WrestleMania 37 has come and gone.
Night time two was… attention-grabbing? We’ll go along with attention-grabbing.
Sadly, not attention-grabbing in a great way, for essentially the most half. Y’all this present largely sucked, with just a few actually good matches and moments. It simply felt sluggish and the primary two matches have been the rationale why for me.
It ended the way in which it ought to have – with a fireplace fundamental occasion the place you didn’t know who was going to win. It was good, and we’ll get into that in a second.
Shout out to Bayley who needed to get beat up by the Bellas to get onto WrestleMania. She was criminally mishandled after carrying the corporate for months.
And eventually I wish to shout out the folks behind the scenes on Cageside Seats. This was a tremendous week and it’s been an honor to work with y’all, particularly throughout a grueling week like this. You all rock.
On to the present! Try the live blog by the superb Rev. Claire Elizabeth and present her some love.
Our Tribal Chief
Daniel Bryan and Edge couldn’t maintain again how pumped they have been to see folks.
All three males began attacking one another, and instantly Jey Uso bought concerned by superkicking each Bryan and Edge. Uso and Reigns have been going to get Edge by way of the desk, however Bryan and Edge took them out. Edge hit Uso with a DDT on the metal steps.
Bryan and Edge bought again within the ring and Edge rolled Bryan out of a hurricanrana for a two depend. Bryan did the missile drop kick and tried to take out Reigns on the surface, however he caught him and took him out. Reigns went for a Superman Punch and Edge reversed right into a DDT.
A spear try by Edge was reversed right into a Superman Punch , and Edge leaped over Reigns’ spear and did a sundown flip for a two depend. They then each speared one another. Bryan then did a diving head butt to each males after which Sure kicks to each males. Bryan did a working knee to Edge and kicked Reigns within the head for a two depend.
Bryan went for the Sure Lock, and Edge as soon as once more broke the lock. Reigns pummeled Bryan after breaking apart the Sure Lock on Edge. Identical to WrestleMania 30, Bryan bought powerbombed by way of the announce desk. However Edge speared Reigns off the metal steps!
The good visible of each nights as Edge and Bryan each had submissions on Roman and head butt one another. That was unimaginable.
AND THEN EDGE SPEARED BRYAN AND EDGE AND BRYAN PULLED THE REFREE OUT OF THE RING! He grabbed a chair and unloaded on Bryan and Reigns. After which he did a con-chair-to to Bryan, and nearly did it to Reigns however Uso got here again. Reigns bought a spear on Edge, after which grabbed a chair to return the favor.
Roman Reigns grabbed Edge’s life-less physique and laid it on Bryan’s life-less physique and pinned each males. Wow.
I didn’t know who was going to win this match. It may have gone both means, and every man had a hope spot earlier than the end. This was the principle occasion desperately wanted for this present.
A number of weeks again I requested for a program post-WrestleMania with Daniel and Edge, and I really feel like with this reserving, that’s what we’re going to get. There’s 5 weeks to… WrestleMania Backlash… and that appears like a enjoyable 5 weeks between these two.
With out this match, WrestleMania night time two will get graded below a B-. I have to make that time, though it offers away my grade early, as a result of as I stated within the opener, this present largely sucked. Final night time bought an A as a result of whereas the surroundings introduced life to months of ThunderDome screens with silent followers, it was booked to close perfection.
And now we’re going again to silent followers within the ThunderDome. Sigh.
Champion with brutality
Rhea Ripley didn’t recognize being drop kicked to begin the match.
Asuka began getting over on her, and slammed Ripley’s face into the second turnbuckle. Ripley bought caught on Asuka’s knee on the surface and crawled again in.
Ripley pushed Asuka’s face into the mat and slapped her round. However Asuka bought her down and went for an ankle lock. Ripley was in a position to roll out and confirmed some actual energy selecting her up from that place.
Asuka did a missile drop kick to purchase a while. Asuka did a German suplex and a hip assault for a two depend.
Ripley despatched Asuka face first into the apron, but it surely nonetheless didn’t sluggish Asuka’s momentum. So Asuka responded with a DDT kind the apron to the ground! Even that couldn’t precisely cease Ripley as she was in a position to carry Asuka out of the arm bar and toss her into the turnbuckle.
Extra exhibiting of energy as Ripley did a suplex from the apron to the mat for a close to fall. Ripley taunted Asuka and Asuka fell for it. Ripley did the Rip tide for the win.
I didn’t see them placing the title on Rhea right here. As a result of they have been compelled into this early, I anticipated Asuka to retain in order that Charlotte could be again they usually’d run that program. However now that I give it some thought, Charlotte coming again for this program with Rhea as champion makes extra sense.
Charlotte and Rhea could be a very enjoyable method to begin post-WrestleMania Uncooked. As for Asuka, I believe she may do effectively with a while off. Thanks to your exhausting work by way of the pandemic Uncooked and I’m sorry you have been booked terribly since Summerslam final 12 months. Asuka deserves a while off.
Wale sang Large E to the ring, and E actually is aware of find out how to get a crowd pumped up.
Each males dove out of the ring to seize kendo sticks they usually simply hit one another again and again. Crews bought out of the ring and E pummeled him. Crews kicked the gong out of E’s arms and went again to the kendo stick.
E charged at Crews and speared him by way of the ropes. I at all times leap once I see that. Crews picked up E and practically dropped him on his head on the apron. Crews draped E over the steels step and nearly bought the opposite steps dropped onto him, fortunately E bought out of the way in which and he powerslammed Crews onto the steps.
E arrange a desk within the ring however Crews broke a kendo stick over his physique and tried to do the frog splash onto E and missed and went by way of the desk. Whereas E was about to do the Large Ending, Dabba-Kato from Uncooked Underground fame interfered and took E out, and laid Crews on E’s lifeless physique.
And that’s how all of that reserving on SmackDown and Fastlane bought us Crews as Intercontinental champion. Huh.
I used to be not a fan of this in any respect. The match was good, don’t get me fallacious. However I overlook how the Uncooked Underground man simply randomly thrown into this, and with a brand new title of Commador Azeez, goes to get Crews over. Certain it is smart for Apollo as a heel to cheat, the widespread heel trope, however I don’t know. I didn’t get it.
No drums have been used or harm within the making of this match. A gong was, although. Perhaps it ought to have been referred to as a Nigerian gong battle?
Defending Large E looks as if a sensible choice. I don’t see how this was a great way to do it. The match itself was not a straight wrestling match the place he was dropping clear.
Assist me out with this, Cagesiders.
Riddle me this
Riddle and Sheamus went proper after one another.
Riddle did a sleeper maintain and Sheamus backed him right into a nook. Sheamus caught Riddle and slammed him on the mat with out transferring. Sheamus is so rattling sturdy.
A flurry of elbows by Riddle despatched them into one other nook, and Riddle grabbed Sheamus’ arm and draped himself over the ropes. He paid for it as a result of he put himself in hurt’s means for Sheamus’ ten beats of the Bodhran. Riddle recovered with an overhead stomach to stomach from the highest rope.
Riddle went for the Bro Derek and Sheamus reversed however couldn’t join. Superior spot the place Riddle got here off the ropes and Sheamus Brogue Kicked him, and Riddle kicked out! We don’t see that usually.
Riddle dove off the center rope to the ground and did a reverse arm bar. Sheamus simply effortlessly picked him up and slammed him down, and Riddle went for one more sleeper maintain, damaged by Sheamus attending to the ropes.
Sheamus tried a White Noise however wasn’t in place, so he safely introduced Riddle down and did a daily White Noise for a two depend. Sheamus Brogue Kicked Riddle in mid air as he was the other way up and gained!
I didn’t see Sheamus successful right here. To be sincere if I used to be a betting man, I’d have misplaced some huge cash on these exhibits. I haven’t actually picked greater than two or three correct winners. And whereas a few of these choices have been unhealthy, I like that!
Riddle’s jaw may need gotten busted on that Brogue Kick so I hope he’s okay. He was bleeding fairly closely. As for Sheamus, I wish to see a returning Keith Lee go after him they usually may have a tremendous title feud. I hope Keith Lee is ready to return quickly!
I wish to see Riddle in a tag group once more. He was doing fairly effectively with Jeff Hardy after they have been pairing up. Nice efficiency by each males.
Sami Zayn launched Logan Paul who sat ringside.
Owens got here out fired up and the group was behind him. It was superior.
Owens did the pop up powerbomb instantly and Zayn well bought out of the ring. He tried to do the powerbomb onto the apron and Zayn grabbed the ropes. Zayn lastly bought into it and suplexed Owens on the apron.
Zayn bought mad that the referee wasn’t counting quick sufficient, which is normally one thing to have gripes about, and Owens bought again in at 8. Zayn did the Blue Thunder bomb for a two depend. They traded punches on the turnbuckle and and Owens did the frog splash for a two depend.
Zayn transitioned out of a suplex and did an exploder suplex. Owens tried to do the stunner and Zayn once more countered with a Blue Thunder bomb.
Owens did the Fisherman’s suplex from the highest rope and couldn’t make a canopy. After a Helluva kick, Owens did a flurry of superkicks and a stunner to get the victory.
AND THEN OWENS GAVE LOGAN PAUL A STUNNER! STUNNER!
To his credit score, Paul offered the stunner fairly properly. I’m glad that WWE didn’t have him concerned on this, and Owens and Zayn have been allowed to do their factor. This was an excellent match and woke us all up from the primary two badly booked matches you’ll examine beneath this.
The appropriate man gained, and I’m questioning what this results in for each males. Owens may very well be prepared for a title feud now! I’m all for Owens vs. Crews for the Intercontinental title.
Randy Orton in white gear going ahead? Signal me up!
Alexa Bliss wound up the Fiend in a Field, and out got here the un-crispified Fiend, who was proven strolling by way of a LED board hallway and materialized as his new self.
He lept off the field to clothesline Orton and Orton baited him exterior. He picked up the Fiend and did his desk spot, and Fiend no offered it and put the Mandible Claw in his mouth. Orton bought out of it and did two draping DDT’s and Fiend popped up.
A 3rd DDT put Fiend down longer and Orton went for the RKO, however Fiend locked the Mandible Claw in once more and transitioned to the Sister Abigail. Hearth shot from the turnbuckles and Bliss was sitting on the field and the black goo was pouring from her head. Orton took benefit and did the RKO for the win.
Bliss and Fiend stared at one another, and the lights minimize out. Once they got here again, each have been gone.
We have been certain to get one thing silly. The very best a part of this entire factor was Bray Wyatt’s tribute to Brodie Lee.
This was so silly. I actually can not stress sufficient how silly this was. I’ve no different phrases.
I really feel like Shane McMahon proper now.
Maintaining this going
Baszler was in a position to maneuver out of a sharpshooter and tag Jax.
She slammed Nattie all the way down to the mat and pointed to Tamina, so Nattie obliged and tagged her in. Tamina and Nattie picked Jax up and flipped her over. That was a pleasant visible!
Nattie German suplexed Baszler and pulled Baszler right into a clothesline. Then Nattie slingshot her right into a superkick by Tamina. Baszler then did a depraved knee to Nattie’s jaw that appeared brutal. Baszler twisted her left leg and stomped on her ankle. Baszler is aware of find out how to make this painful.
Jax took out Tamina and Nattie was left with the heels. Baszler saved attacking the leg. Jax headbutt her and powerbombed her and nearly bought the pin however Tamina broke up the pin. Baszler tried the Kirifuda Clutch and Tamina blocked it and countered with a Samoan drop for a close to fall. Jax did a cross physique to each they usually have been in a position to kick out collectively.
Jax talked some trash (and Peacock didn’t bleep in time!) and Tamina was in a position to choose her up and powerslam her fore a close to fall. The group bought loud for her and he or she went to the highest rope for the splash, and Jax moved out of the way in which.
After which Jax and Baszler gained.
Um… y’all… what the hell?
The Fiend dropping after which this began the night time. What was the purpose of Tamina’s and Nattie’s reserving on SmackDown to simply have them lose right here? And the group was behind them! Properly, extra so Tamina, however nonetheless! Simply throughout unhealthy reserving for the ladies’s tag division.
Attention-grabbing that there was no Reginald in any respect for this. I ponder why. I’m actually glad about that, although.
What have been your ideas, Cagesiders?