WrestleMania 34 will likely be remembered as a mixed show. The wrestling itself was largely praised, with people enjoying Asuka vs. Charlotte, the Intercontinental triple threat, and of course, the surprisingly amazing mixed tag – an enormous performance from Ronda Rousey.
There were also ‘Mania moments aplenty, from Undertaker mercilessly squashing John Cena in about two minutes, to Daniel Bryan making his triumphant return to in-ring competition.
However, this is a fast-moving world, and just as quickly as WrestleMania 34 entered the history books, the wrestling world’s attention switched to next year’s show at MetLife Stadium.
It’s obviously far too early for anything to have been confirmed, but rumours and speculation have already cropped up online concerning the potential marquee matches.
I’m going to take a look ahead at 10 potential matches that could feature on next year’s Grandest Stage Of Them All – featuring brand new feuds, intense rematches, NXT call-ups, and all that good stuff. You may notice that Brock Lesnar isn’t present; with reports of a bust-up with Vince McMahon, despite having signed a new contract with WWE who knows where he’ll be in 12 months time.
But without further ado, let’s take a look at 10 possible matches for WrestleMania 35…
10. Daniel Bryan Vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – WWE Championship
Now that Daniel Bryan is a full-time member of the active roster once again, a whole host of dream opponents have been thrown up: Lesnar, Rollins, Balor, The Miz, and so on. He wrestled AJ Styles on this week’s SmackDown, although that match was tarnished by a screwy finish.
The culprit? Shinsuke Nakamura. Hopefully given a new lease of life by his WrestleMania heel turn, Nakamura would be the ideal opponent for Bryan next year. Both are hard-hitting, technically proficient wrestlers, and now that a clear babyface/heel dynamic has been established, this match would surely enjoy an added dose of intensity.
As a bonus, I’d perhaps make this match a title bout for the WWE Championship – which Nakamura hopefully wins at some point over the course of his descent into heel brutality.
Winner: Daniel Bryan. This one’s a bit of a no-brainer as long as Nakamura’s heel run has been a successful one in the meantime. Bryan winning the title would complete his incredible return to the ring, and give the whole wrestling world a feel-good moment for the ages.