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Welcome back to another WrestleMania, as in recent years most fans feel the build for WrestleMania 31 has not been the best, below we will preview the match at WrestleMania & I will give my predictions to each match. Thanks to Wrestling Inc. from help in this article. WrestleMania 31 pay-per-view from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Match: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman
Lesnar has a part time schedule with the WWE & that should continue as Brock resigned with the WWE on Monday Night & announced on Tuesday, I think Lesnar being a Part time Champion has been great for the WWE & making Lesnar a major attraction when he wrestles, along with Paul Heyman keeping his name on TV, it has made a different mix that has been good. Roman Reigns this time last year was still with the Shield, but growing stream as the Shield broke up, but between Reigns injury the day before Night of Champions in 2014, to him staying on TV but his promos/mic looking very scripted downed Reigns & him in the Royal Rumble made him looked worse, his Wrestlemania Title was put on the line at WWE Fast Lane vs. Daniel Bryan, which he beat in a good match to retain it. This Beef between the two at times has looked good with Paul Heyman on the mic making Reigns look like Brock’s last opponents, being overmatched or Reigns trying to prove he is ready to take the next step, I think Reigns in the one of the future stars of the company, but with Lesnar resigning make him the biggest draw. Prediction: My main one is Lesnar retains by beating Reigns clean or Lensar by DQ with Reigns turning & going over on Lensar with Seth Rollins cashing in his MITB Title shot & winning, but Reigns ain’t leaving as WWE Champion this year.
WWE United States Title Match John Cena vs. Rusev
John Cena has had a tough year going after titles after Summerslam, He lost too Lensar in 2 matches(1 Triple Threat) & passed out vs. Rusev at WWE Fast Lane. Rusev has not been pinned in a WWE Ring since he’s debut at the 2014 Royal Rumble. This program/beef has helped put the US Title back in the mainstream, but Cena name alone again on this title would have the title stay in top ranking. I think a Loss for Rusev would not derail him. but a win would really put him in another gear to the top. Prediction: Cena wins the US Title for the 1st Time since he had it in 2005.
Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper vs. Stardust vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett
The Intercontinental Title has looked more like Hot Potato then anything else until the last 2 weeks, which has made Barrett look better going into Mania, this Ladder Match should start the show at Mania & set the tone as it can steal the show. To me also this should be the beginning of Daniel Bryan moving be in the Main Title picture. The IC use to go to the best overall wrestler in the company that needed to get over & the aftermath of this match could get some guys over, mainly Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler. Prediction: I see Ambrose, Ziggler going for the Belt on the Ladder & Bryan dumps them both off & winning the IC Title 7 setting up beefs with both Ambrose & Ziggler going throughout the Summer to Summerslam
Sting vs. Triple H
Sting has looked strong since his Survivor Series appearance to this run with Triple H, including getting the best of him at WWE Fast Lane, really Triple H hasn’t really gotten anything back on Sting outside of Promos. It has really given me a hard time to believe that Triple H will win or this is Sting’s only match in the WWE. Both men will look good, mainly Triple H earlier in this match. Prediction: I see Sting winning over Triple H, with Sting Bat getting the best of the Sledgehammer.
AJ Lee and Paige vs. The Bella Twins
Over the last 4 months the Bella Twins has gotten the best of AJ Lee & Paige, including teasing & tricking Paige. AJ Lee came back to Raw a couple of weeks ago, but last week Nikki Bella put up her Divas Title & both AJ & Paige had to choose who would go after it, which Paige did, while AJ was clearing out Brie Bella, she hit Paige thinking it was Nikki & both friendmenies fought each other. The Bella Twins did fight each other last Summerslam, could we see that again on the Grandest Stage of them all. Prediction: AJ & Paige will keep it together to turn the tables on the Bella Twins
Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton
In November, Seth Rollins, J&J Security along with the Authority took out Randy Orton & he was out until February WWE Fast Lane which he wanted Seth Rollins, Orton gained the trust of the Authority until about 3 weeks ago, as he went off on Rollins & gave him a epic beatdown, J&J Security has took the beating for Rollins since then. Could Sunday be where Rollins gain a upper hand on Orton. Prediction: I think Rollins will get the best of Orton, in a very entertaining matchup & I wouldn’t be shocked if this Match went the other way & Orton wins also.
Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker
Brock Lesnar conquered the Streak a year ago at WM 30 & the Undertaker hasn’t been seen since until this Sunday, but how will he look, how will he be moving after having a concussion. Bray Wyatt has used he’s skills on the mic to carry this feud, with the Undertaker just responding saying he would take the match. The unexpected could be the norm in this match. Prediction: The Undertaker will reverse Sister Abigail & beat Bray Wyatt.
Kickoff Pre-show: Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Konnor, Viktor, Kane, Big Show, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Jack Swagger, The Miz, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Fandango, Adam Rose, Zack Ryder, Erick Rowan, Sin Cara, Damien Sandow, Goldust, Mark Henry, Heath Slater, Hideo Itami
Last Year Cesaro won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but outside of working with Paul Heyman for a couple of months, really didn’t do much in the singles division. Hopefully this year winner will be a better push up the card. Prediction: My 2 picks are Ryback to win & Sandow to eliminate the Miz in this match also.
Kickoff Pre-show: Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Tag Team Titles The Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
I would have picked the Usos to win if Jey Uso did not have a should injury, but Jimmy will be doing a lot of work in this match. Cesaro & Kidd has made a good team, also the New Day should get some spots in a quick 10 minute match. Prediction: I like Cesaro & Kidd to continue there Tag Team Title Reign
WWE 2015 Hall of Fame Class & ceremony on the WWE Network on Saturday Night 8pm, below is each inductee & the person that will induct them: Warrior Award: Connor Michalek, inducted by Daniel Bryan and Dana Warrior Larry Zbyszko, inducted by Bruno Sammartino Tatsumi Fujinami, inducted by Ric Flair The Bushwhackers, inducted by John Laurinaitis Alundra Blayze, inducted by Natalya Rikishi, inducted by The Usos Arnold Schwarzenegger, inducted by Triple H Randy Savage, inducted by Hulk Hogan Kevin Nash, inducted by Shawn Michaels I’ll be back afterwards to review WrestleMania 31 everybody.