WrestleMania is only two days away, and Dalton Lee, Joey Teer, and myself are absolutely pumped.
Below, we each give our picks for six biggest matches on Sunday at Metlife Stadium…
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
The Miz vs Shane McMahon – Falls Count Anywhere Match
Trevor – Don’t overthink it Vince. Give it to the guy who can actually wrestle — Miz should win here.
Dalton – Expect a hard-hitting match between two guys who can take punishment. We could get another appearance from The Miz’s dad, maybe even his wife. Regardless of the outcome, I expect this feud to be drawn out til Summer Slam. Shane is my winner.
Joe – This match is hard to predict. This is the first time that I can remember seeing The Miz in a baby face role. This will be a slow match to start, then once it starts to break down and they start fighting in the crowd and backstage all hell will break loose. I’m taking the Miz in this one, with Shane almost killing himself and doing something crazy. Happy Wrestlemania season.
Kurt Angle vs Baron Corbin
Trevor – I think Cena gets involved here. Kurt’s last match can’t be against Baron Corbin, can it? The Angle-Cena rivalry goes way back and this would be the best way to end Kurt’s illustrious career. Give me the Doctor of Thuganomics.
Dalton – Won’t happen at all. When the moment comes another opponent will emerge to face Angle for his retirement match. Possibly John Cena, or maybe the Undertaker. Either way Angle has never been afraid to make fun himself. He’ll go out with a loss and be ecstatic about it.
Joe – I’m not 100 percent sold on this being the match as advertised. If it is, my money is on Kurt Angle tapping out Corbin in a short contest. My dream scenario would have Corbin beaten down before the match starts and then have a surprise guest come out (Cena, Undertaker) with Angle losing his final match.
Bobby Lashley vs Finn Balor – WWE Intercontinental Championship
Trevor – LASHLEY, LASHLEY, LASHLEY!!!!! Give me Lio Rush and the big guy retaining in the end!
Dalton – The fans want more Balor, and though an appearance from the demon will be exciting. It still feels like Balor should be in more meaningful matches. Expect him to take plenty of shots from Lashley before finishing with an easy win.
Joe – This one is easy people. The demon Finn Balor will have an epic entrance, and be all business. Expect a quick match in which the demon destroys Lashley and his side kick Lio Rush.
Batista vs Triple H – No Holds Barred Match
Trevor – The lead up to this match was pretty awful and that’s why I just can’t buy into this being HHH’s last match. Expect this one to be a carbon copy of Sting/HHH from WrestleMania 31. Maybe former Evolution members get involved?
Dalton – The old friends have done a pretty good job of hyping up this match. The question many have is how much Dave remembers and how many hits he’s willing to take now that he’s gone Hollywood. Let’s just hope they carry the intensity leading up to this will be shown in the Ring. HHH with the late and emotional win over his buddy.
Joe – This is a retirement match for Triple H on paper, but I believe this will be Batista’s last go around as a professional wrestler. The build up to this match has been subpar, but I believe they’ve done the best they could with what was given. Triple H is one of the best all-time on the mic, and has carried this match with his promos all by himself basically. I’m taking Triple H to finally do what he hasn’t done yet, as he beats Batista 1,2,3!
Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins – WWE Universal Championship
Trevor – Surely the company will reward the full-timer instead of the part-timer. Oh wait, that’s not how the WWE works. Lesnar retains.
Dalton – No doubt that the WWE has gotten the whole crowd behind Seth Rollins for this match…but it won’t matter. Neither Rollins nor anybody else on the roster is ready to take down the beast. Why? Because if they did, then it would be the main event of WrestleMania. Right when Rollins looks like he’ll take it, he’ll get F5ed, and then pinned.
Joe – Seth Rollins has been carrying the RAW brand all year. When Roman Reigns announced he had cancer, it fell upon Rollins to carry the weight of Monday Night Raw even more so, putting on even better matches than before. Which leads us to his showdown with the beast. However, Lesnar is in fact an actual beast, and once he welcomes Rollins to suplex city, it will prove to be too much for Seth to handle. Lesnar once again retains his title.
Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch -Triple Threat Match for Raw & Smackdown Women’s Championship
Trevor – Rousey is obviously the biggest name, Lynch is who the entire WWE universe will be cheering for, and that’s why Vince should swerve us and go with the wrestler virtually no one expects to win: Charlotte Flair. And it’s not like she doesn’t deserve it either. Flair has had an incredible 2019.
Dalton – The first women’s main event of WrestleMania will not disappoint. Rousey has drastically improved over the past year as a wrestler. Becky Lynch is the female version of Steve Austin with the whole universe behind her. Meanwhile, the Queen is going into this match as the underdog, and I believe she will win. Why? Shock factor, the first women’s main event in history, and Vince McMahon wants to make sure you never forget it. What better way to do that than by not giving it to Becky or Ronda. The crowd favorite or the title holder. Flair wins and the storyline carries on through the end of 2019.
Joe – The first ever women’s main event has had a lot of twists and turns. When the rumors started about a possible women’s main event, it was supposed to be Rousey vs Flair. But when Nia Jax hit Becky Lynch with a shot heard round the world, it changed everything. Becky Lynch was forced to give up her opportunity at survivor series, but then caught fire and became a fan favorite. Every WWE superstar has a defining moment in there career. After Becky won the Women’s Royal Rumble, she came out and looked Rousey in the face and said “not only am I going to break your mystique, I’m going to take your title, and I’m going to kick your ass in front of the whole world.” That being said, I’m taking Becky Lynch. Not only will she win, but she’s going to make Ronda Rousey tap out, and become the first ever Women’s Undisputed champion.