The WrestleMania 39 card is taking shape.
Two matches have been confirmed for the biggest show of the year, with each respective Royal Rumble winner choosing their champion to face at the event.
Men’s Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, while Women’s Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley has chosen SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair as her Mania opponent.
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WrestleMania also has a history of plans being changed close to the event. Much like Daniel Bryan’s rise in popularity resulted in the change to the WrestleMania 30 main event, fans are wondering if Sami Zayn’s meteoric rise will result in a similar pivot in the main event scene.
Clarification on the current card has been provided by Dave Meltzer, who commented on potential changes on Wrestling Observer Radio. Meltzer has stated that in recent weeks the company have not deviated from their current plans:
Almost everything that I’ve heard, in fact, everything that I’ve heard months back — there have been changes from months back, but I would say a month back, everything happened exactly the same [as planned].”
Meltzer continues to state that changes did take place were minor, but now even small alterations appear to not be occurring:
“Every single week, there would be something tweaked in some way. Not big changes, but there’d be tweaked stuff. Now, there hasn’t been.”
The lack of major changes to the WrestleMania card can be attributed to the change of leadership in the promotion. The 2 night Premium Live Event will be the first one that has been booked by Triple H, who took over the role as Chief Content Officer following the resignation of Vince McMahon from the position in July 2022.
Promotional material for the event’s return to Hollywood for the first time in 18 years is currently in production, with multiple Superstars reportedly parodying popular movies and TV shows to promote the event in California.
H/t to EWrestlingNews for the use of transcriptions.