Wrestlemania 36 Night Two Recap

The first night of Wrestlemania was a surprise hit. Night two had moments of greatness, but also had some filler matches. Overall, WWE has to be commended for the tremendous escapism they’ve provided all of us in these uncertain times. Let’s get into the results from Wrestlemania 36 Night Two.

Main Event Matches

Drew McIntyre def. Brock Lesnar (c) to win the WWE Championship

The first ever British WWE Champion has arrived, and his name is Drew McIntyre. It wasn’t a new style of Brock Lesnar match. Lesnar came out and hit a bunch of F5s and McIntyre kicked out. McIntyre then returned serve with a series of Claymores and secured his first WWE Championship. The pop that McIntyre would have received with a crowd made the moment a little bittersweet, but it was still the right call to have McIntyre go over.

The Fiend def. John Cena in a Firefly Funhouse match

This is the greatest piece of cinema that WWE has ever produced. Wyatt transported Cena through stages of his career, from Ruthless Aggression to Word Life to their match at Wrestlemania 30. He even brought Cena to 80s wrestling and to the NWO. Eventually he made Cena embrace the hate, something he’d been working towards for six years. The Fiend finally appeared, and with a mandible claw put Cena away once and for all. Wyatt is a scary force once again, and the future for John Cena has never been more unclear.


Edge def. Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing match

This match was an excellent match that went a bit too long. It worked as a tour of the Performance Center, with these two battered each other all through the arena. The match started with an RKO out of nowhere, followed by another. They wrestled through to the weight room, up the stage, into a conference room, and ended on a production truck. A con-chair-to by Edge was what made Orton finally stay down. These two did go a little too long, but they brought a memorable match to the masses on Wrestlemania.

Charlotte Flair def. Rhea Ripley (c) to win the NXT Women’s Championship via submission

This match was an excellent opening bout for Wrestlemania night two. The story was simple – Charlotte just kept targeting the leg of Rhea Ripley before making her tap out. Ripley looked great in this match and had some excellent gear. How Charlotte works in NXT going forward will be really interesting to watch play out. She has a ton of new competitors awaiting her, like Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and more.

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Undercard Matches

Bayley (c) def. Lacey Evans, Sasha Banks, Naomi, and Tamina to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship

This match was fun, and delivered on some storyline development that people had predicted. Tamina and Naomi were eliminated before the development really happened. Bayley accidentally hit Banks, leading to The Boss’s elimination. It came down to Evans & Bayley, and it looked like Evans had it won. Banks came back in and hit a backstabber on Evans and led to Bayley’s win. It sure looks like Banks and Bayley will get their title feud sometime in the future, but not just yet.

Street Profits (c) def. Angel Garza & Austin Theory to retain the Raw Tag Team Championships

This was a fine tag match, but nothing special. It was also in a hard spot following the Last Man Standing match. After the match Theory & Garza attacked the Street Profits, but Bianca Belair made the save by attacking Zelina Vega. This was… all just alright.

Rob Gronkowski def. Mojo Rawley (c) to become 24/7 Champion.

Gronk legitimately did a stage dive onto a bunch of people. His first match is a championship win. All this dude does is win.

Otis def. Dolph Ziggler

True love conquers all! Ziggler had Sonya Deville in his corner, and she paid dividends at first. Sonya distracted the ref, and Ziggler went for a low-blow on Otis. Mandy then made an appearance and slapped the taste out of Sonya’s mouth. She then kicked Ziggler in his showoffs, allowing Otis to get the win. More importantly, we saw Otis & Mandy become a real couple and seal it with a kiss. Love is real and nothing else matters.

Aleister Black def. Bobby Lashley via Black Mass

A very unnecessary addition to the Wrestlemania card. Lana yelled at Lashley while he was doing another move and told him to do a spear instead. When he went for it, he got caught with Black Mass and was handed the L. In more important news, Black had an entrance attire.

Pre-show: Liv Morgan def. Natalya

A match that was thrown on, but a decent one. Natalya got her first singles match in Wrestlemania history, so that’s nice. 

Overall, night two had lots of memorable moments. The Firefly Funhouse match was cinematic gold, Otis got a feel good moment, Gronk won a title, Edge & Orton made history, and Charlotte & McIntyre claimed gold.

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