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WWE WrestleMania 33: Matches & Predictions

WWE is heading back to a much warmer destination for this year’s “Showcase of the Immortals.”

WrestleMania 33 will emanate from Orlando, FL’s Camping World Stadium. Fans will be treated to the “Ultimate Thrill Ride” of wrestling cards as Raw and SmackDown Live’s finest go to war. Goldberg will defend his newly won Universal Championship against his fiercest rival, Brock Lesnar. Bray Wyatt will take on his former ally Randy Orton in a match for the WWE Championship. Roman Reigns will attempt to get rid of the old guard as he does battle with The Undertaker. These three bouts and the rest of the stacked card are all WrestleMania worthy in our eyes.

As we get closer and closer to WWE’s biggest show of the year, let’s bask in all its hype by breaking down our predictions for each matchup.


Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)

Predictions & Winner: This is quite the shock! The internet wrestling rumor mill had us geared up for a multi-man ladder match featuring the best of the Cruiserweight Division. But to our surprise and satisfaction, a one-on-one bout has been signed for the Cruiserweight Championship. Austin Aries recovered from the injury he suffered while in NXT (we’re going to miss his commentary, though…) and now he’s ready to take on the king of the division, Neville. This is much more preferable than the ‘Mania ladder match for a title that throws a bunch of guys in with no real storyline behind it. This grudge match has been built up solidly and its turned into one of our most anticipated matches of the show. This will no doubt be an impressive bout (especially if it’s given 10+ minutes). Neville has enjoyed a pretty good reign as champion and we honestly don’t see it coming to a close just yet. We’re going to pick Neville as the winner here, but “Double A’s” gonna stay in the mix with him until the next PPV.


WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss to Defend Against All SmackDown Women Who Are Available to Compete

Update: SURPRISE!!! Well, not really since Naomi’s shocking ‘Mania 33 appearance (WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAVED AS A SURPRISE!) won’t be a thing. She’s officially been entered into this match now that she’s recovered from her injury. We’re still picking her as the winner of this one, though.

Predictions & Winner: It sucks that Naomi had to relinquish the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship due to a nagging injury. We figured she’d get a good run with the title, but that dream scenario got cut short before it could really get going. The title landed back in the hands of Alexa Bliss, but she’s heading right into a huge challenge at ‘Mania 33. Daniel Bryan made it clear that Bliss has to defend her division’s top prize against every SD Live women’s competitor. So with Alexa Bliss and Naomi (just wait because we’re going to speak on her inclusion later…), that leaves:

– Becky Lynch
– Carmella
– Eva Marie
– Mickie James
– Natalya

Our gut’s telling us that Naomi will make a surprise re-appearance since ‘Mania 33 hails from her home state. It makes the most sense for her to come back as the conquering hometown hero and reclaim her spot as the rightful queen of SD Live’s Women’s Division. So that’s the result we’re predicting will occur before our very eyes here. Her healing process occurred in February and is slated to last two months, but we’re still expecting her to come back early. Naomi will show up, shock the crowd, surprise the champion and leave with the title back around her waist.


Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Cesaro and Sheamus (Triple Threat Ladder Tag Team Match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)

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Predictions & Winners: In all honesty here, we haven’t been that intrigued in the tag team division on Raw and SD Live. There just isn’t a whole lot of good feuds or standout matches to look back on since the brand split birthed each tag team roster. Enzo and Cass have cooled off in our eyes, Cesaro and Sheamus are just…there and Gallows & Anderson still feel like damaged goods at this point. Throwing all three teams into a Triple Threat Tag Team Match like this is fine, we guess. We don’t care too much about who will capture the titles, but we’ll still make a pick here – Enzo and Cass will get the big babyface pop when they get the W! So yeah, the super charismatic good guys will FINALLY win the Raw Tag Team Championship after several failed title shots.


Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens (WWE United States Championship)

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Predictions & Winner: This “friends turned enemies” feud has been built up ever so nicely ever since JeriKO became a thing. While Owens’ run as Universal Champion left a lot to be desired, we still enjoyed the comedy styling of an always surly Owens and happier than usual Jericho. Owens’ turn on Jericho during their surprisingly entertaining celebratory segment hurt us more than expected. That’s why we’re so invested in watching this huge grudge match go down. Jericho tends to go that much harder in the ring when he’s on the ‘Mania stage. And Owens is one of the best wrestler’s on the Raw brand, so we know he’s prepared to do that once more. This one’s going to be a war. After the dust finally settles, only one proud Canadian will walk away as the victor – Y2J! Owens’ dastardly act against Jericho has to lead to witnessing such a vile man getting his comeuppance. And that rightful revenge from Jericho is what we’re expecting to see here.


4th Annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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Predictions & Winner: Okay, so here’s the lineup of participants entering the 4th iteration of this annual battle royal:

– Mojo Rawley
– Apollo Crews
– Big Show
– Curt Hawkins
– Braun Strowman
– Goldust
– R-Truth
– Primo
– Epico
– Curtis Axel
– Bo Dallas
– Jinder Mahal
– Sami Zayn
– Fandango
– Tyler Breeze
– Dolph Ziggler
– Rhyno
– Heath Slater
– Jason Jordan
– Chad Gable
– Jey Uso
– Jimmy Uso
– Mark Henry
– Sin Cara
– Titus O’Neil
– Konnor
– Viktor
– Kalisto
– Aiden English
– Simon Gotch
– Tian Bing

So of course the giants who’re a part of this massive brawl will dominate. And it’s a safe bet that one of them will make it to the final roundup of guys left battling in the ring. Let’s just keep it a buck with each other – we all know who’s walking out of this matchup as the newest trophy holder. The bearded badass with the theme music that starts with a blood curling roar – BRAUN STROWMAN! He’s been built up all year as an unstoppable beast. His loss against Reigns at Fastlane 2017 didn’t deter his push too badly, but this battle royal win could heal all the booking wounds he still took from that feud with Reigns. Braun’s our guy here!


Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (Non-Sanctioned Match)

Predictions & Winner: Remember the last time Triple H got himself involved in a Non-Sanctioned Match? It was against his best friend turned enemy HBK and turned out be one of the best matches of 2002. With Seth Rollins stepping into the role of HBK this time around, we’re expecting a violent battle on par with the one contested at SummerSlam 2002. Rollins’ surgically repaired knee will be a huge hindrance to him, no doubt. But the added adrenaline and bright lights of ‘Mania 33 will cause him to step up to the plate and fight his heart out. HHH and Rollins are no longer the unstoppable Authority combo they used to be thanks to HHH’s backstabbing turn. So now they’ll get the chance to physically act out their grievances during this battle with relaxed rules. Expect a lot of weapons getting thrown around and some outside interference. So here’s the thing – remember when Finn Balor got injured after his match with Rollins at last year’s SummerSlam? That event will play a huge part in how this match unfolds. After Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn’s interference subsides, Finn will then make a shocking appearance. To do what, exactly? He’ll jump all over Rollins as revenge for sustaining an injury from him and then pledge his allegiance to the main who hired him in the 1st place. HHH will get the win while his newest ally will begin a new feud with Rollins when he’s good and healthy. Finn, Gallows and Anderson vs. Rollins and whoever decides to roll with him will be one of Raw’s biggest summer storylines.

WWE WrestleMania 33: Our Post-Show NXT Main Roster Call Up Predictions

Every year, we look forward to the NXT roster members who get the call up to Raw and SmackDown Live. These are our 2017 predictions for who’ll make the big move.

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WWE WrestleMania 33: Our Post-Show NXT Main Roster Call Up Predictions

The Road to WrestleMania is always an exciting one, isn’t it?

What’s even more of a thrill is seeing who the newest members of the main roster are after the “Showcase of the Immortals” concludes. WrestleMania 33 will feature the best of Raw and SmackDown Live in some of the biggest matches in professional wrestling for 2017. But right now, we’re not going to focus too much on the “Grandaddy of ‘Em All.” We’re looking towards the future. It’s no secret that several members of the NXT roster will make their way up to one of WWE’s two main brands and start anew. After looking through the NXT talent pool and following their progress up until now, we found a group of Superstars who deserve that main roster call up.

Here’s our predictions for which NXT wrestlers will get the call up to Raw and SmackDown Live after ‘Mania 33.


Asuka (Raw)

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NXT’s empress and one of the most dangerous female competitors in wrestling is quite the gem. Asuka has made the transition from Japanese Joshi pro to NXT’s unstoppable world-beater. Her run as the NXT Women’s Champion is one of the strongest reigns we’ve ever been witness to, but we get the feeling that she’s going to be on her way out. Ember Moon is challenging Asuka for her championship at the NXT TakeOver before ‘Mania 33 and this looks like a passing of the guard type of situation. Asuka has been built up perfectly into someone who’s seemingly unbeatable. We see Ember Moon rising up to be the one challenger who ends up besting Asuka once and for all. Once that title change comes to pass, we envision Asuka getting the call up to Raw. Asuka would be the perfect fresh face needed to change up the formula for Raw’s Women’s Division. After that big Fatal 4-Way for the Raw Women’s Championship comes to a close, Asuka should be brought in as the next foil for the new champion. Imagine this – Asuka vs. Charlotte, Asuka vs. Sasha Banks and rematches with Nia Jax and Bailey. Two never before seen matches and bouts that we don’t mind seeing again have us excited for the prospect of Asuka making it to the Raw brand.


Hideo Itami (Raw)

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This pick might seem a bit off, but hear us out – Hideo Itami has been quite the bust on NXT. Let’s all keep it a 100 with each other now! The multitude of injuries he’s had to take time off for has stunted his run on the developmental brand. Now let’s not take anything away from him – Itami is a stiff, hard hitting athlete who’s capable of putting on a good match with foes both big and small. Speaking of small, Raw has a division that’s perfect for Itami’s inclusion. The Cruiserweights could use another hand and Hideo Itami seems ready made to be that extra body the division needs. But we can’t see him coming up to Raw as the bland babyface character he’s adopted in NXT. Itami needs to tap into his Pro Wrestling NOAH origins as the always pissed off, strong style Jr. Heavyweight known as KENTA. Itami can prosper in the Cruiserweight Division against opponents like Aries, Nese, Neville, Gallagher, Tozawa etc. Seeing him on Raw as the WWE’s most dangerous Cruiserweight makes complete sense to us.


#DIY – Johnny Gargano & Tomasso Ciampa (Raw)

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Notice how both of the NXT to Raw call up’s we’ve spoken of stick to the mantra of “save one of Raw’s title pictures.” This next prediction not only calls upon the talents of a tag team that can aid Raw’s tag team division, it also adds two Superstars who can prosper in the Cruiserweight Division. Those quality athletes happen to be NXT’s beloved babyface tandem – #DIY, Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa. We get the feeling that the current NXT Tag Team Champions (The Authors of Pain) will retain after their Triple Threat bout against #DIY and The Revival (more on them later). This 3-way feud will have gone on long enough by that point, which makes us think Gargano and Ciampa will move on to greener…well, redder pastures. Both men could do a great deal at freshening up Raw’s lackluster tag team division (them vs. Gallows & Anderson in a battle of “nerds” vs. the bullies that refer to them as such could be fun). Plus Gargano and Ciampa can be called upon to thrive in the Cruiserweight Division at any time. #DIY’s double duty status could do wonders for Raw.

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Rena Marlette Lesnar, Brock’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Brock Lesnar, one of the most legendary WWE wrestlers in modern times, will be facing off against Bill Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday.

Throughout his 17-year career with the WWE, Lesnar has certainly lived up to his nickname of The Beast Incarnate, tearing through the entire roster and earning a spot among some of the all-time greats. At WrestleMania 30, he famously became the first person to ever beat The Undertaker at the annual wrestling show. Some fans have speculated that Lesnar will defeat Goldberg on Sunday and Roman Reigns will defeat The Undertaker; this would then set up a Universal Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, the only two people to ever beat The Undertaker at WrestleMania.

Outside of wrestling, Brock Lesnar is also known for his work with UFC, and he is a one-time UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Brock Lesnar for 11 years has been married to Rena Marlette Lesnar, a retired professional wrestler with whom he has several children. Here’s what you need to know about Brock Lesnar’s wife.


1. She Performed in the WWE as Sable

Rena Marlette Lesnar is better known as Sable; that’s the name she performed under during her time with the WWE.

Brock Lesnar’s wife was actually involved with the WWE before he was, back when it was called WWF. She debuted as Sable at WrestleMania 12, and her first storyline was with Marc Mero, whom she was married to at that time.

In the storyline, Mero witnessed Hunter Hearst Helmsley mistreating Sable, and so Mero attacked Helmsley, and Sable eventually became Mero’s manager. Later, Mero would become jealous that Sable was becoming popular in her own right, and so he began to cover her up in very protective clothing and tried to keep her away from the fans.

At WrestleMania 14, Sable got involved in the action, having a mixed-tag-team match with Marc Mero against Goldust and Luna Vachon. Mero and Sable ultimately emerged victorious in that match.

Mero would soon betray Sable and take on a new woman, Jacqueline, as his manager. Sable and Jacqueline subsequently had a “bikini contest,” but Vince McMahon disqualified Sable because she wasn’t actually wearing a bikini. Jacqueline later won the WWF Women’s Title, but Sable defeated her a few months later and earned the title for herself.


2. She Was on the Cover of Playboy Three Times

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In 1999, while Rena Marlette Lesnar was the WWF Women’s Champion, she was on the cover of Playboy. This magazine ended up becoming one of the highest selling issues in Playboy history.

Meanwhile, on screen, the fact that Sable was on the cover of Playboy was incorporated into the WWF storyline. Her character became incredibly egotistical, saying that she was doing everything “for all the women who want to be me and all the men who come to see me.”

Rena said at the time that she had received breast implants in the early 1990s and that she doesn’t see anything wrong with that.

“It was a conscious thing I did to feel better about myself,” she told Slam Sports. “I don’t think it’s anything different than colouring your hair.”

Sable would go on to get on the cover of Playboy two more times. She became the first woman to ever appear on the cover of Playboy twice in the same year.


3. She Sued the WWE, Alleging Sexual Harassment

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In the late 1990s, Rena Marlette Lesnar sued the WWE, alleging that she was harassed in the workplace.

She said in the lawsuit, “Men would routinely walk into the women’s dressing room as if by accident; men would cut holes in the walls to watch the women dressing; extras were hired as WWF regulars to expose their breasts, big nipple contests were engaged in; men regularly bragged about their sexual encounters without regard to the women present.”

She also said that the company wanted her to participate in a lesbian storyline and even tried to get her to “accidentally” expose her breasts during a match.

“There is a time and place for that,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “…in the middle of a wrestling arena where they’re serving alcohol and there are screaming fans–including children–in the front row, I don’t feel like that is the proper place to be exposed.

Outside of sexual harassment, she also said that in general the WWF frequently pressured her to do dangerous things she didn’t want to do.

“I was asked to go in to the ring and perform things I was very uncomfortable with–doing jumps from high ropes in five inch heels,” she said.

Rena Lesnar sued the WWE for $110 million. Vince McMahon filed a counter suit, trying to get her to stop using the name “Sable,” and the two parties ultimately settled out of court. While this was happening, she left the company.


4. She Once Played Vince McMahon’s Mistress

Surprisingly, just a few years after the lawsuit and the public feud with the WWF, Sable returned to the company.

She portrayed a heel character again upon returning, and she soon took part in a storyline in which she was the mistress of Vince McMahon. This lead to a feud between Sable and Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie and Sable ended up having a match at a subsequent pay-per-view.

This storyline culminated at No Mercy, when Vince McMahon himself fought Stephanie McMahon in an “I Quit” match. At that event, Sable ended up brawling with Linda McMahon, who has since became the head of the Small Business Administration under President Donald Trump.

In August 2004, Sable left the WWE, and she has never returned.


5. She Married Brock Lesnar in 2006 & They Have Two Children

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By the time Sable returned to the WWE in 2003, Brock Lensar had joined the company.

While many details about their relationship remain private, the two began to date around the time of her return. Rena was technically still married to Marc Mero at this time, but it sounds like they both knew that things would soon be over between them.

Mero said in an interview with Jim Ross, “We were still married at the time, but we weren’t really seeing….I don’t know, it was falling apart. I remember calling her and her not answering the phone and I got very upset. Here I am, assuming she was seeing another wrestler. I remember thinking ‘when i find out who this guy is, I’m gonna be the tar out of him!’ Well, when I found out it was Brock Lesnar, it gave forgiveness a new meaning.”

Rena got her divorce from Marc Mero in 2004, and that same year, she and Brock Lesnar became engaged. They were married on May 6th, 2006.

The Lesnars have two sons: Turk, who was born on June 3rd, 2009, and Duke, who was born on July 21st, 2010. They also both have children from previous marriages: Brock has a daughter named Mya Lynn, and Rena has a daughter named Mariah. Rena had Mariah with her first husband, who died in a car accident in the early ’90s.

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WrestleMania 33 Set: Photos & Videos of the Orlando Stage

WrestleMania 33 will be bigger than ever.

The annual event, which takes place Sunday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, features one of the biggest stages ever for a WWE pay-per-view.

The slogan for this year’s WresltleMania is “The Ultimate Thrill Ride,” and spectators will likely get to experience that firsthand, as the massive stage features a full-blown roller coaster behind the entrance ramp.

Photos and videos of the stage being set up at the stadium have surfaced on social media by construction workers and fans nearby the stadium; it’s hard not to notice from outside the stadium.

The ring in the middle of the stadium is set to be covered by a canopy similar to others at outdoor stadiums. But this one has a huge prop wrestling ring on top of it, ropes and all.

While regular pay-per-view events typically feature almost identical sets, the WWE usually goes all-in on its stage and entrances for WrestleManias.

The 2017 edition will be no different, as this one promises to be as unique as ever. There’s no word yet on the cost of the set itself, but chances are that it’ll cost the WWE a pretty penny.

Click here to see a full high-quality gallery of the stage from the Orlando Sentinel.

The action begins at 6 p.m. EST with the WrestleMania 33 kickoff show and continues at 7 p.m. EST with the official card. It’s available to stream with a subscription WWE Network.

Here’s some of the photos and videos of the set that have been surfacing on social media:


A Helicopter Captured a Birds-Eye View of the Set & It’s Breathtaking


The Roller Coaster Behind the Stage Requires Multiple Cranes to Build


A Video Shows Just How Long the Walk for Superstars Down to the Ring Will Be


A View From the Back Shows How Tall the Roller Coaster Is; No Telling if Shane McMahon Will Jump Off of It


The Set All Together Encompasses Just How Big of a Deal the Stage Is

WWE WrestleMania 33: Matches & Predictions

The Ultimate Thrill Ride for wrestling fans is almost here. Check out our predictions piece for the top of the card to the bottom for WrestleMania 33.

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WrestleMania 33 Attendance: How Many People Are Expected to Be There?

WrestleMania 33 takes place on Sunday, April 2nd. (WWE.com)

WrestleMania 33, the WWE’s biggest event of the year, is just days away. Millions of fans around the world will be watching at home, but how many will actually be in attendance for the event? What is the expected crowd size?

WrestleMania 33 will be taking place in the Camping World Stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 65,000. However, with all the space that the company has to take up with their massive set, including a large ramp that blocks an area where there would normally be seating, there are only about 55,000 seats actually being used for the show, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter via Sportskeeda.

As of 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30th, there are only about 200 WrestleMania tickets still available, according to Ticket Master. Therefore, by the time the show gets going, we should expect the attendance to be pretty close to 55,000.

Here’s a look at the seating chart at the Camping World Stadium, with the blue area being areas where there are still some tickets available on Ticket Master:

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WrestleMania 33 will not come close to breaking the WrestleMania attendance record. That occurred last year, when the WWE said that 101,763 people came out to see the show at the  AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. However, this number has been disputed, with some believing it to be closer to 94,000. Either way, 94,000 would still be breaking the previous attendance record.

This year’s WrestleMania will be a bit smaller than usual, then, but that’s mainly just because it’s a smaller stadium than is often used.

Here’s a look at the WrestleMania attendance numbers going back to the very first one, with these being the figures provided by the WWE:

Pay-Per-View Attendance Location
WrestleMania 32 101,763 Arlington, Texas
WrestleMania 31 76,976 Santa Clara, California
WrestleMania 30 75,167 New Orelans, Louisiana
WrestleMania 29 80,676 East Rutherford, New Jersey
WrestleMania 28 78,363 Miami Gardens, Florida
WrestleMania 27 71,617 Atlanta, Georgia
WrestleMania 26 72,219 Glendale, Georgia
WrestleMania 25 72,744 Houston, Texas
WrestleMania 24 74,635 Orlando, Florida
WrestleMania 23 80,103 Detroit, Michigan
WrestleMania 22 17,1590 Rosemont, Illinois
WrestleMania 21 20,193 Los Angeles, California
WrestleMania 20 18,500 New York, New York
WrestleMania 19 54,097 Seattle, Washington
WrestleMania 18 68,237 Toronto, Ontario
WrestleMania 17 67,925 Houston, Texas
WrestleMania 16 19,776 Anaheim, California
WrestleMania 15 20,276 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WrestleMania 14 19,028 Boston, Massachusetts
WrestleMania 13 18,197 Rosemont, Illinois
WrestleMania 12 18,853 Anaheim, California
WrestleMania 11 16,305 Hartford, Connecticut
WrestleMania 10 18,065 New York, New York
WrestleMania 9 16,891 Paradise, Nevada
WrestleMania 8 62,167 Indianapolis, Indiana
WrestleMania 7 16,158 Los Angeles, California
WrestleMania 6 67,678 Toronto, Ontario
WrestleMania 5 18,946 Atlantic City, New Jersey
WrestleMania 4 18,165 Atlantic City, New Jersey
WrestleMania 3 93,173 Pontiac, Michigan
WrestleMania 2 40,085 Uniondale, Rosemont & Los Angeles
WrestleMania 19,121 New York, New York

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Is ‘WrestleMania 33’ The Undertaker’s Final WrestleMania?

Roman Reigns confronts The Undertaker on ‘Monday Night Raw.’ (WWE.com)

The Undertaker’s match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 may be the last one of his career.

At least, that’s if you believe some of the rumors that have been swirling around WrestleMania 33, with many believing it will be the end of Mark William Calaway’s career as a professional wrestler. Officially, the WWE has not announced this as The Undertaker’s last hurrah.

So let’s take a look at the evidence for and against the idea that this is The Undertaker’s final WrestleMania.

One indication that Taker may soon be hanging up his hat is the various health issues he has recently been encountering. The 52-year-old reportedly underwent hip surgery this past September, according to Wrestling Inc, and around that time, a number of photos were posted online showing Calaway using crutches.

In January, after The Undertaker performed at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Taker was in a lot of pain after the show.

“So Undertaker, he was hurting real bad last night,” Meltzer said, according to Comicbook.com. “I mean you could look at him and you could see that he wasn’t in shape, and you know… it’s the hip…I mean there’s nothing else to really say about it…But even that when he was backstage he was hurting a lot.”

Meltzer also said that The Undertaker came back too quickly after his hip surgery.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter also reported in January that The Undertaker needs full hip replacement surgery, but he’s hoping to put it off until after he retires, according to WrestleZone.

Last year, after The Undertaker’s match against Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 32, Taker reportedly said backstage that he didn’t think he could wrestle again, and Sportskeeda recently reported that Taker was originally meant to retire at WrestleMania 32 and that this decision was made around the time of WrestleMania 30. Obviously he changed his mind, but retirement is certainly on Taker’s mind, and with these new health complications, now may be the time.

Finally, PWInsider recently reported that WWE executives are planning this as The Undertaker’s final show.

“One of the biggest discussions backstage during Raw was the status of The Undertaker post-WrestleMania, as he was walking around in a great deal of pain. It was reported that he was not very happy at the event due to the level of pain he was in,” PWInsider reported, via Reddit. “As a result, the discussions increased that this year may indeed be the final WrestleMania for the Dead Man.”

That’s some of the most compelling evidence from off-screen, but even on-screen, the WWE has been repeatedly teasing that this could be The Undertaker’s retirement. In a recent episode of Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns told Shawn Michaels, “Undertaker retired you, and I’m going to retire The Undertaker.”

The WWE also recently put up a poll on their website asking, “Do you think Roman Reigns will retire The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33?” The options were “Yes. The Big Dog will end The Phenom’s in-ring career,” “No. Reigns may win the match, but it won’t be the end of The Deadman’s career,” and “No. Not only will Reigns not end The Undertaker’s career, he won’t win the match.” At this time, the final option, that The Undertaker will win and that it won’t be the end of his career, has 52 percent of the vote.

On the other hand, there have been rumors that The Undertaker was going to retire heading into pretty much every single WrestleMania this decade. That was especially true in 2014, when everyone was pretty confident that WrestleMania 30 would be The Undertaker’s retirement match. However, even after he was defeated by Brock Lesnar and the streak was ended, Taker kept on going.

While there is a lot of evidence to suggest that The Undertaker will retire this year, then, there’s evidence pointing to his retirement virtually every year, and so fans probably should not be so confident that this is The Deadman’s final bow until the moment it’s officially announced.

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Triple H’s Net Worth & Salary: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Triple H is the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, & Creative of WWE and the Creator of WWE NXT. (WWE.com)

Pro-wrestling legend Triple H will be taking on Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday.

Outside of the ring, Triple H is heavily involved in the WWE in a behind-the-scenes capacity. This isn’t a situation like Mick Foley or Daniel Bryan being the on-screen general managers of Raw and SmackDown but not actually doing too much actual managing. Rather, Triple H legitimately is heavily involved in the business of the WWE.

With all his WWE work both in front of and behind the camera, Triple H has become quite wealthy. Here’s what you need to know about his net worth and yearly salary.


1. His Net Worth is Between $25 Million and $40 Million

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Triple H poses before attending a show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, as part of the WrestleMania Revenge Tour, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) European tour, on April 22, 2016 in Paris. (Getty)

There exists conflicting information about Triple H’s exact net worth.

Celebrity Net Worth has Triple H’s current net worth at $40 million. However, The Richest has it at $25 million.

For comparison, The Undertaker’s net worth is $17 millionMick Foley’s net worth is $18 million, and Stone Cold Steve Austin’s net worth is $50 million.


2. He Makes $4 Million a Year

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Triple H speaks at a news conference announcing the WWE Network at the 2014 International CES at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty)

Just a few weeks ago, it was revealed what Triple H’s yearly salary with the WWE is.

According to Bleacher Report, Triple H made about $4 million last year. This is a combination of his $601,933 salary, his $499,992 in stock awards, his $419,531 in non-equity incentive plan compensation, and his $2,471,961 in other compensation.

This salary would cover his work both behind the scenes and in front of the camera; last year, Triple H fought against Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania.


3. His Wife Stephanie McMahon’s Net Worth is $25 Million

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Stephanie McMahon and Triple H attend the “Scooby Doo! WrestleMania Mystery” New York Premiere at Tribeca Cinemas on March 22, 2014 in New York City. (Getty)

The net worth of Triple H’s household is increased when you add in the wealth of his wife, Stephanie McMahon.

According to The Richest, Stephanie McMahon has a net worth of approximately $25 million. The Richest has Triple H’s net worth at $25 million as well.

In addition to her on-screen role as commissioner of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon is the chief brand officer of the WWE. In 2016, the WWE reported a revenue of $729 million, according to the company’s website.


4. His Wife Stephanie McMahon Makes $2 Million a Year

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon attend WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (Getty)

In addition to Triple H’s yearly salary with the WWE, one must also take into account the revenue brought in by his wife, Stephanie McMahon.

In 2016, Stephanie McMahon made $2 million from the WWE, according to Comicbook.com..

This means she made less that year than her brother, Shane McMahon. Shane brought in $2.15 million in 2016, but unlike Stephanie McMahon, Shane had a match at WrestleMania 32, fighting The Undertaker.


5. He Lives in a Mansion in Weston, Connecticut

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Triple H attends the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty)

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon live in a large house in Weston, Connecticut.

The exact price of the house is not known, but according to IDK Men, the house is surrounded by a gate and has a swimming pool and a high-tech gymnasium.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon live in Connecticut with their three children: Murphy Claire Levesque, Aurora Rose Levesque, and Vaughn Evelyn Levesque.

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Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s Relationship: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon attend WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (Getty)

World Wrestling Entertainment’s Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are in a relationship both in front of and behind the cameras.

The two met through the WWE, and they have now been married for 14 years. Although some WWE romances are mainly kept private, this one is frequently brought up during promos, with Stephanie McMahon often being accused of abusing her power to help Triple H on Monday Night Raw, especially by Seth Rollins.

So what’s the real life story behind this relationship? When did it begin? Here’s everything we know.


1. Before They Began Dating, They Were ‘Married’ on ‘Raw’

Before Triple H and Stephanie McMahon legitimately started a relationship, they were engaged in an on-screen romance on Raw.

Like most WWE content from that era, the storyline here was quite ridiculous. Within the show, Stephanie McMahon began a relationship with wrestler Test, which lead to their kayfabe engagement. A wedding ceremony was held in the ring, but just as the priest asked if anyone had any objections, Triple H showed up and revealed that he had kidnapped and drugged Stephanie and taken her to Las Vegas, where they were married.

In a double-twist, however, it was later revealed that Stephanie was in on this the whole time and that she consented to the Triple H wedding after all. She did this in part to get back at Vince McMahon, who earlier had arranged for The Undertaker to kidnap Stephanie. Yes, Stephanie got kidnapped a lot back then.

It was in this relationship with Triple H that Stephanie turned heel, and her character became closer to what it is today.


2. In Real Life, They Started Dating in the Early 2000s

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Triple H and Stephanie McMahon with Vince McMahon. (Instagram)

Around the same time that Stephanie McMahon and Triple H got married on screen, a real-world romance began to heat up behind the scenes.

We still don’t know too many details about exactly how and when their relationship got started, but it began sometime in 2000 or 2001.

Stephanie McMahon has said that her father went back and forth on whether to allow the two of them to date.

“It was not always just all roses. We were given permission and then it was taken away,” she told The Huffington Post. “In terms of the reasons why, I don’t know if he was getting pressure. It was a really big thing in our business for the top star to be dating the boss’ daughter and all of the implications it could have.”

Stephanie did say, however, that Vince has always loved Triple H, so it wasn’t that difficult to get him to get on board with the relationship. She also said that Triple H really had to risk his career for her.

“But when you think about what it took for my husband to put his career on the line,” she said. “What if things didn’t go well? … If it didn’t work out, what would that mean for him?”


3. Triple H Previously Dated Chyna, Who Claims That He Cheated on Her

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Stephanie McMahon and Triple H started dating in the early 2000s. (Instagram)

As Triple H’s storyline with Stephanie McMahon got started, he was in a real-life relationship with WWF wrestler Chyna.

In 2000, the relationship between Triple H and Chyna began to fall apart. According to Bleacher Report, Triple H reportedly wanted to have children, while Chyna did not. At some point within the next few years, Triple H’s relationship with Stephanie McMahon began.

The timeline of events here is unclear, and we still don’t know for sure at what point Triple H’s relationship with Chyna ended and his relationship with Stephanie began. However, Chyna claimed that Triple H was cheating on her with Stephanie McMahon. In fact, she says that she discovered a love note from Stephanie to Triple H.

“After he left one day, he left the Haliburton brief case that I gave him in the house,” Chyna told Wrestling Inc in 2012. “Now, I’m not one to be snooping but something just didn’t feel right. I opened it up and found a love letter that Stephanie wrote to him a year earlier saying that she was in love with him. I called Vince up and told him what I found out. He just replied that the jig was up.”

Triple H has maintained, however, that he did not begin dating Stephanie McMahon until after he ended his reationship with Chyna.

Chyna died of an accidental drug overdose in 2016 at the age of 46.


4. On Screen, They Divorced in 2002, and Off Screen, They Married in 2003

Not long after Stephanie McMahon and Triple H began dating behind-the-scenes, they broke up in front of the camera.

In February 2002, Stephanie and Triple H had their on-screen marriage annulled. Within the storyline, this split happened because Stephanie McMahon had lied to Triple H about being pregnant.

Almost two years later, Stephanie and Triple H were married in real life on October 25th, 2003.

It wasn’t until six years later, in 2009, when it was actually acknowledged on WWE programming that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were married in real life. Now, this is mentioned very frequently on Monday Night Raw and is a key part of Stephanie McMahon’s character.


5. They Have Three Children Together

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Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have three children. (Instagram)

The reason for Triple H’s split with Chyna was reportedly because Triple H wanted children while she didn’t. Triple H would end up getting to have children, as he and Stephanie McMahon have three kids.

Their oldest child, Aurora Rose Levesque, was born on July 24th, 2006. Their second child, Murphy Claire Levesque, was born on July 28th, 2008. Finally, their third child, Vaughn Evelyn Levesque, was born on August 24th, 2010.

Funnily enough, Stephanie’s brother Shane McMahon has three sons, while Stephanie has three daughters.

Recently, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon brought their three daughters to the White House to attend the swearing-in of Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration. The Levesque kids had the opportunity to take a photo in the White House with the president of the United States, Donald Trump. They held up a photo of Trump shaving Vince McMahon’s head at WrestleMania 23.

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Vince, Stephanie and Shane McMahon took a photo with President Trump in the Oval Office this week following the confirmation of Linda McMahon to the cabinet.

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How Much Money Does It Cost to Go to WrestleMania?

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WrestleMania 33, the WWE’s biggest event of the year, is just days away. Tens of thousands of fans are expected to be in attendance for the show, so how much money did each of them spend to get there, exactly? And what should you expect to pay if you’d like to go to WrestleMania next year?

WrestleMania 33 tickets went on sale in November 2016, and at that time, they ranged in price from $38 to $1,065.

A lot of fans who go to WrestleMania utilize the company’s travel packages, though. With these packages, you buy your WrestleMania ticket, your flight, and your hotel stay all in one go.

The cheapest travel package this year was the silver package, and that cost $950. That gets you three nights in a hotel (this can be expanded to five nights for an added fee), a round trip coach flight, a ticket to the Universal Orlando theme park, plaza level seating at WrestleMania, and tickets to NXT, Raw and SmackDown.

The next option was the gold package, which starts at $1,275 and gets you the hotel stay, the flight, the Universal Orlando ticket, and central riser seating at WrestleMania, plus tickets to NXT, Raw and SmackDown.

The third option was the platinum package, which starts at $1,950 and gets you the hotel stay, the flight, the Universal Orlando ticket, and premium central riser or entrance seating at WrestleMania, plus tickets to NXT, Raw and SmackDown.

Next is the VIP package, which starts at $3,750 and gets you the hotel stay, the flight, the Universal Orlando ticket, and ringside seating at WrestleMania, plus tickets to NXT, Raw and SmackDown.

Finally, the most expensive travel package was the sunshine package, which costs $5,900 and gets you the hotel stay, the flight, the Universal Orlando ticket, and front row seating at WrestleMania, plus tickets to NXT, Raw and SmackDown. That package also included an exclusive visit to the WWE Performance Center, and an opportunity to attend an exclusive reception with the WWE superstars.

All of those travel packages are sold out at this time. However, there are still some tickets available on Ticket Master for WrestleMania 33. In the seating chart below, tickets in the very back of P23 cost $80. Seats in section 132 cost $267. Seats towards the middle of section 121 cost $373. And seats in section 2, which is right near the ring, cost $2,925.

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Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s Children: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s children are beginning to approach the age where they may get involved in the WWE. After all, it was at the age of 13 that Stephanie McMahon began modeling merchandise for the the WWF’s catalog, and Stephanie’s youngest daughter is just about to turn 11.

Years after they “married” on screen in a Las Vegas wedding, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were married in real life in 2003. They now have three daughters together.

So what information has been made public about Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s family, and do their children have any interest in professional wrestling? Here’s what you need to know.


1. Aurora Rose Levesque is 10 Years Old

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Stephanie McMahon and Triple H’s oldest daughter is 10 years old.

Aurora Rose Levesque was born on July 24th, 2006. Stephanie McMahon did not take a leave of absence during this time, continuing to work with the WWE while she was pregnant with her daughter.

In a 2016 interview with ESPN, Stephanie McMahon revealed that Aurora is very much into professional wrestling, and Stephanie seemed open to the possibility of her daughter joining the WWE one day.

“Aurora absolutely wants to be the women’s champion,” McMahon said. “She has been trained by Natalya. She has got her heart set on it, but we’ll see what happens there. I just want them to see unlimited opportunity and potential in themselves.”

This has evidently been true going back to 2014, when Stephanie McMahon made the same point in an interview with CBS Sports.

“[Aurora] has really been bit by the bug,” McMahon said. “She wants to be a Diva more than you can imagine”

In early 2016, Stephanie McMahon told The Miami Herald that Aurora was absolutely overjoyed when her father won at the Royal Rumble.

“I actually have video of my daughter Aurora because we didn’t tell her it was gonna happen,” she said. “Like everybody else, she had no idea Triple H, my husband, was going to be in the Royal Rumble, let alone win it. So I have this awesome video of her, and she was just beyond thrilled and wrote him one of the most beautiful notes that I have ever seen. It’s just amazing…What a wonderful life.”


2. Murphy Claire Levesque is 8 Years Old

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Stephanie McMahon and Triple H’s second daughter is 10 years old.

Murphy Claire Levesque was born on July 28th, 2008.

In an interview with The Miami Herald, Stephanie McMahon said that she has had to raise her three daughters knowing that they will likely be bullied because their parents are television personalities.

“Our kids, life is going to be a little different for them given that their parents are on TV, and it’s something that I lived through and grew up with as well, but bullying happens, no matter who you are,” McMahon said. “They are a little more targeted because they are children of celebrities.”


3. Vaughn Evelyn Levesque is 6 Years Old

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Finally, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s youngest daughter is 6 years old.

Vaughn Evelyn Levesque was born on August 24th, 2010.

It seems that even at her young age, Vaughn may already aspire to be in the wrestling ring one day; Stephanie McMahon said in September 2016 that she has had pretend matches with her daughter Vaughn at home.

“I just had a ‘match’ with my six-year-old (Vaughn),” McMahon told The Straits Times. “She made me announce her entrance, entering to Katy Perry’s new song, Rise. She completely understands it all.”

In 2014, Stephanie McMahon took her daughter to see Katy Perry, and it seems that McMahon’s daughter was able to meet Perry backstage.


4. Stephanie McMahon Has Three Daughters, While Shane McMahon Has Three Sons

Funnily enough, Stephanie McMahon ended up having three daughters, but her brother Shane McMahon had three sons.

Shane McMahon has three kids with his wife Marissa Mazzola: Declan James, Kenyon Jess, and Rogan Henry.

While Stephanie McMahon’s children have not made their debut on WWE television outside of being seen sitting at ringside, Shane’s children have, as his three sons accompanied him to the ring at WrestleMania 32. They all dressed like their father and did their best impression of Shane’s entrance dance.


5. They Recently Visited the White House

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The McMahon family in the White House with Donald Trump. (Twitter)

Stephanie McMahon and Triple H’s children recently had the unique opportunity of visiting the White House and meeting the president of the United States.

This was because their grandmother, Linda McMahon, was being sworn in as the new head of the Small Business Administration. The entire McMahon family, including Stephanie’s three daughters, took a photo with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

In the photo, Stephanie McMahon’s daughters are seen holding up a photo of Donald Trump shaving Vince McMahon’s head at WrestleMania 23.

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