After inclement weather delayed the start of the show, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre took to the ring to kick off WrestleMania 37.
The two almost came to blows backstage before the match, with McIntyre saying that the match would happen tonight come hell or high water.
WWE Championship match
Bobby Lashley (w/ MVP) vs Drew McIntyre
They start off with a stalemate before they exchange strikes until Drew sends Bobby out of the ring and Bobby sends Drew into the barricade. Back inside Bobby hits a running shoulder tackle in the corner into a neckbreaker for two before running shoulder first into the post and Drew hits a Code Breaker into an armbar. Lashley punches his way out of a triangle before Drew hits an overhead belly to belly and a neckbreaker before hitting another overhead belly to belly suplex. Bobby hits a high angle uranage before Drew fights off the Hurt Lock and a elbows Bobby in the corner before chopping him and hitting an Alabama slam for two. Bobby counters a superplex and Drew hits a spider suplex before Bobby counters a Claymore into a uranage before they exchange strikes before MVP screams at Drew and distracts him. Bobby then dodges a Claymore before locking in the Hurt Lock and Drew is submitted unconscious for the referee stoppage and the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley retains his WWE Championship by defeating Drew McIntyre via submission.