WrestleMania is going to be a very long event, but not every match can make it on the main card. This is especially true when there is a two hour kickoff show.
Although it is totally possible for WWE to add another match to the kickoff show, we now know of at least two matches that will be on the show before WrestleMania. Because both battle royal matches will be featured.
The kickoff show is available on all of WWE’s social media platforms for free and will start at 5:00 PM. It is a great chance to draw in fans at the last minute and get the word out. Now the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal and Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal will be the matches to bring in that crowd.
It is kind of a smart move to feature these big battle royal matches on the kickoff show. After all, they have to pay Superstars less who are on the kickoff show and those matches have way more people in them than the traditional matchup. It is actually one of the points of contention that caused guys like Neville and Austin Aries to leave WWE, that, and the creative direction of 205 Live.
There could be room for one more match on the kickoff show, but at least for now we know of two that we should be expecting. Then again, you never know if they could change up their minds about any given aspect of the WrestleMania card between now and then.
You can check out the entire card as it stands tonight below:
WWE Universal Title Match
Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
WWE Title Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan (c)
Winner Takes All Triple Threat for the RAW Women’s Title and the SmackDown Women’s Title
Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey (c) vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair (c)
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Tony Nese vs. Buddy Murphy (c)
WWE United States Title Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe (c)
WWE Intercontinental Match
Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley (c)
Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles
The IIconics vs. WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix and Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley (c)
Fatal 4 Way for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles
Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Usos (c)
No Holds Barred Match
Triple H vs. Batista
Falls Count Anywhere Match
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
Farewell Match for WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
Kickoff Show: 6th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Colin Jost, Michael Che, Braun Strowman, Andrade, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, Tyler Breeze, Jinder Mahal, No Way Jose, Bobby Roode, Chad Gable, Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Viktor, Konnor, Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Otis, Tucker, EC3, TBA
Kickoff Show: WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal
Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Zelina Vega, TBA