WrestleMania 37 will mark the second straight year that the biggest event in sports entertainment spans over two nights. Night one may look good, but night two could be the strongest card from top to bottom. With fans returning for the event, it will feel extra special this year. Here are the WrestleMania 37 predictions and card for night two.
Night Two Full Card:
— Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
— “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
— WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Winners of Tag Team Turmoil on Night One
— United States Championship: Riddle (c) vs. Sheamus
— Intercontinental Championship: Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews in a Nigerian Drum Fight
— Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley
— Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan
WrestleMania 37 Predictions — Night Two:
Intercontinental Championship: Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews in a Nigerian Drum Fight
The idea of what a Nigerian Drum Fight truly is remains a mystery, but by the sounds of what Apollo Crews explained it as, this will be a fight. Big E and Apollo Crews have been building to this moment for months at this point as Crews’ quest for the Intercontinental Champion has seen him embrace his heritage and become a whole new person on screen. But maybe that is what Crews has needed all along. The challenger’s biggest flaw in years past has never been his in-ring ability, but the inability to find himself as an overall character. Crews is now confident and embracing who he is, which could turn out to be someone that finally wins the Intercontinental Championship. This will be his first singles match on the major stage.
The problem for Crews is this — Big E is the most dominant and perhaps best Intercontinental Champion in years. Since winning that championship on Christmas last year, Big E has done everything in his power to be a top champion in WWE. It almost has made the title feel like what it once was decades ago. A championship to set up a future world champion. Either way, Big E has managed to have Crews’ number time and time again, so there is really no reason he shouldn’t this time. The only reason he could lose is due to the game-changing stipulation.
Crews has the advantage but based on what Big E has shown in matches with the likes of Sheamus in the past, he can take on any battle. This one could steal the weekend.
Prediction: Big E
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley
Asuka has been Raw Women’s Champion for the majority of the last year and will get her rightful opportunity to defend a singles title at “The Showcase of the Immortals” for the first time. And it’s even better that her challenger will be new Raw superstar, Rhea Ripley. What’s interesting is all of this is that Ripley, unlike Asuka, is the one with the WrestleMania title defense as she defended the NXT Women’s Championship a year ago on the grand stage.
Their story wasn’t one with weeks of build but instead real simple. Asuka was looking for a challenger and Ripley was willing to step up and show that she was “ready for Asuka.” The build may not be what everyone was hoping for in such a major match, but expect these two to have one of the best matches of WrestleMania week with the Raw Women’s Championship as the prize.
This can be Ripley’s night to make up for her devastating loss last week. Or it could be a chance for Asuka to only solidify her greatness that much more.
Prediction: Rhea Ripley
Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan
When Edge lasted from No. 1 to win the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble match, it seemed destined that one of the main events for WrestleMania 37 would be Roman Reigns versus Edge. And for a long time, that seemed to be the case. Spear versus Spear. “The Head of the Table” against “The Ultimate Opportunist.” It was perfect for them. WWE had a chance to redo what they missed out on last year, which was Reigns facing off with a WWE Hall of Famer. But then something magical happened, as seems to always happen when it comes to Daniel Bryan in WrestleMania season. Bryan found his way into the match. And the way he did that makes a whole lot of sense.
At the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Reigns would be forced to defend his Universal Championship, but it was never stated how or when. So the decision was made by WWE to make an Elimination Chamber match where the winner would face Reigns that same night for the title. Bryan managed to survive and win his third Elimination Chamber match, but Reigns decided that his title defense on the night would be minutes after the Elimination Chamber match concluded. Of course, this led to Reigns destroying Bryan in minutes to successfully defend his title. Following that match, Edge made his decision clear with a spear to “The Tribal Chief.”
However, Bryan was angered at his situation and fought to get a fair shot at the title, taking on Jey Uso in a Steel Cage match. In that outing, Bryan managed to earn yet another opportunity at Reigns with the win over Uso, this time at Fastlane. And he promised that he could make Reigns tap out. This is where the anger of Edge began to happen. For those who may forget, the originally planned match for Fastlane was to see Edge and Bryan team up to take on Reigns and Uso, but when Bryan’s case for another match seemed plausible, WWE official Adam Pearce agreed to put this in action instead. As the weeks went on, Edge’s mood towards Bryan chasing the title got worse and worse to the point where respect was almost out the window. But when it came down to a special enforcer, Edge felt it was necessary to give Bryan a fair chance. The Royal Rumble winner would defeat Uso in a match to become the special enforcer.
When Fastlane arrived, the WWE Champion Daniel Bryan brought the fight to “The Head of the Table.” He managed to have the champion on his heels more than any challenger before him. AS they got towards the end and the match began to break down, the referee was taken out. This led to Edge having to fill in to make the count. Uso made his way down to the ring with a chair and began to ruin the match, resulting in pure chaos from that moment. Bryan would accidentally hit Edge with a running knee which led to Edge snapping. There was a point that Bryan locked Reigns into the Yes! Lock and made him tap out — something Reigns had never done in his WWE career. But Edge had his back turned and didn’t see it. He then smashed Bryan with a chair and handed Reigns the win.
So that brings us to this. Adam Pearce had no choice but to add Bryan to the match, making this a triple threat match in the main event. Considering he was never supposed to be in it, Bryan has become the most interesting cog in this feud. But who will walk out as the Universal Champion at the end of WrestleMania 37? Can Edge continue to turn back time and win his first title in a decade? Will “The Tribal Chief” show the world that he is the best no matter the obstacle put in front of him? Or can history strike again with Daniel Bryan winning the WrestleMania main event and becoming world champion? It’s a certified WrestleMania main event.
Prediction: Roman Reigns
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