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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: The Rock vs. John Cena

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The Rock vs. John Cena

Alfonso: John Cena

There are knowledgeable wrestling fans who will tell you why it’s an absolute certainty that Cena will win this match. And there are equally knowledgeable fans who can make as convincing a case as The Rock. In the end, it will be up to Vince McMahon to decide what he believes is best for business, and he’s not always right. I am of the opinion...

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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: Undertaker vs. Triple H

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Hell in a Cell: Undertaker vs. Triple H (Referee: Shawn Michaels)

Alfonso: Undertaker

It’s a testament to the storytelling abilities of Triple-H, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels that there is some doubt as to how this match will end. To be sure, there would be few WrestleMania moments that would be bigger than Triple-H pinning the Undertaker’s shoulders to the mat and getting...

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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho

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WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho

Alfonso: Chris Jericho

It looks likely that this feud will continue through at least another pay per view or two, so it makes sense to put Jericho over in this bout, and have Punk chase him for the title for the next couple months. If given the green light, these two could easily have a show-stealing performance, and a match of the year contest....

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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

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World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

Alfonso: Sheamus

With the talent pool being so shallow on the Smackdown side, WWE has been trying hard to get Sheamus over as an A-list attraction on the blue brand. So all indications are that this match will be the coronation of “The Great White” as Smackdown’s new flag bearer. As talented as both men are—especially Bryan—I’m...

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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: Randy Orton vs. Kane

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Randy Orton vs. Kane

Alfonso: Randy Orton

I believe WWE has already begun advertising a three-way world title match at Extreme Rules with Orton taking on Daniel Bryan and Sheamus. So it looks like this match will be one and done, in which case it makes no sense to put Kane over. Orton hits the RKO and makes relatively quick work out of the Big Red Monster.

Anthony: Randy...

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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show

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Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show

Alfonso: Cody Rhodes

With so many babyfaces going over in the card, this seems like the ideal opportunity to throw the heels a bone, and give some momentum to one of WWE’s most promising young mid-carders. Big Show won’t be hurt at all by putting Rhodes over in this one, and Rhodes can pick up a fairly important win.


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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny

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Team Teddy vs. Team Laurinaitis

Alfonso: Team Teddy

This may be the hardest of all the night’s matches to pick. On one hand, WWE seems to be pleased with the Laurinaitis character, and I can see Vince wanting to feature him on Smackdown as well. It could also be that Long, who officially becomes a senior citizen later this year, is looking to come off the road, even if he does...

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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: Kelly Kelly, Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix, Eve

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  Kelly Kelly, Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix, Eve


Alfonso: Team Menounos

This one will be kept short, and likely slotted before the night’s main event, to give the crowd a chance to catch its breath before Rock-Cena. WWE will be looking to get some highlights on Extra come Monday, so it would make sense that they’d have Menounos score the pinfall and celebrate in...

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