WrestleMania 36 Review!
By Paul Anthony
Well WWE’s biggest event is in the books and I have to say it was a great show regardless of the certain outcomes and finishes. You may have wanted a few outcomes to be different in which we will talk about those endings as well. We know there was 20 matches scattered over two days. Two of the bouts were on the pre show for day 1 and day 2. lets look at these matches in order!
First match of the weekend went just under four and a half minutes, Cesaro beat Drew Gulak in very good back and forth match the only problem with this match was that it was too short, these guys could put on a good show if they were given more time. Second match was Bliss and Cross beating The Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women’s tag titles. The match was a good back and forth match that went a good 15 minutes. I did like the idea of The Warriors not losing the titles but I guess it was time for a change. Third match of the night was Elias Vs King Corbin in a decent match that went 9 minutes only problem is, no one really gives a damn about those two right now because they aren’t being used the right way. Becky Lynch Vs Shayna Baszler for the Raw Women’s championship that went barely over 8 minutes, the problem that people didn’t like was the ending and in my eyes it was smart move on Becky’s part to outsmart the powerful rookie. Sami defeated Bryan to keep his title, this match was just annoying because Bryan deserved to win the title to give it some type of honor but this match just felt like a filler.
The real match of the night went to the triple threat ladder match for the Smackdown tag titles which went nearly 20 minutes and the ending was just fun and awesome, honestly this could have gone 30 minutes and I would have been happy! Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins also put on a nearly 20 minute match with some great spots, like seeing Kevin fly off the sign to give Seth a elbow drop was a great spot. Bill Goldberg vs Braun Strowman who was replacing Reigns for the Universal Title went like three minutes with Braun winning the title and I am happy for him, even though the match was just finishers which is a theme for these major titles. Now everyone is having fun with the Bone yard match that went 19 minutes and felt like a horror action type of film. This fit the Undertaker well and could have been his very last match?
Now we are entering day 2 and we will start with the pre show match Liv Morgan defeated Natalya in a match that went just over 6 minute and it was just a normal pre show match nothing to brag about. Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley for the Women’s NXT Championship match that went 20 minutes and in the end the queen proved why she is called the queen. Such a great match and I am curious to see how Flair does in the new NXT. The next two matches were around 8 minutes each and even though it was the people who we thought would win with Aleister Black defeated Bobby Lashley and Otis defeated the Jobber Dolph and got to leave with Mandy Rose. Edge proved he is back when he defeated Randy Orton in a 37 minute Last man Standing with a Spider-Man like elbow. Though some would say it went a little too long it was still a good match.
The Street Profits made easy work of the made up team of Angel Garza and Austin Theory in a 6 minute match to retain their tag titles. Bayley defeated Lacey Evans, Naomi, Sasha Banks, and Tamina in a good 20 minute match and we even got a little tease of the best friend duo splitting up but once again it was just a tease. The Firefly Fun Match was a another weird movie like Match that went 13 minutes with Bray beating John Cena. Now it was fun but not like the Bone yard match.
Now we have the WWE Championship match which was the main event of the weekend and it went a whole 5 minutes with drew and brock exchanging finishers and Drew finally getting the title that he deserved and I wish the fans were there to see this touching moment. In the end I have give this show solid A even if the ending of a few matches were not what wee wanted, they did a great job!