With WrestleMania 39 just a few weeks away, the majority of the card is now beginning to take shape. Whilst Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship is seemingly nailed on to main event Night 2 of the event, questions remain over which bout will headline the first night of WrestleMania.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now provided an update on the planned main event of WrestleMania 39 Night One, revealing that internally, the Smackdown Women’s Championship match between Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair is currently believed to hold that position on the card.
“There is no decision on the main event past an internal feeling that Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley right now is the favorite. There is a push feeling for sponsors and political reasons after men main evented both nights last year it would be good for a women’s match to headline and the feeling Flair vs. Ripley is stronger than Bianca Belair vs. Asuka for the spot. If there is Usos vs. Zayn & Kevin Owens, one would think that would be the other favorite.”-WON
Ripley earned her opportunity to challenge for Flair’s Smackdown Women’s Championship by winning the women’s Royal Rumble match last month, whilst on the Raw side of things, Asuka won the chance to challenge Bianca Belair by winning an Elimination Chamber match this past weekend.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the WrestleMania 39 card as soon as we hear more.