Sunday, March 28, 2010

Alright, seeing as what could be the most profitable Wrestlemania EVER is less than 9 hours away, I figured I should drop some predictions for tonight's event! Hit the jump for my thoughts on Wrestlemania 26's card...

The 10 Diva Tag-Team Match: Why? One of the pains for this year's Mania is the fact that the US, Intercontinental and Women's titles are not being contended for. You used to EXPECT the IC title matches to outshine the whole card on previous PPVs, and now we've got the US champ in a tag title match? The IC champ is more concerned about the Money In The Bank match? It'll be cool to see the Divas flaunt around for the 5-7 minutes they will be allotted (more if it's in conjunction with some music star), but really, who cares? I figure the babyface Divas (lead by a returning Mickie James) will win.

CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio: Been a pretty quick feud built over the last few weeks. It'd be a shock to see Mysterio join the Straight Edge Society, but I have a feeling Punk will take the fall. I imagine this might be one of the better matches of the night, too.

Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase
: I'm dumb-perplexed as to why this was made into a Triple Threat match: with Ted DiBiase, Sr. being inducted into the HOF last night, I assumed this would be Ted Jr.'s star-making night. Why bring Cody Rhothes in it is beyond me, but Orton will overcome all of them. Should be an intense one, seeing as Orton's gotten beat by them for the last few weeks on RAW.

Triple H vs. Sheamus: I've grown to appreciate the Whitewash Warrior's promos over the last few weeks, and his bicycle kick out of nowhere is devastating. But do I truly give a flying fig about HHH and Sheamus battling? Not really. Might be one of the more grueling matches, but a heel Triple H is more interesting to me, especially with no title at stake.

Big Show & The Miz vs. John Morrison & R-Truth: I will not understand how the WWE will overlook proper tag-team tandems for these "singles wrestlers as tag team" shits. Sadly, I have a feeling Morrison and R-Truth might upset ShowMiz tonight. Miz needs to concentrate on the US strap anyways, with those awesome promos he delivers.

Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Always a show-stealer, this one should be no exception. Catsl ike Christian, Shelton Benjamin, Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston have the potential to make some amazing highlights tonight. No way McIntyre wins this. I see Christian defeating all on this one, easily.

Chris Jericho vs. Edge: I've been hoping for this match, with or without a title on the line, since Edge went out on injury. I've grown tired of the "SPEAR! SPEAR!" chanting, and the back and forth attacks week-to-week have gotten stale. Assuming Edge is 100%, this should be an amazing match, as Jericho is on his game - one of my favorite performers to watch, bar none. I have a feeling this match won't kill the program tonight, but something tells me Edge will win the World Heavyweight Title tonight. Just have a funny feeling.

Batista vs. John Cena: Another program that's built steam, partially due to Batista's awesome heel turn. One of those heels I loved seeing back in the '80s - "I'm making money, so fuck you". My initial feeling is that Cena will win back the WWE Title, mainly b/c he's been getting his ass handed to him by Batista for the better part of the last few months. No way Batista will retain tonight, trust we.

Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon: No way this one ends pretty, but I'm interested to see how much one of my all-time favorite wrestlers can do, work-wise, in 2010. This program has been decently worked, although I think the glaring omission of including The Hart Dynasty in some capacity, even as bodyguards for Bret, bothers me. Still hasn't hurt the program in the end, but expect run-ins, and Bret beating Vince. Rumor is that Bret isn't done in the WWE after Mania, but that remains to be seen...

Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels: Ah, the career vs. streak match. In a perfect world, this would be the headlining match, but I don't see that happening. What I am hoping for is an even better showing than last year's amazing match. We'll see - HBK has been pretty rested, considering he hasn't had a truly grueling singles match since... well... Wrestlemania 25! With the DVD just being released, I figure HBK is dunzo for the time being. Will he come back and work a match or two in a few years? It's possible, but I think he's satisfied w/ his career. He's not in need of holding any titles, but can build a great story. I'll miss him - I was an HBK fan back in the day, so I'll sort of be sad to see him go. No way he beats 'Taker tonight, though.

I'll be posting streams as soon as I can. Mania starts at 7PM EST/4PM PST. Who do you have going in?

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