Night one of the April weekender will feature the highly anticipated WrestleMania match between Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey.
The winner of the 2022 women’s Royal Rumble event, Ronda Rousey, will get the opportunity to fight Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship on the next blue brand show. According to WWE, the bout will now serve as the main event of the first night, or “WrestleMania Saturday,” as it is referred to on their website.
EXCLUSIVE: @FOXSports has learned @RondaRousey will challenge @MsCharlotteWWE for the #SmackDown Women’s title on Night 1 of @WrestleMania. https://t.co/Ag62OdlAvI — Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) February 24, 2022
The revelation was originally revealed by Ryan Satin, a WWE analyst for FOX Sports, with WWE subsequently confirming that the bout would be the main attraction of the spectacular event.
Ronda Rousey made a triumphant comeback to the WWE as a surprise entry in the Royal Rumble match, coming in at number twenty-eight and winning the whole competition. As a result, she became the last woman to be removed from the match, as Charlotte Flair had entered the match in the hopes of picking her own opponent for WrestleMania.
WWE had not seen “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” since she lost the Raw Women’s Championship to Becky Lynch in the main event of WrestleMania 35. Flair’s SmackDown title was also on the line in this winner takes all match. On January 29, she took part in her first Royal Rumble match.
For now, it isn’t clear if Flair vs. Rousey will be the Night One main event, but given that the Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar match will be for both the WWE and Universal Championships and will likely end Night 2, this match seems like the best way to end Night One. Stay tuned for more.