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WWE WrestleMania 34 LIVE: Undertaker returns, Ronda Rousey beats Triple H and Stephanie McMahon

Follow the latest from the 34th edition of WrestleMania

Jack de Menezes
Sunday 08 April 2018 23:56
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WrestleMania 34 takes place in Sunday night to close out another frantic 12 months of WWE action on the Grandest Stage of them All in New Orleans.

The Mercedez Benz Superdome stages the 34th edition of WrestleMania, which sees a number of fascinating matches booked and the potential second departure of Brock Lesnar, plus a number of rumoured returns including that of the supposedly retired Undertaker.

But one of the biggest matches of the night could well be that of AJ Styles against Shinsuke Nakamura as the two fan-favourites go up against each other for the WWE Championship, while both women’s titles will be on the line as Charlotte Flair takes on Asuka for the Smackdown Championship and Alexa Bliss defends against Nia Jax for the Raw version.

But it’s the professional debut of Ronda Rousey – who teams up with Kurt Angle to face Triple H and Stephanie McMahon – that could well be the highlight as the former UFC champion makes her bow in the WWE.

Follow the live action below...


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What time does it start?

WrestleMania 34 begins with the pre-show at 22:00 BST, with the main card starting at midnight BST on Sunday 8 April.

Where can I watch it?

WrestleMania will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office channel 491 and 492 from midnight.

Full card:

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal

Cedric Alexander vs Mustafa Ali (Cruiserweight championship tournament final)

Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns (Universal championship)

AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE championship)

The Miz vs Finn Balor vs Seth Rollins (Intercontinental championship)

Randy Orton vs Bobby Roode vs Jinder Mahal vs Rusev (United States Championship)

Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax (Women’s Raw Championship)

Charlotte Flair vs Asuka (Smackdown women’s championship)

Cesaro and Sheamus vs Braun Strowman and TBD (Raw Tag Team Titles)

The Usos vs The New Day vs The Bludgeon Brothers (Smackdown Tag Team Titles)

Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle vs Stephanie McMahon & Triple H

Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

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Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of WrestleMania 34, which takes place at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

With the main event set to kick-off at midnight, we'll bring you all the action as it happens on Sunday night and into the early hours of Monday morning.

Jack de Menezes8 April 2018 16:32
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We're just a few minutes away from the start of WrestleMania 34!

To get you in the mood, here's a quick rundown of what's happened on the pre-show...

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Cedric Alexander beats Mastafa Ali to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship 

 Naomi wins the Women's Battle Royal:

 And finally...MATT HARDY WINS THE ANDRE THE GIANT BATTLE ROYAL!

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It's showtime! WrestleMania 34 kicks off with...the American national anthem. Ah

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It's go time! The thousands in attendance inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the millions watching at home are treated to a pyrotechnic opening, before the music of Seth Rollins hits to immediately lift the fans to the feet. You know what that means, we're kicking off with the Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat match!

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Next out it's the defending champion, The MIz, with his trusty Miztourage by his side as Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel flank him side-by-side. However, Miz sends Bo Dallas backstage immediately, and then orders Axel to do the same. Could he really be going into this bout all on his own? I'm skeptical.

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Finn Balor makes up the trio, and immediately leaps out of the ring to splash onto his two opponents. Here we go!

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Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat Match

With Rollins laid out ringside, Miz and Balor are going at it and it's the Irishman who's seizing the advantage. He floors Miz, and the champion crawls to the turnbuckle as he tries to get away from Balor.

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Now what could John Cena be waiting for?

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Intercontinental Title Triple Threat Match

Miz gets the Figure-Four locked in on Balor, but from nowhere Rollins lands a huge Frogsplash - and I mean HUGE - on miz that breaks it up. Rollins goes for the pin...1.....2....NO!

Jack de Menezes9 April 2018 00:22

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