1. Shane’s backup
I’ve opined elsewhere that, with the young McMahon’s return, could the Mean Street Posse be far behind, if only for one night? It would be a cheesy move, somewhat similar to what was done last year during the Hunter/Sting match, DX and nWo coming out.
Others have expected that, one way or another, Shane won’t be wrestling and will have a ringer in his place-and I’ve seen guesses ranging from Cena to Sting to Goldberg. And, let’s not forget that The Rock will be in the building.
I really don’t know who or what will happen, but I expect something huge here.
2. The Rock
Speaking of Johnson, he announced he was going to be involved in the show, and ever since then, it’s been virtual radio silence. Either he’s just showing up to open the show as he did a couple years back, or WWE is still formulating what to do with the megastar. I have to imagine there’s something happening here-otherwise, why announce it so far ahead to drive anticipation. Though, on the flip side, they’ve said nothing since then, so this one remains a curious mystery.
3. Divas delight
This one probably won’t happen, but with Charlotte defending the championship, and aiming to be the new “dirtiest player in the game”, why couldn’t she get some Divas backup? Specifically, why couldn’t we see Nia Jax come in to serve as Charlotte’s muscle and in such a manner to give Charlotte the win. I don’t think it will happen, but I think something along these lines could be excellent.
4. The biggest entrances
New Day-or, at least, Big E.-is saying they will have something impressive. I figure an entry way lined with unicorn-horn wearing, trombone playing New Day fans. But that one is kind of easy.
Hunter is an easy guess-look at his last few ‘Manias. It’s virtually assured he will have some major theatrical entrance, especially being the World Champion.
Beyond that? I go with a huge entrance for Undertaker in his home state, but that’s the same as Hunter-his ‘Manias are always huge deals.
5. The biggest surprise appearances
I have a hunch that we get names on the card we never expected. Not Sting, not some NXT guys like Samoa Joe or Sami Zayn. Not even the easy guess of a currently injured John Cena. So I will give you a few guesses.
First up? Seth Rollins. No, not in a wrestling role, his knee needs to be fully healed if WWE wants him to be the future. I expect he could be at the big show, and I can totally see him coming out after the Championship match and reminding the champion that he’s coming back, and he’s coming for the title. Maybe it’s too soon for it, but I could see it. I think a Rollins appearance following a Reigns win could help.
Next? Hulk Hogan.
Yes, I am serious. It’s a ratings game, folks. Hogan still equals ratings. I could see WWE burying the hatchet with their disgraced Hall of Famer, if only for one night. Though, I place a caveat on here, that this all depends in part to how his ongoing legal proceedings go.
Third? Cesaro. His appearance is what I consider to be the most likely-especially if they have a massive, multi-participant match, or someone has a need for a mystery partner. His recovery sounds like it’s on track, so a return to action in early April may not be out of the question.
So, WNZ readers, let’s hear some of what you are hoping to see from Texas in a few weeks.