5 Matches for WrestleMania 35 after Royal Rumble 2019
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view is finally in the books. After a month of anticipation for the event, it ended just a few hours before. It is during this show we start getting a glimpse of what all matches we might see at WrestleMania 35.
As noted, only two title changes happened at the Royal Rumble, when Shinsuke Nakamura regained the United States Championship by defeating Rusev and The Bar lost their SmackDown Tag Team Titles to the newly formed team of The Miz and Shane McMahon.
All the rest of the titles were retained by the respective champions, also, Becky Lynch who lost against Asuka for the SmackDown Women's Title later returned and won the women's Rumble match by last eliminating Charlotte Flair, as for the men's Rumble Match; Seth Rollins punched his ticket to WrestleMania by last eliminating Braun Strowman.
Now out of this event, WWE teased some of the WrestleMania matches we might see, so here are five matches for The Show of Shows after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view...
#5 Dean Ambrose vs. Aleister Black
Already, Dean Ambrose was rumored to face an NXT Call-Up at WrestleMania this year. The match was expected to be against the new debutant, EC3, who has been advertised as one of the new faces arriving to the main roster soon.
The feud was expected to begin during the men's Royal Rumble match, but EC3 didn't enter the match and some other rumors started floating around that his first feud might be against Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley instead of Ambrose.
In the men's Rumble match, Dean Ambrose was eliminated by Aleister Black who is another NXT Call-Up and was used as one of the surprise entrants in the battle royale match. It is possible WWE might have switched Ambrose opponent for WrestleMania 35.
Black lost his NXT Title rematch against Champion Tommaso Ciampa, one night before at NXT Takeover: Phoenix. Mostly his run in NXT has been completed since he has been on the brand for a long time and deserves to be pushed to the main roster now.