WrestleMania 28 is hours away, which means it's time to make predictions about all of the matches. And who better to make picks than a fan who doesn't have inside information?
MAIN EVENT: JOHN CENA VS. DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON
This better be good. After all of the time the WWE has spent hyping up this match, it has to be great to meet expectation. The trash talk coming from both sides has been passable, sometimes even good, with Cena winning most of the monologue battles. As for the match itself, it really could go either way. But if one has to pick a side, I'm going to side with the man who made a Tooth Fairy movie. That's right, Rocky. Why? The Rock is one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE/F history, and do you really think they would bring him back just to be embarrassed? Possibly, but it's unlikely. Rocky beats Cena, and then we get a rematch in WrestleMania 29 in New York City. PREDICTION: The Rock defeats John Cena.
HELL IN A CELL: UNDERTAKER VS. TRIPLE H
It's the end of an era. If you read Dave Shook's column on WrestleMania from Sunday, you'll see that it literally is the end of an era. Undertaker is turning 50 years old, and Triple H is in his 40's. They've both had injuries, and both are way too proud to not give their all in this match. Of course, the two met in WrestleMania 27, where Triple H takes pride in the fact that he beat down 'Taker so badly that he couldn't leave the ring under his own power. At the end of the day, Triple-H still lost, and the streak improved to 19-0. Shawn Michaels adds an interesting dynamic to this match, too, serving as a special guest referee. It's going to be a bloody battle, but this time around, I think The Game wins, and the streak will end. PREDICTION: Triple H defeats Undertaker.
WWE TITLE: CM PUNK VS. CHRIS JERICHO
How can one like Chris Jericho? Sure, he's a former champion and a great wrestler in his own right. But his constant facts about CM Punk and his family have become annoying, and any sane human being can't respect him. CM Punk isn't exactly the world's top role model, but he comes off as honest and he loves what he does. He's the new people's champion (sorry, Rocky). That being said, Punk's title reign has lasted a long, long time. Also, Jericho was signed through the summer, so all signs point to Jericho becoming the new WWE Champion. PREDICTION: Chris Jericho defeats CM Punk.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: DANIEL BRYAN VS. SHEAMUS
The fact that Daniel Bryan continues to "win" the World Heavyweight Title is a constant reminder of the fact that the WWE is scripted. If this was a real competition, braun would beat ... whatever it is that Bryan has .. and Mark Henry or Big Show would win every single time. Alas, the submission specialist continues to win. That is, until Sunday. Sheamus is a fan favorite, and an "a** kicker." The time has come for the Great White to beat the tofu out of the vegan grappler. PREDICTION: Sheamus defeats Daniel Bryan.
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: CODY RHODES VS. BIG SHOW
Don't poke the bear, because eventually, he's going to destroy you. Cody Rhodes has gotten under Big Show's skin with his weekly "Big Show at WrestleMania" features on the titantron every Monday night on RAW. Rhodes has said that he would be scared to face Big Show on any other day, except at WrestleMania. He's going to regret those words. PREDICTION: Big Show clobbers Cody Rhodes.
RANDY ORTON VS. KANE
The last thing remaining in Kane's path to monster-hood(?) is beating down Randy Orton. That likely isn't in the plans of the WWE's apex predator. There have been plenty of spats between Kane and Orton leading up to their grudge match, and we know they don't like each other. This may be the hardest match to predict, but one has to take a side. PREDICTION: Kane defeats Randy Orton.
TEAM TEDDY VS. TEAM JOHNNY
It's Mr. Excitement against team ... playa? Either way, this 12-man tag-team match is sure to delight. As far as talent is concerned, Team Johnny has the upper hand. But the heart and fan-favorite category goes to Team Teddy. Fans will almost certainly side with Team Teddy, but John Laurinaitis draws more emotion, mostly negative, from the WWE Universe. Putting him in charge of both shows might be the best thing for the WWE, even if he is annoying. PREDICTION: Team Johnny defeats Team Teddy.
KELLY KELLY/MARIA MENOUNOS VS. BETH PHOENIX/EVE TORRES
We'll keep it short and simple. Eve is the most notable Diva at the moment due to her fling (or lack thereof) with Zack Ryder. Phoenix is a good wrestler, too, so I'll give the edge to them. PREDICTION: Phoenix/Torres defeat Kelly/Menounos.
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: EPICO AND PRIMO VS. THE USOS VS. JUSTIN GABRIEL AND TYSON KIDD
In what appears to be the the least appealing match of WrestleMania 28 going in, I won't waste your time with an explanation. PREDICTION: The Usos defeat Epico/Primo and Justin Gabriel/Tyson Kidd.
I'll be happy if I get half of these right. Nevertheless, I hope you all enjoy WrestleMania 28!
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