WWE WrestleMania XXIX

WWE WrestleMania 2013: Glaring Omissions from the Scheduled Card

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image courtesy of WWE.com
Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIApril 7, 2013

The WrestleMania 29 card is stacked with almost every major name that has been a part of the WWE for the last 10 years.

Perhaps we're only missing Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle if we're talking about legendary performers who aren't scheduled to appear in some capacity.

While the 10 scheduled matches don't lack for star power, there are some notable absences when you look at the WWE's current roster of full-time talent.

This is what happens when part-time stars like The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar occupy all of the top-billed matches at the Showcase of Immortals.

Here are a few stars who have been bumped off the card or forced into unscheduled appearances.

 

Antonio Cesaro

Not only is Cesaro the reigning United States champion, he's also one of the best in-ring performers in the company. His combination of power, athleticism and a treasure chest of moves is exceptional.

It's not only hard to understand how he's not part of the WrestleMania 29 card, but it is even more perplexing that he's been jobbing to Chris Jericho and others over the last two to three weeks.

Obviously, Jericho is a legend, but the momentum that had been created for Cesaro is all but gone.

Being absent from the scheduled card at WrestleMania 29 doesn't help matters.

 

Kofi Kingston

Kingston is always an exceptional performer at pay-per-view events. His specialty is, of course, the Royal Rumble, where he is able to show off his amazing athleticism with daring apron-to-object leaps.

Even with his ability and track record at major shows, he still doesn't have a place at WrestleMania 29, apparently.

There aren't any battle royals on the schedule, but Kingston could put on an exciting match with just about anyone in the WWE.

Every match on the card doesn't have to be the product of a developed story. From a sheer entertainment standpoint, Kofi's dynamic ability should be on display.

 

Kaitlyn

I'm not a big fan of Kaitlyn in the ring, but she is the Divas champion. How can the WWE expect to grow the popularity of the Divas division if they don't feature the ladies on its biggest show?

Kaitlyn seems to have a budding feud with A.J. Lee, so I'm hoping we see the two of them clash in an unscheduled match.

If that does happen, I predict A.J. captures the title, Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston win the Tag- Team titles and Ziggler cashes in the Money in the Bank.

It would be an epic night for the trio, and it would make Ziggler and A.J. the biggest power duo in the WWE.

 

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