WWE WrestleMania XXIX

WrestleMania 29 News: Second Match Rumored for 'Mania Pre-Show

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com
Gone Baby GoneContributerApril 5, 2013

As we all know, the WWE has several wrestlers that have been snubbed for this year’s WrestleMania.

A few of them have already had memorable moments at the "Granddaddy of Them All," while others are still awaiting their time in the spotlight.

Now, it appears the WWE may have come to its senses and will be adding those deserving few to the WrestleMania pre-show.

According to PWInsider.com:

The word around WWE's hotel today was that a second match may be added to the WWE pre-show, possibly something involving all of the talents that aren't yet announced for the show (in the past they've some Lumberjack matches, etc.) so everyone gets a chance to be in front of the massive crowd.

As much as I hate the idea of a Lumberjack match, I am hopeful that the match will feature US Champ Antonio Cesaro. Let's face it; Cesaro has more than proven himself both in and out of the ring. Compile that with his mid-card championship status, and the WWE really doesn't have a reason to leave him off the card.

Not to mention, WWE.com recently posted a video (seen here) of Cesaro's WrestleMania workout. Normally, this video would make sense for someone who is wrestling at the event. However, as of this article Cesaro is still watching the show from the sidelines.

Ultimately, the company has an hour to fill, and there is no way that The Miz and Wade Barrett are going to come close to eating up even half of that time. So adding another match would save fans from watching predictable interviews, scripted promos and pre-taped pieces.

The fact is the WWE has done a solid job of promoting the event to this point. Simply put, anyone that wants to buy the pay-per-view has already made plans to do so, which to me means the WWE really doesn't need to use the pre-show to convince fans to watch the event.

In the end though, the company should give its fans a bonus and fill the pre-show with another match. It should do that especially considering that the WWE faithful already must drop down 70 bucks for the actual event and deserve more wrestling for their money.

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