To be utterly honest, this year’s WrestleMania card simply flattered to deceive, especially compared to the last two years. For what was being billed as the biggest WrestleMania of all time, the matches we got were far from worthy of that honor.
Of course, that isn’t the WWE’s fault entirely, with a huge injury bug spreading throughout the roster that has crippled many top superstars in what has become a recurring trend since November of last year. From Seth Rollins to Randy Orton to John Cena to Cesaro, it’s a huge blow for the WWE to be missing these superstars on the grandest stage of them all. But assuming most of these superstars were fit, what matches were supposed to happen at Wrestlemania 32? Here are some of WWE’s originally planned matches according to various, fairly reliable sources.
10. Bray Wyatt vs Brock Lesnar
The Face of Fear vs The Beast Incarnate was pretty clearly intended to happen as late as the 2016 Royal Rumble, when the entire Wyatt Family attacked Lesnar during the match and managed to eliminate him via shenanigans and an overwhelming numbers advantage. Revenge from Lesnar was pretty much assured, but suddenly, and without any real explanation, the angle with the Wyatts was dropped and Lesnar was transitioned into a feud with Dean Ambrose instead. The most likely explanation was that Ambrose’s rising popularity earned him a higher profile WrestleMania match, after he rode massive fan support into a WWE World Heavyweight Title feud with Triple H in the weeks prior to Mania and acquitted himself well, leaving Wyatt out in the cold as a result.