Friday, April 03, 2009

Wrestlemania XXV Preview and Predictions: W.W.E. Champ Triple H vs. Randy Orton

Randy Orton will challenge Triple H for the World Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Championship this Sunday. For Orton, he’s clearly at the peak of his career and firing on all cylinders as a heel. HHH, meanwhile, tries to snap a losing streak at Wrestlemania, which is currently at four.

Although we have seen this match before, the build for Orton-Hunter has been tremendous. The W.W.E. has made this issue personal as a result of Orton attacking Hunter's brother-in-law, Shane; father-in-law, Vince; and Hunter's wife, Stephanie.

I'm not convinced that "Legacy" is a major faction because Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase have never really looked very strong in this feud. When I think back to other great factions, I can't imagine Dusty Rhodes manhandling "Four Horseman" Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson the way Hunter Hearst Helmsley tossed around Cody Rhodes or the ease with which Vince and Shane tossed Cody & Ted around.

The added stipulation that Triple H will lose the title if he gets disqualified or counted out tells me that Orton could win and Hunter can come out of the match still looking good. I think Randy Orton will win the championship, but am hoping it isn't because Hunter is counted out or disqualified. Orton would have to do something really outlandish to get Hunter that upset that he loses his cool.

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