All indications seem to lean strongly towards two women headlining WrestleMania 39’s opening night. The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns has been scheduled to conclude Night Two for some time. But there has been some debate in the wrestling community about who should receive the accolades for the opening night.
Despite all the options being considered, Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair for the “SmackDown” Women’s Title seems to have won out in the end. Asuka vs. Bianca Belair for the “Raw” Women’s Championship appeared to be the “stronger” possibility, with the “SmackDown” Women’s Title defence being the night’s final women’s event.
Unlike its “Raw” counterpart, which has been finalised ever since Ripley announced her decision to accept Ripley’s challenge shortly after winning the Royal Rumble, the latter bout didn’t come together until Asuka’s triumph at the Elimination Chamber. The “Stranger Things” WrestleMania teaser featuring Ripley also seems to point in that direction by making reference to the strain she might be under to win the upcoming main event.
The Usos vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
According to the most recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the choice of Ripley-Flair over a match featuring Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul or The Usos vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn was made for “political reasons” rather than those of Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul or The Usos vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. Since the women had finally received their due in recent years, there had been backstage anxiety about the optics of having the men’s matches open on both nights of the show.
Many saw this as reversing the progress gained. LA Knight is currently enjoying an exceptional run. On March 20th, it will have been two months since his most recent WWE triumph. He has an 18-match losing streak throughout live events, premium live events, and TV programs. That might be 19 when Rey Mysterio, a 48-year-old legend, is the opponent next week.