WrestleMania 34 was the 34th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live brands. It took place on April 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Promotional poster featuring various WWE wrestlers
|Date||April 8, 2018|
|City||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|WWE Network event chronology|
The card comprised fourteen matches, including three on the pre-show. In the main event, Brock Lesnar retained the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns. In another main event match, AJ Styles retained the WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. Other matches saw Ronda Rousey make her WWE debut and Daniel Bryan return to the ring after nearly three years of absence. Ronda Rousey teamed with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match, while Daniel Bryan teamed with Shane McMahon to defeat Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Also, The Undertaker defeated John Cena in an impromptu match.
Charlotte Flair retained the SmackDown Women's Championship against the 2018 Women's Royal Rumble Winner Asuka, ending Asuka's undefeated streak. A 10-year-old (son of referee John Cone) became the youngest WWE champion in history when he teamed with Braun Strowman to defeat Cesaro and Sheamus for the Raw Tag Team Championship. It was also the first time that the SmackDown Tag Team Championship was defended at WrestleMania.
WrestleMania is considered WWE's flagship event, having been described as the Super Bowl of sports entertainment. The event was the second WrestleMania to be held in the state of Louisiana and the second held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which previously hosted WrestleMania XXX in 2014. On October 30, 2017, traveling packages for the event were sold; tickets went on sale on November 17, 2017, with individual tickets costing from $35 to $2,000.
The three official theme songs for the event were "Celebrate", "New Orleans" (both by Kid Rock), and "Let the Good Times Roll" (by Freddie King). On April 8, prior to the start of WrestleMania, WWE and Snickers held the WrestleMania Block Party at the Champions Square plaza. The tailgate event included appearances from Alundra Blayze and Ric Flair as well from active competitors Tamina and R-Truth. American duo Chloe x Halle performed "America the Beautiful" to kick off the main card of WrestleMania.
Since 2014, WWE attempted to establish Roman Reigns as their top babyface and the next "face of the company", but a significant portion of fans rejected Reigns in this role, taking issue with his perceived special treatment, real-life demeanor, wrestling moveset, speaking skills, and character presentation. This resulted in Reigns being booed while he wrestled in the main events of WrestleMania 31, WrestleMania 32, and WrestleMania 33. The perception that Reigns was the "company's chosen one" led to widespread expectations that Reigns would triumph in the main event of WrestleMania 34 to become WWE Universal Champion; and it was also anticipated that while doing so, he would be again received negatively by the WrestleMania crowd.
This section may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience.April 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)(
The card comprised fourteen matches, including three on the pre-show, that resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches, with results predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live brands. Storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, and the cruiserweight-exclusive 205 Live.
World championship matchesEdit
Following Brock Lesnar's defeat of Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 to win the Universal Championship, he seldom defended the title, which was often criticized, especially by Roman Reigns. As the Royal Rumble winner chose SmackDown's world championship, Lesnar's WrestleMania 34 challenger was determined through the Elimination Chamber match, which was won by Reigns. Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman had previously teased this match since they were the only two to have defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania. The two had also previously fought at WrestleMania 31 over Lesnar's WWE World Heavyweight Championship (now WWE Championship), but without a decisive winner as Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and pinned Reigns. Despite being advertised, Lesnar did not appear for several episodes of Raw. Reigns repeatedly criticized Lesnar and also questioned WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon, for which he was temporarily suspended. When Reigns nevertheless appeared on Raw to confront Lesnar, he was arrested by U.S. Marshals. The handcuffed Reigns assaulted the Marshals, but was then brutally attacked by Lesnar. Heyman then declared that should Lesnar lose, they would not re-sign with WWE. Their match was scheduled as the main event, which would be the first Universal Championship match to main event WrestleMania.
At the Royal Rumble, SmackDown's Shinsuke Nakamura won the men's Royal Rumble match, earning a world championship match of his choosing at WrestleMania 34. Nakamura chose SmackDown's WWE Champion AJ Styles. At Fastlane, Styles retained the WWE Championship in a six-pack challenge, thus solidifying the Styles-Nakamura match at WrestleMania. The two expressed respect for each other, but Styles warned Nakamura to not take him lightly this time, bringing up their previous encounter in New Japan Pro-Wrestling where Nakamura had defeated Styles.
After failing to win the Elimination Chamber match, Intercontinental Champion The Miz demanded a WrestleMania challenger. Seth Rollins then came out and defeated Miz, followed by Finn Bálor, who also defeated him. The following week, both Rollins and Bálor confronted Miz, leading to a 2-on-3 handicap match between Rollins and Bálor and The Miz and his Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel), in which Rollins pinned Miz. Afterwards, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle scheduled The Miz to defend the Intercontinental Championship against Bálor and Rollins in a triple threat match at WrestleMania.
At the Royal Rumble, Raw's Asuka won the women's Royal Rumble match. As a result, Asuka earned the right to challenge for a women's championship of her choosing at WrestleMania. On the advice of Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, Asuka postponed her decision until both women's champions had defended their titles at Elimination Chamber and Fastlane, respectively. Following Charlotte Flair's successful defense at Fastlane, Asuka appeared and challenged her for the SmackDown Women's Championship at WrestleMania. Asuka explained that she chose Charlotte as she wanted to challenge the best women's champion in WWE, while Charlotte vowed to end Asuka's undefeated streak.[Note]
After Alexa Bliss won her second Raw Women's Championship in August 2017, she formed a friendship with Nia Jax, who also had championship aspirations. Nia failed to earn a title shot at the Royal Rumble and also lost to Asuka at Elimination Chamber in a match that would have added her to Asuka's WrestleMania championship match. After Asuka defeated her in a rematch on Raw, Alexa consoled Nia and said she deserved a title match. When Asuka explained her reasons for challenging Charlotte, Alexa and Mickie James confronted her and called out Nia to wrestle Asuka, but Nia did not appear. Later during Nia's match, Alexa and Mickie, who were unaware of the live microphone, were heard disparaging Nia, who was upset by this. The following week, Alexa issued a fake apology and continued to insult Nia, who chased off the champion. When Alexa complained to Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, he scheduled her to defend the Raw Women's Championship against Nia at WrestleMania.
After defeating The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson), Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus said they had defeated every tag team on Raw and issued an open challenge to any tag team to face them at WrestleMania. On the March 12 episode, General Manager Kurt Angle scheduled a tag team battle royal with the winning team receiving a championship match at WrestleMania. Braun Strowman interjected himself into the match and won. The following week, Angle decided that Strowman would receive a Raw Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania as long as he found a partner. Strowman said that he did not need a partner, but would have one. He defeated both Cesaro and Sheamus in singles matches, but did not reveal his partner prior to the event.
At WrestleMania 31, then-UFC star Ronda Rousey appeared alongside The Rock and embarrassed The Authority (Triple H and his wife, Stephanie McMahon). She made some appearances over the next couple of years and was rumored to compete at 2018's Royal Rumble match; the now-former UFC star denied she would be at the event. However, she appeared at the end of the event, confirming that she had signed full-time with WWE. During the official contract signing at Elimination Chamber, her debut match was confirmed for WrestleMania 34. Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, whom Stephanie (now Raw Commissioner) previously had threatened to fire and whom Triple H had turned on at Survivor Series, then brought up the incident from WrestleMania 31 and warned Rousey that Triple H and Stephanie wanted revenge. Ronda threw Triple H through a table and was slapped by Stephanie before eventually signing her contract. The following night on Raw, Stephanie was forced to apologize. As she was leaving the ring, Triple H attacked Angle. The following week, Stephanie said Ronda could choose any Raw wrestler as her opponent at WrestleMania except the champion; she chose Stephanie. When Triple H objected, Angle pointed out that both Triple H and Stephanie had contracts as wrestlers and scheduled a mixed tag team match pitting Stephanie and Triple H against Ronda and himself. A Q&A session on the final Raw before WrestleMania ended with Stephanie putting Ronda through a table.
Throughout the summer of 2017, Kevin Owens feuded with SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon; at Hell in a Cell, Kevin Owens defeated Shane in a Hell in a Cell match thanks to the help of his friend-turned-rival, Sami Zayn. Zayn explained that he acted out of disappointment about not getting the expected opportunities at SmackDown and realized that Owens was right all along in his questionable actions. Owens and Zayn continued their feud with Shane, including attacking him at Survivor Series and Shane threatened to fire them if they lost their match at Clash of Champions, while SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan seemingly favored the two by giving them WWE Championship opportunities: first at the Royal Rumble, when AJ Styles retained his title in a handicap match and again at Fastlane, when Owens and Zayn were among the five challengers. During the latter match, the feud escalated as Shane broke up pinfall attempts by Owens and Zayn. Shane then took an indefinite leave of absence, but, as one last decision, he scheduled Owens and Zayn to fight each other at WrestleMania 34. Owens and Zayn reacted by brutally attacking Shane. The following week, Daniel Bryan revealed that he was medically cleared to compete again; his last match was in April 2015. Later, he fired Owens and Zayn for their attack on Shane and received a beat down. In response, Bryan said he regretted favoring them and scheduled a tag team match pitting himself and Shane against Owens and Zayn, with the latter duo being rehired if they won. On the final SmackDown before WrestleMania, Shane was also cleared to compete.
At Fastlane, Randy Orton won the United States Championship from Bobby Roode. Following the match, Jinder Mahal, who felt that he should have been in the match, attacked both men. On the following episode of SmackDown, Roode invoked his rematch clause for WrestleMania 34. The following week, Orton was scheduled to defend the United States Championship in a triple threat match against Roode and Mahal at WrestleMania. On the March 27 episode, after losing to Mahal and Rusev, Rusev demanded to be added to the title match since he pinned Orton. The match was subsequently made a fatal four-way.
Throughout 2017, The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) and The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods) fought at various events over the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The original feud ended at Hell in a Cell in October with The Usos victorious. The New Day earned another title shot at Fastlane in March, but both teams were attacked by The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper and Rowan), injuring Jey, Kingston, and Woods. On the following episode of SmackDown, Big E and Jimmy teamed up to take revenge, but were defeated. On the March 27 episode, New Day lost to The Bludgeon Brothers by disqualification after The Usos attacked the latter. A triple threat tag team match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship was then scheduled for WrestleMania 34.
Determined to compete at WrestleMania 34, free agent John Cena entered himself into the Royal Rumble match to earn himself a world championship match at WrestleMania, but failed. He then qualified for Raw's Elimination Chamber match, hoping to earn a shot at the Universal Championship at WrestleMania, and, using his free agent status, was among the five challengers in the WWE Championship match at SmackDown's Fastlane, but came up short in both attempts. Back on Raw, Cena pondered attending WrestleMania as a fan, but then decided to challenge The Undertaker, whom he had tried to challenge a few weeks prior; Cena stated that it was not WWE executives who were preventing the match, but Undertaker himself. Over the remaining weeks leading up to WrestleMania, Cena received no answer, despite repeatedly antagonizing Undertaker. On the final Raw before WrestleMania, Cena said he would not take a spot from any full-time wrestler in one of the other matches. He said he was not mad about not having a match, but was mad at Undertaker for not answering.
On January 23, 2018, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore was released from WWE, vacating the title. A separate general manager was then appointed for 205 Live, which was previously controlled by the Raw General Manager, to address the situation. On the January 30 episode of 205 Live, new general manager Drake Maverick (formerly Rockstar Spud in Impact Wrestling) scheduled a 16-man single elimination tournament to crown a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, culminating with the finals at WrestleMania 34. The tournament took place over the next several weeks, with Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali advancing to the finals at WrestleMania's pre show for the vacant title.
On the March 12 episode of Raw, a battle royal open to any female performer of any brand was scheduled for WrestleMania 34. The match, originally named in honor of WWE Hall of Famer The Fabulous Moolah, was introduced to serve as a female counterpart to the annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. However, a few days later, the match was renamed "WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal" due to the backlash from fans and critics regarding Moolah's past treatment of other women. Like the men's match, the winner received a trophy, and both the men's and women's battle royals were scheduled for the pre-show. The main storyline going into the women's match was the increasingly strained friendship between Bayley and Sasha Banks. At Elimination Chamber, Banks turned on Bayley in the namesake match. Banks then was the first to note her participation in the battle royal on the March 19 episode of Raw. A week later, Bayley confirmed her participation and was confronted by Banks, resulting in a backstage brawl. On the final Raw before WrestleMania, Banks saved Bayley from a post-match ambush by Absolution's Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. Banks expected Bayley to be grateful, but the two instead fought.
|English commentators||Michael Cole (Raw/Women's Battle Royal)|
(Raw/SmackDown/Women's Battle Royal)
|Jonathan Coachman (Raw)|
|Tom Phillips (SmackDown)|
(SmackDown/André the Giant Battle Royal)
|Vic Joseph (Cruiserweight match)|
|Nigel McGuinness (Cruiserweight match)|
|Jim Ross (André the Giant Battle Royal)|
|Jerry Lawler (André the Giant Battle Royal)|
|Beth Phoenix (Women's Battle Royal)|
|Paige (Women's Battle Royal)|
|Spanish commentators||Carlos Cabrera|
|German commentators||Carsten Schaefer|
|Ring announcers||Greg Hamilton (SmackDown)|
|Lilian Garcia (Women's Battle Royal)|
|Pre-show panel||Renee Young|
|John "Bradshaw" Layfield|
|Pre-show correspondent||Sam Roberts|
Three matches were contested on the two-hour long pre-show, with the second hour shown live on USA Network. During the pre-show, it was shown that John Cena had indeed attended the event as a fan, and cameras followed him as he took his seat in the audience, a few rows back from the ring.
In the fifth annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, "Woken" Matt Hardy, Mojo Rawley, and Baron Corbin outlasted their competitors, when Bray Wyatt, who had previously feuded with Hardy, appeared. Surprisingly, Wyatt assisted Hardy in eliminating Rawley and distracted Corbin, so that Hardy could eliminate him to win the match.
Next, Cedric Alexander faced Mustafa Ali in the tournament final for the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Ali performed a "054" on Alexander, who broke the pinfall attempt by placing his foot on the bottom rope. In the end, Alexander executed a "Lumbar Check" on Ali to win the title.
The WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal culminated in Sasha Banks and Bayley teaming up to eliminate Natalya and The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, and Liv Morgan). Banks and Bayley then shook hands only for Bayley to quickly eliminate Banks. Thinking she had won the match, Bayley began celebrating, not realizing that Naomi had not actually been eliminated. Naomi then performed a "Rear View" on Bayley and eliminated her to win the match.
The actual pay-per-view opened with The Miz defending the Intercontinental Championship against Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor in a triple threat match. In the end, Bálor performed a "Coup de Gráce" on Miz, only for Rollins to perform a "Curb Stomp" on Bálor on top of Miz. Rollins then performed another "Curb Stomp" on Miz to win the title for the win, becoming the 19th Grand Slam Champion in the process.
Next, Charlotte Flair defended the SmackDown Women's Championship against Asuka. After an evenly contested match, Charlotte forced Asuka to submit to the "Figure-Eight Leglock" to retain the title and to end Asuka's undefeated streak.[Note] After the match, the two embraced.
After this, Randy Orton defended the United States Championship against Bobby Roode, Jinder Mahal, and Rusev in a fatal four-way match. In the climax, Sunil Singh distracted Rusev which allowed Mahal to perform the "Khallas" on Rusev to win the title.
Next, Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey faced Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match, which was Rousey's in-ring debut and Stephanie's first match at WrestleMania and Angle's first since Wrestlemania 22. Angle and Triple H started the match, while Stephanie distracted the referee to attack Rousey. Rousey eventually tagged in and faced off with Stephanie. She also faced off against Triple H. Angle performed an "Angle Slam" on Triple H for a nearfall, Triple H then executed a "Pedigree" on Angle, but Rousey broke up the pin. In the end, Rousey forced Stephanie to submit to an armbar for the win.
In the next match, The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) defended the SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston, accompanied by Xavier Woods) and The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper and Rowan) in a triple threat tag team match. In the end, Harper pinned Kingston after an aided superbomb to win the title.
John Cena had attended the first two matches in the audience until a referee had informed him that The Undertaker had arrived at the arena. Following the SmackDown Tag Team Championship match, Cena made his entrance for an expected match with Undertaker. The lights went out, but instead of The Undertaker, Elias appeared. After a brief confrontation, Cena attacked Elias. As Cena was leaving, the lights went out again and Undertaker's coat and hat (which had been left behind at WrestleMania 33) appeared in the ring and were struck by lightning. The Undertaker then made his entrance to the panicked shock of Cena and the match was made official. Undertaker dominated most of the match and utilized his "Old School" and flying clothesline maneuvers. Cena countered a chokeslam attempt into a spin-out powerbomb. As Cena attempted a "Five-Knuckle Shuffle", Undertaker sat up and performed a chokeslam followed by a "Tombstone Piledriver" to defeat Cena in a match lasting under three minutes.
Next, Daniel Bryan teamed with Shane McMahon to face Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn with the stipulation that if Owens and Zayn won, they would be rehired to SmackDown. Before the match began, Owens and Zayn attacked Bryan and Shane. Owens powerbombed Bryan onto the ring apron, temporarily taking Bryan out of the match. Shane decided to face Owens and Zayn alone and the match officially started. Owens and Zayn dominated the match until Bryan recovered. Zayn performed a "Blue Thunder Bomb" on Shane for a nearfall. Zayn performed a "Helluva Kick" on Bryan for a near-fall. Owens tagged in and performed a pop-up powerbomb, but Bryan kicked out again. In the end, Bryan forced Zayn to submit to the "Yes Lock" to win the match. Per the match's stipulation, Owens and Zayn remained fired from SmackDown.
Next, Alexa Bliss, accompanied by Mickie James, defended the Raw Women's Championship against Nia Jax. Jax attacked James before the match began, eliminating James as a distraction. In the end, Jax executed a Samoan drop on Bliss from the second rope to win her first Raw Women's Championship.
In the following match, AJ Styles defended the WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. At the conclusion of the match, Styles performed a "Phenomenal Forearm", and Nakamura performed a "Kinshasa" to the back of Styles' neck, both for nearfalls. In the end, Styles countered Nakamura's attempt at a "Kinshasa" into a "Styles Clash" to win the match and retain the title. After the match, the two showed mutual respect for each other. Nakamura kneeled down to present Styles with the WWE Championship, but then attacked him with a low blow and a "Kinshasa" on the floor, turning heel.
In the penultimate match, Cesaro and Sheamus defended the Raw Tag Team Championship against Braun Strowman and a partner of his choosing. After all three men were in the ring, Strowman said he waited until then to reveal his partner, which would be a random fan from the live audience. Strowman went out into the crowd and chose 10-year-old Nicholas. Strowman and Nicholas won the title after Strowman performed a running powerslam on Cesaro. With this win, Nicholas became the youngest WWE champion in history.
In the main event, Brock Lesnar defended the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns. Lesnar performed three German suplexes on Reigns, who hit Lesnar with three superman punches and two spears on Lesnar for a near-fall. Lesnar performed two "F-5"s on Reigns, with each scoring a near-fall. Frustrated, Lesnar put Reigns through a broadcast table with an "F-5" and performed another "F-5" in the ring, scoring another near-fall. Lesnar removed his gloves and attacked Reigns with elbow strikes, causing Reigns to bleed profusely, and performed a fifth "F-5" for a near-fall. Reigns recovered and performed two more spears on Lesnar for a near fall. In the end, as Reigns attempted another spear, Lesnar countered into a sixth "F-5" to retain the Universal Championship. The match would perhaps end up being more notable for the crowd signaling their strong disinterest at many points by chanting, among others, "boring", "this is awful" and calling for former WWE wrestler CM Punk. Beach balls were also thrown around the crowd which resulted in cheers and boos.
WrestleMania 34 mostly received positive reviews from fans and critics, although the main event between Lesnar and Reigns received harsh criticism and was decried by some as one of the worst main events in WrestleMania history. Meanwhile, other aspects of the show, such as the return of Daniel Bryan, the Intercontinental Championship match, the SmackDown Women's Championship match, and the debut performance of Ronda Rousey, were widely praised.
Jack de Menezes, writing for The Independent, stated that WrestleMania 34 "brought a mix of brilliance, bemusement and disappointment". The Intercontinental title triple threat was "brilliant" and "frantic", the WWE Title match was an "eye-catching affair" culminating in a "stunning heel-turn", "Rousey made a splash on her in-ring debut", and "Daniel Bryan once again captured the imagination of the WWE Universe". Cena-Undertaker left "fans stunned, bemused and feeling shortchanged at what had occurred", while finally the main event was a "slow-burning match" which was "a huge anti-climax".
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted that the main event was "physical as hell", but the "crowd seemed to react more to beach balls in the crowd" and "didn't even pop for" Reigns' kick-outs. Meltzer felt that the match was "done for sympathy for Reigns when it was over to make him a babyface as they concentrated on showing him all beaten up". For the other matches, Meltzer noted that the women's battle royal "was rushed through" and it was not the first of its kind at WrestleMania as promoted, pointing to a previous version in 2009. The Intercontinental title triple threat was "all action" which "felt like three babyfaces" as the Miz "didn't work as a heel at all in the match." He thought Asuka-Charlotte was "a great match" with "hard hitting and pretty emotional stuff", while the mixed tag team match was "excellent"; he noted that Ronda Rousey "at no point looked out of her element, she was crisp in just about everything", and that it was "one of the better pro wrestling debuts I've ever seen". Finally, Meltzer noted that the announced attendance of 78,133 "isn't even close to real although it may be August before the real number is out".
Joshua Needelman of The Washington Post wrote that this event was "one of the most entertaining WrestleMania's in recent memory" except for an "anticlimactic" and "remarkably disastrous end", as the "New Orleans crowd made it clear the main event was not what they wanted", which saw them booing Reigns. Meanwhile, the Styles-Nakamura match was "surprisingly slow and plodding, with the intensity only reaching its expected level toward the end". Also, the mixed tag match "exceeded expectations", while the U.S. title match result drew the ire of fans because "fan-favorite Rusev" was pinned. Lastly, Needelman noted that Daniel Bryan, "perhaps the most popular wrestler of the past decade", "had the crowd in the palm of his hands" during his match.
Wade Keller of Pro Wrestling Torch described the Lesnar-Reigns main event as a "disaster". Keller noted that the "tired and disinterested crowd" had booed Reigns and chanted "CM Punk", "Boring" and "This is awful!" As for the other matches, Styles-Nakamura was "a letdown" given the expectations, Cena-Undertaker was "crowd pleasing", the mixed tag match "went about as well as anyone could have hoped", and Asuka failing to "really showcase her signature spots before losing" "almost felt like a downgrade in Vince McMahon's faith in her".
Troy L. Smith of Cleveland.com wrote, "In my mind, Lesnar-Reigns is one of the four worst WrestleMania main events ever, based on build, execution and immediate aftermath". After comparing the four aforementioned events, Smith concluded that the WrestleMania 34 main event was indeed the worst due to the "utter disdain" it produced, with there never being a more "disinterested" crowd for a WrestleMania main event. Smith also rated the main event as the "worst match of the night", but in contrast, he felt that the rest of WrestleMania 34 was "pretty great for most of its seven hours".
In recent years, WWE has gone out of its way to warn viewers that the post-WrestleMania Raw crowd are "non-traditional" and will "boo the guys they normally cheer" and "cheer the guys they normally boo". This announcement was repeated after WrestleMania 34, but critics pointed out that the crowd cheered wrestlers "regardless of whether they are babyfaces or heels" and that "on this night, they cheered everyone that WWE wanted them to cheer with one exception... Roman Reigns."
On the post-WrestleMania 34 episode of Raw, Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, with her arm in a brace, bragged about her WrestleMania performance, stating she knew that she would bring out the best in Ronda Rousey. Rousey then made her entrance and listened to Stephanie praising her. When the two hugged, Ronda grabbed Stephanie's arm, pulled the brace off, and applied the armbar.
Also on Raw, another Universal Championship match between champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Roman Reigns was scheduled for the Greatest Royal Rumble event, this time as a steel cage match, with no justification given for the match. Reigns acknowledged that Lesnar had re-signed with WWE instead of going back to the UFC, then said he was not directly told about the rematch and alleged that there was a conspiracy against him. After Reigns concluded that he would eventually beat Lesnar if he kept receiving title matches against him, a returning Samoa Joe appeared. Joe called Reigns a failure and said that after Lesnar defeats him at Greatest Royal Rumble, Joe would be waiting for Reigns at Backlash.
New Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax had a tag team match against Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. Nia's partner was NXT call-up Ember Moon. The team won after Moon performed the Eclipse on Bliss for the pin. Also in the women's division, Sasha Banks lost to Absolution's Mandy Rose, when interference by Bayley backfired. A match between Banks and Bayley the following week ended in a no-contest when the two were attacked by The Riott Squad, who were traded to Raw.
Backstage, Braun Strowman and Nicholas informed Raw General Manager Kurt Angle that they were relinquishing the Raw Tag Team Championship due to Nicholas's schedule as a fourth grader, but vowed to come back for the title when Nicholas was done with school. When Cesaro and Sheamus demanded their titles back, Angle said they could regain them at the Greatest Royal Rumble. A four-team tournament to determine their opponents, called the Tag Team Eliminator, was won by André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner "Woken" Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt.
New Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins was interrupted by Finn Bálor. The Miz then came out and said that he wanted his contractual rematch at Backlash. Jeff Hardy then returned from injury and teamed with Rollins and Bálor in a winning effort against Miz and The Miztourage. The following week, Miz was traded to SmackDown, splitting him from The Miztourage, who remained on Raw and were later renamed to The B-Team.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn appeared on Raw, seeking jobs from General Manager Kurt Angle. Angle scheduled a match between the two, with the winner receiving a Raw contract. However, the match ended in a double countout with neither receiving a contract. The following week during the Superstar Shake-up, Commissioner Stephanie McMahon overruled Angle and awarded Owens and Zayn each a Raw contract.
On the first SmackDown after WrestleMania, Commissioner Shane McMahon announced that Daniel Bryan - now a full-time wrestler - resigned as General Manager, and introduced Paige, who retired from in-ring competition the previous night on Raw, as Bryan's successor. She then scheduled a match between Daniel Bryan and WWE Champion AJ Styles. Shinsuke Nakamura, who had issued a mocking apology for attacking Styles, attacked both Bryan and Styles during their match. A rematch between Styles and Nakamura for the championship was scheduled for the Greatest Royal Rumble.
The Usos earned a SmackDown Tag Team Championship match against The Bludgeon Brothers at Greatest Royal Rumble by defeating The New Day. Also, Randy Orton defeated Bobby Roode and Rusev in a triple threat match to earn a United States Championship match. Following this, new United States Champion Jinder Mahal was traded to Raw, but lost the title to Jeff Hardy, who moved to SmackDown. The winner of the championship match between Mahal and Hardy at Greatest Royal Rumble would face Orton at Backlash.
SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair commented on her WrestleMania match and future challengers, but was interrupted and attacked by NXT's The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay). After this, Carmella cashed in her Money in the Bank contract and won the title. Also in the women's division, Natalya confronted Naomi, calling her victory in the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal a disappointment. Naomi then defeated Natalya in a match.
On 205 Live, Cedric Alexander celebrated becoming WWE Cruiserweight Champion, with Mustafa Ali showing his respect. Buddy Murphy then attacked the new champion from behind and performed Murphy's Law on him.
- Order of elimination: Aiden English, Konnor, Curt Hawkins, R-Truth, Primo Colon, Mike Kanellis, Tyler Breeze, Viktor, Zack Ryder, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Rhyno, Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Sin Cara, Fandango, Heath Slater, Chad Gable, Titus O'Neil, Goldust, Tye Dillinger, Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Mojo Rawley, Baron Corbin
- Order of elimination: Carmella, Dana Brooke, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Kairi Sane, Lana, Kavita Devi, Taynara Conti, Bianca Belair, Dakota Kai, Becky Lynch, Mickie James, Peyton Royce, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Sasha Banks, Bayley
- Nicholas was a 10-year-old picked from the venue's crowd by Strowman.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship TournamentEdit
(1/30/18, 2/6/18, 2/13/18, 2/20/18)
|Gentleman Jack Gallagher||17:08|
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WrestleMania 34 live review: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka for the Smackdown Women's Championship, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- "WrestleMania 29 press conference brings WWE to Radio City Music Hall". WWE. Archived from the original on April 7, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
... WWE's flagship event lights up MetLife Stadium ... WrestleMania
- Gelston, Dan. "WrestleMania is Super Bowl of sports entertainment". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
- "WrestleMania returns to New Orleans in 2018". WWE. Archived from the original on January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- "WWE WrestleMania 34 travel packages on sale Oct. 30". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
- "WrestleMania 34 Travel Packages". WWE. Archived from the original on December 29, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
- "WWE and local dignitaries celebrate WrestleMania 34 announcement in New Orleans". WWE.
- ""Let The Good Times Roll" by Freddie King is an official theme song of WrestleMania 34". WWE. Archived from the original on February 15, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- @WWE (30 March 2018). "One. More. Week. "New Orleans" by #WWEHOF Class of 2018 Inductee @KidRock is an #OfficialThemeSong of #WrestleMania 34" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- WWE.com staff (April 2, 2018). "Don't miss a special WrestleMania Block Party in New Orleans on Sunday, April 8". WWE. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
- "Chloe x Halle to perform "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania". WWE. Archived from the original on March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
- Van Doom, Daniel. "This weekend WWE will face its toughest opponent: The wrestling audience". CNET. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- Keller, Wade. "Coach telling fans they're sheep if they boo Reigns is not doing Reigns any favors". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WM31 PPV Results 3/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of WWE World Title match, Taker's return, Sting vs. Triple H, Cena vs. Rusev, Rock/UFC surprise, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
- Shoemaker, David. "The highs and lows of a record-breaking WrestleMania 32". ESPN. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WrestleMania 33 live review: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns, Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon, Seth Rollins vs. Triple H in an unsanctioned match". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
- Needelman, Joshua. "WWE WrestleMania 34: Ronda Rousey wins debut; Daniel Bryan returns; Brock Lesnar beats Roman Reigns in dud main event". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Gardener, Luke. "WrestleMania 34 results: Undertaker DESTROYS John Cena, Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar win". Daily Star. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
- Fowler, Matt. "WWE WrestleMania 34 match predictions and analysis". IGN. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
- Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
- Steinberg, Brian (2016-05-25). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- "Triple H Conference Call Report: Discusses 205 Live, NXT Takeover: Toronto, Says HBK Working at the Performance Center and More - 411MANIA". 411mania.com. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 live review: Men's and Women's Elimination Chamber matches, Ronda Rousey contract signing, Asuka vs. Nia Jax, Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Titus O'Neil and Apollo for the Raw Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- Keller, Wade (April 3, 2017). "Keller's WWE Monday Night Raw 2/3: The most remarkable opening ten minutes of Raw in history, perhaps, as crowd berates Reigns". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
- Keller, Wade (February 26, 2018). "Keller's WWE Raw Report 2/26: Elimination Chamber fallout including Brock's face-off with Reigns, Asuka has a decision to make, Rousey-Authority fallout". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Raw Live TV Review: Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns meet face-to-face, all roads lead to WrestleMania". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Raw Live TV Review: Ultimate Deletion with Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt, Vince McMahon's word hinges on whether Brock Lesnar appears, Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka in a non-title match, WrestleMania 34 build continues". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Raw Live TV Review: John Cena vs. Kane, the penultimate edition of Raw before WrestleMania 34". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
- Keller, Wade (April 2, 2018). "Keller's WWE Raw Report 4/2: Final WrestleMania 34 hype including Triple H & Stephanie in ring with Angle & Ronda Rousey, last chance for Undertaker to response, Reigns-Lesnar hype". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Royal Rumble 2018 live review: Men's and Women's Royal Rumble matches, Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane for the WWE Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match for the WWE Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Fastlane 2018 live review: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena in a six-way for the WWE Championship, The Usos vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott for the Smackdown Women's Championship". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Archived from the original on March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- Barnett, Jake. "3/13 Barnett's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: Shane McMahon's WrestleMania announcement, Asuka debuts on Smackdown, Bludgeon Brothers vs. Big E and Jimmy Uso". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
- Barnett, Jake. "3/27 Barnett's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: Daniel Bryan's second week back, Bludgeon Brothers vs. New Day, Randy Orton and Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- Keller, Wade (April 3, 2018). "Keller's WWE Smackdown Report 4/3: Final live show before WrestleMania, Shane McMahon addresses his status, plus Charlotte vs. Natalya". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on April 4, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
- Keller, Wade (March 5, 2018). "Keller's WWE Raw Report 3/5: Angle stands up for himself and calls out Triple H leading to mixed tag being set, plus Asuka-Jax, Cena". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Raw Live TV Review: Three Elimination Chamber qualifying matches, The Miz vs. Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title, the night after the Royal Rumble". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on February 1, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- Keller, Wade (February 5, 2018). "Keller's WWE Raw Report 2/5: Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt in Elimination Chamber qualifying match, more Elimination Chamber developments". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on February 6, 2018. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
- Keller, Wade. "Keller's WWE SmackDown report 3/13: Fastlane fallout, Shane has a big announcement, Asuka vs. Charlotte hype, Styles vs. Nakamura hype". pwtorch.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- Walder, Chris. "Charlotte ends Asuka's undefeated streak, retains title at WrestleMania 34". theScore Inc. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- Campbell, Brian (January 25, 2018). "Ronda Rousey shoots down Royal Rumble rumors, plans to be out of the country". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Hell in a Cell 2017 live review: Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon in a Falls Count Anywhere HIAC match, New Day vs. The Usos in an HIAC match for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
- Keller, Wade (October 10, 2017). "Keller's WWE Smackdown Report 10/10: Sami Zayn has some explaining to do, Owens-Shane fallout, Styles challenges Corbin". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Survivor Series 2017 live review: Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles, "Team Raw" Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Triple H, Finn Balor, and Samoa Joe vs. "Team Smackdown" Shane McMahon, John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura, Randy Orton, and Bobby Roode, The Shield vs. New Day, Charlotte vs. Alexa Bliss". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on November 20, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Clash of Champions 2017 live review: AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn put their WWE careers on the line vs. Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as referees". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
- Burdick, Michael. "Daniel Bryan medically cleared to return to in-ring action". WWE. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- "Daniel Bryan makes his in-ring return at WrestleMania 34". WWE. Archived from the original on April 1, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
- Barnett, Jake. "3/20 Barnett's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: Daniel Bryan opens the show and addresses being cleared to return to the ring, the build to WrestleMania 34 continues". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- WWE [@WWE] (March 20, 2018). "BREAKING: The Viper Randy Orton will defend the US Title against Bobby Roode & Jinder Mahal in a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 34!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Keller, Wade. "Keller's WWE Smackdown Report 2/27: Cena makes first appearance on Smackdown in months as he seeks Path to WrestleMania". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- WWE.com Staff. "Enzo Amore suspended". WWE. Archived from the original on January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- "Enzo Amore released". WWE. Archived from the original on January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
- "Daniel Bryan addresses the state of WWE 205 Live". WWE. Archived from the original on February 3, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (January 30, 2018). "1/30 WWE 205 Live Report: Rockstar Spud debuts as new G.M. with a new name, 16-man tournament announced for vacated Cruiserweight Title". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on February 2, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (February 7, 2018). "2/6 WWE 205 Live Report: Roderick Strong debuts vs. HIdeo Itami, Mark Andrews video, Kalisto vs. Dorado". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (February 14, 2018). "2/13 WWE 205 Live Report: Tozawa vs. Mark Andrews with a shockingly slow start, Nese vs. Gulak, another show focused on wrestling". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on February 15, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (February 21, 2018). "2/20 WWE 205 Live Report: Daivari vs. Buddy Murphy, Mustafa Ali vs. Gallagher, Metalik & Dorado in tag". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (February 27, 2018). "2/27 WWE 205 Live Report: Strong vs. Kalisto ends with a scary looking bump, Cedric vs. TJP, Mustafa Ali promo". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- Moore, John (March 7, 2018). "3/6 Moore's WWE 205 Live TV Review: Drew Gulak vs. Mark Andrews and Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy in the last quarterfinal matches, Hideo Itami and Akira Tozawa become a tag team". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (March 13, 2018). "3/13 WWE 205 Live Report: Cedric Alexander vs. Roderick Strong in the cruiserweight championship tournament semifinals". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (March 20, 2018). "3/20 WWE 205 Live Report: Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak in the cruiserweight championship tournament semifinals". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
- Maglio, Tony; Maas, Jennifer (March 15, 2018). "WWE Changes Name of 'Fabulous Moolah Battle Royal' After Public Backlash (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- "USA Network celebrates WrestleMania Week with special programing". Archived from the original on 29 March 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WrestleMania 34 Kickoff Show live review: WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, Cedric Alexander vs. Mustfa Ali for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- "WWE WrestleMania 34 results, recap, grades: Ronda Rousey stuns, Brock Lesnar retains in shocker". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
- Hines, Martin. "Brock Lesnar beat Roman Reigns in possibly the worst Wrestlemania main event ever". metro.co.uk. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Smith, Troy L (9 April 2018). "WrestleMania 34: Was Lesnar-Reigns the worst main event ever?". Cleveland.com. Archived from the original on 10 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- de Menezes, Jack. "WrestleMania 34 results: Ronda Rousey stuns Triple H, The Undertaker returns and Brock Lesnar beats Roman Reigns". The Independent. Archived from the original on 10 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Meltzer, Dave. "WWE WrestleMania 34 live results, news & recap". f4wonline.com. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Keller, Wade. "Keller's WWE WrestleMania 34 report: Lesnar vs. Reigns, Styles vs. Nakamura, Charlotte vs. Asuka, Rousey's debut, Bryan's return, Battle Royals, more". pwtorch.com. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Schmidt, Paul. "In Defense of the Much-Maligned Post-WrestleMania WWE Raw Crowds". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Raw Hit List: Bobby Lashley returns, Paige announces her in-ring retirement, Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe return, Authors of Pain, Ember Moon, and No Way Jose debut on the Raw After WrestleMania show". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- Keller, Wade (April 9, 2018). "Keller's WWE Raw report 4/9: The Day After WrestleMania 34 Edition with Reigns-Lesnar and Rousey fallout". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "WWE Raw Live TV Review: The Superstar Shakeup Night One, Sasha Banks vs. Bayley, Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt vs. The Revival for a shot at the vacant Raw Tag Titles". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- Keller, Wade (April 10, 2018). "Keller's WWE Smackdown Report 4/10: WrestleMania 34 fallout, Daniel Bryan vs. A.J. Styles, new G.M. announced, Tag Team Contenders decided". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "4/17 Powell's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: The WWE Superstar Shakeup Night Two". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
- Heydorn, Zack (April 10, 2018). "4/10 WWE 205 Live Report: Cedric Alexander debuts as the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Gulak vs. Andrews, The Brian Kendrick returns, and more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
- ""Woken" Matt Hardy won the Fifth Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Powers, Kevin. "Cedric Alexander def. Mustafa Ali (WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Finals)". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Pappolla, Ryan. "Naomi prevailed in the first-ever WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Benigno, Anthony. "Seth Rollins def. The Miz and Finn Bálor to become the new Intercontinental Champion". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Herrera, Tom. "SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair def. Asuka". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- Pappolla, Ryan. "Jinder Mahal def. Randy Orton, Rusev and Bobby Roode to win the United States Championship". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- Benigno, Anthony. "Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey def. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon". WWE. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Pappolla, Ryan. "The Bludgeon Brothers def. The Usos and The New Day in a Triple Threat Match to win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles". WWE. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Benigno, Anthony. "The Undertaker def. John Cena". WWE. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Pappolla, Ryan. "Daniel Bryan & Shane McMahon def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Passero, Mitch. "Nia Jax def. Alexa Bliss to become the new Raw Women's Champion". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Benigno, Anthony. "WWE Champion AJ Styles def. Shinsuke Nakamura". WWE. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Pappolla, Ryan. "Braun Strowman & Nicholas of the WWE Universe def. Sheamus & Cesaro to win the Raw Tag Team Championship". WWE. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Benigno, Anthony. "Universal Champion Brock Lesnar def. Roman Reigns". WWE. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Witner, Arya (January 13, 2016). "WWE NXT Results: Women's #1 Contender Battle Royal, Sami Zayn Returns To Full Sail". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
- Williams, JJ (February 27, 2016). "NXT Sebring, FL, live results: NXT women's title fatal four-way". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- Smith, Joseph (February 28, 2016). "NXT Divas headline: 2/27 WWE NXT in Sebring, FL results". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- Twiss, Andrew (May 27, 2016). "Balor & Nakamura vs. Revival: 5/27 WWE NXT in Cocoa Beach, FL live report". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved April 30, 2017.