Night 1 ended up being a blast. I’m excited for night 2 and can’t wait to see how WWE pulls this off. As I was writing yesterday’s predictions we didn’t know which matches would be on which night. Now that we’re halfway through I am repeating my predictions, now stream lined to only show night 2.
Natalya vs. Liz Morgan.
Also just announced for the pre show. A tough match to call. Natalya could always win at any time against anyone. She also is the go to veteran to help another talent look strong. Liv looked to be in a great story but then was put aside and forgotten quickly This is the match I think will fall to editing first. Live, I think Liv wins no matter the quality of the match. Taped though, I think Vince is going to change his mind on this one.
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler.
What a crazy story this has been. It’s also a shame because so many people are going to be left out and possibly split up along the way. I think Otis wins this one but the story continues. Mandy is with Otis. Sonya sides with Dolph. Mixed tag team matches lay ahead. Mandy and Sonya will be teaming again by the end of the year.
Edge vs. Randy Orton. Last Man Standing Match.
Edge’s return match. A last man standing match as well, so it’s designed to take place throughout the building. This will be one of the more cinematic matches of both nights. Edge isn’t going to lose his first match back.
Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley.
I think Lashley has fallen a lot as well. If you’re going to build a future around one person why keep pushing the guy who hasn’t picked up the ball in the numerous times it’s been handed to him.
Winner: Aleister Black.
The Street Profits (Raw tag team champions) vs. Angel Garza and Austin Theory.
This is going to be a hell of a match. But it’s two guys thrown together for reasons versus a team that keeps growing in popularity. If this Mania was in front of thousands of fans, it would be a Street Profits celebration for sure. I still think that’s where their going.
Winners: Street Profits.
Bayley (Smackdown women’s champion) vs. Sasha Banks. vs Lacey Evans vs. Tamina vs. Naomi.
I think Bayley trying to get the title back would be an interesting story. Especially heel Bayley. Out of the choices in this match I think Naomi would be the best to continue that story. Naomi will not pin Bayley.
Winner and new champion: Naomi.
John Cena vs “the Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Firefly Fun House match.
Again, we have no idea what’s going on here. But I think Bray needs to look stronger more than Cena needs anything at this point in his career.
Winner: Bray Wyatt.
Brock Lesnar (Raw champion) vs. Drew McIntyre.
What we thought would be the main and the biggest WrestleMania story this year. Drew has been christened heir apparent and this is his match to screw up. Drew vs Seth Rollins will be the big summer story line.
Winner and new champion: Drew McIntyre.
Rhea Ripley (NXT Womens champion) vs. Charlotte Flair.
The first time an NXT title is defended on WrestleMania. Four women’s title matches on WrestleMania. Which woman will make history? Rhea is in this tough in between level. I believe Rhea could defeat Charlotte. I believe there are women in NXT that could defeat Rhea. I don’t believe those same women could beat Charlotte for the NXT Womens title over the next few months. In the end I think Charlotte running through NXT and at the same time upping everyone’s game through the summer would be a more interesting story that can help everyone look strong.
Winner and new NXT womens champion: Charlotte Flair.