WrestleMania 28 Predictions: Randy Orton vs. Kane Will Fail to Deliver with Fans

Tom KinslowFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2012

On every WrestleMania card, there's a feud that's thrown together just because the creative team doesn't have big plans for a major superstar or two.

Welcome to Randy Orton vs. Kane, the latest spawn of that unfortunate reality.

These are two superstars who seemingly have no real reason to be feuding with each other, but as we got closer to WrestleMania and it became apparent that there wasn't anything major in the cards, these two men were tossed into a feud to get them in the event.

Most fans have no reason to care about this match and when it's all said and done, this is going to be filler leading up to the biggest matches of the night. When looking at the big picture of things, it's a shame that both of these men have been reduced to this. Orton is one of the WWE's strongest performers (not to mention most popular), yet he has stagnated in terms of his character and the creative team has seemingly run out of solid ideas for him.

Kane, on the other hand, was just in a feud with John Cena—one that had become rather compelling—and now he's back on the mid-card feuding with Orton just to get him in the arena that night.

Both men deserve better from the creative team, but they have mailed it in and this match will fall flat.

There are no stakes in this match, and it's just two men going toe-to-toe for no real reason other than they supposedly don't like each other. This angle has no level of believability and has been reduced to nothing more than a throwaway match to help fill WrestleMania's gigantic amount of airtime.

Fans know these things, and even though it's become common practice over the past few years, it doesn't mean they're suddenly going to care and become emotionally invested in the contest. It will be a decent-to-good match with two very talented storytellers in the ring, but that extra spark from the crowd won't be there.

That is the vital element in any great match, and without it, along with the muted circumstances around the contest, this match will be one of the most lackluster on the card.