The annual 37th WWE WrestleMania took place on two consecutive nights on 10th and 11th April, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The stadium was packed with a solid big bunch of crowd, brimming with excitement and enthusiasm. They witnessed the final match of the event where Roman Reigns stood undefeated against Daniel Bryan and Edge.
After many almost career-ending injuries and threats, the three main men, Daniel Bryan, Edge and Roman Reigns stood against each other in full spirit of the championship. In the year 2018, after being diagnosed with second stage leukaemia, Reigns had walked away from the WWE limelight.
All the wrestlers put it all out there and gave a tough time to each other, making every win very uncertain. Till the very last moment, the spectators couldn’t quite put a finger on who would take the championship belt home. Each wrestler was able to create their own career highlights in the ring, which will be watched and praised by fans for many years to come.
Highlights From The Ring: Night 1
The preliminary match on Night 1 began with popular American singer Bebe Rexha performing “America is Beautiful”, followed by some tantrums thrown by the Tampa Bay weather, which managed to delay the flagship event by a bit but didn’t succeed in pulling down the energy.
From head-butts, rotating kicks to spears, every iconic movement was witnessed during all the fourteen matches. On the first night, Bianca Belair knocked out Sasha Banks to become the SmackDown Women’s Champion. There was a long gap after WrestleMania 35 as no female wrestler succeeded in making their way to the headlines. And this gap was finally broken on Friday, as Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks made massive headlines as the first Black women.
Soon after the crowd saw the first match between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre, with Lashley defending the WWE Championship. Bobby Lashley came out as his true athletic self and McIntyre did not fall back behind. The crowd moaned and cheered as McIntyre threw Future Shock DDTs and Lashley retaliated with a Hurt Lock, with the help from MVP.
Next up, Cesaro stood against Seth Rollins, as he answered his first ever single match in the longest time, and knocked off Rollins with multiple Swing and Neutralizer.
In the next match, Braun Strowman dragged Shane McMahon off the steel cage in a dramatic winning move, before throwing him on the mat.
The most entertaining match, hands down, was the one between Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks. From a merciless 450-splash to using her long braid as a whip, Belair left no tables unturned as she fought her way to claim the Champion’s title.
Highlights From The Ring: Night 2
ThePreliminary matches opened with Randy Orton against The Fiend. Here, the Orton won the match by performing a RKO on The Fiend.
Next, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler stood against Natalya and Tamina to defend the Women’s Tag Team Championship. After a good long fight, Jax and Baszler managed to retain their titles owing to technical submission.
Post that, in the third match, Kevin Owens emerged victorious against Sami Zayn by performing a stunner as the winning move.
In the fourth match, Riddle failed to defend the United States Championship, as he lost the match to Sheamus.
The next round had Big E defending the Intercontinental Championship against Apollo Crews, with Crews emerging as the winner. Following that, Ripley made an impressive preliminary wrap as she defeated Asuka with a Riptide.
From the main event on Day 2, the crowd saw Roman Reigns walk off the stage with the winner’s fame, in a very impressive match. Place against 2021 Royal Rumble Winner Edge and Daniel Bryan, it can’t be said that the Tribal Chief had an easy win.
The crowd witnessed the Triple threat match without as much a single blink. In a moment to remember, Edge is seen putting Reigns in a crossfade lock, and Bryan prohibits Reigns from tapping, both Edge and Bryan engaging in a headbutt while still holding Reigns to submission.
As the end approached, after powerful moves from all the three stars, Reigns performed a Con-Chair-To on Edge and pinned both Edge and Bryan down at the same time. Reigns was helped quite skillfully by Jey Uso who had interfered to attack Edge and Bryan with a Superkick.