A huge alteration to the Universal Championship match at WrestleMania 37 was made official on last night’s Friday Night SmackDown on FOX.
As expected, Daniel Bryan was officially added to the main event match by Adam Pearce on the blue show. This means we will now see ‘The Leader of the YES! Movement’ battle against 2021 men’s Royal Rumble winner Edge and Universal Champion Roman Reigns for the belt on Night 2 (April 11) of this year’s Show of Shows.
Elsewhere on SmackDown, a number of other ‘Mania match-ups were given the green light.
Apollo Crews will challenge Big E for the Intercontinental Championship once again after falling to the Champion via roll-up at Fastlane. Friends-turned-enemies-turned-friends-turned-enemies Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens confirmed they will go to war on the Grandest Stage. And Seth Rollins’ challenge to Cesaro for a match at the Showcase of the Immortals was accepted by the ‘Swiss Superman’.
As of writing there are now 11 matches officially confirmed for the two-night spectacular, with WWE also revealing which night the majority of the encounters will be going down on.
The only match not currently assigned to Night 1 or 2 is Braun Storwman’s grudge match with Shane McMahon, but expect that to be announced in the not too distant future.
The current layout of WrestleMania 37 can be found below (minus Strowman Vs Shane-O-Mac):
NIGHT ONE – SATURDAY, APRIL 10:
WWE Title Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley with MVP (c)
Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander are banned from ringside.
SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks (c)
The Miz with John Morrison vs. Bad Bunny with Damian Priest
Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
NIGHT TWO – SUNDAY, APRIL 11:
Triple Threat for the WWE Universal Title: Daniel Bryan vs. WWE Hall of Famer Edge vs. Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman (c)
RAW Women’s Title Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka (c)
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: Omos and AJ Styles vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods) (c)
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Apollo Crews vs. Big E (c)
Randy Orton vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt with Alexa Bliss
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn