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Mother Brain’s Wrestlemania 32 Predictions
By Mother Brain
The Dudley Boyz vs. The Usos
This one feels thrown together very quickly. Can’t see it be anything significant for either team down the line. So with the Dudleys on a mean streak as of late, consider them the victors.
Winners: The Dudley Boyz
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Participants TBA)
A once heavily hyped match that does absolutely nothing for anyone’s career. Not every participant has been announced yet. But for now, I’ll go with the guy with the most Royal Rumble records which is Kane.
Natalya, Paige, Brie, Alicia, Eva vs. Lana, Naomi, Tamina, Summer, Emma
Sounds like a bathroom break for me. Given this is likely Brie’s last televised match before she retires, the faces go over.
Winners: Natalya, Paige, Brie, Alicia, Eva
League of Nations vs. New Day (Handicap Match (4 vs. 3))
What shocks me the most about this match is that it’s not for the tag team titles. I would have been sure of a League of Nations win; however, the New Day just turned babyface and I see this feud go on past Mania with a title change down the line which will be “booty” when it happens. Just won’t happen that night because… NEW. DAY. ROCKS.
Winners: New Day
Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback (United States Championship)
This match is no question a bathroom break. WWE has been trying so hard in the last few weeks to make Ryback into what he hates the most: A Bill Goldberg clone. I wish they would stop make him talking because I personally don’t believe in the guy. His heel turn must be solidified by having him lose his shit on Kalisto after a loss.
Winner and still US Champ: Kalisto
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, The Miz, Stardust, Sin Cara, Zack Ryder (Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match)
If any match on the card has been affected by the plague of roster injuries, this is the one and Zack Ryder is proof of that. While I’d love to see the most unlikely guy climb that ladder and nab the title, it’s clearly going to be a series of big spots for everyone. Who comes out on top? Unless Sami Zayn gets a major push in the mid card scene, expect Owens to retain.
Winner and still IC Champ: Kevin Owens
Chris Jericho vs. A.J. Styles
Though they work great together in the ring, I’m kinda tired of the same story being told. I personally feel this should have been a speciality match like 2 out of 3 falls to make it more interesting. A.J. should get his big Wrestlemania moment here and move on to his next feud. But I see Y2J looking for an easy cheat to win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks (Divas Championship Triple Threat)
If the rumors of the Divas title getting an overhaul after Mania are true, then this needs to be Sasha’s night. Management should not deny the fans’ love for one of the best female workers in the business right now. Do what’s right. Make Sasha the champ and usher a new era in women’s wrestling.
Winner and new Divas Champ: Sasha Banks
Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose (No Holds Barred Street Fight)
In the PG era, I don’t see this being a brutal blood fest like Mick Foley vs. Edge. It will be intense and full of “holy shit” spots. Ambrose will give his all and get very close to taking down the beast incarnate. But it will not be enough.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon (Hell In a Cell)
If McMahon wins, he will control Monday Night Raw and Taker will not fight at WrestleMania again.
The stipulation for what could be match of the night feels very shady. I can’t convince myself that this would be Taker’s last Mania match. Yet, I can see Shane make serious change to the company due to rumors of a brand split after Mania. I get the feeling the outcome of the match will affect the WWE title match if this goes on before it. Either way, it will be a lot better than the way it reads on paper. If I have to choose a winner, I see Vince screwing over Undertaker. Will explain more in my final prediction.
Winner: Shane McMahon
Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns (World Heavyweight Championship)
For the most part, Reigns will get over 90,000 people booing him all through the match while Triple H gets all the unnecessary love. It’ll be very identical to Triple H vs. John Cena at Wrestlemania 22. The major difference will be the outcome. I expect Reigns to win the WWE title… with help from Vince AND Shane McMahon. It will be more than just another heel turn. It will be a night where the McMahons knock Triple H out of power, “retire” Undertaker, and usher Reigns as their new company face. He’s got the look, size, and attitude that Vince wants. Then you turn Triple H into a babyface leading the NXT roster with a babyface Seth Rollins as his guy. Stephanie could swing either way in this scenario. But a heel turn by Reigns (or interference by The Rock) will be the only way fans can go home happy. Also expect Shawn Michaels and John Cena to get involved somehow.
Winner and new WWE Champ: Roman Reigns