There’s no time to dwell on the action from Saturday’s first half of WrestleMania – Night Two airs on Sunday with some huge matches still to come.
The SoFi Stadium in California was lively throughout for the opening throws of WWE ’s grandest event of the whole year.
The big match-ups and major moments are set to come thick and fast once more, however, as the second card of WrestleMania plays out in Hollywood.
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The night will be headlined by the mammoth Undisputed Universal WWE Championship match between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes.
Elsewhere, though, Bianca Belair defends her Raw Women’s Championship, while a triple-threat match for the Intercontinental title sees Gunther’s reign under threat from Drew McIntyre and Sheamus.
To weigh it all up, here’s Daily Star’s full preview of the action from Night Two of WrestleMania 39 – along with predictions.
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Brock Lesnar v Omos
Lesnar deserves huge credit for banishing an historical reputation he’s had for refusing to look in any sort of peril – he’s made sure Omos has been firmly established as a real threat in the build-up to WrestleMania.
The Beast isn’t the force he once was in WWE as an all-conquering entity, but a strong showing against him on Sunday will do Omos the world of good.
This has the makings of Lesnar using his smarts – and enough strength – to rustle up a victory, but Omos will come out of it better off.
Prediction: Brock Lesnar
Women’s Showcase Fatal Four-Way tag team match
Here we have Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez teaming up against Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler and Natalya and Shotzi.
As with Saturday’s men’s showcase, WWE have given good television time to establish all four forces here.
It’s hard not to be immediately drawn to Green and Deville, such as been the focus on the former since her arrival, but it would be foolish to overlook the dangerous Baszler and Rousey.
Prediction: Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville
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Gunther (C) v Sheamus v Drew McIntyre – Intercontinental Championship
The imperious Gunther has re-established the Intercontinental title as a top championship in WWE over the course of his reign, but there’s no massive hint to suggest it comes to an end on Sunday.
The bigger story here may be the warring pals in Sheamus and McIntyre. Will the leader of Imperium take advantage of that and capitalise, or might the worst happen for him and his title end up going around the waist of one of his foes without him being pinned or submitted?
The story of Sheamus being desperate to win this title to complete his ‘set’ is very well established, but it feels as though there’s more afoot this weekend.
Bianca Belair (C) v Asuka – Raw Women’s Championship
There has been no real, major beef or bad blood between these two opponents to make this a personal affair, but it’s nonetheless one fans are keen to see.
Belair is arguably the purest talent in all of WWE and there’s an argument to say we haven’t seen the fierce, driven version of Asuka since her run in NXT. It’s tricky to see how this match doesn’t match the lofty expectations that are being set for it.
The EST just seems too good a fit as Raw Women’s Champion to really need to change that, but having the gold might just be the huge refresher that gets her challenger back on course.
Edge v ‘Demon’ Finn Balor – Hell in a Cell
Edge has a good track record of putting on stellar matches since his comeback and this shouldn’t be anything that bucks that trend.
The Judgement Day and Balor in particular could do with a big scalp to restore some of the credibility that’s been lost amid the near-comedy of much of their work in recent months, and this would seem the ideal candidate.
A loss here would do little to damage the Canadian legend, but you can bet on these two pushing themselves and each other to the limit no matter what the result.
Prediction: ‘Demon’ Finn Balor
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Roman Reigns (C) v Cody Rhodes – Undisputed Universal Championship
Established as WWE’s top male champion for well over two years – over 1,000 days in fact – there’s no way to doubt Roman Reigns’ status as a megastar.
That so many are convinced that Sunday will mark the end of his incredible run with the gold and that Rhodes will assume the mantle is a monumental compliment to The American Nightmare.
This is WWE, though, and this is WrestleMania, so anything can happen. A long story arc is in play here and Triple H and his team may have ideas beyond Reigns dropping the lot here, but that seems hard to see from here with so much emotion involved in the Rhodes story that he’s so determined to finish. Will they? Won’t they? It’s unmissable stuff.
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