WWE could add stipulations to one big SmackDown match at WrestleMania

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While there are still a few weeks to change things, there aren’t many matches on the current WrestleMania 33 card that have stipulations.

We do have the mixed tag team match between John Cena, Nikki Bella, The Miz and Maryse, along with multiple championship bouts.


The majority of them are singles matches, which is a change from what we have seen over the years including WrestleMania 32 where we had a ladder match, an underwhelming no holds barred street fight between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar, as well as a Hell in a Cell match.


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While no massive stipulations have been revealed right now, Ring Side News have revealed that we could be set for one and it could be announced in the coming weeks.

A big WrestleMania match was confirmed earlier this week on SmackDown LIVE after a couple of brilliant segments, where Shane McMahon confirmed that he’ll be AJ Styles’ opponent on April 2 in Orlando.

There wasn’t much excitement when the rumours first started, but it’s clear they’re trying their best to make sure it’s a must-see match, and that’s why a stipulation is set to be added, according to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

He added that while the actual stipulation hasn’t been revealed yet, we should expect something along the lines of a falls count anywhere match.


There’s no way WWE will make this a standard singles match as it’s a massive platform, and Shane is known to be someone who puts his body on the line in crazy spots.

When you put him in with one of the greatest in Styles with a stipulation, you can expect them to create some magic, and they may even prove fans wrong by stealing the show.

That may not be the only stipulation the company adds either - certainly not in a physical capacity anyway.

The feeling is that Styles attacking Shane is the first step to The Phenomenal One making the jump from SmackDown LIVE to Monday Night RAW.

It’ll be strange to keep Styles on the blue brand after his actions, and it’s probably why they’ve tied the whole ‘firing’ aspect into the storyline as well, especially since a Styles trade is rumoured to be happening before the draft in June.

The last thing fans will want, though, is Styles to go 0-2 at WrestleMania after losing to Chris Jericho last time out, but the WWE will definitely come up with a way to make his potential exit seem natural, rather than rushing or forcing it after the Grandest Stage of Them All.

Would you like to see a stipulation added to Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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