What will be the match order at WrestleMania 35?
We're just two days away from WrestleMania 35 and the card is horrendously long, having now added a meaningless and unnecessary Raw tag team title match. That's 16 matches on the card. For a show that already feels like it will be a 7-8 hour edition of Raw, proper match placement is essential. Without the proper match placement, the crowd will be dead long before the show ends.
With that in mind, here's the match order that WWE might have in mind.
#1 WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal (pre-show)
Ah, the meaningless battle royals. One has to go first. Since last year it was the men's, this year, I'll peg the women's to go on first. Hopefully we'll see some NXT stars again. At least then poor Asuka might have some fun interacting with the likes of Kairi Sane and Io Shirai.
This is the kind of filler match you put on when people still need to file into the building, so I expect it to go on first.
#2 Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese (pre-show)
The 205 guys, much like Asuka, deserve better, because this match will easily be better than many on the main card. Tony Nese has had a great catalogue in the first few months of 2019, and Buddy Murphy was one of 2018's MVPs. The two have a good story heading into Sunday's big show.
There's no reason to expect this match to not come out well in two days. It will easily be the highlight of the pre-show. Unfortunately, with people still filing in the building, many won't see it.
Either way, they'll need to sandwich this match in between the other two matches on the pre-show to control energy levels as the main show gets closer to kicking off.