WrestleMania 37: Results for every match on Night One and Two
By Ryan Satin
FOX Sports WWE Analyst
The WWE returned to action this weekend with stacked lineups for both Saturday and Sunday nights.
It was WWE’s first event with fans attending in over a year because of the pandemic, so to say it was a special occasion would be an understatement. In fact, the energy/excitement among fans here could be felt everywhere I went.
That could have been from the heat, but I digress.
Now it's time to look back and see how I did with all of my predictions for both Night One and Night Two. Read on to see how I thought things would go, then see how I did!
First, and foremost, WWE made the right call by having this match open the show.
As I’ve said before, Drew McIntyre got robbed of that giant pop from the crowd last year upon defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania and to make up for it he deserves a hero’s welcome at the top of night one.
So, here’s what I believed would happen.
The Hurt Business breakup was all a swerve to allow them to appear ringside – since they’re not technically in the group right now – and ultimately, they’ll help Lashley retain the title.
PREDICTION: Lashley retains
RESULT: Lashley wins in a surprisingly easy bout. McIntyre got distracted late, was locked in a Hurt Lock and taken to the ground. He didn't tap out, but passed out and lost by submission.
Platinum-selling recording artist Bad Bunny started off as a polarizing figure on WWE TV, but even some of the most cynical fans have changed their tune on him.
The guy is clearly having the time of his life and pairing with Damian Priest has been great for both performers. For Priest, it’s helped define his character on the main roster. And for Bad Bunny, it’s given him a heater to help make the singer feel like an actual threat to some degree.
It’s also been confirmed that Bad Bunny has been training non-stop for months to get ready for his in-ring debut, so I think he’s going to surprise people by going all out.
PREDICTION: Bad Bunny and Damian Priest
RESULT: Bad Bunny and Damian Priest win. It was quite an entrance and quite a show for Bad Bunny, who displayed surprising athleticism. Someone's been practicing!
AJ Styles and Omos have been a pleasant surprise together on Raw. Would love to see their relationship get taken to the next level now with a tag team title win together.
The New Day would lose absolutely nothing in defeat here, besides the actual tag team titles, and Omos debuting with a win for his team just makes the most sense.
I also think getting ring experience with AJ Styles for a few months would be hugely helpful for the 7’3 rookie should the two of them win tag team gold.
PREDICTION: AJ Styles and Omos – NEW CHAMPS!
RESULT: AJ Styles and Omos are new champs! The New Day dominated early, but Styles and Omos rallied, completing a triumphant finish with Omos pinning Kingston while standing with one foot.
I realize it’s just a storyline, but Braun Strowman has been bullied so hard in the buildup to this match that I’ll almost feel bad if he doesn’t win.
The guy has been ridiculed by Shane McMahon for weeks and the time has come for him to get his comeuppance.
If the outcome is any different, I’ll be shocked.
PREDICTION: Braun Strowman
RESULT: Strowman wins in a triumph over bullies everywhere. "This is for every person that's ever been called stupid," he said of the win.
As discussed on this week’s "Out of Character" podcast, Seth Rollins has already had his fair share of WrestleMania moments.
Cesaro, on the other hand, hasn’t really.
This is his first singles match at the annual event and he’s long overdue for a serious push. Now, with momentum on his side again, WWE needs to solidify their faith in "The Swiss Cyborg" by having him defeat one of their top guys on "The Grandest Stage of Them All."
This could be the thing Cesaro needs to finally get within reach of that brass ring again.
RESULT: Cesaro triumphs, thanks in part to a UFO, his spinning, handless torture rack.
Each of these teams would be a suitable contender to the Women’s Tag Team titles, but two teams in particular stick out to me the most.
When the match was first announced, I had originally expected Lana and Naomi to win, then go on to defeat Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler for the Women’s Tag Team titles.
But as of late, Tamina and Natalya have been getting a serious push on SmackDown, and I’m starting to think they might be the ones to earn a tag title shot on night two, especially after seeing how strong Tamina was made to look on SmackDown this week.
PREDICTION: Tamina and Natalya
RESULT: Tamina and Natalya outlast The Riott Squad, setting themselves up for a big opportunity on Night Two.
This has to be the hardest match of the weekend to predict.
On one hand, Sasha Banks has never been victorious at WrestleMania and this would seem to be the moment to finally make it happen. She’s had the best year of her career and what better way to solidify her position at the top than a win in the main event of WrestleMania?
If she were facing ANY OTHER person, I’d say it’s boss time all the way and call it a day.
Bianca Belair is a special talent, though, and a win for "The EST of WWE" here – in a match on the level these two are capable of – would catapult her to the top in one night.
To me, that should be the goal: making a new star.
Sasha Banks is already at the top and even on her way to becoming a cross-over star due to her role in "The Mandalorian." She doesn’t need the win like Bianca does.
Plus, if the chemistry is there between them, these two could create a new rivalry for the ages.
All they have to do is put Bianca over first.
PREDICTION: Bianca Belair – NEW CHAMP!
RESULT: Bianca Belair is a new champion! It was a brutal, hard-fought bought, but Belair came out on top, getting a late edge with her hair whip.
I’m really conflicted on this one.
In my opinion, Asuka shouldn’t lose her belt to someone who has only been on Raw for a cup of coffee. "The Empress of Tomorrow" is one of the most dominant performers in WWE and even a finish where her cockiness causes her to slip up would be kinda weak.
As for Rhea, she oozes potential and should be getting set up for success on the main roster – not losing so soon after arriving on Raw. That sort of thing could be detrimental to how she’s viewed in the eyes of fans after.
Not to mention the fact that this would be her second loss in a row in big WrestleMania title matches.
All of this has put me in a bit of a pickle trying to determine the loser of this match, so I’m just gonna put two names in a hat and pick one out to decide.
RESULT: Rhea Ripley wins with her signature Riptide slam, becoming the new Raw women's champion.
The Fiend has to win this match – not only to avenge the fact that he was burned alive in the middle of the ring by Randy Orton, but also because both of these Superstars need to move onto something new.
There’s nowhere else to go with them at this point.
My only other prediction in this match is that I feel like we’re going to see Orton be the recipient of a fire spot that takes him off TV for an extended period of time like it did with Wyatt.
It would do his character some good to get away for a little bit so that fans can forget about all the paranormal antics he was involved in throughout this program.
PREDICTION: The Fiend
RESULT: Randy Orton defeats The Fiend, but we are left with far more questions than answers.
I always get excited about new match concepts, even if they may fail, because I enjoy out of the box thinking.
So when I hear Nigerian Drum Fight, my ears perk up with interest just out of sheer curiosity.
When it comes to the winner of this one, however, that’s a little more difficult to guess since both guys have been getting a push on TV. I’ll go with Apollo Crews, though.
Crews has been getting some serious screen time as of late and creative appears to be behind this new version of his character, even if Big E is such a huge fan favorite.
PREDICTION: Apollo Crews – NEW CHAMP!
RESULT: Apollo Crews wins with some help from Dabba-Kato, who rushed to the rescue as Big E was about to win.
There’s only one thing I care about in this match, and it ain’t who wins or loses, it’s whether or not Kevin Owens jumps off one of the pirate ships.
The guy has been teasing it for a year now and he’ll have two places he can do it from on Saturday: the ship that’s already there at the stadium and the ship that appears to be part of the WrestleMania stage in leaked photos.
To me, the most logical setup is Logan Paul getting annoyed by Sami and turning on him, allowing KO to take it home for the win.
Hopefully, Kevin Owens pulls double duty after that and attacks Logan Paul as well, just cause.
PREDICTION: Kevin Owens
RESULT: Kevin Owens wins, then nails Paul with a Stone Cold Stunner to cap things off.
Riddle has been a riot on RAW ever since joining the show and I don’t see WWE slowing his momentum down with a loss to Sheamus on Sunday.
Regardless, these two should put on a clinic and I’m excited to see how they top their past matches.
RESULT: Sheamus pulls off the shocker and is now US champion for the third time.
I already listed who I feel has the best shot of being in this match, but overall I think Nia and Shayna will lose their tag titles to whoever they face here – even if it’s not the two I picked earlier in this article – and go on to feud with each other.
PREDICTION: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler lose tag title
RESULT: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler retain their title as Baszler gets Natalya to tap out.
Most fans seem to think Edge or Daniel Bryan will be victorious here to send the crowd home happy, but not me.
My money is on Roman Reigns.
Edge and Daniel Bryan have both said they’re on borrowed time because of past injuries. Roman, though, doesn’t have that same problem. He’s the top guy in WWE at the moment and his long-term success should be important to the company’s growth, especially at WrestleMania.
Reigns needs to be the heel to beat at Mania in order to continue being pushed as the selling point of the show.
If WWE wants to do The Rock vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania at some point, Roman’s character should be impossible to beat there in order to make the matchup against his cousin as big of a deal as possible.
Also, from the moment he was added, I’ve felt like Daniel was only put in this match to eat the pin instead of Edge.
That way Edge doesn’t get pinned in his first title match since returning from injury and it’ll still feel like a big deal when he finally wins the big one again.
PREDICTION: Roman Reigns retains
RESULT: Reigns retains his title by pinning them both!
Ryan Satin is a WWE analyst for FOX Sports. Satin previously appeared on FS1's "WWE Backstage" and founded Pro Wrestling Sheet, where he broke countless news stories as editor-in-chief.