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Tons of Funk & Funkadactyls vs. Rhodes Scholars & Bellas Cut from WrestleMania

Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 7, 2013

Despite being advertised for WWE’s WrestleMania 29, the match between Tons of Funk (Tensai and Brodus Clay) and The Funkadactyls vs. Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins was left off the card Sunday night.

This eight-person inter-gender tag team match has been built for weeks leading into the WWE’s biggest show of the year, and despite the dedicated time on both Raw and SmackDown, the bout was still left off the bill.

While this feud and match were hastily thrown together and shoddily built over the last month, the fact that it didn’t make the card after the hype around the match is a travesty.

There were plenty of segments and other matches on the card already, so this is likely just a case of poor time management. When the clock started to get tight, the officials backstage likely had to pull the chord on this bout instead of forcing everything else.

While the decision worked as far as the pace of the show is concerned, the damage it does to the superstars scheduled to appear is undeniable.

Not only did Tensai deserve a WrestleMania spot for what he has dealt with over the last year, Brodus Clay has been a great face for the WWE and the company couldn’t find a spot on the card for him.

Clay’s removal from the card is bad enough, but for the WWE to allow two budding superstars like Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow to miss out on the show was the wrong decision, plain and simple.

Sandow and Rhodes have been spectacular over the last six months, and the lack of commitment and follow through with their characters has killed what should be an ideal tag team.

Add in the fact that not one diva made the WrestleMania card this year as a wrestler—The Bella Twins and The Funkadactyls had something interesting brewing—and this has become a microcosm of what’s wrong with the WWE.

Diddy got a place on the card, but hard-working WWE Superstars are cast aside; not good.


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