Who would have thought that the "Showcase of the Immortals" (is that still what the WWE call it?) would be so different?

Lowlights and highlights as follows:

Cesaro def. Drew Gulak (Kickoff Match)

No surprise. Justice for Cesaro! But in a kickoff match?!

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross def. The Kabuki Warriors to become the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions

No surprise.

Elias def. King Corbin

Corbin buried? Nah, he's a big lad. Vincent will bring him back.

Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch def. Shayna Baszler

Play it safe. Bit of a shock, but safe. And a short match. Evolution, anyone?

Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn def. Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan losing? Good, Zayn FINALLY gets some continuity.

SmackDown Tag Team Champion John Morrison def. Kofi Kingston and Jimmy Uso in a Triple Threat Ladder Match


Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins in a No Disqualification Match

Don't understand why there was even this feud/match. Fair enough, though, KO is decent, and a solid result.

Braun Strowman def. Goldberg to become the new Universal Champion

Well, Goldberg was never going to defend, was he? It won't be long before Strowman drops the title, but at least now he can add this to his CV. WWE should have put a title on Strowman 2 years+ ago. He has lost so much momentum he is virtually going backwards.

The Undertaker def. AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match

I want to cry. However good the match, this is not a long-term solution, it's a WrestleMania sop. The one positive is the American Badass came back, and it broke the 4th wall in the build... let's hope it lets 'Taker go out for good with some dignity. Please let him Rest In Peace.


WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre

Silas: McIntyre. I'm a fan, and I didn't back him for the Rumble so... "Cheers, Drew!"

The Baron: Lesnar. End of.

John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (Firefly Fun House Match)

Silas: The Fiend, he's not going to lose 2 on the bounce, with help from his FFH friends

The Baron: Cena. I think Vince has gone cool on this one, and this is mainstream

Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing Match)

Silas: Edge

The Baron: Who cares? Seriously? Let's say.... EDGE, just because

NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair

Silas: Kind of expected it to be Charlotte, but... I think WWE are high on Ripley, so I'm going to say Ripley, as it also means Charlotte won't go to NXT

The Baron: Please let it be Ripley!

SmackDown  Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina vs.  Naomi (WrestleMania Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match)

Silas: Naomi... too early for Evans

The Baron: Lacey Evans to surprise and pick up the pieces after a scarppy match that doesn't last half as long as it should

Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler

Silas: Otis

The Baron: Otis. Ziggler there to make him look good

Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley

Silas: If this isn't given to Black, Creative need sacking. Lashley should be buried here

The Baron: Please, Aleister Black

Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. Austin Theory & Angel Garza

Silas: Street Profits

The Baron: Theory and Garza, for the Hispanic viewers

Natalya battles Liv Morgan

Silas: Natalya... a Mania moment for her

The Baron: Morgan, why not? Could be a damp squid for Natalya