WWE WrestleMania 36 is all set to finish up tonight (Sun., April 5, 2020) from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida at 6:00 pm ET, live on the WWE Network. You should also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
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WWE WRESTLEMANIA 36 QUICK RESULTS
- Drew McIntyre def. Brock Lesnar
- Bray Wyatt def. John Cena
- Bayley def. Sasha Banks, Lacey Evans, Naomi, and Tamina
- The Street Profits def. Angel Garza & Austin Theory
- Gronk def. Mojo Rawley
- Edge def. Randy Orton
- Otis def. Dolph Ziggler
- Aleister Black def. Bobby Lashley
- Charlotte Flair def. Rhea Ripley
- Liv Morgan def. Natalya
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 36 LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
Blackmail the universe with the greatest of calamities, awaken those sleeping giants in the dust of the ground. With their skin destroyed, unjust to innocence, lawful possessor of the worlds last 24 hours. Terror and ugliness reveal what death really means, and in hatred you see men as they really are. If chosen over heaven, earth will have been for them all along, only another region of hell, but me, right now I’m liveblogging another region of this here pro wrestling show, folks.
Again the pre-show opens up with Corey Graves and Peter Rosenberg at the helm.
They do the usual round of preview stuff, and Street Profits cut in with a promo about WrestleMania and how they’re gonna retain their titles.
Liv Morgan vs. Natalya
Natalya yanks a handshake into a side headlock, Morgan reverses to a cover but the vet holds onto it. Headscissors reversal, stalemate, circling, collar and elbow, arm wringer to a hammerlock to a side headlock to a go-behind into an O’Connor roll but Liv kicks out! Morgan fends off a go-behind, catches a kick but Neidhart picks her leg and falls into a deathlock.
Side headlock to reverse, folding press, back and forth, jockeying for position over the ropes and Nattie drops her with a discus lariat! Back inside, straight suplex, looking for the Romero Special, falling all the way back into full extension! Getting as much out of the hold as she can, Neidhart lets go of it, charge in the corner, sidestepped, folding press, no dice.
Liv with a forearm, Nattie stomps her instep and goes for the slingshot back suplex but Morgan gets away and hits a Codebreaker! Cover for two, dropkick to the kidneys, waistlock, standing switch, Neidhart catches her and hits a Face Eraser... NOPE! Legs picked, small package, again just a nearfall and an enzuigiri follows. Waiting for Natalya to get up, she charges in.
Nattie with an elevated waistlock, countered, exchanging pins...
Liv Morgan wins by pinfall with a victory roll.
Back to the pre-show business we go. Dolph Ziggler is shown begging Mandy Rose to forgive him on the phone, and we see Sonya Deville is there with him. They talk out their strategy when an interview rolls up and points out everybody saw the footage of Sonya texting Otis and whatnot.
Back to the panel, the WWE Backstage crew shows up at one point to talk about Orton and Edge and we make our way eventually to the end of the pre-show.
Again the main show kicks off with Stephanie McMahon welcoming us to the show and into the weird deconstruction / parody intro video.
And also again, Rob Gronkowski welcomes us to the show in his teal tiger print jacket.
Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley (c) (NXT Women’s Championship)
Circling, Flair goes behind and shoves her to make a point. Ripley charges in, but Charlotte picks her leg and jaws at her, again trying to prove her superiority. Collar and elbow, Flair turns her around into the ropes and referee Darrick Moore forces the break. Rhea gets in Charlotte’s face, the Queen shoves her back and starts laying the chops in while she recites her resume at the champion.
Ripley cuts her off in the corner, going Riptide already, only two! Flair bails, taking a breather, collecting herself, and cutting Rhea off when she gives chase. Putting boots to her under the ropes, upkicks from the apron and Ripley pulls Charlotte to the floor! Trading shots at ringside, Rhea atop the steel steps... CANNONBALL! Dropkick connects, back inside for shoulder blocks, right hands and kicks, just dominating Charlotte here.
Working her over, bodyscissors applied as she pulls at Flair’s hair! Laying in strikes, pushing her to the apron but Charlotte ducks a pump kick and kicks her leg out from under her while she’s hung up in the ropes! Working Ripley’s leg over, posting her knee into the mat over and over and the Queen follows it up by grabbing an ankle lock! Rhea refuses to give up, Flair takes her and posts her leg repeatedly!
Ripley manages to pull Charlotte into the post and get herself some separation, stumbling to her feet, and Flair pounces with a chop block! Seated sentons to the knee, Rhea reverses the third into a cover for one. The Queen stays on her, exploder attempt, float over and Ripley drops her challenger with a back suplex facebuster! Trading blows, Charlotte retaining the advantage but Rhea reverses into cravate knee strikes!
Flair uses a handful hair to counter but Ripley lands a superkick that sets up a roundhouse kick! Dropkick right on the button! Short-arm lariat, but Charlotte again kicks her leg out of her leg and Rhea goes crashing to the floor! Headed up top, Ripley meets her with a boot, climbing under her, electric chair facebuster... NOPE! Hard back elbow, Rhea lands on her feet off a back suplex but Flair staggers her with a forearm!
Hanging her foot over the middle rope, Ripley dodges and hits an elbow. Up top, slapping life back into her knee, missile dropkick connects... STILL NO! Flair with a boot, a chop block, picking the leg, stepover knee drop to the back of the knee! Upkicks, the desperation setting in, tijeras into stomps to the inner thigh and Rhea gets her elevated cloverleaf on!
Charlotte posting to her hands to alleviate the pressure, crawling for the ropes, inches away... Ripley pulls her in but she picks the leg and kicks Rhea in the face! Spinning toehold, looking for the figure four, Ripley reverses to a cover but can’t put her away! Flair grabs a Boston Crab, really leaning back in it but Rhea reverses to a rana pin! Reversals, nearfalls, no advantage!
The Queen stomping away at the bad knee, but Ripley drops her with a boot for two! Laying body blows in the corner, trading blows, setting Flair up top, climbing up after her, jockeying for position, Charlotte knocks her down with a gourdbuster! Moonsault... THE BOOTS WERE UP! Flair with her wits about her, spear... SO CLOSE! Spinning toehold, the figure four leglock is on in the middle of the ring!
Rhea screaming agony, she sits up and throws palm strike after palm strike to try and get away. Bridging back, Figure Eight, nowhere for Ripley to go...
Charlotte Flair wins by submission with the Figure Eight to win the NXT Women’s Championship.
Commentary recaps night one for us.
Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
Jockeying for position, Black with a waistlock but Lashley slings him aside. Bob bringing his strength to bear, Aleister wrestling a circle around him but that strength proves too awesome to deny. Looking for a bear hug, Black fights out with elbows and low-bridges him to the floor! Boot to the face when he gets back to the apron, Orihara moonsault but nobody’s home and Lashley hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex!
Ramming Aleister into the barricade before bringing him back in at referee Daniel Anfibio’s count of eight. Kneeling on Black’s throat, right hand sets up a rear chinlock, throwing him into the corner, following it up with a neckbreaker, Lashley throwing the kitchen sink at him. Delayed vertical suplex, Aleister fights out but Bob lifts him right back up!
Second try, Black gets to the ropes and hangs Lashley up for a kick! Up top, nobody home, Bob with the snap scoop powerslam, only two! Raking his forearm tape across Al’s face, kick to the arm through the ropes, vertical suplex connects without the delay! Lashley lying in wait, spear countered with a knee to the face! Cover for two, strike rush, off the ropes, sliding knee sends Bob to the floor!
Orihara moonsault connects this time, back inside, Lashley with a crossbody, a lariat, folding press for two and he follows it up with mounted punches to the face. Up on his shoulder, Lana gets on the apron to correct his strategy and Bob changes gears to the spear... BLACK COUNTERS WITH BLACK MASS! IT’S OVER!
Aleister Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.
Bayley and Sasha Banks are interviewed backstage, mostly a vehicle for Bayley to complain about being put into a five-way but also for Banks to sow a little intrigue about her being in the match.
We get a recap of yesterday’s 24/7 Championship material and then Rob Gronkowski is interviewed.
He says he wouldn’t mind winning the title by the end of the tonight.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Otis Dozovic
Otis right on him, ramming Zigger into the corner but a third try gets the sidestep. Superkick connects, Dozer to the floor, Dolph pressing the attack, throwing him into the post and screaming in his face before throwing him back into the ring. Cover for one, side headlock, a dropkick follows it up and Otis collapses but is able to kick out.
Rear chinlock with bodyscissors, Dozovic struggling but he’s able to get on his hands and knees and to his feet. Body blows, Ziggler with kicks, dropkick countered into a catapult that sends him into the turnbuckles! Dozer bringing the fight to Dolph in a big way before slamming him over the ropes and to the floor! Following out after him, Ziggler begging off but the big man throws him hard into the barricade!
Back inside, World’s Strongest Slam, Dozer fired up and calling for it... but Sonya Deville runs interference on the apron and he can’t get the Caterpillar! Dolph with a low blow while referee Charles Robinson was distracted! Mandy Rose comes to ringside, attacking Deville and hitting a low blow on Ziggler to even the odds! Dozovic has him... CATERPILLAR! IT’S OVER!
Otis Dozovic wins by pinfall with the Caterpillar.
Post-match, Mandy hugs Dozer and raises his arm in victory. Otis sweeps her off her feet and she kisses him.
Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing Match)
Orton with an RKO outta nowhere before his entrance is even through! He was disguised as a camera man! Edge gets to his feet and we get a bell!
A right hand, but Randy is faster... RKO! Edge up and out of the ring at nine! Orton with a camera and he smashes Edge over the barricade with it! Brawling back to the workout machines, the Viper briefly grabs for a chain but decides to just keep beating on Edge manually. Choking him in some hanging loops, right hands, finally Edge gets the upper hand and throws him into some exercise equipment!
Beating Orton down over a table, seating him in an office chair, clubbing away, he takes a step back and jumps up onto the framework to hit a seated senton! Both men down and up before seven, Edge with more gas in the tank, yelling at him about how it’s been nine years. Whip reversed hard into a metal wall, Randy gets a cart and tries to ram him but Edge gets out of the way!
Beating on him even more, smashing the Viper into a road case! Randy brawls him into a red light zone but Edge is able to throw him into a corrugated metal door for another count! Fighting up onto the ringside stage, jockeying for position and Orton is able to throw Edge neck-first into the barricade! Beating the count, more brawling around the ringside area, back behind a curtain again and into a hallway.
Fighting deeper into the Performance Center, Orton in control as they head into a conference room and they take turns smashing each other’s face into a table! Randy slow to his feet, Edge throws him over the table before climbing up after him and tentatively pulling at some chain link on the ceiling... AND USING IT TO FACILITATE AN ELBOW DROP!
Brawling through the hallway again, Orton with a rake of the eye and the tide turns in his favor again. He smashes Edge’s face into a framed poster and a camera man goes ass over teakettle! We lose sight of them brawling for a moment and they fight back into a storage area. Trading right hands, Putting Randy into a ladder and he staggers away, holding an injured left arm close to his body.
Knee cuts the Rated R Superstar off, smashing him into a road case, Edge gets a chair in hand but Orton cuts him off and throws the chairs away. He puts Edge face-first into some steel steps that are laying around and waits for the count... NOPE! Randy pressing the attack, pouring water all over himself, Edge throws a sandbag at his knee and is able to get a few good shots in!
Both men slow to rise, Edge in control, right hands over a road case and a knee lift on top of a table. Axehandles, Edge climbs a ladder to the top of some scaffolding... ELBOW DROP THROUGH A TABLE! Both men up to beat the count, Randy bleeding from his back as he lays strikes in, uppercuts, over to the tailgate of a handy truck to smash his face into it a bunch.
Edge beating the count, Orton attacking him on the truck, putting him on the bed cover, giving chase... HANGING DDT ON THE TRUCK! Again, no finish on the count as Edge climbs up some road cases and atop a nearby trailer and collects himself a moment. Randy following, joining him atop the trailer... SPEAR! Edge to his feet at eight, Orton at nine... SPEAR COUNTERED INTO THE RKO!
The Rated R Superstar barely beats the count and the Viper brings some chairs up atop the trailer to beat on him with. Edge gets up and slaps the head and arm triangle on him! Randy fades, Edge lets go of the hold with his head on a chair, he cuts the count off... CON-CHAIR-TO!
Edge wins when Randy Orton fails to answer a standing ten count.
The 24/7 Championship scene comes charging down through the ringside area. About a dozen guys brawling in close quarters under the balcony in just a blatant violation of social distancing guidelines, Gronk dives...
Rob Gronkowski wins the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Angel Garza & Austin Theory vs. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) (c) (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
Dawkins and Theory to start, Angelo with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block. Leapfrog, shoulder block, Ford tags in, double teams as the match breaks down and we get stereo dropkicks. Armbar from Montez, quick tags, Austin regaining control and sending Dawkins to the floor where Garza hits a cheap shot. Tag in, dropkick, and now it’s the heels cutting the ring in half.
Ford gets the tag and comes in hot with lariats, whip reversed, leaping lariat into a standing moonsault... NOPE! Austin breaks up the next cover and brawls with Dawkins, dropkick sends him out of the ring, Montez off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! Garza takes the champs out with an Orihara moonsault! Back inside, dragging Ford into position, quebrada gets two!
Underhooks, Wing Clipper denied and Montez hits an enzuigiri! Tags made, superkick sets up the TKO for Theory but Ford breaks it up...
Street Profits win by pinfall with the diving splash from Montez Ford on Austin Theory.
Post-match, Theory and Garza beat the champs down and Zelina Vega gets into the act, too! BIANCA BELAIR MAKES THE SAVE AND BEATS VEGA DOWN! The Profits rally... KO-D ON ZELINA!
Titus O’Neil appears on the balcony and says that Gronk is gone so he’s gonna host the rest of the show.
Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks vs. Tamina (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Elimination Match)
Bayley and Sasha teaming up on Tamina right away, she shrugs them off and then the same for Lacey and Naomi! All four women beating her down, Snuka throws them off, right hands for everbody, back elbow for Evans! Naomi hanging onto her leg, Tamina smashing her face into the mat, stereo dropkicks from Boss and Hug! Sending Snuka to the floor, the champ and her pal pair off with our two babyfaces, brawling.
Lacey with a whip into the corner, Banks up and over, corner headscissors puts her face-first and Bayley hits a running knee for two! Double whip into double hip toss, Naomi breaks it up with a baseball slide and she and Evans take out our heels together! Dropkicks, covers... NOPE! Bayley and Banks out to the floor, Lacey and Naomi circle and shake hands, small package, only two.
Tamina in, double lariat runs them both over, a biel puts Sasha into the corner, Bayley makes the save but gets knocked to the floor all the same! Evans looking for a schoolboy, she gets bieled across the ring, Snuka catches a kick from Naomi and biels her too! Stacked up in the corner, running hip attack into a one-foot cover on Sasha... NOPE! Ditto Naomi, ditto Lacey, lateral press on the champ can’t put her away!
Snuka with a fireman’s carry, Sasha saves her buddy but Naomi hits a running enzuigiri! Banks with a kick, Tamina with a superkick, the former Team BAD are in the ring together staring each other down! Snuka puts her fist out, Sasha adds hers, as does Tamina, they seem united but Snuka takes the Boss out with a superkick! Naomi jockeying for position, split-leg stunner... NOPE!
Standing moonsault, double cover but Tamina kicks out! Bayely up top, diving elbow, the Boss follows it up with a frog splash, Evans with a moonsault of her own, Naomi finishes the pattern and everybody makes the cover...
Tamina is eliminated by pinfall with the split-legged moonsault from Naomi.
Baseball slides from our babyfaces, planchas follow but Bayley sidesteps Lacey and puts her into the steel steps before flapjacking Naomi into the apron! Smashing her face into the apron again, cover for two. Putting boots to Naomi in the corner, choking her, Banks joins her for double-teams, grinding Naomi down in the corner. Knees sidestepped, Naomi goes to the apron, kick and a shoulder thrust, slingshot sunset flip on both of ‘em but they kick out!
Off the ropes, sliding slaps, drawing the champion up, putting her off the ropes, la casadora into the split-leg stunner! Leg lariat on Sasha, duck a lariat, springboard roundhouse kick and Naomi’s running hot! Full nelson bomb... BANKS KICKS OUT BUT SHE GRABS THE SPIDER TWIST! BAYLEY MAKES THE SAVE WITH A WICKED KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!
Naomi is eliminated by submission with the Bank Statement from Sasha Banks.
Boss and Hug calling for Lacey to get back in the ring so they can finish her off, she’s slow and staggered but she makes her way back in and they pounce! Corner kick, stomps, double whip, double hip toss into a double powerbomb, double cover... NO DICE! Malfunction at the junction, Bayley with a hard knee to Banks, Evans with a small package for two, crucifix for two, schoolboy, champ rolls through and hits a knee for a nearfall of her own!
Raining punches down, Sasha pulls her off and they bicker... WOMAN’S RIGHT ON THE BOSS!
Sasha Banks is eliminated by pinfall with the Woman’s Right from Lacey Evans.
Bayley right on her, punches, knee drop, elbow drops, cover for two. Evans with strikes and a neckbreaker, senton de la muerte countered and the champ posts her shoulder into the turnbuckles! Knee drops to the arm, jawing at her, smashing her arm into the mat. Taking Lacey into the corner, tying her hand to the turnbuckle with the tag rope and beating her down but Evans gets a boot off and frees her arm!
Charging in, short-arm kicks to the midsection give way to an axe kick, senton de la muerte in the corner and Lacey climbs up top. Clutching her wrist, she salutes, double jump into the moonsault... SO CLOSE! Sasha comes back in the match and hits a lungblower, Bayley is ready...
Bayley wins, last eliminating Lacey Evans by pinfall with the Stroke to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Post-match, Sasha puts the title around a grateful Bayley’s waist and the friends stand tall together.
We get a hype reel for next year’s WrestleMania, currently scheduled to take place in Los Angeles.
Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena (Firefly Fun House Match)
John Cena gets cut off partway through his entrance by some creepy warped WrestleMania footage and the Firefly Fun House intro.
Bray Wyatt appears and says there’s another world just beyond our comprehension, where gods, monsters, demons, and angels are neighbors. Who are we, really, and why do we do the things that we do? He wants to take a real deep look at who John really is, and he’s about to face his most dangerous opponent— himself. He walks through a door that reads “abandon all hope ye who exit here”, and Cena appears where he stood moments before.
John looks around confused when Rambling Rabbit pops up to greet him. He tells him Bray went through the door and Cena walks through it. He exits into a darkened room and considers his situation briefly before the devil Vince puppet pops up next to him! Puppet Vince pokes him in the arm and blathers about ruthless aggression and tells him to show him or he’s fired.
Wyatt stands in a ring and cuts the promo Kurt Angle cut the night Cena debuted, and John comes out wearing his debut gear! He and Bray reenact his debut before Wyatt leaves the script and starts ducking his hands. He calls this Cena’s greatest failure and says he can see why he almost got fired before singing a little bit of Nikki Bella’s theme song asn asking him if this is really what he wants to do with his life.
They leave the ring and Macho Mercy is on commentary with Devil Vince as we get the old Saturday Night’s Main Event intro and Bray starts cutting a promo from behind the old blue steel cage about his tag partner Johnny Largemeat. Cena, er, Largemeat comes out curling two weights and spitting a bunch of classic promo cliches from Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior.
Curling with a fever while Bray looks on, he drops the weights and starts having some kind of spasm. Bray asks him what he’s gonna do when he realizes egomania has been running wild on him, and he throws Cena off screen and back into the Doctor of Thuganomics gimmick! Cena gets in the ring and raps about how the audience just went from six to midnight and Bray ain’t taking away his limelight.
Unlike Husky Harris, it’s a weight that he can manage, and he’s got a great idea of his puppet show— his junk in a glove, you can call him Mr. Suck It, bro. He calls Bray a slut for opportunity, blowing every chance. Bray asks how dare he talk about chances and he continues to run him down for sacrificing everything to become the man. This is his last chance, the floor is his.
Cena tells him all he’s gonna get is these nuts in his face, and Bray drops him with a hard right hand. Cut to an old-school Bray Wyatt vignettes, with him in the rocking chair and talking about how Sister Abigail prepared him for this moment. He tells John that the fans wanted him and needed him, and WrestleMania 30 was supposed to be a prophecy fulfilled, but instead it was his greatest failure.
Now it’s time to rewrite his own story, run. Corner body avalanche, dancing Cena’s unconscious body around the ring, kiss his forehead but he stops short of Sister Abigail and says we all know that’s not enough to end it, but a steel chair is. Six years ago, Cena made the wrong choice, and Bray gets on his knees and asks him to fix it... CENA SWINGS THE CHAIR BUT WYATT DISAPPEARS!
We get the WCW Monday Nitro intro and Bray is in the ring in nWo Wolfpac colors talking, ala Eric Bischoff, how he wants to introduce the coolest guyu in wrestling... John Cena. John comes out decked out like Hollywood Hogan, spraypainted belt and all. They Too Sweet and John attacks, beating Bray down... but eventually all the WCW trappings melt away and he’s beating up Huskus the Pig!
The Fiend appears behind Cena and he rises, slowly dawning on himself what’s happening. MANDIBLE CLAW! We hear Cena’s promo vowing to end Bray before he hits Sister Abigail and reapplies the mandible claw! He chokes John as Funhouse Bray counts the pin...
Bray Wyatt wins by pinfall with the mandible claw, I guess?
Cena disappears. The Fiend stands tall and asks us to let him in.
Cut to Titus O’Neil staring shocked at the camera. He says he doesn’t know what he just saw.
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship)
Lesnar in with a front kick, clubbing blows, shoulder thrusts in the corner. Whip across, Claymore... NOPE! Boot sidestepped, German suplex connects, going for a second, Drew hanging in the ropes but Brock clubs away at him a few times and gets his second German of the match! Overhand blows, a third German suplex, fireman’s carry into the F-5... MCINTYRE KICKS OUT AT ONE!
Another F-5 and again Drew kicks out, leaving Brock looking around in disbelief! Disbelief changes to delight as he realizes McIntyre is going to give him a fight and he gets a third F-5... AND STILL DREW KICKS OUT! McIntyre gasping, crawling up Lesnar’s legs as the Beast tells him he’ll go all night long. Slip out of the fireman’s carry, off the ropes... A SECOND CLAYMORE!
Lying in wait... A THIRD CLAYMORE! Charging in...
Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with a fourth Claymore to win the WWE Championship.
McIntyre celebrates with the title, reaching out to the camera to try and include us in his moment somehow.
That’s the show, folks.