WWE wants to set an indoor attendance record at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for WrestleMania 32. That’s somewhere in the ballpark of 100,000 people, and with injuries ravaging the roster, it’s looking harder and harder to achieve. It seems like every day there’s a new story about them contacting a celebrity or former star for a surprise appearance. The Rock will be there, sure, but can you sell out a gigantic stadium with Triple H vs. Roman Reigns? With Braun Strowman matches?
To find the solution that could make something like Triple H vs. Roman Reigns a must-see for casual wrestling fans and diehards alike — aside from the fact that it’s a championship match in the main-event of a WrestleMania — we’ve got to consult one of pro wrestling’s greatest minds: WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall. Say what you will about the guy, but he’s responsible for some of the best big-money ideas in modern wrestling history. Crow Sting, I’m looking in your direction.
Here’s how Hall would tinker with the WrestleMania 32 main, without ignoring the fact that a year of stories means it has to be Triple H vs. Roman Reigns. What do you do?
Yeah … that’d do it. All of the allegiances make sense. You’ve got D-Generation X in one corner. You’ve got Roman Reigns and his famous cousin in the other, and Rock’s already shown up to congratulate him for a Royal Rumble win, so he’s not just popping in out of the blue. Having Bryan there means you get Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania (whether he’s wrestling or not), and you can either portray him as a true, reasoned voice of justice, or play up the idea that he hates Roman as much as the rest of us and might side with The Authority. Plus, it’d give us a Rock vs. Shawn Michaels confrontation at WrestleMania, and that’s maybe the biggest WWE dream match we’re never gonna get. It’s brilliant. Let’s do this. Can we do this?