Six Biggest Takeaways From WrestleMania 36 (Night Two)

Six Biggest Takeaways From WrestleMania 36 (Night Two)

Night Two of WrestleMania 36 concluded last night and displayed more intense, grueling action to wrap up a prideful weekend for wrestling fans.

WWE proved us wrong. They managed to put together an incredible show with circumstances that made this quite impossible.

They helped us forget about everything happening to this planet and just enjoy being a wrestling fan for two nights.

So with that being said, thank you WWE for a great evening.

Anyways, let’s focus on the kayfabe aspect of this company: WWE has had a massive switch in their rosters with champions and character arcs, so let’s take a look at ‘Six Biggest Takeaways From WrestleMania 36 (Night Two)’:

6. Drew McIntyre Becomes WWE Champion

In a moment we have all thrived for, Drew McIntyre beat Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship and become the first British WWE Champion in the headlining match of Night Two.

McIntyre’s work ethic and determination to reach the top is noticeable and his vigorous climb up the ladder makes this moment more wholesome.

The match was quite the basic ‘Beast Incarnate’ match. Few suplexes, few F5s, some offense on his opponent’s part then something backfires and he either gets beaten or hits one last move in the final reach for triumph.

This time, McIntyre managed to lay in a few Claymores and gained the victory. This would have been even more heartfelt in front of a crowd, however, that’s a situation out of WWE’s hands and therefore, this is still a heartwarming moment.

I’m looking forward to seeing where the ‘Sexy Scotsman’ goes next and hopefully it isn’t Lesnar winning MITB and cashing in…

5. Charlotte Flair Wins The NXT Women’s Championship

In the opening match of Night Two, Charlotte beat Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women’s Championship.

The match was very fun, with intense spots and lots of technical submissions powered throughout. They just wanted to damage each other and both women have come out of this match more scarred than before.

In the end, ‘The Queen’ locked in the Figure Eight and made Ripley tap.

This is an effective decision. This should mean Charlotte will move to NXT full-time going forward and will have incredible matches with their division. Turning a developmental into a star once she is defeated.

The future is unclear for Ripley. I’d like to see her move up to the main roster and tear the house down with talent on RAW as they have quite a lackluster division and need more star-power.

4. Edge Was The Last Man Standing

Edge vs. Orton was one/if not the most personal match on this card. Edge’s return was magical but perhaps there is a part of us worried for Edge sustaining an injury again.

This made the Last Man Standing match more heart-wrenching to watch.

The match immediately seen an RKO being delivered as Orton was disguised as a cameraman, then another one for desperate measures.

That was basically all we saw from in-ring action for this match. After that, the brawl took them around the Performance Center.

This was more an actual fight rather than a wrestling match and I enjoyed that element. Orton just wanted to finish the job and it was Edge’s fight for survival.

There was a lot of plodding as they maneuvered around the PC, but the ending was worth it.

Edge and Orton were atop of a production truck, Orton laid upon a steel chair. The ‘Rated-R Superstar’ had another chair in his hand, tears streaming down his face. He had to hurt his friend and prove that he still belongs. He hit the con-chair-to and the ref counted to ten, leading to Edge being coined the Last Man Standing.

Overall, the match was really intense and personal. Could’ve done with ten minutes being dropped but ultimately it was a sweet bookending to their feud.

4 years ago by Lewis Burzynski



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