April 10, 2021
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
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Vince McMahon and the entire WWE Roster are on the stage. Vince says they just want to thank the fans and officially welcome every to… WrestleMania!
Michael Cole announces the show has to pause for a weather delay.
Backstage, Sarah asks Shane McMahon why he has an issue with Braun Strowman. Shane says he is just having a little fun. MVP and Bobby Lashley barge in. MVP says the time for talk is done. This is Lashley’s moment. MVP says he told McIntyre that it ends for him at WrestleMania. McIntyre interrupts and gets in Lashley’s face. As the two argue, WWE officials and referees break it up. McIntyre rants about the match happening tonight no matter what happens with the weather.
Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston are backstage. Kingston says they accepted the match against AJ Styles and Omos because they are fighting champions. Woods says they don’t care how big Omos is or how Phenomenal Styles is. It doesn’t matter. Big E appears out of nowhere and yells that he’s got that wet mouth… that was an exact quote. Big E says they will be at their very best tonight.
Braun Strowman says he’s going to destroy Shane McMahon. Strowman is going to prove that bullies never win. Strowman promises to stand over Shane’s corpse tonight.
Kevin Owens takes a mic from Kevin Patrick. Owens recounts how he first met Sami Zayn. 20 years of friendship. They were both told that they would never make it to the show. Tomorrow they will go one-on-one at WrestleMania. It doesn’t get much better than that. Owens promises to stun sense back into Zayn.
Backstage, Sarah asks Bianca Belair if she is ready for tonight. Belair says she isn’t scared, she’s ready. Banks calls herself the best. Belair is going to prove she is the B-E-S-T. Belair says she’s doing it for the fans.
Backstage, Seth Rollins is with Kevin Patrick. Patrick asks Rollins about Cesaro. Rollins, who refers to Patrick as Mike, says he’s going to embarrass Cesaro tonight.
Miz and Morrison make fun of Bad Bunny and Damian Priest.
Titus O’Neil and Hulk Hogan walk out on the stage to officially open the show. O’Neil says after a year, they are back. Hogan says the people didn’t hear O’Neil. O’Neil says it again, with more feeling… sigh. Hogan puts over McIntyre and Lashley.
Welcome back, and welcome to #WrestleMania!!!
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