Wrestlemania 30 Predictions

Jamie Lithgow

Wrestlemania 30

Earlier this year I posted my predictions for not only the card but the results for Wrestlemania 29, some four months prior to the show. I don’t know if I deserve any credit for correctly predicting the top three matches and their results, they just seemed too obvious to take any pleasure in correctly predicting them. Either way I hit the nail on the head with these matches, as wells as getting pretty close to the general lay-out of the card. So on the back of this I have decided to up the ante a little, I am going to attempt to predict the card (no results this time) for Wrestlemania 30.

As I write this it is April 12th 2013, just five days removed from Wrestlemania 29. However I feel sure that the powers that be in WWE are starting to piece together the top matches they would like to see at next year’s supershow. The past few Wrestlemanias have seen matches pencilled-in a year in advance – Rock vs. Cena I & II, Triple H vs. The Undertaker II & Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker II – and I feel sure that next year will be no different. So, let’s get down to business -

WWE Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. The Rock
This match is going to happen, it’s just a matter of when rather than if. I had heard a rumour that the plan was for the two part-timers to cross paths at this year’s Summerslam. Plus both Rock and Lesnar are scheduled for Extreme Rules, where they could run an angle to set-up a future match. However, based on recent events I don’t see them aiming for a Summerslam match. Not only has The Rock sustained what sounds like a pretty serious abdominal injury, he’s also in the dog house with the WWE fans, and possibly the WWE in general. Rumour has it that he didn’t inform anyone that he was leaving the New York area to receive treatment for his injury, despite being scheduled for Raw that night. News of this rumour prompted the fans at Raw this past week to dismiss Booker T’s explanation for his absence as “bullshit”. He was injured, there’s no doubt about that, but if he managed to finish his match at ‘Mania then surely a promo on Raw wouldn’t have harmed him? Or if he really needed to get treatment he could have at least pre-recorded a promo? I’m sure Rock will be able to charm his way out of the situation, but before he has the chance he may be met with a hostile crowd reaction for his perceived desertion. Therefore Rock may need to be reintroduced against someone other than the monster that is Brock Lesnar. Lesnar got some good heat against Triple H because he was facing the well-respected Game, however older fans would be more than willing to cheer for Lesnar against The Rock, who (even before this Monday) is just starting to show signs of wearing out his welcome. Also, Rock has to recover from his injury and film movies, which doesn’t leave him much time to adequately build to a blockbuster Summerslam match with a fellow part-timer. My thinking is that WWE won’t rush this feud and will instead wait for ‘Mania. How it will go over at next year’s ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ is anyone’s guess though.

John Cena vs. The Undertaker
By next year I would imagine that WWE will find themselves in a similar position to this year i.e. with no top names on the full time roster other than CM Punk and John Cena to place into the main event bracket. With the extension of Lesnar’s contract, a continued relationship with The Rock, Undertaker continuing his streak and Triple H not retiring (like anyone believed that) then I feel confident that WWE will once again not go to the hassle of building up any new stars this year because they have these part-timers to bank on for WM30. It is for this reason that I am booking The Undertaker to face Cena. The big names face the big names these days and by virtue of the fact that Cena has faced every other big name mentioned several times I have to assume next year will be his shot at immortality against The Undertaker. Until I saw Taker in action last Sunday I felt sure that WM30 would be his last, but I’ve changed my mind. The old guy looked in good shape, I think he’s got a couple of ‘Manias left in him yet. That’s why I figure he beats Cena. If the Streak ever ends it will mark the end of The Undertaker, and there’s no way such an honour will every bestowed upon John Cena.

CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan
Punk is a candidate to face Taker, however I think Cena will fill that spot. That leaves Punk to do battle with someone else, and I feel Daniel Bryan will step up this year. Their feud last year was outstanding, but not too long. It ended at the right time to allow for a rerun down the line. This would also be my pick for match of the night and if Rock/Lesnar isn’t for the WWE Title then this will be.

World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
I can see a babyface Ziggler trying to wrestle the World Heavyweight Championship from a heel randy Orton. Fans are desperate to cheer for Ziggler while Orton is desperate to be a heel. I can see this being Ziggler’s audition for a spot in the WWE Title scene the following year, because we know that’s the true main event level.

Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose
Whether The Shield are still together at this point or not doesn’t matter, Dean Ambrose is the stand-out in the group. That’s not a knock on Rollins and Reigns either, they are excellent, Ambrose just has “it”. I can see Ambrose being the kind of heel that antagonises the powers that be i.e. Vince and Triple H. Also, as the man in power I think Triple H will see the long term benefit of removing himself from a main event level match and helping put a younger star over.

So that’s my predictions for the main matches. Obviously there will be other bouts, but these are the major attractions that I think will sell the show. With the likes of Sheamus, Ryback, Del Rio, Rollins and Reigns on the bench I see WM30 following in the footsteps of this year’s effort by not featuring low-card acts and just featuring WWE’s genuine players. I guess only time will tell how close I was this time…

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12 thoughts on “Wrestlemania 30 Predictions

  1. Ambrose vs Jericho- IC Title
    Rhodes Scholars vs Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio- Tag Titles
    Money in the Bank
    Ryback vs Triple H
    Orton vs Sheamus- WH Title
    Lesnar vs Rock
    Punk vs Bryan- WWE Title
    Cena vs Undertaker- I Quit Match

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    • I certainly like idea of Punk v Bryan and MITB ladder match back at Mania. Can’t help but think it’ll be Punk v Lesnar though. (Craig)

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  2. Pre Show
    Divas Title Match
    Kaitlyn (c) vs. Paige

    Triple Threat WWE Championship Match
    Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Seth Rollins (RR winner) vs. Roman Reigns (MITB winner)

    World Title Match
    Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

    The Undertaker vs. John Cena

    Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk

    Fatal 4 Way Match to determine ownership of the WWE
    Triple H vs. The Rock (representing Stephanie McMahon) vs. Sheamus (representing Linda McMahon) vs . Ryback (representing Vince McMahon)

    IC Title match
    The Miz (c) vs. Evan Bourne

    U.S. Title Match
    Kane (c) vs. Big E Langston

    Battle of the Third Generation Stars
    Randy Orton vs. Curtis Axel

    Kurt Angle vs. Jack Swagger

    10 Man MITB Ladder Match
    The Big Show vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Christian vs. Chris Jericho vs. Bo Dallas vs. Wade Barrett vs. Fandango vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Damien Sandow vs. Cody Rhodes

    Triple Threat TLC Tag Team Title Match
    The Wyatt Family (c) vs. ADR and Rey Mysterio vs. Antonio Cesaro and Kassius Ohno

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  3. (c) for champion (w) for winner
    Wrestlemania 30
    US Championship Ladder Match:
    1_ The Miz vs Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler (w) vs Ted Dibiase (c)

    Intercontinental Championship:
    2_Wade Barret vs Cody Rhodes (c) vs Christian (w)

    Unified Tag Team Championships Triple Threat Tag Team TLC Match
    3_Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns (c) vs Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara (w)

    Singles Normal Match:
    4_Stone Cold(w) vs CM Punk

    Singles Normal Match:
    5_Brock Lesnar vs The Rock (supporting both because I like both of them)

    Battle Royal to Determine the number 1 contender at Extreme Rules (Winner will decide whether WWE or World Heavyweight Championship)
    6_Sheamus vs Antonio Cessaro vs Damien Sandow vs Daniel Bryan vs RVD (w) vs Curtis Axel vs Big Show vs Jack Swagger vs Fandango

    World Heavyweight Championship :
    7_Alberto Del Rio vs Ryback (c) vs Randy Orton vs Chris Jericho (w)

    WWE Championship I Quit Match/ Hell in a Cell ( any of these 2 matches )
    8_ Undertaker (w) vs John Cena (c)
    Undertaker returns at the royal rumble and wins it. He wins the WWE championship but forfeits the title next night and retires

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  4. 1. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan (c) WWE championship (26:19) Winner: Daniel Bryan via tap
    2. John Cena vs. The Undertaker I quit Match ( 33:21) Winner: John Cena
    3. The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar ( Rock’s final match) ( 19:12) Winner: The Rock
    4. The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield ( 11:02) Winner: The Wyatt’s
    5. Ryback vs. Sheamus (c) WHC ( 13:07) Winner: Sheamus
    6. Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn vs. Big E Langston and AJ Lee ( 3:21) Winner: Dolph + Kaitlyn
    7. RVD vs. Y2J vs. Christian vs. Curtis Axel (c) w/ Paul Heyman ladder match for IC Championship ( 18:34) Winner: Curtis Axel via Paul heyman
    8. Team Teddy: Rhodes Scholars, Antonio Cesaro, The Big Show, Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter. Mark Henry , and Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Team Booker: Booker T, Randy Orton, Fandango, Kane, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, and The Great Khali w/ Natalya and Hornswoggle. Winning team’s captain becomes full-time GM of SD! ( 7:00) Winner: Team Booker
    Pre-Show:
    Wade Barrett vs. Bo Dallas ( 4:00) winner: Wade Barrett
    Extras: During the show Mr. McMahon will come out and cut a promo ABOUT Wrestlemania
    HOF: D- Generation X, Lita, Paul Bearer, Mr.T, JBL, DDP

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  5. Pre Show
    Divas Title Match
    Kaitlyn (c) vs. Paige

    Pre Show
    10 Man Invitaional Battle Royal For The Newly Reinstated Criuserweight Title Match

    Match 1)
    Triple Threat TLC Tag Team Title Match
    Goldust and Cody Rhodes with Dusty Rhodes vs. The Usos (c) with Rikishi Vs.The Wyatt Family with Mike Rotunda

    Match 2)
    U.S. And Intercontintal Title Unification Match
    Big E Langston (US Champion) vs. Curtis Axel (IC Champion)

    Match 3)
    Chris Jericho vs. The Miz Winner Earns The Chance To interview 2014 Hall Of Fame Inductee The Ultimate Warrior

    Match 4)
    8 Man Tag Team Match
    Colter’s Militia: Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro and Kassius Ohno vs.
    William Regal’s International Alliance: Sheamus, Wade Barrett, ADR and Rey Misterio

    Match 5) Money In The Bank Contract On The Line
    Mr. Money In The Bank Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler The Winner Cashes Later In Against The Winner Of The WWE Championship Match

    Match 6) Triple Threat World Title Match
    Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Seth Rollins (RR winner) vs. Roman Reigns

    Match 7)
    Fatal 4 Way Match to determine ownership of the WWE
    Triple H vs. Rybackk (representing Vince McMahon) vs. Randy Orton(representing Stephanie McMahon) vs . Kane (representing Linda McMahon)

    Match 8)
    ECW Extreme Rules Match For The WWE Championship
    CM Punk (c) vs. Rob Van Dam with Paul Heyman

    Match 9)
    The Rock Vs. Brock Lesnar

    Match 10)
    The Undertaker vs. John Cena with Paul Heyman

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  6. fandango vs randy orton – full count any were match

    john cena vs vince mcmahon

    jbl vs albeto del rio no dq

    people power (john laurinaitis) vs the shield (Seth Rollins) no holds bard

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  7. Cody Rohdes vs Alex Riley – IC Title
    Tons of Funk vs the shield – Tag Titles
    Ryback vs Chris Jericho
    Randy Orton vs Fandango – WH Title winner. Randy Orton Def. Fandango
    Lesnar vs Rock
    Punk vs Wade Barrett – WWE Title Wade. def – winner – Punk
    Cena vs Undertaker- I Quit Match cena wins .Undertaker .Quits

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  8. Atleast one match between Goldberg v/s undertaker or brock lesnar or john cena…..just one match with Goldberg at wrestlemania 30 will complete the show….don’t say wwe fans don’t want to see gold’s spear…just once….

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  10. (People power) john laurinaitis vs shield (dean ambrowes)

    Fandango vs broadas clay

    The rock vs dannell.bryan

    Ryback vs randy orton

    Big e Langston vs mark henry

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