WWE WrestleMania 29 Rumors: Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Latest Buzz

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) WWE Superstar Chris Jericho taunts actor Mickey Rourke as they prepare to duel during WrestleMania 25 at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bill Olive/Getty Images)
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As WrestleMania 29 approaches and the hype around the show continues to build, the rumors surrounding megastars like Chris Jericho, Randy Orton and Sheamus have the WWE Universe ready for action.

The general excitement around WrestleMania has the entire wrestling world buzzing, and the desire from the WWE to blow out this marquee show leads to last-minute booking changes, additions and subtractions from the show.

All of the following scenarios could play out at the biggest show of the year, and this is how each rumor would ideally come to fruition on Sunday.

As the dirtsheets always say, though, things could always change.


Will Chris Jericho vs. Fandango Continue Past WrestleMania?

While there is a very vocal contingent of fans that do not like Fandango and the character he portrays already, there is a sense that his match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania may not be the last battle in the duo’s feud.

According to PWInsider (h/t Wrestling Inc.), the belief was that Jericho would not return to the WWE after his WrestleMania match, but such a successful previous run and the unfinished business with Fandango has the company reportedly discussing keeping Y2J around.

One of the reasons that this feud could possibly continue as well is WWE CEO Vince McMahon’s reported commitment to the Fandango character:

Fandango is getting a spot on WrestleMania 29 because the character is Vince McMahon's new pet project. Vince is said to be a big fan of the gimmick and the arrogance that comes with it. The idea at WrestleMania 29 is for Chris Jericho to make the Fandango character stronger. Vince is really behind the success of Fandango.

The real test will be at WrestleMania and how Fandango does on that stage in his debut.

If the officials backstage like the heat the former NXT winner is getting from the crowd and the in-ring work is as good as it needs to be to face Y2J, there is little doubt that the company would do everything it could to continue the battle with Jericho through Extreme Rules.

Add in the fact that CM Punk may be taking the next PPV off (h/t Wrestling Inc.), and the WWE would need Jericho there to help the ratings anyway.


Will Randy Orton, Sheamus or Big Show Cost The Good Guys a Win?

The speculation about possible trouble amongst the three faces in the six-man tag team match at WrestleMania has been teased for weeks, but what The Shield said on Monday’s Raw (above video) about Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show not being a team is true.

The stage has been set for the team’s issues, with the Big Show to cost them the match against The Shield, but this is where the WWE should be setting up the biggest swerve of the night; a Randy Orton heel turn.

This idea wouldn’t work if the faces were going to win, but according to F4WOnline (h/t Wrestling Inc.), The Shield is currently scheduled to walk out of WrestleMania 29 with the monumental victory:

The original plan for the big six-man match was for Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show to defeat Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose but those plans have reportedly changed.

There is a chance that Big Show stays heel and both Sheamus and Randy Orton are decimated by their teammate in this match, but the fact that the bout has been changed this late in the game should signal something huge is going to happen.

Orton has been boring for a long time as one of the good guys, and a character change to a more sinister gimmick like he had before with Ric Flair, Triple H and Batista would be the breath of fresh air he needs.


Would AJ and Kaitlyn Add or Detract From The Tag Team Championship Match?

When the WWE Tag Team champions Team Hell No square off against Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston, the hype around this title match won't be nearly as high as it should be.

To add a little spice, the WWE is reportedly considering adding both AJ and Kaitlyn to the bout and adding the stipulation that the Divas Championship would also be contested in the match, according to F4WOnline (h/t Wrestling Inc.):

There was talk this past week of adding AJ Lee and Kaitlyn to the WWE Tag Team Title match at WrestleMania 29 and putting all titles on the line. If they go with the change, it would be AJ, Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston vs. Kaitlyn, Kane and Daniel Bryan.

Not only does the championship match already involve three hardcore wrestling fan favorites—Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Kane—this WrestleMania bout is the in-ring debut of Langston on WWE programming.

The addition of the divas and the storyline between them further convolutes this storyline, but the lack of genuine interest in this title match should have the WWE trying anything they can to get fans to care.

Putting the Divas champion and the most popular female figure on WWE TV in AJ in this match is certainly one way to build interest.


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