Wrestlemania 31 is right around the corner ladies and gentlemen! Let me tell you right now, all wrestling fans from the general audience to the marks should generally be quaking in their boots right about now. The WWE is the leader in sports entertainment and professional wrestling, the grandest stage of them all will displayed on Sunday, March 31st. Being a closet fan of professional wrestling, a "mark" if you will; allow me to be tell you what I think will happen and whether or not I necessarily agree with it all. But first, let's take at a look at what is Wrestlemania.
This global phenomenon has taken the world by storm, all fans from the young and weird to the old men with beards. It ranges from the hottest of the ladies to the men who lift weights and eat steaks. Ok, point is the demographic is large and this year is no exception. Millions of viewers are expected to tune into the WWE network, which is available for a low monthly price of $9.99. Allow me to reminisce to my first Wrestlemania, where I payed on PPV for a whopping $60 almost 12 years ago. Ah, the days of Stone Cold and the Rock are behind us. However, the new generation is just as exciting. Such as the self proclaimed "Future of the WWE" Mr.Money in the Bank Seth Rollins who will take on the third generation wrestler "The Viper" , Randy Orton. And, we can't forget the young buck known as Roman Reigns who will headline against the reigning and defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion, "The BEAST" Brock Lesnar!
Ok, you've waited long enough. Here it is, my predictions; short and sweet. WARNING: TECHNICALLY NOT SPOILERS BUT MY PREDICTIONS MAY OR MAY NOT COME TRUE
1.)Kickoff Pre-show: Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Tag Team Titles:
-The Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
My Thoughts: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd will retain because their title win is still fresh. Not to mention, these two have some serious in-ring-chemistry.
2.)Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker
My Thoughts: The Undertaker will win in order to ensure his legacy in the WWE. This legend was undefeated up until the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar, put an end to his streak at last year's Wrestlemania. Coming off this loss, it'd make a whole hell of a lot of sense for him to go over and look strong. I'm honestly, not too interested in this feud considering the build up wasn't memorable.
3.)Seth Rollins vs Randy Orton
My Thoughts: Randy Orton will barely pick up this win boys. Only because Randy Orton can't afford this loss coming back from an "injury" angle from Seth Rollins nonetheless! I mean everyone knows Seth Rollins is Mr.Money in the Bank (Fun Fact--WWE Superstar Edge coined that phrase back when he won the money in the back 10 years ago at Wrestlemania 21) In plain terms, Seth Rollins will be a world champion soon and he can afford to lose to RKO. I am very excited about this feud, I really enjoyed the build up.
4.)Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal:
Konnor, Viktor, Kane, Big Show, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Jack Swagger, The Miz, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Fandango, Adam Rose, Zack Ryder, Erick Rowan, Sin Cara, Damien Sandow, Goldust, Mark Henry, Heath Slater, a NXT Superstar TBD, others TBA
My Thoughts: Stunt double of The Miz, Damien "Mizdow", will comically win this prestigious battle royal. For one reason, plain and simple he's "over". What does that mean? Well, fans simply like him too much and WWE will cash in on this by granting him the winner. Thus, starting a feud with Miz. Bonus: Whether or not Mizdow wins, The Miz and him will start a epic feud shortly after. Bonus:I believe Shameus will make his inevitable return and possibly win.
5.) Sting vs Triple H
My Thoughts: Triple H will win by a dirty underhanded tactic at any cost because he is on a Wrestlemania losing streak and it'd make sense considering Sting may or may not be sticking around. I'm not interested in this popsicle stand, I'd rather much see Sting and The Undertaker (A wrestling mark's wet dream) or Triple H vs The Rock.
6.)Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title:
Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper vs. Stardust vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett (c)
My Thoughts: First off I love this match! Really makes the IC championship seem relevant again. Okay, drum roll please....Daniel Bryan will be victorious. I just don't see it going down any other way, Daniel Bryan main evented last year's Wrestlemania (5 star show) and he has a lot of momentum.
7.)AJ Lee and Paige vs. The Bella Twins
My Thoughts: AJ Lee and Paige will pick up the win here. Both fresh and young, they will barely get the "W" on the beautiful Bella Twins. I'd rather much see the Diva's championship being defended, but whatever. :P
8.)WWE United States Title Match: John Cena vs Rusev (c)
My Thoughts: The fan favorite John Cena will win! He can't afford to lose at Wrestlemania in order to keep his character looking strong and Rusev will finally suffer his first singles competition loss at the hands of the one and only John Cena. (Fun Fact: John Cena hasn't held the United States championship in over a decade)
9.)WWE World Heavyweight Title Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns
My Thoughts: The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar, will defeat Roman Reigns. If you had asked me a week ago, my money would be on the Badass Samoan, Roman Reigns. However, Brock Lesnar just signed a brand new deal with WWE, closing the gates on his MMA career. Also, Roman Reigns isn't getting over as a face. He is being booed too often, in my opinion. WWE should turn this rockstar heel and have the fans boo all they want. I believe Brock Lesnar character is so well established as this "Beast", he just can't be beaten at the moment.