5 WWE Feuds That Need to Happen in 2014
Splintered partnerships, unparalleled chemistry and the perfect juxtaposition of characters are the lifeblood of the feuds WWE needs to tap into come 2014.
The company has planted the seeds of these conflicts and must let them grow into the compelling stories that they are capable of becoming.
Tamina Snuka can't protect AJ Lee forever. The Wyatt Family has a date with another stable. Antonio Cesaro's ideal rival is ready to flourish on the big stage.
Which clashes would result in the best matches and the dramatic narrative? From AJ and Tamina remaking the Shawn Michaels and Diesel to a tag team imploding, the following are the feuds that would most thrill fans and build on what's already been foreshadowed.
The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield
Before The Shield implodes or before Bray Wyatt's followers leave his side, WWE's two intimidating trios must collide.
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins spent the majority of 2013 producing great matches. The Wyatt Family has begun to do the same.
No current groups are more ferocious and unsettling than these two.
WrestleMania XXX would be elevated by the tension their battle would create. Would The Shield's blend of skills overcome The Wyatt Family's power? Would either group be intact after this war?
Those questions and the overload of talent make this rivalry one brimming with promise.
AJ Lee vs. Tamina Snuka
Lee is set to run out of opposition. She's defeated Natalya and The Bellas several times. Her best possible rival not named Paige currently resides in her corner.
The Divas champion would benefit greatly from clashing with Snuka. She would provide her toughest challenge and is on the top tier of performers in the division.
The split of this current alliance would be a story ripe with drama. AJ's greatest feud to date was with her former friend and partner, Kaitlyn. Going that route once more is expected, but it's sure to provide memorable matches and moments.
Sami Zayn vs. Antonio Cesaro
On Aug. 22, Sami Zayn and Antonio Cesaro delivered the best match on NXT in 2013.
That 2-out-of-3 Falls match featured a stellar chemistry between two former indy stars. The main roster needs Cesaro and Zayn's electricity.
Feuding with Cesaro would be an excellent way to introduce Zayn to WWE fans, extending and continuing a rivalry started in NXT. Once paired together again, they would produce classic matches on any show they appear on.
Those two would eclipse what Cesaro and Kofi Kingston produced in May thanks to Zayn having more magnetism to go with his athletic skills than Kingston.
Mark Henry vs. Big E Langston
Mark Henry vs. Big E Langston has the potential to be one of the best power vs. power battles in recent memory. Henry's charisma along with Langston's explosiveness would see to that.
Should their current partnership dissolve, this story could easily shift into a young lion taking on an alpha male a la Chris Jericho and Michaels at WrestleMania XIX.
Langston is steadily climbing the WWE hierarchy, and a win over someone of Henry's caliber would catapult him forward. This could be everything that fans were hoping Ryback and Henry to be, a collision of trains, a display of destruction like no other.
Goldust vs. Cody Rhodes
WWE's history of brother vs. brother battles is filled with excellence.
Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy and Bret vs. Owen Hart produced a number of outstanding matches. There's no doubt that Cody Rhodes and Goldust could add to that tradition.
Rhodes has been a consistent performer, dealing out great matches on a nightly basis. Goldust's return has been marked by impressive showing after impressive showing. Pitting these two talented Superstars against each other is a no-brainer.
Sibling rivalry, jealousy and the drama of a family falling apart will power this to one of 2014's best feuds and a show-stealing bout at WrestleMania XXX.