The REAL March Madness


I know what you are thinking “great another article about the NCAA Tournament”, but no I am talking about the biggest sporting event in the month of March. Yes folks WrestleMania is almost here, this is the 31st time WrestleMania has been shown, and I have seen every one of them. They have always been a big event, and this year will be no different. Some of my best moments growing up were watching WrestleMania at my friend Izzy’s house, and they continue to be must watch. I am going to break down the matches this year and tell you who is going to win. Admit it your bracket is already busted and trust me that pool you are in at work is being won by someone who has never watched basketball and are winning on pure luck. I don’t know the exact order of the matches but I will do a breakdown in order of importance.

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Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns- The setup to this match has been very interesting. People don’t know what Brock Lesnar is going to do because his contract is set to expire, and the backstage gossip you hear is almost as good as the match will be. Roman Reigns was hugely popular and then got hurt and now he is booed. I see no scenario on Reigns winning the match no matter if Lesnar leaves for the UFC or not. Reigns is too young and too green yet to be champ, but he has improved a lot and he is McMahon’s golden boy so we will see him at many WrestleMania’s to come. Look for Lesnar to control much of the match, but Lesnar will definitely put Reigns over by having a great match with him. Lesnar will F5 him and Reigns will kick out, but after that it will be over with Lesnar doing another one and getting the pin. This will be a showcase to see if Reigns can headline WrestleMania.

Sting vs HHH- I have enjoyed what the WWE has done with Sting having him not show up much and surprise the authority. He has been getting a huge pop from the crowd. I think this will be a very good match, but I am curious how long Sting can go. Look for Sting to win, and this feud will continue on. Sting will win via Scorpion Death Drop.

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Paige and AJ Lee vs The Bella Twins- Seriously I don’t know why they put the Diva’s on near the end of the night. However this is a great time to go to the Bathroom, get a snack, or even check on the NCAA tournament. If you want to look at pretty things I am sure you can find better on your computer. AJ Lee and Paige will win but this will be a snooze fest.

Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper vs. Stardust vs. Daniel Bryan- In my opinion this will be the best match of the night. Anytime they do a ladder match for WrestleMania it is always pretty epic. All of these wrestlers minus R-Truth deserve a bigger push than what they are getting. However, Daniel Bryan will win this match in the end. Right now he is the biggest baby face in the company and they will put a belt on him to showcase his talent and popularity.

John Cena vs Rusev- I know everyone is sick of seeing Cena win, and this feud is getting pretty played out. Right now Rusev is one of the better heels in the company and has not lost yet in the WWE, and he has by far the hottest manager in Lana. Cena is a very polarizing figure, kids love him and hardcore fans hate him, but the bottom line is he is still good for the company. Cena wins this back and forth match with STF submission.

Undertaker vs Bray Wyatt- When this match got announced I was apprehensive to see the Undertaker after his performance last year against Brock Lesnar, however recently some training pictures have surfaced with the Undertaker and he looks to be in great shape. Bray Wyatt is one of the best talents in the company right now. He is great on the microphone and is a very good wrestler. I really miss the Wyatt family I thought they ended that too soon. Bray Wyatt will carry much of this match due to the Taker’s age, but look for Undertaker to get the win via submission and a triumphant return to WrestleMania for him.

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Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins- This should be a fun match, I enjoy watching Rollins he is very sound technical wrestler, but with the constant interference it’s hard to tell how good he really is, and what his capabilities are. Orton has been on a roll since coming back and will control much of the match. However I believe some way the authority will interfere and cause Rollins to win. I see this as a feud that will continue for a little while.

Andre The Giant Battle Royal- Many of the entrants for this battle royal have not been announced at my time of writing, but they will try to use this to get someone who isn’t a higher tier guy an immediate push. Last year Cesaro won it, but unfortunately they did nothing to push him further. He is finally in a good place tagging with Tyson Kidd. Look for Sheamus to return to action, but I am going to go out on a limb here and say that Mizdow wins the battle royal. Ultimately I think Mizdow and Miz will work together and eliminate a lot of the entrants and it will be down to those two and Sheamus at the end and Mizdow will turn on Miz.

 

– Jeff Bauer

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