An Early Look at How the WrestleMania 29 Card Is Shaping Up

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2013

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We are still over a month away from WrestleMania 29, but WWE is not wasting any time in setting up what are bound to be the main attractions at the show.

There are a few matches that we already know will take place, but there are several other matches that seem to be in the works.

Let's start with what we know.

The WWE Championship will be contested in a match between The Rock and John Cena, which was set following Cena's win over CM Punk on Monday.

The World Championship will be contested in a match between Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger, which is likely to see Zeb Colter at ringside along with Ricardo Rodriguez.

These are the two top titles in WWE, but these are not going to be the only main event matches. Now let's move on to what we can speculate.

Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H is all but confirmed following the return of The Game on Monday when he busted Brock Lesnar wide open.

Following his surprise return at a house show, everyone is buzzing about the odds of an Undertaker match at WrestleMania, including WWE, who have been milking the return on social media and television.

The big rumor seems to be a match with CM Punk, and after claiming himself immortal and calling himself God, Punk could have put himself in the Dead Man's cross-hairs.

The Shield will most likely have a match, but against who is a little less clear. Sheamus, Randy Orton and Ryback would be an educated guess, but Chris Jericho could also be a possibility.

If WWE keeps the feud between Sheamus and Wade Barrett going through Mania, then it is likely we will see Orton, Ryback and Jericho step up to defend the WWE.

The rest of the matches are where we have a lot less clarity.

With all the matches listed above, it seems like half the card is already booked, and there are still plenty of big-name stars who deserve some time.

Dolph Ziggler, Miz, Big Show and Team Hell No are all likely to find a place on the card, while IC Champion Wade Barrett and US Champion Antonio Cesaro could possibly defend their titles.

The Divas division has less development than they should have, so predicting who will challenge Kaitlyn for the title is difficult.

WWE might end up having to bring back Money in the Bank or book a battle royal just to give screen time to all those who have earned it over the past year.

Superstars like Kofi Kingston, Prime Time Players, Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow have been the work-horses for WWE over the past year, and they all deserve some time on the card.

This year's event is shaping up to be WWE's biggest WrestleMania ever.

With The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Triple H and possibly Undertaker wrestling, WWE is relying heavily on part-time talent to draw in the fans.

What will be added to the card from here out is all still up in the air and subject to change, but much of what will occur at WrestleMania seems solid.

WWE has plenty of time to decide what will fill out the rest of the card and get it booked, so hopefully they make the right choices and don't book a bunch of matches we have seen over and over.


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