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Banks vs. Belair to main event WWE WrestleMania 37 night one


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WrestleMania 37 night one will officially be headlined by a historic main event.

WWE has announced that Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women's Championship will main event WrestleMania 37 night one this Saturday. Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship will open the night one card.

Banks vs. Belair will be the second women's main event in WrestleMania history. Banks and Belair will also be the first Black women to headline WrestleMania.

Belair got the WrestleMania title shot by winning this year's women's Royal Rumble match. Banks has been SmackDown Women's Champion since October of last year.

In a piece published by The Undefeated before today's announcement was made, Banks thanked the Black women in pro wrestling who came before her and helped her and Belair reach this point. "I hope it just means to them that their hard work and efforts didn’t get unnoticed,” Banks said through tears. “It’s because of everything that they did that I’m here now, and I thank them so much.”

“We’re representation for all the Black women that came before us and laid a foundation and all the groundwork before us," Belair told The Undefeated. "It’s us physically in the ring, but they are in this match right along with us. So I just want them to know that we’re paying tribute to them, we’re honoring them, we’re representing for them. I want people to know that when they see us, I want them to see them as well. Because without them, this wouldn’t be happening."

Today is Belair's 32nd birthday. She tweeted about main eventing WrestleMania: "THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER! This is more than just about ME. This is more than just about US. Grateful. Blessed. We are creating History."

Night two of WrestleMania 37 this Sunday will be headlined by Roman Reigns defending his Universal Championship against Edge and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match.

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida is hosting both nights of WrestleMania 37. The events will stream live on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else. Both nights will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time. There will also be pre-shows starting at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Here are the updated cards for WrestleMania 37:

WrestleMania 37 night one (Saturday, April 10) --

  • SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks defends against Bianca Belair
  • Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison
  • Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) defend against AJ Styles & Omos
  • Steel cage match: Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon
  • Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro
  • Tag Team Turmoil match: Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Natalya & Tamina vs. Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan vs. Carmella & Billie Kay (winning team will challenge for Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler's WWE Women's Tag Team titles at night two)
  • WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defends against Drew McIntyre

WrestleMania 37 night two (Sunday, April 11) --

  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends against Edge and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match
  • Raw Women's Champion Asuka defends against Rhea Ripley
  • "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
  • Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
  • Intercontinental Champion Big E defends against Apollo Crews in a Nigerian Drum Fight
  • United States Champion Riddle defends against Sheamus
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler defend against the winners of the Tag Team Turmoil match from night one