Wrestlemania 39 provides uneven entertainment


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Sean Galentine, Staff Writer

WWE’s latest live event, Wrestlemania 39, was mediocre at best.

Wrestlemania is known as the grandest stage of them all to pro wrestling fans, and to an extent, it delivered. Being hosted by Snoop Dogg and the Miz, it was sure to be interesting.

Night one of the event was strong despite a weak opener in John Cena vs. Austin Theory. That match was dull and ended in a basic way with Theory being the victor. That was followed by a much better four-way tag match in which the Street Profits came out on top.

Some of the most interesting spots of the night come from Logan Paul vs. Seth Rollins. This match was exciting, with many interesting spots that are not commonly seen on the pro wrestling circuit. Another decent match came from Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley, crowning a brand new women’s champion.

Unsurprisingly, the main event of the night, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. The Usos, was the most exciting. This was the correct decision and brought about the end of Zayn and Owens’ involvement in the storyline. They both won their first tag-team championships.

Night two was not as good. As expected, Brock Lesnar vs. Omos was boring at best and agonizing at worst. The women’s four-way tag match was the same way. Bianca Belair vs. Asuka for the Raw women’s championship was OK, but just OK for a title match at the biggest pro wrestling event of the year is not good.

Shane McMahon was going to wrestle the Miz in a match made by the Doggfather, but tore his quad early on. Snoop Dogg saved the day, attacking Miz and delivering an elbow straight from Death Row.

The “Demon” Finn Balor vs. “Brood” Edge cell match promised to be incredible, and perhaps it could have been had Balor not been cut open by a botched ladder throw. Medical personnel stapled the wound shut and the match was finished, but it was clear much of what had been planned was cut.

Finally, the main event of night two was Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes – or, more accurately, Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns and the writers’ room. Roman Reigns retained his undisputed championships just like he has for the past few years. Roman winning was a terrible decision story-wise and leaves little for either Rhoades and Reigns for however long Reins holds these titles. This main event was so bad that it ruined whatever the rest of the show had going for it.