Check out a preview for WrestleMania 33, which goes down in Orlando later today.
The biggest event in sports entertainment goes down today in a stadium in Orlando. WrestleMania 33 was a slow build in some ways, and in others it feels a bit patched together at the last minute. But with a whopping 13 matches on the card (including the two on the kickoff show), people are definitely going to get hours of entertainment. Lots of hours. Many hours.
I’ll take a quick look at the biggest matches here, and offer a prediction for each one just for fun. For those unaware, the show starts at 5pm ET/2pm PT with the kickoff show. The first hour of the kickoff show is on the WWE Network and Youtube, with the second hour moving over to USA Network. The main show kicks off at 7pm ET/4pm PT on the WWE Network.
Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (Universal Championship)
The build to this has taken place over many months and has been a bit puzzling at times. Why the WWE thinks the title needs to be a part of this is beyond me, but whatever. Basically, WCW hero Goldberg has totally dominated Lesnar pretty much every time they’ve met in the ring. Unless Goldberg sticks around for a while longer, this should be Lesnar’s time to get revenge.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship)
Orton feuded with Wyatt, then abruptly joined his family of misfits. After winning the Royal Rumble to earn a title shot, Wyatt later ended up winning the title. So Orton turned on the Family, burned down his house (really) and now it’s on. Expect Luke Harper to get involved.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
Old school vs. new school. This could be The Undertaker’s last match, and I expect that the legend will lay down for the new “Big Dog”. This might not be pretty, but it’s Taker so who knows.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Triple H vs. Seth Rollins (Non-sanctioned match)
No one was sure if this would actually happen due to Rollins’ knee injury, and it’s really hard to guess how this will play out. If Rollins can go, it could be one of the best matches on the card. If he can’t, I’d except lame interference from Samoa Joe and a win for the suit so this can continue to SummerSlam.
Winner: Triple H
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens (US Title)
Owens and Jericho were best friends before Jericho cost Owens the Universal Title. The Festival of Friendship has come and gone, and now the former buddies hate each other. Jericho has done some of the best work of his long career over the past few months, but this is about rebuilding KO.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
Winner: AJ Styles
John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse
Winner: Cena and Bella
Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s Championship)
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin (Intercontinental Title)
Winner: Baron Corbin
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (Raw Tag Team Titles)
Winner: Enzo and Cass
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Mickie James vs. Carmella vs. Naomi (Smackdown Women’s Championship)
Winner: Becky Lynch
Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries (Cruiserweight Championship)
Winner: Austin Aries
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Winner: Braun Strowman
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