In arguably one of the most shocking WrestleMania’s in history, the world saw the return of The Deadman, a shocking betrayal and one of the most unlikely championship coronations ever.
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar shocked a packed Superdome when he soundly beat Roman Reigns, following SIX F5’s and several vicious elbows leaving The Big Dog bloodied, beaten and walking to the back empty handed.
We also saw a shocking conclusion in the WWE Championship match, when AJ Styles best Shinsuke Nakamura with the Styles Clash. It appeared that Nakamura was going to ceremonially hand over the championship, he unbelievably hit a low blow on Styles then dropped him with a Kinshasa on the outside.
Speaking of shocking events, John Cena got what he wanted but maybe got more than he thought when The Undertaker appeared in New Orleans and dispatched Cena is quick fashion. John began the evening sitting in the crowd as a fan for the opening few contests, but a referee appeared to tell Cena that seemingly, The Deadman had arrived. Moments later, John Cena arrived to fight The Undertaker but alas, he did not arrive. Elias did however, and after playing his song he felt the wrath of Cena’s Attitude Adjustment. Just as everyone thought Taker was not going to appear, lightning struck the ring and The Phenom arrived in New Orleans, beating Cena in under three minutes with a Tombstone Piledriver.
The streak of Asuka is over. She fell to Charlotte in their hotly anticipated WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship match, falling to the Figure Eight Leg Lock, showing that she was truly ready for The Empress.
In our two marquee tag team match-ups, the team of Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a wild brawl when Rousey forced Stephanie to tap to her patented armbar.
The return of Daniel Bryan also proved successful, as he and Shane McMahon dispatched Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn when Bryan hit Zayn with the flying knee and then forced him to submit to the Yes Lock. This also means that Owens and Zayn stay fired from SmackDown Live.
WrestleMania also had a host of titles changing hands. The biggest surprise of which is Braun Strowman winning the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles from The Bar, with a partner by the name of Nicholas – a ten year old child picked from the Superdome audience. Nicholas looked on as Strowman dropped Cesaro to win the titles in front of a stunned audience.
The Bludgeon Brothers captured the SmackDown Live Tag Titles in a three-way match against the former champs The Uso’s and The New Day when they hit a top-rope Killer Bomb on Kofi Kingston, Jinder Mahal won the WWE United States Title in a four way contest beating Rusev, Randy Orton and Bobby Roode when Mahal hit The Khallas on Rusev and Seth Rollins captured the WWE Intercontinental Title, beating The Miz and Finn Balor in a triple threat match, dropping Miz with The Blackout.
On the pre-show, Cedric Alexander won the Cruiserweight Championship tournament beating Mustafa Ali with the Lumbar Check. Also in the two battle royals, Naomi won the first ever WrestleMania women’s battle royal and Woken Matt Hardy won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, lastly eliminating Baron Corbin when Bray Wyatt made a shocking appearance, helping Hardy capture the trophy.