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Not Excited About WWE WrestleMania 29

It is WrestleMania season, the biggest time of the year for pro wrestling enthusiasts and I am not ashamed to admit I am just not feeling it. While I’ll admit that this year’s WWE event is arguably the most star studded ever, something about it just isn’t resonating with me.

[adinserter block=”1″]I am certainly not as big of a pro wrestling fan as I used to be but I still enjoy WrestleMania season. The WWE steps up their game every year from January-April loading up television with big stars, hot angles, and even a few surprises from time to time. This year is no different but for some reason I am just not buying it.

Let’s start with John Cena vs. The Rock. I am not a big fan of The Rock but I did enjoy his promos when he returned two years ago. His digs at Cena and their face offs leading up to WrestleMania 27 were some of the most fun moments of the last few years. However, little by little the more they interacted, the less I enjoyed it. Even their match was very average and failed to live up to any expectations I had going in. Needless to say I was glad it was over.

It’s back! Here we go again and I have to tell you that I am over this feud. It was obvious last year that the WWE brass were more concerned with protecting John Cena than they were of utilizing The Rock to his fullest. The Rock was greatly dialed back and those fun, witty Cena insults the year before were replaced by corny, lame one-liners out of fear that Cena would be greatly damaged by the Great One. If their first confrontation is any indication, I am expecting less edge than ever going into 29.

The match is pointless. I love a good rematch, especially when two guys are coming off a great match. I was all on board for the Triple H-The Undertaker rematch last year. But I have no desire to see Rock vs. Cena ever again. They lost me with their first match and it boggles my mind how anyone could be excited to see it twice. Yes I get it, it is best for business, but in regards to my business, I am still ready to hand it over.

Speaking of rematches let’s move to Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H. I loved the build the first time around and their match was pretty damned good. But again, this is a rematch I have zero interest in seeing again. I just have to think there are better things you can do with both of these guys on the card. The idea of getting behind Triple H so he can get revenge for the biggest jerk ever to be written into a WWE storyline does nothing for me. If the reaction in Buffalo was any indication, it doesn’t do much for you either.

Punk vs. The Undertaker had a ton of potential. There were all kinds of angles that could have made this one fun, intense, and dramatic. Instead the storyline leading up to this match was given very little creative thought whatsoever. I am sure it will be a good match but there is no real reason to give this match any emotional investment whatsoever. Quite frankly I don’t care.

The rest of the card looks pretty darned average. Swagger vs. Del Rio doesn’t do much for me. The Shield vs. Sheamus, Orton, and Big Show is probably the match I am looking most forward to right now, the only match I am really looking forward to. Henry vs. Ryback could be interesting but I am certainly not expecting those two to steal the show.

[adinserter block=”2″]The bottom line here is I think the WWE are relying too much on names and star power than actual content and stories. That’s fine for the casual fan that sees a poster with The Rock and Brock and is sold on the familiar names. For the fan in me looking for a little more than a million dollar name, I am still trying to find a reason to care.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I live in NYC and I was SOO ready to buy WM tickets…….and then Cena won the rumble. So now the entire WM card is pretty predictable. Taker isnt losing to punk if HBK cant do it, who cares about Lesnar/HHH, and anyone would be a fool to believe cena wont superman once again. Yes im letting it ruin my WM chance….but whether its “good 4 biz” or not that dosnt mean i have to swallow it with a smile on my face

  2. While I do like Ziggler more now after the interview you posted last time, I still don't care as to when he'll cash in his MitB. Just do it already so the IWC can have their moment.

    As for Rematch-a-Mania, heard it all before and understand why some people feel this way.

  3. I agree with damn near all of this. I'm WAY over the Rock/Cena feud. I don't care about Trips / Lesnar, and if it weren't for Bill Moody's untimely death, their feud wouldn't have a leg to stand on. Ziggler still has that damn briefcase, yet boring ass Swagger is getting a title shot. (Zeb is the most interesting of the four parties involved with that angle, and that's sad.) When I first heard rumblings of a Cena/Rock rematch, I said I wouldn't be buying Wrestlemania. The rest of the card has only strengthened my position on it. I'm not spending my money on a PPV full of rematches and angles I don't care about.

  4. Glad to see Zigg fans. If he dont cash is at WM their missing a great “pop” or shock value as someone said, that they wont find at other ppv’s. And PLEASE can Big E have some story or direction here besides someone who trains and puts on his tights……….to watch zigglers matches.

  5. I agree. I think Ziggler will cash in at Mania. It’s almost comical how he loses every week, but his reward is coming, I hope. And I’d really like to see him cash it in on Swagger. Also, for the last two years Extreme Rules has been a very good PPV so I’m hoping that trend continues.

  6. mark my words man, ziggler’s gonna cash in his briefcase right on the winner of alberto vs swagger ! that’s like shock value for wrestlemania , much like sheamus winning against bryan last year

  7. Great article. I feel the same way. “Once in a lifetime” had a little fire moving forward, but now it just seems like their undermining themselves. Lesnar/HHH should be good but nothing great. I like Punk but they made him look weak over the past couple weeks. Even in the battle royal they made him act scared but still sneak in a win. Im not a cena fan so i guess i will skip this WM as it seems cena is the only 1 getting a push………..WE WANT ZIGGLER!!!!!!

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