PPV Fusion: WrestleMania 35

by on 8th April 2019

The 35th WWE WrestleMania Pay-Per-View starts with a performance of “America the Beautiful” by Yolanda Adams (backed up by a choir) helicopters hover overhead, and then a video hyping the matches to take place during the night, followed by Alexa Bliss, the host of WrestleMania, being introduced, with her making her way out onto the stage.

Alexa Bliss states that all she has to do as the host if she wants to make a WrestleMania moment is snap her fingers, and when she believes the crowd may not believe her, she does that as her finger snap produces WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan making his way out onto the stage.

Hogan states that every single WWE Superstar dreams of having a WrestleMania moment just like this, and he asks what you are gonna do, when Hulkamania, Alexa Bliss, and WrestleMania run wild on you.

As both are posing in celebration, Paul Heyman suddenly makes his way out and heads to the ring. Heyman states that if his client is not on last, then he is going on as soon as possible so that they can get on a plane to go somewhere they are more appreciated.

Paul Heyman introduces Brock Lesnar, with Seth Rollins having an interesting addition to his entrance as they two men face each other for the Universal Championship to kick off the show.

Brock Lesnar attacks Seth Rollins before he can actually climb inside the ropes however, as he continues the attack around ringside until he finally throws Rollins inside the ring so that the match can officially be started – however the attack continues before the bell can be rung as Rollins gets thrown back out of the ring and attacked outside the ring once again, including putting Rollins through the cover from the German Announce table.

After this, Brock Lesnar throws Seth Rollins into the ring once again and the bell is rung to officially start the match after all this time. Rollins gets the victory, when he hits Lesnar with a low-blow out of view of the referee, which he follows up with a kick and then three curb stomps to get the 3-count and become the new Universal Champion.

After a video recapping the match, and Rollins celebrates his victory in a similar manner to his victory at WrestleMania 31, Jerry “The King” Lawler is introduced as a Special Guest Commentator as AJ Styles takes on Randy Orton in a match which sees Styles get the victory, when he hits Orton with a Phenomenal Forearm for the 3-count.

After an advert and after Lacey Evans makes a brief appearance, “The Usos” Jimmy and Jey are pitted against “The Bar” Cesaro and Sheamus, the team of Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev (accompanied by Lana), and the team of Ricochet Aleister Black in a Fatal 4-Way match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

The match sees The Usos get the victory and retain their titles, when they hit Sheamus with a double diving-splash for the 3-count.

After a video recapping the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Hall of Fame Class being introduced on the WrestleMania stage, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Shane McMahon goes against The Miz in a Falls Count Anywhere match.

The match sees Shane McMahon get the victory, when The Miz hits him with a Superplex from a camera platform onto a box below, and McMahon remains on top to result in a 3-count as a result of maintaining the positioning.

After an advert, the announcers promote the WrestleMania theme song, and Paige is introduced as a Special Guest Commentator for the upcoming match, Sasha Banks and Bayley face the team of Tamina and Nia Jax, “The IIconics” Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, and the team of Natalya and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix (accompanied by an appearance from Bret “The Hitman” Hart) in a Fatal 4-Way match for the Women’s Tag Team Championship.

The match sees Billie Kay get the victory, when she tags herself in and takes advantage of Bayley being hit with a Glam Slam from the top rope to get the 3-count for The IIconics to become the new Women’s Tag Team Champions.

After a video recapping Kofi Kingston’s career highlights and the events that led to the upcoming match, Kofi Kingston (accompanied by fellow member of “The New Day”, Big E and Xavier Woods) takes on “The New” Daniel Bryan (accompanied by Rowan) in a match for the WWE Championship.

The match sees Kingston get the victory, when he hits Daniel Bryan with Trouble in Paradise for the 3-count to become the new WWE Champion.

Afterwards, Big E and Xavier Woods unveil a more familiar-looking WWE Championship and present it to Kofi Kingston, following it up by unveiling some new merchandise of “The New Day” as the celebration continues.

After a video recapping the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal from the Kickoff, which was won by Braun Strowman, and an interaction backstage involving WrestleMania Host Alexa Bliss, Colin Jost and Michael Che of “SNL” (Saturday Night Live) fame, Scott Hall/Razor Ramon and Kevin Nash/Diesel, 2-Time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T joins commentary for the upcoming match as Rey Mysterio is pitted against Samoa Joe for the United States Championship.

The match sees Joe get the victory and retain his title, when he applies the Coquina Clutch to Mysterio, and the referee calls for the bell after seeing his arm fall.

After a video promoting “Stuber” starring Batista, which is set to be released in cinemas in July, and a video recapping the upcoming match, Drew McIntyre (played to the ring with a Scottish drumming band accompanying his theme) goes against Roman Reigns in a match which sees Reigns get the victory, when he hits McIntyre with a Spear for the 3-count.

After a video hyping the next WWE Pay-Per-View, Money In The Bank on 19th May, a Snickers advert featuring Rusev and Lana, we see a performance involving three versions of Elias, one being in the ring and the other two being on screen as a drummer and pianist respectively, until the live one in ring continues on his own until he is interrupted by a black and white baseball video, followed by John Cena making his way to the ring with his “Thugonamics” look and music.

The “Doctor of Thugonamics” rhymes some insults, before finishing with a shot to the head with the microphone, five-knuckle shuffle, and an F-U (as Cena called it back then) before he leaves once again.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, 2-Time WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels joins commentary as Batista (who has an entrance involving men dressed in black and wearing sunglasses, and him getting out of the back of a black SUV driven onto the stage) takes on Triple H (with a video-assisted entrance of his own, with him driving a motorbike to the ring too)in a No Holds Barred match that has the added stipulation of Triple H’s in-ring career being on the line.

The match sees Triple H get the victory and ability to continue his in-ring career, when he hits Batista with a sledgehammer and follows it up with a Pedigree for the 3-count.

After an interaction backstage involving Alexa Bliss, “The B-Team” Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas, and Ron Simmons, JBL joins commentary for the upcoming match, Baron Corbin is pitted against Kurt Angle in the final match of Angle’s career.

The match sees Corbin get the victory, when he hits Angle with the End of Days for the 3-count. Afterwards, Kurt Angle leaves on his own terms, with the crowd chanting “You Suck” in appreciation as he directs their chants.

After an advert promoting WWE Shop, Bobby Lashley (accompanied by Lio Rush) goes against “The Demon” Finn Bálor in a match for the Intercontinental Championship. The match sees Bálor get the victory, when he hits Lashley with a Coup de Grace for the 3-count to become the new Intercontinental Championship.

After WrestleMania Host Alexa Bliss announces an attendance record, and a 7-second dance break from R-Truth and Carmella (which lasts longer than 7 seconds), and a video promoting new episodes of “Miz and Mrs”, a video hypes next year’s WrestleMania, WrestleMania 36 on 5th April 2020.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, and Charlotte Flair arriving in a helicopter) outside the arena, Raw Women’s Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (played live to the ring by Joan Jett and the Black Hearts performing “Bad Reputation”), SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and “The Man” Becky Lynch face each other in a Winner Takes All Triple Threat match for both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships.

The match sees Becky Lynch get the victory, when she she counters Rousey’s Piper’s Pit attempt into a pin for the 3-count to become both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Afterwards, there appears to be a slight question prompted by Rousey of whether her shoulder was actually down the whole time or not, although a replay isn’t entirely clear on the matter, but Becky Lynch celebrates 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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