The Road to WrestleMania has only just started but now feels like as good a time as any to offer up some early predictions for this year's Show Of Shows. Here are some predictions.
Roman Reigns Vs. Triple H
This one is obvious, right? For three years now, it seems like Roman has been Vince McMahon's golden boy but his push got delayed several times because the WWE Universe were determined to get behind their favourite, not McMahon's.
Now, things seem to be looking up for Reigns. His feud with The Authority has been great from the beginning - that beating he gave Triple H at TLC was nothing short of incredible. WWE Creative keeping Triple H off of TV until Sunday night at the Rumble was a stroke of genius, and having Triple H win by eliminating Dean Ambrose was perfect.
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We find ourselves hurtling towards Fastlane with a Triple Threat match for the number one contendership headlining the event. It's going to be Ambrose Vs. Reigns Vs. Brock Lesnar in a very physical clash that'll leave all three bloodied and battered by the end.
Reigns will, of course, walk out the number one contender by pinning a freshly heel turned Ambrose and go on to defeat Triple H at WrestleMania and cement himself as the future of the WWE, at least until Seth Rollins makes his big return. The only question remaining, is how will Roman Reigns overcome The Beast Incarnate? Funny you should ask...
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Bray Wyatt Vs. Brock Lesnar
After a couple of years of rehashing old feuds (Triple H, The Undertaker), Lesnar needs to face someone new. A feud with Wyatt is fresh, exciting and unpredictable. It goes without saying that The Wyatt Family will attack Brock during his Triple Threat match at Fast Lane.
Bray won't get physically involved, but he'll be on the outside directing the assault. If I was booking this one, I'd have Lesnar fight his way through The Family to earn a one-on-one match with Wyatt at WrestleMania, but I can't see Lesnar having any matches on Raw so I'm not sure how they get rid of Harper, Rowan and Strowman.
Having them ringside for 'Mania isn't too appealing - I'd rather have a true one-on-one confrontation. However they get rid of the rest of The Family, Bray is coming out on top of this one before Brock gets his payback at Payback.
The Undertaker Vs. Kevin Owens
The smart money says that this is The Undertaker's final WrestleMania, or at least that was the plan until John Cena went down with a shoulder injury earlier this month. Taker was due to face Cena on April 3 in Dallas, and I'm pretty confident in saying that he would be bowing out after that match.
Since Cena's out, however, plans have to change. WWE are currently missing a lot of big stars - Cena, Rollins, Orton to name but three. They need someone who is insanely over with the crowd and someone who can make people believe he his capable of delivering a legitimate beating to The Phenom. That man is Kevin Owens.
He's too valuable to put into a meaningless battle royal, he's above the US title, he's done with the Intercontinental Title for now - this makes sense. It would be a hell of a match, and the crowd wouldn't know who to cheer for more. I see The Undertaker taking the victory, with Owens laying a huge beatdown on him after the bell to send him packing until he faces Cena next year in his retirement match.
Dean Ambrose Vs. AJ Styles
You all know how epic it would be. AJ will feud with Jericho through Fast Lane (with Jericho turning heel in the process), and then go on to face Dean Ambrose for his IC title. I can see this feud getting insanely personal, so expect to see a stipulation added to the WrestleMania match to emphasise that.
This could definitely be a ladder match, and these two will deliver one of the greatest ladder matches of all time. AJ Styles will get the big win and earn his first WrestleMania moment after a hard fought, bloody battle. This match will more than likely be the match of the night.
How would you book this year's WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments!
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