It features an unstoppable beats against an untouchable streak, the face of the company against a young heel with massive potential, and a bearded underdog against a tyrannical boss. WWE did a great job with the card, so now let’s make some predictions!
The Usos (c) vs. Rybaxel vs. Los Matadores vs. Real Americans (Pre Show) for Tag Team Title
This is one of the easier matches to predict all night. There is no chance Rybaxel or Los Matadores will win the title here due to the Usos recent success and popularity. The Real Americans won’t win either.
The question to answer here is are we going to see Jack Swagger and Cesaro split up? A few weeks ago it looked like they were going to kill each other and now all of a sudden they are working as a team again. Hopefully they do so Cesaro gets his face turn.
14 Women Divas Championship Invitational
I think the idea for this match is ridiculous, but I guess it’s a way to showcase every diva and give Total Divas some spotlight.
I think Lee has had the title for too long and she needs something new to do. I see Tamina Snuka winning this and that will eventually lead to a fued with Lee that (some) people have been excited to see.
Prediction: Tamina Snuka
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
This is clearly the hardest match of the night to predict. Since the prize isn’t that great (like a title shot at Wrestlemania), there are so many potential winners.
I’m excited to watch this match and watch young kids showcase their potential. There are also three open spots (one likely to RVD), so that makes it intriguing to see if a legend (dare I say Stone Cold?) may enter and give the audience something to go nuts about.
The most deserving person of the win has to be Dolph Ziggler. I can also see Sheamus, Del Rio, or Christian winning this match too. Ziggler has been on a winning streak here and WWE knows fans would love to see him ride this win into a major push, so my money’s on the Show-Off.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
The Shield vs. Kane & New Age Outlaws
This feud was kind of forced due to WWE’s decision not to split The Shield up so soon. The question of t his match isn’t who wins, but will the Shield split up?
I really hope not. They were an amazing heel stable, one of the best of all time. People were excited to see them feud, but I think I would rather them stay together as a face. They just continue to put on great matches and fans love to watch them perform. Give them an exciting win here to make the crowd happy.
Prediction: The Shield wins easily
I’m doing this early because it will be early on the card, but this is the most anticipated match on the card.
Triple H has made himself a legitimate threat to win this match. There is so much anger in this feud between these two and they so clearly hate each other. Bryan has been put down for so long and fans want to see so badly for him to score a three count of the COO. I’m going to very boldly predict a scenario for the finish.
Triple H and Bryan put on a fantastic match of near fall after near fall; neither man can get the win. Triple H is frustrated and angry and he sets up for one final pedigree to put Bryan away. All of a sudden, CM Punk’s music hits and the crowd goes nuts. Punk walks out onto the stage and Triple H stares him down, turns around and Bryan drills him with a running knee, giving him the victory.
Just imagine that scene. I know it is a fantasy prediction and it is really unlikely to happen, but the thought of potentially seeing that makes me more excited for this match.
Prediction: Daniel Bryan
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
I couldn’t be happier for the way this match was booked. For weeks they made Cena seem scared of Bray, who makes himself look as if he doesn’t care to win or lose, just destroy Cena’s legacy.
Bray Wyatt NEEDS to win this match. I’d like him to win clean, but that’s unlikely for him to do over Cena. If he wins, it will be with the help of Luke Harper and Erik Rowan. Look at it like this. A Wyatt win gives him so much credibility, and pretty much makes him a main event star, and the loses doesn’t hurt Cena.
A Cena win does nothing but hurt Wyatt. He beat The Rock last year, no one is questioning Cena’s ability to win in big matches. He obviously had something to do with this match, he probably even asked for it to happen. Cena winning this match would be an awful end to a fantastic feud.
Prediction: Bray Wyatt
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
I’m going to be honest; it’s hard for me to get excited about this one. Lesnar has no chance here, none at all.
I’d admit seeing Lesnar win and shock the world by being the first to beat the streak would be amazing, but it just won’t happen. There’s already talks for Undertaker vs. Sting at WrestleMania 31 (that match just shouldn’t happen), so they are obviously already looking for the next opponent for the streak.
This match will probably be exciting with a lot of near falls, and I am curious to see how much Lesnar will destroy Undertaker throughout the match. He is too old to be taking major bumps from Lesnar, but it’s the Undertaker and I’m sure he will do it.
Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan: WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Alright so here we go. The main event of one of the biggest shows WWE has ever had features the hottest thing in the company against two people who not one fan in the arena want to see win the title. Let’s look at each man’s chances.
Randy Orton has been champion since Summerslam, and it really hasn’t been good. He’s gone from scared champion who doesn’t want to face anyone, to The Authority’s lap dog, to kiss up. Normally Orton thrives as a heel, but this championship reign has been very stale. I think it’s really unlikely Orton retains in New Orleans.
Daniel Bryan is the favorite to win here. It’s what everyone wants to see. He’s been pushed away from the title since Summerslam and everyone is the Superdome will be hoping to see him hoisting the titles while screaming YES with the entire crowd. Is it too much for him to beat Triple H and then Orton and Batista in the same night? Will that create adversity towards Bryan being too much like Cena?
Finally, we have Batista. He came back for the Royal Rumble and won that, to the digression of most fans. He has been booed since he won the Royal Rumble and he became a heel. Even with all of this adversity, he has really improved on the mic as a heel recently. The past few weeks he, Stephanie, and Triple H have had great mic work.
Bryan should absolutely win this, making WrestleMania 30 forever known as the Daniel Bryan show. The first ever PPV on theWWE Network should showcase Bryan finally overcoming the adversity he has been given for months. It should happen, but it won’t.
Batista came back to win the Royal Rumble and win the title at WrestleMania, and I don’t think those plans have changed. Bryan will be so very close, but again won’t get it done.
Prediction: Batista becomes New WWE World Heavyweight Champion