WrestleMania 2014: Stars Who Will Break out at the PPV

Sharon GlencrossContributor IMarch 5, 2014

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While it's mostly the big stars like John Cena and Randy Orton who get their chance to shine at WrestleMania, that shouldn't suggest bold and hardworking midcarders can't use the high-profile event to break through the glass ceiling.

In fact, several wrestlers can potentially use WrestleMania XXX as a way to springboard themselves into the upper echelon.

One performer that comes to mind is Naomi.

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The Total Divas star found her blossoming in-ring career sidetracked after suffering a nasty eye injury during a match with Aksana last month.

Thankfully, though, the injury wasn't as bad as initially thought and, as reports from F4Wonline (via Wrestling Inc.) note, the hope is that she will be take on AJ Lee for the Divas Championship in New Orleans.

Considering how long Lee's record-breaking reign has gone on, a title change seems likely—as good as she has been, Lee has truly done all she can as champion.

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Can April 6 mark the point Naomi finally manages to break through and make herself one of the company's premier Divas?

Antonio Cesaro is another wrestler whose stock has been steadily rising in recent weeks.

The Swiss had a fantastic singles bout with John Cena three weeks ago on Raw and entered a decent performance at the Elimination Chamber soon after.

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It may have taken a while—the wrestler languished in the lower midcard far longer than he should have—but it feels like the company is finally open to pushing him into a prominent role.

WWE has been strongly hinting at tension between Cesaro and his tag team partner Jack Swagger—on Monday's Raw, Swagger once again cost the former Ring of Honor performer a match.

Could the two be facing off in New Orleans, with Cesaro finally making his long-awaited babyface turn?

While such a bout wouldn't be one of the most high-profile matches on the show, it would nonetheless provide him with an ample opportunity to enter a memorable and maybe even star-making performance.

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Of course, the biggest opportunity at WrestleMania may be for Daniel Bryan. Judging by television, he’s almost certainly facing Triple H at the event. A victory over “The Game” doesn’t seem out of the question for him, either.

More intriguingly, the lack of interest in the Randy Orton vs. Dave Batista bout has led some to speculate that Bryan may end up being inserted into the match.

Honestly, WWE has to do something to shake up the painfully dull Orton-Batista program, because at the moment, it looks to be heading for disaster.

Does anyone care about Batista and Orton right now? Apparently not.
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Maybe we will see a scenario in which it is stipulated that if Bryan defeats Triple H, he will earn a title shot later on in the evening? Or he could take on the winner of Orton-Batista at the end of the night, as one fan suggested on Twitter following last week’s Elimination Chamber show:

This is a fantastic idea and, as resentment for the Orton vs. Batista match grows, maybe the only option WWE has left.

And if WrestleMania XXX does end with Bryan winning the belt in front of a loud and ecstatic New Orleans crowd?

Well, that might be the ultimate breakout performance. Bryan's position in WWE will be cemented, once and for all.