WrestleMania 33 is finally here, and the stakes couldn't be higher for some of WWE's biggest stars. The Undertaker faces his possible retirement in a match against Roman Reigns, while Goldberg and Brock Lesnar will write the final chapter of their rivalry with the Universal Championship on the line.
WrestleMania 33 will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET on the WWE Network, with the kickoff show beginning at 5:00 p.m. If you aren't already a subscriber, you can find out how to watch for free here.
Here are our predictions for all 13 matches on the card:
Kickoff show: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The fourth annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal features Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, The Big Show, and the entire SmackDown men’s tag team division - but none of that really matters because Braun Strowman is an unstoppable monster.
Pick: Braun Strowman
Kickoff show: Neville vs. Austin Aries for the Cruiserweight Championship
Hopefully the Orlando crowd fills in Camping World Stadium prior to the start of the main card, because although Neville and Austin Aries were slotted for the pre-show, this has match-of-the-night potential.
Both men come into WrestleMania red-hot. Neville has been thriving since rebranding himself as the King of the Cruiserweights, while Aries became an instant fan-favorite since transitioning back to wrestling from commentary.
It’s a close call, but I have to back a fellow journalist.
Pick: Austin Aries
Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin for the Intercontinental Championship
When Baron Corbin made his debut a year ago at WrestleMania 32, it felt a little too soon for a guy who hadn’t held a title in NXT. He won the Battle Royal, but that was virtually his only accomplishment for months, and fans didn’t seem to really connect with Corbin at all.
In recent months, though, he’s been flourishing on SmackDown as a brash, brutal loner, and has held his own in the same ring with the likes of John Cena and AJ Styles.
While Dean Ambrose is incredibly popular, he doesn’t really need the title to lend him any legitimacy. Ambrose will still be a fan favorite and a main event contender with a loss, and Corbin has matured enough to the point where a run with a secondary championship could be just what he needs.
Expect this match to be, as Jim Ross would call it, a slobberknocker.
Pick: Baron Corbin
Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella vs. Naomi vs. Mickie James vs Natalya for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
You could make an argument for a number of different women to win here - Naomi never lost the title and is returning in her hometown, and Natalya has’t been a champion since 2011.
It will be interesting to see if there are any surprise entrants, as Daniel Bryan stated it would be open to any available woman on the SmackDown roster. Asuka had been wrestling on SmackDown live events leading into WrestleMania, but she just retained her NXT title Saturday night and may be staying off the main roster.
In the end, we’ll go with the people’s choice.
Pick: Becky Lynch (barring an Asuka debut)
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Enzo and Cass vs. Cesaro and Sheamus in a Triple Threat ladder match for the Raw Tag Team Championship
In terms of in-ring ability, Enzo and Cass are clearly in third place out of this trio of teams, but the fact that it’s a ladder match evens the odds, and the pop from an Enzo Amore championship promo would likely cause a small earthquake in Orlando.
Pick: Enzo and Cass
The Miz and Maryse vs. John Cena and Nikki Bella
Thanks to a series of vicious promos and what feels like genuine animosity between the two couples, this straight-outta-Total-Divas match has become one of the most anticipated on the entire card.
The real question, though, is if John Cena is planning a proposal at the end of the match.
Pick: John Cena and Nikki Bella
Bayley vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax in a Fatal Four Way elimination match for the Raw Women’s Championship
The Raw women’s division has been both predictable (there’s essentially only four stars featured each week) and entirely unpredictable (Bayley snapped Charlotte’s pay-per-view streak just before WrestleMania), so this one is a very difficult call.
Nia Jax may not yet be ready to lead the division - but she’s dominated Bayley twice in the last few weeks on Raw, a sign that she has a legitimate chance to walk out of Orlando with the title.
The fact that the match was changed from a traditional Fatal Four Way to an elimination match boosts Bayley’s odds to retain slightly, but she’s still the clear underdog here.
Charlotte is likely the favorite to emerge as champion, but I’m going with Sasha Banks, who had her crowning WrestleMania moment stolen from her by Ric Flair one year ago.
Pick: Sasha Banks
Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens for the United States Championship
We’re still not quite over the fact that team Kevin and Chris (or Chris and Kevin, depending on your allegiance) has split up, but their fallout has been one of the best storylines leading into WrestleMania 33.
After an embarrassing loss in a non-match against Goldberg at Fastlane, Owens will hopefully get plenty of time in the ring to show he’s one of the best on the roster on the WrestleMania stage. Given Jericho’s expected departure to reunite with Fozzy over the summer, we’re picking KO.
Pick: Kevin Owens
AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon
The biggest question entering this match is “what will Shane McMahon jump off of this time?” Last year in Dallas, McMahon plummeted off the top of a 20-foot cell to an announce table - and since there’s no obvious way he can top that without putting himself in mortal danger, he hopefully won’t even try.
McMahon can still deliver some good matches without resorting to wild spots, but AJ Styles is arguably the best in the world. For Styles not to win, something monumental would need to happen.
Pick: AJ Styles
Seth Rollins vs. Triple H in an unsanctioned match
Common sense would dictate that Triple H has to lose here, as he’s not the guy who will be coming to the ring week-in and week-out on Raw for the rest of the year. Still, this match has potential for some surprise interference.
Samoa Joe is not listed as an entrant for the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and I’d be surprised if he didn’t play a part in this match after injuring Rollins’ leg in the first place.
Finn Balor, meanwhile, has been facing Samoa Joe in his rehab matches at live events, and could be the guy who tips the scales in Rollins’ favor.
However it plays out, a Rollins loss would be devastating for him.
Pick: Seth Rollins
Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker
Although Roman Reigns actually retiring the greatest performer in WrestleMania history and an icon to generations of fans would make him arguably the most hated man in sports, it’s almost hard to see him losing at this point. Reigns has been so steadily built as the future face of WWE that a win over The Undertaker would be the ultimate coronation, launching a superstar into another layer of the stratosphere. You may not like it, but WWE has a whole lot more to gain in the decades to come with Reigns as “the guy who retired the Undertaker” than just another victim on The Undertaker’s near-flawless record.
The placement of this match on the WrestleMania card will be very interesting, as the result has the potential to ruin whatever match goes on after it. If The Undertaker wins, of course, fans will be in a great mood - but should The Undertaker lose, Camping World Stadium will feel like the largest graveyard on Earth.There have been rumblings Reigns vs. Undertaker may be the final match of the night, which would save all the other performers from the wrath wrought by a Reigns win.
Pick: Roman Reigns
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship
If you look back at Brock Lesnar’s previous encounters with Goldberg (at WrestleMania XX, Survivor Series 2016 and the 2017 Royal Rumble), there’s really no reason to believe he can conquer the 50-year-old Universal Champion, who has annihilated Lesnar at every opportunity.
Still, Goldberg has accomplished what he set out to do when he returned to WWE last year, and his run isn’t going to last forever. He proved to his son he can still be a superhero, and he proved to WWE fans he still had one last title run left in him. The ride has to come to an end sometime.
Pick: Brock Lesnar (in a match that hopefully goes longer than three minutes)
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Championship
This might be the hardest match to call on the entire card. In one corner you have a first-time World Champion who has somehow managed to almost fly under the radar since winning the title, and in the other you have one of the biggest stars of the last decade in WWE - who could easily serve as the face of SmackDown in the months to come.
A Bray Wyatt loss would be tough to swallow for his fans, but it wouldn’t be the end of his feud with Orton, who would be completing his grand scheme to infiltrate and destroy the Wyatt Family should he win.
It should also be noted that Luke Harper has been left off the card, meaning he could play a role in this match.
Pick: Randy Orton
Surprise predictions: Will Kurt Angle make an entrance?
Angle will be honored along with the rest of the Class of 2017 during the show, but Angle isn't your average inductee. While fans are clamoring for him to get back in the ring, he's also a perfect candidate to replace Mick Foley as the Raw GM. We'll hopefully find out who will fill that position tonight (but we may have to wait for the Raw after 'Mania)
Will Shinsuke Nakamura debut?
Shinsuke Nakamura lost to Bobby Roode Saturday night at TakeOver: Orlando in what was very clearly his farewell match. Nakamura was given an ovation by fans as he left the ring some five minutes after Roode had already exited.
Nakamura is surely coming to the main roster soon, but I don't think we'll see him Sunday night. There's simply not a great spot to feature him - WWE isn't going to waste him in the Battle Royal - and he doesn't quite fit into any existing storyline. Bank on Nakamura to show up Monday on Raw (or, even better, Tuesday on SmackDown).
Will Finn Balor return?
Balor is finally healthy after recovering from the major injuries he sustained at SummerSlam, and he's wrestled in a number of untelevised live events over the last month. Like Nakamura, he's ready to go, but it remains to be seen if WWE will pull the trigger tonight or wait for Raw. As I stated in my match prediction, I think we see the full demon Balor show up in the Triple H-Rollins match.