WrestleMania 29: Superstars with the Most to Prove

Travis Wakeman@@traviswakeman10Featured Columnist IVApril 7, 2013

WrestleMania 29: Superstars with the Most to Prove

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    WrestleMania 29 is less than 24 hours away and the countdown is on.

    The card for this huge event has been beefed up with 10 matches, including a battle for the Intercontinental title between The Miz and Wade Barrett on the pre-show. 

    This event features two huge rematches and The Undertaker putting his legendary 20-0 streak on the line against CM Punk.

    Here, we will take a look at the Superstars who have the most to prove this Sunday.

Big E Langston

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    After rising through the ranks of NXT, Big E Langston debuted toward the end of 2012 by assaulting John Cena.

    Langston aligned himself with Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee, serving as a bodyguard to the on-screen couple.

    Yet in the nearly four months that he has been on the main roster, Langston has yet to have an official match. That changes on Sunday when he teams with Ziggler to challenge Team Hell No for the WWE Tag Team title.

    We know Langston is a powerhouse, but we don't know much more about him.

    In front of thousands in attendance and millions watching at home on Sunday, Langston will need to prove he's worthy of having the rare opportunity to win a title in his very first match.

The Shield

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    Since their arrival in WWE at the 2012 Survivor Series, The Shield have been unstoppable.

    On Sunday, they take on three of the biggest names in the industry in a six-man tag against Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show.

    As a team, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns have not tasted defeat. If they can continue that at WrestleMania, they can cement themselves as one of the greatest stables in many years.


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    After what seems like hundreds of video promos to set up the debut of Fandango, all we've seen to this point is a guy who refuses to compete because people can't pronounce his name correctly?

    All of that changes on Sunday when Fandango takes on Chris Jericho.

    WWE must have a lot of confidence in the former Johnny Curtis to put him in the ring with one of its best workers, a man who has faced the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Edge at WrestleMania.

    For Fandango, it's time to show everyone what he is capable of, and it's time for him to seize what is an incredible opportunity.

Jack Swagger

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    Many viewers were surprised when Jack Swagger emerged victorious inside the Elimination Chamber to earn a spot in the World title match at WrestleMania.

    After a hiatus lasting several months, Swagger has been thrust into the main event scene and has been given a mouthpiece, Zeb Colter.

    Together, Swagger and Colter have been a lightning rod for heat from crowds, expressing their political views as Swagger prepares to challenge Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania. 

    For Swagger, a career-defining moment awaits inside MetLife Stadium.

John Cena

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    The match that was billed as "Once in a Lifetime" will now be taking place again.

    One year ago, John Cena painted a picture—he simply could not afford to lose to The Rock. Then he lost.

    Meanwhile, The Rock has become an even bigger star in Hollywood and the WWE champion as well.

    The odds are stacked against Cena, and another loss would be unfathomable for a guy who once made Triple H and Shawn Michaels tap out in back-to-back WrestleMania events.

    Cena has to prove he can overcome what stands in front of him because to this point in his career, it's the only roadblock that has stopped him.