Apologies for the late post. My internet was cut out for awhile.
Posting this is match order I see WWE going with.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal – To my knowledge, all the participants have not been announced yet. Heading into the match, Big Show, Kane and The Social Outcasts may be the favorites to win based on what’s happened on TV with those 6. Considering he’s teased that WM32 is his swan song, I think Mark Henry’s got a chance at winning. I would have Mark win, retire with the trophy and that’d be the end of the Andre Battle Royal. I like WWE’s honoring Andre. But having this on the pre-show and the trophy doing nothing really for the winner isn’t really doing Andre’s memory any good.
Winner: Mark Henry
The Usos vs The Dudley Boyz – Feel bad that these 4 talents are regulated to pre-show status. The Dudleyz don’t need the win so unless they’re looking to keep the feud going past WM, Usos win.
Winners: The Usos
Brie Bella, Paige, Natalya, Alicia Fox, Eva Marie vs Naomi, Tamina Snuka, Lana, Emma and Summer Rae – Paige, Natalya, Naomi, Tamina Snuka and an improved Emma are the standout talents in this match who deserve better than being on the pre-show. Paige was on the main show last year and a year later, on the pre-show. I think Brie Bella will win this match for her team seeing as how this is her retirement match.
Winners: Brie Paige Natalya, Fox, Eva Marie
Kalisto vs Ryback – US Championship – Don’t know, don’t care as WWE hasn’t built this well and thus I have no investment in this match. Another pre-show match here. Just for the sake of a prediction,
WWE have had musical guests performing at WM. If WWE are seriously dead set on having performances at WM, it should be done on the pre-show so (1) No talents can be regulated below main show status and (2) the main show can consist of the only thing matters or should matter at WRESTLEmania: WRESTLING.
Main Show Matches:
Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn vs Dolph Ziggler vs Stardust vs Zack Ryder vs Sin Cara vs The Miz – Ladder match for the IC Title – Ryder had a big win on RAW over Jericho thanks to a distraction from AJ Styles. Don’t think he’ll win the IC Title though. Miz has a slight chance, but WM’s not his night. KO, Zayn and Ziggler are the favorites. I think either KO retains or Zayn wins and either way, both are headed for a IC Title feud following WM. I see Sami looking strong despite not winning. I think KO retains.
Winner: Kevin Owens
The Undertaker vs Shane Mcmahon – HIAC Match (If Shane wins, he controls RAW and Taker competes at his last ever WM) – The one with the big ? on it as far as who will win and what will that win result in. Either Shane wins and the good thing about that is he’ll control RAW, but on the flip side, the bad things are Taker’s 2nd WM loss in his home state and this will be his last WM (doesn’t mean he’ll retire as he can still compete at other shows prior to WM33.) If Taker wins, the good thing is his WM future is secured unless he decides to call it a career prior to that and his home state fans are happy with his win. The bad thing? Shane does not control RAW (unless he can find another way to do that.) I’ve seen comments stating Shane controlling RAW is the story. Maybe it was, but now, that is not the focus because now Taker has something to fight for: securing his WM future and maybe even his career. While Vince stated, this WM would be his last if he lost, he didn’t say whether Taker could compete after or not so it’s open to speculation. If Taker wins, I think he’ll continue competing. If not, he may be his last match or maybe not. We’ll have to see.
Because I want Taker to win and don’t see him losing to a stuntman in a WM that’s from his home state, especially if the match does close out WM…..
Dean Ambrose vs Brock Lesnar – No Holds Barred Street Fight – Ambrose hasn’t really gotten any offense on Lesnar. Throughout this feud, Lesnar’s had all the offense. That is why I believe Ambrose will win.
AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho – Since maybe 2004 or 2005, Jericho’s WWE runs consisted of him losing to talent who he feels will be big stars for years to come. AJ wins and this feud is finally over, something I thought would happen at Fast Lane.
Winner: AJ Styles
The New Day vs The League of Nations – 3 on 4 Handicap match – New Day wins because they’re too over right now to lose. Simple as that.
Winners: The New Day
Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte – Triple Threat match for the Divas Championship – Tough one here for me. Either Charlotte, who I believe WWE are in strong support of can retain. Or Becky Lynch, who has her fans can win and I believe had it not been for Ric Flair, she may be the Champion right now. Or WWE can give the fans what they want and have Sasha Banks win. I know her cousin, Snoop Dogg’s going into the celebrity wing of the HOF and IMO, it only makes make for Sasha to induct Dogg and for him to be part of her ring entrance (just not in a rap song singing manner as WM’s not a concert.) I’ve been going back no forth on all 3. As of this writing, going with….
Winner: Sasha Banks
Roman Reigns vs HHH –WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Reigns may be booed and wouldn’t surprise me if he was. But WWE are invested in him and and I do not think they will waste all those months of building their investment to have him lose because it just isn’t good business. Other than that, nothing left for me to say here except…
Winner: Roman Reigns
Legends’ Role(s) at WM: Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock are all scheduled to be part of WM. What they will do is the unanswered question as of this writing. One of two of them can be part of the WM32 panel, be part of some backstage segments, kickoff WM like Hogan, Austin and Rock did at WM30, or they can run-in during a match to cost one of the participants the match (HBK superkicking Sting) or to even the odds, or even be a mystery partner or something if that opportunity comes up. All four of these men can kickoff WM. But I think at the very least considering WM’s in TX like Austin & HBK would have the best chance at doing that and because he can work the mic, Rock may join in on that. Rock can even the odds for Roman Reigns which might set up a potential Rock match for WM next year in Orlando, FL if Rock is going to compete there. HBK aided HHH to defeat Sting. So I can see him helping HHH to retain the Title to which Rock comes out to help out Roman Reigns. I can see Mick Foley getting involved in Ambrose/Lesnar in some form, even if it’s a small cameo where he hands Ambrose a weapon. I do not see Stone Cold doing anything physical at WM unless there’s a promo segment similar to what Rock, Ronda, Stephanie and HHH did at WM31, and give a Stone Cold Stunner to someone, maybe Vince Mcmahon.