Bray Wyatt Needs to Beat John Cena at WrestleMania XXX

Photo Courtesy of The Wyatt Family - WWE Universe Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of The Wyatt Family – WWE Universe Facebook Page

It may sound strange coming from the guy who controversially defended John Cena here, but it would be a miscarriage of justice (as Gorilla Monsoon used to say) if “the champ” scores a clean victory over Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania XXX.

Strong heels need to win matches to get over, and so far the WWE has done a good job booking the Wyatt Family. Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan clean at the Royal Rumble and the Wyatts were victorious in two marquee contests against the Shield.

The Shield didn’t need to win those matches because the fans already see them as the real deal, plus it was evident the group was breaking up and at least one member was turning face. Plans changed, and now it appears the faction will remain together and all three will be babyfaces going forward. This change is for the better, and my colleague Damian Seeto described the situation well.

Make no mistake about it, a match against Cena at WrestleMania is an awfully nice slot on the card. Any time you wrestle Cena you’re wrestling in the spotlight, and Wyatt has a chance to prove to the world exactly what he’s made of.

Cena doesn’t need to win at WrestleMania to keep his character over. He’s a well-established star, still the top draw in the company aside from Brock Lesnar (who’s mostly part-time) and, for better or worse, the face of WWE. All the more reason why Bray needs to beat him at the show of shows.

Imagine what a win over Cena at ‘Mania would mean for Wyatt? A victory would establish Wyatt as a major player and possibly the number-one heel in the company. For full-timers, that spot currently belongs to Randy Orton, but I believe Wyatt has more potential to draw as a heel based on his unique look and dynamic mic skills.

A win would also potentially open the door for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship run down the line. The point here is legitimacy, and beating Cena on the grandest stage of all is an excellent way to get Wyatt over as a strong, championship-caliber heel.

As far as the quality of the match is concerned, I expect it to be very good. However, in this case the result of the match is far more important than the work inside the ring. Will Bray Wyatt be catapulted to super-heel stardom, or will Cena once again overcome the odds in a one-and-done program?

Dan Marsiglia is a Pro Wrestling columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.
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  • Mark

    I agree.

    • Dan Marsiglia

      I’m glad! Thank you for your feedback.

  • LikeaSomebodayReborn

    Excellent Article.

    • Dan Marsiglia

      thank you!