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Vince McMahon has scrapped original plans for WrestleMania, bigger show planned

As of this week, there were a few WrestleMania matches that looked to be locked in, based on what is happening in the current storylines. However, some of the original plans have apparently changed, per an edict by Vince McMahon.

Some likely matches for the show include Bobby Lashley defending the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre, Sasha Banks defending the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair, Roman Reigns defending the Universal Championship against Edge, and Charlotte Flair challenging Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship.

However, as noted by Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, McMahon decided this week to blow up the original plans because the show needs to be bigger. There are people in the company expecting changes to the card.

WrestleMania is the first WWE pay-per-view that will air exclusively on Peacock so there is some added pressure to give the streaming service something really big that can bring in some additional subscribers.

This line-up may change but this is what most of the WrestleMania card looks like right now:

WWE Championship
Bobby Lashley (Champion) vs. Drew McIntyre

WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns (Champion) vs. Edge

WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks (Champion) vs. Bianca Belair

WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Asuka (Champion) vs. Charlotte Flair

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (Champions) vs. Lana and Naomi

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Big E (Champion) vs. Apollo Crews

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Dirty Dawgs (Champions) vs. The Street Profits

WWE United States Championship
Matt Riddle (Champion) vs. Mustafa Ali

Some of the matches listed above could take place at Fastlane and others, like the Women’s Tag Team Title match, could have other teams like Natalya and Tamina added. Everything is subject to change this week.

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