With just over a week remaining on the road to WrestleMania 29, the cold air in New Jersey has become a little warmer and the matches we are about to witness have all but been set.
Hopefully, the event will be better than the buildup.
We will see repeat matches, maybe a change or two in character and hopefully something that we will remember that keeps us talking for the next 365 days. To be honest, I am not counting on it.
But with WrestleMania comes questions to follow the big event. Since the WWE has to plan for Extreme Rules and SummerSlam, there are plenty of questions that will abound from next Sunday's event.
Hopefully, the company has had the forethought to see what lies ahead and can build momentum from what looks like a mediocre pay-per-view.
Here are seven questions the WWE must answer after Sunday.
What Happens to Jack Swagger?
I think the idea of this match has lost some momentum. The constant mantras of "We the People" and the punishment angle with Ricardo Rodriquez has gotten a bit stale.
Also, we continually ask why Swagger was not taken out of the title picture following his arrest after The Royal Rumble.
Is he getting the royal treatment?
I believe this match will be great and could lead to another match at Extreme Rules. I think that happens, but I hope it does not. Swagger is a bold and brash wrestler who could find his way toward John Cena, which could be a perfect fit.
Cena defends America and the WWE Universe. A perfect clash of good vs. evil.
Who Dares to Challenge Brock Lesnar?
Ah, the big man needs a dance partner. Here's a thought.
After he gets done toying with Mark Henry, why doesn't Ryback take a shot at Lesnar? I see this happening (hell, I think we all see this happening) in the future. Not sure if there can be a big enough buildup for Extreme Rules, but it is a thought.
I do think Ryback and Lesnar can be a very entertaining match, because these two behemoths are agile, strong and aren't traditional wrestlers, and let's face it—we love seeing big men beat the hell out of each other.
Will the WWE and Fans Get Behind Another Dominating Year by AJ?
Not sure this is going to happen, but it seems like it is in the near future.
As the "manager" of Dolph Ziggler and Big E, she challenged her former beaus, Daniel Bryan and Kane, to putting up the World Tag Team titles.
Now, it looks like she will take the Diva's title from Kaitlyn. Yep, it's good to be April Jeanette.
The WWE thrived with her dominance last year. If it works, then there is no reason why the company cannot go to the well again.
Can Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan Deliver?
At some point, this has to happen.
Personally, I would prefer to see Ziggler and Bryan go head to head. This may happen when Ziggler gains the World title.
Look for there to be more singles matches between these two, which could eventually become the feud of the year if the World title is at stake.
What Happens to Team Hell No?
All good things must come to an end. This has been a great tag team and even better storyline. But in the interest of wrestling, both Kane and Daniel Bryan are better at singles matches.
I love the combination, but I also want to see both men wear singles gold.
Could this also lead to a feud between the two? Sure. Should that happen? No.
I think Kane turns heel, and Bryan is somewhat of a tweener.
Are We Going to See More of John Laurinaitis?
I hope so, and here is why. Laurinaitis, who we all hate, is the one link to hating the WWE for letting him go.
That said, when all the dust settles, could Johnny Ace be behind The Shield? It makes sense; it makes perfect sense. But it won't happen.
I would also love to see what kind of interaction there is between Laurinaitis and Paul Heyman over Brock Lesnar. Could this lead to The Rock vs. Brock?
That would be awesome!
How Much Time Will CM Punk Take Off?
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This is the slippery slope the WWE now faces.
If Punk takes time off after WM 29, then who fills the void? Does Brock Lesnar jump back into the title picture? Does the WWE give up on The Rock experiment?
What happens to John Cena and the WWE title?
Everything that happens in the WWE still depends on the movements of Punk. It's that important. And if Punk takes off a lot of time after the pay-per-view, then the product may not be as great, unless he comes back as a face and challenges Heyman and his protege.