Sunday night, WWE WrestleMania returns to the greater New York City area 34 years after Vince McMahon made the risky decision to take his regional promotion to a national stage. Emanating from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, WrestleMania 35 will offer a great look at just how much the art form and presentation of sports entertainment has changed since the first “Showcase of the Immortals” took place inside Madison Square Garden in 1985.
For the first time in history, women will headline the WrestleMania card as Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch compete in a triple threat match for both the Raw and SmackDown women’s titles in the winner-take-all main event. Kofi Kingston, meanwhile, has an opportunity against Daniel Bryan to become just the second African American wrestler to win the WWE championship. The 16-match card offers a bit of everything, although WWE legend The Undertaker is not scheduled to compete for the first time in 19 years.
Let’s now take a closer look at our staff predictions for the WrestleMania 35 card (5 p.m. ET on WWE Network) from top to bottom.
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