As was previously reported, there were plans in place originally that would have seen Shane McMahon vs. Dolph Ziggler at WrestleMania 34. Following this past week’s episode of WWE SmackDown LIVE, it now appears as though plans have changed.
As seen on SmackDown LIVE this past Tuesday, Shane McMahon announced that Sami Zayn would face Kevin Owens in singles action at this year’s WrestleMania 34, and it is now expected that Shane will be involved in that program in some capacity.
On this week’s episode of “Backstage in WWE with Brad Shepard and Jon Fisher”, bodyslam.net‘s own Brad Shepard discussed the original plans for the Dolph Ziggler vs. Shane McMahon match at WrestleMania. During the discussion Shepard revealed that at one point WWE was so confident about the Shane McMahon vs. Dolph Ziggler match, that the company had a graphic made for their match at WrestleMania.
“Not that long ago, in fact very recently the plan was for Dolph Ziggler and Shane McMahon to have a one-on-one match at WrestleMania. The plan has changed, it looks like anyway. I am not sure what they are going to end up doing with Shane and Sami and Kevin. They were originally going to be allegedly in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and they announced a one-on-one match at WrestleMania. I don’t know if that’s going to stick. We’ll see what happens, but I am not sure why that changed, but certainly they had a graphic for it and everything.”
Our own Brad Shepard went on to elaborate in further detail and explained that he is not sure why WWE made the decision to change the plan, but that it was supposed to be billed as Dolph Ziggler’s first-ever singles match at WrestleMania.
“That was the plan for sure, and I don’t know why it changed. It was going to be Dolph Ziggler’s first singles match at WrestleMania. We’ll see what happens. I don’t know what they’re going to do, but I know that was the original plan.”
You can listen to the entire episode of this week’s “Backstage in WWE with Brad Shepard and Jon Fisher” embedded in the audio below: