It appears that the planned WrestleMania Main Event, between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair which has been rumored and discussed for quite some time, is seemingly in major jeopardy, according to several sources.
Recently, The WWE began the program towards Charlotte vs Rousey this week, by beginning the storyline arc that Charlotte has lost belief in herself, following her loss to Becky Lynch.
This is supposed to culminate with Charlotte winning the Royal Rumble, followed by the Raw Womens Championship from Rousey at WrestleMania. If you recall, this is the exact storyline the WWE used when Cena won the WWE Championship from The Rock at WrestleMania 29, which was also hosted right here in New Jersey.
While this match seemingly seems like a done deal, the WWE are now exploring other options for their Main Event, following the disappointment of the WWE Evolution PPV.
Why you ask?
Despite most fans being extremely happy with how Evolution turned out to be, the PPV failed to sell out, with WWE blacking out around 40% of the arena, in order to claim a sell out. In addition to that, interest in Evolution was generally poor, based on a 2 week social media metrics going into the event, a key metric that WWE base many of their decisions on.
The WWE has been looking to secure The Rock for WrestleMania, and his inclusion would make his match the Main Event.
The WWE are keen to have The Rock defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship and do a rematch between the pair in Saudi Arabia in April. However, if they are unable to secure The Rock, it may be Braun Strowman OR Drew McIntyre who will defeat Lesnar, and finally take his place as the WWE's top babyface.
If the WWE does not secure The Rock, it is not known if Lesnar vs Strowman will go on last over Rousey vs Charlotte.