Top Storylines to Book on The Road to WWE WrestleMania 39

Donald Wood February 12, 2023

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - JANUARY 28: Cody Rhodes reacts after winning the WWE Royal Rumble at Alamodome on January 28, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)
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With the Royal Rumble done, WWE Creative has shifted its focus to The Road to WrestleMania 39 and its top storylines.

The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view on February 18 will add an element of suspense to the 'Mania build, but many of the top angles and Superstars already have their path to the biggest show of the year.

Here are the top storylines to book on The Road to WrestleMania.

The Bloodline's Downfall

Just like Rome, The Bloodline's triumphant rise and devastating fall will be a story to be studied for years to come.

Starting with Roman Reigns, the undisputed WWE universal champion has been booked as the top star in the company for over two years, but his time with the gold will come to a close when Cody Rhodes dethrones him.

For the remainder of The Road to WrestleMania, The American Nightmare should continue the war of words with The Bloodline that started with Paul Heyman on Monday's Raw. The two men put on a masterclass on the mic, but it should be just the start.

After Sami Zayn comes up short at Elimination Chamber—but softens up the champion enough to make him vulnerable—Reigns should get the upper hand until Rhodes finally exploits his weaknesses and takes the world title from him.

Another reason Rhodes will be able to win is that his rival's Bloodline brothers won't be at ringside after a tumultuous Night 1.

The Usos will reunite in the coming weeks and be forced to defend their titles against the possibly dysfunctional team of Zayn and Kevin Owens, who are forced to come together again due to their mutual hatred of The Bloodline.

Reigns will also task Solo Sikoa with ensuring the twins are victorious.

When it looks as if Zayn and Owens are about to lose due to interference from Sikoa, KO's WrestleMania opponent from last year, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, should make his way to the ring and stomp a mudhole in the entire Bloodline, giving the challengers the titles and putting Jimmy, Jey and Solo on the shelf for Day 2.

The Women's Divisions

Booking the women's divisions on Raw and SmackDown properly on The Road to WrestleMania will be one of the most important aspects of the build to the show.

From title matches to top names featured in marquee bouts, the card should be stacked with elite contests.

The SmackDown title match is already set after women's Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley chose Charlotte Flair as her WrestleMania opponent.

The Eradicator is focused on Edge and Beth Phoenix at Elimination Chamber, but she will immediately turn her attention to The Queen and winning the title once her rivalry with the WWE Hall of Famers is over.

On the Raw brand, Bianca Belair's WrestleMania opponent will be decided in a women's Elimination Chamber match. While there are several names who could win the bout, Asuka should be victorious and set up a top-tier feud against the champion.

With Asuka chasing Belair and Ripley scheduled to fight Flair, questions have risen about what's next for Becky Lynch. After Lita returned to help The Man against Bayley and Damage CTRL on Monday, WWE has laid the groundwork for a massive multi-women match.

The two Elimination Chamber bouts will provide more than enough time to fill a secondary card, allowing WWE Creative to push this storyline all the way to April.

With Lynch and Lita looking for a third member of their team, they could try Ronda Rousey as a hired gun.

Convincing the WWE Universe that The Man and the former UFC star can put aside their differences to take down Damage CTRL might take some time, but that's the kind of storyline fans want on The Road to WrestleMania.

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