The latest edition of Wrestling Observer “confirms” that WWE will add a SmackDown Tag Team Title Match and Women's Battle Royal to WrestleMania 35.
On this past Monday's Raw, Braun Strowman dropped news during a backstage interview that the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal would be taking place at this year's WWE spectacle, but this was really the first anyone had heard of it. The company did not have anyone mention the Women's Battle Royal. And, while WWE has not confirmed, the all-female match that was held of the first time at last year's WrestleMania seems to be a go.
No entrants have been announced, but there are plenty of female workers who don't yet have a spot on the card. Putting together participants for the match shouldn't be a problem.
What might be more interesting when it comes to this match potentially being added is what it will do to the length of an already long show. With as many as 17 matches rumored for the show, adding this Battle Royal to the pre-show would make sense and perhaps the only place that a match of this length might fit.
As it stands now, the WrestleMania 35 card includes a Raw Women’s Championship Matchbetween Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey, the SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Asuka vs. TBA and what is expected to be Sasha Banks and Bayley vs Natalya and Beth Pheonix. Those women would likely not be included in the other matches.
What This Means
Names like Naomi, Mickie James, The IIconics, Carmella, Riott Squad, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville and perhaps some former and familiar faces might show up and be the focus of the match. Also, expect to see some call-ups from NXT to round out what should be 20 women trying to win the Battle Royal trophy. One such name might be Torrie Wilson who will be on hand that weekend and recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.