WWE Keeps Mystery Around WrestleMania Main Events, Books Punk vs. Cena
With seven weeks of lead time until WrestleMania 29, WWE is taking its time announcing the key matches for WrestleMania.
Of the four potential main-events–the WWE Championship match, the World Championship match, Undertaker’s annual bout and a match likely involving Brock Lesnar and Triple H–only the World Title match has been formally promoted. And even that match, which presently features champion Alberto Del Rio defending against Jack Swagger, could theoretically be up in the air if Dolph Ziggler cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
Following The Rock’s win at Elimination Chamber, it seemed certain that he would defend his belt against Royal Rumble winner John Cena in the ultimate WrestleMania main-event. But promotion for that match cannot yet start because WWE instead booked a number one contender’s match between Cena and CM Punk for next week’s RAW.
Undertaker has not yet resurfaced for his annual WrestleMania program, and it remains unclear if he will even participate on the show. The long-standing plan for Taker’s ‘Mania match has called for him to wrestle CM Punk, but WWE has not yet indicated if it will remain on that course or book a contingency (such as making the WWE title match a three-way between Rock, Cena and Punk). Next week’s show will presumably provide an answer.
WWE confirmed that next week’s RAW will feature an in-ring confrontation between Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon. That interaction will presumably get the ball rolling on the Lesnar-Triple H rematch program, which was technically kicked off when Lesnar attacked McMahon several weeks ago.