WWE WrestleMania XXVII: 13 Matches We Need to See in Atlanta in April
We're getting closer and closer to WrestleMania 27 and the match rumors are starting to spin.
This is a "dream card." 13 Matches that the fans (and myself) would love to see at the show on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta.
Read through, and as always you can leave a comment below with your thoughts, and your dream WrestleMania 27 match card.
Money in the Bank
We've seen six Money in the Bank Ladder Matches at WrestleMania, and every one of them ended up being a great match. Being the biggest wrestling show of the year, it's not a good idea to have a ton of gimmick matches crowding the card, but having this one always balances out the show.
It's also a great way to bring a new wrestler into the main event scene, and with the current shape of WWE's roster, that can only help.
On top of all that, it's a great way to get midcarders on the card. Guys who should be apart of WrestleMania, but cannot get a singles match.
The ideal participants for this year's event would be Mark Henry, Ted DiBiase, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Santino Marella, Jack Swagger, and R-Truth.
United States Championship: Daniel Bryan vs. Evan Bourne
Daniel Bryan is arguably the best technical wrestler in WWE (and in the world, at that) and Evan Bourne is probably the best high flyer in WWE right now.
Both are great wrestlers who can get by great in the ring. There is no question this would be a great match.
It would be fast-paced and never have a dull spot, keeping the crowd hooked the whole way through.
Intercontinental Championship: Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes
Both of these guys should be in the main event scene by this time next year, and this match would be a look into WWE's future.
Kofi Kingston is undoubtedly one of the most athletic people in WWE today and Cody Rhodes is simply very, very skilled in the ring.
On top of that, you have the fact that Kingston is insanely over as a babyface, and, in his own right, Rhodes has gotten over as one of the most annoying and hated heels in WWE.
This would be a great match that the crowd would be behind 100 percent.
Women's Championship: Natalya vs. Michelle McCool vs. Beth Phoenix
Divas matches at WrestleMania are never good. At all.
On paper the divas match seems like it wouldn't be horrible, but it ends up being a botchfest.
That's why this year, we just want to see a divas match that puts good women wrestlers in the ring. No 10-Diva Tag Matches, or 25-Diva Battle Royals to squeeze all the divas on the card.
The match simply puts the three of the best women wrestlers in WWE in the ring at the same time.
Submission Match: David Hart Smith vs. Tyson Kidd
While I'm not a fan of breaking up The Hart Dynasty right now, if it's going to happen, make it right.
DH Smith and Tyson Kidd were both trained in the famous Hart Family Dungeon. That means they are masters of submission wrestling.
These two in a submission match would be great, and it would deserve a spot on the card of the biggest wrestling event of the year.
Big Show vs. Rey Mysterio
Big Show is a fun guy, and he's an entertaining face, but given his size, he just excels as a heel.
Mysterio is the tiny underdog and Big Show is the mean giant. It's a classic angle, not very elaborate or creative, but since these two guys are two veterans and great in the ring, it would get over.
Throughout the match you'd have Rey Mysterio flying around, while the Big Show stays grounded with his Knockout Punch being a constant threat.
Wade Barrett vs. Mr. Kennedy (Anderson)
This pretty much came out of nowhere at all, but I think this match would have extreme potential. Barrett is, simply put, skyrocketing to the top of WWE and by WrestleMania he will be an established player in the main event scene.
Mr. Kennedy saw most of his success in TNA, where he is now World Champion, but he would be welcomed back to WWE by the fans.
Both these guys can hold their own in the ring, and given their two in-ring styles, this match would turn out to be great.
CM Punk vs. John Cena
We're already seeing this feud, but it may not extend all the way to WrestleMania, which is more than three months away.
Cena and Punk can, simply put, pull off a great match.
Cena isn't one of the best technical wrestlers in wrestling history, but he is John Cena, and he is one of the biggest names in pro wrestling since Hulk Hogan.
CM Punk has the in-ring talent to balance this out, but that's not to say Cena can't hold his own.
On top of the actual match being a spectacle, Cena and Punk are two of the best talkers in WWE, so even the build-up to this match would be great to watch and make for great TV on the Road to WrestleMania 27.
Kane vs. Batista
Okay, okay, Batista's not on the WWE Roster and probably isn't coming back, but this is a dream card.
Both Kane and Batista are huge guys, who can both really wrestle. They aren't like The Great Khali, they're not huge and can barely throw a punch, they have the size and the ability.
Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho
There is a good chance we will see this, if Jericho returns in time for WrestleMania.
Jericho left WWE a few months back, after Randy Orton punted him in the head.
When Jericho returns, it would only fit to have him start up a feud with Randy Orton.
You have Jericho, one of the most hated heels in wrestling history and Randy Orton, who at this point in time, is one of the most over faces in wrestling. Both are great in the ring, so how can you go wrong with this match?
The Undertaker vs. Sheamus
Sheamus and The Undertaker are two massive wrestlers.
Over the past year, Sheamus has proven he can hold his own in the WWE main event scene and there is no question he can main event WrestleMania.
The Undertaker, well, he's The Undertaker and this is WrestleMania.
Sheamus has had feuds that turned out great matches with John Cena, Triple H, and Randy Orton. I don't think there's any question he would be able to put on a great match with The Undertaker.
World Heavyweight Championship TLC Match: Edge Vs. Christian
Do I even need to explain why this one is on a dream card?
Edge and Christian are the two wrestlers who innovated the TLC Match, they have great chemistry in the ring, and there isn't one fan in the entire world who would not pay to see this match.
This match, literally, would be the best match of the night, maybe even the match of the year.
A match like this doesn't even need to be face vs. heel, both can stay faces, no matter how this match would be set up, it would be amazing.
WWE Championship: The Miz vs. Triple H
Take a cocky, new main eventer and put him up against one of the most established wrestlers in WWE.
It's a recipe for a great match. And when the new main eventer is The Miz, who can work the crowd like no one else, and the established wrestler is Triple H, who the crowd is always 100 percent behind, that just makes everything better.
Throw the WWE Championship into the mix and you have a great match.