WWE: Ten Wrestlers I Want to See on the WrestleMania 28 Card
I am in Atlanta and well, anticipation has reached a fever pitch as WrestleMania 27 is only a couple hours away. Being here has got me thinking about WrestleMania 28.
As the show ends tonight, I will have attended back-to-back WrestleManias.
While I’m still undecided on whether or not I will attend next year’s event, I do know that these are the 10 wrestlers I want to see on that card.
10. Sin Cara
Sin Cara could be a huge star…or he could be a huge bust.The man has not yet debuted, so at this point it’s a bit hard to tell.
From the clips I have seen, I have been impressed. To be fully sold on the man, however, I will actually have to see how he does in WWE.
Regardless of what he has done around the world, he hasn’t done a thing where it actually matters.
Time will tell, however, if he does what most expect him to do, Sin Cara will be perfect for the grand WrestleMania stage.
9. AJ Styles
AJ Styles has pretty much done everything there is to do for TNA Wrestling. He has never jumped ship for fear of how he would be used.
Well, I think it’s about time to finally cross over. The possibilities and potential far outweigh the possibilities of getting buried.
Styles and whoever his opponent would be would surely be a show stealer at the event.
8. Rob Van Dam
Many don’t realize that Rob Van Dam is undefeated at WrestleMania. It’s not quite on the level of The Undertaker’s streak as Van Dam only has four wins, yet it’s still an impressive feat.
Van Dam reached an all-time high as he was both WWE and ECW Champion at the same time. He then followed by screwing it all up in record time. His career in WWE never fully recovered as he would never be trusted to carry the ball again.
Time has passed and while he probably wouldn’t be brought back to be the man, there’s plenty that RVD could do. We know RVD can still bring it when actually inspired and on the biggest stage, who wouldn’t be?
Batista has never been among the greats when it comes to in-ring action, but let’s face it: Batista is a star.
Everything about the way The Animal carries himself says star and champion. Batista’s name and star power belongs at WrestleMania.
For the most part, Batista has always delivered and held his own in his WrestleMania matches. After his MMA experiment surely fails, he will most likely end up back in WWE anyways.
6. Mr. Kennedy
Kennedy didn’t exactly leave the company on ideal terms. For a man that had so much potential, it was a bit hard watching him fail to live up to his potential so much.
Now that some of the dust has settled and he has somewhat rebuilt himself in TNA Wrestling, perhaps he could return home much like Christian did.
Whatever Kennedy achieves in TNA will be nothing compared to what he could have done and can do in WWE.
5. Chris Jericho
This might be the safest bet out of all the people on the list.
Jericho has stated that he was pretty close to coming back for this year’s event, but didn’t want to take a back seat to all the returning superstars. So I look for Jericho to make his return sometime in the fall.
His star is rising as well with his endeavors outside of the ring. So I really hope that I am right and Jericho will me in Miami next year, getting ready to perform in one of the top matches of WrestleMania 28.
I’m still not too crazy at the idea of an Undertaker-Sting matchup, but I would love to see Sting wrestle at least once at WrestleMania.
Regardless of who he wrestles, I think it would be a fun match. It most likely would be fueled off nostalgia instead of actual in-ring action, but for many that would be enough.
Sting in TNA Wrestling? What else is there to do? Sting in WWE and at WrestleMania? Endless possibilities.
3. Jeff Hardy
This is assuming that Jeff Hardy gets clean of course.
I would love to see Jeff Hardy back in a WWE ring where he belongs. Anytime Hardy does return, he will be just as over as he was right before he left.
His feud with CM Punk can be revisited at anytime or if it hits a little too close to home, they could just go in other directions.
Either way, Jeff needs to clean himself up soon and return to the place where he made his name. Who knows maybe he’ll actually be able to win a WrestleMania match if he returns.
2. The Rock
Cena and Rock should happen at next year’s WrestleMania. The matchup would be huge and deserving of the year long build-up.
The anticipation and build-up would be much like Sting and Hogan leading up to Starrcade 1997—only about ten times bigger. The Rock would obviously not stay with the company the entire time but instead make several appearances throughout.
The Rock vs. Cena doesn’t belong on any kind of secondary PPV but instead belong on the grandest stage of all. Make it happen.
1. Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle has had several successful years since departing WWE for TNA Wrestling, but let’s face it: how many people outside of the hardcore wrestling fans have actually seen most of Kurt’s matches during that time span?
It’s a shame when you think about what Kurt could have been doing in WWE during that time.
I’m sure that Kurt wouldn’t be able to handle a full-time schedule at this point, but I’m sure a deal could be reached where Kurt would be able to go part-time.
Angle should close out his career in WWE. He’s had countless classic matches in WWE and could surely have many more.
Hopefully this happens and at this time next year we’ll all be in a frenzy, anticipating a Kurt Angle match at WrestleMania.