WWE WrestleMania 38 Day 1 Highlights: Stone Cold Steve Austin beats Kevin Owens on in-ring return, Cody Rhodes back
WWE WrestleMania 38 Day 1 Highlights: Stone Cold Steve Austin wrestled his first match in 19 years and emerged victorious over Kevin Owens in a No-Holds Barred match, while Cody Rhodes returned to WWE after six years to pick up a win over Seth Rollins.
WWE WrestleMania 38 Highlights: Stone Cold Steve Austin made a memorable return to the ring as he beat Kevin Owens with a stunner in a No-Holds Barred match to conclude Day 1 of WrestleMania. In other matches, Charlotte Flair pinned Ronda Rousey to retain the SmackDown Women's title whereas Cody Rhodes made a return to WWE after six years and defeated Seth Rollins. This was shortly after the first title change of WrestleMania has taken place as Bianca Belair defeated Becky Lynch to become the Raw Women's Champion. Also, The Miz and Logan Paul had their WrestleMania moment when beat defeated the former tag-team champions Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Before that, Drew McIntyre landed the Claymore Kick on Happy Corbin to pick up the win, while in the first match, The Usos retained the WWE Smackdown tag team championships against Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs.
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- Apr 03, 2022 09:31 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: Austin beats Owens with a stunner in No-Holds Barred match
Owens misses with a steel chair and accidentally hits himself. Austin hits the stunner and picks up the win. Oh what a moment. Austin wrestles his first match in 19 years and wins it in style. And in a throwback to his heydays, Austin celebrates the win with multiple cold ones. Typical of Austin to land one more stunner on Owens as the unforgettable first night come to an end.
- Apr 03, 2022 09:28 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live: Oh no! Owens hits the stunner
Unbelievable scenes. Kevin Owens hits the stunner on Austin but Stone Cold kicks out. The roof off the arena has exploded. KO now goes to grab a steel chair.
- Apr 03, 2022 09:25 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live: Austin has not skipped a beat
Stone Cold Steve Austin is looking solid, slams Owens on the announcer's table and after drinking on the job, opening up a few cans of beer, lands punches on Owens. Austin gets Owens on at ATV and drives him to stage ramp where Stone Cold drills KO with a suplex. Oh wait, make it two. Austin on GOD mode, supreme physical condition. He is barely breathing heavy.
- Apr 03, 2022 09:22 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live: Austin vs Owens turning out to be a brawl
Momentary momentum for Owens but Austin sends KO crashing through a table ringside. The action shifts into the crowd where Owens suplexes Austin on the concrete. Oh man, for someone wrestling his first match in 19 years, Austin looks like a million bucks. Barring a few slow steps, he is as good as he was in 2003.
- Apr 03, 2022 09:18 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live: It's on, Austin vs Kevin Owens is on
The bells rungs and Austin has KO down after a flurry with punches. Stumps the mudhole and this crowd is losing it. Austin knocks down Owens outside the ring and drops him on the barricade. My god. Austin is actually wrestling and the crowd is chanting 'You still got it'… and rightfully so.
- Apr 03, 2022 09:09 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live: KO asks Austin to take a seat and Steve is not impressed
Austin takes a seat and tells Owens he is not here to talk. Owens tells Austin that he tricked him into coming here. He actually wants to have a match with the Rattlesnake. KO reminds Austin about his bruised knees and says that he is actually is challenging Steve into a No-Holds barred match. WHAT!
- Apr 03, 2022 09:04 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: The glass shatters. Austin is HERE
Austin has walked out… and in denim shorts, the Austin 3:16 shirt and knee braces. Austin is in his wrestling attire. Brings out the ATV too. Oh what a throwback. What a WrestleMania moment. KO is quiet as he takes his place in the chair.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:59 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live: Owens walks out to a clattering of boos
As soon as Kevin Owens' music hit, the entire arena erupted in a huge round of boos. He's currently in the ring and still spewing venom about Texas. Owens is cutting a promo and asks the fans for a so-called apology for exposing the 'truth' about Texas. The 77,899 in attendance are not pleased.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:54 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: It's time for the main event, the KO Show
Night 1 is set to come to an end but this is going to be quite the ending as Stone Cold Steve Austin return to the ring for a fight after 19 long years. All the needless blabbering and constant trash-talking about the state of Texas, the beer-drinking Rattlesnake is here and he will want to shut Kevin Owens' mouth once and for all.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:43 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: Charlotte taps but the referee is knocked out
Rousey kicks Charlotte into the referee who goes down after getting hit with an accidental spear. Rousey then gets Charlotte into the armbar and even manages to tap her out. But since the official is down, the match continues. This is the second time that Rousey is unlucky. Earlier, she got the pinfall but Charlotte's foot was on the rope.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:38 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live: Scuffle between ankle lock and the Figure 8
Ronda manages to ger the ankle lock on Charlotte for quite a long time but she does not tap out. And moments later, Ronda found herself trapped in the Figure 8. She tries to reverse it and even manages to do so but not for long. Charlotte gets her advantage back as she bridges it again. But cleverly enough, Ronda rolls outside the ring and the hold breaks.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:34 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: So many additions in Ronda's moveset
Since the last time Ronda was in the ring, she seems to have developed quite a few new offences. An arm drag off the top rope, the little submissions and now the Piper's Pit on Flair. But it's still not enough to keep the 13-time Women's Champion down. Rousey climbs up on Charlotte but gets planted with a modified powerbomb.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:30 AM IST
Wrestlemania 38: What a swift comeback
Ronda was beginning to to throw around Charlotte by her arms, successfully able to do so thrice. But just when she was pumping it up, Rousey got a little carried away. As she celebrated, Charlotte hit her with a spear out of nowhere. Almost gets the pinfall.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:25 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: A back and forth beginning
Charlotte looks to outwrestle Ronda, while the Rowdy one is mixing her MMA kicks and punches. Both wrestlers have a very different background and neither can outperform the other on their forte. Ronda just a step ahead, either countering or blocking each time Charlotte goes for one of her patented moves.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:19 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: It's time for Rousey vs Charlotte
So much of bad blood between these 2 individuals, it's time for the Smackdown Women's championship as Charlotte Flair defends her title against Ronda Rousey. The last time these two women were in the same ring together for a match, it was at WrestleMania 35, when Becky Lynch defeat Rousey to win the championship. A lot has changed since then and more importantly, this is a one-on-one contest.
- Apr 03, 2022 08:14 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: The Undertaker returns to Mania, this time as a Hall of Famer
We're not crying. You are crying!
- Apr 03, 2022 08:01 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live: Cody Rhodes beats Seth Rollins
What a comeback for Cody as he picks up the win on his WWE return after six years. He nailed Rollins with back-to-back Cross Rhodes and looked set for a third. But just before going for it, Cody brought out his father Dusty Rhodes' iconic bionic elbow, knocking Rollins down to the mat. Finally, a third Cross Rhodes sealed the win for Cody.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:56 AM IST
WrestleMania Live: More kickouts
Rollins misses the Phoenix Splash but Rhodes gets the Cody Cutter off the top rope which is still not enough. Rollins then hits the pedigree and Cody escaping the pinfall again. Byron Saxton calls it incredible and we can't agree more. And the belief is that it isn't the last failed pinfall attempt of the match. An inkling there's more to come. Neither man is willing to give in.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:50 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: Rollins kicks out of the 'Cross-Rhoades'
Back-and-forth quick action and Cody hits Rollins with the best that he's got, The Cross Rhoades but it isn't enough to keep the Visionary down as he kicks out at two and a half. Unbelievable. Rollins delivers an inverted Superplex from the top rope and this time Cody kicks out. What a match
- Apr 03, 2022 07:48 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live: Cody musters offence but Rollins gains advantage
Cody tries to gain the upper hand on Rollins as he lands the body slam and then dives through the middle rope. However, Rollins regroups and plants Cody for a buckle bomb on the barricade next to the commentary table. He then connects a flying knee but still can't get the pinfall.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:43 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live: As the euphoria settles, Cody vs Seth has shaped well so far
Even as everyone tries to come to terms with Cody Rhodes' return, he and Seth Rollins, two grappling specimen, have worked a brilliant match so far. Rollins just managing to be a step ahead as he counters Rhodes' dive off the top ropes with an aerial dropkick. As this match progresses, it is becoming personal as Rollins continuous to dish out verbal assaults.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:35 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: Cody Rhodes returns, is Seth Rollins' mystery opponent
Oh my god! The rumours are true. It is him. It is the American Nightmare. It is Cody Rhodes, who is Seth Rollins' mystery opponent. The WWE Universe cannot keep calm. We cannot keep calm and we are sure, neither can you.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:20 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: BIANCA does it, crowned new champion
Counter after counter. As a frustrated Becky tries to plant with one final Manhandle Slam on Belair, Bianca counters and hits the KOD. One, Two, Three and Bianca Belair is your new Raw Women's Champion. The crowd erupts in jubilation. What a match, possibly a five-star. Heartbreak at Summerslam, retribution at WrestleMania. Twice on two WrestleManias has Bianca won the Raw Women's Championship now. Congratulations, BIANCA
- Apr 03, 2022 07:18 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania Live Updates: MANHANDLE SLAM on the steep steps
Becky pulling out all the stops. Lands Bianca on the steel steps and quickly rushed back inside the ring hoping for a count out win. But right in the nick of time, Bianca rolls back in the ring to interrupt the count.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:12 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania Live Updates: Bianca nails the 450 splash but Becky kicks out
The crowd cannot believe it and neither can we. Tremendous resilience from Becky as she kicks out of the 450 splash. This, after Bianca had left Becky stunned handing on the top rope. Becky goes for the Manhandle slam but Bianca counters. Both grapple in the corner and with Bianca attempting a KOD, drops her outside the ring.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:08 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania Live Updates: Bianca shows tremendous power
Becky mounted further pressure on Bianca, having her gripped to a triangular choke, an effective submission move that slows down your opposition. But Bianca's amazing power allows her to work her way out of it and stun Becky with a jarring suplex outside the ring.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:06 AM IST
WrestleMania Live Updates: Becky with the upper hand
As the two performers fight outside the ring, Becky manages to shove Bianca into the steel steps to gain advantage. Uses her long hair to add more offence and then drops Bianca on her throat. If that wasn't enough, Becky positions Bianca on the top rope and lands on her from the top rope resulting in full impact on the threat. Still Bianca kicks out.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:03 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: Becky misses with the moonsault
It's turning out to be an action-packed match already. Flurry of reversals and covers but neither performer is giving up. Becky goes for the Moonsault but Bianca moves out of the way. Bianca then puts Becky in the 'disarm-her' but can't hold on to the submission for too long.
- Apr 03, 2022 07:00 AM IST
WrestleMania live: Whoa! Almost an identical finish to SummerSlam
Bianca extends her hand for a handshake, but Becky lands a strong punch. Becky attempts to hit the Manhandle Slam which won her the match against Bianca last SummerSlam but she gets out of it. Bianca goes for the KOD but Becky reverses and plants her finisher. But before the referee's arms could come down for a three, Bianca kicks out. Early momentum and drama.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:56 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: What an entrance by Becky
The Raw Women's champion Becky makes an awe-inspiring entrance with a new-look courtesy Bianca Belair. Now enters Bianca but Becky looks unfazed. Becky has proven that she can do it and tonight is Bianca's opportunity. This match is eight months in the making. Bianca feeding off the live crowd but still absolutely nothing on Becky's face.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:49 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 live: Bianca Belair's time for retribution is now
Last August, Bianca Belair lost the Raw Women's championship in 26 seconds to a returning Becky Lynch. And ever since, 'Big Time Becks' has held on to the title. Things have reached a crescendo as Becky is expected to do anything and everything to hold on to that championship. Afterall, she hasn't lost it since winning at WrestleMania 35.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:41 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 live: Miz and Paul beat Rey and Dominik Mysterio
What a counter! Rey and Dominik plant the Double 619 on Paul before Dominik lands the Frog Splash. However, The Miz picks up Dominik and slams him on his father as Rey attempts the pinfall. With Rey being the legal man, Miz hits him with the Skull Crushing finale to pick up the win. But as Logan and Miz celebrate their win, The A-Lister pulls off a surprise and hits his partner with a Skull Crushing Finale as well. Huge cheer from the crowd as Paul looks on in shock.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:38 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 live: WHAT! Logan Paul with the Three Amigos?
Logan Paul manages to diss the crowd with a Three Amigos, the late great Eddie Guerrero's patented move. And even more… he drops a frog splash on Rey but Mysterio kicks out. The crowd is not unhappy as boos fill up the arena.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:32 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania 38 live: Rey and Dominik pull off high-flying and acrobatic offences
Rey and Dominik begin the match with a few quick offences. A great double team sees The Mysterios stun The Miz but a small distraction allows Logan Paul to get a cheap shot on Dominik. Ever since, Logan Paul has been impressive in the ring, first landing Dominik with a powerful slam and then executes a flying neck-breaker off the top rope.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:28 AM IST
WWE WrestleMania live: Mysterios vs Miz and Logan Paul up next
The second tag team championship match of the night gets underway as The Mysterios - Rey and Dominik takes on The Miz and Logan Paul. The Mysterious jump out from underneath the stage and walk to the ring to a rousing reception. Miz and Paul produce a fine entrance of their own.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:17 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 live updates: McIntyre picks up the win
A thrilling finish to the match. Corbin managed to execute the End of Days on his opponent but McIntyre kicks out becoming the first man to survive the finishing move. He then manages to land the Claymore Kick to pick up the win. McIntyre tries to intimidate Moss and slashes the top two ropes with his sword. With that, here's another WrestleMania win for McIntyre.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:12 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 live: A flying Scottish Psychopath
What did we just see? As McIntyre was setting Corbin for the Claymore, Moss pulls Corbin out of the ring. An unimpressed McIntyre takes matters into his own hands and pulls out a Swanton dive from inside the ring onto Corbin and Moss outside. Incredible! Your first big WrestleMania moment of Day 1.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:10 AM IST
Wrestlemania live: Distraction helps McIntyre
Madcap Moss at ringside tries to offer some advice to Happy Corbin but he did not want any and it results in a small argument. The distraction allows McIntyre to get on top of Corbin, but the offence was short lived as he runs into a Deep Six. Kicks out at two and a half though.
- Apr 03, 2022 06:07 AM IST
WWE Wrestlemania latest updates: McIntyre vs Corbin up next
Drew McIntyre walks out to a rousing reception as he has revenge on his mind. He grabs early advantage over Happy Corbin with a few hard punches and driving him into the barricade. Corbin negates the early threat as he shoves McIntyre outside the ring. Some damage done to the former WWE champion. Corbin suplexes McIntyre much to the disappointment of the fans.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:54 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: The Usos' reign of dominance continues
Boogs' knee buckled and he was in no position to continue. Nakamura managed to kick out of a frog splash but handling both Usos proved too much as the longest reigning Smackdown tag team champions retain the tag team titles. Nakamura visibly upset at Boogs not able to play any further part in the match as he receives attention by the medical staff outside the ring.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:51 AM IST
WrestleMania Live Updates: What power by Boogs
Tags are made and instantly, Rick Boogs provides an example of his power. He held Jimmy on position for a suplex, going down on his knees before landing him on the mat. Holds Jimmy up for another offence and then even grabs Jey on top of his brother on Boogs' shoulders. But the weight was perhaps just too much and Boogs' knee gives up.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:48 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live Updates: Early offence from Nakamura
A few sharp kicks from Nakamura starts the match. Forces an early pin as part of an attempt to win the gold but Jimmy Uso kicks out. Soon enough, as expected, Jey and Jimmy managed to bring out a couple of cheap shots to get advantage. Step up enzuigiri from Jimmy but Nakamura kicks out.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:41 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live: The pyros begin, Tag-team title match up first
Michael Cole introduces the world to Wrestlemania like only he can, with adrenaline pumping lines on air. Welcome to the most spectacular, the most awe-inspiring and the most ‘stupendous’ WrestleMania. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders just kicked things of and we are in for our first match as The Usos defend the Smackdown Tag team tiles against Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:34 AM IST
WrestleMania Live: And we are underway
Brantley Gilbert starts off the show by singing ‘America The Beautiful’. The country rock singer joins a list of illustrious celebrities to perform at WrestleMania. The audience is gearing up and we know you are too. It's time folks, sit back, relax and enjoy as we take you to the ride of your lives as professional wrestling fan. Total GOOSEBUMPS.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:30 AM IST
WrestleMania Live: Austin to return to action after 19 years
The fact that WWE has built up Stone Cold's return with a special emphasis on 19 years, means that the Texas Rattlesnake is set for a segment which is going to be more than just a few stunners. Expect Austin to open a can of ‘you know what’ against Kevin Owens, who has said all kinds of derogatory things about the state of Texas. But a lot will depend on how Austin's body and physical conditions responds. At Mania 38, Austin tore his biceps upon landing a few punches. But rest assured, he has trained and he has trained hard, and he will ensure KO ends up eating his words.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:25 AM IST
WrestleMania Live Updates: Seth Rollins vs Who
The biggest question heading into the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’, there is one superstar who although has booked a place at WrestleMania, but does not know who he is facing. Seth ‘Freakinnn’ Rollins finally has an opponent, of Mr. McMahon's choosing. But who do you think it is? The rumour mills have been going rampant with speculations that It's going to be Rollins vs Cody Rhodes, but whether WWE straightaway makes Rhodes re-debut at Mania, remains to be seen. Other options are a potentially-returning Shane McMahon, and here's a wild guess… What if it's The Undertaker, who has evening said… ‘Never Say Never’, as he entered the WWE Hall of Fame.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:20 AM IST
WrestleMania 38, Live Updates: Rate the stage from 1-10
If you haven't yet gotten the chance to see the beauty that is the WrestleMania 38 stage, go have a look. It is so magnificent. Probably one of the top 5 WrestleMania stages of all time. Check out how grand it looks. WrestleMania 32, which was held at this very venue six years ago, was another piece of art. But this one really takes the cake.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:15 AM IST
WrestleMania Live Updates: Madcap Moss continues the verbal assault on McIntyre
As we inch closer to the star of the show, Madcap Moss arrives next to the kickoff panel and continues the verbal assault on Drew McIntyre ahead of his match against Happy Corbin. Some unpleasant things were said and expect the Scottish Psychopath to get his revenge against two guys who have really tried to get under his skin.
- Apr 03, 2022 05:10 AM IST
WrestleMania 38 Live: Here are all the matches lined up for Day 1
1 The Miz & Logan Paul vs Rey and Dominik Mysterio
2 Drew Mc Intryre vs Happy Corbin
3 The Usos vs Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs
4 Becky Lynch vs Bianca Belair (Raw Women’s Championship)
5 Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey (Smackdown Women’s Championship)
6 The New Day vs Sheamus and Ridge Holland
7 Seth Rollins vs opponent of Mr. McMahon’s choosing
8 Stone Cold Steve Austin to confront Kevin Owens on ‘The KO Show’
- Apr 03, 2022 04:56 AM IST
WWE Wrestlemania 38 Live Updates
Here we go. Wrestlemania is upon us, the grandest annual WWE Pay Per View event. Day 1 of the ‘stupendous’ event will see some of the greatest names go head-to-head, highlighted by the much-awaited return of The Texas Rattlesnake, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. Furthermore, both Raw and Smackdown's Women's championships will be on the line with Charlotte defending her title against Ronda Rousey and Bianca Belair looking to regain the title against Becky Lynch. Finally, Seth Rollins's mystery opponent will be unveiled. Who do you think it will be. Get ready for the ride… of a lifetime as we near the start of Wrestlemania at Arlington, Texas.