March 29, 2015
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Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Won by: Sheamus
It is very hard to predict the winner of a Battle Royal because these matches are the most unpredictable type matches in wrestling as you never really can be sure who is going to win.
WWE Tag Team Title Match:
(c) Cesaro & Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya vs The Uso's w/ Naomi vs Los Matadores vs New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E)
Though in my opinion the only way that the Tag Team titles can keep respect and any importance is they need to be featured on the show. WWE needed something more on the Pre-Show with the fact that it was 2 hours so they decided on having two matches on the Pre-Show instead of just one. Keeping in mind that this is just a Pre-Show match I still believe that this match will be good and show the talent the Tag Team division has but is still lacking. Cesaro & Kidd hold on to the Gold Tonight.
Intercontinental Title Ladder Match:
(c) Bad News Barrett vs Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler vs Luke Harper vs Dean Ambrose vs R-Truth vs Stardust
I don't know about everyone else but I have thoroughly enjoyed the build-up to this match and WWE's attempt to re-build the prestige of the Intercontinental Title. I firmly believe that this match could be a show stealer and may allow the title to take a step in the right direction prestige wise. Also, I think that there are many different ways for the WWE to go when it comes to this match and who wins. As think that Stardust, and Ambrose are the Wild cards to win and Dolph or Bryan are the more likely choices to win the match. But if I only can choose one guy I will pick Daniel Bryan to win the Intercontinental Title.
Randy Orton vs Seth Rollins
This feud may have been exactly what Randy needed to reignite his career which seemed to be dimming over the last few years. But his feud with Rollins has seemingly given fans a look at the old Randy Orton being a good guy for the first time, and I also think we should be keeping tabs on him to see how his character progresses following Wrestlemania. I think this match is going to be good as these two guys work very well with own another and that chemistry will take center stage at the Big Event. Though I think that Seth can just talk his way out of a loss tonight and be able to make people forget, I think that he needs a win more tonight even if it isn't a clean finish. I think Seth needs to be able to get something back on Orton after Seth got his ass kicked a few weeks ago. Seth Rollins wins
The Bella's vs AJ & Paige
These four divas finally get to settle this war with each other in the ring tonight. This match if given the chance could be one of the most underrated matches on the show. To add some more life to the feud may be having AJ & Paige get the win, but having it look like an accident that they win could work.
WWE United States Championship Match:
John Cena vs (c) Rusev
It could be that this is John Cena's first time not in the Main Event feud going into Mania so it might be a little strange seeing him in the middle of the show and not at the end. I think the build for this feud was actually quite subpar and could have been done a lot better than it was. I also firmly believe that having Cena be the one who beats Rusev for the first time is a mistake, because why does Cena need to add another achievement to his long list and why try and make a new star by having them beat Rusev instead of Cena. Tonight, Cena will not only win the United States title, but he will also end Rusev's undefeated streak.
The Undertaker vs Bray Wyatt
I am probably not alone in thinking that after last year's match with Brock Lesnar, Taker wasn't coming back this year. I am not saying he shouldn't, because The Streak doesn't define the Undertaker his ability to put on a good match and steal the show every year is what defines him. I thought that if he couldn't live up to past expectations that he wouldn't be coming back. I would love to be proven wrong, but until that point I will say that this year is likely Taker's last match at WrestleMania and he will not be back next year. Therefore Bray Wyatt will walk away with the win tonight.
Sting vs Triple H
This match is 14 years in the making and is finally going to happen tonight at WrestleMania. Until last November Sting was the only WCW alumni that WWE never was able to sign. Now after 14 years following the closure of WCW Sting finally will step into the ring for the first time in his almost 30 year career. This match is also the hardest to predict because Sting has wrestled in the ring for over a year and maybe a little rusty. But much like last match with Taker and Bray, I firmly believe this is Sting's first and last match in the WWE. With all things considered Sting has to win his debut in WWE even if this is his last match Sting needs the win more.
WWE World Title Match:
(c) Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman vs Roman Reigns
The Main Event of WrestleMania, the match that people have been yelling about since January at the Royal Rumble. The same match that has gotten so much Mainstream exposure over the last week it is incredible. The announcement from Brock earlier this week that he is staying with the WWE just adds another wrinkle to the feud and gives more questions. At first this match was the easiest match to predict because most everyone thought that Brock was leaving and would drop the title. However, now the match has become one of the hardest to predict since Brock signed back with the company. But if I had to take a pick I would say Roman isn't ready to be given the ball just yet and therefore Brock will retain the title tonight.