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There’s a first time for everything – WrestleMania 29: The grandest stage of them all

Posted by Jaypx85, 06 April 2013 · 209 views

Here it is, my very first blog. I have no idea what I’m doing yet, so this might be far from good. I’m ranting on Twitter about everything and nothing, so I thought I’d put my rants for WrestleMania 29 in a blog instead of tweeting all this and annoy all of my followers. For every match I wrote down what I think about it and what I expect the WWE to do. I also added what I want to happen in the match and let WWE ’13 simulate all of them to add a bit of a gaming theme to it. Nothing really serious, just my gibberish about the upcoming Pay-Per-View.

WWE Champion The Rock vs. John Cena

Thoughts:
Rock vs. Cena II, huh? Wasn’t one time enough for this matchup? Some time before WrestleMania XXVII, Cena already said they should make it more interesting and include a title. So why couldn’t they have done this last year? Oh well, I just hope it won’t end like Rock vs. Punk where he beat him by doing just two moves.
What I think will happen:
On January 8th this year, I tweeted: “Calling it now, Rock beats Punk, Cena wins Rumble, Cena vs Rock at Mania for title with Cena winning and everyone will hate the WWE for it!” There’s no reason to change that prediction.
What I want to happen:
I don’t want Cena to win this. I don’t want The Rock to stay champion either. He came back, did two matches in almost a year and became champion? Don’t you have to earn it anymore? So I guess I want Ziggler to cash in the Money in the Bank contract and become the new WWE Champion. There really are no other options.
What WWE ‘13 says:
John Cena by pinfall.

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk

Thoughts:
I’m really looking forward to this one. This one is gonna be good (IF Taker still has something left in his body). Unfortunately, the passing of Paul Bearer added a lot to this feud. I’m not sure how to feel about that. This match didn’t have much reason to take place before that though.
What I think will happen:
Probably 21-0. The WWE positioned CM Punk to actually be able to beat Undertaker, but I’m not sure they’ll actually kill the streak. So my prediction is Undertaker wins. Lots of kicking out of finishers too.
What I want to happen:
Gotta be honest, I want Punk to win. If these two make it an outstanding match, I’m fine if the Undertaker wins it. When the streak is broken, there’s not much else to do for him. Then again, it’s not easy to decide who should break the streak. Maybe Undertaker should just retire with the streak still going on.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Undertaker by pinfall.

Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
(No Holds Barred Match; If Lesnar wins, Triple H must retire)

Thoughts:
Uh, again? Didn’t Triple H retire already? I don’t know what to say, I really don’t care about this match unless it says FU to the PG rating and become a bloody mess. And please, none of this BS armbreaking crap again.
What I think will happen:
Brock will win this. Triple H kinda stepped down already, so if he wins this match it would make no sense, since he would still be active after this match. It would be dumb if Trips retires after winning this, when the stipulation is he has to retire when he loses. Brock will quit after WM anyway.
What I want to happen:
I just want this match to be a bloody all-out brawl.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Brock Lesnar by submission.

World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger

Thoughts:
What the WWE did with Swagger is pretty much the worst thing I’ve seen them do in a few years. They even had to release a statement that this is just an on-screen character. This match is basically just JBL fighting himself. Del Rio being the rich part of JBL and Swagger the racist part that wanted all the Latin citizens gone. At least JBL made some kind of sense back then.
What I think will happen:
Swagger might win this. He got a push out of nowhere by getting into this match. The WWE sees something in him, I guess.
What I want to happen:
Del Rio is great so I hope he’ll keep his title. He also didn’t deserve this match. They could’ve set up a really good match here by pairing him up with, I don’t know, Jericho maybe?
What WWE ‘13 says:
Alberto Del Rio by countout.

Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The Shield

Thoughts:
WWE did a great job by introducing The Shield. They can hold their own and boy did they have great match at TLC. Reigns is a beast, Tyler Black is known to be talented (Sorry, Seth Rollins) and Ambrose, well, he’s just Ambrose. I guess he can be the voice of The Shield. Orton, Sheamus and Big show are just in this match because they had nothing to do for them anyway.
What I think will happen:
I’m afraid the WWE will kill off all the momentum The Shield had and have them lose. I think it will be a great match nonetheless.
What I want to happen:
I want The Shield to win of course. This would give them another big win over three of the bigger names in the company.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Big Show pins Roman Reigns.

Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs. The Miz (Interactive Pre-Show Match)

Thoughts:
Wasn’t Barrett supposed to look like a threat? Then what were they thinking when they fed him to Bo Dallas? And seriously, Bo Dallas? That name will never work. I think I preferred when they renamed Joe Hennig to Michael McGillicutty. Don’t get me wrong, that was awful too, but it’s better than Bo Dallas. I really don’t have anything to say about this match obviously. What's an "Interactive Pre-Show Match" anyway? We get to pick the winner? Maybe Barrett and Miz are just Pokemon and we get to yell at them which move they should do. "MIZ, THUNDERSHOCK!"
What I think will happen:
Barrett wins. No reason to give the title to Miz. Barrett needs to win at least one important match sometime.
What I want to happen:
I want it to be a short match. Barrett should win, they made him look like a fool enough now. Don’t get me started on that movie.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Wade Barrett pins The Miz after a Wasteland.

Ryback vs. Mark Henry

Thoughts:
Ah big guy vs. big guy. Remember the “epic” matchup between Goldberg and Lesnar? They did nothing for what, 10 minutes? It just doesn’t work. This will kill off all of Rybacks momentum.
What I think will happen:
I think Henry will win. They always want to make him look menacing and they probably don’t mind to kill everything they tried to make out of Ryback.
What I want to happen:
A Goldberg run-in. He will take out Henry and there’s gonna be a Ryberg vs. Goldberg match instead.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Ryback by countout after spearing Mark Henry through the barricade.

WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston

Thoughts:
I really loved the geeky AJ. She has shown skills in NXT and FCW (now NXT). She had a likable personality. The crowd back then loved her (maybe I misinterpreted that) and she showed some decent moves. Now what? They turned her into slut. Seriously, she had like half of the locker room. She plays her role pretty well, she’s always present. But come on, you turn an innocent girl into a slut for no apparent reason within a few months. Something just doesn’t fit here. Oh there’s also a match. I LOVE Daniel Bryan and Kane as a tag team. They’re entertaining as hell. Ziggler and Big E are just…there. Should’ve named him Double E Langston.
What I think will happen:
AJ will probably cost Bryan yet another title by interfering somehow. Could be a good match. It can be a train wreck too but let’s hope for an entertaining one.
What I want to happen:
Ricardo Rodriguez should just come out with a bucket of water and shower AJ.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Daniel Bryan pinned Dolph Ziggler.

Chris Jericho vs. Fandango

Thoughts:
Really? This match is at WrestleMania? What did Fandango ever do? Why not include Jericho in a decent match against Del Rio or Cesaro. Where is Cesaro anyway? Got nothing more to say on this. I hope Jericho can save this match.
What I think will happen:
My first guess would be that Jericho wins this easily, but Jericho loves to put over young talent. So if this match was really Jericho’s idea, Fandango will win.
What I want to happen:
I just want Jericho to stay after Mania.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Fandango tapped out to the Walls of Jericho.

Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls vs. Team Rhodes Scholars & The Bella Twins

Thoughts:
No. Just no. There’s no way this can become good. Even with Team Rhodes Scholars. They won’t be able to save this train wreck. This is probably the opening match. Either this or the WHC match.
What I think will happen:
For the sake of keeping the crowd happy, Tons of Funk will win and there’ll be lots of dancing. I’m still not sure why they did this to Tensai.
What I want to happen:
I want Rhodes Scholars to make this match look good. I don’t expect them to win, but one can still hope.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Brodus Clay pins Damien Sandow.

Overall, I’m not too excited about the card. I really hope this WrestleMania won’t be disappointing. There are only three matches I actually care about, a bunch of repeats and some matches that shouldn’t even exist. This could very well be just a glorified episode of Raw. There might be a surprise match, but even if there is, it’s just gonna be a Diva’s match. That division is dead, because most of the talent left the company. The eye candy factor doesn’t apply anymore since they’ve gone all PG on everyone. Besides, if it’s not AJ or Layla I couldn’t care less anyway. Where is Layla anyway? Did I miss another injury or doesn’t WWE care anymore? Oh, and please no squash match.
So despite the card, it's WrestleMania, so I can't wait for tomorrow. If you're going to watch it too, have fun and remember: Don't try this at home!




Here it is, my very first blog. I have no idea what I’m doing yet, so this might be far from good. I’m ranting on Twitter about everything and nothing, so I thought I’d put my rants for WrestleMania 29 in a blog instead of tweeting all this and annoy all of my followers. For every match I wrote down what I think about it and what I expect the WWE to do. I also added what I want to happen in the match and let WWE ’13 simulate all of them to add a bit of a gaming theme to it. Nothing really serious, just my gibberish about the upcoming Pay-Per-View.

WWE Champion The Rock vs. John Cena

Thoughts:
Rock vs. Cena II, huh? Wasn’t one time enough for this matchup? Some time before WrestleMania XXVII, Cena already said they should make it more interesting and include a title. So why couldn’t they have done this last year? Oh well, I just hope it won’t end like Rock vs. Punk where he beat him by doing just two moves.
What I think will happen:
On January 8th this year, I tweeted: “Calling it now, Rock beats Punk, Cena wins Rumble, Cena vs Rock at Mania for title with Cena winning and everyone will hate the WWE for it!” There’s no reason to change that prediction.
What I want to happen:
I don’t want Cena to win this. I don’t want The Rock to stay champion either. He came back, did two matches in almost a year and became champion? Don’t you have to earn it anymore? So I guess I want Ziggler to cash in the Money in the Bank contract and become the new WWE Champion. There really are no other options.
What WWE ‘13 says:
John Cena by pinfall.

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk

Thoughts:
I’m really looking forward to this one. This one is gonna be good (IF Taker still has something left in his body). Unfortunately, the passing of Paul Bearer added a lot to this feud. I’m not sure how to feel about that. This match didn’t have much reason to take place before that though.
What I think will happen:
Probably 21-0. The WWE positioned CM Punk to actually be able to beat Undertaker, but I’m not sure they’ll actually kill the streak. So my prediction is Undertaker wins. Lots of kicking out of finishers too.
What I want to happen:
Gotta be honest, I want Punk to win. If these two make it an outstanding match, I’m fine if the Undertaker wins it. When the streak is broken, there’s not much else to do for him. Then again, it’s not easy to decide who should break the streak. Maybe Undertaker should just retire with the streak still going on.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Undertaker by pinfall.

Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
(No Holds Barred Match; If Lesnar wins, Triple H must retire)

Thoughts:
Uh, again? Didn’t Triple H retire already? I don’t know what to say, I really don’t care about this match unless it says FU to the PG rating and become a bloody mess. And please, none of this BS armbreaking crap again.
What I think will happen:
Brock will win this. Triple H kinda stepped down already, so if he wins this match it would make no sense, since he would still be active after this match. It would be dumb if Trips retires after winning this, when the stipulation is he has to retire when he loses. Brock will quit after WM anyway.
What I want to happen:
I just want this match to be a bloody all-out brawl.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Brock Lesnar by submission.

World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger

Thoughts:
What the WWE did with Swagger is pretty much the worst thing I’ve seen them do in a few years. They even had to release a statement that this is just an on-screen character. This match is basically just JBL fighting himself. Del Rio being the rich part of JBL and Swagger the racist part that wanted all the Latin citizens gone. At least JBL made some kind of sense back then.
What I think will happen:
Swagger might win this. He got a push out of nowhere by getting into this match. The WWE sees something in him, I guess.
What I want to happen:
Del Rio is great so I hope he’ll keep his title. He also didn’t deserve this match. They could’ve set up a really good match here by pairing him up with, I don’t know, Jericho maybe?
What WWE ‘13 says:
Alberto Del Rio by countout.

Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The Shield

Thoughts:
WWE did a great job by introducing The Shield. They can hold their own and boy did they have great match at TLC. Reigns is a beast, Tyler Black is known to be talented (Sorry, Seth Rollins) and Ambrose, well, he’s just Ambrose. I guess he can be the voice of The Shield. Orton, Sheamus and Big show are just in this match because they had nothing to do for them anyway.
What I think will happen:
I’m afraid the WWE will kill off all the momentum The Shield had and have them lose. I think it will be a great match nonetheless.
What I want to happen:
I want The Shield to win of course. This would give them another big win over three of the bigger names in the company.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Big Show pins Roman Reigns.

Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs. The Miz (Interactive Pre-Show Match)

Thoughts:
Wasn’t Barrett supposed to look like a threat? Then what were they thinking when they fed him to Bo Dallas? And seriously, Bo Dallas? That name will never work. I think I preferred when they renamed Joe Hennig to Michael McGillicutty. Don’t get me wrong, that was awful too, but it’s better than Bo Dallas. I really don’t have anything to say about this match obviously. What's an "Interactive Pre-Show Match" anyway? We get to pick the winner? Maybe Barrett and Miz are just Pokemon and we get to yell at them which move they should do. "MIZ, THUNDERSHOCK!"
What I think will happen:
Barrett wins. No reason to give the title to Miz. Barrett needs to win at least one important match sometime.
What I want to happen:
I want it to be a short match. Barrett should win, they made him look like a fool enough now. Don’t get me started on that movie.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Wade Barrett pins The Miz after a Wasteland.

Ryback vs. Mark Henry

Thoughts:
Ah big guy vs. big guy. Remember the “epic” matchup between Goldberg and Lesnar? They did nothing for what, 10 minutes? It just doesn’t work. This will kill off all of Rybacks momentum.
What I think will happen:
I think Henry will win. They always want to make him look menacing and they probably don’t mind to kill everything they tried to make out of Ryback.
What I want to happen:
A Goldberg run-in. He will take out Henry and there’s gonna be a Ryberg vs. Goldberg match instead.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Ryback by countout after spearing Mark Henry through the barricade.

WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston

Thoughts:
I really loved the geeky AJ. She has shown skills in NXT and FCW (now NXT). She had a likable personality. The crowd back then loved her (maybe I misinterpreted that) and she showed some decent moves. Now what? They turned her into slut. Seriously, she had like half of the locker room. She plays her role pretty well, she’s always present. But come on, you turn an innocent girl into a slut for no apparent reason within a few months. Something just doesn’t fit here. Oh there’s also a match. I LOVE Daniel Bryan and Kane as a tag team. They’re entertaining as hell. Ziggler and Big E are just…there. Should’ve named him Double E Langston.
What I think will happen:
AJ will probably cost Bryan yet another title by interfering somehow. Could be a good match. It can be a train wreck too but let’s hope for an entertaining one.
What I want to happen:
Ricardo Rodriguez should just come out with a bucket of water and shower AJ.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Daniel Bryan pinned Dolph Ziggler.

Chris Jericho vs. Fandango

Thoughts:
Really? This match is at WrestleMania? What did Fandango ever do? Why not include Jericho in a decent match against Del Rio or Cesaro. Where is Cesaro anyway? Got nothing more to say on this. I hope Jericho can save this match.
What I think will happen:
My first guess would be that Jericho wins this easily, but Jericho loves to put over young talent. So if this match was really Jericho’s idea, Fandango will win.
What I want to happen:
I just want Jericho to stay after Mania.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Fandango tapped out to the Walls of Jericho.

Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls vs. Team Rhodes Scholars & The Bella Twins

Thoughts:
No. Just no. There’s no way this can become good. Even with Team Rhodes Scholars. They won’t be able to save this train wreck. This is probably the opening match. Either this or the WHC match.
What I think will happen:
For the sake of keeping the crowd happy, Tons of Funk will win and there’ll be lots of dancing. I’m still not sure why they did this to Tensai.
What I want to happen:
I want Rhodes Scholars to make this match look good. I don’t expect them to win, but one can still hope.
What WWE ‘13 says:
Brodus Clay pins Damien Sandow.

Overall, I’m not too excited about the card. I really hope this WrestleMania won’t be disappointing. There are only three matches I actually care about, a bunch of repeats and some matches that shouldn’t even exist. This could very well be just a glorified episode of Raw. There might be a surprise match, but even if there is, it’s just gonna be a Diva’s match. That division is dead, because most of the talent left the company. The eye candy factor doesn’t apply anymore since they’ve gone all PG on everyone. Besides, if it’s not AJ or Layla I couldn’t care less anyway. Where is Layla anyway? Did I miss another injury or doesn’t WWE care anymore? Oh, and please no squash match.
So despite the card, it's WrestleMania, so I can't wait for tomorrow. If you're going to watch it too, have fun and remember: Don't try this at home!
Very Interesting and awesome job.
Just in case you didn't know, and it seems like you don't from your prediction: Brock signed an extension to his contract earlier this year.