Huge WrestleMania Matches Confirmed on WWE SmackDown! Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn, Big E vs Apollo Crews and More

Published 03/27/2021, 12:07 AM EDT


WrestleMania 37 is barely two weeks away, and WWE is gearing up with full force. On this week’s SmackDown (26.3.21), WWE confirmed four matches.

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#4: Seth Rollins vs Cesaro (WrestleMania Night 1)

‘The Messiah’ has targeted the ‘Swiss Machine’ ever since he returned to SmackDown. A misunderstanding between them led to multiple matches and feuds.

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This week on SmackDown, Rollins attacked Shinsuke Nakamura following their match. As soon as Cesaro rushed in to help his former Tag Team partner, Rollins backed off.

He escaped backstage and fumed in anger. Rollins proclaimed he will challenge Cesaro and teach him a lesson, making sure no one disrespected him anymore, and “no more swings.”

Cesaro then attacked sneakily and swung at Rollins again. As he put ‘The Messiah‘ down, Cesaro accepted the challenge. Their match is set to take place on the first night of WrestleMania.

#3 Big E vs Apollo Crews (WrestleMania Night 2)

The rivalry and the match were a long time in the making. Since Apollo turned heel and attacked Big E with the steel steps, Crews has been eyeing the Intercontinental title.

This week, Apollo Crews, Chad Gable secured a victory over Big E and The Street Profits. Following the match, WWE announced the WrestleMania match. The match will take place on Night 2.

 

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#2: Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens hosted a special KO Show for Sami Zayn. As Zayn attacked his friend last week after a match loss, Owens wanted an explanation.

Zayn came out with his camera crew and thoroughly apologized for his misjudgment. He also announced that next week on SmackDown, we will have the red carpet of his conspiracy documentary. YouTube sensation Logan Paul will be the guest, making his WWE debut.

However, Kevin was not having it. He challenged Zayn for a match at WrestleMania. Although Zayn was not agreeing to it at the beginning, Owens pressurized him into accepting the match.

Owens then attacked Zayn. Their match is scheduled for the second night of Mania.

#1: Roman Reigns vs Edge vs Daniel Bryan

The last confirmation was much-awaited and rumored since the beginning. Daniel Bryan petitioned for a spot in the Universal title match between Roman Reigns and Edge.

After Bryan offered some options and was willing to earn his spot all over again, WWE official Adam Pearce made the match into a triple-threat one. This decision caused a tremendous uproar between Reigns and Edge.

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A massive fight ensued after the announcement. Edge subdued everyone with a steel chair and sat in the middle of the ring to close the show. The match is going to be the main event for WrestleMania night 2; hence, it would be the concluding match of the entire event.

Let us know your thoughts regarding the matches confirmed at WrestleMania this week.

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