Wrestlemania 29 (NY/NJ) Preview Part IV


Since Jeremy agreed that he wouldn’t be doing previews as I had predicted on Monday, I’m going written for the previews. I’m hoping to do two matches a day including on Sunday. We’ll see if it happens or if I end up stacking them up because I can’t get to them. I’ll be separating them into pairs with one good match and one bad match.

Bad Match

World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio defending against Jack Swagger: The build up has been the most boring of any of these bouts. The hate might have worked better if Alberto Del Rio was a bigger baby face. He hasn’t come close to replacing Rey Mysterio. I really don’t like him any more as a baby face because he still feels so bland. Jack Swagger hasn’t done himself any favors since coming back either. I haven’t been impressed with his in ring work which has been passable at best. His gimmick isn’t doing much for me either. I suppose it’s good that he has a mouth piece but since the gimmick isn’t working I don’t like Zeb Colter. Prediction: Alberto Del Rio sucks slightly less so he retains.

Good Match

CM Punk vs The Undertaker: Aren’t we all glad that William Moody aka Paul Bearer died so that we could have an angle for Wrestlemania? I do wonder what this build up would have looked at without this tragic end to a fantastic mouth piece. I was glad that CM Punk got to sink his teeth into something other than the length of his title reign. I thought the angle ended up pigeon holing him from how he wanted to verbally attack the Undertaker. He did what he could and I enjoyed it but I also thought it was predictable and a little bit boring. The interesting part of this match is that because of the lengthy title reign, CM Punk is a legitimate threat. Undertaker has only made a couple of token appearances in the past year. Punk is a perfect torch handing over guy. Prediction: The streak stands and the internet doesn’t explode.

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We’ll catch up on results one of these days, but until then, let us know what the other best match on this card was besides Undertaker vs. Triple H (which, for the record, was panned by the Stunt Granny members who were there live. We haven’t stopped snoring since.)

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After some serious YouTube and DailyMotion hunting, I think this is as close to the full matches as we’re going to get on both of these winners. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Triple just killed it, and Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle was heart-stopping. Here they are, in pieces, for your enjoyment.

56 Days of WrestleMania – WrestleMania XX’s Best Matches

Cough cough.

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Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Steve Austin’s last match against the Rock and since this epic Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho match (especially since they brilliantly revisited that feud five years later, which was five freaking years ago). Bask!

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Here’s an underrated WrestleMania if I ever saws one. A few candidates for best match of the night, including, of course, one stand-out and possibly a few cult favorites. Also, the first WrestleMania under the new WWE banner! Hey! What you got?

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