WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013 induction ceremony will be held Saturday April 6, 2013 at Madison Square Garden.
It will be shown on the USA network on April 9, 2013 at 10pm. Donald Trump, Mick Foley and Bruno Sammartino will be the inductees shown.
Bob Backlund to be inducted by Maria Menounos.
Booker T to be inducted by Stevie Ray.
Mick Foley to be inducted by Terry Funk.
Bruno Sammartino to be inducted by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Trish Stratus to be inducted by Stephanie McMahon.
Donald Trump to be inducted by Vince McMahon.
Then, On Sunday, April 7th at 7:00pm its the greatest wrestling event of the year, WrestleMania 29, live from MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
This year my party will again be at Buffalo Wild Wings for the PPV. What an atmosphere. It’s packed with wrestling fans and it makes it feel like we are at WrestleMania.
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs will sing the National Anthem and later on perform, Living Color will be performing CM Punks entrance “Cult of Personality” and Pee Wee Herman will also be appearing for the event.
Three 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. In 2012, I was at my worst with a 4-4 record on who would win, but as it has been for the past three years, I sucked in the order of the matches, going 1-7 for the second year in a row. This goes to show you that the WWE must know better than I on where a match should be placed. My three year record for who wins is a very respectable 16-9.
Anyway, that will not deter me, as I am again going to pick who will win and in what order the matches will be. Even though I tell you how a match will end, if the person, or team that I pick wins even though they don’t win it the way I say, it still counts as a win for me. Sorry my predictions, my rules. LOL. Its on with the predictions:
The WWE had announced that the following will be shown during the WWE WrestleMania pre-show which will start one-hour before WrestleMania:
WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show
Intercontinental Championship Match:
Wade Barrett (c) vs. The Miz
Its power (Barrett) versus finesse (The Miz). Wade is bigger and stronger than The Miz. But, what The Miz lacks in size he makes up with speed and wrestling smarts, something that Barrett lacks.
I am going with the Miz to win this one.
These are the matches that will appear during WrestleMania.
Tag Team Title Match:
Team Hell No (c) (Kane and Daniel Bryan) vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston
If there is anyone who can take the title away from Team Hell No it could be the combination of Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston. They team up well against Kane and Bryan with wrestling savvy (Ziggler against Bryan) and strength (Langston against Kane). The deciding factor will be A.J. Lee. If she interferes Ziggler and Langston have an outstanding chance. I say it will happen as Langston will pin Bryan and win the titles.
Fandango vs. Chris Jericho
Let’s see, the WWE builds Fan-dan-go for over two months just for him to lose? Then again we really don’t know how he wrestles. Jericho is one of the best wrestlers of the past 15 years. Can you see Y2J losing to a newcomer. I didn’t think so. So I am going to go with Fandango in an upset.
Mark Henry vs. Rybeck
Two of the most powerful men in wrestling will compete in action. Forget about technical wrestling, this will be nothing more than brute strength versus brute strength. The thing is who will win? Both wrestlers are sure to hurt each other, but it will be the one who wants it the most. Rybeck has a lot to lose as the WWE has been trying to make him the next superstar. Henry has nothing to lose, he‘s been there, done that. Winner Rybeck in a very physical match.
No Holds Barred
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
Triple H’s career is on the line
Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H’s corner.
At one time he was considered the “Next Big Thing.” Then he faded away, only to come back a year ago. Its Brock Lesnar versus the man who will be running the WWE for the next several decades. Both are fading stars who still have something left in the tank. This match will be more physical than the Henry - Rybeck match as nothing will be left on the table, so-to-speak. Do you think Triple H’s career will end. He signed a 3-year contract extension to wrestle on a limited basis. Lesnar just signed a 2-year contract to wrestler on a limited basis. Who’s contract is going to be terminated? My guess is Triple H as Sable will make a surprise appearance to distract Triple H so Brock can low blow him and then pin him.
World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Jack Swagger
The All-American, American, Jack Swagger takes on the Champion Alberto Del Rio. Both of these wrestlers can wrestle and this could be an interesting match. Both are strong athletic wrestlers who can use their strength and wrestling skills. At one-time the WWE was high on Alberto, they felt he could be the next superstar, but that didn’t work out too well. Swagger was on that path until his DUI problems curtailed it. Now, it must be a miracle that Swagger is in the WWE spotlight again, with a good storyline. I think the WWE is liking what they see in Swagger and he will get the win.
6 Man Tag-Team Match
Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
It’s put-up or shut-up for The Shield. Now they face the team of Orton, Sheamus and the Big Show. Usually the Shield is no match for any single competitor as they beat them up by shear numbers, but that won’t be the case in this match. If anyone can beat The Shield it could be Orton, Sheamus and The Big Show. The match won’t go down as a classic match, because the Shield will win with the help of Randy Orton. Yep you read it right. Randy Orton will help the Shield win.
The Streak On The Line
The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
On paper, there is no way that CM Punk could beat The Undertaker. Luckily, paper doesn’t wrestle. CM Punk can elevate any wrestler he goes up against, just look at the matches he had against Cena. Punk made Cena into a wrestler and he did a great job. The Undertaker hasn’t been at his best for several years, yet his matches always are outstanding. Still, it will be CM Punk who will carry this match and make it a five-star event as The Undertakers streak comes to an end.
Eight-person Mixed Tag Team Match:
Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay and Tensai) and the Funkadactyls (Camercon and Naomi) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) and the Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella).
This match was put together as a buffer between two matches. So, this is where I decided to stick them. On one side you have a team of technical wrestlers (Rhodes and Sandow) going up against to of the most uncoordinated wrestlers the WWE could find. The winners of the match will be Team Rhode Scholars.
WWE Championship Match:
The Rock (c) vs. John Cena
This is the second year in-a-row that these two stars will face each other. “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 seen limited action in the ring 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 defeat “The People’s Champ” The Rock.
BUT here is the twist, after Cena wins, Dolph Ziggler will cash in his money-in-the-bank briefcase and pin Cena to become the new WWE Champion.
There you have my predictions.
Who do you think is going to win this years matches??