WWE WrestleMania 35 : It’s finally time. WWE WrestleMania 35 descends on MetLife Stadium today, and “The Grandest Stage of Them All” looks ready to live up to its monumental expectations. With 16 matches and 10 championships on the line, there’s a lot to look forward to today.ClickHere!
WWE WrestleMania 35 comes to East Rutherford, New Jersey and the home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. In many ways, the build to WrestleMania 35 began the day after WrestleMania 34, but things really ramped up back at this year’s WWE Royal Rumble. That night saw Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins win their respective Royal Rumble Matches, leading to their championship matches tonight.
The Kickoff Show will feature three matches: the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and Cruiserweight Championship Match. In that third match, there’s the potential for a sleeper match of the night between Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy and challenger Tony Nese. After fighting his way through a tournament, Tony Nese won the opportunity to challenge his good friend Buddy Murphy for the title, only to be attacked by Murphy after earning that opportunity. That leads to their match tonight, a heated, personal confrontation between two of the best in-ring performers WWE has to offer.
In the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, we’ve got this year’s in-ring celebrity involvement as Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che and Colin Jost will compete alongside Braun Strowman and many other superstars. It’s sure to be a chaotic contest, and we might see a few surprise entrants as well.
In the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, we’ll see the spotlight on much of WWE’s women’s division. Despite very little build going into the night, this will surely be a great contest and hopefully we can see several hardworking female superstars get their WrestleMania moments along the way. Don’t be surprised if we also see names from NXT or legends join the fray as well.
WrestleMania Grudge Matches
The main card features 13 matches, with 9 championships up for grabs. In the realm of grudge matches, we’ve got Kurt Angle competing in his farewell match against recent rival and former WWE Raw authority figure Baron Corbin. We’ll also see indie veteran AJ Styles face off against WWE stalwart Randy Orton, which is sure to be an unforgettable contest between two men who paved very different careers.
It’s been amazing to see the return of “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns after successfully fighting leukemia and sending the disease back into remission. Unfortunately for Reigns, his return was soon met with constant attacks from “The Scottish Psychopath” Drew McIntyre. While Roman Reigns is looking to prove WWE is still his yard, Drew McIntyre is trying to carve his path to the top at Roman’s expense. Both of these men will be staples in the company for years to come, making this a must-see contest.
The final two grudge matches are certainly the most bitter. Triple H will take on former Evolution stablemate and longtime rival Batista, the latter making his return to WWE after five years away. Triple H has also been convinced to put his in-ring career on the line, meaning there are high stakes in this No Holds Barred brawl that could be either, or both, man’s final match.
Back at WWE Crown Jewel, The Miz got to the finals of the WWE World Cup, but was unable to compete due to an injury. Then-General Manager of SmackDown Shane McMahon took his place and won, becoming the “Best in the World.” This later led to an awkward but endearing partnership turned tag team between The Miz and Shane McMahon, only for the latter to turn on The Miz at Elimination Chamber and even attack The Miz’s father. This has built to their impending Falls Count Anywhere Match today, which is sure to be one of the craziest and most unpredictable fights of the night.
WrestleMania Championship Matches
On the main card at WrestleMania 35, a total of 9 championships will be contested through 8 matches. In the tag team realm, both the Raw Tag Team Titles and SmackDown Tag Team Titles have seen matches made just this last week. After a brawl broke out between the four teams on SmackDown, WrestleMania host Alexa Bliss made a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match for the titles between The Usos, The Bar, Aleister Black & Ricochet, and Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev.
On the Raw side, The Revival escaped a title defense against Aleister Black and Ricochet on Monday only to find themselves against hometown favorites Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder today at WrestleMania 35. We’ll also see a second Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match, as The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles against The IIconics, The Divas of Doom, and The Samoan Slaughterhouse.
Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley will continue his rivalry with Finn Balor, but this time Balor is bringing “The Demon.” When bringing “The Demon,” Finn Balor has yet to be defeated on the main roster in WWE, and he’ll look to continue that and leave as Intercontinental Champion. On the SmackDown side, we’ll see United States Champion Samoa Joe defending his title against veteran Rey Mysterio in what could quietly become an instant classic.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will make his first in-ring appearance since defeating Finn Balor at the Royal Rumble, and only his third since capturing the Universal Championship in November of 2018 at WWE Crown Jewel. Seth Rollins earned the right to face Lesnar by winning the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble, and “The Kingslayer” looks to become “The Beastslayer” and Universal Champion by dethroning Brock Lesnar tonight.
WWE Champion Daniel Bryan defended his title inside the Elimination Chamber less than two months ago, and found himself very close to being defeated by late addition Kofi Kingston. After an hour-long gauntlet performance on SmackDown Live and an amazing effort at Elimination Chamber, 11-year veteran Kofi Kingston found himself with the support of the WWE Universe. Despite Mr. McMahon’s best efforts, Kingston fought through every obstacle to earn this opportunity, and now in his first one-on-one WWE Championship match, Kofi Kingston looks to leave WrestleMania 35 as the first black man to hold the WWE Championship.
For the first time ever, the main event of WrestleMania will spotlight the women of WWE, and there will be two championships on the line. In a winner takes all triple threat match, we’ll see Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, and “The Man” Becky Lynch give it everything they have to leave WrestleMania 35 as a dual champion. We saw this week on Raw just how much these three women want to tear into each other, and they’ll finally get the chance to do that tonight in the main event of WrestleMania 35. Also don’t forget that the nature of a triple threat match means anything goes, so there’s nothing stopping these three women from pulling out all the stops.
WWE WrestleMania 35 Announced Card
- WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal (Announced Participants: Dana Brooke, Mickie James, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Nikki Cross)
- Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Announced Participants: Braun Strowman, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, Tyler Breeze, Jinder Mahal, No Way Jose, Bobby Roode, Chad Gable, Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Viktor, Konnor, Andrade, Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Otis, Tucker, EC3)
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese
- Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Revival (c) vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: The Usos (c) vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black vs. The Bar vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev
- Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
- Intercontinental Championship Match: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. “The Demon” Finn Balor
- AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
- United States Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
- Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection (c) vs. Beth Phoenix & Natalya vs. The IIconics vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
- Falls Count Anywhere Match: Shane McMahon vs. The Miz
- No Holds Barred Match: Triple H vs. Batista
(If Triple H loses, he must retire from in-ring competition)
- Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
- WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
- WWE Raw & SmackDown Women’s Championship Winner Takes All Triple Threat Match: Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. “The Man” Becky Lynch
WWE WrestleMania 35 airs live on the WWE Network at 7 ET / 5 PT, and is expected to last between four and five-and-a-half hours. The WrestleMania 35 Kickoff Show will stream live at 5 ET / 2 PT on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Join us back here at 5 ET for live results, highlights, and grades for WWE WrestleMania 35. Please refresh this page to ensure you have the most current results.