WRESTLEMANIA 36 concluded in spectacular fashion – we have a British WWE champion for the first time!
The WWE managed to pull off a cracking Wrestlemania to lift spirits around the world, despite it being pre-taped and with no audience.
- Drew McIntyre made history as he defeated Brock Lesnar to become first-ever British WWE Champion – going on to defend his title just 20 minutes later with victory over the Big Show
- McIntyre could be set to face Tyson Fury next after the boxer accepted his challenge of a fight
- The Undertaker ended AJ Styles in crazy cinematic Boneyard Match – then dropped a big retirement hint
- Braun Strowman became the new WWE Universal Champion after replacing Roman Reigns to beat Goldberg – Reigns' future is now in doubt
- WWE icon Hulk Hogan claims coronavirus is God’s punishment for worshipping false idols and gives alternative to vaccine
Follow ALL of the latest reaction from WrestleMania 36 below…
Tyson Fury confirmed to talkSPORT that he was supposed to take part in Wrestlemania 36 over the weekend.
While organisers still managed to put on a good show, a number of their original plans had to be scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.
One of them was for WBC heavyweight boxing champion Fury to take part.
He told the radio station: “I was supposed to be at WrestleMania 36, but obviously with the coronavirus I couldn’t be there.”
He also confirmed that he would love to face Drew McIntyre in the future.
Drew McIntyre is already living up to his promise to be a fighting champion after his historic WrestleMania 36 WWE Title triumph.
The 34-year-old – from Ayr – finally fulfilled his destiny and Vince McMahon’s prediction as being “The Chosen One” after a short but bruising victory over Brock Lesnar on Sunday.
The Scottish Terminator would not have expected his first defence to come so quickly after his triumph – and against another monster.
WWE revealed shock footage on Monday Night Raw of the Big Show challenging McIntyre to a match just 20 minutes after his victory over Lesnar.
The champ had headed to the ring for a celebratory interview with Sarah Schreiber.
But they were soon interrupted by the world’s largest athlete who brought a referee out with him.
The 7ft Big Show talked down at McIntyre and eventually talked him into a match, with the giant dominating the tired Scotsman.
Eventually the Brit managed to hit his Claymore Kick to down Show and claim the win via pinfall to secure his first successful defence.
Meanwhile, WWE legend Hulk Hogan has caused controversy by suggesting the world may not need a vaccination for coronavirus and claiming the pandemic is an act of God.
The deadly Covid-19 outbreak has already claimed the lives of nearly 1.4million people across the globe.
The wrestling icon, real name Terry Bollea, made the claims in a lengthy Instagram post.
He wrote: “Word up, can you handle the truth my brother only love HH.
“In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship.
“God said, ‘you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters.
“You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church.”
He then went on to say: “Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus.”
ROSE AND A THORN
Otis basked in the glory of his victory over Dolph Ziggler over the weekend in the company of Mandy Rose.
And the big man was full of the joys of life when he spoke after the fight, with Mandy by his side.
— WWE (@WWE) April 7, 2020
KEEPING AT BAY
Women's champ Bayley had a message for Paige this morning.
— WWE (@WWE) April 7, 2020
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