WrestleMania 40 Results – 4/7/24 (Night Two, Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title in a Bloodline Rules Match)

WrestleMania 40 results

WrestleMania 40 Results – Night Two
April 7, 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Lincoln Financial Field)
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Pat McAfee
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The new WWE video leads us into the show.

We are outside Lincoln Financial Field. We see a shot of Cody Rhodes’ bus. Michael Cole says no one has seen him all day. Damage CTRL is shown entering the stadium. IYO SKY will put her WWE Women’s Championship on the line against Bayley. Bayley is also shown entering the stadium.

Video: Highlights from WrestleMania Saturday are shown. Meek Mill then narrates a video to hype up WrestleMania Sunday.

We are back inside Lincoln Financial Field. Backstage, Drew McIntyre is shown warming up. We also see World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, who went through a war in last night’s main event, staring at his championship.

The War and Treaty sing an excellent rendition of “God Bless America.” The crowd breaks into a loud “USA” chant.

Stephanie McMahon welcomes everyone to WrestleMania Sunday

Samantha Irvin asks everyone to please welcome Stephanie McMahon. McMahon hasn’t been seen as a character on WWE television since her father had her unceremoniously ousted as CEO of WWE following a takeover to return to power in early 2023. Her first real sighting was an appearance at the WWE Hall of Fame this past Friday.

McMahon says it’s a little warmer than last night. When she was eight years old, she was at the first WrestleMania. She’s been to every one of them. Every WrestleMania is special, but this is the one she’s most proud of. This is the first WrestleMania of the Paul Levesque Era. We have people from 64 countries and all 50 states. We’re all here with different backgrounds and beliefs to share this one thing we love. It brings us all together. Nobody understands that better than Triple H.

McMahon wants to steal a line and ask Philly: “Are you ready?” The crowd cheers, but that’s not good enough. McMahon growls, “No, I said, ‘Are you ready?'” The crowd roars. It’s time to kick off Night Two of WrestleMania!

A group of bagpipers play “The Green Hills of Tyrol,” best known as the theme song for WWE Hall of Famer the late great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Drew McIntyre’s music soon begins playing. An extremely confident Scottish Warrior makes his way to the ring and poses on the turnbuckles. Fire blazes from three turnbuckles as he poses.

CM Punk is shown on commentary for this match. Punk’s right arm is in a large brace due to a torn triceps. McIntyre injured Punk’s arm at the Royal Rumble in January, killing off Punk’s WrestleMania dreams for this year.

Michael Cole announces that it is 61 degrees. Last night dipped into the forties.

A New Orleans-style band plays Seth “Freakin” Rollins’ music. Rollins then comes out in a wild outfit. Punk immediately says on commentary, “Look at this goof!” This group is the Philadelphia Mummers. Punk thinks Liberace is rolling in his grave. Rollins leads them down to ringside and parades them around before getting in the ring. Rollins has been champion for 316 days.

World Heavyweight Championship
Drew McIntyre vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c)

Samantha Irvin makes the in-ring announcements. An 8K camera showcases the competitors. McIntyre is shown with a “Challenger” nameplate, and Rollins is shown with a “Champion” nameplate. The crowd loudly sings Rollins’ theme song.

The bell rings, and McIntyre immediately connects with a Claymore Kick! 1… 2… Rollins barely kicks out! Rollins, whose back is all taped up from the beating The Rock and Roman Reigns gave him as he teamed with Cody Rhodes, is struggling to get up. McIntyre sets up for another Claymore Kick, but Rollins rolls out of the ring. McIntyre follows him out of the ring and attacks the back before giving him an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor! McIntyre takes a phone from a fan and takes a picture of Rollins on the ground. McIntyre drives Rollins’ spine into the ring post and gets in the ring to break the count-out. McIntyre grabs Rollins and attacks again at ringside. McIntyre talks a little trash to CM Punk and sets up for a Future Shock DDT, which is the same move that injured Punk at the Royal Rumble. Rollins counters out of the move and hits a Pedigree on the floor! Rollins gets in the ring and gives McIntyre a Stomp as he gets back in the ring. Rollins covers for a near fall!

Rollins takes a few moments to recover and sets McIntyre up for a Pedigree, but McIntyre counters with a back body drop. McIntyre is on his feet and is furious. McIntyre grabs the Visionary and punches him in the head. Rollins responds with a forearm, but McIntyre punches him back. They begin exchanging forearms in the center of the ring. McIntyre boots him back, but Rollins responds with a superkick. McIntyre rocks him with a Glasgow Kiss that hurts him as much as it hurts Rollins. McIntyre then ducks a right hand from Rollins and connects with a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up and goes to the corner to size Rollins up. McIntyre counts down and goes for a Claymore Kick, but Rollins counters into a powerbomb. Rollins immediately follows up with a Pedigree and heads to the corner. Rollins charges and hits a big Stomp! Rollins covers: 1… 2… McIntyre barely kicks out!

Rollins recovers for another few moments before pulling himself to the top rope. Rollins goes for a super Stomp, but McIntyre avoids it. Rollins avoids a move from McIntyre, and McIntyre gets away from another Stomp. McIntyre then plants Rollins with a Future Shock DDT for a near fall. McIntyre looks over at CM Punk on commentary and signals for Punk’s signature Go To Sleep. Punk says McIntyre is putting this crowd to sleep, but they just chanted, “This is awesome!” McIntyre lifts Rollins for a GTS, but Rollins counters into an inside cradle for a two-count. McIntyre quickly pops up and connects with the Claymore Kick! 1… 2… ROLLINS KICKS OUT! McIntyre is in disbelief.

McIntyre is furious and clears off the commentary table. CM Punk shouts that doubt is creeping into McIntyre because he can’t get it done in the ring. McIntyre pulls Rollins out of the ring and goes to powerbomb him through the commentary table. Rollins fights it and kicks away at McIntyre’s face. Rollins crawls over to the Spanish commentary table and gets a running start to give McIntyre a Stomp on the commentary table! Rollins rolls McIntyre into the ring and gets in, but McIntyre catches him with a Claymore Kick from out of nowhere! 1… 2… Rollins kicks out again! McIntyre absolutely cannot believe it. McIntyre is furious, thinking this would have been an easy victory after Rollins’ brutal match last night. McIntyre watches Rollins slowly get to his feet and rocks him with another Claymore Kick! McIntyre covers 1… 2… 3!

Winner by Pinfall and new World Heavyweight Champion: Drew McIntyre

An emotional Drew McIntyre receives the World Heavyweight Championship and cradles it. Seth “Freakin” Rollins, with tears in his eyes, looks on and points to him before leaving. McIntyre goes to ringside and kisses his wife. McIntyre’s demeanor then changes.

McIntyre goes over to CM Punk, who is still seated at commentary. McIntyre warns him not to speak badly about him, or he’ll take him out longer. McIntyre stands on the commentary table and tells Punk to “suck it.” Punk sweeps McIntyre’s feet and takes off his brace! Punk removes his jacket and attacks McIntyre with his arm brace!

Damian Priest suddenly runs down and hits McIntyre with the Money in the Bank briefcase! Priest shouts that he is cashing in right now, and he gets McIntyre in the ring.

World Heavyweight Championship
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Damian Priest

The bell rings, and this match has officially started! Priest grabs McIntyre by the throat and connects with South of Heaven! Priest covers 1… 2… 3! New champion!

Winner by Pinfall and new World Heavyweight Champion: Damian Priest

Priest celebrates with The Judgment Day on the stage. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, JD McDonagh, and Finn Bálor are absolutely fired up. CM Punk, who is quite pleased with himself, is sitting on the commentary table clapping. An irate McIntyre looks over at him. Priest holds up the World Heavyweight Championship.

The Bloodline is shown entering the stadium earlier today.

WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg will be the guest commentator for the next match.

WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley then makes his way to the ring to be the Special Guest Referee for the Tag Team Philadelphia Street Fight.

6-Man Tag Team Philadelphia Street Fight
The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam, and Rezar) w/ Scarlett and Paul Ellering vs. The Pride (Bobby Lashley, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford) w/ B-Fab

Special Guest Referee: Bubba Ray Dudley

The Pride gets in the ring and faces off against The Final Testament. Bubba Ray Dudley calls for the bell to start the match. The Pride quickly clears the ring of the Final Testament. The Street Profits go under the ring and pull out a table. Snoop Dogg calls it a picnic table and does a Yogi Bear impression. Rezar grabs Angelo Dawkins and sends him into the ring steps. They also take out Ford. Kross, Akam, and Rezar grab kendo sticks and surround the ring. Lashley tries to fight them off, but they decimate him with the kendo sticks. Rezar demolishes his kendo stick on Lashley’s body. Kross sets a chair up in the ring and gives Lashley a neckbreaker on the chair. Kross covers 1… 2… Dawkins breaks it up. Akam and Rezar viciously beat Dawkins with the kendo sticks. Ford leaps off the top rope, but he’s also hit with the kendo sticks. Rezar holds up the handle of what used to be a kendo stick. The Authors of Pain hit the Street Profits with a Super Collider (stereo powerbombs). They stack the Profits and cover them, but B-Fab breaks up the pin with a kendo stick. Scarlett attacks B-Fab with a garbage can and sends her into the ring post shoulder-first!

The Authors of Pain go for a second Super Collider on the Street Profits, but Lashley breaks it up. Lashley hits Kross with a flatliner. The Profits take out the Authors of Pain. Dawkins avalanches them at ringside. Ford then dives OVER the ring post and hits a flipping senton on them! In the ring, Lashley viciously beats Kross with a steel chair. Lashley hits a one-armed spinebuster on the steel chair and sizes up Kross. Lashley sets up for a Hurt Lock, but Scarlett gets in the ring and hits him with a kendo stick. Lashley absorbs the pain and stares at her. B-Fab wipes out Scarlett with a pump kick! B-Fab pulls Scarlett to the apron and hits a side leg sweep off the apron through a table at ringside!

Paul Ellering is holding Lashley’s ankle. Kross grabs Lashley and hits a Doomsday Saito! Kross sets up a chair in the center of the ring and connects with a DDT through it. Kross covers for a near fall. Kross is not happy with Bubba Ray Dudley’s count and shoves him. Dudley is not happy with that. Dudley pulls his glasses out of his pants and puts them on. Kross turns and eats a Spear from Lashley! The Pride are all in the ring. Ford and Lashley hold Kross’ legs up. Dawkins is on the top rope and does the WHAZZUP head-butt to the groin! Kross is in a ton of pain.

Dudley shoves Lashley, and The Street Profits know what’s up. Dudley counts down, and the crowd screams, “GET THE TABLES!” The Pride gets a table in the ring, and an “ECW” chant fires up. Lashley and Dawkins put Kross on the table, but it breaks under his weight! Lashley punches away at Kross as The Street Profits get another table to a HUGE pop! Ford goes WILD on Kross with kendo stick shots and destroys it on his body. They lightly put Kross on the new table. Ford hits a Frog Splash on Kross through the table. Lashley covers for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: The Pride

Snoop Dogg gets in the ring with his golden WWE Championship and poses with everyone.

United States Champion Logan Paul is shown warming up backstage.

Video: Highlights of the epic main event of WrestleMania Saturday with The Rock and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns defeating “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes and then-World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins. The loss means the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match on WrestleMania Sunday will be fought under Bloodline Rules.

Backstage Interview

WWE Hall of Famer Paul Heyman is backstage with Kayla Braxton. They have some fun banter before she asks what Bloodline Rules are. Heyman pretends to give an answer but then says it’s whatever the Bloodline deems fitting. It’ll end with one man as champion and the other going home to their wife, Brandi. Heyman walks off.

LA Knight is shown driving up to Lincoln Financial Field in a Slim Jim car earlier today.

Video: LA Knight vs. AJ Styles

There is a lot of Slim Jim advertising as LA Knight makes his way to the ring. Knight is the star of all the Slim Jim commercials.

LA Knight vs. AJ Styles

AJ Styles charges down to the ring during his entrance and starts brawling with LA Knight. They go back and forth with strikes. Styles chops the chest and charges, but Knight sidesteps him and sends him over the top rope. Knight connects with a baseball slide that sends Styles into the commentary table. Knight bounces Styles off the commentary table as the crowd shouts “YEAH” with each slam. Knight rolls Styles into the ring and gets in. Styles quickly attacks the leg and hits a leg breaker. Knight writhes in pain on the mat and holds his leg. Styles continues to attack the knee and hits a kneebreaker. Styles grabs the leg, but Knight kicks him away. Styles quickly cuts him off and goes for another kneebreaker, but Knight counters into a roll-up for a two-count.

Knight takes it to Styles and gets him in the corner for some stomps. Knight backs up and charges for a running knee to the face. Knight hooks the head and connects with a springboard tornado DDT for a near fall. Knight grabs Styles and puts him on the top rope before chopping the chest. Knight goes for a superplex, but Styles slips underneath and gets him in the electric chair. Styles slams him onto the top turnbuckle. Styles connects with a German Suplex, followed by a swinging facebuster for a near fall. Styles sets Knight up and slowly heads to the top rope. Knight pops up and sweeps the feet. Knight climbs to the second rope and clubs away at Styles’ chest. Knight bites Styles and looks to the crowd. Styles quickly rakes the eyes and knocks Knight down. Knight quickly pops up and hits an avalanche inverted German Suplex off the top rope! Wow! Knight covers for a near fall.

Knight gets to his feet and grabs Styles but Styles counters into a Calf Crusher. Knight screams in pain, but he manages to grab the bottom rope to break the hold. Styles goes to ringside and pulls Knight to the ring post. Styles slings the injured leg into the ring post before dropkicking it into the post. Knight shouts, “Oh, God!” Styles grabs the legs again, but Knight pulls Styles’ face into the ring post. Knight stumbles to ringside and is hobbling. Knight holds the legs and stomps the midsection. Knight then pulls back the ringside mat and exposes the floor! Knight sets up for a powerbomb, but Styles counters with a back body drop onto the exposed floor. Styles gets in the ring and looks for a count-out. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… 9… Knight somehow scrambles to his feet and slides into the ring before being counted out.

Styles sneers down at his opponent and clubs him. The Phenomenal One heads to the apron and goes for a springboard 450 splash, but Knight gets the knees up! Both men are down. They slowly get to their feet and exchange right hands. Styles quickly drops him with a Pele Kick. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Knight avoids it. Knight goes for Blunt Force Trauma, but Styles fights out. Styles sets up for a Styles Clash, but Knight gets out. Styles knocks him back and goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Knight hits the rope to sweep the feet. Knight connects with BFT for the clean win!

Winner by Pinfall: LA Knight

The King and Queen of the Ring is coming to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. SmackDown will also be there. It will take place on May 24 and May 25.

Video: Highlights from the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2024 ceremony.

WWE Hall of Fame Presentation

Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda of the U.S. Express are on stage. Rotunda is wearing his late son “Bray Wyatt” Windham Rotunda’s t-shirt. Thunderbolt Patterson is introduced. He is with WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco. Bull Nakano is introduced next. She is holding her signature nunchucks. Lia Maivia is represented by her daughter, Ata Johnson, the mother of The Rock. Muhammad Ali is announced, but no one is on stage for him.

The ECW theme song plays, and Paul Heyman walks out with the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in hand. A loud “ECW” chant fires up.

Video: A trailer for Bray Wyatt’s documentary is shown. Fireflies light up Lincoln Financial Field.

Video: United States Championship

United States Champion Logan Paul is driven into Lincoln Financial Field on top of a massive 6-wheeled truck decorated with Prime Energy logos. There is a Prime cannon that sets fireworks off. Paul is accompanied to the ring by a person in a Prime Energy Drink costume.

We go backstage to see Kevin Owens heading to the Gorilla Position. WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is waiting for him. Zayn holds up his championship and tags Owens on the shoulder before saying, “It’s your turn now.” The camera follows Owens out onto the stage.

Owens’ entrance is with ECW-style colors and lettering. Owens then grabs a cart with a piece of paper that says “K.O.” taped on it. Owens looks at the Prime Energy truck and tells it to “suck it.” Owens drives down the ramp.

Randy Orton’s music hits, so Owens backs the cart up and retrieves him. Owens drives Orton down to the ring to a big ovation from the crowd.

United States Championship
Triple Threat Match
Logan Paul (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Randy Orton

The bell rings, and Logan Paul immediately slides out of the ring, hoping Kevin Owens and Randy Orton will fight each other. Orton and Owens instead go outside and attack Paul. They go back and forth, attacking Paul. They beat Paul around ringside before Orton gives Paul a back suplex on the commentary table. Orton signals for Owens to do it, so Owens gives Paul a back suplex on the commentary table! Orton gives Owens some pointers on how to deliver the move properly. Orton again demonstrates it on Paul, and Owens says, “Ah, I totally see it!” Owens gets Paul in the ring, and Paul is in a lot of pain. Paul flips through a back suplex and shoves Owens into Orton. Paul shouts for them to fight each other. Orton and Owens don’t fall for it; instead, they beat Paul down in the center of the ring. Orton and Owens both do the Orton Stomps to Paul’s limbs. Orton hits Paul with a back elbow, and Owens follows up with a senton splash. Both Orton and Owens go for the pin, but they stop and look at each other. They seem to agree to hold off on fighting until Orton goes for an RKO on Owens. Owens shoves Orton off, and Orton looks like he knows he messed up. Owens stares incredulously at Orton.

Orton and Owens stare at each other before getting into a hockey fight. Paul then wipes them both out with a double Buckshot Lariat. Paul punches away at Owens before stomping Orton’s midsection. A “Logan sucks” chant picks up, so he taunts the crowd. Paul bounces Owen’s head off the middle turnbuckle. Paul runs across the ring and avalanches Orton. Owens superkicks Paul, who slumps down into the corner on Orton. Owens hits them with a double cannonball. Owens goes for a Swanton Bomb on Paul, but Paul gets the knees up. Paul heads to the top rope and hits a Swanton Bomb before immediately rolling through and hitting Orton with a splash for a two-count. Paul then covers Owens for a two-count.

Paul and Orton begin exchanging blows in the center of the ring. Paul gets the better of Orton and beats him down. The crowd loudly boos him, and Paul taunts them. Orton quickly pokes him in the eyes and throws him out of the ring. Owens attacks Orton, but Orton clotheslines him down. Orton connects with a pair of clotheslines, followed by a snap powerslam. Orton sets up for a hanging DDT on Owens, but Paul punches Orton back. Paul goes for a Buckshot Lariat on Orton, but Orton counters with a snap powerslam. Orton has Paul and Owens on the apron and hooks both their heads. Orton drops them with a double-hanging DDT. Orton drops down and stalks both men. Orton goes for an RKO on Paul, but Paul pushes him off. Owens superkicks Orton before hitting Paul with one. Owens hits Paul with a senton as he hits Orton with a codebreaker. Owens covers Paul for a two-count.

Owens goes to the top rope, but Orton cuts him off. Orton goes for a superplex, but Paul attacks. Orton punches away at both Paul and Owens. Owens responds with a head-butt on Orton to knock him down to the canvas. Paul attacks Owens and climbs, but Owens counters with a massive powerslam off the ropes! Owens heads to the top rope and connects with a picture-perfect moonsault! 1… 2… Paul kicks out!

Orton goes for an RKO on Owens, but Owens stops him. Owens goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb on Orton, but Orton leapfrogs over. Orton connects with an RKO and covers Owens! 1… 2… Owens barely kicks out. Owens rolls out of the ring, and Orton is upset that he couldn’t keep him in the ring. Paul is behind Orton and is wearing the brass knuckles. Orton turns and ducks a brass knuckles shot. Paul rakes the eyes and punches Orton in the face with the brass knuckles. Orton is floored. Paul covers 1… 2… Orton kicks out!

The crowd is chanting, “Randy.” Paul cannot believe it and sets up for another brass knuckles shot. Owens grabs Paul, but Paul hits him twice in the face with a brass knuckles-loaded fist. Paul grabs Orton and talks a little trash. Orton then drops the United States Champion with an RKO! Orton is too injured to follow up. Orton sees the brass knuckles on the mat and grabs them. Orton stalks Paul and hands the brass knuckles to the referee. Orton goes to the corner and sets up for a Punt! The person in the Prime Energy costume pulls Paul out of the ring. It’s revealed to be Ishowspeed. Ishowspeed shoves Orton, so Orton furiously kicks him down. Orton clears off the commentary table and rips the Prime Energy Costume off him. Orton gets him on the commentary table. Ishowspeed begs him off, but Orton barks at him and hits an RKO on the table!

Paul quickly shoves Orton into the ring post and gets him in the ring. Paul goes for a frog splash, but Orton moves. Owens catches Paul with a Pop-up Powerbomb. Owens then turns and hits Orton with a Stunner! 1… 2… Orton kicks out! Owens grabs Orton, who appears to be completely unconscious. Owens pulls him to his feet and sends him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Orton counters into an RKO! Paul quickly gets in the ring and sends Orton into the ring post shoulder-first. Paul flies up to the top rope and hits Owens with a low-down frog splash for the win!

Winner by Pinfall and still United States Champion: Logan Paul

Logan Paul puts on his United States Championship and takes a swig of Prime Energy Drink. He poses near the Prime Energy logo in the center of the ring.

Video: WWE Women’s Championship

Bayley is carried out to the stage like an Egyptian goddess. She looks beyond thrilled to be making a WrestleMania entrance.

WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY comes out to the stage with her Damage CTRL stablemates, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) and Dakota Kai. Sky then dances down to the ring by herself.

WWE Women’s Championship
Bayley vs. IYO SKY (c)

Samantha Irvin makes the in-ring introductions for this match.

The bell rings, and Bayley stares across the ring at the WWE Women’s Champion, her former Damage CTRL stablemate. They lock up, and Bayley quickly takes her down. Sky quickly retreats from the ring to recover. Sky enters the ring and stomps Bayley’s feet before throwing her down by the hair. Bayley rolls out of the ring and regroups. Bayley gets in the ring, and they lock up. The crowd is loudly singing to Bayley. They tussle down on the mat before rolling out of the ring. They get to their feet at ringside, and Bayley shoves her. Sky punches back at Bayley and gets her in the ring. Sky goes for a handspring back elbow, but Bayley avoids it. Sky quickly answers back with a dropkick. Bayley rolls out of the ring to recover. Sky goes for a suicide dive, but Bayley pops up on the apron to punch her. Bayley knocks her back and gets in the ring for a suicide dive. Bayley clutches her knee at ringside. Bayley gets Sky in the ring and covers for a two-count.

Sky rolls out of the ring, so Bayley hits a baseball slide. Bayley goes for another baseball slide, but Sky blocks it and slams Bayley’s surgically repaired knee into the ring post. Sky hangs off the apron while applying a kneebar to Bayley. Sky releases and attacks the leg in the center of the ring. Sky puts Bayley in the corner, but Bayley boots her back. Sky charges again and blocks a boot before hitting a dragon screw. Bayley is clutching her knee in pain. Sky rolls her onto the mat and double-stomps the midsection for a two-count. Bayley rolls out of the ring and collapses at ringside.

The crowd continues to sing to Bayley. Sky sets up for a dive off the apron, but Bayley pulls her down. Sky punches Bayley down and goes to whip her into the barricade, but Bayley turns it and sends her into the timekeeper’s area. Bayley grabs for Sky, but Sky knocks her back. Sky goes for a dive off the barricade, but Bayley counters into a Bayley-to-Belly on the floor! Bayley quickly gets Sky in the ring and covers for a near fall. Bayley rocks Sky with a knee to the face before beating her down in the corner. The referee backs Bayley up rather than disqualifying her. Bayley lifts Sky and hits a swinging side slam for a near fall. Bayley slowly climbs to the top rope, but Sky punches her in the face. Sky then springboards off the ropes to dropkick Bayley off the top rope to the floor. Sky goes to the top rope and hits a moonsault block to Bayley at ringside!

Sky gets her in the ring and hits a missile dropkick for a two-count. Sky is getting frustrated. Bayley and Sky trade waistlocks. Bayley goes for a back suplex, but Sky flips through. Bayley quickly follows up with a sunset flip into the turnbuckles. Bayley covers for a two-count. Bayley’s injured knee is really hindering her performance. Sky quickly drops Bayley on the apron, and Bayley’s knee gives out. Bayley tries to fight her off, but Sky pulls Bayley into the ring and hits a German Suplex. Sky rolls through and hits a high German Suplex with a bridge for a near fall. Sky heads to the top rope and goes for an Over the Moonsault, but Bayley gets her feet up! While the counter was successful, it further injured Bayley’s knee. Bayley goes to the top rope for a flying elbow drop, but Sky avoids it and applies a crossface! Bayley quickly rolls her over for a two-count. Bayley pops up and uppercuts her, but Sky quickly puts her back in the crossface submission. Bayley reaches for the bottom rope, but Sky rolls her into the center of the ring and applies an STF. Bayley elbows Sky in the face before Sky can lock her hands. Bayley slams her with a Bayley-to-Belly! 1… 2… Sky kicks out!

Bayley sets up for a Rose Plant, but Sky begs her off. Sky then floors the challenger with a straight right hand. Sky laughs at Bayley, so Bayley pops up and punches her in the face. Bayley talks to Sky, so Sky slaps her down. Bayley gets up, and they begin brawling. Sky counters out of Bayley-to-Belly with a roll-up for a two-count. Sky crushes her with a double underhook backbreaker. Sky goes to the top rope and hits an Over the Moonsault! 1… 2… Bayley kicks out! Sky cannot believe it. Sky punches away at Bayley and hits a standing moonsault. Sky goes to the second rope and hits another moonsault block. Sky goes to the top rope for an Over the Moonsault but lands on her feet when Bayley moves. Bayley goes for a Rose Plant, but Sky flips through it! The crowd is in shock. Sky charges, but Bayley almost turns her inside out with a clothesline. Sky tried to flip but barely rotated and landed high on her neck.

Bayley drops Sky with a back suplex and heads to the top rope. She crushes her with a flying elbow drop and follows up with a Rose Plant! 1… 2… 3! Bayley has done it!

Winner by Pinfall and new WWE Women’s Champion: Bayley

Bayley celebrates big time with the WWE Women’s Championship. She finally has her WrestleMania moment, the last of the original Four Horsewomen to have one.

Michael Che is shown at ringside. The War and Treaty is also shown. The San Francisco 49er’s George Kittle is shown, and he gets booed in Philly. T-Pain is then shown enjoying himself. The camera then pans over to see Vanessa Hudgens. She’s with Lilly Singh.

The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders are in the ring. WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg is with them, and the Philadelphia Eagles’ mascot is also in the ring. Snoop Dogg announces tonight’s attendance of 72,755. He asks for a toast from the City of Brotherly Love. He asks if they’re ready for the main event and has them shout, “Hell yeah!” The two-night total is 145,298. Fireworks go off, and Snoop Dogg celebrates in the ring.

The temperature has dropped to 49 degrees.

Video: Undisputed WWE Universal Championship – Bloodline Rules

“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes gets a big entrance. He’s out wearing a mask with his wife, Brandi Rhodes, standing alongside him. Rhodes looks really emotional as his theme music begins playing. Rhodes makes the long march down the ramp for his second WrestleMania Main Event of the weekend. Rhodes gets to ringside and embraces his mother, Michelle Rubio.

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns comes to the ring alongside WWE Hall of Famer, “The Wise Man” Paul Heyman. A full orchestra with a choir plays his theme song as he heads to the ring. We are on day 1,317 of his title reign, which began on August 30, 2020, by winning the WWE Universal Championship. Reigns would capture the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar in the Main Event of WrestleMania 38 on April 3, 2022, to combine them into the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
Bloodline Rules
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman

Samantha Irvin does the in-ring introductions. It’s amazing she has any voice left after this entire weekend.

Charles Robinson, the longest-tenured referee in WWE, is the official for this match. The bell rings to start the match and the crowd roars. A MASSIVE “Cody” chant fires up. Roman Reigns slowly approaches the challenger for his championship and smirks incredulously at him. Rhodes backs up, and they circle the ring. Rhodes gets the crowd fired up. Rhodes grabs the leg and powers Reigns into the corner before giving a clean break. Reigns shrugs The American Nightmare off. They circle the ring, and Rhodes hooks a waistlock. Reigns elbows Rhodes in the face and hooks the head for a side headlock. Rhodes whips him off, but Reigns rebounds off the ropes with a big shoulder tackle. Reigns throws a finger in the air, and Paul Heyman gleefully does the same at ringside. Rhodes gets to his feet and is not happy. Reigns cannot believe how the crowd is buzzing for Cody. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Reigns whips him off, but Rhodes slides through the legs, kicks him in the midsection, and drops down for an uppercut. Reigns is not happy and charges, but Rhodes sidesteps him and sends him into the ring post shoulder-first. Reigns falls out of the ring and clutches the shoulder.

Rhodes goes to ringside and grabs a table from under the ring. Rhodes slides it into the ring, and Reigns stuns him with a Drive-by Dropkick. Reigns takes the table and slides it under the ring to loud boos. Reigns tells the crowd to shush. Reigns grabs Rhodes, but Rhodes reverses a whip into the steel steps. The stairs go flying as the massive champion collides with them. Rhodes gets Reigns in the ring, but Reigns quickly slides back out. Rhodes is annoyed. Rhodes reaches through the ropes to grab Reigns, but Reigns surprises him with a kendo stick shot to the shoulder. Reigns gets in the ring and viciously beats Rhodes with the kendo stick. The crowd is loudly booing, so Reigns shoos them off. Rhodes ducks a swing and kicks Reigns. Reigns drops the kendo stick, and Rhodes picks it up. Reigns avoids a kendo stick shot, but Rhodes kicks him back and hits a bulldog. Rhodes grabs the leg and lets out a “WOO!” Rhodes applies a Figure Four Leglock. Reigns shouts in pain, but he sits up and rakes the eyes to get out of the hold. Reigns gets up and is limping a bit. Reigns shakes it off and stomps away at Rhodes. Reigns rubs his knee again after sustaining a little damage from the dreaded Figure Four Leglock. Reigns bounces Rhodes in the corner and throws him out of the ring.

Rhodes pulls himself up by the Prime Energy hydration station. Reigns hits him with the large Prime Energy bottle and tips the hydration station over. Reigns sends Rhodes over the barricade. They begin to brawl in the crowd. Reigns knocks him onto a platform and climbs onto it. Reigns goes for a suplex off the platform to the concrete floor, but Rhodes manages to block it. Reigns tries again, but Rhodes continues to put the brakes on. Rhodes then pulls the champion up and connects with a vertical suplex on this platform. Rhodes grabs Reigns and sends him over the barricade and back to ringside.

Rhodes gets Reigns in the ring and takes a breath at ringside. Rhodes quickly gets in the ring and springboards off the ropes for a Disaster Kick, but the crafty champion counters into a massive powerbomb. Both men are down. Neither is showing any damage from last night’s Main Event. Reigns grabs Rhodes and hits a snap suplex for a one-count. Reigns chokes Rhodes on the bottom rope and shouts, “This is my company, you little bitch!” McAfee shouts, “The Tribal Chief is talking that shit!” Reigns connects with a back suplex in the center of the ring and covers for a two-count. Reigns smiles and talks about this feeling like a $3 million bonus. Reigns applies a neck vice to Rhodes, the son of the son of a plumber. Rhodes fights up and punches out of the cravat. Reigns quickly cuts him off and goes for a back suplex, but Rhodes flips through. Rhodes goes for a maneuver, but Reigns counters into a Perfect Plex for a near fall! Reigns cannot believe the fighting spirit of Rhodes. Reigns peppers him with his right hand in the corner. Reigns smiles at the crowd, who have not stopped buzzing throughout this match. Reigns gets Rhodes in the corner and clubs away at him. Reigns is looking cocky and hits the ropes, but Rhodes surprises him with a superkick. Reigns responds with a boot. Rhodes kicks back, and Reigns answers with a boot. They then wipe each other out with a double clothesline!

Both men are down. Reigns slowly gets to his knees and looks at Rhodes, who is slower to get up. They begin trading punches in the center of the ring. After going back and forth, Rhodes comes out on top. Reigns reverses a whip, but Rhodes stuns him with a running forearm. Reigns quickly charges, but Rhodes sidesteps him. Reigns turns, and Rhodes hits a snap powerslam. Rhodes follows up with a Disaster Kick and covers. 1… 2… Reigns kicks out. Rhodes takes a moment to recover before waiting for Reigns to get up. Rhodes goes for a Cody Cutter, but Reigns blocks it and hits a Cody Cutter on Rhodes! Reigns covers for a near fall. Reigns shouts, “That move sucks. It’s not going to beat nobody. I just wanted to shove it in his face.”

Reigns gets to his feet and is smiling while wagging a finger at the crowd. Reigns cocks the fist and goes for a Superman Punch, but Rhodes avoids it. Rhodes catches him with a number of stinging left jabs before hitting his father’s signature Bionic Elbow! Rhodes looks to the heavens to pay tribute to his father, the late “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. Reigns quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Rhodes goes to the commentary table and clears it off. Rhodes goes to grab Reigns, but Reigns catches him with a nasty low blow. Reigns is quite pleased with himself. Reigns then delivers a powerbomb through the commentary table. Reigns quickly gets Rhodes in the ring and hits a Superman Punch. Reigns covers 1… 2… Rhodes kicks out! Reigns holds his head in frustration. Reigns gets to his feet and lets out a tribal yell. Reigns charges for a Spear, but Rhodes counters with a kick to the face. Rhodes runs to the ropes and springboards off the middle with a Cody Cutter to pick up a near fall. Rhodes signals for the end and goes for a Cross Rhodes, but Reigns punches and knees out of it. Reigns goes for a Rock Bottom, but Rhodes counters with an arm drag. Rhodes hits the ropes and hits Reigns with a Spear! 1… 2… Reigns kicks out! Paul Heyman is anxiously pacing at ringside.

Rhodes grabs Reigns and hits the Cross Rhodes. Rhodes pulls him back up for another, but Jimmy Uso runs in and superkicks Rhodes down. Jimmy checks on Reigns and holds Rhodes up for a Superman Punch. “Main Event” Jey Uso then makes his entrance. Jimmy runs up the ramp to meet his brother. Jey defeated Jimmy last night at WrestleMania. Jey and Jimmy brawl on the ramp. Jey superkicks his brother and hits a MASSIVE Spear off the ramp through some tables! That looked nasty! In the ring, Reigns is stunned. Rhodes rolls Reigns up for a two-count. Reigns and Rhodes hit the ropes, and Reigns connects with a big Spear! 1… 2… Rhodes kicks out and is still alive.

Reigns is pacing the ring and is not happy. Reigns argues with referee Charles Robinson about the count. Heyman tries to calm his cash cow down. Reigns hooks the head for a guillotine choke. Rhodes tries to drive him into the corner to break it, but Reigns holds on. Rhodes then drives him through the ropes to ringside to get out of the hold. Rhodes then looks over and charges at Reigns, spearing him through the barricade! The crowd is chanting for Cody. The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Rhodes rolls Reigns into the ring and starts to slap the mat. Rhodes grabs Reigns and hits Cross Rhodes. Rhodes pops up and hits a second Cross Rhodes. Rhodes pulls him up for a third Cross Rhodes, but Solo Sikoa, much like he did last year, gets in the ring and delivers a Samoan Spike to Rhodes! Sikoa pulls Reigns on top of Rhodes. The referee counts 1… 2… Rhodes barely kicks out! Sikoa has his back to this and realizes what just happened. The Street Champ is not happy and punches away at Rhodes. Sikoa shouts, “Finish him!” Reigns shouts, “I know!” Sikoa holds Rhodes up and shouts, “Finish his story!” Reigns hits Rhodes with a Spear as Sikoa simultaneously hits a Samoan Spike! Reigns covers 1… 2… Rhodes somehow kicks out.

John Cena makes his way to the ring to a HUGE OVATION! Sikoa took Cena out late last year. Cena punches away at Sikoa and clotheslines him over the top rope. Cena hits Reigns with an Attitude Adjustment. Cena quickly gets out of the ring and clears the commentary table. Cena hits Sikoa with an AA through the table!


“The Final Boss” The Rock, a ghost of John Cena’s past, makes his way to the ring! Cena gets in the ring to meet one of the greatest rivals of his career. The crowd is absolutely buzzing and chanting, “Holy shit!” Cena removes his shirt and goes face-to-face with The Great One. Much like The Rock did with Hulk Hogan years ago, they go back and forth looking at the crowd. The Rock then drops Cena with a Rock Bottom!

All of a sudden, The Shield’s music hits! What is going on? The Rock is confused. Seth Rollins, dressed in Shield gear, is sneaking up behind The Rock with a steel chair, but Roman Reigns runs in and drops him with a Superman Punch before he can do anything. The Rock shouts at Rollins and stalks Rhodes with the weightlifting belt that says, “Mama Rhodes.”


The lights go out. When the come back on, The Undertaker is standing behind The Rock! The Undertaker drops his old Attitude Era rival with a massive Chokeslam! The lights go out, and Undertaker disappears! The Rock is also gone!

The Mama Rhodes belt is left in the ring. Reigns is up in the ring and has a steel chair. Rollins pulls himself up to his feet with his back to Reigns. Reigns smashes the chair into Rollins’ back like Rollins did to him years ago, mirroring the Plan B turn!

Reigns charges for a Spear, but Rhodes kicks him. Rhodes hits a Cross Rhodes and pulls him up for a second Cross Rhodes. Rhodes pulls him up and connects with a third Cross Rhodes! Rhodes covers 1… 2… 3!! THE STORY IS FINISHED!!

Winner by Pinfall and new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion: “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes

For the first time ever, a Rhodes is handed the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. An emotional Rhodes is greeted by his wife, Brandi Rhodes. “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns is crawling at ringside near Paul Heyman and The Rock. Rhodes celebrates on the turnbuckles.

Randy Orton, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, John Cena, Kevin Owens, LA Knight, and Brandi Rhodes are in the ring with Cody Rhodes. Jey and Zayn put Rhodes on their shoulders. Rhodes embraces Orton, who was the leader of the group Legacy that Rhodes was in as a young wrestler. CM Punk gets in the ring and hugs Rhodes before holding his arm up in victory.

Rhodes’ mother gets in the ring and embraces her son. Rhodes gives the title to her, and the crowd cheers. The rest of Rhodes’ family is in the ring with him. Michael Cole says, “Dammit, I love professional wrestling!”

Rhodes grabs a microphone and says he’s going to be quick because it’s been a long night. Rhodes says he is surrounded by greatness in the ring and the stadium. There are two people that he never would have returned to WWE if not for them. The one is Bruce Prichard. The other is kicking and screaming about coming out here, but Rhodes wants him to. He’s the leader of a new era. Rhodes calls Triple H to the ring.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Bruce Prichard make their way to the ring. Rhodes puts on the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Prichard gets in the ring and embraces Rhodes. Prichard says something to him and embraces him a second time. Triple H looks at Rhodes wearing the title before shaking hands with him. They go forehead to forehead before embracing. Levesque talks to him the entire time. Rhodes gives him a big hug. Levesque holds Rhodes’ arm up and presents the champion of this new era. Orton and Zayn put Rhodes on their shoulders again. Rhodes embraces his wife. Rhodes goes to ringside and embraces Michael Cole. Cole looks emotional and says, “I love you.” Corey Graves shakes hands with Rhodes, as does Pat McAfee.

The wrestlers leave the ring, leaving Rhodes with his family. Rhodes looks down at ringside and sees Seth Rollins. Rhodes leans out of the ring and shakes hands with his longtime rival and partner. Triple H then whispers something in Rhodes’ ear and shakes hands with him again. Rhodes is left alone in the ring and poses. Fireworks go off in Lincoln Financial Field. Rhodes gets on the turnbuckles and holds the title up. Rhodes leaves the ring and hugs all the cameramen. He then goes up to WWE President Nick Khan and shakes hands with him. The commentators say, “Pro wrestling is back.”

Video: WrestleMania Sunday highlights.

Quick Match Results

— Drew McIntyre def. Seth “Freakin” Rollins to win the World Heavyweight Championship
— Damian Priest def. Drew McIntyre to win the World Heavyweight Championship
— The Pride (Bobby Lashley, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford) def. The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam, and Rezar) in a Tag Team Philadelphia Street Fight
— LA Knight def. AJ Styles
— Logan Paul def. Kevin Owens and Randy Orton in a Triple Threat Match to retain the United States Championship
— Bayley def. IYO SKY to win the WWE Women’s Championship
— “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes def. Roman Reigns in a Bloodline Rules Match to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship

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