Twelve-man tag team match announced for WrestleMania 28, allotted time likely to be cut

Make sure "safe search" is turned on when Googling "12 men on the field."

According to Prowrestling.net, WWE has announced via (the redesigned) WWE.com that WrestleMania 28 will feature a 12-man tag team match, featuring two teams of six, one chosen by Raw general manager John Laurinitis and one chosen by Smackdown GM Teddy Long.

First and foremost, the number 12 has nothing to do with the number 28. At least WrestleMania X had a X-man… excuse me, 10-man tag team match scheduled (until it was cut due to time constraints; thanks a lot, five-star Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon match), and WrestleMania 25 included a 25-diva battle royal (the introductions for which were cut for time; thanks a lot, shitty Kid Rock performance). WWE could have booked a 28-man battle royal, or a 14-man tag since 14 is divisible by 28, harrumph glavin bazinga.

Second, dang, Jeremy was right about Ted DiBiase watching from backstage (or better yet, on a 4-inch black-and-white screen in the Sun Life Stadium parking lot with his tailgating DiBiase Posse). This is obviously the evolution of “the match that gets everyone on the card,” like the occasional battle royal or Money in the Bank. Assuming (probably incorrectly) that WWE also includes a battle royal during the pre-game show, literally everybody but DiBiase will get that WrestleMania payoff. With all the rumors of locker-room jealousy over The Rock taking a main-event slot (because Justin Gabriel so desperately deserved it instead, right?), you would need to be a hepatitis-ridden leper to be left off this card.

And third, at least we know what poor Dolph Ziggler will be doing for 4 minutes until this match’s allotted time gets cut. -Eric

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2 Responses

  1. No no no! I the captain!!!

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