Wrestlemania 33 Preview & Predictions

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Why waste time with a long, drawn out introduction?  Let’s just get ready to rumble!

While I expect a good show from WWE, I do not expect Wrestlemania 33 to be great. Last year, the build up for Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas was all about breaking records, unfortunately those weren’t performance records.

This year, we are set to go on the “ultimate thrill ride”! Whether that holds true or not is soon to be seen. Will this be a thrill ride in kiddie land, or an adrenaline rush on the world fastest and largest roller coaster?

I think the answer lies somewhere in between.

Sure, we get Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship, but this feud has been drawn out much too long. We’ve seen it before at Wrestlemania 20, we’ve seen it recently at Survivor Series, and we saw it indirectly at the Royal Rumble. Plus, the outcome is beyond predictable. More on this later.

When your biggest draw over the past decade is in a mixed tag team match, you have problems. Whether you like him or not, John Cena IS the definition of Wrestlemania. He is bigger, stronger, faster, and more appealing than any other roller coaster ride in the park. For that reason alone he should be featured in a more prominent role.

The WWE universe will be taken for a proverbial ride each match, and some will demand more screams than others.

MATCHES:

PRESHOW

  1. Neville vs. Austin Aries– How this match is not on the main card is beyond me. If you want an acrobatic, fast paced match with great spots, this is your pick. WWE is losing an incredible opportunity to set the standard for the rest of the night by scheduling this match nearly 2 hours before the main show. Why not have this match be the first match of Wrestlemania itself?  Nonetheless, I see NEVILLE coming out on top in what should be an incredible display of athleticism in front of 5,000 fans.
  2. Alexis Bliss vs. “everyone” in a six-pack challenge–  Excuse me while I yawn. I do see a title change coming though. Personally, I think Becky Lynch should be the female face that runs the place, but I don’t think she’s the pick here. Mickie James, naw.  Naomi, perhaps.  Nattie, never has-was-or ever will be the best. That only leaves Carmella and her troll doll James Ellsworth as the pick.  Winner and NEW Smackdown Women’s Champion, CARMELLA.
  3. Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal– The only way this should go down is to have BRAUN STROWMAN eliminate EVERYONE.  Yes, EVERYONE! And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

MAIN SHOW

  1. WWE Raw Tag Team Championship– I am a fan of Anderson and Gallows, but they don’t need titles, they need the Club. Sheamus and Cesaro are wasting away on the tag team circuit, and there’s no reason for them to win here. One year after they made their main roster debut, ENZO and CASS will become champions.
  2. WWE Intercontinental Championship Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin- I have no interest in this ride. The pick is BARON CORBIN.
  3. John Cena/Nikki Bella vs. Miz/Maryse– Something tells me win or lose, John Cena will be the “winner” of this match- or the night. If rumors are true, Cena is set to propose to Bella at some point this weekend. How fitting would it be for that to happen in the middle of the ring at Wrestlemania? That’s what makes this match a coin flip to me.  I am going to pick CENA/BELLA only for the bells and whistles.
  4. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens– This will steal the show. Jericho does NOT need a win. His legacy was long ago etched in stone and Owens’ future is still bright. The pick here is Kevin Owens.
  5. RAW Women’s Championship Fatal 4-way– Bayley’s walking in, but she isn’t walking out champion.  I see Nia being eliminated first, followed by Charlotte, and then Sasha Banks defeating Bayley for the title. I don’t know if it is here or elsewhere- but at some point during the night we will get an appearance from SPACE MOUNTAIN himself, Ric Flair!
  6. Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles– I love Shane O Mac, but I don’t understand this match. Shane is a gimmick match guy, not a 5-star match guy, which Styles is. I would have loved to see Styles face off against someone else who is a ‘wrestler’. While Shane will provide some memorable spots to say the least, Styles will pick up the win.
  7. Seth Rollins vs. Triple H– I’m lost on this anymore. Where’s Joe? He’s not in line for any ride this Sunday, but I think he will jump the line and get on board here in some capacity. I want to roll with Seth, but I think Joe will be the difference and set up a feud with Rollins for Summerslam.  That said, I am going to pick Triple H.
  8. The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns– I hate to say it, but Reigns is going to win this match. The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania record is meaningless, and has been since ‘the streak’ was broken in New Orleans. That said, with the dire desire to make Reigns, he is the pick here.
  9. WWE Championship Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton– This will be right up there for match of the night candidate (along with Neville vs. Aries and Jericho vs. Owens). Bray needs to win this match. He needs his signature moment in WWE and this should be it. If WWE wants to move forward and make new stars, Wyatt should shine bright. Winner and STILL WWE Champion, Bray Wyatt.
  10. WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg– I touched on this earlier, and am going to spend about as much time on this match as their first match lasted. Lesnar wins the Universal Title here. He gave Goldberg his moment(s) for his wife and son, now it is time for Brock to get his last dominant run in WWE.

Moving forward, WWE has a chance to push its young stars if they book Wrestlemania correctly. Each outcome I see happening would be in-line with moving forward and not taking steps backward.

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