Note: Walder’s World of Wrestling will be a weekly editorial column by staff writer Christopher Walder. Be sure to follow Chris on Twitter at @WalderSports


In a little over 26 days, 65,000+ fans are expected to fill the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the biggest PPV event in World Wrestling Entertainment history; WrestleMania 30.

Why am I not excited? I should be. I WANT to be. I just can’t find it in my heart to muster up the enthusiasm that’s appropriate for a show of this magnitude.

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar and Batista vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship are the only matches confirmed on the card. One bout has an outcome that was set in stone before it was even announced, and the other probably couldn’t elicit a response from a group of schoolchildren hopped up on sugar.

To be fair, any match featuring Undertaker at the “Showcase of the Immortals” can sell itself. I may not be too keen on watching a part-timer challenge the most storied streak of all-time, but it is what it is. Throw a third combatant (*cough cough* Daniel Bryan *cough cough*) in the main event and MAYBE you’ll have something there as well.

That’s just me looking on the bright side. It doesn’t change how I feel.

I don’t care about WrestleMania 30, at least for the time being.


As the ‘Resident Canadian’ of, I don’t have the luxury of being able to view the show through the WWE Network on the cheap. I’ll be paying full price, along with all other WWE fans that don’t reside in the United States.

I’m not complaining. The company could throw A.J. Lee vs. Tamina Snuka for the Divas Championship in the main event and I’d still send a check for $65 to my local cable provider. That’s how much of a glutton for punishment I am when it comes to the product.

There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. There has to be. I continue to turn the other cheek in hopes that creative will rise to the occasion and reinvigorate my passion for an industry I’ve followed since I was a wee little lad.

No time like the present. It’s WrestleMania 30 for crying out loud.

So what are they waiting for?


“Monday Night RAW” will emanate live from the FedExForum later tonight (March 10) in Memphis, TN. We should all have a better understanding as to how the WM30 card is going to shape up after the show.

Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan has months and months of story behind it, but this isn’t what the fans want. It’s main event championship match or bust for the leader of the YES! movement. The only way the WWE Universe would accept this is if Bryan defeats the COO, he gets added to Randy Orton vs. Batista. If that’s not the case and Bryan still goes over, it won’t mean nearly as much.

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt is all but confirmed. It would be the first time since WrestleMania 20 that Cena isn’t either challenging for/defending a World Championship OR going one-on-one with The Rock. The match itself probably won’t blow anyone away, but it’s certainly a good sign for how the company feels about Wyatt moving forward. Not just anyone can face the biggest star of the last 10 years at the “Granddaddy of Them All.”

Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose? The buildup has been strong, but the money match would have been The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family. There’s no denying that, ESPECIALLY after watching their first two encounters at the Elimination Chamber PPV and RAW. Would anyone even give a damn if the United States Championship WASN’T at stake?

Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger is slowly being teased. Big E. could be brought in for an Intercontinental Championship match. The big man has lost so much momentum and Jack Swagger is an afterthought in the grand scheme of things. Winning a mid-card title would look like a downgrade for Cesaro.

Sheamus vs. Christian? Don’t get me started.

The Big Show vs. Corporate Kane? Maybe if the ‘Big Red Machine’ stops looking like a Deuce and Domino reject.

How about a Money in the Bank Ladder match? Guys like Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, Titus O’Neil, Cody Rhodes and Ryback need something to do. You could even have Alexander Rusev make his debut and become an instant contender for the briefcase. Maybe this is Hulk Hogan’s major WrestleMania 30 announcement. Who knows anymore.

A.J. Lee defends the WWE Divas Championship. The Usos try to resurrect a tag team division that’s nearing extinction. A B-list musical act performs a collection of “hits” for 10 minutes while you grab a beer or make a bathroom run.

Oh joy.


The WWE already has your money. You paid for WrestleMania 30 a long time ago when you lined up for your tickets. You paid for WrestleMania 30 when you logged on to and shelled out your dough for the Network.

They don’t feel obligated to impress you. Where’s the motivation? You don’t have a say anymore. You’re going to sit there and be forced to gaze upon whatever they feel like putting in the ring.

Don’t worry. I’ll be joining you. We’re all in this together.

I’m not a debbie downer. I just want my money’s worth. I don’t like being this way.

I just want a reason to change my mind.



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