The biggest night of the calendar year for wrestling fans has come and gone, and what a memorable night it was! WrestleMania 34 brought with it a roller – coaster of emotions, as new champions were crowned, while an old gunslinger returned for one more showdown. The main event once again took us to bizarro world, while the WWE Championship match never reached the crescendo the fans expected it to.
It was a long night for the wrestling fans, as WWE packed a massive card with almost all the top talent available in the company. Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey made her official WWE in – ring debut, while the tag team titles changed hands – the RAW titles in particular leaving the fans scratching their heads.
Here are all the results in detail, from WrestleMania 34.
Kick – off show:
Matt Hardy wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The first match on the kick – off show pitted 30 men against each other for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. It boiled down to three men in the end, with past winners Mojo Rawley and Baron Corbin working together to get rid of ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy. However, Matt had an ally of his own.
Bray Wyatt made his return after being dumped into the Lake of Reincarnation during the Ultimate Deletion match, and helped Hardy throw Mojo and Corbin over the top rope. Matt won the Battle Royal, and celebrated with Wyatt post match.
Cedric Alexander defeated Mustafa Ali to become the WWE Cruiserweight Champion
The WWE Cruiserweight Championship scene has been a mess in the company, with Enzo Amore being released earlier this year. A tournament was then announced, with the finalists squaring off at WrestleMania for the vacant title. It came down to Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali, and both men competed in the finals to crown the new Cruiserweight Champion.
The General Manager of 205 Live was at ringside, as Cedric and Mustafa competed in a back and forth match. Alexander brought his A – Game, and in the end, a Lumbar Check was enough to put Mustafa away, giving the title to Alexander.
Naomi wins the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal Trophy
The final match on the kick – off show was for the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal Trophy, with 20 women vying to win the first ever women’s battle royal at WrestleMania. While there was controversy surrounding the name of the battle royal, WWE swiftly changed their decision, as women from RAW, SmackDown Live and NXT competed to make history.
Everything boiled down to Naomi and Bayley, as Superstars from RAW and SmackDown Live duked it out to win the spoils. However, it was the former SmackDown Women’s Champion that had the last laugh, dumping Bayley over the top rope to win the match.
Seth Rollins defeated The Miz and Finn Balor to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion
Rollins, Miz and Balor opened the main card with a huge triple threat match, and put on an outstanding show, with the match wildly swinging in all of their favors as it progressed. Balor hit the dive early in the match, while Miz proved that he is one of the best workers in the company. Rollins used his high – octane offense to hit multiple suicide dives, and it nearly looked like The Miz had the match won after a Skull Crushing Finale on Rollins, but the Architect kicked out.
In the end, it was Seth Rollins that persevered, hitting the Curb Stomp on Balor, whose head bounced off Miz’s back! Rollins picked up the win to become the new Intercontinental Champion, and the trio put on one of the best matches of the night to kick things off on the main show.
Charlotte Flair defeated Asuka to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship
It was the Queen versus the Empress of Tomorrow, as Charlotte Flair put her SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line, while Asuka put her undefeated streak on the line. Going into WrestleMania 34, Asuka was never pinned or submitted in the WWE, while Charlotte Flair won the NXT Women’s Championship, RAW Women’s Championship and the SmackDown Women’s Championship, making her the most decorated women’s champion of this generation.
Both women traded exchanges to get the upper hand, but it was Charlotte Flair that controlled the pace of the bout. Asuka caught Charlotte Flair in a predicament when she countered a moonsault into an arm triangle, but Flair fought out of it. Charlotte then worked on Asuka’s leg, and trapped the former NXT Women’s Champion in the Figure Eight, before using a modified version to put even more pressure, as Asuka tapped out!
Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh) defeated Bobby Roode, Randy Orton and Rusev (with Aiden English) to become the new WWE United States Champion
The Maharaja was a late addition to the match, and so was Rusev, but the WrestleMania fans were firmly behind Rusev, chanting ‘Rusev Day’. The Bulgarian Brute almost obliged by picking up the win, but due to the fatal four – way nature of the match, someone or the other found themselves breaking up the pin fall.
It wasn’t Rusev’s night, however, as Jinder Mahal dropped Rusev with the Khallas to pick up the win, and become the new United States Champion in the process! The Maharaja celebrated the title win, but the fans in attendance weren’t thrilled with what they had just witnessed.
Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey defeated Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated WWE debut at WrestleMania 34, and was easily one of the highlights of the night. Triple H and Stephanie tried to isolate Kurt from Ronda, and there was a point when Ronda went after the COO of WWE, decking him with punches. Triple H and Stephanie tried to go for stereo – pedigrees late in the match, but were unsuccessful.
Towards the end, Stephanie found herself alone in the ring with Ronda Rousey, and the former UFC Champion took her time in placing Stephanie in an armbar. Stephanie tried to counter the move for as long as possible, but once Ronda had it locked in, Stephanie immediately tapped out.
The Bludgeon Brothers defeated The New Day and The Usos to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper made quick work of their opponents, and they let The New Day and The Usos duke it out to start the match. But once The Bludgeon Brothers got involved, it was only a matter of time before they picked up the win, which was what happened.
Rowan and Harper won the SmackDown Tag Team titles, ending The Usos’ impressive reign as champions.
The Undertaker defeated John Cena
John Cena was in attendance as a fan, but was approached by a WWE official when WrestleMania began, and Cena sprinted to the back.
When John came out, it was Elias that answered Cena’s challenge. Cena put The Drifter away with ease, and while making his way back, the lights went out! The Undertaker emerged, and made quick work of John, beating him with the Tombstone Piledriver.
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, and as per stipulations, Owens and Zayn remain fired
Bryan was taken out before the match even began, as Owens powerbombed Bryan onto the ring apron! Shane had to fend for himself for the majority of the match, as Owens and Sami mocked the Commissioner, taking their time to work on him. Shane also was affected because of his trip to the hospital recently, and Owens and Sami focused on Shane’s mid section.
Just as it looked like the duo had the match won, Bryan came out of nowhere. The underdog then turned back the clock, as the fans rallied behind Daniel. After a series of Yes Kicks and running dropkicks, Bryan connected with the running knee on Sami, and locked him in the Yes Lock, forcing him to tap! Shane and Bryan celebrated post match, with Daniel getting visibly emotional upon his return.
Nia Jax defeated Alexa Bliss (with Mickie James) to become the new RAW Women’s Champion
After listening to her former best friend bicker about her, Jax attacked Mickie James before the match even began, taking her out of the equation. She then chased Alexa Bliss, and completely overwhelmed the RAW Women’s Champion.
Bliss tried to fight back with pokes of Jax’s eyes, but that didn’t stop Nia. After nearly taking Bliss’s head off, Nia connected with a huge Samoan Drop from the second rope to pick up the win, and became the new RAW Women’s Champion in the process!
AJ Styles defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship
The WWE Championship was on the line as two familiar foes crossed paths at WrestleMania. After their stellar rivalry in Japan, AJ Styles and Nakamura shared the ring as opponents in the WWE, at WrestleMania 34. Both the Superstars used their technical know – hows to get the upper hand, and just as it looked like someone had the control of the match, the other would halt their momentum.
Towards the end, just as it looked like Nakamura was building a head of steam and would get his hand raised, Styles rolled through the Kinshasa knee strike, and dropped Shinsuke with the Styles Clash to pick up the win! Post match, Nakamura and Styles embraced, with the King of Strong Style handing AJ the WWE title.
But that was just a facade, as it turned out, with Nakamura viciously attacking Styles with a low blow, followed by a series of kicks to the head. Nakamura then laid AJ out on the floor with the knee.
Braun Strowman and Nicholas defeated The Bar to win the RAW Tag Team Championship
Cesaro and Sheamus made their way out, followed by Strowman. Braun revealed that his partner would be fan, and chose a kid from the fans’ section to be in his corner. Strowman brought Nicholas to the ring, and as the WWE fan had the once – in – a – lifetime opportunity to see the action from the apron, Strowman decimated Cesaro and Sheamus.
The Bar briefly made inroads into the match, but Braun stopped them in their tracks. He then dropped Cesaro with the running powerslam to pick up the win, as Nicholas became the youngest champion in WWE history! Strowman and Nicholas celebrated with the tag team titles, as they made their way to the back.
Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated Roman Reigns to retain Universal Championship
The fans weren’t thrilled with the main event, and immediately started lashing out at Lesnar and Reigns. Both the Superstars threw haymakers early, but Lesnar soon got foothold of the match. Lesnar threw Reigns around at ringside like a ragdoll, but Reigns speared Lesnar onto the announce table.
Back in the ring, Brock connected with multiple German Suplexes and F – 5’s, but Reigns kept kicking out. This ticked off Lesnar, who laid into Roman with vicious elbows, opening him up in the process. Reigns tried to mount a comeback briefly, but was stopped in his tracks by Lesnar, who dropped him with another F – 5 to pick up the win.
The fans kept chanting ‘Boring’, ‘CM Punk’ and ‘This is awful’, as WrestleMania 34 ended with Reigns walking back dazed and heartbroken.