WrestleMania 29: The Road to New Jersey Looks to Have Many Bumps Along the Way

David LevinSenior Writer IIFebruary 19, 2013


A lot can happen in 47 days (yes, I am counting them down like it is Hanukkah all over again).

The WWE hopes a lot can and will happen in a little over a month-and-a-half.

The road to WrestleMania is never a straight shot, and it never proves to be a smooth ride for any of the wrestlers who will make a name for themselves on the WWE's biggest stage.

If you smell what Vince McMahon is cooking.

The Rock never got a chance to tell the WWE Universe who he wanted to face in the main event. CM Punk took care of that when he sucker-punched John Cena in the last segment of Raw. We all know Punk faces Cena next week with the chance to face "The Great One" at the big dance.

Something tells me this will not end the speculation. 

Then there is the case of the World Heavyweight Championship. While Alberto Del Rio is the champion, it would appear he might be an afterthought, since Dolph Ziggler tried to cash in his Money in the Bank contract on Monday night. While Del Rio and Jack Swagger are slated to wrestle, it would appear that Ziggler and Swagger are a better fit for the title and probably more entertaining.

Wade Barrett was MIA at the Elimination Chamber, so he should be fresh for a battle in New Jersey. I hear Bo Dallas may want a shot at the Intercontinental Title. Barrett should have already been a world champion if not for injury. If Dallas is not the one, then who?

Please don't say Sheamus.

The Shield is tearing up six-man tag matches. Could they play a role in who wins a singles title? Do they have another date with Sheamus and Ryback? Who might be the third member? Chris Jericho looked good on Raw and may fill the slot.

What happens to Team Hell No? There needs to be more solidification of the tag team division. R-Truth is back. Could he and Kofi Kingston make another go at it? Could Tensai and Brodus Clay become the new version of Tug Boat and Typhoon? Does anyone think Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow should become best buddies again?

The one feud I really like is Antonio Cesaro and The Miz. Two complete opposites who look great together (sounds like a candy commercial). This one is not over yet.

And if we are looking toward other wrestlers who do not have a dance partner yet, we could examine Big Show, Randy Orton and Mark Henry. We could also look at the possibility of a Brock Lesnar-Triple H rematch and the Divas Division, but let's save that for another column.

Oh, and if you were paying attention, we never, ever discussed The Undertaker.

Yep, things here in the WWE will be twisted on the road to New Jersey.

There are 47 days... and counting.