Well Ryan Satin
FOX Sports WWE analyst
WrestleMania 38 is finally up to us!
After several months of accumulation, The Road to WrestleMania has led to Dallas, Texas, where 14 matches will take place on The Showcase of the Immortals over the next two days.
Here is a unifying match for the title of “Winner Takes Everything”, the participation of celebrities, listed unexpected competitors and the opportunity to “stone cold” Steve Austin to fight again for the first time in almost 20 years. To say it is saturated would be to say nothing.
But before I give you my predictions, here are a few brief thoughts on SmackDown on Friday night this week.
The strongest part of the show was the continuation of Pat McAfee’s construction against Austin’s theory. McAfee is one of the most popular people in the WWE right now, and fans are crazy to see him attacked by theory.
What’s more, when Vince was once again involved, I wondered if he would do the same in their match.
I also really liked Charlotte Fleur’s insanely “cool” commercial, which was one of her strongest for a while, as well as the fact that Ricochet won over Los Lotarius in defense of the triple threat title. I was talking about how Ricochet was treated after winning the Intercontinental Championship, so I would have been inadmissible if I hadn’t indicated if something had been done correctly.
As for the Royal Battle of the Andre Giant Memorial, I saw no problem with Madkop Moss’s victory. WWE is clearly looking to take it to the next level, so why not do it with a win in a notable match?
Now let’s move on to WrestleMania’s predictions.
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Beller – Women’s Raw Championship
It’s a simple thing: Bianca Beller, all the way.
Bianca’s rise to superstar was halted after SummerSlam – which is understandable since Becky Lynch deserved attention after her return – but now it’s time to get back on track.
I expect Bianca to win the Raw Women’s title, leaving Becky to last a few months until she finally rediscovers “The Man” and then head to Ronda Rosie at WrestleMania next year in Los Angeles.
FORECAST: Bianca Beller
Ray and Dominic Mystery vs. Miz and Logan Paul
Part of me was wondering if it would end up with Logan Paul turning on The Miz to help The Mysterios, but this program was created to get the popular YouTuber double 619 – so I hope that happens.
I could also see Logan turn on Miz after their match, but the end result will probably be the same.
Drew McIntyre against Happy Corbyn (with crazy moss)
In this game I have money for McIntyre, and the reason is quite simple – the title picture of WWE Universal.
If WrestleMania ends in a few days, no matter what happens in the main event, someone will have to quarrel with Roman Raines. Drew is the only possible option now
Prediction: Drew McIntyre
Usos vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Bugs – Team name SmackDown Tag
It’s hard to predict.
On the one hand, Rick Bugs and Nakamura keep in touch with the audience, and giving it a run with tag titles can be fruitful. On the other hand, The Bloodline holds a lot of the gold obtained from WrestleMania, it makes sense.
If I had to choose one, it would be reluctant …
New day against. Seamus and Ridge Holland
Am I coming here with my mind or my heart?
Because my heart says New Day has to win to avenge the Big E trauma. However, my brain constantly reminds me that Shimus, Ridge and Butch (aka Pete Dunn) are now at the center of the TV push. And if Big E hadn’t been injured, then most likely it would have been at his expense.
As usual in my life, I walk with my heart, but feel like my brain will laugh last.
DESTINATION: New day
Seth Rawlins vs. TBD
After a week of trolling messages from Mr. Rawlins tonight, we will finally find out who is the mysterious opponent Vince McMahon chose for him.
By Friday night I was convinced that Cody Rhodes should be the most likely option. Why else should he give up what he did, how not to return home?
However, after the Hall of Fame award ceremony ended with the Undertaker putting on his hat, gloves and jacket again and then saying “Never say never,” the likelihood that the Dead Man would be in the match increased significantly.
Even so far, I think it’s all red herring, and rumors are becoming a reality.
Prediction: Cody Rhodes
Charlotte Fleur vs. Ronda Rosie – SmackDown Women’s Championship
The undisputed favorite in betting on this match is Rosie, who is leaving with gold, and for good reason: it is clear what will happen. I just don’t see a single case where Charlotte saves.
Fleur, however, deserves great respect for the work she has done in this program. Getting the fans to cheer Ronda back was no easy task, but Charlotte is doing so well that she did it that way.
Prediction: Rhonda Rosie
KO Show with “Stone Cold” by Steve Austin
The big question is whether to ring the bell for the match between the two, and if I had to guess, I would say so.
The build was created to feel like Austin is entering the ring again, and I just don’t think he’ll sign it unless he plans to do more than just enter the ring for a stunning bath and beer tub.
Queen Zelina and Carmela against Sasha Banks and Naomi against Ray Ripley and Liv Morgan against Natalia and Shine Basler – WWE Women’s Team Titles
Fans seem to be leaning towards Banks / Naomi as the winners of this match, but I’m not sure I see it that way. Sasha is one of the few superstars who may face Rosie coming out of WrestleMania when Ronda becomes the new SD Women title holder, and possession of the titles will prevent that.
Meanwhile, Liv Morgan and Ray Ripley are very run out of fans and they need something they could do on their own. They also have great chemistry together. In the same vein, the team of Natalia and Shaina would also be suitable for the division. Giving them tag names would be much better to use two gifted performers.
It’s hard to pick a winner that I’m sure of, but…
DESTINATION: Liv Morgan and Ray Ripley
Sami Zane against Johnny Knoxville
If it’s a legitimate match, I’d like to see Sami Zane win. He is a WWE superstar and should not lose to a guy who is beaten for life.
However, if it becomes a Jackass match – involving actors and various pranks – Knoxville should win. It’s his business, and Sami Zane can easily bounce back.
But what will it be?
Prediction: Johnny Knoxville
Pat McAfee against Austin’s theory
Normally I’d like Pat to win it all the way, but the theory that is gaining victories over minor champions makes it clear that they have plans for his future.
However, even if it raises some doubts in me, I still find it hard to come to terms with the fact that mega-babysitter Pat McAfee is losing in his debut on WrestleMania.
Prediction: Pat McAfee
RK-Bro vs. Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy – Raw Tag team titles
I’d love to see Street Profits or Alpha Academy win, which brings their team to new heights here, but RK-Bro is still overwhelmed with fans.
However, I think my money is on Street Profits. They haven’t had a big WrestleMania yet, a moment and a win in Sunday’s tag titles would fit that description. They also showed a new facet that I would like to see more of.
Forecast: street profits
The end against AJ Styles
When Edge becomes the new Undertaker legend at WrestleMania, against whom the Superstars want to play, one might think he should win over Stiles – especially if that turnaround leads to another world title.
What’s more, winning at WrestleMania won’t necessarily help AJ. Whether he wins or loses, he is so beloved that his reaction will remain the same. Edge, on the other hand, needs it more.
FORECAST: The end
Bobby Lashley against Omas
“Force Majeure” vs. “Fixed Object”. Wait, this is another WrestleMania match, but it is still valid here as Omas has asserted its dominance in the ring against whoever is facing it.
But will that be enough to win Bobby Lashley? My gut says no. Due to the fact that Lashley lost his title to the House of Commons, I expect that this match will be the beginning of Bobby’s return.
Prediction: Bobby Lashley
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (c) – The winner takes all Unification titles
Raines ’career since returning as“ head of the table ”has been about creating his legacy and firmly positioning himself as a figurehead of this generation. If he wants to secure this place, Roman must defeat the man who held him back on the two previous WrestleManias. Simple and easy.
This hostility was conceived as the biggest match in WrestleMania history, and although it could be argued, it still feels like a big deal. I totally expect Reigns to come out of Dallas in gold.
PURPOSE: Roman Kingdom
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Ryan Satin is a WWE analyst for FOX Sports. Satin previously appeared on FS1’s “WWE Backstage” and founded the Pro Wrestling Sheet, where as editor-in-chief he published countless news items.
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