Roman Reigns Vs. Drew McIntyre rumored for WrestleMania 35
Roman Reigns has successfully battled against leukemia and has made a triumphant return to the main roster. After reuniting with his Shield brothers and being victorious at Fastlane, the question is, what will the Big Dog be doing at WrestleMania?
All signs point to Reigns having a solo match during WrestleMania, as his Shield brother Seth Rollins will be facing Brock Lesnar. And, according to a report on CagesideSeats, it seems that it’s been decided that Reigns’ opponent for his WrestleMania match will be Drew McIntyre.
During the last episode of Raw, McIntyre first beat down on Reigns, then had a brutal no DQ match with Reign’s Shield brother Dean Ambrose. This is possibly building up towards a grudge match between Reigns and McIntyre during WrestleMania.
Cena’s WrestleMania plans still unclear
Another WWE Superstar who is confirmed for WrestleMania is John Cena. While reports state that Cena is set to wrestle during the event, there has been no official announcement on who he will be facing.
According to a report on Rajah.com, the original plans for Cena during WrestleMania 35 were for him to face Kurt Angle in a retirement match. Angle announced last Monday on Raw that he would be retiring after WrestleMania and will be transitioning to a backstage role as an agent or producer.
There have been some hints and rumors that Cena could be facing current US Champion Samoa Joe, but the latest reports seem to indicate that is no longer going to happen. As of this writing, Cena’s opponent at WrestleMania remains a mystery. Maybe they will clear it up in the next episode of Raw.
SummerSlam promo materials hint at three big departures
According to a report on SEScoops.com, the recently released SummerSlam promotional materials could provide a clue as to the truth of rumors that Ronda Rousey, Dean Ambrose, and Brock Lesnar are on their way out of the company.
Lesnar has been open about considering a return to the UFC, while Rousey’s recent tirades against the “fakeness” of wrestling are either true heel work or a reflection of her real feelings.
Meanwhile, Ambrose is supposed to be leaving on April, there has been an official announcement that he has declined to sign a new contract from the WWE.
Either way, it seems like the company might not be making long term plans for either of these three Superstars beyond WrestleMania.
Dean’s departure imminent
Aside from his absence in the SummerSlam promotional materials, at least one more wrestling journalist is confirming that, as of this week, Ambrose has not changed his mind about leaving.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has said that despite the Shield reunion during Fastlane and his current active status during the last episodes of Raw, Ambrose is still going to leave once his contract is up.
Ambrose’s contract is set to expire this April and he has turned down a new five-year deal. It could be, that his ruthless beatdown from Drew McIntyre last Monday was a way to write him off TV, especially seeing as he’s already gotten a pretty good swan song with the Shield reunion during Fastlane.