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Wrestlemania 34 & WWE Roster Shakeup Odds & Predictions

Trevor Dueck

by Trevor Dueck in Entertainment

Mar 9, 2018 · 3:53 PM PST

Undertaker suffers his first loss at Wrestlemania 30.
Undertaker suffers his first loss at Wrestlemania 30. Photo by WWE (YouTube)
  • Wrestlemania 34 is going down on April 8th. What will the card look like?
  • Will The Undertaker come out of retirement to face John Cena?
  • Which WWE Superstars will find new homes if there is another roster shakeup?

It’s the best time of year if you’re a WWE fan. We are heading into Wrestlemania season, and rumors are circulating about what could go down on the grandest stage of them all.

Although some of the big matches are already confirmed, there are still more to be added to what should be a somewhat stacked and extremely long evening of rasslin’ action on April 8th (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans).

But the action will continue post-Wrestlemania weekend, too. There has been recent speculation that some big WWE names may be finding new homes in another roster shakeup. We’ll look at the likelihood of prominent Superstars moving to a new TV work day.

Let me tell you something Mene Gene; whatcha gonna do when WWE odds-a-mania goes wild on you!?


John Cena wrestling in a WWE House Show in Garret Coliseum in 2015
John Cena (Photo Credit: Anton Flickr)

The biggest wrestling show on the planet already has four stellar matches confirmed:

  • Universal Championship – Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
  • WWE Championship – AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H
  • Intercontinental Championship – The Miz (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor

Mania is usually a long, five-hour show, seven hours if you count the pre-show, and that means there is a lot of time to fill. What matches will be added? We have a list of potential feuds along with the odds on whether we’ll see them on the match card.

Sasha Banks vs. Bayley: 1/3

You can’t have a Wrestlemania without “The Boss” in Sasha Banks who has recently been spatting with her longtime friend and now rival Bayley. This feud seems like a no-brainer to add to the card as both ladies have shown in the past to put on quality matches. With a decent amount of build up, this is a feud that deserves the proper blow off at Mania.

Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Asuka (SmackDown Women’s Championship): 1/1

Asuka gets to choose which women’s champion she can challenge, and there has been some talk about a potential cross-promotional super fight between the two best women wrestlers on the planet in Charlotte (SmackDown Women’s Champion) vs. Asuka. This would be a great match to add to a Wrestlemania card.

Bobby Roode (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal (United States Championship): 3/2

The way this boring storyline between Roode and Orton has been going, it makes sense for Jinder Mahal, who has had a beef with both men, to be added to the mix to make it a three-way. The United States Championship should be defended at Wrestlemania. Side Note: There is an outside chance that more competitors are added in Dolph Ziggler and Rusev. Could a ladder be involved?

The Usos (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (SmackDown Tag Team Championship): 3/2

We’re always down for another Usos vs. New Day match as they had one of the best feuds in wrestling last year. At first glance, it looks like that rivalry will be reignited. One twist though, The Bludgeon Brothers could brutally insert themselves into this match and make it a three-way for the SmackDown tag titles.

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax (RAW Women’s Championship): 2/1

We are waiting to see who Asuka will challenge at Wrestlemania, but the early odds say it will be Charlotte, which would mean RAW’s Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss will need a dance partner. Jax has been getting a bit of a push as of late, and a match with her longtime friend could happen come Mania time.

Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens: 4/1

SmackDown has seemed to have lost its way as of late, and the Zayn and Owens feud with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan has grown rather stagnant. Now it appears the WWE is going in the direction of splitting up Owens and Zayn so they can have another one of their epic matches that we’ve seen a thousand times.

John Cena vs. The Undertaker: 4/1

John Cena has been hinting that he may not be apart of Wrestlemania and that The Undertaker will not be coming out of retirement to face him. So that means it will be Cena vs. The Undertaker on April 8th right? As much as the WWE has done their best to swerve people from the rumors, several videos have emerged of Taker training, with freshly died hair. Although this match seems like a bad idea, it feels like it’s going to happen.

Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali (Cruiserweight Championship): 17/3

The Cruiserweight Championship Tournament has wholly revived 205 Live. Some of the best matches have taken place on this little show that could, and leading the charge has been Cedric Alexander. If we were booking the tournament final, a match between Alexander and Mustafa Ali would be the perfect way to showcase this division on the big show.

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal: 9/1

There was talk that the Andre the Giant Memorial would not happen at this year’s Wrestlemania. Last year it was relegated to the kick-off show. With the new Andre The Giant HBO documentary coming out weeks after Mania, WWE will surely like to make this match a big deal. So how big? How about Braun Strowman big. He’s the perfect guy to be added to this match, so unless Braun is inserted into the Universal Title Match (which could be a possibility if Brock Lesnar’s contract situation blows up), we believe this would be the perfect match to have Strowman’s Wrestlemania moment.


Sasha Banks and Charlotte at Royal Rumble in 2016.
Sasha Banks and Charlotte at Royal Rumble in 2016. Photo by Sasha Banks Plus (YouTube).

There have been some rumors about potential WWE Superstars changing brands. There is no confirmation on whether the WWE will go through with another roster shakeup like last year, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Names like Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Becky Lynch and more are rumored to be on the move after Wrestlemania 34. We take a look at some of the big names and provide odds on their brand departure.

AJ Styles to Raw: 1/3

This change is one of the most likely shakeup moves that will happen. We’re calling it right now; Styles is going to lose his World Championship title at Wrestlemania to Shinsuke Nakamura. That would mean the “Face that runs the place” AJ Styles could use a change of address for fresh new competition like Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and of course soon to be Universal Champ Roman Reigns.

Sasha Banks to SmackDown Live: 7/13

A change of scenery for “The Boss” might kickstart what was a pretty average 2017 for the former Women’s Champ. It appears she’s turning back to her heelish tendencies, and a move to SmackDown live where she can rekindle a rivalry with Charlotte would be good for business.

The USOS to Raw: 1/1

Their new look and the new attitude has connected with fans, but what has been even more impressive is the quality of their matches. Their feud with New Day has been the best tag team feud of recent years. However, they are running out of options on SmackDown Live and moving them into the spotlight on Monday Night Raw would give that Tag Team division a fresh feel.

Finn Balor to SmackDown Live: 4/1

If there is anyone that should hit the proverbial reset button, it’s Finn Balor. Despite what Vince McMahon thinks, Balor is very over with the fans, but unfortunately, he hasn’t been getting the push he deserves on Raw. If AJ Styles leaves SmackDown Live, it will make logical sense to have Balor move over to Tuesday nights and be in that WWE Championship picture. Maybe even a heel turn?

Seth Rollins to SmackDown Live: 17/3

What happened to Seth Rollins? In 2015 he was the man, and just like Finn Balor, he now seems to be relegated to midcard status with no real direction. The man is exceptionally talented, and a move to SmackDown Live could be precisely where he needs to burn it all down!

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