It’s that time, once again. The biggest sports entertainment event of the year. The showcase of immortals. It’s time for WrestleMania 29!
For the last several months on MSL, we have been discussing what exactly we are going to see at WrestleMania 29. It would be uncharacteristic for me not to mention that I have pretty much “called it” up until this point. So, how about some predictions?
Please, allow me to clarify before I go into my predictions: I do not work for WWE. I do not have inside information from the WWE. These are not “spoilers”. These are my opinions on what I think will happen at WrestleMania.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Chris Jericho v Fandango
This is a tough one to call. I really like the Fandango character, believe it or not. However, I do not see Jericho losing at WrestleMania. I’m taking Y2J. I’m guessing this match will open the show, since it will be one of the very best on the card.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Team Hell No defend against Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston with AJ Lee
Dolph Ziggler, Mr. Money in the Bank, has a Tag Team Championship Match at WrestleMania? I think there’s a little more to this match that we aren’t seeing yet. Be on the lookout for Ziggler to make more of an impact. And his partner, Big E Langston, will not only make his in-ring debut at WrestleMania, but he will also win the Tag Titles. New Champs!
Mark Henry v Ryback:
This match was made for one reason & one reason only – to showcase Ryback’s power. Ryback wins with the Shell Shock to create his very first WrestleMania moment.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett defends against The Miz
Just to show you how important this match is to the WWE, they put it on the Interactive Pre-Show. Also, The Miz takes one of the biggest plunges in WrestleMania history. Remember when he actually main evented WrestleMania? Regardless, Miz is your new Intercontinental Champion.
Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show v The Shield
It’s very odd for me to see the likes of Orton & Sheamus, two of the biggest stars in the business, in a six man tag team match at Mania. I’m taking The Shield for the upset. If you beat The Shield now, then what’s next for them?
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio defends against Jack Swagger
With all the controversy surrounding this match, it’s obvious to me that Del Rio will retain. You have a borderline racial storyline, where the good guy gains the victory… but will Del Rio leave as the Champion? I’m looking for Ziggler to cash in and steal the World Championship.
No Holds Barred Match; If Lesnar wins, Triple H must retire: Brock Lesnar v Triple H
Triple H certainly hasn’t had very much luck, when it comes to WrestleMania. Not recently, anyway. Look for that luck to change, this year. Triple H has to beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania… and he will.
The Undertaker v CM Punk
The streak is on the line, folks. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again – nobody will end the streak. However, I do have to give credit where credit is due. CM Punk has done an excellent job in making us believe that he can win at Mania. But still, even with that being said – The Undertaker will never lose at WrestleMania. NEVER.
WWE Championship Match: The Rock defends against John CenaSimply put, John Cena will defeat The Rock & become the new WWE Champion. No two-ways about it. When it’s all said & done, Rock & Cena will be tied with one win apiece. The real question here is when & where does the rubber match take place?
Do you have a different opinion of what will happen at WrestleMania? Share your predictions. I’d love to hear them.
Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.