Kayla Braxton welcomes us inside the stadium as the camera pans down to the Kickoff Show panel area. She introduces herself and then her broadcast partners for the official pre-show of WrestleMania 38: Night 2.
The panel consists of herself, Jerry Lawler, Booker T, Kevin Patrick and DJ Peter Rosenberg. There’s a bunch of fans making a ton of noise behind the panelists as well.
The gang talks a bit about some of the happenings from WrestleMania 38: Night 1 after introducing themselves and taking part in some light banter with each other.
After running down some of the action scheduled for tonight’s show, we head to our first of many pre-match video packages that tells the story leading up to a given bout on the card here at night two.
The first package looks at the events that led up to tonight’s one-on-one showdown between Edge and AJ Styles. Once the video package wraps up, we return to the pre-show panel where the panelists give their own insight and analysis into the Edge vs. AJ Styles match.
From there, we head to a quick commercial break. When we return, we see a special look at the training that Roman Reigns has done for his champion versus champion “Winner Take All” main event against Brock Lesnar.
Once the Reigns training video wraps up, we hear Kayla Braxton run down some interesting notes regarding Reigns’ history at WrestleMania.
Then, we shoot to a video where The Undertaker, someone who was undefeated at WrestleMania for over 20 years but would go on to lose twice — once to Reigns and once to Lesnar — gives his detailed breakdown of the match and the two competitors in general.
Once the video wraps up, we head to the panel for some quick thoughts and then we take another commercial break. Upon returning from the break, we head directly into the video package that tells the story behind tonight’s Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville match.
After it airs, we hear from the panelists as they give their thoughts on the Zayn-Knoxville showdown.
When the panelists finish up with their insight and analysis, we head to the fans waiting to filter inside AT&T Stadium where Matt Camp from WWE’s The Bump interviews a few of them about the Zayn-Knoxville bout and tonight’s show in general.
After this, we move on to another quick commercial break. When we return, we head back to the pre-show panel where Jerry Lawler gets in his bad knock-knock joke for the night, going 0-2 in two swings at the knock-knock joke plate between his attempt at humor at the WrestleMania 38: Night 1 Kickoff Show and tonight.
From there, Braxton sends things over to Megan Morant who is backstage in the interview zone with none other than Paul Heyman. He delivers a trademark bad-ass Heyman hype promo for the “Winner Take All” main event between Reigns and Lesnar later this evening.
When we return from the break, we head directly into a video package looking at the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2022 induction ceremony from Friday and then their special moment in front of the WWE Universe inside AT&T Stadium at WrestleMania 38: Night 1 on Saturday night.
After that, we head back up to the pre-show panel where the panelists are joined by Leonard Floyd of the L.A. Rams franchise in the NFL. He talks about his potential interest in stepping into the ring some day, which gives Booker T an excuse to plug his Reality of Wrestling school / promotion based out of Houston, Texas.
The panelists then send us to the elaborate video package that tells the story leading up to the Raw Tag-Team Championship three-way bout tonight between RK-Bro, Alpha Academy and The Street Profits.
Now we head to the panel again where the panelists give their thoughts on the tag title bout for the men, before sending us to the video package that shows the events that led up to the women’s tag-team title bout scheduled for tonight.
Once that package wraps up, we shoot backstage to the interview zone where Queen Zelina and Carmella talk about how they plan to retain their titles in the women’s tag title showdown later tonight at WrestleMania 38: Night 2. They take some digs at their opposition one-by-one, coming up with a specific insult for each person before wrapping up the segment.
We head to the video package that tells the story leading up to tonight’s tag-team bout pitting The New Day against Sheamus & Ridge Holland. The panelists give their thoughts and then run down the entire lineup for tonight’s show.
A video package now airs to run down the story leading up to tonight’s one-on-one bout between Pat McAfee and Austin Theory. When it wraps up, we see Maria Menounos standing outside the office of Mr. McMahon. Out walks Austin Theory, who talks about his bout against “Fat McAfee.”
The panelists then introduce their guest at this time, football stars Michael Parsons and Ezekiel Elliot. They join the panelists and they talk about their favorite wrestlers growing up. Booker T gives his Shucky Ducky Quack Quack moment of the night during this segment.
The football players exit stage left and then the panelists send us to a commercial break. When we return, we see JBL join the gang at the pre-show panel to talk some more about tonight’s special premium event.
We hear the panelists run down some of the lineup again and then we send it to another video package that looks back at some of the top moments and matches from WrestleMania 38: Night 1 on Saturday night.
From there, we return to the panel for their thoughts on some of the big moments and bouts from last night’s night one show on “The Grandest Stage of Them All.” We then head to another package that looks at tonight’s “Winner Take All” main event between Reigns and Lesnar.
When the package wraps up, we head to another commercial break. We return to the panel after that for one final segment on this extended two-hour Kickoff Show for WrestleMania 38: Night 2. The panelists give their final thoughts, insight, analysis and predictions for the big Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar headline bout.
Now that the Kickoff Show is in the rear-view mirror, we shift gears and head to the main show for WrestleMania 38: Night 2.
We see the WWE Then. Now. Forever. Together signature and then we shoot inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the singing of “America the Beautiful” before getting the show itself underway.
From there, we shoot to the regular cold open video package for tonight’s special premium event, which is once again narrated by Mark Wahlberg. After it wraps up, we shoot back inside the stadium where Jimmy Smith welcomes us to the show.
After that, we hear the familiar sounds of the iconic entrance theme music of Triple H. “The Game” makes his way out to a huge pop from the packed house inside AT&T Stadium.
He does his prolonged trademark ring entrance while wearing a suit and then when his music finally cuts off, he says he just came out here to say thank you. In an over-the-top voice that would make his father-in-law proud, he then says “Welcome to WrestleMania!”
He leaves his boots in the ring as a sign of his in-ring retirement that he recently confirmed on ESPN First Take.
The ring announcer jumps on the house mic and introduces two-time NCAA champion Gable Steveson, who is shown in a quick cameo appearance sitting in the front row.
After the opening stuff is finally out of the way, about 20 minutes past the hour, we get down to the ring for our opening contest of the show.
Raw Tag-Team Championships
RK-Bro vs. Alpha Academy vs. Street Profits
The theme for RK-Bro hits and out comes Randy Orton and Riddle. The duo make their way to the ring to a huge ovation. They settle inside and their musicv fades down.
Next out are The Street Profits. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins settle into the ring next and then their music dies down as well.
Finally, Alpha Academy — the team of Chad Gable and Otis — make their way out and head to the squared circle. Their music cuts off and now that all three teams are in the ring, it’s time to get this match underway.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with the first match here on the main show at night two of WrestleMania 38. Riddle and Montez Ford kick things off for their respective teams.
It doesn’t take long, however, for all hell to break loose, as everyone ends up in the ring at the same time. One-by-one we see bodies flying over the top and out to the floor, with Otis being the last person standing.
We see Ford run and hit a crazy dive splashing onto a few of the guys at ringside. Chad Gable follows up with a crazy high-spot from the ring to the floor on the same pile of guys.
Back in the ring, we return to legal action with Riddle and Gable. Otis hits the ring and helps Gable deck Riddle with a big double-team move.
After we see Otis and Gable enjoy a few minutes in the offensive driver’s seat in this one, the RK-Bro team of Randy Orton and Riddle start taking out any-and-everything that moves, setting the crowd on fire in the process.
They nearly finish this one off, however Ford and Dawkins cut their momentum short. Otis and Gable take over again and almost score the victory, however Ford and Dawkins stop them.
The duo set Gable up for a super blockbuster off the top-rope, as Ford takes Gable down off of Dawkins’ shoulders after leaping off the top-rope. He goes for the follow-up pin attempt, but doesn’t get the three. The fans react with a thunderous “This is awesome!” chant.
We see Dawkins connect with a Sky High spot on Orton. He then hits a dive and splashes onto Otis and Gable on the floor. As Ford, who tags in, heads to the top-rope, Riddle comes from behind him and hits a springboard to connect with a super RKO off the top.
That lit the crowd on fire. Orton follows up with a super RKO off the top of his own and immediately goes for the cover. 1-2-3. RK-Bro picks up the win and retain the Raw Tag-Team Championships in the opening contest.
Winners and STILL Raw Tag-Team Champions: RK-Bro
After The Match: Gable Steveson Gets His First Taste Of In-Ring Action
After the match, we see RK-Bro celebrating their victory with The Street Profits. They spot Gable Steveson sitting in the front row and invite him into the ring to join them. He does and ends up getting a drink spilled on him by Gable.
He takes his shirt off and looks pissed. Gable gets on the mic and proceeds to insult him. This leads to Steveson manhandling Gable with a belly-to-belly suplex. The crowd pops and that’s how the post-match scene wraps up.
We head to a quick commercial break after the post-match scene following the opening Raw Tag-Team title contest.
Omos vs. Bobby Lashley
When we return, we get ready for our second match of the evening. This will be a one-on-one contest pitting the giant Omos against former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.
The theme for Omos hits and the big fella makes his way down to the ring for our first singles match of the evening here on “The Grandest Stage of Them All.”
Out next is Bobby Lashley as his entrance theme sounds over the speakers in the arena. The pyro hits around the stage as the massive Lashley makes his way down the ramp and heads towards the ring.
Lashley climbs the ropes, looking back at Omos before dropping back to the canvas inside the ring. The referee stands between the two giants as the crowd chants. The referee sounds for the bell, and this match up is officially underway!
Omos and Lashley stare one another down and a bit of trash talk. Omos immediately takes Lashley to the canvas with a single shot takedown. Omos does the same again. Omos misses a kick, Lashley gains temporary control, Omos immediately returns to control.
Omos crushing the skull of Lashley, Lashley seperates Omos’s hands off of his skull. Omos with a massive Chop to the chest of Lashley for another takedown. Lashley Slaps Omos, Omos counters with a takedown, sending Lashley into the corner of the ring.
Lashley finally gains control of this match up, looking for the Hurt Lock on Omos, able to lock his fingers, Omos rips Lashley’s fingers apart and takes Lashley to the canvas once more. Omos dares Lashley to return to his feet. Omos easily flings Lashley over the top rope.
A little more trash talk as the referee begins the count-out. Omos looks to step over the ropes, Lashley hops to the apron at the count of six, stunning Omos. Lashley heads to the top turnbuckle, Omos catches Lashley, then slams Lashley 9 feet through the air to the canvas.
“Get back up if you want more” Omos dares Lashley. A bear hug to a dripping sweat Lashley, Omos squeezing the life out of Lashley. Omos sends Lashley into the turnbuckle in the corner of the ring, Lashley’s head slams into the top turnbuckle with a bounce heard through the stadium.
Lashley runs towards Omos who again hoists Omos into a bear hug, squeezing the breath out of Lashley. Lashley looks to be gaining momentum. Lashley looks for a take down, Omos with the reversal, Lashley again gets in position, getting a Giant Suplex on Omos. Lashley hypes up, a slam to the kidney’s of Omos, taking Omos to the canvas.
A Spear take down and the cover for the three count pin and win by The Almighty Bobby Lashley. That’s how this one wraps up as Lashley celebrates his victory in front of the packed house and then we head to a quick commercial break.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Once we return from the commercial break, we see the pre-match video package for our next bout.
With that said, we see the events that led up to tonight’s one-on-one showdown between Sami Zayn and “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville.
Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
When the package wraps up, we return inside AT&T Stadium where we hear the familiar sounds of Sami Zayn’s entrance music.
As Zayn makes his way to the ring, we hear Michael Cole reading a Draft Kings promotional offer. Zayn settles in the ring and poses on the ropes as his music fades down.
Now the iconic “Jackass” guitar riff and then show / movie theme plays as the faux super hero character portrayed by Johnny Knoxville — the same one he played for his Royal Rumble appearance earlier this year — makes his way out.
Knoxville claps hands with some of the “Jackass Forever” co-stars, who are seated at ringside. He enters the ring and is looking as confident as he has come off throughout the build-up to tonight’s bout.
The bell sounds to get this one off-and-running and immediately Zayn sprints across the ring and decks Knoxville with a big running boot to the grill.
He gives Knoxville some more where that came from and then the action spills out to the floor at ringside, where we see Knoxville use a fire exstinguisher to spray in Zayn’s eyes, slowing him down and giving him a fighting chance in this one.
The commentators remind us that this is an anything goes match, which means there can be no disqualifications and no count outs regardless of what is done from bell to bell.
Sami Zayn returns to ringside, finding a table covered in mouse traps beneath the ring. Knoxville still laid out inside the ring. Zayn shouts to Knoxville asking if he did this, then setting it up.
Knoxville returns to his feet with two garbage can lids, slamming them together like symbols around Zayn’s head. Knoxville then sets up a table in the corner of the ring, looking for a Suplex.
Zayn ends up blocking it and counters with an Exploder through the table, Knoxville breaking the table in half. Zayn goes for the cover, Knoxville kicks out at the two.
Zayn gets Knoxville set up in the corner for a kick, Knoxville counters with an air horn, stopping Zayn mid run, right in his tracks. Party Boy jumps into the ring, riding the pony! Zayn is shocked. Party Boy shoves a still stunned Zayn.
Party Boy begins to dance, then rips his shirt and pants off, now in a thong, riding the pony, dancing on Zayn. A pissed off Zayn slams Party Boy the the canvas inside the ring, stomping him.
Knoxville with a quick roll up, getting the two count on the distraction! Zayn back to his feet, taking down Knoxville. Zayn kicks Party Boy under the ring! Zayn looks under the ring apron, Wee Man out of nowhere, attacking Sami Zayn with punches! A kick to the knee cap of Sami Zayn! Wee Man gets a body slam on Zayn for a pop from the crowd.
A Tornado DDT from Knoxville for the cover and the two count! Wee-man hyped up, exiting the ring. The crowd still roaring at this point! Wee Man struggles to pull something from beneath the apron. Knoxville sets up “The Ass Kicker” inside the ring, Wee-Man sets it up, Zayn fights back Knoxville, then stares down Wee-Man.
Zayn kicks Wee-Man in the face, the Dallas, Texas crowd is NOT happy, beginning to “Boo” loudly. Zayn returns to Knoxville, straddling him while delivering multiple blows. The crowd chanting, “Assh*le! Assh*le!” Zayn looks to head to the top turnbuckle, Knoxville is laid out in the center of the ring.
Knoxville sets off pyro from the ring post, Zayn falls into the corner of the ring. Knoxville rolls a bowling ball into the family jewels of Zayn! Knoxville sets Zayn up in front of the Kicker, and sets it off, taking Zayn down to the canvas! Knoxville looking good now, holding a taser! Zayn immediately exits the ring when he hears the zaps.
Both make their way back into the ring as the crowd starts a “This Is Awesome” chant. Sami Zayn done playing games, hits a Suplex on Knoxville. Zayn thinks twice before getting up on the top turnbuckle.
Zayn gets to the top turnbuckle, Knoxville grabs the groin of Zayn with tongs, sending Zayn into the table covered in mouse traps at ringside! Knoxville makes his way to the outside of the ring, the entire Jackass crew is at ringside.
Party Boy and Weeman assist Zayn into the ring where the huge mouse trap is set up. Knoxville tasers Zayn, dropping him onto the mouse trap, Knoxville pulls the lever, a slight malfunction, but it sets off, and Knoxville gets the three count pin and win.
Entertaining match, delivering what it was designed to do — give the crowd a reason to cheer, laugh and have fun in what was the comedy / entertaining match of the evening.
Winner: Johnny Knoxville
The commercial break after the women’s tag-team title match wraps up and we return inside AT&T Stadium for our next match of the evening.
With that said, we are welcomed back in the building by Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They get us ready for our next bout, which is one of the most anticipated on the entire card.
AJ Styles vs. Edge
The video package airs now to tell the story of the events that led up to our next match, which will feature “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge going one-on-one against “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.
When the bad-ass video package wraps up, we return inside the stadium where the familiar sounds of AJ Styles’ entrance music plays. “The Phenomenal One” emerges at the top of the entrance stage as pyro and fireworks erupt and explode. He then begins his long walk to the ring.
He settles inside the ring and then his music fades down. From there, the new theme for “The Rated-R Superstar” plays and out comes Edge.
The WWE Hall of Fame legend makes his way to the ring and now with both guys inside the ring ropes, the referee calls for the bell to get this match officially off-and-running.
Edge smiles at a Styles who is clearly not playing games in this match up tonight! The two meet in the center of the ring and lock up. Styles backs Edge into the corner. Edge side steps the wild swings from Styles. Again the two meet in the center of the ring,
Styles with a Kick to the upper thigh of Edge. Again the two lock up in the center of the ring. Edge with a Side Lock on Styles, Styles counters, throwing Edge into the ropes.
Things speed up, Styles with a Kick to the face take down followed by multiple Arm Drags by Styles taking Edge down. A kick to the ham string of the Rated-R Superstar. We get a quick replay as Edge struggles to his feet.
The crowd begins to chant, “This is AWESOME!” This is AWESOME!” The two stop momentarily before locking up once again and the pace again speeds up as they go back and forth. Back Slide reverses into a Roll Through. Edge looks for a Spear, Styles puts on the breaks, able to stop short.
The two stare each other down from either side of the ring, neither wanting to make a mistake in this match up. Edge throws Styles to the ropes, Styles slides beneath the ropes, Edge slides under the ropes. Styles on the apron, hits a Sliding Knee to Edge, slamming him into the steel stairs at ringside.
Styles slams Edge into the steel stairs multiple times before sliding a near lifeless Edge under the ropes and back into the ring. Styles climbs to the apron and jumps to the top rope, looking for the a Springboard 450, Edge is waiting with knees up, stopping Styles and leaves Styles writhing in pain inside the ring.
Edge makes his way back to his feet, taking multiple Knees to Styles in the corner of the ring. Edge regains control at this point, Styles unable to catch his breath and regain his composure. Edge extends his arms to the crowd who immediately “Boo’s” him.
Edge continues to attack an injured Styles with a slower more methodical pace now. Edge continues to inflict damage, slamming Styles into the turnbuckles, going for the cover. Styles kicks out at the two. Edge again goes for the cover, Styles gets his foot on the rope to break the count.
Styles back to his feet now, swinging on Edge. Edge catches Styles in an Abdomenal Stretch, driving his knuckles into the injured ribs of Styles. Styles with Elbows, trying to break loose. Styles flips Edge over with a Hip Toss, Edge is down.
Edge with a Shoulder Breaker on Styles! Edge looks to have injured himself in the process. Both men roll around inside the ring on the canvas, looking to regain their composure and catch their breath at this point. Edge limps towarsd Styles who is laying in the corner of the ring. Edge with three boots to the body of Styles before the referee breaks them up.
Edge returns with several knees to the body of Styles who is now laid out right by the bottom rope. A wild swing connects to Edge, taking him down. Not pretty, but effective! Styles returns to his feet, Edge to a Knee. Styles eats a turnbuckle now! Both men are laid out in the center of the ring once again. The crowd looks shocked.
Edge with a terrifying look in his eyes, returns to his feet, looking for a Suplex, Styles counters, sending Edge into the turnbuckles with a Suplex of his own! The referee immediately checks Edge who slammed his spine into the turnbuckles. Styles drags Edge to the center of the ring, landing a heavy right, then another, and another. Styles with ground and pound as he picks up the intensity now.
The referee checks on Edge. The crowd begins to chant once again! Edge takes Styles down, looking to rip Styles’s shoulder right out of it’s socket! Edge shoving his knee into the back of Styles, both men back to their feet. Styles breaks free, looking for the Paylay, to no avail.
Styles looking for the Styles Clash, no luck, Edge with the STF locked in. Styles drags himself inch by inch, getting his foot to the bottom rope, forcing Edge to break the submission! Close call.
Styles on the apron, Edge runs at him, Styles over the top, taking down Edge with a DDT. Edge held onto the middle rope, injuring himself! Styles back to his feet, crawling to the top turnbuckle with a lifeless Edge suddenly getting back to his feet.
Edge hits Styles, nearly knocking him off the sitting position on the top turnbuckle. Edge looking for a Superplex. Styles is over and back into the ring, Styles holding Edge in a Fireman Carry, Back Drop, for the cover, Edge kicks out at the two count.
The match continues on now, but both men look completely spent. Styles struggles to his feet first, Edge back to his feet as well, Styles is taken down, Edge with the cover. Style gets his right shoulder up just in time to break the three count.
Both men go back and forth trying to finish things, to no avail. Both men make their way to their knees, exchanging blows back and forth. The crowd shouting with each blow.
Styles with a series of headbutts. Styles hits the Paylay kick, Edge still standing. Styles with the Calf Crusher submission, counter by Edge for the Arm Bar.
Edge with a Chinlock, Styles trying to reach for the ropes, Edge leans back! Styles is able to pry the fingers of Edge free.
Now we see Edge look for a Spear, Styles counters with a Styles Clash however and immediately transitions into the cover. Edge kicks out at the two to keep this one alive.
Moments later, we see Styles deck Edge and head out to the ring apron. He springboards himself in with a slingshot and then looks for the Phenomenal Forearm, however as he starts his descent, he comes down right into a devastating Spear from “The Rated-R Superstar.”
Edge follows up with the cover and that’s all she wrote. Edge wins via pin fall victory. Once the match wraps up, we see Damian Priest enter the ring.
He looks at Edge, who turns and looks at him. They both turn to the crowd and slowly raise their hands together in a sign of unity. It looks like we have a new alliance between Edge and Damian Priest. The two exit the ring and head to the back together. Great, great match — as expected.
We head to another commercial break and then we return inside the stadium where we are re-joined by Michael Cole and Pat McAfee on commentary.
The two send things over to the pre-match video package for our next bout of the evening, which will be another featured tag-team contest.
The New Day vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland (w/ Butch)
With that said, we see the events that led up to tonight’s showdown between The New Day duo of Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods and the team of Sheamus & Ridge Holland — with Butch in their corner.
Once the package wraps up, we hear the familiar sounds of Sheamus’ theme and out he comes with Ridge Holland. The duo settle in the ring along with Butch and the music fades down.
Now the theme for The New Day hits and the crowd pops as Kofi Kingston and King Xavier Woods make their way down to the ring. Their music dies down and now the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running.
We see an early beat down from Sheamus and Holland before the match is even officially underway. The bell finally does sound and we see Kingston charge across and connect with a Trouble in Paradise kick. This nearly finishes this match off, however he ends up hanging in there.
Sheamus and Holland take back over soon after that and literally within a minute or two the bell is sounding again. Very quick match here and it sees Sheamus and Holland pick up the “W.”
After the match, Butch has to be restrained by Sheamus and Holland. The theme for “The Celtic Warrior” plays once again and we fade out into another post-match commercial time out.
Winners: Sheamus & Ridge Holland
We head to a commercial break after the Knoxville-Zayn match wraps up. When we return, the ring announcer begins the pre-match introductions for our second championship contest of the evening here at WrestleMania 38: Night 2.
WWE Women’s Tag-Team Championships
Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Queen Zelina & Carmella vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
The theme for Naomi hits and the WWE Universe is feeling the glow as she makes her neon-way down to the ring for the next bout of the show.
She stops and awaits the entrance of her partner. This leads to Sasha Banks’ theme hitting and out comes “The Boss” in a yellow convertible automobile right on the entrance stage.
Banks exits the car and joins Naomi as the two make their way down to the squared circle.
Now we hear the entrance theme for Liv Morgan who makes her way to the stage, awaiting her tag-team partner. Rhea Ripley makes her way to the stage and the two leather-clad divas make their way down the ramp towards the ring where their opponents await them. Ripley and Morgan complete their entrance.
Out next is Shayna Baszler as her entrance theme sounds over the speakers in the Dallas, Texas arena. Baszler awaits Natalya and the two make their way from the stage down the ramp towards the ring.
With all three teams inside the ring, the music cuts and the referee stands in the center of the ring. Finally, Queen Zelina makes her way to the stage and out next is Carmella holding the title over her arm. The two strut down the ramp towards the ring.
The referee holds the titles high in the air in the center of the ring. Zelina tags in Carmella as Ripley welcomes her over. Banks and Ripley are ready to kick things off. Ripley and Banks lock hands, Ripley man-handles Banks to start off.
Ripley shrugs off a Back Stabber by Banks. Ripley tags in Liv Morgan now. Carmella and Zelina begin to attack Ripley at ringside. A brawl ensues at ringside.
Finally Banks and Morgan return to the ring. Quick roll up and quicker kickout by Banks. Banks rolls through with a cover, Morgan kicks out. Both women back to their feet. Double Knees to the jaw of The Boss now! Oblivion off the ropes by Morgan.
Natalya in the ring with a Boot to Morgan. Baszler in the ring now with Morgan. Zelina and Carmella exit the ring as Baszler looks them in the eye, they think twice and retreat. Baszler going after the ankle of Morgan who shouts out in pain, crawling to her corner.
Baszler grabs Morgan and gets a Foot Lock in the center of the ring as Morgan screams in pain. Baszler with a takedown. Carmella tags in now, telling Baszler to “get out” as Carmella tagged herself in.
Carmella slams Morgan into the top turnbuckle in her corner as she tags in Queen Zelina. Zelina gets a cover, Rhea Ripley hoists up Zelina, dropping her on the top rope. Naomi comes in with a Rear View! Back Stabber to Baszler by Banks.
Carmella catches Ripley who’s on the top rope, Hurricanrana by Carmella! Queen Zelina takes out Ripley on the outside. Banks now the legal competitor for her team, the tag goes to Naomi.
Naomi and Banks at opposing top ropes, 4 in one corner, 4 in the other, Banks and Naomi are slammed into the middle of the ring, everyone is down.
Everyone struggles to exit the ring, Liv Morgan inches over to Naomi, Naomi with a quick roll up for the two. Rhea Ripley tags in now! Rip Tide on Naomi! Ripley goes for the cover, Banks breaks the cover. Ripley goes shoulder first into the turnbuckle.
Baszler tags in going for the cover on Naomi. Liv Morgan out of nowhere breaks the cover. Baszler takes down Morgan. Natalya makes the tag. Superkick by Carmella. Naomi rolls up Carmella, who kicks out. Carmella with a boot to the face of Naomi for the cover. Naomi kicks out at the two.
Carmella tries again, Naomi kicks out! Carmella throws a tantrum in the center of the ring. Naomi kicks Carmella across the face. Banks tags in, flying high with a Splash for the cover, Carmella kicks out at the two.
Sasha locks in the Banks Statement! Zelina drags Carmella out of the ring to break the hold. Moments later, however, Banks finally does put her away to pick up the “W” for her team. Good match.
Winners and NEW WWE Women’s Tag-Team Champions: Sasha Banks & Naomi
We shoot to another commercial break and then return inside the stadium.
WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022
Now it’s time for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2022 moment of the evening.
The inductees for this year’s class are introduced and then The Undertaker gets the long drawn-out moment, complete with his theme music and slow walk / dramatic soap opera-style head turn at the top of the entrance way.
Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee
We also move on to the video package that tells the story leading up to our next match of the evening, which will feature WWE commentator and former NFL star / big-time podcast host of The Pat McAfee Show — Pat McAfee competing inside the WWE squared circle.
After the package wraps up, we return inside AT&T Stadium where the familiar sounds of “No Chance In Hell” plays to bring out the longtime WWE Chairman himself — Mr. McMahon.
Vinnie Mac does his Billion Dollar Strut down the long entrance ramp, both of his quads hold up as he steps through the ring ropes and he gets an enormous, well-deserved pop from the 77,000+ members of the WWE Universe live in attendance.
McMahon soaks in the love and then grabs a mic and does a quick introduction for the first competitor in our next match of the evening. He says, “Ladies and gentlemen … Austin Theory!”
The theme for Austin Theory plays and out he comes for this highly-anticipated featured bout, which serves as the co-main event here at WrestleMania 38: Night 2.
Theory settles inside the ring and his music dies down. Mr. McMahon poses for a selfie with Theory and then exits the squared circle and heads to the backstage area.
Now Theory watches and waits as the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders make their way out to the top of the stage for a dance / cheer routine as the theme for Pat McAfee plays.
McAfee finally emerges to a huge ovation from the live crowd and then begins making his way down the ramp, heading to the ring with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders following behind him.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this co-featured bout of the evening. The crowd is giving McAfee a rock-star reception for everything he does thus far.
Mr. McMahon is shown taking a seat in a nice leather computer chair seated next to the time keepers table near the commentary section.
We see McAfee blast Theory with a couple of big punches and then he decks Theory. He goes for a big spot that connects and turns Theory inside-out.
He follows that up by successfully hitting a hurricanrana that sees the crowd nearly blow the roof off the joint with their raucous reaction.
After enjoying the first couple of minutes in the offensive driver’s seat, we see Theory pull ahead and take the wheel, as he is now in full control of the action inside the squared circle.
He is taking it to McAfee with ease at this point, stopping after nearly every move and strike to check the tempature of Mr. McMahon at ringside.
McAfee counters a Theory spot and ends up taking back over. He sends Theory out to the floor crashing into the announce desk. The crowd goes bonkers and McAfee heads out to follow up.
He puts a headset on and starts doing his other WWE gig, calling his own action as he beats down Theory some more, bouncing his head off the commentary table.
Now we watch as Theory heads to the top-rope, stopping to gloat to McMahon about how it’s his turn to deliver an awe-inspiring high spot. Theory ends up getting hit by McAfee, who climbs up and joins him on the top-rope.
McAfee ends up getting into an exchange with Theory on the top and then stops to moonsault off the top of the corner, landing on his feet in the middle of the ring. The crowd explodes.
McAfee runs and in one single leap, lands with both feet back on the top-rope, where he hooks Theory and connects with a picture-perfect super-plex for a close near fall.
Theory starts to take over again after he recovers. He gets McAfee in a vulnrable position and then hoists him up for his finisher, only for McAfee to escape his clutches and counter into a pin attempt.
He gets the 1-2-3 and the victory, as well as another enormous crowd response here in Dallas, Texas. Very entertaining match and overall a tremendous performance for a non-wrestler by Pat McAfee.
Definitely had the crowd in the palm of his hands as much as nearly any performer thus far on nights one and two of WrestleMania. Great sh*t.
Winner: Pat McAfee
But wait, there’s more ….
No, for real.
Mr. McMahon vs. Pat McAfee
After picking up the victory, Pat McAfee celebrates as Austin Theory remains laid out in the ring. He soaks in the love from the crowd on the top turnbuckle in the corner and then watches down below as Mr. McMahon exits his chair and begins walking around the ringside area.
McAfee ends up making some remarks to McMahon, who stops and glares at him. The commentators talk about how he should just take his big win and WrestleMania moment and call it a night, with one even suggesting he apologize to the boss-man and head for greener pastures.
Instead, he calls McMahon out and in comes McMahon after taking off his sport coat and showing off his 70-something year-old guns, which are probably still sharper and more toned than anyone reading this (including the guy writing it).
McMahon and McAfee slowly close in on each other as a referee enters the ring, as it looks like we’re about to get another impromptu, unadvertised featured match at the most stupendous two-night WrestleMania in history, this time here during night two.
As McAfee closes in on McMahon, out of nowhere, we see his neck jack forward in car-crash whiplash fashion, as he is nearly beheaded from behind with a cheap shot by the selfie king himself, Austin Theory.
This leads to McMahon having his way with McAfee, delivering some occasional punishment while Theory does everything necessary to ensure that he goes untouched and just adds in some insult to injury when he decides to. He then covers him and gets the easy 1-2-3 as Michael Cole on commentary calls this the most dispicable act he’s ever seen.
Winner: Mr. McMahon
Things don’t end here, either, folks.
The action is only getting started.
Check out where we go after this, as McMahon has some more fighting to do!
Oh hell no, it’s not even over yet … folks.
After circling around the ring together following their “victory” in the second of two matches against non-wrestler Pat McAfee, we hear the glass.
Fans of the Attitude Era knows that this, of course, means it’s your ass.
With that said, the “Texas Rattlesnake” does his B.M.F. walk down the long aisle as he makes his way to the ring with stone cold intentions, no doubt.
Upon entering the ring, Austin heads over and boots Theory and blasts him with a Stone Cold Stunner. He rids the ring of that “piece of trash” and then puts his attention on the only man left in the squared circle — the Chairman of the Board for WWE and his former employer — Mr. Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Austin decides not to do the same to McMahon — yet.
No, instead he decides this is a good time for a beverage break. He calls for Steveweiser number one. Toss — catch. Success. He calls for number two. Repeat. He hands one to his former boss and both crack their respective adult beverages open.
Before consuming said-beverages, however, it appears that Mr. Austin has had a light bulb moment. You can almost see the comic book bubble appear over his head as he ponders whatever head-scratching thought that entered his bald dome.
Now he remembers.
Boot to the gut, Stone Cold Stunner. McMahon takes a bump off a stunner like only he can and the glass shattering resumes as the iconic guitar riff starts jamming again while Austin has the beer he originally intended to wet his palate with.
Now he notices Pat McAfee is still hanging around at ringside, so he invites the podcast host and WWE commentator into the ring to share in a tall cold one with ole’ Stone Cold.
The two have some fun tossing back a couple of Steveweisers but then Austin remembers something else.
Boot, stunner. McAfee down. Austin jogs around and soaks in the love from the WWE Universe as his legendary theme song plays again.
Great stuff. Only at WrestleMania. Only in WWE. Gotta love it.
Main event time, ladies and gentlemen. Stick with us.
We head to another commercial break and then we shoot over to the WWE’s The Bump set where Kayla Braxton, Matt Camp and Ryan Pappaola talk about what has transpired thus far at night two of “The Most Stupendous Two-Night WrestleMania in History” before setting the stage for our next — and final — main event contest here on “The Grandest Stage of Them All.”
Winner-Take-All Championship Main Event
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
With that said, we head to the official pre-match video package that tells the story leading up to this “Winner Take All” headline bout pitting WWE Champion Brock Lesnar one-on-one against WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
When the package wraps up, we return inside AT&T Stadium where the fans react huge as the camera pans around the massive building. The familiar sounds of Roman Reigns’ theme plays and “The Tribal Chief” emerges with The Bloodline by his side, as well as his special counsel — Paul Heyman.
“The Head of the Table” begins his walk to the ring for what will be his sixth main event match at “The Showcase of the Immortals.”
With Reigns settled inside the ring now, he and the rest of The Bloodline pose with their respective championship belts, as his theme music fades down.
Now we hear the equally familiar sounds of the entrance music of Brock Lesnar and out comes the reigning WWE Champion for this high-stakes match-up. He settles in the ring as well and his music fades down now.
We hear the ring announcer begin the formal pre-match ring introductions for this championship main event contest. Paul Heyman ends up snatching the microphone away from the ring announcer right when he went to introduce the WWE Universal Champion.
Heyman instead handles this honor, proudly acknowledging his WWE Universal Champion and “Tribal Chief” — Roman Reigns. He goes to handle the ring introduction for the WWE Champion as well, however Cowboy Brock decides to follow in his former advocate’s footsteps, yanking the stick away from “The Evil Genius” and handling his own ring introduction.
The bell sounds and folks, this highly-anticipated “Winner-Take-All” main event is now officially off-and-running. We see the traditional slow start in a match of this type and then we watch as Lesnar starts to manhandle Reigns. Reigns gets some distraction help and takes over now as the action spills outside of the ring.
Reigns adds insult to injury as he continues to beat down “The Beast Incarnate” before bringing him back into the ring. He connects with another Spear inside the ring after hitting one on the floor moments ago. He follows up with a Superman Punch and it’s starting to look like he might finish this one off early.
Instead, Lesnar stands up and while still somewhat on dream street, dizzy and staggering around a bit, he stops and smirks in defiant fashion as Reigns looks on in disbelief. Lesnar then begins fighting back and he proceeds to take Reigns to a little relatively unknown town called “Suplex City.” He connects on a few but Reigns ends up fighting himself free and taking back over.
Reigns puts another bad beating on Brock, but then we see Lesnar snatch Reigns up out of nowhere and in sudden-fashion, takes him right back to ole’ Suplex City. The crowd goes bonkers on that suplex after it connects. Lesnar goes for the pin attemnpt, however Reigns kicks out at two to keep this one alive.
Lesnar hoists Reigns up for an F-5, however Reigns rakes the eyes of Lesnar to blind the “Beast” and free himself from his grasp. Reigns then bumps the referee, who is now down and out, before blatantly blasting Brock in the beans. Low-blow with authority, as they say.
Now Reigns grabs his title belt and stalks Lesnar in the corner of the ring, waiting for him to get back to a vertical base. As he does, Reigns charges in his direction and nearly takes his head off with a huge belt shot. He goes for the follow-up pin attempt, with the referee coincidentally recovering just in time to make the count, however Lesnar still finds it in him to kick out before the count of three.
“The Tribal Chief” looked upset at this. He backs up and stalks Lesnar as he stumbles back to his feet again. He hits the ropes, then hits the opposing ropes and after building up an insane amount of momentum, connects with a Spear to the back of Lesnar, sending him down into the mat with authority face-first. He goes for the cover again, but again Brock avoids being finished, grabbing the bottom rope that is right next to him after the count of two.
Reigns looks to do some more damage, however Lesnar ends up countering whatever he had in mind but snatching up his arm. He isolates the limb and uses the proper leverage and momentum / timing to bring the big fella down to the mat where he locks in a hammer-lock / Kimura. He cranks away at it hoping to elicit the tap, however Reigns does not tap.
Instead, he recovers and as the camera catches Paul Heyman saying “The Lord-Roman Reigns’ Prayer” at ringside, Reigns hits the ropes and blasts Lesnar with another Spear. He covers him again, however this time out of nowhere, the referee simply counts to three. 1-2-3. Reigns wins and retains his title while adding the WWE Championship to his collection.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion & WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
After The Match: Roman Reigns Pops Shoulder Back In
Corey Graves points out on commentary that Reigns appears to pop his shoulder / arm back into place as soon as the bell sounded. He struggles to raise one of the belts as he lifts both of his championships above his head while his theme music plays and he celebrates his victory in the center of the ring.
The commentators talk us through some key match highlights and moments, including the finish.