WWE’s WrestleMania event is sure to bring in a lot of attention. That being said, there was some confusion about John Cena’s WrestleMania match placement, because the latest update went against WWE’s official announcement.

Nick Khan was on ESPN’s First Take today, and before his appearance, they dropped the lineup for both nights of WrestleMania 39. It seems that although it appeared that Cena vs Theory was on the top of the card for night 1, their opening match status hasn’t changed.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE has not changed John Cena and Austin Theory’s match. They are still planned to open up night 1 on April 1st.

Fightful Select confirmed with WWE that John Cena and Austin Theory are opening night 1. Many people were confused by a graphic that had them prominently featured.


WWE certainly has a huge show in store for fans at WrestleMania. It seems that fans will still need to tune in from the start of the show on Night 1 if they want to see John Cena take on Austin Theory for the WWE United States Title. On that note, you can check out an updated lineup, with the above alteration, below as according to First Take.

What’s your take on this confusing WrestleMania situation? Will there be even more confusing moments before the show of shows goes down? Sound off in the comments!

Night One

SmackDown Women’s Title

Charlotte Flair vs Rhea Ripley

WWE Undisputed Tag Team Titles

The Usos vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Becky Lynch, Lita, and Trish Stratus vs Damage CTRL

Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul

Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio

Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs The Viking Raiders vs Alpha Academy

United States Title

Austin Theory vs John Cena

Night Two

Undisputed WWE Universal Title

Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

RAW Women’s Title

Bianca Belair vs Asuka

IC Title

Gunther vs Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus

Edge vs Finn Balor – Hell in a Cell match

Brock Lesnar vs Omos

Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville

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