There is so many things wrong with WWE right now, I don't even know where to begin. When I get a chance I'll explain.. though you probably already know.
WWE Wrestlemania XXIX PPV Predictions
As I mentioned in a previous post... there have been many things wrong with the WWE lately. It has gotten to the point where I honestly haven't watch RAW or Smackdown in the last 6 weeks. I just don't enjoy the direction it is heading and I don't see any end in sight. I still read the results of these shows and that is my way of keeping up with it. Heck, I still watch clips here and there just to catch most of the important things and even then, it's barely keeping my interest.
So for Wrestlemania, we get The Rock vs John Cena yet again. The very same match they advertised as "ONCE IN A LIFETIME!" A lot of people thought John Cena would win last year as a way of The Rock passing the torch to him but it didn't happen. I think it's mostly because The Rock wanted to "return" and he wanted to become the WWE Champion once more. Since he is the WWE Champion... now he can literally pass the torch to John Cena.
Thanks again for reading this. I know there are some wrestling fans here, even if you don't post. ;) It's now time for my predictions and I'll warn you... I'm going to do a little bit of ranting & complaining as to why I disagree with what WWE is doing.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (IC Champion) vs The Miz
Ah, the prestigious Intercontinental Title. Lets have the champ defend it on a Pre-Show! It's no secret that the IC Title is now a joke belt and it has been for years now. Quite unfortunate if you think about it.
What I really hate about WWE lately is that they always have the Intercontinental champion and United States champion lose cleanly on RAW and Smackdown over and over every time it's a non-title match. Guess what happens when you do that? People won't care when the champs *actually* drop the belt. Anyway, about this match. I have no idea what they're doing with the story here. Miz lost cleanly to Cesaro countless times a few months back when he was going for the United States Championship and yet he managed to get an Intercontinental Title Match for Wrestlemania. I believe The Miz even called it "The most must-see Pre-Show of all time". :facepalm:
I like both of these guys, especially Wade Barrett. If I had to choose, I'm going with The Miz here because he has a good Wrestlemania record. And if Wade Barrett loses the title, will anyone really care? Nope.
My Prediction: The Miz wins the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall.
Tag Team Championship Match: Team Hell No (Tag Team Champions) vs Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston w/AJ Lee
Remember when the Tag Team Division got revived and things were looking up? We suddenly had a lot of Tag Teams (Team Hell No, Rhodes Scholars, Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara, The Usos, Prime Time Players, Primo & Epico, Zack Ryder & Santino) and they even had a storyline and tournament. Well, that all went out the window super fast. What happened? It's probably because WWE had all those teams lose over and over to Team Hell No and then they just kind of... gave up.
While I love the pairing of Daniel Bryan and Kane, we have to admit... this team has ran its course. Their "YES/NO" bit has gotten old months ago but I guess WWE still thinks it is funny.
Then you have Dolph Ziggler, a guy who should be in the main event but is instead fighting for the Tag Team Championship... a belt that no one cares about. Ugh. I guess the selling point in this feud is that AJ is the focus point. She will most definitely play a part in the match and will distract and confuse Kane and Daniel Bryan throughout the match. She even said it herself... she has locked lips with 75% of the guys in this match. The only guy left out is Big E, who is in the friend zone. Team Hell No needs to drop the titles and they need to drop it now. Lets hope that this match involving Daniel Bryan lasts more than 18 seconds. I think we might get lucky and they'll get 20 seconds.
My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston become the NEW WWE Tag Team Champions by pinfall.
Ryback vs Mark Henry
Battle of two brutes. This match is not going to pretty. Mark Henry is almost done and Ryback is the future. All I can see happening here is some back and forth action to make both of these guys look good. In the end, Ryback will have his Wrestlemania moment and he'll give Mark Henry the Shellshocked finisher to win the match.
My Prediction: Ryback by pinfall.
Chris Jericho vs Fandango
This one should be good. It's actually different and "fresh". In case you didn't know Fandango is Johnny Curtis, winner of NXT Season 4. He never did get his Tag Team Title shot with R-Truth but whatever. Typical WWE right?
Fandango has been doing house shows for a long time. I would say more than 6 months and he hasn't had his first match yet. The crowd has been chanting "You can't wrestle" at him, not because he sucks but because he's been trolling them. For weeks now, Fandango has refused to fight because the opponent can't say his name right. So how did this match happen? You guessed it. Jericho can't say "Fahn-Dahn-Goooooooo" correctly. That and well, they wanted a Dancing with the Stars gimmick match.
Jericho is a part-timer with the WWE. He came back last year only to lose all the big matches to CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. That's his job, to put people over. Even if Jericho loses every single match for the rest of his career, he still is the best wrestler in the business. This match is my "sleeper" pick. If given 15+ minutes, I think it could surprise a lot of people. Bottom line, you have to give Fandango the win on the biggest show of the year.
My Prediction: Fandango by pinfall.
Randy Orton, Sheamus, & Big Show vs The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, & Seth Rollins)
Ever since The Shield debuted, they have not lost a match. WWE actually did something right here in making this group look strong every single time. The story revolving around this match is that Orton and Sheamus need to stop The Shield. Even with Big Show as a heel, he has joined up with Orton and Sheamus in an attempt to take them down. The Shield has constantly won their matches because of strong teamwork and trust in each other. Now suddenly, we are to believe that Big Show, Orton, and Sheamus are all BFFs and they can work together as well? I don't think so.
Orton has said time and time again that he wants to be a heel. He's sick of being face and I know fans are sick of it too. He's boring as a face. Now is that time to do it. Make it look like Sheamus is going to win the match for his team, and then have Randy Orton suddenly give him the RKO so The Shield can win this match. Does Orton need to join The Shield? Absolutely not. But then again, he wouldn't make a bad leader... ;)
My Prediction: The Shield win by pinfall.
Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls vs. Team Rhodes Scholars & The Bella Twins
This is a bathroom break match. That's all there is to say. The good guys win just because they are going to dance afterwards to kill some more time.
My Prediction: Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Champion) w/Ricardo Rodriguez vs Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter
WE THE PEOPLE! For the record, I love the revival of Jack Swagger, a Real American. As for the feud... I'm not feeling it. There have been a couple of RAWs where the crowd didn't seem to get the point of the story and they started chanting "USA! USA! USA!" when WWE didn't want that to happen. I think Alberto Del Rio will find a way to retain here, only for Swagger to get really pissed off and attack him after the match...
My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.
This will finally lead to Dolph Ziggler finally cashing in his Money in the Bank contract to become the new World Heavyweight Champion.
My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler is the NEW World Heavyweight Champion by pinfall.
If WWE pulls this off correctly.. this would be a great catapult for Dolph Ziggler. World Heavyweight Title and Tag Team Title in one night? Do it WWE.
No Holds Barred Match: HHH w/HBK vs Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman
If Brock Lesnar wins, HHH must retire.
We had this match during Summerslam last August and HHH lost. So HHH should win this one right? For some reason, I don't think he will... and for two reasons.
#1 - Cena will get his revenge on The Rock. So having HHH getting revenge on Lesnar would be redundant.
#2 - The stipulation means everything. HHH loses, he's "done". Brock loses, nothing happens? All signs point to HHH losing.
Of course, the only reason I'm picking this is because of the shock factor.
However, if we're going by logic... then HHH will win this because...
#1 - Revenge. Brock Lesnar gave Vince an F5 months ago and "broke his hip". Brock also "broke" HHH's arm.
#2 - WWE likes to be predictable. This match is the most predictable one.
#3 - HBK is in HHH's corner. Since its No Holds Barred, what is stopping HBK from interfering to save HHH as best as he can? Plus, Brock "broke" his arm too.
My Prediction: Sticking with the shock factor... Brock Lesnar by submission.
Undertaker vs CM Punk
20-0. Amazing. With that said, why the **** would anyone think he'll lose? You need to keep the record perfect for the sake of history.
CM Punk has had the upper hand in this feud. He's the one playing mind games and he's abusing the magical urn. Keep in mind that Paul Bearer's family has given this story the green light so don't think CM Punk is disrespecting anything. Undertaker never really did get to give Paul Bearer a proper tribute. I don't know how long this match is going to go, since we don't know how The Undertaker's health is. Chances are, it's great or else he wouldn't be wrestling.
I can see the urn doing some freaky magic to help The Undertaker "power up" and win to bring his streak to 21-0.
My Prediction: The Undertaker wins by pinfall.
WWE Championship Match: The Rock (WWE Champion) vs John Cena
Here we go. Twice in a lifetime. John Cena is winning this cleanly. No ifs ands or buts about it.
There have been rumors going around that Cena might turn heel because he said he'll "do anything" it takes to beat The Rock. But lets not kid ourselves. Cena will never turn heel. He's had multiple chances to do it in the past and WWE is too scared to pull the trigger. Cena makes way too much money on merchandise sales and his goal is to reach 1000 Make-A-Wish kids happy. He's at 300+ which is pretty damn amazing.
The Rock will be at the Extreme Rules PPV and rumor has it is that he'll be at Summerslam too. So perhaps you can have a 3rd match after Cena wins this.
Speaking of The Rock though, I have to say... I don't enjoy him as the WWE Champion and many people don't either because he doesn't work house shows and he misses RAW from time to time. When he is actually on RAW, he doesn't do anything but cut a promo here and there. It's pretty dull if you ask me. It's time to put the belt back on a full-time wrestler, even if it means it is John Cena.
The only thing I'm looking forward to in this match... please New York/New Jersey crowd... Boo the hell out of Cena. :lol:
My Prediction: John Cena wins the WWE Championship by pinfall.
Thanks for reading.
Pretty spot on your predictions, although I think the NY/NJ crowd is going to poop all over Fandango, he is getting "go away" heat, not really the kind you want.
It's more like Dead Man Winning...
Congrats on the 21-0 streak...
Best moment during the Taker/Punk match... when Taker sat up from the Anaconda Vice looking all pissed.