Shane promised a WrestleMania for this week’s episode of Smackdown Live and he delivered it at the end of the show. McMahon announced that he would be taking a leave of absence and Daniel Bryan would be in control of the show when he returns next week. McMahon announced that Kevin Owens will face Sami Zayn at WrestleMania. Both Owens and Zayn attacked McMahon during the final minutes of the show so it’s clear that McMahon will be added to their match at Mania sometime in the coming weeks.
Here is the updated card with official matches:
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Roman Reigns
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon and Kurt Angle
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair (Champion) vs. Asuka
The Miz (Champion) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
The finals of the Cruiserweight Championship tournament
Raw Tag Team Championship
The Bar (Champions) vs. Braun Strowman and ???
Not “official” but, as you saw on Raw, The Undertaker vs. John Cena is also set for the show.
Another match that is not official but likely to be added to the show is a United States Championship match featuring Randy Orton vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal.
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