After an initially sluggish build to this year’s WrestleMania, the WWE have really upped their pace in recent weeks—and we now find ourselves with a pretty stacked 10-match card to look forward.
Though it may not be perfect, with blockbuster names dominating the main event scene and a number of high-profile stars packing out a solid mid-card, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic heading into the biggest professional wrestling show of the year.
But in hindsight, it all could have gone down very differently indeed.
Though weeks of tinkering and tweaking have seen numerous rivalries emerge and evolve, such choices from the Creative Team have also seen a number of potential feuds simply fall by the wayside.
This article takes a look at five of the more prominent WWE rivalries that really seemed to be heading somewhere, only to be forgotten or cut short in the frantic environment that is the road to WrestleMania.