What will the #WrestleMania match order be?

We’re 13 days out from WrestleMania 28. Only four shows left, two of Raw and two of Smackdown.

So with time running short, one of the logical things to discuss is the order in which the matches are going to be contested.

Here is a list of the current matches – with the possibility that one could be added in the next 13 days.

  • John Cena vs The Rock
  • Randy Orton vs Kane
  • Team Teddy vs Team Johnny
  • The Undertaker vs Triple H in Hell in a Cell with special guest referee Shawn Michaels
  • WWE Champion CM Punk vs Chris Jericho
  • World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus
  • Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes vs The Big Show
  • Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos vs Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Eve

The first thing to keep in mind is that WWE likes breaking the big matches up, somewhat. Last year the show opened with Edge vs Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. The same thing could happen this year, with Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus, and I think that will be how WWE will go. Trying to open the show with a bang.

The second thing to remember is that the WWE learned its lesson when Rock vs Hogan did not close WrestleMania 18. Rock vs Cena will definitely close WrestleMania 28.

They definitely will not put Hell in a Cell right back to back with Rock vs Cena. They will give the crowd a chance to calm down between the matches. So thats the perfect spot for the ‘celebrity’ match of Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos vs Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Eve.

I also don’t think they will lead into Hell in a Cell with the WWE Championship match, so they will put something between the two as well. Seems like a good spot for Team Teddy vs Team Johnny.

Before the WWE Championship match, I see the Randy Orton vs Kane match.

That leaves the second match of the show, which is Cody Rhodes vs Big Show for the Intercontinental Championship.

So here’s our projected match order:

  1. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus
  2. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes vs The Big Show
  3. Randy Orton vs Kane
  4. WWE Champion CM Punk vs Chris Jericho
  5. Team Teddy vs Team Johnny
  6. The Undertaker vs Triple H in Hell in a Cell with special guest referee Shawn Michaels
  7. Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos vs Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Eve
  8. John Cena vs The Rock
We will see in 13 nights how accurate this is. Stay tuned for my predictions on each match.