Update On WrestleMania 39 Matches Confirmed And Others That Might Happen
Now that the Royal Rumble is the past, the WrestleMania 39 card is coming together with several matches confirmed while others that are expected to take place.
At the 2023 Royal Rumble in San Antonio, Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley won the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble matches to “punch their tickets” to WrestleMania 39.
On the Raw after the Royal Rumble, WWE made it official that Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39 while Ripley will challenge Charlott Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Title at WrestleMania 39, which takes place on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter provided a listing of the matches that are considered “locked in” for WrestleMania 39 at this point:
* Roman Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes.
* Charlotte Flair defending the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley.
* Bianca Belair defending the Raw Women’s Championship against the winner of the Women’s Elimination Chamber match on February 18th.
* Austin Theory facing John Cena in a match that could be for the US Title.
* Dakota Kai & IYO SKY defending the Women’s Tag Team Titles against Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler, which we covered previously.
Coming out of the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event, the following matches have been teased as well:
* Logan Paul vs. Seth Rollins. Logan eliminated Rolins from the Royal Rumble match and on the following Raw, Rollins dismissed a question about Paul.
* Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio in a father-son match.
* The Usos facing Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens, which would probably be for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles since WWE have had The Usos defending those titles separately.
It was noted by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer that none of the above three matches have been confirmed for WrestleMania.
Two names that are not expected to wrestle at WrestleMania 39 are WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Last year’s WrestleMania 38 event featured 16 combined matches over the two nights, so there should be plenty more matches on the card including a sponsored match as well.