Levi's Stadium is hosting Wrestlemania 31 on March 29, and we could have the main event settled. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are currently set to face each other for Lesnar's WWE heavyweight championship. Lesnar retained his title by defeating Seth Rollins and John Cena in a triple threat match. Reigns was the last man standing in the annual Royal Rumble battle royal. Plenty of people are not concerned with wrestling, so feel free to duck out of this thread. For those who are interested, I thought it would be fun to track the road to Wrestlemania.
I couched that first sentence in tentative terms because things can change fairly quickly in the road to Wrestlemania. A year ago, Batista won the Royal Rumble to face Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 30. Daniel Bryan did not take part in the Royal Rumble, but his overwhelming popularity led to his inclusion in what became a triple threat match at Wrestlemania for the WWE title.
This year, Bryan was in the Royal Rumble, but was unceremoniously dumped midway through. Bryan and Reigns were considered the two favorites, and Reigns eventually won when he eliminated Rusev. The crowd was not pleased with this, as Bryan has emerged as an incredible fan favorite. The Rock was out to help put over Reigns, but the crowd booed intensely.
The question now is how the WWE deals with the fan fallout. At one point, #CancelWWENetwork was trending worldwide as fans were pissed off to no end. We are two months away from Wrestlemania, with a PPV scheduled for February. Between now and March, we could see some kind of shift in the direction. Or WWE will force the situation and not worry about fan reaction. It will make for an interesting couple of months.
In other news, the night before Wrestlemania, WWE will be hosting their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Each year's class usually includes a celebrity with a connection to WWE. This year, Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting the induction,