Some of the original plans for the WWE WrestleMania 36 card have been scrapped in the last few days, including plans for at least one major match.
As noted by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, every match on the SmackDown side has “changed or is in danger of changing.” The changes include the match between current Universal Champion Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns which could end up being Goldberg (as champion) defending against Reigns in a “spear vs. spear” match.
Also, Meltzer noted that John Cena vs. Elias is no longer happening. @WrestleVotes reported last week that new matches that were being considered were Reigns vs. Goldberg and Cena vs. Wyatt. That appears to be what is happening and if plans don’t change in the next few days then it looks like Goldberg will be winning the Universal Championship on Thursday at Super ShowDown.
Another planned match that has been scrapped is Naomi challenging Bayley for the Women’s Championship. That match was scheduled for WrestleMania but will now take place on Thursday at Super ShowDown.
As of now, this is what most of the WrestleMania card will look like:
Drew McIntyre (Champion) vs. Brock Lesnar
WWE Universal Championship
Goldberg (Champion) vs. Roman Reigns
WWE NXT Women’s Championship
Rhea Ripley (Champion) vs. Charlotte Flair
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (Champion) vs. Shayna Baszler
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bayley or Naomi (Champion) vs. TBD
Edge vs. Randy Orton
AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
Women’s Tag Team Championship
Kabuki Warriors vs. TBD
Women’s WrestleMania Battle Royal
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
There are six women’s matches planned so at least one more women’s match will be added and there will probably be at least a couple of title matches added (tag team, IC, US).
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