WrestleMania 39 Night 2 went down tonight (Sun., April 2, 2023) from inside SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., in front of a packed crowd of more than 81,000 fans. While the mixed martial arts (MMA)-related story of the night goes to the potential sale of WWE to UFC parent company, Endeavor, there were also some former UFC champions competing inside the squared circle.
In the opening bout of WrestleMania 39’s main card, former UFC Heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, knocked back a challenge from 7’4” beast, Omos, in a quick — but entertaining — bout. Lesnar initially struggled with the size of Omos, who tossed around “The Beast” early on. In the end, though, Lesnar managed to pick up the 420-pound Nigerian and hit an F5, leading to a pin.
After all the hype surrounding this big man match-up, their showdown lasted just less than five minutes. Check out highlights from that match below:
What a way to kick off #WrestleMania Sunday! pic.twitter.com/1qiGZIAT87— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2023
Welcome to Suplex City, @TheGiantOmos!#WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/5re8QvzPug— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2023
Brock Lesnar F5’s the 7’3 Omos! pic.twitter.com/Zyw7zt6ZYP— Dark Puroresu Flowsion (@PuroresuFlow) April 3, 2023
THE BEAST has been UNLEASHED at #WrestleMania! pic.twitter.com/P8cSaPmPML— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2023
Immediately after that match, former UFC women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, participated in a women’s “Fatal Four-Way” tag team match alongside friend and former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) / UFC veteran, Shayna Baszler. They took on Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez, Natalya and Shotzi and Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville.
Rousey and Baszler took a bit of a backseat on this one, with pro wrestling insider, Dave Meltzer, theorizing that Baszler was injured coming into the bout. That led to a lot of action on the part of the other three tag-teams. But, in the end, it was Rousey with an armbar on Shotzi that earned the win.
Check out the highlights below:
Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler …or should I say Ken and Ryu! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/fPVpEIxfiu— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) April 3, 2023
As we all assumed, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler picked up the win and continue their dominant streak. I really loved their gear and make up tonight though! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/WtWDXXN65m— For The Marks (@ForTheMarks) April 3, 2023
Which team will win the Women's #WrestleMania Showcase Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match tonight? pic.twitter.com/LnAci2pZAN— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2023
It's a @NatbyNature showcase at #WrestleMania! pic.twitter.com/uwCXNmvEN1— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2023
Ronda Rousey wasn’t in there for long, but got the submission to win the women’s #WrestleMania showcase fatal 4-way tag team match for her and partner Shayna Baszler pic.twitter.com/MKj9DkwT4L— Steve Argintaru (@SteveTSN) April 3, 2023
The team of @RondaRousey & @QoSBaszler WIN at #WrestleMania! pic.twitter.com/YeRDMePPC7— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2023
I spoke with Shayna Baszler on working with her good friend Ronda Rousey. The former MMA fighters won the 4-team tag team showcase . pic.twitter.com/7jrDofwsAo— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) April 3, 2023
Full results from WrestleMania 39 Night 2:
- Brock Lesnar def. Omos
- Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler def. Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan, Shotzi & Natalya, and Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville (Fatal Four-Way match)
- GUNTHER (c) def. Drew McIntyre and Sheamus (Intercontinental Championship match)
- Bianca Belair (c) def. Asuka (Raw Women’s Championship match)
- Snoop Dogg (with Shane McMahon) def. The Miz
- Edge def. Finn Balor (Hell in a Cell match)
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes (WWE Universal Championship match)