WrestleMania 37 Night 1, Sasha Banks vs Bianca Belair: Full Card and Prediction

Published 04/10/2021, 10:24 AM EDT


WWE has laid out a stacked match card for each night of WrestleMania, and fans are thrilled to finally be in the Arena live to witness the event after over a year of absence. The main stage is set and careers can be made or broken by the results tonight. 

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Going into the grandest stage of them all, there are some Superstars who carry the better odds coming into the ring, and they may probably walk out with the win. 

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Here is a list of predictions for Night one of WrestleMania 37.

1. Bobby Lashley (C) vs Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship)

‘The All Mighty’ has turned on his bodyguard and the rest of the Hurt Business and only has MVP by his side as he faces the man he never managed to beat- Drew McIntyre.

Despite being the WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley comes in as the underdog. WWE wants to give Drew the moment he never had at WrestleMania, and we know for a fact that he will be the first entrant at the event. 

We are, therefore, inclined to back Drew McIntyre in this match, and we think he will walk out as a three-time WWE Champion, fulfilling his legacy as ‘The Chosen One’ yet again.

2. New Day (C) vs AJ Styles and Omos (Raw Tag Team Championship)

Coming into this match, The New Day has added a tinge of heel in their attitude and has severely underestimated their opponents, as was evident on last week’s episode of Raw. 

They claim that Styles and his big bodyguard don’t have the chemistry to be a tag team, a thought process that could be their downfall.

We think that AJ Styles and Omos really have the advantage of brute strength and aerial ability, something that New Day has been lacking since Big E’s departure. 

3. Natalya & Tamina vs Naomi & Lana vs Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship contender match)

The winner of this one will get a chance to challenge for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship on Night 2, so stakes are high as this Tag Team clash approaches. 

Given their sheer dominance over the last few weeks, we think that Natalya and Tamina have the ability to snatch that spot at any time, but this one could go any way. The Riott Squad is known for its quick tide-turning counterattacks and can catch its opponents at weak times. 

3. Seth Rollins vs Cesaro 

This fight was set on short notice and does seem quite rushed as we head into Night 1. However, fans are happy all around since Cesaro will perform at WrestleMania. 

Seth Rollins has the drip, he has fashion choice, and he does have the skills to pay the bills. However, going as the heel into this match with not a lot of backstory to this feud, it seems as if Cesaro will pull off the victory and avenge Shinsuke Nakamura. 

4. Shane McMahon vs Braun Strowman (Steel Cage Match)

This is one of the best-built grudge matches of Night 1 and plays on the thin line of Braun Strowman’s intelligence. Shane McMahon has been ‘teasing’ Braun on the fact that he doesn’t quite have the mental capacity to match his strength, and Braun looks to demolish him going into this match. 

While Shane does have a fearless attitude and has challenged the toughest in the business in the past, he may have stepped into the fire with this one. Braun Strowman has the reputation of running through opponents which is exactly what he intends to do for this one.

For his dangerous record inside cages, we have to side with Braun Strowman for this one, as ‘The Monster Among Men’ will unleash hell on the Chairman’s son.

5. Bad Bunny & Damian Prest vs The Miz & John Morrison 

Bad Bunny has the support of Damian Priest, and fans have this one noticed down as a win for the Latin rapper given the fact that WWE has been pushing him since he made the appearance at Royal Rumble. As the main show of WWE’s celebrity list this year, Bad Bunny will come out as the winner, unless John Morrison returns to his prime self. 

Damian Priest will play a big part in the win and unless The Miz rings another guitar, we will see Priest and Bunny walk out as the winners. 

6. Sasha Banks vs Bianca Belair (SmackDown Women’s Championship)

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Sasha Banks finally became the one to turn heel in the feud and claims that she will walk out of WrestleMania as Champion. ‘The Legit Boss’ is confident of her victory and has a dominant record over the year to account for that. 

However, Bianca Belair has proved to be the superior athlete on more than one occasion, and she can put the breaks on Sasha’s success. With a spectacular performance at the Royal Rumble, Belair proved that she is the ‘EST’ and will bring the fight to Sasha at WrestleMania. 

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Heading into this match with momentum, we think Bianca Belair will dethrone ‘The Legit Boss’ and become queen of SmackDown. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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