It’s safe to say that WrestleMania 27 won’t go down as one of the all-time greats, with The Miz retaining his WWE Championship in the main event against John Cena rounding off the night.
There was nothing wrong with that decision at that time as he was the hottest heel around, and it’s arguably The Miz’s biggest win to date.
NOT A GREAT WRESTLEMANIA
But when you have Sheamus and Daniel Bryan competing on the pre-show for the United States Championship, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler having a longer match than Edge and Alberto for the World Heavyweight Championship, and Nicole Polizzi in a contest before the main event, you know it wasn’t the best of events.
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However, Dave Meltzer has revealed that WrestleMania 27 could have been very different as original plans had to be scrapped.
Speaking on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer revealed that Vince McMahon had two other matches in mind to close out the show.
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On that night, The Undertaker faced off against Triple H in an incredible match, following it up with an even better contest the following year inside of the Hell in a Cell structure.
However, Vince wanted The Undertaker to battle Brock Lesnar that night, three years before the two faced off and The Beast Incarnate conquered the streak.
DANA AND BROCK AT WRESTLEMANIA
The issue they had at that time was Lesnar was still contracted to the UFC, and UFC president Dana White didn’t allow Lesnar to go and compete for the WWE.
The video below went viral in the sports world when Ariel Helwani interviewed and an out of character Undertaker following Lesnar’s loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.
Although we know their confrontation was staged, perhaps this was a way of teasing that something could have happened in the coming months when The Deadman asked The Beast, ‘do you want to do it?’
That didn’t stop Vince’s pursuit of another blockbuster main event, though. When White turned down that idea, the backup plan was to bring White into the WWE and have him face off against Vince in the main event.
Yes, Dana White vs. Vince McMahon could have been an actual WrestleMania main event.
Dana declined. Obviously.
The business didn’t end there, though; the WWE allowed Lesnar to compete at UFC 200 when he defeated Mark Hunt. Ronda Rousey made a special appearance at WrestleMania 31, and we can be sure that both men will continue to work together whenever an opportunity arises.
It’s very interesting to note how different things could have been, not only for The Miz and his WWE Championship but who Triple H would have faced as well.
Not only that, if Lesnar did return, would the streak still be intact and what would have happened at WrestleMania XXX?
Maybe The Beast Incarnate wouldn’t be as destructive as he is today, thankfully, the original plans fell through.
What do you make of the original WrestleMania 27 plans? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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