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WrestleMania 33
Wm 33
Tagline(s) The Ultimate Thrill Ride
Information
Promotion WWE
Brand(s) Raw
SmackDown
Date April 2, 2017
Venue Orlando Citrus Bowl
City Orlando, Florida
WWE Pay-per view chronology
Fully Loaded (2017) WrestleMania 33 One Night Stand (2017)
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania 32 WrestleMania 33 WrestleMania 34

WrestleMania 33 will be the thirty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on April 2, 2017, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It will be the second WrestleMania to be held at this venue, which hosted WrestleMania XXIV in 2008, and the third to be held in the state of Florida.

Fifteen matches were contested including two on the pre-show. In the main event The Undertaker defeated Bray Wyatt to retain the WWE Championship in what was his unannounced retirement match. Also on the card Rey Mysterio won the Cruiserweight Open against the entire cruiserweight roster to win his ninth WWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipAmerican Alpha won their first WWE Tag Team ChampionshipHiroshi Tanahashi won the WWE United States Championship and Charlotte Flair won the WWE Women's Championship. All other titles defended on the show were successfully retained.

The event also the first match for The Shield since they broke up in 2014. Along with Undertaker the event saw the final matches of Goldberg and Nikki Bella.

Production

Storylines

The card will include matches resulting from scripted storylines and have results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, and 205 Live, the latter of which is cruiserweight-exclusive.

The winner of the Royal Rumble match traditionally earns a world championship match in the main event of WrestleMania. This year, it was for either Raw's World Heavyweight Championship or SmackDown's WWE Championship. Bray Wyatt won the 2017 match, the first time in his career, and will challenge for his brand's WWE Championship at WrestleMania 33. In the women's rumble the winners compete for either Raw's WWE Women's Championship or SmackDown's WWE Global ChampionshipKimber Lee won the 2017 match, the first time in her career, and will challenge for her brand's WWE Global Championship.

At WrestleMania XX in 2004, Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar in their first match against each other. Both left the company after the event, but Lesnar returned in 2012. After twelve years, Goldberg returned in 2016 and immediately began a feud with Lesnar, thanks in part due to the WWE 2K17 video game, which featured Lesnar on the cover and Goldberg as the pre-order bonus. This culminated in a match at Survivor Series, in which Goldberg humiliated Lesnar by defeating him in one minute and twenty-six seconds. Both then competed in the Royal Rumble match; Lesnar entered at number 26 and dispatched of several other wrestlers before Goldberg came out at number 28 and once again humiliated Lesnar by quickly eliminating him from the match; Goldberg was soon after eliminated by Kazuchika Okada. The following night on Raw, Lesnar and Paul Heyman appeared and challenged Goldberg to one final match at WrestleMania 33. Later that night, it was announced that Goldberg would be appearing the following week to answer Lesnar's challenge.

Matches

No. Matches Stipulations Times
1P Braun Strowman won by last eliminating Mojo Rawley Battle royal for the André the Giant Memorial Trophy 12:30
2P Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Gallagher (c), Akira Tozawa, The Brian Kendrick, Cedric Alexander, Fénix, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, Kalisto, Noam Dar, Rich Swann and T.J. Perkins Cruiserweight Open for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship 15:25
3 Alexa Bliss (c) defeated Ana Sanchez Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship 12:05
4 John Cena and Nikki Bella defeated Rusev and Lana Mixed tag team match 6:20
5 American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) defeated The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) (c) Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship 13:21
6 The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) defeated The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) Six-man tag team match 13:50
7 Shinsuke Nakamura defeated AJ Styles Singles match 25:47
8 James Harrison (c) (with Eve Torres) defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Hardcore match for the NEVER Openweight Championship 16:02
9 #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) (c) defeated The Broken Hardys (Matt Hardy and Brother Nero) (with Reby Sky) andDecay (Abyss and Crazzy Steve) (with Rosemary) vs. Enzo and Cass Fatal four-way elimination tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship 13:20
10 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Kazuchika Okada (c) Singles match for the WWE United States Championship 21:30
11 Charlotte Flair defeated Becky Lynch (c), Bayley and Sasha Banks Fatal four-way elimination match for the WWE Women's Championship 15:21
12 Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated Goldberg Singles match 4:45
13 Asuka (c) defeated Kimber Lee Singles match for the WWE Global Championship 13:21
14 Sami Zayn (c) defeated Kevin Owens Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 16:50
15 The Undertaker (c) defeated Bray Wyatt Singles match for the WWE Championship 19:44
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
P – indicates the match will take place on the pre-show

Cruiserweight Open

Eliminated Team Entered Eliminated by Method of Elimination Time
1 Lince Dorado 1 Akira Tozawa Pinned after a german suplex 1:30
2 The Brian Kendrick 3 Akira Tozawa Pinned after a Ganki 3:47
3 Akira Tozawa 2 Rich Swann Pinned after a spin kick 5:30
4 Cedric Alexander 5 Rich Swann Pinned after a Fantastic Voyage 8:01
5 Rich Swann 4 Gran Metalik Pinned after a Metalik Driver 9:13
6 Noam Dar 7 Gran Metalik Pinned after a corkscrew senton bomb 10:01
7 Gran Metalik 6 Kalisto Pinned after a Salida del Sol 10:59
8 Kalisto 8 T.J. Perkins Submitted to a TJP Clutch 12:07
9 T.J. Perkins 9 Jack Gallagher Pinned after a running corner dropkick 13:09
10 Fénix 11 Jack Gallagher Pinned after a running corner dropkick 13:51
11 Jack Gallagher (c) 10 Rey Mysterio Pinned after a 619 15:25
Winner Rey Mysterio 12 n/a

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