WrestleMania 38 Night 2 live blog: WWE results, highlights, analysis
The second night of WWE’s WrestleMania 38 in Texas will end with a bang. The show will feature a title unification match between WWE champ Brock Lesnar, and universal champion Roman Reigns. Although it may seem obvious that Reigns should win over Lesnar (who works only part-time), WWE fans know to expect the unexpected.
The match has many implications beyond wins and losses. This match has an interesting twist: it unites the top two men’s titles of WWE. It is obvious that the two main television shows of WWE are broadcast by different networks so it makes sense that no one of their broadcast partners would allow a men’s champion to be absent from their shows. Does that mean whoever the new champ is will begin appearing on both Raw and SmackDown? Could WWE introduce a new championship?
No matter what the future holds for them, the Reigns-Lesnar match promises to be exciting. Yes, it’s the third time they’re facing each other at WrestleMania, but Reigns working heel for the first time adds a fascinating wrinkle to the match.
WWE delivered a strong first night of WrestleMania on Saturday, headlined by Steve Austin’s captivating return to the ring, a surprisingly impressive in-ring performance from Logan Paul and the return of Cody Rhodes after six years away from the company.
While both women’s titles matches were held last night, and were very entertaining, the card for Night 2 remains compelling. Although it may not be as good as Saturday’s lineup, it should still be a great night. Follow along below to see highlights, updates, and results as the show unfolds.
Full WrestleMania 38 Night 2 match card:
- Title unification match: WWE champion Brock Lesnar vs. universal champion Roman Reigns
- AJ Styles vs. Edge
- Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory
- Anything goes match: Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
- Queen Zelina and Carmella vs. Sasha Banks and Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan vs. Natalya and Shayna Baszler for the women’s tag team titles
- Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
- RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) vs. The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) for the Raw tag team titles
Singer Jessie James Decker got things started with “America the Beautiful” and Mark Wahlberg returned for the introductory hype video.
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Then Triple H’s music hit. It’s great to see Paul Levesque, a week after detailing his life-threatening health scare and announcing that he has been forced to retire from in-ring competition, back on the grand stage.
Levesque thanked the fans for their support and delivered the “Welcome to WrestleMania” line.
Raw tag team title match
Randy Orton and Riddle were first out of the curtain to begin the first match of the evening. These three teams are entertaining and each got to perform their best hits. Montez Ford was the star of the match. Two of his incredible high points had the crowd roaring. After hitting an RKO,
Riddle won the match and Orton pinned Chad Gable to win.
After the match, Ford and Angelo Dawkins offered a toast to the winners and called new WWE signee Gable Steveson into the ring to join them. Steveson slapped Chad Gable across the ring, before continuing the celebration with RK-Bro and Street Profits.
Randy Orton and Riddle retain.
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
The transition from Steveson to Omos makes a certain amount of sense. Both men are future stars for WWE. Steveson is an Olympic gold medalist, and a two-time NCAA wrestling champion. Omos (real name Jordan Omogbehin) played Division-I college basketball and is a legitimate 7’3″.
Watching Omos in the ring with Lashley, it’s easy to recognize what WWE sees in the 27-year-old Nigerian. Omos dwarfs Lashley’s imposing stature and plays the role of the monster heels well. Omos is tall enough to be intimidating, but Omos knows how to make himself even more intimidating.
But Lashley, a former WWE champion would have had to take a lot of pain if he lost against someone as green as Omos. Lashley turned the tide against Omos with a powerful suplex, and then hit a spear before piling Omos for the three count.
Bobby Lashley wins.
Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
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