The top matches for WrestleMania 32 have been confirmed, but a large portion of the card has yet to be announced. With just three weeks remaining until WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of 2016, however, it’s not that difficult to figure out what wrestlers will meet in the squared circle on April 3 at AT&T Stadium.
Triple H will put the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Roman Reigns in the WrestleMania 32 main event. WrestleMania is usually highlighted by three big matches and The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon (Hell in a Cell) and Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose (No Holds Barred Street Fight) round out the top of the card. A triple threat match for the Divas Championship involving Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch has also been announced.
That still leaves approximately two hours worth of matches. WrestleMania 31 featured nine matches on the card, including the pre-show, and there could be even more matches at this year’s event.
One match that will almost certainly be on the show is Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles. After the two wrestlers faced each other three times, culminating with a match at WWE Fastlane, Jericho and Styles became tag team partners. But when Jericho turned on Styles after they lost a tag team title match against The New Day on “Monday Night Raw,” it essentially guaranteed that they would have another one-on-one match at WrestleMania 32.
Both the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship will be defended at WrestleMania 32, though the contenders for the belts hadn’t been clear until this week. Last year’s WrestleMania featured a ladder match for the Intercontinental Title and singles match for the U.S. Title, and it’s looking like WWE is headed in the same direction for WrestleMania 32.
This year’s U.S. Title match won’t have the same hype that John Cena vs. Rusev did a year ago. Kalisto has held the belt since he won it for a second time at the Royal Rumble, and Ryback appears to be his most likely opponent. The two wrestlers had a backstage interaction on “Raw,” and it looks like WWE will be pushing Ryback as a heel.
At one point, it looked like Kevin Owens might put his IC Title on the line against Sami Zayn in a singles match at WrestleMania. After feuding with Owens in NXT, Zayn appeared in the Royal Rumble and eliminated his rival in the 30-man battle royal. On Monday, Zayn made his first appearance on “Raw” in 10 months and attacked Owens.
However, a few other wrestlers have been involved in feuds with Owens over the last few weeks, and WWE might not give fans a singles match between the champ and Zayn until after WrestleMania 32. The Miz and Neville both declared on “SmackDown” that they want a shot at Owens’ belt.
If the IC title is indeed defended in a ladder match, one or two other wrestlers could be added. Dolph Ziggler would make the most sense to join the fray, considering he’s had a series of matches with both Owens and The Miz in 2016. He’s a four-time Intercontinental Champion.
That still leaves the tag team championship, which has been defended in a Fatal-4-Way tag match at each of the last two WrestleManias. The League of Nations, represented by Sheamus and King Barrett, are likely to get a title shot. Look for The Dudley Boyz and the team of Goldust & R-Truth to be added into the mix as well.
Any wrestler on the main roster that isn’t in any of the aforementioned WrestleMania matches will likely find himself in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. WWE could use it as an opportunity to make Bray Wyatt and the rest of The Wyatt Family to look particularly strong.
A tenth and final match, featuring Brie Bella and Lana, could be added to the card. The Divas have feuded for the past few weeks, and it could culminate with Lana having her first ever singles match at WrestleMania 32.