With less than 100 days until WrestleMania 33, there are only three matches that officials have locked in for the biggest show of the year, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Big Show vs. Shaquille O'Neal.
Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar.
Triple H vs. Seth Rollins.
That's it. That's the list.
The major question that still remains is what to do with The Undertaker.
Now, while a lot of potential Dead Man opponents have been bandied about in the rumor mill in recent months, a potential match between Taker and John Cena was acknowledged on SmackDown this past Tuesday, and that still is a possibility, but Vince McMahon hasn't decided on anything. Cena is still the most likely to face The Phenom, but current WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns is also being heavily considered.
The feeling is that Reigns is the future of the company. Cena vs Taker, while it might be a dream match for some, doesn't build for the future. This might be The Undertaker's final Wrestlemania Match, and Vince would want the rub to be given to a younger superstar.
Further complicating matters is that John Cena will be facing AJ Styles for the WWE Championship and Roman Reigns will be facing Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble. If either of those men win, the winner of the Royal Rumble match would be able to challenge one of them for the title. Taker hasn't been announced for January 29 in San Antonio, Texas, but there's always the chance he enters the Rumble and wins. In which case, he could be wrestling his last match at Mania for championship gold.
Braun Strowman is another favorite to win the Rumble, and not only because he's been cutting a path of destruction through Monday Night Raw every week. If he wins, it is almost certainly to set up a match between The Monster Among Men and The Big Dog in Orlando.
Another probable match is a multi-person battle for the RAW Women's Title, almost certainly featuring Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and Sasha Banks.
The break-up storyline between Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho has been simmering for months, ready to reach it's boiling point somewhere around late February/early March. A match at WrestleMania would certainly be a fitting blow-off, but nothing has been confirmed. Jericho is scheduled for several tour dates with his band Fozzy this spring, leading many to speculate that his current run will end at Wrestlemania 33.
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