Alright boys and girls, we're under a week away from the biggest show of the year, as WrestleMania XXX takes place this Sunday night, April 6th, from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. As is the case with every major pay-per-view, I will take a look at what I feel fans should expect from each match on the card. Without any further ado, let's jump into the predictions and analysis for this Sunday's show...

The Shield vs. Kane & The New Age Outlaws

Boone's Analysis: I'm a little disappointed that this was the best match that WWE could come up with for The Shield for this year's WrestleMania. Honestly, I assumed that one of two things should have happened as it relates to The Shield and WrestleMania. Either Roman Reigns should have broken away from the group and feuded with them, culminating in a grudge match against one or both of the other two members at WrestleMania, or they should have had the big turn take place at WrestleMania itself. In this scenario, I don't see either of those things happening.

With that being said, on paper, this should be a decent enough match. I wouldn't expect it to be at the level of most Shield matches we've come to expect, as the level of opposition isn't what we're used to seeing against the outstanding trio. All three guys have seen their best years, and other than Billy Gunn, none at any point were considered among the best "in-ring workers" of any particular generation.

Once again, getting that part of the equation out of the way, this should be a fun match. A crowd pleasing match. There isn't any major significance with this one, which is kind of a shame considering the year that The Shield has had. One would assume that with the kind of year they've had, when it comes to WrestleMania, they would finally get a moment to truly shine. Instead, because The New Age Outlaws reportedly asked to work a program with them, we had a long tease of a Shield break-up scrapped, and instead had the group turn babyface with only a couple of weeks to build anticipation for a pretty random match. No lengthy feud and no real gripping desire to "finally" see these six go at it.

Will the match be good? Probably. Will the crowd be into it? Most likely. Could they have done more with The Shield at this year's WrestleMania? Absolutely. Oh well, there's always next year ...or is there? I doubt The Shield remains a unit for another 365 days, but I guess time will tell.

Boone's Prediction: The Shield

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
(Four Superstar Additions Remain)
- Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, Christian, Fandango, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Damien Sandow, Heath Slater, The Miz, Goldust, Big E, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Titus O’Neil, Brodus Clay, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali, Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, Sin Cara

Boone's Analysis: Other than milking the legend of Andre The Giant on the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania, as well as providing an opportunity to get as many Superstars on the biggest show of the year for the big pay off, I'm not exactly sure why someone should care about this match. To me, it seems like a regular battle royal. You can give it whatever fancy name you want, but at the end of the day, it's a bunch of bodies in the ring at the same time, and people flying over the top rope every minute or so.

When you really sit back and look at some of the talent involved in this one, much like I mentioned with The Shield above, it's kind of a shame that at a show as big and as important as WrestleMania, this is the best WWE could come up with for some of these guys. At the same time, considering the level of some of the talent involved in this one, maybe they'll come up with some cool spots and the match will turn out to exceed expectations.

Generally speaking, when a big battle royal type of match takes place on a big stage, it really could be used to elevate someone to a bit of a higher status. It gives them bragging rights. If it's a throw-away battle royal on RAW or SmackDown, or something along those lines, there is little significance behind a victory. This, due to the marketing of the match, could be a light version of a Royal Rumble, in that the winner actually won something that was built as having a decent amount of importance. Unfortunately from that standpoint, I don't think that's the mindset of WWE heading into this one. I think they're going to go the historical route, and because of that, I...