Three New Matches Add to WrestleMania 39 Card
Friday’s WWE SmackDown show in Kansas City, Missouri featured three new matches officially added to the card of next month’s WrestleMania 39 event in Inglewood, California.
The first two new matches announced were a Men’s and a Women’s Fatal Four-Way Team Team Showcase matches. WWE announced that qualifiers for both matches would be taking place starting with tonight’s SmackDown show. In regards to the Women’s Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Showcase match, Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan defeated Tegan Nox and Emma to qualify for one of the spots in the Women’s match.
With a #WrestleMania Match on the line, @YaOnlyLivvOnce, @RaquelWWE, @EmmaWWE and @TeganNoxWWE are doing everything they can to punch their ticket here tonight!#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/4Ur3oyG7tM— WWE (@WWE) March 18, 2023
The third and final new match was announced to be a Triple Threat for the Intercontinental Championship. Following last week’s double pinfall result for the #1 Contender’s Fatal 5-Way match, WWE official Adam Pearce made another #1 Contender’s match between Drew McIntyre and Sheamus for tonight’s show to settle who would get to face Gunther for the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 39. During tonight’s show, Gunther and Imperium interrupted and attacked McIntyre and Sheamus resulting in a double disqualification ending. Pearce made a video appearance afterwards announcing that due to Imperium’s actions, Gunther will now be defending his title against both McIntyre and Sheamus at WrestleMania 39.
.@ScrapDaddyAP makes it official! 👏👏👏— WWE (@WWE) March 18, 2023
It’s going to be a Triple Threat Match for the #ICTitle at #WrestleMania! @WWESheamus vs. @DMcIntyreWWE vs. @Gunther_AUT!#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/Yg73ic2ak2
Updated Card for WrestleMania 39
Following Friday’s SmackDown show, here is the updated card for WWE’s WrestleMania 39 event on April 1-2 in Inglewood, California:
- Undisputed WWE Universal Championship – Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns (c)
- SmackDown Women’s Championship – Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
- RAW Women’s Championship – Asuka vs. Bianca Belair (c)
- Brock Lesnar vs. Omos
- Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul
- Becky Lynch, Lita, & Trish Stratus vs. Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai, IYO SKY, & Bayley)
- WWE United States Championship – John Cena vs. Austin Theory (c)
- Hell in a Cell match – Edge vs. Finn Balor
- Intercontinental Championship – Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. Gunther (c)
- Women’s Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Showcase match – Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA
- Men’s Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Showcase match – TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA