For some of the WWE Superstars who don't make the WrestleMania card, there is usually a spot for those forgotten Superstars in the form of either a battle royal or a lumberjack match that takes during the WrestleMania pre-show (formerly the untelevised dark match that happens before the actual PPV goes on the air) as a way for WWE Superstars to receive their WrestleMania paychecks.
But last year's WrestleMania 28 pre-show was a triple threat match for the WWE Tag Team Championship which featured then-champions Epico and Primo, Jey and Jimmy Uso, and Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel which saw Epico and Primo retain the titles. What was more unusual was that no post-WrestleMania roster cuts (AKA "Spring Cleaning") took place last year due to Linda McMahon's senate campaign which labeled her as a "job creator." But expect things to revert back to normal this year.
I expect the usual post-WrestleMania roster cuts to take place a few days after WrestleMania 29 is over and while I expect no more than maybe three or four Superstars to be "future endeavored," I do see one of those released Superstars to be a surprise name (my pick believe it or not is Cody Rhodes).
Which leads me to my choice for the pre-show match at WrestleMania 29: The Miz versus Antonio Cesaro in a lumberjack match for the United States Championship (the lumberjacks will be the male wrestlers who will be left off the WrestleMania 29 card like Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, Damien Sandow, Wade Barrett, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, and all the other mid-to-low card Superstars who are not booked for the show).
That way, it gives these Superstars a chance to appear on the WrestleMania 29 stage without overshadowing the likes of John Cena, The Rock, Triple H, CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Ryback, Big Show, The Shield, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, and the Divas.
There you have it: my ideal WrestleMania 29 pre-show match.