1. World Championship Ladder Match Triple H (c) vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit
2. Grudge Match Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
3. WWE Championship Match Eddie Guerrero (c) vs. Kurt Angle
4. Brother vs. Brother Match Kane vs. The Undertaker
5. Battle of the Promoters Match Vince McMahon vs. Eric Bischoff vs. Paul Heyman
6. Wrestlemania Handicap Tag Match The Rock and Mick Foley vs. Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair
7. United States Championship Match The Big Show (c) vs. John Cena
8. Womens Championship Fatal 4 Way Match Molly Holly (c) vs. Victoria vs. Lita vs. Trish Stratus
9. Intercontinental Championship Match Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Booker T
10. WWE Tag Team Championship Match The World's Greatest Tag Team vs. The APA
11. Battle of Playboy Babes Torrie Wilson and Sable vs. Stacy Keibler and Miss Jackie
12. Cruiserweight Championship Battle Royal Rey Mysterio, Spike Dudley, Tajiri, Akio, Shannon Moore, Paul London, Billy Kidman, Funaki, Nunzio, Jamie Noble, Chavo Guerrero
13. Raw vs. Smackdown Battle Royal 10 from Raw, 10 from Smackdown RAW: The Hurricane, Lance Storm, Matt Hardy, Maven, Al Snow, John Heidenreich, Rico, Tommy Dreamer, Val Venis, Steven Richards SMACKDOWN: Billy Gunn, Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli, Matt Morgan, Rikishi, Scotty 2 Hotty, A-Train, Orlando Jordan, Basham Brothers
14. World Tag Team Championship Match The Dudley Boyz (c) vs. Mark Jindrak and Garrison Cade vs. Scott Steiner and Test vs. La Resistance
-Anyone missing? Plus to save a spot Jericho and Christian could remain a team and be in World Tag Team Championship Match and break up when they loose
We all have the same idea for the major matches, which have all but been confirmed; Goldberg v. Lesnar, Kane v. UT, Benoit/HHH/HBK, Foley/Rock v. Evolution, Divas tag match, Big Show v. Cena, Cruiser Battle Royal, and Eddie v. Angle.
Here's my ideas for the rest of the card. Firstly, Christian and Chris Jericho are heading towards a WrestleMania match centering around Trish. That has to happen. Here's my fantasy booking for how this feud will lead into WM. With Christian sort of hitting on Trish on Monday, I think he'll talk his way into going out with Trish, and Trish reluctantly accepting. They kind of hit it off and Christian brags to Jericho about how he bagged her. More sexual tension between Jericho and Trish result because of Christian. Eventually, Trish finds out what Christain was saying and dumps him. Christian is pissed, blames Jericho for going against him, and finally turns on Jericho. This sets up their match. A week or two before WrestleMania, Trish is set up as the special ref for the match.
Somewhere leading up to WM, Evolution is going to have to lose the tag titles and I'd say Randy Orton also loses the IC title. They both lose their titles because of interference by Foley and/or The Rock to add fuel to their match, which will be a 3 on 2 handicap match. Randy Orton should lose his title to either Booker T or RVD. I'd say RVD, at which point RVD turns cocky heel and sets up an IC title match with Booker T at WM. RVD hasn't been a heel really ever in WWE. He was brought in with the Invasion, but always got cheers. He was a bit heelish in their match on RAW and that's what gave me this idea. He needs to go back to that cocky, arrogant, bastard heel he was in ECW. Talking about how great he is and all that.
The Tag Titles are a bit more difficult. I mean, where can you go with that? There's really no tag teams on RAW anymore and the Dudleys are so stale. I say give the titles to someone fresh like Hurricane/Rosey or Storm/Venis in an "upset" win because of Foley interference. Then have a four way tag title match at WM with all the main teams on RAW: Hurricane/Rosey, Dudleys, La Resistance and either Venis/Storm or Cade/Jindrak.
I don't know where the Women's title comes into play. Maybe a Victoria v. Molly match since Trish is in the Jericho/Christian match. Throw in Lita for a triple threat?
Again, the tag titles on Smackdown are as stale as they are on RAW. I'd say at No Way Out, Rikishi and Scotty retain their titles against the Bashams. The APA win their #1 contenders match against TWGTT. However, between now and WM, TWGTT win the tag titles from Rikishi/Scotty setting up APA v. TWGTT at WM.
Throw in an interpromotional battle royal for some sort of trophy where all the left out guys can duke it out. Whoever wins will get their trophy distroyed by the runner-up and a new feud is started. And I think that pretty much does it. Let's run down the card again:
Benoit/HHH/HBK - World Title Eddie v. Angle - WWE Title Dudleys v. Storm/Venis v. Rosey/Hurricane v. La Resistance - World Tag Titles APA v. TWGTT - WWE Tag Titles Big Show v. Cena - US Title Booker T v. RVD - IC Title Victoria v. Molly v. Lita - Women's Title Cruiser Elimination Battle Royal Goldberg v. Lesnar Kane v. UT Christian v. Chris Jericho - Trish Special Ref Stacy Keibler/Miss Jackie v. Sable/Torrie Wilson Interpromotional Battle Royal
That's a lot of matches, but it's a 5 hour show this year. Plus, a lot of the old WrestleManias had 12 or 13 matches on the card. Of course, they were matches like Koko B. Ware vs. The Model Rick Martel, but still. It's possible to pull off in the amount of time they have. So there's my predicted card.
HEAT: Tag Match: The Hurricane, Rosey, Lance Storm & Val Venis vs. Rene Dupree, Rob Conway, Test & Scott Steiner HOUR ONE: One Fall for the World Heavyweight Championship: Hunter Hearst Helmsley [champion; with Ric Flair] vs. Shawn Michaels Elimination Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship: Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty [champions] vs. The World's Greatest Tag Team vs. the Basham Brothers [with Shaniqua] vs. The A.P.A. Elimination Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Rey Mysterio [champion] vs. Tajiri vs. Ultimo Dragon vs. Jamie Noble vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Nunzio HOUR TWO: One Fall for the WWE Women's Championship: Molly Holly [champion] vs. Jazz vs. Victoria vs. Lita Falls Anywhere Match for the WWE United States Championship: The Big Show [champion] vs. John Cena One Fall for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: Matt Hardy V1 vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Booker T HOUR THREE: Bra & Panties Match: Torrie Wilson & Sable vs. Stacy Kiebler & Miss Jackie One Fall for the World Tag Team Championship: Ric Flair & Batista [champions] vs. The Dudley Boyz Grudge Match with Special Referee Trish Stratus: Chris Jericho vs. Christian Video Package of Hall of Fame Inductions: Including Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan and two or three others HOUR FOUR: No Holds Barred Match: Mick Foley [with The Rock] vs. Randy Orton Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Kane One Fall with Special Referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar HOUR FIVE: One Fall for the WWE Heavyweight Championship: Eddie Guerrero [champion] vs. Kurt Angle One Fall for the World Heavyweight Championship: Helmsley/Michaels winner vs. Chris Benoit
Heat has a wildly mismatched cram'em in tag match. The show kicks off with the first of two World Title matches, as HBK gets a title shot (but Benoit is guaranteed a one-on-one match in the main event...and gets one). Then it's the SmackDown hour with a Tag Title and Cruiserweight Title match. Hour 2 is the Womenfolk, the US Title and the IC Title (presuming Orton loses it before Mania). Hour 3 is the Pointless Playboy Grudge Match, RAW Tag Titles, Jericho/Christian over Trish, and a quick review of the Hall of Fame inductions (with perhaps Hogan & Hart joining the show to add to the awesomeness). Hour 4 kicks it up a notch with Foley/Orton, Casket Match between the Brothers of Destruction, and Goldberg/Lesnar with Stone Cold in the stripes. And finally, Hour 5 is the workrate hour, with Eddie (hopefully) defending the WWE Title against Kurt Angle and the winner of HBK/HHH (probably HHH by cheatery) facing Benoit, with the Hitman at ringside (hopefully).
FLAMES: 29-20-5-3 for 66 points LAST YEAR: 32-35-12-3 for 79 points PACE: 42-30-7-4 for 95 points
The WWE has lost something in the neighbourhood of 3 million viewers in the last 18 months or so, including me. That's a hell of a lot of "smarks" who are bored with the crappy product. But hey ... good job WWE guys who are reading!