Kevin Owens Wanted to Dive off the Raymond James Stadium Pirate Ship at WrestleMania 36

One of the unquestionable highlights from WrestleMania 36 Night One was when Kevin Owens climbed to the top of the WrestleMania sign and dove off, landing on top of Seth Rollins and sending both of them crashing through the commentary table below. But, as Owens revealed on Twitter on Sunday morning, his original plan for the spot was much more death-defying. Back when the show was supposed to take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Owens had planned on doing a spot where he would dive off the pirate ship (the stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers so naturally they have a big ship) onto his opponent.

Owens said he had been brainstorming the spot ever since he visited the stadium in January.

The match originally saw Rollins nail Owens with the ring bell, forcing a disqualification. But the former NXT Champion grabbed a mic and goaded Rollins back into the ring, saying that the match should restart as a No Disqualification match. Rollins obliged, which eventually led to the WrestleMania sign spot.


Here are the full results from Night One.

  • Cesaro def. Drew Gulak (Kickoff Show)
  • Women's Tag Team Championships: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross def. The Kabuki Warriors
  • Elias def. King Baron Corbin
  • Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch def. Shayna Baszler
  • Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn def. Daniel Bryan
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championships: John Morrison def. Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston (Ladder Match)
  • Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
  • WWE Universal Championship: Braun Strowman def. Goldberg (New Champion)
  • Boneyard Match: The Undertaker def. AJ Styles

And here's the lineup for Night Two, which will start at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday night on the WWE Network.

  • WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Firefly Fun House Match: John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
  • Last Man Standing: Edge vs. Randy Orton
  • Raw Tag Team Championships: The Street Profits vs. Angel Garza and Austin Theory
  • NXT Women's Championship: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair
  • SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Tamina Snuka
  • Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
  • Liv Morgan vs. Natalya (Kickoff Show)