Wrestlemania XXV is exactly 48 days away and after this past Sunday's No Way Out, we have new WWE and World heavyweight champions. Wrestlemania is the flagship pay—per—view event of WWE. Wrestlemania XXV will take place April 5, 2009, in Houston, Texas.
My match-card for Wrestlemania XXV is:
World Tag team championship: John Morrison/The Miz(c) vs. Rey Mysterio/Kofi Kingston
Kofi and Mysterio are a great matchup for the current world tag team champions, Morrison and Miz, and they might even win the tag titles for consolation for their heavyweight title chase.
My prediction: Kofi and Rey become the new world tag team champions.
WWE Women's Championship: Melina(c) vs. Trish Stratus vs. Beth Phoenix
Trish Stratus returned to WWE last year winning a mixed tag team bout with Cena against Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix. After that, the seven-time Women's Champion might want to regain her gold at Wrestlemania XXV.
For the glamazon, it won't be so easy to defeat these two women, but she is the strongest of the three which might pull her through in this match.
Melina will want to retain her title by hook or crook and will pull out all stops to leave Wrestlemania as champion.
My prediction: Melina retains her title.
Grudge match: Chris Jericho vs. Mickey Rourke
This feud has recently picked up steam after Y2J abused all WWE legends, as well as publicly berated Rourke. Rourke, despite playing one on the big screen, is not a wrestler. It will be a huge surprise for us if he turns the tables and defeats the first Undisputed Champion in WWE.
My prediction: Mickey Rourke wins by DQ after Y2J attacks him with a chair.
ECW Championship: Jack Swagger(c) vs. Christian vs. Rob Van Dam
Rob Van Dam might return any week to the land of extreme. He might declare himself as a contender for the ECW title as well. Feeling the heat, Teddy Long might make a three-way match to determine the No.1 wrestler in ECW. Swagger will be the underdog, despite being champion, and I feel he has no opportunity to retain his gold.
My prediction: RVD captures his second ECW title.
Money in the Bank Ladder match: Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Paul Burchill vs. Kane vs. William Regal
This match will be very interesting to watch. Tommy Dreamer is a desperate man, promising to win the ECW title by June. With this in mind, he will clearly be the most dangerous man in this match as he has the most riding on the outcome.
Matt and Jeff's problems will ultimately cause them to physically eliminate each other from the match. Paul Burchill and Regal will also put up a great fight, although they won’t win the match.
Kane also has a great chance to win this match as he is a threat any time that he steps in the ring. In a no-holds-barred environment, and with a recent attitude change, Kane is a very dangerous entity.
My prediction: Either Kane or Dreamer will win the match.
Battle for Brand Supremacy: Shawn Michaels (Raw) vs. Undertaker (Smackdown)
Many people will watch Wrestlemania XXV for this match. This match might also be dubbed as “Mr.Wrestlemania vs. Mr. Wrestlemania.”
HBK has participated in many legendary matches at Wrestlemania. He has made those matches unforgettable.
The Undertaker is undefeated (16-0) at Wrestlemania.
This match will be the marquee match on the card as both wrestlers will be putting their illustrious reputations on the line. HBK's reputation as the greatest Wrestlemania performer will make this the Undertaker's hardest challenge, to date.
My prediction: Undertaker will win this match after a roll-up to extend his undefeated Wrestlemania streak to 17-0.
World Heavyweight Championship: Edge(c) vs. John Cena
John Cena was robbed of winning the Raw elimination chamber match at No Way Out by Edge. The champ has made it clear that he will do whatever it takes to regain his gold at Wrestlemania.
On the other hand, the ultimate opportunist will want a win by any means to retain his gold, after major let downs over the past couple years at Wrestlemania. It will be a close match that could go either way.
My prediction: Cena will become the new World Champion.
WWE Championship: Triple H(c) vs. Randy Orton
Triple H and Randy Orton have unfinished business left between them. Last year, the Game defeated Orton in a last-man-standing match, after breaking Orton's collarbone, for the WWE title. Orton has been waiting for many months to exact his revenge on the Game, and Wrestlemania provides the ultimate opportunity.
On the other hand, Triple H will want to inflict brutal punishment on Orton since Orton has annihilated Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and HHH's wife, Stephanie McMahon.
This match will be a great one as Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, Orton's allies, might interfere in the match.
Stephanie McMahon might keep Manu and Sim Snuka ready to tackle the "priceless couple" so that HHH might have a clear way to end Orton's legacy forever.
My prediction: Triple H wins the match by count out.
As Wrestlemania draws nearer, some unexpected events might take place in WWE to change all of these storylines.
So, I've given you my predictions, what do you think will happen at Wrestlemania?
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