Ronda Rousey will face Charlotte Flair in the main event of Night 1 at Wrestlemania 38

Written by Doug Rush

Wrestlemania 38 is a little less than six weeks away from AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

The event, for the third year in a row, will be two nights. In Night 1 of the event, which will be Saturday, April 2, the main event will feature former UFC Champion Ronda Rousey, as she will take on Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.

Rousey returned to the WWE after almost two years away to start a family. She was a surprise entrant into the 2022 Royal Rumble and won, last eliminating Charlotte.

When Rousey was last in the WWE, she was in the main event of Wrestlemania 35 as the Raw Women’s Champion with Charlotte and Becky Lynch; they were the first ever women’s match to main event a Wrestlemania.

Last year, Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks were the main event of Night 1 at Wrestlemania 37 for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.