There were new champions crowned at Sunday’s WrestleMania 33 and the pay per view as a whole was pretty good. Here’s a report on each match from WrestleMania 33 with a grade attached. Don’t agree with a grade, then feel free to score the show.
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WrestleNewz has WrestleMania 33 play by play. Follow WresltNewz’s Joe on Twitter at @JosephLisnow A case of bad timing and being rushed meant this match never stood a chance. The ladies all tried, but the fans were tired at this point and they just sat through some excellent bouts. The match would have been better served on the pre-show.
Grade: C+ Overall, the match was kind of a joke. John Cena and Nikki Bella didn’t have too much trouble getting the upper hand. I’m sure the point for The Miz and Maryse was to get the future couple over. This was about the engagement, not the action inside the ring.
Grade: B- Since Big Show and Braun Strowman weren’t going to win, I liked how WWE tossed them early. The elimination of Strowman was shocking and shows his status in WWE. Big Show’s final WrestleMania was kind of pathetic. The final entrants weren’t great names and Mojo Rawley winning almost makes the Battle Royal seem like a joke.
Grade: B- It was better than I thought. Being placed on the pre-show was the right call as the match lacked the appeal to air on the main part. Baron Corbin will likely take the title from Dean Ambrose within the next month.
Grade: B- What a strange match. I still don’t understand the point of Bray Wyatt being able to control the ring canvas. Such talented superstars, yet Bray and Randy Orton can’t produce a decent match together. Randy being champion isn’t helping his character and the Wyatt reign ended prematurely.
Grade: B Undertaker retiring is just a few years too late. He tried to hang, but seemed out of it after taking the spear through the table. Reigns tried to carry Undertaker, showing how the mighty have fallen. Another accolade for Reigns as WWE tries to make him a star ,while their longest tenured wrestler rides into the sunset. No points here for the post-match reaction from Undertaker.
Grade: B- We began the event with the Cruiserweight Championship making its return. Match wise, it was a good opening to get the crowd going without taking away all the energy. This feud should only improve as it escalates.
Grade: B The whole match was kind of odd. All three ladies working to eliminate Nia Jax worked well. Charlotte taking out Sasha Banks with such ease showed the little importance of “The Boss” at the moment. Even the ending seemed out of nowhere, as I was waiting for Charlotte to kick out of Baley’s elbow drop.
Grade: B The match might have only been five minutes, but Goldberg and Brock Lesnar sold me. For a brief moment, it seemed like Goldberg would repeat history. Then four spears and 10 suplexes later we learned the truth. The F5 was too much for Goldberg, giving Lesnar a badly needed win.
Grade: B+ If it wasn’t for the referee taking the bump, this match might not have worked. Shane McMahon and AJ Styles went out there and put on spots when there were no rules. I liked the 450 splash into the choke and shooting star press. Two different techniques that found a way to work.
Grade: A- It took two years, and we still almost missed it, but Seth Rollins and Triple H met at WrestleMania. As expected, Triple H worked on the injured knee with Rollins hit big spots to stay alive. The ending worked and Stephanie took the table bump like a pro.
Grade: A- As expected, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens put on a match that would be tough to top. It could be their in-ring experience, studying the others matches, or just being great wrestlers that produced a quality bout. The powerbomb on the apron might be enough to write Jericho out of storylines.
Grade: A- Cass vs. Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The Hardy Boyz
The biggest shock of the night goes to The Hardy Boyz returning to WWE and capturing the RAW tag team titles. Those two men have rejuvenated their careers. Great match by everyone and RAW’s tag division just got deeper.