WrestleMania 29: Stars That Must Shine on WWE's Marquee Stage

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMarch 5, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG - OCTOBER 04:  Celebrity John Cena takes in Game Four of the American League Division Series  between of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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WrestleMania 29 is approaching fast, and the excitement over which stars will shine during the WWE’s marquee event has the fanbase at a fever pitch.

There are certain wrestlers that must perform well on the biggest stage of them all, not just to prove to themselves that they can, but to prove to the WWE Universe and the officials backstage that they are the best in the business.

There is no bigger stage than WrestleMania, and all of the following stars must shine.


Dolph Ziggler

The WWE has booked Dolph Ziggler amazing outside the ring—gave him a giant lackey in Big E. Langston, a girlfriend in A.J. and plenty of mic time—but once he gets inside the ring, he is a loss machine.

WrestleMania 29 must be the end of the road for the porous way of booking the top worker.

Ziggler has the same in-ring style and swagger as Shawn Michaels, and coupled with his infectious charisma, Mr. Money in the Bank needs to start being built as a top star and a viable World Heavyweight Championship contender.

Some fans think that Ziggler will cash in at WrestleMania—unlikely because it would be overshadowed by the numerous main events—but a match against a top star to prove his worth would be perfectly adequate.

Who doesn’t want to see Chris Jericho put over Ziggler again?


The Miz

There was once a time when The Miz main-evented WrestleMania and won the WWE Championship match against John Cena, but now the former champion has been relegated to the midcard and a feud with Antonio Cesaro.

Despite being one of the few fans that actually enjoys this feud, it’s time for The Miz to finally get the upper hand in this battle after weeks of letting Cesaro walk away victorious using every dirty trick in the book.

The United States Championship has been devalued over the years, but an amazing reign by Cesaro and a legitimate long-term feud with The Miz has added credibility to the strap.

If The Miz wins at WrestleMania, the title will have the value it should possess as a secondary title.


John Cena

While there is always going to be a large contingent of fans that hates John Cena because he is the face of the company and his character is geared toward children, the WWE knows that he is still the biggest cash cow on the roster.

On the biggest stage of them all, Cena must defeat The Rock and not only regain the WWE Championship, but reestablish himself as the unquestioned No. 1 wrestler in the company once again.

Cena will receive the rub of beating a legend like The Rock at WrestleMania, and the victory will ensure that fans from every era understand that Cena is this generation’s top talent.

As great as CM Punk has been and will continue to be over his career, he doesn't hold a candle to Cena in terms of selling power.


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