This year the WWE will face the momentous challenge of creating a record breaking WrestleMania card without the aid of half of their main event stars. The recent string of injuries to key talent such as John Cena, Seth Rollins, and Daniel Bryan has utterly decimated the WWE talent pool. With that said, there are still plenty of amazing workers employed by the company that could easily put on the best WrestleMania performances of all time if given the opportunity to do so. This is especially true in light of the recent rumored signing of New Japan stars AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.
The card that I have crafted is designed to build new stars and drastically move the company forward. The general theme of the show is the elevation of the Balor Club to main event status in one impactful night of utter domination. This is a logical move for the company that would open up the main event and midcard landscape to new and exciting matches and storylines for the foreseeable future. Without further ado, let’s take a look at my dream card for WrestleMania 32…
Main Event: Undertaker vs. Finn Balor (c) – WWE Championship
It’s Deadman vs. Demon. The past vs. the future. Have Balor win the Royal Rumble with the help of the newly formed Balor Club (Anderson and Gallows) in order to be crowned the new WWE Champion. Roman Reigns should be screwed out of the match by Triple H setting up their WrestleMania encounter which I will get to later. The next night on Raw the show opens with Finn’s celebration along with his new comrades. Suddenly the lights go out and the Undertaker appears to make his final challenge for the WWE Championship. Both of these men are master workers who could put on an amazing main event spectacle. Balor should pin Taker clean, establishing himself as the most dangerous man in the WWE and the Undertaker can ride off into the sunset satisfied that he has passed the torch to a deserving champion.
Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe – #1 Contender Match
This match should be set up within the Royal Rumble. Joe shockingly eliminates Brock Lesnar who proceeds to reenter the match and throw Joe out of the ring. Both men engage in a brutal fight while the Royal Rumble match continues. The next night on Raw, Heyman argues that Brock’s elimination was a fluke and that he should be champion right now. Joe comes out and says that he would have won the Rumble if not for Lesnar throwing a temper tantrum and running back into the ring after he had already been eliminated. Both men have a legitimate claim to the #1 contender position leading to their showdown at the Grandest Stage of them All. This match would be absolutely brutal. Samoa Joe wins in an upset that skyrockets him straight to the main event picture and places him in direct conflict with the Balor Club. Imagine the possibilities for future matches between Joe and Balor.
Neville (c) vs. AJ Styles – United States Championship
These two possess unique in ring styles that would seriously complement one another. Put the U.S. Championship on Neville at Fastlane and set this match up. These men would put on an absolute clinic and likely steal the show. AJ Styles wins the match with the help of the Balor Club which he immediately joins.
Roman Reigns vs. Triple H – Last Man Standing
Triple H got his revenge at the Royal Rumble by eliminating Reigns and costing him the championship, but he’s not satisfied with simply screwing Reigns out of the World Title. He wants to humiliate Roman at WrestleMania in front of the biggest crowd in WWE history. He challenges Reigns to a last man standing match which Reigns gladly accepts. Reigns comes out on top after a brutal match and interference from various Authority henchmen. The Rock intervenes to even the odds.
The New Day (c) vs. The Balor Club (Anderson & Gallows) – Tag Team Championships
In order for the Balor Club to make an impact and establish themselves as the most powerful faction in the WWE, they must target the Tag Team Champions. Anderson and Gallows win the belts in dominating fashion.
Alberto Del Rio wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal last eliminating Sheamus
It looks as though the League of Nations is going to dominate the Battle Royal, however infighting between faction members leads to a breakdown of the stable and Del Rio eliminates Sheamus to become the winner of the battle royal. The League of Nations has to be dissolved as there will be too many factions in the WWE with the Balor Club now becoming the main heel force. This is the perfect way to set up a feud between former League members which could produce some interesting matches.
Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch – For the new Women’s Championship
Enough of the Diva’s Division. These competitors are women, not divas, and their championship should reflect this. Becky wins the Championship and the WWE can now move forward to a more mature approach to women’s wrestling.
Dean Ambrose vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens (c) – Intercontinental Championship
The Ambrose/Owens feud gets a lot more interesting when the former NJPW Intercontinental Champion decides to go after the American version of the title. This would be a knockdown, drag out fight. Let these guys show the WWE audience what strong style wrestling truly is. Nakamura wins the belt.
There should be no match on the pre-show, instead this should be a spot where the WWE can honor legends and pump up the crowd.
This is a pretty risky card since it relies on the talent of wrestler’s that are not as recognizable to casual fans, however the WWE can either go all out and establish new stars or they can make this one of the most boring and forgettable shows in history by booking the same tired matches we’ve seen over and over again in the past. Hopefully the WWE opts for the former and WrestleMania can be the beginning of a new era.