WrestleMania 29: WWE's Main Event Talent Destined for a Loss

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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WrestleMania 29 is less than two weeks away, and the anticipation from the WWE Universe about which main event stars will take a loss on the biggest stage has the fans’ interest piqued.

Some of the biggest names in the wrestling industry are destined for heart-breaking losses, and the fact that it’s going to happen at WrestleMania can’t make doing the job any easier.

All of the following stars will lose, but fear not, the crowd loves them enough to survive and thrive once again.

The Rock

Despite debuting a brand-new WWE Championship and telling every fan that will listen that he will beat John Cena at WrestleMania, The Rock is going to lose the title in the main event and effectively pass the torch to the undisputed face of the WWE.

This will be the biggest victory of Cena’s career and The Rock’s way of thanking the WWE for giving him a platform to sell the many movies and projects the wrestler-turned-actor has been working on.

The Rock may be working dates after WrestleMania (h/t WWE's Facebook), but the mainstream superstar will leave the WWE eventually and doesn’t need the championship any more, especially with his part-time schedule.

A win for Cena would add another chapter to the star’s storied career, and there is little doubt that a business savvy man like The Rock won’t mind adding his name to the long list of bona fide superstars Cena has already beaten.

CM Punk

As great as CM Punk’s promo work has been since starting his feud with The Undertaker, there is no way that The Deadman’s WrestleMania streak will be broken this year.

Not only does the WWE want to have its biggest WrestleMania draw defending his streak at the 30th edition of the marquee event next year, the company has no reason to let Punk beat The Undertaker anymore.

In theory, beating The Undertaker at WrestleMania would be the ultimate rub for a superstar, but after a title reign that lasted 434 days, Punk can lose clean at WrestleMania and return the next night on Raw without any repercussions.

Punk’s a star now, and losing to The Undertaker is just going to get his name on the lips of more casual fans. If anything, taking the loss here is the better long-term outcome for his career.

Whoever eventually beats the streak will be hated forever.

Brock Lesnar

There is little doubt that Brock Lesnar should win his match against Triple H at WrestleMania—Lesnar is likely going to fight more than Triple H over the next year—but there is no way Triple H is going to allow his character not to get a win after having his arm broken...twice.

Lesnar’s character is very important to the WWE, both storyline-wise and fiscally, but the desire to stack the decks against Triple H so he can overcome the odds is an awful angle that will only result in Lesnar losing his momentum once again.

As we saw from the match with John Cena at Extreme Rules 2012, a loss can kill the hype around the former UFC champion. Lesnar needs to be the war machine they bill him as, and if he loses half his matches, the indestructible force doesn’t feel as threatening.

The WWE doesn’t have Lesnar there every week to squash people and look strong throughout the year, so if it is really planning The Rock vs. Lesnar at WrestleMania 30 (h/t Wrestling Inc. via F4WOnline), Triple H should take the loss.

Too bad the Cerebral Assassin will walk away victorious.

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