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WWE WrestleMania 39, Night 1 – Apr 1

WWE WrestleMania 39, Night 1 – Apr 1

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WWE WrestleMania 39, Night 1 Results

*Live from Inglewood, CA.

*Becky G. opens the show with a solid rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

*Miz & Snoop kick things off from the ring…some silliness back & forth and we’re onto the first title match of the night…

(1)  Austin Theory def. John Cena…retains his United States Championship…Theory controls most of the match until the 10 minute mark where Cena makes the comeback…when Cena gets Theory up for the AA, Theory escapes & the ref takes a bump…Cena transitions to the STF & Theory taps but there’s no ref to see it…Theory with a low blow uppercut & then takes Cena A-Town Down for the win (11:20).

*Titus O’Neil joins Michael Cole & Corey Graves at commentary for the upcoming tag match.

(2)  Street Profits def. Alpha Academy, Ricochet & Braun Strowman, and the Viking Raiders…in the SHOWCASE FATAL 4-WAY TAG MATCH…Ricochet with a Shooting Star Press but Dawkins gets the knees up…Dawkins holds Ricochet in place for Ford to come From the Heavens onto Ricochet’s back…Dawkins covers for the win (08:28).

*Logan Paul gets a WM12/HBK zip-line entrance…& is immediately upstaged by Seth Rollins’ use of an orchestra conductor & a big red coat…

(3)  Seth Rollins def. Logan Paul…Rollins Stomps Paul’s hand on the ring steps…moments later Paul interrupts a series of pinfall attempts by landing the big right hand…Paul is slow to cover because the hand is sore from the stomp & Seth kicks at 2…KSI (apparently that’s a name) is revealed to be the guy in the energy drink mascot outfit as he saves Paul momentarily on the floor…Paul lays Seth on the commentary table & heads to the top buckle…Seth pulls KSI into his place & Paul lands on his business partner…Seth rushes Paul into the ring & hits the Pedigree but Paul kicks at 2…Paul hits Rollins with a GTS & follows with a Frogsplash but Seth kicks at 2…Paul comes off the top again & Seth catches him with a Superkick…follows with a Stomp for the win (16:16).

(4)  Becky Lynch, Lita, & Trish Stratus def. Damage CTRL…in a 6-WOMAN TAG TEAM MATCH…Twist of Fate & Chick Kick take out Kai & Sky…a Lita-sault for extra emphasis…Becky with an Avalanche Manhandle Slam of Bayley for the win (14:39).

*Bad Bunny joins the Spanish Commentary Team (thank you, GOD!) for the Mysterio Family Feud…Dominik Mysterio enters the stadium in a Corrections van & wearing one of his dad’s masks…Rey Mysterio gets a ride in a lowrider from Snoop, accompanied by a medley of “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang”…Eddie’s “Lie, Cheat, Steal”…and Rey’s usual theme.

(5)  Rey Mysterio def. Dominik Mysterio…around the 9 minute mark Damian Priest & Finn Balor appear at ringside…Rey connects with the 619…Balor distracts the ref as Priest stops Rey from hitting the splash…Legado del Fantasma out to neutralize Judgment Day…Dom hits the 619 & Frogsplash but Rey kicks at 2…Dom ripsoff a turnbuckle so he can grab a chain while the ref fixes it…but Bad Bunny leaves commentary to pull it out of Dom’s hand…Rey hits the 619, Frogsplash for the win (14:29)…AFTER…Rey’s wife & daughter join him in the ring to celebrate.

(6)  Rhea Ripley def. Charlotte…to become the NEW SmackDown Women’s Champion…DEEP into the match Charlotte hits a Moonsault to the floor, quickly rolls Rhea back in, but Rhea powers out of the Figure 4…Rhea hits the Riptide but Charlotte kicks at 2…Rhea with the standing Cloverleaf but Charlotte gets to the ropes…Spear by Charlotte but Rhea kicks at 2…Firgure-4 applied but Rhea gets to the ropes before Charlotte can bridge up…they fight on the buckles…Rhea gains control & delivers an Avalanche Riptide for the win (23:35).

*Miz announces tonight’s attendance as 80,497…Snoop says the only thing better would be if Miz had a match…Miz agrees, but says no one answered his open challenge…Pat McAfee makes his way to the ring, says Miz was lying about his open challenge…but Pat’s ready to take him up on it anyway…Miz says he would love to, but as the host he can’t make matches…Snoop say in his role as “Dogfather” & host, he says it’s official.
(7)  Pat McAfee defMiz…after about 2 minutes, Miz tries to walk away from the match…he shoves 49ers All Pro TE George Kittle in the front row for absolutely no reason on his way around the ringside area…Kittle hops the barricade & levels Miz with a clothesline…McAfee wipes out Miz with a top buckle senton dive to the floor…back inside, the former All Pro Punter connects with a Big Kick for the win (03:34)…AFTER…McAfee & Kittle celebrate in the ring.
*Lil Uzi Vert thrills the crowd with a “live” rendition of ‘Just Wanna Rock’. into the The Usos entrance theme.

(8)  Sami Zayn Kevin Owens def. The Usos…to become the NEW Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions…around the 15 minute mark, the Usos put KO through the commentary desk with a 2-man chokeslam from the Spanish table…back in the ring Sami gets 1-D but becomes the first person to ever kick out…Jey delivers a Helluva Kick to Sami, who could barely stand already…Sami with an Exploder on Jey into the corner…KO gets the hot tag…Pop-Up Powerbomb on Jimmy, same for Jey…Sami with a Helluva Kick to clear out Jimmy…KO with a Stunner to Jey…but Jey kicks at 2…Stereo Uso Splashes on KO, but he kicks at 2…KO with the Avalanche Fisherman’s Buster on Jey…Sami with the hot tag…2 Helluva Kicks for Jey…a Stunner to keep Jimmy out of the way…a 3rd Helluva Kick to Jey for the win (24:17).


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