On Wednesday, April 20, WWE.com posted a short video titled “6 Moments We Want to See at WrestleMania 33.”
Despite WrestleMania 32 just being held before 101,000-plus fans at ATT Stadium in Dallas over two weeks ago, we can’t fault the company for looking ahead to “The Show of Shows” next April.
Well, we are too and the short clip got us thinking about all the possibilities. There are some ideas that we agree with WWE.com and then there are those matches we have dreamt up ourselves.
Here, we look into our crystal ball, book and predict a slew of matches at WrestleMania 33.
The Undertaker vs. John Cena
It’s time. The two pillars of the company tout more than 35 years of combined experience with WWE alone. If this is going to be The Undertaker’s Last Ride, John Cena’s more than worthy of being his final opponent.
The last time they fought was 10 years ago, but they’ve never faced each other at “The Show of Shows.” We’re counting on that to change come April 2, 2017. This match has to happen.
Winner: The Undertaker.
Fatal 4-Way for the WWE Divas Championship: Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch vs. Bayley
As good as the Triple Threat match between Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks was at WrestleMania 32, WWE.com is right in saying it could be made even better with Bayley’s involvement. The NXT Diva has more than an increasingly growing buzz with dynamic moves to boot that more than warrant a promotion up to the main roster. But would Bayley be the last Diva standing? Not if The Boss has her moment.
Winner: Sasha Banks.
Shaquille O’Neal vs. The Big Show
Their confrontation during the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at “The Show of Shows” more than two weeks ago was one of the most talked-about highlights from WrestleMania 32.
Afterward, while backstage at the ATT Stadium, The Diesel issued a challenge to The Big Show, saying he’ll take him on anytime, anywhere. Well, how does WrestleMania 33 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl sound? All Shaq would have to do to put this one over the top is come out in his Orlando Magic jersey. After all, Orlando is the place he began his Hall of Fame NBA career.
Winner: Shaq wouldn’t agree to do this if WWE wanted him to lose. Come on, now.
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
The pro wrestling community has heard whispers through the years about the former U.S. Olympian gold medalist flirting with a return to the company. Perhaps, as he has the best shot at taming “The Beast” Brock Lesnar under the brightest lights that WWE has to offer. Remember, they’re not exactly strangers on “The Grandest Stage of Them All.” After all, Brock’s failed shooting star press attempt at WrestleMania XIX remains one of the most jaw-dropping moments we’ve ever seen.
Winner: Brock Lesnar.
Chris Jericho vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
What would happen if “The King of Strong Style” would test his talents against Y2J? The WWE Universe would be treated to what could be the show-stealing match of WrestleMania just as Chris Jericho’s tilt with AJ Styles arguably was just two weeks ago.
Winner: Chris Jericho.
Tag-Team Title Match: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady vs. The New Day
The only way this match won’t happen is if WWE caves into the urge to pull the trigger on it before at Summer Slam, Survivor Series or the Royal Rumble. How can you not see this happening? There aren’t two tag-teams on the circuit that generate more heat in their give-and-take with the crowd than The New Day and the combo of Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. The sheer entertainment value of this match alone would make it a great sell. But which team would win it?
Winner: The New Day.
The fourth annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The way we see this Battle Royal is the winner has to be a proven veteran or an upstart Superstar on the brink of greatness. We’d like to think the latter scenario makes more sense for the company, as shown a couple of weeks ago when Baron Corbin dumped Kane over the top ropes to have his hand raised in the annual event.
Thinking along those lines, we love what we have been seeing from NXT crossover Apollo Crews lately. We think it would be great to see his power and agility on display in outlasting his fellow Superstars to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. He would have the most to gain from the win, helping him to further get over.
Winner: Apollo Crews.
Kevin Owens vs. Bray Wyatt
KO vs. The New Face of Fear? Sign us up. Kevin Owens and Bray Wyatt are two of the more riveting Superstars on WWE’s roster, period. The mind games and physicality on this Road to WrestleMania would be must-see TV, before the two square off at “The Show of Shows” itself. In a perfect WWE-created world, these two would be even more accomplished and celebrated than they currently are. Perhaps this match would help each get closer to greatness.
Winner: Bray Wyatt.
Triple Threat For The WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns
An all-Shield main event for the WWE World Heavyweight title? Hey, this dream can happen. We fully expect Seth Rollins to return and take back what’s rightfully his because let’s face it – a knee injury forced him to relinquish the title; he never lost it.
We see The Architect capturing the World Heavyweight title from Reigns at Summer Slam or Survivor Series, only for Dean Ambrose to join the fray by the Royal Rumble next January.
As good as Rollins and Reigns are, we think April 2, 2017 could be time for The Lunatic Fringe to shine. Nothing like an unforgettable WrestleMania moment and we’re queuing up Dean Ambrose for the biggest one of his career at the expense of his former Shield teammates.
Winner: Dean Ambrose.