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What makes WWE’s biggest pay-per-view so intriguing is just how important each of its matches and their respective outcomes are for the future.
No WWE event will feature more star-power in 2017. Thus, there are plenty of things to look forward to and several aspects to keep a close eye on, like…
What will the main event be?
Brock Lesnar vs. Bill Goldberg feels like the headlining match for WrestleMania 33. But is it the true main event? WWE will answer that question when we see which showdown closes out the show. say Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker is the likely end game. That makes sense, if you consider Lesnar-Goldberg will (and should) only last a few minutes. I also wouldn’t rule out Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton as the final match. WWE did end the Royal Rumble with Orton.
The Undertaker’s entrance
Could this really be it? The last time the Undertaker walks slowly down that aisle at the biggest pay-per-view of the year? Say it ain’t so. If this is the last time (which it feels like it is) make sure you pay close attention to the greatest entrance in WWE history for one of the greatest in-ring performers we’ve ever seen. It will be special.
Will he or won’t he? It kind of feels like he has to at this point. John Cena has received so many jokes for not marrying Nikki Bella that anything less than JC getting down on his knee after their WrestleMania 33 match will feel like a disappointment.
Universal Championship picture
All indications are that this will be Goldberg’s final match with WWE. That being said, it would make sense for him to lose the Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar (Can the Beast Incarnate really afford another devastating loss?). But where does that leave Raw’s title picture moving forward? It will be interesting to see who steps forward to challenge Lesnar (or Goldberg, just in case) on Monday.
Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (and Samoa Joe)
Triple H loves to steal (or hog) the show at WrestleMania. Sunday’s big pay-per-view will be no exception. Not only do I expect his match with Seth Rollins to be a drawn out affair. I also think Triple H will find a way to have himself win. And that way could feature interference from Samoa Joe. If that’s the case, it would set up a more interesting feud moving forward between Rollins and Joe, two fantastic in-ring performers.
Shane McMahon’s performance
Speaking of performers, Shane-O-Mac has found a way to deliver the goods in previous high-profile matches. But most of those have involved some sort of gimmick. AJ Styles was right to point that out during his promo last Tuesday. Is Shane talented enough to actually hold his own with, arguably, WWE’s best wrestler on its biggest stage?
Enzo and Big Cass’ time
I feel like I’ve seen Enzo Amore pinned more times in the past year than any other WWE superstar. But if Enzo and Cass are ever going to win the Raw Tag Team Championship titles, doesn’t now seem like the time? Sheamus and Cesaro are destined to split up eventually, while the belts just don’t look right on Anderson and Gallows.
Braun Strowman’s dominance
Strowman has a chance to make the first real impact of the night when he arrives in the ring for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. It seems like a foregone conclusion that Strowman will win the event. But just how dominant will he be? My prediction: He eliminates EVERY other competitor.
Anyone but Roman
We’ll end this where it began – With the match between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns. It could be Taker’s final WrestleMania match. But it’s far more important for Reigns. Not only will he potentially have to carry an hobbled Taker. But Reigns may also have a heel turn, which some fans have been calling for. Either way, this is a chance for Reigns to win over his harshest critics.