WWE WrestleMania 37 is all set to get started tonight (Sat., April 10, 2021) from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida at 8:00 pm ET, live on Peacock in the United States and on the WWE Network elsewhere. You should also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
CagesideSeats.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of night one of WrestleMania 37 below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.
Kick your off your shoes, relax, and enjoy all the action with your favorite pro wrestling website. And remember to keep refreshing! Note: To get in on the conversation on this show, visit our open thread here.
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 37 QUICK RESULTS
- Bianca Belair def. Sasha Banks
- Bad Bunny & Damian Priest def. The Miz & Morrison
- Braun Strowman def. Shane McMahon
- AJ Styles & Omos def. The New Day
- Cesaro def. Seth Rollins
- Natalya & Tamina win the Women’s Tag Team Turmoil
- Bobby Lashley def. Drew McIntyre
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 37 LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
...in a row?!
The pre-show opens with Kayla Braxton welcoming us to the show and introducing her panel, tonight consisting of Jerry “the King” Lawler, Booker T, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, and Peter Rosenberg, before going to work breaking tonight’s matches down as usual.
The main show opens with Vincent Kennedy McMahon on the stage with most if not all of the roster.
He cuts a promo about how WWE Superstars have performed tirelessly for us over the last year, but something important was mission, and that of course is the fans. He thanks everyone on behalf of the WWE family and welcomes everyone to WrestleMania.
We get the “Then. Now. Forever.” bumper and then Bebe Rexha sings America the Beautiful.
A WrestleMania intro package follows, mainly hyping up the return of the crowd.
Commentary vamps to fill time because we’ve got a delay due to inclement weather.
Shane McMahon is interviewed backstage.
He talks about how excited he was to come up with a strategy to take Braun Strowman out in the cage, and Bobby Lashley and Montel Vontavious Porter roll up and steal the interview.
MVP says this is the crowning moment of the All Mighty era, and no language can properly convey what’s in his man’s mind right now. The only language he can speak and Drew McIntyre can understand right now is the language of violence. Drew rolls up and bickers at them over their words, Porter gets between Bob and his opponent, McIntyre says mother nature can’t save his ass and they’ll fight backstage if they have to.
The champ and his crew back off and McIntyre is interviewed, recounting his history with the title and how frustrating it is to have the weather of all things try and take his moment away.
We go back to the preshow panel to vamp some more.
New Day are interviewed backstage and they talk about the energy of the crowd and how welcome it is to have it again. Big E joins them mid promo and talks about his wet mouth and how his pals are the greatest tag team on god’s green earth.
Braun Strowman is interviewed and talks about how he’s ready to go and he’s gonna beat Shane McMahon within an inch of his life.
The preshow panel vamps some more.
Kevin Owens cuts a heartfelt excellent promo about his history with Sami Zayn.
Cut back to Michael Cole and Samoa Joe in rain ponchos informing us that the show is expected to resume within five minutes.
Bianca Belair is interviewed backstage. She talks about how much she loves competition and she’s looking forward to proving that she’s the EST by beating Sasha Banks for the title.
Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage, laughing heartily in WrestleMania excitement and mocking Cesaro at length.
The Miz and John Morrison are also interviewed backstage and Johnny offers up a Drip Tip, that they judge Bad Bunny by the quality of his friends, and Damian Priest is no good. They hype up their bonafides as a tag team, as well.
The preshow panel vamps some more.
Pillar of the community Titus O’Neil and noted racist Hulk Hogan come out for our first host segment of the evening.
They hype the show up and introduce our first match.
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship)
Collar and elbow, struggling around the ring, Lashley with a go-behind, reverse to a side headlock, shot off, McIntyre gets knocked down with a shoulder block! Arm wringer, back to the headlock, shot off, leapfrog, shove, overhead belly-to-belly from the challenger! Brawling in the corner, Bob with a throat thrust into right hands as he retakes the momentum.
Whip reversed, clothesline sends the champion to the floor! Drew follows after but Lashley takes advantage, putting him into the barricade and dragging him around the floor! Back inside, cover for one, right hands, McIntyre throwing the odd punch back in desperation but Walking Armageddon remains in control. Drew hits Divorce Court and then does a slick transition into a cross armbar but Lashley keeps his hands clasped and rains down hammerfists!
Bob beating him down in the corner, whip across, Drew explodes out with a lariat! Another lariat, whip reversed, duck a lariat, big overhead belly-to-belly suplex! Jumping neckbreaker, kip-up, looking for Future Shock but Lashley blocks and rams him into the corner! Elbow up, northern lights suplex, Bob kicks out at two! McIntyre looking for another Divorce Court, Bob blocks, big lariat, and the Yokosuka Cutter connects... NOPE!
Drawing the challenger up, he reverses, short-arm headbutt but Lashley immediate returns a thrust spinebuster for a nearfall! Looking for the Hurt Lock, Drew blocks, Bob with knees to the ribs, fireman’s carry, McIntyre fights out with elbows. Back elbow from the champ, boot up, Drew with elbows of his own and a forearm! Hoisting him up, inverted Alabama Slam... NOT ENOUGH!
Headed up top, jockeying for position, McIntyre with a double wristlock but Lashley breaks with punches! Drew hits the spider belly-to-belly superplex, charges in but the thrust spinebuster cuts him off! Trading punches, McIntyre with another belly-to-belly, Future Shock, another Future Shock, hanging on... A THIRD FUTURE SHOCK CAN’T KEEP BOB LASHLEY DOWN!
Countdown... LASHLEY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! DREW OFF THE ROPES... BIG MAN TOPE CON GIRO! Back inside, Lashley cuts a springboard off, Hurt Lock denied but he hits a suplex and then the reverse STO! Lying in wait, trying for the Hurt Lock again but McIntyre breaks his grip and rams him into the corner! Spinebuster reversed into the double wristlock!
In the middle of the ring, nowhere to go, Bob struggling but he gets the ropes to force the break! Waiting for the Claymore, MVP runs interference, Bob cuts Drew off in the corner and he’s got the Hurt Lock on! McIntyre fading, flagging but not failing, he gets a boot up on the turnbuckles and kicks but Lashley rolls through and keeps the Hurt Lock on!
Drew running out of case, sinking to the mat...
Bobby Lashley wins by referee stoppage with the Hurt Lock to retain the WWE Championship.
My feed is real spotty all of a sudden and I lost video but I have audio of Bayley trying to convince somebody of... something before it cuts completely out again.
I restart my PS4 and finally get it back and we’re in the middle of a hype reel for the international impact of WrestleMania.
Billie Kay & Carmella vs. Lana & Naomi vs. Natalya & Tamina vs. Riott Squad (Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott) vs. Sexy Muscle Friends (Dana Brooke & Mandy Rose) (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Tag Team Turmoil Match)
We’re doing this gauntlet style with just two teams at first.
Naomi and Carmella to start, babyfaces in control, quick tag to Lana, working the Princess of Staten Island over. Kay tags in, bit of grappling with Lana, tilt-a-whirl Russian legsweep gets her the tag to Naomi! Corner headscissors, springboard roundhouse kick and a blind tag! Lana lands a kick, quick tag back, double X-Factor... CARMELLA BREAKS IT UP!
Billie with a sunset flip, an assist from Carmella that the referee doesn’t notice...
Billie Kay & Carmella eliminate Lana & Naomi by pinfall with an assisted sunset flip from Kay on Lana.
Riott Squad are our third team in the match and Morgan goes right to work. Kay on the outs for a minute but she knocks Riott to the floor and tags Carmella in. Putting boots to Liv in the corner, keeping Ruby off the apron, sunset flip and the assist again but this time referee Shaun Bennett catches her! Riott tags in, inverted Codebreaker, Ruby off the top...
Riott Squad eliminate Billie Kay & Carmella by pinfall with a diving senton from Ruby Riott on Kay.
Sexy Muscle Friends are out fourth.
Brooke with a nearfall right out the gates on Riott, raining forearms down on her, spinning neckbreaker, another two! Ruby with boots up, sunset flip, only two! Roll under Rose, tag to Morgan and she comes in hot, lariat, enzuigiri, double stomp in the corner! Codebreaker into the Riott Kick... DANA BROOKE BREAKS IT UP!
Riott dumps her out of the ring, drags Mandy over, tag back to Liv. Whip blocked, big forearm, whip into the corner, shoulder thrust, Morgan clobbering everybody, up to the second, jockeying for position, blind tag from Dana! Superplex from Rose, Brooke goes up top, senton atomico... NOPE! Liv reverses...
Riott Squad eliminate Sexy Muscle Friends by pinfall with an inside cradle from Liv Morgan on Dana Brooke.
Natalya and Tamina are out last, of course.
Nattie getting into it with Morgan, Glam Slam Hot Shot and a tag to Tamina. Snuka lighting her up with forearms, suplex lift to put her in Neidhart’s arms for a powerbomb but Riott breaks it up! Ramming Liv into the corner, working her over with knees and quick tags. Morgan gets away, awkward double-team with Ruby, quick tags, gutbuster sets up a senton... BUT SNUKA KICKS OUT!
Tamina lays Liv out with a superkick but Nattie’s down and out! She boots Riott down as Neidhart recovers for the tag, off the ropes... HART ATTACK! Natalya taking her time, thinking about the Sharpshooter but she decides to tag Tamina in instead. Snuka off the top... SUPERFLY SPLASH! IT’S OVER!
Natalya & Tamina win, last eliminating Riott Squad by pinfall with a Superfly Splash from Tamina on Ruby Riott to become #1 contenders to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.
A COVID vaccination PSA follows— I got mine and you should make every effort to get yours too, friends.
We get an Old Spice ad showing off Joe Average’s training regimen with Drew Gulak and Akira Tozawa the Gobbledy Gooker and “Hurricane” Shane Helms and Night Panther.
Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
Cesaro right in with an uppercut, thinking about the swing but Rollins blocks, off the ropes, boot get scaught and the Swiss Superman does a dragon screw and again is denied the swing! Another uppercut, Seth hangs his arm over the top rope but Cesaro nails him with a dropkick when he goes up top! Rollins with the Buckle Bomb, Cesaro fires uppercuts but a swat to the injured arm cuts him off!
Whip reversed, back body drop to the apron, big forearm from the Swiss Superman, up top, Seth cuts him off, big superplex, roll through, Falcon Arrow... NOPE! Hangman’s neckbreaker reversed into a backslide for two, big uppercut follows, body blows and more uppercuts to keep the Messiah off-balance. Uppercuts in the corner, rights and lefts, fired up but the arm is hurting!
Whip across, charging uppercut, another, cover for two! Double leg, Seth reverses to a victory roll for two, fights to the ropes on a second attempt, step-up enzuigiri keeps Rollins safe for the moment. Off the ropes, Blackout reversed into the swing! Crowd counting the rotations, Cesaros arm gives out at ten and he locks the Sharpshooter on!
Rollins gets the ropes, counters the Neutralizer with a back body drop and ducks a charge, leading Cesaro to put his bad arm into the turnbuckles! Springboard knee, Sling Blade, Seth is running hot! Headed up top, corkscrew splash... NOT ENOUGH! Rollins fired up, trying to figure out how he can put the Swiss Superman down, ripcord blocked, tilt-a-whirl into the Neutralizer... STILL NO!
Pulling him out of the ropes into another Neutralizer attempt, Seth reverses, Pedigree... NOT ENOUGH! Rollins jawing at him, reminding him he’s survived the Neutralizer and the swing and claiming to be a god. Drawing him up, Death Blow! Off the ropes, Black Magic connects! Going for Blackout... COUNTERED INTO AN UPPERCUT! CESARO DOES THE UFO!
Fired up, calling for the swing, the crowd is with him and Seth goes for a ride! TWENTY PLUS ROTATIONS! Gotch lift...
Cesaro wins by pinfall with the Neutralizer.
Commentary recaps last night’s 7th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in Memory of Andre the Giant, won by Jey Uso.
Dirty Dawgz are interviewed backstage.
Asked for a prediction on the Raw tag titles, they put New Day over as a great tag team but say rainbows and unicorns can only get you so far.
Big E does the big New Day intro live on stage!
AJ Styles & Omos vs. New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (c) (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
Kingston and Styles to start, jockeying for big moves early, neither man able to get much of an advantage or more than a one-count! Pulling ahead, working AJ over, Unicorn Stampede, Omos’ mighty wingspan nearly getting him a tag but Woods keeps Styles away. Side headlock takeover, another tag, AJ gets away and runs around the ring to try and slip in for a tag but Xavier cuts him off with a dropkick through the ropes!
Big double-stomp from a legal Kofi, Woods in, Styles floats over a back suplex, throws an enzuigiri that misses and kicks Xavier into a tag! SHADOWS OVER HELL SPLASH ON AJ ONLY GETS TWO! Looking for a double-team, Styles knocks Kofi loose, the path is clear and he tags Omos in! Big Buddy stalking, Woods bouncing off Kofi dives but gets dropped by a backhand chop!
Omos slinging ‘em around, back elbows, a backbreaker damn near snaps Woods in half and he applies the iron claw to the backbreaker hold! AJ HITS A PHENOMENAL FOREARM OFF HIS BIG BUDDY’S SHOULDERS! Kingston dazed as Omos draws him up, elevated chokebomb! One-foot pin...
AJ Styles & Omos win by pinfall with an elevated chokebomb from Omos on Kofi Kingston to win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
Jerry “the King” Lawler joins the commentary desk for our next match.
Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon (Steel Cage Match)
Elias and Jaxson Ryker attack Strowman during his entrance, kneecapping him with steel chair shots! McMahon drags him inside and wails on Braun with chairshots of his own! Strowman recovers, Shane makes a break for it but the big man yanks him off the cage! Lighting him up with punches and a leg kick, ducking Braun’s punches to throw more of his own back!
McMahon climbing again, slipping on rain-slick ropes but he’s not trying to escape, he dislodges a chunk of steel from the top of the cage and wallops Strowman with it! Braun recovers, putting Shane into the cage wall a few times, clubbing him to the mat. McMahon gets back into it, float-over DDT... COAST 2 COAST! Shane climbs, Elias and Ryker try to help him but the monster among men rams the cage and knocks all of them down!
Jockeying for position in the corner of the cage and Shane dorks Braun in the dome with a toolbox! McMahon climbing down but Braun recovers and traps his hand in the chain link! STROWMAN TEARS THE CAGE WALL APART TO BRING SHANE BACK INSIDE! Both men back up atop the cage, Braun stands tall and drags McMahon to his feet... AND DUMPS HIM OFF THE CAGE AND INTO THE RING!
A mouse welling up under his eye, Strowman returns to the ring and yells about how this is for everyone who’s ever been called stupid, pulling Shane up... RUNNING POWERSLAM! IT’S OVER!
Braun Strowman wins by pinfall with a running powerslam.
Bayley rolls up on commentary as they’re about to hype up the 2020 Hall of Fame class and trying to take Michael Cole’s job, tossing to the video package.
The newly minted Hall of Famers then appear onstage, well most of them at least, seeing as ol’ Billy Shatner and Jushin “Thunder” Liger aren’t present. I suppose we’ll be doing the 2021 class tomorrow night.
A Peacock hype reel follows, as does an ad next year’s WrestleMania in Texas, featuring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Booker T joins commentary for the next match.
Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. the Miz & John Morrison
Priest and Miz to start, the A-Lister begs off and demands Bunny get in the match. Bad tags in and pops Miz in the mouth with a right hand! Whip across, Bunny with an arm drag and the A-Lister bails to the floor in disbelief! Back inside, Bad with a drop toehold, La Casita... NOT ENOUGH! Morrison gives him a pep talk and he gets back in there but Bunny hits a tilt-a-whirl tijeras!
Morrison with the tag, Bad with a headbutt, big elbow in the corner but John recovers and cuts him off. Working him over, taunting Damian, Bunny wants the tag, gets a sunset flip for two and the A-Lister boots him down! Basement DDT, the heat segment rolls on, up in the turnbuckles, Bunny hits a tornado DDT on Miz and the path is clear!
Priest with the hot tag, lighting everybody up, and he suplexes Miz into Morrison! Chokeslam, John breaks it up, Bunny runs in, stereo Broken Arrows... NOPE! Skull-Crushing Finale nearfall, Bunny does a flip piledriver on Morrison on the floor! Bad tags in, Priest with Miz up in the electric chair...
Bad Bunny & Damian Priest win by pinfall with a diving crossbunny Doomsday Device on the Miz.
Commentary hypes up tomorrow’s show for us.
Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks (c) (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Collar and elbow, in the corner and Belair shoves her aside with ease. Banks shoves her down, Bianca with a kip-up, more shoves, drop down, leapfrog caught, Sasha reverses, Belair goes for a standing moonsault but lands on her feet as Banks rolls away! Going for the lungblower, the EST shrugs her off, and the Boss goes for the safety of the ropes!
Off the ropes, looking for the Glam Slam but Banks shrugs her off and Bianca goes to the floor. Baseball slide, ducking and dodging, Sasha hangs her over the ropes and posts her before asking referee Ryan Tran for the count! Belair starts to recover, Banks dives on her but Bianca catches her and hosses her up... SHE CARRIES HER UP THE STEPS IN A MILITARY PRESS AND PRESS SLAMS HER BACK INTO THE RING!
Dropkick connects, off the ropes with a shoulder block, scoop and a slam with squats in-between, handspring moonsault, nobody’s home and the Boss grabs her ponytail for knee strikes before going off the ropes with a running knee that nearly ends it! Double knees in the corner caught and Bianca hits a spinebuster out of the corner!
Banks rolls to the floor, braid in hand and Belair uses it to pull her shoulder-first into the post! Back inside, delayed vertical leaves both women down and out! Recovering, the EST with shoulder blocks and a dropkick, kip-up, shooting star press... NOPE! Headed up top, 450 splash... SASHA GETS HER KNEES UP! Bianca with a sunset flip for two, Banks returns the favor with a backslide.
Front kick, off the ropes, looking for a Meteora but Belair counters into a powerbomb! A Tenryu Powerbomb follows, Sasha kicks out and reverses a third into an X-Factor! The Boss with a tornado DDT... STILL NO! Frog splash follows it, but still Bianca kicks out! Hanging Belair’s arm over the bottom rope, Sasha takes her to the floor and puts her into the steel steps!
Jawing at commentary, getting a meek “It’s Boss time” out of Michael Cole, back inside, taking her down with the braid and wrapping it around her arm for a unique Fujiwara armbar! shifting into the Bank Statement crossface, Bianca reaching, praying, she rolls to the ropes but Banks has until five, referee!
Boots in the corner, hoisting the champion up top, jockeying for position, Banks catches a handspring kick, traps her in the Tree of Woe... NOBODY HOME ON THE DIVING STOMP! Bianca sits up and Sasha misses a basement dropkick! Perching... 450 SPLASH CAN’T KEEP THE BOSS DOWN! Argentine backbreaker rack, Banks has the KOD scouted, pulsl at the braid... AND BELAIR WHIPS HER IN THE MIDSECTION WITH IT!
Out of the rack again, lungblower blocked, spinning Banks around...
Bianca Belair wins by pinfall with the KOD to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Bianca celebrates with the title.
That’s the show, folks.