But since then, he's become one of the biggest money draws in WWE and UFC history. There's good and bad in almost every single story. Plus, with everyone thinking that Nia Jax will dominate Alexa Bliss, it makes sense that Bliss retains her championship.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins: Rollins and Balor had an excellent match on "Raw" April 2, and the pressure will be on Miz to keep up with the two of them in this bout.
These numbers are just a few that show how popular this event is. And she needs to showcase her wrestling ability, which is something we haven't seen a lot of over the last several weeks. John Cena will be present - as a fan?! My only hope is that this match can live up to some of the hype surrounding it. Nakamura has given us some damn good matches. All that stuff. It's going to be a hell of a moment. He started the legacy of the big man, I'm continuing it, so why not make it full circle?', Strowman told Best Of New Orleans.
I like the idea of easing Rousey in as part of a mixed tag, to take advantage of the novelty of her making her WWE debut, while also tamping down expectations for what she can do in the ring as a sports-entertainment rookie. It's fine, and it's representative of everything this feud is: pretty much a mess on the weekly show, but it'll likely lead to something kind of fun on Sunday.
There's no denying that there are less than compelling aspects to this week's Raw. Why have Stephanie McMahon say anything anymore, for that matter.
Just like earlier editions of the event, this year's installment will feature numerous industry's biggest stars setting foot inside the squared circle to do what they do best. Absolution has nothing of its own going on.
One of the reasons why Rousey is going to be the most heavily promoted is because WWE HAS to know that if they gave that spot to Roman Reigns, it would be a mistake. An injury prevented him from having a match at WrestleMania 32 in 2016, but he made an appearance for a segment with The Rock and The Wyatt Family.
It's a shame that this match has been placed on the kick-off show, but it felt inevitable really. Even though it's WWE's oldest and biggest PPV, it doesn't have a signature match that runs through its history.
Both of these payments combined means that Wrestlemania has earned a reputation as the biggest payday of the year and with both Battle Royals missing out on that payday they could upset up to 60 members of the roster.
Since he doesn't have a singles match lined up, I am going to pick Elias for this. If I was placing bets I would say that Undertaker is showing up at Mania, but I wouldn't feel confident in that bet.
Maybe The Undertaker will interrupt Cena during an in-ring promo the way fans have been expecting him to do so for the last month. He should be settling into predictability at this point.
A kick-off show match that may be overlooked by most fans who don't watch 205 Live, but Alexander and Ali are frequently breathtaking in the ring, and fans should be prepared for high-flying, acrobatic bonanza.