WWE WrestleMania 35 — the Granddaddy of Them All, the Showcase of the Immortals, the Ultimate Thrill-Ride, or whatever else you want to call WWE’s biggest show of the year — airs this Sunday, April 7, live from New York (New Jersey) on WWE Network. The show features a massive 16 matches, battle royal appearances by Saturday Night Live cast members, Superstars going into and coming out of retirement, and all the pyro and ballyhoo you’d expect from WrestleMania. We’ll be here all weekend with news, updates, results, and more.
Here’s the complete WrestleMania card as we know it.
WWE WrestleMania 35 Card:
1. Winner Takes All Raw & Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey (c)
2. WWE Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
3. WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
4. No Holds Barred Match w/ Triple H’s Career on the Line: Batista vs. Triple H
5. Retirement Match: Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
6. WWE United States Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
7. WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Finn Balor (The Demon King)
8. WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: The Boss-n-Hug Connection (c) vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax vs. The IIconics
9. Falls Count Anywhere Match: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
10. Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
11. AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
12. Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs. Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura.
13. WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Tony Nese
14. Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Braun Strowman, Colin Jost, Michael Che, Andrade, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, Tyler Breeze, Jinder Mahal, No Way Jose, Bobby Roode, Chad Gable, Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Viktor, Konnor, Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Otis, Tucker, EC3, TBA
15. WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal: Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Zelina Vega, More TBA
16. Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Revival (c) vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins
As always, we’ve got your complete rundown of the card and analysis below, featuring predictions for all 16 matches. Make sure to drop a comment and let us know who you think’s winning, and be here on Sunday to see if you’re correct.
Here’s what we think will go down at WrestleMania 35.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Revival (c) vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins
What Should Happen: The Revival should truck these goobers in like five seconds.
What Will Happen: This match was announced via an early-to-print WrestleMania program, if that tells you anything, so we don’t have any staff predictions. I will say that I can only really see one of two options:
1. The Revival win, pinning Curt Hawkins. Ryder gets mad and beats up Hawkins, possibly with the help of evil mirror master Mojo Rawley, and we get an evil version of the Hype Bros going forward. Hawkins can regroup, maybe pull Lance Archer out of Japan or something, and come back with a ready-made feud and a win that means something other than a match being thrown together in the background at the last second as the 16th match on the biggest show of the year.
2. The former Edgeheads win, and get attacked by evil Mojo and his new tag team partner, this enormous football man. If a match this unimportant is suddenly added to the WrestleMania card with no build, it’s gotta be there for a reason, right? This would end Hawkins’ “streak,” and give WWE their “SportsCenter moment,” in case ESPN’s done covering Ronda Rousey news.
WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal
What Should Happen: The match should open with Asuka doing a big roundhouse kick, and everyone who isn’t her immediately flying backwards over the top rope.
What Will Happen: I agree with some of the sentiment below that Asuka winning might actually somehow make her losing the Smackdown Women’s Championship two shows before WrestleMania, losing a WrestleMania spot, and getting shuffled into a battle royal sadder, but I think she’s also the only thing remotely resmbling a “favorite” here. That said, they gave her “much needed momentum” winning that impromptu battle royal on Smackdown, so … Mandy, I guess?
Note: the best moment of the entire weekend is going to be Lacey Evans entering the battle royal last, getting thrown out as soon as she gets in the ring, and then walking to the back like nothing happened. It’s the only payoff for her months of cat-walking.
Raj Prashad – Asuka is my prediction here, but I wouldn’t be stunned to see Mandy Rose take the women’s battle royal.
Bill Hanstock – Since only Charlotte has been proven to be ready for Asuka, I’m thinking and hoping Asuka will win this thing. So congratulations, Mandy! (Don’t rule out an NXT surprise entrant getting the win, a la Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 32. If there’s any justice, let it be Shayna Baszler or Kairi Sane.)
Elle Collins – It’s weird that they still haven’t named this match after anyone. With DX going into the Hall of Fame, this would have been a good time to name it the Chyna Memorial. Regardless, I’m predicting Nikki Cross wins, because they’ve been building her up on social media without giving her much to do on TV, and that has to pay off somewhere.
Emily Pratt – It doesn’t matter who wins this at all! It just makes the show really long! I’d say Asuka, but I think if Asuka wins it will actually just make me even sadder about her title situation. Let’s say Sonya Deville.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
What Should Happen: The match should come down to Braun Strowman, Michael Che, and Colin Jost. Jost and Che team up and almost have Strowman eliminated when NICHOLAS slides into the ring, dumps them both, and celebrates with Braun. And/or Braun military presses his now I guess 11-year old former tag team partner and throws him to the floor onto the SNL guys.
What Will Happen: It seems like Braun is the easy pick, but WWE loves that “everyone gangs up and eliminates the favorite” spot. I’ll still pick Braun, but I’ll give a dark horse prediction of a returning Big Show or Mark Henry, just for fun.
Raj Prashad – Going with Colin Jost, because sure, why not?
Bill Hanstock – Strowman will likely win this, but here are people I wouldn’t be surprised by winning: Apollo, Jeff Hardy, Jinder, Mojo, or Ali. Mighty is he!
Elle Collins – This is basically impossible to reliably predict, so I’m going be optimistic and say Andrade wins the trophy.
Emily Pratt – The mid-2000s prediction for this is Colin Jost, the realistic prediction is probably Braun Strowman, and the real best prediction is Otis, because why not?
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Tony Nese
What Should Happen: Who did Tony Nese save from a house fire to get a WrestleMania match, honestly?
What Will Happen: Buddy Murphy retains, and they work hard and do good work trying to validate Nese as the WrestleMania opponent. Not that Cedric Alexander or Akira Tozawa would’ve been especially fresh, but a cruiserweight match on your biggest show of the year being between the challenger who loves pointing out his muscles and a 240-pound champion seems weird. Murph keeps retaining until someone like Gargano ends up on 205 Live post-Mania.
Raj Prashad – Buddy Murphy’s run continues with a successful title defense at ‘Mania.
Bill Hanstock – Kudos to WWE for going with the least interesting challenger to Muddy Buddy’s title, but at least it’s a fresh matchup. We could have had Murphy vs. Oney, dang it! Murphy retains here, but since he’s the betting favorite, don’t be shocked if Nese scores the upset.
Elle Collins – After all the the guys who’ve failed to take this belt from Buddy Murphy, it’s not going to be Tony Nese that gets the job done. Sorry Tony, I love your Masters of the Universe aesthetic, but it’s just not happening.
Emily Pratt – I’m sure these guys will do a good job, but this is the least hyped I’ve been for a Cruiserweight Championship match in a while. I predict Murphy retains because Nese winning would be so out of nowhere.
Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs. Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura
What Should Happen: Everybody into the pool! When this match happens, Aleister Black and Ricochet will have competed for the Raw Tag Team Championship, the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, and the NXT Tag Team Championship all in the span of a week. Wouldn’t it be fun to have them unify all the belts, and travel around the brands like Bayley and Sasha Banks are supposed to be doing? I don’t think the brand split should end, but champions “traveling the territories” to keep rivalries fresh and divisions popping might not be a bad idea. Add the Revival to this at the last minute and let’s just jam everything together.
What Will Happen: Not that. I’m hoping this makes it onto the WrestleMania card and doesn’t get crammed between battles royal on the Kickoff show, and that the newly re-signed Usos retain. Got a lot of love for them after their honor forfeit on Smackdown.
Raj Prashad – This seems like the perfect thrown together match for a wacky title change, so going with Black and Ricochet here.
Bill Hanstock – Aleister Black and Ricochet, I guess? It would be nice to have the Usos actually get a win in only their second main-card WrestleMania match, but you’ve pretty much done all you can with these guys as champs. Unless they retain solely to build to Usos vs. Hardys, but we can get there after WrestleMania just as easily. Might as well have the freshest guys with the coolest finishers get the win. A 630 to capture a title at WrestleMania? The Future Is Now.
Elle Collins – The Usos are the only tag team in this match that weren’t just two singles guys smooshed together for lack of anything else to do with them. Jimmy and Jey were literally born as a team, and they’ll keep their titles at WrestleMania.
Emily Pratt – This should be one of the best last-minute fatal-four-way tag team championship matches possible. It seems like the Usos should retain since they haven’t done much with this title reign yet and it would be a bummer to see them lose a match they were put in as a punishment for being noble.
AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
What Should Happen: This is less about the match, and more about whatever creative RKO spot they’ve got set up. They used the “springboard forearm into WHOOPS RKO” on the Smackdown go-home show, so that can’t be it. Maybe a version of that to the floor? Who knows. Regardless, I hope Orton enters on a big snake sperm again.
What Will Happen: A lot of folks are picking Styles to win, but I’ve got Orton. You don’t have a guy talk so much about how many times he’s main-evented WrestleMania just to have him lose to the guy he isn’t taking seriously. I mean, you do, because it’s pro wrestling, but Jeremiah Snake over here should take it. This’ll either be a sleeper match of the night, or a boring-ass chinlock slog, with almost no middle ground.
Raj Prashad – Styles and Orton have done a great job making us care about what should be a throwaway match. Taking Styles to shut down Orton.
Bill Hanstock – The only thing we remember about Orton vs. Rollins at WrestleMania 31 is the spectacular finish, and I expect this match to be much the same. Orton is the betting favorite, and it’s easy to see why, both from a “WWE legend vs. outsider legend” perspective and from a “which one of this guys has a flash finisher” perspective. Against all odds, though, I’m picking Styles to win this match.
Elle Collins – I don’t know, AJ Styles, probably? This would have been a good spot for an Asuka singles match, I’m just saying.
Emily Pratt – I guess the good “smark” response to this is to want AJ Styles to win to protect the honor of the indies, but that’s not going to make WWE stop trying to kill as many of them as possible, so I’ll say Orton goes over after the coolest RKO you’ve ever seen in your life. (Styles will probably win.)
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
What Should Happen: Reigns should fight valiantly, but ultimately show vulnerability against a much more powerful McIntyre. Drew needs it more than Roman does, especially after Roman main-evented four straight WrestleManias, and Roman’s new story showing his humanity as he tries to recover from a life-threatening scare and get back to the top of the mountain is a hell of a lot more compelling than, “I WILL BE A BIG DOG BECAUSE I SAID SO, CHEER ME OR ELSE.” Time for his elevated mic skills and humanity in the eyes of the audience to pay off in deeper character work.
What Will Happen: It’s hard to ever vote against Roman, but I’ve got McIntyre winning here. It just makes sense. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to introduce fans to the “new” version of Roman Reigns booking, where we don’t have to treat him like a golden John Cena every time a match is announced. Just keep Dolph Ziggler away from the ring at all costs.
Raj Prashad – Roman Reigns is finally going to be cheered at WrestleMania, which will give him the strength to pin Drew. And then he’ll probably be involved in one last Shield moment with Seth and Dean.
Bill Hanstock – Seems like if anyone will win their Mania match after beating cancer, it’s Roman. But there’s also a chance Drew wins to set him up to take the title off Rollins and have Roman not have to fight his forever brother to get the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Still picking Reigns to win here, but give it the side eye until he does.
Elle Collins – McIntyre could use a signature main roster victory, and what better spot to give him a win than at WrestleMania against Reigns?
Emily Pratt – If WWE had any guts they’d book this like the match Masahito Kakihara booked for his own first singles match back from beating cancer – a loss in about two minutes for our hero followed by a longer beatdown. That being said, I’m rooting for Reigns to win and I think he will. A lot of his best matches have been when he and another big guy just get to go hard in the ring, so I have high hopes for this one.
Falls Count Anywhere Match: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
What Should Happen: George Mizanin saves his son by smashing Shane McMahon in the back with a steel chair and puts him in the figure four leg lock that he somehow knows to truly become Mr. Hero.
What Will Happen: Miz wins, or someone’s seriously bonkers. Shane McMahon becoming the most comically evil coward in the world over the span of like two weeks validated the past few years of his sketchy character attitude, and Miz is doing some of (if not the) best work of his career. I don’t think Shane’s jumping off of anything this year, because that’s what POPULAR Shane McMahon would do, but there’s a good chance he’ll end up bleeding purple blood, or whatever keeps filling up his face when he wrestles.
Raj Prashad – Miz almost certainly takes this one with a little help from Papa Miz.
Bill Hanstock – Remember when we saw the set for WrestleMania 33 and somehow assumed Shane would fall off that 150-foot ring above the ring? Simpler times. The Miz really needs to win this, possibly to set him up for his flipped-alignment feud with Daniel Bryan, possibly when Bryan regains the WWE Championship. (From Kofi, of course.)
Elle Collins – Of course the Miz wins. He’s finally a beloved babyface, and he’s got a successful reality show that just came back from hiatus. Whatever ridiculous thing Shane jumps off of will not be enough.
Emily Pratt – These are probably the last two wrestlers on the planet I want to see in a Falls Count Anywhere match, with Shane O’ Mac probably the last wrestler I want to watch have any type of match in 2019. He is going to turn purple so quickly here and throw so many sad punches. Honestly, I’m guessing McMahon goes over after some sort of death-defying leap and this feud continues at Backlash, etc.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: The Boss-n-Hug Connection (c) vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax vs. The IIconics
What Should Happen:
What Will Happen:
Raj Prashad – Hard to see WWE taking the belts off of Boss ‘N Hug Connection purely for the final scene to close down WrestleMania spot .
Bill Hanstock – Bayley and Sasha will PROBABLY win, but I’m still holding out foolish hope for the IIconics. Those are also the only two winners I would accept here.
Elle Collins – Sasha and Bayley retain, so they can go have a match in NXT. Depending on how long Beth is sticking around, I wouldn’t be surprised if she and Nattie take the titles eventually, but not just yet. Hopefully the IIconics get a run sooner or later too, but Mania is going to be Boss ‘N Hug’s night.
Emily Pratt – This match seems like it will involve a lot of iffy wrestling and at least one feat of strength by Beth Phoenix that will make me emotional. I’m guessing Banks and Bayley retain because it seems like they still have stuff to do as tag champs.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Finn Bálor (The Demon King)
What Should Happen: Bobby Lashley should show up painted up like THE DEMON ROBERT and scare Finn and retain the championship. I chant “LASH, LEE! LASH, LEE! LASH, LEE!” alone in a crowd of 60,000 people while everyone stares at me.
What Will Happen: I don’t think anyone assumes they’ll give Demon Bálor his first appearance at WrestleMania and have him lose to Bobby Lashley. Maybe he’s The Demon here so they can have a shorter match on an already way too long card? As long as Lio Rush doesn’t pee his pants, we’re fine.
Raj Prashad – Finn is Demon? It’s a wrap, Finn snags this one.
Bill Hanstock – The Demon gets a cool entrance and trucks Lashley, and we head into the Superstar Shake ‘Em Up with Sweet Baby Ferg holding that awesome title.
Elle Collins – Since he’s bringing the Demon back, Finn is definitely winning this match. Then he’s hopefully moving on to a different feud.
Emily Pratt – I can’t imagine what we’re going to see in this match that we haven’t seen from this feud before… except the Demon entrance, I guess. I kind of hope Lashley just destroys the Demon because then maybe Finn could move on to something else and also it would be funny.
WWE United States Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
What Should Happen: Fingers crossed that Rey Mysterio’s injury isn’t bad and that he gets to compete, because I was really looking forward to him showing up in Captain Marvel-themed gear. Either one.
What Will Happen: I love Rey Mysterio, I really do, but Samoa Joe needs to win his first WrestleMania match. Especially considering that he’s the United States Champion, and that he’s like 2-15 on TV since winning it. If Rey’s okay, this could slap. If not … well, I hope Big Match John’s in the house, and that he replaces the R-Truth comedy option that originally replaces Rey.
I just want Cena and Truth interacting at WrestleMania, basically.
Raj Prashad – Going with the Samoan Submission Machine to take his first WrestleMania match.
Bill Hanstock – This might be the toughest match on the card to predict! I’m going with Joe here, only because Rey has had plenty of WrestleMania moments so far and this is Joe’s first time at the big show. JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE
Elle Collins – I still have doubts that will be able to compete, unfortunately. But regardless of whether it’s him or a last minute substitution, I think Samoa Joe is keeping his title.
Emily Pratt – I’m not sure about the quality of this match because of Mysterio’s ankle injury, but I’m guessing he wins and moves into a title feud with Andrade.
Retirement Match: Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
What Should Happen: Angle should suplex Corbin so hard that those spandex waiter clothes fly off and he’s forced to dress up like a biker werewolf again. Also, Kurt Angle should begin and end this without any major body or brain injuries. Here’s hoping he’s got one more miracle match left in the tank.
What Will Happen: Corbin wins, but Angle gets his head back after the match and says his goodbyes. With the shape Angle’s in and the bad vibes sent Corbin’s way, it feels like the only option they’d seriously consider.
Raj Prashad – There can be only so many feel-good moments but this really feels like it should be one of them. Going with Angle to go out on top.
Bill Hanstock – It will be short and sweet (and possibly set up a second, impromptu match), but Angle will get the victory, hopefully reverting Corbin to his Lone Wolf persona.
Elle Collins – Kurt Angle seems like the kind of guy who would want to go out on his back, but against Baron Corbin? I’m still going to predict a Corbin win due to wrestling tradition, but if it goes the other way I’m not going to be shocked.
Emily Pratt – I do not want to watch this one! It’s been stressful to watch Angle wrestle since he returned to wrestling and it doesn’t seem like this match will be an exception. I like the tradition of wrestlers going out on their backs and hopefully, that’s what happens here.
No Holds Barred Match w/ Triple H’s Career on the Line: Batista vs. Triple H
What Should Happen: Batista should powerbomb Triple H into the molten core of the goddamn Earth, as previously stated.
What Will Happen: There’s a lot of “man, I sure hope” in these predictions, but none I mean more than, “man, I sure hope Triple H and Batista have a great match planned out, because the last thing WrestleMania needs is another 35 minute Crown Jewel main event where aging folks stumble around and get hurt trying to pretend it’s still 20 years ago.” Triple H still seems pretty good to go and Batista’s character work is off the charts since his return, so … maybe? I think this’ll be surprisingly good, as most Batista WrestleMania matches end up being. Triple H is definitely winning, though. No chance he coerced Big Dave back for any reason other than to get his win back. H isn’t Hulk Hogan, but he’s Hogan-adjacent.
Raj Prashad – This could be sneaky fun and really great way for Triple H’s career to end. Predicting Batista to walk alone with the win.
Bill Hanstock – Hear me out: there is a chance that Triple H actually loses this match, and then only ever wrestles again in Saudi Arabia or whatever. That being said, no. I think Triple H’s actual retirement match will happen within the next few years, but it will be treated like a much bigger deal than this match has been, and will be in service of establishing or cementing a younger star. So my heart is rooting for Big Dave, but my brain knows Triple H is emerging with the victory.
Elle Collins – Winning at WrestleMania hasn’t been Triple H’s thing for the past few years, but with his career on the line against a guy who’s even more retired from the ring than he is, I think Trips takes it.
Emily Pratt – I cannot tell you how much I hope Batista wins this. IT’S A LOT. Triple H has annoyed me to no end during this feud and nobody wants to see him wrestle anymore. Best case scenario for this match, whatever the result, is that they go heavy on the nonsense and short on the match length. And that Batista gets a giant space gun for his entrance.
WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
What Should Happen: The right call, I think, is to have Kofi Kingston win here, and to have Daniel Bryan win it back at the next pay-per-view. Kofi Kingston getting a WWE Championship win at WrestleMania will mean too much to too many people for too many reasons to not do it, especially if you’re running like 14 PPVs a year and can just put the belt back on Bryan in a month. That’s the best comprimise I can find between my current state of, “GO KOFI GO,” and my resting state of, “Daniel Bryan should be WWE Champion forever, I don’t care.”
What Will Happen: As long as this doesn’t turn into a brutally overbooked thing involving Rowan, Xavier Woods, Big E, Vince McMahon, and whoever else (Ali, maybe?), the match should be an A+ player. I’m afraid they’re going to open the show with it, though, and I implore anyone reading to start the show with Brock Lesnar’s match, because he’s definitely retaining, and would probably like to be on a flight back home before 8 PM.
Raj Prashad – Just how far will KofiMania go? Calling him to win the WWE title.
Bill Hanstock – At this point, they can’t NOT give us the correct payoff to KofiMania. (I mean, they totally can, and definitely might.) Kofi might not have a long reign, but they can’t NOT pay off this story, of all stories. Give us the proper ending to this tale. We don’t want to have to tear MetLife Stadium down to the struts.
Elle Collins – It’s Kofi. It’s got to be Kofi. After the way they’ve told this story, they have no options but to give that belt to Kofi. Daniel Bryan is doing such great character work that he doesn’t need it right now anyway. This is Kofi’s time.
Emily Pratt – I do not trust WWE to put the WWE Championship on Kofi Kingston and also to take it off Daniel Bryan right now! Their match should be really good unless there’s a crazy amount of outside interference.
WWE Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
What Should Happen: Rollins should stomp this enormous mole rat into the dirt and win the Universal Championship, because Raw desperately needs a World Championship in the main events of its shows. How many times can you run a few of the good guys vs. a few of the bad guys in an impromptu tag match? They do it in 60 main events a year, and there are only 52 episodes.
What Will Happen: REIGNING, DEFENDING, UNDISPUTED, etc. The “thing” of Brock Lesnar might’ve reached a logical end point if Reigns hadn’t gotten sick right before a Saudi Arabia show and coming back right before WrestleMania, which (at least in a lot of our heads) crippled Rollins’ chances of leaving WrestleMania as champion. Plus, on a show where Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston are both positioned to win championships in big, important matches, Rollins might be the odd man out. The pull of Reigns vs. Lesnar at SummerSlam again is probably too strong.
Raj Prashad – This should be a heck of a match, but I really can’t bet against WWE doing everything it can to keep the title on Lesnar.
Bill Hanstock – There’s a lot of fear that Brock will retain the title until Reigns can soft reboot it off him at SummerSlam or in Saudi Arabia or some such. I choose to believe in Surfin’ Freakin’ Rollins, who will become the Beastslayer and give us delightful WrestleMania 31 flashbacks.
Elle Collins – Seth should win this match and Brock should finally go away for good, if you want my opinion. But if you want my prediction, Brock is going to win and hold on to that belt until Roman Reigns beats him later this year.
Emily Pratt – ROMAN REIGNS PREVENTS SETH ROLLINS FROM WINNING THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP JUST LIKE SETH ROLLINS PREVENTED HIM FROM WINNING THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR YEARS AGO AND IT RULES. Brock Lesnar looks on and laughs and we get a new Brock Lesnar laughing gif.
Winner Takes All Raw & Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey (c)
What Should Happen: A match so good we can move forward having women’s main events from time to time when the matches and feuds call for it, and we don’t have to worry about history being made, or people who are popular for things other than wrestling being involved. It’s the right match at the right time, with way too much going on in the background. I’m really, really happy this is going on last, even if it sinks Rollins’ hopes and keeps Daniel Bryan out of that spot again.
Oh, and Becky Lynch should stand tall and win both championships, because duh.
What Will Happen: This’ll be fun. I have no doubt these three women will deliver in the main event, and Ronda Rousey’s goofy-foot brain has added a weird level of “worked shoot” to a lot of the predictions. Excited to see what they have in store, and to see Becky Lynch standing tall to end the night. Although honestly, how hilarious woud it be if Charlotte pins Becky, wins both championships, and poses in confetti while everyone leaves with upset looks on their faces? The nihilist in me kinda wants to see that.
Raj Prashad – I can’t imagine Becky Lynch would get pushed this far without closing the show standing tall with both titles.
Bill Hanstock – WrestleMania seems destined to end with Becky Lynch holding up both championship belts, and so shall it be. The only question is which woman she will pin, and whether Rousey will be taking an extended break following the show. I’m going to guess Rousey takes the pin, allowing Charlotte and Becky to continue their forever-war and take us toward life after Ronda.
Elle Collins – Look, we can fret about WWE’s booking choices all day, but The Man is going to win this match. The only question is whether she beats Charlotte or Ronda. I think it needs to be Ronda, but unless the rumors are true about Ronda leaving, I won’t be surprised if it’s Charlotte. Still, I’m going to be optimistic and predict that Becky Lynch taps out Ronda Rousey to become Raw and Smackdown Women’s Champion.
Emily Pratt – Of the big three title matches this WrestleMania, I think this is the most likely to have a happy ending. I feel like Becky Lynch is more likely to ascend to an almost too-high power level than get screwed over on her rise to face of the company. I’m guessing these women work as stiff as possible for this match and it’s a lot of fun.
And that’s what we think will go down at WrestleMania 35. Quicker version: we have no idea, but we’re hype to find out.
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