Welcome to the Ringside News live results coverage of WWE WrestleMania Night 1 for April 2nd, 2022.

Here it is folks, the showcase of the immortals has arrived! Night 1 of WrestleMania is upon us and it has all the makings of a memorable night. Of course, the main event is already set to be the Kevin Owens Show with his special guest: Stone Cold Steve Austin. It’s unclear how this will play out as it’s been booked a pseudo-match, but suffice to say it’s going to be one Hell of a pop when the glass shatters somewhere down in Texas.

Seth Rollins still doesn’t know his opponent for tonight’s show, although we’re 99.9% sure it’s the returning Cody Rhodes and that could be a very cool moment. In the tag team realm, The Miz is joined by Logan Paul to face the Mysterio’s; The New Day face Sheamus & Ridge Holland; and The Uso’s put their titles on the line against Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs. On the women’s side of things, Charlotte Flair faces Ronda Rousey for the SmackDown Women’s Championship and Becky Lynch battles Bianca Belair for the RAW Women’s Championship.

Of course, we can’t forget Drew McIntyre Vs. Happy Corbin. And that’s the run-down for WrestleMania Night 1. The show begins at 7PM EST and we’ll have live coverage right here for the whole event. So sit back, grab some food, and enjoy the show!


Kick-Off Show

Kayla Braxton, JBL, Kevin Patrick, Booker T, and Peter Rosenberg are outside the AT&T stadium for the WrestleMania Kick-Off Show. They’re all excited and JBL says he’s so hyped he may beat the Hell out of Peter Rosenberg.

The panel discuss Bianca Belair Vs. Becky Lynch. JBL says we have two of the best Superstars of all-time, in their primes, and they despise each other. That’s what WrestleMania is all about. Booker T says Becky believes she is invincible right now and he likes that. Bianca will have to learn how to switch gears, get dirty and play Becky’s games. Rosenberg says she did just that when she cut Becky’s hair. Belair needs this to avenge her loss at SummerSlam, but Becky has beat everyone.

We see the video package of Kevin Owens goading Stone Cold Steve Austin. The panel talk about their excitement to see Stone Cold. Rosenberg says Austin is in the shape of his life and he’s ready. JBL says he and Booker are from Texas and they know there’s a few things you do not mess with, and one of them is the Texas Rattlesnake. Booker says this will be the shucky-ducky-quack-quack moment of the night. Yesterday at Axxess Owens destroyed lots of Steve Austin merch.

Seth Rollins is with Maria Menounos backstage. He’s in a great mood and says him and the world want to know who his opponent is. Will it be a legend like The Rock or Hulk Hogan? Maybe someone from NXT, like a Carmelo Hayes or Bron Breakker? Or maybe the Chairman himself is going to suit-up tonight for one last match. Regardless, tonight is about him and not his opponent.

We see some highlights of the Hall of Fame ceremony from last night. Next, some entrepreneur, Josh Richards, joins the panel and talks about being a fan. They run down the card for Night 2 of WrestleMania, which features Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns, Johnny Knoxville Vs. Sami Zayn, Austin Theory Vs. Pat McAfee, Edge Vs. AJ Styles, and more.

Jerry Lawler and Jake Paul join to discuss the Mysterio’s Vs. The Miz and Jake’s brother, Logan Paul. Jake says his brother is about to take out Rey Mysterio, then the fans won’t be able to boo. He says Rey is old and washed-up. He says Logan is built for nights like this and hasn’t been taking it lightly. Rosenberg says the Paul’s earn the boos they get but they also work for everything they get. Booker reminds Jake that Rey is an icon but The King says Miz could beat Rey and Dominik by himself. Jake says he’ll knock-out anyone that boos his brother.

Maria Menounos interviews Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, who say they’re about to tear apart “Butch, botch and bitch”. Kofi says he’s a former WWE Champion, Woods is King of the Ring, and they’re the longest-reigning Tag Team Champions of all time, and they won’t hesitate to put their boots to asses. The panel say The New Day’s hubris could be a problem for them tonight. The King is rooting for Sheamus and Ridge.

We see a video package for Drew McIntyre Vs. Happy Corbin. Booker T says Corbin made this very personal last night and you can’t talk about another man’s mother. They say Madcap Moss won the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, and wonder if he’d be better off without Corbin. Moss joins the panel and says Happy will remain undefeated tonight. Moss says Corbin is the new Mr. WrestleMania. Moss says Drew will need an act of God and the only move that can save him is the “pray-more”. Moss makes some more jokes and Booker and Lawler love it.

The panel talk Ronda Rousey Vs. Charlotte Flair. Rosenberg says Flair thinks she has something to prove and she resents the conversation always being on Ronda. They debate if Ronda’s absence will be an advantage or a disadvantage for her. They move on to Stone Cold and Kevin Owens once more and all of them agree Austin is going to open a can of whoopass on KO. And that’s it for the two-hour Kick-Off Show.


Country singer Brantley Gilbert opens WrestleMania 38 with his rendition of America The Beautiful, followed by some fireworks.

The WrestleMania opening video is narrated by Mark Wahlberg. We go live to the arena and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders come out and dance to AC/DC.

SmackDown Tag Team Championships

(C) The Uso’s Vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs

The first match gets underway with Jimmy and Nakamura, and Shinsuke lands a flurry of kicks right away. Nakamura lifts Jimmy onto the top rope and delivers a knee to the gut. Jey tags in and teams with Jimmy to drop Nakamura. Jey hits a back suplex and poses. Jimmy tags back in and chokes Nakamura on the middle rope, then kicks the back of the neck and grabs a sleeper. Nakamura gets free and drops Jimmy with a spinning kick.

Boogs and Jey get the tags and Rick unloads with axe handles but Jey fires back with an uppercut. Jey hits the ropes but gets caught in a bear hug. Boogs transitions into a stalling suplex and squats down to one knee before landing it. Boogs gets Jimmy and Jey on his shoulders but his knee gives out and he has to crawl to tag Nakamura – Boogs could be legimately hurt there, doesn’t seem like that was planned.

Shinsuke lands some kicks and a knee to Jey, then a sliding German suplex. Nakamura wants the Kinshasha but eats a superkick from Jey. Jimmy tags in and hits the Uso splash but Nakamura kicks out! Boogs is still down on the outside but we haven’t seen him since he collapsed. Jey tags in and holds Shinsuke by the hair so Jimmy can superkick him. The Uso’s hit the 1D for the win.

Winners: The Uso’s

We see a video package of the rivalry between Sami Zayn and American icon, star of the Jackass series, Johnny Knoxville. This fun match will take place on Night 2 of WrestleMania 38.

Drew McIntyre Vs. Happy Corbin W/Madcap Moss

The bell rings and McIntyre storms Corbin, beating him into the corner. Corbin fires back and whips Drew into the corner but the Scotsman bounces out with a clothesline. McIntyre then clotheslines McIntyre over the ropes and goes out after him. Drew slams Corbin’s head into the apron and puts him back in the ring, but Corbin grabs him and runs him into the ring post. Corbin gets him back inside and trash talks him, then whips him hard into the buckles for a one-count.

Corbin slowly punches McIntyre around the ring for a while and Moss gets on the apron to cheer for him. Corbin gets annoyed and tells him to get down, allowing Drew to catch him with a spinebuster. McIntyre lands some lariats and Corbin looks for the out-and-in clothesline but gets caught with a belly-to-belly. McIntyre kips-up and looks for the Future Shock but Corbin fights it. Drew attempts the Claymore but Corbin catches him with Deep Six in mid-air.

McIntyre hits an axe handle off the top rope and counts down for the Claymore but Moss drags Corbin out of the ring before he can hit it. McIntyre then dives over the ropes with a tope onto both men. Drew gets Corbin back inside, then hits Moss with a belly-to-belly on the floor. McIntyre goes up top and jumps but Corbin ducks it. Drew rolls through the End of Days and looks for the Claymore but Corbin ducks it.

McIntyre runs and Corbin catches him with the End of Days… but Drew kicks out! That’s the first time anyone has ever kicked out of that move. Corbin is distraught and the fans popped loud. Not-So-Happy Corbin slowly lifts McIntyre but gets caught with a Future Shock DDT. Corbin goes to the corner and counts down from three before hitting a Claymore and that’s all she wrote.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

After the match Madcap Moss gets on the apron and McIntyre stares him down. McIntyre grabs Angela and swings for Moss but he jumps off, only for Drew to slice right through the top two ropes! Moss and Corbin retreat and McIntyre celebrates with fans at ringside.

Rey & Dominik Mysterio Vs. The Miz & Logan Paul

The match starts with The Miz and Rey, and Miz beats him down into his corner and tags Logan Paul to the boos of the WWE Universe. Paul punches Rey’s stomach and taunts the crowd. Rey grabs a headlock on Logan, who shoots him off, does a leapfrog and tries to do the splits under Rey but gets kicked in the head. Rey tags Dominik as The Miz comes in, and Mysterios hit him with a double-team wheelbarrow splash.

Dominik drops Miz and hits a springoard moonsault, then grabs the wrist of Paul and hits a springboard arm-drag/headscissors to Miz. The heels roll out and Dominik dives over the ropes onto Miz, then gets him back inside. Miz rolls out and distracts the referee, allowing Paul to hit him from behind. Miz beats Dominik in the corner and tags Logan, who lifts Dominik for a running powerslam and a two-count.

The Miz tags back in and he and Logan kick Dominik repeatedly in the chest. Miz grabs a headlock on Dominik for a couple of minutes. Dominik tries to fight up but Miz whips him into Logan’s boot in the corner. Paul tags in and hits a blockbuster off the middle rope for a two-count. Miz tags in and the two of them stomp Dominik in the corner. Paul chokes Dominik on the bottom rope as the referee isn’t looking. Dominik starts firing back against both of them and hits Miz with a DDT!

Rey gets the tag and comes in with a flying headscissors. Rey heads up top for a seated senton, ducks a clothseline, then counters a sunset flip with a kick to the face. Logan comes in and helps Miz lift Rey for a suplex but Dominik kicks Paul and Rey rolls up Miz for a near-fall. Rey looks for a 619 but Miz avoids it, only to get caught with a tilt-a-whirl DDT. Mysterio hits Miz with two of the three amigoes but Miz sends him into the ring post and tags Paul.

Logan kicks Dominik off the apron, then lifts Rey for a suplex and holds on to hit the three amigoes and gain nuclear heat. Paul goes to the middle rope and does a little Viva La Raza before a five star frog splash and scores a near-fall. Dominik throws Logan out of the ring, then hits a suicide dive to Miz. Dominik chases Paul back into the ring where Rey knocks him onto the middle rope. The Mysterio’s hit Logan with a 619, then each land a frog splash. Miz body slams Dominik onto them to break the pin, then hits Rey with the Skull Crushing Finale for the win!

Winners: The Miz & Logan Paul

As soon as the match is over, Miz and Paul celebrate together to the boos inside AT&T Stadium. Suddenly The Miz grabs Logan and hits a Skull Crushing Finale and the arena erupts! Miz leaves the ring and Paul slowly gets up and stares at him – is this one of our SummerSlam matches?

We see a video package for Edge Vs. AJ Styles. This long-awaited match will take place on Night 2 of WrestleMania.

Stephanie McMahon makes her way out onto the stage and she wants to say thank you to the WWE Universe. She says WrestleMania always blows her away: the power of everyone coming together from all over the world to celebrate the thing they all love. And tonight it’s her pleasure to introduce one of the newest stars of WWE: Olympic gold medalist, Gable Steveson.

It’s RAW Women’s Championship time. Becky Lynch gets an MCU-inspired video to start, and then comes out in a white SUV and with a cool outfit. Bianca Belair gets a marching band and dances to the ring while swinging her hair.

RAW Women’s Championship

(C) Becky Lynch Vs. Bianca Belair

The bell rings and the two women soak in the atmosphere and the fans seem fairly split between them. Belair looks for a handshake but Becky punches her in the face. Lynch looks for the Manhandle Slam but Belair avoids it. Belair lifts Becky onto her shoulders for the Kiss of Death but Lynch lands on her feet and hits the Manhandle Slam… but Belair kicks out! Becky can’t believe it. Lynch tries to pin her four more times to no avail.

Belair rolls up Lynch for a one-count, then Becky turns it over and puts her feet on the ropes but the referee saw it. Belair grabs Becky and hits a suplex, rolls through and wants a second but Lynch counters with a DDT for a near-fall. Becky goes to the top rope for a moonsault but nobody is home. Belair grabs Becky and applies the Dis-Arm-Her but Lynch ges a foot on the rope. Becky attempts another roll-up for two, then a few more.

Bianca sends Becky through the ropes but the Champion holds onto her hair and drags her out with her. Bianca lifts her up but Lynch slides off andsends Belair into the ring steps. Becky waits for her to get back in, then hits a Bexploder suplex, then another for a near-fall. Lynch whips Belair throat-first into the middle rope – the same throat she attacked on RAW a few weeks ago. Belair rolls to the apron and tries to springboard in but Becky kicks her and she lands on the top rope.

Lynch goes up top and hits a leg drop to the hanging Belair for a near-fall. Lynch stomps Belair and grabs a chinlock. Belair escapes and looks to jump over Becky but gets slammed. Becky hits a suplex and looks for an armbar but Belair rolls her up for a two-count. Becky transitions to a triangle choke but Bianca lifts her up and they tumble over the top rope to the floor. Belair hits a suplex on the floor and both women are down on the outside.

They both roll back in and Belair gets a second wind; she lands some shoulder tackles in the corner and catches Lynch with a backbreaker for a near-fall. Lynch avoids a handspring, then counters a powerbomb with a roll-up for a near-fall. Belair lifts Becky up and hits a release Glam Slam, then connects with a handspring moonsault for a near-fall. Bianca goes up top but Becky climbs up alongside.

Becky wants a superplex but Belair gets her on her shoulders and drops off to drop Becky on the top ropes. Belair goes to the middle rope and hits a 450 splash for a near-fall! She’s getting frustrated. Becky rolls to the apron and Bianca tries to shoulder her off but gets kicked back. Lynch goes up top and connects with a “rolling thunder kick”, cracking Bianca in the face with her heel. Becky looks for the Manhandle Slam but gets shoved off.

They both connect with forearms, then Belair catches Becky with a spinebuster. Belair looks for the springboard moonsault but time Becky got her knees up. Becky looks for the Dis-Arm-Her but Belair lifts her up for another Glam Slam, but this time Lynch rolls her up for a near-fall. Lynch backs her into the corner and kicks her, then chokes her with a boot. Belair gets her up on her shoulders but Becky holds the ropes, so Belair dumps her to the outside.

Belair goes out and rolls Becky back inside but the Champion rolls right back out the other side. Belair tries to drag Becky back in but Lynch slams her head into the ring post. Lynch lifts Belair and hits a Manhandle Slam onto the steel steps! Becky gets inside and waits for the count-out but Belair hits a John Cena-esque leap at the count of nine. Belair backflips away from Lynch and hits the Kiss of Death for the rather predictable win.

Winner and New RAW Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair

We see a video package of Seth Rollins’ desperate search for an opponent at WrestleMania. The story culminated in Vince McMahon calling Seth to his office and offering him a match against a mystery opponent. Rollins comes to the ring to a bunch of random people singing his music. As for his opponent…

Seth Rollins Vs. Cody Rhodes

The match begins for this surreal match and the fans chant for Cody. They lock-up and Corey Graves implies Cody hasn’t wrestled in six years. Rhodes grabs a headlock, Seth shoots him off and drops under, jumps over, but gets caught with an arm-drag. Cody does a little Stardust cartwheel but then throws it away. Never again. They go back-and-forth and Rhodes catches Rollins with a drop-down uppercut.

Rollins punches him but Cody fires right back. Rollins wants a Pedigree but Cody gets out and wants a Cross-Rhodes but Seth wriggles free. They both attempt suplexes around the ring, then both go flying over the ropes to the floor. Rhodes gets run into the ring apron, but then pulls Seth shoulder-first into the ring post. Back inside and Cody punches Seth into the corner and targets the arm. Cody takes Rollins down with a submission.

Rollins attempts a roll-up for a two-count and Cody goes back to the arm. Rollins grabs the ropes but Cody lifts him up and kicks him between the legs. He grabs Seth’s feet but Rollins uses the ropes to jump up and hit an enziguiri. Rhodes wrenches the arm again and goes to the top rope but gets caught with a dropkick in mid-air. Rollins lands a gutbuster for a two-count. He shouts “welcome back to the big league’s bitch” and forearms him in the back.

Rollins applies an abdominal stretch but Cody powers out and hits the arm. Rhodes hits the ropes and connects with a forearm, then catches Seth with a snap powerslam. Cody clotheslines Rollins over the ropes, then hits a suicide dive that sends Seth over the announce desk! Rhodes drags Rollins back inside and goes up top for a moonsault to a standing Rollins and scores a near-fall. Seth rolls out of the ring.

Cody goes out and looks for a Disaster Kick off the steps but Rollins catches him and hits a Buckle Bomb into the barricade! Rollins gets Cody back inside and hits a springboard knee, Avada Kadavara, then a running falcon arrow for a near-fall. Rollins wants The Stomp but Cody avoids it, rolls him up but Rollins escapes. Cody looks for the Cross-Rhodes but Rollins rolls him up for two. Rollins swings but Cody counters and hits Cross-Rhodes… but Seth kicks out!

Rhodes goes up top but Rollins trips him, then climbs up behind him. Rollins hits an inverted superplex, holds on and lands a reverse DDT for a near-fall! Rollins goes to the top for a phoenix splash but nobody’s home. Rollins wants the Pedigree but Rhodes turns it around and he wants a Pedigree but Seth tips him over and pins him for two. Rhodes hits a powerbomb, then waits for Seth to get up and hits the Cody Cutter for a near-fall!

“This is awesome” chant. Cody lifts Rollins but gets caught with a Pedigree… and kicks out! They trade punches to cheers and boos, then Rollins hits kicks to the face and a rolling forearm to the back of the head. Rollins wastes time and allows Cody to hit Cross-Rhodes. He holds on and hits another, then hits a staggering Rollins with Dusty punches and a bionic elbow, followed by a third Cross-Rhodes and the win!

Winner: Cody Rhodes

We see highlights of the Hall of Fame ceremony from last night. The inductees come out to the stage, including the Steiner Brothers, Queen Sharmell, Shad Gaspard’s family, Vader’s family, and then comes the G.O.A.T, the Deadman, The Undertaker. And the stadium goes wild.

We see a video package for the upcoming match between Vince McMahon’s protégé, Austin Theory, and WWE commentator and ex-professional football player, Pat McAfee. That match takes place tomorrow night.

Earlier tonight Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs took on The Uso’s and Boogs unforunately got injured. They reveal that he tore his quad patella and will require surgery in the coming days. Here’s wishing Boogs a speedy recovery.

SmackDown Women’s Championship

(C) Charlotte Flair Vs. Ronda Rousey

The match gets underway and Ronda tries to rush Charlotte and strike her but Flair tries to counter and out-wrestle her. Ronda looks for an armbar but Flair shoves her away. Rousey reverses a whip and Flair flips over the buckles to the apron, then kicks Ronda back. Flair looks to jump back in but Rousey catches her with a knee. Rousey gets Flair in a triangle over the ropes but Charlotte drags her onto the apron and slams her down.

Flair slings Ronda out of the ring and she lands hard on the floor. Flair breaks the referee’s count, then goes out and runs Ronda into the ring post. Back inside Charlotte takes a front facelock. Ronda tries to fight free but gets hit with a snapmare and a forearm to the side of the face. Charlotte shoots for a takedown but gets caught with a knee to the face. Ronda goes to the middle rope and hits a spinning STO for a two-count.

Ronda hits some Judo throws and sets up for the armbar but Flair catches her with a big Spear for a near-fall. Rousey tries to grab a submission but gets hit with a back suplex and both are down. Flair kips-up and steps over Ronda to get to the top rope. Charlotte wants a moonsault but Ronda rolls out of the way, then Flair hits a standing moonsault for a near-fall. Rousey hits an exploder suplex for a near-fall.

Flair gets Rousey hung in the tree of woe and kicks her in the gut a few times. Flair goes to the top rope above her and tries to apply a Boston crab on the top rope. Ronad sits up and gives Charlotte the BMF stare. Flair hits her in the face and she tumbles to the mat, but Ronda leaps back up and hits a Judo throw off the top! Rousey lifts Flair and hits Piper’s Pit, then wants the armbar but Charlotte scrambles to the ropes.

Ronda hits a knee but Flair comes back with a big boot. Ronda counters the Figure Eight and catches her with a snap judo throw. Rousey lifts her up and she wants Piper’s Pit again but this time Flair rolls down the back and tries to pin her. Rousey gets an ankle lock and tries to make her tap but Flair manages to turn it around and get an ankle lock of her own! Ronda tries to get an armbar but can’t and sends Flair face-first into the bottom buckle.

Ronda wants the armbar but Flair powerbombs her for a near-fall. They exchange counters again and Ronda manages to get the ankle lock again. Charlotte tries to get to the bottom rope but Rousey drags her back, then drops down and wraps her legs around Flair. She’s inches from tapping when she turns around and kicks Ronda off. Flair locks in the Figure Eight but Ronda turns it over and reverses the pressure! Flair turns it back but Rousey rolls under the ropes to get away.

Flair tries to get on the top rope but Rousey drags her back down and rips her off the apron to the floor where she lands hard. Rousey runs at Charlotte but get hoisted up and thrown into the barricade. Both women down on the floor. They both get back in at nine and Charlotte talks a lot of trash. only to get hit with Piper’s Pit! Ronda covers and the referee counts three but Charlotte’s foot was on the rope and it doesn’t count.

Ronda is arguing with the referee on her knees and Flair catches her with Natural Selection… but Ronda kicks out! Flair is angry and she snatches Rousey for the Figure Eight but Ronda kicks her off and Charlotte Spears the referee! Ronda jumps on Flair and grabs an armbar and she starts tapping right away. Ronda realises the referee is down so she let’s go and picks him up. Flair catches her with a boot to the face and gets the win!

Winner: Charlotte Flair

We see a video package for the colossal match between Bobby Lashley and Omos, which will take place tomorrow night. The announcers then run down the entire card for Night 2 of WrestleMania, and we get the package for Roman Reigns Vs. Brock Lesnar.

It’s time for our main event and that means an all-new episode of The KO Show. Owens makes his way to the ring and he looks fired-up. Owens lifts a microphone but the whole arena is chanting for Austin. Owens welcomes us to the main event of WrestleMania, The Kevin Owens Show. He says we all know he’s said a lot of rotten things about Texas and Steve Austin, and he reiterates them as the fans chant “what?”. Owens says he may have gone too far and he wonders if he should apologize.

So he wants to sincerely apologize to every single Texan… for telling the truth about the pathetic state of Texas. It’s even worse than he remembers. He says he gets the feeling his fans are getting eager to see his guest, but he’ll do that when he’s ready. His guest tonight is the worst role model in the history of WWE, a man he used to look up to. He’s going to look at him tonight and tell him how much he sucks, and he won’t do a damn thing about it. Because he knows if he doesn’t show him the proper respect he will hit him with a Stunner and pour beer over his stupid bald head. Owens says he’s not quite done yet but that’s when the glass shatters!

Stone Cold comes out and poses for the fans on the stage and starts to walk down the ramp but stops and walks to the back again. Owens starts laughing and says he realises he shouldn’t even come down. Austin then comes back out on one of his famous ATV’s and rides it down and around the ring. Autin gets in the ring and kicks the KO Show signs, then poses on the buckles. Owens cuts his music off and says this isn’t the Steve Austin show, it’s his show.

The fans chant for Austin and Owens tells them not to encourage him. Owens tells Austin take a seat but he just gets stared at. Owens tells him to calm down and says he just wants to have a nice chat. They both sit down and Austin gets a microphone. Owens thanks him for coming to his show. Austin says Owens wants a conversation after all the crap he’s said about him? He’s sitting there, looking like a jackass, and runs down the great state of Texas. Austin calls him a “stupid son of a bitch” in the way only he can.

Owens says he doesn’t see what’s so great about it: it’s hot all year round, the land is flat and uninspiring. Not like Canada. And the people wear dumb hats and stupid belt buckles. You can tell which fans are Texans by how dumb they look. But it’s fine, they can move anywhere. He feels for Austin because if he had to grow up in Texas whe he could have just moved to Mexico. Austin says in five seconds Owens is going to have 75,000 people calling him an “asshole”. Owens tells him not to be a stereotypical, crude Texan, he could be more like him: a good mannered Canadian.

Look, he lied to Austin. He didn’t want him to come out here tonight to just be on his show and talk. He doesn’t want to talk at all. He want to fight. In fact, he wants a match. He knows it’s been nineteen years and Austin’s knees, neck, and back were screwed back then. But other than that he’s fine, so what’s the excuse? He wants a no-holds barred match right now. Austin stares at him and Owens says Steve knows he can’t beat the “big beautfiul bastard KO”. And he’d be right. So if he can’t fight, get the Hell out of here and go back to his stupid little ranch.

The fans chant for Austin and he looks contemplative. Austin says he had his first-ever match in Dallas, Texas. He could have his last-ever match, right here in Dallas. He asks the fans if they want to see it and they give a resounding “HELL YEAH!” Austin asks for a referee. A referee comse running down and the fans chant “holy shit”. It’s on.

No Holds Barred

Kevin Owens Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

The bell rings and the fans go nuts. Austin and KO come face-to-face and talk trash. They start trading blows and Austin beats Owens back into the corner. Owens stomps a mudhole in Owens and the fan count each one. Austin whips Owens hard into the opposite corner and he flips. Austin gets a beer and drinks it, then stomps Owens down in the corner again.

Stone Cold sends Owens over the ropes to the floor and goes out after him but stops for a refreshing beer. Austin is whipped into the barricade but he bounces out with a big clothesline and turns KO inside out. Austin lifts KO and drops him on the barricade, then rakes his eyes. The fans chant “you still got it” as Austin lands right hands on Owens against the barricade. Owens turns it around and sends Austin into the ring post.

Owens lifts a tripod and beats Austin with it, then punches him over-and-over. Owens goes under the ring and pulls out a table, which he leans against the barricade. Owens looks to whip Austin into the table but Steve turns the tables and sends Owens crashing through the wood! Austin is fired-up and he lifts Owens and trhwos him over the barricade into the crowd. Austin goes after owens and beats him through the crowd. Austin wants a suplex but Owens counters and suplexes Austin on the concrete!

Owens clobbers Austin with forearms to the head, then kicks him in the ribs. They start trading blows wildly until Owens knees Austin in the gut and drags him back to ringside. Owens dumps Austin over the barricade and looks to climb over himself but Austin grabs and throws him onto the announce desk. Austin grabs a couple of beers and drinks them, then gets on top of Owens and lands right hands. Stone Cold gets another beer and sprays it over Owens, then sends him back into the ring.

Owens snaps Austin on the top rope and then looks to get away. Owens gets on Austin’s ATV but he can’t figure out how to start it. Austin starts battering Owens from behind, then climbs on and drives up the ramp with Owens on front! They climb off and Austin beats Owens across the stage and hits a suplex! Stone Cold slams KO into the ATV before taking him across the other side of the stage and hitting another suplex.

Austin walks Owens back down the ramp and throws him. He grabs a few more beers and gets in the ring. Suddenly Owens catches Austin with a Stunner! He covers but the rattlesnake kicks out! Owens is pissed off and he goes outside to get a steel chair. He looks to hit Austin who ducks and KO hits the top rope, causing the chair to bounce back into his own head! Austin then catches him with the Stone Cold Stunner and pins him.

Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin

Austin drinks a cacophony of Broken Skull Lager after his final-ever match. The Texas Rattlesnake poses on the turnbuckles and drinks more, then gives some to his brother in the crowd. Austin gets back in the ring and Owens staggers to his feet, where Austin hits him with another Stunner! Two policemen lift Owens and escort him up the ramp as Austin drinks yet more beer!

Austin grabs the microphone and says “it’s good to be in Texas, and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!” Austin makes Byron Saxton get in the ring and hands him a beer as well. Byron drinks the beer and Austin kicks him square in the crotch, again, and hits the Stunner! Austin’s brother joins him in the ring for a beer and the show comes to a close with the Texas Rattlesnake drinking a cold one. All is right in the world.

That’s it for Night 1 of WrestleMania! Let us know what you thought of the show and remember to check out our results for NXT Stand & Deliver earlier today. We’ll be back here tomorrow for WrestleMania Night 2 tomorrow. In the meantime, stay safe.

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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