There’s nothing quite like WrestleMania. In years good or bad, WWE’s iconic event stands out as one show a wrestling fan cannot miss. That’s no different this year, with WrestleMania 38 set for April 2 and 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Even though the card is still a ways off, with the Elimination Chamber premium live event set to go down on Feb. 19, we do know some of what is set to go down thanks to the result of the two Royal Rumble matches.
Brock Lesnar has used his Royal Rumble win to officially challenge universal champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. On the women’s side, Ronda Rousey has not yet picked which title she will attempt to capture, but her Royal Rumble victory gives her the opportunity to face either the Raw or SmackDown women’s champion at the event.
As with all major WWE events, WrestleMania 38 will stream live on Peacock. The main card both nights will begin at 8 p.m. ET following a kickoff show one hour prior.
Let’s take a look at what we know — and what we expect — at WWE WrestleMania 38.
WWE WrestleMania 38 matches
Universal Championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar: Lesnar cemented his shot at Reigns by winning the Royal Rumble. The two have a very long history and recently had their planned Day 1 match canceled when Reigns tested positive for COVID-19. Lesnar would go on to win the WWE championship at Day 1, a title he lost at Royal Rumble when Reigns interfered in his match with Bobby Lashley. Paul Heyman, who had left Reigns to return to Lesnar’s side, also betrayed Lesnar at the event, once again aligning with Reigns. The match could become a title vs. title match if Lesnar is able to win the upcoming Elimination Chamber match for the WWE title.
WWE WrestleMania 38 predictions
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey: It seems Flair will be the woman Rousey chooses to face. Flair was also the final woman in the ring with Rousey at the Rumble and there’s certainly enough history between the two women to build off of. The other option for Rousey would be Becky Lynch, but that seems the less appealing choice.
Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville: The “Jackass” star appeared in the Royal Rumble and had already had several run-ins with Zayn. The two then had an altercation at the premiere of the new Jackass film. It seems that there’s a build to something one way or another between the two and WWE loves to pull in “mainstream stars” for Rumble matches.
Raw Women’s Championship — Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair: Lynch returned to WWE and beat Belair in seconds to become Raw women’s champion. Belair has been waiting for a definitive rematch and settling things at WrestleMania is one of the only ways WWE could make up for the disastrous decision they made with how they approached Lynch’s initial win over Belair.