WrestleMania 36 is set to showcase some amazing action on April 5 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. According to Wrestling News, WrestleMania will feature a whopping 16 matches, just like last year’s stacked card.
So far Vince McMahon’s promotion have confirmed four fights and could announce a further three more after this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view show.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will defend his title against British superstar and 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre in what could be the main event of the night.
NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley will put her title on the line against the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair.
Roman Reigns will also challenge Goldberg for the Universal Championship, which the WWE Hall of Famer won from Bray Wyatt at WWE Super ShowDown.
Wyatt won’t be receiving a rematch any time soon but will get a big match at Mania as he will square off against John Cena.
Here is how the final WrestleMania card could look like:
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WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre earned a title shot at WrestleMania after winning the Men’s Royal Rumble Match in January.
McIntyre wasted no time the next night on RAW as he picked Brock Lesnar as his opponent for the Show of Shows.
The Scottish Terminator eliminated Lesnar from the 30-men over-the-top-rope battle royal and also took him out with three Claymores on RAW last Monday night.
If the 34-year-old superstar beats The Beast at the Grandest Stage of Them All he will become the first ever British world champion.
Universal Champion Goldberg vs Roman Reigns
Goldberg shocked the world at WWE Super ShowDown as he defeated Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship in Saudi Arabia.
The WCW legend’s title win angered a great number of WWE fans as they didn’t appreciate the fact that the undefeated Wyatt lost to a 53-year-old veteran, who hadn’t wrestled since August.
Roman Reigns then stepped up and challenged the four-time world champion to a match at WrestleMania and the title-holder accepted.
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NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair won the Women’s Royal Rumble Match in January and many expected her to go after either the RAW or SmackDown Women’s Championship.
But NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley egged her on to challenge her instead and she finally got her wish after NXT TakeOver: Portland.
This match will mark the first ever time an NXT title is contended at WrestleMania.
John Cena vs Bray Wyatt
John Cena is set to return to the ring at WrestleMania amid his growing acting career in Hollywood.
Cena came back to SmackDown on Friday to reveal that he will not be competing at WrestleMania because he feels that will take the attention away from all the young talent.
However, Bray Wyatt confronted him and challenged him to a fight at the Showcase of the Immortals which led to the 16-time world champion accepting that offer.
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler
It is almost certain that Shayna Baszler will win the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match this Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Baszler will take on Natalya, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Sarah logan as well as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Asuka and the winner will go on to challenge RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch at WrestleMania.
The Queen of Spades and Lynch have history with each other that dates back to Survivor Series.
The two wrestlers have been embroiled in some heated brawls since with the most notable one being on RAW where Baszler bit The Man on the back of her neck.
Edge vs Randy Orton
Edge shocked the world of wrestling when he returned from retirement at the Royal Rumble and competed in the 30-men over-the-top-rope battle royal.
The WWE Hall of Famer was forced to retire in 2011 due to cervical spinal stenosis, a condition that could have gotten him paralysed if he continued to wrestle.
But The Rated-R Superstar overcame the issue after going through another surgery and getting himself back to shape so that he can come back and retire on his terms.
The 11-time world champion, though, was then greeted by Randy Orton who launched a brutal attack on him and almost broke his neck with a vicious Con-Chair-To.
Their match could be made official this Monday night on RAW when Edge returns to WWE TV.
The Undertaker vs AJ Styles
The Undertaker made a shock appearance at WWE Super ShowDown where he won the Tuwaiq Gauntlet Match after beating AJ Styles with a Chokeslam.
Styles has since been furious with the way that bout ended and hinted at an imminent match with Undertaker at WrestleMania when he pinned Aleister Black with the legend’s signature pose on RAW.
Their match could be made official this coming Monday on RAW after Elimination Chamber.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors vs Natalya and Beth Phoenix
Asuka and Kairi Sane of The Kabuki Warriors have been dominating the tag team division ever since winning the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships last October.
And it seems like they will be part of a big match at WrestleMania against Natalya and the returning Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.
That will be the second time The Queen of Harts and Phoenix team up at Mania as they were part of the Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Match last year, which saw Peyton Royce and Billie Kay of The IIconics emerging victorious.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs TBA
SmackDown Women’s Champion Baley will defend her title at WrestleMania but her opponent is not yet certain.
The title-holder’s associate Sasha Banks appears to be the likeliest candidate but Naomi as well as Lacey Evans have also been touted for that spot.
The next few weeks will shed more light on the matter.
Otis vs Dolph Ziggler with Mandy Rose as special guest referee
WWE have put together a love triangle angle between Otis, Dolph Ziggler and Mandy Rose on SmackDown.
It all began when Rose started flirting with the Heavy Machinery heavyweight but Ziggler got involved.
This, it seems, will be leading to a match at WrestleMania that could also see Tucker, Robert Roode and Sonya Deville getting involved.
Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman vs TBA
Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman is set to defend his title at WrestleMania.
Therefore, Strowman will be successful in the upcoming 3-on-1 Handicap Match against Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro and Sami Zayn at Elimination Chamber.
The Monster Among Men’s opponent at Mania could be either one of his three opponents from Sunday, although Sheamus has also been touted as a potential contender.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz and John Morrison vs TBA
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz and John Morrison look set to retain the titles at Elimination Chamber when they enter the unforgiving structure against five other teams.
But they will also defend the belts at WrestleMania, with their likeliest opponents being either Kofi Kingston and Big E of The New Day, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder of The Revival or King Corbin and Robert Roode.
US Champion Andrade vs TBA
US Champion Andrade has been linked with a a major Fatal 4-Way Match ahead of WrestleMania.
El Idolo could go up against Rey Mysterio, Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza, all of whom are at war with each other on RAW.
The next few weeks will bring some more clarity to the US Championship picture.
Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins
Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins have been at each others’ throats ever since Survivor Series.
Rollins has put together a stable consisting of Murphy as well as Rezar and Akam of AOP, which he uses to terrorise RAW.
But Owens has fought back by teaming up with Samoa Joe as well as Erik and Ivar of The Viking Raiders.
The whole feud may come to a head at WrestleMania.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The annual over-the-top-rope challenge honouring WWE Hall of Famer Andre The Giant seems set to go ahead once more.
This sort of match is more of a formality and doesn’t usually lead the winner to anything big, as shown by previous victors.
The likes of Cesaro, King Corbin, Big Show, Mojo Rawley, Matt Hardy and Braun Strowman have won the bout in the past.
WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal
The WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal is basically the same setup as the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale.
A number of women will share the ring at the same time and the last wrestler standing will be crowned the winner.
Naomi and Carmella are the bout’s two past winners.
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