The first big match for WrestleMania 36 is now official following this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. Drew McIntyre won the men’s Royal Rumble Match to choose Brock Lesnar as his opponent for the biggest event of the year. Thus he is all set to challenge for the WWE Championship and perhaps to compete in the main event match of the show.
The Dirty Sheets earlier reported that WWE officials changed plans for Royal Rumble 2020 winners which in turn also altered the WrestleMania plans. Roman Reigns and Shayna Baszler were the original picks but Drew McIntyre and Charlotte Flair won the respective matches.
Despite not winning the matches, Roman Reigns and Charlotte Flair will eventually end up getting the origin matches pitched for them. As reported by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, Shayna Baszler is ready to lock on horns against Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36.
Becky appeared on this week’s RAW in a backstage segment to mention herself as the GOAT and added ‘the near person she beats up will be because she wanted to, not because she had to and had something to prove.’ She previously had an altercation with Shayna Baszler at Survivor Series 2019 which may have planted the seeds of the matchup.
As for Charlotte Flair, she was originally pitted to challenge SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley. But now the recent updates suggest that Flair will go after the NXT Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley to set up a fresh match at WrestleMania.
Roman Reigns is still penciled in to face The Fiend for the Universal Championship, as reported earlier whereas this week’s attack from Randy Orton to Hall of Famer Edge may have set up another WrestleMania match. Lastly, Bayley may receive a predicted opponent for her when she faces Sasha Banks for her championship.
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With that being said, these are the current six matches which are scheduled to take place at WrestleMania 36:
– WWE Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
– Universal Championship Match: The Fiend (c) vs. Roman Reigns
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks
– NXT Women’s Championship Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
– Edge vs. Randy Orton