WWE WrestleMania 29 Predictions
WWE WrestleMania 29 is less than three weeks away and the card is finally starting to take shape. Despite the fact that several of the top matches are rematches, the big stage of WrestleMania (including the 70,000+ fans who will jam pack the MetLife Stadium) will ensure this is a show to remember. This is the official SEScoops thread for WrestleMania 29 Predictions – we’ll list our predictions below and we want to hear your own predictions in the comments section. Without further ado, let’s get started with our WrestleMania 29 Predictions:
WWE Champion The Rock vs. John Cena
It’s the rematch of the century – the “Twice in a Lifetime” bout that not everybody wanted to see, but was inevitable due to the tremendous box office success of their first encounter. Since his loss to The Rock last April, John Cena’s career went into a tailspin. Even though he had a victory win over the returning Brock Lesnar at Elimination Chamber, he suffered several high-profile losses and went through a messy divorce. Cena promised that 2013 would be his year – and at the Royal Rumble, he started off on a great note, winning the annual 30-man battle royal and securing his spot in the main event of WrestleMania 29. On that same fateful night, The Rock defeated WWE Champion CM Punk to end his historic 434-day title run and set the wheels in motion for the WrestleMania rematch most of us saw coming a mile away. It’s John Cena’s Redemption vs. The Rock’s Legacy – and our money is on John Cena. The Rock had his moment in the sun last year in front of his hometown crowd of Miami. He fulfilled his destiny by recapturing the WWE Championship one more time. He says he’s back for the fans, some would argue The Rock is back to make big money working a light schedule – but in reality, The Rock is back to shine up WWE’s most valuable full-time asset – and that’s John Cena.
- Prediction: John Cena defeats The Rock to capture the WWE Championship
The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
The Undertaker looks to extend his legendary streak to 21-0. After a lengthy WWE title reign, CM Punk looks to solidify his place in wrestling history by being the first man to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Prior to the tragic passing of Paul Bearer, CM Punk would have done a tremendous job convincing the WWE Universe that he actually had a chance to break the streak. Now that Paul Bearer’s death has been incorporated into the feud and CM Punk is disrespecting Bearer’s memory by taunting the Undertaker’s with the urn – it’s quite apparent that The Undertaker will get his revenge on Punk at Wrestlemania. Expect drama – expect plenty of near falls – expect CM Punk to come “this close” to getting the win. But in the end – they all fall victim to the dark side.
- Prediction: The Undertaker extends his streak to 21-0
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
Since capturing the World Heavyweight championship from Big Show earlier this year, he’s gotten over well as WWE’s much-needed Mexican hero babyface. Enter right-wing extremists Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter – the perfect foils for Del Rio. A month ago – “We The People” began taking off, WWE was getting mainstream media attention for their new “Tea Party” characters it looked like Swagger had at least a 50/50 shot at winning his second World Heavyweight title. Then Swagger got arrested for drug posession and DUI. Speculation swirled that WWE would suspend Swagger, remove him from the match or let him go entirely. None of that happened – and they’ve stuck to their guns, building towards the Mexican Hero vs. Mexican Hater showdown. While there’s probably more money in Del Rio chasing Swagger for the title, it’s hard to imagine WWE putting the World Heavyweight title on Swagger right after his arrest. Here’s what we think (and are praying for) – Swagger wins and “I’m Here To Show The World” hits. The place erupts, Dolph Ziggler cashes in his Money in the Bank contract, defeats Jack Swagger for the title in a quick match, effectively turning babyface.
- Prediction: Jack Swagger wins the World Heavyweight title
- Prediction#2: Dolph Ziggler cashes in Money in the Bank wins the World Heavyweight title
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred, Triple H’s Career On The Line)
Another big rematch at the top of the WrestleMania card. These two met at last year’s SummerSlam – with Lesnar going over in dominant fashion, “breaking” Triple H’s arm in the process. The Game is back – putting his career on the line in his return match. The No Holds Barred stipulation means this one is going to get messy – with lots of weapons and possible run-ins. The match will resemble a fight more so than a wrestling match – which favors the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Lesnar just signed a 2-year contract extension, doesn’t need the win here – and you know Triple H would love one more epic win on the WrestleMania stage. However, we’re looking ahead to WrestleMania 30, when WWE will want to pull out all the stops. Triple H is still a draw and it makes sense that he’d want to wrestle next year as well. For that reason – we’re going with The Game.
- Prediction: Triple H
Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston
This match was thrown together at the last minute, but at least the tag team titles are being defended at WrestleMania. We know what this one will entail – solid wrestling & some comedy from the champions, crazy bumps from Dolph Ziggler, power moves from Big E and a whole lot of hotness (and probably some interference) from AJ Lee. In the end – Daniel Bryan gets paid back for last year’s embarrassing 8-second World Heavyweight title lost by getting a WrestleMania win.
- Prediction: Team Hell No retains the Tag Team Titles
Ryback vs. Mark Henry
The battle of the monsters. This one’s been rumored for quite some time – and it’s going to be a total slugfest. Mark Henry is great in his role and could be Ryback’s toughest opponent to date. In the end, Ryback gets his big “WrestleMania moment” by hoisting Mark Henry on his back and delivering Shell Shocked for the win.
- Prediction: Ryback wins.
The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Big Show & Sheamus
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have been one of the best parts of WWE television since their debut at last year’s Survivor Series. They’ve proven themselves to be very strong in the ring and on the mic – and work together tremendously as a 3-man unit. Orton, Big Show and Sheamus have a lot of star power, but not a lot of direction with their characters and limited experience working together. The Shield soundly defeated the team of John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus at Elimination Chamber, and we can’t think of a good reason why the weaker team of Orton, Big Show and Sheamus will be able to get the job done.
- Prediction: The Shield wins
- Prediction #2: Randy Orton turns heel during or after the match
And there we have it. We’ll update this thread with more predictions in the event that new matches are added to the card. Now, it’s your turn. Hit up the comments below and tell us what you think will go down at WWE WrestleMania 29 on Sunday, April 7th.
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