Missed a few WWE SmackDown’s and Raw’s as of late? Maybe you haven’t seen a single hip toss or hurricanrana since WrestleMania 35 last year? No worries! Here’s the complete list of matches for WrestleMania 36 this weekend, being broadcast on the WWE Network tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m.
And remember: the often-fantastic video packages the WWE creates before every match can get you caught up in a hurry. Click the links in the descriptions for more info.
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship)
The Scottish Psychopath McIntyre won the Royal Rumble, giving him the chance to challenge anyone he chooses for a championship in a WrestleMania main event. He selected Bork Laser, and McIntyre might be the next big thing in sports entertainment crossover celebrity if he can find a win here.
Goldberg (c) vs. Braun Strowman (WWE Universal Championship)
This was originally supposed to be Roman Reigns challenging Goldberg, but some concerns around the immunohealth of the two-time cancer victim Reigns meant Strowman was moved up to one of the biggest matches on the card. The big question: can the 53-year-old Goldberg do his famous jackknife powerbomb finishing move on the 385 lb. former World’s Strongest Man contestant?
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler (Raw Women’s Championship)
This gonna be goooooood. Becky Balboa is maybe the biggest women’s wrestler outside of Charlotte Flair ever, and Baszler had a very impressive real-life cagefighting career. You can read the details of their feud here, but Shayna bit Becky in the neck a few weeks ago, and that was just one part of this build.
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (NXT Women’s Championship)
Maybe the next truly iconic women’s superstar against the most complete female sports entertainer that’s ever been. The women’s division has been a lot more compelling for awhile in WWE, and great feuds like this one only add to it. Ripley is a mere 23, but a win over The Queen would cement her future as what’s next.
- Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina Snuka (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
One of those matches where WWE tries to get as many people on the card as possible. Dana Brooke was also pulled due to virus concerns, but the build here has made Tamina Snuka look pretty strong. A bit more details here, but we’ll see if she can walk away with the strap.
Sami Zayn (c) vs. Daniel Bryan (Intercontinental championship)
Zayn finally got his title belt, and Bryan has already won everything you can win in WWE. Sami Zayn and his stablemates Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura will face DB and his new friend Drew Gulak most likely in some capacity in this match.
The Street Profits (c) vs. Austin Theory & Angel Garza (Raw Tag Team Championship)
A rib injury to Andrade meant the young-and-upcoming Austin Theory gets his shot on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Keep an eye on Theory-Garza’s manager Zelina Vega, as she’s becoming one of the great heel managers in wrestling history. The Street Profits bring a lot of fun and athleticism to their matches (and sometimes it can be a bit scary), and have had a terrific run with the belts so far. It’s likely they keep them here.
The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championship) (Ladder match)
This was supposed to be a one-on-one match, but M&M got a bit full of themselves on SmackDown last week, and this turned into a three-way dance with the belts high above the ring. The first team to bring them down after climbing a ladder in the center of the ring are the champs.
Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing match)
One of the best builds for this card so far. Edge and Orton are old friends, so it was a stunner when he gave his buddy an RKO right in the middle of the ring upon Edge’s return to WWE action after a nine-year absence. Eventually it even involved Edge’s real-life wife, WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix, and it’s been fun to watch the way these older superstars are getting heat with each other.
Undertaker vs. AJ Styles (Boneyard match)
These two originally hooked up in Saudi Arabia, and now another real-life wife got dragged in with Styles bashing Taker’s bride Michelle McCool. Don’t be surprised if she shows up for this match, and don’t be surprised if the Dead Man, 23-2 at WrestleMania, finds another victory here.
John Cena vs. The Fiend Bray Wyatt (Firefly Fun House match)
We don’t know what a Firefly Fun House match is yet either! But these two have a long history dating back to WrestleMania 30, and Wyatt has yet to have any success at WrestleMania. His new The Fiend character has been captivating, and what happens here is one of the bigger mysteries on the card. It should be a good one.
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
These two have a long history, but don’t miss the promo Rollins cut on Owens last week. It was really good, and lays out the feud between these two pretty effectively.
Elias vs. Baron Corbin
These two are feuding because of... Rob Gronkowski! He’s the one that put this match together, and it had Elias being thrown off a high stage flat on his back last week. If you’re not familiar with Elias’s guitar playing schtick, it’s often worth a giggle.
Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
If you know why this match is happening, let us know as well please!