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WrestleMania 33: Predictions, Analysis & Full Preview


WrestleMania 33 is being described as the ultimate thrill ride. The best and most celebrated talent in sports entertainment will collided in a grand spectacle of drama and athleticism. We have a stacked card, with 13 matches in total. Wrestling fans from around the globe will flock to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. They’ll come in droves to see their favorite stars clash on the grandest stage of them all.

Many epic encounters are penciled in for WrestleMania 33. Goldberg will defend his newly won Universal Championship against “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar. Roman Reigns will battle The Undertaker in a war for the ages. Meanwhile, “The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt will try to vanquish his former ally “The Viper” Randy Orton in match for the WWE World Championship.

Who will come out on top at WrestleMania 33? Look into my crystal ball of professional wrestling to find out all the predictions for every single match.


WrestleMania 33 Viewing Details

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time (kickoff show): 5:00 P.M. EST
Time (main show): 7:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Main Event(s): WWE Universal Championship match: Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar; The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns; WWE Championship match: Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton


Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker

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Reigns is likely to get booed out of the building whether or not he wins this match. From a booking standpoint, it’d be highly illogical for Reigns not to win this match. I know that may piss some people off, but it really shouldn’t. The Undertaker may just be one or two more matches away from retirement. On the other end of the coin, Reigns is in his prime physically and has been pushed to the moon by WWE officials for the past three years.

The only way I can see Reigns losing is if Lesnar or possibly Samoa Joe interjects himself into the match while the referee is down. Both could work and the crowd would probably accept the outcome. But that would be cheap.

The only person to defeat The Deadman at WrestleMania is Brock Lesnar. Until…

Roman Reigns defeats The Undertaker


WWE Universal Championship match: Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

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Goldberg and Lesnar are set to lock horns for probably the last time this Sunday. Since Survivor Series, Goldberg has been making Brock look like a total punk. I’m sure The Beast Incarnate won’t let this older guy make him look like a chump for much longer.

I’m expecting this match to last a lot longer than their encounter last November. Goldberg is likely to go on all expense-paid trip to Suplex City. Hopefully, the elder champion won’t get hurt.

Brock Lesnar defeats Goldberg to become the NEW WWE Universal Champion


WWE World Championship match: Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

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Former Wyatt Family allies will go to war over the prize jewel of the industry. Orton is ready for another run with the big one. Meanwhile, Bray wants to continue his newfound reign as champion. Many feel that Randy will emerge on top, and that Vinnie Mac only views The Eater of Worlds as an upper-mid card act at best.

But you’d have to be a fool to deny Bray’s bone-chilling presence. I believe the WWE Universe has another phenom on their hands. It’d be unwise not to capitalize on the eerie champion.

However, I expect this match to have a controversial finish. I see Luke Harper and Erick Rowan returning to the fold to protect their longtime Shepard. This match will be a Wyatt Homecoming.

Bray Wyatt defeats Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship


Fatal Four Way for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax vs. Charlotte

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: Bayley vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax

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These women are likely to tear down the house in Orlando. I see a Sasha Banks heel turn slowly creeping over the horizon. But I don’t feel like tonight is the night. I see Bayley reigning supreme at the show of shows. I can tens of thousands of fans on their feet to celebrate a Bayley victory.

But WWE may just throw us a curveball in this one. Back in the Fall, I didn’t expect WWE to play hot potato with WWE Raw Women’s Championship. Sasha and Charlotte were trading title wins like it was nobodies business. As a result, the WWE Raw Women’s Championship changed hands at almost every pay per view since the summer. Maybe Bayley’s WrestleMania win will come crashing down in epic fashion. But I just don’t see that happening.

Bayley retains the WWE Raw Women’s Championship

Something that just came to me: What if Sasha gets taken out before the match and Asuka takes her place?


Unsanctioned match: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H

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An all-out brawl, a war to settle the score, whatever you call it, this one is going to be violent. If you’re into the extreme side of professional wrestling then you’re probably going to want to check this match out. Many people expect Seth to walk out of this match victorious. But unlike Rollins, Triple H has some backup.

If I wrote this article yesterday, I would have went with Rollins. But that seems like the easy answer, almost too easy… If one of Hunter’s henchmen costs The Architect a match at ‘Mania then Rollins will be furious and will make for good TV. Hey, where is Samoa Joe, anyway?

Triple H defeats Seth Rollins


AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

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I predict that they’ll a last minute change to this match. Instead of a standard wrestling match, this match will be changed to a No Holds Barred match. If that happens, this match may just turn out to be an unlikely classic.

AJ will most likely win this one. But I’m sure Shane will suspend disbelief and score some near-falls on the Phenomenal One. I can picture Shane performing a “coast to coast” to Styles right now.

Shane will definitely put up one hell of a fight (like he always does). But really, I see this match going to…

AJ Styles defeats Shane McMahon


John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse

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In one year, The Miz has risen from mid-card purgatory all the way to fighting 16-time world champion John Cena at WrestleMania (again). I bet that WrestleMania 27 loss to The Miz is still hanging over Cena’s head. He probably wants to make up for that loss and, at the same time, make his girlfriend Nikki happy. I see WrestleMania 33 becoming “couples night out” for at least one team. And unfortunately, I’ll be going with….

Nikki Bella & John Cena defeat Maryse & The Miz


Six-pack challenge for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Naomi vs. Mickie James vs. Natalya vs. Carmella

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Six of SmackDown’s elite women athletes will fight for the top prize on their brand. Alexa Bliss has brought the blue team’s title to new heights. But WWE certainly does love to capitalize on a hometown crowd. And the only one here from Orlando tells you to feel the glow. That’s Naomi.

But what about the four other women? Natalya has certainly been improving her character and mic skills over the past year. And Mickie James is a blast from the past, who may rise back to prominence with a championship win this Sunday.

If you think Brock takes people to Suplex City, you should see Becky Lynch. I bet she’ll drop everyone in this match at least once.

James Ellsworth will likely be lurking around the ring to help “a girl who is his friend” aka “The Princess of Staten Island” Carmella. They’ll come closing to winning the gold, but really, I see the title going to…

Naomi wins the six-pack challenge to become the NEW WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion

There have been rumors of surprise entrants being added into this match, along the lines of Torrie Wilson, Kelly Kelly, and Victoria.


WWE United States Championship match: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: United States Champion Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens

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Here is a severely unrated feud leading into WrestleMania. KO & Y2J are two of the hottest acts on Monday night television. This match is probably the best built program on the pay per view, but that’s just my opinion. I expect KO to walk away with the gold. Although, a loss to Y2J would make Owens hilariously frustrated leading to a blowoff match at the next pay per view. But meh…Owens wins this one. He’ll need to make up for falling short at the original KO Mania last year. And who could forget KO’s disgraceful loss to Goldberg last month? Just disgusting. KO will get this title to help rebuild him back into the dominating force of the past.

Kevin Owens defeats Chris Jericho to win the WWE United States Championship


Triple threat tag match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (c) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Enzo & Cass

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Triple Threat

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This match is sure to be a lot of fun. If I would make one last minute change to this match, I would make it a ladder match. This draws me back to the triangle ladder match at WrestleMania 2000 between The Dudley Boyz, Edge & Christian, and The Hardy Boyz (before they were ever Broken).

Enzo & Cass are certainly overdue for a tag team title run. However, a win tonight will only be overshadowed by higher profile title changes and matches in the night. I’d save their championship win for the Raw after WrestleMania, while the crowd is still hot. They’ll definitely go crazy to see Certified Gs walk away with the straps, but WrestleMania isn’t that night.

And oh, I almost forget about Sheamus & Cesaro. Sorry, fellas. I don’t see Sunday being your night.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship


WWE Intercontinental Championship match: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin

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If the WWE Brand Extension has helped anyone, it would be Baron Corbin. This guy went from lower-card afterthought to a potential main event talent almost over night. If you want to be technical about it, Baron Corbin is already a main eventer, as he headlined Feburary’s Elimination Chamber, alongside Bray Wyatt, John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, and his opponent Dean Ambrose.

On the other end of the coin, the WWE Brand Extension hasn’t really done many favors to Ambrose. He was once locked into high profile feud of Raw, but once he went to SmackDown, he was immediately overshadowed by the force of AJ Styles and John Cena. Dean is now back to the mid card division. But his reign as Intercontinental Champion may just come to an end this Sunday via an End of Days by Corbin.

Baron Corbin defeats Dean Ambrose to become the NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion

What if Ambrose is the one who costs Seth Rollins the match against Triple H? Ambrose as a heel may just work better.


WWE Cruiserweight Championship match: Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: Neville vs. Austin Aries

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At first, I thought my man “A-Double” Austin Aries would be the one to topple Neville at ‘Mania. But then I thought of the build-up to this match. For months, Neville has been proclaimed himself to be “The King of the Cruiserweights,” as he ran roughshod over the entire division. Meanwhile, Aries was the Raw ring announcer for every crusierweight contest. And then all of a sudden, he wins a five-man match, and is thrown into a match at WrestleMania.

I gotta respect Aries for all his accomplishments in the industry. He’s a former world champion outside of WWE. But tonight is just not his night. Unless, WWE wants to build him up as Neville’s kryptonite. But maybe a title win at the next pay per view (along with a better story build) would bold well for both men and the division.

Neville defeats Austin Aries to retain the WWE Crusierweight Championship


2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

WrestleMania 33 Predictions: 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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This match will likely come down to two giants: The Big Show and Braun Strowman. Big Show has said in interviews that this will be his very last WrestleMania. I expect a “passing of the torch” moment between the two big men to close out this segment.

Braun Strowman wins the 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, after eliminating The Big Show

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