While the fans are currently busy preparing for WrestleMania 33 on April 2, it seems as if WWE are already looking at next year’s event in New Orleans.
The company is usually accused of not looking at long-term booking, and always have to scramble to put something good together after they achieve their short-term goals, but the latest rumours suggest that they already have their mind set as to what they want in the main event of WrestleMania 34.
WRESTLEMANIA 34 PLANS
Earlier this week, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published his latest blog post and explained what he’d like to see in the main event next year.
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He claimed Brock Lesnar should defend the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns – a rematch from their WrestleMania 31 encounter which saw Seth Rollins cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase to leave as the new WWE Champion.
While that was perhaps speculation or fantasy booking on his behalf, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter have confirmed that The Beast Incarnate vs. The Big Dog is indeed the plan WWE intent to go ahead with.
Although Lesnar is set to challenge Goldberg for the Universal title in Orlando this year, they’ve noted that it doesn’t mean he’ll hold the championship for an entire year, but he could reclaim it before the Grandest Stage of Them All next year.
At the same time, Reigns is set to do battle with The Undertaker this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be going over.
LESNAR VS. REIGNS II
Fans may not be too pleased with the aim of the company, though.
We know that WWE has tried to make Reigns the biggest face in the company on multiple occasions over the years, but despite the setback from the fan reaction, they still intend on making him the new John Cena of the company.
That’s the idea from the match; they want to build Reigns up for the entire year for a big coronation at WrestleMania 34, so the idea is from now until then the company will have him effectively replace Cena as the new face of the company, and that’s probably visible based on the type of match Cena is in this year compared to the other big stars.
Lesnar, on the other hand, is expected to feature more on television and live events this year.
The current plan is for him to work more dates in what will be the final year of his current three-year deal and although it won’t be a full-time schedule, you will probably see him a lot more.
Maybe his final big moment will be to put Reigns over, as we still await news on whether a new deal will be agreed.
What do you make of WWE’s rumoured WrestleMania 34 plans? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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