WrestleMania 2016 Predictions

They are pretty late seeing WrestleMania is pretty much on us but I’m still going to put them out there.

TEAM TOTAL DIVA vs TEAM BAD AND BLONDE

 

I don’t even know why we have this match. There are a lot of rumours, don’t know if they have been confirmed, that Brie is leaving soon to start her family with Daniel so the whole Brie vs Lana thing made sense. Then they just kept adding women to both sides until we’ve gotten to a Team Total Divas vs Team Everyone Else. It feels like a cheap way to stick all the remaining women into a match.

They are building up Lana to start wrestling so I can’t see her losing. Plus if the rumours, again not sure if its been confirmed or not, of the divas being rebranded is true maybe this is the kick start of giving them the respect Β they deserve by creating characters. Instead of lumping them all in a grey area of “women are bitches so who knows what they will do” maybe this is the start of real good guys and bad guys being created. If so I feel the bad side winning is a good motivation to any and all story lines coming out of WM.

PREDICTION : Team Bad and Blonde

No idea. I do feel the women in this match are felt to be unimportant by creative and will be buried into oblivion for even more NXT stars to rise. At the same time I hope I’m wrong and this is just the stepping stone to something better. Hard result to call as it hasn’t really been given any time for me to care either.Β 

THE USOS vs THE DUDLEY BOYS

 

I feel this WM has a “passing the torch” kind of feel to it. With all the injuries and such a lot of the matches seem to be “old guys” vs “young guys” and this is the first of those matches.

Personally I do think this was meant to be a much bigger match but it soon became obvious that no one really cared about it and its just been bubbling boringly along for weeks now. We’ve had the same matches over and over.

Still I feel like its a obvious win for the Usos.

PREDICTION : The Usos

Another match that hasn’t really got much of a point to it other then to make the numbers up. The story has been mishandled, neither team has gotten a upper hand and its been a bit of a nightmare to watch really. Just one of those things.

THE ANDRE THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL

Who knows.

I have absolutely no idea. Out of the two winners of the Memorial Battle Royal I can’t remember too much happening in the aftermath that makes winning it that much of a big deal. I’d love for it to be one of the #SocialOutcasts who have been the only guys that have hyped this up. It would also just be nice to see them get something positive. Of course which one I wouldn’t like to say but I feel a win for one would be a win for all (like when Edge won KotR and Christian acted like it was his win too!)

Then again I feel I’ll be disappointed with the outcome.

PREDICTION : #SocialOutcasts

Though I think it’ll be Kane. Why? Because it keeps being Kane and Show that clear the ring and I think we’ll be seeing some kind of Kane/Show feud maybe leading to one or both retiring. I don’t know why I have that feeling but I do.

NEW DAY (c) vs THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

So difficult.

New Day are great champions but you feel like it would be nice to see them chasing the belts instead of holding them. Again another story that has kind of fallen flat. League of Nations in general have been badly booked, they could have been the big tough guys but have kind of turned into a strange group of giggling school bullies.

I can’t see New Day losing to League but I also think having them win will be pointless other then to be a big WM moment, in a WM that looks like its going to fail to produce too many moments.

PREDICTION : New Day

I want to be surprised but they haven’t done anything at all with League of Nations so I doubt I’ll be surprised. Specially with New Day pretty much being the good guys, they have to beat the odds.

CHRIS JERICHO vs AJ STYLES

Another match I feel was just made to add to the numbers. With how great their matches have been it is like they decided they needed to make sure they had a match like that ready to put onto the show.

I know they aren’t going to have Styles lose to Jericho but I feel like it should be Jericho’s win. The problem is they already did the best of three matches and had Style’s win that with Jericho shaking his hand and them joining forces even if for a short period, therefore any WM magic with these two has been ruined because that moment that could have been great here was already done.

Still easy result to predict I think.

PREDICTION : AJ Styles

Don’t think we’ll see Styles lose in his first WM match. Should be the match of the night though.

KALISTO vs RYBACK
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Another difficult match to predict. I feel like they over estimated how popular a champion Kalisto would be, that spot possibly should have been Neville’s. Not in a negative way to Kalisto but they wanted the small guy to prevail and saw Kalisto’s slammy win as indication that he must be the popular small guy at that moment but what actually is probably nearer to the truth is that people just remembered his WTF moment better then the others and picked it because it happened so close to the Slammys.

Since his thing with Del Rio he’s not really done anything and he doesn’t really have the charisma to do much with the belt. Not that Ryback will be much better but at least he can cut a decent promo from time to time.

The US belt went from being the most hotly contested belt of 2015 to meaning nothing at the end of the year and going into 2016. Whoever wins they need to do something different.

PREDICTION : Ryback

They’ve shown little interest in doing anything with Kalisto leading up to WrestleMania, even the whole weight of the feud has been on Ryback’s shoulders. The title needs to change in my opinion.

KEVIN OWENS vs SAMI ZAYN vs STARDUST vs DOLPH ZIGGLER vs SIN CARA vs THE MIZ vs ZACK RYDER
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
LADDER MATCH

Most people wanted Sami vs Kevin for the title but you know what? This is the one match where I feel there COULD be a surprise.

Personally, and for some reason I’m not alone, I feel like this could be Ryder’s night. He’s still super popular and I just have a hopeful feeling that this could be a chance for him. Owens hasn’t really had anything to do with the belt recently but what he’s done has been great. I mean him or Sami could walk out with the belt and continue their feud but I just feel it’s Zacks night.

PREDICTION : Sami Zayn

I’m boring and don’t trust my gut. I feel after being so cocky Owen’s ain’t walking out of KOMania with the belt so it makes sense that the person walking out would be Sami.Β 

CHARLOTTE vs BECKY LYNCH vs SASHA BANKS
DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

I’ve said a million times why the match leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth, nothing to do with the three women who will be great. I’ve said 100 times who I feel is going to win so don’t feel like I need to go into depth.

PREDICTION : Sasha Banks

It ain’t going to be Becky and I feel like it was obvious from day 1 on the main roster that WM was going to be Sasha’s moment.

DEAN AMBROSE vs BROCK LESNAR
NO HOLDS BARRED STREET FIGHT

So difficult to call. Really difficult.

On one hand I’m a Ambrose fan and want him to win. Its about time he got the chance to win a big match like this.

Then I’ve fallen into the Brock Lesnar trap of just loving to watch him rip people to pieces.

My biggest problem with predicting this is that I don’t feel like Ambrose should lose matches like this but at the same time the beating he’s taken and not even really moved Lesnar, the fact that the Wyatt’s can attack Lesnar and do nothing really. I don’t know.

PREDICTION : Brock Lesnar

I want it to be Ambrose though.

TRIPLE H vs ROMAN REIGNS
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Reigns is going to win. I kind of want him to be booed as well, not because I want him booed but because maybe it’ll actually make Creative do something interesting with Reigns as a character. I also predict it won’t be the main event but will probably be wrong on that. I just feel like it’ll work better as the penultimate match. Get people even more riled up for Taker vs McMahon.

PREDICTION : Roman Reigns

As I said a lot of handing the torches down and this is one of them.

SHANE MCMAHON vs THE UNDERTAKER
HELL IN A CELL MATCH
FOR CONTROL OF RAW/ TAKERS WRESTLEMANIA CAREER

Best match of the night but for different reasons. Should be the main event.

BEFORE we learnt this could be Taker’s last match at Mania I thought it was obvious that Taker was going to win. As it is when they said if he lost he’d never wrestle at Mania again it took me by surprise. Most places were saying Shane was only back for Mania so I couldn’t see why he’d win but I also know that its getting to that point where Taker is probably looking to retire. Then again why would Taker retire, or even just retire his Mania career, by losing again at Mania.

It would have been easier to predict if Taker had never lost to Lesnar.

As it is….

PREDICTION : Undertaker

I don’t know I just don’t see Taker losing unless there is a lot of involvement. Hell there could be too! Maybe Steph joins forces with Shane? Or we could see some returning help in the form of Cena? Who knows.

 

It doesn’t feel like a great line up but I feel like it’ll surprise us. After all when you get into the spirit of WM it doesn’t matter it’ll be amazing either way.

I feel Styles/Jericho will steal the show, I know that the rest of the world will claim it to be the women’s triple threat even if all three stood in the middle of the ring and pulled faces for half a hour. I think Taker/Shane should close the night off not because I think Hunter/Reigns will be bad (I think it’ll be a good match) but because like some other BIG matches that have taken the main event spot over championship matches the outcome of the match is so big either way and the probability of something big happening (like returning wrestlers and all sorts) just means it will be a great way to end the night. I think that’ll be the match everyone remembers purely because of how special it’ll be.

I think its gonna be a great night.

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