WWE WrestleMania 37: Early Predictions for Announced Matches on the Card

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 5, 2021

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With WrestleMania 37 scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the card for both nights is essentially set.

Night 1 will feature a pair of huge title matches in Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair and Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, while Night 2 will be headlined by Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan and Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley.

Each night will also feature no shortage of highly anticipated undercard matches, many of which will settle some personal rivalries.

With WrestleMania quickly approaching, here are predictions for the matches that have been announced for the card thus far.

              

Night 1 Match Predictions

  • SmackDown Women's Championship: Bianca Belair def. Sasha Banks (c)
  • WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre def. Bobby Lashley (c)
  • Bad Bunny def. The Miz
  • Raw Tag Team Championship: AJ Styles & Omos def. New Day (c)
  • Steel Cage Match: Braun Strowman def. Shane McMahon
  • Cesaro def. Seth Rollins
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Night 2 Match Predictions

  • Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) def. Edge and Daniel Bryan
  • Raw Women's Championship: Rhea Ripley def. Asuka (c)
  • The Fiend def. Randy Orton
  • Intercontinental Championship: Big E (c) def. Apollo Crews
  • Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn
  • United States Championship: Riddle (c) def. Sheamus

           

Breaking Down Predictions for Top Matches

Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan

The main event of Night 2 of WrestleMania 37 will see three of the biggest stars in the company duke it out as Roman Reigns puts the Universal Championship on the line against Edge and Daniel Bryan in a Triple Threat match.

The contest was originally slated to be Reigns vs. Edge after the latter won the 2021 men's Royal Rumble match, but Bryan has been a huge part of the storyline over the past several weeks and worked his way into the equation.

In terms of match quality, Reigns vs. Edge vs. Bryan has all the pieces needed to steal the show, and perhaps no other match has a more intriguing story surrounding it entering WrestleMania.

Reigns is the clear dominant heel, Bryan is the underdog babyface and Edge is somewhere in the middle, although he has been much more of a heel recently because of his frustration over Bryan's addition to the match.

While top championships often change hands at WrestleMania, it doesn't feel like the right time to end Reigns' excellent title run quite yet, especially considering the booking possibilities coming out of WrestleMania.

Reigns and Bryan already had a singles match for the title at Fastlane, which suggests Bryan is in this match to take the pinfall and set the stage for Reigns vs. Edge in a singles match after WrestleMania.

That means Edge winning is a possibility, but given how well Reigns' run at the top on SmackDown has gone, look for him to pin Bryan to retain.

          

Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair

In the match that has a strong chance to headline Night 1 of WrestleMania, Sasha Banks will put the SmackDown Women's Championship on the line against Bianca Belair.

Belair enjoyed the biggest moment of her career in January when she won the 2021 women's Royal Rumble match, and she will have a chance to take another huge leap forward when she faces Banks in the most important match of her life.

The bout will also be a huge deal for Banks, who will be competing in a one-on-one match at WrestleMania for the first time.

Sasha helped carry the women's division through the COVID-19 pandemic along with Bayley, and she will finally get her opportunity to compete in one of the marquee matches on the biggest show of the year.

Meanwhile, Belair made her official main-roster debut one year ago at WrestleMania 36 after The Street Profits' successful Raw Tag Team Championship defense, and she has been on the ascent ever since.

The EST has looked like a potential star ever since arriving in NXT, but she has yet to win a championship in WWE. That figures to change on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Everything has been leading to Belair getting her crowning moment, from winning a match against Bayley on SmackDown to winning the Rumble from the No. 3 position.

The Boss likely won't stray far from the title scene and could win it back in the near future, but giving Belair her moment to shine by winning the title at WrestleMania is the right move.

             

Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre

While Banks vs. Belair seems likely to main event Night 1 of WrestleMania, the WWE Championship match between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre could earn that distinction instead.

There is no shortage of bad blood between Lashley and McIntyre given Lashley was responsible for McIntyre losing the WWE Championship, attacking him at Elimination Chamber and allowing The Miz to cash in the Money in the Bank contract.

Lashley beat Miz for the WWE title the following week, and it was quickly announced that Lashley would have to put the strap on the line against McIntyre at WrestleMania 37.

McIntyre finally reached the pinnacle last year when he beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 36, but The Scottish Warrior didn't get to fully enjoy it since there was no one in attendance amid the pandemic.

There will be fans at Raymond James Stadium, however, which suggests WWE will want to give one of the faces of the company the moment he deserved to have last year.

That fact alone makes McIntyre winning at WrestleMania 37 the right call—as does the notion that it could set up some intriguing scenarios.

Among them is the potential return of Brock Lesnar, who could subsequently challenge McIntyre after WrestleMania or perhaps even have a Triple Threat match against McIntyre and Lashley at some point.

          

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