There are a few changes to the WrestleMania lineup following last night’s Raw in Philadelphia.
During last night’s Raw, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson attacked Cesaro & Sheamus in a backstage segment with ladders. Later in the show, Cesaro & Sheamus returned the favor with an attack using ladders. The segment also included Enzo & Cass. The situation came to a close when Gallows & Anderson were left standing tall.
Was that done randomly or was there a purpose to it? Of course there was a purpose. It was announced on Monday afternoon that these three teams will have a Ladder Match for the Raw Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania this Sunday.
— William Morrissey (@TheCaZXL) March 28, 2017
What I don’t understand is why WWE chose to make the announcement on social media one day after the show when they had plenty of time to tell us during Raw last night. It’s weird how they promote things sometimes.
In other WrestleMania lineup news, both the Andre the Giant Battle Royal and Neville vs. Austin Aries matches are a part of the Kickoff Show according to the listing on WWE.com today. It’s possible that one or two Smackdown matches could be on the WrestleMania Kickoff Show as well.
About 30 minutes after I did this post, WWE.com updated the lineup again and listed the Smackdown Women’s Title match as being a Kickoff Show match as well. Here’s my tweet about it with a link to WWE.com post about it.
Just updated today. pic.twitter.com/lT2fl1wCLL
— John Canton (@johnreport) March 28, 2017
Here’s the full lineup.
Universal Championship: Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar
WWE Championship: Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton
The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
United States Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Triple H vs. Seth Rollins in a Non-Sanctioned Match
AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon
John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse
Raw Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Nia Jax
Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin
Raw Tag Team Championships Ladder Match: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo & Big Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
Smackdown Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss to defend against all Smackdown women who are available to compete. (Kickoff Match)
Andre the Giant Battle Royal – Participants announced include Braun Strowman, Sami Zayn, Big Show, Mojo Rawley, Apollo Crews and Curt Hawkins. (Kickoff Match)
Cruiserweight Championship: Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries (Kickoff Match)
A Smackdown Tag Team Title match could be added as well.