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Wrestlemania 31 Preview and Predictions: Is It The Biggest Card Of The Year?


The biggest event of the year in sports entertainment is coming to San Francisco’s Levi Stadium this Sunday night. While Wrestlemania 31 may not be the card we all wanted, it still shapes up to be an exciting night packed with action and surprises.

There will be eight matches with all kinds of twists, turns and mind blowing moves. Here is how it will shape up and my predictions on what you can expect to see!

WWE World Heavyweight Title Match:
-Brock Lesnar (c) with Paul Heyman vs. Roman Reigns
Brock Lesnar will be on the last match of his current WWE contract, there is no way that Vince McMahon is letting him leave the West Coast with the title. It may not be the popular choice, but expect to see Roman Reigns begin his first and what will be a lengthy title reign.

But wait, a post match Lesnar attack of Reigns will leave him vulnerable for the next bell to ring and Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins to stroll down to the ring and cash in the briefcase to end Wrestlemania as your new WWE Champion.

WWE United States Title Match:
-Rusev (c) vs. John Cena
No chance in hell the biggest name on the card, representing the United States loses. Rusev is a made man despite the outcome. Expect a Lana face turn and a Cena win!

Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title:
Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper vs. Stardust vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett (c)
This match has every chance to steal the show as Bryan, Ziggler and Stardust are the three best performers on the entire roster. The smart move would be to let Stardust begin his ascension into the big time with a win.

There is a much stronger however of Bryan being inches away from grabbing the belt when a returning Shameus interrupts the match and costs him the belt, allowing Wade Barrett to make the grab and retain.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal:
Konnor, Viktor, Kane, Big Show, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Jack Swagger, The Miz, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Fandango, Adam Rose, Zack Ryder, Erick Rowan, Sin Cara, Damien Sandow, Goldust, Mark Henry, Heath Slater, a NXT Superstar TBD, others TBA
This will be a great time to grab a snack. Horrible concept that should be reserved for the pre show.

The smart money would be on either Sandow or Ryback, however I actually see a returning Shameus taking this one as well.
The WWE will want to make him as strong of a heel as possible for his run with Bryan. I would also expect to see this match occur before the ladder match to set everything up.

Sting vs. Triple H
Too many hints of WCW vs WWE in the past several weeks. Expect to see the entire McMahon family getting involved in this one, including a returning Shane McMahon. In the end, Sting overcomes it all but still loses when The Rock comes out and back stabs him. This will lead to the ultimate showdown between the two next year at Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas.

AJ Lee and Paige vs. The Bella Twins
The Bellas do not belong in this match. Despite their lack of talent, their boyfriends and husbands along with their role on Total Divas continue to keep them at the top of the Divas Division.  With rumors of their departure running rampant, the Bellas should lose this match. That fact combined with Lee and Paige being the two best Divas on the roster, common sense would say Paige and Lee.

Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton
With the eventual cash in for Rollins, expect a long beat down of Orton that ends in a DQ and Rollins to walk away unscathed.

Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker
Very simple here, if this match was last year, then Bray Wyatt woud be your very deserving winner. It should have been last year and the choice to go with Lesnar instead will always haunt McMahon.

With that being said, it is too late to right a wrong, and despite Wyatt carrying this feud for months, expect the Undertaker to stroll in, wrestle once, get the win and walk away with the payday.
The Undertaker continues t represent everything wrong with the state of Pro Wrestling.

Kickoff Pre-show: Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Tag Team Titles:
-The Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
Get ready for “A New Day” to begin with a title change at Mania.

So fans, what are your thoughts? If these predictions come true, that means 4 total title changes, including the WWE title changing hands twice in one night.

It should make for some good watching! Until next time, No Blood : No Foul


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