What did you give your Wrestlemania 38 Star Ratings
Wrestlemania 38 has been one of the biggest Wrestlemanias of all time. with WWE rumoured to have sold over 75,000 tickets for each night of this years event. In a show that featured incredible returns, surprise debuts and celebrity appearances, this years Wrestlemania had something everyone.
Wrestlemania 38 took place on the 2nd of April 2022 and the 3rd of April 2022. The first night of Wrestlemania 38 was headlined by Stone Cold Steve Austin taking on Kevin Owens in a no-holds barred match, while the second night was headlined by a title unification bout between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
The Wrestlemania 38 star ratings and match ratings will be taken from two places. The match rating will be taken from Cagematch.net, a wrestling match aggregation site where fans vote on their match ratings to get an average vote to see if fans enjoyed the match.
The Wrestlemania 38 star ratings will be taken from the Wrestling Observer Online, where Dave Meltzer rates wrestling matches on a five-star scale (although the scale now goes up to seven stars, since the best WCW matches broke the scale in the late 1980s).
Here are the Wrestlemania 38 Star ratings from Dave Meltzer and the Wrestlemania 38 match ratings from Cagematch.net.
Wrestlemania 38 Star Ratings
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Match
The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) vs Rick Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura
Rick Boogs suffered an torn patella during this match, causing the match to be ended prematurely. The Uso’s retain their Smackdown tag team championships, pinning Shinsuke Nakamura. The Wrestlemania 38 match ratings for his match was low due to the short match time and injury ruining the flow and the finish of the match.
Match Rating – 3.85
Star Rating – 1.5 stars
Drew McIntyre vs Happy Corbin
Drew McIntyre defeated Happy Corbin with a Claymore Kick, pinning Corbin to win the match. McIntyre became the first person in WWE history to kick out of the End of Days in this match, being the first man in nearly 10 years to kick out of the move.
Match Rating – 5.09
Star Rating – 2.75 stars
The Miz & Logan Paul vs The Mysterios (Rey & Dominik Mysterio)
The Miz pinned Rey Mysterio after a Skull Crushing Finale to win the match for his team. Logan Paul impressed in his debut match, hitting Rey Mysterio with the Three Amigos Suplex and Frog Splash, commonly used by Rey Mysterio’s best friend Eddie Guerrero.
The Wrestlemania 38 match rating for this match was 6.75, the highest rated tag team match on night 1 of Wrestlemania 38.
Match Rating – 6.75
Star Rating -3.5 stars
WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match
Bianca Belair vs Becky Lynch
Bianca Belair avenged her Summerslam 2021 loss to Becky Lynch to defeat the Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch in their match at Wrestlemania 38. Belair hit Lynch with the KoD to get her first win over Becky Lynch, in one of the Wrestlemania 38 match ratings highest rated match, and the best Women’s match on Wrestlemania this weekend.
Match Ratings – 8.47
Star Ratings – 4.5 stars
Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins
Cody Rhodes was the surprise opponent for Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania 38. The former AEW star made his return to WWE after six years to take on the former Shield member, and their match was the best match on the card. It topped the Wrestlemania 38 star ratings, clocking in at 8.82 on the cagematch ratings.
Rhodes picked up the win over Rollins with 3 Cross Rhodes followed by Dusty Rhodes’ own Bionic Elbow to win the match by pinfall. Cody Rhodes WWE Championship ambition were revealed by an interview after the match.
Match Ratings – 8.82
Star Ratings – 4.75 stars
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey
Charlotte Flair retained her WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship against Royal Rumble winner Ronda Rousey in Wrestlemania 38’s lowest rated women’s match on night 1. The match disappointed fans, who quickly turned on Ronda Rousey due to her attitude and were never truly behind Charlotte Flair.
The Wrestlemania 38 match ratings for the match were 5.48 on cagematch, and ___ by Dave Meltzer.
Match Ratings – 5.48
Star Ratings – 2 stars
No Holds Barred Match
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs Kevin Owens
The main event of Wrestlemania 38 was a “KO Show” segment between Steve Austin and Kevin Owens. Owens insulted Texas and Steve Austin before challenging Austin to a No Holds Barred match to main event Wrestlemania.
The match was a fun nostalgia trip that lasted under 15 minutes, but gave fans one last Steve Austin match that they always wanted. Austin hit all his usual moves and drunk lots of beer as the match went on. He even took some big bumps, including a suplex onto the concrete as the pair brawled in the crowd.
Steve Austin won the match with a Stone Cold Stunner, pinning Kevin Owens for the victory.
Match Ratings – 7.88
Star Ratings – 3.5 stars
WWE Raw Tag Team Championships
RK-Bro vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy
The opener of the second night of Wrestlemania featured Randy Orton and Matt Riddle defending their Raw Tag Team Championships against two top tag teams. They faced off with former Champions The Uso’s and Street Profits in a fiery three-way tag team match that proved to be just the opener this years second night of Wrestlemania needed.
In a match that was rated 7.44 by Cagematch, the team of Randy Orton and Matt Riddle won the match after two RKO’s to retain their WWE Raw Tag Team Championships at Wrestlemania 38.
Match Ratings – 7.44
Star Rating –4.25
Bobby Lashley vs Omos
In a boring match that had no right to be on this card, the lumbering giant of Omos was felled by the devastating spear of Bobby Lashley. The former WWE Champion won the match by pinfall in a match that only lasted six minutes but felt much, much longer
Match Ratings – 4.07
Star Ratings – 0.5 stars
Anything Goes Match
Johnny Knoxville vs Sami Zayn
One of the highlights of the night and one of my highest Wrestlemania 38 match ratings came from the No Holds Barred brawl between Sami Zayn and Jackass star Johnny Knoxville. The pair had a heated rivalry for months, which most people thought culminated with Knoxville making an appearance in the Royal Rumble.
However, various hijinx caused this match to be set at Wrestlemania 38, and it delivered in spades. Hard shots with weapons, giant mouse traps and even a giant hand slapping Sami Zayn, this match was simple fun for everyone to enjoy.
Johnny Knoxville pinned the former NXT Champion after interference from Chris Pontius and Wee-man, in what will surely become one of his favourite Wrestlemania moments of all time.
Match Ratings – 7.23
Star Ratings – Not rated
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
Carmella & Queen Zelina vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler vs. Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley
This match finally saw Sasha Banks pick up a win at Wrestlemania, but that is about you’re going to get from this match. The men’s multi-man tag team match did everything better than this match, and it was dragged down by some less-than-top talent in this match that the better workers could not make up for.
Sasha Banks picked up her first victory at Wrestlemania and gave herself and Naomi their first reign together as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, although as Wrestlemania 38 match ratings go it is on the lower end of the scale.
Match Ratings – 5.48
Star Ratings – 2.5 stars
AJ Styles vs Edge
This match was a dream match for so many, and one most people never thought would come true. AJ Styles seemed destined to stay in TNA forever when Edge retired in 2012 and become a WWE Hall of Famer.
However, now AJ Styles has had his own WWE Hall of Fame career whilst Edge is doing some of his best work in WWE after he returned to the ring in 2019.
However, the match did slightly disappoint. The match had a strange pace, and compared to the likes of Seth Rollins vs Cody Rhodes from the day prior, did not live up the hype. Edge won the match after interference by Damian Priest. It was an intriguing way to start a new angle with Edge, who will be leading his new stable into the future, but having a dream match at Wrestlemania end that way is never how you want things to do.
Before the show I expected this to be one of the highest Wrestlemania 38 match ratings, but it was a middling and disappointing bout.
Match Ratings – 7.32
Star Ratings – 3.75 stars
New Day vs Sheamus and Ridge Holland
This match was a nothing match. Cut for time on the day prior, it went less than two minutes after Sheamus won with a brogue kick.
Match ratings – N/A (Too Short)
Star Ratings – 0.25 stars
Pat McAfee vs Austin Theory
In a decent match that made McAfee more than Theory look like a star, Pat McAfee rolled up Austin Theory to win his first Wrestlemania match in WWE
Match Ratings – 6.96
Star Ratings – 3.75
Pat McAfee vs Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon vs Pat McAfee followed the previous match, with McAfee challenging the chairman of WWE after beating Theory. Vince McMahon had his last match, but only hit clotheslines and kicked an American football into McAfee’s groin, as the 76 year old picked up his first Wrestlemania victory.
Match Rating – N/A (Too Short)
Star Rating – Negative 2 stars
WWE Universal Championship Unification Match
Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns
The main event of the second night of Wrestlemania 38 saw the third time that Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar has disappointed in a Wrestlemania main event.
In what was called the “biggest match ever”, Roman Reigns won a sub-par match by spearing Brock Lesnar and pinning him after a match that failed to get out of second gear.
It was one of the lowest Wrestlemania 38 match ratings on the card, with only a 4.56 rating from Cagematch. Once again, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar fail to ignite the crowd and impress the audience despite the huge steaks placed upon this match. Not one to watch and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
Match Ratings – 4.56
Star Ratings – 3.25 stars
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