5 swerves we could see in WWE before WrestleMania 34
One title change, an NXT call-up and a monstrous 'Mania match!
If there’s one thing WWE fans have come to realise over the years, it’s that storylines are very rarely set in stone. One week a match is certain to happen, the next it’s been drastically changed and may not happen at all.
In recent years, for example, we could have seen Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus at WrestleMania XXX and AJ Styles vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 33, but those matches didn’t happen and we witnessed Bryan’s WWE title win and Styles vs. Shane McMahon instead.
Whether it’s title changes or legends returning at the last minute, there always are changes in the build-up to WrestleMania events and fans have learned to expect the unexpected on WWE programming between January and April every year.
In this article, we attempt to predict what swerves we could see take place this year as WWE prepares for WrestleMania 34.
#5 Alexa Bliss loses the Raw Women’s title
Of all the current titles in WWE, the one most likely to change hands before WrestleMania 34 is the Raw Women’s Championship.
Alexa Bliss has been champion since defeating Sasha Banks for the title on Raw in August 2017 but she will have to defend it against Sasha, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville and Mickie James at Elimination Chamber.
The original plans for WrestleMania reportedly had Alexa taking on best friend Nia Jax in New Orleans, but that looks unlikely with Nia needing to defeat the unstoppable Asuka at Elimination Chamber to earn a title opportunity.
WWE has hinted at a match between Sasha and Bayley recently and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the two former NXT champions revive their rivalry on the big stage in April, with one of them winning the title from Alexa inside the Chamber.