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Bruno Sammartino

The defining legacy of Bruno Sammartino

Beyond his 4,000-plus days as world champion in the WWE, Bruno Sammartino's history and convictions made him a believable hero who fans connected to in a deep and meaningful way. His legacy is one of the cornerstones upon which the modern WWE is built.

Sammartino, WWE Hall of Famer, dies at 82

WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, who held the championship belt for nearly eight consecutive years from 1963 to 1971, has died at age 82.

NXT

205 Live

Monday Night Raw

Your final addition to the Raw roster on the evening - Bobby Roode.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

Just over a week after Seth Rollins became a Grand Slam champion at WrestleMania 34, Jeff Hardy defeated Jinder Mahal to become United States champion and join the WWE's Grand Slam club in his own right.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

WWE

Carmella cashes in to become champion, Styles-Bryan main events SmackDown

SmackDown stepped up to the plate to close out WrestleMania week, as Carmella cashed in Money in the Bank and became SmackDown women's champion thanks to an iconic duo, and Daniel Bryan main evented against AJ Styles until Shinsuke Nakamura got involved.

NXT recap

205 Live

Raw after WrestleMania

Raw after WrestleMania falls a bit short, but still had plenty to offer

The post-WrestleMania Raw didn't quite live up to the reputation of its predecessors, but still delivered a multitude of debuts, a heartbreaking moment for Paige and a few key indicators for what lies ahead for Monday Night Raw.

Rousey puts submission hold on Stephanie.

The night after WrestleMania, Ronda Rousey appears to make amends with Stephanie McMahon, but instead Ronda puts her in a submission hold.

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Monday Night Raw

The WWE crowd in New Orleans was fiercely behind Ronda Rousey Monday night, and she paid off that support by locking Stephanie McMahon in an armbar for the second time in as many nights.

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Stephanie McMahon opens up Monday Night Raw. The crowd greets her with "You tapped out" chants.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com14d ago

WrestleMania

Rousey happy to have lost last two UFC fights because it brought her to WWE

After blowing away expectations in her first ever WWE match at WrestleMania 34 Sunday, Ronda Rousey feels like everything that happened to her, including her two UFC losses, led her to this moment in her life and the WWE -- and that it was all worth it.

WrestleMania 34 recap - Ronda shines in debut, Charlotte ends Asuka's streak, new champs galore

Ronda Rousey shined in her WrestleMania debut, Daniel Bryan brought back the YES movement and a number of titles changed hands at WrestleMania 34.

Rousey makes strong WWE debut at WrestleMania 34

Ronda Rousey entered the ring for the first match of her career Sunday night at WrestleMania 34 in front of a sold out crowd in New Orleans amid chants of her name to start the match.

Ronda wins

Rousey victorious at WrestleMania.

In her WWE in-ring debut, Ronda Rousey lands a fury of punches to both Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Rousey, alongside Kurt Angle, would go on to win the match.

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Moments after Ronda Rousey won her debut WWE match, she enjoyed the moment with long-time friend and fellow WWE superstar Shayna Baszler. Baszler had a big moment of her own Saturday night, when she won the NXT women's championship.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

WrestleMania 34

Young fan wins tag titles with Strowman.

Before challenging The Bar at WrestleMania for the Raw tag team titles, Braun Strowman chooses a young fan named Nicholas to be his partner, and the duo would win.

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WrestleMania 34 kickoff recap - Matt Hardy and Naomi wins Battle Royals, Alexander wins cruiserweight gold

The WWE kicked off the WrestleMania festivities with the two battle royals and the Cruiserweight championship match

Jeff Jarrett's 2018 WWE Hall of Fame weekend

Follow along as Arash Markazi documents Jeff Jarrett's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame throughout the night on Friday and throughout the weekend.

WrestleMania

Charlotte Flair defeats Asuka via submission, ending Asuka's undefeated streak after 155 matches and over 900 days without her having been pinned or submitted. Incredible, historic performance by both women.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

Winner and NEW Intercontinental champion, Seth Rollins. With that win, Rollins is now a WWE Grand Slam champion. One heck of an opener from all three men. Great tone-setter.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

Ronda Rousey

Not sure if even Ronda Rousey is allowed to call him Mr H....

Ramona Shelburne, ESPN Senior Writer17d ago

Ronda Rousey made a detour from the official red carpet to take selfies with fans at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. A WWE staffer came over and asked her assistant, "She's just here without security?" Her husband Travis Browne, a 6-7 MMA fighter, was close by though. "I'm here to make sure everyone behaves."

Ramona Shelburne, ESPN Senior Writer17d ago

Ronda Rousey focusing on present, moving on from past

Ronda Rousey was the UFC's first women's champion and MMA's most dominant fighter. But that was in the past, and she's not interested in that anymore. Rousey is in the WWE now, doing what is making her happy.

The Undertaker

The moments that made The Undertaker at WrestleMania

With hopes of The Undertaker's return for a 26th WrestleMania match, we take a look back at the moments that helped make The Undertaker's WrestleMania legacy so special.

WrestleMania is The Undertaker's yard.

Taking a look back at The Undertaker's best WrestleMania moments.

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John Cena: 'It's not a WrestleMania without The Undertaker'

John Cena appreciates of all his opportunities and success throughout his WWE career, but he also wants one more WrestleMania match that will keep the fans talking. One with The Undertaker.

TakeOver

New Orleans

Adam Cole wins ladder match, Baszler defeats Ember and Roddy turns and joins Undisputed Era

Adam Cole and Shayna Baszler stole the show and won the titles early at the NXT TakeOver ahead of WrestleMania.

Let me just take a minute to appreciate all of the insanity of the NXT North American championship ladder match. There were so many insane spots, but this was one of the best - Velveteen Dream's flying elbow from a 20-foot ladder.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com16d ago

It's Adam Cole's time, Bay Bay

Adam Cole has thrived since his debut with NXT and on the night before WrestleMania, with the world watching, a man known for creating truly memorable moments gets another chance to steal the show.

WrestleMania 34

The Ultimate WrestleMania 34 Cheat Sheet

WrestleMania 34 promises to be a seven-hour behemoth of a show, and it can be hard to keep track of every storyline and why they matter. That's why we're here: to break down all 13 (or 14) matches that you'll see Sunday night in New Orleans.

The lapsed fan's guide to WrestleMania 34

Have no idea what's going on in the WWE but still planning on watching WrestleMania anyway? Perfect. This guide is for you.

WrestleMania 34 by the numbers

The WrestleMania 34 card is bursting at the seams with great matches, but three matchups in particular stand out for just how much history they carry with them. ESPN Stats & Info's Joey Koontz breaks down some numbers that show why each is so special.

Triple H

Triple H reacts to Daniel Bryan's return to the ring and his long road to getting cleared

Despite their on-screen animosities of the past, Triple H is happy for Daniel Bryan's return and happier for Bryan Danielson, the man. He reflects on the long road to Bryan getting cleared, previous fears of Bryan leaving and their WrestleMania XXX match.

Three MAJ Guests This Week On Cheap Heat

Peter welcomes three big guests on this week's Cheap Heat -- including Triple H and Stephanie McMahon -- as we get closer and closer to WrestleMania 34. He also discloses more "Heat And Greet" details with SGG.

WWE

WWE

AJ Styles on what fans can expect from his WWE championship match against Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com18d ago

WWE

Paul Heyman on Brock Lesnar's (and his own) future in the WWE and UFC.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com18d ago

Paul Heyman on what being a part of the WrestleMania main event means to him — and how he gets to be "Bill Belichick" with a "Tom Brady" who doesn't do media.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com18d ago

Paul Heyman and Peter Rosenberg on the pro wrestling nature of the Conor McGregor situation.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com18d ago

On Scene

New Orleans

For those wondering about the status of Mark Henry's salmon jacket...

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com18d ago

One of the first matches of the weekend at WrestleMania AXXESS saw WWN champion Keith Lee take on Kassius Ohno. Lee got the win in a match that was well-received by a crowd that grew throughout the match.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com18d ago

WWE

Cena: 'If you had one wish what would you do?'

John Cena discusses his passion for the Make-A-Wish Foundation after having granted over 500 wishes.

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205 Live

Mustafa Ali's journey from police officer to performing at WrestleMania 34

Mustafa Ali split his time between working as a police officer and wrestling while waiting for his big break, and on the eve of his first WrestleMania match, Ali, a Muslim American, hopes to challenge preconceived notions of what a 'good guy' looks like.

Cruiserweight title takes back seat as Murphy, Kalisto thrill in 205 Live main event

Aside from final remarks and a highlight reel, Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali took a back seat in the lead-up to their WrestleMania match on Tuesday's edition of 205 Live, allowing Buddy Murphy and Kalisto to take advantage of a main event opportunity.

WWE

Seth and Finn shine, Ronda goes through a table and Cena still without a WrestleMania opponent

Ronda Rousey went through a table, Roman Reigns got F-5'd onto the Universal title and Seth Rollins and Finn Balor tore the house down on Monday Night Raw -- but six days out from WrestleMania, John Cena's challenge to The Undertaker remained unanswered.

Stephanie puts Ronda through a table.

Things get heated between Ronda Rousey, Kurt Angle, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon ahead of their mixed tag match at WrestleMania 34, and Rousey is slammed through a table by McMahon.

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A family legacy, a brand and preparations on the mind of Stephanie McMahon

Amidst having to prepare for just her second WWE match in the last 14 years -- a high-profile WrestleMania performance against the debuting Ronda Rousey -- Stephanie McMahon also faces an intensely busy schedule and the expectations of being a McMahon.

WWE on ESPN resources

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  • WWE profiles

    Profile pages for every active member of the WWE roster

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  • WWE championship history

    Trace the lineage and history of every active title in the WWE

  • ESPN SportsCenter
  • Off the Top Rope archive

    ESPN's Jonathan Coachman goes 1-on-1 with the WWE's biggest superstars

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  • Title watch

    All of the current champions in WWE and the most significant contenders for each title.

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