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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wrestlemania XXVI Preview! 

It's time for the Granddaddy of Sports Entertainment - Wrestlemania XXVI! The answers to the vital questions nobody demanded -

CM Punk vs. Rey Misterio - If Punk wins, Misterio must join the Straight Edge Society
Who Should Win: I don't see much entertainment value in Rey joining the SES, but Punk's Jerry Falwell meets Trent Reznor act is one of the best things the WWE has going for it, and he should get the big win here.
Who Will Win: Punk
Will it Suck? The inevitable outside interference will detract a bit, but this match will rock.

Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Cody Rhodes
Who Should Win: If DiBiase or Rhodes is ever going to be a singles star, now is the time. I think DiBiase has the bigger upside.
Who Will Win: I'm guessing they swerve us and give it to Cody Rhodes.
Will it Suck? It will be fine. The fact that they forgot to create any issue between DiBiase and Rhodes will detract a bit.

Triple H vs. Sheamus
Who Should Win: The only reason to put this on the card is for Trips to make Sheamus a star by putting him over huge.
Who Will Win: Sheamus, but not as impressively as he needs to.
Will it Suck? Kind of.

Unified Tag Team Championship Match - Big Show & The Miz (c) vs. R-Truth and John Morrison
Who Should Win: The champs should win, because they are awesome.
Who Will Win: ShowMiz.
Will it Suck? This will not suck.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger vs. Christian vs. Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Hardy vs. Evan Bourne vs. MVP.
Who Should Win: All together now - Shelton. Freaking. Benjamin! Kane would also be acceptable to me.
Who Will Win: Odds-on favorite is Christian, but I'll call an upset and say MVP.
Will it Suck? This will be crazy spotty goodness - the main question being who will pull off the batshit-craziest spot of the match - Bourne, Benjamin, or Kingston?

World Heavyweight Championship - Chris Jericho (c) vs. Edge
Who Should Win: There are no wrong answers here. I think faces will take the other main events, so I'll say Jericho.
Who Will Win: Jericho, for the reasons stated above.
Will it Suck? Two Canadians fighting for a World Title? This should be very very good.

WWE Championship - Batista (c) vs. John Cena
Who Should Win: Cena.
Who Will Win: Cena.
Will it Suck? No.

Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon
Who Should Win: Hart.
Who Will Win: Hart.
Will it Suck? The 64 year old non-wrestler vs. the guy in his fifties who hasn't had a match in a decade because he's medically incapable of bumping? Yeah, this will suck, but the satisfaction in watching Hart finally kick Vince's ass will count for something.

Career vs. Streak - Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker.
Who Should Win: An old hand and already made guy like Michaels shouldn't be the one to end The Streak.
Who Will Win: Plus, he presumably wants to spend more time with his family.
Will it Suck? If your yardstick is whether or not it can top last year's classic, it probably won't live up to that, but slightly less awesome than one of the best matches of all time is still pretty frickin' sweet.

There may also be a Divas thingamabob shoehorned in somewhere that will suck, but won't take up enough time to be offensive, and something involving the NXT rookies, probably on a pre-show, that will most likely involve Daniel Bryan losing again, cause hey, that's apparently what he does nowadays.

Nine matches scheduled, and only the Triple H-Sheamus and Hart-McMahon matches don't inspire much confidence. But even with those, Trips can make a star if he's willing to dedicate himself to it, and watching Vince McMahon give up to the Sharpshooter will put a smile on everyone's face.

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