At Elimination Chamber, we found out that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns would headline WrestleMania 39 defending his title against Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes. As we travel the road to WrestleMania, more and more matches are being added to the card. Some look exciting — some are a little more confusing.
Let’s take the confusing one first. On Monday, it was announced that “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, arguably the second biggest star in the promotion, will put on … Omos? Lesnar is a weird use, but at least we get a great F5 out of him.
Both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championship rounds have been announced, and they are much easier to match. SmackDown leader Charlotte Flair will defend her gold against Rhea Ripley, while Raw’s Asuka will challenge Bianca Belair for her title.
Those are the only official rounds made for the Show Show so far. Expect an epic match between Edge and Finn Balor to conclude the Edge vs. Judgment Day storyline that began at last year’s WrestleMania, as well as the long-awaited matchup between Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik . Logan Paul vs. Seth Rollins is almost official too.
Then there is the question of what to do with Sami Zayn. A tag team matchup of Zayn and Kevin Owens against The Usos is most likely.
Match card so far
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley.
- Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka.
- Brock Lesnar vs Omos.
How to watch WrestleMania 39: Peacock, WWE Network, Binge
As you probably know by now, Peacock is the new home of WWE pay-per-views. The WWE Network has essentially moved to NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and that’s where you’ll go to watch Royal Rumble 2023. Peacock has three tiers: Free, Premium and Premium Plus. To watch WWE content, you will need a Premium subscription. The good news is that it will set you back $5 a month, less than the $10 for WWE Network.
Just as Peacock has taken over the WWE Network in the US, it’s been moved to Foxtel’s Binge streaming service in Australia, so Aussies will have to sign up there to watch WrestleMania. If you’re in the UK, you can watch Royal Rumble 2023 on the WWE Network as usual.
Wrestlemania start times
WrestleMania 2023 will take place at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on April 1 and 2. For those without live tickets, it starts at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET on both days. Fans heading across the pond will have to stay up late, with the show starting both nights at 1 am UK. In Australia, WrestleMania starts at 10am AEST Sunday and Monday.