With more than a month to go until WrestleMania 36 in Tampa, Florida, WWE could still change up a lot of proposed plans they have for the event. Some matches could be confirmed and in place while others are still being worked out, but nothing is cemented in place until the card is officially announced. Rumors are flying around social media for who will be appearing at the event, however, and one states that a major name and former multi-time World Champion will not have a match.
According to The Wrestling Observer, by way of Wrestling Inc., Triple H is not going to have a match at WrestleMania 36. As of this time, he is not scheduled for the event and is not going to be on the card at all.
That doesn’t mean he won’t be there, as he’s most certainly going to have a part in planning and booking the event, among other responsibilities. The only part of WrestleMania this rumor states he won’t be involved in is a match at the pay-per-view. If he doesn’t perform, it would be the first time since WrestleMania 23 that he hasn’t wrestled at the bigger show of the year, ending a streak that has lasted for more than a decade.
Last year, Triple H wrestled and defeated Batista in what would be the reported last-ever match for “The Animal.” Since that time, Triple H has wrestled three times — at two WWE Live Events in Japan and at WWE Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia last year, where he lost to Randy Orton.
With more than a month to go until WrestleMania 36, there is still the possibility that Triple H will end up with a match on the card. Right now, however, as he’s not involved in any kind of storylines nor appearing on television, a lot of build-up would need to be done in a short amount of time to prepare for his match.
Reports had previously stated that both Ronda Rousey and The Undertaker also are not scheduled to be a part of WrestleMania 36. The same has been said for Goldberg, who is confirmed to face Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt for the WWE Universal Championship at Super ShowDown next week.
As can happen in the world of professional wrestling, though, rumors are always subject to change at a moment’s notice. The Inquisitr reported that The Undertaker has now been scheduled for the PPV and will be facing AJ Styles, although WWE hasn’t yet announced his appearance.