A Guide to WrestleMania 2022: Your Must-Watch Matches

Zero shade to anyone who ignores WWE from the time between WrestleManias. Watching a year's worth of wrestling isn't just a pastime, it's a damn commitment. Hell, ignoring most of the year might just be...

Zero shade to anyone who ignores WWE from the time between WrestleManias. Watching a year's worth of wrestling isn't just a pastime, it's a damn commitment. Hell, ignoring most of the year might just be the smartest thing for your health because you get to enjoy the fruits of the season finale, without any of the bad episodes along the way. But fear not, my friend! I've got you covered with a guide to WrestleMania 2022, highlighting the matches you shouldn't miss.

How Should I Watch WrestleMania 38?

This is the easiest answer: Get Peacock. Look, you can still buy the show through traditional pay-per-view for $59.99 plus tax, but it literally makes no sense when you can just commit to $5 for a month — or even less if you want to have the service anyway. WrestleMania begins on Saturday, April 2, and finishes Sunday, April 3. Both nights begin at 8 p.m. ET, with the pre-show (which has matches on it) starting at 7 p.m. ET.

WrestleMania Card, Night One

RAW Women's Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair

WWE was without one of its biggest stars in 2021 when Becky Lynch missed WrestleMania due to being pregnant. Now she's back, and has been on a tear since returning to action. It's going to be a great main event.

The Miz & Logan Paul vs. The Mysterios

Yes, you read that correctly — Logan Paul is going to be locking up with Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania. This match exists to whip up social media mentions because of Logan Paul. Rey and Miz can go, and the two real wrestlers in this can have some great exchanges, but Paul and Dominik Mysterio will drag it down.

Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin

It's been some incredible whiplash for Baron Corbin over the last year. Now he's beefing with McIntyre, a main eventer from a year ago. These two can have a great big hoss match.

Smackdown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura

The Usos are WWE lifers who are always able to give a good match, and have been really elevated by aligning with Roman Reigns and becoming heels. Meanwhile, Boogs and Nakamura are the odd couple — and they are GLORIOUS.

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Edge vs. A.J. Styles

Your major dose of nostalgia for the evening. Edge is somehow still working at a high level despite being 48 years old and having spinal fusion surgery. Meanwhile, A.J. Styles is on the Mount Rushmore of greatest wrestlers of all time. Combined they've been wrestling for 54 YEARS and Styles answering Edge's open challenge was just a way to get these two in the ring. I don't care if the build has been kinda weak, I want to see this. You should too.

SmackDown Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is back too! Man, wrestling has changed a lot in a year. Anyway, Ronda hates Charlotte. Charlotte hates everyone who isn't Charlotte — and this is a match that's been building since Rousey's return in early February. It's going to be a good one.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin appears on "The K.O. Show" with Kevin Owens

Hook it to my veins. Instead of hyping this up only to have it fail, they're protecting Austin by making this a speaking segment where Owens will absolutely get stunned into next week. K.O is calling himself "The King of the Stunner" which I'm sure will go over really well with The Texas Rattlesnake IN Dallas, no less.

Rumored Match: Seth Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes

Rollins has been desperate for a WrestleMania match, but hasn't found a partner. This is where everyone knows Cody Rhodes will make his return to WWE. Rhodes and Rollins will be able to tear the house down. That's why it's predicted for night one, only so it doesn't overshadow Reigns vs. Lesnar on night two — because Cody will be welcomed back a star.

WrestleMania Card, Night Two

Title vs. Title: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (c)

We're getting Reigns vs. Lesnar again... These two have great chemistry, and this time there's a ton on the line, with Reigns bringing the WWE Universal Championship and Lesnar the WWE World Championship. The winner will walk away with both belts, and the expectation is that Reigns will become the unified champion.

Women's Tag Team Championship: Queen Zelina & Carmella (c) vs. Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Natalya & Shayna Bazler

Sure, okay, why not. WWE is cramming eight women into a match they don't know what else to do with. These talents deserve so much more than being crammed into an afterthought match.

Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory

At one point, this was hilariously rumored to be McAfee vs. Vince McMahon himself — which was just way too far out there. Instead, we get Theory, a hell of a young talent, taking on a largely joke opponent in McAfee. At least he's more of a part of the WWE Universe than Logan Paul.

Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville

I hate it. This is entirely my bias, but I detest that one of my favorite wrestlers of all time, Sami Zayn, is being relegated to a joke match with Johnny Knoxville. It's going to be fun no matter what, I just don't want to see Knoxville winning this.

RAW Tag Team Championship: RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy

Zero complaints here. These teams are the cream of the crop. RK-Bro consists of Randy Orton and Riddle, and they're great playing off each other. The Street Profits are such an underrated team, and when it comes to Alpha Academy, I'm just in awe of Chad Gable. This is going to be a great match that you don't want to miss.

The 5 Can't Miss Matches of WrestleMania 38

  1. Edge vs. AJ Styles
  2. Seth Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes (if this actually happens)
  3. Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair
  4. Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey
  5. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
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