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WrestleMania 39 Predictions: April 1 & 2

WrestleMania’s two day event kicks off tonight April 1 and will continue through the weekend on April 2. The line up is below followed by us at Diva Dirt’s predictions.

April 1 – Day 1

Becky Lynch, Lita, and Trish Stratus vs. Damage CTRL

Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley – SmackDown Women’s Title

April 2 – Day 2

Liv Morgan/Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shotzi/Natalya vs. Ronda Rousey/Shayna Baszler vs. Chelsea Green/Sonya Deville – WrestleMania Showcase

Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka – Raw Women’s Title

Predictions


Becky Lynch, Lita, and Trish Stratus vs. Damage CTRL

GARY – I can’t believe I’m seeing Lita and Trish Stratus at Wrestlemania once again! This match has, in my own opinion, had a strong build and the promo on RAW really allowed Lynch to echo sentiments shared by many fans so it’s really make or break time for Damage CTRL. I’m going with the team that NEEDS the victory and that is Damage CTRL, I don’t even care if it has to come at the expense of a Stratus heel turn (even if I lowkey suspect Lita to also turn on Lynch and give us heel Team Bestie for a little while.

WINNER: Damage CTRL

NICK – I am gonna go with Damage CTRL because I think Trish has something up her sleeve. I am super happy to see Trish and Lita in the ring at a WresteMania!

WINNER: Damage CTRL

COLBY – Someone pinch me because I still can’t believe Lita and Trish are on a WrestleMania card again, not to mention the amount of talent they get to share the ring with. It hasn’t been a perfect build, but this has been brewing since SummerSlam when Damage CTRL formed and confronted Bianca and Becky. Damage CTRL got a couple tag title reigns since then, but other than that, they’ve often been on the losing end. My head says the babyface logically get their moment, but my heart says Damage CTRL needs… well, damage control. I’m siding with them anyway.

WINNER: Damage CTRL

Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley – SmackDown Women’s Title

GARY – The Women’s title matches are the hardest to call for me and I wish I could say it’s because of an amazing build between all competitors but rather the opposite. The interactions have been so limited that it almost makes it really hard to predict anything. Maybe that was the plan all along? I believe at least one of the champions will lose their title at Wrestlemania and so I’m going with Ripley finally toppling Flair this weekend and beginning her reign as Smackdown Women’s Champion. It may spell the end of her run with The Judgment Day but I think the fans may be on side with Ripley after Wrestlemania, perhaps even a double turn during the rumoured Main Event of Night One?

WINNER: Rhea Ripley

NICK – Based off the terrible booking I would think Flair would retain. However, Rhea is too hot right now not to pull the trigger on her!

WINNER: Rhea Ripley

COLBY – As I wrote in my “Road to WrestleMania” article, this should be all about Ripley getting her redemption from what’s happened over the last few years. Ripley hasn’t been able to pin Flair since November 2019, and this stage would be the perfect opportunity launch Ripley even further into superstardom. Flair rarely gets defeated on the grandest stage, and she’ll be just fine taking this loss.

WINNER: Rhea Ripley

WrestleMania Showcase

GARY – It seems a pretty done deal that Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler will win this one if all rumours are to be believed but I’m going against that. They could lose this match and still look incredibly strong if it takes all other teams to take them out. I’m going with a total wildcard that is Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville getting the victory! Why? Because the heart wants what it wants.

WINNERS: Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville

NICK – The obvious answer will likely be the winners. Although I would like another team such as Chelsea/Sonya to win it.

WINNERS: Ronda and Shayna

COLBY – I’m one of those people who likes to see as many women get the WrestleMania card as possible, so I’m definitely fine with these showcase tag matches happening. It’s a bummer Carmella couldn’t make it on for whatever reason, but Sonya is a suitable replacement considering she’s been active for the last year and hasn’t had a Mania match in a few years. I also like the story aspect of several of these women feuding with Rousey and Baszler. At least it’s something. With that being said, I don’t see anyone else winning this besides the terrorizing duo, and that’s okay. It’s Hollywood, it’s Rousey.

WINNERS: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler

Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka – Raw Women’s Title

GARY – Yes the build hasn’t been great but I am so excited to see these women show out (all the women this weekend will, let’s be honest!) I just don’t see Asuka winning here or Belair losing the momentum she has just yet. I know others feel ready for Belair’s reign to end and I believe it will be Asuka to do it but I don’t think that happens here. When Belair loses the title I believe it deserves a bit more build up and a far more aggressive feud than what we’ve seen her involved in yet. I won’t be mad at an Asuka win and I know the match will be top quality but I’m going with a Belair victory.

WINNER: Bianca Belair

NICK – Another bad build, but unlike the Rhea aspect of being red hot, WWE has done nothing with Asuka’s new character. I see Bianca holding onto it a bit longer.

WINNER: Bianca Belair

COLBY – This might be the one I’m torn on the most. I thought that Asuka returning in the Rumble would kick off a heel run, but so far we haven’t crossed that line. Is WrestleMania the place for that? Asuka has yet to win a WrestleMania match, while Belair is looking to go three for three. I love Bianca, but her act could use a little bit of a change after a year of dominating. There’s a case to be made for keeping the title on Belair, but I want Asuka to become unstoppable again.

WINNER: Asuka

What are your predictions?

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