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Excitement, Sadness Make WrestleMania 33 the Ultimate Thrill Ride

WrestleMania 33 was marketed as “The Ultimate Thrill Ride,” playing directly into the setting of Orlando with Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks also in Orlando. The main show started with the hosts of WrestleMania, The New Day, coming out into the ring to get the crowd going and officially kicking off WrestleMania.

AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

Midway through the match, the referee got knocked out by an accidental kick to the head by Styles. The match was now opened up to foreign objects. Styles grabbed two metal trash cans and threw them into the ring, but the trash cans got turned on him when McMahon hit his signature move, Coast to Coast.

After jumping through a table and being hit by a phenomenal forearm by Styles, McMahon could fight no longer leaving Styles the winner.

Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho United States Championship Match

After the deterioration of a best friendship between Jericho and Owens, they had a match at WrestleMania for Jericho’s United States Championship. The 15-minute match featured a few signature moves by both competitors. Owens power bombed Jericho onto the apron, rolled him into the ring, and covered him to become the new United States Championship.

Fatal-4-Way Elimination Match for the RAW Women’s Championship

Nia Jax was eliminated first, followed quickly by Sasha Banks, leaving just Charlotte and Bayley left. Bayley finished the match after hitting Charlotte with a diving elbow.

RAW Tag Team Championship Ladder Match

This match was originally intended to be a match between three tag teams. However, just before the match, the New Day appeared again to announce they just got word that an additional team would enter the match.

The Hardy Boyz entered to be the fourth tag tame. After a grueling ladder match with many of the superstars being hit by ladders, the Hardy Boyz walked out victorious becoming the new Tag Team Champions.

Mixed Tag Team Match

This match was not a particularly great match, and it was relatively short. However, after John Cena and Nikki Bella finished the Miz and Maryse, Cena proposed to Bella in the middle of the ring and Bella said yes.

Non-sanctioned Match: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H

Triple H spent a lot of his time during the match targeting Rollins’ bad knee to try to gain an advantage. However, toward the end of the match, Triple H’s wife was knocked off the apron onto a table. This took Triple H’s attention away from the match enough that Rollins was able to capitalize on his distraction and deliver a pedigree for the win.

WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt

Orton previously declined to fight Wyatt because of their previous friendship. Unfortunately, their friendship deteriorated and Orton decided that he should take his opportunity to fight Wyatt. Randy Orton became the new WWE Champion after delivering an RKO out of nowhere.

WWE Universal Championship Match: Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar

The match started with Lesnar delivering three consecutive German Suplexes, which was followed by Goldberg delivering four consecutive spears and then a jackhammer. This was followed by Lesnar delivering seven German Suplexes and an F5 to finish the match. All of this happened in less than five minutes.

SmackDown Women’s Championship: Six-Pack challenge

Alexa Bliss tapped out to a Naomi submission move leaving Naomi the new SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker

Reigns had to carry the match to keep it interesting while The Undertaker looked to be suffering. The Undertaker showed glimpses of his old self only to get knocked back down again by Reigns.

The remaining portion of the match was filled by Roman Reigns Spearing and punching the Undertaker repeatedly. Reigns finished it with a final Spear leaving the Undertaker alone in the ring.

The Undertaker stayed in the ring, sat up and got back to his feet. He put on his entrance attire and then slowly took off his gloves, overcoat, and hat leaving them in the center of the ring. This action is perceived to show that the Undertaker had retired by “hanging up the gloves,” but there has been no official word from The Undertaker or the WWE confirming his retirement.

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The Undertaker’s gloves, overcoat, and hat in the center of the ring.

 

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