WrestleMania is always the biggest night of the year for WWE, and that means bringing out as much star power as possible. The pay-per-view always features a few part-time wrestlers, and WrestleMania 33 will be no different.
Neither The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar nor Goldberg are full-time performers in WWE, but all three superstars will be involved in matches near the top of the WrestleMania card. It even appears to be a near certainty that at least one of those superstars will close out the PPV.
Triple H still wrestles part-time in WWE, though he is a full-time employee. It’s looking like he probably won’t have a match at WrestleMania 33, though WWE has teased a potential confrontation with Seth Rollins at the event.
Let’s take a closer look at what WWE’s part-time wrestlers will be doing at WrestleMania 33.
The Undertaker, Bill Goldberg, and Brock Lesnar haven’t been full-time WWE superstars in years, but all will be involved in two of the biggest WrestleMania 33 matches.
It’s been 17 years since The Undertaker didn’t have a match at WrestleMania. On April 2, he’ll put his 23-1 record on the line against Roman Reigns, who has fought in the main event of WrestleMania in two straight years. There’s speculation that this could be The Undertaker’s final WrestleMania match, and that might mean the former Shield member will get the victory. Either way, he’ll go down as the best WrestleMania performer of all-time.
Lesnar returned to WWE the night after WrestleMania 28, and he’s had a match at the event in each year since. He hasn’t been pinned at WrestleMania since 2013, and it would be shocking to see him lose in Orlando. Lesnar was defeated by Goldberg at WrestleMania in 2004, and their feud has continued 13 years later. After losing to Goldberg at Survivor Series and getting eliminated from the Royal Rumble by the WCW star, Lesnar should finally get his revenge and win the WWE Universal Championship.
What was supposed to be a brief return to WWE has turned into a championship run for Goldberg. WWE has booked him as strong as possible. He needed less than two combined minutes for his wins over Lesnar and Kevin Owens, whom he defeated for the WWE Universal Championship at WWE Fastlane. But his current run is likely coming to an end, and he could walk away from WWE after dropping the belt to Lesnar.