Here is your Spoiler Free Wrestling news update for 3/25/19:
Joan Jett To WrestleMania
Joan Jett is set to perform live at WrestleMania this year. Jett does Ronda Rousey’s “Bad Reputation” theme song.
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) March 26, 2019
“The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Joan Jett, is a music legend and icon for powerful women everywhere,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “Her performance at this year’s WrestleMania promises to be both exhilarating and inspiring, and we are honored to watch her join a distinct list of extraordinary performers who have lit up the WWE stage.”\
Becky Lynch Expected To Sign New Multi-Year Deal
According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Becky Lynch is expected to sign a new multi-year deal with WWE which includes a pay raise. This is from an anonymous source based website, however, and recent reports about contracts in WWE have been refuted. Still, that news was out there today. So far, the reports have not been acknowledged by Becky or WWE.
Matches Added To WrestleMania
A few matches have been added to the WrestleMania 35 lineup. Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre was officially added last night on RAW as was an IC title match between Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley. A 4-way for the women’s tag team titles was also added to the show.
Additionally, Triple H announced he’ll put his career on the line against Batista at WrestleMania.
The updated WrestleMania lineup now looks like this:
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- RAW Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch
- WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs Seth Rollins
- Smackdown Women’s Championship
Asuka vs Winner of 4-Way match on Smackdown
- Cruiserweight Championship
Buddy Murphy (c) vs Tony Nese
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
Boss N Hug Connection (Sasha Banks & Bayley) vs Beth Phoenix & Natalya vs the Iiconics (Peyton Royce & Billie Kay) vs Nia Jax & Tamina
- Intercontinental Championship
Bobby Lashley (c) vs Finn Balor
- No Holds Barred – Triple H must retire from wrestling if he loses
Triple H vs Batista
- Farewell Match
Kurt Angle vs Baron Corbin
- United States Championship
Samoa Joe (c) vs Rey Mysterio
- AJ Styles vs Randy Orton
- Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre
- Shane McMahon vs the Miz
- Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
- Braun Strowman
- Colin Jost
Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, & Charlotte Flair on SportsCenter
Rousey, Flair, and Lynch were promoting their WrestleMania match on SportsCenter this morning. Video of their performance can be seen in the player below:
Ali Comments On Name-Shortening
Ali commented on going from Mustafa Ali to just Ali recently.
Mustafa means the "chosen one" with an emphasis on being chosen from amongst the people.
Name or not, nothing has changed. I fight for the people. I am one of them.
— ALI / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) March 26, 2019
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Announced thus far:
- Kurt Angle vs AJ Styles
- A fatal 4-way to determine Asuka’s challenger at WrestleMania had been advertised but is no longer.
Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks took part in a panel discussion at C2E2 this weekend in Chicago. They announced the AAA tag team titles will be on the line when the Lucha Bros and Young Bucks face off at Double or Nothing. They also discussed a potential TV deal and what types of contracts AEW will be handing out to talent.
Lucha Underground News
The top story on our site today is regarding 4 Lucha Underground stars granted their release from the company.
Joey Ryan, Ivelisse, Kobra Moon, and El Hijo Del Fantasma are now free to negotiate with other companies. Joey Ryan put this out on Twitter today:
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) March 26, 2019
Ring of Honor added a tag team title match to their show from Baltimore this weekend. On 3/31/19 PCO & Brody King will attempt to defend their ROH tag team titles for the first time against the former champions, the Briscoes.
“We got this show coming up Sunday night, March 31 — everybody forgot about that,” Jay Briscoe said. “Everybody worried about the damn Garden. We’re going to Baltimore first. … I’ll be damned if come Madison Square Garden, April 6, I’ll be damned if anyone gonna walk in [there] the tag team champions if it ain’t gonna be us. … We’ll see y’all boys in Baltimore. Rematch clause.”
The updated lineup for Baltimore now looks like this:
- PJ Black vs Kenny King
- Mark Haskins vs Silas Young
- Rush vs Tracy Williams
- The Kingdom vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Cobb vs Bandido & Juice Robinson
- Shinobi Shadow Squad vs Coast 2 Coast & Colin Delaney
- Sumie Sakai & Jenny Rose vs Tasha Steelz & Kris Stadlander vs Gabby Ortiz & Karissa Rivera
- ROH Tag Team Championships
Villain Enterprises (PCO & Brody King) (c) vs The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
AAA Lucha Libre
Just after we finished recording our update, AAA Lucha Libre announced Cain Velasquez will play some role at their annual TripleMania event this year. It is unclear if he will wrestle. This is not expected to impact his UFC career.
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) March 26, 2019