Here’s this article from last year and here’s how I did.
The matches, my pick in bold, Lady Penguatroll in italics.
WWE Championship Match: HHH (c) vs. Randy Orton
The build for this has been amazing. At times, a bit too overdone, but an incredible feud. Orton has been on fire ever since the Legacy was formed, and I know the Legacy will play a part. I still think this match will have some sort of gimmick, as this is one of the rare one-match feuds in my opinion. Orton and HHH had a huge night at No Mercy last year, and this is sort of a continuation of that feud. Orton should win cleanly, cementing him as the best heel in the business right now. I’m not sure who Orton’s next opponent would be.
World Heavyweight Championship Match: John Cena vs. Edge (c) vs. Big Show
I really, REALLY wish Cena wouldn’t win, but there’s no way in hell that two heels win the title at WM, and I think Orton is a near lock to beat HHH. Big Show is a p0ssibility, as he’s been kind of tweener-ish. The whole stupid “Vickie can’t choose!!!” storyline irritates the fuck out of me. One other intriguing possibility is an Edge face turn, where he breaks ties with Vickie over the cheating. Or he could spear Vickie and turn Vickie face. I’m pretty sure one of those will happen. Cena gets his Wrestlemania moment. Again.
Unification of tag team titles: John Morrison and the Miz (c) vs. Carlito and Primo Colon (c)
One of my favorite matches on the card. The tag team division has slipped a bit since the days of the Hardyz, Edge and Christian, and the Dudleys, but these two are clearly on top. MNM 2.0 has been dominating for a long time now, and I’m confident they’ll simply formalize an already objective fact. The Colons have looked pretty good together, and I’m sure this won’t end the feud no matter who wins, but Miz and Morrison will hold the titles until they break up.
Intercontinental Title Match: JBL (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
Finally, an intercontinental title defense! Rumor has it that JBL is retiring after Wrestlemania, and I can definitely see JBL retaining and retiring with it. Mysterio is the one who retired JBL initially a long time ago, and it’s an interesting bit of continuity to have JBL get his win back. I think this will eventually become face vs. face to make JBL’s retirement more poignant. Rey will eventually get an IC title, but not yet.
Extreme Rules Match: Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy
A rare double pick! This feud is going to go on for a while, and Matt needs the win to establish himself as a legitimate threat to Jeff. It should be spectacular and a show stealer.
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
Okay, maybe not so rare. This is the one match I feel has a foregone conclusion. There is no way HBK ends The Streak, he doesn’t need it. Should be the best match on the card, but HBK would be a stupid pick.
Money in the Bank: Kane vs. Mark Henry vs MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kofi Kingston vs. CM Punk vs. Finlay vs. Christian
See my earlier article. Kofi was no. 5 on my list.
25 Diva Battle Royal: Who the fuck knows?!
We’re not entirely sure who will be in the match yet. My pick is Trish Stratus. Jacki’s is Mickie James.
Chris Jericho vs. Roddy Piper, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat w/ Ric Flair at ring side.
Jericho should win, but I doubt he will. This isn’t officially on the card yet as the legends have not responded, meaning we may have a replacement (please be Stone Cold!!!)
Update: “Officially” Jericho accepted the challenge and proceeded to beat the holy hell out of Flair. I’m hoping he destroys all of his opponents one by one until there is only one man left… *glass shatters*
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It actually is considered the 25th anniversary because it is a yearly event. In this case, it means the same thing as 25th annual. You can’t compare it to something like a marriage, because you don’t get married every year. They use this rule of thumb with other sporting events as well being that Super Bowl XL was called the 40th anniversary.
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