This weekend is one of the best of the entire year. Not only is The Masters taking place, but Wrestlemania 37 is set for Saturday and Sunday from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. As of this writing, 14 matches have been announced for WWE’s flagship show, 7 on each night. Some of the matches on the card are easier to pick than others. Who do I have getting victories on The Grandest Stage of Them All?
Women’s Tag Team Turmoil Match: Lana & Naomi vs The Riott Squad vs Natalya and Tamina vs Carmella and Billie Kay vs Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose
The list of names involved shows how crowded of a match this is. There is an argument for any team to win this match, although it seems like WWE is keen on making Naomi and Lana a thing. I’ll go on a limb and say that they are the winners, but I’m not 100% sure. I’m more confident that the winner of this match will actually take the belts on Night 2.
Prediction: Lana and Naomi win
Steel Cage Match: Braun Strowman vs Shane McMahon
Out of all of the matches on the Wrestlemania card, this has been built up the worst. Shane has been calling Braun “stupid” on a weekly basis and all Braun is trying to do is get his hands on McMahon. Elias has been involved for some reason, and he has looked weak in every segment. Plus, I think the steel cage stipulation is not the best choice. Shane is now limited as to where he can go, although I can guarantee he will jump off the cage at some point. I’ll say Braun takes it and both superstars move on from this disaster of a feud. I know both are capable of better.
Prediction: Braun Strowman wins
Cesaro vs Seth Rollins
Here’s a match that I have been looking forward to for some time. Rollins put on a masterpiece against Shinsuke Nakamura at Fastlane, and Cesaro is one of the best workers in the entire company. The promos have been hit or miss, but I know both will bring their A game come Saturday night. Out of matches that could steal the show, this is probably the one that is most likely to do so. Cesaro swings Rollins 25 times in the win, and starts on his quest towards his first World Championship.
Prediction: Cesaro wins
RAW Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs AJ Styles and Omos
I have to give credit to WWE for limiting Omos’ in ring action during the buildup towards this match. To add onto that, both Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have picked up pinfall victories over AJ Styles in recent weeks on RAW. Despite The New Day’s momentum, Omos and The Phenomenal One get the victory in their first match as a tag team. Styles’ presence alone elevates the RAW tag team division to another level.
Prediction: AJ Styles and Omos win the RAW Tag Team Championship
Bad Bunny and Damian Priest vs The Miz and John Morrison
Ah, so WWE decided to go ahead with the originally planned tag team match. The plans were revised to make this a singles match between The Miz and Bad Banny due to respective injuries to Priest and Morrison, but I’m glad to see that they have healed up in time for Mania. This is especially true for Priest, who I really did not want to see on the sidelines for his first Wrestlemania. Bad Bunny is committed to the company, training at the WWE Performance Center in preparation for his marquee matchup. He and Priest pick up the win, while Morrison and Miz move back into the tag team title picture.
Prediction: Bad Bunny and Damian Priest win
WWE Championship Match: Bobby Lashley (c) vs Drew McIntyre
As hyped as I am for Lashley vs McIntyre, I get the sense Plan A was for Lashley to defend against Brock Lesnar and WWE had to pivot to Drew. Still though, this is a main event worthy match. Both have a fantastic claim as to why they should win this match. McIntyre can get his big Wrestlemania moment in front of live fans, while Lashley can go on a run of dominance as WWE Champion. I’ll roll with McIntyre winning, but this is a match where either or would be a solid choice. Plus, it cements Drew McIntyre as a WWE legend with 3 WWE Championship reigns.
Prediction: Drew McIntyre wins the WWE Championship
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs Bianca Belair
I left this match last in hopes that this is the main event of Night One of Wrestlemania 37. The rise of Bianca Belair has been one of the best stories of the past year. She won the Women’s Royal Rumble from the number 3 position and has been on an absolute roll headed into The Show of Shows. Meanwhile, Sasha Banks has finally gotten a lengthy reign as Women’s Champion, and has thrived. It’s good to see different women at the top of the Wrestlemania card. Bianca raising the SmackDown Women’s Championship to close out Night One would be an amazing sight to see.
Prediction: Bianca Belair wins the SmackDown Women’s Championship
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c) vs Lana and Naomi
This match prediction is based on Night One’s tag team turmoil match, so since I have Lana and Naomi winning that match, I penciled them in as challengers for Jax and Baszler’s tag team titles. Honestly, whoever wins the tag team turmoil match should take the belts. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler should move on to singles competition, challenging for other belts. Lana and Naomi can go on a run with the Women’s Tag Belts on RAW, taking on all comers.
Prediction: Lana and Naomi win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
WWE United States Championship: Riddle (c) vs Sheamus
I would have never guesses a couple of weeks ago that Sheamus would be the #1 contender to Riddle’s United States Championship. My guess is that WWE really wanted him to be involved in the WWE Championship match on Night One, but two triple threat matches would have been too repetitive. I’ll even go as far as to say Sheamus is going to win the match and the championship, although a Riddle win would not surprise me. Either way, the winner should expect to feud with Keith Lee for several months.
Prediction: Sheamus wins the United States Championship
Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn
Longtime wrestling fans have wanted to see this match on The Grandest Stage of Them All for some time now. Years after their debuts, the longtime friends and bitter rivals will finally collide at Wrestlemania. There’s a little bit of a sour taste with Logan Paul’s involvement, however. I think Paul at Wrestlemania is a good move, but this is the wrong storyline to incorporate him in. I’ll say Zayn ultimately pulls off the win, but he’s not leaving without a Kevin Owens stunner at the end of the bout.
Preditcion: Sami Zayn wins
The Fiend vs Randy Orton
As hard as I tried over the past several weeks, I cannot get invested in Randy Orton vs The Fiend. Both characters are heels, so it will be interesting to see who the Tampa crowd cheers for. WWE dropped the ball by not making this some sort of stipulation, considering the fact that this is the ultimate blowoff to the storyline. Easy choice here is The Fiend, so I’ll roll with that. I just want both wrestlers to move on to different feuds post Mania.
Prediction: The Fiend wins
Nigerian Drum Fight for the WWE Intercontinental Championship – Big E (c) vs Apollo Crews
As much as I love Big E, there is no reason for Apollo Crews to lose this match. The former United States Champion has been on a roll over the past number of months, getting the upper hand on Big E almost every week. Crews is now a legitimate threat, and if he cannot win the Intercontinental Championship in his own match stipulation, he’s never going to do it. I’m more curious to see what constitutes a Nigerian Drum Fight. Is it like that Symphony of Destruction Match we see with Elias every now and again?
Prediction: Apollo Crews wins the Intercontinental Championship
WWE Raw Women’s Championship – Asuka (c) vs Rhea Ripley
Ugh, I don’t want either Asuka or Ripley to lose this match, but one of them has to. Both have looked so good, and my call would be for Ripley to win the title to signify a change in the women’s division. However, I’m going to say Asuka retains. So far, I have every title changing hands, and I believe that at least one champion is going to retain. Asuka keeps a hold on the belt while Ripley wins it at a future pay per view.
Prediction: Asuka retains the RAW Women’s Championship
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Universal Championship – Roman Reigns (c) vs Edge vs Daniel Bryan
Now THIS is the match that feels like the main event of Wrestlemania, hence why I’m saving it for last. The names scream star power, and an argument can be made for each of them to leave Tampa as Universal Champion. Roman has been dominant under his “Head of the Table” gimmick. It’s been the best run of his career by far. Edge and Daniel Bryan both have the same story: they were forced to retire early and are coming back to take what is theirs. This is easily the hardest match on the card to predict, but I’ll say that ten years to the day Edge had to vacate the World Heavyweight Championship, he wins the belts successor in the main event of Wrestlemania, as 25,000 cheer on The Rated R Superstar.
Prediction: Edge wins the Universal Championship
Do you agree with my Wrestlemania 37 predictions? Which matches did I get right, and which matches I’m getting wrong? Either way, enjoy this weekend’s spectacle. It will be the first show with fans in attendance in over a year, and hopefully Tampa brings the energy and makes Wrestlemania 37 feel special.
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