Yes, it’s that time of year again, spring has sprung, the clocks have gone forward and we are LESS THAT ONE WEEK AWAY FROM WRESTLEMANIA GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!
This will also act as the catch-all spring wrestling thread, including AEW Double or Nothing, NJPW Wrestling Donkatsu & Best of the Super Junior’s 30th anniversary. Still, for the next week we will be mainly concentrating on all things Wrestlemania, including the Hall of Fame (currently Rey Mysterio, Great Muta & Andy Kaufman) and maybe even NXT: Stand and Deliver, which will take place the nights of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd at 1am, UK time.
The card is largely set, though only a couple matches we already seem to know what night they will take place, with Cody vs Roman confirmed as the Night 2 main event:
Austin Theory (c) vs. John Cena | Singles match for the WWE United States Championship
Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Logan Paul
Roman Reigns (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. Cody Rhodes | Singles match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley | Singles match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
- Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka | Singles match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
- Brock Lesnar vs. Omos (with MVP)
- Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre | Triple threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Trish Stratus, Lita, and Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky | Six-woman tag team match
- Edge vs. Finn Bálor | Hell in a Cell match
- Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez vs. Natalya and Shotzi vs. Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler vs. TBA | Women’s WrestleMania Showcase fatal four-way tag team match
- Braun Strowman and Ricochet vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) (with Valhalla | Men’s WrestleMania Showcase fatal four-way tag team match
- The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn | Tag team match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
- Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio | Father vs Son Match
Think for his first Mania in charge as lead creative, HHH has put together a pretty decent card, even if the two multi-tag matches are a bit throw away to get everyone a payday, there’s arguably something of interest on every match here.
Let’s get busaaaayyy!