WrestleMania 37 – Night Two
April 11, 2021
Tampa, Florida (Raymond James Stadium)
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Randy Orton defeated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt via RKO after black goo poured off Alexa Bliss’s head and it distracted Wyatt (5:50)
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) defeated Natalya & Tamina via Kirifuda Clutch by Baszler on Natalya (14:20)
- Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn via Stunner (9:20)
- United States Championship: Sheamus defeated Riddle (c) via Brogue Kick as Riddle did a springboard backflip to become the new United States Champion (10:50)
- Intercontinental Championship Nigerian Drum Fight: Apollo Crews defeated Big E (c) to become the new Intercontinental Champion via pinfall when Dabba-Kato ran in and chokeslammed Big E (6:50)
- WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley defeated Asuka (c) via Riptide to become the new Raw Women’s Champion (13:30)
- WWE Universal Championship Triple Threat Match: Roman Reigns (c) defeated Edge and Daniel Bryan via spear and con-chair-to on Edge after Edge gave a con-chair-to to Bryan. Reigns put Edge on top of Bryan and pinned them both. (22:40)
Intro: Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neil
Ashland Craft, a country music artist, sings “America The Beautiful” in the ring. Two fighter jets fly above the stadium as we cut to a WrestleMania video package highlighting last night’s event and tonight’s matches.
Pyro hits the stage and all around the stadium and it’s night two of WrestleMania! Titus O’Neil and Hulk Hogan make their down out dressed as pirates. The co-hosts are kicking off the event.
Titus tells Hogan he thinks they look good. Hogan says they do look good but it’s too hot. Hogan welcomes everyone to WrestleMania Sunday as he’s met with several boo’s. He says last night was great and tonight will be no different. Titus says they have 7 matches and five of them are title matches and we cut to ring side.
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Samoa Joe are on commentary for the first match. Randy Orton’s music hits for our first match of the night.
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
Orton, wearing white trunks, makes his way down to the ring. We get a “Let Me In” that lights up the sky and out comes Alexa Bliss to the ring. A giant Jack in the Box is in front of the ring. Alexa spins it as the stadium lights turn red and The Fiend slowly pops out of the box. He’s back in his original Fiend mask and not the burnt one.
He jumps off the box and hits Orton with a clothesline as the bell rings. The lights are still in red for this match.
Fiend cracks Orton’s neck as he yells and looks into the camera. The Fiend runs towards Orton but Orton slides to the outside of the ring. The Fiend to the outside and Orton with a kick to the midsection. He slams The Fiend into the announce table but the Fiend comes right back and locks in the Mandible Claw on Orton as Orton fights out of it and gets into the ring.
The Fiend is on the ring apron and Orton kicks him and lands a DDT off the second rope. The Fiend stands right back up. Orton goes for the RKO, the Fiend blocks it, he runs towards Orton but Orton throws him into the Jack in the Box that is placed right net to the ring apron. The Fiend on the ring apron and Orton with a second DDT.
Orton the first one to his feet this time as he stomps on The Fiend. Right hands by Orton but The Fiend stands right up. A kick by Orton as he runs to the ropes but The Fiend hits him with a clothesline. Both men up and they run to the ropes but The Fiend takes Orton down. Right hands by The Fiend. He goes for a splash but Orton moves out of the way. The Fiend runs towards Orton but Randy moves out of the way and Wyatt to the outside.
The Fiend back on the ring apron and more kicks by Orton. He lands a third DDT onto The Fiend. Orton preparing for the RKO. He goes for it but The Fiend gets him in the Mandible Claw in the middle of the ring. Orton down as he tries to fight out of it. The Fiend goes for Sister Abigail, he kisses Orton on the forehead as flames come out of the ring posts. Alexa is standing on the Jack in the Box with black goo pouring off her head. Orton hits The Fiend with the RKO and gets the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton (5:50)
The lights come back on as Orton leaves the ring. The Fiend looks up to Alexa who is still sitting on the Jack in the Box. Black goo all over her face. The lights start to go out in the stadium and it’s pitch black. The lights come back on and Alexa as well as The Fiend are gone.
Backstage: Hulk Hogan, Titus O’Neil, Eric Bischoff, Bayley
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 12, 2021
Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neil are backstage with Eric Bischoff. Hogan and O’Neil are wearing buccaneer hats. Bayley comes up and wants to hang with them, but they walk off on her.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Natalya & Tamina
It’s Natalya starting against Shayna Baszler. Natalya hits a headlock takeover, but Baszler quickly gets out. Baszler hits the ropes and shoulder blocks her down. Natalya soon takes her down for a Sharpshooter, but Baszler gets out and tags in Nia Jax. They lock up, and Jax immediately shoves her down. Jax points at Tamina and wants her in the ring. Tamina tags in, so Jax shoves her a few times. Tamina head-butts her back before punching away at her. Tamina goes for a slam, but Jax gets out. Tamina ducks a clothesline, but Jax punches her. Natalya tags in. Natalya and Tamina hit Jax with a double-team back body drop. Baszler tags in, but they hit her with a double-team front suplex onto Jax. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter on Baszler, but Baszler catches her with an inside cradle for a near fall. Natalya quickly takes her back down.
Tamina tags in and clotheslines Baszler. Natalya tags in and catapults Baszler into a superkick from Tamina. Natalya picks up a near fall. Baszler fights back at Natalya and viciously knees her in the face. Tamina and Jax brawl at ringside. Tamina goes for a slam, but Jax counters with a scoop slam on the floor. Baszler takes Natalya down inside the ring and picks up a two count. Baszler applies a submission to the leg and attacks the heel. Jax tags in and attacks Natalya for a two count. Jax powers Natalya up and tags Baszler in. Baszler hits Natalya with a running knee for a near fall. Jax tags back in and hits Natalya with a scoop slam. Jax goes for a shoulder thrust, but Natalya moves and Jax hits the ring post. Natalya goes for some clotheslines. It takes a few attempts before she takes Jax down for a two count. Jax powerbombs Natalya and covers. Tamina is almost late getting in there to break up the pin. Replays show the referee had to stop or the match would’ve been over.
Tamina tags in and runs wild on Baszler with clotheslines and shoulder blocks. Tamina follows up with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Jax tags in and attacks before coming off the second rope with a cross-body block on Tamina and Natalya! Jax picks up a near fall. Jax shoves away at Tamina, so Tamina attacks and hits a scoop slam! Tamina covers for a near fall! Tamina goes to the top rope and tries for a Superfly Splash, but Jax moves.
Natalya tags in and goes after Baszler on the apron. Jax lifts Natalya, and Baszler blind tags in. Natalya takes Jax down and applies an impressive Sharpshooter to Jax, but Baszler is the legal partner. Baszler runs in and applies the Kirifuda Clutch to Natalya for the win!
Winner by Referee Stoppage and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (14:20)
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
The bell rings, and Owens immediately hits a Pop-up Powerbomb on Zayn! Zayn rolls out of the ring to quickly recover. Owens goes outside and tries for a powerbomb on the apron, but Zayn grabs the ropes and pulls himself into the ring. Owens chops the chest and hits a front suplex on the top rope. Owens viciously hits a corner clothesline followed by a cannonball. Zayn fights out of a move and hits a suplex on Owens on the apron. Zayn gets him in the ring and punches away at Owens. Logan Paul claps from his chair at ringside. Zayn hits a viciously Michinoku Driver, which Michael Cole incorrectly refers to a Blue Thunder Bomb. Not even close. Zayn gets a two count.
Zayn gets Owens on the top rope and climbs up. They exchange punches going back and forth with the crowd going boo and yay for Zayn and Owens respectively. Owens knocks Zayn off the ropes and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Zayn gets out of a Pop-up Powerbomb, so Owens hits a fisherman’s neckbreaker over his knee for a near fall. Owens goes for a package powerbomb, but Zayn counters into an exploder suplex into the corner. Owens avoids a Helluva Kick and tries for a Stunner, but Zayn counters into a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Zayn hits another exploder suplex in the corner followed by spiking him on his head with a half nelson suplex. Zayn immediately hits a crisp brainbuster for a near fall. Zayn puts Owens on the top rope, but Owens counters into a fisherman’s superplex!
Owens clotheslines him in the corner twice before Zayn stuns him with a Helluva Kick. Zayn sets up for a second one, but Owens superkicks him. Owens connects with another superkick and holds him up. Owens follows up with a Stunner for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens (9:20)
Logan Paul gets in the ring and goes to shake hands with Owens. Zayn gets in Paul’s face and says that Paul is his guest. Paul shoves him down, so Zayn angrily tells him to go to hell and walks off. Paul raises up Owens’ arm, which confuses Owens. Owens looks at his arm after Paul lets it go. Owens then drops Logan Paul with a Stunner!
Backstage: Riddle, The Great Khali, Rob Van Dam
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 12, 2021
WWE United States Champion Riddle finds new WWE Hall of Famer the Great Khali and Ranjin Singh backstage. Riddle says that Khali is a real giant and should sell giant scooters. Khali says nothing to him. WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam walks up and says he’ll translate. RVD says Khali says we need some good marketing for that. RVD pulls out some branded rolling papers. Riddle loves this.
United States Championship
Riddle (c) vs. Sheamus
Sheamus hooks a side headlock and takes him down to start the match. Riddle whips him off, but Sheamus runs him over with a shoulder tackle. Sheamus quickly grabs the arm and starts stretching it out. Riddle fights out and punches and chops him back. Sheamus quickly floors him with a punch to the solar plexus. Sheamus soon hits a slinging sidewalk slam for a near fall. Sheamus follows up with an Irish Curse Backbreaker for another two count. Riddle fights back, but Sheamus puts on the apron to hit the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus suplexes him into the ring for a two count. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but Riddle scales the ropes and hits a backflip overhead belly-to-belly suplex!
Riddle strikes away at Sheamus before taking him down and hits a Broton. Riddle lifts Sheamus up for a suplex perhaps, but loses him for a moment when he can’t find the balance. Riddle then powers him up and hits a Jackhammer for a near fall. Riddle scoops him up for Bro Derek, but Sheamus bridges through. Riddle slides out and kicks him. Sheamus knocks Riddle to the apron, but Riddle knocks him back. Riddle flips into the ring, but Sheamus knees him in the face for a near fall. Sheamus immediately follows up with an Alabama Slam for another near fall. Sheamus goes to the apron and pulls Riddle out there. Riddle knocks Sheamus into the ring post and hits a German Suplex on the apron! Riddle soon kicks Sheamus from the apron and hits a springboard Floating Bro to the floor!
Riddle gets Sheamus in the ring and hits a Floating Bro, but Sheamus kicks out. Riddle applies a triangle choke, but Sheamus counters into a one-armed slam for a near fall. Riddle comes fight back with a sleeper hold, but Sheamus immediately grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. Sheamus angrily punches away at Riddle and puts him on the top rope. Riddle goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but collapses. Riddle scales the ropes, but Sheamus grabs him for White Noise off the ropes. Sheamus slips and falls to the mat, so the crowd groans. Sheamus then hits White Noise and thinks about a big move to compensate. Sheamus comes off the top rope with a diving knee drop for a near fall.
Riddle counters a Brogue Kick with a roll-up. Sheamus gets out, so Riddle springboards off the ropes. Sheamus knees him out of mid-air (the commentators are claiming it was a Brogue Kick) for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE United States Champion: Sheamus (10:50)
Riddle is bleeding profusely from the mouth from the kick that connected as Sheamus celebrates with the title on the ramp.
Video: Bad Bunny, Triple H
A vignette airs with Triple H giving Bad Bunny a suitcase. Triple H says he did amazing last night, but it’s time for Bad Bunny to do what he does best. Bunny opens the suitcase and sees a microphone inside. They then plug Bad Bunny’s return to touring in 2022.
Intercontinental Championship Nigerian Drum Fight
Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews
Wale sings “Feel the Power” for Big E.
There is a gong, some Nigerian drums, and kendo sticks set up at ringside. You have to give your opponent a beating so loud it sounds like a drum.
The bell rings, and they both immediately leave the ring and grab kendo sticks. They go face-to-face in the ring and exchange kendo stick shots. Big E gets the advantage and knocks him out of the ring. Big E continues to attack him with the kendo stick before sending him into the barricade. Big E grabs the gong, but Crews knocks it away and his Big E a few times with the kendo stick. Big E fights back and spears him off the apron! Big E gets him in the ring for a near fall.
Big E rearranges the steel steps at ringside and gets on the apron. Crews hits Big E with a vicious Death Valley Driver on the apron. Crews sets the bottom half of the steel steps next to the ring and sets Big E on them. Crews grabs the top half and goes to slam them onto him from the apron, but Big E moves! Crews attacks him on the apron and charges, but Big E hits a uranage off the apron onto the lower half of the steel steps!
Big E talks some trash and grabs a table. Big E sets it up in the ring and puts Crews inside. Crews quickly stuns him with a dropkick before viciously beating him with the kendo stick. Crews sets him up on the table and comes off the top rope, but crashes and burns when Big E moves.
Big E hits the Big Ending, but all of a sudden Dabba Kato dressed in a Nigerian soldier’s uniform attacks him. Dabba Kato hits a throat thrust followed by a chokeslam. Kato puts Crews on top of Big E for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Apollo Crews (6:50)
Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Video Package: WWE Hall of Fame – Class of 2021
The WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2021 is on stage. Rob Van Dam, Molly Holly, The Great Khali, Ozzy Osbourne (Celebrity, not there), Eric Bischoff, and Rich Herring (Warrior Award) are recognized. Kane then makes his entrance and pyro sets off when he slams his arms down.
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley
Ash Costello performs Rhea Ripley’s song.
They go back and forth trading moves to start the match. Asuka hits a drop-toe-hold into the corner and kicks the ropes into her mouth. Ripley quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Asuka gets her in the ring and kicks away at the back. Asuka goes for a splash against the ropes, but Ripley moves. Ripley kicks her down and hits an inverted slam for a near fall. Ripley mounts her and slaps her in the head a few times. Ripley takes her down, but Asuka quickly takes her down and applies a knee bar. Ripley rolls through and has her pinned, but instead powers her up and hits a German Suplex for a two count.
Ripley is moving along at a snail’s pace, peppering Asuka with strikes. Asuka knocks her back, goes to the top rope, and hits a nice missile dropkick for a two count. Asuka quickly kicks Ripley back and hits a release German Suplex. Asuka hits a hip attack in the corner. Ripley fights a German Suplex, but Asuka punches her down. Asuka hits another hip attack to the face for a near fall. Asuka goes to the top rope, but Ripley dropkicks her off the top rope to the floor.
Ripley gets on the apron as Asuka gets up. Ripley pulls her off the apron into an electric chair and slams her face onto it. Ripley puts her in the ring, but Asuka stuns her with a kick. Asuka then sets up and DDTs Ripley off the apron to the floor! Asuka gets in the ring to beat the count-out. Ripley is put back in, and she surprises Asuka with a Prism Trap. Asuka fights it, so Ripley slings her to the corner. Asuka rolls to the apron, so Ripley hits a superplex into the ring. Ripley applies a waistlock, but Asuka takes her down for an arm bar. Asuka kicks her in the face, but Ripley comes right back with a Riptide for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and new Raw Women’s Champion: Rhea Ripley (13:30)
WWE Backlash, which is now called “WrestleMania Backlash,” will take place on Sunday, May 16.
On-Stage: Hulk Hogan, Titus O’Neil, Bayley, The Bella Twins
Results of this segment via Matt Boone of Rajah.com
Titus O’Neil and Hulk Hogan make their way out to the top of the stage. O’Neil thanks everyone for coming out and the WWE Universe for being part of this year’s show on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” for the first time since the global pandemic.
As they continue to talk, they are interrupted by Bayley who comes out ranting-and-raving on the microphone about being ignored by them and other legends and WWE Hall of Famers for two nights in a row. She asks where her pyro is. She demands that her pyro go off. It does. She lets out a crazy-woman laugh.
Bayley talks about how this is her time to shine, but before she can say anything else, the theme song of The Bella Twins hits and out comes Nikki and Brie Bella. Bayley cuts them off and says she doesn’t know what they’re doing out here but this is her time to shine.
She says she doesn’t know if they are confused, but John Cena’s music did not hit. Nikki Bella b*tch slaps Bayley for that and then she and Brie beat her as she rolls all the way down the enormously long entrance ramp. Hogan and O’Neil mock her by saying, :”Ding-Dong, Goodbye!” They post with The Bella Twins as fireworks go off one more time to end the segment.
WWE Universal Championship Triple Threat Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan
Roman Reigns immediately punches Daniel Bryan to start the match. Edge attacks Reigns from behind, but Reigns knocks him back. Bryan is sent out of the ring, and Jey Uso superkicks him. Reigns takes Edge down in the ring and knocks him to ringside. Reigns clears off the commentary table, but Bryan wipes him out with a suicide dive. Uso quickly superkicks Bryan down. Uso grabs Edge, but Edge reverses a whip into the steel steps. Edge sends Reigns into the apron and barricade a number of times. Edge knocks the top half of the steel steps off and pulls Uso toward the bottom half. Edge then hits Uso with an Edgecution on the steps!
Referees and trainers help Jey Uso to the back. Edge and Bryan are in the ring throwing forearms. Edge sends Bryan to the corner and charges, but Bryan hits him with a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle. Bryan kicks away at Edge in the corner before putting him on the top rope. Bryan goes for a frankensteiner, but Edge counters into a roll-up for a two count. Edge hits the Edge-O-Matic for another two count. Universal Champion Reigns gets on the apron and punches away at Edge. Reigns tries to suplex him out of the ring, but Edge fights it. Bryan slides through the feet and pulls Reigns off the apron, which snaps Edge off the top rope. Bryan hits a missile dropkick on Edge and kips up. Bryan gets fired up and starts a “YES” chant. Bryan knocks Edge down, but he has a whip to the corner reversed. Bryan backflips over Edge, ducks a clothesline, and goes for a suicide dive on Reigns… but Reigns catches him and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the the floor! Bryan is out!
Edge baseball slides Reigns and gets him in the ring. Reigns quickly fires back with a leaping clothesline. Edge slowly gets to his feet and counters a Superman Punch into the Edgecution. Edge looks fired up. Reigns gets up and surprises Edge with a Superman Punch. Reigns sets up for a Spear, but Edge counters into a sunset flip for a near fall. They hit the ropes and each goes for a Spear, but they clunk heads instead.
Bryan comes off the top rope with a diving head-butt on Edge. Bryan goes back to the top rope and hits a diving head-butt on Reigns for a near fall. Bryan gets himself fired up. Bryan starts the YES Kicks on Edge and Reigns, brutalizing their chests with stiff kicks. Reigns ducks a head kick, and Bryan ducks a clothesline from Edge. Bryan hits Edge with a Busaiku Kick before kicking Reigns in the head. Bryan chooses to cover Reigns for a near fall. Bryan applies the YES Lock to Reigns, but Edge breaks it up. Bryan takes a moment to recover before applying the YES Lock to Edge. Reigns punches Bryan off Edge. Reigns crushes Bryan with a flurry of elbows and fists. Reigns then powerbombs Bryan onto Edge.
Reigns kicks Bryan out of the ring and sits on the apron for a moment. Reigns grabs Bryan, who is struggling to get up. A “Roman sucks” chant fires up. Reigns then powerbombs Bryan through the commentary table! Reigns poses while standing on the lower half of the steel steps, so Edge spears him off to the floor!
Edge gets Reigns in the ring and goes to the timekeeper’s area. Edge emerges with a pair of steel chairs. Edge drops one and gets into the ring. Reigns stands on the chair and tosses it away. Reigns goes for a guillotine, but Edge snaps him into the ropes. Edge then applies a crossface. Edge uses a pipe from the chair and puts it in Reigns’ mouth. Bryan slides in and stops Reigns from tapping out. Bryan applies a YES Lock with Reigns’ free arm. Edge isn’t happy, so they exchange head-butts back and forth. Bryan viciously head-butts away at Edge and takes him out.
The crowd chants, “This is awesome.” Bryan grabs both of Edge’s arms and drills him with some kicks to the neck. Bryan sizes Edge up and does the “YES” chants. Bryan goes for a Busaiku Kick, but Edge spears him! Edge ducks a Superman Punch from Reigns and spears him down! Edge covers, but Bryan pulls the referee out of the ring to save the match! There are no disqualifications! Edge is absolutely incensed.
Edge puts some chairs into the ring and cracks Bryan in the back with one at ringside. Edge gets Bryan in the ring and takes turns hitting Reigns and Bryan with the steel chair. Edge puts a steel chair under the heads of Bryan and Reigns. Edge gives Bryan a con-chair-to. Edge goes to do it to Reigns, but Jey Uso returns and attacks. Edge quickly spears Uso down. Reigns then spears Edge down! Reigns gives Edge a con-chair-to and puts him on top of Bryan to pin both men to retain the title.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns (22:40)
Roman Reigns celebrated with Paul Heyman and Jey Uso in the ring as fireworks went off around Raymond James Stadium.