WWE: WrestleMania XXX Card Still 'Up in the Air'

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WWE: WrestleMania XXX Card Still 'Up in the Air'
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Given its significance, plans for WrestleMania are often laid months in advance of the actual show itself.

This has never been truer than in recent years. The Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar feud of last year’s event saw its roots date back to SummerSlam 2012, while WrestleMania 28’s main event between John Cena and The Rock had been announced a staggering 362 days beforehand.

This year though, the same cannot be said.

The WrestleMania XXX main event was changed as recently as last week, and at the time of writing we have just three matches with their full line-ups confirmed for the pay-per-view’s card.

And it has now been revealed that plans regarding the rest of the card are still undecided. WrestlingINC.com reports:

We're just a few weeks away from WrestleMania XXX and much of the card is still up in the air. It's looking like WrestleMania will be an eight-match show over four hours.

The article goes on to explain that The Usos look set to defend their titles against the Real Americans and RybAxel, The Shield could end up facing Kane and The New Age Outlaws, and the rest of Bray Wyatt’s family may not even be booked for an official match at the event.

All of this seems somewhat unorganised—but if we overlook that for a moment, what do we make of the actual implications suggested in this news?

With the Usos facing the Real Americans, it would seem that the latter duo’s much-teased breakup could now be off the cards. Off course, this could go the other way—failure on the big stage may be the straw that broke the camel’s back as far as Jack Swagger and Cesaro’s partnership is concerned.

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And as for the inclusion of RybAxel, this seems wholly unnecessary to me. They’ve never looked like a threatening tag team and their presence would only overcrowd what would otherwise appear to be a fairly appealing matchup.

Moving on to The Shield’s alleged plans, this is something of a double-edged sword.

Pairing Kane with The New Age Outlaws would seem a little contrived at this stage, given that the Outlaws have been heavily involved elsewhere in the tag team division as of late. It could certainly work, but is the company leaving itself with too little time to effectively build this story? I think it might be.

On the other hand, this match would give us a treat in the form of a prolonged alliance between the members of The Shield.

The trio have been on the verge of disintegration for some time now, and while an implosion would make for a hugely entertaining immediate pay-off, the long-term consequences would be that we would never again be able to witness the faction doing what it does best.

Thus this showdown could be greeted with varying degrees of enthusiasm, depending on your outlook.

And as for Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, surely they deserve a more prominent spot on the card?

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The pair have improved vastly in recent months and have dominated on-screen developments as of late in a variety of capacities. Perhaps it would be better to see them battle the Usos for tag team gold, and leave Swagger and Cesaro to settle their recent differences in a classic WrestleMania grudge match?

The news that the Battle Royal participants could be set to change is less of a surprise, as this match’s full list of combatants is still yet to be completely announced.

But the fact remains that the WWE appears to be leaving it a bit late here.

WrestleMania deserves weeks and months of build, especially as this year will be the PPV’s 30th showing. Creative could still book these feuds effectively, but they’re running out of time if they want fans to be engaged with the storylines and interested in the card.

Just two episodes of Monday Night Raw remain before the Showcase of the Immortals; let’s see what the writers have got.

Until then though, please feel free to comment below with your thoughts on this news, as well as any of the points that were discussed in the article.

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