Now that we're a little under two weeks away from WWE's biggest show of the year, we've finally got most of the card officially announced, as the event, at least as of right now, is set to feature thirteen matches, although don't be surprised if there are a few more added to the show before April 7.
WWE's annual WrestleMania show always provides a few surprises, whether they're via a match result or a returning legend, and this year's show will probably be no different.
This year's event might end up being one of the most newsworthy WrestleMania shows in quite some time, as it's going to feature a retirement match, and on top of that, it'll be a main event by a women's division match for the first time in history.
So with all of that in mind, here are ten huge surprises that could happen at WWE's biggest show of the year.
10 Bret Hart Ringside For Women's Tag Title Match
On this past Monday's edition of Raw, WWE announced that the Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) will be inducted into the company's Hall of Fame this year, so "The Hitman" will be backstage at WrestleMania 35. We also know that there will be a fatal four way match for the Women's Tag Team Titles, where Natalya, who is Neidhart's daughter, will team up with Beth Phoenix as challengers. Having Bret Hart stand ringside in support of Nattie and Beth wouldn't be the worst idea, especially if the duo ends up winning the belts.
9 Hulk Hogan Appears
Hulk Hogan made his official return to WWE back in November, as he made an appearance during the company's Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia. However, the return was less than memorable, as Hogan did virtually nothing. He also appeared on Raw to pay tribute to the late "Mean" Gene Okerlund, who passed away back in January. But, the man who's arguably the most popular WWE superstar of all time hasn't appeared at a WrestleMania show since back in 2015, and with the company returning to the northeast market for their biggest show of the year, it's the perfect time to bring back "The Hulkster."
8 Daniel Bryan Defeats Kofi Kingston
It's probably pretty safe to say that at this point, most fans believe that Kofi Kingston will defeat Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35, thus kicking off his very first reign with the WWE Championship after being in the company for over a decade. While Kofi winning his first title on the biggest possible stage of them all would be a great moment for that night, it might not be the best answer long term.
So, don't be surprised if WWE decides to go against the fans' wishes, and have Daniel Bryan beat Kofi Kingston in a way that doesn't necessarily call for an immediate rematch, as Bryan has been a fantastic WWE Champion.
7 Bray Wyatt Returns, Wins Andre Battle Royal
It's been quite a while since we've seen former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt on television, but that could change on the day of WrestleMania. As everyone knows, the company is once again doing their annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which is basically their excuse to get everyone on the card. Currently, there are no openings for Wyatt on the card with the exception of the Andre Battle Royal, which, as of this writing, has only a few announced participants. If WWE does decide to bring Bray Wyatt back for the annual match, it'd be a complete waste if they didn't have him end up winning the thing.
6 The Undertaker Returns
Even though we're less than two weeks away from WrestleMania, WWE hasn't announced a match for arguably the biggest attraction in the history of the event, The Undertaker.
Sure, it's quite clear that "The Deadman" isn't exactly capable of putting on a classic match anymore, but nevertheless, it'd still be a good idea to have him at least appear on the show in some form. It's probably pretty safe to assume that he will be a part of the event, but it's quite hard to predict where he'll end up fitting in. Some were hoping that he'd end facing Finn Balor at the show, but that's not happening, as Balor will go one on one with Bobby Lashley.
5 Brock Lesnar Squashes Seth Rollins
Even though WWE fans are clearly sick of seeing Brock Lesnar with the Universal Championship, the company may continue to soldier on with "The Beast" as the red brand's main Champion by having him squash Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 35. This probably depends on whether or not Lesnar is actually going to stay with the company after their biggest show of the year, as some are thinking that he could make his return to the UFC for a fight with Daniel Cormier. But if he sticks around, WWE might decide to keep the title on him for just a little bit longer, which certainly wouldn't please their fans.
4 John Cena Replaces Baron Corbin
Last week, Kurt Angle announced that his opponent at WrestleMania 35 will be Baron Corbin, which wasn't the match that we were all hoping for. Since it's going to be Angle's final match in WWE, most fans were hoping that he'd end up taking on John Cena, who was one of his best opponents. Officially, as of right now, the match is still Corbin vs. Angle, but this could all be a swerve to setup John Cena making his return at WrestleMania, where he'll take Corbin out, and replace him as Kurt Angle's final WWE opponent, which would be very crowd pleasing to say the least. If they stay with Corbin as the opponent, then there could be a ton of fan backlash, which wouldn't be the greatest way to send one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time into retirement.
3 Triple H Loses To Batista, Retires
On this past Monday's episode of Raw, Triple H agreed to Batista's demands for their match at WrestleMania 35, as the pro wrestler turned movie star demanded that his former mentor put his career on the line on April 7. While most are expecting Triple H to prevail in this match, as this is likely the 50 year old Batista's final WWE match, the company could shock us all and decide to end Triple H's in-ring career, at least for the time being. If "The Game" loses, it could just be to shock the fans, or it could be a sign that he's going to be taking on an even larger role backstage, which could involve him being WWE's new Vince McMahon.
2 The Rock Confronts Elias
As of right now, The Rock hasn't officially been added to the WrestleMania 35 show, but that doesn't mean that he won't make a surprise appearance. As was announced on a recent edition of Monday Night Raw, Elias will be doing a live performance at WWE's biggest show of the year, which surely won't go on uninterrupted.
There are a couple of big names who could cut Elias' performance short, but none of them are bigger than The Rock, who always makes a huge impact when he returns to WWE. We'll probably hear more about whether or not The Rock will be a part of the show as April 7 gets closer, but he'd be the perfect guy to confront Elias during his live performance.
1 Charlotte Flair Wins Raw Women's Title
On Monday, it was made official that the Raw Women's Championship triple threat match between Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey will be the main event of this year's WrestleMania, as it'll be the first women's division match to ever close out WWE's biggest show of the year. Due to her meteoric rise, many are expecting Becky Lynch to defeat Ronda Rousey, and finally get her moment as the new Raw Women's Champion. However, it's not exactly a secret that WWE can, at times, completely go against what their fans want, especially if they think it'll get them more heat, which they'd certainly have a ton of if Charlotte Flair picks up the win on April 7.