For the first time in WWE history, Wrestlemania 36 will be split into TWO nights.
It is unclear what matches will be shown on each night, but that shouldn’t stop us from making our predictions.
Edge vs Randy Orton – Last Man Standing Match
Lets start right out of the gate with a match that is complete revenge for Edge. “The Apex Predator” Randy Orton tried to take Edge out by con-chair-to-ing the “Rated R Superstar” one night after his Royal Rumble return. Edge has the momentum, but Randy Orton’s heel roll is one of the best things going on Raw. However, after a 9-year return and the crowd behind him, I like Edge here and wouldn’t be too surprised if we see a Christian appearance.
Charlotte Flair vs Rhea Ripley (NXT Women’s Championship)
The WWE is about building stars for the future and Flair is a 10x Women’s champion. The Queen could retire tomorrow and would be a “no-brainer” WWE Hall of Famer. However, the Flair legacy is notorious for putting young talent over and expect a highly competitive match, but Rhea to win and pickup the highlight victory of her career.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
Shayna Baszler vs Becky Lynch (Raw Women’s Championship)
Baszler looked like a beast in the Elimination Chamber and this should be another match that continues to build the young superstar. Becky has already proved to be “The Man” and one of the top women superstars in the industry. This will be a straight-up MMA style street fight, but Baszler’s technical and ground and pound skill set will make Becky tap out or fall asleep to the Kirifuda Clutch.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
AJ Styles vs The Undertaker Boneyard Match
This has all the tools to be the match of the night, or both nights. Kudos to the Undertaker or “Mark Callaway” as AJ would call him for channeling his mean streak and giving fans a promo (RAW) for the ages. The O.C wont make it easy for Taker, but it seems like for the first time in a long time, the Undertaker is ready for this match. No, it won’t be a repeat of Michaels Taker at WM25, but expect it to be a thriller that ends in a Tombstone or Last Ride to channel the American Badass like so many fans are clamoring for. Not exactly sure what a Boneyard match is, but Taker will get the pin fall or bury “The Phenomenal One” alive.
Winner: The Undertaker
Goldberg vs Braun Strowman (WWE Universal Championship)
After Roman Reigns dropped out of the contest, many wondered who would fit the bill, get it! Dave Meltzer reported that Strowman would answer the call.
Strowman seems to finally be in the right place at the right time after dropping the ball many times in his WWE career. Expect Goldberg to put over Braun and start a new era on Smackdown. This will reignite an immediate feud with Roman Reigns, a time where Braun did his best work. Braun gets the 3 count with the Powerslam.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Drew McIntyre vs Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman (World Heavyweight Championship)
Gotta give both parties credit here. It hasn’t been easy to carry a story line without fans in attendance, but this one has a great feel to it. Brock usually gets a lot of heat from fans saying that the “part-time” champ needs to leave WWE, but everything that Lesnar touches, turns to gold. Lesnar and Heyman have done a masterful job of putting McIntyre over and that started with a Claymore Kick at the Royal Rumble, which sent the wrestling world into a frenzy. Similar to the Rumble, Wrestlemania 36 will end with a series of Claymore kicks and the McIntyre Era will begin on Monday Night Raw.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Other notable matches/predictions:
Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina (Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match) Smackdown Women’s Championship
Winner: Bayley (Keep that momentum going and a proper build-up vs Sasha Banks at the next PPV)
John Cena vs “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
Winner: Cena never taps out, but Wyatt wins the match by passing out Cena with the Mandible Claw.
Be sure to tune in to Wrestlemania 36 on the WWE Network and your local cable providers. All new customers are eligible for a free trial.