WrestleMania 39 sees Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Rhea Ripley win championships on first night

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Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag-Team Championship and Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship were the matches of the archetypal nighttime of WrestleMania 39.

The atrocious humor betwixt Zayn and Owens and Jimmy and Jey Uso spilled implicit onto "The Grandest Stage of Them All." Multiple stunners, aggregate splashes and adjacent Owens going done 1 of the announcers’ tables was not capable to extremity this lucifer early. The 2 teams were successful a bitter dogfight until the precise end.


Apr 1, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Sami Zayn (black pants) and Kevin Owens (black pants/black shirt) during Wrestlemania Night 1 astatine  SoFi Stadium.

Apr 1, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Sami Zayn (black pants) and Kevin Owens (black pants/black shirt) during Wrestlemania Night 1 astatine SoFi Stadium. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy and Jey gained the vantage toward the last fractional of the lucifer and adjacent deed Owens with simultaneous superkicks followed by Uso Splashes successful an effort to pin Owens. It didn’t work. The 2 tried again to enactment Owens retired erstwhile and for each with different 2 superkicks but Zayn got backmost into the match.

Owens connected with a suplex from the apical enactment connected Jey Uso and tagged successful Zayn, who instantly came successful an deed with 3 Helluva Kicks.

Zayn past pinned Uso for the win. The longtime friends were present tag-team champions.

Ripley and Flair were successful a fight for the ages.

The 2 would spell aft each different with a flurry of strikes and kicks. Ripley went for her finishing maneuver, the Riptide, aboriginal successful the lucifer but Flair countered with an unthinkable DDT.

Rhea Ripley hits the Riptide connected  Charlotte Flair.

Rhea Ripley hits the Riptide connected Charlotte Flair. (WWE)


At 1 point, Flair would spell up for a moonsault disconnected the apical enactment but Ripley got up to counter. Ripley flipped Flair with a suplex onto the champion’s look and bust the apical of her chemoreceptor open. But Flair would beryllium capable to yet enactment Ripley connected the ropes with her limb lock, but Ripley grabbed the enactment to interruption the hold.

As the lucifer progressed, Ripley knocked retired Flair astatine the apical enactment and get her acceptable for the Riptide. Ripley completed it and slammed Flair home. She would screen Flair for the 1-2-3 and triumph the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

It’s the archetypal clip Ripley volition clasp the SmackDown title. She was a one-time RAW Women’s Champion.

Rhea Ripley holds the title

Rhea Ripley holds the title (WWE)

Here’s however the remainder of the paper played out.

  • Austin Theory defeated John Cena via pinfall to clasp the United States Championship.
  • The Street Profits defeated Braun Strowman & Ricochet, Alpha Academy and The Viking Raiders successful the Men’s WrestleMania Showcase fatal four-way tag-team match.
  • Seth Rollins defeated Logan Paul via pinfall successful a singles match.
  • Becky Lynch, Lita and Trish Stratus defeated Damage CTRL successful a six-woman tag-team match.
  • Rey Mysterio defeated Dominik Mysterio via pinfall.
  • Pat McAfee defeated The Miz via pinfall.


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