WrestleMania was completely without part-timers this year, a huge change from what we've come to know.
It's WrestleMania season, and that means familiar faces often pop up. Fightful asked around about several of those faces and the possibility of them appearing ahead of time. Fightful Select reported the following ahead of WrestleMania.
Those that we spoke to said that WWE was "hopeful" they could have Becky Lynch make an appearance, but that's obviously one that WWE and people associated are going to play close to the vest, and they didn't expect her to be pressured to do so. Of course, that didn't happen.
Goldberg was briefly discussed for a WrestleMania match earlier this year, and the program with Drew McIntyre was even mentioned for the show. However, he wasn't figured into the plans creatively by February. He has another match this year on his contract.
By February we were also told that Brock Lesnar was not figured in creatively. By the time Daniel Bryan discussions were brought up for the Roman Reigns-Edge match, there hadn't been much progress on that front, at least based on backstage chatter.
We also asked about John Cena. We were told anything involving John Cena would likely have been laid out and planned well ahead of time due to his filming schedule, but wrestlers that we spoke to said that they'd be surprised if he didn't pop up in some capacity. He didn't.
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