WrestleMania 30: Analyzing Least Promising Storylines so Far
With just a few weeks left until WrestleMania XXX, the storylines are starting to come together and are pretty much set in stone.
Well, at least most of them are coming together. Unfortunately, there are a few out there that seem to really lack intrigue, for one reason or another.
There are storylines that are failing to live up with the demand of being part of a huge show like WrestleMania. Storylines that lack real promise or even genuine fan interest.
Thankfully, there are some that have been keeping the fans interested and excited. However, here are five of the least promising storylines in the buildup to WrestleMania XXX.
AJ Lee vs. Every Other Diva
Unfortunately, AJ Lee is being wasted in this current era of female wrestlers.
She is an outstanding asset for the WWE to have, but there aren't many—if any—that stand up to her.
That's why the company is having such a tough time creating a prolonged rivalry with any sort of substance. Nikki Bella appears to now be at the top of the list, but it is a bit of a mysterious decision.
Perhaps it is because almost every other Diva has tried and failed against Lee. The whole storyline around the Divas division seems to be slowly creeping back to the Total Divas TV show, which is a bit of a disaster.
Let's hope that in the weeks left before the Showcase of the Immortals, something can be done to ensure there is a decent title match at WrestleMania.
Big E's Wasted Championship
Sure, Big E is going to be in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal—but the Intercontinental champion is being wasted once again by the WWE.
Will he win that Battle Royal? Highly doubtful. So that means the company's second-most prestigious champion is left to basically job at WrestleMania.
Surely the company could have found someone for Big E to feud with heading into WrestleMania XXX? There are a whole host of guys backstage busting for a chance like this.
Even one of the developmental stars could have come up and challenged him—Alexander Rusev immediately springs to mind.
Much like Dean Ambrose, we have a champion who is not doing the belt much justice. That is solely down to the guys in Creative, unfortunately.
The Battle for the Tag Titles
The Usos will make great champions in the WWE—make no mistake about that. However, having them go at it again with The New Age Outlaws just seems a bit flat.
There isn't a great deal to the rivalry since The Usos finally overcame the odds and knocked Road Dogg and Billy Gunn off. It seems inevitable that they will get their rematch at WrestleMania XXX, but you could throw so much more into the mix.
It would be nice to see a couple more teams come out and declare themselves challengers for The Usos, giving us a bit of a tag team turmoil situation at 'Mania.
Some of the best tag matches at WrestleMania have involved more than two teams. With the likes of The Rhodes Brothers waiting in the wings, why not try it again?
Sheamus vs. Christian
You know a rivalry isn't going all that well when you've been reduced to having a gimmick match.
Remember Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow a few months back? That started out exactly the same—and finished with absolutely nothing worthwhile.
That's where Sheamus and Christian find themselves at the moment, unfortunately. They both put on pretty decent showings inside the Elimination Chamber, but since then, it has all been a bit flat.
The only salvation for this storyline is if they both enter the Andre Battle Royal. A match between these two at WrestleMania XXX would just look like a desperate way to fill the card up.
Time to call this one off, you would imagine. It certainly doesn't look to be leading anywhere for either man.
Batista vs. Randy Orton
Has a WrestleMania main event ever been met with so much dissatisfaction? Or has a WrestleMania main event ever been as poorly promoted?
The answer to both those questions could quite easily be no. There are several reasons behind why Batista vs. Randy Orton has lacked so much intrigue, of course.
However, the fact the crowd just didn't buy into Batista's return really got things started on the wrong foot. The company then had to shuffle back and turn Batista heel to make the boos seem genuine—but now you just have two heels with no chemistry.
That's why Daniel Bryan has been given the opportunity to fight his way into the match. You would imagine he will be in it, too—just to add some genuine hype and intrigue to it.
There is a distinct lack of promo work between either man, which really doesn't help, obviously.
All in all, Batista vs. Randy Orton just looks set to be a huge disappointment.