WrestleMania Card Predictions, Pre-Elimination Chamber

– Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon – YES. This WILL happen. Our friend Kevin Eck at the Baltimore Sun doesn’t seem to quite get it (link). The “accident” on Monday in which Bret Hart broke his leg was nothing more than a clever tactic to distract us from Bret’s physical limitations. If he falls down or limps awkwardly, there’s now a kayfabe excuse, and I think it will help sell the match in a huge way! It will no doubt be a street fight in and around the ring, and Bret will finally get his revenge for the Montreal Screwjob.

– Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H – Unable to have his rematch with The Undertaker, Shawn completely loses it, and alienates his DX best buddy in the process. Shawn focuses all of his energy on Triple H, and becomes a man possessed. Mind games for an entire month will build up to this epic showdown.

– Undertaker vs. Edge – ‘Taker retains at the Elimination Chamber, and Edge steps up to the challenge. He knows beating The Undertaker for the belt will mean exponentially more than taking on his former Rated RKO partner. Which leads me to..

– Randy Orton vs. John Cena – Originally, they were going to use Cena in a mixed tag match with Bret against Batista and Vince. They scrapped that idea when they signed their big celebrity guest for WM26. Besides, it’s been played out, but Orton and Cena have great chemistry in the ring together. Speaking of celebrity guests…

– Batista vs. Kanye West – Kanye’s been watching Batista over the past couple of months, and he’s noticed that Batista is as good as he’s ever been. The reason? He’s channeling Kanye’s image, in nearly every way. The battle of d-bag vs. d-bag will be EPIC. Look out for an in ring interruption by The Situation from The Jersey Shore..

I’ll come back and rewrite this whole thing after Elimination Chamber goes down. I’m probably wrong on every account. Frankly, that’s what makes Elimination Chamber the perfect PPV to have prior to WrestleMania. They can change everything, opening the door to a wide range of possibilities for WM main event matches!

Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.

Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.

It's still real to me, dammit!