WrestleMania picks from Browns’ Gary Barnridge, Steelers’ DeAngelo Williams

Gary Barnidge (left) and DeAngelo Williams are caught up in the Mania.


(The Cleveland Browns’ Gary Barnridge and Pittsburgh Steelers’ DeAngelo Williams are making their sixth trek to WrestleMania. Barnridge, a tight end, was kind enough to share his love of WWE here. The NFL players’ picks are below.)

As for WrestleMania 31 this Sunday, here are predictions and analysis for each match from DeAngelo and myself.

Fatal Four Way Tag Match: Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs. The New Day vs. Los Matadores vs. The Usos

Williams: New Day wins because they need to be made into a relevant tag team and the best way to do that is give them the titles.

Barnidge: I want to say the Usos, but I am think they stay with Cesaro and Kidd just because they are building the Kidd Natalya story up.

Women’s Tag Match: AJ Lee & Paige vs. The Bella Twins

Williams: Paige and AJ. They are dysfunctional and unorthodox and the Bella’s have the title, so they don’t need to win.

Barnidge: I am going to agree with DeAngelo I think AJ and Paige because they have the most to gain from winning.

Andre the Giant Battle Royal

We’re both think that Mizdow will win the match because he has won the crowd over and it will just help the feud of Miz vs. Mizdow.

Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins

Williams: Randy Orton wins by DQ or Seth Rollins wins by interference.

Barnidge: I am going with Randy Orton to win because he is back to being the Viper.

U.S. Title Match: Rusev vs. John Cena

Williams: Cena wins because the belt has to come back to the United States.

Barnidge: Cena wins because it is a way to make the U.S. championship relevant again.

Bray Wyatt vs. Undertaker

Williams: Undertaker is the pick because he can’t lose two years in a row and he is my favorite wrestler.

Barnidge: Undertaker wins because it’s the Undertaker and he’s just not gonna lose. More to come later on why.

Intercontinental Ladder Match featuring Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose; R-Truth, Wade Barrett, Luke Harper, Stardust

DeAngelo: Daniel Bryan because its his time and he lost to Ziggler on "Raw" last week.

Barnidge: It’s a toss up — Ziggler or Bryan. But if have to pick, I say Bryan, but I want Ziggler to win.

Sting vs. Triple H

Williams: Sting, because an Icon can’t lose to the Authority

Barnidge: Sting wins and it sets up a final showdown at WrestleMania 32 – Icon (Sting) vs. Phenom (Undertaker) in the final match for both men.

Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns

Williams: I want Reigns to win to bring the title back to Raw, but I will say Lesnar unless I see what his new contact entails.

Barnidge: Lesnar wins because the fans haven’t bought into Reigns and Lesnar just decided to stay with the WWE.