WWE's Formula of Splitting Up Alliances Could Dominate WrestleMania Picture

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2014

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All good things must come to an end, and in WWE, several of those things may culminate in WrestleMania matches.

WWE has gone all in on the split formula, and given tension teased among many alliances, WrestleMania XXX more closely resembles WWE's In Your House pay-per-view Good Friends, Better Enemies.

Potential breakups are all the rage, and this very standard angle figures to be a focal point of WWE programming. Elimination Chamber already saw Titus O'Neil defeat former tag team partner Darren Young in a foreshadowing of what's to come in April.

By then, The Shield, in all likelihood, will be disbanded. The once-dominant stable has been slowly but surely drifting apart amidst the emphasis of Roman Reigns as a singles competitor.

Jealousy by leader Dean Ambrose has caused friction between the two, with Seth Rollins playing the role of peacemaker. As it stands, a match between Reigns and Ambrose is very likely.

Cesaro has seen a singles surge similar to that of Reigns. In a three-night TV span, Cesaro enjoyed a career victory over WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton on SmackDown.

On Raw shortly thereafter, Cesaro competed in a strong match against Cena. The match will be better remembered for Cesaro taking Cena to the limit than Cesaro losing.

In addition to Zeb Colter's tough love on Jack Swagger, the dissension of the Real Americans continued when Swagger cost Cesaro a victory over Intercontinental champion Big E.

The post-match argument could have been a precursor to a feud, as neither wrestler currently has a path to WrestleMania.

To get the most out of a Real Americans split that also coincides with Cesaro's official launch as a babyface singles star, a WrestleMania match would serve these purposes perfectly.

It's no wonder WWE seems to have put the brakes on a feud between Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Despite Goldust eliminating Cody at Royal Rumble and Goldust's suspicious tweets about "never" facing his brother, it appears as if a Rhodes Brotherhood feud will not be in WWE's plans.

At this point, so many breakup storylines will make WWE's biggest show seem repetitive. Even the main event, which features Batista against Randy Orton, has origins dating back to their days as members of Evolution.

At this rate, a celebrity match between Robin Thicke and Paula Patton would seem fitting.

The abundance of splits is a testament to WWE's re-dedication to tag teams and stables. Time will tell, but multiple new stars could be created as a result of an alliance.

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