WrestleMania, the biggest event of the year. Every year we see some of the best matches, but this year the wwe have been getting extra criticism. Many of the tops stars are injured, but what they have made of it is great. Here are our experts to break down and provide their expert predictions on what will happen at the grandest stage of them all.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal:
CSD:The Battle Royal has the chance to be great this year, hopefully the winner of it actually means they get a push unlike the previous year’s. Although I want Curtis Axel, who in my opinion is well deserving of a push. Recently WWE has been trying to legitimize Braun Strowman. If he participates, he will likely dominate the whole way and most likely win the match overall.
Match Prediction: Braun Strowman
AA–WWE has built up Big Show, Kane and Mark Henry as the favorites to win this match, as they always do with their “Giants.” But other than the last Battle Royal, when has one of these big-men actually won? I’m going with a surprise pick here, banking on a surprise return
Match Prediction- Cesaro
Kalisto VS Ryback United States Championship:
CSD:Kalisto is a great champion, it isn’t his fault he has been booked badly. They haven’t made him seem like a legitimate threat since he faced Alberto Del Rio. But I feel as if he isn’t done, The underdog will win, because that’s what WWE seems to like to do.
Match Prediction: Kalisto
AA- There has barely been and build to this match, with no real reason to be excited. But what we do know is that a strong push is beginning for Kalisto, so I see no reason why it would stop here. I think the Lucha Dragon’s momentum will carry on and he will beat Ryback in a David vs. Goliath type of match.
Match Prediction- Kalisto
The Total Divas vs Team B.A.D and Blonde.
CSD: And the surprise diva in the 10 diva tag match is… Eva Marie. Just for this alone the Total Divas deserve to lose. Also, Lana, and Naomi, and Emma are on Team B.A.D and Blonde, and I’m hoping for Emma and Naomi to get a push. But given Brie Bella is on the Total Divas, and they don’t want to make her lose a match at fast lane and WrestleMania.
Match Prediction: The Total Divas
AA- This match is only happening for two purposes: to get more names on the card, and to allow Brie Bella and co. to get the win, in what could very well be her last match. I’ll pick the Total Divas to win in a very short match, with Brie getting the pin.
Match Prediction- The Total Divas
The Usos vs The Dudley Boyz
CSD: Personally, I like both of these teams, The Usos are one of the most popular teams currently and The Dudley Boyz are one of the most popular teams ever. This match is extremely close, but I feel like the Dudleyz will get their vengeance.
Match Prediction: The Dudley Boyz
AA-Like other matches on the card, it’s hard to find fans interested in this match. If you can recall the last 18 months of WWE’s tag team division, you can probably guess that the Usos will once again be in the title picture soon, so the only result that would make sense to me is the Usos winning.
Match Prediction: The Usos
7- Man Ladder Match Intercontinental Championship:
CSD: This match has endless potential to be great. The only people who shouldn’t win are Zack Ryder, Sin Cara, and StarDust. The feel good story of this match would be if Sami Zayn wins, because he is the most likeable man in the world. But the best thing for WWE to do is for Kevin Owens to win
Match Prediction: Kevin Owens
AA- I’m disappointed in the decision to go with a ladder match instead of a one on one match between rivals Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, but they once again felt the need
to get more names on card. I’m not sure why they didn’t make Kalisto defend in a ladder match, but it is what it is. I think Kevin Owens will retain the title at the show he is proudly calling “KO-Mania”.
Match Prediction- Kevin Owens
The New Day vs The League of Nations:
CSD- This match for some reason isn’t for the titles, so it seems as if the League of Nations will win, this could possibly set up a future title match between them and The New Day, if this match WAS for the titles I could only see The New Day winning as they are getting a mega push.
Match Prediction The League of Nations
AA– The obvious pick 2 weeks ago, but all signs are now pointing to “The Lads” winning. The match is no longer for the titles, and it’s a 4-on-3 handicap match. I see LON getting a much needed victory, most likely using cheating tactics. A win for them will set up a future title match.
Match Prediction- The League of Nations
AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho
CSD- As great as this feud has been, I think it’s time to let both AJ and Jericho move on. AJ has seemed to have the upper hand for the majority of this feud, and the fans are obviously Pro AJ and against the amazing Heel Jericho. I would go with a surprise here, I would give Jericho the win to end this feud.
Match Prediction- Chris Jericho
AA- This feud has been one of my favorites on 2016. AJ Styles, one of the 5 best wrestlers in the world, against heel Chris Jericho, who is one of the best bad guys in the history of the business. I think Y2J’s history at Wrestlemania will continue, and AJ Styles will finally hit the Styles Clash to earn himself a Wrestlemania moment.
Match Prediction- AJ Styles
Charlotte vs Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch for the Divas Championship-
CSD- This match is pretty interesting, it has the potential to be one of the best matches of the night with the storyline that actually has meaning. Charlotte hasn’t been a bad champion, but I feel like it’s time for a change. I think Sasha Banks will walk out of WrestleMania champion and will be the first Women’s Champion, after they change the belt.
Match Prediction- Sasha Banks
AA-I am looking forward to this match more than any other on the card, and I think it will steal the show. Charlotte’s reign has been decent, but I think involving Ric Flair has hurt it. It’s time for a new champion as the term “Diva” finally goes away and the Women’s Championship returns. And that champion should be the woman who is in my opinion, the best wrestler in all of WWE, male or female. That women is the Boss, Sasha Banks. I could go on for hours talking about how incredible she is, but the bottom line is: if the women ever do start main eventing RAWs and PPVs, your best shot is with Sasha leading the pack.
Dean Ambrose vs Brock Lesnar (Street Fight)
CSD- This match should be absolutely brutal. There is a chance that Brock Lesnar will come out on top, but in this type of match and the clips of Ambrose with former superstars over the past few weeks, I can’t help but say he will win this with help from Mick Foley’s Barbie.
Match Prediction- Dean Ambrose
AA- I think this match will be great, and Dean Ambrose will have an excellent performance. But I can’t help but pick Brock to win a brutal Street Fight that I think will elevate both talents. The match will be as good, if not better than the No DQ match Lesnar had with CM Punk at Summerslam a few years ago.
Match Prediction- Brock Lesnar
Shane McMahon vs The UnderTaker Hell In A Cell
CSD- I’m excited for this, even if it’s a Part Timer vs a 46 Year Old who hasn’t wrestled in a while. It’s still exciting to The UnderTaker put WrestleMania on the line in a match which is for control of Monday Night Raw. I feel that they will let UnderTaker win ONLY to make the Shane vs Vince feud longer, and Shane will have control of Raw later on.
Match Prediction- The UnderTaker
AA- It’s hard to imagine WWE having such a big stipulation for someone like they have for Shane, only for them to lose. But something tells me that’s exactly what they’re doing. Although I wouldn’t be shocked if Shane won, I can’t bring myself to pick against Taker in a Hell in a Cell match at Wrestlemania. If Shane does win, I think it will be due to a run in from John Cena. Most people think Shane will win, I’m going in the other direction.
Match Prediction- The UnderTaker
Triple H vs Roman Reigns for the WWE World HeavyWeight Championship
I really am not looking forward to this match too much, I feel that UnderTaker vs Shane should be the Main Event but it is what it is. Reigns is a great in ring wrestler, but it is really obvious that the fans aren’t on his side. Chances are they will make Roman Reigns win the match, but you can’t have WrestleMania go off the air with The Booing of the top Face in the company. So, I feel they should turn him Heel somehow, that is the only way I would be okay with him winning.
Match Prediction- Roman Reigns… Unless they’re keeping him Face
AA-This match will be one of the best tonight. Roman has proven to be great in big matches, as he was against Brock last year. As much as the crowd seems to love booing him, I firmly believe he’ll both win the crowd’s support, as well as the title as he main events another Wrestlemania.
Match Prediction- Roman Reigns
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