Last minute changes have been made by the sports book. Brock Lesnar is now favored to retain the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns, and the reason for that is because he signed a new contract with WWE. Triple H is now favored to defeat Sting in his Wrestlemania debut match. No word on why those particular odds did a complete shift, but the theory floating around is that it is because so many were betting on the WCW legend.
March 29, 2015
Despite the new contract signed by Brock Lesnar, the sports books are still listing Roman Reigns as the favorite to win the main event of Wrestlemania. Their belief is that WWE has already pulled the trigger on his superstar push, so they are just going to go through with it. The front office can always put the heavyweight championship belt back around the waist of Lesnar at a later date. Reigns is a -210 odd, while Lesnar is +160.
March 29, 2015
It seems like Hulk Hogan is asked at least once a week about a potential return to the ring. It happened again this week while he was promoting Wrestlemania. The former world heavyweight champion stated that it would only work out if WWE let him work with a top level performer who is already massively popular with the audience. Hogan listed Roman Reigns, Steve Austin, The Rock and John Cena as potential opponents.
March 28, 2015
During the Thursday episode of Wrestlemania Today, Michael Cole made some comments about Roman Reigns not having a chance against Brock Lesnar. Since he said it a second time and did so more adamantly, the belief is that Vince McMahon or another WWE official was in his ears and instruction him to tear down Reigns verbally. That, in turn, has fueled the rumors about Lesnar being rewarded with an extended title reign.
March 27, 2015
To promote Wrestlemania, Roman Reigns was sent by WWE to the Conan O'Brien show for an appearance. While there, he showed a sense of humor by telling a story about how a female fans once grabbed his butt as he was making his entrance into the arena through the audience. Security asked Reigns if he wanted her to be kicked out, but the former Shield member instructed them to let it slide. She was allowed to stay at the show.
March 25, 2015
When the latest episode of Monday Night Raw ended, a lot of fans took to social media to complain about the final segment between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. Many felt that it was a bit lackluster, especially since it was supposed to increase anticipation for Wrestlemania. It has now been reported that the live audience did not take well to the ending, either. Many of them expressed displeasure with WWE on the way out of the arena.
March 24, 2015
As an effort to generate some last minute excitement for Wrestlemania, WWE has decided to put their top stars into a big tag team match. In the main event of Smackdown this week, John Cena will team up with Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and Mark Henry to take on Bray Wyatt, Big Show, Seth Rollins and Kane. The match could just end up in a big brawl at the end, so that they can promote the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal.
March 23, 2015