WWE LIVE WrestleMania 33 Results
WWE WrestleMania 33 is finally here from the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The first WrestleMania of the modern-day Brand Split. WDD will be here throughout the night bringing the LIVE WrestleMania 33 Results. We’ll be bringing the action to you as and when it happens. Who will walk out of Orlando as victorious?
WWE Cruiserweight Championship – Neville (c) vs Austin Aries
Great amount of ariel offence between both men. Shortly after the break, Neville delivered two stiff reverse suplexes. Both landing on Austins neck. Neville remained in control. Austin fought back hitting a stunning 450 splash. Somehow Neville fought back. He then nailed an impressive Red Arrow and retained the championship. Stellar opening match, which in reality was a shame it was on the kick off show.
Winner: Neville, to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
With all of the competitors in the ring, the match got underway and actually lasted longer than expected. The Big Show and Braun Strowman were eliminated early on in the match, with NFL Player Rob Grontkowski becoming involved. The final three in the match were Mojo Rawley, Jinder Mahal and Killian Dain. Eventually, Rawley was successful after eliminating Mahal in a surprising decision but better match than anticipated.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin
Both men made their way to the ring, which has now being relegated to the pre-show as a space saving measure. Corbin was able to have some momentum in the match, with a couple of near finishes. However, Ambrose is able to retain in a very weak finish. Corbin really should have won, but that match was not very interesting.
Winner: Dean Ambrose, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
The main show opened with Tinashe singing “America the Beautiful”, as the flyover happened (similar to how it happened at WrestleMania 24). The opening promo looked at fans being drawn together from all over the globe, for “The Ultimate Thrill Ride”. It then went down a roller coaster showcasing the various superstars and matches which will take place on the card, with a number of superstars showcased in a very effective opening promo.
Straight into the Camping World Stadium, the hosts of WrestleMania, The New Day make their way to the ring. Product placement in force with their Ice Cream. They talk about being the hosts of WrestleMania, with Big E dropping a massive innuendo. The opening segment was a waste of time, as there was nothing achieved from that. The commentators for the event was Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves for RAW with Tom Phillips, JBL and David Otunga for SmackDown Live.
Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
This match was a surprising first match on the card. The opening promo looked at the rise of AJ Styles on the SmackDown Live roster since the Brand Split. It then focused on the rivalry which had being established between AJ Styles and Shane. This match was pretty much about ego for both men.
Both men made their way to the ring, with AJ seemingly taking a while due the sheer size of the ramp. The match gets underway with AJ testing the wrestling ability of Shane, and despite some initial momentum is soon sent retreating by Shane.
AJ was able to regain the momentum, when he literally sent Shane flying over the announce table. He then uses his wrestling skill to keep down Shane, until he is knocked off the top rope. At this point, the match started to go back and forth between both men.
An impressive spot saw Shane counter an aerial attack into a triangle choke, which was then countered into a Styles Clash for a near finish. The dynamic of the match took an interesting turn as the referee was inadvertently taken down by AJ.
Shane was able to nail the Coast to Coast, to the trash can to allow a near finish. Shane then went for the elbow to the announce table, but AJ moved sending Shane crashing. AJ attempted a Phenomenal Forearm, which Shane countered before missing a Shooting Star Press.
AJ then nailed a Phenomenal Forearm, to pick up the victory in a very enjoyable and energy charged opening match. Shane was brilliant in that match, and really held his own against AJ.
Winner: AJ Styles
WWE United States Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens
As Kevin Owens made his way to the ring, the history package was shown. It highlighted their rise as a tandem, before coming apart at The Festival of Friendship. Things really got heated between the pair when Chris Jericho seemingly cost Owens the title at Fastlane 2017. Y2J then made his way out.
The match got underway with Jericho very much in control, until a swift kick from Owens halted his progress. Owens was able to maintain the control of the match for the next few minutes. Jericho was able to comeback when he nailed a hurracanrana from the top rope.
The match soon descended into a back and forth contest between the pair, with near finishes and counters from both men. After Owens screamed “You were never my best friend”, Y2J nailed a codebreaker but Owens broke the fall with a single finger to the bottom rope.
Eventually, Owens was able to pick up the win over Jericho. This came when he nailed a powerbomb to the ring apron to become the new champion in an average but interesting match.
Winner: Kevin Owens, to capture the WWE United States Championship
WWE RAW Women’s Championship – Fatal-4-Way Elimination Match: Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
The history package was shown for the match, which looked at the rise of Bayley on the RAW roster. Her championship win was looked at, but also how everyone else became embroiled in the match. Bayley made her way to the ring first, and was joined by each of the competitors.
From the outset, Nia Jax was exceptionally dominant over each of the competitors as she grounded each of them. Each of the women then worked with one another to take down Nia, allowing a near finish for Charlotte. Nia was soon the first eliminated thanks to a trio effort.
The next eliminated was Sasha Banks who was taken out by Charlotte. After several minutes of back and forth action between the pair, Bayley was able to pick up the win with a Randy Savage elbow. That was an okay match, but nothing special.
Winner: Bayley, to retain the WWE RAW Women’s Championship
WWE RAW Tag Team Championship – Ladder Match: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
Each of the teams made their way to the ring, as The New Day appear. They reveal that a fourth team will now compete, as The Hardy Boyz made their way to the ring to an incredible reaction. The match got underway, with various spots from each of the participants.
The Hardy Boyz came into their element, as Matt nailed a Twist of Fate off the Ladder. Jeff took out Cesaro with a Swanton Bomb through a table. This allowed them to get the title belts, and become the new champions in an incredible moment.
Winners: The Hardy Boyz, to capture the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship
Mixed Tag Team Match: John Cena and Nikki Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse
After the history package was shown, each of the participants made their way to the ring. Nikki and Maryse briefly started off the match, but it fell to Miz and Cena. Miz received an incredible reaction, where Cena just received endless choruses of boos.
Miz was exceptionally dominant throughout the match, with Cena having very little offence. Eventually, Cena and Nikki regain the momentum. After nailing their respective finishers, they pick up the win in a bitterly disappointing match. After, Cena proposes in a sick bucket moment.
Winners: John Cena and Nikki Bella
Non-Sanctioned Match: Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) vs. Seth Rollins
The history package was shown for the match, before both men made their way to the ring. Triple H. had a very weird entrance which didn’t suit his character in the slightest. The match soon got underway, with some initial offence from Rollins. It soon went into the hands of Triple H though.
Seth was able to fight back whilst selling his knee injury very well. This continued in a back and forth way between both men, with Triple H’s efforts focusing on the injured knee. After a failed pedigree attempt, Rollins was able to nail a beautiful Phoenix splash for a near finish.
The end of the match saw Stephanie McMahon sent through a table at ringside, following multiple reversals of the pedigree. This allowed Seth Rollins to pick up the win in a good, but almost contained and held back match.
Winner: Seth Rollins
WWE Championship: Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton
The history package was shown, which highlighted the length and depth established within their rivalry. Both men made their way to the ring, which felt like it took a lifetime before the match soon got underway.
The match was very unusual from the outset, with graphics of worms and maggots. Randy is able to regain momentum when he nailed an RKO to the floor. He continued to use a series of signature moves to control Bray.
As Bray regained momentum briefly, Orton suddenly nailed an RKO from nowhere. After a few moments delay, Randy then pinned Bray to become the champion in a bitterly disappointing match.
Winner: Randy Orton, to capture the WWE Championship
WWE Universal Championship: Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman)
The history package was shown, which looked at their lengthy feud back to 2004. Both men then made their way to the ring, with Goldberg’s taking forever. Brock nails three German suplexes very quickly, before he is nailed with a succession of spears.
Goldberg nails a jackhammer to Lesnar, who surprisingly kicked out. Another spear attempt is countered with a leap frog before another series of German suplexes. He then nails an F5 to pick up the victory in an enjoyable, but not convincing match.
Winner: Brock Lesnar, to capture the WWE Universal Championship
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Mickie James vs. Carmella (w/ James Ellsworth) vs. Naomi
Each of the women made their way to the ring, but unfortunately this match was difficult to follow and quite uninteresting. The entrances seemed to last longer than the match. Eventually, Naomi won when she made Alexa tap out. This match was completely forgettable.
Winner: Naomi, to capture the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker
The history package looked at The Undertaker as an individual within the WWE, but also the rivalry which stemmed from Royal Rumble 2017. Both men made their way to the ring, as it was announced that this match would be No Holds Barred. Also, JR returned to commentate for this match.
The match is okay in the initial outset, but very much came across that The Undertaker was struggling. He looked very blown up in the early moments of the match. Despite this, he is fairly dominant over Reigns. Throughout the match, there were several near falls for both men.
As the match continued, it became botchamania. He was attempting to counter a Tombstone, but it fell apart as Taker fell to the mat and Reigns couldn’t grip him. The end of the match looks rather awkward, as Taker staggers around whilst he waits for a spear. Reigns then picks up the win.
This match was okay, but nothing particularly memorable in terms of in-ring action. The most memorable part came after the match when Taker laid down his gloves, drench coat and hat in the middle of the ring. He then disappeared into the entrance way, signifying his retirement from WWE.
Winner: The Undertaker
That was an interesting show to watch. There were several very good moments, but some not so good. Unfortunately, there weren’t any specific standout matches from the show which can be digressed as WrestleMania classics. Check back soon for the complete WrestleMania 33 Review.
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