The Generation X Files Wrestlemania Special!
On this episode of The Generation X Files, what happens when Tatiana sits down with three professional wrestling fans: Bob the 86er, American Johnny and me Dan America, to discuss Wrestlemania and Wrestlemania 34?
Find out on the very special Wrestlemania episode of The Generation X Files!
When we recorded this episode the Wrestlemania 34 Match Card was not complete, we discussed the matches that had been confirmed but now that the Wrestlemania 34 and NXT TakeOver: New Orleans Match Card is complete and because I do it every year in my blog, I will do so in this one as an added bonus for wrestling fans… and Asuka.…
We also share our own personal wrestling experiences with Tatiana and attempt to teach her that there is so much more to the WWE and the world of Professional Wrestling then John Cena and Niki Bella.
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.
Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (Unsanctioned Match.)
If Ciampa wins then Gargano is banned from NXT, I can see this one going ether way but Gargano is the favorite to win because his wife Candace LeRae recently singed with NXT. I expect an over the top match because that is the type of match that these two can put on but they are going to have to work extra hard to steal the show with what they are up against.
My Prediction: Tommaso Ciampa wins because it’s about time that Johnny Gargano gets called up to the main roster. One would think that Candace LeRae being in NXT now would mean that Gargano is going to win, but that is the reason why I think he is going to lose, so that she can develop her character as more of her own person rather then Gargano’s wife.
Adam Cole vs. EC3 vs. Killian Dain vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream (Ladder Match for the NXT North American Championship.)
I may just be a sucker for a good ladder match, I may be too big of a fan for everyone involved in this match, I may be excited about the inaugural match for the NXT North American Championship but I am willing to say that this match will steal the show.
My Prediction: Adam Cole wins and becomes the first NXT North American Champion, although everyone in this match is awesome and I would rather see Ricochet win, it’s Adam Cole Bay Bay!!!
Seriously though, Adam Cole winning in classic heel fashion is the only way that makes sense. EC3 and Ricochet are too new to the current NXT scene, Killian Dain should be going to the Main Roster after Wrestlemania. Lars Sullivan and Velveteen Dream will probably feud with Adam Cole and each other after this match. Most important, this match will be the perfect way to further establish Adam Cole’s character and the Undisputed Era it will also help bring prestige to the North American Champion.
The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly) (c) vs. The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) vs. Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne (NXT Tag Team Title Match.)
I find the build up to this one to be very interesting because Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly jumped in the ring during the final match of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament. Now instead of the winners of the tournament getting a shot at the NXT Tag Team Titles, the winners of this match will win the Titles and the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Trophey.
My Prediction: Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne win, because the Authors of Pain should be going to the Main Roster after this and it will create and instant feud between Strong & Dunne vs The Undisputed Era. Strong & Dunne should hold on to the titles until Bobby Fish returns from injury and The Undisputed Era demands there rematch for their titles.
Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler (NXT Women’s Championship.)
I think that I would like this one a lot more if the build up was not such a basic one, Shayna Baszler has not been in NXT long enough for this match in my opinion, all that we knows about her is that she is some kind of MMA Bully. I still think that it is going to be a great match and I love Ember Moon’s finisher.
My Prediction: Shayna Baszler wins but there will be some outside interference and this will set up for Ember Moon’s push to the Main Roster but that won’t happen until after Summer Slam. This is the beginning to a good feud but I don’t think that these two are the only ones who will be involved.
Andrade "Cien" Almas (c) vs. Aleister Black (NXT Championship Match.)
If you have not seen these two yet, I advise that you do it immediately!!! This will be an epic match. It has been a classic Face vs. Heel story so far with Almas playing the shameless heel and Black the strong face, both are phenomenal in the ring and I can’t get enough of Aleister Black’s theme song.
My Prediction: Aleister Black wins, Almas moves to the Main Roster.
André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
I love a good Battle Royal especially this one because it gives everyone on the Main Roster a chance to compete at Wrestlemaina. Although I feel that some Superstars in this match deserve their own match at Wrestlemania rather then all be a part of one big match, I can’t complain.
My Prediction: Although I said on the Podcast that I want to see Drew McIntyre make his return to the Main Roster and win the Battle Royal, that is just what I would like to see. Elias Samson is probably going to win this one because the fans are starting to get behind him and the WWE will see this as a way to launch him into stardom.
I also think that there will be a lot of surprise entrants in this years Battle Royal.
WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal
Another Battle Royal where I am sure there will be a lot of surprises and I also feel that some of the talent in this match deserved better booking then being thrown into the Battle Royal but I can not complain because we get to see everyone we want to see this way.
My Prediction: Bayley wins but Sasha Banks will turn heel and ruin Bayley’s celebration.
Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali (WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match.)
It’s the final for the Cruiserweight Tournament for the vacant title and I am looking forward to these two going all out to make a statement about the Cruiserweight Division.
My Prediction: Cedric Alexander wins and I will be happy because I have been a fan since he showed up at the Cruiserweight Classic Tournament.
The Usos (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.)
I feel that the Smackdown Tag Team Division is stronger then Raw’s but I am not too happy about the story leading into this one because we have seen The Usos vs The New Day for a year while waiting for The Bludgeon Brothers to arrive. I know that I am technically getting everything that I wanted out of this one but I would of still likes to see The New Day face a different team and not be in the title match.
My Prediction: The Usos retain the Tag Titles, The New Day and The Bludgeon Brothers begin a feud but The Authors of Pain will go to SmackDown to challenge The Usos.
Cesaro and Sheamus (c) vs. Braun Strowman and ???
I am not a huge fan of when singles competitors team up and win the titles but Cesaro and Sheamus have pulled it off well. I love Braun Strowman and the story that lead into this match of Braun taking out all the other Tag Teams and insisting that he does not need a partner.
My Prediction: Elias Samson shows up and sings a song about why he deserves to be Braun’s Tag Team Partner, Elias and Braun win.
Randy Orton (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Rusev (WWE United States Championship Match.)
I have reservations about this one because everyone is a former champion and I always like to see someone new in the mix, but this is a collection of some of the very best SmackDown has to offer and it’s always Rusev Day.
My Prediction: Bobby Roode wins and it will be GLORIOUS!
The Miz (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor (WWE Intercontinental Champhionship.)
I thought that this one was going to be a ladder match and to make things worse: I love Rollins and Balor but I don’t care for The Miz.
My Prediction: The Miz stinks up the match, Finn better come out as The Demon and win.
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax (WWE Raw Women’s Championship.)
Former Best Friends now bitter enemies, oh the drama! Not to mention it’s a ‘David vs Goliath’ type match which will make it interesting but because of Alexa’s personality it will be comedic as well, which kind of takes away from the match but adds a little special something.
My Prediction: What I hope will happen is that “Miss Money in the Bank” Carmella cashes her title contract in on Nia Jax who will defeat Alexa Bliss. What I would like to see is Nia Jax win. What will probably happen? Alexa Bliss retains the title with help so that means shenanigans.
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Asuka (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.)
The Queen vs. The Empress of Tomorrow, Charlotte Flair is a legacy the business is in her blog and she has proved it time and time again. Asuka is undefeated in the WWE she has not lost a match in over 500 days and is the winner of the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble. This one is in the running for match of the night and I sure hope it is.
My Prediction: Asuka wins….. If Carmella cashes in her contract and ruins what will be the most Historic Championship Match in WWE History I will hate Carmella for the rest of her life and have Tatiana cast a spell on her.
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
This will be the epic climax to a really long feud and Daniel Bryan’s return to the ring. If Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens lose they're fired from SmackDown. This is a Wrestlemania match because of how long and how well they built it up, I am excited for this one because I can’t wait to see Daniel Bryan do his thing in the ring and I don’t think that they could have picked a better set of opponents for him to face in his return.
My Prediction: I have two predictions for this one, ether Shane McMahon will turn on Daniel Bryan and join forces with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn showing his true colors as a McMahon or Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon will win and Sami and Kevin will end up on Raw the next night.
Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
This match is all wrong, it’s supposed to be Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut but she will not only be facing someone who has not been in the ring in years but it’s also a ‘Mixed Tag Match’ so she is starting her WWE career as a part-timer.
They say that this match is 3 years in the making but 3 years ago it was Ronda Rousey and The Rock who stood up against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
I love me some Kurt Angle vs. Triple H but not like this….
My Prediction: Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey win…. big surprise.
John Cena vs The Undertaker
This one makes me sad, I don’t care for John Cena but The Undertaker is my favorite.
My Prediction: Undertaker comes out as American Badass as Kid Rock performs the song live, if Cena calls him out before it happens? It does not matter. Ether Cena is going to lose and not show up again until Summer Slam or Cena will win and there will be a riot. Ether way this will be the Undertaker’s last Wrestlemania.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE Championship.)
This is thee match of the night, the WWE’s top Superstars for the Championship, these two are the most popular on the Main Roster and the absolute best that the WWE has to offer. This will be an epic match that will go down in WWE history as one of the greatest matches of all time.
My Prediction: Nakamura wins.
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (WWE Universal Championship.)
This is the apparent ‘Main Event’ that everyone knew was going to happen and no one cares, we all just want it to be over and done with already.
I have no prediction for this one, it’s been obvious for a year now that Roman is going to win.
If I am wrong about any of these matches then I am wrong and it will make me happy because I love surprises, but if Asuka does not win or if Carmella ruins everything by casino in her Money in the Bank Contract it will be a tragedy, but that is not going to happen, because NO ONE IS READY FOR ASUKA!!!!