Maybe more of a wish than a "guarantee," but what the heck, let's have some fun. Last year, it was such a welcome breath of fresh air when JR replaced Michael Cole after Cole's match. When simply a lead announcer Cole is great, but when infused with a steady dose of villain commentary, it's a unanimous wish for silence from the WWE Universe. This doesn't need to be said, but in my opinion (and with great respect to the late Gordon Solie and the late Gorilla Monsoon), JR is the greatest wrestling commentator of all time and it would be a unanimous "welcome!" to the lead announce chair, even if it's for one match. Perhaps it would be fitting that he call the "end of an era" Hell in a Cell match. Speaking of that match ...
7. HELL IN A CELL ... "THERE WILL BE BLOOD"
It's difficult for me, as someone who consumed the Attitude Era live, to imagine Undertaker / HHH, in a Hell in a Cell, at WrestleMania, for the last time ... without it being the most violent match in recent memory. Despite the lack of blood in recent years, we will see a "crimson mask" or two (or three) in this matchup that will define a generation. Not only that, the violence we will be subjected to in this match will have an even greater impact because of how scarce it is in WWE today. This one won't be for the faint of heart.
8. JOHN CENA'S CROWD REACTION AT WRESTLEMANIA WILL SURPRISE YOU
The day after WrestleMania 27 when these two epic superstars shook hands in the center of the ring, I thought to myself "John Cena will get booed out of the stadium on April 1, 2012." Fast forward 11.5 months, and John Cena has won a lot of fans. I have it as a 55/45 boo/cheer split on my John Cena Crowd Reaciton Map, and though you might have previously thought it would have bordered closer to 90/10 come show time, I think this will ring accurate. To many (including myself), Cena has won the war of words leading up to WrestleMania and has come across as the more geniune of the two. I "guarantee" members of the WWE Universe will be thinking, "hmm... that's not the reaction I was expecting for John Cena in Miami at WrestleMania!" when the bell rings for the main event.
9. DANIEL BRYAN VS. SHEAMUS WILL CONTINUE PAST WRESTLEMANIA
Daniel Bryan and AJ have consistently been the highlight for me on Smackdown week after week. I thoroughly enjoy the sneaky, conniving Bryan weaseling his way out of sticky situations, and I look for him to do exactly that on Sunday. The Royal Rumble is certainly not the focal point going into this match, and it's not that Sheamus is looking weak going into the PPV; it's that Daniel Bryan is looking so strong. Sheamus has a great rivalry going at this time, which is why I see the World Heavyweight Champion escaping with the gold (much to the chagrin of the WWE Universe) and there being a PPV rematch with a stipulation that doesn't allow Bryan to use his same tactics again.
10. TOMMY DREAMER WILL NOT APPEAR AT WRESTLEMANIA
To be honest, I only had nine "guarantees" and I've been enjoying Tommy's articles lately (@THETOMMYDREAMER if you don't already follow him on Twitter) so I just threw this one out there. Random story: he once played the "wrestler name game" with independent wrestler Pierre Shadows for three hours in the parking lot of one of my independent shows in Toronto a few years ago (Tommy, if you're reading this I would love to "challenge" you and try my hand at your vast knowledge some day!)
Enjoy WrestleMania. I'll be in Miami tweeting throughout the weekend, so feel free to follow me @arda_ocal to get the latest.
* Not actual guarantees. If any of the above predictions comes true, I reserve the right to say “I told you so,” and if they don't, I reserve the right to say “I put 'guarantee' in quotation marks because I said it tongue in cheek. Of course it wasn't going to happen!”