WWE Superstars React to the Dramatic Euro 2021 Final Between England and Italy

Published 07/12/2021, 10:11 AM EDT


The UEFA European Championships wrapped up this Sunday with Italy trouncing England to take home the cup. Luke Shaw’s early goal gave the Three Lions hope, but an equalizer from Leonardo Bonucci and Gianluigi Donnarumma’s heroics carried Italy to the trophy. Across the pond, WWE superstars expressed their elation and grief over the result.

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Are WWE superstars upset over it ‘not coming home’?

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WWE comprises many soccer fans, most of whom support clubs from Europe. Sheamus is a massive Liverpool fan while Drew McIntyre backs his hometown favorite Celtic. But at the European Championship, club soccer takes a backseat and the nations come out to play.

For fans of England who thought it was ‘coming home’, the result left them shattered. Missed penalties from Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka left MVP and Mick Foley very upset. Meanwhile, the NXT UK women’s roster held their heads in their hands after the Three Lions lost.

On the other side of things, Cesaro, Walter, Fabian Aichner, Deonna Purrazzo and Indi Hartwell celebrated Italy’s win. The Australian sensation, Hartwell cried out, ‘Azzurri!!!!!!‘ as Italy lifted the trophy. This must’ve been a decent end to her week, especially since she and Candice Le Rae lost the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships to Io Shirai and Zoey Stark last week.

Although his home team Switzerland crashed out in the quarterfinals after beating World Champions France, Cesaro congratulated the Italian team. It’s surprising the NXT UK Champion backed Italy, the team that beat his home team of Austria, and that he holds the NXT ‘UK’ Championship doesn’t bode too well for him either.

The happiest man in WWE after last night’s dramatic final was Fabian Aichner, who saw his team come from a losing position to defeat a very strong English side in awe-inspiring fashion.

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With Copa America over, UFC 264 done and dusted, and the Euro 2020 wrapped up, all eyes are on WWE. The global pro wrestling juggernaut has to deliver hugely with fans returning to arenas. Expectations are high, and it all begins with an episode of Raw.

Tomorrow’s episode of Raw will be the last show inside the WWE ThunderDome. Although it began as an interesting concept, the arena grew depressing as time passed. By the time WrestleMania 37 came around, fans were done with the LED screens and clamoured for live shows to return.

To say goodbye to the ThunderDome, WWE has a great episode of Raw chalked out. Naomi, Asuka, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross face off in pre-MITB Fatal Four-way matches, and Bobby Lashley faces Xavier Woods ahead of his big title defense against Kofi Kingston. Finally, we’ll see where the storyline between Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal heads with MITB looming over the horizon.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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