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The Most Stupendous Time of Year: Wrestlemania 38 Predictions

Written by Kimmy Sokol

As the NFL has the Super Bowl, MLB has the World Series, and NHL has the Stanley Cup, WWE has Wrestlemania. This week-long event has been a WWE staple event since 1985. Vince McMahon took a bet on his company and himself and he succeeded. This weekend we celebrate the 38th anniversary of the event. Now this year’s Wrestlemania card is interesting, from being two nights, multiple celebrities, and a lack of build towards the biggest event of the year, this event may be anything but “stupendous”. 

Wrestlemania Friday: The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: The fact that on a two-night card they could not find room for EITHER the United States Championship or the Intercontinental Championship is infuriating. You can just see how much the WWE cares about their midcard championships with both of them not being on the card. However, this battle royal has been career suicide as the only two who have won it and are still employed are Baron Corbin (2017) and Jey Uso (2021). I am surprised Omos is not in this as that would make sense for him to win, but given the participants, I believe an Archer of Infamy has this won.

Winner: Damian Priest

Intercontinental Championship Match: Ricochet vs Humberto Carrillo vs Angel Garza: With Garza and Carillo being a part of a tag team I can not see either of them picking up the gold unless they are splitting up the tag team. Ricochet also just won the title and he is getting the push he deserves.

Winner: Ricochet

Wrestlemania Night 1: Raw Women’s Championship Becky Lynch vs Bianca Belair: Talk about a full-circle moment for Bianca Belair in this match. At Summerslam Belair lost the title in 26 seconds to a returning “Big Time” Becks. After losing two rematches Belair went to the back of the line and was able to get this match because she won at the Elimination Chamber. This feud has been incredible and I would not be surprised if this match actually main events on night one. My only fear is what does Becky do if she loses, she is a key player to the red brand and I do not want to see her stuck in a make-shift tag team chasing those tag titles. However, for the second year in a row Wrestlemania will turn into WrESTlemania.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Logan Paul and the Miz vs Rey and Dominic Mysterio: The first of many celebrity matches this year at the show of shows. Logan Paul was also involved at last year’s Wrestlemania, as he was Sami Zayn’s special guest of honor. I don’t see why Paul has to be in this match since A) WWE had a tag team partner for the Miz who they fired, and B) him being in this story makes little to no sense. Celebrities never lose at Wrestlemania, and I strongly doubt Logan Paul will be the first celebrity to lose.

Winner: The Miz and Logan Paul

Drew McIntrye vs Happy Corbin: 365 days ago McIntrye was fighting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the opening match at Wrestlemania 37. Now he is in a comedic feud with Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss… The real story of this match is the fact that no one has been able to kick out of Corbin’s finisher the End of Days. I see Moss getting involved in this match to attempt to help McIntrye, but fails. The Scottish Warrior will prevail and be the first person to kick out of the End of Days.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Smackdown Tag Team Championships The Usos vs Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogz: When Shinsuke was Intercontinental Champion he barely defended the title and they hardly used him, but now they took him with Boogz and they created a very fun tag team. Whatever happens in this match will dictate what happens in the night 2 main event between Roman and Brock. The bloodline seems to be in God Mode for a reason, right?

Winners: The Usos

Edge vs AJ Styles: The second this match was announced the Mania card picked up. This has been a dream match for so many people and it actually has come true. A heel Edge was an interesting choice I did not think would happen, but I feel as if it was a good choice. AJ definitely needs the momentum after getting squashed by Omos, but a heel and dark, rated R superstar never loses.

Winner: Edge

Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey: This is the match that NO ONE is looking forward to this weekend. The build for this has been slow, Ronda’s promo game is not what it was in 2019, and quite honestly it’s boring. The only reason we are not seeing Ronda vs Becky is because Fox wanted better ratings for Smackdown. As this match is most likely main eventing night 1 I can not see Ronda coming back a couple of months after having her baby to lose at the “grandest stage of them all”

Winner: Ronda Rousey

The KO Show with Stone Cold Steve Austin: The build for this feud has actually been better than some of the other matches this weekend. With Owens saying Texas is horrible, or even dressing up like Austin this feud has been great. Now I do not know exactly what is to come of this segment besides Austin stunning Owens at AT&T Stadium, but I do know it is going to be entertaining.

Wrestlemania Night 2: Women’s Tag Team Championship Queen Zelina and Carmella vs Naomi and Sasha Banks vs Natayla and Shayna Bazler vs Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan: How I do love the multiple makeshift tag teams in this match. I could definitely see Carmella taking the pin because of her being too distracted with her reality show and her wedding next week. Although it makes sense to finally give Morgan the payoff she deserves after an amazing breakout year, you have “The Boss” in this match. Banks is 0-6 at Wrestlemania and she desperately needs a win at the biggest event of the year. It seems we will definitely be feeling the glow this weekend.

Winners: Naomi and Sasha Banks

Pat McAfee vs Austin Theory: Another celebrity match, hooray. I don’t understand why we had to put Mcafee in a match since he already does a great job on commentary. Theory is an interesting choice of an opponent because I would assume they would want him to win in his debut Wrestlemania match in front of a crowd. Like I said earlier celebrities do not lose at Wrestlemania, especially when this celebrity is signed to the company.

Winner: Pat McAfee

Sami Zayn vs Johnny Knoxville: This feud has been going on since January with Zayn always trying to one up Knoxville. I think their Twitter beef has been great and I love that Zayn’s phone number got leaked and all of the fans were calling him. Knoxville also impressed me at the Royal Rumble so I hope he can also do a decent job in this match. Common theme here however, celebrities do not lose at Wrestlemania.

Winner: Johnny Knoxville

Raw Tag Team Championship RK-Bro vs Alpha Academy vs The Street Profits: Randy Orton makes history this Sunday as being the first person to walk into Wrestlemania as a United States, Intercontinental, World Heavyweight, and now Tag Team Champion. This match is going to be great, as these six are extremely talented. Although we definitely need to see some new tag teams after this weekend. Since I predicted Montez’s wife to beat Becky and win the Raw Women’s title, I’ll pick him to reclaim their tag team titles.

Winners: The Street Profits

?Seth Rollins vs Cody Rhodes?: As of this writing this match is not official, rumors have been swirling the past month. I definitely see this match being added, especially to night 2 since there are only five matches. I can not see Cody losing in his re-debut in WWE, but this match should be match of the weekend if it actually goes on. 

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Winner Take All Unification Match Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns: This is the third time this match has happened at a Wrestlemania, it is not the “Greatest Wrestlemania Match of all Time”. This match was supposed to happen at Day 1, but due to Reigns getting COVID-19 the match got scrapped and Lesnar won the title. The build to this is the best build to any match this weekend, and this match can truly go both ways. However, the tribal chief always seems to win, right?

Winner: Roman Reigns

Wrestlemania 38, airs April 2nd & April 3rd exclusively on Peacock starting at 6:00PM EST with the pre-show followed by the main card starting at 7:00PM EST.

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