After weeks of build up we have finally found ourselves at the finish line for the biggest show of 2013. WWE presents WrestleMania 29, which will be held at Met Life Stadium and will host a crowd of over 75,000, being seen in 145 countries in 30 different languages. To those who are casual fans, this event raises curiosity and respect. To true fans, this event is the one night of the year that they all impatiently wait for.
WrestleMania 29 has many variables for each of the matches scheduled. Picking a winner for this year’s show is difficult, as the booking has been very careful to ensure no one result was too clear. Based on the build up that we have experienced, we are going to take a shot to see how our picks compare with the results.
Tons of Funk (Broadus Clay/Tensai) & The Funkadactlys vs Team Rhodes Scholars & The Bella Twins
Funk has been on a roll. However, Team Rhodes Scholars are looking further beyond this match by having their sights set on the Tag Team titles. Their edge will be more elevated than normal, thus leaning the advantage to them.
Winner: Team Rhodes Scholars & The Bella Twins.
Chris Jericho vs Fandango
After weeks of refusing to wrestle, Fandango is making his WWE debut. Who better than the first Undisputed Champion? Jericho will make Fandango look great, so he will be taken care of. Not only is this his debut, this is his victory.
WWE World Tag Team Championship
Team Hell No (c) vs Dolph Ziggler & Big E. Langston
Big E is partnering with Ziggler in what should be a solid match. Skill for skill, power for power, these two teams match well. Team Hell No still has mileage in term of the belts and seem safe where they are.
Winners: Team Hell No (retain)
Ryback vs Mark Henry
This is the irresistible force vs The immovable object match. Expect a lot of hard hitting action. Ryback is the WWE’s blue chip star, so they have much invested in him.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Wade Barrett (C) vs The Miz
I’m not a fan of this match being on the preshow, but I understand. This is the match to draw people who are on the fence to purchase the PPV. And what better way to sell a hot show than to have a title change.
Winner: The Miz (New Champion)
Randy Orton, Sheamus & The Big Show vs The Shield
The question that needs to be asked is can these three former champions co-exist as one unit against a unit of men bound together? Egos will need to be put to the side, but experience will trump youth.
Winners: Orton, Sheamus and Show
Match #7.) World Heavy Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger
Jack Swaggers attacks have driven Del Rio passed the boiling point and redemption is the key. Swagger will eventually be the top heel of the company and with Uncle Zeb in his corner, he is unlimited. However, Del Rio retaining the title is needed for his career.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Triple H vs Brock Lesnar; No Holds Barred
I trust Triple H will do everything in his power to take a considerable amount of control of this match and drive it in the right direction. However, Triple H losing this match is beneficial and keeps Lesnar strong. Although the stipulation in “Triple H’s Retirement” is that he loses, “retirement” sometimes just means bigger future plans.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
The Undertaker vs CM Punk
Ever since the March 11th episode of Raw where the show was dedicated to Paul Bearer, I have asked what the storyline would’ve been if Bearer never died? Punk has played every possible senerio on Undertaker to show that he is in control and the streak is in jeopardy . I think, by the skin of his teeth, Punk will be…The One.
Winner: CM Punk
WWE Championship Match
The Rock (c) vs John Cena
One of the biggest rematches in wrestling history will take place in this match. For The Rock, its to show that his absence plays no merit and he can still be the greatest. For Cena, it means redemption from falling a year ago. Cena fans will be pleased that the torch will be passed.
Winner: John Cena (New WWE Champion)
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports