WWE WrestleMania 40: Bold predictions for Night Two including a MITB cash in – Metro US

WWE WrestleMania 40: Bold predictions for Night Two including a MITB cash in

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Cody Rhodes makes his entrance during WrestleMania 38 in Arlington, Texas, on April 3, 2022. Rhodes will be part of the main event for WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 2, 2023, against Roman Reigns. (WWE via AP)

WrestleMania 40 takes place this weekend and excitement in Philadelphia is reaching all-time highs. With that in mind, it’s time to make some bold predictions for Sunday’s card.

Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs The Final Testament

A Philadelphia Street Fight will kick off night 2 and is bound to be filled with chaos. When all is said and done, I can’t see Lashley taking a loss at Mania, even in a match with a stipulation as open as this. It’s the perfect way to set up a night of high stake settings and Lashley guiding the Street Profits to a win is the way to get the crowd going.

Winners: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits

LA Knight vs AJ Styles

This is a huge match. LA Knight’s 2023 run was remarkable but ever since the loss to Reigns, he’s fallen back into mid-card territory. Styles doesn’t need this win and can really make Knight look the part. Putting over a red-hot star who the fans adore is the perfect feel-good moment for WrestleMania.

Winner: LA Knight

Logan Paul (c) vs Randy Orton vs Kevin Owens: United States Championship

This could genuinely go in any direction. I feel like Logan Paul is going to lose this match, purely so the title can be defended on a more regular basis. If I had to pick a winner, it’d probably be Orton, who can then use it as a beacon of opportunity for younger talents like Bron Breakker.

Also, the pop for an Orton win at Mania would be biblical.

Winner: Randy Orton

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Iyo Sky (c) vs Bayley: Women’s World Championship

Bayley will be looking to recapture the Women’s World Championship against one of the best Women Wrestlers on the planet. This has the potential to be an excellent match, but I feel like Sky gets the title defense here given that she’s only had the belt since August and needs that marquee victory.

Winner: Iyo Sky

Seth Rollins (c) vs Drew McIntyre: World Heavyweight Championship

The build has been brilliant, with the two heavily intertwined with CM Punk, who will be commentating on the contest. For me, the result is a fun one. Drew McIntyre wins only for Damien Priest to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase. This allows Punk and McIntyre to really sink their teeth into what feels like a dream feud at this point, while keeping it separate from the title picture, AND giving Drew his Mania moment…if only for a second.

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Winner: Drew McIntyre

Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Undisputed WWE Universal Championship

I honestly don’t know how to call this. Half of me wants Cody to finish his story, and this tiny part of me really wants Roman to just hit that Hulk Hogan milestone given that it’s highly unlikely anyone ever will again. I do think Cody Rhodes wins though…it’s just…too…sweet.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

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