With the extreme changes forced on WrestleMania 36 this year due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, a couple of fun-spirited matches that WWE originally had planned for "The Grandest Stage of Them All" this year were scrapped, although details on them have since come to light.
In terms of additions to the card still to come, three more matches are expected to be announced over the next week for WrestleMania 36, and one of them is expected to be Dolph Ziggler vs. Otis, likely with a stipulation that would involve Mandy Rose.
Dave Meltzer noted in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter at F4WOnline.com that at one point the match was scheduled to have Mandy as the special referee, which was apparently the reason why she wasn’t included in the SmackDown Women’s Championship multiple-person match.
Despite that being the working plan, with it being just one example of WWE working and writing around television with that match in mind, the bout has reportedly changed, so Rose's current role at WrestleMania 36 is now unclear.
As far as the other two matches go, it seems likely that a WWE Women’s Tag-Team Championship match -- perhaps The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) taking on Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross -- as well as a Sami Zayn vs. Daniel Bryan bout for the WWE Intercontinental Championship are going to be officially announced soon.
In another interesting note about the changes forced on WWE for WrestleMania 36, originally Beth Phoenix was rumored to be wrestling in the tag-team match alongside her usual partner Natalya, but it doesn't look like that's going to be happening any longer.
We will keep you posted here at eWrestling.com as updates continue to surface regarding WrestleMania 36 and any news, rumors and *spoilers* related to the big two-night WWE pay-per-view event. Another great way to keep up with the late-breaking updates is to follow us on Twitter @MattBoone1984.
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