Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Solution for Part-Timer Mania

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By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Right now, there are only two matches officially announced for Wrestlemania XXX, and a couple of rumored ones.  I'm confident enough in the rumored ones to go ahead and move forward with this blog. The Undertaker will be taking on Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Batista.  It looks like we're going to get Daniel Bryan versus Triple H too (I have a theory on that match, but I'll wait until it's officially added to explain).

Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman
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Those three matches only feature two full time WWE Superstars, Bryan and Orton.  Batista is back after a four year hiatus, but for how long?  Triple H hasn't wrestled since last year's Wrestlemania.  Undertaker had two matches in 2013, the last one being in April.  Lesnar only wrestles on pay per view, and the big ones at that.  But Wrestlemania rolls around and the part-timers get a chance to shine.  

I'm not complaining, I've done that before.  What I'm  offering up today is a solution to what I (and other fans) see as a problem.  I get the reasons for bringing back some of the past stars.  I don't agree with it totally, especially putting them in a title match, but as history has proven, it's a profitable idea.

Dolph Zigger vs. Titus O'Neil
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Anyway, I think guys like Damien Sandow, Dolph Ziggler, and Wade Barrett will be forgotten on the biggest show of the year.  Six months down the road, it'll be those guys who are still working day in and day out for the company.  Triple H will be back in his suit calling the shots on Raw.  Undertaker will likely be on sabbatical.  Batista will be doing a movie or trying to reboot his MMA career.  Brock Lesnar will be doing occasional run-ins.  You get my point.

MITB Wrestlemania 26
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So instead of leaving the above mentioned Superstars and others like Kofi Kingston, the Miz, and Cesaro on the Wrestlemania sidelines this year, I think the WWE should bring back The Money in the Bank ladder match.  Now that there is just one title to compete for, I think they could easily pull the plug on the MITB PPV and return the match to its original roots.  It's going to take some work creating title contenders with the lower level talent, but it can be done.

MITB Wrestlemania 21
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There have been some great MITB matches at Wrestlemania.  It'll be nice to see it back on the show and a chance for a half dozen or more Superstars get a few minutes to shine on wrestling's biggest day. That would still give the part-timers a chance to have a swan song and the up and comers and current stars the opportunity to show off their skills.  What do you think?

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