Yoshi Tatsu and Lord Tensai battle to determine who represents Japan at When Worlds Collide, hopefully bringing WrestleMania 30 to Japan. (Image courtesy of theinfamousjcity.files.wordpress.com)
Over the next few weeks, matches are set up as superstars want the chance to represent their country at When Worlds Collide.
If we used today’s roster (per WWE.com), we would have a Triple Threat match for Canada’s spot featuring Chris Jericho, Christian, and Tyson Kidd.
For Mexico’s spot, a Fatal Four-Way comprised of Alberto Del Rio, Sin Cara, Camacho, and Hunico.
England, Japan, and India would be decided in singles matches: William Regal vs. Wade Barrett, Lord Tensai vs. Yoshi Tatsu, and The Great Khali vs. Jinder Mahal, respectively.
Santino Marella represents Italy, Sheamus represents Ireland, and a huge Battle Royal is set up for the American spot.
WWE could substitute several other countries if needed, such as Scotland (Drew McIntyre), Wales (Mason Ryan), South Africa (Justin Gabriel), West Africa (Kofi Kingston), and Samoa (The Usos or The Rock).
Plus, I’m sure WWE has stars it could pull from FCW, or they could use it as an opportunity to bring in someone new, introduced with Rosa Mendes or Aksana, as co-representative for the country of that Diva. If they really wanted, they could name 16 potential countries, and have qualifying matches to bring the number down to eight for the PPV, as they used to do with the King of the Ring tournament.
Of course, any good smark knows that unless Vince and the WWE are willing to really shake things up, WrestleMania is going to be held in the US or Canada.
But just as we allow ourselves to believe that the Undertaker could conceivably lose at WrestleMania, if they can manage to prevent the actual location from being leaked before the PPV, we can all wonder and discuss what WrestleMania would look like in Japan or India or Mexico.
Assuming the event is held in America, it gives the WWE an easy vehicle with which to push a developing star, letting him represent the USA in the tournament and be the man responsible for keeping WrestleMania 30 within our borders during an economic recession.