In an ideal world, how is every match and finish at WWE WrestleMania 33 booked?
With WWE WrestleMania 33 days away, it’s natural that fans would start fantasy booking the show. It would be incredible if Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks showed up and superkicked Brock Lesnar and Goldberg and stole the Universal Championship. It also isn’t even remotely realistic. Hence the term “fantasy.”
Ultimately, that makes fantasy booking unproductive—even if it’s fun. However, it’s better to instead look at the reality of the situation WWE is currently in and then discuss what the best possible outcome or course of action is for the show. Essentially, the best course of action is to assess what the ideal booking of each WWE WrestleMania 33 match.
There are a number of factors that go into assessing ideal booking of a match. The first consideration is, of course, is how the crowd will react in Orlando. Beyond that, though, everything that happens at WWE WrestleMania 33 will be the cornerstone for what happens in the next year in the company. Subsequently, that too has to be taken into account.
With that in mind, here is the ideal booking for each match at Mania on April 2, starting the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
There’s only one truly viable outcome when it comes to The Andre (yes, I’m just calling it The Andre from here on out). Rumors going into the match one year ago said that Braun Strowman was supposed to be the big winner to ready him for a gigantic push. However, due to his greenness in the ring, the company pulled back on that went another direction.
Strowman since has more than proven that he’s ready for a big push, as evidenced by his program with Roman Reigns that went over quite well. Subsequently, he should have a big showing in The Andre. I’d expect for him to have double-digit eliminations, even if there are only 20 men in the entire match. Specifically, there should be a spot where a group tries to eliminate Big Show and are unsuccessful. Then Strowman should come along and do it single-handedly. That’s a subtle way to make him look like a true force.
Outside of Strowman winning, the one thing that WWE should be aware of is the presence of The Usos and American Alpha in this match. The fact that the SmackDown tag titles aren’t being defended on the show is odd, but you can’t have them devalued further by having both tag teams showing poorly in The Andre. Therefore, there needs to be a sustained run by each team.