Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett is just one Superstar who needs a push before WrestleMania 29
With just over three weeks remaining before WrestleMania 29, several Superstars should be pushed before the biggest wrestling pay-per-view of the year.
Some of the Superstars on this list have been to the pinnacle of the WWE and just need an added push to have a decent match on this card. Others are looking to advance for the first time in their careers.
The following guys should be on the WrestleMania card this year.
Current Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler picked up a good win over Daniel Bryan on Monday Night Raw this week.
Other than that win, Ziggler’s momentum was nonexistent. Heels in the company are doomed to fail. I get that.
However, Ziggler holds an opportunity to capture the World Heavyweight Championship in his briefcase. The only Superstar to not capture the title upon cashing in the briefcase after winning the Money in the Bank match was John Cena. Mr. Kennedy lost the briefcase in a match to Edge.
Ziggler doesn’t have a match at WrestleMania to date, which makes no sense to me.
He is almost assured to win the belt, and the WWE isn’t giving him the credit he deserves. He needs to be pushed heading into WrestleMania and beyond.
Everything a Superstar needs to be successful in the company: Ziggler has it. Charisma, in-ring ability and skills on the microphone are all there.
I’m putting these two together because they hold the midcard titles and are in a similar situation. Antonio Cesaro is the United States Champion and Wade Barrett holds the Intercontinental championship.
They’ve both either lost or have been embarrassed on two straight Monday Night Raw episodes. Their titles should be called “Best Jobber.”
A champion shouldn’t need to receive a push, but both guys need one heading into WrestleMania 29. Barrett is beginning a feud with The Miz and Chris Jericho, but Cesaro has no momentum right now.
Heading into WrestleMania, these champions need to be woven into in a compelling storyline.
As funny and interesting as the Prime Time Players were, their shtick is up.
Titus O’Neil could be either a dominant heel or even a babyface in the WWE. He’s big, athletic and has enough charisma to be successful.
A break up of the Prime Time Players could be an interesting, compelling storyline for the WWE to explore heading into WrestleMania.
Team Hell No recently beat them…with Daniel Bryan wearing a mask and with Kane’s arm tied behind his back!
O’Neil could add some much-needed depth to the midcard roster as a singles competitor.
The Miz is one of my favorite Superstars right now, because he’s even more effective on the microphone as a babyface than he was as a heel.
As mentioned on a previous slide, he’s involved in a feud with Wade Barrett and Chris Jericho right now. This could be the push he needs to be a successful.
With the current landscape of the WWE, a Superstar needs to be a face to be successful. The Miz, a former WWE Champion, can be a great midcarder and add serious depth to that portion of the roster.
Cody Rhodes could be a future star in the WWE, but he is a jobber at this time.
He was riding high with Team Rhodes Scholars early this year, but tailed off after the team broke up after losing to Team Hell No.
Team Rhodes Scholars has gotten back together a few times since then, but haven’t done anything else worth noting.
Rhodes has great charisma and in-ring skills that need to be featured more on WWE programming. Not having Rhodes in a match at WrestleMania would be a serious disservice to the company.
Similar to Cody Rhodes, teammate Damien Sandow has not done much since Team Rhodes Scholars originally broke up. He has the makings of being a great heel in the WWE.
He needs to be pushed by the company, but that’s a long shot.
Sandow has been a jobber for a while now, and “The Intellectual Savior of the Masses” has no momentum on his side. Every time he gains some through promos and actions, he jobs to a face.
Take for example the loss Team Rhodes Scholars suffered at the Royal Rumble. Sandow and Rhodes were starting to roll and then crashed at the height of their momentum.
His downfall is part of a larger issue with heels not being successful in the WWE, but that’s a whole different issue.
Sandow is great in the ring and has embraced his gimmick. He could be a top heel in the company if the WWE lets him.
Daniel Bryan has the makings of a future star in the WWE. He’s way over with fans, which started in 2012 while feuding with CM Punk for the WWE Championship.
Going into WrestleMania, Bryan is in need of a serious feud. Right now, his biggest feud is with his tag team partner Kane.
He recently lost to Dolph Ziggler on Monday Night Raw, which could be a feud in the making. Bryan needs a bit of a push to be more competitive.
As great as Team Hell No is, it’s getting to the point where Bryan is being held back. Unless a decent feud with another tag team emerges, both Bryan and Kane should be given a different storyline.