Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestlemania 38 – Night Two
April 1, 2022
Thoughts & Predictions
It’s the biggest weekend of the year as WWE presents, live from Dallas, Texas, two nights of Wrestlemania, available for your viewing pleasure on Peacock and The WWE Network. And of course, that means it’s prediction time. So let’s do this. It’s Night Two.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
This is the match that we’re all waiting to see. It’s the Tribal Chief versus The Beast, and it’s allegedly for all the gold, both the WWE Championship and the Universal Championship. It’s a hard call here and my initial thoughts were that Brock was going to lose, take a long break, and then come back in six months to kick everyone’s ass. That’s what I was thinking, but then I saw Roman on the Tonight Show and the vibe I seemed to get from our Tribal Chief wasn’t good. My mind says Roman, but my gut is now screaming Brock. Well, always go with the gut.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion and new Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee.
I think this might be the dark horse match of the night and I expect that everyone will be pleasantly surprised. As good as he is, and he is good, McAfee, an announcer, should not beat an active wrestler. This whole angle is about pushing Austin and getting him to the next level. Look for Theory to talk out with the win.
Winner: Austin Theory
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro vs. American Alpha vs. The Street Profits – Triple Threat Match.
Look for a title change here. The whole partnership with RK-Bro has been good, then bad, then whatever, and I think it’s time to pull the cord and finally do the Riddle-Orton breakup. So with that in mind, who is winning the titles? Alpha or Street Profits? I’ll go with Cryme Tyme 2.0, after all, they got the smoke or whatever the hell it is that they talk about.
Winners and NEW WWE RAW Tag Team Champions: The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Queen Zelina & Carmella vs. Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler – Fatal Four Way.
What a mess and a total cluster of a match. So many good women wrestlers threw together in a multi-woman match that makes no sense and is just a way to get everyone on the card. Carmella and Zelina are so good as the champions, but the rest of these teams are just fill-in-the-blanks and pick-a-name tag teams. I’m getting a headache. We’ll see a title switch here, just because. Let’s go with Liv and Ripley for the wins.
Winners and NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley
Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn – Anything Goes.
This is the comedy match that shows just how good Sami Zayn really is as he makes a B-list actor look like a billion dollars. I expect we’ll see Wee Man, Steve O., and the rest of the Jackass Crew get involved and it will be lots of shenanigans, laughs, plunder, and insanity. Sami should win, but he won’t. WWE will want to make the fans happy so expect for the Jackass to get the big win.
Winner: Johnny Knoxville
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos.
This one should be interesting. You have Lashley coming back from an injury, so he can’t really afford to lose. And then you have Omos, who’s a big monster of a man, who should not lose cleanly, ever. Neither man should lose or can afford to lose, so why the hell are they wrestling each other? I’m guessing we’ll get a screwball finish, maybe a DQ or a count-out. However it ends, it won’t be a clean finish, nor will this match last long, four minutes at the most. Let’s go for Omos getting disqualified, for laying hands on MVP, thus giving Lashley the big win.
Winner (by DQ) – Bobby Lashley
And there you go. So what do you think? Am I right or wrong? Let me know in the comments, along with any questions or comments you may have. They are much appreciated.
I expect that we’ll have at least two more matches added to the show, with Intercontinental Champion Ricochet and WWE United States Champion Finn Balor both needing matches. If they do add these matches, I’ll come back and do an update so watch for that. And with that, it’s time to call it a night. My thanks for reading. Until the next time, take care and be safe, my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.