morrison and then throws a kick at Morrison, missing. Kingston goes after Jimmy, missing, then Morrison goes after Jimmy. Stalemate. All three men exit the ring, grabbing a ladder. Morrison grabbing the shortest ladder, looking on to Kingston and Jimmy. Jimmy reaches the title belts, Morrison shoves the ladder of Jimmy Uso, causing him to fall onto the ropes. Kingston then knocks Morrison over, Morrison hanging on the rope.
Kingston is pulled down by Jimmy, Morrison heads back up the ladder for the titles and is pulled back down as well. Morrison unloading right hands on Jimmy Uso, then turning his attention to Kingston. Morrison closes the ladders and moves them out of the way. Morrison grabs Kingston, Kingston counters, looking for the SOS. Morrison attempts Trouble in Paradise and misses. Jimmy once again climbing a ladder towards the belts, Kingston meets him at the top. The two exchange strikes. Kingston lands a Headbutt on Jimmy, knocking him off the ladder. Morrison heads to the top throwing strikes at Kingston.
Morrison attempts to steady the ladder as he reaches for the titles. Jimmy drags Morrison back down the ladder. Morrison and Jimmy go at it in the center of the ring. Morrison hitting a few good kicks on Jimmy. Jimmy and Morrison team up momentarily as Kingston attempts to go through the ladders onto the other two superstars. Morrison and Jimmy grab Kingston and throw him outside of the ring. Jimmy knocked down by Morrison.
Morrison picks up a ladder and sets it up along the ropes in the corner of the ring. Morrison picks up another ladder, stopping to hit Jimmy in the knee with the ladder. Jimmy lands a Chop to the chest of Morrison. Jimmy places Morrison on the top rope, slamming Morrison face first off the ladder. Jimmy climbs onto the ladder, grabbing Morrison, Morrison counters, dropping Jimmy onto the ladder.
Morrison to the top of the ring post, Morrison lands a flip onto Jimmy on the ladder, knocking Jimmy to the mat, Morrison kicking Jimmy under the ropes to the outside. Morrison alone in the ring, setting up the ladder to climb up and get the titles. Kingston out of nowhere with a Leaping Flying Hurricanrana. Jimmy and Morrison outside of the ring as Kofi limps through the ring, resetting up the ladder. Kofi begins to climb the ladder.
Jimmy Uso re-enters the ring, going after Kingston. Kingston knocks Jimmy out of the ring again. Kingston sees Morrison holding a ladder on the outside, Kingston flies over the top rope onto Morrison at ringside. Kingston drags himself back to his feet. Jimmy Uso balancing on the barricade, heads towards Kingston, Kingston counters, throwing a ladder at Jimmy. Kingston with a kick to Jimmy's midsection.
Kingston grabs a larger ladder, pushing it into the ring part of the way, making a makeshift bridge. Kingston slams Jimmy face first into the ladder. Kingston throws several strikes at Jimmy. Morrison climbs to the top rope, Kingston heads over, knocking Morrison over, leaving him hanging from the top turnbuckle. Kingston drags himself to the top turnbuckle, Morrison doing the same.
Morrison walks across the top rope over to Kingston. Spanish Fly from the top, Jimmy Uso flies with an Uso Splash onto Morrison. All three men down in the ring. Jimmy sets up a ladder and begins the climb once again. Kingston right behind Jimmy on the same ladder. Jimmy with a right hand, knocking Kingston off the ladder. Jimmy continues to climb. Kingston knocks Jimmy from the ladder and continues climbing, only finger tips away.
Morrison on the opposite side of the ladder, reaching for the titles, throwing strikes at Kingston. Kingston with a Headbutt. Morrison grabs Kingston by the foot, Kingston flies off the ladder onto Morrison with a Double Foot Stomp. Kingston repositions the ladder, then kicking Morrison out of the ring. Jimmy shoving the ladder through the ropes above the second rope, making a bridge inside the ring. Kingston and Jimmy duking it out.
Jimmy slamming Kingston face first into the ladder. Kingston and Morrison go at it in the center of the ring. Jimmy climbing to the top of the ladder, Morrison laying on the ladder made as a bridge inside the ring. Morrison climbs off, knocking over the ladder with Jimmy on top of it, Morrison smiles as he throws a ladder out of the ring. Morrison sets up to climb up to the titles.
Morrison begins his climb, favoring his injured shoulder. Morrison about to unclasp the titles, Kingston back on the ladder, stopping Morrison. Jimmy comes back in and sets up another ladder. All three men battling on the top of the ladders. All three men have their hands on the championship belt. All three have the titles down. Nobody will let go. Double Headbutt by onto Morrison, Morrison holding the title in his hand!!
Winner and Still Tag Team Champion: John Morrison and (The Miz)
After the Match
A replay is shown of John Morrison being knocked off the ladder with a Double Headbutt by Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston, Morrison never having let go of the belt as he falls to the inside of the ring. Kingston and Uso shaking their heads in disappointment from the top of their ladders as we go to commercial break.
Announcer's Table Ringside
As we come back from commercial break, Michael Cole and JBL discuss the match between Kevin Owens and The Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins that is coming up next. Cole sends us into a video package highlighting the events leading up to tonight's match at Wrestlemania.
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
As the video package ends, we hear the music sound for The Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins. Rollins comes out wearing all white with a huge smile on his face. Rollins makes his way down the ramp with his hands clasped in front of him as he climbs the stairs into the ring. Rollins spins, then extends his arms toward the cameraman as he awaits his opponent.
Out next is Kevin Owens as his music sounds in the Performance Center. Owens steps out, looking down at Rollins inside the ring. Owens climbs the stairs, entering the ring with Rollins. Rollins points to the referee, Owens steps towards Rollins who quickly exits the ring. Owens music ends as Rollins re-enters the ring. The referee signals for the bell, the bell rings and the match begins.
Rollins extends his arms for a hug from Kevin Owens, Owens steps towards Rollins who steps backward toward the ropes looking to be making an exit from the ring once again, then turns and sucker punches Owens in the face. Owens lands strikes back at Rollins. Rollins runs to the opposite side of the ring and exits the ring. Owens rolls out, following Rollins.
Rollins takes a few strikes and delivers a few of his own before re-entering the ring. Owens follows Rollins back into the ring. Owens throws Rollins off the ropes, then drops onto Rollins in the center of the ring with a Senton. Owens asks, "How are you doing Messiah?" Owens goes for a Cannon Ball on Rollins, Rollins rolls out of the ring. Owens throws Rollins into the barricade.
Owens drags Rollins around the ring, once again throwing Rollins into the barricade. Owens rolls into the ring to break the count as the referee gets to seven, then exits again to continue dominating Rollins. Owens finally throws Rollins back into the ring. Rollins finally able to counter as he flips Owens on the apron. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow on the apron to follow. Rollins asks Owens how it's working out for him as the referee begins to count. Rollins runs and dives through the ropes onto Owens.
Rollins sits on the apron, leaning against the ropes, chilling as Owens struggles back to his feet breathing heavily. Rollins runs and dives onto Owens once again. Rollins stating Owen is making it too easy, asking Kevin what his kids are going to think. Rollins goes to fly through the ropes again, this time Owens counters with a strike, knocking Rollins backwards.
Rollins begins kicking Owens in the center of the ring. Owens crawling around the ring. Rollins with a Spin Kick, going for the Stomp, Owens back to his feet hitting a DDT. Owens lands a Superkick, quickly following up with a Cannon Ball in the corner of the ring. Owens heads to the top turnbuckle, going for a Senton Bomb onto Rollins in the center of the ring. Owens goes for the cover, Rollins kicks out at two.
Rollins seems to be getting a second win as he grabs Owens and lands a Buckle Bomb, then following up with a Superkick, Owens looking to be defeated. Rollins ends up on the outside of the ring, Owens rolling out and following him. Rollins hits Owens with the Time Keeper's bell, Owens laying on the floor on the outside of the ring. Winner by DQ, Kevin Owens.
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the Match
Rollins continues to talk smack to Kevin Owens as his music plays. Owens tells Rollins to stop, cutting the music. Owens grabs the mic stating those weren't the actions of a god, they were the actions of a little b****. Owens tells Rollins to get back and finish the match, No DQ, No rules. Rollins asks when Owens is going to learn as he comes back. Rollins asks for the bell.
No DQ, No Count-Out Match
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
Rollins asks Owens when he's going to learn as he kicks Owens and throws him over the top rope. Rollins follows Owens out of the ring. Rollins picks up a piece of the stairs and slams Kevin in the head with it. Rollins continues after Owens, this time Owens grabbing the bell, hitting Rollins in the head with the bell. Owens grabs Rollins and carries him back to the ring, throwing him in. Owens lands a kick on Rollins then follows up with a Stunner for the three count pin and win!
Winner: Kevin Owens
WWE Universal Title
Goldberg (c) vs. Braun Strowman
It's time for our WWE Universal Championship match of the evening. Goldberg and Strowman get special formal ring introductions for their title showdown.
The two start off with a staredown in the middle of the ring. Strowman attempted a power slam, but Goldberg hit the spear. He followed up with two more spears but only scored a near fall.
Finally, the WWE Hall Of Famer hit a fourth spear and attempted the jackhammer, but Strowman countered into a power slam. He followed up with two more power slams. Strowman then hit a running power slam for a third time and covered him. 1-2-3. We have a new champion.
Winner and NEW WWE Universal Champion: Braun Strowman
Undertaker vs. AJ Styles
Now it's time for the one many have been anticipating the most on the WrestleMania 36 card, as the icon of WrestleMania -- The Undertaker -- is out next, as is AJ Styles.
It's Boneyard Match time! To the surprise of everyone and what will be one of the bigger talking points of the show this year, "The Dead Man" did not show up -- at first.
We see a graveyard, headstone by headstone as a hearse pulls into the graveyard. As the hearse door opens up, we see a casket. The casket lid slowly opens, and surprisingly, it's AJ Styles! Styles sits up with his arms crossing his chest. Styles begins to laugh as he climbs out of the casket. Styles looks around the graveyard as he states it isn't so scary, Styles asks where 'Taker is, stating he's ready. A motorcycle sounds in the distance. Styles still smiling, stating, "Come on big man". Metallica plays in the background as a motorcycles flies down the road, 'Taker pulling up to the graveyard.
Undertaker slowly walks up to Styles, only 'Takers silhouette showing through the headlight of his motorcycle mixed with the smokey graveyard. Styles asks if Michelle knows 'Taker is out this late. Styles says he did a courtesy and dug 'Takers grave. 'Taker states Styles dug his own grave. Styles grabs a rock, 'Taker begins throwing strikes at Styles before Styles has a chance to use it. Styles tries to run. 'Taker shouts, "Allen, where you going son?" 'Taker slams Styles on the hearse several times.
The Undertaker dusted off his old "American Bad Ass" biker gimmick for the show, entering the graveyard-like site that the Boneyard Match setting took place as his old WWE Attitude Era character.
The duo of The O.C. would get involved, at one point 'Taker and Styles exchange blows beside the freshly dug grave, 'Taker gets the advantage as he knocks Styles into the hole. 'Taker looks down to Styles as he asks Styles how it feels in there to which Styles simply replied, "Hey jackass, we're just getting started." With that, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows appear side by side.
As 'Taker steps towards Anderson and Gallows, they pull the siding off of the building they're next to, several men in black with their faces covered by hoods begin stepping towards 'Taker. 'Taker mows down all the hooded figures just in time to have Anderson and Gallows attack him as well. 'Taker gets the upper hand on Anderson, only to have Styles reappear and clobber 'Taker with a tombstone.
Still not the end, however, as "The Phenom" of WWE wasn't done pulling out all the tricks, as he did eventually morph into his "Dead Man" persona to close out the match, scoring the victory over "The Phenomenal One" and adding to his legendary WrestleMania win/loss record.
The finish saw 'Taker put Styles in a grave, Styles desperately asking 'Taker not to bury him as he apologized profusely. 'Taker then questions Styles as to what he's sorry for. 'Taker hugs Styles and begins to turn away, only to turn back and kick Styles into the open grave. 'Taker then filled the grave with dirt via a nearby tractor. The gong goes off a couple of times and Undertaker gets out of the tractor and removes a cover off of the tombstone over the grave, which reads, "AJ Styles 1977 - 2020 -- Rest In Peace."
Undertaker gets back on his motorcycle to end the show as his "American Bad Ass" character once again rides off, Metallica playing him out. A burst of fire shoots towards a nearby barn, The Undertaker's emblem left in the fiery outline as we see AJ Styles' hand come up through the dirt he is buried under. That does it for night one of WrestleMania 36. Make sure to join us here again on Sunday night for live results coverage of WrestleMania 36 part two.
Winner: The Undertaker
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