WWE has had to deal with a number of serious injuries to main event level talent over the past couple of months, and it’s seriously caused a bit of a panic-mode. By now, a lot of ideas and matches are down and confirmed internally for WrestleMania, but the injuries have caused problems. Now, word is that all tentative plans and matches for WrestleMania 32 have been scrapped and they are starting over.
Even before all of the injuries, the plans and matches for WrestleMania 32 were changing, but some things were starting to be cemented into place. Now, all of that is out of the window and it seems as if WWE is heading back to square one.
According to Dave Meltzer of F4W Online, all plans for the big event in early April are gone. Last Sunday, the creative team for WWE scrapped everything as the list of tentative matches fell apart due to one reason or another.
Meltzer says that any reports going around right now of matches or ideas or title changes are nothing but assumptions.
“Anyone reporting on a ‘Mania car now is guessing. They had a complete top six matches and everything fell apart. Everything changed again on Sunday (Nov. 22, 2015).”
There have been numerous rumors of The Undertaker facing off with a host of different superstars including Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Sheamus, and Braun Strowman. As Forbes reported, The Undertaker was most recently “scheduled” to face John Cena at WrestleMania 32, but that seems out the window too.
There’s really no telling who will take on either of those two big superstars at this point. WWE could come back around to the idea of Cena vs. Taker, but that remains to be seen.
Now, one thing that also seemed to be cemented in place was one of the participants in the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. It was expected that Roman Reigns would be heading into WrestleMania 32 as the WWE Champion and winning the title from Sheamus sometime in the next two months.
The injuries that have played havoc on WWE’s plans are:
It’s pretty much a given that Randy Orton and Seth Rollins are both not going to be back in time for WrestleMania 32. Lana is in hot water with WWE right now, and Cesaro may or may not be able to come back by then.
Daniel Bryan’s status is totally up in the air and no one knows if he will even wrestle ever again, much less be back in time for the big pay-per-view.
WWE’s plans for WrestleMania 32 were going to be astronomical and likely still will be, but just harder to pull off now. They have been wanting to absolutely stack the card for the event that will take place in the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, which happens to seat more than 100,000 people.
No one knows what Brock Lesnar’s role will be, or who the popular superstar will face. Jim Ross has stated that WWE should really give Bill Goldberg and Batista a call to get them back in the ring and in time to start programs for WrestleMania 32.
He even feels that Batista is the perfect opponent for the “Beast Incarnate,” and thinks it could be a money match.
What about Sting? What about Steve Austin? What about The Rock?
At the current time, WrestleMania 32 is apparently a blank slate and WWE is going back to the beginning to start over. Scrapping all the tentative plans and matches means that anything is possible and anything could happen in the next few months leading up to the huge PPV.
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