WWE Wrestlemania 35 Match Card, Preview And Predictions
The showcase of immortals aka Wrestlemania 35 is here to entertain the pro-wrestling fans. This is more than just a show but rather a fan festivity that continues for almost a week. The culmination will happen on Sunday Night where we will get the biggest PPV event of the year.
WWE has confirmed 16 matches for Wrestlemania 35 which may bring the length of the show to a whopping six hours. Adding two hours of the kick-off show, the entire show could become an eight-hour of live non-stop action on TV setting a new record. The show emanating from the MetLife Stadium in New York, New Jersey will see all the titles from Raw and Smackdown on the line.
Plus, there will be several big-time matchups on the card that signifies it’s the ‘show of shows’, Wrestlemania time. Here’re the full lineups awaiting on Sunday Night alongside the predictions.
Women’s Battle Royal
WWE inserted this battle royal into the card just to make sure most of the women’s division can perform at Wrestlemania. Otherwise, last year’s winner has not received any such creative booking that makes her feel special on the roster. So we can expect a random winner in the match. Still, we pick Nikki Cross or the Riott Squad leader as the potential winner which might give them some sort of momentums in their favor.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Braun Strowman having a fun feud with Wrestlemania broadcasters Jost and Che is the only interesting thing around this matchup. These three are likely to provide some fun-filled moment which in turn may prohibit Strowman from winning the battle royal. We pick Andrade, EC3 or Jeff Hardy to win this thing.
• Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin (Angle’s farewell match)
We predict a swerve around this match where a returnee might replace Baron Corbin to deliver a proper send-off to Kurt Angle. Probably, The Undertaker or John Cena will be the one to appear in this segment to give the fans a pleasant surprise as per the rumor mill. If the original lineup remains intact at Wrestlemania then Corbin should pick up the win to use this as a boost up in his career.
AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
This is a dream matchup that received fewer buildups on Smackdown Live. For now, Randy Orton has the upper hand in this rivalry which should earn him a big win. Vince McMahon also has huge favoritism to the Apex Predator of the WWE that keeps him the favorite to pick up the victory. However, AJ Styles deserves the victory more than anyone to bring back the momentums by his side.
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
The Scottish Psychopath has the biggest momentum by his side on Monday Night Raw roster. Otherwise, we could barely think of seeing someone dominating Roman Reigns for weeks on a row. But it’s Wrestlemania where the prime babyface players usually shine. So we predict Reigns to pick up the big W here. However, the feud should be continuing for weeks to come.
Shane McMahon vs. The Miz (Falls count anywhere match)
The Miz had turned into a babyface in the WWE after a long time. Now he needs a solid win by his side to establish this face character of himself on Smackdown. So who better to put him over than Shane McMahon? The younger McMahon has been doing so ever since returning to WWE in 2016. He should do so again by jobbing to the Hollywood A-Lister.
Triple H vs. Batista (No Holds Barred)
The interesting fact about this match is Triple H putting his career on the line after six years in the same venue and show. Eventually, this stipulation should be the deciding factor of this matchup. There’s no way that WWE will put a full-stop to the career of The Game at this point. So he should pick up a clear cut win, seeking retribution against The Animal and thereby handing over the last match of Batista in WWE.
Buddy Murphy (C) vs. Tony Nese (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Tony Nese has been on a roll, over on 205 Live that makes him the favorite to win the Cruiserweight Championship. However, we still feel that he has not reached the level to pick up the title, yet. Murphy, on the other hand, has proven to be the very best athlete who carried the show since the fall of 2018. Hence, he deserves to pick up the win in his first Wrestlemania encounter.
Samoa Joe (C) vs. Rey Mysterio (WWE United States Championship)
This match has become a randomly booked encounter without no such hypes on Smackdown. It was painful to watch such a good lineup getting no attention on the blue brand for the past couple of weeks. The injury suffered by Rey Mysterio has also been a big reason for the same. So the chance of a title change is less in this capacity. Mysterio will end up putting over Joe as a strong champion in his returning match at Wrestlemania after 6 years.
The Revival vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins (WWE Raw tag team Championship)
Despite the Revival complaint to WWE creative about their booking, they are getting a match with zero buildups. A backstage confrontation from wwe.com has set this matchup which is quite weird to see. There’s no way that the tag team of Ryder and Hawkins from a decade ago will see rebirth with tag titles. Dash and Dawson will continue their title run picking up a smooth win.
The Usos vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black vs. The Bar vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev (Fatal 4-Way Match for Smackdown tag team championship match)
Ricochet & Aleister Black have not lost a match since stepping foot into the main roster from NXT. With a 100 percent of track record, they are obviously the favorites to win the tag team gold from Smackdown. But The Usos are no less deserving candidates in this category, as well. It’s the first Wrestlemania for the veterans where they are entering as the champions. They are not likely to drop the title in a showdown that should be a show-stellar on the card. But Ricochet & Aleister Black will continue pursuing the title following the ‘show of shows’.
Sasha Banks and Bayley (C) vs. The IIconics vs. Divas of Doom vs. Nia Jax and Tamina(Fatal 4-way for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships)
The historic women’s tag team match at Wrestlemania 35 has fallen short to create any movement in the fans’ mind. Even though a former Hall of Famer is returning to in-ring competition coming out of retirement, curiosity is all-time low around this match. We predict the champions will retain after a decent matchup. This will help the WWE officials to create a moment featuring the four-horsewomen of the company to close Wrestlemania 35 with titles on their hands.
Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor (Intercontinental Championship)
This is a match where we expect a sure-shot title change since The Demon King is returning to action. Balor’s alter ego was in the shelves for more than a year before he decided to unleash it on the Almighty One. The Demon is still undefeated in the WWE which is the reason why Balor is a clear favorite to come out of Wrestlemania 35 as the new Intercontinental Champion.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship)
Although Daniel Bryan is having a strong run with the WWE Championship, he is likely to drop his title at Wrestlemania/ he has denied competing in the next pay-per-view to take place in Saudi Arabia. So, WWE needs a new champion who could walk into the middle-east country with the most prestigious belt. Who better to do so than the most popular male superstar from the roster? It will make the dream true for Kofi to capture the WWE Championship and make history by becoming the first black champion in history.
Brock Lesnar (C) vs. Seth Rollins (WWE Universal Championship)
Most of the fans do think that Seth Rollins is the perfect candidate to dethrone Brock Lesnar from the Universal Championship reign. But McMahon still wants Lesnar to hold the championship so that he can go to Saudi Arabia to defend the title. Maybe there he will drop the title to The Architect or somebody else. Rollins having poor merchandise sales is also a big reason why WWE creative team will think twice to hand over the title to him. So it is likely that the beast incarnate will leave the MetLife Stadium with the title in hand.
Ronda Rousey (C) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (Triple Threat for the Raw and Smackdown Women’s Championship)
As much as WWE Universe wants to see Becky Lynch leaving Wrestlemania with the dual titles, it is not final, yet. Ronda Rousey’s future will determine the fate of this matchup. If she decides to stick around the WWE even after the ‘show of shows’ then she might just continue the title run. Or else, Becky has the chance to make history. But Rousey has also refused to take the pinfall or submission loss to The Man. Hence, it is likely that Charlotte Flair will end up having the loss handing over the big Wrestlemania moment to the crowd favorite.
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