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WWE Wrestlemania 2024 Evening 1 Outcomes And Evaluation: The Rock And Roman Reigns Stand Tall

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Wrestlemania XL Saturday is right here.

The previous 12 months in WWE programming has been fairly stellar and it is all led to right here. Evening One in all Wrestlemania XL kicks off tonight, with a number of high-caliber matches scheduled to unfold.

Every Wrestlemania is the fruits of WWE’s storytelling during the last 12 months. This 12 months, although, Wrestlemania may probably be the fruits of a narrative that has been advised since Roman Reigns gained the WWE Common Championship three and a half years in the past. That was the start of the Bloodline saga, which noticed Roman Reigns turn into WWE’s prime star, as he aligned himself with members of his circle of relatives and Paul Heyman.

Final 12 months, Cody Rhodes had the prospect to finish Roman’s reign of terror and turn into Common Champion, himself. Resulting from interference from the Bloodline, although, that did not occur. A 12 months later he will get one other shot at ending the story, however that is not till tomorrow.


First, on Evening One, Cody groups with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin'” Rollins to tackle the staff of Reigns and The Rock. If Seth and Cody win, the Bloodline will keep out of the Common Championship match. In the event that they lose, although, The Rock and the remainder of the Bloodline can do no matter they need throughout Cody and Roman’s match.

These are some fairly huge stakes in case your identify is Cody Rhodes. Nevertheless, that is simply one of many seven matches scheduled for Wrestlemania Saturday. Check out the total card for tonight’s present beneath.

  • Seth “Freakin'” Rollins and Cody Rhodes vs. The Rock and Roman Reigns
  • Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Becky Lynch (Ladies’s World Championship)
  • Gunther (c) vs. Sami Zayn (Intercontinental Championship)
  • The Judgment Day (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Superior Fact vs. #DIY vs. A-City Down Below vs. New Catch Republic (Undisputed WWE Tag Staff Championship Ladder match)
  • Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso
  • Bianca Belair, Naomi & Jade Cargill vs. Dakota Kai, Asuka & Kairi Sane
  • Rey Mysterio & Andrade vs. Santos Escobar & Dominik Mysterio

For those who’re planning to look at Wrestlemania with us, listed below are the Wrestlemania begin occasions:

  • 7 PM ET
  • 6 PM CT
  • 4 PM PT
  • 12 AM GMT (April 7, 8)
  • 9 AM AEST (April 7, 8)

Wrestlemania will stream stay on Peacock so that you can watch from residence. A subscription will probably be required. The fundamental Peacock subscription prices $6 a month. There’s additionally the $12 month-to-month choice which lets you obtain content material for offline viewing and watch films or TV reveals, ad-free.

Now chill as Wrestlemania unfolds. As with yearly, ensure you’re following alongside as GameSpot is contained in the stadium in Philadelphia for the present and will probably be bringing outcomes, opinions, and insights into Wrestlemania XL from the press field at Lincoln Monetary Discipline.

Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Becky Lynch (Ladies’s World Championship)

The present has kicked off and, actually, cannot consider a greater match to open Wrestlemania this 12 months. They need to set the bar excessive and tear the home down.

Very first thing first: Rhea Ripley’s entrance was excellent, no notes. That band ought to play her to the ring each single day. Becky’s book-themed apparel appears to be like nice. All issues being equal, we all know Wrestlemania is in regards to the over-the-top pageantry of all of it and these two understood the project.

Early on, I used to be shocked that Becky and Rhea took turns in management. Rhea has been one thing of an unstoppable power for the final 12 months and I anticipated, at the very least within the early goings of the match, she would completely dominate Becky. That mentioned, them buying and selling management has made for a sizzling solution to begin the present as the gang is fairly break up between them. Rhea often is the heel, however Becky bought some critical boos after her entrance.

That press slam Rhea hit and adopted up with a knee to the face appeared completely brutal in one of the best ways. Although they’re buying and selling pictures in all places, Rhea nonetheless appears to be like like an absolute monster. The identical goes with Rhea turning Becky’s DisarmHer right into a sequence of vicious powerbombs. There’s no person on the roster that may work like this girl.

Becky kicking out of the Riptide felt like a serious second. It isn’t typically we see that transfer not end the job. Ultimately, although, as a lot as Becky wished it and actually put a beating on Ripley, Mami landed two extra Riptides (one right into a turnbuckle) for the three to finish a superb first Wrestlemania match.

Winner: Rhea Ripley retains by way of pinfall

Score: 8/10

The Judgment Day (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Superior Fact vs. #DIY vs. A-City Down Below vs. New Catch Republic (Undisputed WWE Tag Staff Championship Ladder match)

Alright, #DIY’s DX-flavored apparel and entrance was fairly superior and such a enjoyable nod to the continued R-Fact little bit of him pondering they’re Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Nevertheless, I gotta give the nod to Judgement Day and their creepy masks for greatest apparel.

Tyler Bate’s airplane spin to each Finn Balor and a ladder was such a cool visible, as was the doubler moonsault to the outside–those are the precise type of automobile crash moments anticipated in these matches, however they by no means stop being entertaining.

The identical goes for all the things R-Fact does. The truth that he waited on the apron till he was tagged in, solely to then do John Cena’s moveset, was completely sensible. However then he tried to go for the pin, not realizing it means nothing. That whole second had everybody within the press field crying with laughter and applauding this superior human.

Austin Concept and Grayson Waller grabbed the Smackdown Staff Staff Championships and, actually, good for them. These two have been incredible of late. In fact, then Grayson Waller was powerbombed out of the ring and thru a ladder, so he is in all probability accomplished for the evening.

Actually, this match was stuffed with the precise type of ridiculousness you’ll need. From the White Noise Ciampa hit to Tyler Bate off the lasser to the large DT out of the ring and thru a desk, there was a lot carnage on display–and that is earlier than JD McDonagh for dumped out of the ring from the highest of the ladder.

There is no such thing as a happier ending for this match than Superior Fact strolling out with at the very least one set of titles and it was R-Fact who snagged the Uncooked belts. particular Wrestlemania feel-good second as he and Miz celebrated.

Winners: A-City Down Below (Smackdown Tag Staff Championships) and Superior Fact (Uncooked Tag Staff Championships)

Score: 7.5/10

Rey Mysterio & Andrade vs. Santos Escobar & Dominik Mysterio

It must be formally famous that after I put this in writing, it is official: GameSpot loves “Soiled” Dominik Mysterio. He is the best man round. He went to jail. Now, onto a very unbiased view of this match he is in.

I need to thank this match for getting proper right down to what we need to see, a father and son beating the snot out of one another. It did not final lengthy, however I fairly loved Rey and Dom going at it.

The Electrical Chais dive to the skin by Andrade and Rey was completely ridiculous and, actually, I am a fan of what number of Electrical Chairs we’re seeing thus far. Past that, this was a extremely good bout. It did not have the frenetic vitality of the primary two bouts, however that is probably a very good factor. The cardboard is totally stacked tonight and we have to catch our breath in some unspecified time in the future. In addition to, I might reasonably have a “fairly good match” right here and there, reasonably than a horrible one.

Plus, the Eagles gamers serving to the LWO get the win was a enjoyable contact that made the native crowd very blissful. Although, I hate them each for making wrestling king “Soiled” Dom lose.

I hope the fruits of this feud sees Dom moved away from his dad for a pleasant, lengthy stretch. I am prepared for him to come back into his personal in The Judgement Day and on the Uncooked roster.

Winners: Rey Mysterio and Andrade by way of pinfall

Score: 6/10

Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso

The Mega Uso Powers explode!

Lil’ Wayne rapping Jey Uso to the ring was the precise type of huge second you count on at Wrestlemania. Actually, although, what was extra spectacular was watching a stadium full of individuals doing Jey Uso’s dance in unison.

We have now to speak in regards to the elephant within the room and that is that this match was sponsored by Dude Wipes, that are precisely what you assume they’re. How do I do know it was sponsored by them? As a result of the Dude Wipes brand was everywhere in the barricade and ring apron. It is bizarre nevertheless it’s additionally presumably essentially the most related commercial we are going to see tonight.

The way in which this match was constructed was virtually excellent for what it was. These two know one another so nicely and traded blows forwards and backwards, with neither in a position to get an actual higher hand. That mentioned, if superkicks as finishers weren’t already killed by the Younger Bucks, this match certain did it.

The heel work Jimmy did on this match, his fake apooogy that ended with yet one more superkick, was anticipated and a little bit of a cliche. Nevertheless, Jim Uso has been a superb scummy heel the previous few months and it matches so nicely into his character. In fact, it did not go nicely, with Jey getting the win shortly after.

This match was positively shorter than I anticipated. And whereas there was some good character work in it from each Jey and Jim, the bout as a complete did not join with me as a lot as I anticipated. Possibly evwen one other 5 minutes may have allowed them to actually ratchet issues up.

Winner: Jey Uso by way of pinfall

Score: 5/10

Bianca Belair, Naomi & Jade Cargill vs. Dakota Kai, Asuka & Kairi Sane

In the future we’re going to should have an in-depth dialog about how Jade Cargill’s first WWE match was the Royal Rumble and her second was Wrestlemania. Is she already having the very best rookie 12 months of all time?

The ladies have been killing the sport with their entrances tonight and this match was no completely different. Injury Ctrl’s stroll to the ring was wonderful, as was their opponents’–and a particular shoutout goes to Bianca Belair’s Cyclops glasses.

One thing I appreciated in regards to the early components of this match was how fluid Injury Ctrl was working collectively as a staff. They have been collectively a very long time and know learn how to work collectively. That is the primary time Naomi, Bianca, and Jade have partnered, although. So, in fact, they are not as fluid a staff.

This was a superb second outing for Jade, who appeared completely dominant whereas within the ring. It is onerous to consider she’s so over after just one match, however the crowd loves this girl. And he or she bought the win in a match that I loved fairly a bit. It felt just like the vitality ratcheted again up after slowing down a bit for a few matches.

Winners: Bianca Belair, Naomi & Jade Cargill by way of pinball

Score: 7.5/10

Gunther (c) vs. Sami Zayn (Intercontinental Championship)

Gunther is the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion ever, a formidable feat. And Sami Zayn is a superb character. The build-up to this match has been so weird, although. Sami and Chad Gable’s coaching classes bordered on comedy earlier than Sami admitted he was afraid of failing. I am undecided what they wished to perform within the lead-up to Wrestlemania, however I am undecided they nailed it.

That mentioned, Zayn is a worthy competitor and there was little question these two had been certain to have a critical banger of a match.

That did not cease Gunther from brutalizing him all through the match, although. Zayn wasn’t solely on protection, nonetheless. He bought in some nice offense–and even managed to chop off a barrage of Gunther chops. He additionally kicked out of Gunther’s signature powerbomb, which does not occur all that always. Then he kicked out of two extra.

Sami, in opposition to all odds, beat Gunther and ended the reign. What an exquisite end result. And Sami even pulled out the brainbuster to the highest turnbuckle, a transfer he realized from retired luchador, El Generico.

Aspect notice: How cool is it that Gunther’s reign was 666 days lengthy?

Winner: Sami Zayn by way of pinfall

Score: 8.5/10

Seth “Freakin'” Rollins and Cody Rhodes vs. The Rock and Roman Reigns

This may be the largest tag staff match in Wrestlemania history–and that is saying rather a lot. Oh, and by the best way, the official attendance determine for tonight was 72,543 folks promoting out the Linc.

Initially, let’s discuss Seth’s gear. It was completely excellent, full with a protracted prepare. No different man in WWE has fashion that anyplace close to rivals Rollins and tonight he is taken it to a different stage. What’s extra, this was simply evening one. Seth has one other match, and theoretically one other outfit, tomorrow.

I used to be going to complain about The Rock’s entrance being a half-hour lengthy, however the Brahma Bull ring of fireplace is simply too cool to be mad about. The title belt nonetheless is unnecessary, no matter who gave it to him. But when this retains him from combating for an precise championship, I am high-quality with it. Although the announcers had been speaking about his 12-week coaching camp for this match. If he is the “Ultimate Boss,” should not he at all times be prepared? Shang Tsung did not get a 12-week coaching camp.

It is surprising to assume that that is technically Rollins’ first Wrestlemania principal occasion. Positive, he cashed in Cash within the Financial institution at Wrestlemania, however that wasn’t his billed match.

There was a little bit of poetry having Seth and Roman begin issues out. They’ve crossed paths within the Wrestlemania principal occasion and, in fact, they’ve their shared historical past in The Protect. I might love a long-term feud between a babyface Rollins and a heel Reigns. I hope we get that ultimately. Their small feud earlier in Roman’s reign simply wasn’t sufficient for me.

The unusual factor about The Rock is he works like extra of an enormous man now as a result of, nicely, he is a really huge man. It is a completely completely different fashion of wrestling than when he was on the energetic roster. It is unusual to see him tossing folks like Seth Rollins round, reasonably than bumping like a maniac everywhere in the ring. Actually, may you think about this Rock taking the “Stone Chilly” Stunner the best way he used to?

The press room popped loud when The Rock advised the referee if he counted anybody out, he was fired. He is on the board of administrators, so he can definitely try this. What a dastardly heel factor to do. And it made the lengthy stretch of combating exterior of the ring make sense. Actually, it is the little issues that make a match work.

Having Rock and Reigns meticulously tear aside the leg of Seth Rollins all through the match was type of a superb alternative, actually. It retains Cody seething within the nook, makes Rollins sympathetic, and provides a model new dimension to his title protection on evening two.

There have been a few pints mid-match the place it sounded, at the very least within the press field, like the gang bought quiet. There are a few potential causes for that. They might be drained. Or they might be freezing. It is presently 47 levels Fahrenheit.

All advised, this was a hell of a principal occasion. with a wonderfully telegraphed sequence near the tip. Roman spearing Rock, the stereo pedigrees, Rollins’ huge dive off the highest rope onto Roman, it was all incredible and it made it look like Cody and Seth may one way or the other overcome the percentages. And that Rock Backside from Cody by way of the desk was a factor of absolute magnificence and instantly adopted by Roman spearing Seth by way of the barricade.

The result of the match, with Rock and Roman successful, isn’t surprising. And, actually, realizing the probably end result did not break this match in any respect. And makes tomorrow extra attention-grabbing.

Winners: Roman Reigns and The Rock by way of pinfall.

Score: 8.5/10

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