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Episode 1069

WrestleMania 36
Mon, 2020-Apr-06 06:03 UTC
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WrestleMania 36 was the 36th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw, SmackDown, and NXT brand divisions — the first to promote the NXT brand. The PPV was broadcast as a two-night event on April 4 and 5, 2020, the first time the event was broadcast over two nights as well as aired on tape delay.

The event was originally scheduled to take place solely on April 5, 2020, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and was to air live. In mid-March 2020, all WWE programming was relocated to the WWE Performance Center training facility in Orlando due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with no audience and only essential staff present. WWE subsequently announced that WrestleMania would also be presented from the facility, and air across two nights. WrestleMania's matches were filmed at the Performance Center on March 25 and 26, while two matches were filmed in atypical styles outside of a traditional arena setting.

Eighteen matches were contested at the event, evenly divided between the two nights, which included one match on each night's Kickoff pre-show. In the main event for Part 1, The Undertaker, returning to his "American Bad Ass" gimmick, defeated AJ Styles in a Boneyard match. In other prominent matches, Braun Strowman defeated Goldberg to win the Universal Championship, Becky Lynch defeated Shayna Baszler to retain the Raw Women's Championship, and Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins in a No Disqualification match.

In the main event for Part 2, Drew McIntyre defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship. In other prominent matches, "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena in a Firefly Fun House match, Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley to win the NXT Women's Championship for a second time, which was the first time an NXT championship was defended at the event, Edge defeated Randy Orton in a last man standing match, which was Edge's first singles match since 2011, and Otis defeated Dolph Ziggler.

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