With all the excitement over this past weekend in WWE, it is time to start looking ahead to WrestleMania 29 in 2013. There is a long, long way to go before we get to that night, but there are plenty of rumors and ideas already floating around about what could happen.
WWE held a press conference in February to announce that this show would be taking place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 7.
That was an interesting choice simply because of the fickle nature of the weather in that area that time of the year. It also makes it difficult for WWE to keep its 10-year tradition of holding the show in Madison Square Garden.
We are going to take a look at all the latest news, notes, rumors and information about what WWE could be looking to do at the big show.
Rumored Main Event
Rock vs. Brock Lesnar for WWE Championship
According to Pro Wrestling Insider, Brock Lesnar's new deal with WWE includes 30-35 dates over the next year, and there is talk of having him go up against Rock for the WWE championship on the biggest show of the year.
That would certainly be an interesting choice, not necessarily for the main event, but the fact that the title would be on the line. WWE likes to keep the title on full-time performers to take it on house shows, and neither Rock or Lesnar is going to work a full schedule.
Going into it, you would have to assume that Lesnar would be champion and Rock the challenger because Brock is going to be around every week, while Rock is going to come back around WrestleMania season.
Prediction: Rock wins the WWE Title and Retires
Given that Lesnar's contract runs out at WrestleMania and it would be a shock to see him re-sign given his personality and fact that he doesn't need money, it would make sense for Rock to go over.
Plus, it would give Rock the proper platform that he needs to retire from in-ring wrestling. He said he needed to beat Cena to become the greatest superstar in WWE history. Beating Lesnar would avenge one of his most famous losses, at SummerSlam in 2002, and walk away as the WWE champion.
Potential Main Event
CM Punk vs. Steve Austin
While there is nothing rumored about it, at least from the WWE offices, these two have been going back and forth on Twitter for a long time. The most recent spat came about last Monday, when Punk tweeted this to Austin.
@steveaustinBSR 29, son.— CM Punk (@CMPunk) March 26, 2012
Austin got hold of that, and offered a sharp reply of his own.
Hardly the most groundbreaking announcement, but right now, it is all we have. Punk has wanted a match with Austin for a long time. Austin has said that he could do another match if it was the right time and situation.
It would be interesting for that match to take place on the same show as a Brock-Rock WWE title match, just because Austin's return bout is big enough on its own to sell a WrestleMania and he should be alone in the main event.
Prediction: Austin defeats Punk
Much like the Rock-Cena dynamic this year, having Austin lose at WrestleMania after what would turn into 10 years away would not sit well with the fans.
It would be hard to imagine Punk having a problem putting Austin over after having a classic match.
Will Undertaker Keep The Streak Going?
The Hell In a Cell match at WrestleMania 29 between Undertaker and Triple H was labeled the end of an era.
It did feel very much like a finale for both stars, though Undertaker only has to work the one show every year, so it is not like he can't do it.
With Brock Lesnar, his long-talked about opponent, likely engaged in another feud, there are not a lot of names to throw in there.
Some fans might suggest John Cena, but to me, that doesn't feel that special for either man. Perhaps there is a way to make it work. Knowing how WWE feels about Cena getting booed, it would be hard to see them putting him in another obvious villain situation.
Prediction: Undertaker doesn't wrestle on the show
That might be hard for some fans to follow, but the fact of the matter is, Undertaker will be 48 years old by the time WrestleMania 29 comes around.
He has plenty of money and a family at home that he can take care of instead of having his body get bruised like a peach with chair shots again.
These are just the things floating around, as well as some random thoughts about what we think might happen when next year's big show rolls around.
What do you want? What will be the main event? Can you fill out an entire card for the show right now?
WrestleMania is all about providing a spectacle for the fans, so tell us what you want to see from the big event in 2013.
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