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WrestleMania Challenge 2020 picks and predictions from media members

We surveyed ten journalists that follow the WWE to see what they think happens at WrestleMania 36 this weekend

Drew McIntyre speaks during a WWE Downunder media opportunity at Crown Entertainment Complex on October 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

With WrestleMania 36 finally here, you’ve got the chance to win $5000 in the WrestleMania Challenge contest from DraftKings. It’s free to enter, and if your answers are the best, you’ll be in line to win $5000!

Need some advice? We asked 10 members of the wrestling media to give us their choices for the the Showcase of The Immortals, and saw what they thought about the questions being asked. You can go with them or go your own way, but the advice on offer here is from some of the best squared circle scribes around.

Graham Mirmina: Bleacher Report, @GrahamMirmina

James Varsallone: Miami Herald, @Jimmyv3

Justin Barrasso: Sports Illustrated, @JustinBarrasso

John Clark: WrestleZone, @JohnRClark12

Joe Staszewski: NY Post, @Joe_Staszewski

Mike Johnson: Pro Wrestling Insider, @MikePWInsider

Brian Fritz: Between The Ropes, @BrianFritz

Justin LaBar: Pittsburgh Tribune Review, @JustinLabar

Rob Sanderson: Wrestling Broadcaster, @RobSandersonPxP

Matthew Wilkinson: ProWrestling.com, @MC_Wilkinson1

What will be the first match of WrestleMania?

Question 1: 10 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina E. Other: Owens vs. Rollins
James Varsallone E. Other
Justin Barrasso C. Intercontiental Championship
John Clark E. Other
Joe Staszewski C. Intercontiental Championship
Mike Johnson B. NXT Women's Championship
Brian Fritz E. Other
Justin LaBar B. NXT Women's Championship
Rob Sanderson E. Other
Matthew Wilkinson B. NXT Women's Championship

How many times will Brock Lesnar suplex Drew McIntyre?

Question 2: 10 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina C. 6-9
James Varsallone B. 3-5
Justin Barrasso B. 3-5
John Clark A. 0-2
Joe Staszewski B. 3-5
Mike Johnson C. 6-9
Brian Fritz C. 6-9
Justin LaBar B. 3-5
Rob Sanderson C. 6-9
Matthew Wilkinson B. 3-5

Will any WWE Superstar incorporate a motor vehicle into their WrestleMania entrance?

Question 3: 5 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina B. No
James Varsallone B. No
Justin Barrasso A. Yes
John Clark B. No
Joe Staszewski B. No
Mike Johnson A. Yes
Brian Fritz A. Yes
Justin LaBar A. Yes
Rob Sanderson A. Yes
Matthew Wilkinson A. Yes

How many times will an announcer table be broken?

Question 4: 10 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina C. 2
James Varsallone C. 2
Justin Barrasso C. 2
John Clark B. 1
Joe Staszewski C. 2
Mike Johnson C. 2
Brian Fritz C. 2
Justin LaBar A. 0
Rob Sanderson B. 1
Matthew Wilkinson C. 2

Will all three (3) Women’s Champions successfully defend their Raw, NXT and SmackDown Championships?

Question 5: 5 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina B. No
James Varsallone B. No
Justin Barrasso B. No
John Clark B. No
Joe Staszewski B. No
Mike Johnson B. No
Brian Fritz B. No
Justin LaBar B. No
Rob Sanderson B. No
Matthew Wilkinson B. No

Will “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt use the Mandible Claw on John Cena?

Question 6: 5 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina A. Yes
James Varsallone A. Yes
Justin Barrasso A. Yes
John Clark A. Yes
Joe Staszewski A. Yes
Mike Johnson A. Yes
Brian Fritz A. Yes
Justin LaBar B. No
Rob Sanderson A. Yes
Matthew Wilkinson A. Yes

The final outcome of the SmackDown Women’s Championship match will be determined by:

Question 7: 10 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina A. Pinfall
James Varsallone A. Pinfall
Justin Barrasso A. Pinfall
John Clark A. Pinfall
Joe Staszewski A. Pinfall
Mike Johnson A. Pinfall
Brian Fritz A. Pinfall
Justin LaBar A. Pinfall
Rob Sanderson B. Submission
Matthew Wilkinson A. Pinfall

Will Becky Lynch retain the Raw Women’s Championship?

Question 8: 5 points

Writer Author
Writer Author
Graham Mirmina B. No
James Varsallone A. Yes
Justin Barrasso B. No
John Clark B. No
Joe Staszewski B. No
Mike Johnson A. Yes
Brian Fritz A. Yes
Justin LaBar A. Yes
Rob Sanderson B. No
Matthew Wilkinson B. No

Will the number of matches determined by submission be over or under 2 ½?

Question 9: 5 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina B. Under
James Varsallone A. Over
Justin Barrasso B. Under
John Clark B. Under
Joe Staszewski B. Under
Mike Johnson B. Under
Brian Fritz B. Under
Justin LaBar B. Under
Rob Sanderson A. Over
Matthew Wilkinson B. Under

How many TOTAL spears will be performed in the Universal Championship match?

Question 10: 10 points

Writer Writer
Writer Writer
Graham Mirmina B. 3-4
James Varsallone A. 0-2
Justin Barrasso A. 0-2
John Clark A. 0-2
Joe Staszewski B. Under
Mike Johnson B. 3-4
Brian Fritz B. 3-4
Justin LaBar A. 0-2
Rob Sanderson A. 0-2
Matthew Wilkinson A. 0-2

Rank these matches in the order that they will occur.

Question 11, 25 points

Writer Answer
Writer Answer
Graham Mirmina SmackDown Women's, Universal, Raw Women's, WWE Championship
James Varsallone SmackDown Women's, Universal, Raw Women's, WWE Championship
Justin Barrasso Universal, WWE Championship, Raw Women's, SmackDown Women's
John Clark Universal, Raw Women's, SmackDown Women's, WWE Championship
Joe Staszewski SmackDown Women's, Universal, Raw Women's, WWE Championship
Mike Johnson SmackDown Women's, Universal, Raw Women's, WWE Championship
Brian Fritz Raw Women's, WWE Championship, SmackDown Women's, Universal
Justin LaBar SmackDown Women's, Raw Women's, WWE Championship, Universal
Rob Sanderson Universal, Raw Women's, SmackDown Women's, WWE Championship
Matthew Wilkinson Raw Women's, WWE Championship, SmackDown Women's, Universal

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