WrestleMania 31 Card Still at Just Four Matches

We’re just under three weeks from the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania 31, which comes to us live on pay-per-view and the WWE Network from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the home of the San Francisco 49ers. The card is finally starting to fill out, with the main event set and two matches designed to get multiple bodies on the WrestleMania card. Below is a look at what we know so far:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Roman Reigns v. Brock Lesnar

Sting v. Triple H

WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
Dolph Ziggler v. Dean Ambrose v. Luke Harper v. R-Truth v. Bad News Barrett
(It’s safe to assume Daniel Bryan and at least Stardust will also be added to the match, with Goldust another possible addition.)

2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Participants announced so far include Big Show, Kane, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Zack Ryder, Jack Swagger, Fandango, Adam Rose, Ryback, The Miz and Curtis Axel.

It seems inevitable that John Cena will challenge Rusev for the United States Championship once more, despite Lana and the champion both refusing to give Cena another shot, and we’re also all but guaranteed a Bray Wyatt v. Undertaker contest. Also likely to be added are a Tag Team Championship match and/or Divas Title contest.

Rumored Bryan v. Reigns v. Lesnar WrestleMania Main Event Makes a lot of Sense

Rumors are floating around today that Vince McMahon has decided on a WrestleMania 31 main event that will feature Brock Lesnar defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match against Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan.

The idea makes a lot of sense and the road to that match is easy to lay out.

Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan are set to go one-on-one at WWE’s generic-as-can-be Fast Lane pay-per-view on Feburary 22nd, with the winner heading to WrestleMania to challenge the Beast Incarnate. Let’s remember that just a week ago, Roman Reigns interfered in the Bryan v. Seth Rollins match, costing Rollins a shot at Reigns at the PPV. Also don’t forget that Randy Orton’s return is imminent and he will have his sights set on Seth Rollins, who put him out of action with a storyline concussion.

The number one contender’s match at Fast Lane is ripe for a schmozz finish.

Rollins comes to the ring to screw Reigns out of the WrestleMania headliner as revenge for costing him this past Monday. Randy Orton returns to get even with Rollins. And then, of course, all hell breaks loose resulting in a no contest. Therefore, a triple threat match between Bryan, Reigns and Lesnar would be… best for business.

Going the route of a triple threat match makes a lot of sense. Lesnar doesn’t have to take the pin if you want to protect him and allow him to return at, say, SummerSlam claiming that since he never got pinned, he deserves a championship rematch. If there are any nerves about Reigns and Lesnar not being able to work a solid match together, you have Daniel Bryan in there as the glue to hold it all together.

It also makes sense because if Bryan wins at Fast Lane, there really isn’t a sensible WrestleMania program for Reigns, since Rollins will likely be paired with Randy Orton no matter what happens. Unless we want another Reigns v. Big Show match. The same can be said for Daniel Bryan who, aside from the Dolph Ziggler Twitter angle, doesn’t have a logical opponent who isn’t already tied up with something else. Putting Bryan and Reigns in the big match with Lesnar might be the most smooth road of all.

WrestleMania 32 to be Held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX

It has long been rumored but WWE announced after Raw that WrestleMania 32 will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The home of the Dallas Cowboys holds 80,000 for football but can fit over 105,000 for other events. The record attendance for a football game was 105,121 in September 2009 when the Giants beat the Cowboys in the stadium’s first regular season game. The 2010 NBA All-Star Game drew 108,713 fans to the stadium, setting the Guinness World Record for the largest attendance for a basketball game.

WWE will undoubtedly be pulling out all the stops to try to fill Jerry World. An Undertaker retirement match would not seem out of the question, especially if WWE decides to keep him off the WrestleMania XXXI show. There has always been talk of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin returning for one more match in his home state, so I’m sure Vince McMahon and company will be working the Rattlesnake over.

One thing to remember is that although the capacity can reach over 105,000, WWE generally has a pretty elaborate and space-consuming entrance way for WrestleMania, which will cut down on some of those potential seats.

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Complete WrestleMania 30 Card

We’re four days away from WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans. While the build has been a little strange, the end is in sight and WrestleMania is always an exciting time. Here is the complete card for the biggest show of the year:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista v. Randy Orton v. Triple H/Daniel Bryan winner

Brock Lesnar v. The Undertaker

Winner Enters the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Daniel Bryan v. Triple H

Andre the Giant Memorial 30-Man Over the Top Rope Battle Royal
27 Participants Announced: Dolph Ziggler, Big E, Fandango, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, Titus O’Neil, Christian, Sheamus, Big Show, Mark Henry, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, Santino Marella, The Great Khali, Zack Ryder, Sin Cara, Brad Maddox

John Cena v. Bray Wyatt

The Shield v. Kane & The New Age Outlaws

Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational Divas Championship Match
Naomi, Cameron, Natalya, Summer Rae, Tamina, Layla, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, Emma, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, AJ Lee

Pre-Show: WWE World Tag Team Championship Fatal Four-Way Match
Rybaxel v. The Real Americans v. Los Matadores v. The Usos

The Worst WrestleMania Card in History: A Card Comprised of the Worst ‘Mania Matches

I proposed an interesting suggestion on Twitter this morning: Let’s make an eight match card featuring the worst matches in WrestleMania history. The caveat? You can’t use the same guy twice.

Divas matches were also left off the “balloting” and I even got some great interview and backstage segment suggestions, so I’m throwing them in too.

After receiving several great responses, I give to you the Worst WrestleMania Card in History. (I’ve even included links to some of the matchups for your viewing displeasure!)

Jerry Lawler v. Michael Cole (WrestleMania XXVII)

Great Khali v. Kane (WrestleMania 23)

Razor Ramon v. Bob Backlund (WrestleMania IX)

Sumo Match
Akebono v. Big Show (WrestleMania 21)

Undertaker v. Giant Gonzalez (WrestleMania IX)

Bret Hart v. Vince McMahon (WrestleMania XXVI)

Impromptu WWF Championship Match
Hulk Hogan v. Yokozuna (WrestleMania IX)

WWE Championship Match
John Cena v. The Miz (WrestleMania XXVII)

Your thoughts and/or suggestions?

Updated WrestleMania 30 Card and Hall of Fame Lineup

With just under two weeks until the biggest show of the year, WWE has seemingly finalized the card for WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. Of the 67 active competitors listed on WWE.com, 46 of them have matches right now. This year’s Hall of Fame roster has also been set. Below is what we know so far:

WrestleMania 30 Match Card
Hosted by Hulk Hogan

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista v. (Triple H/Daniel Bryan winner) v. Randy Orton

Winner Added to WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Daniel Bryan v. Triple H

Undertaker v. Brock Lesnar

John Cena v. Bray Wyatt

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Rybaxel v. The Usos

Kane & the New Age Outlaws v. The Shield

Andre the Giant Memorial 30-Man Battle Royal
Participants announced (28 so far): Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Great Khali, Sin Cara, Zack Ryder, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Brodus Clay, R-Truth, Santino, Kofi Kingston, Christian, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Goldust, Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Fandango, Damien Sandow, Big E, Alberto Del Rio, Titus O’Neil.

WWE Divas Championship Diva Invitational
Natalya v. Tamina v. Brie Bella v. Nikki Bella v. Aksana v. Naomi v. Cameron v. Rosa Mendes v. Layla v. Summer Rae v. Emma v. Eva Marie v. Alicia Fox v. AJ Lee

2014 Hall of Fame

Inductees are: The Ultimate Warrior (inducted by Linda McMahon), Jake “The Snake” Roberts (inducted by “Diamond” Dallas Page), Scott Hall, Lita, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon (inducted by Carlito and Los Matadores), and Mr. T.

WrestleMania World Heavyweight Title Match Will Be a Triple Threat No Matter What

During the opening segment of Monday’s episode of Raw, Triple H explained that Daniel Bryan would not be in the main event at WrestleMania because he would beat Bryan, despite the assumptions of Batista and Randy Orton that Triple H wouldn’t beat the bearded one. An angry Triple H then declared that there will be a triple threat match at WrestleMania no matter what, because if it’s not Daniel Bryan it will be The Game himself.

With that, here’s the updated card for WrestleMania 30:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista v. Randy Orton v. Triple H/Daniel Bryan
(The winner of the Triple H v. Daniel Bryan match enters this contest.)

Undertaker v. Brock Lesnar

Winner Enters the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Daniel Bryan v. Triple H

John Cena v. Bray Wyatt

Andre the Giant Memorial 30-Man Battle Royal
Participants include: Big Show, Big E, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Sheamus, Curtis Axel, Christian, Fandango, Alberto Del Rio, Mark Henry, Damien Sandow, Titus O’Neil

Undertaker v. Brock Lesnar Added to WrestleMania Card

At the conclusion of last night’s Raw, the Undertaker returned, chokeslamming Brock Lesnar through a table, setting up their inevitable showdown at WrestleMania 30. While we pretty much knew it was coming, it’s always a goosebump-inducing moment to see “the Deadman” make that slow walk down the ramp. With that, and Randy Orton successfully retaining his WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Sunday’s Elimination Chamber, we have two matches official.

Raw also gave us a glimpse at a few other likely matches, including Daniel Bryan v. Triple H, after the bearded one challenged the COO to a match at “the Granddaddy of Them All.” Below is the current card:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista v. Randy Orton

The Undertaker v. Brock Lesnar

And here are the additional matches we’ll probably get on April 6th:

Daniel Bryan v. Triple H

John Cena v. Bray Wyatt