WWE Wrestlemania 31: Early Predictions for Next Year's Marquee Show
Arguably the most historic edition of WrestleMania is in the bag—and it was a remarkable night.
The Undertaker's streak finally came to an end at the hands of the merciless Brock Lesnar—in what could easily be described as the most iconic moment in WWE history.
However, attention will now turn to what huge matches could be on the horizon for WrestleMania 31—and the huge stars that could return for that event.
So, with that said, it would be remiss to not make some ambitious predictions regarding what blockbusting matches could be scheduled for WrestleMania 2015.
Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio
We start with a match that is dreamed up fresh off the back of Cesaro's amazing win in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX.
That, coupled with him turning his back on Jack Swagger, suggests a face turn and huge push is on the horizon.
It is hard to realistically imagine quite what direction Cesaro will be heading in a year's time. However, with the Intercontinental Championship in dire need of some star power, perhaps this would be a nice angle to go down.
Alberto Del Rio would be a smart champion, and is a great heel—instead of him being a face. It would be a nice addition to the WrestleMania 31 card.
The Rock vs. John Cena
Once in a lifetime. Twice in a lifetime. Thrice in a lifetime.
It was supposed to be a one-off match at WrestleMania 28—then it happened again the following year. So why not make it a trio at WrestleMania 31?
There will be plenty of WWE fans hoping that John Cena is nowhere near the championship picture come WrestleMania next year. It has been refreshing to have him away from it this time around, after all.
So if The Rock is going to roll around again for the show in 2015, another program with Cena would probably suit both men. That way, they are not interfering with any rivalry or feud of any sort of substance.
Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
Here's where it gets interesting. It is surely nailed on that The Shield will have split by the time we get to WrestleMania 31.
That means all three men will no doubt be working programs with other WWE stars. Roman Reigns is still in line for a huge push as a babyface—that much is guaranteed.
His first WrestleMania as a singles competitor will therefore be huge. And they don't come much bigger than this.
If Roman Reigns went up against Brock Lesnar—the man who ended the streak—it would be a great clash between two big men.
And if Reigns got the win, it would push him to even greater heights.
The Undertaker vs. Sting
There is a chance that The Undertaker may call it a day and retire following his loss to Brock Lesnar.
However, if he doesn't, this looks like the program he is most likely to work. The WWE will surely announce the signing of Sting soon—it could be as soon as the Raw following on from WrestleMania XXX.
The only logical step for two men like The Undertaker and Sting is for them to feud with each other. It could be a year in the making, but after all, John Cena vs. The Rock had similar undertones.
Again, with Taker's streak now amazingly over, there is a chance that he may choose to finish with the company. But if he doesn't, Sting seems like his most likely foe.
Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk
Imagine this for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. The two indie darlings of the WWE going head-to-head in a thrilling encounter.
Of course, CM Punk would be the heel in this rivalry. He is better suited to being a heel, and Bryan will surely still be over in a year's time.
It would be a program that would certainly get people talking, and their unique approach to wrestling would make for a compelling contest.
There are certain things that need to happen for this rivalry to occur—most notably whether CM Punk would even still be with the company. But if he was, this would be a great main event next year.