We haven’t done this for a while and whilst we’re going ahead with a look back at wrestling that Pete started before he got ill we thought we’d throw our hat in the ring with some predictions for Mania 35.
Remembering that I pick up what is going on with WWE by following Cultaholic stuff as I just don’t have the time to watch wrestling anymore.
THE REVIVAL vs CURT HAWKINS & ZACK RYDER
RAW Tag Team Championship Match
Prediction : The Revival
Don’t want Revival to lose, don’t want Hawkins end to his streak to be a tag team win and just don’t see the point in this match. Revival deserved a decent match at Mania and I think they have so much more to give as champions. I’m voting with my heart though as I have a feeling the home town duo will be winning.
THE USOS vs RICOCHET & ALEISTER BLACK vs THE BAR vs SHINSUKE NAKAMURA & RUSEV
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
Prediction : The Usos
Honestly I just don’t see any other team winning it. I don’t want to see Ricochet and Black win it, The Bar are great but I don’t see them being champions at the moment and Nakamura and Rusev are the most thrown together horrible team right now that if they won I would literally be in shock. The Usos are the best team in this thing and I can’t see them losing this one.
WRESTLEMANIA WOMEN’S BATTLE ROYAL
Prediction : Lacey Evans
Both battle royals are pretty pointless. I can see Asuka winning because of her losing the belt but I think this is the push for Evans. She’s been walking around a lot, had a decent showing in the Rumble and I think for a change they MIGHT use the Battle Royal to do something for someone they see something in. That is my hope hence Lacey but I think it could be Asuka because its a pointless battle royal.
ANDRE THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL
Prediction : Braun Strowman
Like above it is pointless. With the SNL stuff and Braun just being Braun I don’t really see anyone else winning.
THE BOSS ‘n’ HUG CONNECTION vs BETH PHOENIX & NATALYA vs THE IICONICS vs NIA JAX & TAMINA
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
Prediction : The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection
New belts makes little sense to already change the belts when they’ve done nothing with them yet. Beth isn’t coming out of retirement full time so they aren’t winning, Nia and Tamina would be awful and whilst my heart screams for the IIconics to win I just don’t think it is their time. Bayley and Sasha have promised to fight for those belts on every brand and we need to see that actually happen so can’t see them losing.
BUDDY MURPHY vs TONY NESE
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Prediction : Buddy Murphy
I don’t see many belts changing hands. This is the one I know less about because I don’t even follow Sam’s Graded on 205 Live but I would just be sad if Murphy lost and that is mainly because I’ve not seen enough of Nese to care about him.
KURT ANGLE vs BARON CORBIN
Fall Counts Anywhere Match
Prediction : Kurt Angle
Why would Corbin beat Angle in his retirement match? There are reasons but there are better people for that reason to be used for if you catch my badly worded drift. Simply put… Who really cares if Corbin beats Angle? It’ll be the wrong sort of reaction to Corbin. I think Cena will probably get involved because that is the match people want to see, Angle vs Cena so yeah. It seems obvious really.
AJ STYLES vs RANDY ORTON
Prediction : AJ Styles
I can’t really predict this one. On the one hand I think Orton is a WWE guy through and through and they might give him the win for that reason but I also think they love Styles enough to let him get it and I’m gonna go with AJ because I just think its his time to have a Mania moment. I dunno I can’t even remember what he did last year but I think this match is going to be a good one and Styles beating Orton will be a great moment for him at Mania.
SHANE MCMAHON vs THE MIZ
Prediction : The Miz
Again I struggle to see who will win in this because logic for me says that The Miz should win it but at the same time I can’t help but think with Shane McMahon involved then logic goes out of the window and he might just win because he is the Best in the World and all that jazz. I want Miz to win because I hope that this is the build to him vs Bryan next year for a title.
BOBBY LASHLEY vs FINN BALOR
Intercontinental Championship Match
Prediction : Finn Balor
Demon Finn ain’t losing. ‘Nough said.
SAMOA JOE vs REY MYSTERIO
United States Championship Match
Prediction : Samoa Joe
Much like most of my decisions when the championship comes up I just don’t see Joe losing it right now. He has so many more things to do with his title run that I just don’t think he’ll lose it. Not to Mysterio anyway.
TRIPLE H vs BATISTA
If Triple H loses he has to retire
Prediction : Triple H
Again like most things I don’t see Hunter being retired by Batista… I mean literally a guy that is having his last wrestling match for all we know. Hunter will be retired by a new guy coming up from NXT, it’ll main event and be much more important then a match against Batista.
ROMAN REIGNS vs DREW MCINTYRE
Prediction : Roman Reigns
Another obvious choice. Reigns has just come back from beating cancer he isn’t going to lose to a bad guy McIntyre at Mania.
DANIEL BRYAN vs KOFI KINGSTON
WWE Championship Match
Prediction : Kofi Kingston
Going with my heart. I love New Daniel Bryan but I really want to see Kofi have a Mania moment. For so many years this has been a idea that a lot of people have in a kind of shrug off way “wouldn’t it be nice to see Kofi get title run/Mania moment” this is this moment and a title run wouldn’t be so bad. Bryan can win the title back at some point but give Kofi his moment.
BROCK LESNAR vs SETH ROLLINS
WWE Universal Championship Match
Prediction : Brock Lesnar
I think Kofi and Becky are going to win. I think the match is the least cared about title match due to Lesnar just not being around. I don’t see Rollins beating him clean, if Rollins does win I don’t see him walking out champion at least. Hurts me because I love Rollins so much.
RONDA ROUSEY vs CHARLOTTE FLAIR vs BECKY LYNCH
Winner takes all RAW & SmackDown Women’s Championship match
Winner : Becky Lynch
Is there any other result that could happen? If WWE have either Charlotte or Ronda win then the fan backlash might actually do something for a change. They promised to listen to fans, they’ve stuck Charlotte into the match for no reason against the wishes of the fans and I honestly think that WWE aren’t that stupid. Becky is going to win and whilst I’m happy the women are headlining I hate this match so much and how predictable it is and just… I wish Kofi was main eventing.
If I missed anything I’m sorry, there were so many matches and the matches were so muddled and I dunno. Those are my predictions in what seems like the most obvious yet unpredictable Mania I can remember.