It is WrestleMania time, aka Grapple Christmas!
The largest wrestling present of the 12 months will probably be headlined by the. It is a triple menace match pitting Uncooked Ladies’s Champion Ronda Rousey in opposition to SmackDown Ladies’s Champion Charlotte Aptitude in opposition to Becky Lynch. It is a winner-takes-all title match, which means the winner walks away with each titles.
That is solely. Famous human dying machine Brock Lesnar will face Royal Rumble winner Seth Rollins for the Common Championship, whereas Kofi Kingston will get his first ever singles shot on the WWE Championship when he takes on Daniel Bryan.
With over a dozen matches, these three championship bouts solely scratch the floor. We even have the return of Batista, Kurt Angle’s retirement match, Roman Reigns’ first WrestleMania match since coming back from his bout with leukaemia and, amazingly, way more.
The present is dwell on the WWE Community now. Should you’re not a member or cannot watch alongside, observe alongside right here for outcomes and rankings. The newest outcomes will probably be pushed to the highest of the web page. Evidently, spoilers forward!
The world of professional wrestling: defined
Becky Lynch defeats Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Aptitude
The group could have one match price of pleasure in them but. Fortuitous timing, as a result of it is important occasion time.
Aptitude is taxied to the stadium in a helicopter. She steps out, takes off her leather-based jacket and has her lackeys convey over a patented Aptitude sparkle cape. Rousey is out first, performed in by Joan Jett. Rousey smiles on the band, then will get her killer face on. Aptitude comes out to fireworks, and “The Man” Becky Lynch steams in final.
The group is all about Lynch. Bear in mind, each Rousey’s Uncooked Ladies’s Championship and Aptitude’s SmackDown Ladies’s Championship are on the road.
Rousey kicks issues off with punches to Lynch. Rousey kicks Aptitude out of the ring. Rousey is the monster of this important occasion. Lynch and Aptitude work collectively to take out Lynch. Aptitude and Lynch find yourself alone within the ring. The group is properly and really alive once more, chanting “Becky” and booing everybody not Becky.
Rousey returns to the ring. Aptitude and Lynch strive a double energy bomb on her, however Rousey counters with a double armbar over the ropes. Lynch escapes and dropkicks Rousey out of the ring.
Aptitude goes for a moonsault on Lynch however Lynch counters right into a Disarmer armbar. Rousey re-enters the ring and places Lynch in an armbar. Aptitude breaks it up with a stable knee to Rousey’s face. Aptitude hits Rousey with one million chops, then backhands her to the face. Rousey goes for a flying armbar.
All motion. To date so good.
All three ladies are within the ring. Lynch hits an exploding suplex on Aptitude from the highest rope. Rousey hits a off-the-top-rope splash on each and begins Judo throwing everybody. Double armbar on Lynch and Aptitude. Lynch and Aptitude counter with a double powerbomb on Rousey. Rousey holds the armbar. Two extra powerbombs breaks the maintain.
Lynch and Aptitude have an trade, leaving Lynch alone with Rousey within the ring. Lynch hits the Disarmer on Rousey. Rousey powers out. Aptitude is again. Off-the-top-rope Spanish Fly from Aptitude to Lynch will get a two depend. Aptitude kicks Lynch out of the ring. Aptitude works over Rousey’s leg, which instantly bruises up. Aptitude places a determine 4 leglock on Rousey utilizing the ring put up earlier than Lynch breaks it up.
Aptitude places Rousey in a Determine Eight leglock within the middle of the ring however once more Lynch breaks it up, this time with a flying leg drop. Lynch brings out a desk. The group is comfortable. The desk will get arrange within the ring. Rousey kicks it over, the gang is livid. She pummels Lynch. Aptitude spears each ladies. Double two counts.
The desk is now setup by one of many turnbuckles. Aptitude spears Lynch for a two depend. Michael Cole has no voice left. Aptitude tries to spear each Lynch and Rousey by means of the desk however finally ends up going by means of herself. Lynch and Rousey sq. up within the ring and the gang pops large.
Rousey goes for a Piper’s Pit slam however Lynch counters right into a crucifix pin for the three depend. Becky Lynch wins each the SmackDown and Uncooked Ladies’s Championships.
Ranking: Three.75 stars. Glorious opening and center, however the match’s ending got here out of nowhere. Simply because it felt like we have been going to get a satisfying ending phase the match ended. The fluke win over Rousey will doubtless result in a future rematch, nevertheless it was a weak ending to a WrestleMania important occasion.
Finn Balor defeats Bobby Lashley
When Finn Balor first unveiled his Demon Finn alter ego in NXT again in 2014, the very first thing that got here to my thoughts was “wow, think about what a Demon Finn entrance at WrestleMania could be like.” At this time is that day.
Balor begins with a spinning wheel kick, a scissor kick and a shotgun dropkick. Kicks galore from Demon Balor. Lashley comes again with a slam and a suplex. Lashley sends him outdoors. Balor hits a slingblade and a shotgun dropkick into the barricade. Lashley spears Balor out of the ring, then hits one other one within the middle of the ring. Two depend.
Balor powers up, hits a powerbomb on Lashley and a Coup de Grace. We’ve got a brand new Intercontinental Champion.
Ranking: 2.5 stars. Lashley’ spear was spectacular, and Balor’s powerbomb was spectacular. It was a brief match although, and the gang at this level solely cares about the principle occasion.
Kurt Angle loses to Baron Corbin, retires
Baron Corbin, Kurt Angle’s opponent, comes out first. Individuals aren’t eager. Followers hoped Corbin would get a last-minute substitute, nevertheless it does not seem like occurring.
Corbin hits Angle with some punches and customarily whales on him. Angle mounts a comeback, hits a 3 German suplexes. Angle will get him in an ankle lock however Corbin powers out. Corbin hits him with a Deep Six slam. Angle hits an Olympic Slam for a two depend. Angle takes off his straps and places Corbin within the Ankle Lock. Corbin powers out once more.
Corbin provides Angle a “you may’t see me” taunt. Angle goes in for extra german suplexes. Crowd wakes up and cheers for Angle. Angle goes for a reverse moonsault however Corbin strikes out of the best way. Corbin hits an Finish of Days to win the match. The MetLife Stadium collectively shakes its head.
After the match Angle will get on the mic and asks the gang to stroll him out by chanting “You suck.” The very best and worst of WWE on this match.
Ranking: 2 stars. Nobody needed this.
Triple H defeats Batista
Shawn Michaels is out for what’s being touted as probably Triple H’s final match. Two SUVs come out carrying Batista and his entourage. Batista is so nice. Physique clever he seems the identical as he did 5 years in the past which, at 50-years-old, is spectacular. He journeys whereas stepping by means of the ropes. Not omen. Kumail Nanjiani, of Silicon Valley fame, is at ringside.
Triple H’s entrance is Mad Max: Fury Street-themed. He comes out on the again of what can solely be described as a dying cell. It is time to play the sport.
The 2 are outdoors inside seconds. This can be a no-holds-barred match, which means something goes. Triple H finds a toolbox with a thick chain in it and promptly whips Batista. Good and straightforward begin. Triple H brings out a pincer instrument and crushes Batista’s fingers with it. If Noticed was PG-14 and set in a wrestling promotion, this may be it.
Triple H throws Batista within the ring and hits him with a chair. Then he tears Batista’s nostril ring out with pliers. That is truly fairly gross. On the very least, you may’t say Batista is not devoted to showbiz. Batista ultimately will get some offense in, slamming Triple H twice on one of many announcer’s tables. Batista throws Triple H into the barricade thrice. Crowd is drained.
Batista throws Triple H across the ring a couple of instances. Triple H rolls out and Batista hits him with the metal stairs. Batista places the steps on high of one of many announcers’ tables. Batista goes for a Batista Bomb, however Triple H counters with a again physique drop onto what’s presumably essentially the most strengthened announcers’ desk of all time. Triple H provides Batista ye’ ol’ crotch chop and spears him by means of a 3rd announce desk.
Batista goes within the ring and Triple H brings out his sledgehammer. Good instances forward. Triple H goes for a hammer shot however Batista hits him with a spear. Batista takes the hammer and goes for a shot, Triple H kicks him and takes the hammer. Triple H goes for a hammer shot however Batista counters with a spinebuster. Batista hits a Batista Bomb for a terrific close to fall.
Batista brings the metal steps into the ring. Triple H will get the higher hand and powerbombs Batista into the steps after which hits a Pedigree. Two depend.
Ric Aptitude, who Batista attacked within the lead as much as this match, seems. He slips a sledgehammer to Triple H and distracts Batista. Triple H hits Batista with the hammer, Pedigree and 1-2-Three.
Ranking: Three.75 stars. A number of tips right here. Chairs, tables, sledgehammers, nostril rings. The match was harm by a drained crowd, however nonetheless nice. If this was Batista’s final match, it was one befitting his profession.
John Cena, PhD, returns
It is now time for Elias to do no matter it’s Elias does. There’s an Elias within the ring taking part in guitar with two titantron Elias’. Amazingly, the gang cheers. The true, in-ring Elias performs a riff from 7 Nation Military. Elias says WWE stands for Stroll With Elias. The group is with him. That is all establishing a spectacular beat down, certainly.
Elias > The Beatles
— Govt Producer Dick Wolf (@JasonKirkSBN) April eight, 2019
And spectacular it’s. He is interrupted by the Physician of Thuganomics, 2003 John Cena, Cena is carrying a Yankees jersey and has his Phrase Life knuckle busters. That is superior. Cena, carrying a pair of Reebok sneakers he will need to have stored in a protected someplace, provides a “freestyle” rap. It was additionally superior. Well worth the value of admission alone.
Roman Reigns defeats Drew McIntyre
Scottish drummers are right here to play in Drew McIntyre. These two might have an excellent match however should deal with a crowd who simply hit a excessive throughout #KofiMania. Reigns’ music hits to cheers. That is his first WrestleMania not in the principle occasion since WrestleMania XXX.
Announcer Corey Graves says Reigns, who simply returned from leukaemia, is combating for anybody who has ever been severely sick. Reigns and McIntyre trade hard-hitting strikes earlier than the latter hits a spinebuster. McIntyre beats on Reigns. They find yourself on the surface. Reigns misses a drive-by dropkick. Again within the ring, McIntyre hits a reverse Alabama Slam.
The group is into the match however is exhibiting indicators of exhaustion now that we’re three hours into the principle present, and it has been 5 hours for the reason that preshow began. McIntyre slaps Reigns which kicks Reigns into berserk mode. Reigns hits a drive-by dropkick on the surface after which a Samoan drop.
Reigns hits a Superman Punch and units up a spear. He hits it and will get the three depend.
Ranking: 2.75 stars. Nothing fallacious with the match, however the crowd is drained and the ending was anticlimactic.
Samoa Joe retains the USA Championship
The US Championship is on the road. Rey Mysterio comes out as Mysterio from Spider-Man.
The 2 are available in sizzling, with Joe hitting Mysterio with a giant boot. Mysterio hurricanranas Joe into the ropes and hits a 619. Joe counters a splash right into a rear-naked choke. Samoa Joe retains.
Ranking: No score. This one was too quick to actually depend as a match. They’re going to doubtless have an excellent rematch on SmackDown or on the subsequent pay-per-view.
Kofi Kingston wins the WWE Championship
It is time for one of many largest, most anticipated matches of the night time. WrestleMania, do not you dare be bitter…
Crowd could be very up on Kingston and really down on Bryan. That is the most popular the gang has been all night time. The 2 begin with chain wrestling earlier than Bryan retreats. Some extra backwards and forwards motion ends with Kingston in a painful-looking surfboard submission.
Bryan finally ends up outdoors. Kingston does a springboard dive, however Bryan strikes out of the best way. Kingston crashes into the announce desk and probably kills himself.
Bryan works over Kingston’s again, together with a flying knee from the highest rope to a hanging-on-the-top-rope Kingston. Bryan hits operating dropkicks on Kingston. Kingston tries to counter with a dropkick of his personal, however Bryan does an superior counter right into a Boston Crab.
Kingston begins mounting a comeback and the gang is hype. Kingston hits an excellent top-rope splash on Bryan as Bryan is attempting to face up. Crowd is getting much more hype. Kingston goes for a Hassle in Paradise, Bryan tries to counter into one other Boston Crab however Kingston rolls out and cradles Bryan. They trade extra cradles and Bryan tries and fails to lock within the Labelle Lock. That is simply the match of the night time thus far.
Bryan units up his Busaiko Knee however Kingston turns it into an SOS DDT, which Bryan then counters right into a Labelle Lock. Kingston reaches the ropes, to an enormous pop from the gang. Bryan hits his Gatling kicks, Kingston hulks up. The group is buck wild. Kingston hits a reverse DDT for a two depend.
The New Day brawl with Rowan on the surface. Bryan goes for a dive on all three however Kingston hits him with a punch and units up the Hassle in Paradise. Bryan geese and hits his Busaiko Knee for a two depend. Bryan stomps on Kingston’s face and places him within the Labelle Lock.
Kingston escapes and offers Bryan the identical face stomps Bryan gave him moments in the past. Kingston hits the Hassle in Paradise and will get the one-two-three.
Ranking: four.5 stars. The very best WWE Championship match at WrestleMania since Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31. Superior, superior match.
The IIconics win the Ladies’s Tag Group Championships
Paige, of Combating With Your Household fame, is out as visitor commentator right here. The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection, nonetheless the worst-named tag workforce in wrestling as we speak, tackle The IIconics, Nia Jax and Tamina, and Beth Phoenix and Natalya. Beth and Natalya get walked down the ring by Bret Hart in a cute second.
Bayley and Tamina begin off. A couple of neat spots early however the match settles right into a rhythm. Natalya locks in a double sharpshooter on the Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection on the similar time, however Tamina ranges her after which the brutes Tamina and Jax dominate like two bears versus a gaggle of puppies.
Jax and Tamina take to the highest turnbuckles to attempt to drop a mammoth double splash however Phoenix takes out Jax within the nick of time. Phoenix units up Bayley for the Glam Slam from the highest rope however the IIconics sneak in for a win. We’ve got new champions, guys.
Everybody right here is cheering for the IIconics. What a feel-good second! #Wrestlemania
— ‘The Influencer’ Brian Zane (@zmanbrianzane) April eight, 2019
Ranking: Three stars. Loved a number of the large spots on this match and an actual good exhibiting from Phoenix in her return match, together with the massive Glam Slam. Intelligent end to carry the IIconics above their middling standing, regardless that they entered dressed like they have been going to a highschool costume occasion. Comfortable instances for the WWE Universe.
Shane McMahon defeats The Miz
The Corridor of Fame class of 2019 come out for his or her bows. DX get their very own entrance. Shane O’Mac’s match is up subsequent.
Shane comes out first and makes announcer Greg Hamilton introduce him as “The Finest within the World” a number of instances. The match begins with chicanery, as Shane goes outdoors to accost Miz’s dad. Notoriously stiff Shane pummels Miz with some painful trying boxing potatoes. Miz begins bleeding.
The match rapidly goes awry as Shane lays Miz on the announcer’s desk to arrange his flying elbow. Miz’s dad comes out of nowhere to guard his son. The Miz’s father enters the ring. The group likes it. Shane begins beating on Miz’s dad, then Miz is available in and takes down Shane.
They brawl outdoors earlier than Miz goes again to the ring to verify on his dad, who’s down and out. Miz’s dad is now a wrestling meme.
Miz goes again into the gang to brawl with Shane. This can be a Fall’s Rely Wherever match, for individuals who forgot (me). Miz hits Shane with a chair shot, places him by means of a desk after which strikes him with… the roof of a golf cart. They’re within the crowd although, so a lot of the crowd cannot see them correctly.
Miz hits the Cranium Crushing Finale on a digital camera stand for a two depend. Shane then climbs up the construction, which Miz then suplexes him off. They crash by means of what’s clearly a padded mat space. The 2 are knocked out, however Shane is on high of Miz, technically a pin, and will get the three depend. Lame.
Ranking: 2 stars. Miz’s dad was the spotlight right here. Some OK brawling, though the golf cart roof was a pleasant contact, and an underwhelming ending sequence, contemplating what Shane is right here for.
The Usos retain SmackDown Tag Group Championships
We get a Lacey Evans walkout earlier than The Usos come out for the SmackDown Tag Group Championship match. They’re going to defend in opposition to The Bar, Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev, and the workforce of Aleister Black and Ricochet.
Crowd is noticeably quieter for this one, however the motion is sweet. With 4 groups and two folks within the ring at any time, it is also too quick to recap.
Crowd comes alive when Ricochet enters the ring and works his magic with Cesaro. Cesaro does his Cesaro Swing on Ricochet as Sheamus golf equipment… everybody. Superior second. Cesaro places Ricochet in a sharpshooter, however one of many Usos breaks it up with a superkick.
Black and Rusev find yourself the authorized males. Black kicks the hell out of Rusev. Black is superior. I’m wondering if we may very well be associates. In all probability not. He tags out Ricochet, who I in all probability could not be associates with both. Rusev hits a swinging slam. All eight guys find yourself on the turnbuckle for an eight-person superplex spot. Ricochet hits a 630 on Sheamus, goes for the pin nevertheless it will get damaged up by a number of guys.
The eight guys commerce finisher strikes. Great things. Usos hit stereo splashes on Sheamus to retain.
Ranking: four stars. The group began gentle however ended loud. A number of nice motion on this match. It was a spotfest for certain, however a enjoyable one.
AJ Types defeats Randy Orton
Jerry “The King” Lawler is out to commentate the subsequent match. It is AJ Types versus Randy Orton. This may very well be an excellent one.
Chain wrestling to open the match. Orton goes for an RKO, AJ avoids. Crowd is sizzling on AJ, however there are some stable Orton chants too. Orton works on AJ’s legs, however AJ mounts a small comeback with a phenomenal dropkick. Orton rolls out the ring, AJ hits him with an over-the-top-rope forearm. After some outdoors motion Orton rolls AJ in in your first headlock of the night time.
Some backwards and forwards motion, together with an Orton powerslam. Normal Orton tempo right here, slowing issues down after the frenetic opener. AJ locks in a calf crusher within the middle of the ring, however Orton will get the ropes. He is a long-limbed man. Orton fights out however is promoting his knee. Types fakes a Phenomenal Forearm, resulting in Orton going for an RKO and falling on his again. AJ hits a springboard 450 for a two depend. Cool spot.
After some extra backwards and forwards, Orton hits the very best superplex I’ve seen in years. A European uppercut then knocks AJ out of the ring. AJ’s promoting is on level tonight. Orton units up an RKO, AJ counters with an enziguri however then Orton truly does hit an RKO. Two depend.
Orton goes for a top-rope RKO. AJ sneaks out from beneath, hits a Pelé kick and Orton rolls out the ring. AJ hits an exceptional forearm on the surface. He rolls Orton in, lands one other phenomenal forearm for the win.
Ranking: Three.5 stars. Effectively wrestled. What you anticipated it will be, however not what it may very well be.
Seth Rollins defeats Brock Lesnar
The 2 get right into a brawl earlier than the match begins. Lesnar hits an F-5 on Rollins outdoors the ring and customarily wrecks store. Lesnar brings Rollins within the ring and calls for the ref begin the match. Earlier than the ref can, Lesnar throws Rollins again outdoors. Lesnar logic.
The ref rings the bell. Lesnar hits a couple of german suplexes and goes for an additional F-5. Rollins counters and the ref will get knocked down within the course of. Rollins hits a low blow after which a curb stomp. Then one other. Then one other.
Three curb stomps lays out The Beast for a 3 depend. Rollins wins the Common Championship clear.
Ranking: Three stars. Scorching phase to start out the present however not a lot of a match. You possibly can by no means ensure with Lesnar, however the best way this bout went makes it seem to be he is headed for UFC.
Alexa Bliss, the official host for the night time, opens the present. She says she will be able to create a WrestleMania second with a snap of her fingers. She snaps her fingers and out comes Hulk Hogan. It is like WrestleMania XXX another time — however with out The Rock or Steve Austin.
As Hogan and Bliss are flexing, out comes Paul Heyman. If Brock Lesnar is not on final, Heyman says, he is on first. There’s your first WrestleMania shock.
WrestleMania’s two-hour preshow had 4 matches, one in all which topped new champions. Listed here are the fast outcomes.
Andre The Large Males’s Battle Royal: Braun Strowman wins by final eliminating SNL’s Colin Jost.
Uncooked Tag Group Championship match, The Revival versus Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins: Curt Hawkins breaks his 269-match lengthy dropping streak as he and Ryder turn out to be Uncooked tag workforce champs.
WrestleMania Ladies’s Battle Royal: Carmella wins by superkicking Sarah Logan out of the ring.
Cruiserweight Championship match, Buddy Murphy versus Tony Nese: The cruiserweights kick off WrestleMania in a match that noticed Tony Nese dethrone Murphy and turn out to be the brand new cruiserweight champion.