WrestleMania 35 is less than two weeks away, and WWE has just announced that the Raw Women's Title triple threat match will headline The Show of Shows. This will be the first time in WrestleMania's storied history that women will main event the show.
The 35th edition of WrestleMania is stacked with marquee matches. This could turn into possibly the biggest WrestleMania of all time. Before WrestleMania 35 arrives, let's take a look at 10 incredibly fascinating facts about the 2019 edition of The Grandest Stage Of Them All!
#9 Fresh talent in the main event
This is going to be the fifth time in WrestleMania history that all the participants in the main event of WrestleMania have never headlined the show before.
The first time it happened was, of course, at WrestleMania I, when Hogan and Mr. T met Piper and Orndorff.
At WrestleMania IV, Randy Savage battled Ted Dibiase in the finals of the WWE Title tournament.
At WrestleMania XI, Bam Bam Bigelow fought against Lawerence Taylor in the main event.
Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar went toe to toe at WrestleMania XIX for the WWE Title.
#8 Brock Lesnar was last pinned at WrestleMania 29
Brock Lesnar has been pushed as one of the most dominant athletes in WWE history, with the F5 being the most protected finisher in recent memory.
The last time Brock Lesnar was pinned at a WrestleMania was 6 years ago when Triple H defeated The Beast at MetLife Stadium.
Lesnar broke The Undertaker's 21-0 streak at next year's WrestleMania. When Rollins cashed in at WrestleMania 31, he pinned Roman Reigns to win the title.
Brock defeated Ambrose at WrestleMania 32 and reclaimed his Universal Title from Goldberg at WrestleMania 33.
Last year, Lesnar pinned Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34, after delivering 6 thunderous F5s.
If Rollins manages to pin The Beast, this would be an occurrence 6 years in the making!
#7 Triple H put his career on the line before at MetLife Stadium, 6 years ago
This isn't the first time The Game has put his career on the line at MetLife Stadium. In 2013, WrestleMania 29 emanated from MetLife Stadium.
Triple H faced Brock Lesnar in a "No Holds Barred" match with The Game's career on the line.
6 years later, Triple H is facing Batista in a "No Holds Barred" match with The Game's career on the line, again!
Triple H defeated Lesnar in his match at WrestleMania 29. Will he manage to do that again?
#6 The last time Reigns didn't headline WrestleMania, was 5 years ago
Roman Reigns and his Shield cohorts defeated Kane and The New Age Outlaws in a squash match at WrestleMania 30. Since then, Roman Reigns has gone on to close the show on 4 different occasions.
Reigns faced Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 31, with Rollins cashing in at the last moment to win the whole thing.
He won the title in the main event of WrestleMania 32 when he pinned Triple H after delivering a thunderous spear.
Reigns went on to become the second man to pin The Undertaker at WrestleMania, in 2017.
Last year, Reigns lost to Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania 34.
#5 Seth Rollins has always won a match at WrestleMania
The Architect is all set to slay The Beast at WrestleMania 35, and looking back at the past, his chances are looking pretty good.
Rollins won two successive 6-man tag matches as a part of The Shield at WrestleMania 29 and WrestleMania XXX.
Next year, he lost to Randy Orton but went on to cash in his Money In The Bank to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
Rollins missed WrestleMania 32 due to an injury, but defeated Triple H in a grudge match at next year's WrestleMania.
Last year, Rollins bested The Miz and Finn Balor to win the Intercontinental Title.
With no other match being advertised for Seth Rollins at this year's WrestleMania, he needs to defeat Brock Lesnar to keep his record intact. Will The Beastslayer finally manage to slay The Beast? We won't have to wait too long to find out.
#4 Baron Corbin's Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal record
Every single winner of the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal has gone on to do nothing of worth in WWE, ever since the trophy was introduced by the immortal Hulk Hogan in 2014.
Baron Corbin won the trophy at WrestleMania 32. If he goes on to face Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 35, he would become the first winner of the battle royal who will have a singles match at The Show of Shows.
Cesaro was pushed for a while after winning the first battle royal at WrestleMania 30, but the push didn't last long.
The Big Show and Matt Hardy were already established legends who weren't pushed either.
Mojo Rawley did absolutely nothing since winning the match at WrestleMania 33 and was soon relegated to become a jobber.
Will Baron Corbin break the jinx of the annual battle royal, or will he be replaced at the last moment to please the fans.
#3 Kofi's rise to the top
The last time WrestleMania was hosted at MetLife Stadium, Kofi Kingston was not even on the Mania card. He was one of the guests featured on the pre-show panel.
Kofi would go on to be a part of The New Day the following year, and the rest is history.
Kofi Kingston's underdog story on SmackDown is possibly the greatest WWE storyline heading into WrestleMania. Vince McMahon has been screwing Kofi Kingston ever since he gave the performance of a lifetime in the gauntlet match last month and the Elimination Chamber match.
Kofi's rise from the pre-show panel at WrestleMania 29, to the main event of WrestleMania 35 is nothing but inspiring. With the storyline heavily centered around Kofi being screwed over and over by Mr. McMahon, we could actually see him become the WWE Champion on April 7th.
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#2 Becky, Charlotte, and Ronda are younger than Mania itself
At WrestleMania 35, we are going to get the first ever Women's main event in the show's history. Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch are going to square off against each other for the Raw Women's Title.
These three women have just made another interesting WrestleMania main event record. All three of these women are 32 years old at the moment. WrestleMania, as we all know, is 35 years old.
This is the first time ever in history, that all the three participants in the main event of WrestleMania are younger than WrestleMania itself.
It really puts things into perspective. We have come a long way when it comes to WWE's treatment of women. We are currently at a point where the company has full faith in three young women to go out there and have a match that closes the greatest wrestling show on this planet.
#1 The Undertaker's absence
The Undertaker has been a staple when it comes to The Grandest Stage Of Them All. He made his debut at WrestleMania 7 and defeated Jimmy Snuka with ease. Thus the legendary streak kicked off and The Undertaker rarely missed a WrestleMania.
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If The Phenom misses this year's WrestleMania and doesn't have a match at the last moment like in 2018, this will be the first time in 19 years that it happens.
The last time The Deadman didn't compete at a WrestleMania was way back in 2000, when an injury forced him out of WrestleMania 2000. Ever since then, The Undertaker has been regularly featured in WrestleMania events, with his streak being one of the major selling points of the show and the highlight of the night.
Over the course of his storied career, The Undertaker has missed a total of 2 WrestleManias: WrestleMania X and WrestleMania 2000!