WWE WrestleMania 29 Predictions: Picks for Most Overlooked Matches on Card

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2013

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Alberto Del Rio is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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The build toward WrestleMania is always a hectic time for the WWE. There are dozens of different storylines converging at one time and part-time superstars returning in need of prominent television time. So it's no surprise some matches tend to get overlooked.

This year certainly hasn't been any different. Three matches are hogging the spotlight: The Rock vs. John Cena, CM Punk vs. The Undertaker and Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar. The other feuds have been forced to fight for the remaining time.

With that in mind, let's examine some of the most overlooked matches on the WrestleMania card and make predictions for which superstar or tag team will come out on top. To check out the complete list of matches scheduled to this point, visit the show's official site.


Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston

Putting Ziggler and Langston together to challenge for the Tag Team Championships, and ignoring basically the entire tag division in the process, was an interesting decision. It seemed like 'Mania would be the perfect chance to showcase some other teams.

That said, it's an opportunity to do two things. First, get Ziggler some exposure early in the show before a potential World Heavyweight title cash in later in the night. Second, give Langston a chance to shine on the big stage before possibly going out on his own.

While this match could be a prelude to an eventual Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan feud once "The Showoff" becomes champion, Team Hell No should remain the title holders until dropping the belts to a legitimate tag team. There will be plenty of chances to do that after WrestleMania.

Prediction: Team Hell No


Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger

Del Rio generated some real momentum after his face turn, but it's faded during the Road to WrestleMania. Swagger's fresh gimmick alongside Zeb Colter turned heads at first, and is now starting to lose its entertainment value.

In other words, it's hard to pick a winner here. The good news is that it won't really matter. Ziggler has held the Money in the Bank briefcase for long enough. It's time for him to cash it in and become the World Heavyweight champion.

The most likely finish will see Del Rio score a victory, perhaps with an assist from Ricardo Rodriguez, which will cause Swagger to snap. The ensuing brawl will allow for a perfect opportunity for Ziggler to run down and become champ.

Prediction: Del Rio followed by Ziggler cash in


Brodus Clay, Tensai and The Funkadactyls vs. Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins

There are a lot of factors in play in this match. Clay and Tensai continuing to operate as a team, the Funkadactyls getting another chance to show their in-ring skills, the Rhodes Scholars back together and the return of the Bella Twins.

Of all those different storylines, the most important one is Clay and Tensai. They are a team that's capable of taking the tag titles away from Team Hell No down the line, while the Rhodes Scholars are seemingly moving forward without any general direction, as has been the case for a few months.

It will probably end up being a pretty quick match, but that should be enough to get Clay and Tensai over as a major force. If you look past the dancing, the team actually has some real potential as two big superstars with actual wrestling ability.

Prediction: Brodus Clay, Tensai and The Funkadactyls