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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, April 12, 2021.
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WrestleMania is in the books...and Roman Reigns is still the Universal Champion.
He survived a 3-Way in the main event of Night 2 last night. The final moments saw Edge knockout Daniel Bryan with a conchairto. But when he went to do the same to Reigns, Jey Uso interfered. Moments later, Reigns hit a Spear on Edge. Reigns hit his own conchairto on Edge...and then, Reigns pinned BOTH Edge and Bryan and at the same time to win the match.
Rhea Ripley pinned Asuka with the Riptide to win the Raw Women’s Championship.
Apollo Crews won the Nigerian Drum Fight and the Intercontinental Championship. Big E had Apollo beaten with the Big Ending, but Dabba-Kato interfered...and took down Big E to hand Apollo the win.
Sheamus is the new United States Champion. The finish came when Riddle went for a springboard moonsault from the second rope...and Sheamus hit him with a Brogue Kick to the face while Riddle was upside down in mid-air.
Kevin Owens beat Sami Zayn...and after the match, delivered a stunner to YouTuber Logan Paul.
Nia Jax & Shayna retained the WWE Women’s Tag Titles against Tamina and Natalya. Shayna choked out Natalya with the Kirifuda Clutch. There was no sign of Reginald, who’s been in the corner of Jax and Baszler over recent weeks.
Then. there’s Randy Orton vs. THE FIEND Bray Wyatt. This match opened the show.
THE FIEND’s entrance began with a prerecorded video...in which THE FIEND’s recently revealed, “charred” look transformed back to his original pre-fire look.
Alexa Bliss entered in front of the fans first...and found a giant jack-in-the-box at ringside. Bliss turned the crank a few times and THE FIEND popped out.
After some posing the match was on, under RED lights!
Wyatt seemed to be on the verge of victory when his attention was diverted by Bliss, now sitting on top of the big box with BLACK GOO running down her face. Orton caught THE FIEND with an RKO and that got the win.
Bayley appeared on Night 2. She interrupted Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neill late in the show...only to be taken down by the Bella Twins.
The weather spared WrestleMania Sunday night.
WWE announced 25,675 fans were in attendance on Night 2 - the exact same attendance as Night 1. WWE says both nights were sellouts.
Next year’s WrestleMania has been announced for Sunday, April 3, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Last night, it was announced that “WrestleMania Backlash” will be the next pay per view on Sunday, May 16th.
Bad Bunny won over fans - and peers in the WWE locker room - on Night 1 of Mania. Randy Orton now considers Bad Bunny one of them.
(Orton On Bad Bunny)
Orton speaking on The Bump.
The new episode of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions with AEW’s Chris Jericho debuted on Peacock and the WWE Network on Sunday.
Jericho got into his role in the launch of AEW. He told Austin he felt pressure to carry AEW during its earliest days. Jericho also got into his time in New Japan...as well as his lengthy tenure in WWE.
AEW is promoting FOUR main events for tonight’s Dark: Elevation:
Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page vs. Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss...Best Friends vs. Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi...Penta El Zero M vs. Brandon Cutler...and Thunder Rosa vs. Diamante...
(STINGER: New Japan)
Your next chance to see New Japan’s Road To Wrestling Dontaku is coming up on Tuesday morning. It’s a FREE show on New Japan World. No sign-up required.
And if you ever been curious about Tokyo Joshi Pro, this may be a good time to jump on board. It just launched a new all-English show, called “That’s J-PW”, on the WrestleUNIVERSE streaming service.
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