Predicting The Results Of The Main Title Matches At WrestleMania 35
In a few days, The MetLife stadium will be packed with more than 75,000 fans from all over the world for WrestleMania 35.
The card this year looks strong and will be a long affair. There are 13 confirmed matches plus the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and the Women's Battle Royal as well.
With John Cena not scheduled for a match nor the Raw Tag team belts being defended, the likelihood of an additional bout being added later this week remains anticipated.
While the front of the card is going to be highly entertaining and may deliver the best bouts of the night, this article focuses on the back end.
The RAW Women’s Championship, Universal Championship, and WWE Championship matches are going to close out the show, with a possible lower-card fight thrown in between to give the audience a breather.
These three matches have similar setups; a heel champion(s) and an over babyface who is the presumed favorite, and who the fans want to see win.
The WWE Universe has vocalized their desire to see Kofi Kingston get his long deserved Mania’ moment.
Chants of “Becky” have taken over arena’s for months now, with the hope that she will be standing tall in the first ever Showcase of Immortals headlined by women.
And Raw is begging for Seth Rollins to slay the beast and relinquish the crippling stranglehold Lesnar has had of the Red Brand's most prestigious prize.
Sadly, the probability of WWE having all three babyface challengers crowned as new champions is unlikely. It could happen, and most people want to see it transpire as well.
Which one of the babyfaces will leave WrestleMania with their dreams dashed? Now that’s a question where we can dive in.
All of Lynch, Kingston, and Rollins have legitimate reasons for why they should and could become the new faces of their divisions, and also why they can lose their respective matches. Let’s tackle them one by one.
#1 Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan (c) for The WWE Championship
It’s no secret that Kofi’s ascension to the title scene came out of nowhere. Kofi’s opportunity is as purely organic as it gets and sparked from the WWE Universe's willingness to get behind the New Day member for the last few months.
If Ali did not get hurt before the Elimination Chamber PPV, then we would not be talking about Kofi at Mania’ unless it was a tag team match as part of New Day.
Ali was originally booked to have that strong gauntlet performance and pull off a herculean effort at Elimination Chamber as well.
And because of his relatively quick ascension from 205 Live to the WWE main event scene, he was not taking the title from Daniel Bryan.
Like Becky, Kofi saw an opening and took off running. He received a chance to replace Ali in that gauntlet match and from there, has been arguably the most over Superstar on the planet.
It is great to see Kofi getting his moment and with the amount of attention this storyline has been getting it seems inevitable that he will be standing tall for his first ever WWE Championship reign.
But again, taking into account that Kofi’s featured spot was never planned for, there is a reason to believe that Daniel Bryan could leave MetLife stadium still as the champion.
After all, the plan for Bryan was to be a long term champion, and his heel work has been phenomenal up to this point.
We’ve seen Vince McMahon pull a fast one on the fans before, and go against the Wishes of the WWE Universe, and that’s always an ever glaring truth.
With everything said, Kofi still seems like the favorite to become your new WWE champion. He has too much momentum going for him right now and seems like the safest bet amongst the three top babyfaces. Still, it is no lock.
Who We Want To Win: Kofi Kingston. Though admittedly, if anyone were to beat Kofi, Daniel Bryan is the only guy we'd want to do it.
Who We Think Will Win: Kofi Kingston.
Verdict: The WWE Universe has spoken. If there was any truth to the McMahon promo a few months back about the WWE Universe as the new authority, then this is the ultimate showcase for that.