No matter what he's done in the months prior, John Cena's WrestleMania match is always among the biggest on the card. It's been reported that Roman Reigns isn't expected to win the Royal Rumble Match. We hate to be critical but let's look at the facts: Batista's latest WWE run was a complete fail as fans turned on him for Daniel Bryan and lost complete interest. Former WWE personality Jonathan Coachman added to the rumors claiming McMahon is also interested in purchasing an NFL franchise, the Carolina Panthers.
The Undertaker's WrestleMania 33 match suggests that he won't return to face Cena. However, WWE's recent statement, as shared by PWInsider , seems to have ruled out a possible return for Hogan who was sacked from the company in 2015 after Gawker released tapes showing him making racist remarks.
Instead — especially considering Lesnar was never advertised to be on the program in the first place — it seems likely the decision to keep Lesnar and Heyman off the show, as well as Lesnar's name mostly out of the mouths of Cena and the other stars who appeared on Monday night's Raw,” is an intentional choice, most likely for future story-line scenarios.
Kevin Owens has dismissed the possibility of accepting AJ Styles as a challenger for his Intercontinental belt at Wrestlemania - joking the rookie” newcomer to WWE needs to prioritise ‘getting a decent haircut' over title hopes. WWE events are entertainment-based, featuring storylines and choreographed matches.
It looks like the WWE is not done bringing back former superstars as Daily Wrestling News reports that WWE chairman Vince McMahon wants to bring back 11-time world champion and Hall of Famer Edge. Now it's time for the big one, and even those once-a-year fans will be restarting their WWE Network subscription for this.
- Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer claimed that Alicia Fox was pulled from the WrestleMania battle royal, but she actually wasn't cleared yet. After the match, Nakamura went to present Styles with the championship and then turned on him, hitting him with a low blow and kicking him out of the ring.
He wrote about how the WWE "is willing to offer a similar style deal to Gronkowski that they offered to Ronda Rousey" And while he wasn't able to say whether or not Gronk is considering the offer, this latest wrinkle in the story is proof that the Gronk-to-the-WWE storyline isn't going to fade away anytime soon.
The closest anyone associated with the WWE has come to saying that Roman Reigns is potentially getting close to being a heel was when Triple H gave an interview in which he said that to some degree, Roman is a heel already. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the former WWE star and he's been linked with a return to the company.
As for those WWE rumors, PWInsider reports Patron was at WWE headquarters in Stamford last week and met with Vince McMahon. Leading up to this weekend's WWE Royal Rumble, one giant question has loomed over wrestling fans. Lesnar and Reigns both soak up a fair amount of boos from the fans, regardless of what they do, with Reigns taking the brunt of it week in week out.
To be fair, the match was well received and Shane did a hell of a job, however judging by the various dream opponents, there were lots of others fans would have rather seen in Shane's spot. Beyond Greatest Royal Rumble, Brock's priority is UFC where he's expected to face the winner of Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt in December.
Maybe Shane oversteps and puts HIMSELF in the Rumble and Bryan joins WWE Returns the match just to counter Shane's actions. Bryan will lace up the boots again this Sunday after finally being medically cleared by WWE—but the latest speculation seems to suggest he will be kicking off his wrestling career again with a loss.
You might recall the quartet was involved in a spot at WrestleMania 31 in March 2015, with Rousey, who had been sitting ringside, joining The Rock in the ring and subsequently taking down both McMahon and Triple H. At the time, Rousey still was the UFC women's bantamweight champion.