We’re halfway there. WrestleMania 36 is going to be one of the most unique shows that wrestling has ever seen. Ignoring the entire crowd situation, it is very rare to see a major American wrestling event stretched out to two nights. That is what we’re getting here though, meaning there are two different sets of results to consider. Now the first half is in the books and we can look at some results.
As usual, WrestleMania is built around title matches. Most of the big matches on the show are going to have a title involved in some form and that is how wrestling almost always tends to go. This year’s show is no exception, with a total of nine title matches taking place over the course of the two nights. With night one already done, there is a big question to be answered: how did the champions do?
Night One of WrestleMania 36 featured five title matches with a total of two title changes. Goldberg lost the Universal Title to Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross won the Women’s Tag Team Titles from the Kabuki Warriors. Champions retaining their titles included Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defeating Shayna Baszler, Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn defeating Daniel Bryan and John Morrison retaining the SmackDown Tag Team Titles in a three person ladder match over Kofi Kingston and Jimmy Uso. Rob Gronkowski also won the 24/7 Title from R-Truth in a segment between matches.
The new champs had a lot to say. Check out their post match comments:
Opinion: That’s the kind of thing you have to expect from WrestleMania and that’s a nice feeling. While the show is often built around personal feuds and rivalries, the titles are what drives this kind of show more than anything else. They had a good one tonight and the title changes helped, with even more likely coming on tomorrow night’s second half. You have to do something to make it historic and that is what they did here.
Which title change was the best? Who will lose a title tomorrow night? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!