Wrestlemania 29 has potential for greatness
By George Dishong
Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Wrestlemania is just one day away.
Tomorrow night all eyes will be on MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the site of Wrestlemania 29. This has the potential to be a great Wrestlemania. Here's a list of some of the high profile matches you will see on the Wrestlemania 29 card.
Let's begin with C.M. Punk vs. The Undertaker. We all know The Undertaker is going to win this bout. This might be the best match on the card. The Undertaker's Wrestlemania matches have been nothing short of amazing in recent years, and I don't expect this one to be any different. Taker will be 21-0.
World heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger. I'm picking Del Rio to retain his title in this bout. Swagger didn't do himself any favors when he got arrested for speeding, marijuana possession and DUI back in February. I'm not so sure management will reward him with a title run after his recent run-in with the law. If Del Rio does retain his title against Swagger he might not be out of the clear because Dolph Ziggler could finally decide to cash his money in the bank briefcase.
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H in a No Holds Barred match with Triple H's career on the line. I'm going with Triple H in this one. This is going to be a very physical and intense bout. Lesnar defeated Triple H at last year's “Summerslam” pay-per-view, so it's likely Triple H will go over at Wrestlemania 29.
The Shield vs. The Big Show, Randy Orton & Sheamus. This is a hard call, but I think The Shield will emerge victorious. The Shield have been on fire since entering the WWE last fall. If The Shield can defeat three former world champions at the biggest PPV of the year, that would elevate them to the next level.
WWE champion The Rock vs. John Cena 2. This is the rematch from last year's Wrestlemania, but this time I think the outcome will be different. John Cena should become the new WWE champion at Wrestlemania 29. I would be very surprised if they book Cena to put over The Rock again at Wrestlemania. I just don't see that happening though.
Also, you'll see United States champion Wade Barrett defend his title against The Miz; Chris Jericho will take on Fandango; Team Hell No will put their tag team belts on the line against Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston; Ryback will go one on one with Mark Henry; Brodus Clay and Tensai with The Funkadactyls will face Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins; and Divas champion Kaitlyn will put her title on the line against A.J. Lee.
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George Dishong is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.
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