What you need to know about the event, the opponent of Seth Rollins


WWE will present both nights WrestleMania 38 on Saturday and Sunday from Arlington, Texas.

Saturday’s card is loaded with plenty of interesting matchups and storylines, including the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin, while Sunday will have the weekend’s main event featuring Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns in a world title unification.

Here’s what you need to know.

WrestleMania 38 Card

Saturday night

  • The KO Show: Kevin Owens with special guest Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair (champion) against Ronda Rousey
  • Gross Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (Champions) vs. Bianca Belair
  • Edge Styles vs. AJ
  • Seth Rollins vs. An Anonymous Opponent (Picked by Mr. McMahon)
  • Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz and Logan Paul
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Usos (champions) against Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin
  • New Day (King Woods and Kofi Kingston) vs. Sheamus and Ridge Holland

Sunday night

  • World title unification match: Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
  • Raw Tag Team Championships: RK-Bro (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton) (champions) vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy
  • Bobby Lashley vs Omos
  • Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
  • Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee
  • Women’s Team Championships: Carmella & Queen Zelina (Champions) vs. Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler

Where is WrestleMania 2022?

It’s at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The venue also hosted WrestleMania 32 in 2016.

Wait, isn’t SummerSlam coming to Nashville this year?

He is! The program’s second-biggest pay-per-view (or premium live event, in WWE’s new parlance) will take place on July 30 at Nissan Stadium. Tickets are not yet available.

3 things to watch out for on Saturday night

Saturday’s menu is… maybe too busy?

Reigns vs. Lesnar is the main event of the weekend, but that shouldn’t mean the majority of the remaining matches and interesting storylines should take place on Saturday.

Look at this map. The Kevin Owens-Steve Austin interaction. Seth Rollins facing an individual to be named. Becky Lynch-Bianca Belair and Charlotte-Ronda Rousey. Edge-AJ Styles.

These maps, as always, are subject to change. As of now, the two nights seem lopsided, at least to wrestling fans.

Two matches for the women’s title are very different

Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey looks better on paper, but the two had awkward physical interactions heading into this weekend. Rousey surprised with her in-ring work in her first run, but she hasn’t had a chance to show what she can do in a big match since returning in January after a three-year absence.

There’s no doubt about Becky Lynch versus Bianca Belair inside the ring. Lynch, as the Raw Women’s Champion, has been really good as a cocky character, while Belair continues to improve. Both will be highly motivated to have a high quality match.

Who is Seth Rollins up against?

The Monday Night Messiah fought for weeks on Raw trying to earn a spot in a WrestleMania match to no avail. After meeting Mr. McMahon on Monday, he has a match. But against whom?

Several reports indicate that Cody Rhodes is set to return to WWE. Could this be the time? The rumor mill swirls around possible names, but Rhodes would be the most interesting.

3 things to watch out for on Sunday night

Reigns-Lesnar is a WrestleMania main event

Who knows if Brock Lesnar will continue to be a TV regular leading up to SummerSlam this summer. But the past two months have been Lesnar’s best work. He was entertaining as a rogue cowboy who finally speaks for himself.

Roman Reigns has firmly established himself as the company’s main character. His group, which includes his cousins ​​The Usos and attorney Paul Heyman, was dominant throughout 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

The tribal leader has been winning these matchups lately by hook or crook. His 581-day title reign was entertaining. But what happens when he finally loses his title? And what if Lesnar was the one to unify the world titles?

No substance, little style before the main event

You’ll see complaints on social media from wrestling fans that some of these matches didn’t belong in a WrestleMania. That’s bound to happen with two nights and around eight hours of runtime to fill.

But you’d like to see more substance in Sunday’s undercard. Bobby Lashley vs Omos is an attraction type match but with little story behind it. Two matches involving wrestlers versus non-wrestlers will also fill Sunday’s action. WWE will surely want fans who watch celebrity appearances to stick around for the Lesnar-Reigns match, but that doesn’t fully explain it.

Every game has something or someone the fans want to see. (Lashley and Sasha Banks are main events that deserve better for WrestleMania.) But few matchups promise to be memorable outside of the weekend’s main event.

Raw tag title matching could be fun, though

All three tag teams do some of their best work. RK-Bro might be the hottest (and most entertaining) tag team since The New Day. Every good tag division needs a pair of annoying villains like Alpha Academy. Street Profits are really good in and out of the ring.

Any of the three teams could win and that would make sense. This match should take a long time.


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