Staff predictions for Wrestlemania 29: Del Rio vs. Swagger
Apr 7, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
* Brian Leeman: Swagger has been incredibly dominant this feud, but I don’t see him winning this match. Del Rio has gotten very popular and I think he’ll overcome Swagger. I don’t think WWE is ambitious enough to take Swagger from literally nothing to champion in a couple months.
* Michael Riba: Hopefully, this won’t be the opening contest like the World title has been at the last two Manias. If it is, the crowd will be dead by the end of it. This is the red-headed step-child of the main event matches, and for good reason when you try to compare it to the others. This feud has not entertained me at all, and truthfully, I could care less who wins this one.
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio retains the World Heavyweight Championship.
* Jamie Cruickshank: Again, I can see this going either way. My head says it’s too soon for Swagger, but that little voice at the back says it could be his time for a main event run. In any case, I hope Ziggler cashes in, but again, that’s more in hope than anything else.
WINNER: Del Rio
* Mike McMahon: Del Rio over Swagger
This Swagger angle hasn’t caught fire like I think they would have liked.