WrestleMania 33 live: The Undertaker retires after defeat by Roman Reigns as Brock Lesner finally beats Goldberg

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Everything you need to know about WrestleMania 33

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WrestleMania 33 takes place this weekend as the biggest show on the WWE calendar returns, with the likes of Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, The Undertaker and Triple H all returning for the ‘Granddaddy of them All’. Follow the latest here.

  • Brock Lesnar DEF Goldberg
  • Randy Orton DEF Bray Wyatt
  • Roman Reigns DEF The Undertaker 
  • Seth Rollins DEF Triple H
  • AJ Styles DEF Shane McMahon
  • John Cena and Nikki Bella DEF The Miz and Maryse
  • Bayley DEF Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax
  • Naomi DEF Alexa Bliss, Carmella (with James Ellsworth), Natalya, Mickie James and Becky Lynch
  • Neville DEF Austin Aries
  • The Hardy Boys DEF Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Cesaro and Sheamus
  • Mojo Rawley wins the 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • Dean Ambrose DEF Baron Corbin

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Live Updates

Good evening and welcome to The Independent's WrestleMania 33 live blog, where we'll bring you all the latest news, action and highlights from Orlando as the biggest night in the WWE calendar takes place.
Ahead of WrestleMania, here's a look at how the two brands, Raw and Smackdown, shape up going into the night: 
So which one could steal the show? We reckon it might be the blue half of the WWE: 
Result: On the WrestleMania pre-show, Dean Ambrose has RETAINED his Intercontinental Championship against Baron Corbin. That means we're just five minutes away from getting the main show started! 
Here we go!
We're kicking off with the US national anthem as always, and this year it's Tinache singing it...nope, I'm not sure who she is either.
WrestleMania opens up with a pretty cool montage depicting a rollercoaster rolling though all of those who will feature tonight. That's one thing we're definitely going to get, the next four hours are going to be one hell of a rollercoaster!
It's a New Day!
 
The WrestleMania hosts make their entrance immediately, much to the delight of the WWE Universe. They're rolling down the longest WrestleMania entrance ever seen, and at this rate it's going to take The Undertaker an absolute age to make his way out tonight.
As The New Day open things up, there appears to be a huge mock ring above the actual ring, a rather interesting looking structure mounted high in the Orlando sky in the open-air stadium.
Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
 
We have our first match of the night, and it's a big'un. AJ Styles certainly went about the unusual way of getting his WrestleMania bout, having lost his WWE World Championship, lost his rematch, and eventually putting Shane's head through a car window. Last year, Shane leapt off a cell and through the announcers' table in his epic battle with The Undertaker, so what's he got in store this year?

Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles

 
McMahon head out first and he can only watch as Styles marches down to the ring, taunting his opponent and showing off to the fans. He looks confident, but will he be complacent?
Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
 
Styles immediately tells McMahon that he won't be trading any punches, and that he's here to wrestle. McMahon seems happy to meet his demands and the get it on on middle of the ring.
Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
 
The Commissioner shows nice agility to leap over Styles as he's whipped across the ring, but Styles quickly throws him over his shoulder before mocking McMahon by performaing his trademark shuffle. It infuriates McMahon, and he grounds Styles three times before going for a pin. Styles grabs the ropes and rolls out of the ring, only to turn around and see him mocking The Phenomenal One.
Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
 
McMahon releases a number of punches and elbows on Styles after he hits him with a straight right, but Styles is able to throw McMahon outside the ring to stop the attack before nailing a baseball slide that sends McMahon over the announcers' table in dramatic scenes. Is someone about to go through it?! Not yet, as Styles pulls him back into the ring, but you know it's just a matter of time...
Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles 
 
Style begins to dominate the match, but when he goes for the Phenomenal Elbow, McMahon dives onto the ropes to knock him to the canvas. McMahon then goes for a number of throws and gets a two-count, but Styles responds with an Ocean to Ocean and rolls Shane into the Calf Crusher. Shane's in trouble! But he rolls Styles into a rear naked chokehold before switching the submission move to an armbar! It's like a UFC match out there.

Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles

 

Styles goes for a front-flip off the ropes, but McMahon counters and catches him in an triangle that looks a lot like The Undertaker's Hell's Gate. Styles manages to stand up while still in the hold though, and lands the Styles Clash! he goes for the pin...1...2..kick out!

Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
 
Styles kicks the referee in the head! He went for McMahon but he ducked out the way and Mike Chioda was stood right behind. The medical staff are checking on the referee, but Styles has other ideas and brings two trash cans into the ring.
Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
 
Styles sets McMahon up for the Coast to Coast! He laces the trash can in McMahon's face, and as he leaps from one side to the ring to the other, McMahon gets up and slams the trash can into his face! He then gets the second trash can and goes for the same...he nails it! McMahon kicks the trash can square in the face of Styles. He goes for the pin as the referee gets back up...
 
Two count! Styles kicks out!
Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
 
Shane clears the announcers' table - I told you it wouldn't be long - and he places Styles's motionless body on top of it. He's going for the flying elbow through the table, and climbs the top rope! Styles moves! Shane goes straight through the table!

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Preview...

Despite a number of the WWE’s recent breakout stars headlining both Raw and Smackdown throughout the year, WrestleMania 33 will feel like déjà vu for many, with the main event set to see old rivals Goldberg and Lesnar face off, 13 years after their first Mania encounter.

The Undertaker will also look to stretch his incredible Mania record to 24-1 when he takes on Roman Reigns, while the WWE Championship will be up for grabs when former partners Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton – winner of the Royal Rumble – go head-to-head.

Shane McMahon will return to the squared-circle to take on former champion AJ Styles in a bitter and hate-fuelled feud that stemmed from the latter losing the WWE Championship at the Rumble and subsequently throwing the former through a car window.

Also on the match card, Seth Rollins returns from a knee injury inflicted by Triple H, who turned on his protégé in a long-winded feud that should culminate at WrestleMania.

Here’s everything you need to know about WrestleMania 33.

When is it?

WrestleMania takes place on Sunday 2 April [Monday 3 April in the UK] at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

What time does it start?

WrestleMania 33 starts at 00:00 BST [19:00 ET] and will run until around 04:00 BST [00:00 ET].

Full match card...

WWE Universal Championship

Goldberg (c) vs Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)

Singles match for the WWE Championship

Bray Wyatt (c) vs Randy Orton

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Randy Orton takes on Bray Wyatt after winning the Royal Rumble and turning on his partner (Getty)

Singles match

The Undertaker vs Roman Reigns

Singles match

Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles

Mixed Tag-Team match

John Cena and Nikki Bella vs The Miz and Maryse

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Shane McMahon and AJ Styles meet to end a bitter feud between the pair (WWE)

Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE Raw Women's Championship

Bayley (c) vs Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax

WWE SmackDown Women's Championship

Alexa Bliss (c) vs Carmella (with James Ellsworth) vs Natalya vs Mickie James vs Becky Lynch vs Naomi

WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Neville (c) vs Austin Aries

Triple threat tag team match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Cesaro and Sheamus

Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy

2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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The Undertaker takes on Roman Reigns at WrestleMania (WWE)

Where can I watch it?

WrestleMania 33 will be shown live on the WWE Network, which costs £9.99-a-month. You can also watch it on Sky Sports Box Office for a one-off fee of £19.95.

WrestleMania 33 will also be covered by The Independent’s live blog on this page.

Can I still buy tickets?

Legally, no. The event is already a sell-out, meaning around 75,000 WWE fans will cram into the Camping World Stadium nine years after it last held WrestleMania.

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