WrestleMania night 1 results

WRESTLEMANIA promised an extraordinary two-day event and WWE sure delivered on the first night in Dallas.

From a surprise comeback to an unexpected final game, the AT&T Stadium crowd stuck to the edge of their seats all night, setting a high bar for the second night.

Here are the good, the bad and the ugly for the memorable night.

Stone Cold expelled at WrestleMania

There were a lot of whispers before the event even started that Stone Cold Steve Austin’s appearance on the KO Show would be more than just an invite.

After all, it’s been 19 years since the Texas Rattlesnake laced those boots.

But Austin fully opposed the Texas slander of Kevin Owens, saying he had played his first game in Dallas and would have his last game in Dallas, accepting the challenge of an instant No Holds Barred game.

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And it wasn’t just a squash match. Austin and Owens delivered a 14-minute banger before Stone Cold silenced the Prizefighter with his signature stunner and ended the show with – what else? — a beer festival.

Nightmare realized

After six years, Cody Rhodes made his return to WWE as he was Mr. McMahon’s chosen opponent for Seth Rollins.

It wasn’t the Dashing One or Stardust that came, but rather the American Nightmare in all its glory as it gaped as it entered the arena in Downstait’s “Kingdom” – the same entrance song which he used while traveling the indie scene and in AEW.

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And it was a memorable comeback, with Rhodes delivering three Cross Rhodes to Rollins to complete his triumphant return to the company.

The greatest redemption

Bianca Belair finally exorcised her demons and defeated Becky Lynch to win the Raw Women’s Championship.

It’s a sweet victory for WWE EST after losing to Big Time Becks in just 26 seconds at SummerSlam last year.

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Charlotte Flair, meanwhile, shockingly won one over Ronda Rousey to retain her SmackDown Women’s Championship, albeit with some shenanigans.

It was only the second WWE loss for Rousey, the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble winner.

Shocking turns and broken strings

The Miz and Logan Paul overpowered the father-son tandem of Rey and Dominik Mysterio, but the A-Lister opted to grab himself by delivering a Skull Crushing Finale to the social media star after the match.

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Drew McIntyre also finally put Happy Corbin behind him with an emphatic victory, while sending a message to Madcap Moss to finally back down as the Scottish warrior cut two ropes with one swift swing of his sword.

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The Usos also retained the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in the opening banger after Rick Boogs suffered a torn quadriceps that left Shinsuke Nakamura in a virtual 2-on-1 handicap match.

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