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WrestleMania 34: What to expect, matches, card, rumors

The two big events - The Authority vs. Rousey/Angle and Lesnar vs. Reigns - get the headlines, but the best match will likely be found in what could've been an old New Japan Pro Wrestling matchup.


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What you need to know: Wrestlemania 34 will take place in New Orleans, in Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

 

Here's the rundown:

- Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali (Cruiserweight Championship)

- Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

- Women's Battle Royal

- The Bar vs. Braun Strowman and a mystery partner (Raw Tag Team Championships)

- The Usos vs. The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (SmackDown Tag Team Championships)

- Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon

- Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

- The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins (Intercontinental Championship)

- Randy Orton vs. Rusev vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal (U.S. Championship)

- Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (SmackDown Women's Championship)

- Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women's Championship)

- Aj Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE Championship)

- Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (Universal Championship)

Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon

The match between Rousey/Angle versus McMahon/Triple H has likely been incredibly oversold, and it wouldn't be surprising if other parties find their way into the melee to muddy up the action. 

 

Rousey is so green that it would be unrealistic to imagine the match going more than 10-15 minutes, with Angle and Triple H likely carrying much of the early going.

 

The WWE obviously wants to continue hardselling the former UFC champion, so expect a submission victory.

Ronda, just remember that you chose this path. This is all on you. You are going to lose at WrestleMania. In the record books, your very first match in WWE is going to be a loss to me. And we all know The world knows how you handle losses.

Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (Universal Championship)

In a match that has serious implications for the WWE big-joker world title, it should probably be assumed that Lesnar drops the championship to Reigns. Lesnar is widely expected to return to the UFC, and the WWE would like to position Reigns as their big dog once and for all.

 

AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE Championship)

All the fanfare and hype aside, this will be the best match of them all - just outpacing the Alexander/Ali rumble. Strictly on the pure enjoyment of wrestling, technical skill, and ring talent, it will be harder to find a better a bang for the buck. Styles is already one of the greatest to ever do it. There's a legit chance for a legendary, all-time match.

SOU  RCES