Predictions by Dylan Devine and Nick Papa
MAIN EVENT 1 : WWE Championship match : Bobby Lashley (C) vs. Drew McyIntyre
Nick: This match could go either way. I doubt this match is going to main event so I could see Lashley going over but then again it seems like they’ve been building up to McIntyre getting his big win in front of fans after having a great year during the pandemic. McIntyre regains the WWE Championship.
Dylan : Hardest match of the weekend to predict. Like Nick said, this really could go either way. Lashley has been a phenomenal champion so far and I think they’re confident in him holding the title for a bit longer. But with that being said, McIntyre was amazing as champion and carried Raw for quite some time so giving him the title back in front of a live WrestleMania crowd could be what they’re leaning towards. It’s a huge toss up, but I’m going to pick Lashley to retain. Lashley retains.
Main Event 2 : WWE Universal Championship match : Roman Reigns (C) vs. Edge Vs. Daniel Bryan
Nick: Bryan being inserted into this match was a clever ploy for WWE to explore putting the title on Edge while keeping Roman Reigns strong and that looks like the route they will go. Edge Wins.
Dylan : What a match this is going to be. Two of the most beloved and greatest wrestlers ever in Edge & D-Bry and then Roman Reigns who has been the hottest thing going in the company for quite some time. The only thing I can almost guarantee with this match is that Bryan will not be winning. It’s going to be Edge or Reigns coming out on top. I’m picking Edge to come out on top. The greatest comeback in wrestling history is going to become even greater when he wins his 12th world championship. Edge wins.
SmackDown Women’s Championship match : Sasha Banks (C) vs. Bianca Belair
Nick: The probable main event for WrestleMania night one. The build for this match has been absolutely terrible but I’m expecting a good match from two of WWE’s most charismatic superstars.
Dylan : Two of the best female wrestlers in the world and like Nick said, two of WWE’s most charismatic superstars. I could see this closing the show on night one. It is going to be a fantastic match capped off with an even more fantastic finish with Bianca Belair winning her first championship. Bianca Belair wins.
Raw Women’s Championship match : Asuka (C) vs. Rhea Ripley
Nick : I don’t think that Asuka should lose the title yet just because she hasn’t been given good storylines throughout her reign but ultimately we will see Rhea Ripley win.
Dylan : It’s time for Rhea Ripley to take over the women’s division. Rhea Ripley defeats Asuka.
Intercontinental Championship match : Big E (C) vs. Apollo Crews
Nick : Big E needs to go over in this match to help cement him as a future threat for a World Championship run. Big E Retains.
Dylan : Not too excited for this match if I’m being honest. We’ve gotten this match multiple times over the past few months and I feel like it’s very predictable. Very happy Big E is getting a long overdue single run though. Big E retains.
United States Championship match : Riddle (C) vs. Sheamus
Nick : Riddle has had some banger matches since being called up to the main roster last July but I think its time WWE rewards Sheamus for being a top performer during “The Thunderdome” era of WWE. Sheamus Wins.
Dylan : Riddle retains.
Raw Tag Team Championship match : New Day (C) vs. AJ Styles and Omos
Nick : I have a feeling this match will be one of the best on the card, they’ve had great chemistry storyline wise and I see no reason why Omos will be terrible with 3 of the best wrestlers in the industry around him. AJ Styles & Omos become new Tag Team champs.
Dylan : What’s great about this match is that no one has any idea if Omos can even wrestle. This match will be his main roster in-ring debut. Whether he can or not, doesn’t really matter because I don’t see Omos and Styles losing this match. Styles and Omos defeat New Day.
Steel cage match : Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman
Nick : The buildup has been terrible but i think it was a good idea to have this match just to get Braun on the card with a much needed win. Braun Strowman.
Dylan : What a historically terrible feud and buildup this has been. I could careless about this match. Only thing that I am interested in with this match is what Shane O’Mac’s jersey will look like. Strowman is going to come out on top though. Strowman wins.
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
Nick : Wyatt Wins
Dylan : Another match I honestly could carless about. Don’t get me wrong, the buildup has been decent IMO but it just feels like we’ve been watching Wyatt, Bliss, and Orton going back and forth forever. Time for this feud to end. Wyatt defeats Orton.
Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
Nick : I think this match is the perfect opportunity to begin a huge push for Cesaro. He has all the tools to be a top star he just needs this opportunity. Cesaro wins.
Dylan : This will be a great match. Possibly even match of the night for it’s respective night. Very happy Cesaro is finally getting a singles match at mania, but I don’t see him winning this one. Rollins defeats Cesaro.
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Nick : I really hope this leads to them becoming a tag team again but regardless this should be a MOTY candidate with two guys who have legit been Fighting Forever. Owens wins.
Dylan : FIGHT FOREVER! I’ve been watching these guys wrestle each other since their days as Kevin Steen and El Generico in Ring of Honor. They really have come a long way. Great to see the two of them facing off at the biggest wrestling event of the year. Owens defeats Zayn.
Bad Bunny and Damien Priest vs. The Miz and John Morrison
Nick : Bad Bunny and Priest win.
Dylan : Meh. Damien Priest and Bad Bunny defeat Miz and Morrison.