The show opened with a gruelling match between Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura and Rusev had a back and forth competitive match that lasted close to 15 minutes. Styles was about to wrap the match up when Aiden English chose to get involved and help jump Styles.
Even the kickoff show had a decent match on it as the trio of Tye Dillinger (who I will admit to forgetting about), Tyler Breeze and Fandango defeated Mojo Rawley, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin.
PROGRESS Wrestling has continued to promote and push its WWE WrestleMania 34 weekend shows and have added another exclusive name for the show. This lead McMahon to stop two subsequent pinning attempts by Owens and Zayn that would have won them the match.
Of course, there's still the small matter of Carmella holding the Money In The Bank briefcase as well. The New Day and The Usos were on pace to have another fantastic match, but the Bludgeon Brothers appeared and demolished both teams. Cena began to goad The Undertaker into accepting his challenge, saying that the only thing standing in the way of a match between the two is The Undertaker himself. Charlotte, to nobody's surprise, successfully defended her title against Ruby Riott. SmackDown will also feature the first blue brand appearance for Asuka, who will challenge SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania. After that match, Undertaker took off his gloves, hat, and coat and left them in the ring.More news: Titans officially announce Malcolm Butler signing
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After failing to capture his 17th WWE Championship on Sunday, March 11, John Cena returned to the ring on Monday night Raw to challenge the Undertaker. It was an overbooked match, but it was still fast and entertaining.
Owens had an opportunity to end the match when he hit his finishing move on Zallinger but SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon interrupted to prevent the result. However, as the duo beat up on Shane McMahon, they both seemed to be on the same page.
Notably, a match between John Cena and The Undertaker has been in the talks, with fans speculating that it will probably be the last time the two legends meet. He practically did it five times with Styles getting it last on top of the commentator's table. Styles started the night cutting a celebratory promo after retaining his title at Fastlane.
The WWE Champion told the Smackdown crowd he has a lot of respect for his WrestleMania opponent but is determined to extend his title reign after Mania.