WrestleMania 38 has gone into the archive with many surprises and twists. The return of Cody Rhodes to WWE was one of the most welcoming events by the public, who enjoyed watching him match against Seth Rollins. 'The American Nightmare' has signed a multi-year deal with the Stamford-based company and will perform on Raw in the coming months.
The WWE Universe also greeted with a roar the appearance of Stone Cold Steve Austin, who had not played an official match for 19 years. The latter was the protagonist of an intense and spectacular battle with Kevin Owens, who had teased him several times in the weeks preceding the 'Showcase of the Immortals'
Predictably, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar for the entire stake. Of note is the contribution offered by Johnny Knoxville and Logan Paul, whose performances have left both fans and professionals in awe. A guest in the latest edition of 'The Bro Show', former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo analyzed this edition of WrestleMania in detail.
WrestleMania 38 was amazing
“WWE has set up WrestleMania 38 in a way that sends the public a very clear message. This edition of the 'Showcase of the Immortals' was full of surprises and twists, which left fans stunned to a greater extent than in other years" - began Russo.
“WWE wanted to tell people that anything can happen at WrestleMania. The WWE Universe will expect the same again next year and the one after that. It will not be easy to keep the same trend” - he added. Vince then commented on Cody Rhodes’s return to WWE: “AEW is a totally different company than what it started with, if you know what I mean.
Perhaps Tony Khan's company has taken on a WWE-like guise. If he gets the chance to do the same thing in WWE and Vince McMahon offers him more money, there was no reason for Cody to stay in AEW." Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter said the current plan is for a long-term feud between the two women.
It's why Rousey had to lose the first match in what's going to be a series of matches between the two: "Charlotte Flair beat Ronda Rousey to keep the Smackdown title after a ref bump. The idea is for this to be a long-term program and thus the belief was Flair had to win the first match, even if Flair got the better of Rousey as well in the angles leading up to it.
One thing that looks obvious is that Rousey is not going to be over and have the meaning she did when she first came," said Dave Meltzer.