With Survivor Series in the books we only have one more “Big Four” PPV before the biggest one of the year! So we here at Bladejobs of Steel will go out and try our hand at imagining the card for the third time. Some of the matches seem pretty set in stone but there are always a few wrinkles that come up this time of year. Who will Taker beat? Will Brock or Rock show up? Will we see The Wyatts and Shield face off? What about the soon to be unified title? What about those Hulk Hogan rumours that don’t seem to go away?
In this card we’ll get a few things out of the way: The Rock probably won’t be wrestling as reports say that he’ll be filming a movie at that time, and as much as we’d love to have Austin wrestle it probably is not going to happen, no matter what we may want.
In recent years the main card has had 8-10 matches, so we’ll go with 10 since it’s a landmark event. I put the matches in the order I think that they should happen.
But enough of the preamble, let’s get to it!
Big E. Langston vs. Mark Henry vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Christian
YouTube Pre-Show Match for the Intercontinental Title
As much as we’d love to get these guys on the main card, there just doesn’t seem to be enough room. Last year we saw the IC title in the Kickoff match, so let’s go with that. All four of these guys are great and should be able to put on a really fun match to get the crowd worked up. Clearly Langston is the hot hand right now, so have him walk in and out of the event champion should help him out.
Lights, fireworks, GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!
Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Kane vs. Rob Van Dam
Money in the Bank Match of Champions
I would love to see the Money in the Bank come back to Wrestlemania. It guarantees a fun match, and more importantly it guarantees something for the upper mid-card guys to do. With all the part-timers that come out of the wood work around March, it just makes sense to give the guys that work hard some love. To make it more of a big deal, I added the stipulation that the only people participating are ones who have won the briefcase before. Obviously this excludes guys who are either retired, in TNA, or will have something better to do on this card. I listed the guys in order of who should win, assuming that The Miz is a heel by then. If he’s a face put him behind Mr. 90 Days, RVD.
Rey Mysterio vs. Sin Cara
This match has been rumoured for years and we may finally see it. Rey is back from injury and Sin Cara just made his return to television and was put over by a top level guy in Alberto Del Rio, sure it was a different guy under the mask but the character was made to look strong. The WWE wants to break the record for most people wearing a mask in the same place, so this is the obvious match to do — even if I would much rather see these two team up to take on the Wyatt Family, but we can get to that later. It would take some time to get everyone to put their masks on, so obviously that works as a bit of a cooler after the Money in the Bank match.
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
I have absolutely nothing else for these guys to do at this card, so we may as well stick them together. That seems to have been Orton’s role in Wrestlemania for the past several years. A returning Sheamus seems like a logical opponent for The Authority so let’s throw him our there with Orton. If needed these two guys could easily be stuck into the Money in the Bank Match, sure Sheamus has never won but they could easily have him win a battle royal or something to take the last spot.
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family
Tag Team and United States Title Match
This match pretty much has to happen, right? These two mega-teams seem like they need to have a match so we may as well make it happen at Wrestlemania. It’s a little strange, but I think that Harper and Rowan will beat the Rhodes Brothers for the Tag Titles, so let’s put their belts against Ambrose’s US Title on the line. We can have an old school style Wrestlemania turn as Reigns finally turns on his brethren leading to the Wyatts getting the win and Reigns spearing Ambrose and Rollins out of their vests in a fun Wrestlemania moment.
Cody Rhodes vs. Goldust
It’s been 20 years since that other brother vs. brother match stole the show at Wrestlemania so it’s clearly time to do it again. Goldust has been an absolute revelation for the WWE this year, and it makes sense to give these two a great match at a great event like this. Dustin Rhodes said a few times he’d like his last match to be against his brother, so why not give him a nice send-off here? I think that Cody would make more sense to turn heel and he’d get massive heat for celebrating when his brother hangs up the boots.
Hall of Fame ceremony featuring Macho Man Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, and Owen Hart!
Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H
This pretty much has to happen, right? Hopefully Bryan’s feud with the Wyatts is just a slight detour before getting back to his primary job of standing up to The Man. We pretty much need to see Bryan make Triple H tap in the middle of the ring, it’s the only way for this to end.
Big Show and Hulk Hogan vs. The Real Americans
We’re pretty much guaranteed a Hogan match, you know that right? This is far and away the least offensive option. It makes it a tag match, so he won’t spend a ton of time in the ring, it keeps it in the midcard, gives him the most logical opponent, and most importantly gives us a chance to see The Showster! This would be a fun nostalgia filled match that hopefully includes a Giant Sized Giant Swing before stereo leg-drops win the day for the good guys. Also, hopefully it’s super-duper fast.
CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar
Hell in a Cell Match
As much as we keep hearing about Taker or The Rock as being possible opponents for Brock, this match just makes so much sense. The Punk-Heyman feud sort of whimpered out and Punk could really use a retaliatory win against Brock. What better way to finish all of this then here?
Santino Marella and The Bellas vs. Fandango, Summer Rae, and AJ Lee
Mixed Tag Match
Playing the part of John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki from three years ago…
John Cena vs. The Undertaker
Unified Title Match
If this match doesn’t happen this year, it’ll be next year, so why not do whatever we can to make Wrestlemania XXX seem super-by-gawd-epic. I know they have done a few Streak vs. Title matches, but those were back when he was a full-time performer, and not going against the face of the company. Taker could make a good surprise Rumble entrant and he goes on to win the thing. That would give the Elimination Chamber match even more buzz as the winner would not only walk into Wrestlemania with the belt, but they would also get to challenge The Streak in a pretty massive moment.
Personally I’d have Taker win then get Money in the Bank’d by Dolph Ziggler the next night setting The Show Off up for a huge heel turn and a nice long run with the gold, but hey what do I know…