Here are the rules You have to only use the tools that are at the WWEs disposal, so no you can't write in Angle for the Rumble. You can't bring in 'Broken' Matt Hardy etc You can change booking from Royal Rumble, and make your way to WM Here is my Wrestlemania card, I will explain why later in the post Universal Title Match Brock Lesnar (c) Vs Goldberg John Cena Vs Samoa Joe (C) Seth Rollins Vs Triple H Vs Finn Balor US Title Match Jericho(c) Vs Owens Shaq Vs Big Show Luke Harper Vs Bray Wyatt Vs Randy Orton Aj Styles Vs The Miz Retirement Match: Kane Vs Undertaker Elimination Scramble WWE SD Womens: Alexa Bliss V Natayla Vs Mickie James Vs Nikki Bella V Becky Lynch Vs Naomi (c) MITB: Braun Vs Zayn Vs Roman Vs Rusev V Zigler V Ambrose V Corbin V Crews Fatal 4-Way WWE Raw Womens Championship: Charlotte (C) Vs Sasha V Bayley V Nia Jax Pre-Show Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Gallows and Anderson Vs American Alpha Bobby Roode Vs Shinsuke Nakamura NXT Championship match _____________________________________________________________________________________ Okay let's focus on the pre-show Starting off with Roode Vs Nakamura. With the lack of NXT on the main WM card, it was only fitting that they at least had a showing on the pre-show card. These two can go. Roode to retain, potentially pathing the way for a callup for Nakamura to the main roster. The Club Vs American Alpha, Raw and SD tag champs. Merely because the WM card is large enough not to need a tag team match, so pitting the champions against each other, I feel anyway is a nice touch. I'd have American Alpha come out on top, they have an extremely bright future Andre the Giant Memorial battle royal - I'd have NXT guys, 205 live guys, a bunch of main roster tag teams - New Day, Golden Truth, Vaudevillans, Acension etc along with other guys who didn't make the card - Kalisto, Mark Henry etc. I'd actually have Neville win this. I think with the push he's been given, and to also aid in giving the CWs more credibility, having the champ take it out is a good reflection. Main Roster now. In no order: Fatal 4-Way WWE Raw Womens Championship: Charlotte (C) Vs Sasha V Bayley V Nia Jax I went Fatal 4-way because each of these women are credible combatants and deserve to be on the card. I'd have Charlotte retain, getting a pinfall over Bayley. Charlotte, queen of PPVs, should win the big one. I think it may also provide a surprise as I think the majority of people would expect Charlotte to drop the title here. MITB: Braun Vs Zayn Vs Roman Vs Rusev V Zigler V Ambrose V Corbin V Crews Reasoning for this is, MITB PPV gets replaced with KOTR. Probably the most 'out there' or 'unbelievable' part of my booking. I always think the MITB match suits being at Mania, provides many great moments and I think the KOTR makes an overall better PPV (going back to my 90s day fanboy here). One moment I'd have would be to have Roman and Ambrose have a min shield. re-union.I'd have Corbin with this match and further his push. They are building him well, a bit like how they elevated Edge when he went fully as a single competitor. I'd tease a Zayn victory, but Corbin to win it. Elimination Scramble WWE SD Womens: Alexa Bliss V Natayla Vs Mickie James Vs Nikki Bella V Becky Lynch Vs Naomi (c) This is when I would look at giving Mickie James another run as champ. Retirement Match: Kane Vs Undertaker This would start from the Royal Rumble. Taker enters strongly, eliminates many superstars. Kanes music hits, Taker waits watching the entrance. Kane comes from under the ring and behind Taker and eliminates him. Over the months between RR and WM, tensions between the two rise. The brothers, the old allys and old foes, one more time. The match would end in a double KO, neither man gets up after the 10 count. Thus ending both mens career. They both sit up athe same time, stare down then raise each others arm. Kane and Taker, ending their careers at WM. After the match, both men slowly walk up the rampway taking in every last moment with the fans. They stop, turn and face the crowd, Kane does that thing where he raises his arms and slam them down, fire pyro goes off by the entrance ramp. Taker raises an arm, and 'GONG' the crowd goes nuts. Aj Styles Vs The Miz Miz continues to verbally attack D-Bry on Smackdown. D-Bry says Miz wants a match against him? He's got one. Contract signing. Steph then comes out to say that the doctors have stopped the match from going ahead. Miz laughs it off saying that the whole thing was a farce to begin with. D-Bry says Miz has signed a match against him and if he can't fight then he will find a replacement. Miz says whoever he picks, would be a tougher opponent than Bryan ever would have been, they'd have more passion and wouldn't be a quitter like Bryan. All of that wouldn't matter because anyone who would fight for Bryan would be stupid. Bryan introduces Miz to his WM opponent - AJ Styles. Over the coming weeks, the Mizs promos are on point, and AJ doesn't miss a beat. Miz beats Styles at WM. Miz to get ultra heat from the victory, Styles doesn't lose much from it either. Luke Harper Vs Bray Wyatt Vs Randy Orton (No DQ Match) This is where things really take a different route from current booking. I wouldn't have Orton win the Rumble. I wouldn't have Wyatt win the Chamber. I'd have Harper win this match as I think he has the most to gain from the match, Rowan returns to aid and assist Wyatt and Harper. The old Wyatt Family are back together. To top it off, Braun returns to aid the in beat down of Randy. Shaq Vs Big Show The WWE are insistant on this match, Shaq will win. Its a use of the Big Show and an attraction. US Title Match Jericho(c) Vs Owens The inevitable split between these two happens when Owens loses the title at Fastlane against Lesnar (more to follow). I'd have Owens win this, Jericho to then disappear in the sunset to work with Fozzy. Seth Rollins Vs Triple H Vs Finn Balor Tensions build between Triple H and Seth. Leading to Finn Balor returning, not forgetting it was Seth who injured him. It looks like Finn may be turning heel upon return, however at 'Mania, he wins by a brutal beat down on Triple H. Triple H doesn't need the victory, and its a good story and return for Finn to win the match John Cena Vs Samoa Joe (C) I'd have had Joe in the Rumble, and as a SD Superstar. Have him win the title at the EC. Cena invokes his right to rematch. Joe says if he wants to be the man, he has to beat the biggest man, on biggest stage. The first time these two ever face one-on-one, at a main event at WM. It really wrote itself. I'd also have Joe retain the title here. Having Joe as a transitional champ just so Cena could get his '17th' world title victory just seems lame. Have him tap out to the Samoan Submission machine Universal Title Match Brock Lesnar (c) Vs Goldberg How this would work is Goldberg would be the winner of the Rumble. Have him come in late in the piece, possibly even at 30 and just clear house ala Kevin Nash in World War 3 1998. Book him ultra strong. Eliminating Lesnar in the same manner as he really did. Next time on RAW, Heyman and Lesnar come out saying they want one more shot at Goldberg. They need a chance to change the legacy. Their first WM was in the past, Survivor Series was a bad night, the Rumble wasn't 1-on-1. They want to even the WM score. Goldberg comes down and says at WM he has a date with Universal Champ. Jericho and Owens come out to accept Goldbergs challenge. Heyman says that the only man standing in Lesnars way to Goldberg is Owens, he wants a title match at fastlane. Jericho says that's too bad. Heyman says Lesnar would take both Jericho AND Owens out tonight, just to get a shot at Owens. If Jericho and Owens win, then Lesnar can't challenge while Owens is champ. The match is agreed on. That night on Raw, Lesnar destroys Owens, Jericho leaves before he can get tagged in seeing the fury that fills Lesnar. (This also sets the tone between Owens/Jericho). Lesnar then goes on to beat Owens at FastLane. While the ref was down, Jericho comes in to attack Lesnar, Lesnar moves out the way and Jericho nails Owens. F-5 to both Jericho and Owens. Lesnar wins the title at Fastlane, setting up this match against Goldberg. At WM, to prevent a Survivor Series type of beat down, when Goldberg goes for an early spear, Lesnar avoids it and Goldberg spears the ring post. This ends in fair manner (mainly to prevent a repeat of their previous WM snoozefest but also to act as a counter to the SS match). Suplex city, 2 F-5s and Lesnar defeats Goldberg for some redemption, regain credibility.