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Roman Reigns retained the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship over Cody Rhodes in a 34-minute instant classic. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The biggest wrestling card of the year, WWE’s WrestleMania 39, wrapped up on Sunday night. The two-night affair featured all the typical “Showcase of the Immortals” bells and whistles. There were 15 matches, including two impromptu celebrity side-by-side affairs, with two title changes and an ending that unexpectedly extends what had been WWE’s biggest story leading up to WrestleMania.

RAW after WrestleMania live updates

  • Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens defeat Street Profits, who responded to an open challenge from the newly crowned Unified Tag Team Champions.

  • Austin Theory pins Rey Mysterio Jr. after interference from Dominik Mysterio. Dominik and Damian Priest then tackle Bad Bunny, who was sitting ringside promoting his role at WWE Backlash in Puerto Rico next month.

  • Omos rebounded from his loss to Lesnar on Sunday by crushing Elias in under two minutes.

  • Cody Rhodes interrupts Reigns and calls for a championship rematch tonight. After that is rejected, he makes a tag team challenge which Reigns accepts on the condition that Cody’s partner is someone he wrestled with over the weekend. and that person will never be able to challenge Reigns again. Brock Lesnar answers the call and the match is made official.

  • Raw opens with Triple H stepping into the ring to thank the talent, behind-the-scenes personnel, and fans before introducing Roman Reigns.

The most successful WrestleMania of all time

On Monday morning, shortly after it was announced that the company had merged with UFC owner Endeavor, WWE’s chief content officer and creative lead for Triple H took to Twitter to announce that WrestleMania 39 “broke” several records. . Among the figures cited were a live attendance gate of $21.6 million with a total attendance of 161.8922, $21 million in sponsorship revenue and 500 million social views.

WrestleMania 39 Results

Night 2 (Sunday)

  • Brock Lesnar defeated Omos in 4:57

  • Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler defeated Shotzi & Natalya, Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan and Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green in 8:28

  • Gunther defeats Drew McIntyre and defeats Sheamus in 17:38 to retain the Intercontinental Championship

  • Bianca Belair defeated Asuka at 16:55 to retain the Raw Women’s Championship

  • Snoop Dogg beats The Miz in 2:06

  • Edge defeats the demon Finn Balor at 18:13 in a Hell in a Cell fight

  • Roman Reigns defeated Cody Rhodes in 34:34 to retain the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship

Night 1 (Saturday)

  • Austin Theory pinned John Cena in 11:24 to retain the WWE United States Championship

  • Street Profits defeated Viking Raiders, Alpha Academy and Braun Strowman & Ricochet in 8:29

  • Seth Rollins pinned Logan Paul at 16:15

  • Becky Lynch, Lita and Trish Stratus defeated Damage CTRL in 16:52

  • Rey Mysterio pinned Dominik Mysterio at 14:23

  • Rhea Ripley pinned Charlotte Flair in 25:15 to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

  • Pat McAfee pinned The Miz at 3:40

  • Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens def. The Usos at 24:15 to win the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 1: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn after defeating The Usos for the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship during WrestleMania Goes Hollywood at SoFi Stadium on April 1, 2023 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 1: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn after defeating The Usos for the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship during WrestleMania Goes Hollywood at SoFi Stadium on April 1, 2023 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn defeated The Usos for the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship on Night 1 of WrestleMania 39. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

WrestleMania Winners and Losers

Winner: Women’s Wrestling — We are about eight years from the “Women’s Revolution”, started in part by Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bayley. Three of the Four Horsemen were in action this weekend, with Lynch and Bayley working in a six-woman tag team match with the division’s past (Lita, Trish Stratus) and future (Iyo Sky, Dakota Kai).

We also saw two of the best women’s matches ever as Charlotte Flair defended her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair defended her Raw Women’s Championship against Asuka. Ripley and Belair were victorious and both matches are worth watching if you missed them.

Winner: Seth Rollins and Logan Paul — Seth Rollins may have won this match, but both he and Logan Paul raised the bar for what should be a celebrity-style match at WrestleMania. The win is likely to push Rollins closer to the top of the WWE card (where he arguably should always be) and builds Paul’s reputation as a legitimately good and entertaining professional wrestler. Oh, and there was also a walking billboard for Paul’s Prime drink in the form of KSI in a mascot costume.

Winner: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens — The purpose of WrestleMania is to essentially serve as WWE’s Super Bowl or season finale of the year. Night 1 created a WrestleMania moment that will be fondly remembered for years, if not decades.

Zayn and Owens dethroning The Usos as tag team champions in the main event was significant for several reasons. It marked the first time the tag team championships had been defended in the main event of WrestleMania and was worth the best WWE story in recent memory. The match was arguably the best of the entire event and drew a massive reaction from the crowd when it was finally over.

Winner: Snoop Dogg — Snoop is no stranger to WWE and is part of the events, but on Sunday Night 2, he was called to emergency action when Shane McMahon suffered a torn quadriceps muscle during an impromptu match against Mike “The Miz” Mizanin. Once McMahon was down, Snoop jumped into the ring, landing a few punches and a People’s Elbow to score the pin. It was a moment that he strayed, but he was finally saved thanks to quick thinking and action.

Winner: George Kittle — Kittle, the star tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, isn’t ashamed of his wrestling fandom. On Saturday night, he was able to step into the ring and be a part of the action alongside former NFL punter and media personality Pat McAfee in a game against The Miz. Cross moments for victory!

Winner: Roman Reigns — In what was the biggest twist of the entire event, Roman Reigns retained his WWE Undisputed Universal Championship in a thrilling main event. Reigns remains the top star of WWE and nearly the entire industry on a night where it looked like Cody Rhodes was going to “end history” and usher in a new era. Rhodes-Reigns had everything you want in a main event and due to the questionable ending (Only Sikoa interfering when Rhodes was on the verge of victory), we’ll see this feud continue and a whole new version of The Bloodline since The Usos lost their own. main event match on Saturday.

Loser: Judgment Day — Sure, Rhea Ripley won the SmackDown Women’s Championship, but she always seemed destined for more important things than the faction. Dominik Mysterio and the group’s leader, Finn Bálor, both suffered some pretty heavy losses in storyline-heavy matches at WrestleMania. It looks like we’re headed for a big tag team match at Backlash in Puerto Rico in May, but beyond that, we’re not sure what the long-term plan is for this group.

Loser: Damage CTRL — The group of Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai made a great return / debut at SummerSlam last year and, although it makes sense that they lost on Saturday night, it is difficult to see them as a great threat in the women’s division (singles or in pairs). All three women are too talented to be held back for long, but much like Judgment Day, it remains to be seen where this stable goes.

WrestleMania Superlatives

The best match of the night 1: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair
Best match of the night 2: Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes
Best WrestleMania moment: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens win the Unified Tag Team Championships
Best performance: Rhea Ripley
Best entry: bianca bellair
viral movement: Suplex from Chad Gable to Braun Strowman

Whats Next? ‘TODAY’s program’ and ‘Raw’ after ‘Mania’

While the WrestleMania event may be over, the action continues through Monday when big winners make appearances on “The TODAY Show” and there’s another full night of wrestling with WWE’s weekly “Monday Night Raw” airing in the US. Network later that day.

In the same way that WrestleMania serves as the Super Bowl/season finale for WWE, the “Raw” after WrestleMania basically starts the whole cycle over again. It’s usually a night filled with new stories, surprise returns, and features a “hot” crowd that really adds to the atmosphere.

How to watch:

“Today Show” airs at 7 am ET on NBC.

“Monday Night Raw” airs at 8 p.m. ET USA Network

Previous WrestleMania Week Updates

WWE Hall of Famers 2023

  • Rey Mysterio, exalted by Konnan

  • The Great Muta, hosted by Ric Flair

  • Andy Kaufman, hosted by Jerry “The King” Lawler, admitted by Jimmy Hart

  • Stacy Keibler, joined by Mick Foley and Torrie Wilson

  • Tim White*, supported by JBL and Ron Simmons

*Indicates the recipient of the Ultimate Warrior Award

‘Go-home’ SmackDown and Hall of Fame updates

  • Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns met for the last time

  • Sheamus & Drew McIntyre defeated Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Von Kaiser

  • Raquel Rodríguez defeated Natalya, Shayna Baszler and Sonya Deville in a preview of the women’s Fatal 4-Way “Showcase” match

  • Bobby Lashley won the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royale, last eliminating Bronson Reed

  • Ricochet defeated Erik, Chad Gable and Montez Ford in a preview of the men’s Fatal 4-Way “Showcase” match

‘Go-home’ Monday Night RAW Updates

  • Cody Rhodes continued his undefeated streak, ending Solo Sikoa’s, in one final warm-up bout before Sunday’s main event.

  • Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville teamed up and qualified for the women’s Fatal 4-Way exhibition match by defeating Candice LeRae and Michin.

  • Stacy Keibler was announced as the fourth WWE Hall of Famer for 2023, joining Rey Mysterio, The Great Muta, and the late Andy Kaufmann.

  • Omos weighed in at 410 pounds for his match against Brock Lesnar, then attacked Lesnar with the scales before the weigh-in could be completed.



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