Written by Talha Javaid
Warning: Article contains spoilers.
As always WrestleMania night was grand and glorious, in our previous article we mentioned that the event was taking place in Orlando, Florida at the Camping World Stadium. The stadium was filled with a huge and endless amount of fans; it was breath-taking to see the grand ramp that lead up to the ring.
Rumours has it that the ramp took about 400 to 500 people alone to set up and build, but that’s WrestleMania for you, it’s the night you know that WWE will put on the most majestic show and you’ll wonder how they will top the last WrestleMania and they will surprise you.
As always every storyline that has been building up on both Smack Down and Raw respectively for the year, come to an explosive point at WrestleMania and this LIVE event leaves you at the edge of your seats. Watching it from Home was an experience on its own so I can’t fathom the feeling those fans get watching it up close by being in the stadium. Generation Z brings you the results of the Matches and thoughts:
KICK OFF SHOW Matches Results:
Neville Defeated Austin Aries in a singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, therefore retaining his championship.
Mojo Rawley won the 33-man battle royal for the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy, by eliminating Jinder Mahal and being the last man standing.
Dean Ambrose defeated Baron Corbin in a singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship thus retaining his title.
Of course as fun as these were to watch, I was sad to see Dean Ambrose not being part of the main event.
MAIN Event Results:
Match 1: AJ Styles defeated Shane McMahon in a singles match which lasted 20 minutes, it started of slow but picked up towards the end. We were just excited to see AJ in action and Shane in action too, it was a good opening match.
Match 2: Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho – In their storyline the pair were best-friends until Owens betrayed Jericho and this lead to a feud which cost Owens his own title so he made a vow to steal Jericho’s title from him. In this singles match for the WWE United States Championship Jericho lost his title, and Kevin became the new Champion, which was shocking but it was indeed an entertaining match.
Match 3: Fatal Four-way elimination match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship with Champion Bailey manging to retain her title against Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax and Sasha Banks.
Match 4: Originally was meant to be a three-way match but turned into a Fatal Four-way tag team ladder match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship when The Hardy Boyz made a return, who defeated Cesaro & Sheamus, Enzo Amore & Big Cass, and Champions Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, thus being crowned the new Tag Team Champions.
Match 5: This match was a mixed tag team match between couples: John Cena & Nikki Bella and The Miz and Maryse. The couples had their own feud, which had been building up as part of their storyline, the Miz and Maryse even made a mockery parody of Cena and Bella’s show.
The match began with the Miz having upper hand and then quickly things turned around with Bella and Cena doing a double tap out becoming victorious. But in a surprising turn of events, after the Match Cena Proposed to Nikki thus the couple got engaged.
Match 6: Probably one of the few I was really looking forward to as it was a Non-sanctioned match between Seth Rollins and Triple H, which meant there were no rules, anything could go. No surprise it was one of the longest matches of the night, and it was very entertaining. It ended with Rollins performing his finisher pedigree on Triple H and then tapping him out. The student now became the master; this only means this feud will continue onto the next event.
Match 7: Another match I was looking forward to, because Randy Orton is my all-time favourite. He was up against Bray Wyatt in a singles match for the WWE Championship with Wyatt being the champion. Although the match was entertaining with a lot of freaky visuals as part of Wyatt’s persona, Randy’s RKO wins him the championship. A little disappointing since it ended so quick but never the less satisfying because Orton won.
Match 8: The Iconic rivalry between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar comes to head with this singles match for the WWE Universal Championship. With Goldberg losing his title in the shortest match of the night, it wasn’t entertaining at all as I was expecting so much more from these two.
Match 9: Six pack challenge for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship, this could have been dragged but Naomi’s entrance made it somewhat entertaining to watch, Naomi defeated Becky Lunch, Carmella, Mickie James, Natalya and the champion Alexis Bliss to become the new Champion, sort of a sweet moment as the event was held in her home town.
Match 10: The main event, the moment we were all waiting for, THE LEGENDARY UNDERTAKER vs Roman Reigns in a No Holds Barred match. Roman Reigns is quite easily one the most hated wrestler in the WWE right now, so it was no surprise that Undertaker was favoured amongst fans.
In the Past Undertaker has had undefeated streak on WrestleMania which was ended by Brock Lesnar which lead to his temporary retirement. But this night was different, it was solid match with The Undertaker having the upper hand first, chairs were involved as were tables, things were insane. And there were moments in which we thought The Undertaker had this match in the bag. But ultimately Roman Reigns took charge and defeated the Devil himself and left the ring.
As great as WrestleMania 33 was, I found it to be a bit if not a lot predictable. Knowing the outcomes of matches before they even happened. It was definitely sad to see The Undertaker lose to Roman Reigns, as this was indeed his final match.
The Legend left his gloves, coat and hat in the ring after the match and walked off, symbolizing the end of his journey at WWE, leaving fans emotional and shocked. We are definitely looking forward to seeing the aftermath of these matches and how the next WrestleMania will be without The Undertaker.
But as always it was an entertaining night, with beautiful musical performances and well performed matches, salute to all the WWE Superstars for a memorable night.