What would it be?
I'll go match by match:
WWE Title: The Miz vs John Cena: More focus is on The Rock and Cena than Miz, although the champ fought back in a great way on Monday. However, I feel like he's being kept in the background because he's going to win ala Jeff Hardy at Bound for Glory last year. It's a good tactic to pull off, especially if they keep having Miz craving more attention. However, if Cena wins, say bye-bye to what I like to call Miz's credibility. Should be a decent match but I can't see the match being given too much time. Miz doesn't have enough experience for anything past 15 minutes imo so if it gets upwards of that I'll be surprised.
World Heavyweight Title: Edge vs Alberto Del Rio: The build-up is starting to pick up but only because Christian is involved. There's still many who want Christian to be included in the match. I do too, but I can't help but feel like he's more likely to be in Edge's corner and then screw him over, in which case, Smackdown will need a couple of big faces in the draft (*cough*Orton*cough*). The match itself should be very good if Del Rio decides to show more of his luchador training but the only thing that has me interested in this is Christian.
No Holds Barred: Triple H vs Undertaker: The equivalent to their match 10 years ago which WWE is ignoring. Riiiight. Yeah, nice move Vince. The reasons for this are coming to light with the news on takers shoulder so it's understandable. This may mean this match not being a great match but the match should be pretty good nonetheless.
Michael Cole 'w/Jack Swagger' vs Jerry 'The king' Lawler: Special Guest Referee 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin: Loving the feud. This should be a quick piece of entertainment with 'King' winning and Swagger and Cole respectively each receiving a stunner for their efforts.
CM Punk vs Randy Orton: The build-up has been great so far imo. Both superstars are playing their roles perfectly and hopefully, Mason Ryan gets punted next week, though I feel like WWE may have him ringside for the match because he's big. Either way, I'd prefer Punk to be on his own because regardless of whether he wins or loses, he still looks better than with somebody else there. Wrestlemania should be the place to make EVERYONE look strong. This could end up being match of the night and maybe even match of the year if WWE give it enough time.
Rey Mysterio vs 'Dashing' Cody Rhodes: 'SPOILER ALERT' Ok, it's not exactly much of a spoiler but Mysterio accepts Rhodes' challenge on Smackdown this week so the match becomes official. Now, apparently, there has been wide speculation that this match is going to be a hair vs mask match. This is the only answer I have to that: :bs:
Anyway, the build-up has been spectacular for this match. imo, this has been one of the best builds along with the Cole/Lawler and Punk/Orton match. Rhodes' mic work has been top notch as of late. Definitely on a par with Punk's and Miz's just because of the sheer intensity with which he speaks. I would like to see something added to the match i.e. a stipulation, to make the match special. Mask vs Mask is most appropriate but if WWE don't want that, throw in the IC title if you want. That's been irrelevant for a while unfortunately so WWE could at least salvage it a bit. However, if a stipulation does get added at a later date, I expect it to be the former. The match itself I expect to be one of if not the match of the night. Match of the year may be a tad strong because I don't expect 100% of the crowd to be into the match.
I also expect 3 more matches at least to be confirmed soon. These are:
The Corre vs Big Show, Kane and 'Diesel'?: I have no idea whether Diesel will be included but for the purpose of continuation considering Barrett's brief history and Show's stare down with him. Plus, 3 seven-footers should be enough for this match for Corre. Big Show is obvious and Kane seems to have aligned with Biggy so WWE are building this up.
John Morrison, Kelly Kelly and Trish Stratus vs Dolph Zigger and Laycool: The foundation was set on RAW with Morrison vs Ziggler and Vickie facing Trish next week. Expect interruption from Laycool on RAW to let Vickie win and Kelly Kelly either on RAW or Smackdown as retaliation. I'm not too big on how this seems to have been shoved together but in fairness to WWE, this has been brewing since before Elimination Chamber and it sort of took at Elimination Chamber so it should be a decent filler (but a chronic misuse of the in-ring skills of Morrison and Ziggler. At least they won't do much mic work
). I do, however, feel sorry for Drew Mcintyre who has been cast away from Kelly Kelly and Vickie and is now unlikely to appear on the main card. Probably why he looked so good at Elimination Chamber. It was last gasp. The match itself should be entertaining anyway if not spectacular.
US Title: Daniel Bryan w/Gail Kim (and Eve?) vs Sheamus w/The Bella Twins: Like the match above, this was a match touted by the dirt-sheets as part of the reported 'complate card for Wrestlemania 27'. Bryan and Sheamus have a title match next week with the stip I think if Sheamus loses, he leaves. Simply put? DQ or no contest. The divas here will interrupt. Also, like the match above, this match has been thrown together somewhat and doesn't feel like a Wrestlemania feud. However, I do commend WWE for adding the divas if this happens. I know a lot of people will be saying WHY? Well, I would rather there be some sort of story other than Sheamus had a stare down with Daniel Bryan. At least the heat between Gail Kim and The Bellas (Eve could be included to even the balance) has been ongoing for a while. The match could be amazing and possibly match of the night too.
Having really looked at the card, I'm actually feeling quite happy with it. Most of the matches have been built up. The ones that haven't have a different purpose which I'm fine with because it gives us variety. I wish WWE would have had a money in the bank ladder match though because they still have enough superstars. I assume the other superstars will compete in a dark match battle royal for the DVD or something as will possibly the divas. All in all though, I think this Wrestlemania could actually be very, very good. So far, I'll be optimistic and give it a 7.5. A lot of the matches will be very good and enough of the matches actually have a feud going, even if the build-up hasn't been inch perfect.
What do you think about the card for Wrestlemania 27? Are you as optimistic about the event in terms of its quality?