Between now and April 3 in Dallas, Texas, WWE has to book 16 hours of WWE Raw, eight hours of WWE SmackDown, a three-hour WWE Roadblock, and a four-hour WWE WrestleMania. While trying to figure all of that out, WWE Creative has to deal with injuries from the likes of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Nikki Bella, Randy Orton, and Cesaro, all scheduled to return at different intervals. Meanwhile, some of the biggest names booked for the biggest event of the year only appear sporadically on weekly WWE programming, including The Undertaker, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, and Shane McMahon.
With 30-plus hours of television to record in the next 30 days (not including any NXT, Superstars, Main Event, NXT TakeOver, or Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony footage) and so many wrestlers unavailable for some or all of the upcoming events, what programs will WWE build through the inaugural Roadblock event that will ultimately culminate at the biggest WrestleMania of all time?
— Slice Wrestling (@ENTSLICE) February 27, 2016
Below are the matches that WWE has confirmed for WWE Roadblock and WWE WrestleMania 32, as well as the unconfirmed, rumored, and/or speculated matches for those same events.
Confirmed WWE Roadblock matches
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match — Triple H (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
- NXT Tag Team Championship — The Revival (Dash & Dawson) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady (w/ Carmella)
- 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match — Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe — Winner becomes the No. 1 Contender for the NXT Championship
- Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt (w/ The Wyatt Family)
These matches have been confirmed by WWE’s official Roadblock preview.
Speculated WWE Roadblock matches
- WWE Intercontinental Championship Match — Kevin Owens (c) vs. The Big Show
- NXT Women’s Championship Match — Bayley (c) vs. Eva Marie
- WWE United State Championship Match — Kalisto (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
- Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin
Confirmed WWE WrestleMania 32 matches (tentative, pending WWE Roadblock results)
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match — Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns
- Hell in a Cell Match — Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker — If Shane wins, he gains control of WWE Monday Night Raw
- No Holds Barred Street Fight — Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose
- 3rd Annual Andre the Giant Memoral Battle Royal
- WWE Hall of Fame Inductions: Sting, The Godfather, The Fabulous Freebirds
These matches have been confirmed by WWE’s official WrestleMania preview.
Rumored WWE WrestleMania 32 matches
- WWE Divas Championship Triple Threat Match — Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch — Some believe this match will ultimately be a Fatal 4-Way Match featuring NXT Women’s Champion Bayley
- WWE Tag Team Championship — The New Day (c) vs. The League of Nations — Six-Man Tag Team Match Rules (per Inquisitr)
- WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match — Kevin Owens (c) vs. Big Show vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz vs. AJ Styles
- Brie Bella (w/ Daniel Bryan) vs. Lana (The Inquisitr reports a second Divas match on the WrestleMania 32 card)
Where To Watch
Fans can watch WWE Roadblock exclusively on the WWE Network on Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central. WWE WrestleMania 32 airs live on the WWE Network on Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern / 6p.m. Central.
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