WrestleMania 29: WWE Universe's Low Expectations Will Result in Epic PPV

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistMarch 7, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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WrestleMania season is one of my favorite times of year, but as always, the WWE Universe is being a real buzz kill when it comes to the low expectations for the 29th edition of the company’s marquee pay-per-view.

These low expectations are setting the stage for an epic PPV.

All of the following reasons should have wrestling fans across the world ecstatic about WrestleMania 29 and the festivities that surround the show.


The Show Will Have Something For Everyone

The key to WrestleMania for the WWE is making it a show that every fan in attendance and watching at home will be able to enjoy.

That’s not to say everyone will enjoy everything that happens at the event because much of what is going to take place will be directed at the mainstream fans that don’t tune in to WWE programming on a weekly basis.

WrestleMania is the company’s chance to sell itself to the largest audience of the year, and some of the aspects that makes the show so universally appreciated are all the different performances and backstage segments meant to keep everyone entertained.

The hardcore wrestling fans will have their time to shine when they get to watch The Shield marching to the ring or when CM Punk takes on The Undertaker, but the casual fans will have the chance to see The Rock and John Cena like they wanted.

The low expectations for WrestleMania 29 are based on fans being selfish. If the WWE Universe could grasp the fact that this show isn’t 100 percent directed at the weekly viewer, the fans would realize the magnitude of the show and just how much potential it has.


Well-Built Midcard Adds Serious Depth

The WWE has been chastised in the past for the way it has handled the midcard, and while the Divas’ Division is still a joke, the company has done a great job building prestige and honor amongst the secondary titles.

The stable of midcard champions—Antonio Cesaro and Team Hell No—are very entertaining, and the battles each has waged over the last few months has built them to look very strong to this point.

Many members of the WWE Universe are having trouble getting behind anything in the midcard right now and there is good reason for that. As the WWE is trying to build its main events, the company has to make the top stars look strong by beating upper midcard guys.

If Cesaro must lose to Ryback, so be it.

With four weeks left until WrestleMania 29, there will be plenty of time to ensure storylines like The Miz vs. Cesaro, Mark Henry vs. Ryback and possibly even Team Hell No vs. the New Age Outlaws come to fruition.

WrestleMania will be a long show again this year, but the quality of matches throughout will make it unforgettable.


Rematches That Will Surprise

One of the biggest complaints from fans so far during the build to WrestleMania has been the fact that there are so many rematches on the card. From The Rock vs. Cena to Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar to The Undertaker vs. Punk, the WWE Universe has seen them all before.

While it is true that these matches have happened in the recent past (two within the last year), they are taking place at WrestleMania because the masses want to see these epic rivalries add another chapter on the biggest stage of them all.

All of the aforementioned performers are fan favorites on their own, so while they may be in rematches, the in-ring action and storylines should still be flat-out amazing.

In each case, the match will be better this time around.

There will be no questioning the limited technicality in the WWE Championship match (Cena will carry The Rock once again), but the WWE Universe will witness Triple H and Lesnar improving on their SummerSlam match and Undertaker and Punk creating magic now that each is in a much different place in their careers.

These underestimated rematches will help make WrestleMania 29 one of the best shows of all time; no matter how much the WWE Universe wants to complain.


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