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WWE WrestleMania 27 Card Predictions Part 3 – Inside The Wheelhouse

Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus is a rumored WrestleMania 27 main-eventHere we are heading into the month of March and the days until WrestleMania 27 are getting closer. It appears that after a month of build up the WrestleMania 27 card is just about set with 4 matches basically being announced for the event.

Cena/The Miz, Del Rio/Edge, Triple H/Undertaker & CM Punk/Orton appear to be all for gone conclusions now. With that being said lets look at the potential rest of the WrestleMania 27 card.

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole

This match is extremely close to being just as official as the said 4 matches noted above. Lawler vs. Cole reminds me a lot of the Bret Hart/Vince McMahon match from last year in the sense that you don’t expect a lot from this particular match. It’s basically a “heat fest” where the fans just want to see Michael Cole get pummeled.

The best thing to come out of this predicted match is that Jerry Lawler finally get his WrestleMania match. Before ever coming to the WWE, Lawler was also recognized as one of the top Wrestling Champions in the business, when he came to the WWE he was mostly looked at as a commentator. It’s great that Lawler gets his just deserved spotlight on the WrestleMania stage.

Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus – WWE United States Championship

As a Wrestling fan who is in favor of the WWE’s Youth Movement, I must admit that I was pissed when the WWE didn’t pull the trigger on the Sheamus/Triple H WrestleMania match. To me it makes the most sense and gives Sheamus a necessary spotlight to one day be perceived as a mega star for the company. Despite the WWE not doing that, I am all for this rumored matchup if the trigger is pulled.

Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus could very well be a WrestleMania Main Event in a couple years. I’m not telling you anything you didn’t know when I said Daniel Bryan is an amazing talent and future mega star, having him and Sheamus in a match together will make wrestling fans happy that these two young stars get a spotlight like this. I hope the WWE goes through this match because both competitors have a lot to offer when it comes to the future of World Wrestling Entertainment.

The Corre vs. The Nexus – WWE Tag Team Championship

This has WrestleMania opening or 2nd match written all over it. It’s sad that the both of these groups have lost a ton of heat the last couple of month where they appear to just be stables for guys with no other creative plans. The “beer half full” theory on this is as least they are still competing on WWE programming.

I expect this to be a WWE Tag Team Championship match with The Corre’s Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel (who are an underrated Tag Team mind you) with Ezekiel Jackson in their corner taking on David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty with Mason Ryan in their corner. The dynamics of this prediction is you have the big men on the outside, while the better wrestlers of the stable not named Barrett or Punk are in the match itself. The worst thing about this is Husky Harris is not in this match as I see him being a future star for the company.

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

This is the first of two predicted matches that may or may not have Money In the Bank implications. The rumor is right now that either this could be a singles match or be part of the annual M.I.T.B. match which appears to be happening at this point. Personally I’d like to see these two have a singles match cause it’s fresh, new and has had some pretty decent buildup thus far.

The word from reports is that Rey Mysterio handpicked Cody Rhodes as his opponent for this one and I think it’s a great choice. Mysterio doesn’t have that many years left in the ring sadly and Cody Rhodes is a future star in the waiting. Mysterio can help elevate his game by having a match with him at WrestleMania. I am hopeful that the eventual Creative Team outcome is that these two have a singles match at the biggest show of the year.

Diesel vs. The Big Show

If I had to guess whether or not this match is going to happen at WrestleMania 27 or not I’d have to say there is possibly a 40% chance of it actually happening right now. There has been no follow up or storyline for us to believe it to happen with the exception of the Royal Rumble staredown back in January. You have to wonder though if the WWE might decide to do this “specialty match” just to give the WrestleMania card some extra “entertainment” flavor.

Lets face it, this is not going to be a wrestling clinic of a match. This is specifically designed for people to be in amazement as two giants square off in the ring and a WWE legend (Diesel) returns to the squared circle. As of right now I don’t see this match happening, but there is a chance that it could happen still.

Money In The Bank Ladder Match:
Wade Barrett vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger vs. Drew McIntyre vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. Christian vs. Ted DiBiase or with The Big Show/Rey Mysterio/Cody Rhodes

The Money in the Bank ladder match, winner gets a Title Shot whenever they want at whatever time. It’s the match on the WrestleMania card where the WWE puts the rest of the good to decent wrestlers on the card that don’t have a match. While it has been rumored that it may or may not be happening this year, I can’t see the WWE not giving this match on the card with so many talented names without a storyline heading into WrestleMania.

Obviously due to not having a match I have put Wade Barrett, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, John Morrison, Kane, R-Truth, Christian and Ted DiBiase in the match. Now if the WWE doesn’t go through with Rhodes/Mysterio or Diesel/Big Show, they can easily put Rhodes, Mysterio and Big Show in this match just to give more filler. All of these names mentioned, for the most part, deserve to be on the WrestleMania card.

The Money in the Bank ladder match is always one of those matches on the WrestleMania card that I look forward to every year and would be let down if the WWE decided not to do it & to leave on the July PPV. M.I.T.B. should be showcased at WrestleMania and give the opportunity for a young star to possibly break through the glass ceiling of the WWE. The question that is obviously always asked is, if the WWE decides to do M.I.T.B. this year, will the briefcase be cashed in at WrestleMania 27 itself? More on that story as it develops.

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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