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Since we're on the topic of the big show, let's do some predictions!
Rock v. Cena
It's been a year of Rock getting the upper hand on Cena, and now he's gonna lay down. In his hometown. This might seem like a bad idea to anyone who doesn't want a riot in Miami, but they just don't understand the genius of Vince McMahon. I think that later when cooler heads have prevailed and Steve Lombardi is doing the talking head portion of the documentary DVD featuring this match, they'll be like "Perhaps we shouldn't have done that finish" like they speak about putting Jericho v. HHH on last at WM18. I don't think it'll be clean, I think ADR (who has said "I'm not at Wrestlemania" way too publicly) will run in and do the Rhonda Rousey gimmick and try to break Rock's arm while Cena and the ref are out, and Rock will gut it out and hit the People's Elbow anyway, but the pain will then be SO SEVERE from ramming his injured elbow into Cena's superhuman pecs that the ref will stop the match and award it to Cena, perhaps throwing up the X sign. Then Cena will be all "Yo, Del Rio, your cars suck and you ruined my match with Rock, let's fight for the next 5 PPVs in an escalating series of stipulation matches." MARK THAT SHIT DOWN.
HHH v. Undertaker
Really, the major question here is will there be blood? And yeah, they're gonna go all Daniel Plainview. Shawn Michaels can carry a match even when refereeing, he'll tease screwing Undertaker over so that we get the insane near-fall where everyone thinks the streak is over, and in the end Shawn will count HHH down and out to continue the streak.
CM Punk v. Chris Jericho
I feel like the storyline possibilities of Jericho winning the title and sending Punk to rock bottom, only to regain it in Chicago, are much better than Punk winning here and Jericho being all "I'm invoking my mandatory Wrestlemania rematch lazy writer's clause, beeyotch!" so they can fight again. Plus Jericho has never won the World title at Wrestlemania, so that would be good for him.
Daniel Bryan v. Sheamus
You'd think Sheamus would have to win, but boy are they seemingly in love with heel champion Daniel Bryan, so the temptation might be too great for them here. If they do, they MUST pull the trigger on Divas champion AJ so they can celebrate together. NO WAIT. Scratch that, Sheamus wins here, AJ wins the Divas title the week after, and Bryan starts THAT belt around like it's his accomplishment and never lets AJ actually acknowledge her own success. THAT'S the winner winner chicken dinner, so I'm changing my prediction to Sheamus kills him clean by powering out of the Lebell Lock into the White Noise for the win.
Team Teddy v. Team Johnny
Team Johnny wins somehow.
Big Show v. Cody Rhodes
I don't see why Big Show would care about the IC title or why they'd want to put it on him, but Cody really has a beating coming to him and they booked it as a title match, so the only really logical payoff is Show winning the belt. Unless they go with "Cody gets himself DQ'd to retain so that Show wins, and then Show beats the holy hell out of him and does something really embarrassing to Cody to give Cody his own Wrestlemania Moment" type of deal, I dunno. OR! The match never happens. Show gets attacked backstage by, whatever, Christian or Del Rio or whoever he's programmed with next. Cody is like "ha ha, you BIG SHOW'D your shot at me, so I guess there's no title match", bam, FUNKASAURUS, and Cody gets destroyed and humiliated so that Show can replay THAT Wrestlemania moment and mock him.
I don't care. Unless Tamina is involved somewhere, and then you know I'll be all over it.
Kane v. Randy Orton
Hopefully he punts the stupid mask right off. RKO and Kane EMBRACES THE JOB.
I think that's everything. How good will this show be? Should be pretty damn good. Cena-Rock will obviously be awesome, HHH-Undertaker should be good-great, Jericho and Punk are both giant wrestling nerds wrestling for the World wrestling title at Wrestlemania so you know they're gonna try to steal the show, and Bryan is in an insane zone of greatness right now so that should be good. I will definitely get my $65 Canadian out of this one, I'm sure.
Buyrate prediction: Just under one million. If they did the wrist notes angle on last week's RAW, then 1.3 million buys, but they did a lot of harm in the two weeks leading up to the PPV because they had nothing further to say with the characters.