Court Of Royal Opinion: Wrestlemania 34 Predictions

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Please feel free to give your own predictions below in the comment section, but I wouldn’t advise doing it like we do! Beer and Sour Rabbit Stew comes back to haunt you trust me.

Today, we have Queen Kendra, Lord Botch and Jester Jason doing full predicts while Duke Dre and myself do quick picks for Wrestlemania 34!

 

Pre Show:

Andre The Giant Battle Royal

Queen KB

This is such a nothing match. It might be fun, but none of the superstars who have won this match has done anything. This was supposed to kick off careers, but it’s almost the kiss of death for anyone who wins it. Because of that,on I’m going to pick someone absolutely random to win it. Okay, I have thought about this, and I think it could be a great addition to his brother’s storyline. I can see a lot of great things happening, and since he wasn’t tossed out for his DUI, I’m going to pick Jeff Hardy. I know, I know, he hasn’t been announced for the match, and might not even be in the match, but I’m picking him because I can see it working for him and Matt. Fingers crossed that I don’t lose this one as badly as I know I can.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Jeff Hardy

 

Lord Botch

I absolutely don’t care about this at all.

THE WINNAH! – YOUR BLADDER

 

Jester Jason

– Samoa Joe

 

Duke Dre

– Big Cass

 

Sir Mitch

– Elias

Women’s Battle Royal

Queen KB

This is the last match I’m writing up because I have no clue who might win this one. I went from left field on the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, so why not do the same again? I’ve never been a great predictor, and while I’ve predicted some of the most absurd of outcomes, the average matches have left me stymied for years. Not saying that this is an average match, but there are so many possible winners. I’d like to go with someone unexpected who could use a real push, but I worry that my pick will be part of the WWE release-fest that happens after WrestleMania. I know a lot of people don’t like Dana, but I know she has that IT factor, and therefore I’m going with her winning this match.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Dana Brook

 

Lord Botch

This should be much more fun. Given that it’s the first, these women will bring it.

THE WINNAH! – SASHA BANKS

 

Jester Jason

– Ember Moon

 

Duke Dre

– Becky Lynch

 

Sir Mitch

– Becky Lynch

Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander vs Mustafa Ali

Queen KB

As great as Alexander is in the ring, I just don’t feel him. I don’t watch 205 Live because it doesn’t hold great interest to me. I think they have truly horrible how they have been treated in the WWE. There are more problems than solutions, but I think strapping Ali would be a great step in the right direction.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Mustafa Ali

 

Lord Botch

This will likely steal the whole show. I’ve been watching both of these guys since their time in the Indies and both are just incredible. Cedric is the better worker for sure…but not by much. They will tear the roof off the place and I pity whoever follows them. As for the winner, Cedric has been on the edge for so long so he’s gotta take it.

THE WINNAH and NEW!!!!! – CEDRIC ALEXANDER

 

Jester Jason

– CEDRIC ALEXANDER

 

Duke Dre

– Cedric Alexander

 

Sir Mitch

– Mustafa Ali

Intercontinantal Championship Triple Threat: The Miz (c) vs Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor

Queen KB

This is one of the matches I’m truly excited for. All three of these men know how to work the ring, and they get ring psychology, and they know how to hold the fans in the palm of their hands. That being said, I have this gut feeling that Gallows and Anderson will show up and help Balor win this match. Further, Balor will turn full on heels to run with The Balor Club. I think Balor needs this for his career, while neither Miz or Rollins really need it.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Finn Balor

 

Lord Botch

Here’s another one that could steal the night. This feud has been built pretty well and the match will be phenomenal. I’m sure it’ll leave us all breathless while it’s happening. The Miz has nothing to lose by dropping the belt and Seth wouldn’t lose a thing by losing either. Finn has EVERYTHING to gain so…

THE WINNAH! – FINN BÁLOR

 

Jester Jason

This is another match that should have MOTY qualities. I believe this will be a high energy match, that will end with Balor being victorious.

 

Winner: Finn Balor

 

Duke Dre

– The Miz

 

Sir Mitch

– Seth Rollins

US Championship Fatal 4 Way: Randy Orton (c) vs Bobby Roode vs Jinder Mahal vs Rusev

Queen KB

Roode is one of my favorite working wrestlers, and I adore him, but I really think Rusev needs this win. His career is on the cusp, and this is what he needs to move forward. We all know Roode needs to be heel, and I hope it happens here, because his career needs a serious push too.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Rusev

 

Lord Botch

We now know that Rusev was given this match as a carrot. Good for him for getting it. Bobby’s reign has been a bit boring as of now, though it hasn’t really had to time to matter too much. Randy Orton holds no interest for me anymore. People constantly complain about John Cena’s character but Randy’s character is every bit as stale. I won’t even bother bringing up Jinder. I’m going for it…

THE WINNAH! – RUSEV

 

Jester Jason

I just want one thing in this match: The Orton of old! He has been held back from his Legend Killer days for far too long, and this match could result in us seeing that Orton come back out! Unfortunately, he’s not my pick to win. I believe Rusev Day will continue following Wrestlemania.

Winner: Rusev

 

Duke Dre

– Rusev

 

Sir Mitch

– Rusev

Smackdown Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: The Usos (c) vs The New Day vs The Bludgeon Brothers

Queen KB

There’s no question in my mind that both teams will be all over Rowan and Harper from the start, but in the end, I think Rowan and Harper will be tag team champs. I don’t see it going any other way at this point.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Bludgeon Bros.

 

Lord Botch

This should be fun. All of these guys can work, though we haven’t really seen Harper and Rowan do that much of it. They’ll show out here nicely. I think it’s time to put the belts on a new team.

THE WINNAH! – THE BLUDGEON BROTHERS

 

Jester Jason

Winner: Bludgeon Brothers

 

Duke Dre

– The Usos

 

Sir Mitch

– Bludgeon Bros

Raw Tag Team Championship: The Bar (c) vs Braun Strowman & ?  

Queen KB

This is another match that I’m giddy about. It doesn’t matter who Strowman gets as his partner, though I hope it’s Joe, or Cass, or even Elias, he will run roughshod over The Bar. Strowman deserves better than this, and hopefully next year at this time he will have won the Royal Rumble Match, and is going into WrestleMania to win the big one. Doesn’t matter if it’s the Raw big one, or SD big one, Strowman is deserving.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Strowman

 

Lord Botch

I’m not sure that I really need to see Braun and someone else with the tag team belts, though I imagine he’ll tag with either Elias (my preference) or Samoa Joe. The Bar have had the titles for a while now. I’m thinking that Braun is going to win regardless so…

THE WINNAH! – BRAUN AND ???

 

Jester Jason

Winner: Strowman & partner

 

Duke Dre

– Strowman & Hawkins

 

Sir Mitch

– Strowman & Samoa Joe

Raw Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs Nia Jax

Queen KB

I’m thrilled for this match. I loath this fat girl storyline. I hated it when it was Mickie and I hate it even more now. Because of this, I’m that much more excited for Nia to put Bliss in her place. This one should be a lot of fun, and I truly hope the ref tosses Mickie out of ringside sooner than later, because I’m sure Bliss is going to try for a DQ, early. It won’t work, and Nia will splat Bliss all over that mat.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Nia Jax

 

Lord Botch

I’m in the minority, I know, but this has been a great storyline. I plan to enjoy Nia getting hers this evening. The bullied woman will triumph over the mean girl. Great message they’ll send this evening. They’ll also do what they can in there to make the match entertaining

THE WINNAH! – NIA JAX

 

Jester Jason

I’m calling it now: cash in! Bliss and Jax will put on a great performance, and when down, Carmella will cash in, creating a triple threat match, pinning Jax for the win.

Winner: Carmella

 

Duke Dre

– Nia Jax (Carmella Cashes In Afterwards)

 

Sir Mitch

– Nia Jax

Smackdown Women’s Championship: Charlotte (c) vs Asuka

Queen KB

This is the easiest and most obvious of all the matches on this card. Asuka will continue her streak by beating Charlotte and becoming the SD Women’s Champion. That being said, this match should be epic, right along with their ring gear/robes and their entrances. We know what will happen, I mostly hope that these women are given the pomp and circumstance they so rightly deserve.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Asuka

 

Lord Botch

These women are likely going to try to take the night. They just might do it too. Both are amazing in there and they’ll definitely make a real show of it. Will this be the night that Asuka’s streak meets its end? I really don’t think so. Will Carmella cash in? I don’t think that’ll happen either. They’ll want to keep the streak intact so I don’t think either one will happen.

THE WINNAH and NEW!!!!! – ASUKA

 

Jester Jason

I mean, do I really need to write out my prediction here? We all know who’s going to win, and if she doesn’t, it will be a bigger disappointment than Undertaker losing.

Winner: Asuka

 

Duke Dre

– Asuka

 

Sir Mitch

– Asuka (Carmella Cashes In Afterwards)

 

Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan

Queen KB

I think this match could steal the show. The fans will be insane over Bryan’s return to the ring, and it’s even better than he’s tagging with Shane, who I adore in the ring. Further, they are fighting two of the best in KO and Sami. I’m giddy for this match, and expect it to get the most pop of the night. My problem is that Bryan cannot lose his first match back, but KO and Sami need to win too – unless they are moving to Raw. As much as I love Bryan as a face, I have this gut feeling that he’s going to turn heel, side with KO and Sami, and take out Shane with them.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Sami & KO

 

Lord Botch

So nice to have Daniel back in the ring! He’s one of the best ever and I’m sure he’ll pull out all the stops here. It does kind of undo the growing dissension between Shane and Bryan but that’s okay. They apologized to each other this week on “Smackdown Live!” and it was totally believable. Kevin and Sami are phenomenal in every way so they’ll be amazing too. Shane will stop at absolutely NOTHING to deliver. This one will definitely be a lot of fun. On Tuesday night, Byron went to some trouble to mention that if they lost, they wouldn’t appear in a Smackdown Live ring ever again. There’s clearly something to that so…

THE WINNAH! – DANIEL BRYAN & SHANE MCMAHON

 

Jester Jason

Expect a twist and a turn in this match. I haven’t figured out if Bryan or Shane will turn against their partner, but leaning towards Shane.

Winners: Owens & Zayn

 

Duke Dre

– KO & Sami (Shane turns on DB)

 

Sir Mitch

– Daniel Bryan (Shane turns on Daniel and walks out, but DB wins solo)

Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs Triple H & Stephanie McMahon

Queen KB

Earlier this week I was watching a grudge match between Angle and Trip from 2002. It gave me the warm fuzzies that they are doing this again on the grandest stage with some incredible women by their sides. I wish this was an Intergender Match, because I know Ronda can hold her own with Trip, and Steph can hold her own with Angle, but the WWE doesn’t do that any longer. That being said, I expect Ronda to get into it with Trip at some point during this match. As great as everyone is in this match, I worry that Ronda won’t get a comparable entrance, because Trip and Steph are going to have another EPIC entrance. Me being me, I cannot wait to see what Ronda’s ring gear will look like, and what she will do with hair and makeup for the ring as the WWE is so different from UFC in so many ways. I truly hope Angle and Ronda win, because Trip and Steph don’t NEED this win. Further, they lose, then they can continue working over Angle and Ronda as The Authority!

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Angle & Ronda

 

Lord Botch

I am interested to see how Ronda gets by in the ring. The pressure on her is immense so she’s really gonna have to bring it. I’m honestly not worried about anyone else. Trips and Kurt can obviously bring it and Stephanie can too to a lesser degree. In the end, I think this’ll be fun – gaping plot hole or not.

THE WINNAH! – RONDA ROUSEY & KURT ANGLE

 

Jester Jason

One of the most anticipated female stars finally shows up at Wrestlemania, but with Angle? This would be so much better if Rock was somehow involved…

Winners: Angle & Rousey after Rousey gets Triple H to tap in the arm bar

 

Duke Dre

Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey

 

Sir Mitch

Kurt & Ronda 

Universal Championship: Brock Lesner (c) vs Roman Reigns

Queen KB

Reigns wins. Brock Lesnar needs to leave. I think one superman punch and it’s over. Get BL away from the horrible belt that looks like it was made of rejected Twizzlers, send him away to do something other than the WWE, because he doesn’t deserve to be in front of the fans and earning the money he does. I plan to go to the loo, or get a drink during this match, because it’s a travesty that this is even on the card. BL has made a mockery of the WWE, the WWE Universal, and all the McMahons. He’s made a mockery of all I love in pro wrestling and he needs to leave.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Roman Reigns

 

Lord Botch

This is the one I’m least looking forward to. Paul Heyman has almost made this compelling but even he can’t make this work. The premise for the feud is ludicrous and while they’ll make a show of it in the ring, the outcome is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Brock has held the title since Jimmy Carter was president and we’ve barely seen it as a result. The rumor is that he’s done with WWE and he’s going back to MMA. That makes this easy.

THE WINNAH! – ROMAN REIGNS

 

Jester Jason

This one is tough. If Brock resigned with WWE, then Brock wins. If he hasn’t, then Roman wins. In my personal opinion, I believe he will be signed to WWE with a mutual agreement with UFC, permitting him to fight in both promotions. He will retain at Wrestlemania, go on to fight at UFC, carrying the belt with him.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

 

Duke Dre

– Roman Reigns 

 

Sir Mitch

– Roman Reigns

WWE Championship: AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura

Queen KB

THIS is the match should be the main event. THIS is the Championship Match the fans really want to see. This will be a show-stealing match, and I’m giddy for it to be one of the most amazing things we will see all year. I truly believe it’s time for Nakamura to win the strap, and he will do so in a most awesome way – and while his entrance will be off the hizzle, it will be nothing compared to what he and AJ will do in the ring.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Shinsuke Nakamura

 

Lord Botch

This is going to be amazing. Both of these guys will leave it all out there in the ring and we’ll get the dream match so many of us want. As for who’ll win, I’m honestly not even sure I care that much. The match itself is enough for me. Still, it’s likely time for Nakamura to get a run so…

THE WINNAH! – SHINSUKE NAKAMURA

 

Jester Jason

If this is not a MOTY candidate, then it will be a huge letdown! With both superstars over massively with the fans, I honestly am not sure who should take the loss, if either. For this reason, I believe that it will end in a DQ due to outside interference.

Winner: Nakamura via DQ; Styles retains

 

Duke Dre

– Nakamura

 

Sir Mitch

– Nakamura 

Undertaker vs John Cena?

Queen KB

I honestly don’t know what the plan for this is, but if it happens, we have to see American Badass Taker coming out on his bike with Michelle on the back. I expect to see Cena in the audience until ABA Taker comes to the ring. It’s not like Cena actually wears ring gear, so that won’t be a problem. I’m not sure I actually want to see this match, but if it happens, I want to see a handshake at the end, the way Taker shook Cena’s hand backstage after his debut match with Angle so many years ago. I don’t care who wins this match as no flag needs to be passed – that should have been done at least five years ago – as they are both too old for that. In the end, I guess I’m going with Taker winning, because I hope this is it and he’s going out on a high note. Cena doesn’t need to win this one.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – ABA Taker

 

Lord Botch

We’re gonna get this match for sure and I’m almost certain that The Undertaker will be the second revision of his character. He’s said to be feeling much better these days so hopefully, we’ll get a good match out of him. John can do it if it can be had.

THE WINNAH – THE UNDERTAKER

 

Duke Dre

– Undertaker (Biker version)

 

Jester Jason

Like it or not, this one is going to happen, unless it’s finally happened and WWE is turning Cena heel and using him to rib us (not likely). Here’s how I think this plays out. Kid Rock will likely perform American Bad Ass. When this happens, Undertaker shows up, riding his Harley down the ramp, with Michelle McCool on the back. Undertaker gets in the ring and tells Cena to nut up or shut up. Nikki comes down to the ring with Cena and tells Undertaker that no one speaks to his man that way! Michelle and Nikki go at it back and forth. It is finally announced that this match will happen, but as a mixed tag team match!

Winners: The Undertaker and Michelle McCool

 

Sir Mitch

Undertaker (Deadman version)