In the opening match of Wrestlemania, Daniel Bryan defeated Dolph Ziggler, R Truth, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper in a ladder match to win the Intercontinental Championship. WWE expected a great performance here, and that is exactly what they got. Lots of good spots. Very high impact. The end saw Bryan and Ziggler trading stiff headbutts on top of the ladder before Bryan knocked out Ziggler.
March 29, 2015
Unless he flops horribly as the WWE Heavyweight Champion, you can expect a lengthy run for Roman Reigns after he defeats Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. Since he is going to need opponents, management has been looking to boost the heel side of the roster to provide their new champion with some variety. One of the guys being eyed for a brief ascension into the main event is none other than Wade Barrett.
March 20, 2015
While always entertaining Dean Ambrose is the popular choice to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania from Wade Barrett, management might be heading in a different direction. There are talks that they want to save Ambrose for a potential title program with Roman Reigns. Neither guy would turn heel. It would just be a case of Ambrose asking for a title shot, and Reigns showing that he is a fighting champion.
March 2, 2015
We now know that ladders are going to play a part at Wrestlemania this year. WWE has officially announced that Wade Barrett is going to be defending the Intercontinental Championship at the pay per view in a ladder match. They also mentioned that it would be against multiple opponents. However, they failed to reveal which performers those will be. The assumption is Dean Ambrose, R Truth, Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan.
February 26, 2015
In the fifth match of Fast Lane, Wade Barrett was successfully able to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship because the referee was forced to disqualify Dean Ambrose, who refused to listen to the official and his pleas for him to stop kicking Barrett in the corner. After the loss, Ambrose delivered the Dirty Deeds to Barrett before stealing the championship belt, which leads many to believe that a rematch will take place at Wrestlemania.
February 22, 2015
Another potential Wrestlemania opponent has surfaced for Dean Ambrose. Depending on how well his match against Wade Barrett at Fast Lane goes, WWE could opt to make the switch at the big pay per view by replacing Barrett with the soon to return Sheamus, who is still heavily rumored to be making a heel turn to freshen up his stale character. Management definitely wants to reward Ambrose for his hard work with a spot on the card.
February 8, 2015
It looks like WWE might have finally found someone for Dean Ambrose to work with at Wrestlemania, where he was initially just penciled in as a backup plan in case Undertaker was not able to come back and work a high profile match against Bray Wyatt. Wade Barrett has been chosen to work a program with Ambrose. The two of them are more than likely wrestling at Fast Lane, but management could stretch that out to the big pay per view.
February 4, 2015
For those that have not noticed, the push of Wade Barrett has been stalled due to a couple of circumstances. For starters, WWE is extremely focused with the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania at the moment. They do not want to use their resources on pushing someone like Barrett. There is also the matter of his impromptu heel turn, which caused the creative department to scrap whatever ideas that they had laid out for him.
January 22, 2015