WWE WrestleMania 29: Should Christian Be the Surprise of the Event?
Every year, there is one moment in professional wrestling we talk about for months—even years—after it happens.
CM Punk's pipe bomb two years ago. Ric Flair being retired by Shawn Michaels. Triple H and Undertaker. Those memories are etched in our minds as eternal gospel—the matches and storylines which captivate us, make us hold our breath and have us begging for more.
While we are stuck in a holding pattern, waiting to see what will happen in 21 days in New Jersey, there is still that anticipation that something huge will still happen, and fans will get that "ah ha" moment from one or more of the WWE Superstars.
We try and we wait and we beg for it to happen. There is that moment of disbelief where we ask ourselves, "Do I just see that?" Well, here is an idea for all of us to ponder: "What if Christian delivers that moment in time at WrestleMania?"
I have been toying with this idea, and frankly, it makes some sense. While the WWE is working on boring us with The Shield and the same trio of superstars (Randy Orton, Sheamus and Ryback) in a six-man tag team match, there has to be some kind of moment that grabs us, much like Hulk Hogan joining the NWO or matches between Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon.
Last year's "Hell in a Cell" match in Miami was as dramatic as any we have seen, and we are still talking about it. John Cena and The Rock cannot deliver that. It is unknown if CM Punk and Undertaker can take their quickly developed rivalry to a new level. Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger are beginning to lose the air in their balloon. Something has to happen.
Here is a proposal. What if Christian is exposed as the leader of The Shield?
While the WWE is quick to re-sign matches for two pay-per-view events at a time, to get the fans to plunk down more money to see the new version of the same old scene, adding Christian to the match provides depth, a new storyline and allows one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history to manage and wrestle, thus keeping his ring time or wrestling time to a minimum since he has been injured as of late.
This also would be shocking, leaving us asking questions and possibly burying the idea of a Randy Orton heel turn until it actually happens, which then could shock us all.
Remember, we all thought John Cena would do a 180, and it never happened.
Christian is great as a heel or face, and there are few better in the ring or on the mic. And whether we like it or not, The Peeps would still be firmly behind him. His angle could be that he never got the support from the WWE he wanted, and he believes in justice just like The Shield. He could also say that he was always second fiddle to his best friend, Edge, and wants to prove he is a leader.
If this were to happen, it could be the best thing to come out of WrestleMania 29. With turmoil and confusion over matches and opponents even now, it would be awesome.
It could possibly be the one moment we talk about until next April when we are planning for New Orleans.
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