We are less than a month out and it finally appears we have the makings of a WWE WrestleMania 32 card. The 10 match card looks more like a casualty of injuries than the biggest WrestleMania event of all-time.
According to several reports, AT&T Stadium has already sold enough seats to qualify this year’s event as the biggest WrestleMania of all-time. Previous attendance records will be broken and the gate will be enormous, proving that it is less about the card or wrestlers and more about the name WrestleMania when it comes to drawing people.
While most of the top of the card has been confirmed for a few weeks, the bottom remained a bit of a mystery. That has all changed as the ten match card appears to be set in stone barring any more injuries.
Triple H vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE championship will headline the event. I think it’s a fine Mania match on paper, unfortunately the crowd have completely turned against Reigns since the Royal Rumble. It has disaster written all over it at this point. There are several rumors about a special referee, most pointing to Stone Cold Steve Austin or Shawn Michaels at this stage of the game.
The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell with Shane getting control if he wins. Whether this is a desperate move or one of the most brilliant in recent memory will be determined after WrestleMania. Shane O is still super over but the more I see him dance and punch the less I have any interest in seeing the match.
Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred match rounds out the top of the card. I love a different match at WrestleMania and this one is definitely different. That said, I don’t think anyone believes Ambrose has a chance. In other words, this just appears like a glorified Brock squash match. I am sure it will be fun, probably the best on the show, but it’s a real tough one to sell.
Kevin Owens will defend the I-C title against several wrestlers in a multi-person match. Neville is out of the match after suffering an injury on RAW this past Monday. Dolph Ziggler, the Miz, and Sami Zayn are reportedly tied to the match. This one has a chance to steal the show, but the Miz kind of tarnishes it at this point.
The New Day vs. League of Nations for the WWE world tag team titles. After going 2-0, the New Day are going for “revenge”? I am sure it’ll be a good match but I can’t help but think that most of the intrigue was lost by putting them together at Roadblock.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho is another solid match, again hurt by having seen it several times before. It’s a very odd feud to say the least. I can’t help but think that AJ really belongs in that multiple I-C title match as opposed to another singles match with Jericho. That said, as long as they get time, it should be great.
The rest of the undercard is rounded out by:
Kalisto vs. Ryback for the U.S. title
Charlotte vs. Becky vs. Sasha for the WWE Divas title
The Dudleys vs. the Usos
Brie Bella, Alicia Fox and Paige vs. Lana, Tamina and Naomi (I would be surprised if this wasn’t t he pre-show match
The Andre the Giant Battle Royal