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WrestleMania 39 Night 2: Hail to the Mess

Tue 04 Apr 2023 | 10:56 PM
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Yesterday, the events of the highly-anticipated second night of WrestleMania 39 were concluded with complete disappointment for the fans. In addition, the night wasn’t well managed in terms of time. There were a lot of ads, fillers, video packages, and recaps.

It was expected that the second night of WrestleMania would be stronger, and more banger than the previous one due to the presence of the Hell in a Cell match between Brood Edge and Demon Balor, the triple threat match for the Intercontinental, and the anticipated main event between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes.

The night began with a short match between Brock Lesnar, and the Nigerian giant Omos. The match was fine, and the fans really interacted with such a match. Moreover, Lesnar’s Suplex City, and F5 for Omos stunned the audience.

After that, the strangest decisions of the night started to flow. After the Lesnar-Omos match came to the Showcase match for Women. It was a fatal 4-way tag team match. The teams were: Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez, Shotzi & Natalya, Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green, and Ronda Rousey & Shayna Beszler.

The match was really short, and poorly written, in addition, there was no time for full entrances, only one team had a full entrance.

Also, the decision was strange as Rousey and Baszlar captured the win and they were tagged in the match for once.

After the match, another strange decision appeared on the screen which is the appearance of Bobby Lashley with Andrea the Giant match trophy, and then he left the venue, and the video packages for the Triple Threat match for the Intercontinental title were aired!

The jewel of the night was the Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental championship between Gunther (c), Drew McIntyre, and Sheamus. The best match storytelling in the night, alongside the competition between McIntyre and Sheamus for capturing the prize. McIntyre and Sheamus did a great performance in the night.

While Gunther proved why he is a real Ring General. The fans also did a great job in interacting with the match, however, the result was shocking as everyone expects that this could be the best time for Sheamus to be a Grand Slam Champion. Finally, a good thing at the night.

This good thing doesn’t last for a long time as we moved to the bad decisions. Three hours are left in the scheduled time for the event and only three matches were left in the night.

Then comes Raw Women’s Championship match between Bianca Blair and Asuka. They had good entrances, but everybody at the night respected Blair for spending time with a girl of the dancers who lost her mother before the event.

Moving to the match, it was so weak, and poor in movements, we can say that it was well-written by poorly executed in the ring. In addition, it was full of botches. Regardless of all that, Blair’s win was one of the worst decisions in WrestleMania, and the streak of Asuka’s losses continue for the fifth year.

After that came a surprise that turned into tragedy. The Miz and Snoop Dogg entered the ring as Dogg presented a challenger to The Miz, and “here comes the money!” Shane McMahon returned and had a match with The Miz.

 After a few seconds, McMahon was injured in the match. The Miz kept gazing at the fans before Dogg improvised the best thing in the whole night. He continued the match with a Rock Elbow in the madness of the fans.

After dozens of ads, and videos, the Hell in a Cell between Brood Edge, and Demon Balor. The entrances were the best at the night and the storytelling of referencing from Dante’s Inferno were great. However, the beauty of the performance between both athletes didn’t last for long as Balor was injured and it seemed that the match cut short due to the injury.

Believe it or not, more than an hour and half left and only the main event is here. So, the Hall of Famers’ introduction, ads, and more video packages were there.

Finally, the main event. The entrances of Roman Reigns was a classy and grand. Rhodes’ one was good and he presented his belt the late Broodi Lee’s son.

The main event was as any Roman Reigns’ match including the near falls, the Usos, and Solo Sikoa’s impacts.

However, it was a good match, and a great showcase for Rhodes, and the result was good. Yes, Reigns’ victory was the right call.

After the match, the majority of wrestling fans interacted with the result, some accepted it, and some rejected it and screamed on social media. The feedback was historical.

WrestleMania 39 Night 2 Results & Ratings

Brock Lesnar defeated Omos (2/5)

Fatal-4 Way Women's Tag Team Match: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler defeated Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez, Natalya & Shotzi, and Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville (2/5)

Triple Threat Match for Intercontinental Title: Gunther (c) defeated Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus (4.5/5)

Raw Women's Championship: Bianca Blair (c) defeated Asuka (2/5)

Hell in a Cell Match: Edge defeated Finn Balor (3.5/5)

WWE Undisputed World Titles: The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns defeated The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes (4/5)

General Rating: 6.5/10