WWE presented WrestleMania 39 a couple of weeks ago, and it was a two-night extravaganza suitable for the famous branding. There were a few big surprises during the show of shows this year, but Gangrel wasn’t around, despite the fact that so many fans thought it would be there.

Gangrel was in Los Angeles for WrestleCon before WrestleMania. A lot of fans assumed that he would pop over to SoFi Stadium for Edge’s match against Finn Balor, but he didn’t appear. There is a very good reason why he wasn’t there, because they didn’t ask him.

Reffin’ It Up with Brian Hebner, Gangrel was asked if WWE ever contacted him about making a WrestleMania appearance. Much to the surprise of everyone who was expecting to see him, WWE did not give the Vampire Warrior a call.

“They may have discussed it, but my phone never rang. I started reading all the stuff, people were calling me, so I wrote Adam [Edge], ‘Do you know this started?’ He made a joke, ‘these writers think they know everything.’ I laughed. I tried to tell a guy to tell them, ‘No, I wasn’t doing it,’ but he still ran the story anyway. He goes, ‘To be fair, it was pitched, it just never happened.’ It was pitched, but I never heard about it. I didn’t know anything about it. They never reached out to me. I guess, Edge is always pitching something for me. I think I pitched SummerSlam for me, but it got shot down.”


Edge and Finn Balor threw down in a tremendous, and bloody, Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania Sunday. While the blood was unintentional, the passion in the match was brought to the max by those two legendary competitors on WWE’s biggest stage.

Gangrel might not have received a call for WrestleMania, but many people were hoping to see him. Either way, Edge had a fantastic entrance and we’re sure that Gangrel was very proud to watch his old friend make his way to the ring.

What’s your take on Gangrel not getting a call for WrestleMania? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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