The time has finally come! WWE Wrestlemania 39 is kicking off Night 1, complete with seven scheduled matches, the return of the legendary John Cena, and the showdown between WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley.
GameSpot is inside SoFi Stadium for this year’s Wrestlemania, bringing you results and a review of the big show live, as it happens, mere feet from the ring. Unless you’re in attendance, the only way to catch Wrestlemania is on Peacock (or through traditional pay-per-view). While Peacock has a free tier, you will not be able to watch the WWE event through that. You’ll need a Premium ($5 a month, with ads) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10 a month, no ads) account. Regardless of which tier you choose, there will be a few WWE-related ads throughout the show.
There are multiple ways to watch Peacock. Aside from watching it on mobile devices and on the PC, you can stream the service on Amazon Fire devices, Android TV, Apple TV, LG Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xfinity, and more. As for when you can watch (and should tune into our live review, check out the times for Wrestlemania below.
- 8 PM ET
- 7 PM CT
- 5 PM PT
- 1 AM BST (April 1, April 2)
- 10 AM AEST (April 1, April 2)
At current, there are 7 matches scheduled for Night 1 of Wrestlemania 39. Austin Theory’s defense of the WWE United States Championship against John Cena will kick off the show. Take a look at the night’s full card below.
Night 1 Match card:
- Austin Theory (c) vs. John Cena (WWE United States Championship)
- Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Logan Paul
- Trish Stratus, Lita, and Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky)
- Braun Strowman and Ricochet vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) in a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Match
- The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships)
- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)
- Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio
Results & Review:
Austin Theory (c) vs. John Cena (WWE United States Championship)
Winner: Austin Theory via pinfall
Honestly, having Theory and Cena kick things off makes sense. This is a perfect way to kick open the door to Wrestlemania. The only fault in this feud is that Cena only made a single appearance to further the feud. He’s a busy guy, sure, but it would have been great to have him more involved in the buildup.
Theory won clean after hitting a low blow and nailing Cena with A Town Down, which is exactly what should have happened. Not only do the shenanigans make a rematch sensible, Theory just got the biggest win of his career and Cena loses nothing.
The only issue is with the video production in that the video feeds in the stadium glitched out as Cena was about to hit an Attitude Adjustment. So those in the cheap seats had to squint pretty hard to see what was happening in the match. Still, doesn’t take away from this being a good opener. Nothing spectacular, just a good match.
Braun Strowman and Ricochet vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) in a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Match
Winner: The Street Profits via pinfall
It’s hard to call a fatal four-way tag match “normal” but this match was mostly that. Everyone got in some of their signature offense, there were some unique high-flying moments, and even Braun Strowman went off the top rope. The tower of doom spot was definitely the highlight of the match, and the crowd was plenty entertained. Two other standout moments were Ricochet’s sunset flip to the outside and Angelo Dawkins derailing the Strowman Express. Naturally, the crowd went wild for both.
If I had a critique it’s that storyline-wise, it’s not all that enthralling. There’s no real stakes of personal story to this particular bout. Still, it’s a showcase win for the Street Profits, who should have been the team to dethrone the Usos.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Logan Paul
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