The biggest wrestling event of 2020 is coming up soon for WWE, and many fans are wondering if two of the most popular stars will be on the card. The Undertaker and Ronda Rousey have not been seen much in the last year, but that is not something totally unexpected as they usually only appear for special events. If the rumors swirling around are true, though, neither of those former champions are going to be in Tampa, Florida, for WrestleMania 36.
With a number of pay-per-views scheduled before WrestleMania 36, anything is possible when it comes to the card. Injuries could occur, someone could get released, or plans could entirely change backstage with the creative team going in vastly different directions.
It is true that The Undertaker’s “Streak” is no longer in place after losing to Brock Lesnar a few years ago, but he’s still a ‘Mania staple. He did not appear at last year’s show and it appears as if he won’t be on the card for this year’s pay-per-view either.
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, by way of Wrestling Inc., The Undertaker is not currently booked for a match at WrestleMania 36. He is said to be in negotiations with WWE officials regarding a match or possibly just an appearance, but nothing is set in stone yet.
One of the other big rumors floating around is that another former champion, Ronda Rousey, won’t be at WrestleMania 36 either.
That same report states that Rousey is not scheduled for the card and will not be wrestling at the event in Tampa. This is kind of shocking for many fans, as they expected her to be back by early 2020 to set up a match for the big pay-per-view.
Rousey hasn’t been seen anywhere in WWE since losing in the main event of WrestleMania 35. She was the Raw Women’s Champion at the time and lost in a Triple Threat Match, which also included Charlotte Flair and was ultimately won by Becky Lynch.
The Wrestling Observer notes that the rumored top women’s matches for this year’s WrestleMania will include two of those who were in last year’s main event. Flair — the 2020 women’s Royal Rumble winner — is expected to face NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, while Lynch will reportedly be up against NXT’s Shayna Baszler.
Again, these are just rumors and should be taken as such at this time. There’s still a chance The Undertaker and/or Rousey might be coming back for a match on the “Show of Shows.” If Rousey, in particular, chooses to return, she would likely end up being placed in one of the top matches on the WrestleMania 36 card.