Arda: I think Triple H will come as close as anyone has ever come to breaking the streak. 1 ... 2 ... special referee HBK can't count to 3 because what Triple H did to get to that pinfall was so dastardly that HBK has a moral decision to make and decides "not this way." I can also see this match -- being that it involves superstars who are "the last of a dying breed" -- turning into a "last of a dying match" involving violence and blood we aren't used to seeing in today's WWE. In the end, after Triple H finds a way out of Hell's Gate (which finished him at WrestleMania 27) it will be something spectacular that will put"The Game" away for good and the WWE Universe celebrated an astonishing 20-0 streak while feeling a sense of closure.
Prediction: The Undertaker
Adam: I've been vocal about my lack of anticipation for this match in my Raw recaps. I am one of those who feel their match last year was overrated. I have no doubt they'll pull out all the stops this year and do their best to give the Attitude Era it's proper sendoff -- and I truly hope all three men blow my expectations out of the water -- but I'm expecting another slow-moving match filled with big spots and periods of rest while one competitor or the other is downed from said moves. I agree that Michaels will likely have a moral dilemma on his hand near the end of the match, but ultimately, this bout belongs to The Undertaker. I'm just left wondering where all three men head from here. Will Taker ride off into the sunset? Will Triple H leave the ring for the office full-time? The aftermath almost appeals more than the match itself.
Prediction: The Undertaker
John Cena vs. The Rock
Arda: I think because The Rock is returning for WrestleMania 28, on top of the fact that he is in great shape and certainly has more than a handful of top-level matches left in him, it seems likely more than ever that the "passing of the torch" that many are predicting won't actually happen. For the first time in a larger-than-life WrestleMania main event, we may see interference. Say someone like The Miz costs Cena the match. The Rock wins and is strong going into his next match in WWE when he returns, Cena has a new rivalry to occupy him post WrestleMania, and someone (like Miz) is elevated to main-event level once again. It feels right for something like that to happen. Give me The Rock with a Rock Bottom and the 1-2-3 after some interference by The Miz.
Prediction: The Rock
Adam: Right off the bat, I'm going to have to disagree with Arda, and I'll do so on a number of points. First, while I understand where reports of The Miz's interference come from, I wonder if it's even worthwhile at this point. Miz has been buried so far deep through the past year, including being flat-out embarrassed by both Cena and The Rock at Survivor Series, that no one with any common sense would buy into a program involving Miz and either man, or at least not with the perception Miz stands a chance. Second, this match has been heavily promoted as "once in a lifetime," which obviously isn't gospel, but I'd like to believe it will be true. WWE has captured the proverbial lightning in a bottle, but a continued and prolonged feud between these two men would likely wear out its welcome fairly quickly. In my interview last week with Sheamus, "The Great White" said he expects Cena to pull out the win, and I have to agree.