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Welcome everyone to the first of 3 (YES, 3!!) Wrestlemania/NXT Takeover posts for next weekend’s show of shows!
This post will run down through all the non-title matches, the next post will be my NXT TakeOver: New Orleans predictions and my final post will be the Title Matches for Wrestlemania 34!
Let’s get into it! Whoooo!!
|Mixed Tag-Team Match|
|Kurt Angle||vs||Triple H|
|Ronda Rousey||Stephanie McMahon|
PREDICTION: Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey
This should be the match of the night as we see Ronda’s in-ring debut against the powerhouse authority of WWE.
This will also be the first time that Stephanie will have a Wrestlemania match and it has been the first time since August of 2014.
I feel that Ronda is going to take a few bumps but will be well protected by Triple H and Kurt and Steph will just be there…for the sake of being there. Trips will be doing a lot of the heavy lifting.
|Daniel Bryan||vs||Kevin Owens|
|Shane McMahon||Sami Zayn|
PREDICTION: Daniel Bryan & Shane McMahon (w/Daniel turning on Shane)
I am obsioulsy looking forward to this because of Daniel Bryan coming back to in-ring action after not competing for nearly 3 years.
His last match was on 14th April 2015 where he tagged with John Cena against Cesaro & Tyson Kidd on a episode of SmackDown (Episode #817)
This is going to be a good match because you have the hard hitting Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn who have been on fire over the past year duke it out with 2 of the best in-ring competitors of all time.
This is surely going to be a good match and I am looking forward to watching this.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Participants so far (as of 2018-04-03)
- Dolph Ziggler (SmackDown Live)
- Baron Corbin (SmackDown Live)
- Mojo Rawley (SmackDown Live)
- Tyler Breeze (SmackDown Live)
- Fandango (SmackDown Live)
- Tye Dillinger (SmackDown Live)
- Dash Wilder (RAW)
- Scott Dawson (RAW)
- “Woken” Matt Hardy (RAW)
- Goldust (RAW)
- Heath Slater (RAW)
- Rhyno (RAW)
PREDICTION: Zack Ryder (SmackDown Live)
Over the past year, Zack has gotten it pretty badly with a injury which put him on the shelf for a bit and then his tag team partner (Mojo Rawley) turning on him back in late November.
Yes, Mojo did win this ATGMBR last year but looking at the list that we have, I do not see anyone else fitting the bill to win the match!
The first ever Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal.
Participants so far (as of 2018-04-03)
- Sasha Banks (RAW)
- Natalya (SmackDown Live)
- Lana (SmackDown Live)
- Ruby Riott (SmackDown Live)
- Sarah Logan (SmackDown Live)
- Liv Morgan (SmackDown Live)
- Becky Lynch (SmackDown Live)
- Naomi (SmackDown Live)
- Bayley (RAW)
- Mandy Rose (RAW)
- Sonya Deville (RAW)
- Mickie James (RAW)
PREDICTION: Becky Lynch (SmackDown Live)
Well, am I predictable or what? Of course I would support out Irish Lass Kicker Becky Lynch. The first ever SmackDown Women’s Champion and then the
first second ever Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal winner. The only “dark horse” in this match is Lana and apparently, she has got better in the ring. As WWE.com has reported, this match will feature women from RAW, SmackDown and NXT which makes this more interesting. I would like to see women like Nikki Cross or Kairi Sane making a appearance and hopefully some of the women that were in the Women’s Royal Rumble match (Like Michelle McCool, Trish Stratus etc) all make an appearance once again.
Let’s hope at least that the trophy that they have decided to use is going to be different than the one that they had on the go home RAW from Monday 2nd April 2018 episode.
Anyway, that is my predictions for the non-title matches for Wrestlemania. It is a bit short because every title in WWE (Except the UK and the NXT titles) are being defended at Wrestlemania.
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