We are now on The Road To WrestleMania, and for some it's been less than exciting. For me, however, I'm on the edge of my seat. Despite some of WWE's biggest stars being injured, this will still be the biggest WrestleMania of all time, and here are just some of the reasons why...
1. The Rock
The Rock has confirmed that he will be at WrestleMania, but not what he will be doing at The Show of Shows. I don't see him wrestling because he's got so many of those pesky movie commitments, and there's no way Hollywood is signing off on him wrestling after the injury he sustained last time! Just because he's not wrestling, however, doesn't mean that The Rock won't electrify the 100,000-strong crowd as only he can. Look for him to have a spot in the main event match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He'll more than likely be placed in his cousin, Roman Reigns' corner to counteract Vince McMahon in Triple H's corner. There's even an outside chance he'll bring Ronda with him again. We can live in hope, right?
AJ Styles has finally made his WWE debut, and the way he's been booked so far has been incredible. It's no secret that Vince McMahon isn't a big fan of stars he didn't create, so the fact that AJ has been booked so strongly really is something. AJ put on a fantastic performance in the Royal Rumble, and then beat Chris Jericho the next night on Raw. He's been positioned as a very believable threat to anyone in the locker room, and I think he's going after Dean Ambrose next. As much as we'd love it to be true, there's no way Ambrose is winning the Triple Threat match at Fast Lane, so he's going to need to defend his Intercontinental Championship at The Show of Shows - and he'll be defending it against AJ Styles. Look for Ambrose losing this match and gaining a main event push before winning Money In The Bank in July.
The Undertaker is arguably the greatest pro wrestler in history. His in-ring skill, ring psychology and his immense character depth all play in to this. Every time he returns to WWE is a big deal. We were lucky enough to see him more than just once last year, and he'll definitely be back for WrestleMania. If the latest reports are to be believed, then 'Taker is going to be facing Braun Strowman at 'Mania. I'm not a massive fan of this idea, but put him in the ring with Kevin Owens and I guarantee they'll make magic.
Regardless of who The Deadman ends up facing, you can be certain that his very appearance will be special. It's the biggest WrestleMania of all time, and it's in his home-state. Could we be seeing the very final appearance of The Undertaker?
The WWE midcard right now is incredible. Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Chris Jericho, Alberto del Rio, The New Day and The Dudley Boyz to name but a few. Wherever these guys end up on the WrestleMania card, you can be sure that they will do all they can to deliver amazing matches and moments. I'm sure WWE will do all they can to feature as many mid-carders as possible, so look for another Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and a 4-way tag team elimination match to showcase these guys.
Regardless of what you think the card might be like or who you want to see wrestle whom, there is one thing you can't deny - you will stay up late (at least here in the UK) and you'll lap up every single minute of WrestleMania this year.
This is going to be the biggest WrestleMania of all time, and there will absolutely be enough good surprises to represent that. Remember how awesome it was when Seth Rollins cashed in his briefcase last year? I guarantee something bigger than that will happen this year. I can't tell you what it will be, but it will be something that you will never forget.