With the 2016 Royal Rumble having come and gone, WWE is on the road to WrestleMania 32. With a little over two months until the pay-per-view, the match card for one of the biggest events in the company’s history is starting to take shape.
With Roman Reigns losing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H in the Royal Rumble, it seems pretty clear what match will headline WrestleMania 32. Reigns is almost certainly headed for a match against Triple H with WWE’s top title on the line.
Since WWE is trying to get close to 100,000 fans to fill AT&T Stadium for WrestleMania 32, the main event will likely be more than just Reigns vs. Triple H. The Rock will be at WrestleMania 32 in some capacity, though he’s not likely to have a match, and there’s been speculation that he could be in Reigns’ corner. With The Rock on the side of his cousin, it might be Vince McMahon that appears at ringside to support Triple H.
Triple H’s WrestleMania 32 opponent won’t officially be known until Feb. 21 at WWE Fastlane. The main event of that PPV will feature a triple threat match between Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar, and the winner will be named the No.1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar and Ambrose have little chance to win, and their WrestleMania 32 opponents are also becoming more evident.
It looks like Lesnar will be working with The Wyatt Family on April 3, likely in a singles match against Bray Wyatt as Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman stand ringside. Not only did Bray attack Lesnar to end the episode of “Monday Night Raw” before the Royal Rumble, but the other three members of The Wyatt Family eliminated Lesnar from the 30-man battle royal.
Ambrose’s opponent is less clear, but the most likely choice is Chris Jericho. Ambrose and Jericho had their differences when they tagged together at Night of Champions, and more seeds for a potential feud were planted when Ambrose eliminated Jericho from the Royal Rumble. Ambrose is the Intercontinental Champion, and an IC Title match between the two would make sense, considering Jericho has held the belt a record nine times.
Jericho lost a match to AJ Styles on Monday, and his reaction afterward indicated that he could be turning heel in the coming weeks. There’s been speculation that Jericho and Styles could fight at WrestleMania 32, and a triple threat match for the IC Title isn’t out of the question.
The most uncertain thing about WrestleMania 32 is The Undertaker’s opponent. John Cena was likely to face the Deadman in Dallas, but a shoulder injury could keep Cena out of the ring for several months. Barring an incredibly quick recovery, WWE needs a new plan for one of the biggest matches on the card.
With Sting and Seth Rollins also likely to miss the PPV because of injuries, WWE doesn’t have many options. Kevin Owens might be the best choice, since he’s WWE's best heel at the moment. A member of the League of Nations, possibly Sheamus, could also be the one that has a match with The Undertaker.
The Undertaker last wrestled at Survivor Series, appearing at five WWE PPV’s in 2015.