The Smackdown tag team champion match should be incredible. The New Day and The Usos have put on some classics in recent months, and adding in the destructive force of the Bludgeon Brothers can only enhance the entertainment. This one is going to get painful. Look for some huge spots to take out the big guys. I hope they have a lot of extra tables on standby. With no DQ, this should give the New Day an advantage since they basically have an extra man…at least at the start. I’m sure the other teams will take care of that edge very quickly. Very excited for this one.
Prediction: Still your Smackdown Tag Team Champions, Jimmy and Jey, The Usos
We still don’t know who Braun Strowman’s tag team partner is going to be. I’d love for it to be Elias. I’ve also heard Bray Wyatt, Rey Mysterio, and Samoa Joe, with Rey being Vince’s top choice if his bicep is healthy and a deal can get done. Big Show wouldn’t surprise me either. In lieu of Strowman getting any IC or Universal title matches in the very near future, it would be a good idea to put the tag belts on him and whoever the hell he chooses. I could be his partner and we’d go undefeated. Hell, bring back Ellsworth. Braun’s matches are just fun. He’s one of if not the most entertaining wrestler on either roster right now, and hopefully he’ll be rewarded with this Wrestlemania Moment™.
I really never thought I would be writing about Daniel Bryan’s WWE in-ring return. Maybe for another company, but this is just incredible. And at Wrestlemania. A lot of people seem to think this one has been spoiled with the stipulation that if Kevin and Sami win they get their jobs back. I’m not in that camp. Shane and DB are going to come out on top here. It’ll give us some extra intrigue and more weeks or months of Sami and Kevin invading. Or begging Kurt Angle/Stephanie for a job.
I’m actually a little upset to be wrong here in assuming that Shane would miss this match. I knew it was a long shot, but I really wanted Vince to get involved. Shane is better in matches with high spots. I’m not sure what the quality of this match will be like with DB having been out for two years and Shane only rarely stepping into the ring. I’m more intrigued about where the story goes if I’m correct and Sami and Kevin lose. Also, looking forward to 80,000 YES chants.
Excited for Ronda Rousey, but god damn, most excited about my all-time hero back in the ring at Wrestlemania. I love the background here as well. Two Olympic medalist in combat sports, two of the greatest legitimate fighting athletes in history, vs. the two people who eat, live, sleep, breathe, and make their own rules in WWE. Obviously Kurt has been a sports entertainer for much of his life at this point, so that aspect affects Ronda much more. We know Kurt and HHH can go and we’ll get a terrific showing of them. Unfortunately, I think we’re going to see a lot of crappy offense from Stephanie. I’m not sure what to expect from Ronda in regards to her selling or her offense. It’s gotta be tough to debut on the big show. Expect this match to end with Stephanie tapping to an arm bar. Which I believe is hold #782.
How am I doing with my predictions? Are you guys less or more excited than I am for these matches? What are you most looking forward to? Speak.