WWE WrestleMania 29: The Big Show Becomes the Biggest Wild Card in New Jersey

David LevinSenior Writer IIMarch 18, 2013

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Big Show is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Not only is he the biggest wrestler who will compete in WrestleMania 29, but The Big Show now also becomes the biggest "what if" on wrestling's grandest stage.

Could he be the one wrestler that adopts the "If I cannot beat them, I will join them" philosophy when handling The Shield? We saw Friday night that when the big man reached out to Sheamus and Randy Orton for "help" in dealing with the trio of evil, Sheamus basically laughed in his face with Orton standing there in support of the Celtic Warrior's actions. 

Not a good move when dealing with someone who weighs more than 440 pounds. But the WWE must have some reason as to why they are not having the behemoth join forces with two of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE. But choosing Ryback to be their tag team partner again is not a sane move, in my opinion. 

Haven't we grown tired of seeing Ryback try to beat Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins on pay-per-view events in the past, only to lose? Seems like the big man is losing steam. Big Show would be ideal to come back to reality and prove he is just as dominant and ruthless as a face as he is as a heel.

While seeing Big Show come to the aid of The Shield is probably unlikely (and not needed), it presents a great dilemma for the WWE and for the big man. With no real opponent right now, Big Show can play the role of wild card or spoiler. He and Sheamus just fought last year over the World Heavyweight Title. Making him a face does not make sense to me. There has to be another hook or angle to this we have not seen lately.

What the creative team has also done is eliminate Ryback's opportunity to meet Mark Henry in a battle of two of the strongest men in the WWE. It really makes no sense. There has to be some idea that the company will stop going to the same well to drink the water, because at some point, it will dry up. 

This may be the case. Unless Randy Orton turns heel and Big Show comes in and saves the day, I don't see a true place for him in New Jersey. Last year, he was defeating Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Title. Now, he seems to be an afterthought or a man stuck in WWE purgatory.

Either way, the company needs to find a way to utilize him, because without him, the WWE is missing another chance to try something a little different.