WrestleMania 36 Night One: Preview, Live Coverage, & Results

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For the first time, ever WrestleMania will be a two night event as it is too big for one night. The show features sixteen matches over two nights and has been shot in multiple locations. This show will be updated throughout the day as information comes out about the event, including matches that will take place tonight and the results of the show. The updated card for the show after Smackdown is:

WWE Title Match Drew McIntyre v Brock Lesnar (c)WWE Universal Title MatchBraun Strowman v Goldberg (c)WWE NXT Women’s Title MatchCharlotte Flair v Rhea Ripley (c)RAW Women’s Title MatchShayna Baszler v Becky Lynch (c)Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match for the SmackDown Women’s TitleLacey Evans v Sasha Banks v Naomi v Tamina v Bayley (c)RAW Tag Team Titles MatchAngel Garza and Austin Theory v The Street Profits (c)WWE Intercontinental Title MatchDaniel Bryan v Sami Zayn (c)Last Man Standing MatchEdge v Randy OrtonBoneyard MatchThe Undertaker v AJ StylesFirefly Fun House MatchJohn Cena v “The Fiend” Bray WyattTriple Threat Ladder Match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team ChampionshipJohn Morrison (c) v Kofi Kingston v Jimmy UsoTag Team Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team ChampionshipThe Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) (c) v Alexa Bliss and Nikki CrossKevin Owens v Seth RollinsElias v King Baron CorbinBobby Lashley (with Lana) v Aleister BlackOtis v Dolph Ziggler

Today, just hours before the show, WWE  announced the first pre-show matches. The matches announced are:

Liv Morgan vs Natalya

Drew Gulak vs Cesaro:

Kickoff Show

On the kickoff show tonight we find out that tonight we will see the Boneyard Match, the Raw Women's Championship, Intercontinental Championship, the 3-way ladder match for the Smackdown Tag Championships, Corbin vs Elias, Women's Tag Team Match, Owens vs Rollins and Universal Championship. 

The first vignette we see today is that of the history of Rollins and Owens. This rivalry started after Survivor Series and the first matchup with them alone together will happen tonight.  Corey Graves and Peter Rosenberg are the commentators for the kick-off show. Rosenberg picks Owens and Graves picks Rollins.

 Up next they commentate on the women's tag team title match between the Kabuki Warriors and Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Both Rosenberg and Graves say that the Kabuki Warriors are the underdogs but they could win with one strike. Braun Strowman vs Goldberg is discussed next and Rosenberg picks Strowman and Graves picks Goldberg. 

Kofi, Morisson and Jimmy Uso will be the representatives for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship match.  Graves is singing along to Miz and Morrison and Rosenberg is horrified. Both Graves and Morisson believe it will be either Morrison or Kofi. But they do mention how good the New Day vs The Usos has been in the past. 

We see a Wrestlemania moment from Wrestlemania 30 of Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton. Rosenberg mentions how people should not discount Sami Zayn. Graves reminds us that these are two world-class technicians. Graves says this will be the best pure wrestling technician match we have seen in a long time. Rosenberg says he can't wait to see these two artists at work. 

The kickoff match tonight will be Drew Gulak vs Cesaro. Gulak starts off but Cesaro responds with a whole lot of power. Gulak kicks out and we see him go for the armbar.  Both men go for the finishes and they counter the other. Gulak dumps Cesaro over the top rope. Gulak focuses on Cesaro's right arm and drives him repeatedly shoulder first into the steel steps. Cesaro catches Glulak but he kicks out at two and when Gulak counters into the armbar Cesaro is able to stand up. Cesaro does a no hands airplane spin and pins Gulak.

Winner: Gulak

Kayla interviews King Corbin after his actions two weeks ago on Smackdown. Corbin says he is sorry that he didn't throw a showcase over Elias as well. He reminds us that he finished Kurt Angle's career and he wrote a song for his victory tonight. Graves picks Corbin to win and Rosenberg believes there will plenty of moments tonight. 

We see a flashback to the Man making history at Wrestlemania 35 in the main event triple threat against Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey. Booker T, Renee Young, and Mark Henry are breaking down this matchup. We see a vignette detailing the history including the aftermath of the Survivor Series match. Mark Henry chooses Shayna but says Becky could win if she chooses another different strategy. Booker T chooses Becky Lynch. Rosenberg also picks Shayna to win. 

Main Show

Stephanie McMahon welcomes us to this historical WrestleMania. Tonight we see a compilation of the different performers that have sung America the Beautiful. We see a vignette of the different superstars as different heroes with a Jack Sparrow like as the narrator. We gave JBL and Michael Cole as the commentators for tonight.

Tag Team Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team ChampionshipThe Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) (c) v Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross

Asuka avoids starting off the match with Alexa Bliss and tags in Kairi. Bliss and Kairi continue to mock each other. Alexa tags in Nikki and she goes for the cover but Kairi kicks at one. Kairi goes for Asuka for the tag and Asuka goes on the retreat. Both Kabuki Warriors are out of the ring and Alexa drags in Asuka back into the ring. Bliss tags in Cross and Asuka overpowers her. She tags in Kairi who is thrown out of the ring by Nikki. We see all four women battle out ringside and they narrowly avoid a count-out. Once again back in the ring Asuka and Kairi single out Nikki and begin double-teaming her. Nikki is able to finally tag in Alexa and Alexa begins to attack Kairi. Asuka goes in to distract Alexa and Kairi jumps from the top rope onto Alexa. Alexa begins to try to get out of the corner and Kairi only gets a two count. Kairi tags in Asuka and they have Alexa in their corner. Once in the middle of the ring Alexa is able to kick out at two when it looks like the Kabukis are about to retain. She tags in Nikki who begins to beat on both Kairi and Asuka. Kairi is able to kick out at two and we see Asuka distract the official as Kairi jabs at Nikki's eyes. Nikki goes for the pin and Kairi with an insane elbow drops saves Asuka. Asuka gets the Asuka lock and now Bliss gets a Twisted Bliss to save Nikki. Asuka tags in Kairi and we see both warriors double team Nikki on the corner. After a modified doomsday device Nikki somehow kicks out at two. Nikki goes for the spinning neck breaker and tags in Bliss and after a twisted bliss, Alexa pins Kairi. They are the new tag team champions.

Winner: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross

Elias v King Baron Corbin

Corbin is out first into the ring. Corbin is celebrating winning but Elias comes out. Elias is walking gingerly and Corbin goes to meet him on the ramp and Elias breaks his guitar over Corbin. Elias continues to throw Corbin around ringside. The match officially begins and we see Elias on the attack. Elias goes for the neck breaker and Corbin kicks out at one. Corbin counters after Elias throws a chop at him and throws Elias over the top rope. Corbin throws Elias into the ring post and Elias kicks out at two. Corbin begins to work over Elias's hurt shoulder. Corbin also yells at the commentators and it seems he is reminding JBL that he is the King. He then throws Elias into the opposite ring post. Elias kicks out at two and Corbin yells at the referee. Elias is able to get up and he begins to kick and stomp at Corbin. Corbin barely kicks out at two.  Elias goes to the top rope but nobody is home and Corbin gets a deep six but Elias kicks out at two. The official catches Corbin cheating and Elias gets the win after that distraction. The win isn't the cleanest because Elias had a hold of the tight but a win is a win right?

Winner: Elias

RAW Women’s Title MatchShayna Baszler v Becky Lynch (c)

We see Becky Lynch pull up to the arena in her custom truck but Shayna Baszler is the first to be out first. The match starts with a fistfight. Becky rolls outside of the ring. Shayna rolls back in the ring to break up the count. We now have Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton on commentary. It looks like we might have a replay of what happened on Raw but Becky counter. She drives Shayna into the ring posts. We see Becky do a dropkick onto Becky and then she stomps at Shayna. Shayna stops Becky with a superkick and Shayna only gets a two count after both women go for their finishers. Both women trade punches on the side of the apron until Becky drives Shayna into the apron. Shayna is able to kick out at two. Becky Lynch goes for the top turnbuckle but doesn't catch her and Shayna goes for the armbar but Becky counter. Shayna goes into the Disarm her and Becky battles back straight into a knee in which Becky barely kicks out at two.  Shayna goes for the clutch but Becky counter and goes for the disarm her and Shayna counters into the clutch using the ropes. Shayna slams Becky into the announce desk twice and goes into the ring to break the count. Shayna gets Becky back in the ring and Shayna goes for the clutch and it seems Becky was fading but she is able to roll through Baszler. BECKY LYNCH WON BABY!

Winner: Becky Lynch

WWE Intercontinental Title MatchDaniel Bryan v Sami Zayn (c)

During the entrances we see Gronk and Mojo Rawley enjoy the yes movement from the perch and Sami Zayn yells at them. Sami avoids getting into the ring with Daniel. Sami Zayn continues to get out of the ring until Bryan begins to chase him. until both Cesaro and Nakamura run interference. Gulak takes down both Cesaroand Nakamura. It looks like Zayn is getting a count-out victory until Bryan attacks him on the ramp and drags him back into the ring. Sami says this all a mistake but Daniel throws punches and kicks at him. Daniel uses all different kinds of techniques until Sami finally begins to go on the attack after an elbow. He follows that elbow up with a big clothesline. Sami then continues to punch and chop at Bryan until Bryan catches him and begins the yes kicks. Out of nowhere, Sami catches Daniel Bryan with a  kick as Daniel Bryan comes out of the top rope.

Winner: Sami Zayn

Triple Threat Ladder Match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team ChampionshipJohn Morrison (c) v Kofi Kingston v Jimmy Uso

All three men begin the match setting up their ladder and climbing up, they all trade chops at the top. They throw Jimmy off of the top and he throws Morisson and Kofi jumps off from the top of the ladder onto Jimmy Uso. Kofi catches Morrison trying to sneak in a win. Morrison begins to dismantle a ladder and while Kofi and Morrison battle Jimmy Uso climbs the ladder. Kofi with a headbutt throws Uso out and Morisson and Kofi are both at the top. Morisson throws Kofi off and Uso is able to catch him as he has a hand on the title. Morrison begins to attack Jimmy Uso and they catch Kofi and thrown him out of the top rope.  Morrison knows down Jimmy by throwing the ladder onto him. Morrison does his signature parkour-style jump from the top rope onto Jimmy Uso who is on the ladder. Morrison sets up the ladder and takes his time climbing up and Kofi does a leaping flying hurricanerana from the top rope. It is now Kofi's opportunity and Jimmy Uso catches him. Morrison begins to creep away and Kofi launches himself into Morrison. Kofi launches the ladder onto Jimmy Uso. Kofi then throws a series of punches onto Morrison. Both Kofi and Morisson are on the top rope and Morisson walks the top rope into Kofi and he does a Spanish Fly and we then see Uso do the Uso splash into them both. Uso begins to climb and Kofi tries to catch him but Uso throws him off. Kofi begins to climbs the inside of the ladder and throws off Uso. Morrison climbs the other side of the ladder but Kofi knocks him down. Morrison tries to catch Kofi and Kofi throws himself into Morrison. There is a tug of war between Uso and Kofi. Uso then throws Kofi onto the ladder that they both setup. Morrison goes for the superkick but fails and Uso lays him down on the ladder that is bridged from the ring and onto the ladder int the middle of the ring. Morrison knocks him over onto the floor. It looks like Morrison will win until Kofi catches him and as they battle at the top, Jimmy Uso sets up his own ladder. All three men have a hand on the championships and they all have unclipped but all three men have a hold of the championships. John Morrison collapses onto a ladder with both titles in his hands thereby winning the match and retaining the tag title. This is the standout match so far!

Winner: John Morrison (Miz and Morrison)

Kevin Owens v Seth Rollins

Oh, boy am I ready for this. We finally see the custom outfit by Rollins and he is in all white and is wearing a robe and has Monday Night Messiah on the side of his tights. The match starts and Owens goes on the attack. Rollins tries to stay away but he is followed by Owens. Owens punches at Rollins in the corner. Rollins does a kick but Owens follows it with two centauns onto Rollins. Rollins rolls out but gets a massive chop on the outside and is thrown by Owens multiple times onto the barricade. Owens rolls back in the ring and resets the count. Rollins is finally able to counter and does a Falcon Arrow into the apron! Rollins wipes out Kevin Owens into the barricade twice. Once back inside the ring as Rollins continues to try for the stomp Owens does a DDT to Rollins.  Owens responds with a superkick and a cannonball and a centaun to Rollins but only comes up with a two count. As Rollins tries to escape, Owens catches him and both men counter. Owens goes for the Stunner but gets a superkick from Rollins but responds with a clothesline. Both men are on the top turnbuckle and Rollins puts his thumb on Owen's eyes and does a buckle bomb followed by two superkicks onto Owens. Owens counters with a powerbomb that only results in a two count. Rollins tries to leave and Owens catches him but Rollins throws the ring bell onto Owens. He calls for the bell to ring and Owens wins via disqualification. Owens grabs the mic and tells that those are not the actions of a God but rather of a little b****. He tells Rollins to come back for a no disqualification match and Rollins accepts. Rollins throws Owens out and throws him into the barricade and then onto the timekeepers' area. Rollins grabs the steel steps and hits Kevin Owens with them to the side of his face. He then slams Owens repeatedly with a steel chair. Owens and Rollins continue their trash-talk. Owens battles back up and throws the ring belle twice onto Rollins. Owens goes backstage and he climbs the top of the Wrestlemania sign and launches himself in a cannonball onto Rollins who was catching his breath on top of the announcers' table.  Owens drags Rollins back into the ring and while Rollins pleads for mercy Owens responds with a stunner to Rollins for the win. 

Winner: Kevin Owens

We see R-Truth, the 24/7 Champion interrupt Gronk and Mojo Rawley. Gronk goes to pin R-Truth but Mojo throws him off and dares Gronk to come at him.  We also see Paul Heyman scare Charly and reminds us of all that Brock Lesnar has done. He says that DrewMcIntyre doesn't stand a chance against his client. 

WWE Universal Title Match
Braun Strowman v Goldberg (c)

There is no intimidation shown by Strowman. Goldberg strikes first and we see three spears but Strowman gets up. He goes for the pin but Braun kicks at two. We see the fourth spear but Strowman still gets up and counters into four power slams. Strowman wins the Universal Championship!!!!

Winner: Braun Strowman

Boneyard Match
The Undertaker v AJ Styles

This is tonight's main event. We see a limousine riding up to a boneyard. We see a coffin and from that AJ Styles emerges! The Undertaker rolls up in his motorcycle as the American Badass Taker. AJ tells Taker he has already dug his grave. We then see Taker continue to punch AJ or Alan as he calls him. He also throws Styles onto the casket. Taker punches the window and throws AJ onto the windshield. Both men climb of the top of the limousine and Taker punches AJ and tells him to no longer talk about his wife. AJ rolls to the ground and tries to get away but Taker catches him. AJ begins to counter with a series of punches but Taker catches him. We see AJ on the ground but then the OC shows up and from the shack, a lot of hooded figures appear. Taker takes out most of the hooded men but the OC begins to stomp at him. Gallows tells Anderson to get the shovel but that's when Taker battles back. AJ then throws a tombstone to Taker and AJ kicks at Taker. AJ then rolls on top of Taker and punches at him until he says that Taker made him break his finger. Aj then goes on to spear Taker into the shack and they break through the wall. Taker can't get up and AJ continues to punch him as AJ trash talks him. AH has a shovel in his hand and they are at the edge of the grave and he swings and Taker falls in. AJ gets on top of the tractor when Taker shows up behind him. He swings at him and knocks him down.  AJ climbs and rolls away and we see fire and AJ and the OC get knocked down to the roof. Taker throws the Gallows off and does a tombstone on the roof to Anderson. AJ tries to battle back but Taker catches him and throws him from the roof to the ground. Taker climbs down and he tells AJ to remind him what his wife's name is, has his legacy gotten hurt.. Taker throws Styles onto his shoulder and tells him that he gives AJ credit for all his talking. AJ pleads for forgiveness and to not be buried as they are back on the edge of the grave. Taker helps AJ back up and AJ continues to plead and does a Spartacus kick and AJ falls into the grave. Taker gets on the tractor and buries AJ as the church bell rings. Taker reveals that the tombstone says AJ Styles and we see AJ's glove rising out od the grave. Taker gets on his motorcycle and we see him leave with his logo flashing on the back of him.

Winner: The American Badass

Well, that sure was an interesting night one for this year's two night Wrestlemania. What was your favorite part? See y'all tomorrow when I do live coverage of Night Two of Wrestlemania. 

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