Wrestlemania 2022 Night 2 Results And Review
WWE Wrestlemania 38 concluded with Night 2. Here are the winners and losers.
2022's Wrestlemania 38 has come to a close. Night 2 had plenty of incredible moments and saw Roman Reigns become the unified champion. There was also the bonkers fun Anything Goes match between Johnny Knoxville and Sami Zayn. While at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, GameSpot covered the show and reviewed it live, and you can see all the results below.
For a recap of Saturday's matches, check out our Wrestlemania Night 1 results, and learn more about Cody Rhodes returning to WWE. There were technically nine matches on the card--including the Vince McMahon match. Commentator and WWE superfan Pat McAfee returned to the ring, and fought both Austin Theory and the previously mentioned McMahon in two bouts.
If you want to check out Wrestlemania, you can head to a participating movie theater, order it through your satellite or cable provider, or watch it on Peacock. While the NBC Universal streaming service has a free tier, you will not be able to watch the WWE event through that. you'll need a Premium ($5 a month, with ads) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10 a month, no ads) account. Regardless of which tier you choose, there will be a few WWE-related ads throughout the show.
There are multiple ways to watch Peacock . Aside from watching it on mobile devices and on the PC, Amazon Fire devices, Android TV, Apple TV, LG Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xfinity, and more.
Check out the match card for the bouts you'll be seeing tonight below.
Wrestlemania Night 2 card:
- Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (Winner Take All Championship Unification)
- Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
- Edge vs. AJ Styles
- Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn (Anything Goes Match)
- Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory
- Pat McAfee vs. Vince McMahon
- RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy (Raw Tag Team Championship)
- Queen Zelina & Carmella (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler (Women's Tag Team Championship)
- Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Sheamus and Ridge Holland
Above, you can check out a recent episode of GameSpot's wrestling podcast, Wrestle Buddies. Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring run through Night 2 of Mania and what they loved about the WWE PPV.
Below, you'll find live updates and results for Wrestlemania 38 Night 2 as it airs on Peacock. Additionally, there will be a review of each match from the Wrestle Buddies.
- The Kickoff Show begins at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. We'll have a YouTube link for you when it goes live.
- Updates to the match card will be added here.
- No preshow match
Triple H is coming to the ring. He welcomed everyone to Wrestlemania, and then he left his boots in the ring.
RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy
(Raw Tag Team Championship)
RK-Bro wins by pin.
Mat: Why is Mark Wahlberg doing the intro for Wrestlemania? We're in Dallas. Kicking off Night 2 is this triple threat tag team match, which has the potential to be a bit rough. However, this match was a ton of fun to watch, and the flow was incredibly smooth, and there were some great spots here. This was a Street Profits showcase though. This duo is on fire, and while they may not have won the titles here, they did a fantastic job really getting the crowd involved and delivering some great spots. The Gable Steveson bit at the end with Chad Gable was a nice build towards a feud between the two. Overall, this was a solid way to kick things off.
Chris: Mark Wahlberg is the king of Dallas, Mat. Followed closely by Triple H, who came out right after his video ended. H's in-ring career may be over, but it's so good to see him healthy and basking in the adoration from the crowd--and spitting water all over his nice suit. He was there to kick off the show and left his boots in the ring, a symbolic gesture for many wrestlers when they retire from competition.
I may not love RK-Bro as much as seemingly everyone else in AT&T Stadium does (seriously the place erupted), but I love the Street Profits and Alpha Academy. I also love a multi-team tag match and we're getting two of those tonight. There's always a level of chaos involved when the matches get more populated than a standard tag match, and this one was no exception.
These teams worked awesomely together and pulled off some seriously entertaining moments--that Doomsday Blockbuster definitely stands out. And as much as I don't love RK-Bro, watching Riddle mimic Randy Orton's moves has a degree of charm to it. And that RKO from RIddle to Montez Ford off the top rope was wildly cool.
While this would have been a good time to move the titles off of RK-Bro if they were going to split the team, that doesn't seem to be in the cards at the moment, so it makes sense to have them retain. This was a fun opener that got the crowd excited for what's going to be a pretty jam-packed night, though it remains to be seen who else could step up to challenge them at this point.
The bit after the match with Gable Steveson and Chad Gable squaring off seemed to hint we might see Steveson on WWE programming sooner rather than later, but I suppose we'll find out about that on Raw.
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
Lashley wins by pin.
Mat: There was a time when I was not a fan of Bobby Lashley. Then, The Hurt Business happened, and even after that split, I found myself into Lashley a whole lot. Now, we have a super beefy boy match before the uber-muscular Lashley and tall boy Omos. If you love bearhugs and Omos cradling Lashley's body, then this is the match for you. You can't expect a lot from Omos though. He's a big man, but it would be nice if he took bumps in a way that made them look like they hurt. Lashley's spear just didn't have the same impact. This match will build Lashley up again, which is great, but it was a middle of the road fight.
Chris: I just love Bobby Lashley, that's all. I wish MVP were here to walk to the ring with him to his incredible entrance song. Even still, a match against Omos isn't exactly what any of us wanted for him during this Wrestlemania. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Omos is still too green to work well enough for a spotlight singles match at Wrestlemania. WWE has a lack of giants on the roster at the moment but this isn't the solution.
Ultimately, the match was as good as it could be. Lashley got to bump around the ring--a rarity--and he worked hard to make Omos look like the powerful, towering brute that WWE is presenting him as. And he got in enough of his signature offense (including a very impressive suplex) to get the victory.
Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn
(Anything Goes Match)
Johnny Knoxville wins.
Mat: Anything goes in this match, even a Helluva Kick right off the bat. Look, what I expect is people getting hit with weapons, kicks to the groin, and other silly Jackass-esque moments. And somehow, it delivered far and above that. Wee Man bodyslammed Zayn. There was a giant mousetrap that malfunctioned, but I didn't care one bit. Yes, this isn't really a wrestling match, but who cares? This is a very memorable match for Mania--in a sea of some great matches so far, for the most part. The only bummer was Steve-O didn't pop up. I did not stop laughing the entire time. It is literally the most I've smiled in a while. This ruled.
Chris: This is exactly the kind of match we all want between these two, just a goofy "hardcore" match with a bunch of weapons and silly spots. The bonus is that even though Johnny Knoxville has been through incredible amounts of pain that far outweigh what is unfolding here, he's such a sympathetic character that you have to feel for him. On the flipside, Sami Zayn has perfected the art of being a heel you want to see get pulverized. He's a master.
This is, in all honesty, Looney Tunes meets Jackass in a WWE ring, from the airhorn to Party Boy to Wee Man bodyslamming Sami. Johnny even had his own pyro control. Honestly, what's not to love here? Including the groin-kicking machine, because of course there was one of those. And seriously, nobody has ever had more heel heat than Sami when beating up Wee-Man. The crowd here at AT&T Stadium wanted to kill him in that moment. This wasn't a professional wrestling match, it was pure comedy and spectacle and it was done to damn near perfection, outside of the malfunctioning gigantic mousetrap at the end.
Queen Zelina & Carmella (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
(Women's Tag Team Championship)
Sasha and Naomi win by pin.
Mat: This is the second multi-team tag match on the card, and these are not always my favorite. They are a bit too chaotic for my liking, and it's very easy for things to go wrong. This match, however, was a ton of fun, and it never really reached that level of chaos. It didn't blow me away or anything, but it's really nice to see Naomi get a championship and a win at Mania--Sasha too, but I just like Naomi more. This was a nice comedown match after the ridiculousness of the Knoxville/Zayn match as well.
Chris: As I said before, I love a multi-team tag match and this fatal four-way fit the bill. Lots of super fun spots (including that dueling towers of doom that involved all eight women) kept the crowd on their toes throughout, as did a series of nearfalls for every team involved--and some pretty innovative tag team moves. Giving Sasha and Naomi the win is the best of the possible choices, I think. These two--and their characters--mesh together so well and it's nice to see Sasha kicking ass as a babyface. I hope this isn't the last we see of Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan, though, as I dig their dynamic quite a bit.
Edge vs. AJ Styles
Edge wins by pin.
Mat: First, Edge's entrance was so cool. Yeah, sure, there's a lot of Brood and Undertaker there, but Edge is evolving, and it was one of the best entrances of Wrestlemania 38. As the match progressed, it was slow and brooding--pun intended. Every spot seemed like it was going to severely injure either of the men. It was a long and grueling match, but that's not bad by any means. That's what made it enjoyable. And while this match may be over, we're seeing a new story with Edge and his new stable.
Chris: I don't understand why nobody is talking about the fact that AJ Styles face was cut open before the match even started. Why is he bleeding already? Anyway, this match is an interesting one because I dare say it's when we first started seeing signs of the audience being tired. AJ and Edge wrestled a slow and methodical, yet brutal match where there were certainly crowd-pleasing spots, but they built up to each and everyone one of them, rather than simply stacking them. AJ had time to slowly build a comeback before being cut off by Edge, Edge deflected some of AJ's high-flying offense, but not without doing damage to himself.
As the match went on and the nearfalls became more and more frantic, the crowd came to life. It's an interesting bit of storytelling these two were doing and it's something WWE does better than just about anyone, when the effort was there. This was great storytelling, even if it felt like the match dragged at times. And the end was really just the beginning, as it set up Damia for the makings of what will likely be a dominant heel stable.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Sheamus and Ridge Holland
Sheamus and Ridge Holland win by pin.
Mat: New Day's outfits were great, paying homage to Big E. I love seeing New Day at Mania, so that was great. What in the hell was going on with Pete Dunne/Butch? He kept getting on the ring apron and wandering around and had to be carried off by Sheamus. This was dumb. This match lasted maybe a couple minutes. It was so short. And as much as I love New Day, I would have liked something longer because they can put on a banger.
Chris: Maybe that match was better off being cut. Look, I love Kofi and Woods wearing singlets to pay tribute to Big E. But that was practically the only thing about the match that was worthwhile. It was rushed, had zero time, Butch was just walking around the ring doing things that would get anyone else thrown out of ringside, and it was over before it got started. I get we're short on time, but come on.
Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory
McAfee wins by pin.
Mat: Pat McAfee has sequins on his outfit. I respect it. Here was another celebrity match; however, this time around, McAfee has already had a WWE match and is already a part of the company. The match was entertaining and McAfee showed some good skills in the ring.
But then, the Vince stuff happened. It was weird to watch Vince beat McAfee up, but of course, it was leading to Steve Austin coming to the ring and delivering--in my eyes--the best worst Stunner of all time to Vince. I want to watch it over and over and over again. McAfee also got stunned, spitting the beer into the air, and then we got one of my favorite Wrestlemania moments from this year: McAfee, on the ground, pouring beer into his mouth. There were a lot of issues with the main match itself, but that was a fantastic segment.
Chris: I honestly didn't know what to expect from this one, but I'm a big fan of spectacle. Vince McMahon coming out to introduce Austin Theory and Pat McAfee walking to the ring with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders were both pretty entertaining. And the crowd absolutely loved McAfee. It also looks like he's been training quite a bit since his short stint in NXT. He was giving and taking moves well and didn't seem phased by the enormity of Wrestlemania--and neither did Theory.
After all, it was only three years ago that Theory was wrestling independent shows during Wrestlemania weekend. Now he's in a spotlight match on the big show itself. And a really good one, at that. It's surprising to me that the crowd was more amped up for this than Edge vs. AJ Styles, but this crowd absolutely loves McAfee--and that's before he does stuff like superplexing Austin Theory, much to their delight. Still, even with their adulation, I don't know how I feel about McAfee getting the win here. Austin Theory is the up-and-coming star and mentee of Mr. McMahon. A showcase win for him here could have elevated him toward a midcard title. Instead, he got beat in the grandest stage of them all by an announcer.
Of course, it was all just a setup to…McAfee vs. Vince? Sure, why not. Though, I refuse to understand why Vince was able to beat the crap out of Pat without McAfee being able to do anything about it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to have "Stone Cold" Steve Austin came out, but I'm legitimately surprised it took so long because this segment felt like it ran a very long time. Still, it might have been worth it to watch Theory sell a stunner. And rest-assured, nobody still takes the stunner worse than Vince--and it's still as entertaining as it gets.
Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee
Vince McMahon wins
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
(Winner Take All Championship Unification)
Reigns wins by pin.
Mat: This seems like the most over either of these wrestlers have ever been, and that's pretty exciting. First, it's nice to have a Lesnar match where his opponent is someone nearly as powerful as he is. This one can go either way, and honestly, that's what makes the build to this so exciting, compared to some of Lesnar's previous title defenses. Additionally, it was longer than five minutes, which is always a plus. There was some great back and forth with trading finishers--along with Reigns getting some cheap shots in when the ref was down. However, Reigns came out on top, with a clean pin to boot. Lesnar and Reigns had one of their best matches tonight.
Chris: Well, this ought to be short. Especially since Brock Lesnar took off his gloves to show he means business. Hopefully, he washes those hands. Good lord, watching these two pummel each other is always entertaining. I was just telling Mat, who is sitting next to me, that Lesnar's German suplexes may be the very best in the business. They look incredibly vicious, but he always elevates his opponent enough for them to take a flat-back bump from them. I don't doubt they still hurt a lot, but it seems far less dangerous than some other German suplexes we've seen.
Going into this I fully expected it to be an incredibly short match, as that's normally the case. Watching them go back and forth, with it being very easy to believe either man could win, was the coolest. And when Brock had Roman in the submission move, I fully expected him to win. But instead, Roman ended it with one of the best spears he's ever delivered to become…God of WWE? What's his title now? Who cares, does this mean we'll see him on Raw and Smackdown now? Cause I'm not mad at it.
The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.
The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.