This past Monday night on RAW, the immortal Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker returned, signalling the start of the road to Wrestlemania.
The WWE used the show to set out their stall and lay the foundations for story-lines which could take Mania by storm.
And so, with the pay-per-view just under 6 weeks away, here’s a look at the main-event matches which are in the pipeline.
By Cameron Kennedy – @LiveF0rever_
Randy Orton vs Batista
The first match under the microscope is the one we all saw coming, Randy Orton vs Batista (Bootista) for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The bout will see the two former-Evolution buddies squaring off in what will likely be the closing main-event and fans haven’t taken too kindly to the idea.
Batista, currently playing face, has been booed out of the building on every appearance since his return and with Randy Orton playing an equally unlikeable heel, it looks like the New Orleans’ crowd could hijack this match.
WWE have their work cut out here if they want to make the match work, maybe adding Daniel Bryan is the answer?
Daniel Bryan vs Triple H
It’s seeming increasingly unlikely that Bryan will take part in a championship match as he appears to have his eyes firmly set on Triple H.
Bryan has been screwed out of the WWE World Heavyweight title ever since Triple H betrayed him at Summerslam and now after months of beat downs, Bryan finally wants revenge on The Game.
Triple H isn’t keen on facing a “B+ player” at Mania, but if Bryan was to make it personal then Triple H will definitely want to take out Bryan once and for all.
John Cena vs The Wyatt Family
Another man looking for revenge is John Cena after being screwed out of the title in the past two PPV’s by The Wyatt Family.
Cena wanted an answer on RAW as to why, but instead suffered a battering at the hands of the Wyatt’s. Bray Wyatt made it clear that he wants to take out Cena and his superhero-like style to become the future of the WWE.
All Wyatt’s feuds in WWE so far have been brilliant and expect this one to top the lot.
The WWE simply can’t drop the ball on this one.
The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar
Now we come to the last main-event match, where the beast incarnate will take on the streak.
Yes, Undertaker as the rumour-mill had suggested, challenged Brock Lesnar to a match at Wrestlemania last night.
This came after Lesnar and Paul Heyman revealed their disgust at not being involved in the championship match and felt there was no need to compete in New Orleans. The Undertaker then entered the arena for his first appearance in just under a year, challenged the beast to take on the streak and chokeslammed Lesnar through a table.
This match clearly has the potential to steal the show and hopefully it will deliver.
The WWE are taking some real risks with the Mania match-card, but it’s clear that if the company can pull off the matches that are in the pipeline, this could be one of the best Wrestlemania’s in years.