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WrestleMania 39 Night 2 recap: Roman Reigns defends WWE title against Cody Rhodes

WrestleMania 39 Night 2 recap: Roman Reigns defends WWE title against Cody Rhodes

WrestleMania 39 night two is upon as WWE puts on another special show at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

WWE delivered another memorable night at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California at WrestleMania 39.

Brock Lesnar kicked off the show with an insane F5 on 7ft 3 giant Omos, before another former UFC champion Ronda Rousey scored a submission win in the second match.

There were six matches confirmed for the card, including the main event for the undisputed WWE universal championship as Roman Reigns retained against Cody Rhodes.

Gunther bested Sheamus and Drew McIntyre in a triple threat for the Intercontinental championship, while we also had a brutal Hell in a Cell bout between Edge and Finn Balor, a People's Elbow from Snoop Dogg and a magnificent Raw women's title match where Bianca Belair retained against Asuka.

KEY Points

  • Roman Reigns defends WWE universal championship against Cody Rhodes

  • Edge beat Finn Balor inside Hell in a Cell

  • Shane McMahon made a shocking WWE return at WrestleMania 39, but suffered a serious injury as Snoop Dogg intervened

  • Bianca Belair and Asuka faced off for the Raw women's championship

  • Gunther defends Intercontinental championship against Sheamus and Drew McIntyre

  • Ronda Rousey scores another submission win in showcase tag team match

  • Brock Lesnar kicks off the show with incredible win against 7ft 3 giant Omos

  • WWE to be sold to UFC's parent company in monumental deal


Thanks for following our coverage across two amazing nights of WrestleMania 39. An incredible weekend of action at the SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles.

We’re off to catch a flight from LAX so we’ll see you on the other side.

breaking news

Cody Rhodes came up short in his bid to capture the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship with Roman Reigns retaining at WrestleMania 39.

The crowd were firmly behind Rhodes with the result completely deflating those in SoFi stadium.

It was a main event filled with emotion, tension, and brilliant in-ring action.

The American Nightmare entered the ring with the most pyro ever seen in history.

In an emotional moment, he stopped to hand off his weight belt to Brodie Lee - the son of the late Jon Huber, also known as Luke Harper in the WWE.

Rhodes made a few mistakes during the opening stages of the match, but momentum truly swung in Reigns’ favour when Bloodline member Solo Sikoa got involved with a chair shot.

Every time Rhodes seemed to gain momentum - Sikoa would get involved until finally, the referee ejected the superstar.

It was back and forth with both superstars hitting their signature moves in dramatic fashion.

The members of night one’s main event, The Usos, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens, joined in on the action as things broke down.

But as things turned chaotic Sikoa once again got involved hitting the Samoan Spike on Rhodes.

Reigns followed it up by hitting a spear on Cody and securing the pin and shattering the hearts of WWE fans everywhere.

It means the historic 945 day reign continues for Roman Reigns - one of the greatest runs in WWE history.

The start of his reign came after he returned from hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic and completely reimagined his character.

He formed one of the greatest factions of all time in the Bloodline with legendary manager Paul Heyman by his side.

He then captured his second world championship at last year’s WrestleMania by defeating Brock Lesnar to become the WWE Champion as well as the Universal Champion.

Edge and Finn Balor met in Hell in a Cell, with the Rated R superstar coming out on top.

Weapons galore in the co-main event, with tables, ladders and chairs all called upon. This was an extremely bitter feud and this stipulation was the only way to end it.

These two beat the living daylights out of one another and Edge prevailed against the bloodied Demon after a sadistic conchairto.

breaking news


Shane McMahon made a shocking return to WWE at the SoFi Stadium after The Miz ran his mouth on Snoop Dogg.

Here Comes The Money blared out and the crowd went nuts.

The Miz, the host of WrestleMania 39, had ANOTHER impromptu match in a $10,000 dollar suit but it did not go to plan in the slightest.

McMahon looked like he suffered a serious injury and Snoop quickly intervened, calling an audible by levelling Miz with strikes before performing a hilarious People's Elbow for an incredible WrestleMania moment.

Reports say that Shane tore his quad while going for a move and could not continue. He was escorted away by medics.

Bianca Belair beat Asuka in a fantastic Raw women's championship match.

The Smackdown women's championship bout between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley well and truly set the bar but these two women showed they are more than capable of matching it.

This was fast-paced and dynamic as two of the very best conditioned athletes on the roster went at it on the grandest stage.

Belair displayed super strength to lift Asuka up and counter her submission into an insane KOD for the victory. She is now 3-0 at the show of shows.

The women of WWE have truly delivered at WrestleMania 39.

The Intercontinental championship triple-threat saw dominant champion Gunther defend his title against Sheamus and Drew McIntyre.

The two former world champion best friends were both desperate to win this one and gave absolutely everything.

Sheamus was hoping to become a Grand Slam champion and win the title that has eluded him.

This was a seriously physical match-up as expected but in the end it was Gunther who did the business and retained his title.

The crowd were so into it. An absolute corker of a match. This WrestleMania keeps on producing.

The WrestleMania women's tag team showcase bout saw Ronda Rousey pick up another submission win.

Rousey teamed with Shayna Baszler in this one and the baddest women on the planet made Shotzi Blackheart tap out to a brutal-looking armbar.

Brock Lesnar kicks off the show with a huge bout against 7ft 3, 410lbs giant Omos.

The ring looked like it genuinely might break in this one. Two absolutely behemoths going at it inside the squared circle, with Lesnar throwing the giant around with freakish strength at the SoFi Stadium and putting him away after a slew of suplexes and a devastating F5.

The man is not human.

WrestleMania goes Hollywood was a move in night one.

The first night of the show of shows did not disappoint in the slightest.

We had John Cena passing the torch to Austin Theory, Logan Paul accidentally splashing Prime business partner through a table, Rey Mysterio teaching his son a lesson, a huge Rhea Ripley title win over Charlotte and of course Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens becoming WWE undisputed tag team champions.

Check out our recap of night one here:

breaking news

WWE is about to be sold to UFC's parent company as part of a mega merger, according to sensational reports.

Amidst all the madness at WrestleMania 39, a huge story has regarding the ownership of WWE.

The sports entertainment giants had a slew of bidders in the race to buy the company but CNBC say that Endeavor, the parent company of UFC, are closing in on a monumental takeover.

It's said they are in "advanced talks" and will own 51% of WWE, with the remaining 49% belonging to the shareholders.

The purchase could be announced as soon as tomorrow, a day after night two of WrestleMania and WWE and UFC would then come together as a new publicly traded company.

Going forward, Endeavor's head honcho Ari Emanuel is to serve as CEO, with president Mark Shapiro retaining his role.

Long-time WWE chief Vince McMahon will operate as executive chairman after returning to WWE's board following a hiatus amid sexual misconduct and hush money allegations made.

UFC sensation Conor McGregor has reacted to the news, congratulating his employers on the news.

This is genuinely a bombshell announcement ahead of night two at the SoFi Stadium, where 80,000 crazy fans are expected to cram in.

Hello and welcome from the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California!

We're back for night two of WrestleMania 39, where WWE are set to put on another stellar show in the City of Angels.


SPORTbible will cover all the drama and major talking points for what promises to be an incredible spectacle.

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Topics: WWE, WrestleMania, Roman Reigns

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