Realistic Wrestlemania 34 Cards
Now that we're officially on the Road to WrestleMania 34, what is your realistic WM34 card? By that I mean no Undertaker/Sting in a Double Retirement Match (although I'd still like to see that) or Stone Cold teaming with Rousey, etc. So with that being said, here's my WM34 Card:
K1: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Here you'll find guys like Ziggler, Corbin, Jinder, Elias, Kane, etc. start off the night. Lets go with Elias getting the big win and performing a concert afterwards
K2: Sasha Banks and Bayley (RAW) vs. Becky Lynch and Natalya (SD)
It's very hard for me to find a spot on the main card for these the first three women listed, and a battle royal just seems redundant. Build this up as a RAW vs. SD match, which is why you get Natalya teaming up with Becky. Team SD gets the win, leading to even more frustration between Sasha and Bayley, leading to Sasha going complete heel the next night on RAW.
K3: Cruiserweight Finals: Hideo Itami vs. Cedric Alexander
Why call up Itami if you aren't going to make him champion? Give them as much time as they want and really put on a great show right before the main card starts. Itami wins with the GTS
1. Ladder Match for the SD Tag Team Titles: Usos(c) vs. New Day vs. Bludgeon Brothers vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin vs. Rusev Day
Here's your annual WM Ladder Match to start the show. You'll see some crazy spots from Kofi and Shelton, and there will be a lot of carnage around the ring. Lets go with the Bludgeon Brothers winning the titles and starting a dominant reign on SD Live.
2. RAW Women's Championship: Alexa Bliss(c) vs. Nia Jax
According to reports, this will be the RAW Women's match. It's hard for me to not put Sasha Banks on this card, or even Bayley, but a fatal four-way would be almost identical to last years match. I also can't take Alexa Bliss out as she deserves to go into this WM as champion as she has been champion for so long now. I'm gonna go with a twist, and have Alexa Bliss win due to Absolution coming out and assisting her in the win. She now becomes the leader of the group.
3. RAW Tag Team Championship: The Bar(c) vs. Woken Matt&Bray Wyatt
This is a bit of an odd ball, but I feel like the Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt (surprise surprise) feud has been a let down. I also feel the Mania card is too stacked to justify them having a one on one match in any capacity, even a Final Deletion type. So lets throw a curveball and have them try to become tag team champions. The Bar wins though, and let's have the Hardy/Wyatt feud culminate at the next PPV in Final Deletion or whatever.
4. United States Championship: Bobby Roode(c) vs. Randy Orton
I can see this match happening at WM whether it's for the US Title or not. I just can't see Roode dropping the title already, and I can see Orton wanting to go after the 1 title he's never had. Idc which one turns heel leading to the match, but one of them needs to. I'd have Orton win this one after reversing Roode's finisher into an RKO.
5. Fatal 4-Way for the IC Title: The Miz(c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor
I think this would challenge the WWE Title as MOTN, and it would probably be the best way to utilize these 4 guys as there's no other big match that any could really be in without being in a throwaway match. I would go with Balor pulling off the win to become Intercontinental Champion and begin a strong reign as a fighting champion. The Miz will leave to be with his kid, while Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins will go to SD Live in the Superstar Shakeup.
6. SD Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair(c) vs. Asuka
According to reports, Asuka will be moving to Smackdown to challenge Charlotte. I feel this is a good move as this is the best match they could put together in the women's division. Asuka isn't losing this match as she'll beat Charlotte, AND then also beating Carmella in her cash-in attempt.
7. John Cena vs. Braun Strowman
This is a match only happens if Undertaker does not wrestle (which I do not have happening. Just feel like he would've returned by now for a WM match.) I would set up at Elimination Chamber with the whole Chamber teaming up on Strowman to eliminate him. When he recovers to exit, he takes out his anger on everybody, especially Cena. He does his power slam to Cena on the steel, then throws him through a pod, which leads to an easy elimination. This leads to a big match at WM with Cena wanting to take out Strowman, but I would have Strowman win at WM.
8. Daniel Bryan&Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens&Sami Zayn
This match might be the least likely to happen, but I can also see it happening to help keep DB around. If Daniel Bryan doesn't wrestle at this WM, then he's gone from the WWE and you know Vince does not want to lose him as he's still one of the most over guys on TV. Let Shane work a majority of this match, Bryan gets the hot tag, and they win with him tapping out Owens.
9. Mixed Tag: Kurt Angle&Ronda Rousey vs. HHH&Stephanie McMahon
It's safe to assume that this will happen as well since I don't see The Rock returning for this Mania. And of course, Angle and Rousey will win this match as there is no way Rousey is losing her debut match
10. WWE Championship: AJ Styles(c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
This match is practically set in stone with one title defense at Fast Lane standing in the way. WWE won't tease us this close to WM and not deliver this match that everybody has wanted since Nakamura came over to the US. I predict that Styles retains the title though
11. NO DQ's for the Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar(c) vs. Roman Reigns
We know that this is happening, and if it's anything like their WM31 match, it should be one helluva main event. Reigns wins the title
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A rumored card for the show hit the net today:
WWE Championship - AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE Universal Championship - Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
WWE Intercontinental Championship - The Miz vs Braun Strowman
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Finals
WWE Raw Women's Championship - Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Mixed Tag Team Match - The Rock/Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
Singles Match - The Undertaker vs. John Cena
I think there's a better than reasonable chance this is what the main card will look like, plus 2 or 3 matches that'll air on the kickoff show.
Just going by how it simply looks on paper, it doesn't look tremendously impressive but we tend to say that every year. Styles vs. Nakamura could be a killer match if they get enough time, Lesnar vs. Reigns I was surprisingly good and it could be again, Charlotte vs. Asuka should be a lot of fun, Miz vs. Strowman is one I'm not so sure about, Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax could be really good depending on the story and how they portray Alexa, the finals to the Cruiserweight Championship tournament could also be fun but it really depends on who it is, the battle royal is pretty much filler, the mixed tag team match doesn't interest me all that much and neither does Taker vs. Cena because Taker just can't go in the ring anymore.
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As for my predictions, I can see it shaping up like this...
AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura: WWE Championship
Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns: Universal Championship
John Cena vs The Undertaker: Retirement Match
HHH vs Braun Strowman
I think 3 of these 4 are all but locked up, although it's entirely possible that Taker doesn't end up wrestling this year. I'm finding that increasingly hard to believe though seeing as how we've heard absolutely nothing about him either way. The closer we get to Mania, the more convinced I am that he's gonna show up out of the blue and challenge Cena. If he wasn't coming back, they would have said something by now.
Braun/Miz honestly does nothing for me, and I'm hoping that's not the direction they go in. I just don't see them having great chemistry and I find it extremely difficult, bordering on impossible, to believe that Miz can do any sort of damage to Braun. I love both guys, but Braun deserves a higher profile match, and the seeds have been planted for Strowman/HHH.
Ronda Rousey vs Stephanie (squash city)
Shane/Orton vs Owens/Zayn
Miz vs Samoa Joe vs Finn Balor: IC Championship
Charlotte vs Asuka: SD Women's Championship
I'm not convinced that Bryan is getting in the ring. I don't see it happening. Orton's not doing shit right now and I can see him being inserted into this thing by DB in some way, shape, or form. Rousey/Steph, if it happened, would last all of 2 minutes.
Jason Jordan vs Seth Rollins
The Usos vs The Bludgeon Brothers: SD Tag Team Championships
The Woken Hardy's vs The Bar: Raw Tag Team Championships
Nia Jax vs Alexa Bliss: Raw Women's Championship
Jeff's due back in March at the latest, so I'm sure they'll find a way to get The Hardy's back together before Mania. 12 matches may seem like a lot, but remember, the main show is 5 hours long and if the Rousey match ends up being a squash, that leaves room for a bit extra.
What should be the card.....
1) Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Stroman (Universal Title - Cage Match)
2) AJ Styles vs. Nakamura (World Title)
3) Charlotte vs. Asuka (Smackdown Women's Title)
4) Roman Reigns vs. John Cena
5) HHH & Steph vs. Angle & Rousey
6) Miz vs. Jericho (IC Title)
7) Roode vs. Ziggler vs. Orton vs. Rusev (Fatal 4 Way - US Tiltle)
8) Bliss vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women's Title)
9) The Uso's vs. Owens/Zayn (Smackdown Tag Titles)
10) The Bar vs. Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt (Raw Tag Titles)
11) Andre Battle Royal
12) The Balor Club vs. New Day (Cross Promotional Match)
13) Jason Jordan vs. Seth Rollins
14) Sasha Banks vs. Bailey (Opening Match)
The Lesnar vs. Stroman feud needs a conclusion
Miz vs. Jericho for the Title of greatest I-C Champ ever! That is gold
Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt could make for an interesting Tag Team for sure
Cena vs. Reigns was solid the 1st time why not an encore? Taker is not capable of performing at a high enough level anymore
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Four Main Events
Brock v Reigns - Predictable, but sadly we're not getting Strowman
Nak v AJ - Iron Man Match, Nak Wins 3-2
Cena v Undertaker - Taker beats Cena and retires
Ronda v Alexa v Asuka v Charlotte - Both titles on the line in successive falls like with the IC/European in the past... Ronda and Asuka both get a fall each so they're the two champs.
Andre Battle Royal - Win for Nia Jax (yes you read that right)
Miz v Jericho - 10th title (Miz drops and regains it one more time between now and Mania... thinking they give it to Jericho as a "legendmaker" moment but works for Miz too...)
US Title Ladder Match - Roode v Orton v Rusev v Ziggler v Jinder v Daniel Bryan (wins)
The Balor Club & The Bar vs The New Day & Zayn and Owens (5 Man tag)
Kick Off Show
Cruiserweight Final - Roderick Strong vs Cedric Alexander
Usos v Benjamin and Gable
That would make Mania a 5 hour main show this year, take an hour off the kickoff or avoid the usual aftershow special)
Lol at you saying realistic, but have Daniel Bryan wrestle. Anyways, just like last year, we have 10 matches, with 3 matches on the pre-show. This is a very stacked card and I did my best to get everybody included. I also took as granted that Ambrose won't miss the show.
John Cena vs The Undertaker
-- Undertaker's last match, so of course it goes on last. The crowd will be electric thoughout the match.
Singles match for the Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar(c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs Roman Reigns
Singles match for the WWE Championship
AJ Styles(c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Tag Team match
Alexa Bliss & Sasha Banks vs Ronda Rousey & Bayley
-- Why put HHH and freaking Stephanie McMahon in an angle with Ronda, when you can have a nice tag team match of women that features Ronda? Sasha is slowly turning heel, so have her team up with RAW's biggest heel Alexa, to take on Bayley and Ronda. Of course Sasha and Bayley carry this match.
No Holds Barred match w/ Kurt Angle as the special guest referee
Triple H (w/ DX and The Kliq) vs Braun Strowman
-- This is what HHH can do. Put over Braun Strowman. He brings with him and army: Road Dogg, X-Pac, Billy Gun, HBK, Nash and Scott Hall. He books Angle as a special guest referee and says that if HHH does not win, Angle might lose his job. That's why Jordan interferes and tries to cost Strowman the match (more heat on Jason). Strowman overcomes all odds and wins the match and is cemented as one of the company's biggest superstars.
[Hall of Fame presentation]
Triple Threat Ladder match for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Usos(c) vs The New Day vs KO & Zayn
-- The Usos and The New Day deserve to be on the main show in important matches. That match is a means to do that. KO & Zayn win this, because I believe that they can have a very entertaining run as SD champions. Shane also interferes and does something crazy, in order to cost Sami and KO the match.
Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose
-- This feud has rocked the WWE over the past 4 years. Dean will return and attack Rollins, thus turning heel. This will be the end of this feud, at the grandest stage of them all and it will kick-start Dean Ambrose's singles career as a heel.
Singles match for the United States Championship
Bobby Roode(c) vs Randy Orton
Fatal-4-Way match for the Intercontinetnal Championship
The Miz(c) (w/ The Miztourage) vs The Demon King (w/ Balor Club) vs Bray Wyatt (w/ The Woken Hardys) vs Samoa Joe (w/ The Bar)
-- This is connected to the match on the pre-show. It's a gang wars storyline.
Singles match for the Smackdown Women's Championship
Charlotte Flair(c) vs Asuka
-- This match has the potential to be the show stealer and not Styles vs Nakamura. This also can be a GREAT opener.
#) The Bar(c) vs Balor Club vs The Woken Hardys vs The Miztourage vs The Revival (5-way match for the RAW Tag Team Championships)
#) Cruiserweight Champion vs Rey Mysterio
#) Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
If Ambrose won't make it at Wrestlemania, then use the Rollins vs heel Kurt Angle storyline, or Rollins vs Jordan (w/ Angle)
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I hope rousey is not involved with the mcmahons... they dont need to be involved. It should be Ronda rousey vs asuka for the raw womens title. Have asuka cash in her opportunity on raw and beat bliss. My card would look like this and ill try to make it as realistic as possible.
Pre show : Andre battle royal (Rusev wins)
Sasha banks vs bayley
The bar c vs The revival vs Gallows and anderson (Raw Tag titles)
Bobby roode c vs Dolph ziggler (Us title)
Main : Sami zayn vs kevin owens (Loser leaves smackdown)
Miz c vs Finn balor (ic title)
Usos c vs New day (tag titles ladder match)
Charlotte c vs Becky lynch (Smackdown womens title)
Asuka c vs Ronda rousey (raw womens title)
Triple h vs braun strowman
Shinsuke nakamura vs AJ styles c (wwe title)
John cena vs Undertaker?/elias
Randy orton vs seth rollins (interpromotinal match)
Brock lesnar c vs Roman reigns. (universal title)
Now this card isnt including a possible daniel bryan or kurt angle in ring return, the card would shake up a bit if that were the case.
No bryan no ratings. is this true? YES.YES.YES
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WWE Title: AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Universal Title: Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman
Undertaker vs John Cena
Triple H & Stephanie vs Angle & Rousey
- I thought about putting Strowman in here in place of Angle but at the end of the day this match would be centered around Rousey's debut and I thought Strowman being here throwing Triple H around like a rag doll would take away from that.
SD Women's Title: Charlotte Flair vs Asuka
- They've already thrown away Asuka matches with both Bliss & Banks in the past couple weeks and the way they added in the condition about being able to choose which champion the winner can face at the last minute leads me to believe they will have Asuka move over to face Charlotte.
IC Title: Miz vs Seth Rollins
SD Tag Titles: Usos vs Owens & Zayn
- Best things going on Smackdown among these 4, only downside would be it would be a virtual certainty that Shane/Bryan would be involved in some capacity.
US Title: Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler
Raw Womens Title: Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley
Randy Orton vs Samoa Joe
Raw Tag Titles: BAR vs Wyatt/Hardy
New Day vs Balor Club
Probably some type of 10 woman tag match or women's battle royal to give the women not on the card a spot (Lynch, Naomi, Rose/Deville, Riots, Natalya, Mickie...)
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Final two should be Elias Samson and Nia Jax. Don't really care which one wins, but that's where the most excitement would be. There both at that phase in their careers where a spotlight here seems to fit.
Seth Rollins vs. Jason Jordan
I guess? I think this is a major step down for Rollins, but, there doesn't seem to be much else on the horizon for him at the moment. Some real athleticism should be shown, but this should be a clean decisive win for Rollins in not too long of a match either.
Boddy Roode defends the United States Championship against Randy Orton
I like the sound of this. Seems like a good fit. Orton isn't necessarily taking the world by storm these days, and it would still be a big win for Roode on a big stage. It's a fresh match too.
The Bar defends the Tag Team Championship against Bray Wyatt & Broken Matt Hardy
If a bizarre twist, Hardy and Hardy will reunite! Similar to how Cesaro and Sheamus did after a rivalry, so this is a nice fit. More can be done with a Wyat/Hardy win here, including a returning (debuting?) Brother Nero with the assist in the win.
John Cena vs. Samoa Joe
I think everyone is forgetting about Joe (or will he still be injured?). Cena needs a big time exciting match. This match would create a lot of buzz. Something tells me these two would be able to work off each other well.
Charlotte defends the Women's Championship against Asuka
Pretty obvious match. Let the girls go all out here! If they think they can achieve match of the night, let them try! Give them time, and obviously don't limit their moveset. An Asuka win seems right, she's so hot right now and pretty much has been since he arrival. The female Nakamura in my eyes.
Finn Balor defends the Cruiserweight Championship against Rey Mysterio
Two former World Champions in a 20+ minute potential match of the night could really do wonders for the belt. And with contenders like Hideo Itami and Ricochet on the horizon, finally the belt can be taken seriously. This match does seem unrealistic in the current state of the division and structure in WWE, but it really doesn't have to be with a couple right decisions. The division is wide-open right now and ready for a make-over! Also Balor DID eliminate Mysterio from the Rumble, so there's your start. Balor should probably win, even though having the name 'Rey Mysterio' in the linage of this belt would be nice to see. I just think Mysterio in WWE would be short-lived/sporadic/part-time at best these days. Balor can legitimize the belt (and division), before going back to the main event scene once Brock is officially done with the belt.
AJ Styles defends the WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura
Pretty obvious showcase here. I'm a fan of both, but would really like to see Shinsuke have his moment. I'd personally like to see AJ drop the title to him here then trade it back and forth in the 2nd/3rd quarters of the year, maybe even resulting in an Iron Man Match. Not since CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan will we have seen such a good string of WWE Championship matches. I don't see Nakamura as a long-term champion sadly, I just don't think he's a WWE guy, or more importantly, a Vince guy. But at least 1 WWE Championship win and a worthy feud will make him seem vindicated in my eyes, and validated in the mainstream and main roster.
I'm too tired to mention the rest, but the best are similar to what was already mentioned for Rousey, Brock, Angle, Reigns, Triple H. Maybe throw in The Miz defending the belt against Braun somewhere, maybe on the kick-off show.
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