The biggest event of the year is right around the corner and it seems that with all the matches currently announced for the event, there could be some exciting plans for Sunday night.
WWE returns to Orlando, Florida for the first time since WrestleMania XXIV and with pictures emerging of the setup of the venue, it seems that WWE may have some huge plans since the ramp to the ring is currently across half of the stadium.
There are currently 13 matches on the card for Sunday night and since WWE are looking to follow NXT which will be presented from the same city the night before. With all of the build-up over and WWE fans already descending on Florida for the event, it seems as though the biggest event of the year could live up to its name this time around.
Last year's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale saw Baron Corbin called up to the main roster to participate. While the commentary team and WWE themselves didn't make a big deal about his inclusion in the match, instead, they turned all the attention towards Shaquille O'Neil...and Baron went on to win the match.
That was his induction to life on the main roster and he has since been drafted to SmackDown and is fighting for the Intercontinental Championship on Sunday night. Any other NXT stars could be added to this year's event as well. It will be interesting to see who WWE decides to include as a shock participant.
There are many different fans who have differing opinions of Roman Reigns and whether or not he deserves his current place in WWE. Reigns has seemingly had it easy over the past few years and is now a former three-time World Champion.
The Undertaker's rumoured match for WrestleMania was thought to have been against John Cena, which leaves many fans unhappy that Reigns was given the nod instead. This could well be The Undertaker's final match at WrestleMania after he's just celebrated his 52nd Birthday. It also seems that Roman Reigns could well be only the second man to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania. The Undertaker obviously won't be an easy person to defeat, but I fully expect this to be a great match from both men.
There are so many rumours surrounding The Demon King over the past few months and it was thought that the Raw after WrestleMania would be the perfect time for him to pounce. Instead, recent speculation is suggesting that WWE wants Balor to return a day early as one of the shocks of the night to play his own part at WrestleMania.
It is unknown if Balor will interfere in The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns or Triple H vs. Seth Rollins match, especially given that it was Rollins that first injured him back in the summer. But it will be interesting to see if WWE bring in the popular star for the shock value on Sunday night.
Mickie James made her return back in January and has since been at the forefront of the SmackDown Women's Division. Ever since the draft, the women of SmackDown Live have needed an experienced figure and it seems WWE were not set to give Natalya the chance.
Mickie James has done exactly what she was supposed to do. She has turned the division on its head and this Sunday she could lift her second WWE title at WrestleMania after the Women's Championship she lifted at WrestleMania 22 eleven years ago. Mickie could be the woman to take SmackDown forward over the next few month.
John Cena has been relegated to a Tag match with his real-life girlfriend Nikki Bella this year, which is a big difference from the main events or marquee matches that he's usually part of. The Miz and Maryse are no pushovers either. Maryse is a former Divas Champion and The Miz and John Cena have a storied rivalry of their own.
Most of the build-up to their match has seen The Miz and Maryse humiliating Cena and Nikki and it seems that that couple could finally be set to get some revenge. Nikki and John have a point to prove and while this probably will not be the standout match of the night, it will definitely be a memorable one.
This will be the third time that Brock and Goldberg have come face to face in the last few months. Goldberg has only been in the ring around five minutes in his last three matches, and one of the those was a two minute match against Lesnar at Survivor Series last year.
Goldberg has since gone on to win the Universal Championship from Kevin Owens at Fastlane earlier in the month and now he walks into WrestleMania as the champion with everything to lose on Sunday night. Goldberg could be set to leave WWE after his latest match and since Brock has been dropped by UFC he could sign up for many more WWE appearances this year, which would allow him to become a worthy Universal Champion.
Samoa Joe has already shown his allegiance to Triple H over the past few weeks since he made his debut back in February on Monday Night Raw. He has set his sights on Sami Zayn since then and it comes as a huge shock that the duo don't actually have a match at WrestleMania.
Sami Zayn has been put up against it in recent weeks and he actually qualified for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on Monday night thanks to interference from Samoa Joe and Chris Jericho. Joe should be part of WrestleMania in some form, and since Zayn is in the Battle Royal, then it seems the two may well collide again.
This match is more than two years in the making and there are many rumours that currently suggest that Seth Rollins was never injured, to begin with. It seems that WWE have been working the WWE Universe over the past few weeks. The biggest hint could be the fact that Rollins has been using the crutch on the wrong leg in his last two WWE appearances.
Rollins and Triple H collide in a unique match on Sunday night. One that could see Triple H bring in reinforcements in order to teach Rollins a lesson. Triple H has stated many times that he doesn't want to wrestle as much as he used to so a defeat to Rollins here could give Seth the boost he needs and allow Triple H to return to NXT and continue his duties as a creator.
Braun Strowman has been on an incredible run as of late. Despite the fact that he lost his undefeated streak to Roman Reigns at Fastlane a few weeks ago, Strowman is still considered the Monster Among Men and given his stare down with Big Show this past week on Raw, those two could have an epic collision on Sunday night.
WWE haven't done a lot with the three previous winners of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, so having a winner like Braun Strowman, who could go on to pave a path of destruction over the next few months, will definitely boost the match ahead of next year's version of the match.
Bray Wyatt collides with his former family member Randy Orton at WrestleMania on Sunday night. It's been one of the best build-ups to any WrestleMania match in WWE history over the past few weeks after Randy Orton proved that he was nicknamed The Viper for a reason when he turned on his former Wyatt Family leader and burned down The Wyatt Family compound.
Randy had declined the match that he earned the right to be part of when he won the Royal Rumble but has since decided that he will fight Bray for the title. Bray needs a lengthy run with the title over the next few months and Orton doesn't need another championship win because he's already proved why he's one of the best WWE has ever had.
Bayley makes her WrestleMania debut on Sunday night as she walks into the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida as the Raw Women's Champion set to defend her title in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match against Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, and Charlotte.
Bayley won the title on Raw a few months ago and was able to end Charlotte's undefeated pay-per-view record at Fastlane earlier this month. While the odds are going to be stacked against Bayley on Sunday night, it makes the most sense for her to retain. Nia Jax has made an impact in recent weeks, but she isn't quite ready to become champion and giving the title to Charlotte or Sasha just brings back the circle that the WWE Universe became tired of late last year.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defend their Tag Team Championship against Enzo and Cass and Cesaro and Sheamus at WrestleMania in a few days time. While Gallows and Anderson have had problems recently since their run in with Roman Reigns, they are still one of the biggest pulls that WWE have in their Tag Team Division.
Enzo and Cass have had a lacklustre run themselves as of late and had the perfect opportunity to win the titles at Fastlane. The Triple Threat match doesn't favour any of the teams in the match, but it could be the chance that the former NXT stars have been waiting for to finally lift gold in WWE.
Erick Rowan has been out of action since he suffered a torn rotator cuff back in October last year. Luke Harper was instead brought over the SmackDown to take his place in the Wyatt Family. Harper has since turned his back on Bray Wyatt after he chose Randy Orton over him.
Rowan has been able to make his return to WWE for the past few months but the company has had no idea how to insert him into the current storyline. Luke Harper's role at WrestleMania is currently unknown as well, but it is likely that if Harper involved himself in the match then Rowan could appear as a way to even the odds and help his patriarch to retain hos Championship.
A.J. Styles was set to take on Bray Wyatt a few weeks ago and even earned the spot by defeating Luke Harper. But then when Randy Orton decided that he wanted to cash in his Royal Rumble win. A.J. was then defeated and no longer a part of the main event.
A.J. blamed Shane for this and after he attacked him backstage and put him through a car window, it seems that the stage was set for the two stars to go one-on-one on the grandest stage of them all. The contract signing saw Shane state that he was aware of just how phenomenal A.J. really is. A.J. doesn't have respect for Shane at all, and he will walk into WrestleMania and show Shane up. He is a better wrestler than Shane and he deserves the win on Sunday night.
Ever since Dean Ambrose had the ordacity to cost Baron Corbin the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber he has made a B-line for Dean Ambrose and his Intercontinental Cahmpionship. Baron thinks that because he lost a title because of Dean, taking Dean's title away from him will make them even.
The problem that Baron has had over the past few weeks is that Ambrose doesn't know how to stay down. He even attacked Ambrose with a forklift backstage a few weeks ago and he still managed to come back and attack the former NXT star. This weekend Ambrose puts his title on the line in what could be the start of a huge push for Baron. Ambrose hasn't done a lot with the title since he won it from The Miz and this seems like the perfect time to pass the torch to Baron.
Kevin Owens takes on his former Jeri-KO teammate on Sunday night in what is set to be a show stealing, personal, final chapter between the former friends. Owens threw the first punch when he turned on Chris Jericho at The Festival Of Friendship and put him out of action for a few weeks.
Jericho then responded by costing Owens the Universal Championship at Fastlane when he came out and distracted him. Owens wants revenge and since Jericho took the title from him, he thinks the best response would be to take the title from him. Owens will become United States Champion if he defeats Jericho on Sunday night, but he will gain the satisfaction he desires with a win and get the revenge he deserves.
Neville defends his Crusierweight Championship against former TNA star Austin Aries on Sunday night as part of the WrestleMania Kickoff Show. Neville has reigned his division as King of the Cruiserweights for the past few months and while he has swept aside the likes of Rich Swann and Jack Gallagher en route to making the statement, Austin Aries has become a thorn in his side in recent weeks.
Aries has the pedigree to become a champion and definitely has what it takes to run the 205 Live Locker room. Aries is the biggest test that Neville has faced as champion and it doesn't seem as though he has the cheatsheet to be able to pass this one.
John Cena and Nikki Bella team together at WrestleMania for the first time, the duo have been WWE's powercouple for the past few years, but it is only now that WWE have allowed them to become a couple on the main show.
The entire build up to their match against Miz and Maryse has been about the fact that John Cena refuses to propose to Nikki Bella because he doesn't want to remarry. The company have made the entire build up so much about this that there has to be a proposal at WrestleMania. It is fully expected that Cena and Bella will win the match and then John will propose to his long time girlfriend as a way to make WrestleMania even more memorable.
Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly have already been reported to be at WrestleMania to be scanned for their part in WWE 2K18 and Beth Phoenix will be in attendance after she is inducted in the Hall of Fame on Friday night.
The fact that Daniel Bryan stated that the match would be against all available female wrestlers on the SmackDown roster, means that there could be a few surprise women who could be added to the match at the last minute. Eva Marie is also a member of the SmackDown roster that has be rumoured to be returning, but there are other rumours that state that she could be done with WWE. But it will be an interesting match nonetheless.
The build-up to the WrestleMania match between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns has always had a third party. Braun and Roman collided at Fastlane and since then the fall out has led to Braun being part of the build between The Undertaker and Reigns.
Braun was Chokeslammed by The Undertaker a few weeks ago for no apparent reason and this allowed Reigns to gain the upper hand. It is thought that that cChokeslam will be the reason why Braun will come out and cost The Undertaker the match against Roman and in turn end what has been a good few years for The Undertaker since he lost to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX. It will definitely be interesting to see if WWE decides to go down this route to hand The Undertaker his second defeat at WrestleMania.
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