With a little less than two weeks remaining until WrestleMania 32, the match card for the biggest WWE pay-per-view of 2016 is essentially complete. Nine matches have officially been put on the card, and two more are on their way to being added.
By several measures, WrestleMania 32 will be the biggest event in WWE history. Taking place at AT&T Stadium, which can hold close to 100,000 fans, WWE is expected to break their own attendance record. WrestleMania 28 holds the record for most PPV’s sold in WWE history, but considering new subscribers to the WWE Network can watch WrestleMania 32 for free, it could end up being the most watched PPV in the company’s history.
Even with the likes of John Cena, Seth Rollins and Randy Orton unavailable to wrestle because of injuries, the card features plenty of star power. Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and Triple H will headline the top three matches. It’s unknown what The Rock will do at WrestleMania 32, but he will be a part of the event in some capacity.
Below is a look at all the WrestleMania 32 matches and their place on the card.
Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match)
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H vs. Roman Reigns
Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred Street Fight)
Only one match can end the show, but the top three matches on the WrestleMania card are often characterized as “main events.” Usually it involves the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, The Undertaker’s match and one other match on the card. This year is no different, though there is some question regarding what match will go on last.
It appeared that the title match between Triple H and Roman Reigns would close the show, but the latest rumor reported by Cageside Seats claims The Undertaker’s match with Shane McMahon will be the PPV’s final match. It’s been six years since the Deadman main evented WrestleMania, ending Shawn Michael’s career by defeating him at WrestleMania 26.
Reigns earned his title shot by defeating Lesnar and Ambrose in a triple threat match at WWE Fastlane. Ambrose and Lesnar made their match official the very next night on “Monday Night Raw," as did Shane and The Undertaker.
Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara vs. The Miz vs. Stardust
Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The League of Nations
Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Triple Threat Match)
United States Champion Kalisto vs. Ryback
A few of the mid-card matches have been building for weeks, and they have the potential to be among the highlights of WrestleMania 32. Jericho and Styles fought three times between the Royal Rumble and Fastlane, and the story of their feud has taken multiple turns. Charlotte, Becky and Sasha have all feuded over the last year, beginning in NXT, and it’s only fitting that they’ll face each other on April 3.
The inclusion of Zayn, Ziggler and The Miz in the IC Title match makes sense, though the additions of Ryder, Sin Cara and Stardust were unexpected. Neville was supposed to be in the match, but he recently suffered an injury that will keep him off the card. Kalisto and Ryback have barely feuded, and it seems like WWE wants to give Ryback a push after his recent heel turn. The New Day vs. The League of Nations makes sense now that the tag team champions have made a babyface turn.
Jericho vs. Styles wasn’t officially on the card after the March 21 edition of “Raw,” but that will likely change on “SmackDown.”
The 3rd annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Natalya & Paige vs. Lana, Naomi, Tamina, Summer Rae & Emma
The bottom three matches all have a chance to be placed on the WrestleMania 32 pre-show. Last year, the tag team titles were defended on the pre-show, and the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal also took place before the PPV officially started.
It’s looking like the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will be on the pre-show again. The Big Show, Kane and members of the Social Outcasts have entered themselves into the battle royal, and just about every other wrestler on the main roster that doesn’t have a match will be included. Members of The Wyatt Family could highlight the match, though Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt are reportedly dealing with injuries.
The Usos and The Dudley Boyz have been feuding for a few weeks, but instead of being inserted into the tag team title match, they’ll face each other. The Diva tag team match was all but made official on “Main Event.” A fifth babyface could be added to the match to give both teams five Divas.