The irregular, unplanned and perilous instances of WrestleMania 36 being pre-taped from the empty WWE Efficiency Heart in Orlando, Florida, left followers and not using a conception what to predict from the match because it began Saturday night and continued into Sunday. With WWE deciding to transfer forward after relocating the mutter from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, it is comely to articulate that WWE’s greatest mutter of the twelve months surpassed any more cost-effective expectations with a mixture of fine quality in-ring action and two of the most odd — but titillating — fits in WWE historical past.
The last match of the two nights featured a serious altering of the guard for the promotion with Drew McIntyre scoring an emphatic victory over Brock Lesnar after four Claymores to have interplay the WWE championship. McIntyre joined Braun Strowman as the boys to head away the weekend with the greatest titles within the firm after Strowman made speedily work of Goldberg on night one to have interplay the universal championship.
However the two fits that will likely account for WrestleMania 36’s legacy were cinematic experiences no longer like one thing else achieved in WWE historical past. On night one, The Undertaker met AJ Kinds in a Boneyard Match, which conducted out admire the climactic self-discipline allotment in an action transfer self-discipline in a a long way off graveyard. Evening 2 took issues up a notch with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt successful a Firefly FunHouse match over John Cena in what was once extra artistic fever dream than skilled wrestling contest. The fits took paunchy support of the odd instances below which WWE had to protect the mutter, working outside the approved “universe” of WWE and taking issues in instructions never prior to utilized.
Take a look at out full results from WrestleMania 36 below with the fits segmented per which night they were held. This story will likely be updated rapidly with the most efficient highlights from the fits held over the direction of the weekend in Orlando.
WWE WrestleMania 36 results, grades
Evening 1 (Saturday)
Cesaro vs. Drew Gulak (Kickoff Cloak): The two had a stable but rapid match. Gulak came out fired up and took the offense to Cesaro prior to throwing him twice into the ring steps. An strive to have interplay to the air was once countered with a European uppercut from Cesaro that turned the tide, at closing leading to the enact, a no-hands airplane trek into a slam by Cesaro. Too rapid to be precise, too effectively-done to be execrable. Cesaro def. Gulak via pinfall — Grade: C
Girls’s Label Group Championship — The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Substandard: An incredibly laborious-hitting match between the four competitors opened the mutter with some mountainous spots within the midst of. Substandard had to battle her formula thru a gradual double team that integrated Asuka and Kairi Sane hitting a aggregate powerbomb and diving forearm prior to getting the label to Bliss. From there, Bliss hit her second Crooked Bliss of the match, pinning Sane and successful the titles within the midst of. Right here’s the duo’s second time preserving the titles. Bliss & Substandard def. Kabuki Warriors via pinfall to have interplay the titles — Grade: B-
King Corbin vs. Elias: Corbin was once out to the ring first, worrying he be declared winner by forfeit after his assault on Elias eight days within the past. Elias made his formula to the ring, soft Corbin prior to blasting him along with his guitar. Corbin rallied to lay a beating on Elias while worrying Michael Cole and JBL on commentary acknowledge how precise he had been doing. Corbin attempted to make notify of the ropes for leverage on a gradual pin, getting caught by the ref within the midst of. As he protested, Elias scored a roll-up while preserving the tights to salvage the have interaction in a match that felt a diminutive bit overlong for the mix of styles. Elias def. Corbin via pinfall — Grade: C-
Raw Girls’s Championship — Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler: Lynch and Baszler set up on a match heavy with strikes and submission attempts, giving the sensation extra of a battle than a wrestling match. That was once for the most efficient with regards to Baszler’s high attributes, as she spent great of the match taking heavy offense to the champion. Lynch was once compelled to time and all any other time counter Baszler’s attempts to lock within the Kirifuda Take hold of. In the tip, it was once a sort of counters that scored Lynch the victory. Bringing serve a classic enact from Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper at WrestleMania XIII, Lynch rolled backward thru the protect to pin Baszler’s shoulders to the mat for the pinfall victory. Lynch came out of the match having a study about stable, but Baszler shedding her first shot on the title has to present some quit to anyone thinking she was once a definite-fire principal particular person on the indispensable roster. Lynch def. Baszler via pinfall to have interplay the title — Grade: B-
Intercontinental Championship — Sami Zayn (c) vs. Daniel Bryan: The story of the match was once nearly entirely Zayn begging Drew Gulak to let him scoot, warding off contact at all expenses. Bryan was once at closing in a pickle to trick Zayn into a wrestling match, which he nearly entirely dominated. Zayn begged Bryan to conclude prior to Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro caused a distraction. After Bryan hit Nakamura and Cesaro with a suicide dive, he went to the tip rope but was once caught by a Helluva Kick from Zayn, leading to the pinfall victory and a successful title protection. The match told a perfectly precise story in accordance with most modern weeks of action, but there’s a obvious sense of disappointment that Zayn and Bryan weren’t in a pickle to exit and set up on the match they’re in a position to with their elite abilities. Zayn def. Bryan via pinfall to have interplay the title — Grade: B
SmackDown Label Group Championship — John Morrison (c) vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jimmy Uso (Ladder Match): This was once the mutter-stealing match for Evening 1. And not using a crowd to support construct mountainous moments, there was once a stable chance for disappointment from the bout, but all three men went at a breakneck tempo within the singles match for the label titles. The anticipated mountainous bumps were on cover with men being dumped from ladders, onto ladders and to the exterior. Morrison in explicit hit a plucky parkour transfer from the tip of the ring submit onto Uso, who was once on an elevated ladder between the turnbuckles. The ending of the match came when all three men were preserving the title rig as Uso unhooked it from the cable suspending it from the ceiling. As they battled over the belts, Morrison was once knocked from the tip of the ladder, pulling the belts with him to construct the victory and have interaction the championships for his team. Morrison def. Kingston and Uso to have interplay the titles — Grade: B+
24/7 Championship: As Take Gronkowski and Mojo Rawley were celebrating atop the perch midway thru the mutter, R-Reality hopped into the body. Gronk tried to punch and pin Reality, but Rawley pulled off the used Patriots principal particular person and got the 1-2-3. Rawley def. R-Reality and Gronkowski to have interplay the title
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins: Rollins took over the early allotment of the match with a low-imprint shot prior to the two battled backward and forward with heaps of counters and reversals that will have infected the crowd if one was once in attendance. Rollins, shopping for the easy formula out, outdated the ring bell to hit Owens, leading the referee to call the match off and award Owens the have interaction via disqualification. Owens then known as Rollins out, pronouncing he didn’t salvage to conclude issues so with out issues and worrying they proceed with out disqualifications. Rollins agreed, coming serve to proceed the assault on Owens, taunting, “You acknowledged you wanted your WrestleMania moment?!” Owens at closing outdated the the same ring bell to have interplay over the match prior to diving from the WrestleMania imprint and riding Rollins thru the inform table with a senton. After that, it simplest took Owens a moment to trek Rollins to the ring, hit a stunner and have interaction up the victory. The dearth of a crowd added a diminutive bit to this match with every men repeatedly trash talking every assorted and it including a nastiness to the bout it would possibly well perchance have missed otherwise. Owens def. Rollins via pinfall — Grade: B+
Novel Championship — Goldberg (c) vs. Braun Strowman: A transient match, as was once anticipated, and one which very great will have outdated a crowd reaction. Goldberg hit four spears, but his strive at a Jackhammer on the mountainous man was once countered into a powerslam. Strowman would hit three extra powerslams prior to scoring the pin to change into universal champion in a in point of fact flat speed. Strowman def. Goldberg via pinfall to have interplay the title — Grade: D+
The Undertaker vs. AJ Kinds (Boneyard Match): This was once, as anticipated, a WWE “cinematic trip.” An give an explanation for hearse entrance on the cemetery was once a swerve with Kinds being revealed as in a coffin within the serve. Undertaker arrived for the “match” on a bike with Metallica playing over the video. The match changed into a brawl that ranged from the graveyard to a barn to the barn’s rooftop with Taker combating Kinds, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows — as effectively as hooded “druids.” At one level, Kinds had Taker in an begin grave prior to Taker somehow materialized within the serve of him. From that level, it was once all Undertaker, as he brutalized Kinds prior to throwing him off the barn roof. Kinds attempted to thunder regret and begged Taker to no longer bury him. Taker acknowledged he would no longer thanks to the battle Kinds had set up up, prior to kicking him into the grave and the notify of a tractor to contain the grave, successful WWE’s first boneyard match. The trip was once campy, corny and somehow incredibly titillating. It was once no longer a wrestling match in any sort of mature sense, but it indubitably was once as effectively achieved as one thing else provocative Undertaker can presumably be in 2020 and on entertainment by myself, it was once a success. Undertaker def. Kinds via burial — Grade: A
Evening 2 (Sunday)
Liv Morgan vs. Natalya (Kickoff Cloak): Natalya is a unusual hand within the ring, and Morgan was once extra than succesful in preserving up her conclude of the match. An strive by Natalya to lock within the Sharpshooter was once countered into a pin strive. That moment self-discipline off a series of reversals, ending when Morgan scored the corrupt-legged roll-up for the have interaction. The match felt a diminutive bit extra big than the night one kickoff match between Cesaro and Drew Gulak. Liv Morgan def. Natalya via pinfall — Grade: C+
NXT Girls’s Championship — Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Aptitude: The notable match of night two delivered in a mountainous formula. The ladies battled for nearly 30 minutes with convincing advance falls within the midst of for every. Ripley hit Riptide very early within the match but would possibly well presumably no longer salvage the 1-2-3, allowing Aptitude to storm serve with an all-out assault on the champion’s leg. Ripley fought off Aptitude’s trademark Figure Eight a pair of instances within the midst of the bout, storming serve time and all any other time all any other time. Ripley also locked Aptitude in her inverted standing Cloverleaf submission but was once unable to salvage the tap out. Lastly, the gathered ruin to Ripley’s leg caught as much as her and Aptitude was once in a pickle to lock within the submission, bridging fully for the added rigidity to power Ripley to tap out and have interaction the title. The two ladies deserve huge credit rating for inserting on a dramatic match at a ideal tempo to push past the evident hurdle of no crowd in attendance. Right here’s with out a doubt one of many stand-out bouts of the weekend. Aptitude def. Ripley via submission to have interplay the title — Grade: A-
Aleister Dusky vs. Bobby Lashley: This match had the unhappy fortune of following Aptitude vs. Ripley, but the two men set up in a stable effort. Dusky struggled with Lashley’s energy early, taking a belly-to-belly suplex on the exterior. Dusky at closing took over along with his inserting sport. After Lana convinced Lashley to conclude making an strive to tire out Dusky and as a replacement enact him, Lashley ran in for a spear that Dusky countered with a Dusky Mass kick to realize the victory. These are purposeful fits for Dusky, who confirmed a ability to hold with a “mountainous man” on the indispensable roster. Dusky def. Lashley via pinfall — Grade: B-
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler: The match suffered a diminutive bit in feeling admire it was once paced for a dwell viewers. A Ziggler chinlock self-discipline early felt as despite the real fact that it dragged on because there was once no crowd to power the rally. Sonya Deville was once in Ziggler’s nook after the duo was once outed as being guilty for ruining Otis’ Valentine’s Day date with Mandy Rose. Lifeless Deville interference — she distracted the referee and allowed Ziggler to hit a low blow on Otis — was once countered when Rose’s music hit and she ran in to bring a slap to Deville and a low blow to Ziggler. With Ziggler down, Otis hit the Caterpillar for the three count. As he renowned with Rose after his have interaction, Otis got the last WrestleMania moment, lifting Rose in his hands and planting a kiss on her while carrying her to the serve. Otis def. Ziggler via pinfall — Grade: C+
Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing): Edge and Orton brawled thru the entire PC within the midst of the match. On the more than just a few hand, Orton attacked Edge with a RKO prior to the match and one other seconds after the outlet bell prior to the two engaged in a particularly long brawl thru the building. The match revolved mainly around punches and kicks with every men being thrown into various instruments within the health membership, workplace and a storage location. One signature self-discipline from Edge was once an elbow tumble inserting from the ceiling of the convention room. When Edge continued to upward thrust from the assaults of Orton, the two ended up on the tip of a semi. Orton was once fascinating to hit a con-chair-to, calling serve to his assault on the Raw after the Royal Rumble. Edge kept faraway from the chair, locking Orton in an arm-triangle choke, apparently wrapping up the have interaction. He stopped the ref from making the count, on the more than just a few hand, prior to handing over the con-chair-to himself. An emotional edge picked up the have interaction in his first singles match since his return ten seconds later. The match lacked the stage of violence it notable until the very enact and was once a long way too plucky in scope and dimension to to bring what was once promised, leading to a stable stage of disappointment. Edge def. Orton via 10 count — Grade: C-
In between fits, Mojo Rawley ran out from the backstage location, making an strive to flee challengers for the 24/7 championship. It was once then that Take Gronkowski jumped onto the crowd of wrestlers from the Perch. After the dive, Gronkowski def. Rawley via pinfall to have interplay the 24/7 championship
Raw Label Group Championship — The Boulevard Earnings (c) vs. Angel Garza & Austin Belief: The match ran reasonably rapid, as was once anticipated after the scale of Orton vs. Edge. Belief had Angelo Dawkins down after a TKO and was once shopping for the pin when Montez Ford came off the tip rope with a frog splash, allowing Dawkins to roll over and rep the pinfall. Belief and Garza attacked the champs after the match with Zelina Vega joining in on the beating. At that moment, Bianca Belair made a soft flee-in to make the achieve, laying a beating on Vega within the midst of. This was once stable enough for a rapid title match, but the Belair involvement gadgets up extra involving issues in coming weeks. Boulevard Earnings def. Garza & Belief via pinfall to have interplay the titles — Grade: C+
SmackDown Girls’s Championship — Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina vs. Naomi: Early within the match, all four ladies tried to have interplay out Tamina, having a study about to build away with the powerhouse. No subject stable efforts from Tamina, the ladies at closing piled on high of her to realize the indispensable elimination of the match. Naomi was once the next lady out when the numbers sport of Bayley and Banks caught as much as her. With the last three of Evans, Bayley and Banks, Evans managed to battle thru the double-team efforts to build away with Banks with a Girls’s Acceptable as she squabbled with the champ. Banks still support her friend within the tip, running serve into the match to hit the Backstabber and self-discipline Evans up for the pin, allowing Bayley to have interplay her title. The match was once as precise as is probably going to be anticipated from the grouping and its placement on the cardboard between the most hyped fits on the cardboard. Bayley def. Evans via pinfall to have interplay the title — Grade: B-
John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (Firefly FunHouse Match): The match is extremely unlikely to enact justice in writing. Moderately than any sort of wrestling contest — even within the context of night one’s Boneyard Match — it was once a gigantic-unsleeping nightmare for Cena, who Wyatt acknowledged would face himself. The two journeyed thru various parts in wrestling historical past and eras of Cena’s profession. After Wyatt made his cover Cena — that the fable had been a privileged bully who was once given limitless opportunities in his profession while Wyatt had to work for all the pieces he had achieved — “The Fiend” appeared within the serve of Cena, locking him in a Mandible Claw. The Fiend drove Cena to the mat with the protect and Wyatt’s assorted character made the three count for the have interaction. As acknowledged previously, there’s no comely formula to write about this match in a diminutive blurb, but it indubitably was once a odd and efficient formula of doing one thing wholly irregular within the historical past of skilled wrestling and bordered on correct art work extra than one thing else WWE has ever pulled off. The Fiend def. Cena via pinfall counted by Wyatt — Grade: A+
WWE Championship — Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre: The match was once as rapid and laborious-hitting as anticipated. McIntyre hit an early Claymore for a advance tumble prior to Lesnar roared serve with an F5. McIntyre kicked out of the indispensable F5 at one. After a second F5, he kicked out at two. And all any other time, after a third F5, Lesnar got no extra than a two count. His recommend, Paul Heyman, implored Lesnar to proceed hitting the transfer, pronouncing, “He cannot have interaction kicking out.” Lesnar lifted McIntyre all any other time. The challenger slid from Lesnar’s shoulders and blasted the champ with a Claymore. After two extra, Lesnar was once down and out, allowing McIntyre to realize the pinfall and change into unusual WWE champion. The moment lacked the punch of a triumph in front of tens of hundreds of followers, but any time Lesnar goes down clean feels admire a notable allotment of current wrestling historical past and McIntyre now has the more than just a few to be “the actual person” after a lengthy hasten to the tip. McIntyre def. Brock Lesnar (c) via pinfall to have interplay the title — Grade: B