WrestleMania was the biggest event of the nL Universe, produced by NewLEGACYinc. and featuring their Universe's Raw & SmackDown brands. The official theme song of the event was "Hard Hittin'" by Homebwoi.
The main rivalry heading into WrestleMania on the Raw brand was between Samoa Joe and Mike Awesome, feuding for the Universal Championship. At the nL Royal Rumble, Mike Awesome won the Royal Rumble Match, the first free agent to do so, by last eliminating Noam Dar, earning the right to face the champion of his choosing. At No Way Out, he made his decision and chose the Universal Championship by attacking Samoa Joe, who had just won the title from Shane McMahon. Since then, they would interfere on each other's matches; Joe assaulting a distracted Mike Awesome with a baseball bat on Ep. 9, while Awesome would retaliate by attacking Joe during his entrance against Cesaro on Ep. 10. On the go-home show for the red brand, Ep. 12, both Joe and Awesome had a heated confrontation that ended in a brawl.
The main feud heading into WrestleMania on the SmackDown brand was between Kalisto, Braun Strowman and Cedric Alexander, battling over for the WWE Championship. At the No Way Out PPV, Kalisto defeated No Way Jose in Triple Threat Match for the title, also involving Aleister Black. At the nL special, Greatest Balls of Fire, Braun Strowman won an 8-man tournament that determined the number one contender. Unlike Joe and Awesome, Kalisto and Strowman would only stare each other down after their matches without any physicality. However, after going the distance with Kalisto on Ep. 11, Cedric Alexander got an upset victory over Braun Strowman on the go-home show of SmackDown, Ep. 12, which prompted SmackDown General Manager Greg Valentine to add him in the title match at WrestleMania and make it a Triple Threat.
Another major rivalry heading into WrestleMania is the one between Shinsuke Nakamura and The Brian Kendrick, fighting for the United States Championship. Given the length of their feud (the longest feud of the 2K18 Universe thus far) and the rising turmoil between the two, the match at WrestleMania was agreed upon to be the final match between the two, regardless of outcome. As an added stipulation, Nakamura agreed to put his career on the line, after losing his rematch at No Way Out. Nakamura managed to pin Kendrick on an episode of Smackdown, grabbing momentum heading into their climatic final confrontation.
In a surprising turn of events, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion and major film star David Arquette announced his return to professional wrestling after 18 years. He hounded the nL office for a spot at WrestleMania, and offered an open challenge for anyone from Raw or SmackDown. Finally, on Ep. 12 of SmackDown, The Undertaker announced his arrival to the Universe by accepting David Arquette's challenge. The match received major mainstream news coverage, despite the last minute booking.
|1- Pre Show||Chad Gable last eliminated Sheamus to win||20-Man Big Daddy Battle Royal to crown the inaugural European Champion||An American is European Champion. Fuck yeah.|
|2||The Big Show def. Hideo Itami, Kofi Kingston, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, Baron Corbin and Seth Rollins||Money in the Bank Ladder Match||
Big Show grabbed the briefcase to win...nobody really tried to stop him.
There's a Money in the Bank ladder match on this show. Can you believe it?
|3||The Force (Fandango & Shawn Michaels) def. Miztico (The Miz & Sin Cara) (c)||Tag Team match for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships||
Michaels forced Sin Cara to submit to the Sharpshooter
|-||Rob Van Dam and Tyson Kidd cut a promo||It's a promo||
Somebody doesn't respect RVD. They called him a loser on THE INTERNET!
IT'S TYSON KIDD?!
WE SHOOT ON WRESTLEMANIA!
|4||Rob Van Dam def. Tyson Kidd||Singles match for the Raw General Managership||
RVD pinned Kidd off a 5 Star Frog Splash
THIS IS HAPPENING?!
DARREN YOUNG RAN IN AND ATTACKED KIDD!
|5||Vader def. Bam Bam Bigelow||Singles match||
Vader pinned Bam Bam off the Vadersault
Whoever loses can never moonsault again
Vader was wearing pervert lube
|6||Goldust def. Noam Dar (c), Erick Rowan and Kane||Fatal 4 Way for the Intercontinental Championship||Goldust pinned Rowan off the curtain call|
|7||David Arquette def. The Undertaker||Ready to Rumble Single Cage Match||
ARQUETTE DID IT! HE SPEARED UNDERTAKER TO HELL!
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT MATCH?!
|8||Charlotte (c) def. Mickie James Ellsworth||Singles match for the Smackdown Women's Championship||
Charlotte pinned Mickie off a spear
Ric Flair is an old bastard who distracts the ref.
|9||No Way Jose def. British Bulldog||Extreme Rules match for the #2 contendership for the WWE Championship||
Jose pinned Bulldog off the NO WAY!
|10||5 Tunes of Doom (Elias & Big JC) def. The Freakbirds ("Big Dick" Nick Miller & Epico) (c)||Tag Team match for the Raw Tag Team Championship||
Big JC pinned Epico off the Attutude Adjustment.
Big Dick Nick did NOT get pinned.
|11||Mike Awesome def. Samoa Joe (c)||Singles match for the Universal Championship||Awesome pinned Joe off the Awesome Bomb|
|12||Bayley def. Becky Lynch (c), Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, Maryse, Peyton Royce and Alexa Bliss||8-Woman Battle Royal for the Raw Women's Championship||
Bayley last eliminated Alexa via the Bayley to Belly
Naomi hacked the match to make it FUCKING CRAZY
|13||Braun Strowman def. Kalisto (c) and Cedric Alexander||Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship||
Braun pinned Kalisto off a running powerslam
Braun has saved us all from Cedric Alexander ever being signed. Thank you, Braun.
|Main Event||Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Brian Kendrick (c)||No Holds Barred Match for the US Championship (if Nakamura loses, his career is over)||Nakamura pinned Kendrick off a Kinsasha|
Big Daddy Memorial Battle Royal Entrance and Eliminations:Edit
|1||Jimmy Jam Garvin||1||Andre the Giant||Raw|
|2||Drew McIntyre||2||Shane McMahon||Free Agent|
|3||Bray Wyatt||4||Andre the Giant||Raw|
|4||Andre the Giant||6||Shane McMahon||Raw|
|5||Shane McMahon||9||Jack Gallagher||Raw|
|6||Jeff Hardy||3||Shane McMahon||Free Agent|
|8||Rusev||5||Bobby Lashley & Rick Martel||Smackdown|
|9||Rick Martel||8||Chad Gable||Smackdown|
|10||Bobby Lashley||7||Rick Martel||Free Agent|
|11||Killian Dain||18||Chad Gable||Raw|
|16||Brock Lesnar||13||Killian Dain||Smackdown|
|17||Rey Mysterio||17||Killian Dain||Free Agent|
|19||Mr. Perfect||15||Rey Mysterio||Smackdown|
|20||Aleister Black||16||Chad Gable||Smackdown|
Raw Women's Championship Battle RoyalEdit
|Elimination order||Wrestler||Eliminated by|
|1||Tamina||Peyton Royce via She Loves Me Not|
|2||Carmella||Becky Lynch vis Disarm-her|
|3||Maryse||Bayley via Elbow of the Year|
|4||Peyton Royce||Bayley via Powerbomb|
|5||Naomi||Alexa Bliss via ???|
|6||Becky Lynch||Alexa Bliss via DDT|
|7||Alexa Bliss||Bayley via Bayley to Belly|