A new report from Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso seems to indicate that WrestleMania 35, set for Sunday, Apr. 7 at Metlife Stadium, will close with Ronda Rousey defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch.
According to the report, “Sources close to WWE have told Sports Illustrated that the current plan is to close WrestleMania 35 with the Ronda Rousey-Becky Lynch match as the main event.”
This would be a history-making main event if this report turns out to be true, as women’s matches have never main-evented a WrestleMania before.
Lynch and Rousey have been embroiled in a bitter feud since Nov., when the two were scheduled to face off in an interbrand champion vs. champion showdown at the annual Survivor Series pay-per-view.
This match would take the main event spot that many believed was initially slated for the Universal Title match between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins. But according to Jim Ross on a recent episode of his Ross Report Podcast, main-eventing with Lynch and Rousey is the right call.
“It would be a damn shame to miss this opportunity. It’s time to let Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey go out and make history,” Ross said.
This report also indicates that the main event will be a singles match between Rousey and Lynch, rather than a triple-threat involving Charlotte Flair. Flair interrupted Lynch’s promo on SmackDown Live Tuesday night, and initial reports had Flair penciled in to the main event, as well.
Diva Dirt will report updates to this story, as we receive them.
What do you think of Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch for the main event of WrestleMania 35?