WrestleMania 36 is merely weeks away and yet uncertain due to Coronavirus. WWE is trying to get most of the roster on the show, even though that isn’t necessary, to make the match card exciting for the fans.
Everybody wants to win at this pay-per-view and have their WrestleMania moment. While it’s fun (and sometimes emotional) to watch this happening, the sad part of it is that not everybody is going to win. That should be obvious, isn’t it?
Some stars are being groomed for a push after ‘Mania, and for that to happen, their opponents will have to pass the torch to them. Vince McMahon will do what he thinks is best for business and this includes making these 10 WWE superstars lose their match at the Grandest Stage of Them All.
We knew Roman Reigns is going to fight for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36. He is getting a title shot even if it’s not against The Fiend. Reigns stepped up and challenged Goldberg the night after the Super ShowDown tragedy. Who thought that the 53-year old Goldberg would beat Bray Wyatt clean? No one.
Even though the Universal Champion shocked the world with his victory over Wyatt in Saudi Arabia, the odds won’t be in his favor at WrestleMania. The Big Dog will be challenging him for the title and we know Vince McMahon will spoon-feed the belt to him. That’s the thing about Reigns. He doesn’t have to worry about getting the title back. Vince will do it for him. Sorry Goldberg, but you’ve got to lose.
9. Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch is going to face Shayna Baszler at the Shows of Shows. Baszler has won the Elimination Chamber match that happened this past week in WWE. She dominated the entire match and eliminated everyone inside the pod. Some fans think WWE is far too invested in her.
Baszler has gotten herself an enormous amount of heat from the WWE Universe and considering the way she is being booked, her victory over Lynch is inevitable.
Sure, Lynch has beaten almost everyone on the roster but has she faced someone like Shayna Baszler? Nope. Ronda Rousey, though also an MMA fighter, wasn’t booked as strongly as Baszler is being booked right now.
8. Brock Lesnar
If it weren’t for a match against Drew McIntyre, we would’ve never said that Vince McMahon would want Brock Lesnar to lose. He can’t even if he wants to. Because it’s Brock Lesnar who decides what Brock Lesnar will do. Nobody else has the control except Lesnar himself.
But, at WrestleMania 36, The Beast won’t win. He wouldn’t want to and has reportedly agreed to put McIntyre over. On RAW, the WWE Champion was seen helping Drew McIntyre during his beatdown segment — something we rarely see in Lesnar’s case. It seems like even The Conqueror wants McIntyre to conquer him at WrestleMania.
Vince is all over him. He wants The Scotsman to become the new WWE Champion and that’s why he won’t allow Lesnar to pin the 2020 Royal Rumble winner.
7. Randy Orton
Randy Orton is arguably in the best phase of his character since the Ruthless Aggression Era and we thank WWE for allowing him to perform at his peak.
Orton has seemingly trademarked the “Con-Chair-To” move in WWE. He has used it several times recently.
Two weeks ago, Orton RKO’d Beth Phoenix after she blamed him for Edge’s situation. It was the promo of the night. Both superstars nailed their roles. This week, Edge returned. Orton tried to land an RKO on him but the Hall of Famer was quick. The Viper tasted his own medicine when Edge hit an RKO on him.
This is Edge’s comeback rivalry, and nobody (not even Vince McMahon) would want him to lose, especially after doing a lot of work on storytelling.
The SmackDown Women’s Championship is on the shoulders of Bayley right now. It seems like WWE is having a hard time trying to come up with storyline ideas for this title. They haven’t teased any rivalry for Bayley since Super ShowDown.
Some say she’ll face Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 36, while others believe it’s going to be Paige who challenges her (she’s going to return on SmackDown next week). Whatever the case might be, Bayley has got fewer chances of retaining her belt.
If she faces Banks, then there’s no point in making her win. And if Paige is making a comeback, why would WWE spoil it with her loss? Well… good luck, Bayley!
5. John Cena
Who thought losing to Goldberg will prove to be a blessing in disguise for The Fiend? History confirms that losing a title before WrestleMania is never a good sign. Well, time for it to be proved wrong because The Fiend has gotten a match against John Cena. The former Universal Champion laid down a challenge to the Cenation Leader after Super ShowDown. Cena has accepted his challenge and now he’ll face him in Tampa.
Backstage reports indicate that The Fiend is going to be victorious at WrestleMania. Vince McMahon hasn’t given up on him so far (why would he?). He still sees money in him. And wants him to gain a victory over John Cena.
The wrestler-turned-actor has committed to putting younger talents over and this year, he will do it at the Grandest Stage of Them All. WrestleMania 36 match could also be his last if we listen to Mick Foley.
4. Rhea Ripley
Charlotte Flair shocked the world with her Royal Rumble victory this year. She challenged Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36.
Everybody knows that Vince McMahon has always been high on Charlotte, ever since she debuted on the main roster. From winning the Women’s Championship 9 times to becoming the first-ever woman (along with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey) to main event WrestleMania, she has done it all. However, it’s so surprising that The Queen has only won the NXT Women’s Championship for just 1 time in her career.
Ripley and Flair have been attacking each other on both shows but everyone knows that in the end, The Queen is going to take over NXT by winning the title.
3. AJ Styles
The Undertaker vs AJ Styles is almost confirmed now, with both men scheduled for a contract signing next week on RAW. At the Elimination Chamber, The OC surrounded Aleister Black for a 3-on-1 attack but then, we heard the gong. ‘Taker returned and Chokeslammed Styles when he tried to hit a phenomenal forearm.
This will be an exciting contest. The Deadman has already pinned Styles once (during Super ShowDown) and there’s no way Vince McMahon would let The Phenomenal One gain a victory over Undertaker. He’s great but he’s no Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns!
2. Sami Zayn
It wasn’t too long ago when Braun Strowman was the hottest name in pro-wrestling. His feud with Roman Reigns was the biggest highlight of Raw in 2017. But WWE is notorious for making wrong decisions.
From winning the RAW Tag Team Championships with a 10-year-old kid to beating Colin Jost and Michael Che of SNL, Strowman has never received his WrestleMania moment. Though this year he might.
By losing the Intercontinental Championship to Sami Zayn, WWE has teased a rivalry between them that’d run for a few weeks until WrestleMania (probably). If The Monster Among Men faces Zayn one-on-one for the title, he would literally destroy him. That’s enough for a win, right?
1. Seth Rollins
The Monday Night Messiah Seth Rollins lost the RAW Tag Team Championship to Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins of The Street Profits at Elimination Chamber. On RAW, he pinned Ford and won a match for his team. Kevin Owens interjected during the last few minutes of the show but Rollins got the better of him this time.
With every week passing, this rivalry is taking an interesting shape. So far, Owens was taking the lead but now, the former Universal Champion has started to gain control as well. Eventually, it will lead us to a point when these two superstars will get booked for a WrestleMania match.
Since Rollins wants to take a break from WWE after ‘Mania, Owens will likely defeat him and lead RAW as the face of the brand.