It has never been harder to forecast WWE's direction coming out of WrestleMania.
While 'The Showcase of the Immortals' and the following night's Raw are usually great indicators of how the promotion will move its biggest and most important pieces throughout the summer, everything uncertain right now. The world is upside down. The global health crisis changes WWE's situation daily and with states shutting down and infection rates rising, Vince McMahon is about to run out of original footage. On top of this, Saturday saw Donald Trump claim that we may not see fans return to live sporting events until August or September, though it could yet be longer.
This means WWE may well hold off on some of their bolder plans until the fans (and their noise) return. Still, WrestleMania will never not be canon, and 36 told us a lot about the wrestlers who might be in those plans.
New World Champions Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre are both excluded for obvious reasons, though both of their careers about to go stratospheric. The rest of these names will look to follow their lead and chart their own journies up the mountain as WWE moves forward...
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