It’s never too early to look ahead and give some WWE WrestleMania 32 predictions. Well, it’s natural for diehard fans to look ahead towards the annual extravaganza and wonder what dreams matches are bouncing around in their heads as we all play fantasy booker.
Quite honestly, the show is already being talked about following the Stone Cold Podcast on Monday following Raw with Paul Heyman trying to entice the Texas Rattlesnake out of retirement at the big show in his home state.
It would make perfect sense with WWE hoping to break the WrestleMania all-time attendance record by packing in 100,000 ravinous wrestling fans into AT&T Stadium on April 6, 2015, breaking the previous record of 93,173 (well, depending on who you talk to — hey brother!) from WrestleMania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome.
It’s never easy predicting what matches will take place but here are some good guesses based on the WWE landscape and where they could be going. Of course, these are just predictions and not fact. We’ll see how much of these will take place because there’s still a lot of time before the WWE invades Texas with what will likely be their biggest show of all-time.
Steve Austin vs. Brock Lesnar
It’s the baddest S.O.B in WWE history versus the baddest man on the planet! Stone Cold vs. The Beast!
The story is easy to write and sell to the public. Who is the man?
Stone Cold coming back is huge but against Lesnar would be the biggest match that the WWE can put together. And having him return in the Lonestar State more than a decade after hanging up his boots would be ginormous.
Sure, Austin has to be careful of his bad neck and can he even take one suplex much less suplex after suplex after suplex. We’ve all become accustomed to Lesnar matches turning into Suplex City but the WWE can control this by making it a Texas Death Match like Austin teased on his podcast with Heyman. By making it a no rules match, this goes from being a wrestling match to a fight and they will brawl all over the stadium.
While never totally closing the door, Austin has always said that a return is highly unlikely. But this one is different. He wouldn’t just be a part of WrestleMania. He would be the featured attraction at WrestleMania.
The biggest WrestleMania of all-time.
At AT&T Stadium in Texas.
In front of 100,000 fans, setting the WrestleMania attendance record.
That’s bragging rights for a long time coming over everyone – The Rock, Hulk Hogan, John Cena. He doesn’t have to come out second like he did to kick off WrestleMania 30 behind The Great One.
No, this would be his. And that’s why I think this time, it’s not just a rumor and Stone Cold is coming back.
The Rock vs. Triple H
This has seemed like the plan going all the back to last October at the Smackdown 15th year anniversary when they took a stroll down memory lane, things got heated and they challenged each another to one more match on the WrestleMania stage.
Then at WrestleMania 31 earlier this year, they got into again in the middle of the ring along with Stephanie McMahon and UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. While the WWE would love to have this turn into a mixed tag involving the women, it doesn’t sound like Dana White is keen on letting his cash cow get into the squared circle.
Maybe she could be there is his corner and Stephania on the opposite side and there could be a harmless catfight at one point. Regardless, this match seems like the best bet at this point. Bring it!
Triple Threat Match: Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
Yes, a clash between all three members of The Shield. Even since the group split up, they’ve continued to be tied to one another. Now, it’s Rollins as the champion with Ambrose trying to grab the gold — both literally and figuratively — from his former running mate with Reigns helping him along.
It’s only a matter of time before this match happens and it should take place at a big stage like WrestleMania 32. This one also makes the most sense for being the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. The question there is who is the champion going in and who leaves with the title.
My guess right now: Rollins comes into the match with the title but Reigns leaves with it. I feel a lot better about the match happening here than who is champion.
The Undertaker vs. John Cena
Sorry Sting fans, I don’t think the longtime dream match of the Stinger taking on the Dead Man is ever going to happen. It was great to finally see him finally appear in a WWE ring at WrestleMania 31 against Triple H but I think that’s it for Sting matches.
If this is, in fact, The Undertaker’s last ride, it makes much more sense to have him face the poster boy Cena in his final match. It’s truly the end of the era and before he goes out, Taker should go against the top star Cena in what would still be a dream match.
While The Streak is over, the Undertaker has never faced Cena one-on-one in a huge showdown. This would be the right way to wrap up his legendary career by facing the top star of this generation.
United States Championship: Kevin Owens vs. Daniel Bryan
First off, let’s all keep our fingers crossed that Bryan is able to get healthy and return to the ring. If so, this would be a fantastic David vs. Goliath match. While Owens isn’t necesarily the biggest guy in the WWE, he is a brute and loves beating people up. But what happens when he runs into someone he thinks he should be able to run through easily only to find out it will be much harder than that?
Bryan can continue to be the ultimate underdog always fighting uphill and this time he has to overcome the bully Owens.
Ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship: Rusev, Finn Balor, Dolph Ziggler, King Barrett, Ryback, Neville
This has a great mix of high flyers (Balor, Neville) along with power guys (Rusev, Ryback), the athlete (Ziggler) and someone with a good mix (Rusev). I think by this point, Balor will be on the main roster so that’s another prediction I’m making. Just think about how spectacular his entrance would be in AT&T Stadium on this platform. Unreal.
Bray Wyatt vs. Sheamus
This would be a battle of the big boys and there would be nothing scientific about it. The only danger is making this too much like a fight between Austin and Lesnar so this can’t be a pure brawl like what they would have.
At this point, Wyatt will be a babyface and Sheamus won’t back down from the big bad wolf. In fact, he’ll take the fight to him just as much as he receives it.
Fatal Four-Way WWE Women’s Championship: Paige vs. Nikki Bella vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
Yeah, I’m going there and saying that the latter two will be called up to the main roster or will at least be added here to add some NXT talent to the show. It’s a mix of the current class and the newcomers which should work out really well. You know that Sasha and Charlotte would be looking to make a big statement here and try to steal the show.
Triple Threat WWE Tag-Team Championship: Kidd and Cesaro vs. The New Day vs. The Usos
This might be a bit of a copout because all three of these teams where in the tag title match at WrestleMania 31. But it makes sense to put them back together here minus Los Matadores. By the time Mania rolls around in April, it’s still likely these will be the top tag teams in the WWE so you might as well put them all together in a match.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Fill the ring with the other 20 or 30 guys and go at it. And if he can get clearance and doesn’t have to take any bumps, I’d put Hulk Hogan in this match for a special attraction. In fact, have him eliminate The Big Show to win it as a way to cap off his in-ring career.