WrestleMania Prediction Results
April 4, 2012
I want to jump right into things, but before I start I need to make it clear that I haven't as yet seen WrestleMania 28, so this will strictly be a results recap. I will see the show eventually but I did not attend or watch the show on Sunday. I did attend the HOF ceremony but I opted to visit my Mom on Sunday (she has a place in Cape Coral, Florida) so after the HOF I drove to the other coast to spend Sunday with my Mom, rather than stay and attend WrestleMania.
Going into this show I had a prediction percentage of 46% which is not good but this year I turned things around with my best prediction results yet; lets get to it.
Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus: I certainly didn't expect this match to go as short but I did pick Sheamus to win and he did so I am 1-0 right out of the gate. I do feel bad for these guys though, they have been booked for a WrestleMania match 2 years in a row now and have only managed to do 1 kick on the big stage. I guess there is always next year.
Randy Orton vs. Kane: I picked Orton for the win here which was not to be. Kane picked up the win. That said I think this was more a swerve than anything else when you consider (SPOILER ALERT) Orton gets a rematch on SM this week and they have a much longer, much better match with the result I originally predicted. I claim a moral victory in this one but I do officially slip to 1-1.
Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show: I didn't expect Big Show to walk away with the title but I did pick him to win and he did so while this may not have been a home run pick for me but a win is a win and I move to 2-1.
Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix & Eve: Celebrities seldom come in to do jobs so I picked the good guys (or good gals, if you will) to win this one and they did, so I'm on a roll and move to 3-1.
The Undertaker vs. HHH: I don't think they are ever going to beat the Streak so as long as Taker keeps wrestling at Mania I should have at least one sure thing pick. I picked Taker to win and he delivered, I'm now 4-1.
Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny: On the bus back from the HOF I actually sat beside Teddy and joked that I would have been on Team Teddy if he'd have called. I picked Team Johnny to win, which they did, although I was hoping for Mark Henry to pick up the win and Miz did instead. Either way Team Johnny wins and I'm up to 5-1 and feeling pretty damn good.
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho: There were a lot of people figuring Jericho for the win here but I bet against my good buddy and went with Punk. Punk retained and I move to an Amazing Kreskin like 6-1.
John Cena vs. The Rock: The logical bet here was Cena which is who I picked to win, but the emotional favourite won out with The Rock picking up a huge win to the delight of the Mania crowd. I picked the Main event wrong but rounded out the night 6-2 with a personal best 75% accuracy rate. If they hadn't decided to swerve us on the Orton match I'd have actually reached an 88% accuracy rate, missing only the Main Event. So the official tale of the tape from the 7 years I've been doing this now:
Mania 22: 63%
Mania 23: 63%
Mania 24: 44%
Mania 25: 50%
Mania 26: 20%
Mania 27: 38%
Mania 28: 75%
After 7 long years or predictions and 21 years in the wrestling business I am no better or no worse that pure dumb luck and the flip of a coin. That's pretty sad. Oh well as I said to Daniel Bryan and Sheamus, there is always next year.
I hope to have another commentary up in a day or so covering my thoughts on the entire WrestleMania weekend, including my thoughts on the HOF and my tremendous experience at Showdown in the Sun with Ring of Honor.
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