WrestleMania is less than two weeks away and now the road leading to what lies ahead is a bit clearer.
Over the years many wrestling fans have come to understand that WWE treats WrestleMania as a “season finale” and the first show after WM is like starting from scratch. Two people that made this argument were Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez, who suggested that things might be different in 2023.
On an episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer and Alvarez suggested that this year there is a very clear and obvious plan for storylines leading out of WrestleMania, instead of the usual “lull” that has taken place after WrestleMania in some years.
Meltzer went a bit further by suggesting that this year WWE has “a year of post-Mania plans.”
Although Meltzer couldn’t go into further on what exactly WWE has planned, his comment led to further speculation from Alvarez, who suggested that WWE has been planning some careful hints on RAW and SmackDown over the past few weeks.
“This is not something where we’re gonna do Mania and then the creative team, Hunter and Vince and whoever is going to wake up and be ‘what the f*ck are we gonna do now?
They’ve been planting a lot of seeds into this plan over the last couple of days.”
Although nothing is set in stone and plans could still change, Alvarez summarized the exchange between Cody Rhodes and the Bloodline and interpreted it in the following way: he theorized that if Reigns were to lose at WrestleMania, then his family would turn on him one by one and Roman would move forward only with Paul Heyman.
h/t WrestleTalk for the transcription