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Two Months Away, Rumored WrestleMania XXX Matches Are Sure to Disappoint Fans

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COMMENTARY | In a little more than two months, on Sunday April 6, the WWE will present WrestleMania XXX. Traditionally WrestleMania is the biggest show of the year and enormous pressure is put on the company by fans who expect a top-notch show. This year presents even more pressure as the pay-per-view will also be the first live WWE PPV produced on the WWE Network.

Based on the name alone, millions of fans typically order WrestleMania each year as the WWE usually offers something for everyone interested in seeing the show. But with two months to go before the big event, this year's WrestleMania is already shaping up to be a dud.

While none of the matches are officially set, the seeds have been planted on TV for numerous matches that are likely to occur. Not to mention the internet buzz around certain matches that started before the Royal Rumble last month. The four most commonly talked about matches feature Randy Orton/ Batista, John Cena/Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan/Triple H and Brock Lesnar/The Undertaker.

None of these matches appeal to me in anyway and based on the recent reaction of the crowd, I would bet most fans would feel the same way. Again, these matches aren't finalized, but are rumored to take place.

Let's start with Orton and Batista, two men who've been on the receiving end of tremendous boos lately from the fans. And not the good kind of jeers because they're heels playing their roles well, they've been getting the sort of boos from fans that say "we don't want to watch you wrestle, you suck." Getting booed is one thing, but when fans boo and then chant the name of a guy or commentators not involved in your match, that tells me the fans don't care about you.

Having these two as the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight title could be a disaster. Fans have made it clear that Bryan is the guy they want to see in the main event and if he isn't, fans may hijack the match and boo these two out of the building. Or even worse, not react at all.

That brings us to Bryan vs. HHH. While it could be a good match once it's in the ring, wasting Bryan on a guy who competed three or four times last year and isn't likely who compete much after Mania can kill his character. Especially when you consider that Bryan has already spent eight months trying to "prove his worth." Should he lose to HHH it would hurt him in the eyes of fans, the same fans that are tiring of watching him have to validate himself with no reward. If he wins, all he's done is beat a 44-year-old man who rarely wrestles.

Lesnar and Taker will draw some interest simply because of the names involved, but these two feuded more than a decade ago and neither one is likely to recapture that form now. Plus there is no way in hell Lesnar is going to be the guy to end Undertaker's streak when he has made it clear he is a part-time wrestler. With the element of doubt eliminated from the match, it's hard to imagine fans getting emotionally invested in the outcome.

Finally, in what would be the most interesting of these matches, Cena and Wyatt could be very good, or a complete joke. The WWE has already begun teasing this match and it appears to be a lock at this point to appear on the WrestleMania XXX card.

Wyatt is quickly becoming the most intriguing heel the company has developed in years and a strong feud with Cena could really put him over the top. However should "Super" Cena show up and defeat Wyatt - which is the most likely outcome - Wyatt would lose a lot of the momentum he's built over the last few months. The only way that doesn't happen is if Wyatt beats Cena on the grandest stage of them all.

WrestleMania is supposed the one event a year that fans can count on to deliver memorable moments that last for decades. With the card slowly but surely coming into focus this year's card feels more like a WrestleMania 9 than WrestleMania 21.

Matt Durr is a reporter from Michigan who has watched professional wrestling since he was 3 years old. Not just a WWE fan, Matt enjoys Ring of Honor and Japanese wrestling. He has covered University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University athletics for Annarbor.com. Follow him on Twitter @mdurr84.

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