With WrestleMania 39 officially here, the entire WWE Universe is preparing itself for what might just be one of the biggest shows in the promotion's history. Three record-length title reigns are on the line, young, hungry stars are looking to unseat older legends, and with just seven matches set to go down on Night 1 at SoFi, fans will really get to ruminate in each contest instead of having to rush through 16 matches like the olden days.
Will titles change? More likely than not, yes. Will there be surprise guests, from new wrestlers, to legends, to celebrities? You'd best believe it. And will The Miz get hit in the face, scared or otherwise embarrassed? Would it even be WrestleMania if that didn't go down? So with the show rapidly approaching, here are seven bold predictions for Day 1 of WrestleMania 39.
🤩 IT'S TIME! 🤩@LeticiaBufoni, @MonicaTorrs & @briiking4 help reveal the #WrestleMania Goes Hollywood set from @SoFiStadium.
Presented by #WWE2K23.@WWEgames pic.twitter.com/fUrrh6ek4W
— WWE (@WWE) March 31, 2023
7. John Cena gets one last WWE United States Championship run
At John Cena's first WrestleMania – XX – he won the United States Championship off of Big Show and became only the third-ever man to hold the belt. So wouldn't it be poetic if at what very well might be his final WrestleMania, at least as an active wrestler, the leader of Cenation gets one final title run in WWE, even if he just holds it until the next “Premium Live Event?” After 20 years of hard work and dedication, that feels like a nice way to send Cena out before he inevitably ends up in the WWE Hall of Fame.
I kick off MY SHOW🚀 #atowndown
JUST ANNOUNCED: @_Theory1 vs. @JohnCena for the United States Championship will kick off #WrestleMania Saturday! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/nZifN1aHdG
— Austin Theory (@_Theory1) March 25, 2023
6. Logan Paul gets his win and a new WWE contract
In case you haven't heard, Logan Paul is currently working in WWE on a lame-duck contract, with the agreement set to expire after WrestleMania 39. While the man himself has suggested that WWE will likely give him a new deal, what better way to guarantee that happens than by beating the bricks off of Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 39 and force the company's hand?
Moving graphics for Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul. #WrestleMania 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/6g6qsjgSyC
— Wrestle Features (@WrestleFeatures) March 28, 2023
5. Trish Stratus turns on Lita, Damage CTRL wins
Ah, a tale as old as time; Trish Stratus and Lita being friends, Trish Stratus and Lita breaking up, and then Trish Stratus and Lita going to war against each other. If Bayley and company really want to secure a win at WrestleMania 39, why not get Stratus on their side and cost Becky Lynch the match due to a falling out among her ranks?
So great seeing Lita and Trish Stratus back on WWE programming.#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/IMlc3co9Ru
— PW Chronicle (@_PWChronicle) March 28, 2023
4. The Street Profits get their LA moment
Does it really matter who wins this match? No. Is there an obvious winner in this match? Eh, not really; not unless WWE really wants to push the team of Brawn Strowman and Ricochet, anyway. So if there isn't an obvious winner and said winner isn't being awarded, say, the number one contendership for a win, why not give it to The Street Profits, who had a little interaction with both The Usos and KO/Zayn on SmackDown before Montez Ford's match? The Profits are still among the best teams in WWE and could likely turn in a few more title matches before they go their separate ways.
It's all fun and games until your opponent tosses you! 😮💨💥@WWEGable @MontezFordWWE @Erik_WWE @KingRicochet #WrestleMania #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/DRg6W3wS7A
— WWE (@WWE) April 1, 2023
3. Rey Mysterio gives his son a gift at WrestleMania 39
On paper, it would be really cool to see Rey Mysterio defeat his son at WrestleMania 39, as he was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and such a win would really signify a paradigm shift within the company, but frankly, what does that accomplish? Having Dom secure the win, however, would help to cement his spot as a legitimate star within WWE with a signature win on his resume, which is sort of the reason why Rey decided to re-sign with WWE in the first place instead of working for AEW, who offered similar money for less work? That would be an incredible gift to his son.
An official moving graphic for Rey Mysterio v Dominik at #WrestleMania 39 next weekend 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/3g7QChzc5l
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) March 25, 2023
2. Rhea Ripley becomes a grand slam champion
If Rhea Ripley wins the SmackDown Women's Championship at WrestleMania 39, she will have won the blue brand's belt, the RAW Women's Championship, and the NXT Women's Championship in her roughly half-decade in WWE. Giving her the belt now, even if it means a quarter of The Judgement Day is now on SmackDown, feels like the right call, especially since it would allow Charlotte Flair to challenge for her 15th World Championship and inch towards her father's record.
Official Moving Graphic Of Charlotte Flair Vs Rhea Ripley #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/hAM4ma8dvy
— Nightmare Undisputed_Szn❤️Fan Account (@Shreyanshu_5) March 26, 2023
1. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn put The Usos out of their misery
When Sam Zayn noted that he and Kevin Owens planned on “putting The Usos out of their misery” at WrestleMania so they can be the team they once were without being the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions and The Bloodline bossing them around, it effectively ended this feud before they even had a match to decide it. While some wanted to see Zayn beat Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at the Elimination Chamber, it always felt like a reunion with KO and a win over Jimmy and Jey was the play, and now, at WrestleMania 39, it looks like fans will find out if Triple H made the right call.
Things just got PERSONAL… 👀@SamiZayn @FightOwensFight @WWEUsos #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/Aq4vu70C0R
— WWE (@WWE) April 1, 2023