Immediate WrestleMania 36 (Night Two) Thoughts



To be fair... I was probably way too harsh on WWE for the first night. For beginners, they couldn't have prevented the lack of audience situation, and on reflection, some of the Night One matches were really good. Let's see if they can keep it up tonight...

Natalya vs. Liv Morgan was a bit underwhelming for an opener. Not sure what Liv's character is supposed to be at this point, which really affected how meaningful the end result was.

Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley delivered, although it was a little too long for my tastes. Another one that could have benefited greatly from an actual audience...

Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley was just a match.... nothing super-interesting there.

Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler was hella fun. That's about all you could ask from it. I didn't mind it all, and it does feel kind of, sort of, WrestleMania-worthy.

Edge vs. Randy Orton underwhelmed, pure and simple. I appreciate the effort from both guys, but it went on WAY TOO LONG to be impactful. That felt like an hour. By cutting 20 minutes from it, it would have been a huge WrestleMania moment but as it stands... it just missed the mark to me.

Street Profits vs. Angel Garza and Austin Theory was what it was. Terrible run-in at the end, too. Ugh.

I didn't love the Fatal Five Way match, but props to them on telling a decent story throughout. Shocked that we didn't see the Sasha turn here, though.

Honestly... I didn't hate the Firefly Fun House segment (wouldn't call it a match, but an experience). It was fun. It was entertaining. It was the death of kayfabe, but whatever.

Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar wasn't as good as it probably should have been.... but it was worlds better than last night's Goldberg-Strowman title match. It needed a crowd but under the circumstances, it was as good as this could have been.

Overall, was WrestleMania 36 a classic? Nope. But there was enough there to keep my interest under unusual circumstances.

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