Thursday, April 02, 2009

Wrestlemania XXV Preview and Predictions: Chris Jericho vs. "The Legends"

Chris Jericho takes on Jimmy "Superfly” Snuka, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Rowdy Roddy Piper in a match where Jericho has to defeat each one of his opponents and they only have to pin or force Jericho to submit once in order to be declared the victors.

The storyline came off the heels of the hugely successful movie, The Wrestler; a movie about a former star that is now washed up, broke and working matches in high school gyms. Jericho has been insulting legends - those that in some ways imitate the life of Mickey Rourke's character, Randy "The Ram" Robinson - for the last few months which caused speculation to run wild that Hulk Hogan or Steve Austin would face Jericho, however, for various reasons, the storyline never went in that direction.

Ric Flair will be in the legends’ corner while Mickey Rourke will be seated ringside.

Steve Austin is being inducted into the W.W.E. Hall of Fame Saturday night and many are wondering if he will be at Wrestlemania on Sunday and will Austin get involved somehow in this particular match? I read a while back that Austin is filming a movie in South America and has to fly back on Sunday.

Jericho is one of the best heels the W.W.E. has right now and I expect him to carry the legends. I absolutely don’t want to see Chris Jericho lose or get humiliated. So what I would like to see is Jericho make quick work of the three legends by cheating and using any means necessary. Jericho then goes to beat up Mickey Rourke and gets jumped by Flair and the other three. That case is a win-win, but I have a feeling that Jericho will indeed get completely humiliated in this bout.


Anonymous said...

Both Stone Cold & Mickey Rourke are filming "The Expendables" in South America. Just my thought, if Mickey Rourke can make Wrestlemania, so can Stone Cold.

Sean G. Kilkelly said...

Good point. I hope Austin gets involved.

coffee break said...

Rourke's gotta work on his trash talking skills before he can become a real pro wrestler...