Saturday, February 24

Cody Rhodes returns, Bianca Belair dazzles

After two straight years of having no crowds then a limited-capacity crowds due to COVID-19 restrictions, WrestleMania 38 brought WWE’s flagship event back to normalcy with a full crowd packed inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The highly anticipated two-night event kicked off with a bang, with Seth Rollins opponent revealed to be former-AEW star Cody Rhodes, whose career skyrocketed since he left WWE in 2016.

Night one also showcased the best of the women’s division. Bianca Belair had a repeat performance of WrestleMania 37, winning the WWE Raw Women’s Championship by defeating Becky Lynch in spectacular fashion.

Later, Ronda Rousey will challenge Charlotte Flair for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

The title fights aren’t the only things fans were anticipating to see. Logan Paul impressed in his WWE in-ring debut.  Also, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin makes his return in his home state, appearing on Kevin Owens’ “The KO Show.”

Here are the biggest takeaways from night one of WrestleMania 38:

Cody Rhodes makes his return to WWE as he enters the arena during WrestleMania 38.

Cody Rhodes returns to WWE

The “American Nightmare” has returned.

After helping launch and become the face of All Elite Wrestling, Cody Rhodes made his highly anticipated return to the company his father, Dusty, made a name for himself. It was much speculated, but the crowd erupted into a frenzy when Rhodes’ music hit the speakers of AT&T Stadium and he walked down to the ring. 

It was a reunion a long time coming. 

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