WrestleMania 39 Night 2 Review–
Brock Lesnar def. Omos
In my column of predictions I predicted Brock Lesnar defeating Omos in under five minutes. I do not have the official time for March to compare, however I’m pretty sure I was close. This was pretty much what I expected. Omos makes all of his major moves done the end, just to allow Brock to score the F-5 while selling some sort of injury. Omos isn’t quite ready to take the rub from an opponent like Brock however, I’m sure that he will get there. Based on what I expected and what it was supposed to achieve, the result was acceptable. **1/4
Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler def. Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan, Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville and Shotzi and Natalya
The winner was evident right from the start. Comparing to the men’s game it was considerably less exciting, with the spots taking quite a bit of time to put up. There aren’t many lessons to take away from this game. We were hoping for this to be a clusterf*ck, but it didn’t. Unfortunately, I think it wasn’t terribly bad. There were a few diving opportunities. We had our double Sharpshooter spot. You know. It was the way it was. **1/4
Gunther (C) in the final. Sheamus and Drew McIntyre – Intercontinental Championship
Lord, be merciful. There are no words to describe what an amazing spectacular spectacle it was. Gunther as well as Sheamus were generational matches as a one-on-one game. Add the factor in the form of Drew McIntyre in the mix and you’ve got the legendary Intercontinental Championship match for the oldies. Even as I write this, I don’t know how to express how amazing it was. Three of the top physical stars in the WWE fighting the ever-loving shitout of one another.
However, what I like is the fact that you can see WWE was mocking the idea that Sheamus might actually be able to be able to win the title that was elusive to him However, Drew who was the “friend”, wasn’t having it and snubbed him. This could result in an ongoing fight between the two however, it’s just the transitions, the near falls and the ferocity of the chops and the hunger for battle. The match was in strong competition for the title of the most exciting match at WrestleMania I’m thinking they could have an argument.
It’s not just one of the greatest Intercontinental events ever in WWE history, but it’s also one of the greatest events that have ever been played in WrestleMania history. PERIOD! Gunther had already established an absurdly high standard that he will probably never be able to defend his title. There’s always a chance, Sheamus. What a great effort. What a conflict. What a war. The fame associated with this Intercontinental Championship is back. *****
Bianca Belair (C) def. Asuka – RAW Women’s Championship
I was a bit disappointed that this contest needed to be the next one following that hit, but you can’t doubt that they got out and did their best and put on a good show. It was basically an epic battle between Bianca Belair’s power versus Asuka’s technical skills and it was beautiful to look at. I particularly loved the area on the outside, with Belair blasting Asuka’s lunch in.
I’ve always thought that Bianca as well Asuka have had a sneaky great chemistry however I am not convinced that this fight will be the an end to their fight. It would be great to see the double part of them fighting. Excellent, excellent content here, for sure. Not quite on the same level as Charlotte or Ripley, but they did more than hold their own. Another huge victory for the women’s division at WrestleMania. ****1/4
Edge def. “Demon” Finn Balor – Hell In a Cell Match
There is certainly a lot to take in There is plenty to digest here. There will be many who disagree with the winner , and Finn ought to have won the victory in this game. However, at the end of the day, from the perspective of this storyline, it was a complete sense to Edge to take the win and complete the story that he began in numerous ways. I really enjoyed this Hell In a Cell match because it was exactly what it was supposed to be and the time. The atmosphere was enthralling. The mood was set by the openings, which added a great spark to the game.
And then there’s the actual game, complete with the cage that is not colored suspended on top of their heads. There is a constant flow of weapons. Finn being genuinely busted open and attempting to end the fight Edge by traversing one of the cells with the table. Actually, it turns out that Edge created Finn being busted by pretending to examine the ring to find more weapons he’s never utilized before. Finn was allowed to leave in the end, which I believe helped win the game because it was a tense moment that could have ruined the pace.
I thought that this was exactly what Hell In a Cell ought to be. Edge’s desperate attempt to kill Finn to be done with at the end was final icing on the cake. It was a great episode. We witnessed Edge’s experience as well as Finn’s ferocity it was best way to put an end to Edge as well as The Judgement Day’s squabble. Congratulations to both sides. ****1/4
Roman Reigns (C) def. Cody Rhodes – Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
Man, there’s going to be many responses to this. The only thing I can say is some things. In my predictions column I was certain to say that I was not as convinced that Roman would fall to Cody as I was Kevin and Sami could defeat The Usos. But I did forecast it was likely that The Bloodline would lose everything. It was the perfect environment, wasn’t it? The Usos losing. Solo getting ejected. Cody handed over his belt to Jon Huber’s son and was a loving father to his children prior to the start of the match. The whole world was preparing for an Cody victory. However, if Roman has shown anything, it’s the fact that the place where dreams are born is to an end. Edge thought he’d be able to have his moment during WrestleMania in the year 2000. Drew McIntyre thought his moment was at Clash at the Castle. Sami believed that his time would arrive at his place of residence in Canada. All of them have fallen.
Do I have a problem with Roman Retiring? Absolutely not. Why is that? You only need to listen to Triple H’s words. Triple H stated. Roman keeping the title against Cody will not be the final chapter of the tale. It’s just the beginning of the chapter. Many people live in the assumption that WrestleMania is where the story ends. Do you realize that Monday Night Raw is in just under 24 hours? Cody’s quest to WrestleMania has ended and his attempt to claim the title he believes is his rightful birthright isn’t. Cody won the championship this evening could have been a more joyful and more satisfying conclusion. However, Roman keeping his title when his brothers were beaten by the tag championships is an interesting contradiction. Roman was a few days away from his 1,000 days of being champion, and I’ve always thought that, in the back of my mind that with him being so close to winning, there was no way WWE will not let him break the top ten, especially with such a close proximity. In fact, it’s an interesting twist to the Bloodline’s story. How can Roman reconcile his win at the title with The Usos’ loss? What is the best way to resolve this? Solo intervening on behalf of Roman influence the outcome?
In truth, I can accept that some people may have issues with it. WrestleMania is supposed to be a show of heroes overcoming their foes and happy conclusion. The ending was not happy. However, it’s not all that’s left of the tale and there’s plenty more to come. I personally can’t wait to find out where the story will go. If you look at the match as it is concerned it was all you would expect a WrestleMania major event is supposed to be, and much more. If we’re truthful, it’s probably among the top 5 WrestleMania main event ever. It was awe-inspiring. The ebbs and flow. Every movement and goal.
The entrances were massive and gave a huge match with a larger than life. The next is. Kevin and Sami come out which makes you believe that Cody will take the title. Of course, there’s the sadness of Roman winning the title and the expression of dismay in the crowd. It’s an entirely different scene from the night before. The scene that shows Sami along with Kevin celebrating their victories, with Cody’s expression of complete shock and Roman having a party as the backdrop. If I’m honest this is actually an even better story in the long run. WWE has created an amazing story through The Bloodline, and while I was sure that this was the night when everyone lost everything It turns out that The Bloodline’s story just getting underway. Ref bumps , and the volume of interference may prevent me from rating this five stars in total. Yet, you can’t say you weren’t amused. For those looking to become an upcoming champion I’d suggest If it’s not broken you shouldn’t repair it. Roman is at a different level currently. ****3/4
Let me give you the final word. WrestleMania 39 is among the most memorable events WWE has ever put on and I’m about to declare today that there’s an argument to be made when you take both nights together it was the best WrestleMania ever. It was the most memorable event in its history. It was certainly better that WrestleMania 17. Better than 19. More impressive than 20, or Better than 20 or. Everyone’s opinions differ However, I do not remember any WrestleMania with such a wide range of top-quality performances. Are I speaking in a different way when I say this? When you look at what you think of the Intercontinental Triple Threat Match as well as the two main events from WrestleMania do you think they are not three of the most memorable match that have ever been played in WrestleMania history? Revisionist history and recency bias aside? It’s not just about the performances. The production. The music. The presentation. The ramp to the entrance. The crowd’s engagement.
I don’t have words to describe how incredible the show was from beginning to the very end. Night 1 was definitely better from top to the bottom over Night 2 in my opinion. However, Night 1 just set a absurdly high standard. Even those matches that weren’t excellent weren’t really bad. Everyone played at a high standard as did everyone including the crew on stage to the people who produced the matches, and the special performances by the musicians and dance groups and, of course, the performers, should be praised for putting on an unforgettable WrestleMania event that can not be forgotten.
The truth is, WrestleMania 39 receives an infinity amount of thumbs-up. It was a heartfelt message towards WWE fans and was one of the most memorable events in the history of professional wrestling.
Oh And Shane McMahon tore his quad. Like father Like son, I think?