Earlier this week Mustafa Ali confirmed that WWE scrapped their original idea for a match between himself and The New Day's Kofi Kingston. @WrestleVotes popped up on Tuesday to reveal another original plan that fell through, this time centering around the Women's Division. Fans have already pointed out that while the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal has been confirmed for the SmackDown leading into WrestleMania, the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal won't be back this year. Instead, Night One will feature a five-team tag team turmoil match where the winners will get a title match against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler on Night Two.
The original plan was reportedly to have the Women's Battle Royal return and have the final two competitors form an impromtu tag team to take on Jax and Baszler for the Women's tag titles. A similar concept was used back at WrestleMania XV when D'Lo Brown and Test won a battle royal and challenged Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett for the WWF Tag Team Championships later in the night (and lost).
Original idea prior to the Women’s Tag Team Turmoil match being decided on was to have the annual Women’s Battle Royal where the final 2 would be “winners” & form a tag team the next night. Much like the WM 15 Battle Royal that Test & D’Lo won, then lost later to Owen & Jarrett.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) April 6, 2021
Do you like the idea WWE is going with? Or should they have stuck to their original plan? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!
Here's the full card for WrestleMania 37, as of now:
- WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The New Day vs. AJ Styles & Omos
- Bad Bunny and Damian Priest vs. The Miz and John Morrison
- Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon (Steel Cage)
- Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
- Lana & Naomi vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina vs. Billie Kay & Carmella (Tag Team Turmoil Match)
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan
- Intercontinental Championship: Big E vs. Apollo Crews (Nigerian Drum Fight)
- United States Championship: Riddle vs. Sheamus
- Raw Women's Championship: Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
- WWE Women's Tag Team Championships: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs. Tag Team Turmoil Winner
- Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
- The Fiend vs. Randy Orton