Becky Lynch will defend her title against Shayna Baszler
WWE are set to air WrestleMania 36 on the WWE Network after Vince McMahon’s promotion taped the entire show at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida behind closed doors last week due to coronavirus fears. The wrestling giants have decided against following the example of other sport franchises, such as the NBA, NHL and Premier League, which have suspended their season until further notice.
WrestleMania has been put together in the form of a two-part episode and the first part airs tonight with some of WWE’s brightest superstars in action.
WWE have confirmed tonight’s match card and it includes some highly promising action.
Roman Reigns has pulled out of WrestleMania due to his history of leukaemia, which puts him at risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been replaced by Braun Strowman as Universal Champion Goldberg’s opponent.
Roman Reigns has pulled out of WrestleMania due to the coronavirus pandemic
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch will put her title on the line against Shayna Baszler, who became the No1 Contender at Elimination Chamber after single-handedly eliminating all of her opponents inside the brutal structure.
WrestleMania will also mark the first ever Boneyard Match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles, which will be similar to the classic Buried Alive Match.
Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins’ war may come to an end tonight when the two RAW superstars lock horns in the middle of the ring at the Show of Shows
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane of The Kabuki Warriors will look to extend their dominant reign when they take on Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.
And Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn will put his belt on the line against Daniel Bryan.
Express Sport bring you all the live action and results from WrestleMania in the section below:
Cesaro def. Drew Gulak (Kickoff Show)
Cesaro picked up the first win of WrestleMania 36 after beating Drew Gulak despite his injured shoulder.
The Swiss Superman had to improvise and used his other arm to throw a devastating Uppercut on Gulak.
The ex-US Champion then picked up Daniel Bryan’s associate and delivered an Airplane Spinner without using his hands to pick up the win.
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross ended Asuka and Kairi Sane’s dominant tag team championship reign with a big win at WrestleMania.
The Kabuki Warriors put together an impressive performance but the challengers pulled through and showed true grit to become the first ever two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Bliss picked up the victory after delivering an impressing Twisted Bliss to Sane.
Elias def. King Corbin
King Corbin claimed Elias had forfeited the match after he threw him off the top of a balcony last week.
However, The Drifter proved Corbin wrong as he made his way to the ring and smashed a guitar on his rival’s back to even the odds before the bell.
The 2019 King of the Ring argued with the referee throughout the match and Elias took advantage of his counter-productive attitude by rolling his foe up and picked up the victory by holding on to the tights.
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch def. Shayna Baszler
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch extended her reign with a big win over Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania.
The two stars held nothing back throughoutn the match as they immiedately got into blows once the bell rang.
Baszler tried out a series of submission manoevres and even attempted to make Lynch tap out to her own Dis-Arm-Her move.
The Queen of Spades applied the Kirifuda Clutch but The Man turned it to a pin and picked up the win.
Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn def. Daniel Bryan
Sami Zayn retained his Intercomntinental Championship against all odds when he defeated Daniel Bryan.
Bryan dominated the match as he tortured Zayn throughout the exchange and even made him cry.
But Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro attacked the challenger’s associate Drew Gulak which distracted The YES Man.
Zayn took advantage of the situation as he delivered a devastating Helluva Kick to pick up the win.
SmackDown Tag Team Champion John Morrison def Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston (Ladder Match)
John Morrison retained the SmackDown Tag Team Championships for him and The Miz after beating Kofi Kingston and Jimmyn Uso in a Ladder Match.
The three superstars took each other to the limit with some incredible high-flying moves and crashing spots with the ladder.
The fight ended with all of the competitors on top of a ladder disconnecting the hook containing the belts.
Kingston and Uso hit Morrison with a headbutt and that led to the former Intercontinental Champion crashing down to another ladder after he unhooked the belts.
Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins
Kevin Owens picked up an enormous victory over Seth Rollins at WrestleMania in what has marked his greatest moment in the show’s history.
Rollins got himself intentionally disqualified when he hit Owens in the head with the ring bell but KO refused to have the match end this way and challenged his rival to a No Disqualification Match.
The Canadian superstar then whacked The Monday Night Messiah with the bell to the head repeatedly and then delivered a devastating Elbow Drop fromt he top of the WrestleMania sign, which saw both competitors crashing through the announce desk.
Owens then picked up the win after hitting the Stunner in what was a brilliant performance.
AJ Styles vs Undertaker
Universal Champion Goldberg vs Braun Strowman