It’s December and speculation about the WrestleMania 37 card is already starting to surface. WWE planning all major WrestleMania angles well in advance has been a trend for several years.
2020, however, is not a typical year.
It’s clear as daylight that the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected the wrestling business. Despite everything that has happened, professional wrestling has continued without the assistance of fans. However, how would that affect WWE’s plans for the next WrestleMania PPV?
Dave Meltzer provided some updates on current plans for WrestleMania 37 in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
At the time of writing, Meltzer revealed that there are ‘no names in the book’ to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37, adding that some people find it ‘mind-blowing’ that WWE doesn’t have a WrestleMania plan for Roman Reigns like we already are. in December.
In the past, WWE would start driving to the WrestleMania angles during this time. That has not been the case this year. Meltzer explained that there is no pressure for a creative direction for WrestleMania due to the changed PPV dynamics caused by the pandemic.
Meltzer noted the following:
Regarding Roman Reigns’ direction for WrestleMania, as of now, in December, there is no name in the books, which is mind-boggling since in the past much of the Mania card would be made and all reservations on television. and The PPV would be based on leading in that direction. Sometimes there would be a change, but usually the main thing has a direction. That’s the key when PPV revenue doesn’t dwindle and flow in millions of dollars in either direction based on having the right formula for Mania, the pressure for one direction doesn’t exist, and things feel together instead of stories with a climax. natural. .
Possible WrestleMania 37 opponents for Roman Reigns
When it comes to the possible names that could end up facing Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37, Meltzer speculated that Drew McIntyre could be the frontrunner to land the lucrative match. McIntyre has teased the possibility of having another great showdown against Roman Reigns. It should also be noted that the WWE Champion is the most protected Superstar on the roster after the Universal Champion.
Daniel Bryan’s name was also mentioned, and the former WWE Champion originally pitched in to have a TLC show with Roman Reigns. Plans were changed, and instead, Owens was pressured by the venue.
It’s also worth noting that Big E’s name hasn’t been considered at all.
Meltzer explained the possibilities regarding Goldberg, who also called Roman Reigns during a recent appearance on The Bump. Vince McMahon doesn’t like superstars promoting a match that won’t deliver, and Goldberg and Reigns dropped teasers that would hint that the former WCW champion is ‘high on the list’ of likely opponents.
The general feeling is that Daniel Bryan could have a solid schedule with Reigns as the promotions and the quality of the matches would be incredible. The best bet is for Bryan to face Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble, before Goldberg returns for a dream match for the first time against The Tribal Chief.
There are several options on the table, but it’s actually pretty mind-boggling that WWE doesn’t have a planned WrestleMania address for their biggest Superstar.
What do you think? Who should Roman Reigns face at WrestleMania 37?
Posted Dec 11, 2020, 7:43 p.m. IST