PARKS'S TAKE PARKS'S TAKE: Let the Random Wrestlemania Match Generator Commence!
Feb 23, 2013 - 12:55:36 PM
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By Greg Parks, PWTorch columnist
It was discussed after both the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber PPVs that there really hasn't been anything set in motion for some bigger names who have fallen into the mid-card. However, this past week on Raw, the Random Wrestlemania Match Generator seemed to be in full effect:
- Need something for Chris Jericho to do? Shoe-horn him into the WWE All-Star feud with The Shield and tease some dissension between him and Ryback. Bam! There's your Wrestlemania match.
- Need something for former World Champion Sheamus to do? Have him interrupt a Wade Barrett promo for no reason other than to make fun of Barrett's tiny role in the movie. Bam! There's your Wrestlemania match.
- Need something for Mark Henry to do after his big return and failure to win the Elimination Chamber? Have him back off The Great Khali, despite beating and slamming Khali with ease in previous weeks. Bam! There's your Wrestlemania match.
- Need something for the newly broken-up Team Rhodes Scholars to do? Have R-Truth return from injury to save Kofi Kingston from a Damien Sandow beating, thus presumably setting up a Team Rhodes Scholars reunion to take on Air Boom. Bam! There's your Wrestlemania match.
Now granted, these matches may not all take place at Mania. Jericho could still face Dolph Ziggler. If WWE separates The Shield for the event, Sheamus could square off against Roman Reigns. Mark Henry could be in a more important match than against Khali. And the tag team match could be done on TV before Wrestlemania. Still, all of these possibilities were set up on Raw in a way that felt quite random, as if WWE was saying, "geez, we really need to find something for these other guys to do either on the big show, or on the road to Wrestlemania!"
Greg Parks has been a columnist for Pro Wrestling Torch since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @gregmparks for live Tweeting during Raw, Impact, and PPVs, as well as other bits of wisdom. Comments, questions and feedback are welcome, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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