What it is GoJu Nation!! Long time no see. WrestleManiaXXVIII is upon us, so I thought I give you my predictions for this year’s event and then follow-up with a recap and see how I did. Here’s the line-up for the show:
The Rock vs. John Cena – This has been hyped since last year’s WrestleMania. Aside from a possible appearance on Raw this Monday, we won’t see The Rock for a few months. Since he was at the press conference to announce next year’s WrestleMania at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey, one can assume he’ll be on next year’s show. So since Rock is leaving and Cena is the WWEs poster child, look for John Cena to come away with the victory. Also, Cena ALWAYS delivers in his WrestleMania entrances. He’s done the Eminem MTV Music Awards thing. Last time they were in Florida he had the FIU marching band play his music. Last year he had a choir. What’s in store for this year?
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk for the WWE Championship – Since this feud has just begun and Cena will no doubt need to compete for the WWE title sometime soon, I see Jericho taking this one in the match of the night.
Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship – I expect this match to kick of the show and a baby face should always win the opening bout to set a positive tone for the fans. Also, I’m looking for one of the two titles to change hands. I’m picking Sheamus winning.
Triple H vs. The Undertaker in Hell in a Cell (with Shawn Michaels as guest referee) – Michaels will probably be involved in the finish somehow, but he won’t directly cause Taker to win. He’s too much of an iconic legend for his one match of the year to be a tainted victory. The Undertaker will never lose a WrestleMania match. The streak continues.
Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes for the IC Championship – Big Show will one day be in the WWE Hall of Fame. Cody Rhodes is an up and coming legit star that the company so desperately needs. A win here means nothing for the Big Show, so look for Cody to take this one.
Randy Orton vs. Kane – This match means absolutely nothing. It’s just a way for Vince McMahon to reward 2 of his guys. WrestleMania paychecks are HUGE! This was probably going to be Orton vs. Wade Barrett, but with Barrett hurt he gave the pay-day to Kane. A nice gesture by Vince. Since the match means nothing, it’s always good business to put the babyface over. Randy Orton wins this one.
Team Johnny (Laurinaitis) – David Otunga, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and The Miz w/Vicky Guerrero and John Laurinaitis (Winner becomes GM of both shows) – I’ve been going back and forth on this one. Laurinaitis is horrible on the mic and him being on tv twice a week for the foreseeable future is a painful thought. However, having a baby face GM on both shows doesn’t lend itself well to dramatic television. I’m expecting Kofi to do a cool spot off of Khali and the crowd being hot for Zack Ryder and Booker T. I’m going with Team Johnny.
As a bonus, and to make myself look like a genius, I’m predicting that the dark match (match before the show goes live) will be the WWE tag champs Epico & Primo vs. Tyson Kidd & Trent Barreta OR a battle royal with the rest of the roster to give them all a small WrestleMania pay-day.
Recap of how I did next week GoJu Nation. Be safe and follow your dreams.
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