WWE WrestleMania 29: Date, Start Time, Matches, Live Stream and PPV Info

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IApril 2, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: John Cena 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 is always the biggest wrestling event of the year, but the 2013 version is shaping up to be one of the most colossal pay-per-views in history. 

Of course, that tends to be the case when you have The Rock—one of the most electrifying, idolized superstars ever—taking on John Cena—a beloved, albeit polarizing, face in his own right—for the WWE championship in the main event. 

The rest of the monumental card isn't exactly lacking, either, as it includes appearances from legendary stars like The Undertaker, Triple H and Mark Henry, as well as the business' current giants such as CM Punk, The Shield and Ryback. 

And that's just a fraction of the action.

Let's take a closer look at what expects to be an instant classic. 

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013

Start Time: 7 p.m. ET

Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Live Stream: You can order the live stream through WWE.com by clicking here

PPV Info: You can order the PPV for your TV by clicking here


Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay and Tensai) and The Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) and The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki)

Match of the night? Probably not. Oddly entertaining and several fun personalities? I think so. 

Intercontinental Championship: Wade Barrett (c) vs. The Miz

While Barrett has been on a losing streak as of late, many believe that a win here could signal the start of a push.

However, he'll have to defeat The Miz, who recently forced the current champion to tap with the Figure-Four and is still a crowd favorite in many circles. 

Don't be surprised if you see the title change hands here. 

Chris Jericho vs. Fandango

The 6'3", 244-pound enigmatic newcomer has been causing quite a stir recently, and it's hard to receive a bigger push than a WrestleMania win over Y2J in your debut match.

Will he get the gargantuan, career-starting victory? Or will the veteran star steal the show?

Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H

As if a battle between two physically imposing warriors wasn't enough, this will be a No Holds Barred match, with Triple H being forced to retire from in-ring competition if he loses.

Whatever happens, this one has plenty of entertainment value.  

Tag Team Championship: Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston

We keep getting teased about a potential breakup of Kane and Daniel Bryan, but it doesn't seem likely that it would happen in this match.

Not only have Ziggler and Langston never competed together before, but the former still has the Money in the Bank contract while the latter is in his first ever official WWE match.

A title change would be shocking, but with A.J. Lee on the side, anything could happen. 

Ryback vs. Mark Henry

No title on the line. No drawn-out, historic rivalry. No special stipulations. No tactical superstars. 

Just two giants locking horns. An unstoppable force meeting an immovable object.

Most believe Ryback will come out victorious, but even if it goes as expected, it will still be highly entertaining. 

Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Big Show vs. The Shield

The Shield, which is undefeated on WWE TV, is on fire right now, but many feel that Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns should dissolve and move towards singles work. 

What happens in this match will be a good indicator as to whether that will actually happen or whether the trio will continue its rise to the top of the business. 

Sheamus, Orton and The Big Show, meanwhile, could really use a win after an inconsistent couple of months. 

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk

No big deal. Just The Undertaker and his famous 20-0 WrestleMania record taking on CM Punk, an incredibly talented heel who just held the WWE championship for over a year straight. 

It's one of the biggest stars in the history of wrestling against arguably the biggest full-time star in the current business. 

I guess that's enough to cause some intrigue. 

World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Jack Swagger

Del Rio is one of the top faces in the company right now, but Swagger has been hastily rising to the top since returning with a new manager and new xenophobic gimmick. 

There are several different routes the company could take with this matchup, especially with Ziggler still looming in the distance with his MITB contract. 

WWE Championship: The Rock (c) vs. John Cena

While it's been assumed for a while that Cena would defeat The Rock and claim the WWE championship, it is rumored that the Brahma Bull will be back at Extreme Rules (WrestlingInc.com).

Can The Rock continue to be a part-time champion for another month, or will Cena take the title with a highly-expected win?


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