April 2, 2017
Orlando, Florida (Camping World Stadium)
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
The show opens inside Camping World Stadium with recording artist Tinashe performing “America the Beautiful” for the live crowd in Orlando.
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A video package focuses on wrestling fans coming from all around the world to attend WrestleMania 33 tonight. The video continues with the “Ultimate Thrill Ride” theme showing fans riding a roller coaster and encountering various WWE stars.
The New Day is out first to kick off the show.
Mike Tedesco is tweeting live from Camping World Stadium. Rain could be on the way!
The New Day kicks off WrestleMania 33
Xavier Woods says they are honored to be here tonight and how other hosts could have been under consideration. Orlando immediately starts the “WHO?” chants. Big E wonders who got the call. Kofi Kingston said it “twas” your boys the New Day. Big E says they pull “their levers” for the Ultimate Thrill Ride. Woods wants him to re-clarify that statement. Big E says they “pull the lever” for the Ultimate Thrill Ride.
Lock up and Styles gets the better of Shane early. Styles shouts out, “I’m going to embarrass you!” Styles drops Shane with a shoulder block, but Shane leaps over Styles. Styles with a snapmare and mocks Shane doing his dance. Shane with arm drags and a big waistlock takedown on Styles. Styles bails to regroup. Styles with a big right when Shane goes in for a takedown. Shane with jabs and throws rights and lefts at Styles in the corner. Shane with a BIG elbow on Styles in the corner. Styles catches Shane with a through the ropes and launches Shane over the announce table! Big bump by Shane. Styles and Shane exchange right hands and elbows. Shane kicks Styles to the corner and trips Styles up when he attempts a springboard to the top rope. Shane tosses Styles across the ring. Shane with a modified Angle Slam on Styles for a two count. Styles gets Shane in the Calf Crusher. Shane counters into a rear naked choke on Styles. Styles breaks free and Shane transitions to an armbar! Double clothesline puts both men down. Styles with a springboard 450 that Shane counters into a triangle as Styles drops down! Styles, still in the triangle, lifts Shane up and connects with the Styles Clash! Shane kicks out. Orlando is cheering Styles offense and booing Shane offense. Styles accidentally kicks the referee in the head in the corner. Styles with a Pele Kick on Shane. The referee is down and Styles realizes it. Styles throws trash cans inside the ring and props Styles in the corner. Styles puts a trash can against the chest of Shane, gets up on the other turnbuckle and attempts a Coast to Coast when Shane counters putting the trash can in the face of Styles. Shane now has a trash can pressed against the face/chest of Styles. Shane is up on the top turnbuckle, jumps and connects with Coast to Coast on Styles! Shane drags Styles out, hooks the leg, the referee is back up and Styles kicks out. Shane leaves the ring and starts clearing off the announce table. Shane pulls Styles out and puts him on top of the announce table. Shane jumps off the top turnbuckle, Styles moves and Shane crashes through the table. The referee starts the count. Styles gets Shane back in at 9 and he’s up on the ring apron. Springboard forearm attempt by Styles, Shane hooks the arm of Styles and connects with a DDT! Shane goes up to the top turnbuckle and attempts a Shooting Star Press! Styles moves. Styles connects with the springboard forearm and gets the pinfall.
Winner: AJ Styles
Kevin Owens heads to the ring.
A video package runs hyping Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens tonight.
WWE United States Championship
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho early. Owens pulls himself to the ropes to break it up. Jericho catches Owens with a dropkick through the ropes. Jericho jumps off the top rope and catches Owens on the floor with a shot. Back inside, Jericho with another shot on Owens off the top rope. Orlando starts a “STUPID IDIOT” chant. Owens catches Jericho with a flush superkick from the corner. Owens with a cannonball on Jericho in the corner. Owens with another cannonball to Jericho this time up against the steel ring post on the ring apron. Owens with a kick to the chest and running senton combo on Jericho. Jericho catches Owens with an elbow off the top rope. Weather is getting very windy in Orlando. Jericho with chops to Owens in the corner. Owens counters a Codebreaker into a cradle powerbomb. Jericho with a top rope snap huricanrana on Owens off the top turnbuckle. Owens catches Jericho with another superkick for a two count. Jericho counters a top rope frog splash attempt by Owens. Owens counters a Lionsault attempt by Jericho getting his knees up. Owens is back up top, attempts a swanton bomb and Jericho blocks his knees! Owens dumps Jericho on his side. Jericho connects with a Lionsault and gets a two count. Jericho catches Owens with an uppercut. Owens catches Jericho and drops him down into the Walls of Jericho. Jericho counters out, but eats another kick to the chest by Owens. Owens goes for another cannonball, but Jericho counters and gets Owens back in the Walls of Jericho. Owens gets to the bottom rope. Owens with a Pop Up Powerbomb and Jericho kicks out. Jericho counters a Pop Up Powerbomb attempt into a Codebreaker. Owens gets one finger on the bottom rope to force the pinfall break. On the outside, Owens with a powerbomb to Jericho on the ring apron. Owens slides Jericho back in, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Kevin Owens
A promo for WWE Payback on April 30 airs.
A video package runs hyping the RAW Women’s Championship match.
Bayley, Sasha and Charlotte all go after Nia early. Nia is leveling all three girls. Nia throws Sasha into Bayley and connects with a corner splash. Nia splashes over Bayley in the corner. Bayley rolls out and Charlotte throws chops to Nia. Charlotte is sent off the ring apron into Bayley and Sasha on the outside by Nia. Bayley, Sasha and Charlotte are all up on the ring apron staring down Nia. They get in, circle Nia and go after her. Charlotte with a chop block as Sasha holds Nia. Charlotte with a big boot on Nia as Bayley and Sasha suplex her back. Nia is slammed to the mat by Bayley, Sasha and Charlotte. They all three pin Nia.
Nia Jax is eliminated.
Charlotte bails and tells Bayley and Sasha to fight. Bayley is tossed out. Sasha jumps over the top rope and takes out Sasha. Charlotte goes up top and connects with a top rope corkscrew moonsault catching both Bayley and Sasha. Back inside, Charlotte drops Sasha from the corner. Sasha with a big chop to Charlotte. Sasha with double knees from the top rope on Charlotte. Sasha gets the Bank Statement locked in on Charlotte. Charlotte pushes Sasha face first into the second turnbuckle. Sasha hits it with a thud. Charlotte gets the win. We find out that Charlotte had exposed part of the turnbuckle earlier.
Sasha Banks is eliminated.
We are down to Charlotte vs. Bayley. Charlotte misses a moonsault attempt. Charlotte gets the Figure Four locked on and tries to bridge into the Figure Eight. Bayley gets to the bottom rope and Charlotte takes her time breaking the hold. Charlotte is up on the top turnbuckle with Bayley. Bayley gets Charlotte over her shoulder and tosses her away in a back body drop. Bayley falls back and is stuck in the tree of woe in the corner. Bayley avoids a shot by Charlotte in the corner pushing her back. Bayley connects with a flying elbow for the win!
Winner and new WWE RAW Women’s Champion: Bayley
A video package runs highlighting the Class of 2017 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
Diamond Dallas Page, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, the family of “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Teddy Long, Eric LeGrand, Beth Phoenix and Kurt Angle (who got his own entrance).
WWE RAW Tag Team Championships
Triple Threat Ladder Match
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c’s) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
Before the match starts, The New Day walks out and interrupts. Big E says this ladder match has now become a fatal four way. Woods says one more team will be involved. Kofi Kingston wonders who this fourth team could possibly be.
The Hardy Boyz music hits. Matt and Jeff Hardy are here!
Matt and Jeff Hardy with poetry in motion early on The Club. Matt and Jeff take out Cass with a double suplex. Jeff with Whisper in the Wind on Sheamus and Cesaro. Loud “DELETE” chants in Orlando. Matt has a ladder and is clearing house. Jeff has a ladder setup and is climbing. Luke Gallows breaks it up with Karl Anderson. Anderson and Gallows take out Jeff with a ladder as well. Cesaro gets his ankle caught in the bottom part of the ladder and eats a big boot from Cass. Cass clears house on both Matt and Jeff with big boots. Enzo and Cass prop a ladder up in the corner. Gallows and Cass sandwich The Hardy’s with ladders at ringside. Cass launches Enzo over the ladders into Gallows. Cesaro with a big uppercut on Enzo. Cesaro Swing on Anderson as Sheamus throws forearms to Gallows. Swiss-19 on Anderson by Cesaro. Brouge Kick to Jeff who falls to the outside. Enzo tosses Gallows and Sheamus off a ladder. Cass has Enzo on his shoulders going up a ladder. Gallows breaks it up as Cass is sent into a ladder in the corner and eats a Brogue Kick. Cesaro catches Enzo with an uppercut off the ladder. Twist of Fate by Matt on Gallows. Anderson tosses him out. Anderson is climbing up the ladder. Matt with a Twist of Fate on Anderson off the top of the ladder! Jeff is going up a tall ladder and Jeff with a Swanton Bomb off the ladder over Sheamus and Cesaro! Back in the ring, Matt climbs up and pulls down the titles!
Winners and new WWE RAW Tag Team Champions: The Hardy Boyz
A video package runs hyping the mixed tag team match up next.
All Miz early. Maryse tosses Nikki out of the ring. Miz with a neckbreaker on Cena. Miz with Daniel Bryan chest kicks to Cena as the crowd chants “YES” along with him. Nikki with a slap to Miz after he gets in her face. Miz is tossed over the top rope by Cena. Nikki with a big spear to Maryse and throws right hands. Nikki has Maryse up for her torture rack. Nikki drops Maryse as Cena gets Miz and hits him with an AA. Nikki and Cena get the pinfall together.
Winners: John Cena and Nikki Bella
After the match, John Cena tells Nikki this is the moment she was waiting for after coming back from a neck injury. He brings up wanting to tell her something when the time was right. Cena gets down on one knee and asks Nikki to marry him. Nikki says yes and kisses Cena. Cena takes out the ring and puts it on her finger.
Shout out to Mike Tedesco who is killing it for us live at WrestleMania tonight. His tweet of the set inside Camping World Stadium took us to the front page of Twitter!
A video package runs hyping Seth Rollins vs. Triple H tonight.
Triple H w/ Stephanie McMahon vs. Seth Rollins
They brawl to the outside. Triple H send Rollins into the ring barricade. Rollins comes back clotheslining Triple H over the barricade. Rollins then launches Triple H over his head back into the ringside area. Rollins reportedly had a 103 degree temperature earlier today. Rollins springboards back in and Triple H cuts him off working over his bad knee. They brawl back to ringside and Rollins sends Triple H into the announce table. Rollins starts clearing it off. They are on top of the table. Triple H counters and gives Rollins a spike DDT on top of the table! Triple H grabs a steel chair and cracks it over the bad knee of Rollins. Triple H does it a second time. Back inside, Triple H drops elbows over the knee of Rollins. Triple H with chops to Rollins in the corner. Rollins responds dropping Triple H face first into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins attempts a sunset flip over Triple H up on the top turnbuckle. Triple H hangs on and Rollins grabs his knee in pain. Triple H smiles. Rollins connects with his turnbuckle powerbomb on Triple H! Rollins jumps out and catches Triple H. Rollins goes under the ring and starts pulling out steel chairs. Rollins also grabs a table. Rollins with a frog splash to the lower back of Triple H off the top turnbuckle. Triple H kicks the bad knee of Rollins avoiding a chair shot and connects with a big spinebuster. Triple H gets the bad knee of Rollins wrapped up in a chair and kicks away at it. Rollins recovers, grabs the chair and launches it at Triple H who is up on the top rope. Rollins with a superplex on Triple H off the top, hangs on and then connects with a falcon arrow for a close two count. Rollins is tripped up by Stephanie off the top rope. Triple H locks on a submission hyper extending the knee of Rollins. Rollins counters into a submission of his own. Triple H breaks free. They brawl to the outside and Triple H hits the bad knee of Rollins with a chair again. Triple H drops down and goes back to work on the knee. Rollins is pulling items out from under the ring including a sledgehammer and more chairs. Triple H grabs the sledgehammer and Rollins rolls back in. Rollins with kicks to break it up. Triple H levels Rollins with a clothesline. Rollins has the sledgehammer. Stephanie jumps up and rips it out of his hands from the ring apron. Triple H with a Pedigree on Rollins. Rollins barely kicks out. Rollins with a back drop on Triple H from the corner. Rollins stands up top and connects with a phoenix splash on Triple H. Triple H somehow is able to kick out. Series of counters between the two going for the Pedigree. Stephanie grabs Rollins from the ring apron. Rollins avoids a shot and Triple H nearly bumps into Stephanie. Rollins with a superkick on Triple H. Triple H falls back. Stephanie gets bumped by Triple H. Stephanie goes through the table at ringside! Triple H turns around and gets a Pedigree from Rollins. Rollins gets the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Stephen Marley is out next to perform. He is joined by Pitbull. Flo Ride and Lunchmoney Lewis later join Marley and Pitbull on stage.
A video package runs hyping Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton.
Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton
They did some interesting production early when Bray leaned backwards in the corner. Video of maggots filled the ring showed up and Orton quickly bailed. Back inside, Wyatt levels Orton coming off the ropes. Wyatt with a splash in the corner to Orton. They did another shot above the ring with a video of worms filling the ring. Orton with a roll up and Wyatt powers out then levels Orton with a clothesline. Orton again bails to the outside. Wyatt throws Orton face first into the barricade. The referee starts the count. Wyatt rolls Orton back in at 8. Wyatt is back in at 9. Orton then quickly rolls out again. Wyatt misses a clothesline attempt at Orton on the other side and connects with an RKO! Orton avoids Sister Abigail and then catches Wyatt with his DDT off the ropes. Wyatt finally hits Sister Abigail and Orton kicks out! Wyatt falls to his back, does his creepy crawl and video of cockroaches fills the ring. RKO out of no where. Orton hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and new WWE Champion: Randy Orton
A video package runs hyping Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar.
WWE Universal Championship
Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman handles the ring introductions for Brock Lesnar.
The bell rings and here we go. Lesnar immediately with a german suplex, a second and a third! Goldberg with a spear on Lesnar! Lesnar is back up and Goldberg with a second spear! Lesnar falls to the outside. Goldberg with a spear to Lesnar through the barricade at ringside crashing it apart! Goldberg with a knee and tosses Lesnar back in. Loud “GOLDBERG” chants in Orlando. Back inside, Lesnar has Goldberg up. Goldberg counters and hits a spear on Lesnar. Goldberg with the Jackhammer on Lesnar. Lesnar kicks out! Goldberg can’t believe it. Goldberg misses a spear when Lesnar jumps high over him! Goldberg hit the corner hard. Lesnar with more german suplexes leading the count to seven. Number eight by Lesnar. Lesnar with number nine. Orlando wants 10. Lesnar with 10 german suplexes on Goldberg. Lesnar has Goldberg up and connects with an F5. Lesnar hooks the leg and gets the win.
Winner and new WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
Brawls break out on all parts of the ring. Naomi with a takedown dropping Natalya on her head. Becky launches Carmella across the ring. Natalya and Alexa take out Naomi with a double suplex. James with elbows to Becky. Becky kicks James and catches Carmella with a kick as well. James Ellsworth grabs the leg of Becky allowing Carmella to get a huricanrana takedown on Becky. Alexa and Carmella shove each other. Alexa drops Carmella down and plants Natalya with a quick DDT. Becky with clotheslines. Becky with an overhead suplex to Natalya and Carmella. James Ellsworth slides in, attempts a superkick on Becky and Becky blocks giving him an overhead suplex. James off the top with a seated senton on Becky. Alexa tosses James out. Naomi with a failed sunset flip attempt from the ring apron. Natalya with a double Sharpshooter on Naomi and Carmella. James kicks Natalya in the head. Becky with a leg drop over Natalya. James with a DDT on Becky. Carmella kicks James. Alexa breaks it up and eats a Rear View from Naomi. Naomi launches herself over the top rope. Back inside, Alexa catches Naomi with an elbow coming off the top. Naomi locks a submission on Alexa. Alexa quickly taps out.
Winner and new WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion: Naomi
WrestleMania 33 Attendance
It is time to announce the Citrus Bowl attendance record. Kofi Kington says we have a record breaking crowd of 75,245 in attendance tonight in Orlando. Big E thanks the WWE Universe.
A video package runs hyping The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns.
No Holds Barred Match
The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
As noted above, Jim Ross has joined JBL and Michael Cole to call tonight’s main event.
The bell rings and JR notes that this match is No Holds Barred. Undertaker dumps Roman Reigns out quickly and yells, “This is my yard!” Reigns tries getting in again and Taker again dumps him to the outside saying it is still his yard. Reigns with right hands and clotheslines Taker over the top rope. Taker launches Reigns shoulder first into the steel steps. A loud “ROMAN SUCKS” chant starts up. Back inside, Reigns with a samoan drop on Taker. Back outside, Taker with a big right hand and headbutt. Taker is sent face first into the ring post. Reigns then catches Taker with his drive by dropkick on the ring apron. Back inside, Taker and Reigns exchange right hands. Taker with snake eyes and a big boot combo to Reigns. Taker drops a leg, covers and Reigns kicks out. Taker catches Reigns with a big right hand near the ring apron and starts clearing off the announce table nearby. Reigns with a jumping dropkick that sends Taker flying backwards. Taker with a chokeslam on Reigns over an announce table at ringside and it doesn’t break. Taker starts clearing off the Spanish announce table at ringside. Taker stands on that table, moves to the middle table and Reigns jumps up giving Taker a spear crashing through the Spanish announce table! Reigns is up first and returns to the ring as we see a shot of Taker sitting up at ringside. Back inside, Reigns with repeated right hands to Taker in the corner. Taker with a Last Ride on Reigns from the corner. Taker had some problems lifting up Reigns. Taker grabs a steel chair at ringside and then catches Reigns with a big boot once back inside. Taker cracks the steel chair over the back of Reigns a few times. Reigns quickly rolls out. Taker rolls out. Reigns is back in and Taker follows. Reigns catches Taker with a Superman. Reigns catches Taker with a second weaker attempt. Taker with a chokeslam on Reigns over a steel chair. Reigns kicks out. Taker has Reigns up and connects with a Tombstone Piledriver. Reigns powers out. Taker can’t believe it. Reigns attempts a counter into the Tombstone. Reigns isn’t able to hang on. They try again and fail. Reigns instead props up Taker and hits another Superman. Taker kicks out. Reigns catches Taker with a spear. Taker with Hell’s Gate applied on Reigns. Reigns breaks free grabbing on to the ropes. Taker reaches for a chair. Reigns stands on top of it. Reigns cracks it over Taker’s back and goes to work hitting Taker repeatedly with it. Reigns is telling Taker to stay down as he cracks the chair over his back again. Reigns with a spear, cover and Taker kicks out yet again. Reigns catches Taker with another spear, cover and Taker keeps kicking out. Reigns can’t believe it. Reigns with another Superman. Taker sits up, but falls back over. Reigns is tell Taker not to do it. Reigns hits the ropes once, twice, a third time and then catches Taker with a huge spear. Reigns covers Taker to get the pinfall. Orlando lets out a collective sigh.
After the match, Roman Reigns heads up the ramp and a huge fireworks display goes off.
We see a shot of Undertaker laying down in the ring. A loud “THANK YOU TAKER” chant starts up. Undertaker slowly sits up as we see highlights from the match leading to the finish.
Back live, Undertaker has his leather jacket and hat back on. He is turning to each side of the audience inside the stadium slowly. He teases getting out of the ring, but returns to the middle. Undertaker removes his gloves and throws them on the mat. He removes his jacket and places it next to the gloves. Undertaker removes his hat and places it on top of the jacket and gloves.
It would appear this is the last we’ve seen of The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Undertaker leaves the ring and heads up the ramp. He reaches near the top and raises his arm. He disappears below the entrance ramp and the lights go dark. The gong repeatedly hits as the show comes to a close in Orlando.
Quick Match Results:
* AJ Styles def. Shane McMahon
* Kevin Owens def. Chris Jericho become the new WWE United States Champion
* Bayley pinned Charlotte in a Fatal Four Way Elimination match (also involving Sasha Banks and Nia Jax) to retain the WWE RAW Women’s Championship
* The Hardy Boyz def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Sheamus and Cesaro and Big Cass and Enzo Amore to become the new RAW Tag Team Champions
* John Cena and Nikki Bella def. The Miz and Maryse
* Seth Rollins def. Triple H
* Randy Orton def. Bray Wyatt to become the new WWE Champion
* Brock Lesnar def. Goldberg to become the new WWE Universal Champion
* Naomi def. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, Becky Lynch, Natalya and Carmella to become the new Smackdown Women’s Champion
* Roman Reigns def. The Undertaker