We’re live from the WWE ThunderDome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, as Edge makes his way to the ring.
Edge says what happened at Fastlane and last week did not need to happen. Maybe it did. Maybe it was inevitable. Maybe I was naive to think that I could make it to Wrestlemania without any road bumps, or roadkill since Daniel Bryan has weasled his way into his match at Wrestlemania. If anyone could understand what Edge was going through, he thought Daniel would understand. He meant what he said to Daniel about the reason why he came back. He was excited for the possibility of teaming with Daniel at Fastlane but not Daniel. I didn’t see Daniel coming because I was so focused on Roman. If anyone should see an opportunist, it should be me.
Edge talks about the opportunities that Daniel suggested and they were so brave for Daniel. Edge says after Adam Pearce’s decision last week, he got played. I am mad at Daniel, but I have to thank him. I had a lot of time for reflection and I looked in the mirror and I finally liked what I saw. I saw the guy who comes out swinging and doing what he has to do when he is in a corner. He finally saw the Rated R Superstar.
Why don’t we throw up the graphic of Adam Pearce’s masterpiece for Wrestlemania, the Triple Threat Match for the validation of his paycheck. Way to go Adam. I don’t think Adam understands the ramifications of what he did. He doesn’t think Roman or Bryan understand the ramifications. Did I snap after the chair shot from Daniel, the knee from Daniel, and the decision by Adam. I woke up. I am a man who Roman Reigns aspires to be. I am a man who Daniel Bryan aspires to be. I am a Hall of Famer and a Legend. I am the ultimate opportunist and I am the Rated R Superstar!
Last week, when I held that cold steel chair and heard it crash into your bodies, it felt so good. I had you both for the Conchairto. It is going to happen again and when it does, I won’t hesitate.
— We see Jey Uso and Daniel Bryan preparing for theri Street Fight Match as we go to commercial.
— We are back and Edge is walking and he is asked by Kayla Braxton about the street fight between Daniel Bryan and Jey Uso. Kayla asks if he thinks Jey is there to take Bryan out. Edge says if he is supposed to feel bad if Daniel is beaten senseless and he is not. What if Daniel cannot make it to Wrestlemania, would he feel bad? Edge says he would be overjoyed.
Chad Gable and Otis are in the ring and Chad says to look at Otis, his number one guy. He has turned him into a force of nature with his mental acumen. Alpha Academy is peaking at the right time. We outshone our tag partners and next week, we will finish our journey and win the tag titles. They will do it FOR THE ACADEMY.
Dolph Ziggler says this is what Wrestlemania is about and next week, we defend our titles against three teams that are not worthy. Roode says tonight they get the job done.
Dominik says it has been a dream to share the ring with his father. Rey says he cannot be prouder of the man Dominik has become. He is looking forward to sharing the tag titles with his son.
Ziggler and Dominik start things off and Ziggler with a knee and Irish whip but he runs into a knee and Dominik with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Rey sends Roode to the floor. Ford and Dawkins send Gable and Otis to the floor. Dominik sends Dolph to the floor and hits a cross body while Rey hits a seated splash off the apron to Roode. Ford with a plancha onto Gable and Otis as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dolph with a waist lock and Rey lands on his feet on a German suplex attempt and Dawkins tags in and hits clotheslines and a back elbow. Dawkins with an exploder to Ziggler and Gable. Dawkins goes for the twisting splash but Roode makes the save. Dawkins punches Roode and Otis knocks Dawkins to the mat when the referee is out of position. Otis tags in. Otis with a double sledge to Dawkins for a near fall. Otis with a hard Irish whip. Otis with an elbow drop and kick to Dawkins. Roode tags in and applies a front face lock and hits a suplex for a near fall. Ziggler tags in and runs his boot across the face.
Ziggler blocks Dawkins’ path to his corner and he applies a front face lock. Otis tags in and he snap mares Dawkins and works on the neck. Dawkins with a jaw breaker and punch. Both men go down in the center of the ring. Gable and Ford tag in and Ford with a back body drop followed by a drop kick to Roode and Ziggler. Ford sends Gable to the apron and Ford with a snap mare back into teh ring and a belly-to-back side slam and a standing moonsault for a near fall.
Dolph gets Rey up but Rey drop kicks Dolph into the ropes but Roode pulls Rey to the floor. Dominik sends Ziggler to the floor. Ford with a near fall followed by a drop kick and he misses the Seven Star Frogsplash. Gable with Chaos Theory and Otis tags in and hits a splash off the turnbuckles for the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Chad Gable, and Otis
Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are in the back and Paul Heyman enters. Paul says the Tribal Chief asked him to come to the two of you over a small legality. An indemnification clause that strips Jey of all liability in tonight’s match against Daniel Bryan. The street fight will shorten Daniel’s career and affect the main event of Wrestlemania. Sonya says that Paul made a good point.
In the Arena:
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Graves is in the ring with WrestleMania 37 opponents, Rollins and Cesaro. Rollins interrupts over Graves asking Cesaro the first question, but tells him to go ahead. Graves asks if this will be the breakthrough moment Cesaro has needed. He says it definitely will be the biggest match of his career. Cesaro says he can’t and will not fail, whatever it takes, because something is different in the air, he can feels it. He taunts Rollins for last week’s Cesaro Swing. Rollins feels like Graves and Cesaro are trying to shake him up but it won’t happen because he is untouchable at this time of year. He touts his WrestleMania record and compares himself to some of the historic WWE moments.
Graves asks Cesaro of he believes he has what it takes to beat Rollins on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Cesaro says he wouldn’t be here if he didn’t know he could beat Rollins at WrestleMania. Not only dos he know he can win, he knows he can embarrass Rollins at WrestleMania. Rollins goes on about being unshakeable. Cesaro says that may be true but he’s not un-swingable. Cesaro goes on mocking Rollins and Rollins is seething now. He dismisses Graves and goes on insulting Cesaro, saying he will embarrass Cesaro so bad at WrestleMania. Fans boo as Rollins goes on yelling.
Rollins says he isn’t even going to let Cesaro get to WrestleMania, he’s going to end the dream right now. Cesaro steps to him and dares him to swing. Rollins drops the mic but hesitates, then backs away out of the ring as the boos get louder. Cesaro stares Rollins down as he heads to the back with the music starting up.
– The announcers hype the WWE Network on Peacock.
– We see Carmella standing backstage. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler and Reginald, her former sommelier, walk past her. Jax asks Carmella, “Didn’t treat my very well, did you?” Carmella shrugs and they walk off. Back to commercial.
Shayna Baszlervs. Natalya
They lock up and Natalya backs Shayna into the corner and she connects with forearms. Natalya with a double leg take down and she goes for a Sharpshooter but Shayna kicks her away. Natalya with an inside cradle for a near fall. Shayna counters and gets a near fall. Natalya counters again and gets the three count.
After the match, Nia attacks Natalya and then Nia with a leg drop to Tamina and running hip strikes to Natalya and Tamina. Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan come into the ring and they go after Nia and hit a tandem bulldog. Shayna goes after Ruby and applies a Kirufuta Clutch. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke come to the ring and they hit a double flap jack on Shayna. Lana and Naomi make their way to the ring and they take care of Ruby Riott. Lana goes up top and hits a cross body on Shayna. Naomi with a springboard cross body on Nia. Lana and Naomi with stereo X Factors to Mandy and Dana. Natalya and Tamina with a Hart Attack.
— Carmella is in the back with Billie Kay and Carmella sends her away but then takes Billie’s resume.
— We see Sami Zayn at the red carpet and Logan Paul is here. Back to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and it is time for the Red Carpet Premiere of Sami Zayn’s Documentary.
Sami is in the ring and he he is challenging Seth Rollins for attire of the night. Sami says tonight is the premiere of the trailer for the documentary that will show that there is a conspiracy against him with the intent to humiliate him and to undercut his career at every turn and level. What you are going to see is going to shock you. It is doubly sweet because he is joined by a special guest who had to take time out of his busy schedule to be here tonight.
Sami brings out Logan Paul.
Sami commends Logan for standing in solidarity with the oppressed. By you being here, it will show the world that this is not a conspiracy theory, but a conspiracy and that it is proof of the conspiracy. Logan says he is excited to be here. Based on what Sami told him, it could be one of the biggest conspiracy. Sami says he is around brain dead people who will not accept the conspiracy. Sami invites Logan to be his guest at Wrestlemania. Sami says we are here for the premiere.
We take a look at the trailer for his documentary where Sami talks about his dislike for zebras. Sami is asked if he is a flat Earther and Sami wonders if the conspiracy has anything to do with it. Justice for Sami is coming soon.
Sami asks Logan for his thoughts on the trailer.
Logan tells Sami it was a lot to take in. He says it was compelling but when you were in the locker room, Kevin Owens approached him and he told Logan that Kevin has known him for 15 years and there is no conspiracy. He is delusional and living in a different world.
Sami says that Logan is his guest of honor, not Kevin’s. He is here to help Sami. Sami apologizes to Logan for his behavior. Sami says he needs everything to be perfect. He knows what Kevin thinks and he does not care. He doesn’t want Kevin poisoning Logan’s mind. He cares about what Logan Paul thinks about it, not Kevin Owens.
Logan says he could tell that Sami put a lot of effort into it and suddenly Kevin kicks Sami and gives him a stunner. Kevin says he does not care how many times he will give Sami a stunner but he will do it until he knocks some sense into Sami.
— Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are still in the office and Edge appears. Edge says that Adam has a knack for making matches and he made the worst decision ever to make his title match at Wrestlemania into a Triple Threat match. The street fight is a good idea and Edge says he will be out there on commentary.
— Carmella makes her way to the ring as we go to commercial.
— We are back and Alyse ambushes Kevin and asks him for comments. Kevin says he could say that he likes giving Sami a stunner. It was a message for Sami and everyone else that he can stunner anyone at any time… Sami attacks Kevin from behind and he sends him into a storage case. He tells Kevin he will see him at Wrestlemania.
— Kayla Braxton is in the Gorilla Position with Bianca Belair. Kayla asks Bianca about whether she is worried about splitting her focus on Sasha. Bianca says she was wondering when would this happen. When would she see the real Sasha Banks. When she slapped Sasha, we saw the real Sasha. The woman who will prove that she is the best. That is the Sasha Banks she wants to face. Then there is no excuse when she whooops Sasha. First, she has to deal with Carmella. She has too much ego and she is the reason we all have to deal with Reginald. Carmella is a former Smackdown Women’s Champion so she is not looking past her, she is looking through her.
Carmella vs. Bianca Belair
Carmella attacks Bianca as Bianca enters the ring and she sends Bianca to the floor and into the ringside barrier and ring steps.
We go to commercial.
The match is joined in progress and Carmella with a reverse chin lock and Bianca backs Carmella into the corner to escape the hold. Carmella grabs Bianca by the braid and applies a head scissors in the ropes. Bianca holds on and goes for a power bomb but Carmella counters with a rana and a bronco buster for a near fall. Carmella ties the hair in the bottom rope and Carmella with kicks. Carmella with more kicks. Bianca gets free and Carmella loses focus on what is going on to gesture to the ‘crowd’ and she runs into a clothesline. Bianca with shoulder tackles and a drop kick.
Bianca with forearms and she teases whipping Carmella with her hair and she kicks and punches Carmella. Bianca misses a handspring moonsault when Carmella moves. Carmella with a super kick for a near fall. Bianca with a KOD for the three count.
Winner: Bianca Belair
After the match, Sasha Banks tries to attack Bianca but Bianca gets away and Bianca says to save it for Wrestlemania and she points at the sign to show that she means business.
— Roman is in his room with Jey Uso and he is telling Jey something too quiet for the mics to pick up.
We go to commercial.
— We are back and we are told about next week’s special Night Zero of Wrestlemania when we will see the Smackdown Tag Title Match and the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.
— We take a look at what Baron Corbin did to Drew McIntyre last week. Baron Corbin will face Drew McIntyre next week on Raw.
Baron says he is sick of the lack of respect he is shown on Smackdown. When Bobby Lashley made the challenge, he realized it was his time. When I take out that Scottish Clown I carried for a year, I will beat Bobby Lashley and then you will respect and bow down to me.
Apollo Crews is in the back and he says none of his royal Nigerian ancestors have been more disrespected than him at Fastlane. If you thought I would stand for that, you are a bigger idiot than you thought. We will meet in a Nigerian Drum Fight. No rules, no limitations, just a beating so loud it will sound like a drum. I challenge you to a Nigerian Drum Fight at Wrestlemania. There, all my family and the spirits of my ancestors will drum along with the sound of the breaking of your bones.
Edge and Paul Heyman are in the Gorilla Position. Paul says the main event of Wrestlemania should have been a one on one match but then that bastard Daniel Bryan made it a Triple Threat Match. A Triple Threat takes away your chance of winning at Wrestlemania. Edge says he is going to the ring for commentary.
— Edge makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Jey Uso vs. Daniel Bryan in a Street Fight
Bryan goes right after Uso and punches him as the bell rings. Uso with a kick and punches. Uso sends Bryan to the floor and Uso follows. Bryan punches Uso and Bryan sends Uso into the ringside barrier but Uso does the same to Bryan. Uso sends Bryan into the edge of the ringside barrier while Edge tells Uso and Bryan not to deal with him. Uso gets a chair and Bryan with a drop kick through the ropes. Bryan goes for a suicide dive but Uso gets a chair up and Bryan goes down in the ring.
Uso brings the chair into the ring and he hits Bryan in the back with it. Uso puts the chair on Bryan’s leg and Uso goes up top but Bryan moves out of the way and Uso misses the splash. Bryan gets the chair and he hits Uso in the back with it many times and Uso goes to the floor.
Roman Reigns’ music plays and we can take a little while for him to come to the stage while everything stops. Paul brings a chair to assist the table to watch the match.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Daniel Bryan with kicks in the corner followed by a running drop kick. Uso with a super kick when Bryan charges into the corner. Uso sets up the chair in the turnbuckles and Bryan is sent head first into the chair. Uso with punches. Jey gets a chain and he hits Bryan with it. Uso goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Jey pushes Bryan to the floor and Uso picks up Bryan and sends him into the apron. Bryan falls onto the announce table. Uso Irish whips Bryan into the ring steps. Uso hears Edge talking and he tells Edge that he should fear someone.
Jey tosses the top of the ring steps aside and he sends Bryan’s face into the ring steps. Jey sets for a brainbuster onto the ring steps but Bryan blocks it. Bryan with punches and he suplexes Uso onto the floor. Bryan goes under the ring for a chair and he hits Uso in the back with it. Bryan sends Uso’s head into the announce table in front of Edge. Bryan goes up top after he sends Uso back into tehr ing and Bryan with a missile drop kick.
Bryan kicks Uso in the chest and hits a round kick to the temple. Bryan grabs the chain and wraps it around his arm and he connects with elbows using the chain. Bryan with the LeBell Lock on Uso and Uso uses Morse code but the referee believes he is tapping out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan with a running knee to Edge and then he sends Edge into the ring post many times. Bryan goes up the ramp and Roman throws his chair at Bryan but Bryan avoids it. Bryan with a flying knee to Roman and he applies the LeBell Lock. Referees and Heyman try to pull Bryan off Roman and they finally did. Bryan goes back into the ring to celebrate as we go to credits under Yes Chants.
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