Which Match Could Headline WrestleMania 39 Night 1 – WWE has announced three matches thus far for WrestleMania Goes Hollywood (updated rumored card at this link).
Those matches are Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes, WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley, and WWE Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Asuka.
Although not confirmed, the belief is that Rhodes vs. Reigns will headline the second night of the event. Based on what WWE has done on TV, Brock Lesnar vs. Omos and Bobby Lashley vs. Bray Wyatt is also expected to be added to Mania. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Bazler are reportedly scheduled to challenge for the Women’s Tag Team Titles. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn are expected to challenge Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos.
Flair has publicly been pushing for WWE to let her and Ripley headline the first night, as it is arguably the second-biggest match on the card right now.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that the internal feeling in WWE is that Flair vs. Ripley is the main event of night 1.
Meltzer wrote, “Reigns vs. Rhodes is expected to headline the second night. There is no decision on the main event past an internal feeling that Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley right now is the favorite. There is a push feeling for sponsors and political reasons after men main evented both nights last year it would be good for a women’s match to headline and the feeling Flair vs. Ripley is stronger than Bianca Belair vs. Asuka for the spot. If there is Usos vs. Zayn & Kevin Owens, one would think that would be the other favorite.”
WWE presents WrestleMania on April 1 and 2, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
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