Pre-Show Kick Off Match: Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel
This is a real thrown together match from both teams. There is not background story being told her and no real reason to care. The Rhode Brothers need a win desperately and they should get it here.
Prediction: Cody Rhodes & Goldust
Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil
The break up has been coming and if Titus O’Neil ever had a real chance of getting over as a single’s competitor it is now. He needs a strong showing even in defeat. Wrestling 101 says Darren Young gets his revenge on his former tag team partner.
Prediction: Darren Young
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws vs. The Usos
I think this is the perfect tag team (Usos) to take the belts from the New Age Outlaws. However I want it as a personal fan to see it happen at WrestleMania 30. I think it might be too soon for the Outlaws to drop the belts, but make no doubt about it. It is coming and coming fast.
Prediction: The New Age Outlaws Retain
Intercontinental Title Match: Big E © vs. Jack Swagger
Jack Swagger earned this match in a four way match back about a week ago on Smackdown. He looked strong in his outing and might just be on track for a serious run. The problem is, he is running into a champion that is on a tear and his name is Big E. I won’t get into this much, but it is a clear line in the sand. Swagger looks strong, but just comes up short.
Prediction: Big E Retains!
Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio
Is anyone interested in this? Ok so maybe some of you are. With the lackluster return of the “Animal” he is more of a shell of himself than a bigger, better image of himself. The two least interesting WWE Superstars on the roster going at it in a match. This is a recipe for a chanting crowd taking a huge dump all over this match. If WWE thinks they can hold an audience for ten minutes or more for this match and not have a negative reaction then they are out of their minds. It is an Ok match, but the buildup has been lame and uninspiring to say the least. They have not really given us a real reason for this match and why it is taking place other than Del Rio hating Batista. With big plans in place for Batista then I see a clear cut winner.
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family
This is the real main event on the card. It should be the match of the night no doubt about it. However I just can’t see them have one team go over on another one at this point. Unless they have Reigns cost the Shield the match is one option. That is very likely, but they have so much invested in this match and with the fans wanting to see these two factions go at it. The WWE Universe is wondering who will win the match. I believe they do a double DQ or a count out or a no contest leading to a rematch at WrestleMania 30. It would be a good send off for the Shield and let the Wyatt’s be the new top faction.
Prediction: Match ends a no contest
Everyone this is a really good match on paper, will be a really good match once it gets going is another story. The Daniel Bryan fans will be out in full swing and I hope he wins the title here, but I seriously doubt it. WWE has the plans of Orton versus Batista for the world title at WrestleMania 30 and I just can’t see them change that due to the fans favorite star. Especially someone they do not believe in. So please get that out of your mind. I think this is real simple, they want Batista and Orton in their main event. They have been pushing for it since Batista’s return in January. Sheamus could and should turn heel setting up he and Daniel Bryan feud which I would like to see. Will they do that? I highly doubt it, but it would give a huge boost to the Sheamus Character. Cena is lost and has no direction. Unless the Wyatt Family interferes in this match (how would they?) there is nothing to Cena right now. He has not been on TV that often and does anyone other than kids and Women interested in the John Cena character right now? Take away from the Cena haters, has WWE given us anything to be excited about his character up until this point? No. Christian is on the downhill slide on his career and Cesaro is on the edge of being ready, but not yet. Pretty simple, Orton…
Prediction: Orton retains