We’re just days away from WWE’s biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania. The company’s most important PPV of the year will also be the largest in terms of the number of matches on the card, and one of the battles with the most hype behind it is John Cena vs. Undertaker, even though the match has yet to be officially announced. The biggest question on everyone’s minds is, “Who is going to win?”
Instead of letting alligators choose the potential winners of Wrestlemania, which is totally something WWE did, we went to WWE 2K18 and let the computer do what it does best: simulate. In the video above, you can watch biker Undertaker take on Cena. How did this prediction line up with GameSpot’s?
In addition to Cena beating down Taker, we ran some more simulations in WWE 2K18 for as many matches as we could. However, some wrestlers, like Mustafa Ali and Ronda Rousey, were not in the game, and there was no way to run a three-team tag team match, so those were skipped.
- Roman Reigns pinned Brock Lesnar: Detailed prediction here
- Shinsuke Nakamura pinned AJ Styles
- Asuka pinned Charlotte: Detailed prediction here
- Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn won by countout
- The Miz pinned Seth Rollins
- Bobby Roode pinned Randy Orton
- Alexa Bliss pinned Nia Jax
The lead up to this year’s real-life event has been crazy. From Daniel Bryan being cleared for a return to the ring, to Shane McMahon fighting in the event–even though he’s been hospitalized–to Macaulay Culkin challenging Rusev, the buildup may be more exciting than the actual PPV itself. That’s saying a lot, since there are quite a few huge matches on the show that have the potential to be legendary. This is especially true for both Smackdown championship matches featuring Royal Rumble winners: Asuka vs. Charlotte (c) and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles (c).
Wrestlemania 34 comes to PPV and the WWE Network on Sunday April 8 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. The Kickoff Show will start at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT on the WWE Network and streamed live on YouTube, with the second hour appearing on the USA Network. You don’t have to watch through YouTube or on USA Network, as there are multiple ways to watch Wrestlemania 34 this year, which includes on your consoles. It’s going to be a long show, with at least seven hours slotted on the Network for the show to run.
If you’re interested in more on Wrestlemania–including live coverage of the event itself–stay tuned to GameSpot in the upcoming week, leading into Wrestlemania 34.