Less than one week remains until WWE superstars gather for WrestleMania 36, and the card is still being finalized. The COVID-19 outbreak has brought about several changes to the event, which includes the continuing addition of new matches and even certain superstars being replaced on the card, as announced on this week’s Monday Night Raw.
Due to the coronavirus-related restrictions, WrestleMania 36 is taking place over the course of two nights this weekend, and will be unlike any other that has happened before. With so many changes having to be made, the card for the WWE’s flagship event is still being built.
The line up will now include a battle for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.
A feud for has been building up for a few weeks, and now Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross have been will officially face The Kabuki Warriors, whose belts will be on the line. The match was confirmed by WWE shortly after it was announced on Raw.
It is almost a rematch of sorts — Asuka and Kairi Sane have held the Women’s Tag Team title since last year’s Hell in a Cell, when they won it from Bliss and Cross.
In another recently confirmed match, Otis of Heavy Machinery will get a one-on-one contest against Dolph Ziggler. The contest will see Mandy Rose in Ziggler’s corner taunting Otis and adding to the bitterness between these two.
The latest episode of Raw also revealed another significant adjustment, as the participants of the Raw Tag Team Championship Match have been changed. Initially, the matchup had The Street Profits defending their belts against Angel Garza and Andrade, but an injury is forcing WWE to call another audible, replacing the latter with NXT superstar Austin Theory.
This is far from the only change that has been forced by injuries or concerns over the coronavirus. Roman Reigns is officially pulled out of his WWE Universal Championship Match against Bill Goldberg.
Despite all of these modifications, WWE plans on making WrestleMania 36 as enjoyable for fans as possible. The addition of matches such as the Women’s Tag Team Championship is yet another effort from the organization to make this unique version of the event exciting and worthwhile to watch.
The current WrestleMania card is rather long, which is partly why it will take place over two nights, on April 4 and April 5. No fans will be in attendance due to social distancing orders, but the millions watching at home will see a total of 16 matches.
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
- WWE Universal Championship: Bill Goldberg (c) vs. TBA
- Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler
- SmackDown Women’s Championship – Fatal 5-Way: Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Tamina vs. Lacey Evans
- NXT Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
- Raw Tag Team Championship: The Street Profits (c) vs. Angel Garza & Austin Theory
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Ladder Match: The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The Usos vs. The New Day
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
- Boneyard Match: The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles
- Firefly Funhouse Match: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena
- Last Man Standing Match: Randy Orton vs. Edge
- Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
- Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Elias vs. Baron Corbin
- Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley