Sunday, April 1st at 7:00pm its the greatest wrestling event of the year WrestleMania, live from the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012 induction ceremony held Saturday March 31, 2012
The Four Horsemen. To be inducted by Dusty Rhodes.
Edge. To be inducted by Christian.
Mike Tyson. To be inducted by Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
Ron Simmons. To be inducted by JBL.
Mil Mascaras, To be inducted by Alberto Del Rio.
Yokozuna. To be inducted by Jimmy and Jey Uso.
The Four Horseman and Mike Tyson induction ceremony will be on the USA Network on Monday April 2, 2012 at 8pm. The rest of the ceremony will be on the WrestleMania DVD when it comes out later in the year.
This year, instead of my annual WrestleMania Party, a bunch of us are heading to Buffalo Wild Wings for the PPV (my son is getting married this Saturday).
Two years ago I started a tradition where I would pick who would win the match and in what order the matches would be. In 2010, I was 7-2 in who would win, but a dismal 0-9 in the order of the matches. In 2011, I was 5-3 in who would win, but again a dismal 1-7 in the order of the matches. This goes to show you that the WWE must know better than I on where a match should be placed. My two year record in 12-5.
Anyway, that will not deter me, as I am again going to pick who will win and in what order the matches will be. Its on with the predictions:
Intercontinental Championship Match
Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Big Show
Did Cody Rhodes bite off more than he can chew by pissing off The Big Show? There should be no way in hell the Big Show will lose. The Big Show is 3-8 at WrestleMania while Cody is 1-1. Cody just seems to have a way to win, while the Big Show seems to lose a match at the wrong time. That is why I am going with The Big Show.
Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long
The winning teams leader becomes the new Raw and Smackdown General Manager
Captain David Otunga, Drew McIntyre, Mark Henry, The Miz, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler versus
Team Teddy Long:
Captain Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, The Great Khali and Booker T
This match looks stacked for team Laurinaitis. Can anyone really beat Mark Henry? The closest thing would have been the Big Show but he is in another match. Kahli is too lame, Booker T is too old, and the others are not strong enough. So who is going to win? Well Team Long of course. What did you expect? I say that Santino Marella will get the win.
World Heavyweight Title Match
Daniel Bryan (c) versus Sheamus
Last year it was for the United States Championship, how time has changed. Now, one-year later they meet for the World Heavyweight Championship. Its power, Sheamus, versus high flying/high energy, in Daniel Bryan. Sheamus destroyed Bryan the last time they met. Sheamus is bigger and stronger than Bryan, but Daniel could wear down Sheamus. In the end, it will be the Sheamus, and his strength that actually wears down Daniel Bryan with a three count.
Randy Orton versus. Kane
Randy Orton took out Kane several months ago. Now Kane seeks revenge against Mr. RKO. This match might be even weaker than the Divas match. While the women will be good looking, there is nothing good about this match as it will feature a lot of power and very little wrestling. In the end Kane will turn out the lights on Orton.
WWE Championship Match
CM Punk (c) versus. Chris Jericho
Both wrestlers are outstanding “technical” wrestlers which should make this match very interesting. Jericho is the stronger of the two. Y2J has been working inside Punks head the past couple of weeks. But will anything stop CM Punk from beating the crap out of Chris for what he has been saying about his family? Punk will beat up Y2J, but in the end Jericho will be the new champ.
Hell in the Cell Match with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee
Triple H versus The Undertaker
11 years ago, at WrestleMania X-Seven, these two legends fought an 18:17 match. It was an outstanding duel, and as we all know it was The Undertaker who won to extend his streak to 9-0. Last year, even though The Undertaker won the match to go to 19-0, the real winner was Triple H. He beat The Undertaker senseless. Again the question is, does anyone think that Triple H has a chance. Yea, he has a chance, but, he isn’t going to win. It will be The Undertaker to choke slam Triple H to go 20-0.
Divas Tag-Team Match
Maria Menounos and Kelly Kelly versus. Beth Phoenix and Eve
This match was made when Kelly Kelly was appearing on Maria’s show, Extra, when all of a sudden Beth and Eve try to steal the show. Security broke it up, but Maria rubbed it in Beth’s face that she beat her once and she could do it again. So here we are at WrestleMania but this time Eve will pin her former friend Kelly Kelly.
Singles Match “One Year in the Making”
John Cena versus The Rock
Rappers Flo Rida and Machine Gun Kelly performing
“Fan favorite,” John Cena goes against the most electrifying WWE superstar of all-time, The Rock. Talent goes to The Rock even though he has only been in the ring once for a match since leaving to become an actor. Cena has the capabilities to wrestle, when he has the right opponent (Miz/Punk), otherwise he is a Hulk Hogan clone. Will The Rock take Cena to new heights? Will The Rock see Cena? Will The Rock be cooking? I say it will all happen as John Cena will still beat "The People's Champ" The Rock in Rock’s hometown, in a classic match.
There are some interesting matches at this years WrestleMania. The Rock Versus Cena, The Undertaker versus Triple H and even Punk versus Jericho all should be entertaining. My pick for the show stopper will be The Undertaker versus Triple H.
There you have my predictions.
Who do you think is going to win this years matches??
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