Although SummerSlam 2022 is still a few years away, fans shouldn’t be discouraged from looking ahead to WrestleMania 39 since that event frequently serves as the halfway point in the season that ends at The Grandest Stage of Them All.
In the upcoming months, a lot of things could change. Accidents can happen at any time. Over time, untold developments in Triple H’s new artistic approach will take place. The roster may be significantly impacted by Clash at the Castle and all the expensive live events. Even each Raw and SmackDown program has the potential to abruptly change the course of the story.
However, in the past, several of the key matchups have at least been hinted at following SummerSlam, and a few anchor feuds have been worked out in advance. This may have given fans hints about what to expect at WrestleMania in 2023.
Let’s look into our crystal balls and attempt to forecast some of the bouts that will occur when WrestleMania goes Hollywood in April with some cautious speculation and some naïve optimism.
Match for the undisputed WWE Universal Championship between Roman Reigns and The Rock
Major matches on the card have occasionally changed just a week before WrestleMania in the past. Two years ago, Roman Reigns was scheduled to face Goldberg until the very last minute, but Braun Strowman eventually replaced the Tribal Chief. Nothing is ensured.
Cody Rhodes and The Rock are the only candidates who make sense to challenge Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
The Rock is the safer option given that Rhodes is hurt and might not recover in time, as well as how much more excitement and hype have been generated over the years over the battle of cousins that seems to be imminent. After all, it is WrestleMania in Hollywood.
It is unlikely that the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship will be divided up in the near future, much as last year when both belts were on the line to make Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar “The Biggest WrestleMania Match of All Time”.
With both straps in hand, Reigns will enter WrestleMania with a win over The Rock solidifying his position as the undisputed Head of the Table.
The Women’s Championship Matches
It seems like Ronda Rousey was being set up for two WrestleMania matches against her former foes whenever she rejoined the WWE. At WrestleMania 38, Charlotte Flair took first place. Probably Becky Lynch was the original idea for WrestleMania 39.
While Triple H may still opt to do that, it is not required to be done and does not suggest which title would be up for grabs given that neither is currently champion.
Lynch has recently turned babyface, while Rousey appears to be a heel now. We might see Lynch win the title shot to face Rousey once more when Big Time Becks is prepared to make her comeback and if The Rowdy One has deposed Liv Morgan to win back the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Flair is virtually always vying for the championship. You should never write her off. If Rousey and Lynch compete in a single match, The Queen might face Bianca Belair if The EST of WWE is still in possession of the Raw Women’s Championship.
This new administration has the potential to spice things up in a variety of creative ways, which makes it exciting.
If Flair defeats Morgan, she will go up against Raquel Rodriguez, a rising talent. Rhea Ripley, Bayley, Dakota Kai, or Iyo Sky have a chance of unseating Belair for the crown.
Asuka is back in the mix because Triple H always treated her better at NXT than on the main roster. The same is true for Shayna Baszler; in particular, The Queen of Spades vs Rousey seems fascinating
Sasha Banks and Naomi’s potential return is unknown, as is the bracket for the Women’s Tag Team Championship competition. These are two more well-known figures to include in the WrestleMania scenario, and the title match may involve one of these women or another.
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship Match
McMahon has never placed a high priority on tag team wrestling. Due to the fact that the NXT TakeOver events routinely featured match-of-the-year contenders for those tag team belts, Triple H appears to have a stronger affection for the division.
The Usos will still have both sets of belts, in all likelihood. There is a chance that Raw and SmackDown will split up once more, but for the time being, The Bloodline winning the championship until WrestleMania seems like a larger story than even the brand split.
Who will be deserving of challenging Jimmy and Jey to a battle is the true query.
Street Profits are not an option. Numerous teams, including Alpha Academy, would need to be rebuilt. Even though The New Day would be fantastic, it wouldn’t stand out on paper because it has been done a million times.
What if, as a complete wild guess, the tale of Sami Zayn trying to mend fences with The Bloodline produces a reunion with Kevin Owens and results in the two of them eventually taking home the gold?
That would be a wonderful way to leverage their huge names on the show, cross becoming tag team champions off their bucket list, and provide The Usos with opponents who feel like they have a brotherly bond with them and are capable of defeating them.
Non-Title Feuds and Other Miscellaneous Matches
There is no doubt that the draft will alter things. There might be significant changes to the casts of Raw or SmackDown. Even if they aren’t in the picture right now, call-ups from NXT may be a big deal by April, taking precedence over others.
But there are a few more disputes that might find a market for themselves:
Randy Orton vs. Riddle must happen. The breakup of RK-Bro and his battle with his former best friend makes for the perfect WrestleMania tale whenever The Viper makes a comeback.
Logan Edge All of Paul and Pat McAfee’s bouts can be taken for granted. But it seems unlikely that any of them will confront one another. McAfee might even compete against Corey Graves. Edge might choose his opponent himself. For all we know, Paul might be participating in a tag team bout or having a brawl with Sheamus.
To keep himself occupied and provide an explanation for why he doesn’t cash in during The Rock vs. Reigns, which will be more greater than his involvement, Theory may still be in possession of the Money in the Bank briefcase and engaged in a random side feud.
The most obvious opponent for Rhodes, assuming he returns in time and is not involved in the title picture, is another match against Seth Rollins.
There’s little doubt that WrestleMania 39’s two nights will be crowded, so it will be interesting to see how the card develops over the next few months!
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