WWE WrestleMania 29: Last-Second Predictions, Swerves and More Mania Madness

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 7, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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WrestleMania 29 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is just a few hours away, but the last-second excitement and anticipation surrounding the biggest wrestling show of the year has reached a fever pitch.

The WWE Universe is ready to get down to business.

Not only is this the most-watched event of the year for the company, this is where the biggest storylines culminate and where the fans are dealt the biggest swerves.

With so much potential for WrestleMania madness Sunday, wrestling fans won’t want to miss a second of the action.

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013

Start Time: 7 p.m. ET

Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Live Stream: You can order the live stream through WWE.com by clicking here

Pay-Per-View Info: You can order the PPV for your TV by clicking here

Full Predictions

John Cena defeats The Rock for the WWE Championship.

The Undertaker defeats CM Punk and moves to 21-0.

Brock Lesnar defeats Triple H via Shawn Michaels’ interference.

Jack Swagger defeats Alberto Del Rio, but loses the World Heavyweight Championship to Dolph Ziggler when he cashes in the Money in the Bank briefcase.

The Shield defeats Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show when Orton turns heel and costs his team the victory.

Fandango defeats Chris Jericho.

Team Hell No defeats Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston to retain the tag team titles.

Ryback defeats Mark Henry with the Shellshock.

Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins defeats Brodus Clay, Tensai and The Funkadactyls.

Wade Barrett defeats The Miz to retain Intercontinental Championship.

Possible Swerves to Watch

WrestleMania is the grandest stage in the wrestling industry, and that kind of audience only comes once a year. With the knowledge that the monumental show needs a few monumental moments, all of the following swerves could make this one of the greatest pay-per-views in WWE history.

Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 30

Of all the possible swerves that could come to fruition Sunday, the most intriguing would be the interaction Shawn Michaels has in the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match and how it could lead to HBK’s return to the ring at WrestleMania 30.

Not only is the match No Holds Barred, the fact that Triple H’s career is on the line has every sign pointing to a victory for the Cerebral Assassin. That predictable ending could result in Michaels interfering and ending Triple H’s career before Lesnar is able to.

The result would be an un-retirement match between HBK and Triple H, and the company could spend the next year building toward it. This would also give Lesnar the victory he needs to continue looking like a war machine.

Dolph Ziggler Money in the Bank Cash-In

The battle between World Heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger has grown stale—Ricardo Rodriguez and Zeb Colter continue to get more of a reaction than the main characters—so WrestleMania would be the perfect time to shake it up.

It’s time for a Dolph Ziggler Money in the Bank cash-in!

Ziggler is incredibly over with smart wrestling fans already, so with MetLife Stadium packed with hardcore members of the WWE Universe, a cash-in and title win would result in a huge ovation that should turn him into a face.

If Big E Langston and Ziggler lose earlier in the night during their tag match and the WWE teases tension between the tag team, WrestleMania could be the stage where The Showoff truly steals the show.

Randy Orton Heel Turn?

The WWE has painted Randy Orton as a lone wolf for years, but he has acted as the glue for his team leading into WrestleMania 29. Instead of being the hero Sunday, Orton should turn on Sheamus and Big Show and become a very interesting heel.

Orton has been awful as a face for the last two years, failing to find any gimmick or long-standing feud. But a transition to the classic bad guy like he played with Evolution would open up dozens of new feuds.

That would include a main event-caliber bout between fan-favorite Sheamus and Orton.

No matter who Orton would go on to feud against after turning at WrestleMania, the stage has been set for his character transition, and the WWE must go through with the change for the betterment of the company’s storylines.

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