WrestleMania 34 Preview and Predictions: Ronda Rousey, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar And More
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The WWE is not messing around with WrestleMania 34 this year.
The Grandaddy of the Them All is slated for a seven-hour runtime with a stacked card featuring 13 official matches and, in all likelihood, a 14th. Some of the biggest names in wrestling will be at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans Sunday night, including one guy everyone thought retired, another guy who is about to retire and a woman making her in-match debut.
Here are the five biggest matches to look forward to at Wrestlemania 34.
Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H
The WWE has been relentlessly hyping this mixed tag-team bout for weeks. Though Rousey has sent Triple H through a table and been put through one herself as a part of the build-up to Wrestlemania, she hasn’t yet participated in an actual match. That changes on Sunday and it marks one of the biggest debuts in recent WWE history.
It’s not yet clear how Rousey will do. Her history in the Octagon would suggest that she’ll be able to handle the squared circle, but she hasn’t acquitted herself very well yet. Still, the WWE is sure to put her in a position to succeed.
The Undertaker vs. John Cena
Yes, it’s coming several years too late for many wrestling fans, but the dream match between The Undertaker and John Cena finally arrives on Sunday. At least, everyone is assuming it will.
The match hasn’t been officially announced but Cena’s been calling out The Undertaker for weeks and the Deadman, who hasn’t been in the ring in a year, has reportedly been training for months.
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
Will this be Lesnar’s last time wrestling in the WWE? Not for good, but the massive man appears to be taking a break from wrestling so he can train for a UFC match after Wrestlemania. Will he go out with the WWE Universal Championship in his hands? Seems unlikely.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
This wild melee is reserved for mid-tier wrestlers without the name recognition of those who will wrestler later in the night. For some, that’s reason to ignore it. But it also means the WWE gets goofy with the gimmicks to make it entertaining. Take last year, when Rob Gronkowski showed up and turned an otherwise unremarkable affair into something ridiculous.
AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
With so many matches on the fight card for the casual fan, the WWE had to throw the hardcore fans a bone with this one. These two are among the top in-ring performers in the WWE and this match stands to be the highlight of the night for those who appreciate such things. It could also mark a milestone. If Nakamura wins, he’ll be the first Japanese WWE Champion ever.