It’s that time of year again, wrestling fans. It’s time for Wrestlemania. That means that it’s also time for me to make my predictions about what’s going to happen on the show.
Chris Jericho vs. Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Rowdy Roddy Piper w/Ric Flair For Chris Jericho to win, he has to defeat all three of the legends. For the legends to win, they have to defeat Chris Jericho just one time.
Alright, so in my opinion, the WWE dropped the ball on this one. Most fans (including myself) were expecting/hoping Stone Cold Steve Austin would face Chris Jericho in one final match. This would be fitting considering that Austin will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this weekend. It could’ve been like the Ric Flair/HBK match from last year, but with Austin winning in his home State of Texas. Instead, we get to see Jericho take on three legends.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Snuka, Piper & Steamboat, but this isn’t the 80’s. I’m pretty sure they’re not as good as they were back then. Even though, the kid in me will be happy to see them appear. Chris Jericho is going to have to work really hard to make them look good.
Rumors are still floating around that Mickey Rourke will be there and that probably means he’ll be a part of the ending.
Prediction: Mickey Rourke punches Chris Jericho out and Ricky Steamboat gets the victory. I should point out that Ricky Steamboat is also going to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this weekend. I still have hope that Austin will somehow get involved as well.
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
This one will be good, possibly match of the night. There’s not much to say about this. The result is pretty predictable, but the road to it should be damn good.
Prediction: Undertaker pins HBK to keep his Wrestlemania undefeated streak alive for another year.
Extreme Rules Match: Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy
This is another match that has the potential to steal the show. Wrestling fans know that both of these guys take HUGE risks in their respective matches, especially when they were a Tag Team. With this being Wrestlemania, an Extreme Rules Match, and a sibling rivalry, they will definitely be going all out.
Prediction: Matt Hardy will get the upset victory in a modern day version of Bret Hart VS Owen Hart.
25-Diva “Miss WrestleMania” Battle Royal: Known Participants – Melina, Maryse, Mickie James, Gail Kim, Michelle McCool, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Eve Torres, Katie Lea Burchill, Beth Phoenix, Layla El, Rosa Mendes, Candice Michelle, Natalya Neidhart, Jillian Hall, Tiffany, Sunny, Torrie Wilson, Molly Holly, Victoria and Jackie-Gayda-Haas
The winner of this will be crowned Miss Wrestlemania. While I’m looking forward to seeing some of the older names, I could really care less about this. In a perfect world, Trish Stratus would be involved and go on to win, but as far as we know, she won’t be there.
Prediction: Oh, I don’t know. Let’s throw a dart and see where it lands. I’m gonna say that Sunny somehow wins.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match: CM Punk vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Christian vs. Finlay
The annual MITB Match returns and this is typically one of my favorite matches every year. I’m sure this one will be no different. What I don’t get is why is Mark Henry involved? I hate to say it, but I’m not really sure if he’ll even be able to climb the ladder.
Prediction: I believe that Shelton Benjamin will FINALLY win the MITB. Every year, he manages to steal the match with his insane moves, but has fallen short of winning the big one. This year, he’ll climb the ladder, grab the briefcase, and cash in a World Title shot within a year of winning.
Winner Takes All – WWE Tag Team Titles vs. World Tag Team Titles – Unified Tag Team Title LUMBERJACK Match: The Miz and John Morrison © vs. Carlito and Primo Colon
I really don’t get why they made this a Lumberjack match, but besides that, this should deliver. These two teams have been having outstanding matches for the past few months. For those that don’t know, a Lumberjack match involves various wrestlers standing at ringside throwing the participants back into the ring if they get tossed out or try to escape.
Prediction: Carlito & Primo Colon go on to win.
IC Title Match: JBL © vs. Rey Mysterio
I’m happy to see the IC Title being defended at Wrestlemania, even if it is JBL. There’s not much more to say about this.
Prediction: JBL wins
World Title Match: Edge vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena
I don’t see why they decided to involve The Big Show in this match. I’d rather see Cena VS Edge 1 on 1 and have The Big Show be in the MITB Match. Even if he’s not able to climb that ladder, it’d be worth it to see him knock out a few people in that match.
Prediction: Cena wins the Title.
WWE Title Match: HHH © vs. Randy Orton
These two have been tearing eachother apart since Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble in January. At one time or another, Randy has attacked Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, & HHH. Needless to say, it’s been a heated rivalry with everyone involved.
Prediction: Randy Orton will win the Title when at least one of the McMahon’s either turns on HHH or their assistance backfires.
Well, there you have it.
As for me, I’ll be watching the show at a local Movie Theatre. I’ll be posting the results of my predictions shortly after I get home.
The show is this Sunday at 7 PM Eastern on Pay Per View.
Enjoy the show!