The Road to Wrestlemania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
Rank Elder God
Posts18738
Likes471 received
880 given
The Road to Wrestlemania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 02:56 AM EST


WWE Championship Match
John Cena versus The Rock (c)
The Undertaker versus CM Punk
No Holds Barred Triple H Pink Slip Match
Brock Lesnar versus Triple H
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jack Swagger versus Alberto Del Rio (c)
Six-Man Tag Team Match
Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs The Shield
Tag Team Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston vs Team Hell No (c)
Ryback versus Mark Henry
Chris Jericho versus Fandango
Eight-Person Intergender Tag Team Match
Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls vs Rhodes Scholars & The Bellas

The hefty, meaty, delicious, much-to-discuss, biggest PPV of the wrestling calendar is on its way to taking shape. The Royal Rumble has passed, we believe we know the two major players heading in to 2013. Let's do this.

Royal Rumble Spoilers: (Highlight to reveal)
- The Rock d. CM Punk for the WWE title
- John Cena d. Ryback to win the Royal Rumble

What do you like? Hit the Toasty thumbs up on articles and forum posts for a quick response!
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
Rank Student
Posts11981
Likes2 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 03:08 AM EST
Rock/Cena/Punk
Lesnar/Taker
Ziggler/Jericho

There are your main events
Rank Elder God
Posts18738
Likes471 received
880 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 03:25 AM EST
SubMan799 Wrote:
Lesnar/Taker

I hope so. Not expecting it. Even though, if they planned to pull anyone current, it's way too short to build it properly (especially if you buy into those Punk/Taker rumors).

At least nobody comes out poorly from the Lesnar match, you've got a wealth of history to build on, and you can maybe even pretend for a fleeting second that Lesnar is too strong for an increasingly weakened Undertaker.

What do you like? Hit the Toasty thumbs up on articles and forum posts for a quick response!
  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts4099
Likes12 received
4 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 06:59 AM EST
Nope. They are most likely going to do HHH Vs Lesnar part II.

  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts1459
Likes1 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 07:46 AM EST
TheNinjasRock071394 Wrote:
Nope. They are most likely going to do HHH Vs Lesnar part II.
Most likely. I, personally, was hoping for Cena vs. Taker, but, waht're you gonna do...
I actually see Ziggler losing his money in the bank because of waiting.
  • Scotland
Rank Mortal
Posts3920
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 07:53 AM EST
Not happy that...

Spoilers: (Highlight to reveal)
Cena won rumble and The Rock won the title


So if I watch Wresltmania this year then it will be for Undertaker, Cm punk and The shield.
The boy kicked out at the world. The world kicked back a lot fuckin' harder.

MK Online Featured User 31/3/2010 12/4/2011
-----------------------Gifts-----------------------
Shinnok-fan64 - s3Kt0r
  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts4099
Likes12 received
4 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 11:04 AM EST
It's being reported that Jericho is supposed to feud with Ziggler until Elimination Chamber and then turn heel and may possibly feud with Ryback for Wrestlemania. I don't see the sense behind that pairing but then again logic and WWE are never on the same page.

  • United States of America
Rank God
Posts15204
Likes213 received
163 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/28/2013 04:13 PM EST
This doesn't have much to do with Wrestlemania (yet) but someone on WrestleZone brought up the possibility that they run with an angle where The Shield's interference this whole time has been part of a conspiracy to take the title off of Punk. If this is what happened, it could have a huge impact on what's in store for Mania.

We're probably going to get Cena-Rock, HHH-Lesnar, Punk-Taker. Not because of any sort of great logic or booking, but because it's what will draw.

Mortal Kombat Online - Community Manager

| Twitch | YouTube |

  • Scotland
Rank Mortal
Posts3920
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/29/2013 06:59 PM EST
m0s3pH Wrote:
This doesn't have much to do with Wrestlemania (yet) but someone on WrestleZone brought up the possibility that they run with an angle where The Shield's interference this whole time has been part of a conspiracy to take the title off of Punk. If this is what happened, it could have a huge impact on what's in store for Mania.


That would be good story but let face it, wwe not that smart come up idea like that
The boy kicked out at the world. The world kicked back a lot fuckin' harder.

MK Online Featured User 31/3/2010 12/4/2011
-----------------------Gifts-----------------------
Shinnok-fan64 - s3Kt0r
Rank Elder God
Posts18738
Likes471 received
880 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/29/2013 07:34 PM EST
devilwithin Wrote:
m0s3pH Wrote:
This doesn't have much to do with Wrestlemania (yet) but someone on WrestleZone brought up the possibility that they run with an angle where The Shield's interference this whole time has been part of a conspiracy to take the title off of Punk. If this is what happened, it could have a huge impact on what's in store for Mania.


That would be good story but let face it, wwe not that smart come up idea like that

Or they remember that these guys saved the title for Punk multiple times. Conspiracy is out; that would be beyond stupid. A last minute turn, or reveal that they've been working for The Rock and were somehow counting on the title strip stip... just too much to accept.

They're guilty of overlooking golden opportunities, but when they do, it's usually a crime of illogic -- a stupid swerve. They're not doing that. Cena won the Rumble, Rock won the title. We have an objective and we're using the formats to build it. Clean, simple, logical, effective. Muddying it would be a mistake. About the only twist that would add something: Cena heel turn.

What do you like? Hit the Toasty thumbs up on articles and forum posts for a quick response!
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
Rank Student
Posts11981
Likes2 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/29/2013 08:30 PM EST
Well with Lesnar's contract extension I think I'll change my Mania predictions

Lesnar/HHH
Cena/Rock
Ziggler/Jericho
Taker/Punk
  • United States of America
Rank God
Posts15204
Likes213 received
163 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/29/2013 08:36 PM EST
Mick-Lucifer Wrote:
devilwithin Wrote:
m0s3pH Wrote:
This doesn't have much to do with Wrestlemania (yet) but someone on WrestleZone brought up the possibility that they run with an angle where The Shield's interference this whole time has been part of a conspiracy to take the title off of Punk. If this is what happened, it could have a huge impact on what's in store for Mania.


That would be good story but let face it, wwe not that smart come up idea like that

Or they remember that these guys saved the title for Punk multiple times. Conspiracy is out; that would be beyond stupid. A last minute turn, or reveal that they've been working for The Rock and were somehow counting on the title strip stip... just too much to accept.

They're guilty of overlooking golden opportunities, but when they do, it's usually a crime of illogic -- a stupid swerve. They're not doing that. Cena won the Rumble, Rock won the title. We have an objective and we're using the formats to build it. Clean, simple, logical, effective. Muddying it would be a mistake. About the only twist that would add something: Cena heel turn.


Cena heel turn would wind up burying him because his merch sales would crater. Kids who don't know any better aren't going to want to buy a heel's t-shirts, and most who are on the up and up aren't buying Cena's stuff anyway. This wouldn't be the case if WWE didn't just push whoever was making the most money, but then again it's been that way for as long as I can remember.

Mortal Kombat Online - Community Manager

| Twitch | YouTube |

Rank Elder God
Posts18738
Likes471 received
880 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/30/2013 02:50 AM EST
m0s3pH Wrote:
Mick-Lucifer Wrote:
About the only twist that would add something: Cena heel turn.


Cena heel turn would wind up burying him because his merch sales would crater. Kids who don't know any better aren't going to want to buy a heel's t-shirts, and most who are on the up and up aren't buying Cena's stuff anyway. This wouldn't be the case if WWE didn't just push whoever was making the most money, but then again it's been that way for as long as I can remember.

Yeah. Not sure the match needs it, but if you were gonna add some unexpected twist -- that's probably the one to go with. Fills your time, but keeps it a clean, simple, logical marquee match.

As much as the t-shirt dollar argument seems sound, there's one circumstance that is slowly increasing in a heel turns favour and that's Cena's human physical shelf-life.

If you believe the rumors that he's in worse shape than anybody knows, his expiration date as a fulltime main event star will eventually come up. He's a limited guy already, his legacy may or may not be lacking in depth -- it could be a decision for the artform, or it might even be a decision that extends his usefulness.

With the unshakeable babyface persona he's had, there's probably never been a better situation to try to recreate the swing of Hogan's nWo turn. Like Hogan, the heel turn might actually win some people over again, especially if it's packaged and presented well. Just like nWo, they could conceivably recover those t-shirt sales (however unlikely).

If they went nuts and turned him for April, at the very least it would be giving Cena a really distinct Wrestlemania moment. Not just a wacky entrance or a super-cena win/build, but a fully fledged, legit, bonafide, memorable moment for all-time (if it played out).

What do you like? Hit the Toasty thumbs up on articles and forum posts for a quick response!
  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts1459
Likes1 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/30/2013 10:21 PM EST
A good heel turn could be along the lines of Cena paying the Shield to get Rock the title and try for revenge.
  • Canada
Rank Mortal
Posts4334
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/31/2013 01:19 AM EST
I so would love to attend this live! Cineplex theaters is giving Scene members who purchase tickets to RR and EC a chance at two tickets to Mania
  • Scotland
Rank Mortal
Posts3920
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
01/31/2013 08:03 AM EST
Mick-Lucifer Wrote:
m0s3pH Wrote:
Mick-Lucifer Wrote:
About the only twist that would add something: Cena heel turn.


Cena heel turn would wind up burying him because his merch sales would crater. Kids who don't know any better aren't going to want to buy a heel's t-shirts, and most who are on the up and up aren't buying Cena's stuff anyway. This wouldn't be the case if WWE didn't just push whoever was making the most money, but then again it's been that way for as long as I can remember.

Yeah. Not sure the match needs it, but if you were gonna add some unexpected twist -- that's probably the one to go with. Fills your time, but keeps it a clean, simple, logical marquee match.

As much as the t-shirt dollar argument seems sound, there's one circumstance that is slowly increasing in a heel turns favour and that's Cena's human physical shelf-life.

If you believe the rumors that he's in worse shape than anybody knows, his expiration date as a fulltime main event star will eventually come up. He's a limited guy already, his legacy may or may not be lacking in depth -- it could be a decision for the artform, or it might even be a decision that extends his usefulness.

With the unshakeable babyface persona he's had, there's probably never been a better situation to try to recreate the swing of Hogan's nWo turn. Like Hogan, the heel turn might actually win some people over again, especially if it's packaged and presented well. Just like nWo, they could conceivably recover those t-shirt sales (however unlikely).

If they went nuts and turned him for April, at the very least it would be giving Cena a really distinct Wrestlemania moment. Not just a wacky entrance or a super-cena win/build, but a fully fledged, legit, bonafide, memorable moment for all-time (if it played out).


I would be happy with NEW Cena gimmick because I hate superman gimmick. That or get Ziggler teach Cena how to sell moves.

The Shield idea could work. Vince McMahon hired the shield make sure Punk kept the belt until RR where Vince wants The Rock win because he bigger star than Cena and Ryback put together.
The boy kicked out at the world. The world kicked back a lot fuckin' harder.

MK Online Featured User 31/3/2010 12/4/2011
-----------------------Gifts-----------------------
Shinnok-fan64 - s3Kt0r
  • Canada
Rank Mortal
Posts4334
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/02/2013 01:28 AM EST
People enough with the Cena heel turn, it ain't going to,happen, ever so let it go, sheesh lol!

I hate the guy to but even if he turned heel, which he won't, it still likely wouldn't matter to very many people
  • Scotland
Rank Mortal
Posts3920
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/02/2013 06:41 AM EST
TheMkGeek Wrote:
People enough with the Cena heel turn, it ain't going to,happen, ever so let it go, sheesh lol!

I hate the guy to but even if he turned heel, which he won't, it still likely wouldn't matter to very many people


Their just sick of superman gimmick. If he doesn't turn heel then at lease give him new gimmick
The boy kicked out at the world. The world kicked back a lot fuckin' harder.

MK Online Featured User 31/3/2010 12/4/2011
-----------------------Gifts-----------------------
Shinnok-fan64 - s3Kt0r
  • Portugal
Rank Student
Posts8786
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/02/2013 07:23 AM EST
Uh... there's a wrestling thread?
  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts1459
Likes1 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/02/2013 09:59 AM EST
Zentile Wrote:
Uh... there's a wrestling thread?
Kinda contradictory since this was created by our webmaster.

A Cena heel turn would add so much more character to Cena. Even if WWE did try for a heel turn in him, more people would like the idee of a new Cena.
I mean, look how long and how much it took for Punk's heel turn to be accepted.
  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts4099
Likes12 received
4 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/02/2013 04:23 PM EST
Zentile Wrote:
Uh... there's a wrestling thread?



Mick-Lucifer Wrote:

Wrestlemania XXIX thread. Lets try to avoid flooding the forum with wrestling topics, but give a subject as big as Mania the room it deserves. Discuss, enjoy, prosper.



In case going back one page in the wrestling thread takes up too much of your time.....

  • Portugal
Rank Student
Posts8786
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/03/2013 07:38 AM EST
legoslayer10 Wrote:
Zentile Wrote:
Uh... there's a wrestling thread?
Kinda contradictory since this was created by our webmaster.


I guess you don't know what contradictory means.
Kind of bizarre since it's the first time it's been done, and we've been through bigger Wrestlemanias. Whatever, fine with me.
  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts1459
Likes1 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/03/2013 09:59 AM EST
Zentile Wrote:
legoslayer10 Wrote:
Zentile Wrote:
Uh... there's a wrestling thread?
Kinda contradictory since this was created by our webmaster.


I guess you don't know what contradictory means.
Kind of bizarre since it's the first time it's been done, and we've been through bigger Wrestlemanias. Whatever, fine with me.
Uh...
Contradictory is a simple word, pal. It means that two statements assert the contrary, creating an inconsistency of logic.
Basically, it means that having the webmaster make this thread (under circumstances of not overloading a broad topic with constant talk of one.) creates a thread of defined logic based on the purpose it was created for. You stating you (I'm assuming this is correct, based on your words) thought that this should remain in the wrestling thread was contradictory to the webmaster creating it.

Now to the topic at hand,
'mania wil: have at least 5 main events:
Taker Match (Punk, more than likely)
Triple H Match (Lesnar)
Cena v. Rock
Zig. v. Jericho
Celebrity match (assuming this would be main.)
  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts4099
Likes12 received
4 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/03/2013 11:11 AM EST
legoslayer10 Wrote:

'mania wil: have at least 5 main events:
Taker Match (Punk, more than likely)
Triple H Match (Lesnar)
Cena v. Rock
Zig. v. Jericho
Celebrity match (assuming this would be main.)



Let's go through these.


1. It is uncertain if Taker will even participate at Mania and honestly he doesn't have to.

2. Triple H Vs Lesnar will happen which is a waste of Lesnar's matches in his contract and a predictable match.

3. Once In A Lifetime. Twice. Predictable ending here.

4. No. Jericho is set to feud with Ziggler until Elimination Chamber and then turn heel where it is said that he may feud with Ryback for Wrestlemania. The pairing of them doesn't make sense but unlike The Rock, Jericho is good as a part time guy because instead of getting the title, he puts over other talent constantly.

5. I hope not.

  • Canada
Rank Mortal
Posts4334
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: The Road to Wresltmania XXIX (April 7, 2013)
02/05/2013 12:50 AM EST
TheNinjasRock071394 Wrote:
legoslayer10 Wrote:

'mania wil: have at least 5 main events:
Taker Match (Punk, more than likely)
Triple H Match (Lesnar)
Cena v. Rock
Zig. v. Jericho
Celebrity match (assuming this would be main.)



Let's go through these.


1. It is uncertain if Taker will even participate at Mania and honestly he doesn't have to.

2. Triple H Vs Lesnar will happen which is a waste of Lesnar's matches in his contract and a predictable match.

3. Once In A Lifetime. Twice. Predictable ending here.

4. No. Jericho is set to feud with Ziggler until Elimination Chamber and then turn heel where it is said that he may feud with Ryback for Wrestlemania. The pairing of them doesn't make sense but unlike The Rock, Jericho is good as a part time guy because instead of getting the title, he puts over other talent constantly.

5. I hope not.


Agreed, but where'd u hear or read about a possible Jericho heel turn and that he may feud with Ryback?

devilwithin Wrote:
TheMkGeek Wrote:
People enough with the Cena heel turn, it ain't going to,happen, ever so let it go, sheesh lol!

I hate the guy to but even if he turned heel, which he won't, it still likely wouldn't matter to very many people


Their just sick of superman gimmick. If he doesn't turn heel then at lease give him new gimmick


Yeah not likely