WrestleMania 29: Projected Card Heading into the Elimination Chamber
WrestleMania season is in full swing, as we are just weeks away from the biggest night of the year. After Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, the chips will begin to fall into place. We know the three men pictured here will be on hand, but how will they be involved?
Here is what I think this card may look like come April. In some cases there may be a hint of wishful thinking. But I would argue that this shouldn't be too far off the mark. Either way, we should be in store for an exciting build to a historic event.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Mark Henry
The winner of Sunday's Elimination Chamber match will earn a World Heavyweight title match at WrestleMania. One would have to assume that Dolph Ziggler will almost certainly be involved in this match in some capacity.
I believe Del Rio will retain his title against Big Show, and Henry will be the lone survivor in the Chamber on Sunday.
Now how does Ziggler get involved? He becomes the first to cash in his briefcase at WrestleMania.
The Shield vs. Ryback & Sheamus
Why can't the WWE establish a solid stable anymore? The Shield seemed like a good idea at first, but once again we have another group of youngsters heading in a confusing direction.
Considering WWE creative has invested a lot of time building the Shield into whatever it is they have become, I see them having unfinished business with Ryback and Sheamus following the Elimination Chamber.
Team Hell No vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
In 2012 the WWE has done a great job in rebuilding their tag team division. Although both members of Team Hell No are participating in Sunday's Elimination Chamber match, they both have little chance at actually winning.
Daniel Bryan and Kane have been WWE Tag Team champions since September's Night of Champions. I would hope the WWE wouldn't squander the momentum they have built with their tag division and not feature a championship match at WrestleMania.
But I wouldn't be surprised either. How about you?
Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
I think these two have a great feud in store for WrestleMania 29. Both have extensive WrestleMania experience, however, they have yet to cross paths at the biggest event of the year.
This is one of those feuds that could extend beyond April and into Backlash, err or whatever they are calling it these days.
Judgment Day maybe?
I'm sure one of you will look it up and tell me. Thank you in advance.
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
Triple H will most likely get his rematch after losing to Lesnar at last year's SummerSlam PPV. It was only just a few weeks ago that Lesnar took out HHH's father-in-law Mr. McMahon, which would lead one to believe this was laying the groundwork for their rematch at WrestleMania.
Who do you like in this one?
CM Punk vs. the Undertaker
According to Marc Middleton of Prowrestling.com, the Undertaker's status for WrestleMania is still "up in the air."
Could "The Deadman" make his return this Sunday at Elimination Chamber and take out CM Punk? These two do have a bit of a history, and Punk seems to be the odd man out for the WWE Championship.
Only time will tell.
Rock vs. Cena II
You can pretty much take this one to the bank. However, I will say that depending on the Undertaker's status—CM Punk could still be involved.
My money is on a rematch between Cena and the Rock, with everybody's favorite fruity pebble taking home the grand prize. Could it really end any differently?
Follow the author on Twitter: @JimMcCarthyJr