This Sunday, WrestleMania 32, WWE's version of the Super Bowl, will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas. We look at the 11 matches scheduled for this event to determine the top sports picks that can be made.
WrestleMania 32 will have a two-hour kick-off show at 5:00 PM ET. The event itself starts at 7:00 PM ET.
Here are our full match previews and predictions so you can make some money with your sports picks while enjoying all the action at The Grandest Stage of Them All.
WrestleMania 32 Card
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H vs. Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns is expected to be the face of the WWE for years to come, the problem is that he hasn't been able to connect with the fans and the way WWE has forced him down everyone's throats hasn't helped him. Reigns has held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship twice over the last few months and he is expected to beat Triple H to regain it once more (-700 betting odds).
Unless plans change drastically, Reigns will walk out of Texas as a three-time champion, but what reaction will he get? He's been booed out of buildings as of late while Triple H has been cheered. The problem is that Reigns is supposed to be cheered and WWE hasn't figured out how to achieve this. Their feud hasn't created any intrigue and the match is a bit predictable. Triple H is at +400 to retain his title and that would be the right call from WWE writers but I'm not counting on it, so expect Reigns to win the Championship back regardless of what the potentially record-breaking crowd can do once he beats Triple H.
Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred Street Fight)
Dean Ambrose is at +110 at Bovada for his No Hold Barred Street Fight against Brock Lesnar -150. Ambrose was expected to be in the main event against Triple H but this match will give him a decent spotlight and can help him in the long run. Brock Lesnar is a Beast and we all know what he is capable of. Lesnar has tried to put Ambrose down several times but the Lunatic Fringe always comes back for more punishment.
Ambrose has a lot of heart and an impressive ability to absorb pain, but he has no chance in a normal fight against someone like Lesnar. Making this a No Holds Barred Street Fight is an equaliser and the use of weapons will help Ambrose tame the Beast.
Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match)
After several years out of the WWE, Shane McMahon (-110) returned and he wants to end the reign of The Authority and assume control of the WWE over his father Vince and his sister Stephanie.
Shane supposedly bailed Vince out financially, and his father is forcing him into a Hell in a Cell match with The Undertaker (-130). This match has a lot at stake and it promises to be a car crash from the start. The good thing is that it will be an entertaining one.
I expect Shane McMahon to win, it won't be a clean victory because someone will interfere but it will certainly change the landscape of Monday Night Raw.
Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Triple Threat Match)
The Triple Threat Match for the Divas Championship between Charlotte (+140), Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks has the potential to steal the show. This is dream match that not many expected to see on the main roster. Charlotte has been a great heel champ but not even his legendary father Ric Flair on her corner will help her retain her title against two of the most talented female wrestlers to ever step foot in WWE.
If I had to choose between Becky Lynch (+500) and Sasha Banks (-300) to get the win, I would have to pick Banks. I like Becky's unique style and ring skills but there's a reason why they call Sasha Banks The Bo$$ and she will start her reign as the face of the Divas next Sunday
United States Champion Kalisto vs. Ryback
WWE is trying to recreate a David vs. Goliath story with this match but I'm not too interested in it. Ryback (+110) has been booked as a monster lately and his promos saying that size matters have been boring at best. Kalisto's talent is undeniable and he has shocked plenty with his series of matches against Alberto Del Rio. Kalisto should keep his US Title longer because Ryback doesn't have much too offer in terms of skills inside and outside the ring. WrestleMania is about beating the odds and sending the fans home happy and a Ryback win wouldn't benefit him.
The 3rd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The 20-man Battle Royal for the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy isn't particularly interesting because previous winners haven't done much with their careers afterwards (Cesaro and Big Show), but maybe a surprise return could make this 3rd edition more appealing. T
Here's the list of potential entrants and their betting odds:
Braun Strowman +125
Bray Wyatt +500
Mark Henry +600
Randy Orton +800
Samoa Joe +1000
Erick Rowan +1200
Jack Swagger +1200
Big Show +1500
Damien Sandow +2000
Heath Slater +2000
Adam Rose +2500
Curtis Axel +2500
Darren Young +3000
Bo Dallas +3000
Tyler Breeze +4000
My picks to win it are a Wyatt family member, most likely Bray, Kane, who in my opinion deserves this accolade at the twilight of his career, or a returning Randy Orton at +800 betting odds.
The New Day vs. The League of Nations
The heated feud between the New Day and the League of Nations will come to an end on Sunday. The WWE Tag Team Titles won't be on the line but a 4-on-3 handicap match makes this an exciting match with plenty of possibilities as many talented wrestlers will be involved. I don't see how the New Day can lose, especially because they're poised for a babyface run in the near future. I predict the beginning of the end for the League of Nations.
The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
These two teams should have challenged The New Day. Instead, they have to prove themselves as serious contenders once again, which means that both will be desperate for a win. Experience favors the Dudleys and a loss against the Usos would hurt their credibility as heels. Expect tables to make a difference.
Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara vs. The Miz vs. Stardust
Here are the betting odds for all the wrestlers involved in this spectacular ladder match:
Kevin Owens -200
Sami Zayn +225
Dolph Ziggler +900
The Miz +2000
Sin Cara +2500
Zack Ryder +3300
There might be seven wrestlers involved but make no mistake about it, this match is all about Kevin Owens going up against his classic rival Sami Zayn. This match can steal the show as well, since most of these seven wrestlers are outstanding but look for this one to come down to Owens and Zayn, and I see KO finding a way to keep his title a bit longer.
The Total Divas vs. B.A.D. & Blonde
Much like the Ladder Match for the IC title, despite all the divas involved, this match is all about Emma vs. Paige renewing their legendary rivalry from NXT. I think it's finally Emma's time to shine on the main roster and her getting the pin for her team would go a long way in establishing her as a talent to watch. Look for a decent match that could signal Lana's in-ring debut.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
I'm saving the best for last. This is the match that I want to watch the most, even though these two wrestlers have faced each other three times since Styles made his surprise debut in the Royal Rumble. Jericho has done a tremendous job as a heel, which isn't surprising considering his impressive resume and he has helped Styles kick-start his WWE career, making him look like the star that he is. Look for the Phenomenal One to get his well-deserved WrestleMania moment in another instant classic against Y2J.