WWE Madison Square Garden Live Event Results: March 16th 2018

  • Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Kevin Owens by DQ

 Although the opening match was supposedly between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, the frenemies, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn attacked the two whereupon The Phenomenal Pne was injured and the match was turned into a 1-on1 featuring Owens and Nakamura. The disqualification came when “Guardian Angel”, Zayn interfered costing Owens the match. The heels were beating down The Artist when Styles appeared with the chair, hit the heels and the faces cleared the ring.


  • Cedric Alexander defeated Drew Gulak

Alexander hit a Lumbar Check on Gulak to pick up the victory


  • Asuka defeated Mandy Rose (w/Paige)

Asuka put the Asuka Lock on Mandy Rose causing her to tap, thus retaining her undefeated streak.


  • Bray Wyatt defeated Matt Hardy

The Eater of Worlds hit a Sister Abigail on the Woken one to secure the pinfall.


  • The Bar (c) vs. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Titus O’Neil & Apollo for the RAW Tag team Championship

Sheamus & Cesaro doubled-teamed Kofi in the final moments of the match and pinned him to retain their RAW Tag Team Titles. Post-match, The Good Brothers of WWE rebuked Kingston for coming to NY and losing before The New Day took cleared them out.


  • Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Kane and  Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Universal Championship

The trio faced each other for the title at this year’s Royal Rumble and this time at the MSG, the result was the same yet again with The Beast retaining the Universal Title courtesy of an F-to Kane.

Post-match, The Bar made an attempt to attack The Monster Among Men but things took an ugly turn for the duo as Cesaro was put through a table by Strowman.


  • Alexa Bliss (w/ Mickie James) defeated Sasha Banks and Bayley in a Triple Threat Match for the RAW Women’s Championship

Distraction from James helped Bliss roll up The Boss for a three-count and retain the RAW Women’s Championship. Post-match, Nia Jax came down whereupon Bliss tried to explain that it wasn’t really her talking on Monday night RAW and that it must have been a work of Photoshop. Nia hugged Bliss before attacking her and taking out James with a Samoan Drop.


  • John Cena & Nikki Bella defeated Elias & Sonya Deville

Deville replaced Bayley to team up with Elias in a losing effort to the real-life couple of John Cena & Nikka Bella. This is the second time that Nikki has returned to the ring ever since WrestleMania 33, the first being her appearance at the Women’s Royal Rumble this year in January.


  • Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Finn Balor defeated The Miz, Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel

The Big Dog, Roman Reigns hit Miz with a Superman Punch to pick up the victory.


Noteworthy mention: It was announced that WWE is set to return to Madison Square Garden for a house show on July 7, 2018 where “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will make her MSG debut for the company.