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Did We Finish the Story? Wrestlemania 39 Review

This was my third Wrestlemania attending live. Wrestlemania 39 was a complete rollercoaster of events, from a controversial ending to the main event, Shane McMahon tearing his quad at the beginning of his match, two full nights of actions, and the crowning of new champions. So here we go.

Night 1: WWE United States Championship: Austin Theory vs John Cena:

For what was supposed to be a passing of the torch, this was certainly not this. Although Theory had one hell of a showing, Cena was not in typical John Cena Wrestlemania shape. To his defense, he has not wrestled since December 2022 however this match was just disappointing. Theory got the win here, but does the Switchblade show up on Raw tonight to face off against him? 

Winner: “And Still”  Austin Theory

Braun Strowman and Ricochet vs The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) vs The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) vs Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis): 

This match was fun. For a match that a lot of people were not looking forward to, this match delivered and got the crowd into the Wrestlemania spirit. The Street Profits get the win here and get a huge reaction from the audience, now we are off to the races.

Winners: The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)

Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: 

Pretty sure this is the best Seth Rollins gear in the history of Seth Rollins gear. Logan Paul spent his 28th birthday having one of the better matches on night 1 and also had KSI in a Prime Drink costume, what a way to spend your 28th birthday. Rollins gets his first Wrestlemania win since 2019 when he beat Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, my trip was made.

Winner: Seth Rollins

Trish Stratus, Lita, & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky): 

What a dream match scenario for Lynch, Bayley, Kai, and Sky. Sharing a ring with two people who inspired them to do this for a living. This match was great, the crowd was into it and they were excited to see the two halls of farmers still kicking ass at Wrestlemania. A huge win for the good guys.

Winners: Trish Stratus, Lita, and Becky Lynch

Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Talk about prestige. As soon as Eddie’s music hit, California went nuts. Although these two are supposed to hate each other, how cool was this moment for both Rey and Dom to wrestle each other on the grandest stage of them all? Especially having both Aaliyah and Angie getting involved in the match was such a full-circle moment for an awesome weekend for the Mysterio family.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

Smackdown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair vs Rhea Ripley: 

What very may well be the match of the entire two-night Wrestlemania show. Even though the build has been questionable for the entire 11-week period between Rumble and Mania this match delivered. The pop Rhea got when she won was insane, she proved that she was one of the best last night with the former champ smiling proudly.

Winner: “And New” Rhea Ripley

Pat McAfee vs The Miz: The first of two open challenges the Miz had in LA. Macafee is so beloved by the WWE Universe it is heartwarming to see. Mcafee with the help of George Kittle gets the win. We do love those celebrity appearances. 

Winner: Pat McAfee

WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championships: Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens vs The Usos:

This was a heartwarming moment. The reception Zayn and Owens got when they made their entrances was one of the biggest pops of the weekend. 

Night 2: Brock Lesnar vs Omos:

This was a match that happened first just saw Lesnar can get in and out of California quickly. Omos got a lot of offense, but at the end of the day Suplex City always shines bright at the show of shows.

Winner: Brock Lesnar 

Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville vs Shotzi & Natalya vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez:

Chelsea Green shining bright on the grandest stage of them all made me personally oh so happy. However, when the winners of this match only do one move to get the W is disappointing, wrong winners here.

Winners: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler

Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntrye:

WOW. This was what everyone said it was going to be hard hitting, lots of chops, and truly a  banger. Although in my opinion Sheamus becoming a grand slam champion here made the most sense, I wasn’t too disappointed Gunther retained.  Now, who is his next challenger… Jay White right?

Winner: “And Still” Gunther

WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair vs Asuka:

To be honest, this match was very slow and it just didn’t click. Asuka losing was also not the right choice as she is now 0-5 on the show of shows. The Raw brand does not have a viable women’s wrestler to defeat the EST at the moment, maybe the prodigy comes and saves the day? Bianca’s entrance was absolutely adorable though and prayers to the little girl who’s mom died earlier in the day and she still went out there and performed her heart out. 

Winner: “And Still” Bianca Belair

Miz vs Shane McMahon/Snoop Dogg:

The Miz wanted retribution after last night and the best in the world graced us with his presence. Unfortunately, McMahon tore his quad .5 seconds into the match and Snoop Dogg came in and called an audible. He gets the win with the people’s elbow!

Winner: Snoop Dogg

Hell in a Cell Match: Finn Balor vs Edge:

Edge’s entrance live was by far one of the coolest things I have ever seen live. This was another match that was slow and also lost all momentum when Balor was busted open and he had to be stapled in the middle of the match live. The Hall of Famer gets the win in what could be his last Mania match ever.

Winner: Edge

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes:

There was not a dry eye in sight when Rhodes handed his weight belt over to Brodie Lee Jr in what was probably the top moment of the weekend. There was not one person sitting for the entire of the match, the audience was invested and the crowd was split 50/50. In my section there was an adult and a kid fighting over who was winning which made the experience better. 

Now this finish… Rhodes didn’t complete the story and there was a hush silence across the crowd. For me, I was shocked not disappointed. You can’t change the face of your company when 12 hours later you are announcing Endeavor acquiring WWE. This was a business tactic, I don’t agree with it, but this finish was purely for the business side of WWE and not for the love of the fans. Sadly the tribal chief will reach his 1,000 days as champion.

Winner: “And Still” Roman Reigns


Night 1 completely blew night 2 out of the water. The wrestling was 100 times better and the crowd was invested in every single match, which I can not say about night 2. Being inside the stadium is always a special feeling because nothing can erase the magic of Wrestlemania. Until next time in Philadelphia!

Wrestlemania 39 Nights 1 & 2 is now streaming live on Peacock!

Kimmy Sokol
Kimmy Sokol
Kimmy Sokol is known to do many things in the world of professional wrestling. If she is not writing on thepopbreak, she is co-hosting The Bob Culture Podcast and traveling the country working with the biggest wrestling superstars on the convention scene.


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