WrestleMania 29: Leaving Antonio Cesaro off the Card Would Be a Mistake

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterMarch 25, 2013

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WWE's biggest names are set to face off at WrestleMania 29, but Antonio Cesaro, one of the company's best performers, is still without an opponent.

There are still two weeks for WWE to assign the United States champ a match, but if Cesaro ends up being left off the card, it will be a mistake. As one of WWE's best in-ring performers and one of its fastest rising stars, Cesaro needs a share of the WrestleMania spotlight.

When Undertaker's body prevents him from continuing to defend his undefeated WrestleMania streak, when the part-timers return to their other lives, it will be men like Cesaro who WWE have to depend on. WWE would be wise to build that future now by letting Cesaro shows off his skills at MetLife Stadium.


WrestleMania Could Use More Great Wrestling

During his WWE tenure so far, Cesaro has proved his ability to put on a great match with just about any opponent. Whether he battles Justin Gabriel or Randy Orton, Cesaro's mat skills have kept WWE's fans entertained. WrestleMania 29 can only be improved with the addition of a Cesaro match.

The card has an intriguing powerhouse war in Ryback vs. Mark Henry, a vicious clash between Brock Lesnar and Triple H, among other high-profile, star-centered matchups. As stacked as it is, the event could use a dose of technical mastery and some old-fashioned ring work. Cesaro can deliver in those departments like few others.

He doesn't need 45 minutes to work with either. Check out his SmackDown match against Sin Cara that lasts just over two minutes.

The amount of drama composed between them in this short amount of time is impressive. This match shows us a glimpse of what Cesaro can add to WrestleMania's entertainment value. The stars will shine at the top of the card, but men like Cesaro provide a wrestling-based foundation for the event's early moments.


Any Opponent Will Do

The recent verbal clash between Fandango and Chris Jericho hints at a possible WrestleMania match between them. Cesaro would make a far more entertaining opponent for Jericho.

If Jericho is going to put a younger guy over, why not have him do it for someone WWE can be assured will be around in the next few years?

Who knows how fans will take to Fandango's ballroom-dancing antics. Cesaro is a potential main-eventer, and a WrestleMania win over Jericho provides a major thrust in momentum for him. Jericho even praised Cesaro in an interview on WWE.com, saying, "I've been a fan of his before he even came here."

Alternatively, Miz, Kofi Kingston and Sin Cara have yet to be assigned a WrestleMania match. Any of these men will do. Cesaro has had quality matches with each of them. In the next two weeks before the big show, WWE can easily put together a story between Cesaro and one of those men.

Against any of them, the U.S. title holder would provide WrestleMania with a great showing for its undercard.

As WWE slides around its pieces and finds a place for everyone, it can't allow Cesaro to be left inactive. WrestleMania is about WWE showing the world its best. With as good as Cesaro is now and as important as he'll be in the future, he needs to be showcased at The Showcase of the Immortals.