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Predicting The WWE WrestleMania 33 Card Before Royal Rumble 2017

WrestleMania 33 live stream free will feature part-timers like Goldberg, Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker, plus full-time main eventers like Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.

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That much we know. What isn’t as clear, though, is who many of those top stars will face on the grandest stage of them all. We will, however, get a pretty good indication of that at the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view, the first official stop on the road to WrestleMania 33.

WrestleMania 33 live stream free At the record-setting WrestleMania 32, WWE pulled out all the stops, including the return of Shane McMahon and a surprise match from The Rock, to continue the trend of WrestleMania being a rousing success. WrestleMania 33 is shaping up be a special show as well, with some matches already beginning to take shape and others just a domino away from falling into place.

WrestleMania 33 live stream free The Royal Rumble should confirm at least a few major WrestleMania matches, so let’s try to envision what those bouts will be. Here is a predicted (and more importantly, realistic) potential WrestleMania 33 card less than two weeks before the 2017 Royal Rumble.

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Note: This card will feature 12 matches, the same amount as WrestleMania 32. Therefore, some featured stars may be left off the card altogether. 

Shaquille O’Neal vs. The Big Show

The clash of two giants has been confirmed for WrestleMania as the celebrity attraction for the event.

WrestleMania 33 live stream free Though some will surely complain about this match taking a spot from a full-time star, WWE often has celebrities perform at WrestleMania, and this is a tradition that likely won’t end anytime soon. It’s a logical move for WWE to use O’Neal here as he has ties to the area due to his time with the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and Big Show is the best opponent for him as the biggest guy on the roster.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

A staple of the last three WrestleManias, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal is a way to get just about everyone on the roster onto the card without giving them a high-profile match.

The three winners of the bout (Cesaro, Big Show and Baron Corbin) haven’t really benefited much from winning the WrestleMania 33 live stream free battle royal, at least not immediately, but the match serves its purpose in giving mid and lower card performers something to do on a show that they wouldn’t be on otherwise.

Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match

At each of the last two WrestleManias, the Intercontinental Championship has been defended in a seven-person ladder match, which is a trend that is likely to continue this year.

As much as Dean Ambrose deserves to get a high-profile singles bout on the show after assisting in the elevation of the IC title, it’s simply much easier for WWE to throw a bunch of random midcarders together in one match than to build up a few singles feuds instead. Though perhaps not an ideal scenario here, WWE ladder matches tend to be really good, so if we’re taking the “glass is half full” approach, that’s one plus about this match.







WrestleMania 33 live stream free Look for SmackDown stars like Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Apollo Crews to make up the field for this bout, which seems to have become a WrestleMania tradition.

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Luke Harper

The Wyatt Family is on the verge of implosion as conflicts have arisen between all three members of the trio.

Originally, it looked like this storyline would simply lead to Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton, but Luke Harper has added another interesting layer to the angle due to his dissension with both Orton and Wyatt. Now, it seems as if we’re destined to get a repeat of Orton’s storyline with Legacy in 2009 and 2010, when “The Viper” fought his former stablemates Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 26.

WrestleMania 33 live stream free The specifics may differ slightly, but the main story arc is the same: Orton at the center of a stable’s breakup and a triple threat match on the grandest stage of them all.

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