John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt Will Steal the Show at WrestleMania 30

Sebastian Maldonado@!/SebastianTSUFeatured ColumnistMarch 7, 2014

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John Cena’s match with Bray Wyatt will steal the show at WrestleMania 30.

Granted, this won’t be a technical bout. Don’t expect a wrestling clinic between these two.

Cena and Wyatt both have a smash-mouth style. Cena’s arsenal is better rounded, focusing more on his strength. All we’ve seen from Wyatt is his strength and brutality. No one should expect anything different from these two.

I had my doubts when this match was first being considered. Rumblings of the pairing began since December 26 from the Wrestling Observer (via WrestleZone). I wasn’t sure a match between these two would work at WrestleMania 30.

Quite frankly, my views have changed.

When Wyatt led his family to interfere in Cena’s championship match at the Royal Rumble, the crowd erupted. As the Wyatts laid waste to Cena on that night and the Elimination Chamber, it’s pretty clear what direction the WWE wanted both men to follow.

You can strip the gimmicks and promos aside, despite being brilliant, and even take away Cena’s fake injury (confirmed by via WrestleZone), which only hypes the intrigue further for their confrontation.

This match by its bare bones is a simple story: the young gun going after the established veteran.

It’s rare that this tale is told at a WrestleMania. In 1996, The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania 12 squashed a young Hunter Hearst Helmsley. In 2010, Helmsley (as Triple H) defeated Sheamus. Both matches involved the young guns failing to dethrone the veterans from their spots. Both men, though, did move on to have success in their careers.

This brings us to Cena/Wyatt. With all due respect, a rookie/veteran battle hasn’t been depicted on a grand scale such as this.

Cena is arguably the most recognizable face of the WWE. Wyatt is a mere unknown to the general public. The risk for disaster is just as great as the reward for glory in this match.

The main reason why they’ll steal WrestleMania 30 is for one reason: storytelling.

Look at their recent body of work. Wyatt is coming off successful six-man tag matches with his family against The Shield. The Wyatts were victorious against them at the Elimination Chamber event and the March 3 edition of Raw. The most notable is Wyatt’s battle with Daniel Bryan, which took the show away from the roster as the opening act, with Wyatt winning a stiff encounter.

Cena is also coming off a great stretch, especially on free TV. His last victory against Randy Orton was better than their encounter at the Royal Rumble. He also defeated Cesaro in a thrilling encounter that saw numerous false finishes.

Both Wyatt and Cena have stepped up in recent matches and will continue their work for WrestleMania. The promos they’re putting on will force both to live the hype at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Bray Wyatt and John Cena will steal the show at WrestleMania 30. Expect this tale of the rookie and the veteran to produce another WrestleMania moment.