Who will WWE SmackDown women's champion Bayley be defending the title against at WrestleMania 36?
According to Wrestling Observer Live, the current plan is for former women's champion Naomi to face off against The Hugger at the "Granddest Stage Of Them All" on April 5th from Raymond James Stadium. Naomi will be tangling with Carmella this Friday on SmackDown on FOX, with the winner receiving a title shot at next Thursday's Super Showdown pay per view in Saudi Arabia. Nothing in the report specifies whether Carmella will or Naomi will face Bayley at that show.
While the blue-brand title hunt is still on, Charlotte Flair officially challenged NXT women's champion Rhea Ripley to a title match at WrestleMania after assaulting her at this past Sunday's Takeover Portland. Meanwhile on Raw, the reported plan was for Becky Lynch to defend her title against a recently called-up Shayna Baszler. A number one contenders matchup was announced for the Elimination Chamber pay per view involving Baszler, Asuka, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, and Natalya. That show takes place on March 8th from Philadelphia.