WWE WrestleMania 2014: Matches That Will Set Up Post-Event Landscape

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2014

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With WrestleMania, you often get matches that are the culmination of months of feuding and fighting. It is the perfect setting to conclude heated rivalries and put to bed who is the better man once and for all.

However, it is also important that WrestleMania XXX sets up the forthcoming months by leaving the fans asking some questions. Whilst it is vital that we see the conclusion of certain feuds, you have the door open for certain rivalries and possibilities.

So, with the event just hours away, which rivalries and matches at this historic event will set up the landscape of the WWE in forthcoming months?


Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

A bit of an obvious choice to open us up—but the 30-man bash does have plenty of potential for rivalries further down the line.

The most prominent of those is the future of the Intercontinental Championship. The championBig Eis in the battle royal, and you imagine his next challenger will also come from the match.

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Alberto Del Rio is the man being talked about to go after Big E's belt, and that would be no smart move. And what about men like Dolph Ziggler? With the WWE's part-time gang departing following WrestleMania XXX, there will be a chance for someone like Ziggler to stake a real claim for a bright future in the inaugural battle royal dedicated to Andre.


Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. TBD

"TBD" can be assumed to read Daniel Bryan, out of interest. The chances of Triple H prevailing to the main event are far slimmer than they are for Bryan.

And if Bryan does make it to the match, you can see the championship picture almost take shape for the first few months heading out of WrestleMania XXX.

It would be nice if either Bryan or Orton won the beltthus creating the framework for what could be a superb rivalry.

Orton is a mega heeland Bryan is a huge face. That is a great contrast and clash in popularity and would make a stunning feud on its owneven without the influence of The Authority.

If you talk about championship battles that have legs and momentum, Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan is one that would be ideal to re-open.


Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena

The ramifications from this match could be huge for the first few months following on from WrestleMania XXX.

If Cena loses out to Bray, it would elevate Wyatt to astonishing new heights. He would become a real starif he isn't already, for what it's worth. That would mean Cena vs. Wyatt could roll and rollit doesn't just need to be a match for WrestleMania XXX.

Even if Cena manages to win, it would still create an interesting subplot for the months following on from WrestleMania. Wyatt has not really come out of a rivalry second-best as of yetdiscounting the Daniel "Wyatt" affairand the chance for revenge would be smart from WWE Creative.

The possibilities for this match are endlessboth at WrestleMania XXX and beyond. If it is done right, Cena and Wyatt could be booked together right through to SummerSlam.