Current champion Bobby Roode successfully defended his title against the challenger Kassius Ohno in the March 15 episode of "WWE NXT." This makes Roode a contender against Shinsuke Nakamura at "NXT Takeover: Orlando" on April 1.
The Roode vs. Ohno bout was highlighted with technical displays from both sides, with Ohno, who has just returned from a four-year hiatus, displaying his popular strikes. However, it was Roode who prevailed over the "King of Strong Style" — only the second player to do so — with his Glorius DDT.
While many fans and watchers have enjoyed the game, many saw the event lacking in main-match eminence. Nevertheless, many are looking forward to "NXT Takeover: Orlando," where Roode will face off with Nakamura.
Nakamura reportedly will not be featured on the "NTX Live UK" due to his recall to the main roster for "NXT Takeover." This seems to be confirmed with his absence in the official posters of the United Kingdom tour, despite earlier commitments from the official website about his appearance.
Meanwhile, plans are already outlined for next year's "WrestleMania," with Brock Lesnar set to be featured for the blockbuster show that will happen in New Orleans.
Lesnar will face his old enemy Roman Reigns for the main event. In the meantime, they will be pitted against Bill Goldberg and the Undertaker, respectively, in the upcoming "WrestleMania 33" this April. Next year's event will not determine whether Lesnar will defend his title or whether Reigns will win over The Undertaker.
It was recently reported that Lesnar abandoned the idea of facing Shane McMahon at the same event. The fight with McMahon has since been abandoned when Goldberg committed to remain with the company by signing a new contract.
A win at the event in April will make Lesnar the second consecutive wrestler to win the "WWE Raw" championship.