WWE WrestleMania 2021: Latest Rumors on Possible Card for Showcase Event

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2021

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The card for WrestleMania 37 is filling up quickly, although there is still some time for matches to be added and alterations to be made.

This year, The Show of Shows will be a two-night event held on April 10-11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. It will also mark the return of a live audience for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started over a year ago, meaning there is plenty of incentive to put on a great event.

Here is a breakdown of some of the latest rumors regarding matches expected to be added to the WrestleMania card or matches that could receive some changes before getting finalized.


Bryan Reportedly to Be Added to Reigns vs. Edge

WWE has been advertising Roman Reigns vs. Edge for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania for weeks, but that match may get changed significantly.

According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline (h/t Phillip Hendrix of Ringside News), Daniel Bryan will be added to the match to make it a Triple Threat.

WWE has been teasing The Yes! Man's insertion into the match for some time, dating back to him winning the Elimination Chamber match on Feb. 21 and earning a universal title bout against Reigns on the same night, which the titleholder won.

Bryan didn't receive a fair shake since he had to face The Tribal Chief right after the Chamber bout, which led to him challenging Reigns to a rematch. He ultimately earned another title opportunity by beating Jey Uso in a steel cage match.

Reigns and Bryan did battle at Fastlane on Sunday, with Edge serving as the special outside enforcer. The Rated-R Superstar took charge when the referee for the match got knocked out, and it was at that point that all hell broke loose.

Uso interfered and a steel chair was introduced into the match. Bryan tried to hit Reigns with it, but he missed and struck Edge instead.

Bryan actually made Reigns tap to the Yes Lock, but Edge unloaded on both Superstars with a chair rather than ending the contest. Then, when the referee recovered, the champion pinned The Yes! Man to retain.

Since Bryan made Reigns tap and technically should have won, he has a major gripe, and it would be a huge surprise if WWE doesn't add him to the main event of WrestleMania.


Fastlane Was Prelude to Rollins vs. Cesaro

A compelling feud that has been playing out on SmackDown over the past month is reportedly set to take center stage at WrestleMania.

According to Meltzer (h/t Felix Upton of Ringside News), the match between Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura was WWE's way of setting up Rollins vs. Cesaro for The Grandest Stage of Them All.

The rivalry between the two men began on Feb. 12 when The Messiah addressed the SmackDown roster only for everyone to walk out on him due to the fact that he hadn't changed during his hiatus.

Cesaro was the last one to walk away, and an incensed Rollins attacked him, which marked the genesis of what has been a heated feud.

Nakamura was introduced into the storyline a couple of weeks ago when Rollins walked past him after attacking The Swiss Cyborg. The King of Strong Style previously held the SmackDown Tag Team Championships with Cesaro, and he set out to stand up for his friend.

Nakamura attacked Rollins on SmackDown last week, leading to an excellent match between them at Fastlane, which the Japanese Superstar won.

Now that Rollins has a win under his belt against someone who is close to Cesaro, the next logical step is for him to attempt to defeat his rival on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Cesaro has never had a one-on-one singles match on the main card of WrestleMania, while Rollins is part of a big match essentially every year.

It is well past due for The Swiss Cyborg to get his chance to shine at the biggest event of the year, and that time is finally about to come.


WWE Reportedly Changed Bad Bunny's WrestleMania Plans

It was announced Monday on Raw that Grammy-winning rapper Bad Bunny will face The Miz in a singles match at WrestleMania 37.

According to H Jenkins of Ringside News, though, WWE's original plan was for the singer and Damian Priest to face The Miz and John Morrison in a tag team match, but the decision was made to change it up.

Assuming the company sticks with the singles match and doesn't change it to a tag, both Priest and Morrison still figure to be a big part of the match, as they are featured on the graphic.

The Miz and Morrison have been trying to make life miserable for Bad Bunny for weeks, but the rapper has usually gotten the better of them thanks to the presence of The Archer of Infamy.

Miz finally got one over on Bad Bunny last week when he hit him with a guitar from behind, but the singer returned the favor on this week's Raw by hitting The A-Lister with a guitar after his victory over Jeff Hardy.

There is a long lineage of celebrity matches at WrestleMania, with the likes of Mr. T, Rob Gronkowski, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Shaquille O'Neal and Lawrence Taylor being among those who have wrestled.

The celebrities are oftentimes sports stars, and while Bad Bunny is a musician who doesn't boast the same type of athletic background, he is a longtime fan who clearly respects the business.

Going up against a pro like The Miz and having plenty of smoke and mirrors with Priest and Morrison getting involved should be enough to ensure that Bad Bunny puts on an entertaining match.


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