Here we go people, WrestleMania 36 Part 1 on the WWE Network is upon us. I’m going to be honest here, maybe more than most wrestling fans and people who cover things rasslin’ related. This is unprecedented. Part 1 is 3 hours, I just clicked on play and it’s a montage of opening acts singing America the Beautiful. It’s nice, I get it, there is going to be a fuckton of editing and old footage spliced in here.
So strap on, lock in, and cross your fingers for a show that may be good, and may be a train wreck. Will this be the Star Wars holiday show equivalent I saw as a child? Well the only way to find out is by watching!
I don’t even know the card at this point. To be honest with the many talents that pulled out, last minute additions (Braun vs Goldberg and others) I’m not even sure what we’re in store for tonight on Part 1.
WrestleMania 36 Opening Montage Video
Hey man, this is ok. I’m cool with it. It really was setting the stage for an epic show and really went with the theme of taking place at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This has so much potential and would have ended with the pirate ship in the stadium shooting fireworks. Sucks ass they didn’t get to take that shot.
GronkMania is running mild. He’s such a douchebag it seeps off his tracksuit. He brought Mojo in to make this even worse.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs Kabuki Warriors (c) for the Women’s Tag Team Titles
JBL with Cold on the mic. Gronk and Mojo up in a tower like the 2 grumpy old men from the Muppets. At least they’re social distancing. Bliss and Cross entered and in comes the Kabuki Warriors.
God I wish Asuka would just shut the fuck up already. Every match with her now she’s just become incredibly annoying. Not “heel heat” annoying but “turn off the TV” annoying. But it’s WrestleMania 36 and it’s too early for a piss break so here we are. It’s a decent match but the silence of it all is very weird.
Twisted Bliss and NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Elias vs King Corbin (Grudge Match)
Grudge match after the attack 8 nights ago when Corbin knock Elias off the Performance Centers steel tower onto the concrete.
Why Elias is not in main events is just baffling to me, but hey at least he’s on the show. I’m a big fan and hoping he gets the win and retribution from last week.
You know the biggest difference between WWE and AEW performing in the empty arena’s is how AEW has wrestlers at a “social distance” outside of the ring, good guys and bad guys, betting, running their mouth, etc. It adds another dimension and I’m amazed WWE didn’t go more into it. It feels so much more empty and hollow here than it did on Wednesday night on this weeks episode of AEW.
Winner by pinfall: Elias
Becky Lynch (c) vs Shayna Baszler for the RAW Women’s Championship
They’re beating each up other pretty good. I’m going to say so far tonight, these two ladies have shown the most intensity of the PPV.
Becky beat up most of the match but she pulls out the 1.2.3 in the end.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Daniel Bryan vs Sami Zayn (c) for the Intercontinental Title
Strong match. Sami out of nowhere lands his kick and gets the pin. Sorry. I was also reading about Peloton while this was on and not typing. Our bike arrives in 2 weeks 🙂
These guys just don’t interest me in a full arena let alone an empty one. Cesaro being arm candy is insulting, he’s such a freaking talent.
Tag Team Ladder Match – New Day vs Uso’s vs Miz and Morrison (c)
One member from each team with the titles on the line??? This is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever heard of in my life. I hope JoMo just whips their asses and keeps the titles. Anything else will be a fucking shame.
Seriously, fuck you WWE for even pulling some nasty shit like this. Putting the titles on the line here is obnoxious at best.
No lie I fell asleep but rewound and saw Morrison won at least.
I’m going to call it here. I’m not going to go back through the night and I’m planning on skipping ahead.
Undertaker vs AJ Styles in a Boneyard match
Let’s be real here. You can intro with Metallica and it still can’t touch the ball sweat of a Broken Hardy segment. They will try over the years but still unable to crack the surface of something like Final Deletion or any of the other proper pieces Hardy has put out there.
Watching this on the toilet. For real. Shocker. Taker won.