WrestleMania 33 turned out to be one of the best WrestleMania’s in recent memory and definitely one of the best ‘Manias of all time. Without delay, let’s just get right to the results.
Neville (C) vs. Austin Aries (for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Neville and Aries squared up as the match began before quickly picking up the pace after a tentative opening period. Aries hit a quick Japanese Argdrag but Neville quickly trapped Aries in a headlock. Aries then resorted to a backslide but Neville kicked out. Aries then looked to lock in the Last Chancery but Neville escaped to ringside.
Back in the ring, Neville and Aries countered each other move for move, before Aries hit a dropkick. He followed it up with an elbow from the second rope before Neville rolled out once again. Aries then went for the suicide dive but Neville hit him with a brutal boot to stop him in his tracks.
Neville followed it up with a dropkick from the top rope as we headed for our first break. When we came back from the break, Neville had a side headlock locked in. Aries managed to break his way out but Neville met him with a boot to the face.
Aries replied with a series of stiff strikes followed by the pendulum elbow. Aries then dumped Neville out of the ring before diving at him from the top rope. He immediately got back in the ring and hit Neville with the Heat Seeking Missile for a 2-count.
Neville was soon back in control as he took Aries to the top rope to attempt a Superplex. Aries soon pushed Neville off and hit a huge missile dropkick for another nearfall. Neville hit back with a snap German Suplex as Aries looked to land right on his neck.
Aries then looked for the Discus Lariat but Neville hit him with a Superkick before hitting a Bridging German Suplex for a nearfall. Neville then looked to lock in the Rings Of Saturn but Aries turned it into a pinning combo for a nearfall. Aries then hit a Discus Lariat which sent Neville crashing out of the ring.
Aries then fought back with a hurracanrana off the top rope. He followed it up with a 450 Splash for the nearfall. Aries then locked in the Last Chancery but Neville broke out by brutally poking Aries’ orbital socket.
Neville then hit the Red Arrow from the top rope and pinned the ‘Greatest Man That Ever Lived’.
Neville def. Austin Aries
An epic match to kick-off WrestleMania 33.