WrestleMania 29 is setting up to be one of the WWE’s biggest pay-per-views in history, and everyone is starting to make predictions for the championship matches on the card.
Four major championships will be defended at WrestleMania—there is still a chance that the Divas Championship and United States Championship could also be added—and the excitement over what could be milestone title changes has the buzz around the show through the roof.
All of the following titles will be contested at WrestleMania, and these are the full predictions about which superstars will be hoisting them at the end of the night.
WWE Champion The Rock vs. John Cena
When the WWE champion The Rock squares off against John Cena in the second straight WrestleMania main event, the majority of the WWE Universe will be on the edge of their seat in anticipation for this match.
The stakes have been raised from last year with the inclusion of the WWE Championship, and the rumors that The Rock will now be working Extreme Rules (h/t Wrestling Inc.) have clouded the certainty that was a Cena victory.
Despite the deck being stacked against him once again, Cena is destined to win the WWE Championship back and defeat The Rock in what would be arguably the greatest win of his storied career.
Predicted Winner: John Cena.
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
As much as the WWE invested into this storyline between World Heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger, the fans have not been able to get behind the main characters.
The desire to give this angle a shot in the arm will result in a convoluted finish at WrestleMania.
Not only should Swagger steal the win in this match via a dirty pin—likely with the help of Zeb Colter—this is the moment that Dolph Ziggler cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase and wins the World Heavyweight Championship.
Not only would this outcome guarantee Swagger stays in the main-event picture because of his title win, Del Rio also has a case to be involved in the probable championship match at Elimination Chamber because of the likely rematch clause.
This would be the swerve the fans need to care once again.
Predicted Winner: Jack Swagger, but Dolph Ziggler cashes in Money in the Bank.
Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs. The Miz
Despite wearing the Intercontinental Championship around his waist, nothing about the way Wade Barrett has been booked since he won the title describes a champion.
Normally, that many losses usually precede an enormous push, and this championship match with The Miz feels like the precipice of Barrett’s rise to the top.
The match with The Miz was added to this card because of his cache with the casual fans, but there is no way the company should take the strap off Barrett.
A WrestleMania win and the proper booking following it would result in the Intercontinental champion looking stronger than he has at any point in the last two years.
Predicted Winner: Wade Barrett.
WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston
Despite the fact that the WWE has several bona fide tag teams that would have fit into this match much better—anyone from Team Rhodes Scholars to the New Age Outlaws—Team Hell No will defend the titles against Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston.
While some members of the WWE Universe have called this poor booking on the WWE’s part, this could be the red herring that throws the casual wrestling off the trail of the Ziggler cash-in later in the evening.
If Team Hell No puts on a great match with Ziggler and Langston—helping to get Langston over as a major powerhouse in his debut match—Mr. Money in the Bank could take the loss and wait until Swagger wins the title later in the night to make his impact.
Everyone would win.
Predicted Winner: Team Hell No.
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