WrestleMania 30: Stars Who Will Shine in Defeat
We're less than four weeks away from the WrestleMania 30 pay-per-view, so it's time to speculate on the outcome of the matches on the card.
Of course, not everyone will emerge from New Orleans victorious, but just who on the roster will come out of the event looking good, even in defeat?
Could these “losers” ultimately end up stealing the show and increasing their status in the company when all is said and done?
5. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler will almost certainly be in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which was officially revealed by WWE legend Hulk Hogan on Monday’s Raw.
While the former World Heavyweight Champion probably won’t emerge victorious from the 30-man bout—WWE don’t seem terribly keen on pushing him right now, to put it mildly—Ziggler can still be expected to put in a great performance.
After all, it’s the first real chance he’s had in months to show what he can do.
4. Randy Orton
Okay, so Randy Orton's WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign has been fairly lackluster.
You can mainly put that down to some inept booking from WWE and Batista's inability to get over as a top babyface.
However, despite all the criticism, Orton remains as good and solid a wrestler as ever. You can certainly expect him to have his working boots on and deliver a great in-ring performance on April 6, even though he is (presumably) losing to Bryan.
3. John Cena
Look for John Cena to lose to Bray Wyatt in their match at WrestleMania (the match was officially confirmed on Monday's Raw).
It makes sense: Wyatt needs the career boost, and Cena will be over regardless. Wyatt sidekicks Erick Rowan and Luke Harper will almost certainly get involved during the bout, giving Cena the perfect excuse for losing. Besides, he can always get his win back at Extreme Rules.
Expect company man Cena to do everything in his power to make Wyatt look credible and assist him on his way to the top of the card. He’ll look good himself in doing so.
2. Triple H
Triple H will almost certainly lose to Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania. The added stipulation that Bryan will be entered into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match later on if he beats Triple H seals the deal.
No way is the company going to set up the fans for such a massive disappointment and have Bryan lose. Besides, Randy Orton vs. Dave Batista in a singles match is a terrible idea for the main event, and everyone seems to know it.
However, while he may lose on April 6, expect Triple H to look solid in the ring. Sure, he's a part-timer and getting older, but he has still shown he can perform well when he has to. His bout with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania last year was also surprisingly great.
1. Brock Lesnar
Despite Paul Heyman's grand proclamations on Raw, Brock Lesnar is probably not going to end The Undertaker's streak at WrestleMania 30.
If legendary stars Triple H and Shawn Michaels couldn't do it—Triple H even had three attempts at it—why would Lesnar be able to?
So the streak is probably never going to end, and deep down everyone knows it. But that doesn't mean Lesnar won't put in a strong and dominating performance in New Orleans.
In fact, it's not too much of a stretch to see Lesnar and The Deadman stealing the show when all is said and done.