After an explosive first night, the Show of the Immortals came to a breathaking close with another unforgettable evening of action as Drew McIntyre dethroned the Beast Brock Lesnar to become the first ever British WWE Champion.
In one of the more surreal matches in WrestleMania history, 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt beat former WWE champion John Cena, avenging his defeat at the hands of the Leader of the Cenation at WrestleMania 30 six years ago.
Elsewhere, Bayley fought off stiff competition from Lacey Evans, Naomi, Sasha Banks and Tamina in a Five-Way Elimination Chamber to retain her SmackDown Women's Championship.
The grudge match between Edge and Randy Orton was settled in barbaric fashion as the R-Rated Superstar outlasted his former tag team partner in a brutal Last Man Standing Match,
Charlotte Flair cemented her reputation as the Queen of WrestleMania by overcoming Rhea Ripley to regain the Women's NXT Championship, while there were also victories for Aleister Black and Otis.
Read on for a BTSport.com report from Florida as we recap a sensational evening of action at the WWE Performance Center as WrestleMania took place across two days for the first time in the pay-per-view’s 36-year history.
Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley to win NXT Championship
Her father Ric may have long retired but Charlotte continues to ensure the famous Flair name remains synonymous with WrestleMania.
Already recognised as one of the greatets female superstars of all time, The Nature Girl stripped Ripley of her NXT title to kick off night two of WrestleMania 36 in style.
Ripley may have been the unlikely underdog but the Aussie began the match on the front foot and struck almost immediately with her signature Riptide finishing move but Flair kicked out at two.
That moment seemed to turn the tide as the Queen of WrestleMania embarked on a calculated and ruthless attack to Ripley’s previously injured left knee.
That sustained attack left The Nightmare in dire straits and Flair was able to close out victory by locking in her fateful Figure-Eight leg lock.
Aleister Black defeated Bobby Lashley
One costly error by his partner Lana was enough to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory for Lashley on a heartbreaking night for the Raw superstar.
The All Mighty showcased his strength from the opening bell, launching Black across the ring twice before hoisting him into the air and slamming him to the canvas to ram home his initiative.
Lashley controlled the action, especially after suplexing Black over his head on the ringside floor.
The Dutch Superstar struck back by landing a breathtaking moonsault to the outside, but Lashley quickly overpowered his foe to regain control.
With Lashley looking to set up victory with the Dominator, Lana intervened and yelled for Lashley to spear Black instead.
Her husband obliged with a wink, but the Dutch Destroyer was ready, greeting Lashley with a devastating Black Mass to snatch the win, leaving the Ravishing Russian with questions to answer.
Otis defeated Dolph Ziggler
On a night of bitter grudge matches, this bout had it all.
Victory for Otis would be doubly sweet as he finally earned a kiss from his beloved Mandy Rose after months and months of courtship.
His aggressiveness almost got the better of him in the early stages, however, and Ziggler, who was accompanied to the ring by Sonya Deville, took control using a combination of underhand tactics and stinging strikes to wear down the big man after a mistimed avalanche splash by Otis.
The Heavy Machinery superstar looked on the brink of defeat as a clever piece of distraction by Deville enabled Ziggler to deliver a kick below the belt behind the official’s back.
With Otis fighting to stay alive, in came the Golden Goddess to even the playing field.
As the referee tended to a wounded Deville, Mandy delivered a savage low blow to The Showoff, paving the way for Otis to flatten Dolph with the Caterpillar for the win.
As if his victory wasn’t sweet enough, Otis capped off his unforgettable night with a kiss from Mandy and carried his new sweetheart out of the ring.
Edge defeated Randy Orton in Last Man Standing Match
Hall of Fame superstar Edge settled his bitter feud with former tag team partner Randy Orton in a barbaric Last Man Standing Match that was played out across the WWE's Performance Centre studio.
The Rated-R Superstar answered months of attacks from Orton to win an all-out war that took the two rivals to hell and back.
Tapping into the gritty determination that brought him back from a nine-year retirement, The Ultimate Opportunist battled Orton in a marathon match that left both superstars completely broken.
The match came to its bloody conclusion on top of a production truck, where Orton lined up Edge for a Con-Chair-To only to find himself smothered by a standing triangle that left him face-down on top of a steel chair.
With Orton already unable to get up, Edge stopped the referee's ten count and administered a Con-Chair-To of his own to end the match before gently touching Orton’s forehead as if to apologise for the damage he had caused.
The Street Profits defeated Angel Garza & Austin Theory to retain Raw Tag Team Championship
The Street Profits ensured they left Orlando with their Raw Tag Team Championship belts after defeating Zelina Vega’s charges Angel Garza & Austin Theory.
In an often spectacular match, all four Superstars left it all in the arena in their respective WrestleMania debuts, from Ford’s head-over-heels dive over the ropes while screaming “WrestleMania!” to Garza’s moonsault to the entrance ramp.
Theory appeared to have had the match won with his TKO, but Ford’s Guerrero-like Frog Splash broke up the pinfall, allowing Dawkins to get the three-count.
After the match, Vega led an attack on the Raw Tag Team Champions, prompting the arrival of NXT’s Bianca Belair, who laid out Vega with a savage KOD.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley def. Sasha Banks, Naomi, Lacey Evans and Tamina in Fatal Five-Way Elimination Match
Bayley retained her Smackdown crown after a little help from her friend and former tag team partner, Sasha Banks.
The former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions were a cohesive unit throughout the early exchanges of the bout, joining forces on the gang elimination of Tamina.
Later on in the contest Bayley came to her former ally's rescue, saving Banks from Naomi’s FTG to set up a Bank Statement that snuffed out The Glow.
However an unfortunate mix up saw Banks prematurely eliminated as a neat dodge by The Sassy Southern Belle led to an accidental Hug on Boss maneuver and an irate Banks was dropped like a rock with the Woman’s Right moments later.
Fortunately for Bayley, Banks harboured no hard feelings, hanging around for just long enough to help Bayley pin Evans by administering a sneak-attack Backstabber to prevent a Woman’s Right and help her friend retain her crown.
'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena
WWE’s first-ever Firefly Fun House Match produced one of the most surreal and disturbing spectacles in recent memory as 'The Fiend' delivered on his promise to to entrap John Cena in a “world of madness and mayhem” at WrestleMania 36.
In the ultimate good vs evil match-up, darkness prevailed as The Cenation Leader was downed in his 15th appearance at the Show of the Immortals.
Kicking the match off inside the Firefly Fun House, Wyatt explained that he was about to take Cena to “another world that exists beyond our comprehension” and vowed that the former 'Face of the WWE' was about to encounter his toughest opponent yet: himself.
What followed inside the Firefly Fun House was a haunting trip through Cena’s career and beyond as Wyatt taunted The Champ with reminders of his past failures inside the ring.
When the psychological warfare became almost too much to bear, Cena finally took down Wyatt, but instead of The Eater of Worlds, The Doctor of Thugamonics found himself pummeling Huskus the Pig Boy.
Finally, The Fiend appeared behind Cena, hitting the former WWE champion with Sister Abigail and sank in the Mandible Claw while Bray Wyatt reappeared to record a three-count in a bizarre end to a unique match.
Drew McIntyre defeated Brock Lesnar to become the new WWE Champion
Six years after he was released from the company, McIntyre realised his 19-year dream of becoming the WWE Champion with a stunning victory over Brock Lesnar in the evening's main event.
24 hours after Nikki Cross won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships for a second time, Scotland saw a second champion crowned as McIntyre became the first British WWE Champion in history.
In a captivating bout, McIntyre somehow kicked out of three F-5’s to keep his dream of glory alive.
When The Beast prepared for another F-5, the Scottish Psycopath countered with three straight Claymores to finally pin Lesnar and fulfill the long-ago prophecy of “The Chosen One.”
McIntyre immediately broke down in tears, holding the title in his hands before reaching out to the camera and thanking those who had supported him on his rollercoaster journey from the brink of failure to the pinnacle of sports entertainment.