WWE WrestleMania 35 Finish BOTCHED?! Ronda Rousey SCREWED? | WrestleTalk

WWE WrestleMania 35 Finish BOTCHED?! Ronda Rousey SCREWED? | WrestleTalk


Kofi Kingston won! Seth Rollins won! Becky
Lynch won… even though the finish looked like it was botched! But what did it cost?
…everything. I’m a very tired Oli Davis, press the thumbs
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your rating for the show, where you can choose from: Best of Both Worlds, Great Per View,
Thumbs in the Middle, Meh Per View and Worst of Both Worlds. While I review all NINE HUNDRED
HOURS of the Longest Show of them All WrestleMania 35. The kickoff show kicked off WrestleMania’s
theme this year: titles changing hands. As before you could even get over Pat McAfee
wearing a suit with shorts – or a skirt? – Tony Nese beat Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy
in a shock victory. The WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal came
next, where all the main roster ladies not booked on the main show just walked out in
one big entrance. Including Ember Moon in a rather lacklustre return from injury.
The Battle Royal was pretty sloppy at the start, but got surprisingly fun at the end,
including Moon getting a great showing, Lana dressed as Wonder Oli, I mean Wonder Woman,
and an inspired final three of Sarah Logan, Asuka and Sonya Deville – where Logan won!
They’re pushing Sarah Logan…right over the top rope when Carmella reveals she never
got eliminated. Some people say Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
vs the Revival had no build. That’s incorrect. There was a bit of build, it was just three
months ago. It’s a shame, because this match got really
good when Hawkins finally hot tagged in, leading to a surprise roll-up on Scott Dawson to end
his losing streak and become the new Raw tag team champions. Revival to AEW confirmed. Luke Harper also just randomly returned from
injury walking out for the Memorial Giant the Andre Royal Battle. SNL’s Colin Jost
and Michael Che hid under the ring while everyone else got eliminated – including Ali potentially
injuring himself by smashing his face on the commentary desk – and appeared at the end
for a ‘bit’ with Braun Strowman and Jost’s therapist / quite obviously a wrestler wearing
a suit. Braun won in the end making it his second pointless rumble match win! Maybe your
trophy can wear your Greatest Rumble belt. We’re two hours in. Only six more to go
with the main show! Alexa Bliss’ first act as WrestleMania host
is… to introduce another WrestleMania host – Hulk Hogan! Yay, he’s a big sta-…wait,
wasn’t there a controve- No time to think about that as Paul Heyman’s
walking down to the ring. Because Brock Lesnar isn’t hanging around if he’s not in the
main event, the Universal title match is going to happen right now!
This was a great way to kick off the main card, with Brock destroying Seth Rollins around
the ring. But despite all the suplexes, the F5s, the surprise match placing, Seth had
Brock’s number: his testicles. Building on the angle from Monday’s Raw, Rollins,
fighting for the morally good, hit a low blow and three curbstomps on Lesnar for the win.
I love that Seth won, but I don’t think that fits his babyface character, and it would’ve
been more effective to just beat Brock clean. It’s not like he needs protecti-oh God,
he’s winning the belt back next month. AJ Styles and Randy Orton put on an excellent
match next, mainly because Randy actually cared for a change. He wrestled with an extra
ferocity – with headbutts, uppercuts and an amazing high angle superplex. AJ beat him
in the end, though. Then Lacey Evans walked onstage and then back
off it. At least that’s out the way! The Usos were one of the few acts to retain
their titles next in a fun four-way against Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev, The Bar, and
well-known, established tag team Ricochet and Aleister Black. This was a very fun 10
minute match, the highlight being an extended Cesaro swing on Ricochet while Sheamus overhand
clubbed everyone on the apron. This match was also where I officially came last in WrestleLeague
Season 1, meaning I’ll be making a music video of HBK’s entrance song Sexy Boy soon.
Because I’m just a Sexy Oli. Just when you’re worried WrestleMania might
only be an enjoyable night of very good in-ring wrestling, Shane McMahon and The Miz put on
arguably Sports Entertainment of the night. I was very much sports entertained.
And it’s mainly because of this guy, Miz Dad, who tried to confront Shane, but suffered
death by potatoes. This unleashed fury Miz, and him and Shane
brawled around the arena, though the entire foreign commentary buffet table, up and over
onto a golf cart buggy and then a huge suplex off a filming platform. But because Shane
landed on top of Miz, McMahon won! This was genuinely so much fun. Now someone please
check on Miz Dad. The women’s four-way tag couldn’t follow
them, unfortunately, and they had the weakest match on the card up until this point. But
the IIconics won, though, stealing Beth Phoenix’s win, so that’s something that’s happening! Then came the emotional highpoint of the card
– Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan [30]. Kofi easily got the biggest reaction of the entire
show, which is what happens when WWE go with crowd momentum, and the babyface roster was
brilliantly shown backstage cheering him on. The match itself was terrifically worked,
with Bryan always having a submission answer to Kofi’s comebacks… until he didn’t,
when the New Day took out Rowan on the outside and Kingston hit the Trouble in Paradise for
the clean win. Everyone, us included, went legit wholesome
nuts, with fans literally jumping up and down with joy and the New Day crying in the ring
. If only WWE.com didn’t release Kofi’s “There’s a New Champ, yes there is”
t-shirt on their website mid-way through the match, or rather obviously have the new title
belt in shot by the announcer’s desk. You’re exposing the business, New Day. And that’s where we all decided that’s
enough wrestling. Problem was, there were four hours left. Which included:
SNL hosts Che and Rost getting butt examined by Kevin Nash and Scott Hall dressed as doctors
in a thing that actually happened! Samoa Joe choking out Rey Mysterio in 1 minute
to retain his US title. The crowd barely reacting to Roman Reigns
beating Drew McIntyre. Ron Simmons saying Damn at the B Team. And Elias playing the drums, then playing
the piano, then also appearing on the stage with a guitar while also still playing the
drums and the piano, and then all the Elias’ playing a song together.
Which was interrupted by a video package hyping the debut of Babe Ruth, that actually introduced
Doctor of Thuganomics-era John Cena, who did a ‘rap’. And by ‘rap’, I mean ‘a
rhyming piece of spoken word’. I’ve got to be honest, I’m not entirely
sure any of that happened because I could’ve just passed out and I’d eaten a lot of pizza
during the women’s tag match. Even though Batista tripped over the 2nd rope
when he got in the ring, he still had a cooler entrance than Triple H, who’s annual WrestleMania
entrance midlife crisis was Mad Max themed this year. A franchise that’s about three
years from relevancy. They had a 25 minute match that would’ve
been much better in just 15. The memorable spots were there – Triple H plucking out Batista’s
nose ring, the spear through the commentary desk and a powerbomb on the steps – but it
needed to be punchier to keep the tired audience’s attention. Ric Flair gave Trips the sledgehammer
to pick up the win. It was great having you back, Dave. Apart from the length, this next match was
WrestleMania’s only major negative. Baron Corbin beat Kurt Angle.]
That was the match. That was the match that happened. It was disappointing. It was awkward.
Kurt missed a moonsault, and Baron hit the End of Days. Angle put over a guy on the way
out, which is how it should be – but Kurt’s entire second WWE run has been a complete
waste, and this was the little bit of corn on top of a large pile of crap. It’s sad.
It’s damn sad. Finn Balor looked great as the Demon as always,
but credit must also go to Bobb-eye Lashley with his contact lenses and far more vicious
wrestling style. The Demon won with the Coup de Grace. Alexa Bliss announced the totally, 100% legit
attendance figure of 82,256, and then R-Truth and Carmella did a dance break to try wake
them all up because it’s finally time, after seven hours that absolutely flew by, for the
main event… Charlotte Flair came to the arena in a helicopter,
referencing her father’s Great American Bash entrance from 1986. Ronda Rousey got
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to play her out live. And Becky Lynch… just walked down
the ring actually. Which was all she had to do, as it woke up the crowd for the first
real sustained time since the Kofi match. They proceeded to have a pretty decent triple
threat. It was a bit sloppy or stagey at times, but Ronda screaming ‘bitch’ at Becky,
Charlotte, the crowd and a table that had been set up in the ring covered that rather
well. Rousey’s heel fire was brilliant, unloading
knees and punches on both Lynch and Flair, and when it finally came down to a Becky vs
Ronda face off, the match levelled up in drama. They had a great strike exchange, Ronda hit
a jumping knee, she rolled through for the Piper’s Pit, which Becky reversed into a
crucifix pin… and she won the match. It was a really weird ending, especially as
Ronda actually had her shoulders up as the referee counted the pin.
There’s two main possibilities here – either this was the planned finish, giving WWE a
reason to set up a Ronda vs Becky rematch, or the pin was botched, and the referee wasn’t
meant to count. Either way, it came off as a flat end to an
otherwise enjoyable match, and a rather limp way for Becky to win both titles. Overall this is possibly one of the best WrestleManias
WWE have ever put on – from the babyface trio of Seth, Kofi and Lynch winning, to the surprisingly
awesome McMahon vs Miz match. But the show was three hours too long, and draining the
crowd’s energy that much affected the experience. Nothing reached the highs after Kofi’s title
win midway through, because the crowd were too tired. It’s both a totally obvious and
completely avoidable mistake, so WrestleMania 35 gets a Great Per View. Watch me, Luke and Laurie play WWE 2K19 on
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details on Bret Hart being attacked at the Hall of Fame. I’ve been Oli Davis, and that
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