104.5 The Team’s Wrestlemania 35 Preview
This Sunday is Wrestlemania 35 live from Metlife Stadium. The event is available on Pay Per View and also on the WWE Network. Coverage of WWE's biggest show of the year begins at 7pm. Below are the predictions from Goz from 1045 The Team.
Wrestlemania Women's Battle Royal
(Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Zelina Vega, More TBA)
Prediction: Asuska wins and gets a great reaction from the Metlife Stadium crowd. Some wrestling fans on the internet believe Asuka deserved more respect during the lead up to the biggest show of the year. Remember last year, Asuka entered undefeated and lost to Charlotte Flair. Asuka wins and celebrates in an early match in the night.
Buddy Murphy (c) vs Tony Nese
I grew up loving the cruiserweight division on the 1990s WCW. The 205 Live just does not connect with the WWE Universe. This may be the end of the road for this show soon. I'll take Buddy Murphy as he has been the lone bright spot of the division in recent months.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Braun Strowman, Colin Jost, Michael Che, Andrade, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, Tyler Breeze, Jinder Mahal, No Way Jose, Bobby Roode, Chad Gable, Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Viktor, Konnor, Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Otis, Tucker, EC3, TBA
Prediction: This one ends up with Jost and Che versus Braun as the final competitors. Braun likely picks up both guys at once and launches them out of the ring. Braun wins this year's battle royal in dominating fashion.
Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs. Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Any one else besides me surprised this match is actually happening? Nakamura was in a WWE title match last year. Rusev had the whole "Rusev Day" thing going. Richochet and Aleister Black are awesome but they get a Wrestlemania match after only being on the main roster for less than three months?
Prediction: My heart says Black and Ricochet but my head says go with the Usos. I'll go with the Usos potentially setting up a rematch maybe on that Tuesday's Smackdown.
United States championship
Samoa Joe (c) vs Rey Mysterio
Prediction: My favorite pro wrestler of all time is Rey Mysterio. Unfortunately for my Rey this seems to be a win for Samoa Joe. It is the first time Joe has had a single title on the main roster. Samoa Joe could be setup for a long run with the US title.
WWE women's tag team championships
The Boss-n-Hug Connection (c) vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax vs. The IIconics
Prediction: At some point, the IIconics will become the women's tag team champions. That time is not now. Sasha and Bayley (Boss n Hug Connection) will retain likely with a pin over the Illconics and continue their reign as the first ever women's tag team champions.
AJ Styles vs Randy Orton
Prediction: AJ is amazing but Randy Orton rarely loses at Wrestlemania. Give me an amazing RKO to end the match with the Viper coming out on top.
Shane McMahon vs The Miz
Prediction: What's the future for these two? Will Shane step aside after the bout? Could The Miz do the same now that he has a family continuing to build? I'm rooting for the former WWE champion The Miz to get back in a feud for the WWE title. Could this be the start of that feud? I'll take The Miz in one of the most surprising matches of the night.
Kurt Angle's retirement match
Kurt Angle vs Baron Corbin
Prediction: Most people believe Corbin wins the match in similar fashion to previous retirement ends (HBK, Flair). I'll go against the grain here and not only will Angle win, but it will be one of the quickest matches of the night.
Bobby Lashley (c) vs Finn Balor
Prediction Balor wins his title back in this match with accidental help from Lio Rush. Lashley beats up Lio Rush after the match following a celebration from Balor regaining the title.
No holds barred (If Triple H loses, he must retire)
Triple H vs Batista
Prediction: Each year I have low expectations for the now 49 year old HHH to have a great match and each year his matches borderline steal the show. Can Batista steal put on a great performance? I'll take HHH for the win here in what should be a blood filled, weapon using classic.
Brock Lesnar (c) vs Seth Rollins
Prediction: I'm curious to see the reaction to Lesnar when he walks out at Metlife Stadium. Could this be the loudest "Boo's" he gets since his part-time status started way back in 2012? I'll take Lesnar with a clean win over Rollins. When will this "Lesnar shows up when he feels like it and defends and leaves" shtick end? Hopefully soon but likely not Sunday.
Daniel Bryan (c) vs Kofi Kingston
Prediction: After eleven years in the company, Kingston finally gets his title shot. Yes in what will go done as the match of the night, Kingston gets the clean win and Metlife Stadium goes wild. Kingston wins his first WWE title in what will be forever known as a "WrestleMania Moment"
Winner take all - Raw women's championship and SmackDown women's championship (main event)
Ronda Rousey (c) vs Charlotte Flair (c) vs Becky Lynch
Prediction: The build up to this match will be remembered for years to come. For the first time ever, the main event at Wrestlemania will be a women's match. I'm still struggling to figure out how this match end. Is Ronda Rousey going to tap out? Likely not. Will Charlotte Flair lose at Wrestlemania? After her dominating reign at pay per views and big event matches, that seems unlikely too. Is Becky Lynch winning both belts really not going to close the show? The most likely finish to this match is Rousey taking out Charlotte then Becky taking out Ronda then pinning Charlotte for the win.
What are your predictions for Wrestlemania 35? Let us know below