It’s really difficult to get everyone on the WrestleMania card.
Just think about all the WWE superstars who are injured right now—Wade Barrett, Sin Cara, Christian, Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio to name a few—and then look at all the superstars who still aren’t going to be competing at Mania.
Imagine how many more quality superstars would be missing the show if all those guys were healthy.
Guys are having a hard enough time getting on Mania as it is. However, there is at least one opportunity that allows them to perform in front of 60,000-plus fans in Miami.
That is, in the preshow dark match.
The dark match for WrestleMania 28 still hasn't been determined according to F4Wonline.com.
It was suggested to put Brodus Clay in a match but the report says WWE officials are still considering adding a match with him to the pay-per-view portion of the event.
The dark match at WrestleMania 27 was Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (crazy, huh?), but that turned into a 23-man battle royal, which was won by The Great Khali. The dark match at WrestleMania 26 was a 26-man battle royal, which was won by Yoshi Tatsu.
See where I’m going with this?
What type of match should the WM28 dark match be?
While it would be nice to see the dark match be something along the lines of Primo and Epico defending their WWE tag team titles, I think that the best idea is for the dark match to be some sort of battle royal. This would give another 20-plus guys a chance to compete at WrestleMania, even if it isn’t on the actual pay-per-view.
I get that the preshow battle royals usually aren’t that great and generally have comedy winners (See: Tatsu and Khali). However, these WWE superstars bust their butts all year long and deserve to participate in WrestleMania, no matter how small their role is.
Personal feelings about a particular superstar aside, you can’t deny how hard these guys work for 250-plus days of the year. The least that the WWE can do is reward them with a brief appearance in front of the WrestleMania crowd.
Plus, there is no real feud left that isn’t already featured on the main card. Any dark match would be randomly thrown together. They might as well get as many superstars in it as possible.
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