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Wrestlemania 31 Predictions.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
I like the that the ATGMBR is becoming an annual thing.
It gives the entire roster a chance to have a Wrestlemania moment.
Midcarders who weren't given an angle or guys who were buried at the bottom of the roster get a chance to come up and steal the show on the grandest stage of them all!
Know what else it does?
Gives a guy incredible heat.
Last year, Cesaro tossed the Big Show over the top rope, minutes after he had broken up with Jack Swagger and the "Real Americans".
It looked like he had all the momentum in the world.
And then they paired him with Paul Heyman?!
He's the king of the world, right?!
The WWE kinda botched that push.
Well, I should get down to my picks.
Let's face it.
Zack Ryder isn't winning this.
Only the big boys will get a chance to win it.
Kane, the Big Show, a returning Sheamus, The Miz, Ryback, Curtis Axel, the Ascension, NXT's Hideo Itami, and Damien Mizdow.
A few notes.
I don't think that the Authority guys will win.
In fact, I think that at some point, Big Show and Kane will come to blows, likely eliminating the other one.
While Sheamus should make a huge impact, giving him a win after months of absence (Simulated Vader Breathing) seems a little unfair. He can have a huge showing, but I don't think he should win.
It makes sense for the Ascension to do as tag teams do and go on a bit of a tear, however, there's no way they'll win after the WWE completely ruined their gimmick and push.
My money says that the Prime Time Players eliminate Konnor and Viktor just because.
A huge wrestlemania moment could be if Hideo, aka Kenta busts out the infamous move, the GTS. Busting out the GTS in his first main roster event... let alone Wrestlemania would be huge. They've been teasing it for months, and at some point they have to say, "Screw the CM Punk chants" and drop a suckah on his knee.
I'm giving Mizdow the win.
He's been over for months and if they're not going to put a strap on him, they should give him this. Let him eliminate the Miz and take the win home.
Tag Team Championship Fatal Fourway.
Tyson Kidd and Cesaro vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Los Matadores
Alllll the talented superstars...
And we get Los Matadores and The New Day?
Don't get me wrong, the guys in the New Day are talented...
This gimmick is awful.
It's kinda racist.
And it's a waste of talent.
And Los Matadores?
Why not have the Prime Time Players or the Ascension?
Ya know... Talented teams?
Frankly, I'm sick of the Uso's being tag team champions.
Their best angle was with Miz and Mizdow where the "hollywood agent" angle lasted about a pay per view too long.
I'm sticking with Cesaro and Kidd. They're two talented guys who haven't had the titles long enough to have it ripped away so quickly.
I think they keep the title for now... If for anything, to redeem the way they screwed Cesaro's push.
United States Championship Match.
This feud started great.
It was hot, it moved well, and then the match wasn't bad.
And then they decided to stretch it to Wrestlemania
The stupid "will Cena participate" angle fooled nobody.
Having Rusev pass out and Lana give up the match was stupid. It made Rusev look weak, broke up his mouthpiece, and... well... He better get ready to tag team with Santino.
Cena wins and millions of children applaud.
Divas Tag Team Match.
Why Ronda Rousey?
Because 14 seconds of Ronda Rousey is better than anything we'll see out of Nikki or Brie Bella.
This match should've been a fatal fourway for the Diva's title.
That would've been awesome.
You could've built tension between the four instead of a lazy "turn" by Paige on the last raw.
With allllll the talent in NXT, why do we have to continually see these four?
With Natalya on the main roster, WHY do we have to continually see these four?
Who cares who wins? There's nothing on the line...
They like to have the faces win at Mania, so I guess PaiJ win.
Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match.
Bad News Barrett vs. Daniel Bryan vs, Stardust vs. Luke Harper vs. Dolph ZIggler vs. Dean Amrbose vs. R-Truth.
There's a whole lot you can do here.
I know, I know, I'm pretty Smarky.
He bashes Cena and the Bellas but he likes the Indie darlings? Smark.
I'm really excited about this match.
There are plenty of talented and experienced guys in this match.
I do think that Ziggler wins.
It's been held and taken and held and taken.
There may come a championship for Dean Ambrose in the future, but for now, he's gonna have to find something else to do.
One small note-
Isn't it a terrible idea to have Daniel "Neck-Pain" Bryan in a ladder match?...
Maybe that's how they'll justify him losing.
He'll get "injured"
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins.
This is my favorite match of the night.
They've been building it for months, and I'm glad to see it finally come to a head.
What a difference a year makes.
A year ago, Seth Rollins was still a member of the Shield, raging against the Authority.
Randy was WWE World Heavyweight Champ, and the golden prince of the Authority.
Now they've flipped!
Both of these guy have spent plenty of time under the wing of Triple H, and I can not wait!
I think that Randy Orton wins.
He deserves to get the win, and it won't hurt Rollins to lose.
In fact... It might be the best thing that could happen to him.
But more on that later.
The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt.
I think we all need to stop being fans for a second and truly appreciate how well Bray Wyatt has carried this feud by himself.
He's built hype on the mic alone, and for that, he deserves all the credit in the world.
However, I don't know if he'll win this match.
There are different schools of thought.
1- If Bray wins, he'll have all the heat in the world and carry that onto the rest of his career.
BUT, that means that Taker needs to have a huge win next year to redeem himself, and unless he fights Sting... There's really nobody big enough to let him retire on a good note.
2- He wins the match to build his momentum as he gets ready to fight Sting.
3- He goes out on top in a huge win.
I've gotta think Taker wins.
Especially with Sting on the fence about whether he wants to return.
The King vs. The Vigilante.
Obviously Sting wins.
It's too obvious.
It's his first match in the WWE.
It's against a guy who will always be over, no matter what.
Don't get me wrong, I'm excited!
I can't wait to see it.
As George RR. Martin said, "I know how Gettysburg ends, that doesn't stop me from watching it".
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
This is interesting.
A week ago, I would've said it's obvious that Roman would win because Brock's contract was expiring.
Then... This week... Brock re-signed.
What do you do?
We're a year removed from giving Brock the ultimate rub.
Brock beat Taker.
Brock beat Cena.
So... whoever beats Brock... has to be pretty impressive, doesn't he?
You can't win the title and hold it for a month.
You've gotta be a great champion.
Do you give it to a guy who has all the potential in the world but hasn't really won over the fans yet?
Do you force them to accept a guy who is still very incomplete?
And if not... Then who?
Can someone the size of Daniel Bryan beat Brock?
But the fans deserve a full time champion.
So. I don't think Brock walks out as champion. Here are my scenarios...
1. Roman Reigns beats Brock clean.
2. Brock beats Roman clean.
3. Paul Heyman turns on Brock.
Wait, what's happening to my keyboa
The architect of the Shield!
He is Mr. Money in the Bank!
That means he can cash in an opportunity to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion whenever he wants!
So let's say Brock wins clean.
Let's say Brock does what he does, and finds a way to win.
Anything could happen!
The Authority could attack a battered Brock, and Seth could walk away champion.
PAUL HEYMAN could turn on Brock and Seth could cash in.
Roman could win, and the Authority could attack.
Here's what I think happens.
Since Rollins lost earlier, nobody (except everyone) is expecting him to cash in!
Roman beats Brock in a stunning moment, but still stands tall.
He's celebrating when Brock gets up.
At first, Brock acts like he's going to congratulate Roman... and then it turns into an F-5...
And another one.
And another one.
Annnnd another one.
And as Brock leaves the champion broken, Rollins cashes in and wins.
Roman becomes the first guy from NXT (the real NXT, not the reality show) to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but he's also the first to lose it, and in record time.