WrestleMania season is upon us, and this year's card is turning out to be a packed show with rumor circulating that 17 or more matches may be featured at the event.
As of WWE's Fastlane PPV, the main event matches for WrestleMania 35 were determined as Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar for Lesnar's WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship and Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey for Rousey's WWE RAW Women's Championship.
Apart from those high-caliber matches, we found out last night that Kurt Angle's opponent for his retirement match has been set as Baron Corbin. It was announced that Braun Strowman will be a part of the annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, as well.
On this morning's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned that the annual women's battle royal will indeed still be taking place at WrestleMania 35. Not only that, but there will apparently be 3 or 4 added matches that haven't been talked about on WWE TV.
This increase in length for WrestleMania is a trend that has been proven true every year, and it's an idea that has carried over in to the other annual PPV events. WrestleMania 32's main card ended around the 286 minute mark, WrestleMania 33 reached 305 minutes, and last year's WrestleMania 34 had a runtime of 314 minutes. If those are any sign of what is to come, Forbes.com may be correct when they say that this "will likely become the longest WWE pay-per-view of all time."
Forbes.com also noted that superstar morale in WWE is what has inspired this "all hands on deck" mindset with the WrestleMania 35 card, and with the forthcoming launch of All Elite Wrestling, employee morale is important as ever.
WrestleMania 35 takes place on April 7 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Below is the updated card:
WrestleMania 35 Host: Alexa Bliss
WrestleMania 35 Special Correspondents: SNL's Michael Che and Colin Jost
WrestleMania 35 Featured Musical Act: Elias
WWE Universal Title Match
Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
Triple Threat for the RAW Women's Title
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey (c)
No Holds Barred Match
Triple H vs. Batista
Farewell Match for WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
6th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Braun Strowman, TBA
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
Below are rumored matches for WrestleMania 35:
WWE Title Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan
Multi-Woman Match for the SmackDown Women's Title
TBA vs. Asuka
WWE United States Title Match
John Cena or TBA vs. Samoa Joe
Multi-Man Match for the WWE Intercontinental
TBA vs. Bobby Lashley
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
2nd Annual WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal