This was a long show and it had some surprises as well. However, it was nowhere near as good as NXT Takeover on Saturday. Let’s get into the results.
Women’s Battle Royale
The inaugural women’s battle royale gave us a memorable swerve finish to pop the crowd. For, the entire match, the main storyline was around the breakdown in the friendship between Bayley and Sasha Banks, WWE did well to give the fans a false finish involving the two. Naomi had been thrown out through the second rope earlier in the match. Then she waited until the end to throw Bailey out for the win.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale
The annual 30-man match started off the show, featuring a smattering of mid-carders and jobbers. It was boring as hell until it was boosted by an intriguing finish. After Corbin dumped Kane to narrow the field down to three, he teamed up with Mojo Rawley for a double stomping of Hardy. Suddenly the lights went out and a former foe of the Hardy, Bray Wyatt, appeared in the ring with a slightly altered look. After helping Hardy eliminate Rawley, Wyatt got caught by the end of days. But Hardy dumped Corbin from behind to win the match.
Cruiserweight Championship – Cedric Alexander def. Mustafa Ali
There were plenty of highlights in this one, Alexander hit a Tope Con Hilo onto the floor and Ali’s insane springboard Spanish fly. Ali appeared to have the match won following a tornado DDT from the top rope and his inverted 405 finisher, but Alexander put his foot on the rope to stop the pinfall. Ali then missed a second 405 and Alexander landed his lumbar check finisher to secure the victory.
Intercontinental Championship – Seth Rollins def. The Miz (c) and Finn Balor
This was a good way to start the main show. I was pretty excited for this match and it didn’t fail to deliver. It was a fast-paced match that had interesting spots, especially the finish of the match where The Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Rollins from the top rope before Balor broke the pin with a Coup de Grace. Shortly after, Balor appeared to have the match won after a Coup de Grace on Miz until Rollins snuck in to hit The Stomp on Balor before one more for Miz to get the victory.
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Charlotte Flair (c) def. Asuka
Major shock 1 of the night. The streak is broken. I was silenced when Asuka tapped to the figure 8. There were some great spots with Asuka reversing the Moonsault into a Triangle. The match was also incredibly emotional with both left in tears afterwards as Asuka exclaimed “Charlotte was ready for Asuka” before the two hugged in the middle of the ring.
United States Championship – Jinder Mahal def. Rusev, Randy Orton (c) and Bobby Roode
Despite my prayers, hopes and dreams, Rusev didn’t win so I wasn’t too pleased about that. Mahal picked up the U.S. title thanks to a little help from sidekick Sunil Singh. Rusev seemed to have things won when he went for his Accolade on Mahal, but Mahal escaped, setting up a superkick from Rusev on Singh, who had jumped up on the apron to interfere. Mahal then snuck in to hit the Khallas for the win.
Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle def. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H
I seriously enjoyed this match. The setup was great with Steph getting into Ronda’s head before the match. Angle and Rousey appeared to have the match won when each had submission moves locked in late until Triple H powered Angle into Rousey. The finish came when Rousey and Angle each powered out of Pedigree attempts from Steph and HHH leading to an armbar from Rousey on McMahon, who was forced to tap.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship – Bludgeon Brothers def. The New Day and The Usos
Man, this was a huge disappointment. I thought this match could steal the show. However, it was short and I wasn’t engaged at all. This was a huge shame because the build-up was outstanding. The ending was Kingston getting power bombed off the second rope by Harper after Rowan lifted him up for the victory.
The Undertaker def. John Cena
Another match with a good build that was trash. The match was fast, which is understandable as Taker is 53 years-old. However, Cena got barely any offence. I can understand Cena doing a job for Taker but I still thought he could have hit at least one AA.
Daniel Bryan & Shane McMahon def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
The days of Owens and Zayn wreaking havoc as top heels and troublemakers on SmackDown Live are over. In his first match since 2015, Bryan returned from retirement to a hero’s welcome. He looked like he had been wrestling consistently since 2015. He forced Zayn to tap to the Yes Lock after a running knee.
Raw Women’s Championship – Nia Jax def. Alexa Bliss
The match featured strong psychology with the heel Bliss using eye rakes to regain momentum. Bliss hit the spot of the match with a Twisted Bliss off the top rope and onto the floor. But Jax hit Bliss with a Samoan Drop from the second rope to secure the victory. Jax was emotional after the match and it seems like her face turn has worked for the better.
WWE Championship – AJ Styles def. Shinsuke Nakamura
Huge disappointment. I was so uninterested in this match. Even the crowd tried to enjoy it but they struggled as well. Aj won with the Styles Clash for the victory. I seriously thought this was going to be a contender for match of the year. Maybe, I expected too much but I was seriously disappointed.
Raw Tag Team Championship – Braun Strowman & Nicholas def. The Bar
This was great! Everyone expected Neville or Elsworth to return but no. We got a ten-year-old kid to be Braun’s partner. “The Monster Among Men” looked through the crowd at length before settling on a boy named Nicholas to join him. The match which followed was short, beatdown of The Bar by Strowman. I wish Nicholas got the pin. The crowd would’ve erupted. What’s gonna happen on Raw? I can’t wait!
Universal Championship — Brock Lesnar (c) def. Roman Reigns
Well, major shock 2. I watched this match and I was completely uninterested. I could predict every time Roman was gonna kick out apart from the final. The crowd were bored and began to play with a beach ball. Roman kicked out of FIVE F5’s which irritated the fans. Roman was busted open by elbows to the head by Lesnar. Roman attempted a Spear with momentum off the ropes however Lesnar picked him out the air and hit a sixth F5 for the victory. The question of the night: what’s gonna happen on RAW.
This was long and I’m sick of wrestling at the moment. However, I’m looking forward to Raw tonight and what will happen with the Universal Championship and the tag team division. There were some good bits and some seriously bad bits. There were no show stoppers which was disappointing because the main roster should be better than NXT.
Overall Rating 3.1/5
3 replies on “Wrestlemania 34 Results”
Agreed with most of your scores. Looks like we saw it barely the same if you look at my analysis post.
The only difference I saw was the Azuka match. I felt it really boring. Even the crowd was quiet. I’m just glad the right person won.
I’m happy Charlotte won but I was just shocked. I think Charlotte is the best female wrestler in the world. And if there was someone to defeat asuka it had to be her.
Maybe you’re not a fan of strong style