After months of anticipation, we've finally seen WrestleMania 29 come and pass. Championships have changed hands, legacies have been strengthened and the grandest stage of them all has presented opportunities for advancement.
The question is, which WrestleMania results were the most disappointing?
As is the case on every professional wrestling card, this was not the perfect show in terms of booking. Some results left us scratching our heads, while others had fans caught in a state of rage.
As is the life of a WWE fan.
Unfortunately, these outcomes cannot be undone by our debating what should have transpired. With that being said, we can shed light on which matches ended with the most disappointing results—whether that be the result itself or the subsequent aftermath.
So what disappointed us most about WrestleMania 29?
Team Hell No Retains
As we approached WrestleMania 29, many were expecting the likes of Kane and Daniel Bryan to finally come to a head. They'd been clashing in recent weeks and the potential for a feud was quite enticing.
Oddly enough, the WWE decided to put them over Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston—as if nothing had ever gone wrong.
If Kane and Bryan had retained with turmoil between them, it might have been a believable end to this match. Perhaps more importantly, if WWE had pushed Langston and Ziggler as a team by giving them the belts, we'd have something more to talk about—especially after Langston caught Kane mid-air and proved to be more than just power.
The truth of the matter is, WWE's singles division is run down by injuries and lacking on the second tier and main event levels. Three of its top stars were in a six-man tag team match against The Shield and at least two will be involved in a feud post-WrestleMania.
Kane and Bryan could have either feuded with each other or filled in as singles title contenders.
Instead, we're left wondering when it is that Ziggler and Langston will receive their big pushes. Coincidentally, that brings us to our next order of business.
What's going on with Ziggler?
Dolph Ziggler Doesn't Cash In
For months, Dolph Ziggler has been attempting to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase. Before the referee could ring the bell, however, Ziggler consistently ran into one foe: Alberto Del Rio.
That's a major reason that the world looked on, waiting for Ziggler to cash in at WrestleMania 29 after Del Rio had retained against Jack Swagger.
Ziggler is receiving such a poor push that it's becoming clear that the WWE doesn't know what to do with his Money in the Bank status. While he's undeniably popular amongst the fans, Ziggler has yet to catch on as a World title contender.
A major reason for that is his misuse in matches and storylines.
Not only did Ziggler fail to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase at such an opportune moment, but he lost his bid for the Tag Team titles, as well. To say that this was a wasted evening for Ziggler would be an understatement.
Despite possessing the upside for greatness, the WWE appears hesitant to give Ziggler anything at all—a shocking development in a stable-driven age in which Ziggler could thrive.
Ryback Decimates Mark Henry Post-Match
No one expected this to be a technical clinic, but few expected Mark Henry to dominate Ryback. That's exactly what happened, as Ryback's only form of offense came toward the end of the match, as his back gave out and Henry landed on him for the three-count.
When it was all said and done, however, it was Ryback who stood tall.
Despite being dominated for the entirety of the bout, Ryback found a way to counter Henry's post-match attack. That wasn't the issue, however, as the WWE was wise to protect Ryback with him fighting back.
The question is, how did Henry go from winning the match to laid out cold on the mat?
That moment eliminated all momentum Henry might have built by achieving victory in the first place. Outside of the fact that he won by way of weighing too much—its design, not my opinion—Henry was then lifted onto Ryback's shoulders and slammed down.
An awe-inspiring display of strength that truly served no purpose.