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Your host for the Kickoff Show is Renee Young. She is joined by Booker T and Peter Rosenberg.
Renee mentions they are sitting under the Wrestlemania sign.
Renee sends it to Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge. Booker wants to know where Tom Phillips is tonight. Charly mentions that her guest tonight will be Samoa Joe.
Renee reminds people that if you sign up for the WWE Network before the start of the pay per view, you will also get Wrestlemania for free if you have never signed up before.
Renee mentions the kickoff show for Wrestlemania will start at 5:00 PM and Wrestlemania starts at 7:00 PM Eastern.
We have a video package for Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns.
Renee asks how will Roman deal with Braun. Rosenberg says that Roman is afraid of no one and he says this is the biggest match for Strowman.
Renee asks about Wrestlemania for both of them.
Booker mentions how Braun has gone through everyone. Booker mentions the brawl at the end of Raw and neither man backed down. Roman still signed the contract.
Renee asks for predictions. Peter says Strowman wins. Booker goes with Roman because of his experience. He will prove that he is the guy. Renee says that Roman will find a way to get it done.
Noam Dar and Alicia Fox are in the back and Noam talks about having something to celebrate tonight. Brian Kendrick shows up and he tells Dar that he has a chance to learn tonight. They will make Tozawa realize he made a mistake. Dar says he is looking forward to winning for Alicia Fox. Kendrick says he hopes no one melts down to cost them. Dar says they will celebrate together after they win. Kendrick says he does not do crazy and walks away.
It is time to talk about the tag title match and Cesaro and Sheamus join the Kickoff Show panel.
Sheamus says he feels they should be defending the titles. He says they were robbed by Gallows and Anderson. They get screwed out of their rematch. Cesaro stands up and the crowd goes crazy. He says no one wants to see him sitting at a table, they want to see them wrestle. The crowd is not as happy for Sheamus, but Cesaro says that Sheamus brought the best out of him last year. They ended the New Day's streak.
Booker says you have to represent yourself and you cannot cry over spilt milk like Sheamus. Cesaro says that Sheamus goes around and Brogue Kicks everyone.
Peter asks if it means anything for Wrestlemania that they are not on this show. Sheamus and Cesaro say that they will get the next title match.
Renee asks who would they rather see win.
Sheamus points out that Cesaro is the angry one tonight. Sheamus wouldn't mind facing both teams because they can beat both teams.
Everyone picks gallows and Anderson to win.
Mick Foley is on the phone with Stephanie and he says he understands that she is delayed. Stephanie says there are huge matches tonight and Jinder Mahal enters the office. Jinder says that he is no longer a team with Rusev. Their future was ruined by Rusev's attitude. Rusev enters with Lana and Mick comments on Rusev's new hairdo.
Jinder and Rusev argue about wrestling each other tonight.
Mick suggests a best-of-seven series and everyone says no. Mick then says that he will find opponents for both men and they will decide who wrestles first.
Everyone leaves but Stephanie is still on the phone.
We go to a Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn video package.
Renee asks about how to handle someone like Joe trying to make their name off you. Booker says Joe means business. He has proven himself. Joe did not ask for that fight and Sami called him out.
Samoa Joe is getting prepared for his time in the Social Media Lounge.
Charly Caruso is with Samoa Joe in the Social Media Lounge.
The first question is why did he side with Triple H and attack Seth Rollins. Joe says that Triple H gave him the opportunity in the WWE. That opportunity was to take out Seth Rollins. Why are people mad at him for being able to succeed.
The second question is about how will he destroy Sami Zayn. Joe says he will punish Sami over and over until he cannot get up. Sami showed him no respect and he had to show Sami what happens when you disrespect him.
The final question is What is his plan for Wrestlemania. Joe says his presence will be felt at Wrestlemania. What he does at Wrestlemania will be revealed soon enough.
Renee says that Joe is very methodical and that he has a plan.
We go to footage from Raw when Corey Graves interviewed Seth Rollins.
We will take a look at Seth Rollins' rehab on tomorrow's Raw.
We have a video package for the Charlotte Flair and Bayley match for the Women's Title.
Peter says Bayley's story touches him, but there is no chance that Charlotte's streak ends tonight. This is too big a moment and Charlotte steps up every time. Booker says Charlotte is flawless on pay per view, but you cannot put a number on heart. Bayley has the right attitude. Renee asks if Bayley has psyched herself out. Peter says Charlotte is too much and too strong. Booker and Renee both pick Bayley while Peter picks Charlotte.
It is time for our Kickoff Show Match and your announcers are Austin Aries, Michael Cole, and Corey Graves.
Match Number One: Akira Tozawa and Rich Swann versus Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar (with Alicia Fox)
Kendrick and Tozawa start things off but Kendrick will not let Tozawa do anything before tagging in Dar. They lock up and Tozawa forces Dar to flinch and then he screams. Tozawa with forearms and Kendrick makes the blind tag before Tozawa hits a back elbow. Kendrick hits Tozawa from behind and Swann blocks a double suplex attempt and Swann and Tozawa with a double drop kick and they set for a stereo screaming plancha but Fox blocks their path and they stop.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kendrick gets a near fall on Tozawa. Kendrick kicks Tozawa and connects with an elbow to the back of the neck. Kendrick with a suplex for a near fall. Kendrick with a reverse chin lock but Tozawa with elbows. Kendrick with a boot to Tozawa but Tozawa with a rana and he tags in Swann who hits Kendrick as he goes to the apron. Swann with a kick and a double stomp followed by a splash for a near fall. Swann back drops Kendrick when he tries to interfere and then he gets a near fall with a sunset flip on Dar. Swann with a baseball slide to Kendrick but Dar hits Swann from behind and then he sends Swann into the ring post.
Dar sends Swann back into the ring and he works on the arm. Dar gets a near fall. Dar sends Swann into the turnbuckles and tags in Kendrick. Kendrick chokes Swann in the corner. Swann with punches but Kendrick with a drop toe hold and a side head lock. Kendrick with a suplex for a near fall. Dar tags in and he kicks Swann in the leg. Dar with a butterfly suplex and he gets a near fall. Dar with an arm bar but Swann with punches. Dar with European uppercuts. Swann with a round kick to the head and Tozawa is tagged in. Tozawa with a bicycle kick to Kendrick but Kendrick with a sunset flip and Tozawa rolls through and kicks Kendrick and hits a back senton for a near fall. Dar tags in when Kendrick blocks a German suplex. Dar is sent to the floor.
Swann tags in and Kendrick is sent to the floor. Tozawa with a suicide dive while Swann hits a flip dive onto Dar. Tozawa with a Shining Wizard to Kendrick. Dar with a kick to Tozawa and Swann with a kick to Dar. Swann goes up top and Dar moves. Dar blocks a sunset flip attempt and gets a near fall. Swann with a round kick to Dar and then to Kendrick. Tozawa with a German suplex to Kendrick and then Swann hits a Phoenix Splash for the three count.
Winners: Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa
We have a video package for the Universal Title Match.
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