For those who watch both WWE and the NFL, there are two Sunday’s every year they look forward to. The first one, is normally the first Sunday in February and is Super Bowl Sunday. The second one, is normally the end of March or early part of April. I’m talking about WrestleMania Sunday! Well here we are, April 8th, 2018, WrestleMania 34 from New Orleans. This is the second time in 4 years since mania will be in New Orleans. It’s going a huge packed card with a total of “13” matches. Why the quotes over the 13, because I do strongly believe something will happen with Cena and Taker despite the lack of Undertaker on TV. Will it be a match? will it be a street fight? Will it last longer than 1 minute? These are all questions that will be answered tonight! I’m going to give my prediction for each match to start the and then will write a little something about each match as they go along and end. Let’s have some fun! Happy Mania Sunday! Kickoff Show Matches
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Prediction – Matt Hardy
Pretty disappointed that there are zero surprise people to enter. Also, no NXT superstars which is also very surprising. On a bright side, good old JR and Jerry the King are on commentary for the match. I’m just happy this is a pre show match. Let’s face facts, this match is just a match for guys who don’t have big matches at the biggest event of the year for sports entertainment. They all deserve to be apart of the event, however don’t have story lines so they be put into this match. Randomly out of nowhere, Bray Wyatt showed up! He hasn’t been seen since the “Ultimate Deletation” and in an absolute shocker, he helped Woken Matt Hardy! Hardy would go on to win the battle royal!
Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali – Cruiserweight Championship
Prediction – Mustafa Ali
Ever since Enzo was finally fired, nobody has held the Cruiserweight title. Tonight a tormentment is ending that was created for the belt. Drake Maverick was hired on January 23rd and created this tournament. It comes down to WrestleMania and feature two of the more popular and upcoming stars of 205 live. I don’t care what anybody says, I love the Cruiserweight division. Always have loved the high flying type of wrestling. I was totally wrong on the winner, but what a awesome match it was. Cedric Alexander goes on to become the new Cruiserweight champion.
Woman’s Battle Royal
Prediction – Natalya
The first ever woman’s battle royal this year is taking place this year. Basically the Andre Battle Royal but for women. It’s nice to see the woman of the WWE getting the respect they deserve. It was also really good to see that it wasn’t just the regular 10 women on the main roster. A bunch of NXT woman were in the match as well. As for the end, of course we wanted to see Bailey and Sasha at some point. We got it, Sasha tried to be friends and Bailey finally showed some heel, and tossed her over the rope. However, she forgot about Naomi. Who would toss out Bailey, and become the winner of the first ever Woman’s Battle Royal.
MAIN SHOW TIME!!!
IC TITLE MATCH – The Miz (champion) vs. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins
Prediction- Seth Rollins
I’m going to start off by saying how great of a job by the WWE for making this the lead off match for the main show. These 3 superstars can all headline an event like WrestleMania, so why not start them off for the night and get the party started. Boy, did this match live up to the hype. The reason I didn’t take the Miz to retain is because his wife just recently gave birth and I am expecting him to take some time off. Not much, but a little while. This match had everything that’s everything you can expect. It was absolutely incredible and like I said, perfect way to start off the night. Seth Rollins with his SECOND WrestleMaina moment to become a Grand Slam Champion in WWE. What a great match. Best of Luck to the next match lol.
Smackdown Womans Championship- Charlotte Flair (Champion) vs. Asuka
Prediction – Asuka
Well, this one is set up to be a classic match. So let’s start with the entrances, which let’s face it, is always one of the best parts of Mania. Charlotte got the same entrance, she helped with HHH with at WrestleMania 30 also right in New Orleans. It was still good. A lot of CGI with things at Mania, for example, with Asuka’s entrance, they had the face masks she wears to the ring, so I was wondering if they can see those at the event if they don’t look at the screen. My guess is no. Two of the best woman wrestles, maybe ever. Asuka has a an over 900 day streak of winning and this is Charlotte’s 3 straight championship match at WrestleMania. With that being said, New Orleans is becoming the place for streaks to end. In a very, VERY shocking end, Charlotte was able to lock in the figure 8 and retain the Smackdown woman’s title.
US TITLE MATCH – Randy Ortan (champion) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Rusev vs Jinder Mahal
Prediction – Bobby Roode will be GLORIOUS
So, since we talked about entrances on the last match, this match the entrances were so basic, so nothing to talk about lol. This match wasn’t even that good, just a regular match. It was the perfect go to the bathroom or get food match. Of course I sat here and watched it, instead of taking my chance to go eat dinner. After of course every guy hit their finishers and Ortan hit the RKO basically against everybody, Jinder would go on to hit the Khallas and get the victory and become the new US Champion. ZZZZZZZZZZ.
Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
Prediction – Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey
Well the main reason I’m taking Angle and Rousey is cause let’s face it, you don’t bring in Rousey for her first ever match to lose. But again, so far there has been nothing but surprises at this years WrestleMania. Another reason I took them to win, HHH last beat sting at WrestleMaina 3 years ago, and I think that was his only win in like 6 or 7 years at Maina. Wasn’t really a fan of the HHH and Steph entrance, until they were both standing on the ring and both spit the water, that was pretty sick. Pretty cool of Ronda Rousey to rock the kilt like her hero, Rowdy Piper. She is in incredible shape also, hot damn. This ended up being one hell of a match. Ronda and Stephanie both were able to put on a hell of a show. And, like I texted Vin, I wish HHH and Kurt were still in 2002 form, but still this was a great match. Ronda broke Stephanie’s arm for the win.
Smackdown Tag Team Championship- The Usos (Champions) vs. The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers
Prediction – Bludgeon Brothers
So the New Day came out with little people wearing pancake costumes. The Usos are in their first ever main card for Mania. As for the Bludgeon Brothers, they used to be part of the Wyatt family. They are just big monsters. I picked them to win because they just destroy everything and everybody in their path. As expected, they would go on and destroy everybody and win to become the NEW WWE SmackDown Tag champions.
John Cena Vs. Undertaker
Prediction – Undertaker
Welp, it started as joke. Cena came to the ring, went to leave after he was told Taker wasn’t there, and Elias came to the ring. Than, after beating him up. Cena would go and leave the ring again only for the place to go Dark. Taker would “risen” again in a scrub match. It’s always good to see Taker and he looked really good too. Like I believe Corey Graves would basically say, Taker needed to get ride of demons in New Orleans. Good to see Undertaker, will be interesting if we ever see him again.
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Ownes and Sami Zayn
Prediction – Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Well, that match wasn’t a good as expected. It was basically a safety match for both Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon who is going through his own medical stuff. Interesting that they acutely won the match. I guess Owens and Zayn are going to go to Raw now and look for jobs. Owens and Zayn both put on their same awesome match. however for what ever reason, they have became guys who keep losing out on big matches.
Raw Womans Championship- Alexa Bliss (Champion) vs. Nia Jax
Prediction – Alexa Bliss
Now, I took Alexa Bliss cause I do expect her to be win. However, I do honestly think that Carmella will cash in her money in the bank during this match and may very well win. I guess well see what happens. That really wasn’t a good match. They basically just told Nia to go there and destroy Bliss. But, legit good for Nia Jax. She earned this. Was never given the chance to win anything. Basically just going into scrub matches. Tonight, she earned this. She can legit say, she worked from the bottom and earned the title. Good for her.
WWE Championship- AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Prediction – Shinsuke Nakamura
The reason I’m predicting Nakamura is plan and simple. WWE needs to shoot this rival just like the Rock and Stone Cold. Match after match after match, title changing hands, let them go for about a year as a rival. Well, AJ won in a really good back and forth match. But I nailed it, it’s set up for the future to be a HUGE rival. As you can see here, Shinsuke low blows AJ. Which sets up a huge rival between the two. With an Interesting move with Nakamura going heel. It was just a matter of time for one of them to turn heel to set up the rival.
Raw Tag Team Championship- The Bar (Champions) vs. Bruan Strowman and TBA
Prediction – Bruan and his Mystery partner
It’s hard to pick against Bruan at anytime. However, for whatever reason, the WWE doesn’t allow him to win big matches. Well Bruan picked out some kid named Nicholas from the crowd. Which just proves this match was a horrible idea. But well, with Bruan doing all the work, we have NEW Raw Tag Team champions.
WWE Universal Championship – Brock Lesner (Champion) vs. Roman Regins
Prediction – Roman Reigns
A match 3 years in the making. This was the main event at WrestleMaina 31 in San Fran. He was an amazing match and Seth Rollins would end up cashing in his money in the bank to steal the title. Now, there is no Money in the Bank person to worry about. Just two wrestlers who are just really good in the ring. These two can put on a story like no other. One of the things that the great Vin Scully used to talk about is how much he loved calling baseball games on radio more than TV cause he was able to paint a picture nobody can see. Well, If you were to just listen to Roman vs Brock, you’d have a picture perfect match. I predicted Roman for more than one reason. The main reason, I think Brock is leaving for UFC so might give up the belt. The other reason, for some reason WWE thinks Roman needs to be the champion. They have tired multiple times to put the belt on him and make him successful, maybe this time will be different. Both guys came out working fast. A bunch of suplexes from Brock to start followed by a bunch of superman punches. Well, I apologize for writing before the match. This match was AWFUL. It’s bad how bad that much was, it was one of like 4 that i was really looking forward too. Oh well. Next year at MetLife Stadium!