Predictions for Sunday night's WWE pay-per-view:
WWE champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton: I keep going back and forth on this one. Triple H as a babyface seeking revenge seems like the logical choice to go over. That would allow for the traditional babyface confetti celebration to close WrestleMania, and Orton could always win the title at a future pay-per-view. Orton is so hot right now, however, that I think WWE will break with the norm and book Orton to stand triumphant with the belt at the end of the show. No matter the result, this feud is only just beginning.
World heavyweight champion Edge vs. John Cena vs. The Big Show: I think everyone is ruling out Big Show, which makes me wonder if WWE will have him go over as a swerve. I don't think so. I'm going with Cena.
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker: As is usually the case with a Michaels match at WrestleMania, expectations are high. I'm betting that the match delivers, and not just because of Michaels. Undertaker can still go in the ring despite all the years of abuse his body has taken. It makes no sense for The Streak to end this year and for Michaels to be the one who ends it. Undertaker goes 17-0 and Michaels perhaps gets another Match of the Year award on his resume.
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy in an extreme rules match: If these two are given time, this should be quite a spectacle. I think Matt will win, which allows the feud to continue beyond WrestleMania.
Chris Jericho vs. Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat and Jimmy Snuka: While this match is not what most of us were hoping for with Jericho, I do think it will be entertaining on some level. It could be ugly when Piper and Snuka are in there, but I'm betting that Steamboat can still work a decent short match. Jericho will win and then continue assaulting the legends until Ric Flair and Mickey Rourke make the save. The post-match climax sees all of the legends landing their finishers on Jericho, and then Rourke channeling his character from The Wrestler and hitting the "Ram Jam" on Jericho. The actor then takes a bow with the legends as the flashbulbs go wild.
Money in the Bank ladder match (Shelton Benjamin, Christian, Finlay, Mark Henry, Kane, Kofi Kingston, MVP and CM Punk): I wouldn't be surprised if Christian won, but I'm picking MVP, although that might just be wishful thinking. I don't think it will happen, but it would make story line sense if Kingston won and then cashed in at some point down the line if/when Edge is champion as payback for Edge taking him out of the elimination chamber match at No Way Out.
Intercontinental champion JBL vs. Rey Mysterio: This match reportedly is opening the show. That leads me to believe that JBL will win the match (by cheating, of course) and then announce that he is retiring to become the new Smackdown color commentator. He'll then take a seat at the announce table and become the first man to retire as IC champ and the first to wrestle and announce at WrestleMania. I am not the first to suggest this scenario, but I think it makes a lot of sense.
Carlito and Primo Colon vs. John Morrison and The Miz in a tag team title unification lumberjack match: Not sure exactly how the lumberjacks will come into play, but I see Morrison and The Miz emerging as the undisputed champs.
25 divas battle royal: Santino Marella will end up in the match and probably be either the first or next-to-last person eliminated. If Mae Young is involved, she'll have to win because she should not be taking a bump over or through the ropes. If Mae isn't participating, I'm going with Gail Kim. Hopefully the fact that she was the top female star in TNA won't be held against her by the WWE booking team.