PPV Fusion: WrestleMania 34

by on 9th April 2018

The 2018 WWE WrestleMania Pay-Per-View starts with Chloe and Hallie singing the US National Anthem, and a video hyping the matches to take place during the night, followed by Seth Rollins, The Miz (accompanied by The Miztourage as far as the stage, but no further as they then leave again at The Miz’s prompting) and Finn Bálor (with an entrance featuring his own entourage consisting of some of the local LGBTQ people – according to the announcers – on the stage) facing each other in a Triple Threat match for the Intercontinental Championship.

The match sees Rollins get the victory, when he hits The Miz with a Curb Stomp for the 3-count to become the new Intercontinental Champion.

After a video hyping the Andre The Giant documentary set to air on 10th April on HBO, a camera shot of John Cena sitting at ringside as a fan, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Charlotte Flair (with an WrestleMania entrance reminiscent of Triple H, as she sits on a throne to the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme – which to wrestling fans is of course also known as her father Ric Flair’s theme – initially and is accompanied by gladiators when it switches to her own theme) takes on Asuka (with an entrance including computer-generated giant masks) in a match for the Raw Women’s Championship.

The match sees Flair get the victory and retain her title, when she applies the Figure-Eight Leg Lock and leaves no other choice for Asuka but to tap out and end her undefeated streak. Afterwards, after a hug between Flair and Asuka, as Charlotte Flair is leaving up the ramp a referee runs down to where John Cena is sitting and tells him something, prompting Cena to jump over the barricade and run up the ramp to the back himself too.

After videos promoting WWE Shop and Rocket League, Bobby Roode, Rusev (accompanied by Aiden English), Jinder Mahal (accompanied by Sunil Singh) and Randy Orton are pitted against each other in a Fatal 4-Way match for the United States Championship.

Jinder Mahal get the victory, when he hits Rusev with the Khallas for the 3-count to become the new United States Champion.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon (with an entrance similar to last year involving motorbikes, except without sirens) go against Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey (with an entrance involving smoke and video back-wall that is reminiscent of Edge’s entrance other than the parts pointing to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper) in a Mixed Tag Team match.

Triple H and Stephanie remind the referee who signs his pay-cheques before the match starts, but the match sees Rousey get the victory for her team, when she applies an armbar to Stephanie and leaves her with no other option but to tap out.

After a video promoting Tapout clothing and recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, “The New Day” Big E and Kofi Kingston (accompanied by Xavier Woods, featuring an entrance featuring computer-generated giant pancakes, and people dressed as pancakes who also do The Worm), “The Usos” Jimmy and Jey and “Bludgeon Brothers” Harper and Rowan face each other in a Triple Threat match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

The match sees Harper get the victory for his team, when he and Rowan hit a double-team powerbomb from the middle rope for the 3-count for the Bludgeon Brothers to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

After a video hyping the content available on the WWE Network, John Cena makes his way to the ring for a match, seemingly indicating that The Undertaker has accepted his challenge at the last minute.

A second referee makes his way to the ring and seems to say something that John Cena doesn’t like the sound of, so he starts to leave again until the lights suddenly go out and Elias’ guitar is heard as he makes his way out onto the stage instead and starts making his way to the ring.

Upon reaching the ring, Elias directs Cena to back up and says that he’ll take it from here, prompting Cena to go back to the crowd where he was sitting earlier as a fan. After Elias sings that Cena sucks and that the fans do too, John Cena re-enters the ring and makes quick work of Elias.

John Cena starts leaving up the ramp again, but as he gets part way up, his theme music cuts out and the lights go dark, after which a spotlight is shown on the ring, illuminating The Undertaker’s outfit, which is promptly hit by computer-generated lightning thus missing when the spotlight shines upon the spot again a few seconds later.

The lights go out again, and soon afterwards The Undertaker’s bells toll and his entrance starts playing complete with pyro (and also some lasers), with The Undertaker indeed making his way to the ring to face John Cena.

John Cena goes against The Undertaker in a match which sees The Undertaker get the victory, when he hits John Cena with a Tombstone Piledriver for the 3-count.

After a video recapping the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the new WWE Hall of Famers being introduced on the WrestleMania stage (including Goldberg standing in his pyro), and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan (the latter making his in-ring return after being cleared to compete for the first time since in almost three years) take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a match with the stipulation that if Owens and Zayn win, they get rehired to SmackDown.

Before the match can officially get started however, Owens and Zayn attack from behind and leave Bryan laid out on the floor. McMahon demands that the referee call for the bell however, and thus he does so, starting off the match with it essentially being a handicap match, while medical personnel and referees tend to Bryan.

The match sees Daniel Bryan get the victory for his team, when he hits Zayn with a running knee and follows it up by applying the crossface, leaving Zayn no other option but to tap out.

After a clip of the “Fighting with my Family” movie based on Paige and her family, produced by and also featuring The Rock, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Alexa Bliss (in an entrance where she descends from an elevated pedestal, and accompanied by Mickie James) is pitted against Nia Jax in a match for the Raw Women’s Championship.

The match sees Jax get the victory, when she hits Bliss with a Samoan drop from the second rope for the 3-count to become the new Raw Women’s Championship.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Shinsuke Nakamura (played to the ring with a live performance featuring guitarist Nita Strauss and a group of violinists) faces AJ Styles (with an entrance featuring lasers) in a match for the WWE Championship.

The match sees Styles get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Nakamura with a Styles Clash for the 3-count. Afterwards, Nakamura presents Styles with his title, before hitting him with a low blow and then further attacking him, before leaving up the ramp after a final exclamation point of a Kinshasa on the outside.

After a video hyping the next WWE Pay-Per-View, The Greatest Royal Rumble which will be taking place in three weeks in Saudi Arabia and featuring a 50-Man Royal Rumble match, and a photo-based recap of the Battle Royal matches from the Kickoff (Pre-Show), Cesaro and Sheamus (with an entrance featuring a Mardi Gras float) take on Braun Strowman and a partner of his choosing in a match for the Raw Tag Team Championship.

Strowman says that his partner is one of the WrestleMania fans, so he asks for volunteers. He goes searching through the crowd and chooses a child named Nicholas. The match sees Strowman get the victory for his team, when he hits Cesaro with a powerslam to get the 3-count for him and Nicholas to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Roman Reigns is pitted against Brock Lesnar (accompanied by Paul Heyman) in a match for the Universal Championship.

The match sees Lesnar get the victory over a bloodied Reigns, when he hits him with a sixth F-5 for the 3-count. Afterwards, Lesnar and Heyman leave up the ramp as medical personnel tend to Reigns in the ring.

After a music video recapping the highlights of what happened during the night, Reigns leaves up the ramp with his music playing, followed closely by referees and medical personnel, making his way to the back as WrestleMania goes off the air.

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), ECW and numerous independent promotions.

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