WWE Gives Up, Lets An Alligator Predict Wrestlemania Winners
We're not kidding.
Every major sporting event has people making predictions, and sometimes, predictions come via non-traditional routes like a video game simulation of the "big game," like the Super Bowl in Madden. This year, instead of predicting the winners of Wrestlemania through WWE 2K18, WWE said went an entirely different route and used an alligator to pick the winners for the April PPV.
In the video, former Tough Enough contestant ZZ takes the viewer to his alligator farm in Kraemer, Louisiana--which is 56 miles outside of New Orleans, where Wrestlemania 34 takes place--to find out who is going to win a few of the PPV matches, by way of alligators chomping on pictures. Yes, this is real, and you can see the silliness below.
The gator chose Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, Brock Lesnar, and Shinsuke Nakamura for their respective matches. This is by far the weirdest thing we've seen when it comes to predicting Wrestlemania winners. GameSpot's predictions are much more complicated, as we have chickens peck at giant, disembodied cutouts of competitor's heads--that or we just guess based on where we think the storylines are going.
Regardless of whether or not the alligators are right, this year's Wrestlemania should be a blast, especially now that Daniel Bryan is cleared to compete. The big show takes place on Sunday, April 8 and the Kickoff Show should start at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT--the start time for the Kickoff Show has not been revealed yet. As of this writing, there are 11 matches on the card, including the first ever Women's Battle Royal match, which had its original name changed because of some controversy.
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