Excellent performances at WrestleMania can do great things for a superstar, and this Sunday the WWE stars involved on the card will all be looking to make the biggest impact possible at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.
It’s set to be a record-breaking crowd and the pressure will be on those involved to make it the most memorable WrestleMania yet, especially since they're missing some massive stars from the event, including Seth Rollins and John Cena.
This is a glorious opportunity for certain stars to make their mark at this year’s event, and ensure that once the event is over it’s their name and their match we’re left talking about.
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There are some intriguing matches taking place at the event and the guys and girls involved will hope they can stand out in those matches.
Here are the ones I believe could potentially steal the show at WrestleMania.
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Dean Ambrose goes up against Brock Lesnar in a street fight, and Ambrose has a glorious opportunity to steal the show at the event.
It’s unclear when plans changed surrounding his involvement in the match. At first, it was heavily rumoured that Lesnar would be battling Bray Wyatt, but after some impressive performances in big-name feuds, Ambrose has become red-hot with the fans and his standing in the company has no doubt been elevated.
He's in a great position right now; he’s going up against possibly the biggest draw in the company at the same event he conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak. Not only that, he's not completely ruled out of the match, he actually stands a chance of winning. That would be a huge accomplishment for him; not everybody gets an honour of that magnitude.
The bout has a street fight stipulation attached to it and this is the perfect chance for him to shine. Ambrose isn't afraid to put his body on the line and he’s helped sell this match to the fans. Expect the former Shield man to utilise those weapons to neutralise the threat that Lesnar brings, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the most brutal version of Ambrose we have ever seen in the WWE.
Kevin Owens has had a great year on the main roster after moving up due to a Sami Zayn injury, and he hasn’t looked back since.
His feud with Cena won’t be forgotten anytime soon and he’s one of the most consistent performers on the main roster. He deserves to have a great WrestleMania moment – alongside Zayn – and it shows how far the two have come since their independent days.
Owens has been vocal about making WrestleMania ‘KOMania’ and there’s a strong possibility he can overcome the odds and unhook the Intercontinental Championship in the seven-man ladder match.
He’s another star who is willing to put his body on the line, so expect Owens to be involved in some huge spots when it comes to the ladders. However, although he may take a lot of bumps in the match, he’s the sort of character who can still pop up at the last second to end anyone else’s hopes of winning the championship at the showpiece.
Sasha Banks – like Owens – is a star who deserves this opportunity more than most, She’s helping to bring a change in the Diva’s division and her efforts could culminate in her walking out with the championship title.
The feud with Charlotte and Becky Lynch has been booked perfectly. All three women have been booked strongly throughout and the WWE have done a good job of making all three of them appear capable of winning the title in Dallas.
With both Bellas rumoured to be departing the company, the top spots are up for grabs.
It’s clear the company view Banks very highly and with rumours that the Diva’s division will be rebranded the Women’s division the following night, expect Banks to try her best to lead that change. She’s a solid worker and I honestly think she’ll leave it all out on the line at WrestleMania.
I expect her to get a brilliant entrance; she’ll probably receive the best reaction in the match and the NXT fans will be happy to see how far she has come as well. Banks is already the top female star in the company; Sunday will just solidify that fact further.
Shane McMahon is already the superstar everyone is talking about. He made his shocking return to the company a few weeks ago and was told he’ll be battling The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania, and that is not a bad way to mark your return.
The fans adore Shane O’Mac and they want him to stick around and take control of the company, but to do that he has to defeat another star the WWE Universe adores in The Undertaker. That presents a real crossroads as to who we want to win.
There is a lot of interest in this match because of the repercussions the outcome could bring; it could genuinely change the WWE but as fans, we’re most excited to see whether Shane has still ‘got it’ regarding in-ring capability.
We know what he’s famous for; he’s someone who puts his body on the line and leaves us thinking ‘did he just do that?’ and I believe he’s going to make sure the WWE Universe has something to talk about. The likelihood is he dives off the top of the cell, that alone will be an image or a clip we remember for a very, very long time to come.
THE NEW DAY
The downside of this match is that the WWE Tag Team Championships won’t be defended in this match. Instead, it will be a four-on-three handicap match against the League of Nations.
The New Day have had an incredible year in the company; they went from the worst team who we didn’t want to see, to the hottest act in the industry that everybody wants to work with. The good thing is that they haven’t been thrown on to the pre-show like most tag team matches are.
The New Day know what the fans want to see and hear, and I feel we’ll get exactly that this Sunday. We’ll get some of the funniest jokes, perhaps a brilliant entrance and I will be surprised if the League of Nations pick up the win. It looks quite obvious that Big E is being built up as the big singles star, so that trend should continue.
Not only that, there are strong rumours that The New Day may get some help from someone to even the odds, depending on who that someone is, it’s something we may talk about for a long time to come. Names like Cena and even The Rock have been thrown around and that will be huge for the trio.
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