WWE aired the first episosde of the first ever two-part WrestleMania after the coronavirus crisis made Vince McMahon’s promotion make some drastic changes to the Sho of Shows. WrestleMania 36 was pulled from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida to the Performance Center in Orldando where the company filmed the entire show behind closed doors.
The Undertaker returned in his old American Badass character when he took on AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match which took place in a graveyard off set.
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defended her title against new archrival Shayna Baszler in a physical fight.
Universal Champion Goldberg returned for one more fight as he put his belt on the line against Braun Strowman, who replaced Roman Reigns due to coronavirus fears.
Express Sport take you through all of the results from the first night of WrestleMania:
Cesaro def. Drew Gulak (Kickoff Show)
Cesaro picked up an impressive win at WrestleMania 36 after defeating Drew Gulak despite his injured shoulder.
The Swiss Superman had to improvise due to his small injury and used his other arm to throw a devastating Uppercut to Gulak.
The ex-US Champion then picked up Daniel Bryan’s associate and delivered an astonishing Airplane Spinner without using his hands to pick up the win.
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Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors
Alexa Bliss and British superstar Nikki Cross did the unthinkable as the put an end to Asuka and Kairi Sane’s dominant tag team championship reign with a big win at WrestleMania.
The Kabuki Warriors fought hard and took a lot of liberty with the rules but the challengers pulled through and showed true grit to become the first ever two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Bliss picked up the victory for her team after hitting Sane with an impressing Twisted Bliss.
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Elias def. King Corbin
King Corbin believed Elias had forfeited the match after he threw him off the top of a balcony last week but was quickly proven wrong.
The Driftermade his way to the ring and smashed a guitar on his Coprbin’s back to even the odds before the bell.
The 2019 King of the Ring argued with the referee throughout the match even though he got a lot of offence by even delivering the Deep Six on his opponent.
Elias took advantage of the former US Champion’s lack of focus by rolling his foe up and picked up the victory by holding on to the tights.
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch def. Shayna Baszler
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch extended her amazing title reign with a big win over her new archrival Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania.
The two stars held nothing back throughout the fight as they immiedately got into blows the moment after the bell rang.
Baszler tried out a series of submission moves and even attempted to make Lynch submit to her own Dis-Arm-Her finisher.
The Queen of Spades applied the Kirifuda Clutch but The Man countered it to a pin and picked up the win.
Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn def. Daniel Bryan
Sami Zayn retained his Intercomntinental Championship by picking up a surprise win over Daniel Bryan.
Bryan dominated most of the match as he praxtically tortured Zayn throughout the exchange and even made him cry.
But Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro attacked the The Yes Man’s associate Drew Gulak and that caused a major distraction.
Zayn took advantage of the situation as he delivered a powerful Helluva Kick to pick up the win.
SmackDown Tag Team Champion John Morrison def Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston (Ladder Match)
John Morrison retained the SmackDown Tag Team Championships for him and The Miz after beating Kofi Kingston and Jimmyn Uso in a Ladder Match that possibly stole the show at WrestleMania.
The three stars took each other to the limit with some incredible high-flying moves and smashing spots with the ladder.
The fight ended with all of the competitors on top of a ladder disconnecting the hook that held the two belts together.
Kingston and Uso hit Morrison with a headbutt and that led to the former ECW Champion crashing down to another ladder with both belts in his hands.
Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins
Kevin Owens picked up a massive victory over Seth Rollins at WrestleMania in what WWE describe as his greatest moment in the Show of Show’s history.
Rollins got himself intentionally disqualified when he whacked Owens’ head with the ring bell but the Canadian superstar refused to win the match this way and challenged his rival to a No Disqualification Match.
KO then returned the favour by smashing The Monday Night Messiah with the bell to the head repeatedly and then delivered a shocking Elbow Drop from the top of the WrestleMania banner, which saw both competitors crashing through the announce desk.
Owens then picked up the win after delivering a powerful Stunner in what was a brilliant performance by both wrestlers.
Braun Strowman def. Universal Champion Goldberg
Braun Strowman won his first world title after beating Goldberg in the shortest match of this year’s WrestleMania.
The Hall of Famer started strong by delivering three powerful Spears on his opponent.
However, Strowman fought back with four Running Powerslams of his own to clinch the victory and win the Universal Championship.
Undertaker def. AJ Styles
The Undertaker returned to action in his old WWE gimmick of The American Badass and fought AJ Styles in a graveyard.
The two men took each other to the absolute limit but Undertaker also had to fight off interference from Styles’ partners Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows of The OC.
The Phenomenal One managed to get some offence on The Phenom and almost buried him underground but the legend climbed out of the grave and Chokeslammed his opponent from the roof of a building.
The Deadman then kicked Styles down to a grave and covered him with dirt to pick up the win.
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