WWE WrestleMania 29 Matches: Best Bouts for Monumental Swerves

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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There are a few matches on the WrestleMania 29 card that have been called predictable, but the WWE has done a great job of foreshadowing in certain bouts about a possible swerve on the grandest stage of them all.

From the battle between Triple H and Brock Lesnar to the World Heavyweight Championship match, the WWE has laid the groundwork for several breath-taking swerves at WrestleMania.

Whether the WWE unleashes these angles is another question altogether, but these are the matches that have been set up for an epic swerve.


Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar

While on the surface it looks like the deck has been stacked against Triple H in his battle with Brock Lesnar—making most fans suspect Triple H will be the hero and overcome the odds—this could be a clever ruse covering up the biggest swerve of the pay-per-view.

The smart move would be to allow the bigger draw (Lesnar) to beat his opponent, because at this stage of his career, Triple H doesn’t need a win.

If Triple H can’t accept taking another clean loss, though, the WWE could swerve the fans with an unexpected match outcome.

Shawn Michaels will be in his best friend’s corner at WrestleMania 29, but instead of HBK helping, he should superkick Triple H and cost him the victory and his career.

Michaels would claim that he wanted to take away his career instead of letting a merciless animal like Lesnar do it, but this finish would just be the start of something much bigger.

This would eventually lead to a WrestleMania 30 match between Triple H and HBK.


Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show vs. The Shield

The Shield has looked like the ultimate unstoppable trio since arriving on the scene in the WWE at Survivor Series, but Randy Orton and Sheamus have teamed up with the heel Big Show in order to rid the company of the menace.

The talk of continuity between teammates has led the majority of the WWE Universe to believe that if anyone costs the good guys the win at WrestleMania, it will be Big Show.

Things aren’t always as they appear.

Instead of leaving Big Show as a heel, the WWE must use the double switch in this match and allow Orton to turn heel on his teammates. That would also allow the Big Show to revert back to the merchandise-selling face the company loves.

The Shield would get another much-needed win on a huge stage, Big Show would become an intriguing face for once and Orton would be the heel fans have wanted for years.

This is a win-win-win scenario.


World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger

There were originally plans for the World Heavyweight Championship feud between Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger to carry to past WrestleMania 29 and into Extreme Rules (h/t Wrestling Inc.), but there is a strong chance that Swagger’s arrest and a lack of fan support have doomed this angle.

With Dolph Ziggler holding the ultimate reset button in the Money in the Bank briefcase, WrestleMania would be the perfect stage for the ultimate cash-in and title win for the Showoff.

If the WWE is deadset on having both Swagger and Del Rio remain in the title scene despite the lack of hype around their storyline, the company could easily have the challenger steal a dirty win, only to be cashed in on by Ziggler.

That sets up a three-way title match at the next PPV.

Ziggler will likely lose in the tag team championship match earlier in the night, and that will throw the WWE Universe on the trail of the cash-in.

The title change would be the ultimate swerve and the shot in the arm the World Heavyweight Championship scene needs.


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