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Dave Meltzer Awards WrestleMania 38 Match Negative Two Stars

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Dave Meltzer has given one particular WrestleMania 38 match the unfortunate honour of being awarded negative two stars.

With WrestleMania 38 now consigned to the history books, all that’s left is for fans and those within the industry is to discuss their favourite, and not so favourite moments.

Across the two night spectacular, multiple championships changed hands, and there were ‘WrestleMania moments’ galore for fans to remember for years to come. Whether that be Cody Rhodes returning to WWE to defeat Seth Rollins, or Stone Cold Steve Austin rolling back the years to overcome Kevin Owens in the main event of night one.

Another moment that got fans talking was Vince McMahon stepping back inside the ropes at 76-years of age. After initially sitting ringside as Austin Theory was defeated by Pat McAfee, McMahon decided to get his own revenge on the SmackDown announcer.

Unbuttoning his shirt at ringside to a huge ovation, McMahon was soon back in action, earning himself a win over McAfee. However, the moment is probably best remembered for the WWE Chairman taking what has been called the worst Stone Cold Stunner of all-time, as Steve Austin got in on the action.

Although it appears that not everyone was impressed with McMahon’s appearance, with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, giving the match just negative two stars.

Furthermore, a new report has revealed that those close to McMahon, in the lead up to the match said it was a “terrible idea” for him to wrestle.

Dave Meltzer WrestleMania 38 Saturday ratings

  • Jimmy & Jey Uso vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs – 1.5*
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin – 2.75*
  • Logan Paul & The Miz vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio – 3.5*
  • Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch – 4.5*
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins – 4.5*
  • Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey – 2*
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kevin Owens – 3.5*

Dave Meltzer WrestleMania 38 Sunday ratings

  • RK-Bro vs. Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy – 4.25*
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Omos – 0.5*
  • Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville – (No rating given at time of writing)
  • Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Carmella & Queen Zelina vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley- 2.5*
  • Edge vs. AJ Styles – 3.75*
  • Sheamus & Ridge Holland vs. The New Day – 0.25*
  • Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory – 3.75*
  • Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee – Negative 2*
  • Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar – 3.25*