It’s been 18 years since WWE last brought its annual marquee event to Southern California, as the 39th edition of WrestleMania will touch down at SoFi Stadium for a weekend extravaganza in Inglewood beginning on Saturday, April 1.
The main event will feature Roman Reigns as he puts his undisputed WWE universal championship on the line against Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes. Reigns, a six-time world champion, has held the title for nearly 2½ years. Meanwhile, Rhodes returned to WWE during last year’s WrestleMania after helping kick-start rival wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling.
Both women’s titles are on the line at WrestleMania 39. Asuka, winner of the women’s Elimination Chamber match in February, will challenge Bianca Belair for the Raw women’s title. The SmackDown women’s title will be up for grabs as Charlotte Flair looks to retain her belt against Rhea Ripley. Ripley earned the title shot by winning the women’s Royal Rumble in January.
Also on the card are two other high-profile title bouts. The intercontinental title match features Gunther facing Drew McIntyre and Sheamus in a triple threat, and The Usos defend their undisputed tag team titles against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
WrestleMania 39 heads to L.A.
The “Showcase of the Immortals” heads to Los Angeles as professional wrestling’s biggest event will take place at SoFi Stadium on April 1 and 2. The two-day spectacle will kick off each day at 8 p.m. ET on Peacock. Here are the current matches that have been booked, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Fight card for Saturday
WWE United States championship: Austin Theory (c) vs. John Cena
WWE SmackDown women’s championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley
Undisputed tag team championship: The Usos vs. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
Six-woman tag team match: Trish Stratus, Lita and Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky)
Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Logan Paul
Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio
Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs. Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy vs. The Viking Raiders
Schedule for Sunday:
Undisputed WWE Universal championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes
WWE Raw women’s championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka
Triple Threat match for the WWE Intercontinental championship: Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre
Hell in a Cell: Edge vs. Finn Bálor
Brock Lesnar vs. Omos (with MVP)
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Natalya and Shotzi vs. Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green vs. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler
WrestleMania features, interviews and more
Wyshynski: A lapsed fan’s guide to WrestleMania 39: All eyes on The Bloodline, John Cena’s return and Logan Paul
Coppinger: ‘The MVP of WWE’: Sami Zayn’s rise from Masked indie wrestler to main event show stealer
Dennis: How Cody Rhodes’ departure and return to WWE changed an industry
Cormier: My favorite matches on the WrestleMania 39 card
Raimondi: Inside the rebirth of Roman Reigns: From hated to hero and back again
Reigns pulled himself from WrestleMania 36 because he had leukemia. In the 24 months that followed, the cancer survivor changed the game and became an icon in the industry.
Dennis: Black wrestlers are finally having their moment, but will it last?
From the indie circuit to WrestleMania and beyond, Black wrestlers are more popular than ever.
Raimondi: From feared enemy to ‘sweetheart,’ Brock Lesnar stories from those who know him
Brock Lesnar lives a very private life. We asked some who know the “The Beast Incarnate” to tell their favorite stories about the combat star.
Fiorvanti: How Becky Lynch became ‘The Man’
At age 15, Rebecca Quin, known today as Becky Lynch, wanted to be the best wrestler in the world. After a 17-year journey filled with more lows than highs, she has finally accomplished her dream.
Fiorvanti: The moments that made The Undertaker at WrestleMania
We take a look back at the moments that helped make The Undertaker’s WrestleMania legacy so special.
Campbell: An oral history of Randy Savage vs. Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat at WrestleMania III
One of the all-time greatest wrestling matches took place on March 29, 1987, between Savage and Steamboat. Here’s how it became a reality.
WrestleMania 38: Roman Reigns and Charlotte win big
Last year’s WrestleMania brought WWE back to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for its second time hosting the biggest event on its annual super show. WrestleMania 38 took place over the course of two nights — Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 and featured a match for both the Universal and WWE championship between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, as well as the return of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
There were world title matches on both nights as Saturday’s highlights included the most decorated women’s champion in WWE history, Charlotte Flair, defending her SmackDown women’s championship against former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey. The event also featured matches that included non-WWE superstars, including Pat McAfee, Johnny Knoxville and Logan Paul.
Saturday, April 2: Complete results and analysis
SmackDown women’s championship: Charlotte Flair (c) def. Ronda Rousey
Raw women’s championship: Bianca Belair def. Becky Lynch (c)
SmackDown tag team championships: The Usos (c) def. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs
The Miz & Logan Paul def. Dominik Mysterio & Rey Mysterio
Drew McIntyre def. Happy Corbin
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin def. Kevin Owens
Cody Rhodes def. Seth Rollins
Sunday, April 3: Complete results and analysis
Winner take all unification match: Universal champion Roman Reigns def. WWE champion Brock Lesnar
Women’s tag team championships: Naomi & Sasha Banks def. Carmella & Queen Zelina (c), Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley and Natalya & Shayna Baszler
Johnny Knoxville def. Sami Zayn
Pat McAfee def. Austin Theory, Mr. McMahon def. Pat McAfee
Raw tag team championships: RK-Bro (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton) (c) def. The Street Profits and Alpha Academy
Bobby Lashley def. Omos
Edge def. AJ Styles
Sheamus and Ridge Holland def. New Day (King Woods and Kofi Kingston)
Want to know where every WrestleMania has been held and who main evented? Here’s a look back at previous 38 iterations of “The Grandest Stage of Them All”.
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