WWE WrestleMania 36 Night 1 Results, Highlights, and Grades: Undertaker BURIES AJ Styles

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WWE WrestleMania 36 Night 1 took place on April 4 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT at the WWE Performance Center and live on the WWE Network with a one-hour kickoff show beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. The following will provide some results, highlights, and analysis for the show of shows.

WrestleMania! The Showcase of the Immortals and the very first WrestleMania without a live audience. Per WWE’s official website, the following is a preview of the official WWE WrestleMania 36 Match Card:

"WWE Championship Brock Lesnar (c) (w/Paul Heyman) vs. Drew McIntyre Universal Championship Goldberg (c) vs. Braun Strowman BoneYard Match The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles (w/ The O.C.) Firefly Funhouse Match John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt Last Man Standing Match Edge vs. Randy Orton Raw Women’s Championship Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler SmackDown Women’s Championship Fatal-5-Way Elimination Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina NXT Women’s Championship Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair Grudge Match Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins Intercontinental Championship Sami Zayn (c) (w/Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro) vs. Daniel Bryan (w/Drew Gulak) SmackDown Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Ladder Match John Morrison (c) vs. Jimmy Uso vs. Kofi Kingston Raw Tag Team Championships Street Profits (c) vs. Austin Theory and Angel Garza (w/Zelina Vega) Grudge Match Elias vs. King Corbin Grudge Match Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley (w/Lana) Grudge Match Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/Mandy Rose) Women’s Tag Team Championships Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Bliss Cross Applesauce"

Despite recent events, this card is stacked enough to sufficiently entertain the WWE Universe and possibly put smiles on their faces. Here are the results, highlights, and analysis for WWE WrestleMania 36, starting with the kickoff match between Drew Gulak and Cesaro.

Drew Gulak vs. Cesaro [Kickoff Match]

Result: Cesaro

Rating: 2.0/5.0 Stars

Grade: D+

Drew Gulak focused most of his offensive maneuvers and submission holds on Cesaro’s arm throughout the match. However, Cesaro used his power and agility to overcome Gulak’s strategic holds, ending the match with a spinning gutrench powerbomb.

Analysis: This kickoff match was fine. It was hard to expect Cesaro winning this match, but it happened. If this match had gone on a little longer, it could have been something special. As for what the match turned out to be, it was far from special.