It looked like WWE was headed for a HOSS FIGHT pitting Ryback vs. Mark Henry for WrestleMania 29 on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, before Friday Night SmackDown last week when it was announced that Ryback would team with Randy Orton and Sheamus to take on The Shield.
Rumors held that this was only temporary and WWE would rectify as much on Monday Night Raw tonight (March 18) in Pittsburgh. Sure enough that's exactly what they did, as Vickie Guerrero pulled Ryback from one match and inserted him in the other.
One tense staredown later and the HOSS FIGHT is on, folks.
From the WWE.com preview:
Two powerhouses are set to collide at WrestleMania when Ryback squares off against Mark Henry in what will certainly prove to be an event of mass destruction. Along with both Sheamus & Randy Orton, Ryback has been a target of The Shield for months now, but the recent emergence of Mark Henry as an evident threat has shifted the scary-strong Superstar's focus, as he's become a marked man in the eyes of The World's Strongest Man. The black-clad trio has made Ryback a constant target, opening him up to attacks by other Superstars looking to pick the bones. Enter: Mark Henry. ... So now, despite being Sheamus & Randy Orton's chosen partner to take on The Shield at The Show of Shows, Ryback will lock up with The World's Strongest Man on The Grandest Stage of Them All in what will no doubt be a legendary showdown between two of the most destructive forces in WWE history. Order WrestleMania 29, Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT - only on pay-per-view!
Here's the updated WrestleMania 29 match card and line-up:
- The Rock vs. John Cena
- Undertaker vs. CM Punk
- Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
- Ryback vs. Mark Henry