Second Match Discussed For WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show, USA Confirms HOF Special Details

– WWE is currently advertising Intercontinental Wade Barrett vs. The Miz for the 1-hour WrestleMania 29 pre-show, that will be broadcast online at, and the WWE mobile app. According to sources in WWE, there is talk that a second match added to the pre-show that allows many wrestlers to appear and get their WrestleMania paydays. This could include a Battle Royal or even Antonio Cesaro defending his title against Sin Cara in a Lumberjack match.

– The USA Network sent out a press release today confirming which WWE Hall of Fame inductees will be featured on the television special that airs on Tuesday night:


“WWE Superstars and fans pay tribute to the legends of the past at the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in front of a sold out crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The ceremony will include the induction of “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino and Donald J. Trump. Sammartino is a two-time WWE Champion and the longest reigning WWE Champion in history, holding the title for a combined 11 years. Trump has been a part of WWE’s most popular events and storylines dating back to WrestleMania® IV in 1988 and WrestleMania V in 1989 when he hosted the pop-culture extravaganzas in Atlantic City. In his most famous WWE storyline, Mr. Trump challenged Mr. McMahon to a “hair vs. hair” match at WrestleMania XXIII, resulting in Mr. McMahon’s head being shaved at the hands of “The Donald.”

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  • Initializing….

    No.1 contender Battle Royal for a US title shot for later in the show !

    • asd

      This would be awesome

  • newgeneration

    I’m glad that Cesaro will get a chance to defend the U.S. title at WrestleMania. but have him face the winner of a battle Royal match. Preferably Christian if he makes his surprise return at the Battle Royal. It might be obvious considering he did the same thing at Over The Limit, but better him than Sin Cara.


    it would been great if they put on the show the miz vs wade barrett vs antonio cesaro for the first fall would’ve been for the IC title and second fall for the US title, having miz win the ic title and antonio cesaro retaining his US title would’ve been cool just like WM 2000

  • Hairzy1990

    Can’t complain at least Wade Barrett & Antonio Cesaro are still defending their championships at Mania & at least we will still manage to see em in a match! Better than not being on the card at all…

  • JamieEvsxx

    ohhh so Cesaro would be defending in a lumberjack match…see this is what happens when things are reported twice and one’s in more detail than the other!…xS…anyways, I like Initializing’s idea of a No.1 contender battle royal then a US title match in the actual show (kinda like what they did at Over The Limit with Christian and Cody Rhodes)…=P