WrestleMania 35 Prediction: Analysis and results of the 4 'main-card' championship matches

Prediction time: Not everything is that obvious.
Prediction time: Not everything is that obvious.

The word ‘Mania’ is quite correct in WrestleMania. The annual event sees some amazing hype and coverage months before the actual event, lest the event itself is really crazy. This year has been no different – both in terms of the hype and the card for the show. In fact, WrestleMania 35 is predicted to have 17 matches on the card and the event will be on its way the longest ‘Mania ever.

Well, with the card almost being set, and storylines and matches now taking final shape, we have been analyzing and predicting the results for WWE’s biggest show of the year. Here, we analyze the ‘main-card’ championship matches, i.e., The Universal, both Women’s and WWE Championship matches, and predict the final winners. Here, we go…

#4 SmackDown Women's Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Mandy Rose vs. Soniya Deville (Rumored)

Fire n Desire has certainly not been on the same page recently.
Fire n Desire has certainly not been on the same page recently.

There had been doubts If Asuka will walk out of Fastlane as the SmackDown’s Women’s Champion, but the Empress of Tomorrow successfully defended her Championship against Mandy Rose. But, it happened in controversial circumstances as Rose slipped off the apron due to some ignorance on Soniya Deville's part. And now the rumors suggest that Asuka will now defend her Women’s Championship against both Mandy Rose and Soniya Deville.

While it’s startling that WWE has decided to break-up the team of Rose and Deville, it’s still nice to see them putting the spotlight on young talent. It doesn't always happen. However, it seems too early to put the title on either Rose or Deville. For instance, Rose clearly looked a step behind the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Moreover, even though Asuka has been criminally underutilized throughout her main-roster run, WWE has still protected her quite a bit. It’s for nothing that they let her beat the company’s most 'over' star, Becky Lynch, clean at Royal Rumble – one of WWE’s four big PPVs. Hence, Mandy Rose might be ‘God’s Greatest Creation’ and Deville certainly looks a legit star for the future whenever she steps inside the ring, but it will be Asuka who enters and leaves the MetLife Stadium as the SmackDown’s Women’s Champion.

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Also, expect Rose and Deville to reunite as a tag-team sometime later, and win the Tag-team Championship before 2019 ends.

Prediction: Asuka retains

#3 Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins (Confirmed)

Will Rollins do it?
Will Rollins do it?

At Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins predictably won the men’s Royal Rumble match and Brock Lesnar predictably overcame Finn Balor’s onslaught to retain his Universal Championship. And, we expect Rollins to predictably ‘slay’ the Beast at WrestleMania 35. But, is it that predictable? No.

Whenever and wherever Brock Lesnar gets involved, nothing is predictable. Roman Reigns was certain to defeat the Beast Incarnate last year at WrestleMania 34, did he? We were sure that Lesnar’s loss to Reigns at the KSA was the last we’ve seen of Lesnar for a long time, have we? Okay, though we have not still seen him too many times thereafter, yet enough to remember he has a $12 million WWE contract and the Universal Championship. So...

Will Lesnar retain again? No. Regardless of he stays or not, expect Rollins to win. This time, a Lesnar win would be more annoying than shocking. WWE would understand the same. It would have felt the pain of not having the top prize and the top player on the build-up to the biggest show.

Also read: Early Prediction: 4 Reasons why Triple H will defeat Batista at WrestleMania 35

Yes, we’ll see a brutal beating of Seth Rollins. We have already got a taste of it at the RAW after Rumble. But, with Reigns back in the house, and Lesnar’s desire to fight Daniel Cormier in the Octagon, a Triple H backed Seth Rollins will definitely bring the Universal Championship back to weekly television.

prediction: Seth Rollins Wins

#2 WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston (Rumored)

Kofi! Kofi! Kofi!...
Kofi! Kofi! Kofi!...

Kofi Kingston has recently shown that he can steal the show individually. First, in an epic Gauntlet Match on SmackDown in February, and then at the Elimination Chamber. This guy is the most over star at present in WWE besides Becky Lynch. And, the way WWE programming is going, this match should be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston would certainly be stellar. In fact, it has a very good chance to be rated as the best match of the night once the show ends. However, we’re sorry but KofiMania will probably not have happy memories about April 7, 2019. It has been reported that Daniel Bryan is on his way to retain his championship.

A Bryan win makes a lot of sense. WWE currently has a dearth of massive heels. There’s no ‘heel’ character for who adjectives such as ‘massive; or ‘surreal’ could be used. And, Daniel Bryan has been playing his heel act to perfection. It'd be bad in the long-run if Bryan drops the title at 'Mania. Moreover, Bryan is a huge draw – a draw that SmackDown needs to stay with all his momentum intact. In fact, a win over Kingston will get the WWE Universe to ‘boo’ Bryan for real and with passion.

Also read: Early Prediction: 3 Reasons why The Miz will beat Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 35

Hence, we predict that Daniel Bryan who has won all of his last 5 WrestleMania matches, will win his 6th in a row.

Prediction: Daniel Bryan retains

#1 RAW Women's Championship: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (Confirmed)

The main event?
The main event?

This match will start with a strong possibility to be the greatest women’s match ever in WWE. Three extraordinary wrestlers will definitely present a spectacle deserving of the ‘Mania stage, and deserving of the possible main-event spot. And as this story has folded out, Becky Lynch will certainly have her moment at the grandest stage (Though, I’d have still booked Lynch to lose at ‘Mania).

However, as many of our readers have rightly stated, anything but a win for Becky Lynch would cause a riot. That’ a fair point, but there are other reasons for a Becky win. First and foremost, Ronda Rousey has been reported to be taking a break after WrestleMania. It has become more apparent as a recent SummerSlam poster misses the ‘Baddest Woman on the Planet.’ Secondly, A Charlotte victory will receive a huge backlash, and it’s certainly not the way WWE would want to close out the biggest show of the year.

Lynch will not only win the WWE Women’s Championship but also cement herself as the biggest star in WWE. Also, Rousey will be protected here, as Charlotte will probably tap-out to the Disarm-her.

Prediction: Becky Lynch Wins

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Edited by Israel Lutete
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