WWE now has WrestleMania 32 in its sights with the huge Pay-Per-View happening on April 3 from Dallas, Texas, and it’s starting to really take shape. At the end of Fastlane on Sunday night, the main event of Triple H vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Title was set. After Monday Night Raw, two more big matches have been confirmed, and there are a lot of rumors for others.
Fans may not be thrilled with the main event, but it could end up growing on them as time goes on. Now, the other two matches are really big with fans, and one of them was completely and totally unexpected.
Over the weekend, rumors of The Undertaker’s opponent at WrestleMania 32 started swirling, and it became known that it was someone not on the active roster. A lot of assumptions and guesses were put forth, but no-one could have possibly known that it would be Shane McMahon.
As recapped by WWE.com, Shane-O Mac returned to WWE at the beginning of Monday Night Raw and is looking for total control. In order to get it, he’s going to have to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania and it’s going to be a match that takes place inside the confines of Hell in a Cell.
It’s hard to believe that Shane McMahon could win that match, but anything is possible. Right now, the fans are pretty much just waiting to see how big of a sick bump Shane takes from The Undertaker during the bout.
Once Fastlane was over, it started becoming known that Brock Lesnar would now face Dean Ambrose at the big PPV in early April. Well, that match was confirmed on Monday Night Raw after Lesnar destroyed Ambrose prior to the start of the show. He was taken away in an ambulance, but there was more.
Ambrose was taken to the hospital, but returned later to the arena in the same vehicle and with “Lunatic Fringe” still in a neck brace. That was when Ambrose stumbled to the ring, was taken out, but Lesnar, and then challenged the “Beast Incarnate” to a match.
Paul Heyman accepted on behalf of his client.
As of the end of Monday Night Raw, three matches are confirmed for WrestleMania 32:
- WWE World Heavyweight Title: Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns
- No-Holds Barred Street Fight: Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose
- Hell in a Cell: The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon
Now, it’s time to check out the rumored matches that could be announced soon to start filling out the WrestleMania 32 card. WrestleZone reported that there was an announcement on Monday that a number one contender’s match will take place to determine who will face Charlotte for the Divas Championship at Mania.
The match will take place between Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks, but it isn’t known when that match will happen. It’s been rumored that these three women could end up in a triple threat match for the title.
For months, a rumored triple threat TLC match for the WWE Tag Team Titles has been thrown around here and there. It’s possible that The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day could end up stealing the show at WrestleMania 32.
What Culture believes that the situation at Fastlane set up a Tag Title feud between The New Day and the League of Nations is what’s coming. Fans may not be thrilled with it, but it could happen. The one wonder is which two members of the League would fight it out.
There is, of course, going to be the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal which will include a lot of those without another match on the card. Rumors are that Braun Strowman is getting a mega-push and will win that match, but it remains to be seen.
One other match being thrown around right now is an Intercontinental Title match where Kevin Owens would defend the belt against AJ Styles. They’ve teased a feud ever since Styles debuted in late January and Owens eliminated from the Royal Rumble match, and then this happened.
Hey dweebs…If AJ Styles ever comes anywhere near MY #ICTitle, I’ll take him out in less time than it took me to toss him out of the Rumble.????
— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) February 22, 2016
There is so much more to come and a lot of matches still to be announced and confirmed for WrestleMania 32. Three matches are confirmed, and they have been made in a hurry. It seems like others are going to be coming soon, and WWE is working on making Mania something huge.
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