With Wrestlemania around the corner and the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal again likely not going to take place. It brings up a question of how to make sure a number of wrestlers are able to get on the show well my idea will play into the push the announcers were making about how important Wrestlemania is every year. With only two weeks left before the event I would have Triple Threat matches on both Raw and Smackdown as qualifying matches for a six man gauntlet match at Wrestlemania which will include both brands. This way it would give more wrestlers an opportunity to get on the show this match stipulation would be winner gets a title shot. I know that is a basic stipulation, but we have to be planning ahead for the post Wrestlemania cards and this is the best way to do that.
On the Raw side Drew Gulak, Sheamus, and Shelton Benjamin and on the Smackdown of the six man we'd have Jey Uso, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Sheamus and Benjamin are both veterans who deserve a spot on Wrestlemania. Gulak may not exactly be a wrestler that people look at as deserving based on their booking, but a few wins can change any wrestlers perception and I think both men deserve better then they have been getting. Zayn and Uso belong on the Wrestlemania card as they've earned a spot based on their performances in the last year especially Jey Uso. Kevin has fallen from top contender for the title to really not doing much of anything this is why he needs this match. I'm aware of Kevin vs Sami, but that match doesn't need to happen. This stipulation would allow for those in the match to test endurance and have time to show a side they might not be able to show on normal programming.
I will not change every match on Wrestlemania, because some are worth having on the card, but others were matches that WWE lazily put together instead of actually thinking with foresight. The Raw Tag Title match New Day defending the gold against AJ Styles and Omos is one match that I think should stick on the card as it is a fresh tag team challenging for the gold. The Universal Title triple threat match Roman Reigns defending against Daniel Bryan and Edge is another match I don't see as one that needs to be changed. One other match that has no need to be changed is Seth Rollins vs Cesaro as this match is finally giving Cesaro the opportunity to be featured in a more prominent way and is slowly helping the perception of the "Swiss Superman" grow.
Reminder instead of predicting Wrestlemania this year I will be booking my own two night Wrestlemania event with explanations behind every match on the card.
Wrestlemania Night One:
If Braun wins he will receive a WWE Championship Match:
Braun Strowman vs Shane McMahon
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match:
(c) New Day vs Omos and AJ Styles
WWE Championship Match:
(c) Bobby Lashley w/ MVP vs Drew McIntyre
Wrestlemania Night Two:
Seth Rollins vs Cesaro
Six Man Gauntlet Match:
Drew Gulak vs Sheamus vs Shelton Benjamin vs Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn vs Jey Uso
WWE Universal Championship Match:
(c) Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman vs Daniel Bryan vs Edge
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