WWE WrestleMania 35: Five highs and five lows from WWE's biggest night of the year


Another WrestleMania has been and gone and just like every year, a lot of talking points have been left behind.

The 35th edition of WWE's biggest PPV of the year was being held in New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium, and with the women closing out the show for the first time in the company's history, it promised to be an historic evening for the WWE Universe.

As the dust begins to settle on an action-packed evening, here, we take a look at five high points from the PPV, and five low points from the PPV.

Five Highs

Seth Rollins dethrones Brock Lesnar

It was the first match of the night on the main card and it set things off fantastically.

Despite being battered and bruised before the bell had rung, Seth Rollins took advantage of a downed referee to low blow Brock Lesnar and turn the match in his favour.

Three Curb Stomps later, and he was pinning Lesnar one, two, three.

The pop was huge and it was a brilliant start to WrestleMania 35.

We also now have a full-time Universal Champion, and that's great.

The Miz vs Shane McMahon - Falls Count Anywhere

Comfortably one of the matches of the night.

Despite not being a full-time wrestler, Shane McMahon always seems to deliver at WrestleMania and this year was no different, even though he was on the receiving end of a brutal onslaught from The Miz.

Some of the spots between the two were mental, with Shane-o having absolutely no care about his body - something the WWE Universe love him for.

The ending spot was just as crazy - a huge suplex from a construction area - and although The Miz being on the losing end probably wasn't the best decision, it was still an unreal match.

Dr of Thuganomics Returns

Yes, you read that right. It is 2019, but the Dr of Thuganomics returned to WWE and WrestleMania.

John Cena's participation this year was left unknown, and after reports emerged earlier in the day that he'd be the special guest referee during Kurt Angle vs Baron Corbin, a lot of WWE fans were left annoyed.

However, as Elias was about to start his performance, as always, he was interrupted, but this time it was by John Cena, who then rapped in the ring before beating up the RAW superstar.

A lot of people's childhoods flashed before their very eyes.

Kofi Kingston winning the WWE Championship

It was a true fairytale for The New Day and in particular Kofi Kingston.

Years in the business but never truly deemed a main-event player, but all that has changed now and not only is he a main-event player, he's the WWE Champion.

The match itself was brilliant, and arguably match of the night, with the pay out at the end being totally worth it.

Kofi Mania took over New Jersey, and it was certainly a memorable moment.


Becky Lynch becomes Raw and SmackDown Live Women's Champion

The momentum she has built up in the last several months has been simply humungous.

She's gone from a mid-card player to a main eventer in the space of a year, and she's borderline carried the product on her shoulders for large parts of that year.

Her promos have been incredible, her social media antics have been entertaining, and finally, finally, she's got the pay off.

That huge WrestleMania moment.

Five Lows

The booking of Asuka and Braun Strowman

Not too long ago, Asuka and Braun Strowman were the dominant forces in their respective divisions.

Fast forward, and they are now battling in the pre-show in the battle royals. That is simply not where they should be at WrestleMania.

Asuka should be in the championship picture, and Strowman should also be in the championship picture.

Shane McMahon beating The Miz


Although the match itself was considered a high point from WrestleMania, actually having Shane-o go over on The Miz doesn't make much logical sense - even if the pinfall was a rather lucky one.

Face Miz has a lot of momentum and support behind him, with the WWE Universe really buying into his new good-guy reputation, so it would have made more sense to have him conquer Shane and then move on to bigger and better things.

Does Shane winning mean their feud is not over?

Drew McIntyre vs Roman Reigns

Although it was a feel-good win for Roman Reigns at WrestleMania after what has been an emotional year for The Big Dog, the match itself wasn't that impressive.

What made it worse was how easily McIntyre was beaten. Just the lone spear was enough for Reigns to pick up the victory - something which shouldn't happen to someone who could be a big-time player.

McIntyre deserves to be in the championship picture, but when he's eating pins as easy as this one, you have to worry for him.

Duration of Event

When you've got so much talent and want to fit in so many matches, unfortunately it means putting on a very long event.

In the UK, WrestleMania started at 10pm with the pre-show - it ended around 5:30am the next morning.

There were so many matches, it is no surprise that the fans in attendance became less and less vocal as the night went on, and it's no surprise that a lot of fans were struggling to keep watching given how long it was on for.

Maybe it's something WWE can work on in the future.

Kurt Angle losing his farewell match

Not many people wanted Kurt Angle saying goodbye against Baron Corbin at WrestleMania, but it's sadly what the WWE Universe got.

It was made even worse when Corbin defeated the Olympic legend and sent him on his way with a loss on the Grandest Stage Of Them All.

A heroic and Hall of Fame career ended by a clean defeat to Corbin? It just doesn't feel right!

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