Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
February 18, 2023
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Bell Centre
Commentary: Michael Cole & Corey Graves
Quick Match Results
- Elimination Chamber Match: Asuka defeated Carmella, Raquel Rodriguez, Nikki Cross, Natalya, Liv Morgan, last eliminating Carmella via submission (19:30)
- Bobby Lashley defeated Brock Lesnar by disqualification when Lesnar gave Lashley a low blow (4:45)
- Mixed Tag Team Match: Edge & Beth Phoenix defeated Finn Bálor & Rhea Ripley via Shatter Machine on Balor (13:50)
- United States Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Austin Theory (c) defeated Montez Ford, Bronson Reed, Damian Priest, Johnny Gargano, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, last eliminating Rollins via A-Town Down after Logan Paul ran in and attacked Rollins (31:30)
- Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) defeated Sami Zayn via spear after hitting Zayn with a chair and interference by Jimmy Uso (32:15)
Elimination Chamber Match
Asuka vs. Carmella vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Nikki Cross vs. Natalya vs. Liv Morgan
The winner of this match will face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 39.
The bell rings, and this Elimination Chamber match begins. The crowd loudly cheers. They lock up, and Natalya hits a headlock takeover. Morgan fights up and whips her off, but Natalya shoulder tackles her down. Natalya hits the ropes and rolls over Morgan. Natalya leapfrogs her and hits a roll-up for a one-count. Morgan quickly rolls up Natalya for a two-count. They stare at each other before circling the ring again. Natalya goes for a waistlock takeover, but Morgan elbows her in the face. Natalya quickly drops her onto the apron. Morgan pulls Natalya out of the ring and whips her a few times into the Chamber wall before kissing her on the cheek. Morgan climbs the wall briefly to jump onto Natalya’s back. Morgan puts Natalya’s head through the Chamber wall and chokes her. Morgan lets her go and charges, but Natalya sends her headfirst into Nikki Cross’s pod. Natalya sends Morgan into the glass a few times. Cross looks like she’s enjoying this. The crowd chants “one more time,” so Natalya indulges them. Morgan soon pushes Natalya off, but Natalya slings her off the ropes before throwing her into the Chamber wall. Natalya puts Morgan’s head through the wall and applies a surfboard stretch. The clock counts down…
Raquel Rodriguez enters the match.
Rodriguez gets into the match and attacks Natalya before taking her down in the ring. Rodriguez sends Natalya into the ropes, but she lowers her head and eats a kick. Rodriguez quickly grabs Natalya and hits a waistlock takeover while also kicking Morgan away. Rodriguez whips Morgan into the corner before sending Natalya into her. Rodriguez avalanches them both in the corner. Rodriguez throws Natalya across the ring before hitting Morgan with a fallaway slam. Natalya is on the Chamber platform. Rodriguez big boots her down. Rodriguez gets Natalya on her shoulders before driving her into the Chamber wall three times. Rodriguez lifts Natalya and then catches Morgan. Rodriguez is carrying them both. Natalya quickly slides off and hits a sunset flip powerbomb on Rodriguez into the Chamber wall with Morgan on top of her.
Natalya gets Morgan in the ring and stomps the midsection. Morgan blocks a stomp and kicks her away. Natalya flips over her and goes for a Sharpshooter, but Morgan counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Morgan kicks Natalya in the face and goes for Code Red on Rodriguez. Rodriguez holds Morgan up until Natalya hits a neckbreaker on Morgan. Rodriguez also goes down. Natalya covers for a two-count. That didn’t look great. The clock counts down.
Nikki Cross enters the match.
Nikki Cross enters and is still wearing her ring jacket. Cross runs in and attacks everyone with avalanches. Cross sends Natalya and Rodriguez out of the ring onto the platform. Morgan tries to stop her, but Cross takes her down and sends her near Natalya and Rodriguez. Cross hits Morgan with a catapult into a pod. Cross drives Natalya into the Chamber wall before doing the same to Rodriguez. Cross digs Rodriguez’s face into the Chamber wall. Cross taunts Carmella, who is still in her pod. Cross smooshes Rodriguez’s face into the glass on Carmella’s pod. Carmella likes this. Cross climbs the wall and stands on top of Carmella’s pod. Cross finally removes her ring jacket and fires up the crowd. Cross then hits Rodriguez, Natalya, and Morgan with a flying cross-body block to the Chamber floor! After a few replays are shown, the clock counts down.
Carmella enters the match.
Carmella runs in and covers Morgan for a two-count. Carmella then covers Natalya for a two-count. Carmella goes over to Asuka’s pod and shouts at her. Carmella sees Cross and quickly backs away before locking herself back into her pod. Rodriguez grabs Cross before driving her through the plexiglass on Carmella’s pod! Carmella manages to escape and runs to lock herself into another empty pod! Rodriguez gets Cross in the ring and covers her for the elimination.
Nikki Cross has been eliminated from the match.
Morgan comes off the second rope and hits a codebreaker on Rodriguez. Morgan starts to climb the Chamber wall and stands on top of Asuka’s pod. Rodriguez grabs Natalya and powers her into the corner. Rodriguez puts Natalya on the top rope and climbs. Natalya slides down and goes for a powerbomb, but Rodriguez clubs her down. Rodriguez is still on the ropes. Morgan comes off Asuka’s pod to hit Rodriguez with a sunset flip powerbomb off the ropes! Carmella runs in and covers Rodriguez for a two-count! The clock counts down…
Asuka enters the match.
Carmella immediately runs to an empty pod, but Asuka gets her out of it. Asuka viciously attacks Carmella and digs her face into the Chamber wall. The crowd chants, “Asuka’s gonna kill you!” Asuka attacks Carmella against a pod and kicks the pod when Carmella moves. Carmella gets in the ring, but Asuka quickly recovers and hits a sliding kick. Asuka drops Carmella with a snap German Suplex.
Asuka sees Rodriguez, and they square off. Rodriguez shoulder tackles Asuka down. Asuka quickly gets up and applies an octopus stretch to Rodriguez. Rodriguez powers out, but Asuka slides off and takes her down. Morgan hits Asuka with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Natalya runs in and goes for a powerbomb on Morgan, but Morgan slides off. Morgan hits a Codebreaker and goes for Ob-Liv-ion, but Carmella kicks her in the face! Natalya applies a Sharpshooter to Morgan. Morgan screams in pain and claws at the bottom rope, but Natalya pulls her into the center of the ring. Morgan screams in pain. Asuka comes over and also locks Morgan in a modified Rings of Saturn. Morgan passes out from the pain. The referee makes a medical stop for Morgan.
Liv Morgan has been eliminated from the match.
Natalya and Asuka go at it. Natalya takes Asuka down and applies a Sharpshooter. Carmella superkicks Natalya and eliminates her!
Natalya has been eliminated from the match.
It’s down to Carmella, Rodriguez, and Asuka. Rodriguez goes for a Tejana Bomb on Asuka, but Carmella hits the weakest chop block in history. Asuka and Carmella both attack Rodriguez with strikes and both pin her for the elimination.
Raquel Rodriguez has been eliminated from the match.
Carmella quickly superkicks Asuka for a near fall. Carmella screams in frustration. One of these two will face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. They trade pins in the ring before Asuka locks her in a submission! Carmella submits!
Winner by Submission: Asuka (19:30)
Asuka celebrates and points at the WrestleMania sign. Asuka will face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 39.
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar
The bell rings, and Lesnar immediately powers Lashley into the corner and shoulders him. Lesnar hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Lesnar gets Lashley in the corner and shoulders away at him before clotheslining him over the top rope. Lesnar poses, and the crowd explodes! Lesnar attacks Lashley outside the ring and puts him back in the ring. Lashley hits the ropes and spears Lesnar getting in the ring for a near fall. Lashley sizes up Lesnar and hits a second spear as he gets to his feet. Lashley stalks Lesnar and goes for the Hurt Lock. Lesnar fights it and breaks out before hitting an F5 to thunderous applause. Lesnar covers for a near fall. Lesnar slowly gets up and hits Lashley with a second F5 for another near fall. Lesnar cannot believe it! The crowd chants, “One more time!” Lesnar tries to oblige them and goes for an F5 on Lashley, but Lashley slides off. Lashley ducks a clothesline and hits the ropes for a spear! Lashley again goes the Hurt Lock and has it locked in! Lesnar looks like he’s fading away, but the crowd powers him up. Lesnar flexes to try to break the grip, so instead Lesnar low blows Lashley! The referee calls for the bell!
Winner by Disqualification: Bobby Lashley (4:45)
Brock Lesnar is irate and stares at referee Chad Patton. Lesnar hits Patton with an F5, and the Montreal crowd is loudly cheering again. They were irate about the result. Lesnar then hits Lashley with an F5. The crowd is buzzing. Lesnar pulls Lashley out of the ring and clears off the commentary table. Lesnar then slams Lashley through the table with an F5! The crowd absolutely loved that. Lesnar’s music hits, but Lesnar isn’t done. Lesnar grabs referee Chad Patton and gives him an F5 onto the wreckage of the commentary table!
As WrestleMania prepares to go Hollywood again, we see a new movie spoof. Seth “Freakin” Rollins is Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and is dancing around. Becky Lynch then appears as a version of Batman.
Georges St-Pierre is ringside with Ariel Helwani.
Mixed Tag Team Match
Finn Bálor & Rhea Ripley vs. Edge & Beth Phoenix
The crowd is absolutely going wild for Edge and Beth Phoenix. Beth Phoenix’s makeup is in tribute to Bull Nakano.
Edge will start against Finn Bálor. They lock up, but Bálor soon shoulder tackles him down. Bálor taunts Phoenix, so Edge takes him down and hits the ten punches in the corner. Edge puts an eleventh one in there for good measure. Beth Phoenix tags in. Edge whips Phoenix into Bálor. Edge and Beth Phoenix then hit Bálor with Poetry in Motion.
Bálor quickly escapes and tags in Rhea Ripley. It looks like men can face women tonight. Usually, the other gender tags in, and the opposite number automatically comes in. They get into a shoving match before locking up. Phoenix goes for a clothesline, but Ripley stays standing. They shout at each other and lay in vicious clubs. Neither goes down. Ripley knocks Phoenix. Dominik Mysterio gets on the apron and whispers to Ripley. A LOUD “F**k you, Dominik” chant picks up. Ripley and Phoenix go for a test of strength. Ripley quickly kicks her and goes for a Riptide, but Phoenix slides off. Ripley elbows her back. They hit the ropes, and Phoenix clotheslines her down! Ripley rolls out of the ring to recover. Mysterio taunts Phoenix. Phoenix stalks him around ringside before attacking Ripley. Phoenix sends Ripley into the ring steps. Phoenix puts Ripley in the ring and attacks her. Phoenix then clotheslines Bálor down on the apron. Bálor distracts the referee. Mysterio botches pulling Phoenix down on the top rope at first and barely gets her the second time. Edge chases Mysterio away and clotheslines Bálor down. Ripley puts Phoenix in the tree of woe and stomps away at her. Ripley takes Phoenix down. The crowd loudly boos as Mysterio returns to ringside. Ripley clubs Phoenix in the back, but Phoenix responds with a forearm to the face. The crowd absolutely HATES Mysterio! Phoenix takes Ripley down and knocks Bálor off the apron. Ripley stops Phoenix from making a tag, but Phoenix quickly spikes her with a DDT!
Bálor crawls under the ring and slides out under Edge. Bálor pulls Edge off the apron before he’s tagged in and hits a falling elbow drop on the floor! Ripley attacks Phoenix and goes for a Riptide. Phoenix gets out and goes for a Glam Slam, but Ripley powers her into the corner. Ripley gets on the middle rope and goes for a Glam Slam on Phoenix! Phoenix fights it and viciously elbows her in the face a few times. Ripley tries to boot her back, but Phoenix blocks it and chops her. Phoenix climbs the ropes and clubs Ripley. Phoenix then hits Ripley with a top-rope superplex! Mysterio winces in pain at ringside.
Bálor pulls Phoenix back. Phoenix quickly kicks Ripley into Bálor and tags Edge in! Edge quickly takes Bálor down and applies an Edgecator. Phoenix spears Ripley and puts her in the Edgecator as well. Ripley grabs Bálor’s arm and stops him from tapping out. Mysterio gets on the apron and tosses brass knuckles to Ripley. Ripley punches Edge in the face with the knuckles and puts Bálor on top of him. They horribly botch a pin breakup, and the referee had to stop counting. Phoenix then broke it up. That was terrible, and the crowd has been taken right out of this.
This seems like it’s falling apart a bit now. Edge and Bálor fight on the middle rope. Ripley grabs Edge, and Phoenix grabs Bálor. They go for stereo powerbombs, but their timing is slightly off. Ripley and Phoenix then take each other out with a double clothesline. Mysterio pulls the ring steps away from the ring. Ripley gets out of the ring and puts Phoenix on the steps. Ripley goes for a chair shot, but Phoenix moves. Phoenix hits Ripley with a Glam Slam on the floor! Edge hits Bálor with the Edgecution in the ring and hits Mysterio with a suicide dive! Edge gets in the ring to spear Bálor, but Bálor counters with a Sling Blade. Bálor goes for a Woo Dropkick, but Edge spears him down! Edge and Phoenix hit Bálor with the Shatter Machine for the victory!
Winners by Pinfall: Edge and Beth Phoenix (13:50)
Backstage: Roman Reigns & Paul Heyman
— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2023
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is backstage drinking C4 with Paul Heyman over his shoulder. Heyman says tonight Montreal will be Reigns’ city.
United States Championship
Elimination Chamber Match
Austin Theory (c) vs. Montez Ford vs. Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Johnny Gargano start this match off. They circle the ring, and the crowd LOUDLY sings Rollins’ song. They lock up, and Rollins wrenches the arm. Gargano twists out, so Rollins flips around to reverse the pressure. They each go for takedowns before landing in a stalemate. A light “Johnny Wrestling” chant picks up. They circle the ring before locking up. Gargano takes him down and hits the ropes. Gargano ducks a clothesline and takes him down. Rollins rolls through and goes for a Stomp, but Gargano avoids it. They trade pins before Rollins powers him up on his shoulders. Gargano elbows out and goes over the ropes. Gargano goes for a slingshot spear, but Rollins counters into a Pedigree attempt. Gargano gets out and drops Rollins over the ropes. Gargano then hits Rollins with a slingshot spear on the Chamber floor! The clock counts down.
Austin Theory enters the match.
The United States Champion has entered the match. Theory boots Gargano in the face and sends Rollins into the Chamber wall before clotheslining him over the top rope back into the ring. Theory sends Gargano into the Chamber wall and smothers him into it. Theory gets in the ring and attacks Rollins in the corner with some shoulders. Theory hits a snapmare and stomps the midsection. Theory goes outside and sends Gargano into the pod previously occupied by him. Theory gets in the ring and punches Rollins in the face. Theory whips Rollins to the corner and connects with a backbreaker. Theory punches Gargano down as he tries to get into the ring. Theory mocks the crowd singing Rollins’ song. Rollins fights back. Rollins and Gargano ping pong Theory back and forth with punches. Theory finally ducks one, so Rollins takes him down with a nasty slap to the back. The crowd sings Rollins’ song again. Theory tries to talk to Gargano and get him back on his side. Theory tells him to remember what they had in NXT. Gargano teases going to double-team Rollins with Theory, but he instead superkicks Theory down. Theory quickly retreats to his empty pod and locks Gargano out. Theory forgets that the other side opens as well. Rollins sneaks in. Gargano and Rollins viciously beat Theory down in his pod.
Damian Priest enters the match.
Priest turns Rollins inside out with a clothesline on the Chamber floor. Priest takes Gargano down and attacks Rollins as he gets in the ring. Priest goes back and forth with avalanches on Rollins and Gargano. Priest hits Gargano with a Broken Arrow. Rollins tries for a Pedigree, but Priest counters into an inverted DDT. Priest then hits Gargano with a flatliner for a near fall. Priest sizes Rollins up for a South of Heaven, but Rollins flips through it. Priest instead hits Rollins with an Unprettier for a near fall. Theory gets to his feet and thinks he can have an alliance with Priest. Priest wasn’t on board with that and kicks the champion in the face. Priest then CRUSHES Theory with a somersault senton to the Chamber floor!
Priest grabs Rollins and goes to drive him into the Chamber wall, but Rollins blocks it and twists into the ring with Priest on his shoulder. Priest slides off and claps the ears. Gargano attacks Priest, and Theory hits a rolling thunder dropkick on Gargano. Priest then kicks Theory out of the ring. Priest goes to the top rope. The crowd loudly chants, “This is awesome!” Rollins meets Priest on the top rope and hits a superplex into a falcon arrow for a near fall. The clock begins counting down.
Bronson Reed enters the match.
Reed avalanches Theory down and attacks Gargano and Rollins in the ring. Reed crushes Rollins and Gargano with a slam. Reed puts Gargano and Rollins in the corner before avalanching them. Reed puts Gargano on the top rope and viciously chops the chest. Reed grabs Rollins and puts him on his shoulders. Reed puts Gargano on his shoulders as well before hitting a double Samoan Drop! Unreal! Reed covers Rollins for a near fall.
Reed sees Priest get to his feet. They begin brawling on the Chamber floor. Priest goes for a springboard kick, but Reed counters with a German Suplex into the Chamber wall! Reed avalanches Priest into the plexiglass, but it doesn’t break. The crowd chants, “One more time,” but Reed flips them off! Reed goes to the top rope and hits a flying shoulder tackle on Theory to the Chamber floor! Reed then throws Theory into the pod plexiglass.
Montez Ford has entered the match.
Reed waits for him, but Ford kicks him back and tells him to “suck it.” Ford gets in the ring and unloads on Theory with kicks and punches. Ford connects with a spinebuster on Theory Ford sets up for a People’s Elbow on the United States Champion, but Reed clotheslines him down. Theory attacks Reed and lifts him up on his shoulders! Wow! Reed slides off and hits Theory with a powerslam. Gargano attacks Reed and kicks him in the knee. Reed counters and puts Gargano in the electric chair. Rollins hits a springboard clothesline. Gargano looks like he’s going to be spiked on his head, but Gargano hits Reed with a poisonrana! Ford covers Reed for a near fall! That was scary as hell!
The crowd loudly chants, “This is awesome!” All five men are down. Ford gets to his feet and leaps over the top rope at Priest, but Priest catches him. Ford knocks him back, but Priest takes him down. Priest goes for a Crucifix Powerbomb, but Ford grabs the Chamber wall and climbs to the top! Rollins attacks Priest and brawls with him. Ford continues to climb and begins climbing to the roof! The other five are brawling underneath him! Ford flips himself around and lands on top of all of them! THAT WAS INSANE!
Ford gets Reed in the ring. Reed lifts him up, but Ford slides off and superkicks him. Gargano gets in. Gargano and Ford superkick him, but he won’t go down! Rollins joins in and we have a triple superkick! Reed still isn’t down! Gargano hits Reed with One Final Beat. Rollins follows up with a Stomp, and Ford hits Reed with a Frog Splash for the elimination!
Bronson Reed has been eliminated from the match.
The crowd loudly sings, “Kiss Him Goodbye” as Reed goes to the back. Rollins and Gargano double-team Priest. Theory grabs Rollins and punches him back. Priest gets the better of Gargano. Theory takes Rollins down on the Chamber floor and goes for a catapult, but Rollins climbs the wall. Theory climbs after him. On the other side, Gargano and Priest are climbing the wall. Rollins knocks Theory down, and Gargano knocks Priest down. Rollins and Gargano are relaxing on top of the same pod. Rollins then chops Garagno’s chest and punches away at him. They brawl on top of the pod before Rollins slams Gargano’s head off the wall separating Gargano from the Elimination Chamber and imagination. Rollins goes to powerbomb Gargano off the top of the pod onto the Chamber floor, but Gargano counters with a hurricanrana off the pod to the Chamber floor onto Priest, Ford, and Theory! THAT WAS OUTRAGEOUS!
Somehow, Gargano isn’t dead from that. Gargano gets to his feet, but Priest grabs him. Gargano superkicks Priest and uses the Chamber wall to hit a tornado DDT. Gargano superkicks Theory and Ford away. Gargano crushes Theory with One Final Beat on the Chamber floor! Gargano kicks Priest back, but Priest catches him with the Crucifix Powerbomb for the elimination.
Johnny Gargano has been eliminated from the match.
Priest walks around and punches everyone down. Priest kicks Rollins in the ribs a few times. Priest boots Ford down and turns his attention back to Rollins. Priest kicks away at him, but Rollins blocks a kick and goes for a Pedigree. Priest gets out and kicks him in the head. Ford goes to the top rope. Priest grabs Ford by the throat. Rollins comes up and grabs Priest. Ford hits Priest with a blockbuster off Rollins’ shoulders for the elimination!
Damian Priest has been eliminated from the match.
The crowd loudly sings as Priest goes to the back. Rollins and Ford square off. They trade punches in the center of the ring. Rollins stuns him with a forearm, but Ford responds with some kicks. Rollins ducks an enzuigiri and goes for a back suplex, but Ford flips through. Ford then knocks him out of the ring with an enzuigiri. Ford hits Theory with a somersault senton to the Chamber floor before doing the same to Rollins! Ford sends Theory by Rollins and hits them both with a somersault senton! Ford gets Theory in the ring. Theory goes for A-Town Down, but Ford counters into a Rock Bottom. Ford goes to the top rope for a Frog Splash, but Theory gets the knees up. Ford is leaning over the bottom rope, so Rollins hits him with a Stomp on the Chamber floor! Theory knocks Rollins back and drags Ford into the ring for the elimination.
Montez Ford has been eliminated from the match.
The crowd is irate over Ford’s elimination. Rollins kicks Theory and hits a Liger Bomb for a near fall!
The match comes to a halt as WWE medics and referees come into check on Ford, who has not moved since his elimination. They get Ford to his feet, but he’s on wobbly legs. They finally help him out. The Chamber is still open.
Rollins and Theory go at it again. Theory goes for A-Town Down, but Rollins counters into a Pedigree.
Rollins sets up for a Stomp, but Logan Paul runs into the match and hits Rollins with a Buckshot Lariat! Paul then hits Rollins with a Stomp! Paul exits the Chamber and closes the door. Paul roots Theory on. Theory hits A-Town Down for the victory!
Winner by Pinfall and still United States Champion: Austin Theory (31:30)
As Logan Paul heads to the back, Paul warns Seth “Freakin” Rollins to not continue running his mouth. Austin Theory celebrates with the United States Championship on top of a pod.
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Sami Zayn
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his entrance first. The crowd chants, “F**k you, Roman,” as he makes his way to the ring. A LOUD “Sami” chant fires up followed by the crowd singing, “Ole!” Reigns shakes his head in frustration and seethes in anger.
Sami Zayn’s music hits, and the Bell Centre EXPLODES! An emotional Sami Zayn comes out and looks around. Zayn gets fired up. His first singles title match in the main event of a premium live event is moments away. Sami Zayn said earlier today that tonight is his WrestleMania.
As Samantha Irving does the ring announcements, the reaction to Sami Zayn’s name is incredible. The heat toward Roman Reigns is next level.
The bell rings, and the energy is palpable. Reigns coldly stares at Zayn from across the ring. Zayn smirks and talks a bit of trash before getting in the zone. They stand in their positions, and the crowd is just going absolutely nuts. They have yet to make contact. A sign in the crowd says to Reigns, “We don’t acknowledge you, Jabroni!” The energy is absolutely incredible. They still haven’t moved and we’re a few minutes into this match. The crowd begins to chant, “F**k you, Roman,” as they begin to move around the ring. Zayn puts his arms up, and the crowd goes absolutely crazy.
Reigns finally paces the ring and approaches Zayn. They lock up, and Reigns applies a side headlock. Zayn whips him off, but Reigns shoulder tackles him before putting one finger up in the air. The crowd boos him. Reigns tells them to shoosh. Zayn gets to his feet. Reigns goes for a lockup, but Zayn ducks it and applies a side headlock. Zayn cinches it in. Reigns whips him off and elbows him in the face to take him down. Reigns poses and mocks the fans. The crowd chants, “F**k you, Roman.” They take their time before locking up again. Reigns applies a side headlock. Zayn whips him off and sends him over the top rope! Zayn hits the ropes and takes the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion down with a somersault senton plancha! The crowd goes absolutely wild!
Zayn gets Reigns in the ring and attacks him in the corner. Zayn starts the 10 punches before wildly uncorking a flurry of punches with his right and left hands. Zayn comes off the second rope with an elbow to the face for a one-count. Zayn bounces Reigns off the top rope. Zayn goes to the second rope and jumps, but Reigns uppercuts him out of midair. Reigns rubs his forehead in pain before turning his attention to Zayn. Reigns grabs Zayn and throws him out of the ring. Reigns bounces Zayn off the apron and hits a Drive-By Dropkick. Reigns talks trash to Zayn and puts him back in the ring. A loud “Let’s go, Sami” chant picks up. Zayn chops Reigns, but Reigns easily punches him down. Reigns saunters around the ring and taunts the crowd. Reigns asks if that’s all they’ve got. Zayn attacks Reigns with some strikes and hits the ropes, but Reigns flattens him with a right hand. Paul Heyman gleefully cackles at ringside. Reigns puts Zayn in the corner and says this is not what he wanted. Reigns shouts to Zayn’s wife that he wanted all of them to be part of his family. Reigns attacks Zayn and takes exception with the crowd booing him. Reigns viciously sends Zayn out of the ring in front of his wife. Reigns says to Zayn’s wife that this is her husband’s fault. Reigns throws him down and shouts to Zayn’s wife. She says Reigns is a liar. Reigns punches Zayn around ringside and says he doesn’t deserve this match.
Reigns puts Zayn in the ring. Zayn lays in some forearm shots to the face, but Reigns stuns him with a kick to the midsection. Zayn manages to leapfrog over Reigns and take him down with a big lariat! The crowd starts to root Zayn on again. Zayn blocks a right hand and punches the champion back. Reigns reverses a whip, but Zayn takes him down with a diving clothesline. Zayn then clotheslines Reigns over the top rope! Reigns is recovering near Zayn’s wife. Zayn makes his family proud by beating down the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion in front of his wife. Zayn then kisses his wife, and she is so happy! Zayn goes to the top rope, but Reigns uppercuts him to stop the momentum. Reigns punches Zayn and climbs the ropes. Reigns tries for a superplex, but Zayn begins to fight it. Zayn clubs away at the back before hitting a sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall! Paul Heyman looks incredibly relieved and holds up two fingers.
Zayn slaps himself in the face to stay fired up. Zayn goes for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Reigns fights it. Reigns elbows him in the back of the head a few times before hitting a sambo suplex for a near fall. Reigns walks around the ring and sizes Zayn up for a Superman Punch. Reigns charges, but Zayn counters into an exploder into the corner. Zayn sets up for a Helluva Kick, but Reigns takes him down with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Zayn just barely got his shoulder up. Reigns is irate and slowly walks around the ring. Reigns stalks him and goes for a Spear, but Zayn leapfrogs him. Zayn rolls him up for a near fall. Zayn catches Reigns with an exploder into the corner! Zayn signals for a Superman Punch and mocks Reigns. Zayn knocks Reigns back with a Superman Punch and hits the Helluva Kick! Zayn covers! 1… 2… REIGNS KICKS OUT! Unbelievably close! Zayn is in disbelief.
Zayn goes to the corner and waits for Reigns, who has held the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship for 902 days, to get up. Reigns instead rolls out of the ring. Zayn goes to dive through the turnbuckles for a DDT on the floor, but Reigns uppercuts him. Reigns goes outside and charges, but Zayn moves and Reigns goes through the barricade! Zayn gets Reigns in the ring and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Heyman begs the champion to get up. Zayn is starting to look unsure, but continues to try to fire himself up. Zayn grabs Reigns, but Reigns blocks it before backing him into the corner with the referee sandwiched in between them. Reigns goes to the corner, but Zayn follows him in and hits the Helluva Kick. As we’ve seen in a ton of Reigns matches, he’s out with his opponent having him beaten, but the referee is down.Zayn checks on the referee, but he rolls out of the ring.
Jimmy Uso runs down and gets in the ring. Jimmy superkicks Zayn twice before sending him into the ropes for a third superkick. Jimmy goes to the top rope and connects with an Uso Splash. Jimmy pulls Reigns over and puts him on top of Zayn. A new referee runs in and counts, but Zayn kicks out! Jimmy cannot believe it.
Reigns and Zayn begin trading punches. Reigns grabs him by the face and talks trash to him. Reigns pushes him against the ropes, so Zayn punches him back. Zayn ducks a Superman Punch and stomps Reigns out of the ring. Zayn then big boots Jimmy off the apron. Zayn turns, and Reigns splits him in half with a Spear! Reigns covers, but Zayn kicks out of the Spear! Reigns holds his face in his hands in complete frustration. Reigns shouts that Zayn was nothing without him. Reigns says he elevated Zayn and is incredulous at this being the payback for all the opportunity he’s given. Reigns calls Zayn a “piece of s**t” before slapping him. Zayn slaps him in the face. Reigns charges, but Zayn ducks and the referee eats a Superman Punch. Zayn hits Reigns with a Superman Punch, and Reigns rebounds with a Superman Punch as well! Everyone is down, including two referees.
Paul Heyman shouts that two referees are down and grabs a steel chair from under the ring. Reigns takes the chair and looks down at it before turning to Zayn… only when Reigns turns to Zayn, Jey Uso is standing in the ring with Zayn behind him! Jey looks at his cousin, the Tribal Chief of the Bloodline. Reigns tells Jey to make a choice and hands him the steel chair. Jey looks into his cousin’s eyes and then back to Zayn, who Jey accepted into the Bloodline after fighting it for a long time. Jey finally takes hold of the steel chair. Reigns turns his back on his cousin and talks trash to Zayn. Jey looks at Zayn, but he doesn’t make a move. Reigns turns and asks Jey what he’s waiting for. Reigns talks to Jey and takes the chair for him before shoving him by the face a few times. Zayn charges, but Reigns sidesteps him. Zayn accidentally takes Jey out with a Spear! Reigns then viciously assaults Zayn’s back with the steel chair. Zayn is writhing in pain on the mat. Reigns spears Zayn down, but there’s no referee in the ring. The original referee gets into the ring and counts. 1… 2… 3. Roman Reigns retains the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Winner by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns (32:15)
The crowd is in disbelief. Jimmy Uso gets in the ring and begins to attack Sami Zayn.
Kevin Owens’ music hits! Owens comes to ringside and takes out Jimmy. Owens gets in the ring and takes Reigns down before punching away at him. Owens drops the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion with a Stunner. Jimmy angrily runs in, but Owens easily drops him with a Stunner as well. Owens then hits Jimmy with a Pop-up Powerbomb through the commentary table!
Owens grabs a steel chair and gets in the ring. Paul Heyman gets in the ring and attacks Owens with a bunch of ineffective clubs to the back. A “You f**ked up” chant picks up. Heyman begs him off, but Owens takes him out with a Stunner. Owens stares at Reigns, who is pulling himself up in the corner. Owens looks back to Zayn and steps aside. Zayn smashes Reigns in the face with a Helluva Kick!
Owens leaves the ring and stares back at his longtime rival and friend. Zayn hangs his head and stands in the ring as the crowd continues to cheer him on and sing his song. Zayn looks emotional as he waves to the crowd. Reigns will go on to face Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania. Sami Zayn’s WrestleMania plans have yet to be determined.