WWE WrestleMania 37: Under-the-Radar Matches That Should Be Added to Card

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 2021

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WWE - WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair celebrates the Mae Young Classic at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP Images for WWE)
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WrestleMania is a spectacle every single year, and that will be especially true of WrestleMania 37 since it is a two-night event at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

The matches that have already been announced for April 10-11 would be enough to fill a one-night card, but given the nature of this year's marquee pay-per-view, there is plenty of room left to get even more talent on the show.

While many of the top feuds have already been placed on the docket for The Showcase of the Immortals, there are some flying under the radar that would add even more depth and excitement to the card.

Here is a rundown of a few matches that would benefit WrestleMania significantly if added in the coming weeks.


Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley

While it is true that Charlotte Flair is on Raw and Bayley is on SmackDown, there is plenty of incentive to bring them together for an impromptu rivalry and WrestleMania match.

On the most recent episode of Raw, Rhea Ripley debuted and challenged Asuka to a Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania 37. The Empress of Tomorrow accepted, meaning Flair's previous declaration of wanting to face her for the title has seemingly gone up in smoke.

Meanwhile, Bayley has had no clear direction since dropping the SmackDown Women's Championship to Sasha Banks in October and then losing a feud to Bianca Belair.

It would be a crime to leave two of the greatest female wrestlers of all time off the WrestleMania card or to put them in a throwaway match like a Battle Royal, which is why it makes all the sense in the world to renew the rivalry between them.

Charlotte has been a fixture in big matches at WrestleMania over the years, facing the likes of Becky Lynch, Banks, Bayley, Asuka and Ripley. Meanwhile, Bayley helped carry the women's division through the COVID-19 pandemic along with Banks and Asuka, so she deserves some recognition on The Show of Shows.

Bayley and Charlotte have wrestled each other many times, but they haven't had a singles match in close to a year and don't have much experience wrestling when Bayley is the heel and Charlotte is the face. That new dynamic would add some freshness to their rivalry and make it easier for the fans to get interested.

WrestleMania 37 already has Asuka vs. Ripley and Banks vs. Belair booked. Adding Charlotte vs. Bayley would give it the best lineup of women's matches of perhaps any PPV in WWE history.


Riddle vs. Sheamus

Every title should be defended on The Grandest Stage of Them All, and that includes the United States Championship, which is held by Riddle.

The Original Bro is fresh off a pair of successful defenses against Mustafa Ali, and WWE seemed to tease his WrestleMania direction on the latest episode of Raw when Sheamus snapped backstage and attacked him with his own scooter.

The Irishman has been in some big spots lately, facing Drew McIntyre in an excellent No Holds Barred match at Fastlane and clashing with WWE champion Bobby Lashley a couple of times on Raw.

His strong ring work makes him deserving of a spot on the WrestleMania card, and Riddle could be an ideal opponent.

The two men wrestled a few times on Raw and SmackDown last year, and all of the matches were highly physical and entertaining. That chemistry could serve them well if they were to go at it again at on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Sheamus is a two-time United States champion, so it would be easy to work his desire to win that title back into the storyline.

WrestleMania promises many great matches from an in-ring perspective, and Riddle vs. The Celtic Warrior is one that could be among the best.


Ziggler & Roode vs. Street Profits vs. Otis & Gable vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Usos

There is a ton of talent in SmackDown's tag team division, and there has seemingly been a recent effort to get all of the teams involved.

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode are the SmackDown tag team champions thanks to their win over The Street Profits in January, but Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins have yet to receive a rematch for the titles.

In addition, the duos of Otis and Chad Gable, and Rey and Dominik Mysterio have been getting plenty of airtime. On the March 19 episode of SmackDown, the Mysterios upset The Street Profits, only to lose against The Alpha Academy right after. That means three teams have legitimate claims to a tag team title match.

In an effort to give all of them some spotlight at WrestleMania, the four teams should duke it out in a ladder match for the championships.

On top of that, assuming Jimmy Uso is ready to return from injury, The Usos could be thrown into the mix. It would be reminiscent of WrestleMania 33, when The Hardy Boyz returned and were added to the Raw Tag Team Championship ladder match, which they won.

Jey Uso doesn't have a spot on the WrestleMania card despite the great work he has done as a singles wrestler in Jimmy's absence, so giving him a tag title match would be a good way to show appreciation for all he has accomplished.


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