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WrestleMania 29 – Thoughts & Predictions

April 5, 2013

WM29

WWE Championship Match

The Rock vs. John Cena

Mascara De Fuego: John Cena. I don’t want to see this outcome, I really do not but if makes sense for this story. After being on the short hand of the Rock for the last 2 WrestleMania’s, its only fitting that they let him get one in this year. Not really sure what else to say for this match except for that I hope New York/New Jersey shits on John Cena after he wins. The Rock has to be commended for keeping to such a crazy schedule lately, he has hustled. I did want to see him wrestle a match on RAW but I guess it makes sense that at this level, you have to PAY  to see him wrestle. Rock should disappear for a bit after Mania, that guy needs a day off.

Great Puma: John Cena. The Rock has dominated this feud in every way since it re-started in January. While Cena is getting more boos than cheers in recent weeks, The Rock is approaching the zone he used to be in during his prime, when everybody in the arena would be hanging and reacting to every word he said. Shouldn’t your champion be that guy instead of Cena, who is riding a 50/50 split at every arena he walks into? I realize putting Cena over is the Rock’s way of giving back to the fans and the WWE, but I will not be pleased at all when it happens. Let’s hope Punk-Taker is pushed back to the main event to send everyone home happy.

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WWE Survivor Series Predictions

November 20, 2011

WWE Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk

Mascara De Fuego: CM Punk. I think they’re going to play hot potato with the WWE Title between Punk and Del Rio for the next few months. Does it make sense to do that? Nope, but nothing this place is doing lately makes fucking sense. If they are going to send the crowd happy this will have to finish the night but they’ll go with Rock’s return for it, (I don’t think that’s going to end how people think). This is why they should adopt the UFC format with their ppv’s and space out their main events matches. They could have saved this for next month’s ppv but I guess that is a story for another time on their ppv formats and build ups. Anyhow this will probably spend a lot of time on the ground, should be a good match.

Great Puma: CM Punk wins the title with a clean victory. New York knows their shit and they like CM Punk. The entire WWE fanbase has been wanting to see CM Punk carry the WWE Championship for a while and this is his time.

World Championship Match: Mark Henry vs. Big Show

Great Puma: Mark Henry should retain here. It’s been fun watching the Big Show make his comeback but I think Mark Henry has done a phenomenal job of giving the WWE a new monster force to be reckoned with. Mark Henry’s aura of invincibility is still being built in my book and he shouldn’t be beaten decisively just yet. Big Show will come close but he won’t be leaving with the title.

Mascara De Fuego: Mark Henry. Its not going to be pretty but I do like the work these two are doing together. Henry is on point and Big Show is still a monster. Should be a good rematch from last month’s ring collapse at the ppv. I wouldn’t get your hopes up on another “big finish” to this one. This should end decisively with Henry getting the victory.

The Rock and John Cena vs. Miz and R Truth

Great Puma: Okay, here goes nothing. The Awesome Truth win tonight with a huge heel turn by John Cena. Not only will the New York crowd eat this up but this will be the first time John Cena’s name will be chanted rabidly by men older than 15 throughout a whole arena. This sets up a classic face vs. heel confrontation at Wrestlemania in Miami where Rock will be the hometown hero. Yes, this is more wishful thinking again than a prediction.

Mascara De Fuego: Miz & Truth. God, where do I begin with this one? Oh, I know the HORRIBLE build to it… This should have been the biggest, easiest build to a ppv yet it was completely fucked up and irrational. Why would I believe Rock wants to team with Cena? There is no reason for him to, nothing has been done in this build to make me think they have to team to beat a team that Cena has beat on his own and doesn’t take seriously with his expressions and dominance other Miz and Truth. I’ve heard a scenario that would have worked perfectly for this match. Miz and Truth needed to take people out convincingly for starters. Cena would have announced his partner as Mick Foley but shortly after the announcement Miz & Truth would have taken Foley out. Word gets back to Rock whose pissed his friend got fucked up and wants to fight Miz and Truth but John Laurinaitis tells the Rock that the only way this will have happened is if he teams with Cena. He approves but only to avenge his friend. See, was that so hard? Those few sentences made more sense than anything they’ve done to this point. Now Truth & Miz look credible and now we have a reason for Rock to team with Cena. At this point there is nothing they can do and it will most likely end with Miz and Truth beating Rock & Cena when they turn on each other. Let’s hope this shitty ending helps Miz and Truth, I’m not holding my breath. This will only serve to add footage to the Rock vs. Cena match at WrestleMania…

Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Orton – Randy Orton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston & Mason Ryan vs. Team Barrett – Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Hunico, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger

Mascara De Fuego: Team Orton. Seems like Orton’s been on the main event back burner which is why he is going to win this match, most likely with Sheamus. Don’t get me wrong, he’s had solid matches with Cody but until Cody beats him clean no one is going to take him or this feud seriously. Also, Cody should have been captain the opposing team. The champion (even the I-C one) shouldn’t play second fiddle to anyone. Yes Ziggler is also a champion but he is defending his title that night. Anyhow, Orton will win so we don’t forget he is still main event. I do enjoy Survivor Series style matches, sucks this is the only one on the card.

Great Puma: I’m going to stick with my bigger picture booking and say Team Orton takes this. I have a feeling that Cena is finally going to make the heel turn that we all wanted him to tonight. The only way this will truly shock the Madison Square Garden crowd is if most of the faces win all night throughout the card. Team Orton wins by a landslide here with Batista 2.0 Mason Ryan being featured as the WWE’s newest Super Sentai face.

United States Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison

Mascara De FuegoDolph Ziggler. Remember John Morrison and when he wasn’t in the dog house? Yeah I barely remember too. So why is he getting this title match over Zack Ryder who makes sense, no clue. Yeah it will be a good match but Morrison needs a long build up for anyone to take him seriously again after the purgatory he’s been in lately. Ryder has been on a roll and would have woken up this MSG crowd, especially being miles from New Jersey. Simple booking yet it’s a mystery how they missed the boat on this one too. Stupid.

Great Puma: If they were going to get behind John Morrison, now would be the time to do it. WWE loves its crowd reactions and New York would definitely appreciate a JoMo title win here. Nothing against Dolph but Morrison winning the title would be a nice surprise. This isn’t necessarily a prediction but more wishful thinking. I actually wish they followed MDF’s line of thought and gave Zack Ryder the title shot. C’mon, WWE!

Divas Champion Beth Phoenix vs. Eve Torres in a Lumberjill Match

Great Puma: Beth Phoenix in a competitive squash, if that makes any sense. Phoenix didn’t go through three pay per views to win the Divas Title just to lose it to Eve in only the second pay per view match of their feud. The WWE fans don’t seem to boo Beth a lot and they don’t seem to be fully behind Eve. Hopefully, the Madison Square Garden crowd will add extra excitement to this match.

Mascara De Fuego: Beth Phoenix. It will be a hot mess that will end with Natalya helping Phoenix win. That is all.

*picture courtesy of unchained-wwe.com