Posted by James Tee
We are just a few weeks away from the Royal Rumble, and potentially a few weeks away from gaining an understanding of the card for Wrestlemania 29 from the Metlife Stadium in New York/New Jersey.
WHAT TO DO WITH THE ROCK?
As we know, The Rock will face the WWE Champion at the Royal Rumble, and tonight we will find out if that will be CM Punk or Ryback. I think it is pretty much confirmed that it will be Punk vs Rock at the Rumble, but what happens after that.
The obvious option would be to put the strap on The Rock and have him lose the title at Wrestlemania in a passing of the torch. However, who would be that against. Again, the obvious choice would be a rematch of last year’s main event. I can imagine how people would feel though if Cena won the WWE Championship.
If Punk wins, then the options are much more open for what The Rock does at Wrestlemania. My personal opinion is that someone will run-in and cost Rock the match at the Royal Rumble, putting him out of action until the Elimination Chamber PPV, where he will gain his revenge, costing that person a spot in the Chamber before a Grudge match in New York. Could that be the moment where Randy Orton turns heel?
WHAT TO DO WITH THE UNDERTAKER?
For the past four Wrestlemania’s, Taker has been involved in four absolute classics with HBK and Triple H. So you can imagine the pressure is on for WWE Creative to find a suitable opponent for The Deadman. The one major rumour going round is a Streak vs Championship match with CM Punk. If you have seen any of their previous matches going back to 2009, you will know that a match between the two would almost certainly been a classic. Is there anyone else who could put on a great match with The Deadman?
WHAT ABOUT BROCK?
Back in 2002, Brock and Taker had some superb matches, with a Hell in A Cell match a clear highlight at No Mercy. So could Lesnar take on The Deadman one more time? The one clear problem with this is that, were Taker to extend the streak, it would mean a second defeat in three matches since Lesnar returned from an eight year hiatus.
If there was a fight,it would be similar to a MMA fight with an emphasis on holds, strikes and submission maneuvers.
WILL TRIPLE H MAKE AN APPEARANCE?
There is a clear link between Hunter, Brock and Taker when it comes to Wrestlemania. Hunter and Brock both haven’t been seen since their ‘Slobberknocker’ at Summerslam, and a potential rematch between the two a few months ago would have been set in stone. However, Vince likes to keep people guessing, so anything is possible.
WHO WILL BE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION?
At the time of writing, we are no clearer about who The Big Show will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against at the Royal Rumble. In my eyes, it is inevitable that by the time Wrestlemania comes around that there will be one of two options. If Big Show retains and walks out of the Rumble as champion, he will go on to Wrestlemania to face Ryback in a battle of strength. However, the other option is obvious, and would involve Dolph Ziggler being champion by the time of The Showcase of the Immortals and facing someone in the calibre of Randy Orton or even Ryback himself. Maybe there could be a twist in the tail though, with a Fatal Four Way for the title?
WHERE DO THE SHIELD PLAY INTO THE CARD?
It is easy to say that so far, The Shield have been an overwhelming success since their debut at Survivor Series. They have to be involved at Wrestlemania to continue their progress, and I can see by April 7th, there will be a fourth member of the group. In terms of that member, I can only see two people really fitting into the role; Brad Maddox or Kassius Ohno from FCW.
Ideally, there will be an 8 man tag match against, probably, Team Hell No and two other established superstars, in my view a returning John Morrison and maybe someone else who could return; A Shelton Benjamin or Chris Jericho?
MY CARD FOR WRESTLEMANIA 29
CHAMPION VS CHAMPION TRIPLE THREAT – 1ST FALL FOR THE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE, SECOND FALL FOR THE US TITLE
WADE BARRETT VS ANTONIO CESARO VS KOFI KINGSTON
SIN CARA VS REY MYSTERIO
8 MAN TAG MATCH
THE SHIELD VS TEAM HELL NO, JOHN MORRISON AND SHELTON BENJAMIN
FATAL FOUR WAY FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
BIG SHOW (c) VS RYBACK VS RANDY ORTON VS ALBERTO DEL RIO
(DOLPH TO CASH IN AT THE END OF THE MATCH ON ORTON)
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE, NO HOLDS BARRED
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS SHEAMUS
SUMMERSLAM REMATCH – LOSER LEAVES WWE
TRIPLE H VS BROCK LESNAR
ONE MORE TIME – NO DQ
THE ROCK VS JOHN CENA
STREAK VS CHAMPIONSHIP
CM PUNK (c) VS THE UNDERTAKER
Many Thanks for reading, and lets find out how Rocky returns tonight!!!
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