WrestleMania XXVIII needs a hot opener to get the Miami crowd fired up for the legendary card that will last for over four hours. It’s why having the Funkasaurus Rex, Brodus Clay, open the show in a quick squash match is the perfect way to get the crowd on fire.
There have been reports of not only getting Clay on the WrestleMania card, but also having him open the show from the WrestlingObserver.com (H/T to 411Mania.com/wrestling)
- At this time, the dark match for WrestleMania 28 has not been decided upon yet.
- There has been a suggestion to add Brodus Clay to the WrestleMania PPV. At this time, WWE officials are still considering adding a match with him to the PPV part of the event, but nothing has been made official as of yet
Clay, despite being in matches that last five minutes at the most, is very over with the WWE Universe. He has a extravagant entrance, attractive dancers that accompany him to the ring and has an ability to connect with the crowd to get them in a good mood.
However, at WrestleMania, the matches usually aren’t one-sided affairs where the match lasts less than five-minutes. That is unless, you’re a returning Ultimate Warrior going up against a young Triple H and the match is a quick squash.
Brodus can come out in a match against someone like Curt Hawkins, who Brodus has squashed recently. Plus, Hawkins should be on the card, since he has helped The Rock get back into ring shape by being his trainer.
Clay can come out, get the crowd fired up with some dancing to start the match. Then Hawkins can bump around for Clay, as Brodus hits his powerful offensive moves. Finally, Brodus can get the pinfall after about five-minutes on Hawkins getting that crowd pop.
After the match, Brodus can dance more with his Funkettes, and leave the crowd happy, ready for the show to start.
This way Clay gets on the card, Hawkins gets a nice payday for his work getting The Rock ready for his match against John Cena, and the crowd gets to have fun before the show starts.
It’s a win-win-win for everyone involved.