Selective Hearing Roundtable: WrestleMania 35 Soothsaying

Predictions

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The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) (c) vs. The Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya) vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) vs. Nia Jax and Tamina

Allen: I love the IIconics, I just feel like they would do much more with the titles than Sasha and Bayley would. I just want them to be happy hahaha!

ToZ: I want Nia Jax & Tamina to win to make them appear more viable as opponents, but Boss ‘n’ Hug will win to keep the happy train going.

BigFreaky: I think the current champs will retain at Mania, but however drop them the next night on RAW to Natalya and Beth.

GregThe Iiconics winning would be epic. But I suspect they will be walking out empty handed and will most likely eat the pin for the eventual winners of the match. They will at least make their time out there entertaining. Still one can hope for miracles.

Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre

Allen: Drew has been killing the last few months and having awesome matches. But he has been winning too much and getting the best of the Shield, Roman is destined to win his first solo match back after his recovery.

ToZ: I feel like Drew will get this to establish a new upper-card person going to the summer.

BigFreaky: I really don’t think I can pick this one. Roman is coming back and will need some steam, but Drew has been tearing a path through everyone.

Greg: Drew is the future and he needs a big win at WrestleMania more than Roman. Him winning here will only extend the feud a few more months where Roman will eventually win the feud and get his heat back. So yeah, go Drew. Get that big WrestleMania moment.

Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Finn Bálor

Allen: They really should have saved The Demon reveal for WrestleMania, but on the bright side we get The Demon on WrestleMania finally! Demon has been undefeated and will now be IC champ.

ToZ: I believe in the demon.

BigFreaky: Demon needs  a Mania moment.

Greg: Demon Balor being revealed on RAW was something that should have been saved for WrestleMania itself. Also, since that character is well protected and has never lost in NXT or on the main card I suspect that Stupid Sexy Painted Balor will once again become IC champ.

Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

Allen: If this match goes on, I hope we get to see Dominic help out his dad but get punked out hard by Joe. Joe needs to keep his heel run with the title going.

ToZ: Seems like putting the title on the line will being to build Joe up to a future WWE championship feud.

BigFreaky: Joe. Something about an injury…

Greg: Samoa Joe’s run as US champ needs to be longer than the cup of coffee that previous champions have had to make it an important secondary title again. Therefore he will retain after a competitive match with Mysterio.

AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton

Allen: I need a crazy RKO to top the springboard one they just gave away on Smackdown for Orton to win.

ToZ: What else do you do with him? Let AJ win to be a floating alternate just in case things don’t go as planned.

BigFreaky: The Legend Killer

Greg: This is a hard one to call but I think that Styles is going to take this one. Eating the pin won’t hurt Orton at all anyway. Hopefully there are some cool spots and reversals before Styles gets the eventual win.

Shane McMahon vs. The Miz

Allen: Shane will be stupid and jump off something high and miss. Miz covers him FTW.

ToZ: Shane wins so we can slowly start to build the last storyline that matters in WWE: Shane vs Triple H for control of the company.

BigFreaky: Shane is going to do some dumb shit and hurt himself, and Miz will take advantage.

Greg: Shane will jump off of something and almost kill himself at least once in this match. I don’t expect this to be anything great and in the end The Miz will win this match for Mr. Miz and get his daddy’s love.

Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin

Allen: If Baron fucking Corbin wins… X-Pac heat for life!

ToZ: Look, I would love to have Cena come in last-minute to create a nice, feel-good ending to Kurt’s career, but imagine the absolute hate Baron gets when he wins. Let’s make Baron #1 heel.

BigFreaky: Normally it’s best to go out on your back, but I think we’re gonna get a fun farewell for Angle.

GregKurt Angle. The shorter this match is the better. Hopefully there is a surprise to make Kurt’s farewell something more momentous than taking Corbin out again.

Triple H vs. Batista

Allen: As much as I love Batista and after putting on the best promo in the last five years, Batista also wants to leave wrestling doing the job. HHH wins but it’s all out of respect.

ToZ: I feel like the mystery is gone knowing that Mr. H’s career is on the line. Why play that card at all? To set up Vince’s Son vs Vince’s Son-In-Law fued to rule all of WWE! Both come out looking strong with a win then they can fight to claim their place at the throne.

GregIf this is really Batista’s last match he should go out on top and “retire” The Game. It would be a nice ending to his in-ring career.

BigFreaky: The only one that is going to retire is Batista

The Usos (c) vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black vs. The Bar vs. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura

Allen: New contracts plus a pay raise means they are staying the champs.

ToZ: We might as well have Ricochet and Black win.

BigFreaky: The Usos solidifying they are one of the best Tag Teams in Professional Wrestling ever.

Greg: If the NXT call ups fail to defeat War Raiders at Takeover I’ll pick them to take the blue brand’s belts to freshen up the division.

The Revival (c) vs. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins

Allen: The way they have been booking The Revival has been absolute crap and I don’t expect them to be champs after this weekend. I see Ryder and Hawkins having a WrestleMania moment… on the Kickoff show.

Toz: The Revival. Keep the losing going Hawkins!

BigFreaky: Ryder and Hawkins are going to get SOOOOOO close…but… just not quite.

Greg: Despite being booked to look like losers all the time the Revival will somehow retain. Maybe only to keep Hawkins’ losing streak intact or because no one believes that Ryder and Hawkins have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning.

Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese

Allen: Buddy Murphy

ToZ: I see Buddy still the champ.

BigFreaky: Buddy gonna hold onto the strap for a little while.

Greg: Buddy Murphy will retain in the match that no one will see except for network subscribers and early birds to the arena. The match will be pretty solid though.

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair

Allen: The Man becomes immortal.

ToZ: Ain’t nothing wrong going with the feel good ending.

Greg: Based on the convoluted build this match should feature a lot of brawling. It will not be a technical masterpiece by any means. Becky Lynch takes all the belts by pinning Charlotte. If this does not happen then expect MetLife Stadium to be set on fire by those crying foul.

BigFreaky: If The Man doesn’t win, I might burn down my own house.

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston

Allen: #KOFIMANIA better be running wild by the night is over.

ToZ: Same as Becky winning. It’s easy to make sure Kofi wins early enough in the card to allow both he and Becky to have a huge reaction to their wins.

BigFreaky: I don’t buy into “Vince McMahon hates colored people” But if we don’t get a Kofi win….

Greg: Kofi’s 11 year journey to the top title match will culminate in him winning the eco friendly championship. Hopefully WWE just leave this at a happy moment and not run an angle where E or Woods go heel. Don’t spoil the pancake party fed.

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins

Allen: Get that title off Brock and let Seth go on a streak with the Universal title.

ToZ: Calling him the Beastslayer is a good way to make new shirts. Allows them to set a course to finally having the championship on the show every week.

BigFreaky: Meh

Greg: Brock is taking the belt back to middle of the woods of Canada. Although it would be better to put the belt on a person who shows up every week, I sense WWE will stick with the status quo until they can build up a different opponent to try and take down The Beast.

André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Make your best guess at who will win this prestigious, career altering honor.)

Allen: As much as Braun is set to win, he will be distracted by all the SNL craziness. My dark horse is Andrade winning.

ToZ: I honestly don’t care.

BigFreaky: I’m gonna go out on a limb, and go with Ali.

Greg: Just because it makes the most sense in WWE logic. Michael Che or Colin Jost are going to end up winning. Most likely Jost.

Women’s Battle Royal (Make your best guess at who will win this prestigious, career altering honor.)

Allen: If it ain’t Asuka murdering all the women on the roster, I hope Lacey Evans arrives late and eliminates one girl to win the battle royal.

ToZ: Make it Asuka and have her remind everyone Becky ain’t never beat her before.

BigFreaky: Let’s go Ruby Riott!

Greg: Asuka gets a consolation prize after losing her blue belt.