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Drew McIntyre is still the undisputed WWE champion after his match against Bobby Lashley at ‘Backlash’ on Sunday 14 June. Photo: WWE

What to expect from WrestleMania 36 – the showcase of immortals

Don’t miss an historic two-night presentation of WrestleMania 36 when former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski hosts The Show of Shows.

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Drew McIntyre is still the undisputed WWE champion after his match against Bobby Lashley at ‘Backlash’ on Sunday 14 June. Photo: WWE

WrestleMania 36 will take place over two nights for the first time in history as the Grandest Stage of Them All is forced to take place behind closed doors.

The event will be a mixture of taped matches and live-streamed content.

A total of 16 matches have been confirmed, but the running order is a closely guarded secret.

Confirmed WrestleMania 36 Matches

  1. Rhea Ripley (c) vs Charlotte Flair Singles Match for the NXT Women’s Championship
  2. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Drew McIntyre Singles Match for the WWE Championship
  3. Goldberg (c) vs Braun Strowman Singles Match for the WWE Universal Championship
  4. Becky Lynch (c) vs Shayna Baszler Singles Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
  5. John Cena vs “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt Firefly Fun House Match
  6. Bayley (c) vs Lacey Evans vs Naomi vs Sasha Banks vs Tamina    Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
  7. The Undertaker vs AJ Styles Boneyard match
  8. Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins Singles match
  9. The Miz and John Morrison (c) vs The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) vs The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) Triple Threat Ladder match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
  10. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) (c) vs Austin Theory and Angel Garza (with Zelina Vega) Tag Team Match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
  11. Aleister Black vs Bobby Lashley (with Lana) Singles Match
  12. Elias vs King Corbin Singles Match
  13. Edge vs Randy Orton Last Man Standing Match
  14. Sami Zayn (c) (with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura) vs. Daniel Bryan (with Drew Gulak) Singles Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  15. The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) (c) vs Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross Tag Team Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
  16. Otis vs Dolph Ziggler (with Mandy Rose) Singles Match

Main events – title matches

Having one the Royal Rumble, eliminating Brock Lesnar in the process, Drew McIntyre declared his intent to challenge the Beast for the WWE Championship.

McIntyre will become the first British WWE Champion in history if he can get the better of Lesnar at WrestleMania 36. Defeat for Lesnar will leave him with 5-5 win-loss record at Mania.

Roman Reigns was forced to withdraw from WrestleMania 36 due to health concerns and his place in the Universal title match against Goldberg has been taken by the formidable Braun Strowman.

Becky Lynch has remained Raw Women’s Champion ever since defeating Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey in the main event of WrestleMania 35. Over the past year, she has turned back the likes of Lacey Evans, Natalya and Asuka in several instant classics, all while retaining the massive chip on her shoulder that first led her to championship glory. 

Lynch must defend her title against the ruthless MMA maven Shayna Baszler.

Will the savage Baszler knock Becky from her perch? Or Will The Man once again reach down to topple another deadly opponent at WrestleMania 36? Photo: WWE

For the first time ever, a Royal Rumble winner will use their title opportunity to challenge for an NXT championship on The Grandest Stage of Them All, as 2020 Women’s Rumble Match victor Charlotte Flair will face NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 36.

Flair outlasted 29 other competitors to win the Royal Rumble Match but decided to take her time in deciding which champion to challenge at Mania, despite Ripley calling The Queen out shortly after the Rumble. But while all past Rumble winners have chosen to go after a Raw or SmackDown championship, The Queen could not help but once again make history.

Daniel Bryan looks to return to glory on The Grandest Stage of Them All when he uses the knowledge of Drew Gulak to help him challenge Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania.

Following their hard-fought battle at WWE Elimination Chamber, Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak both discovered that they could learn a lot from each other, but Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura took offence to their new alliance because Bryan had previously rejected their offer to join their ranks.

Also on the card, John Cena returns

At WrestleMania, it will be ‘you can’t see me’ against the horror most Superstars hope you’ll never see. John Cena is set to return to The Showcase of the Immortals for what promises to be an incredible showdown against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt.

The WWE Universe has witnessed Cena compete in a slew of classic WrestleMania matchups against some of the squared-circle’s most iconic Superstars, from The Undertaker to Triple H to Shawn Michaels to The Rock. But, just when it seemed as if the 16-time World Champion may have fought his final battle on The Grandest Stage of Them All, HE was there to pull him back in.

Deadman walks

The Undertaker will once again rise to step onto The Grandest Stage of Them All for a highly personal showdown against AJ Styles.

At WWE Super ShowDown, moments after The O.C. took out Rey Mysterio in an attempt to help Styles win Tuwaiq Mountain Trophy Gauntlet Match, The Deadman suddenly emerged and took down The Phenomenal One to seize the honour. Then at WWE Elimination Chamber, Undertaker again emerged to pave the way for Styles to be defeated by Aleister Black in a No Disqualification Match.

How you can watch WrestleMania 36

DSTV subscribers are spoiled for choice with Wrestlemania set to go out on the WWE Channel (DSTV channel 128), Supersport 4 (204) and Supersport 9 (209).

The day one kickoff show starts at 00:00 on Sunday 5 April (Saturday night local time). The day two show kicks off at the same time on Monday 6 April. A reminder the events take place on Saturday and Sunday nights U.S. time but start at midnight SAST.