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

Roddy Piper Discusses Rumors of WrestleMania 30 Match with Hulk Hogan

The second of Roddy Piper’s two-part appearance on The Steve Austin Show dropped this week and during the show, Austin asked “Hot Rod” about rumors of a Hulk Hogan v. Piper match at WrestleMania 30. Piper’s response, transcribed by Cageside Seats, is pretty telling:

“This is WrestleMania 30. I’ve pinned Hogan once and he’s never pinned me. From a fan’s perspective, and WWE Universe and Vince, it never had closure. The business that would be done.. the interviews and stuff would be coming from the heart. We could try to out-raise the bar of the WWE entertainment machine in our sport, if they let us go toe-to-toe and don’t script us. The fans will see really how it got started and why, and then they’ll see the conclusion. They are asking can I get in shape. I am already in shape! They are asking Hogan… But there is a fear, I guess, of whether we can pull off the performance. I think we can.”

I’m so torn on this idea. On one obvious hand, a one-on-one match between two 60-year-olds could be disastrous. Sure, the promos leading up to it would be great and WWE could certainly use its video production talents to make it seem epic, but I highly doubt they could put forth an entertaining 10-minute match at their advanced ages.

On the other hand, if these two were squeezed into a tag team match where their respective partners were asked to carry the load, it could work. The first idea that comes to mind is Hogan teaming with John Cena to take on Piper and CM Punk. Cena is the Hogan of this generation and Punk is at least the closest thing to Jericho that we have. Another potential Piper partner could be Chris Jericho, who may or may not be returning soon. With nothing obvious in the pipeline for Jericho if he does return, pairing him with fellow Canadian Piper would make sense.