WWE's WrestleMania 39 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood (Los Angeles), California. The event is headlined by Roman Reigns defending his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes, the winner of the 2023 Men's Royal Rumble match. Reigns initially won the Universal Championship back in August 2020 and has since formed the dominant faction The Bloodline to help protect his reign. He took things one step further by unifying the Universal and WWE Championships at WrestleMania 38 with a win over Brock Lesnar.
But forces seem to be in motion to finally dethrone "The Tribal Chief." Rhodes announced shortly after his return to WWE at WrestleMania 38 that his only goal was to win the WWE Championship, a title that has famously eluded the Rhodes family for nearly half a century. Rhodes suffered a torn pectoral in mid-2022 during a feud with Seth Rollins but was able to recover in time to enter at No. 30 in the Royal Rumble back in January. That same event saw Bloodline member Sami Zayn break away from the group and eventually join forces with long-time best friend/rival Kevin Owens. The two will challenge The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania as well.
Other noteworthy matches include Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley for the SmackDown Women's Championship, John Cena returning for a United States Championship bout against Austin Theory, Seth Rollins vs. YouTuber Logan Paul and Edge vs. Finn Balor inside Hell in a Cell.
2023 WWE WrestleMania 39 Start Time, How to Watch
Both WrestleMania 39 Night One (April 1, 2023) and WrestleMania 39 Night Two (April 2, 2023) will begin at 8 p.m. ET and stream exclusively on Peacock. While not confirmed, WrestleMania typically has a two-hour preshow that will begin at 6 p.m. ET.
WWE WrestleMania 39 Night One Results
- WWE United States Championship: Austin Theory def. John Cena
- The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) def. Braun Strowman & Ricochet, Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) and The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
- Seth Rollins def. Logan Paul
- Becky Lynch, Trish Stratus and Lita def. Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky
- Rey Mysterio def. Dominik Mysterio
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Rhea Ripley def. Charlotte Flair
- Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. The Usos
WWE WrestleMania 39 Night Two Match Order
- Brock Lesnar def. Omos
- Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Natalya & Shotzi vs. Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs. Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre
- Raw Women's Championship: Bianca Belair vs. Asuka
- Edge vs. "Demon" Finn Balor (Hell in a Cell)
- Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes
Will Vince McMahon Be at WrestleMania 39?
As "red flags" reportedly keep popping up backstage about McMahon trying to muscle his way into WWE's booking, news broke this week that McMahon will be present at WrestleMania. And while public figures like Bruce Prichard, Paul Heyman and Shawn Michaels continue to insist McMahon hasn't done anything to affect WWE's booking, Nick Khan's recent comments paint a much different picture.
Bobby Lashley's WrestleMania 39 Plans
Lashley was originally booked to face Bray Wyatt at the show, but Wyatt went down with an undisclosed illness that forced WWE to scrap the match weeks ago. On top of having Lashley compete in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on this week's Friday Night SmackDown, he has also hinted at having plans for WrestleMania.
"Right now, we're trying to figure out what I'm going to do, being the All Mighty former WWE Champion and everything like that, still in search of finding that big matchup. That's what everybody wants to do when they go to WrestleMania, they want to have a big iconic matchup in front of hundreds of thousands of fans and do what we love. Right now, I'm kind of half and half, getting ready for it and preparing for that day. I have a big match on Friday night, hopefully, that trickles over and causes something big for Saturday or Sunday," Lashley told Denise Salcedo this week.
John Cena Reacts to WrestleMania Loss
Cena was on the losing end of the show-opening United States Championship match against Austin Theory on Saturday. He then took to Instagram and jokingly suggested his Air Force 1s were the culprit of his loss.
The Rock Hints at Appearing at WrestleMania 39
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to social media shortly after Night One ended and teased finally confronting Roman Reigns and The Bloodline at some point. There's still plenty of speculation that he'll make some sort of appearance during the show.
"I gotta tell you, I'm so excited for not only all the matches but especially the main event with my cousin, Roman Reigns, the Universal champion. To my family ... the entire Bloodline, Jey, Jimmy, Solo, we're so proud of you guys. Kick ass, electrify SoFi Stadium, do what you do. It is in our blood. And, who knows, maybe, just maybe, down the road, I'll see you in person. I'll just leave it at that," Johnson said, before raising an eyebrow.