Wrestlemania 34 Live Stream: The most magical night in professional wrestling has arrived, as WWE rolls into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday night for WrestleMania 34, headlined by Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut and the Universal Championship match pitting Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns.
The event, the culmination of a year’s work by the men and women of Vince McMahon’s company, will be broadcast live on both WWE Network and via traditional pay-per-view outlets and will likely set the stage for the next 12 months.
What can fans expect as the eyes of the wrestling world turn toward The Showcase of the Immortals and the most recognizable stars in the sport?
Who are the favorites to win their matches, according to OddsShark, and who will win?
Find out with this last-minute look at the biggest, most significant card of the sports-entertainment year.
The hotly anticipated match between The Undertaker and John Cena has not been formally announced for WrestleMania, but the expectation is there will, on some level, be a showdown between the two Sunday night.
WWE continued to hint at the bout, drawing inspiration from Batman for a superb Instagram post late Saturday afternoon:
Neither Cena nor The Deadman has delivered a great WrestleMania match in quite some time. If they have a traditional match, expect that to change Sunday.
If they do not, and fans have to settle for a confrontation instead, still expect a red-hot moment in time that sees The Phenom repay the leader of the Cenation for the disparaging remarks he made on The Road to WrestleMania.
New Champions: WWE tends to pull out all the stops on pay-per-view, crowning new champions and creating buzz for the product. Considering this is WrestleMania, expect that trend to continue.
Both world titles should change hands, as Reigns and Nakamura will respectively knock off Lesnar and Styles. Both women’s titles should also switch. Jax and Asuka dominant runs continue by winning championship gold on the biggest stage imaginable.
Throw in both sets of tag team titles and both Raw and SmackDown’s midcard titles, and there is the potential for eight championships to change hands.
Then there is the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, which will be awarded to the winner of the tournament final between Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali. Their paths to WrestleMania have been a huge part of the resurgence of 205 Live, and their match will kick off Sunday’s festivities as part of the pre-show.
Nine title changes may seem like a bit much, but all of them would make sense, rendering it a wise decision on WWE’s part.
When all is said and done, the moment that captures the attention of the mainstream media will be the in-ring debut of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, who teams with 1996 Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle to battle Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in what amounts to the marquee match of Sunday’s broadcast.
Rousey has never had a single wrestling match before Sunday and will be attempting to leave a strong first impression on the grandest stage known to sports entertainment.
She will share the ring with immensely talented and capable performers, strengthening the likelihood that she will succeed.
Still, the scrutiny will be greater than ever if she falters even a little.
Hopefully, for her sake, she thrives under the bright lights and with all the pressure on her shoulders because WWE’s mainstream standing will be significantly better off if she does.
Reigns is expected to dethrone Lesnar who has been Universal Champion since last year’s WrestleMania where he beat WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg for the belt.
WWE will present this bout as the passing of the torch to The Big Dog but the fans’ reaction could be negative as they have yet to accept the ex-Shield star as the top guy.
Lesnar also looks set to leave WWE and rejoin UFC after Mania.
According to Ringside News, Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Live claims the Universal title match will close the show tonight in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Alvarez said earlier this week: “As of yesterday, the match that will close WrestleMania will be Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns.”
Of course, there could still be a change of plans.
Lesnar and Reigns also main-evented WrestleMania 31 in a WWE Championship match that was won by Seth Rollins who cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
It was initially expected that Ronda Rousey’s debut would be the main event.
Brock Lesnar will be in the main event of WrestleMania 34GETTY
Brock Lesnar will be in the main event of WrestleMania 34
If the lines below are accurate, it will be a big night for Roman Reigns, Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey, among others. Take a look.
WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns: -850
Brock Lesnar: +450
Shinsuke Nakamura: -450
AJ Styles: +275
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair: +550
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Nia Jax: -450
Alexa Bliss: +275
Mixed Tag Team Match
Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey: -850
Triple H & Stephanie McMahon: +450
Triple Threat Match – WWE Intercontinental Championship
Finn Balor: 2/3
The Miz: 11/4
Seth Rollins: 13/4
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Cedric Alexander: -220
Mustafa Ali :+155
Fatal Four-way Match – WWE United States Championship
Randy Orton: 10/13
Bobby Roode: 7/1
Jinder Mahal: 19/2
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Big Cass: 2/1
Samoa Joe: 15/4
Dolph Ziggler: 8/1
Baron Corbin: 12/1
Matt Hardy: 12/1
Tye Dillinger: 25/1
Scott Dawson: 40/1
Dash Wilder: 40/1
Mojo Rawley: 75/1
Tyler Breeze: 100/1
WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal
Sasha Banks: 8/5
Becky Lynch: 11/4
Ember Moon: 7/1
Nikki Bella: 12/1
Sonya Deville: 25/1
Mickie James: 25/1
Ruby Riott: 25/1
Liv Morgan: 33/1
Mandy Rose: 33/1
WrestleMania 34 will be held this Sunday in New Orleans. The pre-show starts at 5 p.m. ET and the main card begins at 7 p.m. ET. All can be seen on the WWE Network.
Another match that could close the show is AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura.
Styles will put the WWE Championship on the line against former NJPW rival Nakamura, who won the men’s Royal Rumble match.
Last year’s WrestleMania main event match featured Reigns and Undertaker.