It’s that time of the year where my friends all gather around the house, order pizza, eat chips and watch the biggest sporting event of the year….
No, it’s not the Super Bowl, it’s WrestleMania weekend.
Name how many times a year that you go get Pizza and hang out with your friends? That’s the best part Wrestlemania. Each year, I hang out with my best friends while watching the show together and talking about older wrestling shows for amusement. For some reason my pals and I always end up discussing late 1980’s, early 1990’s WCW.
Don’t know why, but each of us grew up watching TBS to see Ric Flair, Sting, Doom, Steiner Brothers, Road Warriors, Great Muta, Lex Luger, etc. and that’s the era of wrestling important to us as we grow up into our mid to late 30’s.
Besides Wrestlemania, you might have the NFL Super Bowl, 1 or 2 UFC big events, the NCAA finals games (football and basketball), and maybe the occasional boxing match, other than that, the world lacks big events where you stuff yourself with food while enjoying something on television with friends.
Heck, even my wife (who hates wresting) gets into WrestleMania. It really is a showcase and an entertaining evening.
The event this year is even being featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter in all day break-ins. That should be fun for wrestling ‘haters’.
The Wrestlemania weekend is like no other. Events kicked off on Thursday and will continue until midnight Sunday. It features the Hall of Fame, which this year will include Sting, the Fabulous Freebirds and even Snoop Dog in its “Celebrity Wing”.
Plus, the WWE Network is giving away a free month this week. If you sign up you can see the card, and if you have ever watched the sport of professional wrestling, relive your younger days.
Yes, I know, and understand that professional wrestling is scripted, I refuse to use the word fake, but I will be doing my Potts’ Picks on this year’s card.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Match
Roman Reigns over Triple H
Hell In a Cell
The Undertaker over Shane McMahon
If Shane wins, he controls RAW and Taker is done at WrestleMania.
No Holds Barred Street Fight
Brock Lesnar over Dean Ambrose
Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title
Kevin Owens (c) over The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Stardust vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara
Triple Threat for the WWE Divas Title
Sasha Banks over Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte (c)
Sheamus, Rusev, King Barrett and Alberto Del Rio over. Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods
Third Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Kane wins over Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, Big Show, Tyler Breeze, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, Fandango, Damien Sandow, Darren Young, Konnor, Viktor, Goldust, R-Truth and 4 others TBA
A.J. Sytles over Chris Jericho
The Usos over. The Dudley Boyz
Natalya, Paige, Alicia Fox, Brie Bella and Eva Marie over Lana, Tamina Snuka, Naomi, Emma and Summer Rae
WWE United States Title Match
Ryback over Kalisto