WrestleMania 38 Results – Night One
April 2, 2022
Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium)
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Country music star Brantley Gilbert performs a rousing rendition of “America the Beautiful.” The crowd at AT&T Stadium gives this a great ovation and fireworks go off.
A video plays that highlights the matches we’ll be seeing on WrestleMania Saturday. Actor Mark Wahlberg narrates the video.
We go live into AT&T Stadium to see a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show and announces that there are over 70,000 people in attendance.
The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders come out to the stage and do a routine while AC/DC’s hit song “Thunderstruck” plays. The crowd gives them a great ovation. Michael Cole and Pat McAfee are at ringside. Cole announces that this is his 26th WrestleMania.
Rick Boogs appears on the stage playing a riff. Pat McAfee is very excited. Boogs introduces the man he’ll be winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with, Shinsuke Nakamura! Boogs and Nakamura make their way to the ring as Boogs plays Nakamura’s theme song. The barricade has LED screens on it in the corner. Nakamura and Boogs pose there, and a man from Texas is absolutely losing his mind.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) (c’s)
Shinsuke Nakamura starts against Jimmy Uso. Nakamura immediately lights him up with a kick to the face. Nakamura kicks him to the corner and digs his boot into Jimmy’s neck. Nakamura lays him on the top rope and knees him in the ribs. Nakamura covers for a one-count. Jimmy fights back and tags Jey Uso in. The Usos hit a backbreaker/flying knee combo. Jey taunts the crowd. Nakamura gets to his feet and applies a chin lock, but Jey whips him off and uppercuts him down. Jimmy tags back in, and The Usos hit Nakamura with a wishbone split. Jimmy chokes Nakamura on the ropes until the referee backs him up. Jey takes advantage of the referee’s attention being diverted to kick Nakamura in the face. Jimmy kicks Nakamura in the head and talks a little trash. Jimmy pulls Nakamura to his feet, but Nakamura fights back. Nakamura blocks a kick and spins him, but Jimmy counters with an enzuigiri for a two-count. Jimmy applies a chin lock to the King of Strong Style. Nakamura fights up and tries to tag in Rick Boogs, but Jimmy stops him. Nakamura then wipes him out with a spin kick to the face. Boogs is stomping the ring steps trying to rally Nakamura and the WWE Universe.
Boogs and Jey tag in. Boogs hits a pair of hammer throws before attacking Jimmy. Jey slides out of a slam and kicks him in the midsection before punching him in the face. Jey leaps at him, but Boogs applies a bearhug. Boogs then transitions into a delayed vertical suplex. Boogs drops to a knee before hitting the suplex for a two-count. Boogs lifts Jey onto his shoulders, so Jimmy jumps at him. Both Usos are on Boogs’ shoulders, but Boogs’ knee soon buckles!
Nakamura tags in and wipes out The Usos at ringside. Nakamura gets Jey in the ring and kicks Jey in the back of the head. Nakamura sends Jey to the corner and charges. Jey goes for a boot, but Nakamura blocks it and sets him on the second rope. Nakamura then slides under him and hits a German Suplex. Nakamura sets up for the Kinshasa, but Jey superkicks him down! Jimmy tags in and hits an Uso Splash, but Nakamura kicks out at two! The Usos continue to take it to Nakamura. Jey pulls Nakamura’s hair, and Jimmy connects with a superkick. Jey tags in, and The Usos hit the 1D for the win!
Winners by Pinfall and still SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Usos
The Usos celebrate with the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Trainers and medical personnel check on Rick Boogs, who is having trouble standing after his knee buckled.
A video highlights the feud between Sami Zayn and Johnny Knoxville. That will take place on WrestleMania Sunday.
The commentators say they will have an update on Rick Boogs when more information becomes available.
Video Package: Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin
Happy Corbin w/ Madcap Moss vs. Drew McIntyre
The bell rings, and McIntyre immediately attacks Corbin. Corbin fights back and punches McIntyre into the corner. Corbin whips McIntyre hard to the corner, but McIntyre pops out of the corner with a clothesline. McIntyre goes for a whip, but Corbin holds the ropes. Corbin hits the ropes, but McIntyre follows him in and clotheslines him out of the ring. McIntyre goes to ringside and bounces Corbin off the apron. McIntyre puts him in the ring. Madcap Moss provides a distraction, and Corbin sends McIntyre into the ring post. McIntyre falls to the floor.
Corbin gets McIntyre in the ring, and Madcap Moss pats him on the shoulder. Corbin punches away at McIntyre and talks a little trash. McIntyre fights back, but Corbin whips McIntyre had into the corner for a two-count. Corbin connects with a textbook vertical suplex and taunts the crowd. Madcap Moss happily cheers at ringside. Corbin connects with a back suplex for another two-count. Corbin knees him in the midsection and hits the ropes for a running right hand to the face. Corbin hits another right hand and taunts the crowd. Madcap Moss, the winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, is on the apron cheering Corbin on. Corbin isn’t happy and shouts at him to get down from the apron. Corbin then turns into a spinning spinebuster.
McIntyre connects with a pair of clotheslines before Corbin reverses a whip to the corner. Corbin charges, but McIntyre sidesteps him. Corbin goes for his out-and-in clothesline, but McIntyre counters with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker and kips up. McIntyre sizes Corbin up and goes for a Future Shock DDT. Corbin fights it, so McIntyre punches him. McIntyre charges, but Corbin drops him with the Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin cannot believe it.
Corbin goes for a chokeslam, but McIntyre fights it. Corbin puts McIntyre on the apron, but McIntyre forearms him back. McIntyre comes off the top rope with a diving shoulder tackle. McIntyre counts down in the corner for a Claymore Kick, but Madcap Moss pulls Corbin out of the ring. The crowd loudly boos. McIntyre shrugs his shoulders and hits the ropes for a somersault plancha onto Corbin and Moss!
McIntyre puts Corbin in the ring and hits Moss with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. McIntyre goes to the top rope and leaps, but Corbin avoids him. McIntyre flips through the End of Days and punches him. McIntyre goes for a Claymore Kick, but Corbin ducks it. Corbin hits the End of Days, but McIntyre kicks out! Happy Corbin is very unhappy! McIntyre fights back at Corbin and hits the Future Shock DDT. McIntyre counts down in the corner and hits a Claymore Kick for the win. Happy Corbin is undefeated no more.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
McIntyre celebrates in the ring and holds his sword Angela. Madcap Moss goes to get in the ring, but McIntyre points the sword at him. Moss is frozen in fear. McIntyre swings the sword, but Moss jumps off the apron just in time. The sword slices through the top and middle ropes! McIntyre celebrates in the ring before going over to some fans holding Scottish flags. McIntyre high-fives the commentary team before posing once again.
Video Package: The Mysterios vs. The Miz and Logan Paul
Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton, the Raw commentary team, take over the coverage. This is the first Raw match of the night.
The Mysterios’ ring gear is a tribute to Eddie Guerrero.
Tag Team Match
The Mysterios (Rey and Dominik Mysterio) vs. The Miz and Logan Paul
The Mysterios square off and jaw-jack with The Miz and Logan Paul. It’s going to be Rey Mysterio starting against The Miz. Logan Paul reaches over to grab Rey, so Miz attacks Rey and stomps him down in the corner. Miz and Paul are wearing matching colors. Miz holds Rey up, and Logan Paul tags in. Paul viciously punches away at Rey’s midsection. Rey applies a side headlock, so Paul leapfrogs him. Paul splits down, but Rey stops and kicks him in the head. Miz tags in, and Rey hits him with a hurricanrana. Dominik Mysterio tags in. The Mysterios hit a rolling slam for a two-count. Miz sends Dominik to the corner, but Dominik slides through the ropes to avoid him. Dominik hits a moonsault and gets up to stop Paul from attacking him. Dominik climbs the ropes and hits Miz with a head-scissor takeover, while Paul takes an arm drag! Dominik is fired up, and he hits Miz with a spinning plancha to the floor!
The Miz gets to his feet and argues with Rey at ringside. Paul takes advantage of the distraction and attacks Dominik from behind. Miz tags Paul in, and Paul hits Dominik with a running powerslam! Miz tags back in. Miz and Paul take turns kicking Dominik in the chest for a near fall. Paul tags in and takes it to Dominik. Paul connects with a blockbuster off the second rope for a two-count. Paul knees Dominik in the ribs and bounces him in the corner. Miz tags in, and he stomps Dominik down in the corner alongside Paul. Paul gets a cheap shot in as The Miz distracts the referee. Dominik fights back at them. Dominik hits Miz with a tornado DDT and kicks Paul off the apron in the process.
The crowd is buzzing for Rey. Rey is tagged in, and he hits Miz with a head-scissor takeover. Rey knocks Miz back and hits a flying seated senton. Miz goes for a sunset flip, but Rey rolls through and kicks him in the head for a near fall. Rey charges, but Miz sends him to the apron. Rey knocks Miz back and hits a moonsault block, but Paul breaks up the pin. Miz and Paul go for a double-team suplex on Rey, but Dominik runs in and kicks Paul in the midsection. Rey then hits Miz with an inside cradle for a near fall. Rey gets Miz in position, but Miz gets out. Rey counters Miz’s slam into a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Rey goes for the Three Amigos, but Miz gets out of the third one and sends Rey shoulder-first into the ring post. Paul tags in and knocks Dominik off the apron before booting Rey in the face. Paul talks trash to the crowd and hits Rey with a vertical suplex. Paul then rolls through and is doing the Three Amigos. The crowd loudly boos as Paul pulls it off! Paul kips up and saunters around the ring. Paul goes to the top rope and shimmies! Paul crushes Rey with a Frog Splash and covers. Rey barely kicks out as Dominik missed his mark.
Dominik hits Miz with a suicide dive and chases Paul into the ring. Paul is knocked into position. The Mysterios hit a dual 619 on Paul. Dominik hits a Frog Splash on Paul, and Rey follows up with one. Miz runs in and scoop slams Dominik down onto his father! Miz immediately follows up with a Skull Crushing Finale for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Miz and Logan Paul
The Miz and Logan Paul celebrate in the ring… until Miz hits Paul with a Skull Crushing Finale! Paul is infuriated, and the crowd is going wild. They love that Miz attacked him. Miz celebrates at ringside and blows a kiss to him.
Edge vs. AJ Styles is promoted for WrestleMania Sunday.
WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon is introduced. She walks out to the stage to a nice ovation. McMahon wanted to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you.” She’s always blown away by the majesty of WrestleMania. People come together from different countries and backgrounds to celebrate what they love. They say, “Then, now, forever” together. It’s time for her to introduce the next generation of WWE Superstars. McMahon introduces 2-time NCAA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson.
Gable Steveson comes out and poses to a nice ovation from the WrestleMania crowd. McMahon holds his arm up and poses with him.
Footage of “Young Rock” is shown.
An aerial shot of AT&T Stadium is shown.
Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch gets an elaborate entrance with a video package and a white SUV driving her out to the stage. Lynch is sporting a new hairstyle after Bianca Belair cut her hair this past Monday on Raw.
Texas Southern University’s Ocean of Soul Marching Band plays Bianca Belair to the ring.
Raw Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair
The crowd is hot for this match during the in-ring introductions.
The bell rings, and the crowd gets loud. Belair extends a hand to shake, but Lynch slaps her in the face. Lynch goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Belair gets out. Belair goes for the KOD, but Lynch lands on her feet. Lynch connects with a Manhandle Slam, but Belair just barely kicks out! Lynch is furious!
Lynch goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Belair grabs the ropes. Lynch kicks her and covers for a two-count. Lynch stomps away at Belair and covers for another two-count. Lynch drops an elbow for the same result. A leg drop once again produces a two-count. Lynch puts her head down on the top rope and composes herself. Belair surprises her with a roll-up for a two-count. Lynch comes back with a roll-up as well for a two-count. Belair hits a suplex and rolls through for another, but Lynch counters and covers for a near fall. Lynch sets Belair up and goes to the top rope. Lynch goes for a moonsault, but crashes and burns when Belair moves! Belair then applies the Dis-Arm-Her, so Lynch gets a foot on the bottom rope! They trade covers before Belair kicks her and lifts her. They nearly fall over, but Belair keeps her powered up. Belair rolls her up before Lynch does the same.
Lynch grabs Belair’s braid and pulls her out of the ring. Belair puts the brakes on and scoops her up, but Lynch slides off and sends Belair into the ring steps. Belair gets back in the ring and is greeted with a Bexploder. Lynch hits a second Bexploder before taunting the crowd. Lynch hits a third Bexploder for a near fall. Lynch strolls around the ring before grabbing Belair and slamming her throat-first into the middle rope. Lynch puts her on the apron, but Belair forearms her back. Belair goes for a springboard, but Lynch kicks her. Belair is hanging on the top rope. Lynch hits a diving leg drop off the top rope and covers, but Belair kicks out at two. Lynch is incredulous.
Lynch attacks Belair and applies a chin lock. Belair fights up and hits a snapmare. Belair goes to the middle rope, but Lynch viciously pulls her off. Lynch hits a double-arm suplex and applies a Fujiwara Arm Bar. Belair tries to fight out of the hold, but Lynch knocks her back. Belair eventually powers her up and brings her toward the ropes. Lynch uses the momentum to pull them both over the top rope. Belair hits the floor hard.
The referee is counting them out. Belair slides back in, but Lynch pulls her out. Belair charges, but Lynch hits a back body drop. Belair does a handspring on the apron and comes down to hit Lynch with a delayed vertical suplex on the floor. Belair gets Lynch in the ring and viciously strikes away at Lynch. Belair shoulders away at her and kicks her. Lynch hits a kick, but Belair blocks a second one. Belair flips her down and then hits a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster for a near fall. Belair goes for a handspring move, but Lynch avoids it. Belair goes for a powerbomb, but Lynch counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Belair hits a double underhook facebuster and follows up with a handspring moonsault for a near fall.
Belair goes to the top rope, but Lynch cuts her off with a right hand. Lynch climbs the ropes and punches away at her. Belair fights back and gets Lynch on her shoulders. Belair leaps off and dumps Lynch across the top turnbuckle and rope! Belair goes to the second rope and hits a 450 splash! Belair covers, but Lynch just barely kicks out! The crowd cannot believe it and neither can Bianca Belair! Lynch is up on the apron, and she knocks Belair away from her. Lynch goes to the top rope and goes for a Molly-Go-Round, but she comes up short and boots Belair in the face for a near fall. The slo-mo looked nastier.
Lynch knocks her back and hits the ropes, but Belair hits a spinebuster. Belair goes for a splash, but Lynch gets the knees up. Belair counters a Dis-Arm-Her and rolls her up for a two count. Belair fights and goes for a KOD, but Lynch holds the top rope. Belair then flips her over the top rope to the floor! Belair goes after her, but Lynch fights back and pulls her into the ring post. Lynch follows up with a Manhandle Slam onto the steel steps. The referee starts counting, but Belair somehow gets in at nine! Lynch immediately covers her for a near fall!
Lynch is incredulous and looks desperate. Lynch clubs away at Belair and starts to pull her up to her feet. Belair is dead weight. Lynch goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Belair lands on the second rope and flips over her! Belair lifts Lynch and connects with the KOD for the victory! Becky Lynch has been defeated!
Winner by Pinfall and new Raw Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair
A Sasha Banks video package plays.
Video Package: Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. TBA
A choir is out singing Seth “Freakin” Rollins’ theme song. An elated Rollins comes out to the ring in a wild outfit. Rollins anxiously waits in the ring for his mystery opponent. The crowd is absolutely buzzing. All of a sudden, some huge pyro goes off and the lights go out. The crowd explodes. The crowd is absolutely losing their mind.
CODY RHODES makes his way to the ring to an ENORMOUS pop from the crowd! Rollins laughs and then gets fired up. Cody Rhodes emerges from under the stage, and AT&T Stadium is rumbling! Rhodes takes off his weightlifting belt and hands it to a kid at ringside. The kid is absolutely floored. The crowd is on their feet and screaming.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes
The crowd chants, “Cody.” The bell rings, and this match has started. Rhodes and Rollins look around at the crowd. The crowd is in the palm of their hands.
They circle the ring and lock up before doing a quick break. Rollins laughs and stares into Rhodes’ eyes. They circle the ring and lock up again. Rhodes applies a side headlock and cinches it in. Rollins whips him off, drops down, and leapfrogs, but Rhodes catches him with an arm drag. Rhodes does a cartwheel and poses. The crowd gives him an incredible reaction to that.
Rollins applies a side headlock, but Rhodes whips him off. Rollins avoids him and shoulder blocks him down. Rhodes goes for a hip toss. They both try a hip toss to no avail. Rhodes kicks Rollins in the midsection and drops down to uppercut him a la his older brother, Dustin Rhodes. Another “Cody” chant picks up. Rollins talks a little bit before getting a cheap shot in. Rhodes responds with a right hand. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Rhodes gets out. Rollins gets out of a Cross Rhodes and tries for a Stomp, but Rhodes avoids it. They each try for a suplex, but neither goes up. Rhodes gets Rollins up for a suplex, but Rollins goes over the top rope and brings Rhodes out with him! What a nasty landing!
Rollins drives Rhodes into the apron and walks around a bit. Rhodes grabs the arm and pulls Rollins into the ring post. Rhodes wraps the injured arm around the ropes and pulls at it. Rhodes applies an armbar, but Rollins gets up. Rhodes hits a hip toss and applies a forearm scissor. Rollins fights up, but Rhodes keeps it applied. Rhodes goes for a roll-up, but Rollins grabs the ropes. Rhodes hangs Rollins on the top rope and kicks him in the midsection. Rhodes pulls him up, but Rollins stuns him with an enzuigiri. Rhodes quickly responds with an arm wrench that sends Rollins down on his shoulder. Rhodes goes to the top rope and dives, but Rollins dropkicks him out of midair.
Rollins hits a gutbuster for a two-count. Rollins shouts, “Welcome back to the big leagues, bitch!” Rollins attacks the injured ribs and whips him hard into the corner. Rollins applies a bearhug, but Rhodes fights out and uppercuts him. Rollins fights back and chops the chest. Rollins hits the ropes, but Rhodes follows him in and forearms him. Rhodes slingshots over him and hits a snap powerslam. Rhodes then clotheslines Rollins out of the ring. Rhodes gets fired up and hits the ropes for a suicide dive that sends Rollins over the commentary table!
Rhodes gets Rollins in the ring and hits a moonsault block for a near fall. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Rhodes follows him out, so Rollins hits him with a powerbomb into the barricade! Rollins puts him back in the ring and superkicks him before hitting a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins shouts that this is his moment. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Rhodes avoids it. Rollins tries a few more times before Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes for a near fall!
Rhodes goes to the top rope, but Rollins gets up and sweeps the feet. Rollins goes for a back superplex, but Rhodes fights him off. Rollins quickly gets up and hits an inverted superplex before rolling through and hitting a lifting reverse DDT… but Rhodes kicks out! Rollins goes to the top rope for a Phoenix Splash but rolls through when Rhodes moves. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Rhodes fights out and goes for a Pedigree of his own. Rollins rolls through. They try a bridge, but it doesn’t work out. Rhodes hits a Tiger Driver before scaling the ropes and leaping off for a Cody Cutter for a near fall!
Rhodes gets to his feet and goes after Rollins. Rollins kicks him in the midsection and hits a Pedigree for a near fall! Rollins is furious with Rhodes and shouts that this is his moment. They trade blows in the ring. Rhodes chops the chest a few times before Rollins punches him back. They trade right hands before Rhodes drops down and kicks him in the head. Rollins quickly responds with a stiff kick to the midsection before kicking him in the face a few times. Rollins hits a rolling elbow followed by an elbow to the back of the head. Rollins goes to hit the ropes, but Rhodes grabs him and hits the Cross Rhodes. Rhodes hangs on and hits a second Cross Rhodes. Rhodes pulls him up and releases him. Rhodes peppers him with jabs and hits a Bionic Elbow to the skull just like his late father, the great Dusty Rhodes! Rhodes then hits a third Cross Rhodes for the victory!
Winner by Pinfall: Cody Rhodes
Video Package: Highlights from last night’s WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2022 ceremony, including pieces of The Undertaker’s incredible 50-minute speech as Mark Calaway
The Steiner Brothers, the family of Shad Gaspard, Queen Sharmell, and Vader’s family are introduced.
The bell tolls and the lights go out! The crowd thunders and the legendary “Undertaker” Mark Calaway walks out to the stage to a tremendous reception. He is not dressed as The Undertaker. Calaway poses and thanks the fans for the many years of support. Calaway points at the Texas crowd and the music goes off. The applause is loud. Calaway then goes to the back as the bell tolls.
Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory is hyped for WrestleMania Sunday.
The commentators show replays of the opening match where Rick Boogs’ knee gave out. They state that he has a torn quadriceps and will have surgery on the patella as well.
WWE announces that 77,899 people are in attendance for WrestleMania Saturday.
Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship
SmackDown Women’s Championship
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
Charles Robinson, the longest-tenured referee on the WWE roster, is the official for this match. They lock up at the sound of the bell before tussling to the corner. Rousey kicks Flair back and goes for some right hands, but Flair puts herself between the ropes. Flair gets a cheap shot in and hits a waistlock takeover. Rousey takes her down with a body scissor and goes for an ankle lock, but Flair quickly escapes. Flair goes after her, but Rousey goes for a triangle. Flair fights it. Rousey sends her to the corner, but Flair rolls up the turnbuckle and lands on the apron. Rousey grabs the arm, but Flair knocks her back. Flair heads to the corner, but Rousey kicks her back. Rousey applies a head-scissor while hanging over the ropes. Rousey releases before being disqualified. Flair fights back and hits a falling elbow on the apron.
Flair gets on the apron and goes to kick her, but Rousey blocks it. Flair manages to pull her out of the ring, and Rousey hits the floor hard. Flair gets Rousey back in the ring and covers for a two-count. Flair applies a chin lock, but Rousey fights out. Flair viciously elbows her in the skull for a near fall. Flair applies a dragon sleeper, but Rousey gets out. Rousey then viciously knees her in the face for a two-count. Rousey grabs her, but Flair bounces her into the corner. Rousey counters back and hits a modified tornado DDT for a near fall.
Rousey gets her to her feet, but Flair elbows her away. Rousey takes her down and kicks her in the head before hitting some judo throws. Rousey gets fired up, but Flair comes out of nowhere with a spear for a near fall! Flair cannot believe Rousey kicked out. Flair lifts Rousey and hits a back suplex. Flair goes to the top rope for a moonsault but lands on her feet when Rousey moves. Flair tries for a standing moonsault a la Andrade, but she way overshoots it. Rousey kicks out at one. Flair quickly takes her down with chops and puts her in the tree of woe before kicking away at her. Flair goes to the top rope over the prone Rousey. Rousey sits up and forearms her. Flair quickly knocks her down with a forearm of her own. Rousey goes to the top rope and hits an arm drag off the top rope for a near fall.
Rousey gets Flair up for Piper’s Pit and connects. Rousey grabs the arm for an armbar, but Flair gets out. Rousey hits a knee to the face, but Flair instinctively responds with a big boot. Both women are down. Flair goes for the Figure Four Leglock, but Rousey flips her down. Rousey hits a scary snap powerslam for a near fall. Rousey lifts her, but Flair counters into a roll-up. Rousey rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Flair claws toward the ropes and twists out. Flair then applies an ankle lock, but Rousey rolls through and sends her headfirst into the turnbuckle.
Rousey goes for an armbar, but Flair counters with a vicious slam for a near fall. Rousey soon takes her down and applies an ankle lock. Flair screams in pain and claws to the ropes, so Rousey grapevines the leg and cinches the ankle lock in! Flair screams in pain but kicks out. Flair goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Rousey gets out and goes for an armbar. Flair gets out and applies the Figure Four Leglock before applying the Figure Eight! The screen goes black, indicating a wardrobe malfunction. Flair cinches it in, but Rousey twists out and turns her over. Flair gets to the bottom rope and pulls them out of the ring. Rousey gets up and charges Flair. Flair grabs her and sends her into the barricade. They both get in at the count of eight.
Flair talks trash to Rousey and shoves her a few times. Rousey blocks a boot and hits Piper’s Pit. Rousey covers, but Flair gets a boot on the bottom rope. The referee counted three, but then calls it off when he noticed Flair’s foot on the bottom rope. Rousey is furious that the referee called it off. Flair hits Natural Selection for a near fall. Flair grabs her head in frustration. Flair goes for a Figure Four, but Rousey kicks her off. Flair annihilates referee Charles Robinson on the way down! Rousey immediately applies an armbar, and Flair taps out! The match still continues as the referee is down. Rousey gets the referee up and turns into a nasty big boot from Flair. Flair covers for the victory!
Winner by Pinfall and still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos is hyped for WrestleMania Sunday.
The commentators run down the WrestleMania Sunday card.
A commercial plays for Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, which is being promoted as the Biggest WrestleMania Match of All-Time.
WrestleMania 39 will take place at SoFi Stadium on April 1 and April 2, 2023.
Video Package: The KO Show with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
The KO Show with special guest “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring to thunderous boos from the crowd. Owens welcomes everyone to the WrestleMania Main Event edition of The KO Show. Owens has said some pretty nasty things about Texas, like if the United States were a human body, then Texas would be the ass. Owens laughs, and the crowd gives him the “WHAT” treatment. Owens thought about it and wants to apologize to every single Texan… for telling the absolute, god’s honest truth about their pathetic state. He’s been here for a few days, and it’s worse than he remembered. People are eagerly anticipating him bringing out his guest, but he’ll do it when he wants to. Owens isn’t done telling how much he despises this guy.
What we have here is the absolute worst role model in the history of WWE. Owens used to look up to him. Tonight, when he’s sitting in that chair, he’s going to look at him and tell him how much he sucks. Do you know what he’ll do about it? Not a damn thing! He’ll sit in the chair and take it because he knows that if he doesn’t show him the respect he deserves and commands, he’ll hit him with a Stunner right in the middle of this ring and pour a beer right on his stupid, bald head. Owens isn’t done…
THE GLASS BREAKS, AND “STONE COLD” STEVE AUSTIN WALKS OUT TO AN UNREAL OVATION! Austin is definitely dressed for a fight with the double knee braces on. Austin poses on both sides of the stage. Owens sits in the ring and no-sells the whole thing.
Austin then walks to the back. Owens thinks he’s afraid and laughs. Austin then returns and drives his ATV down to the ring and does two circles around. Owens rolls his eyes and does a fake yawn. Austin gets in the ring and knocks down one of “The KO Show” signs. Austin poses on the turnbuckles before throwing another sign out of the ring.
Austin goes to continue posing, but Owens demands the music be cut. Owens says this is not Austin’s show. This is his show. Owens tells the crowd not to encourage him. A booming “Austin” chant fires up! Austin laughs until Owens gets in his face and tells him to take a seat. Austin coldly looks into the hard camera before turning and facing Owens. Owens tells him to calm down and take a seat. Owens says he’s not here for a fight. He just wants to have a nice chat.
They both sit down. Owens sarcastically thanks him for being on “The KO Show.” Austin asks if Owens really wants to have a conversation after the trash talk. Owens sits there with his stupid haircut and his stupid beady eyes… he looks like a jackass. Then he runs down the great State of Texas. Austin says, “You stupid son-of-a-bitch!” Owens looks confused and says he doesn’t know what is so great about Texas. In the summertime, it’s hot as hell. The land is flat and uninspiring, unlike Canada. As for the people, they wear stupid hats, dumbass boots, and belt buckles. You can tell a Texan by how dumb they look. Owens tells them to move somewhere else and make it better. Owens feels for Austin. If he had to grow up here, he’d just move to Mexico. It’s so close. Austin says in about 5-seconds he’ll have 75,000 people calling him an “asshole.” The crowd chants, “ASSHOLE” at Owens. Owens tells Austin not to be the stereotypical rude, crass Texan. Austin should be more like Owens. Owens is a sophisticated French Canadian. Owens is going to move past the insults and be the bigger man.
Owens has to let him in on a little secret. Owens said he invited him onto The KO Show to have a talk, but it was a lie. Owens has a good reason. Owens didn’t need Austin to come out to get the entire world talking about him and The KO Show. Owens tricked Austin. Owens doesn’t want to talk. Even though he has a bad back right now, he’s looking for a fight! Owens brought Austin out here to challenge him to a match! Owens says he knows it’s been 19 years since his last match. Austin’s knees, back, and neck were shot then and they’re probably worse now. Austin looks fine, so Owens is challenging him to a No Holds Barred Match! Austin puts his head down as a “YES” chant fires up.
Owens says Austin isn’t speaking because he knows he can’t beat him. Austin is thinking he can’t beat this beautiful French Canadian bastard. Owens says Austin is right. Why doesn’t Austin do himself a favor: if he’s not going to accept the challenge, he can stop embarrassing himself, grab his beer, get on his golf cart, and go to his stupid ranch. The crowd is buzzing. Austin stares daggers into Owens. The crowd chants for Austin. Austin looks around, and the anticipation is growing to a fever pitch.
Austin says he had his first match in Dallas, Texas. He could have his last match right here in Dallas, Texas. Austin asks, “If you want to see ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin have a match against this sack of shit, give me a Hell Yeah!” The crowd shouts that they want this. Austin shouts for a referee to come down!
No Holds Barred
Kevin Owens vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
The bell rings, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s first match since facing The Rock at WrestleMania 19 in Seattle officially starts! They trade punches, and Austin punches him to the corner before stomping away at him. Austin then stomps a mudhole in Owens and walks it dry! Austin sends Owens hard into the corner and has a beer tossed to him. Austin drinks a beer and starts to stomp away at Owens once again. Austin grabs Owens and sends him over the top rope.
Austin goes to ringside and drinks another beer. Austin grabs him, but Owens reverses a whip to the corner. Austin pops out of the corner and turns Owens inside out with a clothesline. Austin drops him on the barricade and continues to punch away at him. Austin goes to send him into the ring post, but Owens reverses it. Austin hits the ring post hard and goes down. Owens grabs one of the stands his signs were on and drives them into Austin’s back. Owens stands over him and punches away at him. Owens grabs a table from under the ring and sets it up leaning on the barricade. Owens grabs Austin and goes to whip him into the table, but Austin reverses it! Owens goes through the table!
Austin sends Owens over the barricade and brawls into the crowd with him. Austin punches him around the crowd and soaks in the cheers from the crowd. Austin goes for a suplex on the concrete, but Owens blocks it. Owens then gives “Stone Cold” Steve Austin a vertical suplex on the concrete floor! Wow!
Owens grabs Austin and peppers him with punches. Austin fights back, and they’re brawling. Owens drops Austin with a knee to the ribs and sends him over the barricade. Owens goes climbing over to the ringside area, but Austin flips him off the barricade and onto the commentary table! Austin stands over Owens and drinks some beers. Austin then punches away at Owens! Austin has another beer thrown to him, and he takes a sip before spitting it into Owens’ face!
Austin gets Owens in the ring. Owens rolls to the apron, so Austin grabs him. Owens snaps him off the top rope and stumbles toward Austin’s ATV. Austin attacks him and starts up the ATV. Austin drives the ATV up the ramp with Owens on it. Austin throws him off and gives him a vertical suplex on the stage! Austin bounces Owens off the ATV and knees him in the ribs a few times. Austin drags him to the other side of the stage and gives him another vertical suplex! Austin stands over Owens, and AT&T Stadium gives him a great ovation.
Austin grabs Owens and gets a running start before throwing him halfway down the ramp! Austin punches him down the rest of the way and throws him into the ring. The Texas Rattlesnake has more Broken Skull American Lagers thrown to him. Austin gets in the ring and cracks open a few more. Austin drinks a few beers before going for Owens. Owens then drops Austin with a Stunner! Owens covers, but Austin kicks out!
Owens is furious and goes to ringside to grab a steel chair. Owens gets back in the ring and swings it. Austin ducks and Owens hits the top rope with the steel chair. The chair ricochets off the ropes and hits him in the head! Owens is out on his feet. Austin waits for him to turn around and hits a Stone Cold Stunner for the victory in what could be his final match ever!
Winner by Pinfall: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Austin celebrates and drinks some beer while posing for the crowd. Owens stumbles to his feet, so Austin hits another Stone Cold Stunner! Austin kicks Owens out of the ring. Some Texas Rangers retrieve Owens and drag him away from the ring. Owens can barely stand.
Austin says, “It’s great to be back in Dallas, Texas, and that’s the bottom line ’cause Stone Cold said so!” Austin toasts to the referee, who gleefully downs the beer. Austin calls Byron Saxton into the ring. Austin toasts Saxton… and then Austin hits Saxton with a Stone Cold Stunner. A man comes into the ring and embraces him. It’s revealed to be Austin’s brother. His brother exits the ring, and Austin has more beer thrown at him. Austin poses in the center of the ring and downs some more beer as the show ends!