WWE WrestleMania 37 aired another lively show as the crowd had a bit more to boo than on Night 1. Hulk Hogan, The Bella Twins and dominant heel Roman Reigns were all the subject of heat for one reason or another, and WrestleMania 37 Night 2 came and went with several winners and losers.
WWE WrestleMania 37 Night 2 Winners
In one of the bigger surprises of the weekend, not only was Tamina the most over WWE Superstar of the first hour, she received one of the biggest reactions all night. Fans were very much behind the oft-dormant star, even in a losing effort despite being booked strongly alongside Natalya.
Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Logan Paul
Kevin Owens wrestled in a great match against Sami Zayn, where the best friends worked very hard and made the most of a their moment alongside Logan Paul. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn was the first match to earn “this is awesome” chants, and as one of the night’s best matches it absolutely earned it.
Logan Paul was tremendous in his role as WWE showed self-awareness by booking him as a heel. By the end of the match, fans were literally begging Kevin Owens to deliver a Stunner to Logan Paul, and that’s exactly what happened.
Sheamus and Riddle had an outside shot at match of the night had it not been for a botched White Noise. The pair wrestled another hard-hitting match as their undeniable chemistry continues. Sheamus and Riddle made up for their late miscue with a tremendous finish as Sheamus caught Riddle, midair, with a Brogue Kick.
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After scoring a rare victory over Drew McIntyre in February, the resurgent Sheamus projects to be a very promising United States champion even at the age of 43.
Six months ago, the idea that Apollo Crews would have a singles match for a championship and win would have been crazy talk.
Between WWE historically overlooking its black talent during WrestleMania season (the company is finally beginning to make black history in 2021), and Crews disappearing from television shortly after dropping the United States Championship, Crews made one of the more miraculous turnarounds in WWE.
The Tribal Chief retained the WWE Universal Championship in what was the correct decision at WrestleMania 37. In a rare moment, Reigns pinned both Edge and Daniel Bryan simultaneously, basking in the boos as the supreme heel he has been since returning at SummerSlam.
WWE is finally doing right by its future with two young, full-time top stars going over on back-to-back nights at WrestleMania.
WWE WrestleMania 37 Night 2 Losers
Hulk Hogan had a rough weekend as an awkward choice to host WrestleMania alongside Titus O’Neil. Hogan was booed loudly every time he spoke, which particularly came across during his opening promo in Night 2.
Hogan clearly has not done enough to reprieve for his ugly racist remarks in 2015. As WWE continues to force him back into its fold with these memories still fresh, his presence in front of live crowds will only continue to face backlash.
Bayley once again came up a big loser at WrestleMania as as she was positioned as the obnoxious host for a second straight night. On a weekend that featured one of the worst women’s matches in WrestleMania history on Night 1, in the form of Tag Team TISI Turmoil, the best WWE could do for Bayley “Ding Dong, Goodbye.”
Randy Orton, The Fiend and Alexa Bliss
Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt added to their growing library of WrestleCrap. The pair had another nonsensical match, with Randy Orton miscast as the heel and the monster Fiend miscast as a the babyface.
WWE went with the head-scratching finish of The Fiend—who just came back from being burned to a crisp—losing via RKO after being distracted by a bloody Alexa Bliss.
Orton and Bray Wyatt continue to bring out the worst in one another, and if this feud is to continue, I don’t care what’s next.