Road to WrestleMania 37: Four Possible Opponents for Edge and Bianca Belair after Their Emphatic Royal Rumble Wins

Published 02/02/2021, 6:45 AM EST


Edge and Bianca Belair made their mark in the history books at the grand stage of Royal Rumble 2021. With Edge being the third person to win from number 1 and Bianca becoming the first black woman to win the match, the next step would be the major WrestleMania decision.

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As the winner of the coveted Royal Rumble, both Superstars get to choose the World Champion they will face at WrestleMania. Here, we try to take a look at the plausible options for both Belair and Edge as there are only two pay-per-views left before Mania.

Four possible WrestleMania opponents for Bianca Belair

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Starting with Bianca Belair, she has achieved quite a lot in her relatively brief career. She has made her mark with her strength, agility, and quirky gimmick.

Without a shred of a doubt, the first person who comes to mind is Sasha Banks. ‘The Boss’ is equally charismatic and many fans believe that Belair can follow the career trajectory of the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Their clash may not be a traditional heel vs. face match, but the personalities of the two women will still attract a decent audience.

However, if WWE stays adamant on having a face-heel dynamic at Mania, Natalya can defeat Banks and go to WrestleMania with Belair.

As WWE insists on keeping Belair on SmackDown, it is unlikely that she will go to Raw and challenge the Women’s Champion. Even if she does, it might not be Asuka.

Asuka is the Women’s Champion, but it can be argued that she won’t be able to match up to Belair’s charismatic persona. It’ll be criminal to have the champion as a secondary character on the ‘Grandest Stage of them all.’

Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss could defeat Asuka any day and take the title to WrestleMania. As Charlotte is already a former WrestleMania main-eventer, we know what to expect from her.

In fact, it would be fascinating to see how Bliss incorporates her dark side into her title reign and how Belair combats it.

Four possible WrestleMania opponents for Edge

Unlike Bianca Belair, the ‘Rated-R Superstar’ has made his intentions clear from day one. A week before Royal Rumble, Edge returned to WWE and proclaimed he is going to win back the title he never lost.

He was referring to his World Heavyweight Championship in 2011, which he had to vacate because of his untimely retirement. In today’s scenario, the closest thing to the now-defunct Heavyweight Championship is Roman Reigns‘ Universal title.

While Dave Meltzer reported that Reigns and Edge will go one-on-one with each other, there is still scope for him to challenge new opponents.

WWE World Heavyweight champion Edge attends the WrestleMania XXVII press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on March 30, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/Film magic)

However, facing Drew McIntyre may not be a good idea, considering that both Superstars are babyfaces. WWE is unlikely to turn McIntyre heel as they already have Reigns at the top heel position.

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However, if the Fiend returns and wins the title from McIntyre at the upcoming two pay-per-views, he could set up a battle with the Rated R Superstar. Another interesting thing with Edge and his pursuit of the WWE title will be the possibility of a triple threat.

We know Randy Orton has a history with both McIntyre and Edge. They could settle their bad blood in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 37.

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Let us know your thoughts about other possible opponents in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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