The world’s largest athletic event returns. WrestleMania 34 will be hosted in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Over two nights, practically every notable celebrity will take part in the massive event.
WWE champion Brock Lesnar will battle Universal champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 35. WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair will fight Ronda Rousey. Becky Lynch defends her Raw title against Bianca Belair.
Logan and Miz Paul will face Rey and Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 35. Paul and Miz have been fighting the Mysterios for weeks, and they always win. On the night of WrestleMania, Seth Rollins’ long-awaited bout, an unexpected visitor awaits him.
WrestleMania 38 will be streamed on Peacock. Each night’s major event will begin an hour after the launch program.
Predictions for the First Night of Wrestlemania 38 in 2022
The Tag Team Championship on SmackDown
Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs face off against The Usos (c).
This might be a classic “faces vs. names” bout at WrestleMania. However, I’m not sure that Nakamura and Boogs will be the ones to bring an end to the Usos’ long reign as champions. Wrestling fans seem to enjoy Nakamura and Boogs, but the fact that Nakamura recently held the Intercontinental championship for 182 days and only defended the belt once in that time can’t be ignored. The Usos will maintain their championships. “Brother house”
The Usos have been a big part of SmackDown’s success with Roman Reigns as the Tag Team Champion. Despite their portrayal as a comedy combo, the WWE seems to believe in Boogs. Given his recent success, Nakamura might be considered a future tag team champion. However, I believe WWE will make the switch on Saturday night.
The Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
In these cases, it’s a fair bet that a celebrity will triumph. But Paul is a scumbag who helped Miz take Rey Mysterio’s mask. “The Rey Mysterio win” should be enough to state it. I predict a solid bout since WWE knows how to set up celebrity matches that make you go “Wow! He can wrestle!” But this is Mysterio. Pick: Mysterios — Brooks
No universe in the vast cosmos would allow Logan Paul to win WrestleMania. Rey Mysterio is one of pro wrestling’s most lasting heroes. The Miz and Paul are unlikable foils for a father-son duo that should raise their hands at WrestleMania.
Corbin and Madcap Moss
A months-long rivalry with Corbin and Madcap Moss is a big step back from prior WrestleManias for McIntyre. WWE clearly still views him as a main eventer, so the Corbin rivalry has been a strategy to keep him on TV until he’s raised again. Corbin has evolved into a villain who can lose the big blowoff match and move on to antagonize another babyface. McIntyre shouldn’t lose here. Drew McIntyre victors — Brookhouse
Everything about McIntyre vs. Corbin builds on Corbin’s stealth strikes and inability to face McIntyre. The payoff is simple: McIntyre thrashes his opponent. McIntyre should be in a higher-stakes rivalry. After WrestleMania, a dominant win over Corbin could set up McIntyre for a big run.
Cody Rhodes And Seth Rollins
A return of Cody Rhodes would be the only surprise here. But, with that in mind, the winner should be clear. The worst thing they could do is lose Rhodes’ first night back in AEW after his stint on the indies and as a founding member of AEW. This should be obvious.
Afraid that WWE won’t produce former AEW senior vice president Cody Rhodes, Since removing the Stardust face paint in 2016, Rhodes has become a legitimate WWE superstar. WWE must go with Rhodes. A defeat would curb Rhodes’ momentum and show disgruntled AEW roster mates that they can flourish in WWE.
The Usos vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs
This might be a classic “faces vs. names” bout at WrestleMania. However, I’m not sure that Nakamura and Boogs will be the ones to bring an end to the Usos’ long reign as champions. Wrestling fans seem to enjoy Nakamura and Boogs, but the fact that Nakamura recently held the Intercontinental championship for 182 days and only defended the belt once in that time can’t be ignored.
In addition to Roman Reigns as SmackDown Tag Team Champion, the Usos have been a huge success. Despite their portrayal as a comedy team, the WWE seems to believe in Boogs. Given his recent success, Nakamura might be considered a potential tag team champion. To dethrone the Uso twins, a more cohesive tag team may have been needed; but, my intuition tells me WWE will make the move on Saturday night.
Sheamus and Ridge Holland vs. The New Day.
Big E’s ailing neck clouds this match, although it is unlikely to impact the result in terms of booking. Because Butch is ringside, it’s easy to anticipate Sheamus and Holland’s victory. Putting the fan-favorite team in an otherwise meaningless mid-card bout at WrestleMania keeps the tradition alive.
WWE planned a six-man tag bout and a New Day reunion. Big E broke his neck on SmackDown and is presently recovering in the hospital. Because of E’s injury, Butch’s awkward participation, and the New Day reunion, it seems Kingston and Woods will win.
SmackDown Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
To be honest, the entire Flair vs. Rousey storyline has been a critical disappointment. Rousey’s return to WWE hasn’t been the smashing triumph many expected. Rousey’s supporters aren’t exactly on her side either. No matter what happens, it’s impossible to imagine anything but a victory for Ronda Rousey and the return of the title belt around her waist.
As recently as the Royal Rumble in January, Rousey made her victorious return by defeating Charlotte Flair. You shouldn’t anticipate the firm to slow down its current rate of growth any time soon. Rousey will emerge as the new SmackDown women’s champion after a solid performance from Flair.v
Raw Women’s Championship
Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch
At SummerSlam, Lynch re-joined the WWE and defeated Belair in a slugfest. At WrestleMania, WWE could only hope to make amends for their ill-advised decision to approach Lynch’s first triumph over Belair by rematching the two at the event. Belair won the women’s Elimination Chamber match in order to get her shot at a spot in the main event.
WWE Wrestlemania 38 Day 2 Matches
AJ Styles vs. Edge
On WrestleMania’s largest platform, Edge highlighted his impressive credentials and offered an open challenge to anyone who would dare to take on him.
That challenge was answered by Styles one week later, paving the way for a dream matchup. Omos’ tag-team partner Styles was savagely attacked by Edge, who then turned heel and demanded Styles be the “pitbull” version of himself instead of sitting in Omos’ shadow in a tag team match.
Prediction: AJ Styles wins
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
By winning the Royal Rumble, Lesnar solidified his position to face Reigns. When Reigns tested positive for COVID-19, the planned Day 1 match between the two was scrapped.
Reigns’ interference in Lesnar’s fight with Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble cost him the WWE championship, which he regained on Day 1. After Lesnar won the Elimination Chamber match, he recovered the championship, setting up a title vs. title showdown on the biggest night of the season.
Women’s Tag Team Championship
Naomi and Sasha Banks vs. Queen Zelina and Carmella, while Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan face Natalya and Shayna Bazler.
This contest had no preparation. Shotzi lost against Banks on SmackDown. Naomi and Banks are ready to face Zelina and Carmella at WrestleMania. Ripley and Morgan were introduced after defeating the champs on Raw. Naomi, Banks, Ripley, and Morgan were all decimated by Natalya and Shayna Bazler on SmackDown.
Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn
In the Royal Rumble, the “Jackass” actor came face-to-face with Zayn multiple times. At the premiere of the new Jackass flick, the two got into an argument.
Ricochet and Zayn’s one-on-one battle was announced after Knoxville appeared on SmackDown and disrupted Ricochet’s pin of Zayn, allowing Ricochet to win the intercontinental championship.
Prediction: Sami Zayn wins
Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee
Despite some speculation that McAfee will meet Vince McMahon at WrestleMania, the spot will go to McMahon’s on-screen apprentice. In light of Vince McMahon’s appearance on Theory’s radio show, Theory plans to capitalize on McAfee’s debut as a member of the WWE main roster.
The theory is hoping to make a major statement when he takes on the commentator at the event since McMahon had mentored him.