WWE WrestleMania XXXVI Night 1 Results – 4/4/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE WrestleMania XXXVI Night 1 Results – 4/4/20
Orlando, Florida
WWE Performance Center
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, JBL, Tom Phillips & Byron Saxton

DREW GULAK VS CESARO:

Gulak goes for the arm, Cesaro with a Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker, Gotch blocked, Gulak with a Fujiwara, Cesaro fights out, Juji-Gatame, but Cesaro powers out with a One-Arm Powerbomb, Gotch countered into The LeBell Lock, but Cesaro makes it to the rope, Gulak takes Cesaro to the floor, Lariat off the apron, Cesaro sends him back into the ring, Gulak snaps the arm in the rope & takes Cesaro back to the floor, he sends Cesaro into the steps repeatedly, back in, up top, but Cesaro catches him with Swiss Death in mid-air for a 2 count, they trade pins, Gulak with a Fujiwara Armbar, but Cesaro fights out, Gulak with a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Gu-Lock blocked, Cesaro with a Mafia Kick, Gotch blocked, Cesaro with a European Uppercut, Argentine Rack, is he finally going to do it in WWE?, he is, Inverted Airplane Spin without using his arms, he calls it The UFO & it puts Gulak away for the win

WINNER: CESARO

Women’s Tag Team Championship
TWISTED BLISS VS THE KABUKI WARRIORS:

Cross with a Basement Dropkick on Sane for a 2 count, Cross sends Asuka to the floor, then Bliss with a Baseball Slide sends Kairi to the floor, Somersault Senton off the apron takes out Asuka, Cross with a Crossbody to the floor takes down Kairi, Bliss sends Asuka back in for a 2 count, Kairi with an Ax Kick, but Cross sends her back to the floor, Asuka with a Roundhouse Kick to Bliss, she sends Cross back in, Bulldog/Basement Dropkick Combo for a 1 count, Tokyo Slam, but Cross counters into a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Kabukis tie Bliss to the Tree of Woe, Kairi with a Double Stomp, but only gets a near fall, Sliding D, but only gets a 2 count, Asuka with a Billiken, Bulldog blocked, but Asuka with the Alarm Clock for a near fall, Billiken blocked, Uraken blocked, Bliss with a right hand, Asuka answers back with a Roundhouse Kick, Cross with a Bulldog, up top, Diving Crossbody, but only gets a near fall, Kairi blocks the Super Cyclone Neckbreaker, but Cross hits the Cyclone Neckbreaker on Asuka, Kairi breaks the pin with an InSane Elbow, O’Connor Roll, countered into The Asuka Lock, Bliss breaks it with Twisted Bliss, Kairi breaks Bliss in half with The Intercepter, Asuka with the Double Knee Facebreaker, Kairi up top, but Cross cuts her off, Kabukis with a Doomsday Flying Kabuki Elbow, but only get s a near fall, Asuka hits the post, Cross ducks the Uraken, Cyclone Neckbreaker/Twisted Bliss combo & Twisted Bliss have won the Tag Titles

WINNERS & NEW WOMEN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: TWISTED BLISS

GAME OF THRONES REJECT (AKA KING CORBIN) VS ELIAS:

Acoustic Equalizer to the Faux King before the bell rings, Elias lights up the GOT Reject, into the ring, the Faux King is on his feet & the match begins, Elias with a Lariat for a 2 count, GOT Reject with a Stungun sends Elias to the floor, he wants a count out, Elias back in, but he gets posted, the Faux King into a cover for a 2 count, Dream Crusher for a 2 count, the Faux King yells at the announcers then posts Elias again, into a cover for a 2 count, he gets into the ref’s face and she more or less tells him to fuck off, he goes to post Elias again, but he reverses & posts the Faux King, Elias with an Elevated Mule Kick, barrage of body blows, The Encore connects, but only gets a near fall, he looks for the kill, up top, Faux King avoids it, Elias rolls through, GOT Reject with Deep Six, but only gets a near fall, Dream Crusher countered with a Jumping Knee for a near fall, Faux King stacks up Elias, but his feet are on the ropes, ref catches him, Elias with a rollup & grabs the tights for the win

WINNER: ELIAS

Raw Women’s Championship
SHAYNA BASZLER VS BECKY LYNCH:

they trade strikes, Shayna grabs The Kirifuda, but Becky heads to the floor, Shayna follows and sends Lynch into the apron, Powerbomb, but Lynch turns it into a Hurricanrana then sends Shayna into the announce table, she breaks the count then sends Shayna into the steps, up top, Missile Dropkick, Flying Firearm, series of stomps, Bexploder blocked, Springboard Thrust Kick countered into a Step-Up Knee, Colt .45 blocked, Kirifuda countered into a Victory Roll for a 2 count, Cliff Hanger for a 2 count, Lynch avoids the knee, they trade strikes on the apron, Lynch with a Sambo Suplex on the apron, back in the ring, but only gets a near fall, Lynch up top, but Shayna cuts her off & slams her down, Danielson Special, but Lynch turns it into a pin for a near fall, Shayna with the Dis-Arm-Her on Becky, she fights out, Shayna with a Knee Lift for a near fall, Kirifuda, but Lynch hangs her in the rope, Dis-Arm-Her in the rope, Shayna fights out, Kirifuda in the rope, but drops right before the 5, Powerbomb and throws Lync into the announce table twice, she breaks the count, Shayna sends her back in, Dis-Arm-Her blocked, Kirifuda Clutch, but Lynch bridges up pinning Shayna’s shoulders down, Shayna doesn’t release the hold & she essentially pins herself so Becky retains

WINNER & STILL RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: BECKY LYNCH

(There may be an explanation for this as apparently Ronda is in discussion to finalize her return very soon)

Intercontinental Championsip
DANIEL BRYAN W/DREW GULAK VS SAMI ZAYN W/THE ARTISTS COLLECTIVE:

Bryan gets tired of Sami stalling and chases after him, but both Nakamura & Cesaro block both paths, Gulak wipes out the Artists, he Backdrops Cesaro over the barricade then Lariats Nakamura over as well, with no more backup Bryan has got his hands on Sami, Zayn begs off Bryan delivers a barrage of body blows, Sami tries to run again, Bryan with a Tope Suicida, Shoot Kicks, back in, Missile Dropkick, nip up, he rips at the face, Crossface Strikes, he slaps Sami in the face & tells Zayn he’s the nobody & hasn’t earned anything, Running Corner Dropkick, Knee Lifts, Shoot Kicks, Buzzsaw Kick, You’re Going to Get Your Fucking Head Kicked In Stomps, Artists sends Gulak into the steps, Bryan wipes them both out with a Tope Suicida, Bryan goes for a dive, but Sami hits a Helluva Kick in mid-air to retain

WINNER & STILL INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: SAMI ZAYN

Smackdown Tag Team Championship
KOFI KINGSTON VS JIMMY USO VS JOHN MORRISON:

All 3 men bring ladders in, they battle atop their respective ladders, Morrison kicks Jimmy’s over, Kofi takes Morrison down then hits a Crossbody off the ladder to Jimmy, Morrison back up, but Kofi drags him down, Moonlight Drive blocked, S.O.S. blocked, Trouble in Paradise ducked, Flying Chuck ducked, Kofi fights off Jimmy, but Morrsion meets him, he fights off Kofi, he has a hand on the belt, but Jimmy drags him down, Jimmy & Morrison catch Kofi on a Springboard through the ladder and dump him to the floor, Morrison shoves the ladder into Jimmy’s face, then drives the ladder into Jimmy’s knee, Jimmy uses the ladder as a plank, but Morrison has him down on the ladder, Morrison with Starship Pain using the post onto the ladder, he sets up the ladder, Kofi with a Springboard Hurricanrana takes Morrison down, Kofi sets the ladder up, but Jimmy stops him, Kofi sends Jimmy to the floor, Plancha onto a ladder that Morrison was holding has wiped everyone out, Jimmy walks the barricade, but Kofi launches a ladder at him, Kofi sets a ladder between the ring and barricade & puts Jimmy on top of it, he crotches Morrison up top, Kofi up top, Morrison walks the rope & hits an Avalanche Spanish Fly to the ring, Jimmy up top with a Samoan Splash to Morrison, Jimmy sets up the ladder, Kofi climbs on top of Jimmy, but he knocks Kofi back down, Kofi climbs inside the ladder and takes Jimmy down then swings around to the outside, Morrison cuts off Kofi, but he knocks Morrison off, Kofi with a Mushroom Stomp off the ladder on Morrison, Kofi kicks Morrison to the florr, Jimmy with a ladder and has a bridge between the ropes and the other ladder, Jimmy sends Kofi’s face into the ladder, Morrison with a Springboard off the ladder, but Jimmy catches him with a Superkick, then sets Morrison on the ladder, Jimmy sets a ladder in the corner, but Morrison dumps Jimmy off the top to the floor, he goes up for the belts, but Kofi’s back up, he cuts off Morrison, Morrison kicks at Kofi’s legs, Jimmy is back up and sets his own ladder up, all 3 men have the belts, they unhook the device, Kofi & Jimmy with a Double Headbutt but the upon the impact he falls down with belts & he & Miz have retained

WINNERS & STILL SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: MIZ & MORRISON

SETH ROLLINS VS KEVIN OWENS:

Owens goes after Seth, Seth sees an opening, but Owens avoids The Blackout, Runnign Senton, a second one, Seth rolls to the floor, but Owens goes after him & sends Seth into the barricade repeatedly, he breaks the count, back in the ring, Seth tries to escape, Piledriver on the apron blocked, Seth Backdrops Owens on the apron, Falcon Arrow on the apron, Tope Suicida, a second one, he tries a third, but Owens blasts him with a right hand, back in the ring, Seth with a Slingblade, Blackout avoided, rollup, Seth lands on his feet, Owens avoids another Blackout & hits a DDT, Superkick, Cannonball, up top, Senton Atomico for a near fall, Pop-Up Powerbomb avoided, Avada Kedavra blocked, Stunner blocked, Leaping Enzugiri, Owens answers back with a Lariat, he sets Seth up top, Seth blocks & digs at the eyes, Sunset Flip lands on his feet, Bucklebomb, Avada Kedavra, a second one, Blackout countered into a Pop-Up Powerbomb for a near fall, Seth hightails it he grabs the bell & slams Owens in the face, ref says that’s it, Seth takes the intentional dq loss

Owens says Seth doesn’t get to end it that way, those weren’t the actions of a God, those were the actions of a little bitch & wants it no dq, no rules

ref calls for the bell and we’re back at it

Seth with a Jumping Knee then sends Owens to the floor, he sends Owens into the timekeeper area then grabs the steps, running steps to the head of Owens, he grabs a chair, chair to the back then the ribs, again to the back, he takes apart the announce table, Owens grabs the bell & slams it into Seth face and then his head, Owens climbs to the top of the WrestleMania sign, Elbow Drop off the Mania sign on Seth through the announce table, Owens is back up & rolls Seth in the ring, Seth begs Owens for mercy, Owens answers with a Stunner to finish Seth for the win

WINNER: KEVIN OWENS

Universal Championship
BRAUN STROWMAN VS GOLDBERG:

Braun avoids the Spear, Running Powerslam blocked, Spear, a second one, a 3rd Spear, but only gets a near fall, he measures Braun & hits a 4th Spear, Jackhammer countered into a Powerslam, a second Powerslam, a 3rd, then the Running Powerslam connects, Braun has won the belt.

WINNER & NEW UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: BRAUN STROWMAN

Boneyard Match
AJ STYLES VS THE UNDERTAKER:

Yes we are in an actual cemetery for this one, AJ arrives in a hearse in a coffin as 2 druids ope it up to let Styles out, Taker arrives on a motorcycle so it’s The American Badass version of Taker tonight

AJ says he took the liberty of digging Taker’s grave for him, he says AJ dug his own grave, right hands then Taker slams AJ into the side of the casket and the hearse, AJ avoids a punch as Taker’s hand goes through the window, he throws AJ onto the windshield, they battle on the roof of the hearse as Taker with a barrage of right hands, AJ rolls off onto the ground, AJ throws some dirt into Taker’s face, nut punt, AJ with right hands, but Taker fights back & knocks AJ into the grave, The OC are here, they back up as an army of druids spawn from the cabin & surround Taker, he fights off the druids until Gallows & Anderson beats him down, Anderson grabs the shovel, but Taker with a Big Boot, Taker grabs the shovel, shovel to the gut of Anderson then the back of Gallows, AJ with a headstone to the back of taker, AJ breaks his finger from hitting Taker so hard, AJ Spears Taker through the cabin wall, AJ tells Taker he’s nothing, Taker flips him off, AJ calls him a broken down old bitch, he breaks a shovel over Taker’s back to send him into the grave, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, then climbs into the dump truck, but Taker teleports right behind him, AJ climbs to the roof of the cabin, Taker sets off fire on the roof & goes after AJ, he fights off the OC, he throws Anderson off the roof, Tombstone on Gallows on the roof, Taker has AJ goozled & Chokeslams him off the roof to the ground, he drags AJ’s broken body up, he carries AJ to the grave then puts him on the ground, goozle, he lets him go then kicks AJ into the grave, climbs into the dump truck & buries AJ to end it, AJ’s hand shoots out of the dirt like Taker’s did at the first Buried Alive match

WINNER: THE UNDERTAKER

Taker gets back on his motorcycle, fire shoots up from the cabin & the Taker symbol appears on the side of the house as Taker drives off and Night 1 ends