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WWE Wrestlemania 38 – Night 2 (04.03.2022) (Wrestling Review)


Wrestlemania 38

Arlington, Texas 

April 3rd, 2022


WWE RAW Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match
RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) (c) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis)

A fun opening tag match. Once the rules sorted themselves out it became a fast paced match between these two teams. Orton and Riddle both shined with some good moves and them retaining makes sense. Its nothing you haven’t seen before but it was enjoyable. 

3.5 / 5

Singles Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos

Omos controlled most the match but he just still doesn’t have it. He isn’t that smooth in ring and just sort of towers over. Lashley winning makes sense in every way. Thankfully this was short but not really good at all. 

1.5 / 5

Anything Goes Match
Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville

A comedy match that was actually enjoyable. It was smart to go super over the top goofy since Knoxville isn’t like Bad Bunny or Logan Paul in terms of in ring capabilities. Having the Jackass crew do run ins made sense and let Knoxville take some breaks. Knoxville did take some more bumps than expected given him talking about his brain damage recently. 

3.5 / 5

WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Fatal Four Way Match
Carmella & Queen Zelina (c) vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler vs. Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley

A chaotic match that sorted itself out as it went on. While I hate the rules for this style match, having no DQ means they don’t entirely have to have to follow the rules anyway. Some good moments and Sasha / Naomi winning makes sense as the crowd was into them most. Shayna / Natayla were sort of just there to be there as added bodies though. 

 3 / 5

Singles Match
AJ Styles vs. Edge

Its almost sad that since Edge has returned each match back has been worse and worse. This was a slow, overly long, match between two guys who by all accounts are fantastic. The match was just painfully slow and boring.

1 / 5

Tag Team Match
Ridge Holland & Sheamus (w/Butch) vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)

A rushed squash match that saw New Day lose. Felt like a rushed TV match and completely unneeded. 

.5 / 5

Singles Match
Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory (w/Mr. McMahon)

A shockingly good match. The story of Pat constantly getting out of Austins moves with the help of Pats athleticism worked well. It was shocking to see just how over with the crowd Pat was too. Some of his moves were great and that made up for the lame finish. 

3 / 5

Singles Match
Mr. McMahon (w/Austin Theory) vs. Pat McAfee

Pat called out Vince and now its 2022 and we have a Vince McMahon match. Not really a match as it was more of a beatdown on Pat. Not really great but interesting to see Vince try anything in ring at 76 years old. 

.5 / 5

WWE Title / WWE Universal Title Unification Winner Takes All Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (w/Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso & Paul Heyman) (c)

While not a bad match this felt like an incredibly lackluster main event. It was mainly a big move match with Roman only doing a handful of moves. Some close finishes and a horrible finish that came off as underwhelming. I’m not sure if it got called early as both Lesner and Roman appeared possibly hurt but this wasn’t the match WWE hyped it up as. 

2 / 5

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