Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio today that Goldberg is expected to defeat Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship at WWE Fastlane on March 5. The Universal title apparently won’t be defended at WWE house shows after Fastlane, which implies that Goldberg will be holding the title, since he doesn’t work house shows.
This would lead to a Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar match for the Universal title at WrestleMania, with many speculating that Lesnar would win the title, since Goldberg hasn’t been confirmed to still be in WWE for much longer after WrestleMania.
Obviously, plans could change.
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
As has been previously reported, there has been a plan by WWE to have Bray Wyatt win the WWE title and face Randy Orton at WrestleMania (though again, obviously that plan could change). This was reported before the Royal Rumble and with Randy Orton winning the Rumble, that obviously adds some strength to the rumor.
There is speculation that Bray Wyatt may end up winning the title from John Cena as early as Elimination Chamber on February 12.
WWE announced today that John Cena will defend his title at the PPV in an Elimination Chamber match, taking on five other wrestlers. They also announced that AJ Styles will also be part of the match. It seems like Bray Wyatt may also be involved.
While Orton’s opportunity at The Showcase of the Immortals is secure, Cena’s is not, yet. The Champ first must retain the title on Sunday, Feb. 12, in a WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match announced weeks ago by SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon. As of now, the only other competitor confirmed for that six-Superstar battle is Styles. If Cena is successful at WWE Elimination Chamber, only then will his WrestleMania match against Orton be set in stone.