WrestleMania 33 Kickoff Show Results – 4/2/17 (Battle Royal)


WrestleMania 33 Kickoff Show Results
April 2, 2017
Orlando, Florida (Camping World Stadium)
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

The Wrestlemania Kick-Off show starts with a view from inside the stadium as we cut to the Wrestlemanoa Kick-Off show panel with Renee Young, Booker T, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Shawn Michaels.

Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton – Discussion

A video package previewing the WWE championship match involving WWE champion Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton is shown. The panel discusses the Smackdown championship match. Shawn Michaels starts us off by saying that he thinks there’s always been a legitimate darkness to Randy Orton. Booker T says it shouldn’t surprise anyone about Randy Orton turning on Bray Wyatt because Orton has that championship mentality. Shawn predicts Randy Orton to win, Jerry Lawler predicts Bray Wyatt with Booker T saying Randy Orton will win.

AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon – Discussion

Booker T says AJ Styles has proved himself since coming to WWE. He calls him a main eventer. Lawler says Styles has to make sure he does not underestimate Shane McMahon. Booker T, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Shawn Michaels all predict that AJ Styles will win.

Seth Rolling vs. Triple H – Discussion

A video package showing the feud between Seth Rolling and Triple H airs. Shawn Michaels says this is the night for Seth Rollins. Either he wins or he’s done. This is the match that makes or breaks Seth Rollins. Booker T says rules can be broken and Triple H is the master of breaking rules. Lawler says there’s an entire locker room willing to do Triple H’s dirty work and take Seth Rollins out for him. Shawn Michaels, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Booker T all predict that Triple H will win.

United States Championship – Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens – Discussion

Jerry Lawler says Chris Jericho knows what “friendships” are like in WWE. And that the friendships don’t last long. Shawn Michaels says this might be a bit new to Kevin Owens. And that the championship could be an advantage to Chris Jericho since he thinks Kevin Owens is more focused on the personal feud. Booker T says Kevin Owens wins, Jerry “Lawler” says he thinks Chris Jericho wins while Shawn Michaels says it’ll be Chris Jericho.

Lita replaces Jerry “The King” Lawler in the panel.

Women’s matches – Discussion

Lita says Nia Jax will do some damage in this match and that Bayley is the champion and should not be considered the underdog. For Smackdown, Booker T says the odds are stacked against Alexa Bliss. But she is the smallest out of the women’s division but she is feisty. She has the title in her corner. Lita predicts Bayley wins, Booker T and Shawn Michaels say Nia Jax wins on Raw. For Smackdown, Booker T predicts Alexa Bliss, Lita goes with Naomi and Shawn Michaels go with Alexa Bliss.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries

And we have our first match on the Wrestlemania Kick-Off show! Austin Aries makes his way to the ring. The WWE Cruiserweight champion comes down to the ring as the bell rings. Lots of reversals in this match. With Neville down, Aries goes for an elbow drop off the top rope but only gets a 2 count. Two German suplexes by Neville on Aries, including one where Aries lands on his head. Neville on the top rope but Aries follows him to the top and a hurricanrana by Aries to Neville. Aries goes to the top rope and delivers the 450, he goes for the cover but Neville kicks out at the 2 count! Aries locks in the Last Chancery but Neville with a rake to the eyes on Aries to break it up. Neville goes to the top rope and delivers the red arrow. He goes for the cover and gets the 3 count!

Winner: Neville

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

The Big Show and Braun Strowman’s music hits and the ring is all packed. Braun Strowman eliminates the Big Show! All the competitors in the ring gang up and eliminate Strowman! Lots of eliminations taking place. Killian Dain, Mojo Rawley and Jinder Mahal the final three! Mojo was thrown between the second rope to the outside. Mahal goes out and starts beating on him. Outside the ring, Mahal grabbed NFL player Rob Gronkowski’s drink. Mahal takes the drink and throws it onto Gronkowski. They go back in the ring, Gronkowski jumps the rail and delivers a tackle on Mahal. Mojo eliminates Dain. Final two are Mojo Rawley and Jinder Mahal. Mojo turns around, Mahal goes for a clothesline but Mojo throws him up and onto the ring apron. Mojo delivers a running forearm and eliminates him to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal! Gronkowski gets in the ring and celebrates with Rawley.

Winner: Mojo Rawley

WWE Universal Champion – Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar – Discussion

The panel talks WWE Universal Championship match between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. Booker T predicts that Goldberg retains the WWE Universal title while both Jerry “The King” Lawler and Shawn Michaels go with Brock Lesnar winning.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Dean makes his way down and the match is underway. The match quickly spills to the outside of the ring with Ambrose smashing Corbin’s head into the security rail. He throws Corbin back in the ring. Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds but Corbin pushes him away, he runs towards Ambrose who drops the top rope and Corbin falls over the top. Ambrose climbs the top rope and with Corbin standing outside, Ambrose delivers an elbow drop. Ambrose throws Corbin back in the ring and delivers a swinging neck breaker. He goes for the cover but gets a 2 count. Corbin gets back up and delivers the Deep Six but Ambrose kicks out. Some right hands by Corbin. With both men up, they exchange punches and Ambrose delivers a clothesline. Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds but Corbin reverses it as he picks Dean up and drops him on his back. Corbyn goes for the End of Days, Ambrose flips over and reverses it into the Dirty Deeds. He goes for the cover and gets the count! Dean Ambrose retains his Intercontinental title!

Winner: Dean Ambrose