The 2013 Royal Rumble marks the official beginning to the road to WrestleMania 29, but the officials at WWE already have a plan in place to make the event one of the biggest spectacles in wrestling history.
According to PWInsider (via NoDQ.com), the WWE has reportedly mapped out the top four matches for the 2013 version of the company’s biggest show. They are rumored to be as follows: Sheamus vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, CM Punk vs. The Undertaker and John Cena vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship.
While there aren’t too many surprises on this card—especially considering every one of these matches has happened before—this is still shaping up to be one of the deepest pay-per-view cards of the last decade.
Add in the fact that the WWE has done a great job getting the fans to care about the secondary titles and their champions—look at the success of Team Hell No in the tag team division or Antonio Cesaro with the U.S. Championship—and WrestleMania 29 is shaping up to be a great show.
These are the pros and cons of all four suggested matches for this year’s WrestleMania card.