WrestleMania 34 is fast approaching, and as all fans like to do around this time, we are going to fantasy book what we think is a great WrestleMania 34 card. It may not turn out this way, as WWE loves to give us quite odd matches on the undercard, or they may fill the card with way too many matches, but either way, this is our attempt at a WrestleMania 34 card, and we’d love to see your ideas for matches/moments in the comments below.
Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak for Cruiserweight Title
We have no clue what the status of the currently-vacant Cruiserweight Title will be coming WrestleMania, but this is about as good as it will get regarding the 205 Live competitors. Like last year, it’s going to be relegated to the pre-show, but that will give them more time to tell their story, and would be the perfect place to give the entertaining Gulak his first Championship. If you pay attention to 205 Live, you’d realize just how funny and entertaining Drew Gulak is, and although it won’t be the best match, it will be entertaining and tell a great story.
RAW Women’s Championship #1 contenders Triple Threat – Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
Most fans will skip the pre-show simply because the matches don’t matter, and that’s why we’ve given all 3 bouts on the show meaning, as the winner of this Triple Threat would go on to join the RAW Women’s Triple Threat later on in the show. In terms of in ring work, this one would be great, as all three are very capable performers, and with no Paige left (reportedly) as an active performer in WWE, these are the 3 most deserving contenders to join the match later in the night. You’ll find out later in the article who we think should win this bout, but either way, this would hopefully tempt some fans to tune into the usually long and boring Big-4 PPV Pre-Show.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Winner: Elias)
This has become a WrestleMania tradition, and there’s no point abandoning it now, as it gives plenty of performers a chance to appear on the biggest stage WWE has to offer, as it’s always some great pre-show fun. Nothing about this match is usually noteworthy other than an NXT appearance and the winner, and with Elias rising on Monday Night RAW, he is the perfect candidate. We haven’t seen big pushes for Cesaro, The Big Show, Mojo Rawley or Baron Corbin after their victories, but hopefully they can finally capitalize on the momentum of this bout.
The Bar (c) vs. The Revival – RAW Tag Team Championship
The Bar have been the best tag team on RAW for the better part of the last 12 months, and with Sheamus’ injury, their run may be coming to an end, and who better to share the ‘Mania stage with them then a couple of Top Guys? Dash and Dawson haven’t been back for long, but in NXT they proved that they were one of the companies top tag teams, and if they can gather some momentum, this will be one of the hottest matches on the entire card. Sheamus might not be able to bump much because of his injury problems, but Cesaro is incredibly talented, and if the match is put together in a similar vein to what The Revival did in NXT, the show could be stolen right off the bat.
Finn Balor vs. The Miz (c) vs. Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins vs. Jason Jordan – Intercontinental Championship
There are a bunch of guys on RAW heading into ‘Mania with little to do, and while these kinds of chaotic matches often fall flat, a 5-way featuring some of RAW’s top talent could definitely work in this spot. This would mean all 3 RAW undercard champions would have to lose their belts before ‘Mania, but that won’t be a problem, and this match, although not as star studded, could work similar to how several RAW PPV main events did in 2017. It would be great to see a few of these guys higher on the card throughout 2018, but this would allow them to show off their skills in front of a huge audience, and it would no doubt be a great, chaotic contest.
Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch (Royal Rumble Winner) – Smackdown Women’s Championship
We haven’t seen a one-on-one women’s match at WrestleMania for quite some time, but we should this year, and after the Lass Kicker comes out on top in the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble, this is the match to book. A Charlotte heel turn could certainly help the story, but it isn’t essential, and if they can kick it into high gear like we know both of these incredible women can, it will be another feather in the cap of the highly publicized women’s revolution in WWE. Lynch hasn’t been getting the recognition she deserves as of late, but returned on SmackDown recently to a huge ovation, and if she continues to be hot, this will be absolutely phenomenal.
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Rusev – United States Championship
Roode becoming a first-time WWE champion was long overdue, and even though the U.S. Title tournament seemed rush, it’s good to finally see a title around his waist. Rusev is incredibly hot, and the fans can’t get enough of him, as evidenced by his Rusev Day shirt being a top seller on WWE Shop, and it would be great to see the 60,000+ in attendance explode when he is crowned US Champion. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see him win the Royal Rumble, but we have a much better match in mind for that Championship, so for now, this could be the start of Rusev’s rise to main eventer.
Triple H vs. Braun Strowman
This one may feel like a step down for Braun Strowman who was one of WWE’s hottest stars in 2017, but there’s no other big match for him, and it would be a great way to follow on from their Survivor Series encounter. The Game had a great match with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 33, so it will be a nice change of pace to see him battle the monster, and after how brutal their encounter in 2017 was, an Extreme Rules match would seem appropriate. This would also help Triple H keep up with The Monster Among Men, and as it’s the biggest stage of the year, WWE would likely break out a huge moment for the match (somehow it will have to top flipping an ambulance), and it could help it be a great showcase.
Sasha Banks vs. Asuka (c) vs. Ronda Rousey – RAW Women’s Championship
Many people won’t want to see Ronda Rousey in this type of match, but to save Sasha from being completely destroyed by Asuka, it would help to have someone of such star power and physicality to match up with the Empress of Tomorrow. After qualifying for this match on the pre-show, Banks would come in as the underdog, and with crowd support split between the three, it would be a very unpredictable bout. After several years of Banks/Lynch/Bayley/Charlotte, this will be a nice change of pace, and if all 3 can live up to their potential, this could be the best women’s ‘Mania bout of all time.
The Usos (c) vs. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens – Smackdown Tag Team Championship
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens just can’t be separated, whether it’s battling each other or coming together, and at ‘Mania 34, they deserve the chance to be crowned Smackdown Tag Team Champions. Some would have Rusev Day in this spot, but we’d much prefer Rusev where he is, and after the thrilling year that The Usos had in 2017, this would no doubt be another barn-burner. A victory here would give Kevin Owens the much sought after Grand Slam Championship, and while we don’t know which way the result should go, it would be a great effort in story telling and just great pro-wrestling, and after never being on the main WrestleMania stage before, The Usos deserve this spot.
John Cena vs. The Undertaker
After the supposed WrestleMania 33 farewell, most fans don’t want to see The Undertaker return to the ring, but all reports indicate this match will take place, and while it won’t be the best in ring performance, it will be quite a spectacle. The story will be the key here, and a battle of two generations will take place, and if the WWE go all out with it, it could be ‘Takers best match in years. Fans often complain about the presence of part-timers around ‘Mania season, but this one is understandable, as it could be the last big match for both men on such a grand stage.
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns – Universal Championship
This one is likely to cause the most contention within the WWE Universe, but it’s a match WWE has been waiting to put on for quite some time, and after their contest at WrestleMania 31, it could be a match worthy of a co-main event spot. To avoid another Reigns coronation at the big show, this should be the second last match to go on, but this will definitely have the big fight feel that WWE love for their biggest shows. We could all hope for a Reigns heel turn in some capacity, but either way, this should be another way for him to prove how great he is in the ring. After his match with AJ Styles at Survivor Series, it seems Lesnar is again motivated, which is a very good sign.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – WWE Championship
This match has been talked about for quite some time, and after the incredible encounter the two had at Wrestle Kingdom 10, it has to be the ‘Mania main event. They had a brief stand off in the 2017 Money in the Bank Ladder match, and fans went crazy, so when Shinsuke Nakamura comes out on top in the Royal Rumble, this is going to be absolutely huge. If the WWE can take the restrictions off these two fantastic performers, it could go down as one of the greatest matches in the events history, and I for one can’t wait to see a special Shinsuke Nakamura WrestleMania entrance.
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