On Thursday, March 30th, ESPN’s First Take received the exclusive opportunity to reveal the full two-day WrestleMania 39 card for WrestleMania Saturday and WrestleMania Sunday.
First Take returned from commercial break with a brief promo from Sami Zayn, who tossed it back to the studio desk for the big announcement. The show’s co-host ran down the card before tossing it to host Stephen A. Smith, who was live in LA for a one-on-one with WWE CEO Nick Khan, who responded to a question about how he runs the sports world by saying, “I don’t run the WWE. There’s only one person who actually runs the WWE, Vince McMahon. A lot of folks help me to run the WWE.”
Khan’s comments will certainly be something to unpack especially as WWE sale rumors heighten amidst recent first right of refusal proposals starting this week. Khan addressed several topics in the exclusive interview, including the upcoming WrestleMania 39 where he told the audience to expect “a bunch of surprises.” One can only speculate what that could mean but with WrestleMania Goes Hollywood as one of the taglines, these surprises could include celebrity guests, returning superstars, and much more.
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The cards for the two-night extravaganza are as follows:
WrestleMania 39 – WrestleMania Saturday
(Top-billing) United States Championship Match: John Cena vs. Austin Theory (C)
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair (C) vs. Rhea Ripley
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (C) vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens
Becky Lynch, Lita & Trish Stratus vs. Damage CTRL
Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Logan Paul
Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio
Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy vs. The Viking Raiders
WrestleMania 39 – WrestleMania Sunday
(Top billing) Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (C) vs. Cody Rhodes
Raw Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair (C) vs. Asuka
Intercontinental Championship Match: Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
Hell in a Cell Match: Finn Balor vs. Edge
Brock Lesnar vs. Omos
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Natalya & Shotzi vs. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green
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