Following the Royal Rumble, WWE is gearing up for WrestleMania, and per a recent report, firm plans are in place for several key stars on the roster.
As F4WOnline mentions, per WrestlingInc.com, Vince McMahon and his writers have plans in place for at least some of the company's major stars: "Coming out of the WWE Royal Rumble weekend, it's said that the only concrete matches for WrestleMania 31 are Sting vs. Triple H, John Cena vs. Rusev and Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE world heavyweight title."
The report also mentions that bouts such as Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker are tentatively scheduled for the pay-per-view as well.
Sting vs. Triple H sounds like a great match, and fans will no doubt be itching to see these two iconic stars face off once and for all. In fact, one interpretation of the match is that it is the ultimate WCW vs. WWE bout. (Never mind the doomed invasion angle of 2001—this is the real showdown between America's most powerful wrestling promotions.)
While Sting may not be the in-ring performer he once was, Triple H will be able to carry him to something decent in the match.
Rusev vs. Cena has a great deal of intrigue too. Hopefully, WWE will be willing to allow Rusev to go over in the bout. Cena doesn't need the win, and it makes perfect sense for Rusev, as an aspiring heel, to go over. He's the one with the momentum, after all.
Alas, it has to be acknowledged that Reigns vs. Lesnar remains a bleak and dull prospect.
Enough has been said about Reigns' dire—and memorable for all the wrong reasons—victory at Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The fact is, it's hard to see fans getting behind him as a top babyface.
Perhaps WWE can turn things around. We will have to wait and see.