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WrestleMania 37 Predictions: Both Nights

Predictions For Night One AND Night Two

After a rather strange build, to say the least, WrestleMania 37 is finally upon us. Running for two nights once again, the biggest event in the wrestling calendar follows hot on the heels of a successful NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver event. The Sports Obsessive four horsemen of ‘Nasty’ Neil Gray, Andrew ‘Grievous Bodily Harm’ Grevas, ‘Jumping’ Jon Shartzer and ‘The Cruncher’ Chris Flackett are here to take our best shots at predicting the results for the big show. Read on, and let us know your own predictions in the comments below and on our social media!

Night One—April 10th on Peacock and WWE Network

#1 Contender’s Tag Team Turmoil Match: Carmella and Billie Kay (to be announced) vs. Lana and Naomi vs. Tamina Snuka and Natalya vs. Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott vs. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke (winners advance to title match on night two)

Neil: Don’t know, don’t care. The WWE has botched the women’s tag team division so badly that by now, I just kinda zone out whenever they come on the screen. Er…I’m gonna say Carmella and Billie Kay if they team up, mainly because I couldn’t give a flying f**k who wins this match and that I doubt that Lita and Trish are gonna make a surprise appearance.

Prediction: Carmella & Billie Kay

Andrew: This has ‘Bayley surprise’ written all over it. There’s no way she’s left off the card and showing up with a big name partner (Charlotte? Tessa Blanchard? The former NXT Women’s Champion herself?) feels like the best way to showcase one of WWE’s strongest performers of the “Pandemic Era”.

Prediction: Bailey and a mystery guest

Jon: I have no clue what they’ll do here. I guess give me Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke.

Prediction: Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke

Chris: It’s not the most exciting match in the world, but I am struggling to believe Bayley is being left off the card. There could be a twist here, but I’ll go with what I know and suggest Lana and Naomi will win here, setting up another confrontation with Nia’s hole. Lovely.

Prediction: Lana and Naomi

Raw Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos

Neil: They’ve been pushing Omos as a monster since he debuted a few months back and this will be a hard-fought victory, but one which will see him and AJ crowned new champs.

Prediction: AJ & Omos

Andrew: We’re getting new champs here. WWE is high on Omos and long time fans will recall the Shawn Michaels and Diesel storyline. We’re getting the 2021 version here. Winning the tag titles is the start of a slow build towards the eventual split of Omos and AJ, who hopefully will have a nice, long run with the gold.

Prediction: AJ & Omos

Jon: I’m cool with AJ having Omos as a bodyguard. I’m not a fan of them as an actual tag team. AJ is too good to be stuck in a tag team. The New Day are perfect champs for WWE. They’ll retain.

Prediction: The New Day

Chris: The problem with The New Day is, where do they go from here? They’re multiple time tag team champions, Kofi’s been a world champion and Big E is doing his Intercontinental title thang on the opposite roster. It makes more sense to have AJ and Omos win and freshen up the division. Plus, as Andrew has quite rightly pointed out, they are the modern Shawn and Diesel. Now, who’s going to be the modern Razor Ramon?

Prediction: AJ & Omos

Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro

Neil: I’m gonna call it now; this is going to be the match of the night. And it’ll go to Seth. But it’s gonna be a barn burner and I’ll be stunned if a returning Rollins would lose.

Prediction: Seth Rollins

Andrew: Whether it’s a lifetime achievement award or the start of a real push, it doesn’t matter. Cesaro needs the win here. I expect this to be really good and the live crowd reaction to Cesaro defeating one of WWE’s made men will be huge.

Prediction: Cesaro

Jon: For the love of everything that is holy, Cesaro has to win this match. The fans are 100% behind him right now and he deserves his WrestleMania moment. These two will put on a show with Cesaro picking up a huge W.

Prediction: Cesaro

Chris: While I get the point Neil is making and do suspect Seth will win, I’m going to take the ‘wishful thinking’ route here and go with Cesaro. Not only does he deserve a big WrestleMania moment for being such a workhorse all these years, but it might also be a pivot for further matches with Seth chasing after victory over Cesaro. Sounds good to me.

Prediction: Cesaro

Steel Cage Match: Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman

Neil: Seriously, if Braun doesn’t just squash the s**t out of Shane within about 5 mins then there’s something wrong with how they’re telling kids to stand up to bullies. Braun has to win here and has to win dominantly.

Prediction: Braun Strowman

Andrew: A mat classic this will not be. The biggest question is what will the big Shane bump look like? Braun gets his hand raised here and hopefully moves onto something better post-Mania.

Prediction: Braun Strowman

Jon: Ugh. I would have loved this match 20 years ago. In 2021, I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Shane McMahon in a steel cage match. My guess is that Braun wins and hopefully moves on from this junk.

Prediction: Braun Strowmen

Chris: There’s no way Braun’s losing this one. The big mystery is why WWE think people still want to see Shane wrestle.

Prediction: Braun Strowman

Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison

Neil: This has to be the easiest call of the night. Big Vinnie loves him some celebs and I doubt very much that Mr Bunny would’ve signed up to this if he was gonna be a loser at the Show of Shows. Hey…is he related to Bunny from AEW?

Prediction: Bad Bunny & Damian Priest

Andrew: All reports point to Bad Bunny training hard for this match but this is Damian Priest’s chance to shine. WWE hasn’t always brought NXT talents up to the main roster in the best ways but Priest is being given a huge opportunity on the biggest show of the year and Miz and Morrison are the perfect heels to put Priest and Bunny over.

Prediction: Bad Bunny & Damian Priest

Jon: We all know that there is no way that Bad Bunny is losing this match. That’s not what celebrities do at WrestleMania. Bunny and The Archer of Infamy will take this one hands down.

Prediction: Bad Bunny & Damian Priest

Chris: I don’t really have an interest in this match—does anyone really want to see Bunny wrestle? I do respect he has been training hard though, and it’s a big opportunity for Priest. The faces will not be losing this one.

Prediction: Bad Bunny & Damian Priest

SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca Belair

Neil: Banks has now turned heel as they can’t have a face against face match, for some reason, but it’s Belair’s time to shine. Though don’t be surprised if Bayley shows up and helps Banks cheat to win. I’ve got a horrible feeling that that might be the way this show goes.

Prediction: Sasha Banks

Andrew: This is our Mania feel-good moment. The Cinderella story can’t end just yet. Belair cements her spot as a key player in the division for years to come by leaving Mania as champ.

Prediction: Bianca Belair

Jon: Now is the time to pull the trigger on Bianca Belair. She is ready and totally capable of putting the SmackDown women’s division on her back. Sasha is already a made woman with her share of WrestleMania moments. She can afford to lose here and keep her star power. The reign of Belair begins this Saturday night.

Prediction: Bianca Belair

Chris: While all signs point to Belair winning here, I think WWE will give Sasha the nod instead. Why? Because the company knows they’ll benefit more from a champion with connections to different entertainment media (Sasha was, of course, in The Mandalorian). For that reason, I think Sasha will win a close match, which will set Bianca on the path to winning at WrestleMania next year.

Prediction: Sasha Banks

WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

Neil: I’d like to think that Drew would get his title back here, but I don’t buy this ‘Hurt Business breaking up’ storyline for one second. Big Bob to retain, with interference from his “ex” partners.

Prediction: Bobby Lashley

Andrew: We know these guys can go. If you’ve seen their work from TNA, then you know they have great in-ring chemistry. This is a tough match to call. Drew deserves a big moment. He deserves to win in front of a crowd. On the flip side, Lashley is just getting started. Taking the title off him now does a lot of harm to him as a main eventer long term. If the rumors are true and Sasha and Bianca close Night 1, Lashley leaves with the title and gets a long run at the top. That’s what should happen.

Prediction: Bobby Lashley

Jon: Part of me feels like WWE really did put the title on Lashley just so that Drew could win it back at Mania in front of a live crowd. The other part feels like they wouldn’t break up the Hurt Business if they didn’t have big lambs for The Almighty. At least, I would hope not. I’ll probably eat my words, but I’m picking Lashley to retain.

Prediction: Bobby Lashley

Chris: In a perfect world, Lashley would win this match. But then, in a perfect world, we would have got the real marquee match everyone wanted to see—Lashley vs. Lesnar. As that hasn’t happened, I get the feeling then that Lashley is just keeping the title to give Drew another big moment. But how many big moments does he need? Their feud in TNA was great, but this doesn’t feel like a marquee match, thanks to Lashley’s sudden title win and the underwhelming build to the match. Weighing it all up, I think Drew will win here. But if there was any justice, it would be Lashley retaining here.

Prediction: Drew McIntyre

Night Two—April 11th on Peacock and WWE Network

United States Championship: Riddle (c) vs. Sheamus

Neil: God help me, I am so bored with Riddle and his constant “Hey guys, I’m a stoner” schtick, that I intend to be taking a dump when this is on. Let me know how it turns out?

Prediction: Sheamus (by default)

Andrew: Really glad to see Sheamus getting a match on the card after his incredible performances against Drew McIntyre lately. The guy is great in the ring and with his career in his closing chapters, giving him a WrestleMania moment and winning the title feels like the move here. Like with Big E, Riddle can chase the champ for a while after WrestleMania.

Prediction: Sheamus

Jon: I’m a Matt Riddle fan, although I wish they would take him a little more seriously. But it is what it is. For some reason, my gut says Sheamus. However, my heart says Riddle. I’m going with the champ to retain.

Prediction: Riddle

Chris: Like Neil, I’m also fed up with Riddle’s stoner nonsense. But when given the right match, the guy can go in that ring. This should be a solid match, but I expect Riddle will retain here. Vince seems pretty high (pun intended) on him at the moment.

Prediction: Riddle

Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn (w/Logan Paul)

Neil: I fully expect Owens to win this, but with some interference from everyone’s favourite smeghead, Logan Paul.

Prediction: Kevin Owens

Andrew: It really is great to see the Ring of Honor main event scene from 2005 so well represented at WrestleMania 37. These guys are Kenny and Dolly and will undoubtedly have another great match. Owens wins here because he needs it more.

Prediction: Kevin Owens

Jon: Ugh. I was all for this showdown until they brought Logan Paul into it. Sami and KO have excellent chemistry and this match could very well steal the show. Please don’t let Paul screw it up. Either way, I’m going with Sami Zayn to take this one.

Prediction: Sami Zayn

Chris: What’s a Logan Paul? For I am just an old man shouting at clouds…but I do know Owens and Zayn have awesome chemistry and history together. I think Owens will win after taking out an interfering Logan Paul. Either that or Paul will turn on Zayn.

Prediction: Kevin Owens

Nigerian Drum Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews

Neil: “Hey guys, we need to make a No DQ match not sound like a No DQ match—how do we do that?” And lo, the Nigerian Drum Match was born. I’m pretty high on Apollo Crews at the moment and think this would be the perfect time for his character to step up, meaning imma gonna pick him, which means Vince is gonna have Big E. retain.

Prediction: Apollo Crews

Andrew: Crews takes the title here so Big E can chase him for the next few months. This could be a feud that lasts through the summer with the money being in watching Big E chase the champ.

Prediction: Apollo Crews

Jon: The Nigerian gimmick for Apollo is silly. The man is a real talent though and will show that in this final(?) clash with Big E. It still feels like Big E is just getting started and also has the fans support in the way that Cesaro does. Big E retains in what should be a fun match to watch.

Prediction: Big E.

Chris: I don’t think Big E. is losing here. Rumour has it that WWE is looking to really build him up to the next level. If that’s true, then a big win at WrestleMania in a dramatic no DQ scenario might go some way towards achieving that.

Prediction: Big E.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Night One Tag Team Turmoil winners vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c)

Neil: I promise to make it a big dump as I have zero interest in this c**p either. Dump…c**p…see what I did there?

Prediction: Neil’s toilet.

Andrew: I’m doubling down on my Bayley surprise from Night 1. The champs are having a good run but I’m calling for a title change.

Prediction: Bayley and a mystery guest.

Jon: No matter who ends up in this match, I think Nia and Shayna will retain. I would much rather see Shayna as a singles competitor making a run at a title, but rumors are that Vince just doesn’t see it. The titles remain where they are until somebody hopefully wisens up about the Queen of Spades.

Prediction: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

Chris: They’ve been building Lana for a while now as an underdog who kept on being beat until she started to fight back and win. She is now this generation’s Mikey Whipwreck. WrestleMania would be the best place to have that story resolve.

Prediction: Lana and Naomi

“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

Neil: You either love this or you hate it. I hated it, now I love it. Mainly because it’s helped push Alexa Bliss to the goddamn moon as a character and also because Bray Wyatt is a damn genius when allowed to do his thing. Orton’s been exceptional as well, which is a sentence I never thought I’d write, but this is about revenge and I fully expect The Fiend to set fire to Orton or at least murder him in a very unique and interesting way.

Prediction: The Fiend

Andrew: This match needs to be a squash. The Fiend needs his moment here. Orton is Teflon and can take a squash loss and be fine. The Fiend needs to be completely dominant here.

Prediction: The Fiend

Jon: I hope we can finally move past this story after this weekend. It’s gotten extremely stale to me. Doesn’t really make sense to build the Fiend as they have and then have him lose this match. Wyatt wins and moves on to a new target.

Prediction: The Fiend

Chris: If The Fiend doesn’t go over here, then there’s something very wrong with the booking. And I can’t see this feud going past WrestleMania. The bigger question is: where does he go next?

Prediction: The Fiend

Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley

Neil: Asuka hasn’t really defended the title since she was handed it by Becky and I don’t think that she’s gonna retain here. Sensible money says you don’t call someone up and have them lose their big shot at stardom unless they’re named Fandango, of course. What I’d love to see is Evil Ripley holding the title aloft and bragging about how she’s the best when all of a sudden Lynch’s music hits and out walks The Man. But, according to my partner, she’s only just had a kid and I should stop being an idiot.

Prediction: Rhea Ripley

Andrew: This should be really, really good. Ripley needs the win here and the main roster gets another made star in the division.

Prediction: Rhea Ripley

Jon: This is WWE’s chance to establish Rhea Ripley as a problem for the women’s division from the start. Give her the strap in her WrestleMania debut against a legitimate badass in Asuka and put the rocket on her back. The sky isn’t even the limit. The Nightmare will see her dreams come true.

Prediction: Rhea Ripley

Chris: I feel conflicted by this one. Rhea definitely deserves a run at the top, but it makes me sad it will be at the expense of an Asuka that was so badly booked by WWE when we all know she’s one of the best in the world. Still, Rhea will get the win here.

Prediction: Rhea Ripley

Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan

Neil: I genuinely have no idea. My heart says Edge, my brain says Roman, my liver says “STOP DRINKING SO BLOODY MUCH AND PICK DANIEL BRYAN!” This has been the standout program on the WWE for the past few months and, call me a nostalgic bastard if you must, I’ve gotta go with my man Edge.

Prediction: Edge

Andrew: In typical WWE fashion, they’ve taken what should’ve been a simple story and ruined it. This needed to be Edge’s moment. As a babyface. A triumphant return, hampered by the pandemic and injury, finally gets its climactic moment at WrestleMania. This situation is now muddled and a case can be made for any of the 3 to win. Roman is the hottest act in wrestling. Bryan would be the feel-good story. That being said, this still feels like Edge’s moment to me. The Rated R Superstar closes WrestleMania holding the championship.

Prediction: Edge

Jon: Daniel Bryan is one of my favorite wrestlers and will certainly be in the Hall of Fame one day. With that said, there’s no reason for his being in this match. I hate muddying up a WrestleMania main event with an unnecessary triple threat. But I digress. Either way, I think Roman retains here. The Tribal Chief is the best thing WWE has going right now. No point in stopping that train just yet.

Prediction: Roman Reigns

Chris: As much as I’d like to see Bryan get another run, this will be Edge’s moment, just as it should be. How do you mess up such a simple story as Reigns vs. Edge? I’ll tell you how: when you need someone to take the pin but you don’t want it to be Roman. That’s why Bryan’s here—he can take a pinfall without losing any credibility. Expect Edge to walk away with the gold here.

Prediction: Edge

What do you think? Have we got it right or are we completely off the mark? What are your predictions for WrestleMania 37? Let us know in the comments or on our social media!

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