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News on three potential opponents for Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32

Here is a follow up on the story from earlier about tentative plans for next year's WrestleMania in Dallas. In the promos leading up to this Sunday's WrestleMania, Paul Heyman brought up The Undertaker and John Cena. Those are potential names for Brock Lenar at next year's show. The Rock is the first choice.

In fact, The Rock was in the plans for this year's show but he didn't have enough time to get ready for a match this year because of movie promotions and other obligations. He is currently in the middle of promoting "Furious 7." He will probably be able to be at the show on Sunday but it would have been impossible for him to be at Raw's to promote his match for this year's show. He was also supposed to do WrestleMania 30 and wrestle Brock Lesnar on that show but those plans fell through after he got injured in the match with John Cena at WrestleMania 29.

Next year's show would set the real all-time attendance record for the company. The 93,000 number that WWE has touted for years is not the real attendance number for WrestleMania 3. The real number was actually around 78,000 but WWE inflated those numbers. The real record is 79,127 for SummerSlam 1992 in Wembley Stadium in London for Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith. The 93,000 number for WrestleMania 3 is considered to be the "entertainment purposes" number. Anyway, if WWE wants to legitimately get 100,000 people in Dallas it is possible but the stadium holds 80,000 for football. WrestleMania would hold about 75,000 with the ring and stage setup (they block off the section behind the stage) but they can add an additional 7,000 seats. Also, about 18,000 or so people can be let in without seating so that would get them to around 100,000. In order to do that they would need an extra special match with a very loaded card and The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar could be the headline match that could pack that stadium.

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