No Snooki, Double Heyman, Undertaker and Other Things to Like About WrestleMania
WrestleMania 29, despite some of the predictable outcomes, is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded events in WWE history.
We already know of a handful of matches, three of which would feature part-time Superstars who are used for their ability to draw fans.
There is a lot to look forward to this year at WrestleMania, and there is a lot we should be thankful has been left out as well.
Matches on the Card
Triple H will be facing Brock Lesnar in a rematch from their SummerSlam encounter. Many would predict Triple H to win this one after having his arm broken by Lesnar twice in the past.
The Rock is defending the WWE title against John Cena in another match people seem to think they already know the outcome to.
The Undertaker is facing CM Punk in a match that is unlikely to end the streak, but will be entertaining nonetheless.
And finally, Jack Swagger is facing Alberto Del Rio for the World title after earning a shot at Elimination Chamber.
On top of this, we will see The Shield take on the team of Sheamus and Randy Orton, plus a third Superstar. It chose Ryback originally, but WWE may run an injury angle after the beating Ryback received on Friday.
With this making up about half the card, WWE would almost have to try hard in order to make this event bad, based on the matches included.
Little to No Celebrity Involvement (Not Counting The Rock)
One great thing about this year's event is that there has been no indication of any cheesy celebrity involvement.
There is no Donald Trump or Snooki to make things ridiculous. With all the talent WWE has right now, it does not need the extra press from people like that.
WWE will probably include a musical performance or two on top of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and we might get some shots of celebrities in attendance, but as of right now we seem safe from the almost-traditional celebrity match.
Trump will be a part of the Hall of Fame, but there has been no signs of WWE using him in a storyline, and that is a good thing.
Hall of Fame
Speaking of the Hall of Fame, this year's stacked class of inductees is going to have fans talking for weeks leading up to and following the event.
The long-sought-after Bruno Sammartino will join Mick Foley, Bob Backlund, The Donald and Trish Stratus as well as some yet-to-be-revealed inductees.
Donald Trump aside, any one of those names could be a headliner for the Hall of Fame class, and that is not something we can say every year.
Mick Foley has deserved this for a long time, but Bob Backlund is someone who has been overlooked for over a decade.
Bruno is the big "get" this year, and the fact that it was facilitated by Triple H gives hope that he will be able to run the company in a way that makes both the old and new generations happy.
Going back to the previously mentioned Undertaker vs. CM Punk match, this is one we were not sure if we would see.
Undertaker's status has been rumored to be positive and negative several times over the last year, and until he actually had an announced match, we were left to speculate.
This match will likely see Undertaker using a different approach than he has in recent years to compensate for any physical limitations he has, leaving it up to CM Punk to perform at what has become the high level expected of him.
With Paul Heyman having two clients on the card, it is likely we will see him at ringside for two different matches.
Brock Lesnar came back because of Heyman, so it is obvious he will be in his corner, but seeing as CM Punk has made an appearance without Heyman recently, we could see him in just one man's corner.
WWE got lucky with how the stars aligned for this one. Some Superstars were able to return from injury in time for the pay-per-view and other part-time Superstars are going to help draw in bigger buyrates.
Whether you think you know how the matches will end or not, this is a show any WWE fan should be excited to see.
What are you most excited for about this year's WrestleMania?
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