Raymond James Stadium
Announcers: Michael Cole (Raw/Smackdown), Corey Graves (Smackdown), Byron Saxton (Raw), Samoa Joe (Raw)
Ring Announcers: Greg Hamilton (Smackdown), Mike Rome (Raw)
It looks like we could be in for some rough weather tonight at fans were told earlier to evacuate the stadium because of severe thunderstorms.
Kayla Braxton welcomes us to the kickoff show and she's joined by the panel that consist of Booker T, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and Peter Rosenberg. They're stoked to HAVE FANS there!! They run down tonight's card. The first video package we see is for Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair. The next match they break down is the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match before transitioning to Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins. JBL thinks Cesaro/Rollins will steal the show. JBL, Booker, and Rosenberg all both pick Cesaro. Next match to talk about is Damian Priest and Bad Bunny against The Miz and John Morrison. JBL says today will be the day the music died for Bad Bunny haha. The King agrees and Booker is quick to defend Bad Bunny. We see highlights of the Hall of Fame ceremony for the 2020 inductees. The panel runs down tomorrow's matches. The panel talks about which matches they're most looking forward to tonight. They talk about the steel cage match between Braun Strowman and Shane McMahon. We see the video package for that. Sonya Deville joins the panel to discuss the women's tag team turmoil. THE RAIN HAS STOPPED!! They show the video package for Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre and I think that will do it for the kickoff show. Booker makes a bold claim that Lashley will destroy McIntyre just like he did The Miz!
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre will kick off the show!
VINCE MCMAHON IS ON THE STAGE TO WELCOME EVERYONE!! The roster is standing behind him! The superstars performed to the best they could throughout last year but something was missing.....THE FANS!! Vince thanks us all and WELCOMES US TO WRESTLEMANIA!!!
Bebe Rexha sings "America The Beautiful" with all the superstars and Vince still on the stage as we get a fly over!
A video package opens the show that focuses on the WrestleMania being "Back in Business" with fans. It's really well done as most WWE video packages are.
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe welcome us to the show but tell us we are currently under a WEATHER DELAY!!
Sara Schreiber is backstage with Shane McMahon. Shane has goosebumps seeing the WWE Universe and is ready to take out Braun Strowman. BOBBY LASHLEY AND MVP INTERRUPT!! They say the time for talking is done! DREW MCINTYRE INTERRUPTS THEM AND SAYS MOTHER NATURE CAN'T SAVE LASHLEY'S ASS!! Officials and referees have to separate them. Kevin Patrick is backstage with the New Day. They're rocking mohawks. They basically say they don't fear AJ Styles or Omos. BIG E join them and he's pumped! Sara is with Braun Strowman. He's ready to get out there and kick Shane's ass! Braun says it won't be pretty as he'll beat Shane within an inch of his life. Kevin Owens speaks backstage about his history with Sami Zayn.
Michael Cole and Samoa Joe say we'll start in less than 5 minutes!!
Bianca Belair and Seth Rollins both have promos backstage. Belair promises to make herstory tonight and prove why she's the EST. Rollins makes fun of Kevin Patrick and says he is the new Mr. WrestleMania. Sara is with The Miz and John "Drip Drip" Morrison to talk about Bad Bunny and Damian Priest.
The video package for Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre is shown again.
THE DELAY IS OVER!! TITUS O'NEIL AND HULK HOGAN ARE OUT TO WELCOME US!! They hype the WWE Championship match! Whatcha going to do when TITUS WORLDWIDE AND HULKAMANIA RUN WILD ON YOU?!?!?
WWE Championship Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley (champ) w/ MVP
They lock up and and neither man gets an advantage as they break. Lashley sends McIntyre into the ropes and takes him down with a shoulder block but McIntyre gets right back up. Off the ropes they go and this time McIntyre belly to belly throws Lashley. Lashley is shocked. Both men trade haymakers now and Lashley takes McIntyre to the corner. McIntyre turns the tide briefly but Lashley regains control. McIntyre is able to send Lashley out of the ring with a clothesline. McIntyre goes out after him only for Lashley to send him into the barricade. Lashley takes McIntyre around ringside and sends him into the barricade again before throwing him back in the ring. Big shoulder to the gut of McIntyre in the corner followed by a neck breaker. Lashley chokes McIntyre across the middle rope. Lashley misses another charge and goes shoulder first into the ring post. McIntyre targets the shoulder now and tries an arm bar. Lashley fights free and pounds McIntyre on the mat. More shoulders to the midsection of McIntyre in the corner. Lashley sends McIntyre into the opposite corner but McIntyre firs back with a clothesline. Another belly to belly throw by McIntyre! Another one! Neck breaker by McIntyre. McIntyre kips up! McIntyre catches Lashley with an elbow and hits a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. McIntyre goes back after the arm but Lashley fights out of it. Lashley hits McIntyre with a Dominator like move. Near fall for Lashley! McIntyre avoids a suplex and HITS A GLASGOW KISS!! MCINTYRE RUNS INTO A SPINE BUSTER FROM LASHLEY!! 1...2...NO!! Lashley goes for the Hurt Lock but McIntyre avoids it. Lashley catches McIntyre with an elbow but McIntyre lands an elbow of his own. REVERSE ALABAMA SLAM BY MCINTYRE!! 1...2...NO!! They up to the top turnbuckle. Lashley fights out a superplex attempt but McIntyre locks in a Kimura Lock. Lashley fights free and McIntyre falls into the tree of woe! MCINTYRE RAISES UP AND PULLS LASHLEY OFF THE TOP!! MCINTYRE LOOKS FOR A CLAYMORE BUT RUNS INTO ANOTHER SPINE BUSTER!! McIntyre kips up! McIntyre says "Bring it bitch". Lashley pounds on McIntyre sending him into the ropes but McIntyre hits another belly to belly! FUTURE SHOCK DDT!! ANOTHER FUTURE SHOCK DDT!! A THIRD ONE!!! 1...2...NO!! McIntyre sets up for a Claymore but Lashley rolls out of the ring. MCINTYRE FLIPS OVER THE TOP ROPE TAKING OUT BOTH LASHLEY AND MVP!! McIntyre goes to the top and jumps off but Lashley catches him. Lashley with a belly to belly of his own and follows with a flatliner! Lashley sets up for the Hurt Lock but McIntyre is fighting it. McIntyre runs towards the corner and sends Lashley into the turnbuckle. LASHLEY TRIES A SPINE BUSTER BUT MCINTYRE COUNTERS INTO THE KIMURA LOCK!! Lashley makes it to the ropes. Both men trade blows in the middle of the ring. Knees by Lashley and he sends McIntyre into the turnbuckle. Lashley runs into a kick and McIntyre with another GLASGOW KISS! McIntyre looks for a Claymore but MVP DISTRACTS!! Lashley hits and forearm and LOCKS IN THE HURT LOCK!! McIntyre is fading!! McIntyre fights to his feet and uses the corner to roll through but LASHLEY STILL HAS IT LOCKED IN!! MCINTYRE IS OUT!! LASHLEY RETAINS!! Just a good old big hoss fight and these guys delivered.
W: Bobby Lashley via submission @ 18:21 (***3/4)
Titus O'Neil is backstage with the nWo and Bayley interrupts! Bayley tries to "too sweet" the nWo but they deny her.
#1 Contenders Women's Tag Team Turmoil
Naomi & Lana vs. Carmella & Billie Kay vs. The Riott Squad vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Natalya & Tamina
Naomi and Carmella start the match. Naomi connects with a series of kicks taking down Carmella. Lana tags in and hits a kick followed by a bulldog. Double knees to the back of Carmella but Carmella quickly turns it around. Billie Kay tags in as they isolate Lana. Lana uses a head scissors and a Russian leg sweep to take down Billie Kay. Naomi tags back in. Spring board kick to Billie Kay. Lana tags in. Carmella gets kicked off the apron. DOUBLE FACE BUSTER TO BILLIE KAY!! 1...2...Carmella breaks it up. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are watching backstage. BILLIE KAY ROLLS UP NAOMI TO ELIMINATE THEM!! THE RIOTT SQUAD ENTERS NEXT!
Liv starts with Billie Kay and knocks her down before tagging Ruby. Quick tags by the Riott Squad. Billie Kay gains the upper hand on Liv and tags Carmella. Carmella hits a bronco buster on Liv in the corner. Carmella hits a super kick to Liv and Billie Kay gets a near fall. Ruby breaks it up. Billie Kay sends Ruby to the floor with a boot. Billie Kay tries to roll up Liv but they get caught cheating. DOUBLE KNEES BY LIV TO BILLIE KAY!! RUBY WITH A SENTON FROM THE TOP TO ELIMINATE BILLIE KAY AND CARMELLA!! Carmella hits Liv with a super kick before they leave.
DANA BROOKE AND MANDY ROSE ARE NEXT! Mandy slips on the ramp. DANA HITS A BLOCK BUSTER OFF THE TOP ON RUBY!! 1...2...Liv breaks it up. Ruby hits Dana with right hands but Dana stops that with a kick to the midsection. Spinning neck breaker by Dana for a near fall. Mandy tags in and Ruby fights out of the corner. Ruby gets a near fall off a roll up. Liv tags in and hits Mandy with an enziguri. Liv plants Mandy face first for a near fall. DOUBLE KNEES BY LIV AND A RIOT KICK BY RUBY!! 1...2...Dana breaks it up! Liv tags back in. Mandy hits Liv with a shoulder to the midsection in the corner. Mandy sends Ruby out of the ring. Liv with a shot to Dana. Mandy and Liv battle on the top turnbuckle. MANDY SUPERPLEXES LIV. DANA HITS A SWANTON FROM THE TOP!! LIV COUNTER A PIN TO CRADLE DANA AND ELIMINATE THEM!! The announcer called the wrong team the winners....shake my head,
NATALYA AND TAMINA ENTER. Natalya tries a Sharpshooter on Liv but Liv rolls her up for a near fall. Tamina tags in and pounds Liv in the corner. Natalya comes back in and power bombs Liv! 1...2...Ruby breaks it up. Tamina takes out Ruby. Tamina tags in and the Riott Squad double teams her. Quick tags by the Riott Squad. KNEES BY LIV AGAIN AND A SENTON BY RUBY!! 1....2...NO!! Ruby is legal after a tag. Tamina hits a charging Liv with a kick. Ruby tags in as does Natalya. NATALYA AND TAMINA HIT THE HART ATTACK TO RUBY!! Natalya thinks about a Sharpshooter but then tags Tamina. TAMINA HITS A SPLASH FROM THE TOP ON RUBY TO WIN!! Natalya/Tamina vs. Nia/Shayna tomorrow! Nothing good at all about this in my opinion. No one wanted Tamina/Natalya to win. Botches galore and wardrobe malfunctions by Dana Brooke. Just a mess.
W: Natalya & Tamina via pin @ 14:05 (*1/2)
Rollins vs. Cesaro is next!
Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro
Cesaro with a running uppercut right away!! Cesaro wants the swing but Rollins avoids it. Cesaro tries the swing again but Rollins gets to the ropes. CESARO WITH A CORKSCREW SPRING BOARD UPPERCUT!! Rollins goes to the apron. Cesaro with a knee strike but Rollins hangs his arm over the top. Cesaro with a blow to stop Rollins balance. Cesaro tries a gutwrench off the top but ROLLINS COUNTERS INTO A BUCKLE BOMB!! Near fall for Rollins! Rollins works on the right arm of Cesaro. Into the corner they go and Rollins sends Cesaro the the apron. ROLLINS RUNS TO THE TOP AND HITS A SUPERPLEX AND FLOATS OVER TO HIT A FALCON ARROW!! 1...2...NO!! Cesaro counters a neck breaker into a back slide for a near fall. Uppercut by Cesaro and another. More uppercuts backs Rollins to the corner. Cesaro unloads on Rollins in the corner with a series of uppercuts now. Rollins is sent from corner to corner and gets hit with repeated uppercuts followed by a clothesline. Near fall for Cesaro. Cesaro calls for the swing but Rollins counters with a pin for a near fall. Cesaro goes for it again but Rollins gets to the ropes and hits a step up enziguri. Cesaro avoids the stomp and SWINGS ROLLINS 9 TIMES!! SHARPSHOOTER BY CESARO!! Rollins gets to the ropes. The crowd chants "one more time". Rollins avoids the Neutralizer. ROLLINS HITS A SPRING BOARD KNEE STRIKE FOLLOWED BY A SLING BLADE!! Rollins goes to the top and HITS A CORKSCREW SPLASH!! 1...2...NO!! Rollins can't believe that didn't do it. Cesaro avoids a Ripcord knee and HITS ROLLINS WITH THE NEUTRALIZER!!! 1....2....NO!! Rollins retreats to the ropes. Cesaro goes for another Neutralizer but ROLLINS COUNTERS AND HITS A PEDIGREE!!! 1....2...NO!! Rollins talks trash saying he survived the Neutralizer and swing. Rollins tells Cesaro that he's a god. Rollins hits a forearm to the back of Cesaro's neck and then a kick to the same spot. Rollins sets up for the stomp BUT CESARO HITS AN UPPERCUT!! CESARO GETS ROLLINS UP FOR THE UFO!! CESARO CALLS FOR THE SWING!! 23 SWINGS!! NEUTRALIZER!! IT'S OVER!! Awesome stuff here. Would of liked it to be a little longer but what we got was great.
W: Cesaro via pin @ 11:27 (****)
Michael Cole and Corey Graves talk about the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal last night and we see highlights. Highlights are shown of the fatal four way as well.
Kayla Braxton is backstage with WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Kayla asks their thoughts on the Raw Tag Team Championship match. They're not betting against Styles and Omos.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E is out to introduce the New Day!!
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match
The New Day (champs) vs. AJ Styles & Omos
Omos is in street clothes with a chain like Mr. T haha. Omos is starting with Kofi! The New Day bait Styles into starting instead. Kofi takes down Styles early and they trade counters. Styles avoids SOS and locks a side head lock but Kofi back suplexes Styles who lands ribs first on the mat. Woods plays the trombone. Styles charges into a drop kick by Kofi. Styles stops Kofi with a throat shot. Styles runs the ropes but Woods trips him. New Day cut the ring in half and isolate Styles. Quick tags by the New Day. UNICORN STOMP BY THE NEW DAY!! Omos stares on as they taunt him. Near fall for Woods. Styles tries to get to Omos but can't quite make it as Woods takes Styles down. Kofi tags back in and they double team bulldog Styles for another near fall. Kofi stands between Styles and Omos daring him to try to make a tag. Styles rolls out of the ring and runs around the other side but Woods still cuts him off. Woods sends Styles to the barricade with a kick through the ropes. Back in the ring, Woods gets a near fall. I feel like it'll be over once Omos gets in. Woods tags back in and grabs Styles by the tights to prevent a tag. Styles misses an enziguri and Woods drags him to the New Day corner. Kofi pancakes Styles and gets a near fall. Woods comes tags in and climbs to the top. Styles dispatches Kofi and TAGS OMOS!! Woods looks like he has seen a ghost!! Woods tries some kicks with no effect! Kofi makes a blind tag and comes off the top but Omos swats him! Omos launches Kofi into the corner. Smashes Woods in the other corner. Omos with a big back breaker to Woods! Omos bends Woods back over his knee while having a claw on his face. Back breaker to Kofi! STYLES LEAPS OFF OMOS SHOULDERS TO HIT WOODS WITH A PHENOMENAL FOREARM!! OMOS LIFTS KOFI AND PLANTS HIM WITH A SPINE BUSTER TO END IT!! Everyone played their parts well and Omos got to look dominate in his debut.
W: AJ Styles & Omos via pin @ 9:46 (***)
WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Sasha Banks is backstage getting ready for the main event.
"Save Your Tears" by the Weeknd is the official theme song of WrestleMania.
Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon is next!
Steel Cage Match
Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman
Jerry "The King" Lawler joins commentary for this one. Shane keeps the door shut so Braun can't get in the cage. ELIAS AND JAXSON RYKER ATTACK BRAUN WITH A CHAIR!! Elias gives Shane the chair and we officially begin. Shane uses the chair on Braun!! Braun finally blocks a chair shot and takes the chair. Shane targets the leg and gets the char back and hits him again. Shane calls for the door but Braun blocks that. Shane tries to climb but Braun won't let him. Shane with body shots now and kicks. Shane avoids a swing by Braun and more body shots by Shane. Braun shoves Shane away. Shane tries to climb. Shane pulls a piece of sheet metal off the top of the cage and uses it on Braun. A shot to the face takes Braun down. Shane covers and Braun powers out. Shane goes for the door but Braun pulls him back in the hard way. Braun launches Shane into the side of the cage. Now into the other side. Braun takes control now. Shane gets between the ropes and the cage and Braun squashes him! Braun holds and clubs the chest of Shane! Braun looks for a running power slam but his leg gives out and Shane sends him into the cage wall. Shane with a DDT! Shane climbs to the top turnbuckle and HITS COAST TO COAST!!! 1...2...NO!! ELIAS AND RYKER CLIMB THE CAGE ON ONE SIDE AND THEY TRY TO HELP SHANE OUT. Braun runs into the cage forcing Elias and Ryker to fall to the floor outside and Shane falls back in the ring. Shane tries to escape again but Braun holds onto his leg. SHANE HITS BRAUN IN THE HEAD WITH A TOOLBOX!! Braun falls back in the ring and Shane is still on top! SHANE CLIMBS DOWN BUT BRAUN IS UP AND REACHES THROUGH THE CAGE TO GRAB SHANE'S HAND! BRAUN PEELS APART THE CAGE AND BRINGS SHANE BACK IN!! Braun pounds the hell out of Shane with body shots in the corner! Braun looks around and places Shane on the top of the cage. FROM THE TOP OF THE CAGE, BRAUN THROWS SHANE OFF THE TOP BACK INTO THE RING!! Braun climbs back down inside the ring. RUNNING POWER SLAM BY BRAUN!! IT'S OVER!! About what you would expect. Hopefully this feud is over.
W: Braun Strowman via pin @ 11:29 (**)
Cole says we're going to celebrate the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 next. BAYLEY INTERRUPTS!! Highlight video shows the 2020 class.
Mike Rome welcomes the Hall of Fame Class of 2020: John "Bradshaw" Layfield, William Shatner, The Bella Twins, Jushin "Thunder" Liger, Warrior Award Recipient Titus O'Neil, The British Bulldog, and the nWo!
A video message by Stone Cold Steve Austin says WRESTLEMANIA 38 IS IN DALLAS, TEXAS NEXT APRIL!!
Booker T join commentary for the next match.
The Miz & John Morrison vs. Damian Priest & Bad Bunny
Miz and Morrison rap to the ring with a bunch of Easter bunnies. It's as ridiculous as it sounds. Bunny rides in on a semi truck. Miz and Priest are going to start. Miz backs off in the corner and he wants Bunny to come in. Priest tags Bunny! The crowd is getting behind Bunny. Miz taunts and Bunny drops him with a right hand! Waist lock by Bunny and he knocks Miz down again with a right! Miz goes right after Bunny in the corner but Bunny avoids a right and takes Miz down with a double leg. Miz gets fired up and turns the tables. Miz takes Bunny to a corner and rakes his face on the top rope. Miz tries a hip toss but Bunny lands on his feet and sends Miz to the outside with an arm drag! Miz charges back in and Bunny with a drop toe hold and a roll up for a near fall. Miz goes to his corner and Morrison tries to calm him down. Bunny taunts Miz and now Miz wants a test of strength. Cheap shot by Miz in order to get the upper hand. Miz sends Bunny into the second rope. BUNNY WITH A HEAD SCISSORS TO MIZ! Morrison tags in and Bunny takes it to him as well! Bunny with a back elbow to Morrison in the corner. He tries another but Morrison hits him with an elbow and then Miz cheap shots Bunny. Miz tags back in and kicks Bunny in the face. Miz is in control now. Miz taunts the crowd and as he wears down Bunny with a submission. Miz takes Bunny to the corner but he fights back with rights. Bunny with a shot to Morrison but Miz prevents him from tagging Priest. Bunny gets a near fall but then Miz hits him with a boot. Miz goes back to wearing down Bunny and dragging him to the heel corner. On the outside, Morrison bounces Bunny face first on the announce table. Back in the ring, Morrison tags in to continue the beat down. Morrison mocks Bunny and Booker with a Spin-a-roonie!! Miz tags back in and cheap shots Priest! The ref holds Priest back as Miz and Morrison stomp Bunny. Miz beats on Bunny in the corner and this is starting to drag. Miz charges and Bunny hits him with a boot. BUNNY WITH A TORNADO DDT OUT OF THE CORNER!! BUNNY TAGS PRIEST!! Priest cleans house!! Spin kick to Miz! Big clothesline to Morrison! Back elbow in the corner to both men! PRIEST WITH A BROKEN ARROW TO SEND MIZ INTO MORRISON!! PRIEST WITH A CHOKE SLAM TO MIZ!! 1...2...Morrison breaks it up. Bunny comes in to help. BROKEN ARROWS IN STEREO!! 1...2...NO!! Priest flips over the top rope to take out both Miz and Morrison! BUNNY GOES TO THE TOP AND HITS MIZ AND MORRISON WITH A SPLASH ON THE OUTSIDE!! Back in the ring, MIZ HITS PRIEST WITH A SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!! 1...2...Bunny breaks it up!! Priest looks to tag but Morrison pulls Bunny off the apron. BUNNY HITS MORRISON WITH A DESTROYER ON THE OUTSIDE!! Priest gets Miz on his shoulders and BUNNY HITS MIZ WITH A CROSS BODY FROM THE TOP TO WIN IT!!! Much better than I expected. Miz and Morrison played their roles very well and Bunny actually impressed me. Kudos to him for putting the work and effort into this.
W: Damian Priest & Bad Bunny via pin @ 15:03 (***1/2)
Commentary hypes the matches for tomorrow.
Up next is the main event!
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Match
Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks (champ)
They both look as though they may cry as the bell rings. Lock up and Banks backs Belair to the corner. Clean break. The crowd is pretty split. Banks with a take down and Belair is right back up. They shove each other. Off the ropes they go. Banks goes for a leap frog but Belair catches her. Belair tries a standing moonsault but lands on her feet when Banks rolls out of the way. Belair tells Banks she was this close. Off the ropes again and Belair catches Banks and sets up a Glam Slam but Banks sends Belair to the apron. Banks hangs Belair up before sending her into the ring post and Belair falls to the floor outside. BANKS WITH A SUICIDE DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE BUT BELAIR ROLLS THROUGH AND MILITARY PRESSES BANKS!! BELAIR WALKS UP THE STAIRS WITH HER AND SENDS HER BACK IN THE RING. Banks hits a drop kick back in the ring but Belair fires back with a shoulder tackle. Scoop slam by Belair but Banks avoids a moonsault and grabs Belair's hair. Running knee by Banks for a near fall. Banks mounts and punches Belair with aggression. Banks chokes Belair with a boot in the corner before taking Belair to another corner. Snap mare by Banks and uses a submission to wear her down. Belair fights to her feet. Banks charges but Belair sends her to the apron. Knee by Banks but Belair blocks the double knees and whip lashes Banks! They battle outside and Banks pulls Belair's hair but Belair is able to pull Banks into the ring post. Both ladies just beat the count. BELAIR WITH A LONG VERTICAL SUPLEX AND BOUNCES HER OFF THE ROPES BEFORE FINALLY PLANTING HER!! Both ladies get to their feet and Banks runs the ropes but Belair puts the brakes on. Belair builds momentum now and takes down Banks with a drop kick. STANDING SHOOTING STAR BY BELAIR!! Shoulders to the midsection of Banks in the corner. This time Belair plants Banks with a Glam Slam!! Belair goes to the top turnbuckle and TRIES A 450 BUT BANKS GET THE KNEES UP!! They trade various pinning combinations. Banks runs the ropes and looks for a rana but Belair power bombs her! Belair picks her up again and hits another power bomb! She goes for a third but Banks counters with a face buster. Banks viciously stomps Belair in the corner. Banks with a double spring board tornado DDT out of the corner! 1...2...NO!! Banks goes up to the top and HITS A FROG SPLASH!! It appears she thought about a Meteora. Belair rolls to the apron. Banks goes after her and targets the arm. Banks sends Belair into the steps on the outside. Back in the ring, Head scissors by Banks and she looks for the Bank Statement. BANKS USES BELAIR'S HAIR TO HELP LOCK HER IN THE BANK STATEMENT!! Belair gets close the ropes and Banks tries to roll through but Belair recounters and gets to the ropes to force a break. Banks talks trash and Belair backs her into the corner. Belair puts Banks on the top and goes up after her. Both ladies trade blows. Belair gets knocked off but runs back. Banks hangs her up in the tree of woe. Banks tries a double stomp but no one one home. Banks rolls through. BELAIR HITS THE 450 THIS TIME!!! 1...2...NO!! Belair can't believe it!! Belair lifts Banks for the KOD but Banks lands on her feet. Banks grabs the hair but BELAIR WHIPS HER WITH HER HAIR!! Banks avoids the KOD again. BANKS WANTS A BACK STABBER BUT BELAIR COUNTERS AND HITS BANKS WITH THE KOD TO WIN IT!!
W: Bianca Belair via pin @ 17:17 (****1/4)
Belair celebrates as her mom, dad, and brother are in the front row to end the show!
Overall Rating: 7.5/10
I feel the late start may have hurt some matches getting more time. Lashley/McIntyre was a great big men brawl with an unexpected but welcome finish. The women's tag team turmoil match was terrible with questionable booking in my opinion. Cesaro/Rollins was great as expected but I feel some meat was left on the bone. Hopefully, Cesaro continues to do something meaningful. The Raw tag title match was what it needed to be and it made Omos look like a beast. The cage match was as bad as we all expected it to me. I can live with it if the feud is over. Bad Bunny impressed me and Miz/Morrison did everything right in that match. Hopefully Priest can get some kind of rub from that match. Belair/Banks stepped up and delivered big time. It felt important and Belair got her big moment to close out the show. Overall a great night with just a couple bad matches.
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