With the conclusion of WWE’s biggest show of the year comes a new wrestling season, one that begins on the first episode of “Monday Night Raw” after WrestleMania 33. That means new storylines for some of WWE’s top stars, though a few of the biggest names on Sunday’s card probably won’t have any more matches in 2017.

Did The Undertaker and Goldberg have their final WWE matches at WrestleMania 33? What’s next for Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Roman Reigns?

READ: Complete WrestleMania 33 results 

Let’s take a look at what the future might hold for the top WWE superstars after WrestleMania 33.

The Undertaker

Wrestling history is filled with performers that returned after they retired, and The Undertaker has yet to announce that he’s had his last WWE match. But WrestleMania 33 sure felt like the end for the Deadman. He might make an appearance on “Monday Night Raw,” or “SmackDown,” but The Undertaker could be gone from WWE TV for the foreseeable future. The next time fans see him might be when he finally gets inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which shouldn’t be too far off.


What was supposed to be a one-off turned into one of the biggest storylines heading into WrestleMania 33. Goldberg dropped the WWE Universal Championship to Lesnar in Orlando, but not before competing at Survivor Series, the Royal Rumble and Fastlane. His initial run was extended, so it can’t be ruled out that he'll be back, but Goldberg probably won’t be having any more matches. He can’t go for more than a few minutes in the ring, and there’s nothing left for him to do now that he lost the belt. Expect Goldberg to forgo his championship rematch and reappear down the line when he enters the WWE Hall of Fame.

Brock Lesnar

Now that Lesnar is back to being the No.1 champion on “Monday Night Raw,” look for him to hold onto the WWE Universal Championship for the foreseeable future. He remains the most dominant force in WWE, and he’s completed his storyline with the one wrestler that had his number. Lesnar won’t become a full-time wrestler, but there have been rumors that he could perform more dates than usual in 2017. Both Finn Balor and Kevin Owens are still owed rematches for the WWE Universal Championship, and they could face Lesnar at some point before the year is over.

Roman Reigns

Whether most WWE fans like it or not, Reigns is the new face of the company. He’s headlined WrestleMania three straight times, and it’s hard to believe that he won’t do it again next year. Until that time comes, Reigns will have feuds with the biggest names in WWE, likely continuing his feud with Braun Strowman in the immediate aftermath of WrestleMania 33. He’ll be the favorite to win the 2018 Royal Rumble and potentially face Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 34.

John Cena

Cena’s days as WWE’s No.1 superstar week in and week out appear to be over. He’s expected to take another break after WrestleMania 33, and his feud with The Miz is likely finished. But just because Cena is pursuing outside projects, that doesn’t mean he’ll only be making a handful of appearances like The Undertaker or even Lesnar has done in recent years. He should have some meaningful feuds over the next 12 months, with heels like Baron Corbin and Samoa Joe making sense as future opponents.