The WWE’s WrestleMania 36 event is about two weeks away, and several new matches were added to the card during Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
We previously mentioned that Rob Gronkowski debuted on SmackDown and set up a new match involving King Baron Corbin.
At least one other match was announced, with a third a possibility, should a SmackDown match next week play out a certain way.
Paige announces women’s title match
In another segment, fans saw Paige make an appearance via satellite, while WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and her friend Sasha Banks were in the ring together.
Paige revealed that Bayley will defend the championship in a Six-Pack Elimination Match at WrestleMania 36. Four of her opponents are Tamina Snuka, Dana Brooke, Naomi, and Lacey Evans.
However, Bayley was shocked when she learned that the sixth opponent will be none other than Sasha Banks. Based on Sasha’s opportunity, she didn’t seem to mind the announcement.
? BOMBSHELL announcement from @RealPaigeWWE ?
— WWE (@WWE) March 21, 2020
Sasha has yet to capture the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship during her career. She’s held the WWE Raw Women’s Championship four times and was co-owner of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship with Bayley.
As a former NXT Women’s Championship, Sasha now has an opportunity to add the only other women’s championship she’s yet to win during her career.
Intercontinental Championship match possible
In a match during Friday’s WWE SmackDown, Daniel Bryan and his new protege, Drew Gulak, were involved in a tag team match.
During the show, Daniel Bryan issued a challenge to Sami Zayn for an Intercontinental Championship match at WrestleMania 36.
Zayn accepted the match, but on the condition that Drew Gulak must defeat Shinsuke Nakamura in a match on next week’s show.
With that stipulation in place, it appears that Daniel Bryan vs. Sami Zayn for the IC title could join the WrestleMania 36 card.
Bryan captured the Intercontinental Championship back at WrestleMania 31 in 2015 for the only reign of his career. He’d end up vacating the belt after 44 days due to injury.
Other matches already booked for the event include AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker, John Cena vs. The Fiend Bray Wyatt, and Roman Reigns vs. Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship.
The event will span two nights rather than one with Rob Gronkowski serving as official WrestleMania host.
WWE’s WrestleMania 36 takes place on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.