John Cena and Bray Wyatt in the Firefly Funhouse Match. Photo: WWE Press Kit

WrestleMania 36: A social media grand slam for the WWE

WrestleMania 36 set a new standard for social media engagement on WWE platforms with records smashed by the two-night event.


John Cena and Bray Wyatt in the Firefly Funhouse Match. Photo: WWE Press Kit

WrestleMania 36 garnered unprecedented attention on social media with the standout moments being the cinematic Boneyard and Firefly Funhouse matches.

The WWE’s decision to go ahead with the showcase of immortals in the time of lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing seems to have been vindicated.

WrestleMania 36 engages fans

Fans took to social media in record numbers, engaging with the stream of content the WWE made available throughout the event in their millions. 

“This year’s WrestleMania is officially the most social event in WWE history as new champions, a jaw-dropping Boneyard Match, a mind-bending Firefly Fun House Match and non-stop action ignited the conversation throughout,” WWE.com report.

“WrestleMania saw a total of 13.8 million total social media interactions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which was up 57 per cent from WrestleMania 35 and the most in WWE history.”

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The Undertakers vs AJ Styles – Boneyard Match – Wrestlemania. PHOTO: WWE Press Kit.

The Undertaker returned, getting some measure of redemption after a less than satisfactory retirement match. The Phenom literally buried AJ Styles in a match labelled the WWE’s best outside of the rung effort ever.

“The Undertaker and AJ Styles delighted fans, as their unique yet brutal battle throughout a graveyard continues to draw attention.”

Both of the WWE’s marquee titles changed hands on the Grandest Stage of Them All. Braun Strowman absorbed spear after spear before putting Goldberg down for the three to claim the Universal title.

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Braun Strowman def. Goldberg (Universal Championship) PHOTO: WWE Press Kit ·

WrestleMania 36 part one results

Drew McIntyre fulfilled Vince McMahon’s prophecy not a moment too soon after a physical battle with Brock Lesnar. McIntyre got the better of Brock Lesnar to become the first Scottish WWE Champion at the Performance Centre.

“Drew McIntyre left a lasting image of WrestleMania 36 for the WWE Universe with his passionate raising of the title in a career-changing moment.”

The WWE continue to entertain, and McIntyre wasted no time in defending his title on Monday Night Raw.

McIntyre saw off the Big Show in the main event of the first show after WrestleMania.

WrestleMania 36 part two results

WWE Money in the Bank

The next big event on the horizon for wrestling fans has been confirmed. The Money in the Bank pay-per-view will take place on 10 May and seems likely to take place at the Performance Centre.

“WWE Money in the Bank is coming on Sunday, 10 May.

“Since the event’s introduction in 2010, Money in the Bank has become one of WWE’s most anticipated cards of the year, thanks in large part to the Men and Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Matches, in which the victors will earn the right to cash in a guaranteed title opportunity against a World Champion.

“What insanity will take place this year as the Superstars throw caution to the wind in the pursuit of championship glory?” the sports entertainment giants say.