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Complete WrestleMania 34 Recap

The biggest night of the year took place in New Orleans a WrestleMania 34 rocked a sold-out crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It was a 7-hour extravaganza for the ages. Here are all the highlights!

The most prominent night of the year took place in New Orleans as WrestleMania 34 rocked a sold-out crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It was a 7-hour extravaganza for the ages. Here are all the highlights!

On The Kick-off Show

John Cena attends WrestleMania…as a fan

True to his word, John Cena attended WrestleMania but sat in the arena as a fan. Would he stay in his seat the whole night? We’ll see!

Carmella heavily teases a MITB Cash-In

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

JR, King, and Saxton(?) on Commentary:

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983096707239071744

Bray Wyatt returns to help out Broken Matt Hardy:

Winner: Matt Hardy last eliminates Baron Corbin with the assist from Bray Wyatt. Rating: ** 1/2

Cruiserweight Title Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali

Mustafa gets the early win in the SubZero/Iron Man hybrid attire:

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983103944766492674

John Cena loved what he saw.

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The two share a moment at the end of the match.

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Winner: Cedric Alexander with a lumbar check. Rating: ***

The First Annual WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal

There were plenty of NXT ladies making their debuts! Kairi Sane, Dakota Kai, Peyton Royce, Kavita Devi, Taynara Conti, and Bianca BelAir:

Dakota Kai kicks hard.

https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/status/983113568106184704

It seemed to be down to Sasha and Bayley with Bayley “winning…”

But she forgot the GLOW:

Winner: Naomi by eliminating Bayley. Rating: **

Now Onto The Main Card!

Intercontinental Title Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz (c)

Seth Rollins channels the Night King!

This match was a high back and forth. Miz hung with two of the world’s best in-ring talents.

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983124444175577088

But this was the craziest moment:

https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/status/983124786627915776

Winner: Seth Rollins via Curb Stomp to The Miz. Rating: **** 1/3 

Smackdown Women’s Title: Asuka vs. Charlotte

Charlotte’s entrance harkened back to her first WrestleMania when she was part of Triple H’s entrance:

The two put on a CLINIC!

AND THE STREAK ENDED!!!

Winner: Charlotte via Figure 8. Rating: ****

US Title: Roode vs. Rusev vs. Mahal vs. Orton

What a match, and it happened on Rusev Day too!

And Rusev LOST on Rusev Day…

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983137404709212161

Winner: Jinder Mahal pins Rusev with a Kallus. Rating: ***

Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon

Arguably the biggest match on the card from a mainstream media standpoint. UFC legend Ronda Rousey’s first ever wrestling match. Triple H and Stephanie are the ultimate villains, and their entrance was COUPLES GOALS!

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983139821567737856

Ronda Rousey BEAMED and looked BADASS in her entrance:

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Trips and Stephanie started the funny business early!

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But Kurt wasn’t going to stand for it!

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983141538392920064

The entire match was incredible. Click here for a full replay:

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983146616424148993

Winner: Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle via armbar on Stephanie McMahon. Rating: **** 3/4

Smackdown Tag Title: Usos vs. Bludgeon Brothers vs. New Day

A quick and brutal match:

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983150432385208320

Winners: Bludgeon Brothers! Rating: **3/4

John Cena vs. Undertaker

John Cena came out, but was told the Undertaker wasn’t coming out. As he was about to leave, he was interrupted by the lights turning off. But it turned out to be another long-haired traveler. WrestleMania walked with Elias:

So Cena just beat up the Drifter and walked dejectedly to the backstage area. Walking up the ramp, his music suddenly stopped. Cena paused, unsure of what was going on. Then a dark realization came over his face. The lights dropped once again. And Taker’s folded hat and jacket from last year’s WrestleMania match appeared in the ring.

Lightning struck, and the hat and coat were gone! It was at that moment that Cena knew he screwed up.

https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/status/983153742206963712

The gong rang out…

The match was a total squash! Undertaker hit all of his signature moves and pinned Cena like it was nothing. The weirdest match I’ve ever seen.

Winner: Undertaker via Tombstone Piledriver. Rating: **

WWE Hall of Fame Inductees

Yes, Goldberg did his entrance!

Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

The return of Daniel Bryan was deafening!

Daniel Bryan was taken out rather quickly.

https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/status/983163122411298816

Shane fought back!

Daniel Bryan returned!

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983164443407331329

And he is ALL THE WAY BACK!

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983164596319145984

The Yes Kicks!

The knee:

And finally the YES LOCK!

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Winner: Bryan and McMahon via Yes Lock! Rating: ***

Raw Women’s Title: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax

The nastiest and most inclusive feud in years. WWE took a hot cultural topic and made it tasteful. Nia Jax is on the way to being a star. WWE has done body-shaming before with awkward results, WWE finally got it right. Did the pay-off match the feud?

Nia rag-dolled Mickie James.

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983169300251992064

Then took it to Alexa.

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983169721985007617

But tricky Alexa got the advantage:

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SMACK!

Eventually, Nia finished Alexa a super Samoan Drop:

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983171850057535488

Winner: Nia Jax via Super Samoan Drop. Rating: *** 1/3

WWE Title: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

The dream match. Three years in the making. Two of the best to ever do it. The Artist and the Phenomenal One. The “dream match” finally comes true.

Nakamura’s entrance was METAL!

https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/status/983174428321370113

The match moved along at a slow, but stable pace.

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The match built around joint manipulation and pain:

Winner: AJ Styles with the Styles Clash. Rating: ***2/3

But then…

Raw Tag Team Title: The Bar vs. Braun Strowman and ?

Who will be Braun’s partner? Will he win it single-handedly? Regardless, The Bar has the most random entrance of the night.

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983182522736676864

Braun then destroyed the float.

He then announced his partner was “someone in the crowd.”

He picked out a kid named Nicholas and guess what? They won! Nicholas and Braun Strowman are the new Raw Tag Team Champions! Rating: **

https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/status/983186027010576385

Universal Title Match: Lesnar vs. Reigns

This is it. Brock Lesnar’s final (probably) WWE match. Will Roman finally become the guy? Let’s see.

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983189651417632768

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Reigns kept kicking out of F5s:

https://twitter.com/BulletClubItal/status/983192234936995840

And the crowd was playing with beach balls.

Then it got worse…

https://twitter.com/TheFrayMovement/status/983192931094933504

The fans all thought they knew what was happening. But then…

Yeah. Brock Lensar is still the Universal Champion. I am as shocked as you are. No one tell Sandra, I don’t think she’ll be able to take it.

Rating: For the wrestlers: ***.  For the fans: MINUS 5 stars.

Here’s how people reacted to it on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LarryDallasNY/status/983193507044184064

Overall thoughts:

I liked the show. Highlights were the IC match, Charlotte and Asuka, Ronda Rousey, and Nakamura going bad. Lowlights were Lesnar winning and the fans getting tired. See y’all back here for Raw and SmackDown!

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