I swear, since I’ve been doing this writing thing I’ve had the worst predictions ever! And when it comes to WrestleMania, the predictions are even worse. Anyways, if you’re making bets on the show and want to know what picks won’t get you any money, then read these and go opposite of them.
Roman Reigns vs. Undertaker
The most interesting take from this match will be if it’s the main event or not. If so, that tells me this may be Undertaker’s last, which adds even more speculation as to who might come out as winner. I think this is a Roman Reigns victory regardless, however. The company obviously wants Roman to seem as legitimate as possible, and beating Undertaker at a place he was unblemished at for over two decades would definitely be huge for Reigns. There will be plenty of boos, maybe even trash thrown, and the internet will explode. But, who knows, maybe that will even add to Roman’s WrestleMania moment if he comes out as victor on Sunday. It definitely will be something to remember, which is what WrestleMania is all about.
Winner – Roman Reigns
Universal Championship – Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
Does this match go over 5 or even 7 mins? Does it have to? It just seems like Lesnar has to redeem himself against Goldberg here, right? He’s never beat him, and during the entire build to this Brock has only bested him once with an F-5 on RAW. However, it would be interesting to see if this is Brock’s one guy he could never overcome; it would add much needed depth to the Brock Lesnar character, which is desperately needed at this point. In a wild prediction here I’m going with Goldberg to defeat Brock Lesnar, although much closer this time around, and then retire on RAW the next night, vacating the title. This WrestleMania has been built around Goldberg and a redemption of sorts from his last time around with WWE, and this would only cement it further.
Winner – Goldberg
WWE Championship – Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
It’s pretty simple — if Bray Wyatt doesn’t walk out of WrestleMania retaining his title, I’m not sure what the company is doing. This seems like his time and maybe even a time for a Sister Abigail character to appear as much of this story has been built around her existence. Also, please give us some sort of freaky carnival entrance for Bray given the entrance set at this years show.
Winner – Bray Wyatt
Non-Sanctioned Match – Triple H vs. Seth Rollins
What makes this match intriguing is Seth Rollins health. I’m sure a large portion of this has been a work just watching how it’s been played out on RAW, but there is obviously real injury here. Being basically no rules, expect a lot of run-ins, especially from the likes of those big names who didn’t get matches at this years show. I expect Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn and Finn Balor for sure, and maybe even Kevin Owens if this match takes place after his and Jericho’s match.
It seems like Triple H is building his new stable with Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe, but who would the next one be, the third man? Why not Finn Balor? Rollins did cost him months of his career after he won the Universal title back at SummerSlam, so why not? In fact, that will be the turn here that costs Rollins the match.
Winner – Triple H
Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
The story of this match will be how Shane hangs with Styles in a traditional wrestling match. I love that idea, but we haven’t seen Shane do much outside of No Holds Barred matches or similar before (he is a McMahon after all), so how good can this be? But, he’s in the ring with one of the absolute best in the world, so while it may not be five star caliber, it will be entertaining and tell a heck of a story. But it wouldn’t surprise me to see Styles get so frustrated with Shane’s resilience that he takes to Shane’s methods by using weapons or jumping off of high things onto tables. And being that Shane is a GM, he can overrule the match rules I’m assuming if Styles were to get disqualified and ask to keep the match going. Styles should win this one regardless.
Winner – AJ Styles
Mixed Tag Team Match – John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse
The build for this has been excellent and quite surprising. Both have looked extremely well and I’m looking more forward to this match than when it was Cena and Miz for the WWE title at WM 24. The rumor is that Cena will make his long awaited proposal to Nikki after they win. If that’s true, my guess is that they are actually already engaged and this just further proves how important Total Divas/Total Bella’s is to the company.
Winners – John Cena & Nikki Bella
United States Championship – Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho
Unless they are saving this for the next night on RAW in some dramatic fashion, I can’t see Kevin Owens not winning here, especially since Jericho is supposedly leaving again soon.
Winner – Kevin Owens
RAW Women’s Championship Fatal Four-Way Elimination Match – Bayley vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
I’m not sure where the RAW Women’s division is going after this, and I’m definitely not sure Bayley is working out like all had hoped she would on the main roster. To me, Charlotte is this division, but I’m not sure how many more times they can repeat her feuds that she’s already had without them becoming dull. But I think she comes out on top again here, getting her closer to being a 16 time champion AND being undefeated at WrestleMania…
Winner – Charlotte
RAW Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Ladder Match – Gallows & Anderson vs. Enzo & Big Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
Not sure there would be much interest in this if ladders weren’t added to it. It would be nice for Enzo and Big Cass to have their big moment here, but this just feels like Gallows and Anderson retaining.
Winners – Gallows & Anderson
Intercontinental Championship – Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin
One of the least talked about matches on the whole card. However, it’s good to see the intercontinental title still be on the show. Ambrose should retain and this should continue to be a SmackDown Live feud for the next couple months.
Winner – Dean Ambrose
SmackDown Live Women’s Championship (All available SmackDown Live Women)
There could still be a number of surprises in this match with the rumors of who all could be returning. I’d love to see Alexa Bliss retain. But I’m going with a surprise Mickey James victory.
Winner – Mickey James
Andre “The Giant” Memorial Battle Royal
The match that gets everyone on the card will come down to two: Big Show and Braun Strowman. Or at least it should. Big Show has said this will be his last and Strowman is in line for his big push to continue on RAW. Plus, these two already put on a great match on RAW weeks ago. It can be done again here.
Winner – Braun Strowman
Cruiserweight Championship – Neville vs. Austin Aries
This match could have been really good, but no one will remember it because it’s on the pre-show. Neville has been excellent in his new heel role, making the title relevant where others couldn’t. He retains here.
Winner – Neville