WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show Coverage
Apr 7, 2013 - by Michael Riba
We see the video of Vince McMahon’s big reveal from Friday, where he gave us a sneak peak at the WrestleMania 29 set. We go live into MetLife Stadium, where Josh Mathews and Matt Striker are on commentary. They hype up various ways to watch the show, and tell fans to Tout their favorite WrestleMania moments. They toss it to Scott Stanford, who is with Jim Ross, Dusty Rhodes, and Kofi Kingston. Ross says he is just as excited for tonight as he was for his debut in 1993. Kingston says the WWE has come full circle and has come home tonight. Rhodes says there are issues to be solved and careers on the line and the show will be “something big.” We transition into the video hype package for the Alberto Del Rio/Jack Swagger feud.
Ross says this is not the same Swagger that he met at the University of Oklahoma. Ross says Del Rio has to be perfectly focused tonight, to which Kingston says Del Rio is fired up and ready to go. Rhodes says Del Rio will grab that dream and prove he is the better man tonight. We transition into a video showing how far various fans traveled to make it to WrestleMania 29. We then get the hype video for the Brock Lesnar/Triple H feud.
Rhodes says this is nothing more than a fight and he doesn’t know who’s going to win. Kingston says he also doesn’t know. Ross says Lesnar is a monster and it’s going to be a long night for Triple H. Stanford tosses it to Tony Dawson, who is tailgating with the fans.
We go backstage and see Snooki, who is tonight’s Social Media Ambassador. The Miz walks up and calls her a MILF, “Mother I’d Like to Friend.” She says, “Oh, I thought you meant the other thing.” Barrett walks in and tells Snooki to tweet how badly he will beat The Miz, and Miz tells her to Tweet about how he will be taking the Intercontinental Championship. Barrett walks away, and Snooki compliments Miz on his spray-tan.
We go back to Striker and Mathews, who highlight the feud between Ryback and Mark Henry. We go backstage and it’s interview time with Henry. Henry says he saw Ryback gasping for air and flat on his face in that video, and he will be doing it again tonight. Henry says Ryback is right that tonight will be memorable, because tonight is the night that Ryback will be entered in the Hall of Pain. Kingston says we will finally find out who the man is tonight. Rhodes says Henry is a bad man, but Ryback will be fed more tonight. Ross says experience counts at WrestleMania. We then see some highlights from the Press Conference a few days ago. We go into the video hype package for the CM Punk/Undertaker feud. Ross says CM Punk has been the MVP of WWE, but Taker will go 21-0.
We go back outside of MetLife Stadium, where Tony Dawson is still tailgating with some fans. We see video clips of various fans telling their predictions. We go back into the arena, where we take a look at some fans’ Tout videos on their favorite WrestleMania moments.
We take a look at the hype video for The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show. Rhodes says if The Shield is going to be stopped, it will be tonight. Kingston says The Shield is clicking on all cylinders. Ross says The Shield will win their debut at WrestleMania. Stanford kicks it down to ringside, and it’s time for the Intercontinental Championship Match.
After the match, Stanford, Ross, Kingston, and Rhodes talk about the Cena/Rock main event. Kingston says it is a must-win for Cena. Rhodes says Cena’s loss ate at him for a year and he will go all out to become Champion again. Ross says they better throw their respect out of the window and if it goes under 30 minutes, Rock wins. If it goes over 30, Cena wins. Kingston says Cena has to stay focused no matter what. Rhodes says it will be an epic battle.We then see the hype video for the Rock/Cena feud and the pre-show comes to an end.