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Report: Cena & Rousey matches among those ‘locked in’ at WrestleMania

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Meanwhile, Sami Zayn’s role in the show has been planned for a while, but is not currently confirmed.

Two months after the Immortals Fair, W.J the new Wrestling Newsletter Contains a summary of WWE’s plans for WrestleMania 39 SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California, April 1-2.

Dave Meltzer writes that five games “unlocked”:

• Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes for the Universal Championship

• Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship

• Biance Belar vs. the Elimination Chamber winner of the Raw Women’s Championship

• John Cena vs. The Austin Theory

• IYO SKY and Dakota Kai vs. Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler for the WWE Women’s Championship

There’s no mention of WWE and Universal splitting the titles prior to the Mania, but it’s not clear if Meltzer is just using “Universal” to refer to both belts held by Reigns or if WWE is still weighing other options. He specified that he wasn’t able to confirm if Cena’s match would be for the United States Championship, which makes sense since the theory defends it in Judicial Department within two weeks.

Rousey’s pursuit of the gold tag has never been reported in this way before, but it does track what we’ve heard about why she didn’t use it at the Royal Rumble – and her own comments about what she wanted to do after dropping the trademark blue belt to Flair.

Now you might be asking, “What about Sami Zayn?” It’s among the “disturbing” matches Meltzer has been unable to confirm:

• Logan Paul vs. Seth Rollins

• Rey Mysterio vs. Dominic Mysterio

• The Usos vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens

Paul eliminated Rollins from the Rumble. Seth refused to answer a question about it on Raw, and Paul & Cody Rhodes made sure to bring it up while the men’s Rumble winner was at feverish This week, so it looks like this is going to be full speed. Mysterio’s clash may hinge on Rey’s health, but Meltzer wrote that “from the start” the father-son match at WrestleMania in Los Angeles was scheduled to be postponed.

Zayn & Owens v. Jimmy & J” has been talked about as an “obsession going back for months.” Should the fact that he’s not on the “locked up” list give us hope that Sami may end up with a bigger role this first weekend in April? More valuable than his father-in-law, except that Triple H doesn’t seem to see Sami as a main contender at WrestleMania.So maybe not.

But at this point in the calendar in 2014 and 2019, WWE didn’t see Daniel Bryan or Kofi Kingston worthy of a singles title match on the biggest stage of The All either…

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