WWE WrestleMania 37 Night 2 Results: Rhea Ripley Makes History, Randy Orton Beats The Fiend, Roman Reigns Retains and More

Published 04/12/2021, 2:18 AM EDT


WrestleMania 37 is finally done and dusted. The final night saw some of the finest actions in the ring with the live audience around the Raymond James Stadium at Tampa, Florida.

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After an equally exciting first night event, fans expected a similar set of matches on the second night as well. Needless to say, they haven’t been disappointed. Multiple titles changed hands, controversial endings, and there were many special appearances.

Let us take a look at the matches that took place during the course of the night.

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#1 Randy Orton Defeats “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt – Opening Match of WrestleMania

The event began with the match between The Fiend and Randy Orton. The temperature around this match had been rising literally for some time now. Earlier we saw Orton set The Fiend on fire on TLC 2020, and Alexa Bliss interfere with Orton’s matches to draw out revenge.

Although Bliss defeated Orton in an inter-gender match at Fastlane 2021, it was decided the final challenge would be staged during WrestleMania 37. The match began with both the wrestlers wary of their opponent’s strengths.

Although The Fiend tried to apply the Mandible Claw on Orton twice, he escaped the move on both occasions. Later on, The Fiend tried to apply Sister Abigail upon Orton.

However, the lights went out, and Bliss appeared in a hypnotic avatar. This caused The Fiend to be distracted for a moment, which was long enough for Orton to apply the RKO to emerge victorious.

#2 Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c) defeated Natalya and Tamina – Women’s Tag Team Title Match

The next event was for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Natalya and Tamina were up against title holders, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. The match was quite competitive, as both the teams were swinging on the pendulum of opportunities to win the match.

While both the teams landed some real blows onto their opponents, some of them turned the tides against themselves as well. A Crossbody from Jax landed her in a fix as she landed on her knees disastrously.

Further, Tamina’s Superfly Splash landed ineffective as Jax moved out of the way.

Natalya had Jax with the Sharpshooter. However, the tag had already been made, which she failed to notice. The Kirafuda Clutch from Baszler knocked out Natalya, and Jax and Shayna held on to their title.

#3 Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn (with Logan Paul)

In the singles match which followed, Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn, who was accompanied by Logan Paul. Zayn countered Owens’ Fisherman Suplex through a Helluva Kick. However, a second one from Owen followed by a Superkick and a Stunner sealed the match in his favor.

Following the match, the two got into a heated situation. A show of strength from Owens shoved Sami into the ground. Paul had to interfere and for hishis toribles, he received a stunner from Owens.

#4 Sheamus defeated Riddle (c) – United States Championship Match

For the WWE United States Championship, Sheamus was up against titleholder Riddle. While Riddle was riding high on his confidence, Sheamus banked upon his determination to win.

A Brogue Kick from Sheamus rendered Riddle useless, and the pinfall marked Sheamus’ third reign with the title.

#5 Apollo Crews defeated Big E (c) – Nigerian Drum Fight for the Intercontinental Tite

Big E went out onto the stage to defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship title against Apollo Crews. While Big E was the favorite to win the tie, interference from Dabba Kato made things easier for Crews. Big E was pinned down by him to walk away with the title.

#6 Rhea Ripley defeated Asuka (c) – RAW Women’s Championship Match

In the WWE Raw Women’s Championship event, Rhea Ripley defeated Asuka to take away the title from her.

A DDT and Asuka Lock from her nearly edged her over Rhea. However, Rhea was successful in landing the Riptide to finish things off in style and win the title.

#7 Roman Reigns (c) (with Jey Uso and Paul Heyman) defeated Edge and Daniel Bryan – Triple Threat Match for the Universal Championship – WrestleMania Main Event

For the main event, Roman Reigns was defending his WWE Universal Championship in a Triple Threat Match. The two other opponents were Edge and Daniel Bryan. Roman Reigns was accompanied by Paul Heyman and Jey Uso.

A Superkick from Jey landed heavily upon Edge and Bryan, which was retaliated by Edge with his Edgeacution. Bryan asserted dominance with the Running Knee on Edge and Yes Lock on Reigns.

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Reigns were locked by both men by the Yes! Lock and Crossface. The double attack broke each other’s submission.

Edge landed the Con-Chair upon Bryan, while Reigns applied the same on Edge. Ultimately, Reigns pinned Edge and Bryan at the same moment to defend his Championship title.

Let us know your best takeaways from the night in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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