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WWE WrestleMania 34 report card: Analysing and grading each match

Danny Hart
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111.07K   //    09 Apr 2018, 16:40 IST

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Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut

WrestleMania 34, the biggest WWE show of the year, took place in New Orleans on Sunday night.

A total of 14 matches were on the stacked card, with the Universal title match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns headlining the event.

Other featured matches included AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE title) and Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, while Daniel Bryan returned to the ring for the first time in three years to team with Shane McMahon against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (SmackDown Women’s title) and Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s title) were also on the card, while John Cena was involved in an impromptu match against The Undertaker.

Without any further ado, let’s take a look at all 14 matches and analyse what was good and bad about this year’s annual extravaganza.


#1 Kickoff show: Matt Hardy wins the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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The long-term rivals have united!

Match: The Battle Royal came down to Matt Hardy and former winners Baron Corbin and Mojo Rawley. With Matt in trouble, Bray Wyatt appeared and helped his enemy eliminate both men. Matt thanked Bray post-match and the two rivals soaked up the adulation of the fans in the middle of the ring, seemingly confirming an unlikely alliance between the stars of the Ultimate Deletion.

Verdict: It was a little disappointing that the WWE cameras missed 10+ eliminations in the Battle Royal. Still, the match is all about the finish, and nobody can complain about the creativity involved in Bray returning to help Matt win. The best elimination of the match was from Mojo, who charged Zack Ryder over the top rope with a running shoulder tackle.

Grade: C+

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