The speculation surrounding the WrestleMania 32 card is now over. With no more episodes of “Monday Night Raw” left until the biggest WWE pay-per-view of 2016, 11 matches are on the card, including the pre-show.
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Triple H and Roman Reigns is expected to close the show, as Reigns fights for the belt in the WrestleMania main event for a second straight year. The Undertaker will face Shane McMahon in Hell in a Cell with control of “Raw” on the line, and Dean Ambrose will face Brock Lesnar in another one of the top matches.
Because of injuries, the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Neville are not on the card, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see Cena make an appearance. The Rock will definitely be a part of WrestleMania 32, though it’s uncertain what his role will be. There’s also a possibility that Stone Cold Steve Austin could be on the show, though nothing has been confirmed.
Below is a look at the entire WrestleMania 32 match card, as well as predictions.
Triple H vs. Roman Reigns (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match)
When the fans made it clear they didn’t want to see Reigns win in the main event of WrestleMania 31, WWE called an audible and had Seth Rollins cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase to end the show. WWE doesn’t have that option this year, and they seem determined to make Reigns the top champion for the long haul. It’s certainly possible that Reigns could win the belt by turning heel, but WWE is positioning him to replace John Cena as the face of the company. Whether he’s getting cheered by women and children or booed by the adult males, Reigns draws a reaction, and WrestleMania 32 will likely end with him standing tall.
Prediction: Roman Reigns
Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match)
A few years ago, it would’ve seemed impossible that The Undertaker could lose to Shane McMahon at WrestleMania, but it certainly could happen now that The Streak is no longer intact. The stipulation of The Undertaker never being able to have a match at WrestleMania again if he loses would seem to favor a victory for the Deadman, but WWE could easily find a loophole around it next year. The Authority has been in control of “Raw” for nearly three years, and that could change with some outside interference in the match. Even if Shane doesn’t win, it’s almost certain that he’ll perform a high-risk maneuver that will be one of the highlights of the night.
Prediction: Shane McMahon
Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred Street Fight)
This is probably the most difficult of the three big matches to predict. Lesnar will undoubtedly dominate most of the match, hitting supplex after supplex. Lesnar has been the most dominant force in WWE since he returned in 2012, but he’s lost multiple No DQ matches. Ambrose will use plenty of weapons to try to take down the former UFC champion, but in the end, WWE could choose to keep Lesnar looking unbeatable. A win for Ambrose would elevate him to a new level, but he’ll still be the most popular full-time wrestler in WWE if he loses.
Prediction: Brock Lesnar
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara vs. The Miz vs. Stardust (Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match)
Zack Ryder, Stardust and Sin Cara don’t have much reason to be in the IC Title match, and its hard to picture any one of them winning the title. The same goes for The Miz, who hasn’t had a meaningful PPV win in over a year. Dolph Ziggler seems to always be in the hunt for the IC Title, but this match probably comes down to Zayn and Owens. Their feud from NXT has a good chance to continue on the main roster in the next few months, and one of them will likely leave WrestleMania 32 with the belt.
Prediction: Kevin Owens
The New Day vs. The League of Nations
It appears that the tag team titles won’t be on the line, which probably gives the League of Nations a better chance to get the victory. Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have become three of WWE’s most popular wrestlers, and the League of Nations would get even more heat if they could cheat and beat The New Day on the biggest show of the year.
Prediction: The League of Nations
Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
Jericho has become known for putting over younger talent, and while Styles is 38 years old and one of the most respected wrestlers in the business, he’s still new to WWE. Styles is quickly becoming one of the most popular babyfaces in the company, and he should be victorious in his first ever WrestleMania match. After losing to Fandango at WrestleMania 29, it should come as no surprise when Jericho loses to Styles.
Prediction: AJ Styles
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Divas Championship Triple Threat Match)
Even though she’s had the fewest big matches on the main roster of the three, Sasha Banks is the most popular Diva in the match. Following chants of “We Want Sasha” at “Raw” in Brooklyn, Sasha could get the title for the first time.
Prediction: Sasha Banks
Kalisto vs. Ryback (United States Championship Match)
Kalisto hasn’t done much as the U.S. champion, so WWE could be looking to put the belt on Ryback. Following his recent heel turn, Ryback could be in line for a bit of a push.
The 3rd annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt had seemed like the most likely candidates to win the battle royal, but there hasn’t been any indication on WWE TV that members of the Wyatt Family will be in the match. That could leave Mark Henry as the favorite, giving him a WrestleMania win before he retires. Big Show won’t win the match after doing so last year, though Kane remains an option. There’s almost no chance that a member of the Social Outcasts will win it, and the same goes for wrestlers like Tyler Breeze and Damien Sandow, who are almost never on TV.
Prediction: Mark Henry
Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Natalya, Paige & Eva Marie vs. Lana, Naomi, Tamina, Summer Rae & Emma
There’s been little indication regarding who might win this match, but babyfaces are usually victorious on the pre-show. Look for the Total Divas to get the win, with Brie Bella getting the pin in what could be her last match.
Prediction: Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Natalya, Paige & Eva Marie
The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
The Dudley Boyz lost multiple big matches to The New Day, and they’ll put over The Usos, as well.
Prediction: The Usos