WrestleMania 39: Reigning WWE Champions Who Will Compete in the Showpiece Event

WrestleMania 39: Reigning WWE Champions Who Will Compete in the Showpiece Event

Joel Reyes
  • Roman Reigns became the longest-reigning Universal Champion in 2022
  • The Usos became the longest-reigning Tag Team Champions last year
  • Charlotte Flair won the SmackDown Women's title a record seven times

WrestleMania 39 is finally here!

All eyes will be on SoFi Stadium this coming weekend as pro wrestling’s biggest stars converge in Hollywood.

Who are the reigning champions that will participate in WWE’s showpiece event?

Roman Reigns, WWE, Sami Zayn, The Usos, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, WrestleMania, WrestleMania 39, Kevin Owens, Cody Rhodes
Roman Reigns celebrates after defending the WWE and Universal Championships at the Royal Rumble on January 28, as Sami Zayn looks on. Image: Alex Bierens de Haan.
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Roman Reigns

'The Head of the Table' is the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, per Today. Reigns won the Universal Championship on August 30, 2020, meaning his reign as champion has surpassed 940 days.

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He won the WWE Championship on April 3, 2022, defeating Brock Lesnar in a Winner Takes All match at WrestleMania 38.

Reigns will put those titles on the line against 'The American Nightmare', Cody Rhodes on Night 2 of WrestleMania 39.

The Usos

Jimmy and Jey Uso are recognized as the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. They became Smackdown Tag Team champs on the Money in the Bank Kickoff pre-show on July 18, 2021, defeating Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio.

The Usos added the Raw Tag Team Championship belts to their collection on May 20, 2022, defeating the pairing of Randy Orton and Riddle (RK-Bro).

They will put both titles on the line against crowd favorites, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn on Night 1 of WrestleMania 39.

Charlotte Flair

The 36-year-old is the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Flair won the title by defeating Ronda Rousey on the December 30, 2022, episode of SmackDown.

She will defend her championship against Rhea Ripley on Night 1 of WrestleMania 39. The Judgment Day member earned the title shot after winning the Royal Rumble earlier this year.

Bianca Belair

The 33-year-old is the Raw Women’s Champion. Belair won the title by defeating Becky Lynch on Night 1 of WrestleMania 38. The Tennessee native will defend her title against Asuka on Night 2 of WrestleMania 39, a year later.

Austin Theory

The 25-year-old holds the United States Championship. Theory defeated Bobby Lashley and previous champion Seth 'Freakin' Rollins in a Triple Threat match at Survivor Series WarGames on November 26, 2022, to win the belt.

He will be defending his title against WWE legend, John Cena on Night 1 of WrestleMania 39.


The 35-year-old Austrian is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion. He won the title on June 10, 2022, defeating Ricochet on SmackDown.

Gunther will defend his crown against Drew McIntyre and Sheamus in a bruising Triple Threat match on Night 2 of WrestleMania 39.

Undertaker draws inspiration from Kobe

Sports Brief recently reported on the Undertaker drawing inspiration from Kobe Bryant.

The legendary wrestler praised the late NBA great for his mindset and approach to sports.

The LA Lakers legend, Bryant tragically passed away in 2020 in a helicopter accident.