WrestleMania 34 is in the books and it was…
well it was a mixed bag of emotions.
We had the awesomeness of Charlotte vs. Asuka
and Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut, the disappointment
of AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, and the
lows of Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar.
Not to mention Braun Strowman choosing a 10-year
old as his tag team partner to take on The
But now that we know all the surprises and
results, let’s take a look back at all the
rumours leading up to the event – and see
which ones were pure poppycock.
Here are 10 crazy WrestleMania 34 rumours
that didn’t happen.
Roman Wins LOL
Yeah we’re going to kick off with the obvious
one – but Roman Reigns winning the Universal
Championship from Brock Lesnar was first reported
this time last year by Dave Meltzer of Wrestling
Observer and by all accounts was the plan
right up until the show itself.
In fact there are some reports since that
WWE changed the finish of the match – which
saw Brock Lesnar shockingly retain despite
claims he was going back to UFC – mid-way
through the WrestleMania 34 main event.
Meltzer has also reported that only a select
few people – not even the producers of the
match – knew that Brock was going over and
everyone was told Roman was winning.
Some reports are now saying that Roman Reigns
will win the Universal Championship at Greatest
Royal Rumble as he’ll get a better crowd
reaction there than he would have done in
New Orleans.
Asuka Wins LOL
Another surprise win at WrestleMania 34 was
Charlotte retaining her Smackdown Women’s
Championship against the undefeated Asuka.
Reports had suggested leading into the event
that Asuka was set to win the belt, move over
to Smackdown, and remain undefeated until
WrestleMania 35 where she would face an also
unbeaten Ronda Rousey in a dream match.
The Rock and Batista Tagging With Ronda Rousey
When Ronda Rousey debuted at the Royal Rumble,
it was reported by Dave Meltzer that the plan
was to have her tag with The Rock to take
on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon – the match
WWE had been wanting to do since WrestleMania
However it was then reported that The Rock
would not be able to make the show, and he
was replaced by Raw general manager Kurt Angle.
And in the week leading up to ‘Mania, Meltzer
also revealed that a potential replacement
for Rock was Batista.
However Batista reportedly turned down the
offer, as he wanted his next return to a full-time
one, working house shows and every Raw or
Smackdown Live taping.
Rey Mysterio As Braun’s Mystery Partner
One of the big mysteries leading up to WrestleMania
34 was who Braun Strowman’s tag team partner
for his match against The Bar would be.
Justin Barasso of Sports Illustrated claimed
to have the inside track, reporting that it
would be none other than Rey Mysterio – who
was reportedly in talks for a return to WWE.
However it turns out that the mystery partner
was in fact the legendary 10-year old Nicholas.
But that wasn’t Barasso’s only Rey-related
Rey Mysterio vs. John Cena
Prior to WWE Fastlane, John Cena challenged
The Undertaker to a match at WrestleMania
34, but said that he was told “by the office”
that this wouldn’t happen.
Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer
Newsletter back in December last year that
Cena vs. Undertaker was going to happen at
WrestleMania, and that promo was designed
to throw people off the scent.
Which apparently it did, as Justin Barasso
reported after Cena’s promo that Big Match
John would instead face Rey Mysterio in a
singles match.
As we now know, Cena did take on The Undertaker
in a very, very short match and Rey wasn’t
on the show at all.
The Undertaker vs. John Cena Won’t Happen
And someone who didn’t believe that match
would happen was Mike Johnson of PWInsider
– who reported shortly before WrestleMania
34 that Undertaker was only scheduled to appear
on the show and cut a promo on John Cena.
This would have set up a match for next year’s
WrestleMania 35 in New Jersey.
Sorry, New York.
My mistake.
Intercontinental Championship 5-Way
Before Braun Strowman was set to face The
Bat for the Raw Tag Team Championships, Sports
Illustrated’s Justin Barasso reported that
he would be part of a Fatal 5-way for the
Intercontinental Championship.
Which would have seen The Miz also defend
against Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Elias.
The Drifter instead interrupted John Cena
before his match with The Undertaker, and
Braun won the tag straps with a 10-year old.
Goldberg Returns
WWF Old Skool reported that Goldberg would
be doing more than just be entered into the
WWE Hall of Fame over WrestleMania weekend,
saying he was going to be a surprise entrant
in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
and win.
In the end there were no surprises in the
match, which was won by Woken Matt Hardy with
the help of Bray Wyatt.
Charlotte vs. Ronda Rousey
Following Rousey’s Royal Rumble debut, Mike
Johnson of PWInsider reported that he had
heard the plan was for Ronda to take on Charlotte
at WrestleMania 34 for the Smackdown Live
Women’s Championship – but did add in the
caveat that plan wasn’t set in stone.
In the end, Rousey teamed with Angle, and
Charlotte ended Asuka’s undefeated streak
to retain her championship.
However a new rumour is that a match between
Charlotte and Rousey will take place at next
year’s WrestleMania – and will be the main
event of the show.
Horsewomen vs. Horsewomen
For a lot of 2017, there was a rumour floating
around that a potential match for WrestleMania
34 was the UFC Horsewomen of Ronda Rousey,
Shayna Baszler, Jessmyn Duke and Marina Shafir
vs. WWE’s Horsewomen of Charlotte Flair,
Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch.
This was then furthered during the Mae Young
Classic, when WWE shot a backstage angle where
the women stared each other down.
And in October following the TLC PPV, Dave
Meltzer reported that the match was likely
going to happen at WrestleMania 34.
Instead Baszler won the NXT Women’s Championship
the night before at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans
– and there have been no reports that either
Shafir or Duke have signed with WWE.
So those are just some of the WrestleMania
rumours that didn’t happen.
But remember folks, some of these might have
been plans at some point.
But as the old saying goes – plans change.
You can check out our ONE HOUR AND FORTY MINUTE
video review of WrestleMania 34 by clicking
the video to the left, and check out the smaller
video above it for more awesome wrestling


  1. Luke, you drop the determiners in in your sentences, e.g., like "he went to hospital," & "at greatest Royal Rumble." The determiner "the" needs to be included mate. Cheers

  2. dave meltzer and the rest of the so called journalists need to stop talking to the low on the totem pole people in the wrestling industry and try and get interviews with roadd dogg or HHH or someone who knows whats really going on…but like always WWE always changes its plans last minute…thats what makes it so interesting to watch now

  3. Melt zero and brasso don’t know shit. Bottom line. I wasted hours reading and watching videos and none of what ppl “reported” happened. I won’t do it again and btw wrestle talk news I’m unsubscribing

  4. Xavier Washington

    Theres only 2 horsewomen from UFC, 2 horsewoman from smackdown, and 2 horsewoman from Raw, and those two horsewoman are in a somewhat rivalry, so who the hell thought Horsewomen vs Horsewomen was gonna happen this year? It aint happening next year either, and probably not the year after

  5. This is alternative to rewatching the wrestle mania rumors and making fun of them for everything they got wrong and also confessing your love for their mother and the physical relationship you had with her

  6. On reason I like this ste is that they attribute and don't just run every rumor without saying where they get their crap from. It's also the reason that I don't watch many of these smark channels

  7. How to do tons of videos and get clicks: Spread countless stupid rumors and afterwards talk about all these crazy rumors that didn't happen.

  8. I really hoped that Braun's partner was The Hurricane. That way New Orleans would hear, "There's a hurricane coming through!" Lol

  9. Man it's easy to work for a dirt sheet… "Scotty 2 Hotty will become a grandslam champion" *doesn't happen…"Well that was the original plan they mustve changed it" 🤔

  10. people need to stop bitching about how Nicholas was chosen from the crowd over all the talent there. Nicholas is John Cone's son. i think a legend like John Cone deserves to have his son in a match at mania with Braun

  11. I wouldn't say poppycock..they do change plans, so some of thr Rumors could of been true, but Vince changed them.

  12. Meltzer is the Troll like Puppet Master of WWE,I don't have strings for him to pull,unlike most smarky suckers who turn into a violin every time he runs his stupid mouth.
    _#Think for yourself,it won't hurt

  13. Thats why you guys are full of shit, and ripping your patreons off! You guys are not, and never have been, in the wrestling business. So you don't know shit. And, you quote Dave Meltzer and other dirt sheets…people who are not, and have never been, in the wrestling business….they don't know shit either. They make a guess, and when they're wrong, they say that WWE changed their mind, or changed the plan! Your patreons should cancel their pledges. You guys are scammers!!!!!

  14. I enjoyed the hell out of WM34. I'm glad they swerved everybody by changing things the way they did. I loved it, because people expected one thing and we got something else. The only match I didn't like was the main event, that was crap. Im calling the main event for Wrestle Mania 36 now. Yes I'm skipping 35, but it could happen then. It will be a fatal 4 way for the WWE Championship AJ Styles vs Finn Balor vs Adam Cole vs Kenny Omega. Could happen, only one piece of the puzzle to bring to WWE. All these wrestlers can say what they want but the ultimate goal is to make it to the big league WWE. Now that a certain trainer is gone and more wrestlers are getting to do there own ideas, I think Kenny could come in and be the man in WWE.

  15. The Rock couldn't give less of a fuck about Vince McMahon LOL he knows McMahon loves having people by a leash for the rest of their lives

  16. Someone please explain why you all think the Charlotte vs Asuka match was good?! Seriously, what god damn match did you all watch?!! It was complete trash, had no good spots, only went 12 mins and was possibly only “good” for the shock that Asuka lost the streak. Literally, go back and watch it, it’s fucking awful 🤷🏻‍♂️

  17. Wwe has always been the same the only reason why it's considered so predictable it's because we now have the internet and people can now expose the plans online

  18. Seems a bit odd, it was first reported by Meltzer that Roman was set to win & yes it was changed to Brock, but up to a week before mania, deffo not longer than a week before, but also certainly not on the day of mania, it was decided before the and certainly not during the match! Lad can’t make his mind up!

  19. So essentially there exists a job profile where few people (*cough..Miltzer*) just fool around and report shit as 'rumours floating in wwe' and make their living. Cool!

  20. I think a better plan for the horse women vs horse women match would be better for summer slam or survivor series. This could then lead to the one on one between flair and Rousey. Could even use it as part of a year long fued between Steph and Ronda if they want to put Ronda down a similar stone cold path. You know kinda have the wwe horse women be Steph's version if the corporation with flair,banks,bayley, and Lynch all being heels.

  21. Nikki and John broke up because John didn't want to put a baby in her. I'll put a baby in her anytime she wants.

  22. DigestiveCeremony

    This video could have just as easily been titled, "JUSTIN BARRASO DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE'S TALKING ABOUT!"

  23. This is why i dont listen to dirt sheets and especially Meltzar. Its fine if he does his little 5 star scale but tbh hes most of the time wrong and says “ well they probably changed last minute since vince can never make up his mind” excuse.

  24. Look. Even WWE watches Youtube and can you really say that "They wouldn't know the rumors? "
    Cause while all the smarks and experts were shouting around that they knew everything, people inside WWE also had and still have knowledge of this aswell, leading to Swervmania!

  25. You mean 10 rumors that would of make Wrestlemania 34 better… Card was stacked, and would of been great. But imo it was a huge disappointment

  26. I would love to have had Curt Hawkins approach Braun backstage and ask if he could be his tag team partner, only for Braun to put him through a table and carry him to the ring across his shoulders. Then they could have had a lengthy tag team title reign were curt would get beaten up and Braun would get the hot tag and win.

  27. i actually loved the AJ v nakamura match – thought it was quality. although i would have liked it to go a bit longer, maybe nakamura just can't do long matches at a decent pace anymore. only bit that saddened me the heel turn, though that turned out to be awesome on SD!

  28. To be honest, I really don’t think that Roman is going to win at greatest royal rumble. We’ve seen this match already. I’m taking a guess that Samoa Joe is just going to interfere into the match, costing Roman the match.

  29. These shitty sources that claim lesnar would lose are just trying to cover their asses by saying "well it was changed mid match! we couldnt have known!"


    Dislike the video and like this comment as a fuck you to this fake news.

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