The 2012 Rumble pay-per-view hasn’t even taken place yet, but we’re only just a little more than two months away from WrestleMania 28.
The card for the WWE’s biggest PPV of the year should start to take shape in the near future, and the result of Sunday’s World Heavyweight Championship match between Big Show, Mark Henry and Daniel Bryan will play a big part in that.
The result of that match will have a ripple effect on the WWE that could seriously alter WrestleMania plans for Big Show and Henry, as well as Show’s rumored WrestleMania 28 opponent.
Plenty could happen between now and then, but we’ve got the latest WrestleMania plans for two of the WWE’s biggest behemoths.
At one point this year, Big Show vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Title was discussed for WrestleMania 28. Show will likely end up going against NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
Was Show vs. Henry really planned for WrestleMania 28 at one point?
Wow. Talk about dragging out a feud, huh.
Those two have been at each other’s throats since way back at Money in the Bank in July of last year, with a whopping four PPV matches between them throughout 2011. I like both guys, but I don’t think anyone really wants to see a fifth PPV match between them.
Although not everyone is thrilled about the prospects of seeing Shaq vs. Big Show at WrestleMania 28, either, that’s the bout I want to see. We know that the pay-per-view will feature some sort of celebrity involvement, and I can think of no better celebrity than Shaq.
He should get the WWE a lot of publicity, help increase WrestleMania’s buy-rate and actually be able to put on a reasonably entertaining match against The Big Show.
I’d fully expect Big Show to be out of the World Heavyweight Championship picture by then, so a match with Show is a great way to keep him relevant and give him a high-profile match.
I’m definitely down for The Big Show vs. The Big Aristotle, especially after those three less than stellar Show/Henry matches that closed out 2011.