The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the one and only WrestleMania 31 event set to take place on Sun., Mar. 29, 2015, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the company's annual "Showcase of the Immortals". It's the biggest show of the year.
And it's just one week away.
The card is nearly filled out completely with eight matches official.
- Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (WWE world heavyweight championship)
After some doubt that Vince McMahon was going to stick to his guns and put Reigns in this spot all by his lonesome, the Roman Empire pushed ahead with a win over Daniel Bryan at Fastlane to validate the Royal Rumble victory back in January. Now it's on and Paul Heyman is telling us Reigns is the greatest of all the greats but he's not greater than Lesnar. Meanwhile, Brock is in the middle of contract negotiations with WWE and they've gotten really ugly, including Lesnar walking out of a Raw he was scheduled to appear on after a reported shouting match with Vince McMahon. Still, all systems are a go.
- Triple H vs. Sting
When the Stinger made his debut in WWE, it was at Survivor Series to push The Authority out of power. They regained it rather quickly -- thanks, John Cena! -- and Triple H quickly turned his attention to the former franchise of WCW. He challenged Sting to a confrontation at Fastlane, which led to Sting suggesting a match at WrestleMania. "The Game" quickly accepted and it's time to go back to the Attitude Era. It's WWE vs. WCW all over again, not that anyone cares or needs to see that war play out in 2015.
- Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt
After many weeks of Wyatt calling himself the "New Face of Fear" and cryptically making references to putting Undertaker down for good, "The Phenom" finally answered the call and promised to show up at WrestleMania.
- Rusev vs. John Cena
Initially, Cena demanded a rematch that Rusev refused with a laugh. After all, he already won, so why bother going at it again? Later, Cena would brutalize Rusev to such a degree that Lana got scared and agreed to the match just to save Rusev from his own demise. The Bulgarian Brute was not happy about this, and Lana hasn't been seen since it happened. The US championship is on the line.
- Intercontinental championship ladder match
It looks like the list of names scheduled for this match are now official: Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper, R-Truth, Stardust, and Daniel Bryan. The story? Everyone wants the Intercontinental title so bad they've resorted to stealing it.
- Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The second annual "let's get everyone who doesn't have anything better to do on the card" match currently features: The Miz, Curtis Axel, Ryback, Fandango, Adam Rose, Zack Ryder, Jack Swagger, Titus O'Neil, Darren Young, Big Show, Kane, Erick Rowan, Damien Mizdow, Sin Cara, Goldust, Heath Slater, Mark Henry.
- Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee & Paige
While Paige was battling both Nikki and Brie, AJ made her return to save the day for her old friend/enemy/no I'm not calling them frenemies. Now, WWE is going to #GiveDivasAChance on the biggest show of the year in the form of a tag team match.
- Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton
This match finally went official this past Monday night on Raw after Orton laid out a challenge that Rollins accepted provided Orton face him that night. That never happened, of course, because after two beat downs, one on each side, WWE has to leave us wanting something at the biggest show of the year, right?
The tag team titles will be defended on the pre-show, though the participants in the match have yet to be revealed. That's pretty much what you're getting for WrestleMania this year, folks.