Major Shake-Up Heading to WrestleMania?

Chris FeatherstoneFeatured ColumnistMarch 18, 2013

It seems as if WWE Creative are uncertain about where Ryback should be included for WrestleMania. After nearly four months of getting one-uped by The Shield, it seemed as if the feud finally reached its end on an episode of Raw. Ryback continued his losing streak, teaming with Chris Jericho and Sheamus, to once again fall victim to Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose.

Seemingly, it was the end of the feud.

However, as we saw on SmackDown, the feud showed signs of revival, as Sheamus and Randy Orton offered Ryback a position on their team against The Shield at WrestleMania. Helping Ryback's decision, the trio attacked Ryback during his showdown with Mark Henry, allowing Henry to execute his World's Strongest Slam finisher.

But what about the staredowns between Ryback and Mark Henry?

Although it seemed as if this match was going to take place at WrestleMania, a monkey wrench was thrown in when promoted a Ryback-included six-man match for the PPV, supported by this picture.

Despite this advertisement, there seems to be a change of direction, as the picture has now been updated (h/t

Now, what may take place is that Ryback will reject the offer on the table from Randy Orton and Sheamus, for the opportunity to compete against Mark Henry. Moreover, Big Show may forcefully include himself in the six-man match, due to recent Shield attacks.

Ryback needs a solo moment at WrestleMania. Being included in the six-match match does not help much at all to give his gimmick any resurgence, even if his team wins. On the contrary, a singles win against Mark Henry is a step in the right direction.

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