Like last year, WrestleMania will once again be taking place over two nights again this year. That means a lot of the superstars that would typically miss out on the card during a one-night PPV event will be able to claim the spotlight for a Mania moment.
However, there are a number of stars that could be set to miss out altogether on the grandest show of the year for one reason or another in 2021. Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic could be a factor for some, while others may just not have a storyline heading into the busiest time of the year.
WWE News: John Cena
It would have seemed crazy ten years ago that a WrestleMania could possibly go ahead without John Cena involved in some capacity. But, it is looking extremely unlikely that the leader of the Cenation will be back in WWE in time this year to have a match on the Grandest Stage.
Cena was involved at Mania last year in a memorable cinematic match with The Fiend, and he hasn’t been seen in the WWE since. There is still hope that he may be in attendance in one form or another, but Cena has insisted recently that it is unlikely due to filming schedules.
WWE News: Becky Lynch
It has been seven months since we last saw Becky Lynch in a WWE ring, after The Man announced her pregnancy live on Raw and vacated the Raw Women’s Championship. Lynch has been pictured backstage over the past couple of weeks, which could indicate that a return could be on the cards, but at present, it seems difficult to predict where she could fit in to the rivalries that are currently going on.
There is still time for Lynch to get involved at Mania this year, but it remains to be seen whether that will be a title match or a singles bout. Either way, the show would benefit from having The Man involved in some capacity.
WWE News: Ronda Rousey
It has been even longer since we last saw Ronda Rousey in a WWE ring, and there doesn’t seem to have been much moved surrounding her return to the ring. Rousey was last seen at Mania a couple of years ago as she lost the Raw Women’s Championship to Lynch in the first-ever women’s main event. There is still a sense that the two women will pick up their rivalry when they are both back, but that isn’t expected to come this year.