The Emptiest Granddaddy of Them All
In this special bonus episode, Brian is again joined by Everything is Permitted’s Julian Brown to talk about WrestleMania 36! They share their thoughts and feelings on the show! What went well? What didn’t? What could they have done to make it a better show? Most importantly… have empty arena shows run their course?
The event was originally scheduled to take place solely on April 5, 2020, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and was to air live. In mid-March 2020, all WWE programming was relocated to the WWE Performance Center training facility in Orlando due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with no audience and only essential staff present. WWE subsequently announced that WrestleMania would also be presented from the facility, and air across two nights. WrestleMania’s matches were filmed at the Performance Center on March 25 and 26, while two matches were filmed in atypical styles outside of a traditional arena setting.
Night 1 (Saturday, April 4, 2020)
Cesaro defeated Drew Gulak (Singles Match) 2.5/5 Stars
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross defeated Champions The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) (c) (Tag team match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship) 2.5/5 Stars
Elias defeated King Corbin (Singles Match) 1/5 Stars
Champion Becky Lynch defeated Shayna Baszler (Singles Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship) 3.5/5 Stars
Champion Sami Zayn (with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura) defeated Daniel Bryan (with Drew Gulak) (Singles Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship) 3.5/5 Stars
Tag Team Champions John Morrison defeated Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston (Triple Threat Ladder match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship) 4/5 Stars
Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins (No Disqualification Match) 4.5/5 Stars
Braun Strowman defeated Champion Goldberg (Singles Match for the WWE Universal Championship) 1/5 Stars
The Undertaker defeated AJ Styles (with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) (Boneyard Match) 3/4 Cinematic Stars
Night 2 (Sunday, April 5, 2020)
Liv Morgan defeated Natalya (Singles Match) 1/5 Stars
Charlotte Flair defeated Champion Rhea Ripley by submission (Singles Match for the NXT Women’s Championship) 2/5 Stars
Aleister Black defeated Bobby Lashley (with Lana) (Singles Match) 2.5/5 Stars
Otis defeated Dolph Ziggler (with Sonya Deville) (Singles Match) 2/5 Stars
Edge defeated Randy Orton (Last Man Standing Match) 3/5 Stars
Champions The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) defeated Angel Garza and Austin Theory (with Zelina Vega) (Tag Team Match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship) 4.5/5 Stars
Champion Bayley defeated Lacey Evans, Naomi, Sasha Banks, and Tamina (Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship) 4/5 Stars
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena (Firefly Fun House Match) 4/4 Cinematic Stars
Drew McIntyre defeated Champion Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) (Singles Match for the WWE Championship) 1/5 Stars
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Everything is Permitted
About Everything is Permitted…
Created in the summer of 2018 by Julian Brown and Matt Reppert, Everything is Permitted brings film, gaming and pop culture under one podcast banner. With original segments like The Permitted Minute and new ones like Raiders of the Bargain Bin, Julian, Matt, and the show’s newest co-host Brittany Tomes bring their comprehensive knowledge of all things nerd to the weekly show.