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Planned Teams For 12-Man Tag Team Match At WrestleMania, Possible Return

WWE announced Monday Team Long vs. Team John Laurinaitis in a 12-Man Tag Team Match at WrestleMania XXVIII that will determine one permanent General Manager of both Raw and Smackdown.

WWE has not announced the participants in the match Raw as Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis and Smackdown General Manager Theodore Long will choose teams of six Superstars in the weeks leading up to the match. reports that as of last night, Team John Laurinaitis is planned to consist of Alberto Del Rio, Christian, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Mark Henry will Team Long will consist of Ezekiel Jackson, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Santino Marella, The Great Khali and yet-to-be-determined WWE Superstar.

One WWE source believes Rey Mysterio could fill in the last remaining spot, but it could not be confirmed whether he has been cleared to return from injury.


  • KpNuttzLol

    Might aswell add Hornswoggle to Long’s team and get done with it.
    Although, it’s likely Bourne could be the 6th man for Longs team. He will have served his suspension and he has had history with Kofi so it only seems fitting.

  • Prince

    Also, looks like Miz is off the WrestleMania card if he’s not in this match.

  • brian_sXe

    Well if this is the bathroomtime match….i gues no Diva’s title natch @ Mania 😀

  • kitkrock

    Hornswoggle is the last man on long’s team.

  • Whooper

    This is a washroom break type of match

  • little jimmy

    i think ill go for a shit when this match is on

  • WeAreOne

    Well no Drew Mcintyre…

  • Dazzling Daz B

    Well Laurinaitis team looks much stronger than longs. Christian shouldn’t be in this match. I honestly hate how much the WWE underate christian. Put him in the Bryan v Sheamus world title match to bring some sort of excitment to it.

  • Jimbo

    Wow….Team Long sucks.

  • Philzibit

    The Great Khali has no business in a wrestling ring, especially in one at Wrestlemania.

  • Nicholas

    If John team wins watch HHH the next night come out an fire him the next night. Let’s not forget that the board said that HHH can become Gm of Raw when every he is ready.

  • Matt

    How would McIntyre not be on team Big Johnny? there is an actual storyline being built up there and he’s healthy

  • dirty sanchez

    That sounds like the worst idea ever why take away a good match like money in the bank for a shit maych like this WWE makes no sense sometimes

  • d

    do they plan on bringing christian and del rio back anytime soon ? i believe both are cleared and just haven’t been used

  • lew

    the only bad choices for team smackdown are big zeke and and khali they need to be replaced y not put orton in for smackdown and kane in the match for raw instead of having them go one on one like they probably will

  • Stevie P

    Longs team is really bad. What a terrible team to come up with.

  • Anon

    So, they’re keeping Christian heel?

    How is a heel Christian going to induct a very popular Edge in the HOF the night before?

  • Second City Saints

    Rey would be so much better than khali

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  • Beyond X Nik

    well i thing both teams match up pretty well concidering some of guys are fueding like otunga and big zek and swagger and santino and kofi and doplh and great khali will match up against henry hey they had to use guys not in wm show so that was the pick of the litter from both shows that were not booked and if rey does come back he will match up against del rio and i know truth and christian have nothing going on but it does not matter. thats my opinion and if think different then thats your opinion. ok Beyond X Nik is out peace love and extreme >:)

  • Nick

    This match sucks, a guy like ziggler and mysterio should not be in this kind of match, both of those guys should have been added into the intercontinal championship match to make it a fatel four way. and than those two spots could have went to lower card superstars to give them a push. What a waste.

  • Diesel

    Oh great another half assed tag-team match thrown together at the last minute just to fill up spots…

    Why not just do away with the MITB pay per view and have the match return as a WM thing and have them all slug it out that way? At least then something decent might come out of it for both A. the superstar who wins & gets a title shot & B. they could still continue the storyline by having Long or Laurinitis come out and brag about winning leaving multiple routes to go with the whole storyline.

  • Prince

    Also, if this isn’t an elimination tag match, it’ll be incredibly stupid.

  • Antoine

    i hate dirt sheets sometimez they spoil everything

  • Prince

    Well, Long’s team pretty much sucks. Especially compared to Johnny’s.