WrestleMania 31 is over, but that doesn’t mean WWE stops. Like always, they start anew and plan new stories and concepts all the way up until the next WrestleMania. So it should be no surprise that WWE is already planning some of the bigger matches that will take place at WrestleMania 32. We’ve heard rumors regarding a few different ones, but it wasn’t exactly known what the true plans would be.
Now, according to Daily Wrestling News, we have an idea where WWE is headed next year.
Despite reports of a falling out between “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Vince McMahon, Vince wants Austin to wrestle one more time at WrestleMania 32. Since it takes place from Dallas, Texas, Austin would be in his backyard. The opponent rumored for the match is set to be Brock Lesnar, as the two have a storied past dating back over a decade ago. This would be done to help save Rock vs. Brock for a future date.
Austin is considered a long-shot, however, so WWE is planning The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar tentatively unless they can get Austin. If Austin agrees to come back, Rock would have a lot of match possibilities next year. One possible match, which could happen either way, is Rock vs. Triple H.
Part of the reason Triple H ended up beating Sting at WrestleMania was to help set up a match with The Rock. The idea is that a win over Sting puts Triple H in a big position, and he needs to be at that spot in order to face The Rock.
People still believe it was wrong to have Sting lose regardless, but that is neither here nor there.
It is said that Ronda Rousey could very well end up in Rock’s corner while Stephanie McMahon would be in her husband Triple H’s corner. If WWE goes with Rock vs. Brock, Rousey would still remain in Rock’s corner while obviously Paul Heyman would be in Brock’s. So despite where things go for The Rock next year at WrestleMania 32, Rousey seems to be set to be included in some way.
WWE still wants to have Rousey vs Stephanie, but due to her UFC affiliation, it is doubtful UFC would allow her to have a match with anyone. If she simply made an appearance in Rock’s corner, she basically would be doing no more than what she did this past year in her segment at WrestleMania 31. So UFC will most likely allow Ronda to do some things at WrestleMania, just not wrestling itself.
Obviously a lot can change between now and then. However, Vince McMahon wants to make this particular WrestleMania star-studded. He wants to set records for attendance at AT&T Stadium, which is quite possible due to WWE’s ability with WrestleMania. However, the only way to do this is by making the card stacked from top to bottom. WWE cannot set PPV records anymore due to the WWE Network, but they can set live attendance records, and they will most likely do so if WWE can make the card one that can’t be missed.