Fanboy Wrestletronic: WWE (WrestleMania?) Backlash 2021

And we're back! WrestleMania is in the rearview mirror and it's time to start a new season and build to WrestleMania 38. What's the best way to do that? Have what is a more obvious than usual epilogue to the story of WrestleMania 37 by renaming Backlash into "WrestleMania Backlash." It's like they're saying the quiet part out loud, except amazingly less racist than when that phrase is traditionally used. I guess that's a little progress for WWE? That and watching an entire stadium boo Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 37. Chef's kiss, everyone.

WrestleMania was a highlight for being in front of an actual audience again (holy shit was that nice), but more importantly we here at Quixo were able to safely watch wrestling in our offices together again without killing each other. The psychotronic practices have returned! Double dipping in the guacamole is still off the table, but come on, that was off the table in the beforetimes.

I'm not great with reviews (hence why we stopped that shit last summer), but as for WWE WrestleMania 37, it was delightful. It was great to see Drew McIntyre (who of course main evented night two of EmptyMania 36 last year) be able to be the first one to enter an arena with audience first. He may have lost his match, but goddamn man, drink it in. Bad Bunny was surprisingly good at this whole wrestling thing and we may have a new star (hopefully?) with Damian Priest, and night two's main event ending with Don Roman pinning both Edge and Daniel Bryan was perfection and everything #DonRomanisPleased has been hashtagging for. But the best part in my opinion was Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks working the main event of night one and killing it. Banks was amazing (as usual) and Bianca is a star. Please enjoy this lovely highlight video I found on the interwebs:

I'm not crying, you're crying. And I lied, I'm totally crying. Plus, more evidence that nu-metal makes everything better. Everything. Wrestling has been actively proving this for 20 years.

As for the future, now that nature is finally healing and all AEW recently announced they'll be returning to touring in July (just in time for Milwaukee's currently-scheduled-in-August episode of AEW Dynamite) and current rumors put WWE returning in either July or August. MLW (Major League Wrestling) will be coming to Vice TV soon and will return to touring in July also with a taping in the old ECW Arena in Philadelphia - hopefully they'll return to Milwaukee soon afterwards since we missed their show in the beforetimes of July 2019 (they'll be in Chicago in November so that's pretty close) . NWA seems to be staying based in Georgia which admittedly is part for their overall aesthetic, but hopefully at least NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and NWA Worlds Women's Champion Serena Deeb can start making the rounds again? All this is to say: wrestling is coming back to you. Get your shots and go see some sweaty performers put on a show for you. Don't fuck it up by attending a show and infecting everyone. We want to retire the #quixotine joke just as much as you want us to.

Let's check in with those final standings of the Quixotronic Wrestling Challenge of Shame...

Previously on Fanboy Wrestletronic…

Standings going into NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver and WWE WrestleMania 37 :

First Place: Kyle 65.8% (102-53)

Second Place: Tim 60.4% (64-42)

Third Place: Ryan 28.9% (24-59)

NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver results :

Toni Storm vs Zoey Stark

Your Winner : Zoey Stark

Kyle: n/a (0-0)

Ryan: n/a (0-0)

Tim: n/a (0-0)

KUSHIDA vs Pete Dunne

Your Winner : Pete Dunne

Kyle: KUSHIDA (0-1)

Ryan: KUSHIDA (0-1)

Tim: KUSHIDA (0-1)

#1 Contendership Gauntlet Eliminator Match : Bronson Reed vs Cameron Grimes vs Dexter Lumis vs Isaiah Scott vs LA Knight vs Leon Ruff

Your Winner : Bronson Reed

Kyle: Dexter Lumis (0-2)

Ryan: -- (0-2)

Tim: Cameron Grimes (0-2)

NXT UK Title Match : Tommaso Ciampa vs WALTER ©

Your Winner, and STILL NXT UK Champion : WALTER

Kyle: WALTER (1-2)

Ryan: Tommaso Ciampa (0-3)

Tim: Tommaso Ciampa (0-3)

NXT Men's Tag Team Titles Match : Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs Legedo del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza) vs MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee)

Your Winners, and NEW NXT Men's Tag Team Champions : MSK

Kyle: MSK (2-2)

Ryan: Grizzled Young Veterans (0-4)

Tim: Legado del Fantasma (0-4)

NXT Women's Title Match : Raquel González vs Io Shirai ©

Your Winner, and NEW NXT Women's Champion : Raquel González

Kyle: Io Shirai (2-3)

Ryan: Io Shirai (0-5)

Tim: Io Shirai (0-5)

Drake Maverick & Killian Dain vs Fandango & Tyler Breeze

Your Winners : Drake Maverick & Killian Dain

Kyle: n/a (2-3)

Ryan: n/a (0-5)

Tim: n/a (0-5)

NXT Cruiserweight Title(s) Ladder Match : Jordan Devlin © vs Santos Escobar ©

Your Winner, and TRUE NXT Cruiserweight Champion : Santos Escobar

Kyle: Jordan Devlin (2-4)

Ryan: -- (0-6)

Tim: Santos Escobar (1-5)

NXT Women's Tag Team Titles Match : The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) vs Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart ©

Your Winners, and STILL NXT Women's Tag Team Champions : Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart

Kyle: Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart (3-4)

Ryan: Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart (1-6)

Tim: Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart (2-5)

NXT North American Title Match : Bronson Reed vs Johnny Gargano ©

Your Winner, and STILL NXT North American Champion : Johnny Gargano

Kyle: Dexter Lumis (3-5)

Ryan: Johnny Gargano (2-6)

Tim: Johnny Gargano (3-5)

NXT Men's Title Match : Karrion Kross vs Finn Bálor ©

Your Winner, and NEW NXT Men's Champion : Karrion Kross

Kyle: Karrion Kross (4-5)

Ryan: Finn Bálor (2-7)

Tim: Finn Bálor (3-6)

Unsanctioned Match : Adam Cole vs Kyle O'Reilly

Your Winner : Kyle O'Reilly

Kyle: Kyle O'Reilly (5-5)

Ryan: Adam Cole (2-8)

Tim: Kyle O'Reilly (3-7)


WWE WrestleMania 37 Pre-Show Smackdown results :

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles Match : Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis Dozovic) vs Los Mysterios (Dominik & Rey Mysterio) vs Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) vs Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode ©

Your Winners, and STILL WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions : Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode

Kyle: Los Mysterios (5-6)

Ryan: -- (2-9)

Tim: -- (3-8)

Andre the Giant Battle Royal

Your Winners : Jey Uso

Kyle: Baron Corbin (5-7)

Ryan: -- (2-10)

Tim: -- (3-9)

WWE WrestleMania 37 results :

WWE World Title Match : Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Lashley ©

Your Winner, and STILL WWE World Champion : Bobby Lashley

Kyle: Drew McIntyre (5-8)

Ryan: -- (2-11)

Tim: Drew McIntyre (3-10)

#1 Contendership Match : Billie Kay & Carmella vs Dana Brooke & Mandy Rose vs Lana & Naomi vs Natalya & Tamina vs the Riott Squad (Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott)

Your Winners : Natalya & Tamina

Kyle: Riott Squad (5-9)

Ryan: -- (2-12)