During the course of the last 10 days on the Road to WrestleMania, I'll be taking a look at each match on the card individually in order to fully explain the background of the storyline, a breakdown on why each Superstar could and should win, and the bottom line -- my prediction on the result of the match and the immediate aftermath, plus any other random thoughts. So without further ado, let's get to our first match, Randy Orton vs. Kane.

Background

Last summer, babyfaces Kane and Randy Orton faced off in a Street Fight in the main event of Smackdown. Kane proffered earlier in the show that he had become soft and would show that he could still be the Big Red Monster by destroying Orton. Instead, after losing following an RKO on a chair, Kane shook Orton's hand as a sign of respect, something vastly out of character for Kane. He was attacked by Mark Henry afterward and written off television for several months. Following the "resurrected" heel Kane's feud with John Cena, he targeted Orton when the Viper returned from his own legitimate injury. The two traded finishers over the next few weeks until Orton asked for an explanation for the attacks. Kane showed the clip of him shaking Orton's hand from July, saying he thinks about it every day and it makes him sick because it was a sign of weakness. He vowed to destroy Orton to give himself closure at WrestleMania.

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Breakdown

Why Kane should win: Unless plans are to build him up to challenge a babyface champion in the coming months, Kane probably shouldn't be victorious here. However, if that's in the works, a victory for the Big Red Monster at the Show of Shows would definitely be in order.

Why Orton should win: The Viper doesn't have the greatest PPV record as a babyface, but WrestleMania is a showcase for the top stars. He is certainly one of those. WWE's Apex Predator will likely be thrust into the World Championship scene following WrestleMania, so he needs a win here to get him back on the right track.

Bottom line

This one could really use a no DQ stipulation, considering the feud stems from a Street Fight and is all about these two wanting to tear each other apart. But WWE has shied away from "hardcore" matches at WrestleMania because of Extreme Rules being the next PPV. With that in mind, I suspect that Orton will go over here and Kane demands some sort of rematch at Extreme Rules.

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