10:35 p.m. Nick: With the circumstances they were under, they delivered a solid two nights. I think the biggest takeaway was actually giving these matches time. Which is why I think these multi-night shows are the future. Overall, a unique and fun Mania.
10:32 p.m. Vito: A truly historic Wrestlemania in the books, not only because of the circumstance, but because of the innovation of the WWE to adapt. Truly great matches top-to-bottom, two incredible off-site productions that should get award nominations; an overall excellent show. Thanks for being the entertainment oasis we all have needed during this time.
10:30 p.m. Seth: A very fun Wrestlemania with all things considered. I’ll be curious to see if any of this year’s necessary innovations (two nights, off site pre-tapes) will move forward at all. I would guess no, but both seemed to have been universally lauded. Great Job WWE!
10:26 p.m. Cedric: This was totally an anomaly. They will always go back to live audience.
10:25 p.m Seth: So with the success of the two off site pre-taped matches will we see more of that in the future? WWE has always tried to cater their product to in the in-arena crowd, but the Boneyard match and the Firefly Funhouse were two of the most well received matches this weekend. Nick: They’ve done it before with some of the Wyatt compound stuff. But I think they’ll do more of it now.
10:23 p.m. Cedric: I feel for Drew and Edge, that they couldn’t soak in the adulation of the crowd tonight. Seth: You can tell Drew is feeling it too.Vito: And who knows how long it will be until capacity crowds again. They would get one hell of an ovation their first match back, but that may be awhile.
10:22 p.m. Cedric: That was a short match. Rightfully so. Brock can’t go for long matches.
10:21 p.m. Vito: Man I want McIntyre to claymore Heyman .... oh that did it. Drew McIntyre is WWE Champion. Short, sweet, vindication.
10:18 p.m. Cedric: After seeing the Firefly Fun House match... Is the main event even worth watching? Seth: If they don’t go super short it could be really fun.
10:17 p.m. Collin: When someone shows up to your WrestleMania watch party but doesn’t bring snacks...
10:16 p.m. Seth: I’m almost ready for this one. I just gotta finish the cigarette I pulled out after the Funhouse match.
10:15 p.m. Vito: I was so fired up for this McIntyre/Lesner Main Event, but now I just have more questions than answers and am questioning my life.
10:14 p.m. Nick: I don’t think I can compose myself for this main event. I can’t.
10:11 p.m. Seth: So...uh... there is still one match left. Drew vs Brock for the WWE Title. I don’t envy them for having to follow...that.
10:10 p.m. Cedric: I don’t know what I just saw either, Titus... But I LOVED IT!!!
10:10 p.m. Vito: WHAT.
10:07 p.m. Seth: HOLLYWOOD JOHN CENA. This is like a game of Smark Mad Libs.
10:05 p.m. Nick: I have literal tears in my eyes.
10:05 p.m. Vito: This is a tour-de-force.
10:03 p.m. Seth: We’re 10 minute in and they have yet to touch.
9:59 p.m Seth: This is borderline experimental.
9:58 p.m. Nick: Oh, this already a classic.
9:57 p.m. Vito: This is some superb editing and storytelling right here.
9:57 p.m. Seth: PUPPET VINCE Vito: MR. MCBOSSMAN.
9:55 p.m. Vito: This has strong Five Nights at Freddy’s vibes. Hey remember when Bray played football at Troy?
9:55 p.m. Seth: Bray has very short legs and large torso. He looks like a human marionette. And now Cena has been transported to the Funhouse.
9:53 p.m Seth: John Cena is...coming to the ring?
9:49 p.m. Nick: Funhouse time boys! Seth:The boneyard match got me even more excited for this. Will we see John Cena punch a puppet? Vito: I’m ready let’s do this! Think we see Wyatt turn Cena into a puppet.
9:47 p.m. Seth: This LA Mania next year is going to be out of control right? Especially after this year.
9:46 p.m. Nick: Talk your stuff Bayley!
9:44: p.m. Vito: Hooo buddy that was a gorgeous Moonsault by Lacey, but the match continues.....oh crap. WHAT A TWIST. Sasha Banks comes flying back in the ring with the neutralizer to Lacey and the champ retains. No DQ match. Shrug Emoji
9:39 p.m. Nick: That was a good sequence. Cedric: Agreed. Nick: This match is exceeding my expectations!Seth: They’ve gotten a lot more time than they probably would have under normal circumstances.
9:33 p.m Seth: If neither wins, give me a Naomi/Lacey Evans tag team... Also, is Naomi severely underrated? Cedric: Naomi and Natalya are the two women’s talents who’s job it is to put all of the newcomers over. Nick: I don’t like Lacey as a face. I still don’t know why they turned her. Cedric: Cause they need a blonde as a babyface.
9:33 p.m. Vito: Well that’s one way to eliminate one fighter. Four-on-one pin!
9:23 p.m. Seth: So we have the 5 way elimination match for the Smackdown Women’s title up next. Then all we have left is Drew vs Brock and the Firefly Funhouse match?
9:21 p.m. Nick: Who we got here? I’m still riding with my Naomi upset prediction.Seth: Sasha would make some sense. Vito: Sasha feels like the expositional play.
9:18 p.m. Vito: YES YES YES, TITUS O’NEAL IN THE BUILDING REPLACING GRONK AS HOST. STAND UP.
9:18 p.m. Cedric: Welcome to the main roster, Bianca and Rhea!
9:17 p.m. Nick: BIANCA AT MANIA BAAAAYYYYBBBEEEE Vito: More like BAE-anca! Man that match had everything.
9:16 p.m Seth: Last night ended right around 10 pm. We headed for the same tonight?
9:15 p.m. Nick: Fun, quick match. A palate cleanser from the LMS match. Vito: And now time for the extra curricular!
9:14 p.m. Seth: I see they gave Theory some backup this time to make sure Ford gets caught when he flips over the top to the outside...There’s a lot of crazy things being made to look easy in this match. Some supreme athleticism on display.
9:13 p.m. Vito: I love all of the “WRESTLEMANIA” screaming followed by super athletic jumps. It’s getting weird! This match is incredible.
9:12 p.m. Nick: The pants!
9:06 p.m. Cedric: This is the “everyone get up and go get a beer or take a piss” match... who cares about this one...Seth: *holds up red solo cup* Nick: Hard disagree. Garza is amazing and Theory will be the face of the company in like 10 years. Then, of course, the Street Profits are awesome.
9:06 p.m. Nick: Shoutout to Austin Theory going from Evolve to Wrestlemania in like six months.
9:05 p.m. Seth: But does Gronk end the night with the belt?
9:04; p.m. Vito: GRONK GETS THE 24/7 BEEELLLLT PAYYYY WINDDOWWWWW.
9:03 p.m. Cedric: So much for Social Distancing...Seth: At this point, Gronk is immune to most diseases.
8:59 p.m. Nick: He’s dead. Cedric: Jesus. Vito: Dear god. Seth: Randy will now be transitioning to exclusively Boneyard matches.
8:57 p.m. Seth: We’re over 30 minutes since the RKOpening move. Ced called it.8:54 p.m. Seth: Spear or RKO off the truck? Double count out?
8:53 p.m. Vito: OK WHO PUTS VINYL SPRUNG FLOORING ON TOP OF A PRODUCTION TRUCK. Y’ALL. ((I’m kidding this rules.)) Seth: It’s part of the advanced training.
8:51 p.m. Seth: A very creative way for Orton to hit his signature DDT and possibly kill a man.
8:51 p.m. Vito: This poor pickup truck.
8:51 p.m. Cedric: I will be so mad if this ends with someone being held down by a forklift ...
8:47 p.m. Cedric: He’s going to jump off the platform! Seth: They’ve got the camera set up for it! And he jumps.... that looked gnarly.
8:46 p.m. Nick: Alright, this is good but they need to bring it home soon. Update: AHHHHHHHH
8:45 p.m. Seth: Edge grabbing at his neck and moving his fingers like they’re tingling.
8:41 p.m. Seth: Is this match better with no crowd? They don’t have to stumble their way back to the ring for the finish. They still may, but it allows them to stay in the back longer. Cedric: In a match like this, definitely better. They can take breaks and catch their breath. Someone like Edge needs a breather! Vito: They’re both in their 40s tbh. Albeit Edge is on a bit of a hiatus.
8:40 p.m. Vito: WOW hope that camera guy gets workman’s comp. Oh hey the ladders from last night make a cameo.
8:39 p.m. Nick: Buddy, I cannot wait until they drop the behind the scenes doc for this Mania. I’m fascinated by how they put this together in like, what, two weeks?
8:38 p.m. Cedric: What a move off the ceiling fence!!!
8:38 p.m. Vito: Edge getting creative here. Also why is there chain-link fencing on the ceiling of the meeting room? Don’t care, still badass.
8:38 p.m. Seth: I haven’t seen something this brutal in a boardroom since the Carrot Top classic, Chairman of the Board.
8:34 p.m. Nick: Folks, I think we can say that there is no love lost between these two competitors. Cedric: that is until the bell rings and the director calls “Cut!” and then they give each other hugs and say, GREAT JOB!Seth: Kayfabe, brother. Kayfabe! Cedric: Ruined for me with the Kliq at MSG so many years ago...
8:33 p.m. Seth: This lighting is giving me early Fiend flashbacks
8:28 p.m. Cedric: Catapult onto Orton while on an office chair... SWEET! Seth: Doing a pull-up into that move was the wrestling version of a humble brag.
8:27 p.m. Vito: I’m excited for them to make it to the kitchen. Edge grabs beef jerky and beats Randy with a crock pot.
Also, excellent way to distract from the lack of audience by moving elsewhere - granted it hasn’t felt as prevalent tonight.
8:23 p.m. Seth: This is gonna be great. You guys think we’re going all over the PC?
8:22 p.m. Vito: RKO OUTTAAAA NOWWWWHEERRREEEE.
8:20 p.m. Cedric: This is going to go 30 minutes, isn’t it... Also, how disappointed are you if you’re Edge, and you're first match back in WWE is in front of NOBODY...
8:19 p.m. Vito: Man the heels are very easy to find the last couple of matches. Seth: I know. Can you believe how little Edge cares about his family? Vito: And that Randy is apparently super into Edge? Seth: More of a Bono guy myself.
8:19 p.m. Nick: ON THIS DAY, I SEEEEE CLEEEAAARRLLLYYYY!!!
8:16 p.m. Seth: Match of the night incoming? Edge vs Orton appears to be up next.
8:13 p.m. Seth: Better than Macho and Elizabeth. Change my mind. Cedric: I won’t even dignify that with a rebuttal. Seth: No please, change my mind. I think I’m experiencing an advanced case of Cabin Fever
8:13 p.m. Cedric: The mid match run-in with music is the dumbest thing ever.
8:12 p.m. Nick: YEEEEEEAAAAHHHH BOOOOYYYYY
8:11 p.m. Vito: Dolph with the low-blow to turn the match around....OH WHAT’S HAPPENING. MANDY ROSE ROLLS UP WITH HER OWN LOW BLOW TO DOLPH AND OTIS GETS IT!
8:07 p.m. Nick: JBL is great. Cedric: He’s a hell of a lot better than Corey, or Byron... Vito: More referring to the Otis disdain.
8:05 p.m. Vito: Where does one acquire a “Ham and Slam” shirt? Nick: https://shop.wwe.com/heavy-machinery-ham-and-slam-authentic-t-shirt/3695C63C63.html?dwvar_3695C63C63_color=black
8:01 p.m. Cedric: “The Truth Will Be Heard... Also, I'm the banker on Deal or No Deal. This is my final offer.” Nick: It has to be Ali right?
8:00 p.m. Nick: If you’re not pulling for Otis here, you’re a cop. Vito: Dolph suuuuuuuuuuucks.
7:57 p.m. Seth: There is definitely somebody off-screen holding Gronk’s 4Loco hostage so he doesn’t go off script. Nick: “WE WILL POUR EVERY LAST DROP OUT IF YOU DON’T SAY THE LINE!” Cedric: And you can’t say Super Bowl!!!!
7:55 p.m. Cedric: Bayley with the Jennifer Aniston “Rachel” haircut. Nick: A “well if the deal is expired, why is the sign still up? Call your manager over here” ass cut. Seth: Is Sasha more of a Phoebe or a Monica?
7:53 p.m. Vito: Black hits Lashley with the Black Mast as he attempted a spear. Curtains.
7:52 p.m. Cedric: There is the beginning of the end of the Lana/Lashley relationship
7:51 p.m. Vito: That would have been an interesting wrinkle, to increase the amount of ringside support with no audience.
7:51 p.m. Cedric: I miss Lana’s “Russian” accent...
7:50 p.m. Seth: Why aren’t the Lashley sisters at ringside? Where’s the familial support. Nick: I buried that awful feud deep into the depths of mind.
7:47 p.m. Cedric: Bobby Lashley: If Barry Bonds was a pro wrestler.
7:47 p.m. Nick: Remember when Lashley represented (redacted) at Wrestlemania 23? That was a lifetime ago. Vito: He did what now. Nick: Google Battle of the Billionaires at Mania 23.
7:46 p.m. Cedric: Black is so athletically great. Vito: He’s also super ripped.
7:46 p.m. Seth: New gear for Lashley?
7:43 p.m. Seth: More like Aliester Black Cauldron, right? The Horned King? Never seen/heard of it? It’s on Disney+.
7:42 p.m. Nick: NO MAN IS EVER TRULY GOOD
7:44 p.m. Vito: Here we go! Aliester Black and Bobby Lashley. Oh hey the augmented reality made a comeback. Can’t say enough how great this production value is.
7:40 p.m. Cedric: I can’t see it. You’ve already got 5 events on ‘Mania weekend. hard to get in a 6th. HOF Thursday, SDLive Friday, NXT Saturday, ‘Mania Sunday, RAW Monday... At some point it’s too much.
7:38 p.m. Seth: So as Nick said earlier, are we gonna see a move to the two night Mania concept from now on? Would you sell tickets separately like an NCAA regional? Love the extra time but it seems like a logistical nightmare, no?
7:36 p.m. Cedric: Is that Steve Urkle with Big Show? Seth: Yes. All our dreams are coming true.
7:36 p.m. Vito: Another championship changes hands. Truly bunking our earlier theory of running most of these chalk due to the situation.
7:35 p.m Seth: Great opener. Soooo does Charlotte move to Wednesdays and Rhea move “up”? Nick: They’ll probably run a rematch at some point. I want Bianca involved too next time.
7:35 p.m. Nick: Wooooowwww. Rhea taps. Cedric: Damn! I don’t think this loss makes Rhea looks weak though. Welcome to the big leagues Rhea!
7:32 p.m. Seth: This is the type of match I’d love to see later from McIntrye and Lesnar. Two physical specimens just trading bombs back and forth. I doubt they would go anywhere near as long as this one has. We gotta be close to 20 minutes now. Nick: Someone on Twitter just pointed out that these matches wouldn’t get nearly as much time if it were one night. The two night thing is here for good.
7:31 p.m. Cedric: So intense. I hope this can continue throughout the night. This is a dark horse candidate for match of the weekend.
7:31 p.m. Vito: The intensity of this opening match is incredible. They are really selling the pain and grit, despite the room being empty.
7:29 p.m. Nick: Get Charlotte a scholarship to Navy for all of these cut blocks. Seth: Ken Niumatalolo just shed a single tear and doesn’t know why.
7:25 p.m. Collin: This match sounds like Monica Seles wrestling Maria Sharapova. It’s, um, quite loud for having an empty arena.
7:24 p.m. Cedric: It’s hard without the crowd to know who the face/heel is in this match.
7:23 Seth: That chop block looked McGahee-esque. Brutal. Vito: That ankle really buckled with the knee. That has to hurt.
7:23 p.m. Vito: For how much this ref “cares” about Rhea’s leg he’s not doing anything to stop it outside of saying “Aw c’mon Charlotte!”
7:17 p.m. Nick: Ohhhhh, Rhea is dressed like Vegeta. Cedric: Oh man, you’re right! Vito: It’s over 9000! Seth: Vegeta? Did he work for Baba back in the day?
7:17 p.m. Vito: Again the dialogue from the ref - which is normally drowned out to an extent - really adds an additional layer.
7:16 p.m. Cedric: very similar to XFL broadcasts. really intriguing.
7:16 p.m. Seth: The dialogue adds a lot to the matches I think. One silver lining.
7:16 p.m. Nick: While the lack of crowd is weird, the in-ring dialogue has been on point.
7:11 p.m. Vito: RHEA RIPLEY IN RAY JAY WITH A RECORDED INTERVIEW THAT STILL COUNTS PAAAAAY WINDOOOOOWW.
Also #GoVipers Also Ripley with the #HornsUp in the entrance. Seth: Rhea going for the cheap hometown pop
7:10 p.m. Seth: Night two coming out swinging with Flair vs Ripley for the NXT title
7:09 p.m. Vito: So if Corbin is the King and Charlotte is the Queen, is there like a kickass Duke? Seth: Jessamyn Duke? Nick: Duke the Dumpster Droese?
7:07 p.m Cedric: I think I'm going to be all in on Rhea on this.
7:07 p.m. Nick: Does Gronk seem...off to anyone else? Cedric: yes. all kinds of yes Seth: They hopped over to Disney and got a Hall of Presidents type replacement
7:06 p.m. Vito: Ayyyy Cedric’s favorite Weeknd song is back,
7:04 p.m. Vito: Kofi with a sword, leather shoulder greaves, and a foreground of skeletons is pretty badass, not gonna lie.
7:03 p.m. Seth: I really hope we at least get some concept art of what the set up would have been in RayJay. I’m sure it was going to be nuts.
7:01 p.m. Vito: Still holding out hope there’s some recorded footage in or around RayJay. Cedric: Keep holding. WWE isn’t wasting money on that.
7:01 p.m. Seth: We getting the same open tonight? Looks like it. I’m good with more Nick Frost and McIntyre Claymore kicking a mythical sea beast. Vito:
7:01 p.m. Cedric: I saw Balor in the WWE Network lead in. Man I miss him.
7:00 p.m. Cedric: All right boys... buckle up!
6:59 p.m. Seth: I totally missed McIntyre’s 1st run with WWE. Really glad he came back to the company.
6:59 p.m. Cedric: Yeah. you forget that it’s his 2nd time around.
6:58 p.m. Nick: I often forg7et just how long McIntyre’s been in the WWE.
6:55: p.m. Vito: Salt-N-Pepper Edge brings be back to my childhood, I’m really looking forward to that match.
6:54 p.m. Nick: I have a feeling the Last Man Standing will main event.
6:52 p.m. Cedric: Last man standing. I’m a huge fan of Edge. Firefly Fun House match will be 2nd.
6:52 p.m. Seth: Hello boys. What match are we most looking forward to tonight? Firefly Funhouse? Edge vs Orton? Flair vs Ripley? Tonight looks pretty stacked on paper. Also, Corey Graves’ jacket is terrible.
6:51 p.m. Cedric: Hello, gentlemen... and Vito. Elias/Corbin was definitely the worst match of the night last night. Dare I say that Becky/Shayna was 2nd worst...
6:50 p.m. Vito: Stoked to be back for night two of ‘Mania. Black/Lashley is a match I’m looking at tonight as a sneaky good one. What are you guys thin - WHAT IS THAT JACKEETTTTTT!?!?!?!?!
6:50 p.m. Nick: I’m excited to be a part of this tonight. I got to watch night one this morning and other than Elias-Corbin, it was really good! Judging by how well the Boneyard match turned out, I’m pumped to see what type of insanity they unleash in the Funhouse.
6:36 p.m. Cedric: Liv Morgan with the win over Natalya. Natalya doing what she does best, putting her competition over. Nattie Neidhart, one of the best!
6:32 p.m. Cedric: Natalya vs. Liv Morgan in the pre-show... I’m sure that this has been said many times before, but this “repackaging” of Liv Morgan was such a waste.
6:19 p.m. Cedric: Greetings from Seattle, folks! What the hell is Cory Graves wearing? Also... Peter Rosenberg needs to put on some socks!
4:00 p.m. Collin: Welcome back to the biggest night in sports entertainment! Last night had some highs (Kevin Owens off the ‘Mania sign) and some lows (King Corbin being allowed on-screen at all), and though it certainly isn’t the most memorable WrestleMania of all time, it was still pretty good. And it’s not like there’s any live sports for you to watch right now anyway.
If you want to watch tonight and aren’t already a subscriber, a free trial of the WWE Network is available here. Otherwise you can read our winners and losers from last night, our preview of tonight’s action, and relive last night’s action in real time with yesterday’s live blog. Here’s the full list of tonight’s matches:
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship)
- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (NXT Women’s Championship)
- Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina Snuka (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
- The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade & Angel Garza (Raw Tag Team Championship)
- Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing match)
- John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt (Firefly Fun House match)
- Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
We’ll see you once the preshow starts here at 6 p.m.!