We’re a week removed from the biggest show of the year, the show of shows, WrestleMania. Wither you loved it or hated it, people are still talking about it. I myself found it neither bad nor great, but entertaining. Given the circumstances with all the injures on the main roster, WWE did a good job as the show must go on. But could they have done a better job?
There were a lot of questionable booking going into this year’s Mania, like why isn’t the Intercontinental Championship match a singles match or why is Roman Reigns facing someone that is supposed to be a heel but is way over than he is. Many people think they could do a better job at booking these shows and creating these matches. I’m gonna do just that in this article, book the matches that I think should’ve happened at WrestleMania 32. But what do I know…I’m just some internet jabroni.
Lets start off with one of my biggest complaints going into this show, Undertaker vs Shane McMahon. Don’t get me wrong, the Undertaker vs Shane match was good, but looking it at from a storyline standpoint, it didn’t make sense. Shane McMahon returns on an episode of Raw interrupting his sister Stephanie and his father Vince McMahon, and is seeking control over Monday Night Raw. Vince chooses an opponent for Shane which is the Undertaker. While all this is happening, one of the people in charge on running Raw, as part of the Authority, Triple H, is not at all involved in this storyline. Now why wouldn’t Triple H not want to fight for his job. With all that said, I’m booking Shane O’Mac vs Triple H, it could even be in the Hell In A Cell, and this match would go on last (unlike Undertaker vs Shane).
With that previous match set, that leaves the World Heavyweight Championship without a match. Let’s go back to the Royal Rumble match from this year as Roman Reigns had to defend the championship against 29 other superstars. In this match I would’ve had Brock Lesnar come out the victor. At Fastline, Brock would’ve successfully retained the title in a WrestleMania 31 rematch against Roman Reigns. Now that Lesnar has the title, who is his opponent at Mania? The same man he faced, Dean Ambrose, but in this situation the World Championship is on the line. Can Ambrose pull off what his “brother” Roman Reigns couldn’t do? The No Holds Barred Street Fight stipulation could stay the same but the result would be different. Ambrose ending the match as the first person to beat the beast by pinfall in 3 years. This will later cause tension and jealously between Dean and Roman in the weeks to come, eventually leading to a Roman Reigns heel turn.
There’s been a lot of talk about Roman Reigns but no match for him yet. Well it was rumored that John Cena was supposed to face the phenom the Undertaker at this year’s Mania. So why not have the future face of the company, Roman Reigns take his place. This gives Reigns a high profile match and has him against a babyface rather than facing Triple H (who is a heel but obviously went into that match as the babyface). Taker goes over in this contest, which continues Reigns losing streak and builds more frustration towards that heel turn.
Now on to the Intercontinental Champion, Kevin Owens. This man has proved that he is one of the top heels in the business today. So why didn’t he get a singles match. But not just any singles match, a singles match with Sami Zayn. These guys have been feuding for years on the independent scene and tearing it up wherever they go. To me, this was a no brainer. Why didn’t they pull the trigger on this?
The championship that should’ve been decided in the multi-man ladder match is the United States Championship. With Kalisto defending the title against Sin Cara, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Stardust and Zack Ryder. If the result of this match was Kalisto retaining the title, then he looks strong as he’s going into the match as the smallest and ends up defeating five other superstars. Or maybe you would want him to drop the title as Kalisto still ends up in tag matches week after week along side his Lucha Dragon tag team partner. The result of the Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match could’ve worked here. Imagine the same result as Ryder has his WrestleMania moment, just with a different title.
Now on to the women. First Team Total Divas vs Team B.A.D. and Blonde. I’m totally fine with this match. Second is the triple threat match for the Women’s Championship. Perfect match to have on the Grandest Stage of them all. Not touching the match, just the result.
2015 was a big year for the New Day. It was hard for me to pick a match for them as I had two opinions. Option A is a 4 corner tag team survival match against Sheamus and Wade Barrett from the League of Nations, the Dudley Boys and the Usos. Option B is to have a tag team gauntlet match with the same teams plus one more, Enzo and Cass. Either way I have the New Day retaining, but I’m going with Option B.
With Alberto Del Rio and Rusev out of this match, I would put them in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. Another superstar I would put in is Ryback. These 3 will take the place of DDP, Tatanka and Shaq. Why were they in the battle royal? This isn’t the Royal Rumble!
Last but not least, AJ Styles vs Y2J. I would’ve booked this as the rubbermatch between the two. First match on Raw, second match at Fastlane and third match at Mania. Minus out the Smackdown match and have Styles win in his first Mania appearance.
1) Hell In A Cell Match: Shane McMahon def Triple H to take control over Raw
2) World Heavyweight Championship Match: Dean Ambrose def Brock Lesnar (c)
3) The Undertaker def Roman Reigns
4) Intercontinental Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) def Sami Zayn (we are the real winners here)
5) United States Championship Ladder Match: Zack Ryder def Kalisto (c), Sin Cara, the Miz, Dolph Ziggler, and Stardust
6) Triple Threat Women’s Championship Match: Sasha Banks def Becky Lynch and Charlotte (c)
7) Team Total Divas def B.A.D. and Blonde
8) Tag Team Championship Gaunlet Match: The New Day (c) def League of Nations, Enzo and Cass, The Dudley Boyz and The Usos
9) AJ Styles def Chris Jericho
10) Baron Corbin wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal