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Booking 5 Matches for WrestleMania 29, Unifying WWE World Titles

Justin LaBarFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2016

Booking 5 Matches for WrestleMania 29, Unifying WWE World Titles

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    Send me your questions or thoughts that you would like me to comment on throughout the week and I will do my best to get to them on one of my upcoming Bleacher Report mailbag installments.

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Unifying WWE World Titles

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    @BiggMikeSmooth
    Will they kill the brand extension and unify the titles by WM 30? @JustinLaBar #BR

    It would be interesting, but I say no. To some extent the extension is over, or is at best very loose compared to what it used to be. We see guys featured on both shows, sure—specifically SmackDown guys always featured on Raw.

    The fact is, two separate world titles and rosters is something WWE loves. They can hold two live events in separate cities at the same time. It's double the money, because you have to have a world title holder and match at each of those shows.

How Will This Era Be Viewed in Wrestling History?

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    @KP_LFC
    @JustinLaBar With wrestling being as bad as it is right now, will we look back in 20 years and say this was the beginning of the end? #BR

    I think we'll look back in 20 years and won't really care about ratings being down. That won't be the subject of this time period because this era has been when social media, celebrity guest hosts each week and WWE Films all were heavily a part of programming―that's what will stand out.

    Wrestling goes in cycles. We can look back and see lots of times when business went up and down. Nobody remembers specific ratings or buy numbers.

    I think in 20 years that we'll see this as a time when WWE went the furthest away from their biggest success.

    In other words, the worst is over and wrestling is due for an upswing in the next ten years. Part of that direction will be to learn from mistakes and about what doesn't work in the long run.

Booking 5 WrestleMania 29 Matches

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    @onemanposse1
    @JustinLaBar u book 5 matches for Mania #br

    At the moment, these are the five matches I think would be the best.

     

    CM Punk vs The Rock vs John Cena

    These three have been circling around each other for the past two years. This is a WrestleMania main event for a WWE title with a great dynamic built into it.

     

    The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar

    This is so appealing to the mainstream audience. Everybody knows Brock Lesnar. Everybody, current wrestling fans or not, has heard of the Undertaker. This would appeal to wrestling fans as well as the mainstream audience.

     

    Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus

    A perfect World Heavyweight Championship match. I think Sheamus is certainly the plan to go into the pay-per-view as champ and Ziggler has to be the challenger.

     

    Ryback vs Triple H

    Triple H is going to be involved in WrestleMania―there is no avoiding that. Ryback is the latest machine WWE is building up.

    This seems like a match WWE would put together and sell as beneficial for all parties involved.

     

    Damien Sandow vs The Miz

    The Miz is now a face. WWE believes in him. And a lot of the right people really like Damien Sandow.

    Imagine the promos between these two. I think it would be a perfect singles grudge match to have in the middle of the show.

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