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WrestleMania XXX: Preview and predictions

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WrestleMania XXX is just around the corner and it's that time once again where the fans begin to make their final predictions for the event.

Who will walk out as WWE World Heavyweight Champion? Who are the three remaining superstars in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal? Will Brock Lesnar break the streak? So many questions looming over the showcase of the immortals will all be answered on Sunday.

Many will argue that this WrestleMania card looks underwhelming compared to previous years but in actual fact it doesn't look too bad and could go down as one of the greatest WrestleMania events in history.

The matches look great on paper and will probably not disappoint inside the ring either. Stone Cold Steve Austin is already confirmed to appear whilst The Rock and CM Punk are also rumoured to appear in some capacity. With rumours suggesting Austin will call Punk out in front of the New Orleans crowd.

Continue reading to see my predictions for this years WrestleMania event and click the video above to watch the video packages for the big matches set to take place.

Pre Show: The Usos © vs. Los Matadores vs. The Real Americans vs. Rybaxel - WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal-4-Way

The standard of pre-show matches are usually pretty good as they set the standard for the remainder of the night, and these guys will definitely need to step up to make their performances memorable. You can already rule out Rybaxel and Los Matadores as they haven't really looked threatening as teams to hold the gold whereas Cesaro and Jack Swagger are due to break-up relatively soon, and could break up as early as WrestleMania.

This only leaves one logical team to walk out as champions and they are The Usos, they are always impressive in the ring and the WWE would not have them capture the titles weeks before the big event, only to drop them. Expect a decent pre-show match with The Usos to walk out as victors.

Prediction: The Usos to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships

Vickie Guerrero's Divas Invitational Battle Royal - Divas Championship

The perfect opportunity for the majority of Divas to step up and make a name for themselves and what better place than WrestleMania to do such a thing. We are already aware the Divas don't get as much exposure as the men but it is great to see that a number of Divas will be competing, not only one or two. 

However when you take a look at the Divas involved in the battle royal there are only a couple of realistic threats to AJ Lee's title, even though it is a one-fall to a finish match I doubt any more than four of the divas will possess a threat. Natalya, Brie Bella and Naomi will be impressive in order to promote Total Divas, whilst Tamina will also be in with a shout. But I can't look past AJ Lee retaining her title, especially with such a face heavy card.

Prediction: AJ Lee to retain the Divas Championship

The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

A fantastic match which provides a platform for someone young or somebody who has lost their way in the business to step up and hold such a prestigious award for a whole year. Hulk Hogan announced the memorial battle royal in honour of Andre The Giant and many superstars have put forward their names to compete in this match.

Superstars such as Titus O'Neil, Dolph Ziggler, Christian and The Miz are taking part in this match and will want to pick up an important win at such a prestigious event.

There are still three spaces available and fans are already guessing as to who the three individuals could be. Right now Rob Van Dam looks a likely option as he is rumoured to appear the following night on Monday Night Raw, whereas Roddy Piper has also teased he might get physical on the night. Another name rumoured to appear is The Godfather; but that remains to be seen.

I believe this match is tailor-made for one giant, that is The Big Show. He is just like Andre in many ways, he has a large fan base, he too is an immovable object and can continue his legacy. It will be a fitting tribute.

Prediction: The Big Show 

The SHIELD vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws

This is the second successive WrestleMania where The SHIELD will be competing in a six-man tag team match. Last year they took on the team of Sheamus, The Big Show and Randy Orton and looked impressive, whereas this year they go up against Kane and The New Age Outlaws.

Perhaps not as impressive on paper but this is a perfect opportunity for these black-clad renegades to continue growing as faces before their inevitable break-up and look just as impressive in the ring albeit against a bunch of 40-something year olds.

You can't look past The SHIELD in this one, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will play a key role in this bout whereas Dean Ambrose will probably be taking most of the punishment only for Reigns to make the save and give his team the victory. Rollins will continue living up to his 'architect' role and impress with his brilliant arsenal of manoeuvres and his technical ability in general. The SHIELD will pick up their second successive WrestleMania win.

Prediction: The SHIELD

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

If you want to impress your friends with your WrestleMania predictions then I'll advise you to pick this as the match to watch on the night. What a rise it has been for Bray Wyatt, starting and failing as Husky Harris before being repackaged as Bray Wyatt, it has been a blessing in disguise and what a feeling it must be to secure a match against the company's top dog in John Cena. Bray Wyatt has been on a role so far in terms of pay-per-view victories, with Kane, Daniel Bryan and The SHIELD all failing to overcome The Wyatt Family.

This has the potential to steal the show, Bray Wyatt continues to impress and the build-up has been pretty good when compared to the remainder of the matches on the card. John Cena always brings his A game to big matches and this is definitely a big match.

You can't help but be excited for this but a correct guess is 50-50, Bray Wyatt may be on a pay-per-view role but John Cena isn't, will the WWE want their biggest superstar to lose another pay-per-view match? I believe Cena should put Bray Wyatt over, he is the future and will be the biggest superstar in years to come.

Prediction: Bray Wyatt

Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H - Winner to be entered into the WWE Word Heavyweight Championship match

This was originally supposed to be CM Punk vs. Triple H so when the news broke that Daniel Bryan will be taking his place, fan's weren't too pleased as you can expect. But the WWE worked around this brilliantly and made this match worth watching and thinking about; the fact that one of these men will pull double duty and compete for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship makes it a lot more interesting. The build-up to this match has been fantastic and you have to salute the fans in attendance each and ever week who showcase their love for Bryan relentlessly.

The Authority have proven to be great heels in this feud and it one to be excited about. I believe this match will take place in the early hours of WrestleMania so Bryan or Triple H can have enough rest before the second match takes place towards the end of the night.

Again, a very tough one to call as fans are almost expecting Bryan to walk out as the champion but the WWE are sometimes unpredictable and might pull another big swerve and have Triple H compete instead. I personally don't think it will go that way, it might not be a straightforward singles match and maybe Orton or Batista could have a big say in the outcome, but a Bryan win is on the cards.

Prediction: Daniel Bryan

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar - The Streak is on the line

Shawn Michaels, Triple H and CM Punk were all impressive opponents for The Undertaker. All went close and closer to ending the streak but if there was one man who would take The Deadman to the limit physically and become the biggest threat to the streak in history, that man is Brock Lesnar.

The negative about this match is that the build up was not as great and the WWE have acknowledged this as The Undertaker has had more creative input in previous years, especially as he gave his blessing to incorporate the deceased Paul Bearer into last years feud with CM Punk which took things to a whole new level.

Thank God for Paul Heyman. The man is an utter genius and is the reason this match is one to look forward to. He has played an unconventional heel by building up The Undertaker's achievements whereas he played them down last a year.

He has been fantastic and it was great to see Lesnar finally get the upper hand on Raw after weeks of mind games from 'Taker. The match itself will be good and one of the best on the card as they both have the ability to exceed expectations. But the streak will not end, ever. With rumours that Sting is in line to have his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31; Lesnar will not end the streak.

Prediction: The Undertaker

Main Event: Randy Orton © vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan/Triple H - WWE World Heavyweight Championship

The most difficult match to call on the night purely because we have no idea who the third superstar will be. Earlier I predicted that Daniel Bryan will beat Triple H to enter this match but again, I don't think things will be this straightforward.

Triple H is in the position of power, do you think he will sit down and watch Bryan have his moment? Whereas he can just as easily walk down the same ramp and compete in the match anyway. I do believe this match won't be a triple threat, but a fatal 4 way match.

A bold prediction to make but it has the ability to make Bryan's potential victory much sweeter, how he overcame three men, three members of Evolution whilst being the smallest man in the ring, a great achievement and it is about time Daniel Bryan and his fans have something worth cheering for, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Stone Cold Steve Austin might play a role in this match and he could help Bryan win, it is all unpredictable right now but whether it is a triple threat or a fatal 4 way or any other stipulation the WWE throw our way this Sunday, this is Daniel Bryan's time.

Prediction: Daniel Bryan - NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion

WWE fans, what do you make of my predictions? Agree? Disagree? Have your own say in the comments below or let me on know on my Twitter @RazK28 where we discuss all things WWE!

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