WWE Championship Match
Triple (c) vs. Randy Orton
They have tried to build this as a hot feud, and while it’s gotten a lot more legs over the past few weeks, we’ve seen it before, and it seems a little underwhelming to me. The right thing to do would be to give Orton the strap after some sort of screw job, but they don’t normally end WrestleMania’s on down notes, and they likely won’t here either. Look for a Triple H win, and then for him to possibly lose the rematch next month at Backlash.
World Heavyweight Championship
Triple Threat Match
Edge (c) vs. John Cena vs. Big Show
The call here is that it’s going to either be Cena or Show taking home the strap, becuase Edge has to take some time off for a knee injury. Show would be interesting, becuase you could keep him and Cena hot for a rematch at Backlash, and then have Cena take home the belt. I think though this is Cena’s to win, since he’s still the companies golden boy, and took the fall last year to Orton in the Triple-Threat.
Intercontinental Championship Match
JBL (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
No build here, and simply a filler match. JBL promised something big at Mania, and if he considers this szooner of a match “big,” I’d hate to think of what he thinks is small. I don’t know if Mysterio wins here or not, nor do I really care. If they want a cheap pop, they give the belt to Mysterio. There has been talk of Rey going back to SmackDown, so with that in mind, I’ll go with JBL.
Brother vs. Brother
Extreme Rules Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy
This could be the show-stealer. I have heard a few times that this feud will be quick, meaning they should go all out here. They usually have good matches with each other, and with the hatred that Matt has shown towards Jeff, I see the younger Hardy winning what I hope and think will be a great match with lots of bumps.
Ric Flair will be in the corner of the Legends while Mickey Rourke will be sitting at ringside
Chris Jericho vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and Jimmy “Superfly”
I see Flair and Rourke getting involved here, sending Jericho to a loss. Lots of talk about Austin and Hogan being a part of this match at first, but since they had to go the route of Snuka, Steamboat and Piper, the match has lost a lot. You realize that Sunka hasn’t been in a Mania match since Mania 7, Steamboat since Mania 4, and Piper since Mania 8? Crazy, but they will win here in some fashion.
WWE & World Tag Team Championship Unification Match
Carlito & Primo (c) vs. John Morrison & The Miz (c)
No matter what you say, you have to admit that Miz and Morrison remain the best tag team in the company, so I will go with them here to get the win, and unify the belts. Carlito and Primo could steal one, but I think Miz and Morrison have a better chance to earn a heel win.
The Streak On The Line
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
Easily could have been the main event, and should be. No way though that Michaels beats Flair at WM 24, then tops Taker at 25. I think the Taker streak is the one real thing in wrestling that should never end. It’s something they will talk about forever, and I don’t think there is a wrester that deserves beating him at this event.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Shelton Benjamin vs. MVP vs. Christian vs. Mark Henry vs. Kane vs. CM Punk vs. Finlay vs. Kofi Kingston
Benjamin is great in these matches, but he won’t win it. MVP has a belt, and he won’t win it. Mark Henry stinks, and he probably can’t get up a ladder anyway, so he won’t win it. Kane is just another big man here that doesen’t belong, he won’t win it. Punk won last year, he won’t win it again. That leaves Kingston and Christian, and I think out of the two, you go with Christian, who’s WWE return has been nothing short of awful. He wins here, and beat Jack Swagger sooner rather than later for the ECW title.
25-Diva Battle Royal
Advertised Divas: Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix, Brie Bella, Eve, Gail Kim, Jillian, Katie Lea, Kelly Kelly, Layla, Maria, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, WWE Women’s Champion Melina, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Rosa Mendes, and Tiffany
We’ll see 7 others n the match – my guess is Victoria, Sunny, Torrie Wilson, Trish Stratus, Mae Young, Lillian and one more. This is an interesting match, and one that they could make an annual event to get the women involved. Not sure who wins, but with Mae Young in there likely for the final time, let’s go with the Hall of Famer.
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