WrestleMania is one of the year's most anticipated events for WWE fans worldwide. The two-night extravaganza is packed with some of the biggest names in wrestling battling it out for championship titles and bragging rights.
One of the biggest questions leading up to the event was which match would headline each night. While it was clear that the main event on Sunday would be Roman Reigns defending his Universal Championship against Edge and Daniel Bryan, Saturday's main event was still up in the air.
The contenders for Saturday's main event were the "SmackDown" Women's Championship match between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley and the WWE Tag Team Championship match featuring The Usos against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
Ultimately, the tag match got the nod to close out the first night of WrestleMania.
Triple H on WrestleMania Main Event Decision
During the WrestleMania Saturday Press Conference, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, one of the WWE's top executives, shed some light on the decision-making process.
According to Levesque, the decision to have the tag match as the main event was based on what resonated most with fans. "For me, it was the most emotionally and storyline-driven match on the card," said Levesque. "Whatever storyline resonates the most and has the most impact needs to be the story told.
In this case, it was the Usos, Kevin, and Sami. " Levesque also addressed the issue of gender and the main event, explaining that it's not about "giving" women the main event just because they're women. In the past, when women have headlined WrestleMania, it's been because their storyline was the most compelling.
"People say, 'Tag team championships haven't been in that spot. History-making.' I didn't even know that, to be honest with you. Talent is talent, nothing else to it," said Levesque. The tag team championship match did not disappoint, with Zayn and Owens dethroning The Usos in the culmination of a months-long story.
Owens has now headlined two consecutive WrestleMania events, and Zayn and The Usos have added their names to the history books.