My first Wrestlemania was 2000 when Edge & Christian won that epic ladder match, Kurt Angle lost both his belts in one match and which wrestling fanatic could forget that fata four-way.
I’ve never missed a Wrestlemania despite losing interest back in 2004. (I had sporadic interests throughout the years since then.)
This year I would loved to have seen Triple H and The Rock, since they’re both participating this year, take each other on as those two used to put on brilliant performances. But I suspect that the WWE will induct The Rock in the Wrestling Hall of Fame next year thus squeezing another appearance from The Rock at Wrestlemania 30.
Anyway, this years predictions:
Cena def. Rock:
This is obvious as The Rock was only here to plug GI Joe. This is not a criticism - he has every right to have the title for this short period of time because he has given more to the WWE than anyone to date. So toodle-pip for another year, Rock.
CM Punk def. Undertaker:
The Undertaker has reached a milestone: 20 and 0. Rumour is that Undertaker would like to job to a rookie (or up-and-coming star) as opposed to a veteran (like HHH or Shawn Michaels). This would give who ever defeats Undertaker a huge push in the business and there’s no better to give it to than CM Punk.
However, it would have to take something dramatic to defeat the Undertaker as everything from Pedigrees, Camcorders and being locked in the Dressing Room (remember A-Train and Big Show?) to take him out. So, therefore here are two ideas to how Undertaker could lose:
-Something to do with the non-fictional demise of Paul Bearer and the Urn weakening his powers.
-Brock Lesnar comes down and attacks Undertaker. This would be a good move because a) Lesnar is managed and Paul Heyman, who also manages Punk b) there is already a publicly-known feud between Undertaker and Lesnar behind the thesps. WWE would probably have told the to put personal differences aside and instead channel it into a storyline that could go on for a few months.
Alberto Del Rio def. Swagger:
If one match consists of a World Championship changing hands then the other must remain with the defender…and Del Rio will retain. Besides, Swagger has badly injured Del Rio’s manager so there needs to be some justice in the story line.
Shield def.Orton, Sheamus and Show
A little tricky to predict this one but surely, with this being The Shield’s first major match, the faction needs a push otherwise there’s no other way to go for them but to walk through the crowd and attack wrestlers like they’ve been doing since they formed.
I predict Randy Orton will turn on Sheamus and Show because the latter two have been squabbling too much and Randy has acted the arbiter, which is too innocent for his whole image. RKO Sheamus, let The Shield pin and then team with The Shield like another legacy??
Miz def. Barrett
I can see the belt changing hands
Ryback def. Henry
Battle of brawn: could be good match. Can’t see Henry winning this somehow. I like Ryback, too. He looks mean.
Hell No def. Dolph
Belts retained. Would be a great match if it was just Bryan vs Dolph.
Jericho def. Fandango
This was the trickiest match to predict. I can’t see someone with Jericho’s talent and status jobbing to a gimmicky twirler. Although the Fandango needs a win against an established name for a push - not as established as Jericho, though.
Triple H def Brock Lesnar:
If I am right about The Undertaker scenario then Undertaker will attack Lesnar.
Everyone knows Lesnar’s sheer brillance in the form of his agility and frightening power. His technique as wrestler is great so he wouldn’t mind losing this. Likewise, Triple H is brilliant but probably not up to scratch as he used to be. Triple H, too, has lost the last two Wrestlemanias and doesn’t have a brilliant history winning at Wrestlemania. He’ll win this.
Funk team def. Rhodes scholars and Bella twins:
I really don’t give a fuck about this match. Stupid rubbishy gimmicks and the only one I feel sorry for in the whole match is Rhodes as he can wrestle. (Is this the dark match? I hope so.)
Looking forward to it.