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WWE WrestleMania 32 Predictions

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WWE is looking to make history by attracting 100,000 people to the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, and to break the WWE attendance record of 93,173 set at WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.

 

The roster has been hit hard by injuries to stars such as John Cena, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Sting and more. Those names I’ve just mentioned as big, high drawing names. Sure Sting will appear as part of the Hall of Fame section, but not in a competitive match (which was rumoured to be against Undertaker). This has led to many fans to question just how goof this WrestleMania will be.

 

Fans have also questioned the quality of the booking leading up to this show. It hasn’t been great, and some matches just don’t make sense. They teased a potential match between Brock Lesnar and Bray Wyatt, but they changed it to Lesnar v Ambrose (more on that later) and Bray isn’t even on the card. If he gets dumped into the Andre the Giant Battle Royal I would be pissed because Wyatt is far, far better than that!

 

As you know, I will be attending this year’s WrestleMania. Man, it’s been a long time coming. Regardless of the quality of the show, I’m going to enjoy this show for all it’s worth.

 

As always, this is a predictions blog and here is the league table, so far:

 

RIF – 32.5 pts

Joe – 32 pts

Dan – 28.5 pts

Michael -27.5 pts

 

Pre-Show

The Usos vs. The Dudley Boys

RIF: The Usos

Joe: The Usos

Michael: The Usos

Dan: The Usos

Meh, not remotely interested in this one. Why not have a triple threat tag title match instead? Going for the Usos to win as the Dudleys are only around to put over younger stars. A victory here against one of the most respected teams that helped shape The Attitude Era could serve as the launch pad for a new push.

 

Pre Show

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

RIF: Braun Strowman

Joe: Bray Wyatt

Michael: Kane

Dan: Big Show

While I think it’s nice that WWE pay tribute to Andre the Giant like this, but it doesn’t really mean anything for the winner. All that has to change this year, hence why I’m going for Strowman. Got Mark Henry as a backup as it’s heavily rumoured that the World’s Strongest Man will retire at ‘Mania…..on the pre-show.

 

Team Total Divas vs. Team Bad & Blonde

RIF: Team Total Divas

Joe: Team Bad & Blonde

Michael: Team Total DIvas

Dan: Team Bad & Blonde

Eva Marie? Eva Fucking Marie is competing at WrestleMania? Then again, so did Giant Gonzaules and Great Khali so I shouldn’t be too pissed off about it but EVA FUCKIN’ MARIE? Anyway, faces to win because it’ll make a good episode of Total Divas (plus it gives Brie Bella a nice send off, too)

 

Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles

RIF: AJ Styles

Joe: Chris Jericho

Michael: AJ Styles

Dan: Chris Jericho

Hands up if you bought a YSAJ shirt. If so, I feel bad for you, son. I’m confused why AJ isn’t in the ladder match for the IC title, but working with a veteran like Chris Jericho on the biggest stage of the year is by no means a step down. Considering how professional Jericho is in putting younger stars over, coupled with his part-time business terms with WWE, any outcome other than a clean win for Styles would be a shock. Expect Styles to win via submission.

 

WWE Intercontinental Championship

Ladder Match

Kevin Owens © vs. Sami Zayn vs. Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara

RIF: Kevin Owens

Joe: Kevin Owens

Michael: Zack Ryder

Dan: Sami Zayn

If Michael is correct with his prediction I would give everyone reading this a blowjob! He has his theories and he’s entitled to that. Kevin Owens is almost certain to retain his title, as it’s hard to imagine any of his opponents walking into Monday Night RAW the next day carrying the belt. Sami Zayn, another key contender given his unfinished business with Owens, is even less likely to win. He has yet to be established on the main roster. The other five contenders, some of which are wonderfully talented in the ring, are modern-day enhancement acts. Owens for the win.

 

WWE United States Championship

Kalisto © vs. Ryback

RIF: Kalisto

Joe: Kalisto

Michael: Kalisto

Dan: Kalisto

At first I would have said Ryback, but I’ve changed my mind to Kalisto. WWE have high hopes for Kalisto, and rightfully so. The guy is so fucking talented. I remember watching him at a live event in Newcastle, and he had the entire crowd on their feet. He truly is a talented guy and is on course of becoming the new Rey Mysterio. Not really too fussed on Ryback, but I do like him in the bully heel role. He’s believable in that role. Going forward, they could split up the Lucha Dragons by having Sin Cara turning on his partner since he didn’t win the IC title and is jealous of Kalisto’s success. As for Ryback, he’ll just fade off into mid card obscurity.

 

New Day vs. The League of Nations

RIF: New Day

Joe: League of Nations

Michael: New Day

Dan: League of Nations

I’m really, really interested in seeing New Day’s entrance. The rumour going round is that they’ll be appearing on unicorns. Man, that would be hilarious! I do wish the titles were on the line here, but it is what it is. Not the titles on the line could suggest LON winning, but I’m sticking with New Day because NEW DAY ROCKS!!!!

 

WWE Divas Championship

Charlotte © vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch

RIF: Sasha Banks

Joe: Charlotte

Michael: Sasha Banks

Dan: Sasha Banks

Emotions will be high during this defining moment for three passionate NXT breakout stars who have smashed every glass ceiling placed above them so far. I wish Bayley was involved in this but I’m still happy with what we’ve got. Charlotte has become an exceptional heel, Becky continues to outperform her position, and Banks adds a spark to matches that her peers do not. Mark our words: One day these remarkably talented performers will headline a main roster pay-per-view. And you know what, they deserve it. I’m going with Sasha Banks for the win. She’s going to be a key player for the WWE’s women’s division for years to come, and that begins at WrestleMania.

 

No Holds Barred

Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose

RIF: Dean Ambrose

Joe: Brock Lesnar

Michael: Dean Ambrose

Dan: Brock Lesnar

Talk about a mismatch, huh? Dean Ambrose has only recently managed to escape the WWE’s black hole of 50/50 booking, but having said that, it’s still the case that every major feud and heavyweight championship match he’s been involved with has resulted in his ultimate loss. a win for Ambrose would propel him to main event stardom, and it’s the smarter long-term bet perhaps. Like I said for the divas triple threat match, this has the potential to be match of the night!

 

Hell in a Cell

Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker

RIF: The Undertaker

Joe: Shane McMahon

Michael: The Undertaker

Dan: Shane McMahon

Well this was unexpected, wasn’t it? The added stipulations make this intriguing. It can go either way, I’m really on the fence, but I’m leaning towards Undertaker winning. This could be amazing, but it’s also questionable about the quality considering their respective ages. Also, no matter who wins, the fact that the other person lost is a shame. Having Shane go up against someone like Sheamus representing Vince would have been a safer bet, but if WWE has a set goal in mind, then we’ll just have to see what is in store.

 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Triple H © vs. Roman Reigns

RIF: Roman Reigns

Joe: Roman Reigns

Michael: Roman Reigns

Dan: Roman Reigns

Love it or hate it, Roman Reigns will cement himself as the top guy in the WWE. It’s going to happen, get over it. Personally, I’m not a fan of Roman Reigns but I’ll give him his due, he has improved a lot. The problem is that WWE are buried in the hope that Reigns would generate grassroots support the same way Daniel Bryan had. It hasn’t happened and it’ll never will. The No DQ stipulation will add another layer to this match, it could even help Hunter by having someone come out to cost Roman the match, but I can’t see that happening. Roman Reigns will end WrestleMania as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, in front of the biggest crowd in WrestleMania history.

 

 

*Tie Breaker*

 

Guess the attendance

RIF: 100,000

Joe: 98,000

Michael: 90,000

Dan: 110,000

It’s going to be within the 100,000+ area. No doubt about it. The question is, how legit will it be?

 

As I write this it is 8:40 US time, and in five hours’ time I’ll be on my way to the AT&T Stadium for ‘Mania. Words can’t express how excited I am for it. It’s a life goal which will be crossed off my list.

 

Whichever way you’ll be watching WrestleMania, enjoy it. Feel free to post your predictions in the comment section below and I’ll be back real soon with my WrestleMania review.

 

Enjoy

 

RIF

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