Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fun WrestleMania 29 Observation

I attended WrestleMania last year, and I'm watching it for the first time this afternoon on the WWE Network (still doing awesome with the stream on my Roku) and I've noticed something interesting -- aside from two matches, every single match has featured at least one person switching heel/face allegiance.  Let's take a look at the full card...

Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show vs. The Shield -- In a year's time, the Shield and Big Show have both turned face, and Randy Orton turned heel.  Sheamus is the only one who has not switched sides.

Ryback vs. Mark Henry -- A complete swap here.  Ryback turned heel, and Mark Henry turned face.

Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston -- Kane went heel, and Dolph Ziggler and Big E both turned face.  I'll count Daniel Bryan as a face here, even though he was still acting heelish (while he is definitely a full on face now).  But that's nit picking.

Fandango vs. Chris Jericho -- No change here.  Only one of two matches.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger -- Alberto Del Rio turned heel.

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk -- CM Punk turned face.

Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar -- Triple H turned heel.

The Rock vs. John Cena -- No switch here.

This is nothing earth shattering....switches typically happen, and some of these were somewhat expected.  But to see it in almost every match -- sometimes with numerous people -- in just a year's time is pretty impressive.

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