Last year’s column and the results of our picks.
Last year was a tie… who will triumph this year? Again, my pick in bold, the Lady Penguatroll’s in italics.
Triple Threat: Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Cody Rhodes
I’m hoping for big things from this match, just because Orton will put over people if necessary and I think he’s interested in both DiBiase and Rhodes. There’s a possibility for a swerve, of course, but I really don’t see either Ted or Cody getting the win.
WWE Championship: Batista (c) vs. John Cena
What a heel turn for Batista. For the first time in a long time, I actually care about Batista. I think this match will go on last, and there’s always a face victory to send the fans home happy, so this is one of the easiest calls on the whole card.
Career vs. Streak: Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
The first match the Lady Penguatroll and I think differently about. Shawn still has plenty left in the tank, and even though wrestling retirements never stick, HBK winning means we keep both Taker and Michaels around for a while longer.
World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Edge
A lot depends on who wins money in the bank — there’s a good chance it could be cashed in after (or before) the match. My gut says Edge, since he’s been on a nuclear roll since winning the Rumble. Something tells me there could be shenanigans… but in the end I can’t pick against the Rated R Superstar.
No Holds Barred: Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon
This will be a clusterfuck, but a worthwhile one. Lots of interference, but in the end we get Vince tapping out to the Sharpshooter for one last time.
Undisputed Tag Team Titles: ShowMiz (c) vs. R-Truth and John Morrison
At the end of the day, I just don’t see every heel losing. Truth and Morrison will win eventually, but not at Mania.
Singles Match: HHH vs. Sheamus
Sheamus and HHH are friends in real life, so I expect a hard hitting match. Maybe the worst wrestling match on the card (we all know Hart v. McMahon won’t be a wrestling match). I think HHH wins, but in somewhat controversial fashion (say, Sheamus DQed) to continue this feud, which after all just started.
If Rey loses, he’s part of the Straight Edge Society: CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
A funny little thing happened to CM Punk — he formed the Straight Edge Society and is now the #1 heel on Smackdown, leapfrogging Jericho. This feud could be money until Summerslam — If Mysterio wins, I think the feud gets cut short.
Money in the Bank: I’ve already done an article on this. I pick Christian, Jacki picks Kofi Kingston.
Divas Match: Team Beth Phoenix vs. Team Vickie Guerrero.
Ten diva tag match. Somebody has to win.
Should be a great card! I’ll be back on Monday with results of our picks.