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WrestleMania 29 paves the way for WWE's future

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Young superstars shine at the grandest stage of them all

WWE's biggest event of the year took place this past Sunday, and the show was definitely a large improvement compared to the last few. While many of the matches might have been predictable in people's eyes, they all delivered in one way or another. Every superstar fighting on the WrestleMania card deserved to be there, and didn't let the opportunity of a lifetime go to waste. This goes especially for the younger superstars that were fighting at the big event for the first time.

Fans, including myself, have been complaining about the fact that WWE hasn't been building up new wrestlers and instead has depended on its part-timers such as the Undertaker and the Rock. Don't get me wrong, all of those wrestlers are great as the Undertaker vs. CM Punk was easily match of the night, and the Rock delivered despite losing the WWE Championship against John Cena. Look at some of the past four or five WrestleMania's and you won't find too many new superstars on the card, whereas this year's featured six. Giving the new guys a chance at WrestleMania is a great way for them to make an immediate impact and get recognition in front of a large audience. 

 

The night started off with the Shield, made up of the best three prospects the company has in Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. This group once again put on a great match in its win over Randy Orton, Sheamus and the Big Show. They have remained undefeated and proved why greatness is destined upon them. We all know that stables don't last forever, but I expect the Shield to remain intact and dominate throughout the rest of the year. 

Another superstar to make his WrestleMania debut was the dancing Fandango in a match with the veteran Chris Jericho. In Fandango's in-ring debut he would shine by getting the victory over the former World Champion. This guy is a natural heel and definitely has the skills and athleticism to make it in the business. Whether he is WWE Champion material remains to be seen, but I predict he'll have his first taste of gold by August.

This last superstar had the most to prove because of how the WWE has been pushing him so much. The monstrous Ryback had yet to win a major match on PPV though, and that streak would extend to 0-7 in his match against Mark Henry. The loss came after Henry grabbed the ropes and fell down on top of Ryback, who had Henry up for the Shell Shocked. Ryback would get his revenge quickly as he hit the deadly finisher after the match was over. There is no doubt he has the look of a top superstar, but if he keeps losing then the fans will quickly lose interest in him.

WrestleMania provided some great wrestling and a conclusion to most of the feuds. While there weren't any shocking moments, the show showcased the best WWE has to offer. The company continues building for the future as shown by Dolph Ziggler cashing in the Money in the Bank Briefcase the next night on Raw to become the new World Heavyweight Champion, and Ryback attacking John Cena to end the show. WrestleMania 29 was the start of a new era where the upcoming superstars are going to help carry wrestling back to a top level once again.

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