Thoughts On the Rumored Wrestlemania XXXIII Card

Just…  This has been floating around for a bit and if this is the case, I have no idea where we are on a lot of these things.  Here it is with a thought or two per match.

WWE Universal Championship
Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar

Someone explain to me why this is the main event and for a title.  Please, someone tell me why that’s what we need.  I can almost buy this as the main event (assuming Goldberg can go more than five minutes) but why in the world does this need to be for the title?  Does the winner really need to take the title on hiatus for weeks at a time?  That’s their best idea?

WWE Championship
Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton

If this happens, Wyatt better win.  Orton doesn’t need this and Wyatt is considered a choker so let him defend the title here and eventually drop it to someone over the summer.  This should be a layup so I don’t buy it happening, unfortunately.

RAW Women’s Championship
Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax

Again, this should be a layup (as well as a singles match but WE MUST GO FOUR WAYS!) and by that I mean…..actually it should be Sasha turning heel and getting the big title win, setting up Bayley with the big singles win around Summerslam.  I know people want to see Bayley win the title here but she’s not ready yet.

Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker

This is one of two schools of thought.  If they try to have Reigns go in as the mega face, it doesn’t matter who wins because Reigns will be blown into the Atlantic by the booing.  If they have Reigns as the heel monster who spears old man Undertaker over and over until he can’t get up anymore, I’m sold like Hercules to DiBiase.

Seth Rollins vs. Triple H

If they just absolutely have to do this (and they clearly do because it’s HHH at Wrestlemania), please don’t screw it up by having it go half an hour.  This is nowhere near as big a match as WWE seems to think it is but it seems to be what we’re getting, assuming Seth can walk again.  I’ve heard rumors of Shane McMahon replacing Seth if he can’t go but either way, HHH needs to go down here.

Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho

I could go for this being for the US Title and all they have to do is have Jericho put Owens on the List for some reason.  This is the match that should happen, has been planned for months and needs to take place by schedule.  Stop messing with the good ideas you have and everything will be fine.

AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

Of all the matches on the card, I think this one makes me madder than all the rest.  AJ had one of the best years in company history but for some reason he’s stuck babysitting the boss at Wrestlemania.  The match will have some big spots and entertaining moments but how much praise do you think AJ is going to get for it?  This is going to be the Shane McMahon Show and that’s a very sad moment for AJ.

John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse

BRING BACK SHANE!  Word on the street says this is Nikki’s last match with Cena possibly proposing after the match.  You know, because WRESTLEMANIA needs to be a Nikki Bella night.  Cena isn’t going to be around much longer and now we get to hear about how Nikki has just overcome so much and how she’s earned all this and should get her happiness or whatever, because somewhere along the line she because Trish Stratus and Lita combined.  I can’t stand this for everyone involved as they all, save for Nikki that is, deserve so, so much better.

The Big Show vs. Shaquille O’Neal

You knew this one was going to happen and while that doesn’t make it much better, it’s still the case.  This is going to eat up about fifteen minutes with all the introductions and pre-match shenanigans and that’s fine really.  It’s going to come and go with no one remembering it so let’s get it over with and worry about the rest of the show.  I just don’t care enough to get annoyed about it and that’s fine.

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

So….this is Ambrose’s spot I suppose.  I mean, it’s not like you could do one last match against Styles or have him defend against Baron Corbin.  While the latter is still a possibility, it seems more likely that they’ll put them both in the battle royal or on the pre-show because Nikki’s proposal needs more time.  I’ll actually take Corbin winning again here, which would be a great idea for him.


This isn’t the strongest card in the world but there’s more to like about it than last year’s show.  At least there’s no reason to believe New Day will lose to the League of Nations again.  I still want to know what was up with that.


  1. Jose A says:

    With the push he’s been getting, where does Braun Strowman fit into the card? Battle royal?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    That seems low for him. It’s also why I don’t buy this as the final card.

  2. Bloodbuzz Bunk says:

    I have read that Corbin will end up facing Ambrose for the IC title.

    I still hold out hope that the Universal title match is Jericho v Owens.

    If Shane ends up facing HHH( which is more appropriate than anything tbh) than I’m not sure what happens to Styles. Perhaps an interpromotional feud with Balor?

  3. james gracie says:


    Oh man how bad is Wrestlemania gonna be this year?

  4. Dragon says:

    I see nothing wrong with having Shane and HHH on the card….its WrestleMania, and if you just have a card of new and current stars it gets to resemble the PPV’s that come every two weeks…u need to have some special attractions here. I agree the Goldberg does not need the title….that should be Owens/Jericho.

  5. CrazySole says:

    While I don’t mind Cena/Nikki vs Miz/Maryse, I just can’t believe there not doing Cena vs Taker.

    Roman Reigns vs Strowman would be an okay undercard match, you could even make it a four way with Owens and Jericho for all the gold.

    Ambrose and Corbin could be good, but I can see them doing another multi man match for the iconic title.

    I read somewhere that HHH and Joe vs Shane and Styles could be an option.

  6. M.R. says:

    I like the idea of a heel Reigns ending The Undertaker, but they seem hellbent against turning him.

  7. ajv80 says:

    The match that makes me cringe the most is Cena and Nikki vs Miz and Maryse. Cenas your biggest star, no longer and full-time guy, and this is how you want to waste him at the biggest show of the year? What would be wrong with one more match against AJ? Or even a singles match with Miz.

  8. Liam Fenech says:

    Kb the 3 matches I hate on this card are Cena /Nikk vs Miz/Maryse, AJ vs Shane, and Goldberg vs Lesner for Universal Championship There is no reason for these Matches/Stipulation to be on this card if they remain I wll tell you now I miss Wrestlemania Pereod!

    Corrector Reply:

    Nikki not Nikk.

    Comma after Shane is not needed and incorrectly placed.

    Matches and stipulations should not be capitalized.

    I wll tell you now I miss Wrestlemania, Pereod:
    Will not wll.
    Period not pereod. Period should not be capitalized.
    Sentence does not make gramatical sense. I will not watch Wrestlemania. I will skip it. Not going to watch. All better alternatives.

    Liam Fenech Reply:

    Yeah sorry about that My Spelling has never been that good I hope I was able to get my pont across about how angry I am about this potential card though.

  9. Your Eternal Reward says:

    Yay part timers! They are the true attraction, fuck the weekly guys they only have to carry the show 99% of the year, fuck giving them spots because we need to get old part timers over woo!

    Liam Fenech Reply:

    Well you need part timers because it’s Wrestlemania. However if you do have them put them in with a full timer so they can gain something from it or if you want to do 2 part timers have it be a Dream match for the fans where the outcome has no mayjor bearing going forward. Don’t have 2 part timers fight for 1 of the companies biggest titles when the champion wasn’t there for weeks on end and only defending every few months just like 2 years ago when Raw was a chore to watch and the idiot came and went whenever he damm well pleased only to spam German Suplexs and bore me to tears That match with Goldberg is the reason I will skip Wrestlemania this year The End.

    ajv80 Reply:

    I don’t understand why part timers are needed. They made it years upon years without using part timers in their main events at WM, why is it now that the success or failure of the show hinges so much on that? There are enough full time-or close to it-stars in this company that guys like Goldberg, Lesnar and HHH should be special attractions, not men on who the moon is hung.

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  10. mark madden says:

    Rather see those part timers than 75% of the current chumps I see bore me week after week