The WrestleMania Tag Team Showcase Match Was An Entertaining Mess

Hamish Woodward

The four-way men’s tag team match was not the most hyped on the lead up to WrestleMania 39.

Marketed as the Men’s WrestleMania Tag Team Showcase Match, the match featured four of the top tag teams in the WWE.

The Street Profits, Braun Strowman & Ricochet, Viking Raiders and Alpha Academy all stepped into the ring together, although for seemingly no discernable reason other than “WrestleMania, need a match”.

There was no story going into the match, and it seemed just like a match to fill time after fans were disappointed watching John Cena lose to Austin Theory in the opener.

The WWE also trotted Titus O’Neil onto commentary for the match, something which is famously poor at. See, the Dudley Boys return to the WWE in 2016.

The match was under no-DQ rules, although you wouldn’t know it by the start of the match.

Despite there being no sanctions for interfering, six men stayed on the ringside for the start of the match. They would not have been disqualified for joining in, but just respected the sportsmanship of the contest, apparently.

Chad Gable had one of the most impressive spots of the night, hitting a rolling German Suplex on Braun Strowman, for the close two count.

Eventually, it descended into chaos, although it became unclear who was legal. This did lead to some big brawls and fun spots, including a big moonsault from one of the Viking Raiders.

Even Braun Strowman took to the skies, in one of the most impressive things he’s done in the ring. He hit one of ErikorIvar (There is no way to know which one) with a big splash from the top rope, infinitely more impressive than Tamina’s.

The match began to speed up, with huge high spots from the likes of Montez Ford and Ricochet. Ricochet got huge height with a pair of Shooting Star Presses, but he was hit by the Street Profits finisher, and pinned for the win.

The Street Profits won the Men’s WrestleMania Tag Team Showcase Match, taking home absolutely nothing for their troubles.

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