Broad Street Breakdown …Wrestlemania

Bryan Wislosky

This Sunday, April 1, 2012, we finally get the mega-event we’ve been waiting for since last April.

Live on pay-per-view, in Miami, Florida, in the legendary Orange Bowl, is the historic Wrestlemania 28.

This year is possibly the most star-studded line up in the nearly three decade history of the event, headlined of course by the clash of the titans of the wrestling world, when John Cena goes one-on-one with the Great One, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. This match was made on the Monday Night Raw after last year’s Wrestlemania, so needless to say, it has some hype.

Also on the card is the End of an Era match, where The Game, HHH, takes on the Deadman, the Undertaker, inside “Hell in a Cell,” with special guest referee Shawn Michaels, the Heartbreak Kid.

The Apocalyptic Warrior is undefeated at the Show of Shows and can make it an unthinkable 20-0 with a victory over the Cerebral Assassin.  The only thing is, HHH nearly ended “The Streak” at last year’s Wrestlemania, and Taker didn’t even leave the ring under his own power.

Then there is the bout for the WWE Championship between current champion CM Punk and Chris Jericho.  This match will determine who truly is “The Best in the World.”

Also, we have the World Heavyweight Championship match between Daniel Bryan and Sheamus.  The Celtic Warrior earned this title shot against D-Bry by winning the 2012 Royal Rumble match.

As we move down the card, there is the 12-man tag match where Raw General Manager, Johnny “Ace” Laurinaitis, will put a team together against Smackdown GM, Teddy Long, where the winner will gain control over both shows.

Team Johnny consists of team captain David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, Christian and a wrestler to be named later; Team Long has team captain Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, and another mystery participant.

It should be noted that by the time this article comes out, the final two wrestlers for the match will most likely be revealed, but for now my predictions are Miz for Laurinaitis, and Brodus Clay for Long.

Next, we have Randy Orton taking on Kane.  The Viper and the Devil’s Favorite Demon should put on a good show for the crowd.

Then there is the match for the Intercontinental Title where Big Show hopes to end his string of Wrestlemania woes against current champion Cody Rhodes.

The final match currently on the card is the Divas tag match, featuring Maxim bombshell Kelly Kelly teaming up with the host of Extra, Maria Menounos, to take on the dastardly Eve Torres and Divas Champion Beth Phoenix.  This match is really only on the card as filler.

As far as winners go, my predictions are Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos, Cody Rhodes retains the Intercontinental Title, Randy Orton, Laurinaitis will take control of both shows, Sheamus becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk retains his WWE Championship, Undertaker goes to 20-0, and as much as I am a part of Team Bring It, I have to say that the Cenation leader will take the victory in The Rock’s hometown. John Cena is just too big a star, and Rocky just isn’t around enough that a win will do the company any good.  Either way, Wrestlemania has a sick lineup and could possibly be the greatest show of the year in the world of sports entertainment.