It’s part of the appeal. In theory, a title change should be one of the most important things to happen on a wrestling show. In theory it means a changing of the guard with someone new taking over the top spot on the mountain. While that might not be as much of a guarantee these days, a title change still means something, but more than one of them means something even bigger.
WrestleMania 37 is now half over and that means big things are taking place. The show is the biggest and more important of the year because major moments take place during the course of the show. Several of these involve titles, which was certainly the case during the first half, as some of the championships changed hands on the show, including some you might have guessed.
Two title changes took place during the first night of WrestleMania 37. First up, the New Day lost the Raw Tag Team Titles to the team of AJ Styles and Omos. This was the first time that Styles and Omos had ever teamed together and marked Omos’, who stands 7’3 and weighs 400lbs, first ever televised match. It was also the first time Styles had won a Tag Team Title in WWE.
Later, in the main event of the show, Bianca Belair won the SmackDown Women’s Title from Sasha Banks. This was Belair’s first ever match on the main roster in front of fans as she was officially called up at last year’s WrestleMania after the Coronavirus pandemic began. This was the first time that a women’s singles match had ever main evented a WrestleMania.
There was one other title match during the night, as WWE Champion Bobby Lashley successfully defended his title against Drew McIntyre in the show’s opening match. This was the first time that the WWE Title had been defended in the opening match of WrestleMania. There are five more title matches scheduled for night two of WrestleMania on Sunday.
It was a pretty big night. Check out the three title matches:
Opinion: This is why you have WrestleMania title matches, as WWE knows how to stack the card in a huge way. That is what they did here and it made for a heck of a first night. The two title matches felt important, especially when the second took place in the main event. I had a good time with the show and the title changes played a big role in how much fun I had with it.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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