A street fight opposite McMahon would validate Baron Corbin's status as a top dog on SmackDown and also give Shane what should now be an annual 'Mania brawl to look forward to. Whether you're looking for a refresher or need to get caught up on everything before Sunday night, we're breaking down every match to its most basic components. Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter or. On the same night in late February, Rollins and Balor each beat The Miz one-on-one, putting the wheels in motion for what would become this WrestleMania match. At this point in time, it's unclear. We don't see either of these men holding the title for very long.
Balor needs the title way more than Rollins at this time, though either would be a worthy champion. Bludgeon Brothers Harper and Rowan vs. Ronda Rousey is a big signing for the company and will get them a lot of media attention. For at least the next year, Corbin is the kind of ruthless villain who doesn't need a title to be over, and that's precisely why he should focus on making a statement instead. Pick: Cedric Alexander wins the vacant title United States Championship -- Randy Orton c vs. Then, it will finally be time for Corbin to have some gold around his waist.
Prediction: The Miz does not walk away as Intercontinental champion. Alexa Bliss has become of the best promos on Raw and she has a great partner in Nia Jax. That said, she is certainly deserving of this opportunity and should have been champion with a strong storyline and push behind her long ago. Why it matters: Since Goldberg won the Universal championship in March 2017, the Universal championship has been on Raw only part-time. Finn Balor, at 36 years old, might not have the support from management he needs and unless the Balor Club takes off, he might not move up the card.
In addition, Neville needs to be knocked down a few pegs because his ego is out of control, so an Aries win here just makes sense. They are two of the most talented in-ring performers in the world, and Miz has proven to be versatile whenever pushed to his limits. When he returned in 2016, he was the top babyface of the company, even as a heel. Prediction: The timing is right for Nakamura. She signed her contract at Elimination Chamber, but not without controversy. Braun Strowman's eye-catching performance at Elimination Chamber will likely lead The Monster Among Men to a title match of his own.
The second may be another autograph, memorabilia card or manufactured relic. Unless plans have indeed changed -- and that's certainly possible given Ali's improving status -- I think the man who feels at home in the dark gets the win. United States championship Randy Orton c vs. There's one thing we can say about this match: it's going to be filled with ridiculous high spots. The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal is likely to feature talents like Rusev, Mojo Rawley and The Bar.
The rivalry between the two will hopefully carry on past WrestleMania and evolve from there, but even if it's just a one-off, the match puts SmackDown on even footing with Monday Night Raw in terms of star power on the WrestleMania card. Popular names have been Bray Wyatt, Kane, Big Show, James Ellsworth, and even Alberto Del Rio Alberto El Patron. She'll do so on Sunday, sparing both Charlotte and Asuka from taking a loss against one another. Will it be everyone in the ring at once or just one quick match after another? It seems likeliest that Owens and Zayn win by whatever nefarious tactics available, but if they lose, perhaps Sami and Kevin simply head to Raw. Fast-forward almost a year, and though there have been some great matches and a few memorable rivalries, neither Balor nor Rollins has had a moment when he truly stepped forward.
The main Autographs checklist includes signatures from current and retired stars. What Cena does need is to continue his storyline of failing to win the big matches at this point in his career, leaving him searching his soul to find out what's left. Ali has been one of the highlights of the cruiserweight division, a skilled high-flyer who connects with the audience. A short high octane bout would be the best option and get the crowd fired up. The second biggest story is the feud between Bayley and Sasha Banks. He's a safer bet to make it to WrestleMania than some of the competition left on his side of the bracket like Mark Andrews and Buddy Murphy, as he's more established as a 205 Live entity.
All things point towards this being a disjointed and slow match and the involved parties do not require the added pressure of being in the main event spot. Only Hulk Hogan with five has ever done that more in consecutive years. However, we're only delivering the 100% confirmed matches for the upcoming event. The additions to the roster as well as the tournament have made the show feel important. In reality, any of these three guys could be Roman Reigns' first challenger for the Universal championship should he win and pending any roster shuffles that might follow WrestleMania , and any of them can carry the Intercontinental championship and elevate it. While this does not apply to all matches, this Wrestlemania is going to be a great show.