Major Backstage Update – Top WrestleMania 29 Matches

As of this past weekend, these were the planned top four matches for WrestleMania 29:

– The Rock vs. John Cena (WWE Title)
– Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger (World Heavyweight title)
– CM Punk vs. The Undertaker
– Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H

While Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H is more or less set, the rest could change by WrestleMania. There is still no word on The Undertaker’s status. If he doesn’t work the show, Punk could be added to the Rock/Cena match. Cena vs. Punk on RAW puts that match into question, but a lot of the promotional material for WrestleMania 29 has been sent out and features The Rock vs. John Cena as the top match.

Meanwhile, Jack Swagger’s DUI and drug arrest on Wednesday has hurt their plans.

A Ryback vs. Chris Jericho (as a heel) match was planned, but it wasn’t teased this past RAW when Ryback, Jericho and Sheamus teamed up against The Shield. With Jericho off of TV for several weeks, it seems WWE may be going in a different direction with them as well. Sheamus vs. Mark Henry was also discussed but there hasn’t been any build to that either.

Top stars like Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, Big Show, The Shield, Kane and Daniel Bryan also currently have no obvious opponents for the show.

Even with the lack of direction, the feeling is that the show will still be a huge success because of the special attractions (The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Bruno Sammartino) and the show taking place in the New York market.

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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  1. majid says:

    undertaker vs cm punk should be held

  2. Joe says:

    End the Punk Cena match with a double DQ then after an announcement for a triple threat match Ziggler says he can’t pass up history and wants to be added to the main event which becomes a fatal 4-way. This solves a few problems.
    1. Rock vs Cena was last year and this still makes their rivalry interesting without rehashing last year.
    2. Punk remains relevant for the main story without being fed to the Undertakers streak.
    3. Ziggler jumps up to main event status as a top heel. If he wins even bigger.
    4. The bigger matches usually drag on with both guys laid out in the ring for a minute or 2 and this way they could let wrestlers rest while 2 fight in the ring so the match doesn’t suffer from resting.

    All other matches look eh so at least make the main event huge to cover the rest up.

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