My ultimate fantasy card for Wrestlemania 30!


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Hello and welcome to my mind. Today, I’m going to lay out my dream card for Wrestlemania 30. It’s a four hour show, so I think ten matches is more than doable. I would want to have as many top quality guys on the card as possible, without watering it down with gimmick battle royals. It’s a half realistic ensemble, depending how you look at things. I hope you enjoy, and please leave a comment!

Dean Ambrose(c) v Seth Rollins v Roman Reigns (Triple Threat Match for the United States Championship)

All three of these guys can go, we know that. I would love to see their journey culminate in a triple threat match on the biggest stage in the business. They have had an insanely good run as a unit, but it seems to be coming to an end now. One of the main focal points of their group has been gold, as I talked about in my recent editorial post. Now that the tag belts are gone, I would have Ambrose continue to be cocky and give them a hard time. Let the resentment set in, and you have one hell of an angle. There are so many story routes you could go down in that match. Those guys would make a classic opening encounter look easy.

Chris Jericho(c) v Wade Barrett (for the Intercontinental Championship)

This one is a bit from left field, and is heavily influenced by my own personal favouritism. I would bring Jericho back in the new year, give him a red hot push and put the Intercontinental Title back on him. At the same time, I’d be building up a worthy contender in Wade Barrett. This could be the chance for the Brit to get that launchpad Wrestlemania moment that he unfortunately missed out on a couple of years back through injury. It would also give him a helluva mountain to climb against one of the best champions in the company’s history.

The Usos(c) v Primo & Epico v Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara (Triple Threat Match for the Tag Team Championship)

I would put the title belts on The Usos in early 2014. It would be cool to see this happen after some kind of tournament. They never do those anymore! That could build up the team as a worthy one to face the Rhodes Brothers. That shock win could be the catalyst to break up those two. As for the others, I’m not entirely sure how I would make it happen, but I would just want to showcase a high octane, intense action, wrestling match for the fans. I would drop the Los Matadores gimmick, and opt for realism over silliness. Primo and Epico, along with Team Luchadores could help make this match really special. The Usos are always capable of putting together an exciting match and would be worthy champions, in my opinion.

Goldust v Cody Rhodes

After a solid run as champions, I would these two up. I went over this in more detail in my post about the Rhodes brothers recently. Everyone wanted to see this match when Goldust returned and they clashed during the Royal Rumble match. I’m loving the feel good factor of seeing them together now, but I think that could make the feud even more powerful. I would have Goldust get jealous and resentful, then turn heel on Cody. This program could be the final push the latter needs to get to the top level as a babyface. It would get heat and get people invested, and I’m sure the two of them would have a great match.

Triple H v Big Show

Three huge main events? Try five, with a Divas filler match! This is an easy sell. Build the ongoing feud between the two of them over time, getting Show off TV for weeks on end where necessary, until the two of them come together to finally settle it at Wrestlemania. Vince McMahon could offer Big Show a new contract if he got the win, which I would have him do. This is actually something that will probably happen: the match, not Hunter doing the job.

John Cena(c) v Randy Orton (for the World Heavyweight Championship)

It may seem a bit wacky to have the biggest full time performer in the company on fifth from last, but if I’m running the show, it’s my rules. I know that we have all seen this match a thousand times, but it’s been a while since they have had a high level program. With Orton back at his heel best, and Cena coming back the hero again, I think this could be just the thing to rejuvenate the World Title. The rest of the card is stacked enough for Cena and Orton to not look too out of place so low down it.

Daniel Bryan(c) v CM Punk (for the WWE Championship)

I doubt there is a wrestling fan on the internet who wouldn’t want to see this match at Wrestlemania, with THE title on the line. I would build this with no face or heel. The Eddie and Benoit of today wouldn’t need heat or gimmicks. What happened to two guys going in there and giving everything simply for the belt? Punk doesn’t need to kidnap Brie Bella for this to be emotional, intense and simply glorious. The two best wrestlers in the business putting on the match of their lives – a guaranteed show-stealer!

AJ Lee(c) v Lita (for the Divas Championship)

The people in the arena need to get food or use the toilet. The people at home need to get a beer, roll a joint or grab another bag of chips. There is no shame in going out there and giving people the chance to do that. Joking aside, I would love to see Lita get one last run. I know WWE don’t exactly love bringing in women over 21, but with the success of Rob Van Dam and Goldust, maybe they would take a chance on this. It could be the feud to elevate AJ Lee to the moon, and give Lita one more chance to do her thing. A ten minute match full of risks, dives and hair pulling – well worth a spot on my card!

Goldberg v The Rock

The final two matches would be the place to milk the financial cow. Four huge name part time, or former superstars! I would go first with a feud which took place originally back in 2003. I don’t think they got anywhere near enough out of that, much like the majority of Goldberg’s run in general. Give me another stab at it, and I think this could be great. Two huge babyfaces battling it out for ultimate respect. Again, no underhanded tactics or heat needed. If you’re telling me that you couldn’t just book these two in a match and draw money without a heated feud, you’re naive. That’s exactly what I would do! Put their two faces on a poster, with the words “Goldberg v Rock” on it and prepare to count the cash.

Undertaker v Brock Lesnar (Hell in a Cell match)

I would end the iconic 30th edition of Wrestlemania with The Undertaker’s final match. The streak has become so much more important than any of the titles or feuds on the card in recent years, but they continue to downplay it every year. The fans know how big a deal it is, and they would want it to finish off the night. This match also wouldn’t need heat, but with Brock Lesnar a consistent heel, there is an easy way to draw it here. This is another feud which came about originally over a decade ago. It was a personal, heated rivalry. WWE are top notch when it comes to vignettes. Using the video gallery, and appearances on Raw, they could build this into the most intense match of the year. Everyone would want to see it. They would pay to see it. I would definitely pay to see it. This one may also happen, but that’s not clear yet. I think it could be the perfect way to close the show.

You may notice that I didn’t include Hulk Hogan. I hope all of the speculation amounts to nothing and he doesn’t show his face there. If it were up to me, he wouldn’t be allowed in the building. One more thing. I don’t have a big problem with ‘Mania being in New Orleans. It’s the place I’d like to visit most in the entire world. If it were up to me though, I would have gone for Madison Square Garden purely for the nostalgia and the grandeur, but I understand the decision from a money making perspective. Leave a comment and let me know what you would do differently. Remember, this is just my dream, not reality.

Thanks for reading.

Craig [Editor]

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