Wrestlemania 33 Poster

Recorded March 29, 2017
Running Time: 2:19:58

The Selective Hearing staff gather for our 34th podcast to prognosticate on the WWE’s biggest show of their calendar year, Wrestlemania. We have our usual panel of participants minus one who is on his way to Orlando. Thankfully BigFreaky was able to contribute some short comments before he left so please check them out below with the panel questions.

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Matches

Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) for the WWE Universal Championship
The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
Triple H vs. Seth Rollins
Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin for the Intercontinental Championship
Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens for the U.S. Championship
John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse
Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax for the RAW Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss vs. every woman available on Smackdown for the Smackdown Women’s Championship
Neville vs. Austin Aries for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro for the RAW Tag Team Championship
Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale

Panel Questions

General Questions

Who will have the best looking ring gear?

BF – Gallows & Anderson

Who will have the worst looking ring gear?

BF – Enzo/Cass

Who will have the best ring entrance?

BF – Naomi

At a possible running time of 7 hours, is this show too damn long? Will your ass get sore sitting on the couch that long?

BF – I’m hoping to be at the stadium, it’s going to be like 90 degrees, I will perish.

New Day host Wrestlemania

The New Day are the hosts of this year’s Wrestlemania. Is this because they have nothing better to do?

BF – Completely

What kind of spectacle do you expect with New Day as the hosts? Will they be flying in on giant unicorns?

BF – I think you nailed it on the head. Some huge gimmick with the pops also.

Will Booty-O’s be raining down from the sky? Or will they finally get to do their epic entrance they described on the WWE Network Wrestlemania 32 special?

BF – They are going to shoot Booty-O’s out from guns

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale

Who do you think will win this match and will it do anything for their career?

BF – Gotta be Braun, and he is already up so not really…

Will any NXT roster members be in this match? If so, who do you think gets in?

BF – Maybe Dillinger, I don’t see who else.

Who doesn’t stand a chance of winning but could be a darkhorse if the match turns into a clusterfuck?

BF – Probably Mojo

Neville vs. Austin Aries

Why is this match on the kickoff show? Could they not move bathroom break musical performance by Pitbull and friends to the kickoff instead?

BF – That stupid music will happen way near the end.

How much time do you think this match will get? Will it be typical RAW flippy shit time or something more like 205 Live main event time?

BF – I hope it gets regular time. I think more like 205 Live main event.

Is this a darkhorse for match of the night?

BF – It will be real good, but I don’t think MOTN

Will Neville retain or will Aries get his Wrestlemania moment by winning the Barney belt?

BF – I think Neville will retain in some shitty way.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro for the RAW Tag Team Championship

How hype will Enzo & Cass’ entrance be at Wrestlemania?

BF – It will be ok, but like 25 minutes long.

Should we expect some cool ladder spots? What are the odds Enzo somehow ends up getting killed in this match?

BF – RIP Enzo

Do you believe the Club will retain or will there be new champions? Who would you prefer to win from the 2 challengers?

BF – New Champs of Enzo/Cass

Alexa Bliss vs. every woman available on the Smackdown roster

Does Bliss have a chance of winning this match at all?

BF – she’ll be very viable, but won’t win.

With Naomi returning on the recent episode of Smackdown do you see her as the favorite to win this match being the hometown girl and all?

BF – Considering she gave up the title so quickly, I think it would be a great win.

Or will this be the debut of one of the women from NXT who will win the title on their first night on main roster at Wrestlemania?

BF – I would love to see an NXT gal show up, but not win the title, no need.

Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Nia Jax

Bayley has not been portrayed as the underdog in this match. Is that a good or bad thing?

BF – I think she will finally show us all that she can win on her own.

Will this match be the beginning of a Sasha Banks heel turn and the return of the real Boss?

BF – I don’t think so, maybe not til the next night.

Does Nia Jax have a chance of winning this or is she a long shot who is mean to end up sleeping on the outside of the ring while ¾ of the horsewomen go to battle?

BF – she will kill everyone right off the bat, but then have trouble finding someone to pin.

Charlotte wins right?

BF – Probably

John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse

One of the best built matches on the card with the heel couple poking the bear over and over. Do you believe that it’s even remotely feasible that Miz & Maryse will win?

BF – I would absolutely love if Miz/Maryse won, but doubtful. … Then John will propose to Nikki in in the ring.

Or do you you think that Super Cena and Fearless Nikki get the W?

BF – win and wedding plans.

Who would benefit the most from a victory in the long term?

BF – I don’t think it matters either way.

Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin

Do you care about the IC title given that it hasn’t been featured as strongly as when The Miz had it?

This match has had some decent build up with the whole Baron putting Dean under a forklift thing. Do you think this match will deliver some hard hitting action?

BF – Lots of out of the ring action for sure. Probably gonna be a no DQ

Corbin has become much improved since his call up last year. Is it time for him to win some gold or is it too soon?

BF – Time for Corbin to win a title.

If Corbin wins do you think the big white belt will get some respectability back?

BF – depends on who comes for it.

Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens

Chris Jericho is most likely going to get a hell of a pop. Do you think he’ll bring back his light up jacket for this event?

BF – The pop will be amazing. I hope we get a new coat!

This match has also had some strong build up and appears to be one of the few that people are genuinely looking forward to. Are you one of those people?

BF – Totally two great wrestlers doing wrestling right. Gonna be fun.

With Fozzy going on tour is it foregone conclusion that Jericho is losing? Or will he retain and drop the belt on the after mania RAW?

BF – I think that retain and drop on RAW is probably it.

Could this be match of the night?

BF – Chances are real good.

Triple H vs. Seth Rollins

How much will Rollins’ injury play into this match? Will there be plenty of shenanigans to ensure that he is somewhat protected?

BF – Well, I dunno how much wrestling is going to happen. HHH will try to work on the leg, hopefully Rollins has some big protection.

Should Rollins emerge as the winner given that he may not return for the post Wrestlemania shows after?

BF – I reckon Rollins will win somehow.

Is this going to be the proper payoff to this feud given all the roadblocks that somewhat hindered the momentum of it?

BF – It could keep going to Summerslam

The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns

How long do you think it will take the Undertaker to get to the ring? What is your over/under?

BF – 1 minute shorter than it takes for Enzo/Cass to do their promo.

Which Undertaker will we get in this match? Old and decrepit Royal Rumble Taker or decent ring shape Taker?

BF – A mix?

How hard will Reigns be booed?

BF – louder than the pop for Jericho

Whose yard will it end up being?

BF – Undertaker, taking home the W. But somehow walking out together with Roman.

Will there be a riot if Reigns beats the Undertaker?

BF – The stadium will burn.

AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

Does this match do anything for you or are you saddened that AJ doesn’t have a better opponent for Wrestlemania?

BF – I think the correct term is “train wreck”

This is going to be a showcase of another crazy stunt for Shane. Having wasted the elbow to the outside on SD Live, what can he possibly do that hasn’t already been done in his past matches?

BF – I honestly can’t think of what stupid thing he can do next.

One would expect Styles to deliver a good match regardless of his opponent. Do you believe this may be the case for WM?

BF – AJ is always on point. He has shown even more depth being in WWE.

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

So Randy Orton breaks up the Wyatt family and burns Bray’s house down. He’s due another title run because of his actions right?

BF – He won the rumble. So yes.

Are you happy that Bray gets to be higher up on the card in this year’s Mania?

BF – It’s good, but the build is weird.

Do you think Bray should retain or is it time for Orton to have one more run?

BF – I think Bray should hold onto it, for a bit longer.

Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

Will this match reach 5 minutes? Is it even possible for Goldberg to last that long in the ring?

If it does go more than 5 minutes, is it just going to be 5 minutes of Suplex City and then a F5?

BF – We aren’t getting a ton of Suplexes.

Should Brock win this match or will Goldberg retain?

BF – I think the shoe will be on the other foot this time. Time for Brock to destroy Old man Goldberg.