WWE WrestleMania 28: The Year of the Designated Hitters

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WWE WrestleMania 28: The Year of the Designated Hitters
John Cena, courtesy of J-Cena.com

Triple H, Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, and The Rock—WWE is bringing out the designated hitters for WrestleMania XXVIII.

I never understood, when I was a kid, why MLB pitchers couldn’t hit as well as the other batters. They all were professionals. They all played for a living. It just didn’t make sense.

In the American League, they had designated hitters.

These guys would hit for the pitcher.

It didn’t matter that the pitcher was doing all the work on the other end. When it was time to bat and a run was needed, they called on the designated hitter.

That is what WWE is doing by bringing back the old cast for WrestleMania.

Though some would debate if all these guys are needed, and I would say some matches (Rock versus Cena) make more sense than others (Triple H versus the Undertaker), it is too late to have that argument.

The fact is four out of five of the guys involved in the two hardest-pushed matches are designated hitters. Only John Cena wrestles consistently month-to-month.

By bringing in the designated hitters, WWE is swinging for the fences at WrestleMania XXVIII.

Let’s take a look at what these guys have to offer and what they have to prove.

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