Three titles change hands during the first night of WrestleMania 36

Apr 5, 2020 - by Colin Vassallo

WrestleMania 36 part one ended the night with three new champions as the Women’s Tag Team championship, the 24/7 championship, and the Universal championship all changed hands during the three-hour broadcast.

Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross were the first ones to become new champions on the show, having participated in the opening match of the night. Bliss and Cross, who had been teaming up for the past several months, regained the WWE Women’s Tag Team titles from The Kabuki Warriors after the two lost it to them back in August of last year during an episode of Monday Night Raw. This makes Bliss and Cross the only two-time champs after ending the 181-day reign of Asuka and Sane.

The 24/7 title also switched hands with Mojo Rawley becoming the new champ. R-Truth was getting interviewed by host Rob Gronkowski and Rawley when all of a sudden Gronk hit Truth and went for the pin. But Rawley didn’t let that happen and broke the pin and then went for the pin himself, preventing his best friend from winning his first title in WWE.

And the third title to change hands was the Universal title with Braun Strowman beating Goldberg fairly quickly in the second-to-last match on the broadcast. Goldberg hit several spears on Strowman but the monster among men recovered quickly and hit four powerslams on the champion for the clean pinfall. The match did not even last three minutes. Reigns’ exit from the storyline was never explained despite Triple H saying it would play out to be satisfying for everyone.

“It’s real. The #UniversalTitle is in these hands. Thank you @Goldberg and the @WWE Universe who’ve always supported,” Strowman tweeted after the match.

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