From the Mind of Andrew B: WrestleMania XXX Preview‏

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Welcome to the latest from the Mind of Andrew B: WrestleMania XXX preview. Today we will preview and look at the card for Sunday’s WrestleMania. We will also look at the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class. The card is pretty stacked as almost everybody is on the show this year. We have fresh matches such as Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena & HHH vs. Daniel Bryan. We also have classic feuds reignited as Brock Lesnar looks to end the streak against the Undertaker. Also there is a 30 man battle royal plus titles such as The WWE Tag Titles, Divas Title & WWE World Heavyweight Title will be defended so let’s start right now by looking at the pre-show match.

The first match at WrestleMania will be on the preshow & it was be a fatal four way for the Tag Team Titles as The Usos defend the belts against Rybaxel, The Real Americans & Los Matadores. It’s a shame this match is going to be on the pre-show as the tag team division is starting to get hot over the last few months. Also in a weird way is it funny Jack Swagger went from a World Title Match last year to a pre-show match this year. Plus Swagger’s partner Cesaro is someone that the crowd loves to see & his spin would have been a great WrestleMania moment for him. Also Cesaro missed the show last year also so this is a shame he has not made it on the real card in his 2 years in WWE. The drop of Ryback continues as he used to be so hot & is now on the preshow of Mania. As for the match I would like them to get 20 minutes & in the end I see The Usos leaving New Orleans as WWE Tag Team Champs still. The only bad thing is that this match is only available on the WWE Network I believe.

Before I get to the main card let’s look at this year’s Hall of Fame class. First is the celebrity this year who is Mr. T. Mr. T should be in the celebrity wing of the Hall of Fame as he was a big part of the first two WrestleMania’s unlike people who are in there like Drew Carey. The manager this year is Paul Bearer who deserves to be in it but I feel is only in because he died last year. He was a great manager & was very scary as a kid. His yell of Oh Yes was great. I was actually scared as a kid seeing him buried in concrete at the Bash 2004. Next is Razor Ramon who was one of my favorites as a kid as I thought he was so cool. He should be in it as he has one of the most famous WrestleMania matches ever (the ladder match from Mania X). Next in Jake the Snake who is possibly one of the greatest WWF Heels in the 1990s & his personal story is great as it will be very cool to hear on Saturday night. The female this year is Lita who was one of the best female wrestlers of the 2000’s. She was a great heel with Edge & a great worker having amazing matches with Mickie James, Trish & others. I look forward to seeing her get inducted by Trish this weekend. Next is Carlos Colon who I don’t really know anything about but from what I read he is a class act & I guess should be in the Hall of Fame. The headliner this year is the Ultimate Warrior & that is a joke. He should be in but not as the headliner after all the shit he put Vince through. Plus Warrior before Rock or Savage is a joke. His ring work was ok as he had some good matches but his promos in WWF were funny so I can’t wait to hear his speech this weekend.

Now onto the main card as the first match we look at will be the 6 man tag as the Shield goes against Kane & the New Age Outlaws. I can see this match getting about 10 minutes & it being pretty good as all 6 are solid workers. It’s funny that 2 months ago everyone thought the Shield was breaking up & now they are stronger than ever & they are even faces. I hope Rollins gets a Mania moment as he is the most agile of the group & could be a huge star. In the end though I can see the Shield getting the victory & going 2-0 at Mania & as for who gets the pin I will say Roman reigns scores the pin after a spear.

I want to look at Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan next as this match is the one I worry about the most. I know this match will be a good match that most likely will get 20 minutes & the crowd will be 100% behind Bryan with the Yes Movement in full effect. HHH is still a great worker even though his matches are few & in between but here is the thing I worry about. HHH is known for burying people especially on WrestleMania night. Some examples are that Randy Orton & Sheamus should have won at 25 & 26 but HHH is also good at making bigger stars at Mania such as Benoit at 20 & Batista & 21.So it can go anyway but the one that people fear the most is HHH wins & its Orton vs. Batista vs. HHH. An interesting scenario is that it’s a double count out & that makes the main event a fatal four way or a single match. The most popular one & the one I am picking is that Bryan pins HHH clean in the middle of the ring after a running knee.

This year we will see AJ Lee defend her Divas Title against every WWE Diva on the main roster. AJ won who the title back in June at Payback will defend the belt against Aksana, Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Cameron, Emma, Eva Marie, Layla, Naomi, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae and Tamina Snuka. I think the most obvious choices to win is Tamina or a Total Diva. Divas like Rosa & Layla will not win as they are hardly on & divas that suck like Eva Marie should not win. I am not a fan of this 14 diva one fall match either as it will be a huge disaster. In the end I can see Brie Bella winning the title as it will mean more by the end of the show, if you know what I mean.

Last summer we saw the debut of The Wyatt Family & since then their leader Bray has been unstoppable as he defeating a bunch of former WWE Champions including Kane, The Miz & Daniel Bryan but come Sunday he fights his biggest challenge John Cena. John Cena is the face of the WWE & hardly loses so this will be a tough one. The match is being described as the battle for Cena’s legacy. I think this will be a great match that gets 20 minutes also. In the end I can see Cena is about win when Harper & Rowan cause a distraction letting Wyatt win. While the win won’t be clean Wyatt will score a huge Mania win over Cena & Cena can get the win back the following PPV at Extreme Rules.

Not everyone can be on WM every year but this year WM host Hulk Hogan made a 30 man battle royal for an Andre the Giant Battle Royal. The participants are: Alberto Del Rio, Big E, Big Show, Brad Maddox, Brodus Clay, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Darren Young, Dolph Ziggler, Fandango, Drew McIntyre, Goldust, The Great Khali, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Justin Gabriel, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, Sheamus, R-Truth, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, Titus O’Neil, and Zack Ryder with 3 open spots. The 3 open spots can go to NXT guys like Rusev or other jobbers like JTG, Hawkins or we could even see a return like RVD or Jericho. In the end I could see Big Show winning the battle royal.

In 2002 we saw one of the greatest Hell in a Cell matches between Undertaker & Brock Lesnar now 12 years later they will meet again at WrestleMania. I think this match should be No DQ as Taker works well in those matches plus Lesnar has not had a normal since his return. I think this match has potential to be good but not great. I think it will be at most a **** match. There will be cool spots but nothing like these 2 did 10 years ago. Lesnar even giving Taker a F5 on Raw did not look that great. In the end there will be close calls &the fans will come alive but after about 20-30 minutes Taker will go 22-0.

The main event this year is a triple threat match between Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. HHH or Bryan. Based on what I said above Bryan will be in it & this match will be bad. I think this could be as bad as Miz vs. Cena from WM 27. Batista is not wanted & the crowd is going to destroy him & Orton vocally. If HHH is in this match the crowd will ruin this match but at least with Bryan in the match they will cheer. In the end I can see Bryan pinning Orton to win the title after about 15 minutes. I picture the final moment of Mania as Bryan holding the title with pyro as the thousands of fans scream YES!

Overall this Mania looks good but not great. It is cool having Hogan there plus some great matches like Cena vs. Wyatt but the match of the night will be HHH vs. Bryan. There will be stinkers as well but Mania looks like a solid card. Hopefully we will have some surprises & the start of a new era. I hope you all enjoy Mania this Sunday & feel free to leave your picks at the bottom. I will be back next week to look at Mania & give my thoughts.

 

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