Updated WWE WrestleMania 35 Lineup – Reigns/McIntyre, IC Title and Women’s Tag Team Titles Matches Added

There were some announcements concerning WrestleMania 35 during last night’s episode of Raw. I didn’t think it was a particularly great show (you can read my review), but it was newsworthy in terms of adding a few matches to the already very big WrestleMania lineup on April 7th at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Here’s a summary of what was added.

– Drew McIntyre was in the ring for a promo and he mentioned his WrestleMania challenge to Roman Reigns. The promo from Drew had more of a personal touch talking about Roman’s family. That led to Roman going into the ring, accepting the challenge and getting into a brawl with McIntyre. For the second time in three weeks, McIntyre got the upper hand thanks to a low blow and a Claymore Kick that put the “Big Dog” down.

Reigns was in the main event of WrestleMania for the last four years. It will also be the biggest match in McIntyre’s career.

– Finn Balor won a handicap match against Bobby Lashley and Jinder Mahal to earn an Intercontinental Title shot against Lashley at WrestleMania. It’s expected that Balor will appear as “Demon Balor” for the WrestleMania match based on advertising that WWE has put out, but that’s not confirmed.

– The Women’s Tag Team Championship match became official last night as well. It’s going to be Sasha Banks and Bayley defending their titles vs. Tamina and Nia Jax vs. Natalya and Beth Phoenix vs. (The IIconics) Peyton Royce and Billie Kay.

– Triple H also added a stipulation to his No Holds Barred match against Batista. According to a “letter from Batista” that Triple H read, Batista wanted Hunter to put his career on the line in the match. Hunter agreed to it, so if Hunter loses, he has to retire from wrestling for good. I don’t think Hunter is losing.

– It was also announced that the Saturday Night Live duo of Michael Che and Colin Jost will appear in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal along with Braun Strowman after they had a promo exchange on Raw. It was not that funny and it doesn’t excite me much at all.

There was also an Instagram graphic advertisement that let fans know that Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Title is on at WrestleMania. That’s not a surprise based on the booking and I assume it’s going to be official tonight.

Here’s the WrestleMania lineup for now.

* Raw Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch

* Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins

* No Holds Barred Match: Triple H vs. Batista (Triple H Must Retire if He Loses)

* Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles

* Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre

* Shane McMahon vs. The Miz

* United States Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

* Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin (Angle’s Retirement Match)

* Intercontinental Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Finn Balor

* Women’s Tag Team Championships: Sasha Banks and Bayley (c) vs. Tamina and Nia Jax vs. Natalya and Beth Phoenix vs. (The IIconics) Peyton Royce and Billie Kay

* Smackdown Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. the winner of Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville vs. Carmella vs. Naomi

* Andre the Giant Men’s Battle Royal – Braun Strowman, Colin Jost and Michael Che are in it.

* Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese

Expected matches:

* WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston

* WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal

Plus, there are expected matches for the Raw Tag Team Titles and Smackdown Tag Team Titles. If John Cena has a match that isn’t for a title or with somebody already announced then that’s another one.

It’s going to be a long night, my friends.