Wrestlemania 30 has a lot of hype to it as it is now just 1 week away from going down in New Orleans from the Superdome. And sure, Brock Lesnar versus the Undertaker in the streak match will be good. Sure, the Shield versus Kane and the New Age Outlaws will be good. The tag title fatal four way match ill be exciting. Daniel Bryan versus Triple H, and the winner battling Randy Orton and Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be great matches. But it is perhaps one match that is being overlooked as the match that could steal the night.
Let me give you a bit of background on myself. I don’t like John Cena. As a wrestling fan, I personally like the heels in the company. Also, I just think that WWE shouldn’t book around merchandise sales from the 5-13 year old age group with Cena, but I do respect Cena. But, that’s a different story for a different day.
Bray Wyatt versus John Cena is WWE’s typical “Bad Guy vs. Good Guy” match. But this is one is different. John Cena is the Hulk Hogan of this wrestling generation. He is the most popular, biggest seller, biggest “WWE body type” guy in the business today. Bray Wyatt, however, is probably the best heel in the business right now. His promo work is unbelievable. This guy, when he talks, just pulls you in. Everything he says has you on the edge of your seat. I don’t know a true wrestling fan that doesn’t get the chills when he lights a lantern, says, for example, “Brooklyn, We’re Here!”. You believe everything that Wyatt says. But his promo work is just part of his excellent work as a WWE superstar. The guys in ring skills are phenomenal. Not only does he get around agile for a big man, but his moves are electric. When he bends over the ropes, lets his hair fall, and does his creepy, crab, (or whatever it is) walk, I just instantly become happy and excited. He then hits his finisher, the Sister Abigail. That is an awesome move too. But, through all of that, putting Wyatt together with Cena to get the “Good guy, bad guy” thing was a great decision and the ability of both superstars on the mic and in the ring is why this match will steal the show at Wrestlemania 30.
10 years ago at Wrestlemania 20, John Cena won the United States title. He leaped into stardom and main event status after that on the grandest stage of them all. But now, he is back at the “mid-card” if you will. This isn’t going to be one of the last matches on the card. It is going to be in the middle somewhere, maybe even earlier than some may think, and John Cena is back there for a reason. Cena is over as all can be. A loss to Bray Wyatt will not do anything to his legacy, even though that is what the feud has been centered around so far. Losing this match will not do anything to Cena’s on-screen character. It will not do anything to his merchandise sales. But it will put over Bray Wyatt as a top guy in the company. Ladies and gentlemen, get used to having Bray Wyatt wrestling against these top names at PPV’s. This is Wyatt’s biggest match so far. Yes he beat Daniel Bryan in an early match-of-the-year candidate in Pittsburgh at Royal Rumble. But John Cena is a bigger name, and a win against Cena at one of the biggest Wrestlemania PPVs of all-time, would do wonders for Bray’s career. This feud has been excellent so far, and the talent of these two in the ring has high potential to cement this as a match-of-the-year candidate as well.
Bray Wyatt versus John Cena is going to be a great match. As I said earlier, I’m not much of a Cena fan in my own right, but I love Bray Wyatt. I do respect Cena’s ability to help the careers of younger athletes. I respect his in-ring ability. But, at Wrestlemania, he has to put over Bray Wyatt. This match has the potential to steal the show. It has the potential to be worked fantastically and be the best bout of the night. It doesn’t matter when it takes place. This one, is the one I’m looking forward to the most and you should be too.