Update on the WrestleMania 29 Card, Possible Changes & More

Posted by Matt Boone February 21, 2013 3 Comments

- As of this past weekend, the top matches planned for WrestleMania 29 were The Rock vs. John Cena, Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar and CM Punk vs. The Undertaker.

Besides Lesnar vs. HHH, it’s said that the rest of the matches could change between now and the pay-per-view. CM Punk could be added to the WWE Title match if The Undertaker doesn’t end up working.

Jack Swagger’s DUI & drug arrest on Wednesday throws another wrench in the plans. No word yet if WWE is planning to pull Swagger from WrestleMania.

A Ryback vs. heel Chris Jericho match has also been planned but there was no tease of the match on RAW when Ryback and Jericho partnered with Sheamus against The Shield. With Jericho off television for several weeks, it appears WWE is going in a different direction with them as well. Sheamus vs. Mark Henry has been discussed, but we’ve yet to see any buildup there.

Top talents like Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, Big Show, The Shield, Kane and Daniel Bryan are also without any obvious opponents headed into WrestleMania 29. Despite the lack of direction this year, there’s a feeling that the show will still be a huge success.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Josh

    It’s WM. Of course it will be a success.

  • http://twitter.com/Xharryb jason moore

    It seems pretty obvious that one of the undercard matches they are building toward is Bryan vs Kane. They’ve been slowly building the tension between them for weeks now. Unless, as a means of including more stars they drop the tag titles to someone at Mania and feud with each other after. I would think the other team would be in the picture already though, and there doesn’t seem to be anyone obviously set up as #1 contenders at this point (unless you count the on again/off again Rhodes Scholars).

  • Kage

    Kane vs. Bryan at WM. It’d be cool if they were still tag-champs.

    I think Undertaker should just sit out this year’s WM, and focus on a retirement match at WM 30.

    Triple threat between Rock, Cena & Punk. Do it Vince.

    HHH vs. Lesnar 2. Yawn.

    I hope they continue with Del Rio vs. Swagger. The ‘Zeb’ storyline has actually been getting heat and mainstream exposure – which is something Vince should carefully consider before (maybe) deciding to dump Swagger.

    Heel Orton vs. Face Sheamus. Have Orton ‘betray’ Sheamus by having the Viper snap and returning to his ‘old ways’ (much like Kane did in 2012). Maybe have Orton show jealousy towards the fact that Sheamus has ‘eclipsed’ him in the eyes of the fans and WWE?

    Oh, and put Mark Henry in there somewhere. Dude deserves it.

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