WrestleMania is often described as “the grandest stage of them all;” a place where dreams are realized and legends are made. The official card for the 34th annual WrestleMania extravanganza hasn’t been set in stone yet, but there are already 11 scheduled matches, including two world title matches and a mixed tag match featuring the debuting “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Wrestling fans from all around the world will come to see WrestleMania 34, live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Who will win at WrestleMania 34? Who has what it takes to walk away from “The Big Easy” with their heads held up high as champions (whether with a title or not)? Can “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns topple “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship? Or will the big dog fall prey to a hungry beast? Can “The Artist” Shinsuke Nakamura paint a portrait of victory when he clashes with “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles? Or will Nakamura kneel to the might of a truly phenomenal champion?
Look into my WWE crystal ball and you may see the wrestlers who will score a victory…
WrestleMania 34 Vewing Details
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time (kick-off show): 4:30 P.M. EST
Time (main show): 7:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Asuka
“The Queen” Charlotte Flair might just lose control of the throne at WrestleMania. Flair has dominated the women’s division ever since she stepped foot in a WWE ring, from the small arenas at NXT to the huge venues of Raw, SmackDown Live, and pay-per-views. But she has never faced a competitor quite like “The Empress of Tomorrow” Asuka who is undefeated and seemingly unstoppable.
Asuka’s title aspirations may be in jeopardy in New Orleans. But she’s made it this far, with the longest undefeated streak in WWE history. Will she may able to topple “The Queens”? Let take a look and see…
Asuka defeats Charlotte Flair to become the new WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Triple threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
Both Finn Balor and Seth Rollins are incredibly over with the fans, any one of them would make a great Intercontinental Champion. But none bring the drama like The Miz. He’s “The Hollywood A-Lister” for a reason, and an automatic heat magnet with the fans. He’s a cowardly, yet cunning champion who will squeak his way to victory with or without his Miztourage at ringside.
If Rollins wins this triple threat match than he’ll become a Grand Slam Champion. If Balor wins he’ll pull himself out of the rut he’s been in since relinquishing the WWE Universal Championship in August 2016. But if The Miz wins, he’ll continue his reign with the goal of topping Pedro Morales for most combined days as Intercontinental Champion.
A title change would be overshadowed by the other events at WrestleMania. Let’s give this victory to a sneaky Miz.
The Miz defeats Finn Balor and Seth Rollins to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE United States Championship: Randy Orton (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Rusev
Randy Orton has only been United States Champion for a blink of an eye, do you really think WWE will take the title off of him so soon? “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal is looking to make WrestleMania his rise back to superstar supremacy, but does he really need the U.S. Championship? My answer is…
Yes, give the title to Mahal, but not yet. Orton’s has high star power and brings much-needed attention back to the U.S. Championship. So, why make him a transitional champion when you can use him to revive that mid card title in the same vein as John Cena’s U.S. Title reign two years ago?
And is Bobby Roode really over with the fans or is it just his “Glorious” theme song? Would it be too soon to turn him heel at this point in his career? It can be a slow build from his frustrations and disappointments with losing the U.S. Championship and not being able to regain it.
Rusev has just been added to the match. He has been gaining a lot of momentum lately with his “Rusev Day” gimmick. He’s definitely a favorite to win the match, which is why I’m changing the prediction to this match. Rusev Day will run wild at WrestleMania!
Rusev defeats Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, and Jinder Mahal to become the new WWE United States Championship
Tournament finals for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali
Both men have fought hard through a long and grueling tournament to make it to the finals at WrestleMania 34. Only one will walk away as champion at the end of the night. Will it be Cedric Alexander or Mustafa Ali?
Cedric Alexander is an incredible high-flying athlete who would be the highlight of any pay-per-view as champion. But…so would Mustafa Ali. Both men are so evenly matched and very gifted crusierweights.
But Alexander has greater name-recognition over Ali, even though that recognition was earned while having a very awkward feud with Alicia Fox and Noam Dar. Should Alexander be rewarded for his part in that lukewarm feud, no matter how bland he seemed in comparison to the ridiculous couple?
This match could go either way. But I’m going with…
Cedric Alexander defeats Mustafa Ali to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Singles match for the WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles promised “The Artist” Shinsuke Nakamura that he’d eventually avenge his loss from their match at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 10. Will Styles make up for that loss at WrestleMania 34? Or is it time for Nakamura to stand tall with the greatest prize in the pro wrestling industry?
It wouldn’t surprise me if Nakamura came up short in this match since he hasn’t received much promotion on WWE television since winning the Royal Rumble match in January. Meanwhile, the spotlight has been focused firmly on AJ Styles as the standard bearer of SmackDown Live.
But Styles appears to be suffering from an injury and it’s about time for “The King of Strong Style” Nakamura to reign supreme in the WWE. This win will catapult Nakamura to the forefront of WWE’s New Era. I predict that Styles will eventually win the title back from Nakamura at this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view.
Shinsuke Nakamura defeats AJ Styles to become the new WWE Champion
WWE Raw Women’s Championship match: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax
“The Goddess” Alexa Bliss will be nothing but a mortal woman when she goes toe-to-toe with “The Irresistible Force” Nia Jax. Bliss has really pissed off Jax by talking smack behind her back. Now, it appears as if her days at the top of the division are numbered.
Nia Jax’s victory will be for the big girls who feel overlooked by the pretty ones like “Little Miss” Bliss. Jax also needs this victory to prove that she’s not some goof who is big for nothing and loses every big match.
Bliss may deserve the spotlight for all the hard work she put into the women’s division of both Raw and SmackDown. But she can’t carry the division all by herself. She’ll need a strong, formidable opponent to help. Nia Jax is the woman for the job and the wrestler who will likely walk away as champion.
Nia Jax defeats Alexa Bliss to become the new WWE Raw Women’s Champion
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is set to make his epic return to the ring at WrestleMania 34. It has been almost three years since the last time Bryan has stepped into a WWE ring to wrestle. How could anything go wrong?
Well, for one thing, he’s going to face off against The Yep Movement’s Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. And their jobs are the on line, which means they’ll be fighting for their livelihoods, unlike McMahon or Bryan. Plus, McMahon is legitimately injured, so he might take it easy during this match, but odds are, he won’t (knowing Shane O’Mac).
WWE needs to capitalize off of Daniel Bryan’s return as much as possible, which is why my prediction has changed to Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon defeating Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Owens and Zayn will likely be traded to Raw, and D-Bry will probably also be traded to the Monday night brand to continue this fresh and interesting feud.
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon defeat Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
“The Big Dog” Roman Reigns has a lot to prove; he hasn’t won a world title in nearly two years and failed to defeat Lesnar at WrestleMania 31, a match that eventually morphed into a triple threat match that was won by Seth Rollins. But at this year’s WrestleMania, there isn’t anyone with a Money In The Bank briefcase to screw up Roman’s chances of victory. On this night, it will just be “The Big Dog” and “The Beast Incarnate” going head-to-head in a WrestleMania blockbuster that’s three years in the making.
Both men have defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Who’s the better wrestler of the two? That’s up for debate, but if WWE wants to solidify Roman Reigns as the real top dog of the industry than he will need to overcome a true beast on the grandest stage of them all.
Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar to become the new WWE Universal Champion
Mixed tag team match: Triple H & Stephanie McMahon vs. Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey isn’t just a celebrity thrown into a WrestleMania match like the Snooki’s or Mr. T’s or year’s past. Rousey appears to be in it for the long haul. She’s hoping to become a full-fledged WWE superstar and will start off her pro wrestling career on the grandest stage possible: WrestleMania.
But is Triple H and Stephanie McMahon really winning to take a loss, especially at WrestleMania? Triple H is world famous for his golden shovel and Stephanie’s character can be a glory hog as well. But when it comes to what’s best for business, both professionals are willing to sacrifice their pride for the betterment of the company.
Plus, it’s going to be sweet to watch Triple H and Kurt Angle go at it once again. If you were alive and watching wrestling in the year 2000 than you probably remember the love triangle between Angle, Triple H, and Stephanie. I wonder if they will light an old flame at WrestleMania 34.
Ronda had been getting really roughed up during her last matches with UFC, but I see a future in WWE full of pure dominance for the “rowdy” one. I predict future encounters with the likes of Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, and Nia Jax.
It’s time to get rowdy with Ronda!
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
WrestleMania 34 Match Card
- Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
- Singles match for the WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
- Mixed tag team match: Triple H & Stephanie McMahon vs. Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey
- Triple threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
- Singles match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Asuka
- Tournament finals for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali
- WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match: The Bar (c) vs. Braun Strowman & ???
- Women’s Battle Royal
- Fatal four-way threat match for the WWE United States Championship: Randy Orton (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Rusev
- WWE Raw Women’s Championship match: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax
- Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
- Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan
- Triple threat match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers