Re: WrestleMania XXIX Match Card Predictions
You Tube pre-show Battle Royal
Featuring the likes of Mark Henry, Wade Barrett, Santino, Brodus Clay, 3MB, Khali, R-Truth, Big E.
US Title Match
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs Christian
Winner - Cesaro. These 2 are certainly capable of putting on a good solid match to open the show. A fairly well known opponent like Christian is just what AC needs at this stage. Continuing his steady build up the pecking order.
8 Man Tag Match
The Shield and Dolph Ziggler vs Team Flair (The Miz, Kofi, Zack Ryder and Mick Foley with Ric Flair
Winners - The Shield. Ziggler's alliance with The Shield would stem from Vicki Guerrero's numerous recent attempts at causing Dolph to lose his MITB, by forcing him to defend it several times. The Shield would simply see this as an injustice. Team Flair would all have felt the recent wrath of The Shield, therefore, teamed up to put them in their place.
Being featured in a WM match with the likes of Flair and Foley, would raise the profile of everyone else in this match, and The Shield going over would give them a decent rub.
After the match, The Shield would attack Dolph, which would not only give them heat, but would also allow the sympathy that Dolph would get, to play a part in a later moment.
4-Way Tag Team Title Ladder Match
Team Hell No (c) vs ReyCara vs The Primetime Players vs Rhodes Scholars
Winners - Rhodes Scholars. Anything like the impact of a similar match at WM 17, would be the goal from this match.
Divas Title Match
AJ (c) vs Lita
Winner - Lita. By DQ after AJ flips and attacks her with a chair.
Fatal 4-Way No.1 Contenders Match For The WHC
Sheamus vs Jericho vs Big Show vs Del Rio
Winner - Sheamus. He loses to Big Show at the Rumble ppv, so enters the Rumble match itself. Jericho returns in the same match and both men are still in it late on, until Sheamus eliminates Y2J. Y2J looses it and climbs back in to eliminate Sheamus. Their rivalry continues through EC, to WM.
Big Show looses the belt at EC, so should be entitled to a rematch. Sheamus feels he deserves another shot due to the way he was eliminated from the Rumble match. Del Rio's new found alliance with Vicki Guerrero has bagged him a title shot. And Jericho just being Jericho means that he has managed to talk his way into a title shot.
Booker T decides that a 4 way match at WM is the only way to settle it.
World Heavyweight Title Match
Randy Orton (c) vs Ryback
Winner - Ryback. Dolph Ziggler then cashes in his MITB briefcase after Orton (now heel) hits Ryback with an RKO after the match. Ziggler becomes new World Champion.
Orton turns heel at some point around Rumble time. He then uses sly tactics in the EC to eliminate Ryback from the match, then clinch the title. Ryback is in the WHC chamber match after losing in a qualifying match for the WWE chamber match on Raw. The Shield, after being payed off by Paul Heyman, cost him the match, and his spot is taken later in the night by someone else! (who i will reveal further down the page). Vince gives him a chance to qualify for the WHC chamber match as a consolation.
Ryback targets Orton at every opportunity after EC and while Show, Sheamus, ADR and Jericho are fighting amongst themselves, Orton is forced to defend his title at WM in a 1 on 1 match against Ryback.
I feel Orton is a perfect opponent for Ryback at this stage. With the way Ryback has been pushed, he really needs to be in a fairly important match at mania. A WHC match keeps him away from any of the real main events, and in Orton, an opponent who could carry his "fucked after 2 minutes" arse, to a semi decent match.
Triple Threat WWE Championship Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs CM Punk vs The Rock
Winner - The Rock. At the Rumble, The Shield consider The Rock's title shot, an injustice. They cost him his match with CM Punk. His rematch clause confirms his place in the EC. He sees it as a wiser option than a shot on Raw, as it eliminates the prospect of further interference from The Shield. Punk and Rock are the first 2 confirmed for the chamber. Everyone else must qualify.
Heyman notices that they may have a problem which only gets worse when they realise that Ryback will also get a chance. He creates an ingenious plan that includes The Shield costing Ryback his qualifying match, then he manages to pull some strings that ensures someone else a qualifying match! At the end of the same Raw, the Miz enters the ring, ready for his qualifying match against an un-named opponent. Lesnars's music hits, the place erupts, and Miz is squashed.
Heyman's plan manages to take Ryback out of the equation, and offer Punk some genuine protection in the chamber. Lesnar has previously stated that he wants nothing from the WWE, so will have no problem laying down for Punk to retain the title after The Rock is eliminated.
The final 3 in the chamber are obviously Rock, Lesnar and Punk. A double team from Lesnar and Punk eliminate The Rock, and Lesnar smugly assumes the position on his back, ready to stage a pin for Punk. Heyman looks on smiling, but as Punk goes to pin Lesnar, Lesnar low blows him. He then jumps to his feet, F5's Punk and pins him to become the WWE Champion. Heyman is horrified.
The next night on Raw, Lesnar cuts a promo saying that there is no better way to prove he is above the WWE, than walking into, and out of, WM with the title.
The stage is then set for weeks of back and forth between Brock, Rock and Punk, with Heyman thrown in aswell. All culminating in a triple threat at WM 29. Punk gets exactly what he needs if they are going to make him a star, a high profile mania match, and some sympathy from the audience after losing his long title reign in the way he did.
The Undertaker vs John Cena
Winner - Taker of course. Would the streak ever seem in more jeopardy though?
Cena would win the Rumble. Shit? Yes. But the only way I could envisage this match being setup.
He would tease for weeks, who he was going to face at WM. Around EC time, the prospect of WM matches against Punk, Rock, Lesnar, Ryback, and even Orton, would all seem possible. The Raw after EC would be when he made his decision. Throughout Raw, the main event would be advertised as Cena possibly making his decision. He would come out and cut a promo saying how the WWE title means everything to him, blah, blah, blah.. He would say how he spoke to Vince before coming out and Vince agreed with his decision, and how he was only to happy allow this match to happen, blah, blah...Build it up to the point where the crowd are begging for the name of his WM opponent.
Then as they moved into the over run and had possibly their biggest tv audience for a while, Cena would say something along the lines of, "even though the WWE title means everything to me, i've won it more than most WWE superstars in history. I've proved I can win it and there's no reason to say I can't do it again in the future".....pause....."at WM 29 though, it may be my last chance to do something as equally impressive as winning the WWE championship".....pause while the crowd wonder WTF he's talking about......" At WM 29, I WANT THE UNDERTAKER. I WANT THE STREAK".......gasps from the crowd. Cena drops the mic, and Raw goes off air.
I can only imagine the hype surrounding this match. Rock and Lesnar on the card would certainly serve a purpose. Not only getting people to buy the ppv, but also highlighting Punk in a major role, but this would be the real main event. Cena vs Taker is a BIG money match, it needs to happen. Taker hasn't got many matches left in him, why not Cena this year, then Rock next year in his retirement match. They are the only 2 guys, in my eyes anyway, who could believably be sold as a threat to the streak.
Cena is crap.
Last edited by purple_gloves; 12-26-2012 at 08:20 PM.