WWE Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs Goldberg
Goldberg makes his patented, bad-ass entry and Kevin Owens follows suit, surprisingly to a pretty loud pop from the crowd as well. Let's see how this goes.
The two men are introduced, but before the referee can get the bell tolling to start the match, Owens slips out of the ring and decides to go for a walk, meandering around the ring and staring down the crowd.
He takes his own sweet time, and with Goldberg so intense, this makes for a fantastic gameplan for the match! The match still hasn't even started, as Owens takes another walk around the ring.
Owens teases getting back in, only to slide out again. This is shaping up to be an intriguing build to the match.
Finally, Owens decides to come into the ring and face off with Goldberg! The bell finally rings! We're ready to rumble!
Wait! It's Jericho! Chris Jericho's music hits and he walks out, as Owens looks at him in disbelief! What a time to distract the Champion!
From behind, Goldberg NAILS Owens with a spear! Jackhammer!
1-2-3! Goldberg squashes Kevin Owens in 21 seconds!
Goldberg wins the WWE Universal Title after dismantling Kevin Owens in 21 seconds.
Do you really wonder why WWE's TV ratings are on a downslide? This is why. A rank part-timer squashes a legit Superstar that has every capability to carry the company into the future.
This is a slap on the face of all WWE fans. We're sick of getting slapped, to be honest.
Anyway, It's Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 33.
WWE Raw's Women Championship Match: Bayley (c) vs Charlotte
They both start off trying to out-grapple each other on the mat, but with neither Superstar able to cleanly gain the advantage, it breaks out into a fight real soon.
Bayley has Charlotte reeling and on the defensive, and further rams in her advantage with a Hurricurana and a crossbody. While this stuns Charlotte, it doesn't deter the challenger who responds with vicious offence of her own.
Charlotte baits Bayley onto a clothesline before repeatedly elbowing her with ground and pound. She continues piling on the Champion with a grating knee to the back of her head and a patented Flair chops.
Bayley fights back intermittently with chops of her own, but Charlotte quashes that rally with a pressure-heavy approach, working on keeping Bayley down incessantly.
She then positions the Champion for a Moonsault, which doesn't connect cleanly. I'm pretty sure she then calls an audible and hits a standing moonsault almost immediately, just to ram home the point.
What a worker Charlotte is. Cover! 1-2-near fall!
Bayley is still in this match! The Champion shows signs of life, that miraculously transform into a steady stream of offence that ends with Charlotte hanging precariously off the turnbuckle, her knee tangled up in the ropes.
Bayley tries to, twice, hit an elbow off the bottom rope, but that looks like a botch as there's clear daylight between her and Charlotte. Lol
It's Charlotte's turn to build a head of steam here, as she fights back with a big boot and sends Bayley careening out of the ring.
Just as she positions herself for a ridiculous moonsault to the outside, Sasha Banks comes flying down the ramp. Charlotte abandons the attempt and goes right after the Boss.
Taking advantage of the interference, Bayley hits a Belly to Bailey to Charlotte outside the ring! She pushes her back to secure the pin, but Charlotte reverses the pin attempt and clutches on to Bayley's tights to try and steal a victory!
The referee almost counts to 3, before Sasha frantically points out to him that Charlotte has resorted to nefarious means! When the referee stops his count, an incensed Charlotte turns on Banks.
Capitalising on the momentary lapse of concentration from the Queen, Bayley grabs onto her with a body lock and hits the Belly to Bayley!
Bayley beats Charlotte to retain her Championship and breaks her PPV streak!
Okay. Clash of the behemoths. Wil the Guy prevail the onslaught of the Monster among Men? Vince McMahon probably thinks so. Anyway, Strowman knocks Roman out of the ring straight up, and stares him down.
Roman rushes back in and returns the favour, even as the crowd chants "Let's go Strowman, Roman sucks!". Does McMahon ever listen to the people, damn it?
Reigns briefly threatens to run away with the match with a jumping clothesline, but Strowman isn't even swept of his feet.
This is literally a match-up between Vince's golden boy and his favourite prototype. He must be a conflicted man, deciding who would win this, as Strowman hits a heavy Samoan Drop on Reigns and snaps on a chin lock.
Laboriously, Reigns makes it back to a vertical base and reels off a couple of punches to the midsection of Strowman. He follows up by running the ropes and trying to knock the monster down with a leaping clothesline, but Strowman heads him off with a front chokeslam.
There ends that period of Roman's renaissance. Strowman then sends the Big Dog out of the ring and sets up the Announcer's table, but Reigns counters by sending him headfirst onto the turnbuckle.
He attempts to press his advantage with a drive by, but Strowman catches him and reverses his momentum, clattering Roman's back on the ringpost.
Reigns, however, doesn't relent as he tries to level Strowman with a Spear against the barricade, that is caught by the monster! Strowman slams Reigns to hell, right through the Announcer's table!
As he gets Reigns back into the ring, to finish him off, Reigns explodes onto him with a Spear! Cover 1-2-Kickout!
Braun Strowman kicks out of the spear! Reigns, shocked, resorts to multiple Superman Punches and still, the Monster isn't swept off his feet.
Now bordering on desperate, Reigns runs the ropes hard to try and nail Strowman with a monster Spear, but the behemoth fights back with a body block that plasters the Samoan onto the mat.
Then Strowman makes his way to the top rope. Yes, you read right, the top rope, and flings his near 400 pound frame across the ring with an attempted frogsplash!
Reigns, however, rolls out of the way and hits a stunned Strowman with a Spear from hell! Cover! 1-2-3!
Roman Reigns, amidst a chorus of loud, loud boos, beats Braun Strowman clean!
Damn Vince, Kevin Owens better not lose his WWE Universal Title after this farce. Damn.
Roman Reigns def. Braun Strowman via pinfall
Apparently, nearly a 1000 of you left our coverage after Roman won. Either that means you tuned in live to watch him celebrate (NOT! :p) or like us, you're just fed up with him being pushed to the moon and beyond.
I'm guessing it's the latter. It's a monopoly folks. We don't have much choice. However, NJPW still prevails, and you can follow all their PPVs right here on SK, when resident analyst and pro-wrestling smark extrodinaire Pratyay Ghosh covers them with aplomb!
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville (c) vs Jack Gallagher
Neville looks to lock up in the middle of the ring, but Gallagher wants to fight on his terms. He squirms out from underneath Neville's legs and looks to frustrate the King of the Cruiserweights by doing a head stand on the turnbuckle.
As Neville looks to close the distance, he threatens and wards him off with an outstretched leg. Quite the mind games played by Gallagher to start this match off, but could it backfire?
It certainly seems like it is going to, as Neville snaps and begins to brutalize the Gentleman with knee strikes to the face and a series of quick suplexes. Gallagher seems cowed down by Neville's intensity for a bit, but to his credit, fights back with repeated elbows to his face in the middle of the ring.
He then follows it up with a suicide dive variation...that looks more like an agricultural crossbody with the back. In any case, it shocks Neville into life, as the message that he is in a fight is sent loud and clear to the champion.
Neville responds by getting back into the ring and hitting a snap German suplex that has Gallagher landing straight on his head. Nasty, nasty impact there, as the challenger is left writhing and convoluting in the middle of the ring.
Nevillie hits a Phoenix splash and attempts to put away his fellow Englishman, but the match goes on! Kick out at 2 by the challenger!
Gallagher then recovers briefly and dishes out his own brand of unique offence with stinging headbutts.
Neville, however, has had enough of this match as he reverses Jack Gallagher with a front suplexe from the turnbuckle and follows up with a Red Arrow.
Neville pins Jack Gallagher clean and retains his Cruiserweight crown!