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Too Many Wrestlers Are On The Undercard for WrestleMania XXX

Andre The Giant Battle Royal

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The WWE has gone above and beyond this year to get all of their talent on the card at WrestleMania XXX. While it’s a nice gesture and the wrestlers will love the payoffs, the situation is fast becoming absurd.

At this point in time, the undercard for WrestleMania consists entirely of multi-competitor matches. First there’s the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which will feature 30 superstars vying for an opportunity to win a prestigious gold statue of the eighth wonder of the world.

Of course, it wasn’t enough to have one massive match with someone else’s namesake. Enter the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational, which has 13 Divas somehow trying to take the title away from current champion AJ Lee. The rules for this match have yet to be explained, and AJ even ranted about this while doing guest commentary on WWE Main Event this Tuesday night.

But there’s more! The newest match announced for the Show of Shows has the teams of Rybaxel, Los Matadores and the Real Americans challenging the Usos for the WWE Tag Team Championships in a fatal four-way tag team match. In other words, an easy way to throw eight more wrestlers on the card.

Amazingly, we’re not done yet, as the Shield will take on Corporate Kane and the New Age Outlaws in a six-man tag team match. All totaled, there are 58 different wrestlers competing on the undercard at this year’s WrestleMania. This has to be some kind of record.

Again, you can appreciate what the WWE is trying to do. It’s good that they want to get as many wrestlers on the card as possible. Unfortunately, you can’t help but feel like the matches are being watered down and many wrestlers will be lost in the shuffle.

As a performer, is it better to be lost in the shuffle than not enter the shuffle at all? From a monetary standpoint, yes it is. So there you have it.

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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