WWE WrestleMania 33: PPV Predictions & Spoilers of Results for WrestleMania XXXIII in 2017
The Road to WrestleMania is all but finished. The go-home shows of both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE are done and dusted, and the match card for WrestleMania 33 is now official.
As we gear up for The Ultimate Thrill Ride, we take a look at all the matches on offer at The Show of Shows and make our final predictions for who will be victorious on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Here is the finalised match card for WrestleMania 33:
|Pre-show 1||2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal||Over the top rope battle royal|
|Pre-show 2||Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Mickie James vs. Carmella vs. Naomi||Six-pack challenge for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship|
|Pre-show 3||Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries||Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship|
|1||The Club (c) vs. Enzo & Cass vs. Sheamus and Cesaro||Triple Threat Ladder match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship|
|2||Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin||Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship|
|3||Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens||Singles match for the WWE US Championship|
|4||Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax||Fatal Fourway Elimination match for the WWE Raw Women's Championship|
|5||Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles||Singles match|
|Seth Rollins vs. Triple H||Unsanctioned Singles match|
|7||John Cena and Nikki Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse||Intergender Tag Team match|
|8||The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns||Singles match|
|9||Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar||Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship|
|10||Bray Wyatt (c vs. Randy Orton)||Singles match for the WWE Championship|
So, without further ado, here are predictions for WrestleMania 33:
Pre-show 1) 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
We kick off the Wrestlemania 33 pre-show with the 2017 edition of the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal where 30 superstars from Raw and Smackdown will compete in an over the top rope battle royal to win the Andre the Giant Memorial trophy.
This year's winner is incredibly easy to predict. It simply has to be Braun Strowman. The fact that The Monster Among Men isn't on the main card despite his exceptional performances since the Brand Split is a travesty and he has to pick up the win here. Expect Sami Zayn to be the last person to be eliminated.
Prediction: Braun Strowman wins the 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Pre-show 2) Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Mickie James vs. Carmella vs. Naomi (Six-pack challenge for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship)
The Smackdown Women's title match finally got set in stone this past episode of Smackdown as a returning Naomi announced her entry into the match to set it up as a six-pack challenge between Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Mickie James, and the aforementioned Naomi.
Naomi should be walking away with the championship considering the circumstances in which she dropped the belt as well as the fact that Wrestlemania 33 is happening in her hometown of Orlando.
Prediction: Naomi wins to become the new Smackdown Women's Champion.
Pre-show 3) Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries (Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Austin Aries immediately set his sights on Neville and the Cruiserweight Championship on his return from injury and this match has the potential to make people finally care about the Cruiserweight division.
Aries has had a tonne of momentum behind him since his debut on the main roster, and it would be foolish to cut it short right now. With how The Last Chancery has been built up this past week, Aries should dethrone The King of the Cruiserweights by picking up the victory via submission.
Prediction: Austin Aries wins via submission to become the new Cruiserweight Champion.
#1) The Club (c) vs. Enzo & Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro (Triple Threat Ladder match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
The decision to make this triple threat match between Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Enzo Amore & Big Cass, and Sheamus and Cesaro a ladder match seemed to come from out of nowhere like one of Randy Orton's RKOs.
With this in mind, I think The Club will retain, and we will see the return of The Hardyz.
Prediction: The Club wins to keep the Raw Tag Team Championships. The Broken Hardyz to return.
#2) Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin (Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship)
Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin have been at each other's throats since Elimination Chamber, and things will be settled once and for all at WrestleMania 33. While nothing has been announced yet, there could be some sort of last minute stipulation added to this match.
The Lone Wolf should come out on top here against The Lunatic Fringe. Ambrose hasn't looked very hot since he lost the WWE Championship while Corbin has been going from strength to strength recently. It makes sense to give the youngster a run with the Intercontinental gold.
Prediction: Baron Corbin wins to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
#3) Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens (Singles match for the WWE US Championship)
Best friend turned bitter enemies, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens meet on The Grandest Stage of Them All as KO looks to take Y2J's championship after the latter cost him his Universal Title against Goldberg at Fastlane.
Jericho is expected to go out on tour with his band Fozzy after WrestleMania 33, and it makes sense to give Owens the victory since KO needs to regain momentum following his squash loss at the hands of Goldberg.
As Samoa Joe doesn't have anything booked for WrestleMania, he could very well interfere on Owens’ behalf here in order to further the New Evolution angle.
Prediction: Kevin Owens wins to become the new WWE US Champion.
#4) Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax (Fatal Fourway Elimination match for the WWE Raw Women's Championship)
It was recently announced that the Fatal Fourway match for the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania 33 between Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and Nia Jax will be contested under elimination rules.
Despite looking feeble in recent weeks, Bayley should come out of WrestleMania 33 with the gold in hand. The key point of this match should be the much-anticipated Sasha Banks heel turn to set up a feud going forward with Bayley like the one they had when they were in NXT together.
Prediction: Bayley wins to retain the Raw Women's Championship. Sasha Banks turns heel.
#5) Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles
The weirdest match on the whole card sees Shane McMahon taking on AJ Styles in a grudge match after Styles lost his cool with the Commissioner of Smackdown and proceeded to attack the McMahon scion.
It seems unfair to The Phenomenal One that he is stuck working a match with Shane O'Mac during WrestleMania 33, but that's the reality we have to deal with. Expect some pretty sweet spots in this match as Shane puts his body on the line yet again.
Styles has to get the victory here to ensure that his reputation as one of the best in the business doesn't suffer. Also, he is owed a WrestleMania victory after his shock loss to Chris Jericho at last year's Show of Shows.
Prediction: AJ Styles wins.
#6) Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (Unsanctioned Singles match)
Seth Rollins and Triple H clash at WrestleMania 33 in the culmination of a feud that started when The Game betrayed Seth Rollins to hand Kevin Owens the WWE Universal Championship.
Despite the recent injury scare, it looks like Rollins will be good to go on The Ultimate Thrill Ride. The Architect should pick up the victory here to boost his reputation. A win against Triple H will do wonders for his future.
There might be some interference, though, as both Finn Balor and Samoa Joe have been rumoured to show up during this encounter.
Prediction: Seth Rollins wins.
#7) John Cena and Nikki Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse (Intergender Tag Team match)
The build up to this intergender tag team encounter between John Cena & Nikki Bella and The Miz & Maryse has been highly entertaining.
The bad blood between the two couples makes this match matter a little more than a usual filler match, and this might well be John Cena's biggest Wrestlemania MoMent if he decides to propose to Nikki after the match.
Regardless of a proposal or not, Cena and Nikki should be victorious here.
Prediction: John Cena and Nikki Bella win.
#8) The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
The fight to determine whose "Yard” it really is. The Undertaker has been handpicked to face off against Roman Reigns at this year's WrestleMania, and everyone will be hoping that WWE doesn’t go down its usual route of having Reigns overcome everything and win.
Even though the audience is hoping for a Reigns heel turn or a regulation Undertaker victory, I’m not expecting Vince to budge.
Prediction: Roman Reigns wins and doesn't turn heel.
#9) Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship)
Goldberg and Brock Lesnar renew their rivalry for what will hopefully be the final time as they do battle for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33.
Even though the result is a foregone conclusion, whether these men can put up a match that is worthy of the Grandest Stage is anyone’s guess.
Prediction: Brock Lesnar wins to become the new Universal Champion.
#10) Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton (Singles match for the WWE Championship)
We don't know if the WWE will do it, but the WWE Championship match between Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton should close out WrestleMania 33. Seeing what happens now that The Viper has inevitably betrayed The Eater of Worlds is infinitely more interesting than a match between two part-timers.
If there is any justice in this world, Bray Wyatt will retain the WWE Championship and leave Orlando as an even bigger star. He has performed wonderfully in recent months and thoroughly deserves a long run with the greatest title in the company.
Prediction: Bray Wyatt wins to retain the WWE Championship.
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