Fantasy Wrestlemania: John Cena should be the Star attraction

There's not much happening right now, but, if one man was going to keep the show on the road, it was Vince McMahon. Wrestlemania 36, here we go!


It’s that time of year again!

Which is exactly what I’d say in March with heightened enthusiasm if it wasn’t for the fact that WrestleMania is not only being held behind closed doors, but also being pre-recorded.

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Vince McMahon Stages Wrestlemania 36 in his Living Room?!

It could well even be done by now, as we type this. But thankfully, to make it somewhat more enjoyable, we do have a WrestleMania Daily Fantasy contest.

I won’t give you a full rundown of the stipulations – you can find them over on Paddy Power Fantasy – but you basically pick six performers from the event card and they’ll be awarded points for doing their thing:

Categories Points
Foreign Object Used 0.8
Kickout 0.2
Pin Attempt 0.5
Submission Attempt 0.5
Put Someone Through a Table 2
Signature Move Hit 3
Top Turnbuckle Move Hit 0.7
Reversal 0.3
Baaaahgawwddd! It’s Paddy Power Fantasy at Wrestlemania 36

And your “Star” wrestler will get 1.5 times the points – so think you’re captain from Premier League fantasy football.

Here are some of the best value options you can pick up to make sure that you ehh – cash-in – much like Seth Rollins.

As a Texas rattlesnake once famously said –


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John Cena – £19

What has John Cena become known for in WWE circles? That’s the one – hitting multiple finishing moves over and over again.

His storyline in this one consists of him trying to overcome The Fiend – or Bray Wyatt in a silly mask – but the point stands.

Creative are going to try and have him do everything in his power to defeat Wyatt, but it won’t happen. En route to that moment, however, you can expect countless signature moves, multiple pinfalls and he may even get desperate enough to try and use a weapon.

Them sounds like dolla-dolla-bills to me.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 04: 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)

Drew McIntyre – £17

The three-dollar disparity between McIntyre and Brock Lesnar is strange unless you think the bookers are going to completely flip the narrative and have Lesnar pile on finishing moves against his opponent.

I would suspect that Drew wins this match, but it’s probably going to last quite a while and Lesnar will constantly be kicking out of McIntyre attempts before finally succumbing.

Pencil him in for quite a number of finishers and maybe ten pin attempts. This is, after all, the only way you can possibly write Lesnar off as the behemoth many want you to believe he is.

Shayna Baszler – £13

The bargain of all bargains, this one.

Becky Lynch is effectively carrying the company by herself now, and while the push for Baszler is strong, there’s no chance this turns into a squash.

It’s also worth noting that this could very easily main event one of the two nights, meaning it will get sufficient airtime. And when you go through the card, which story, bar perhaps Brock and Drew, has gotten the most build-up?

You don’t wheel Stone Cold out for nothing, and Becky’s going to be going the distance.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 15: World Heavyweight Champion Edge gets Batista into the ropes during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

It’s Paddy Power Fantasy from the top rope!

Edge – £18

He’s in a last man standing match and his nickname is the Rated R Superstar. While there’s obviously a clear issue with losing points for pinfalls here – they don’t apply – it just adds to the point that you’d be crazy to take the more expensive participant.

Way back when, Edge was known for his relentless weapon use when he had a heel run, and this is the ideal time to recall some of that aggression.

Does a con-chair-two count as one or two, by the way?

Sami Zayn – £16

He’s just a little bit unhinged and there could be a sense of desperation creep into the narrative, couldn’t there?

Bryan will make his work a tonne of pins to get anywhere near him, and he also has plenty of submission holds in his locker.

This could well be the longest match of the entire card too, so it’s a nice value play.

Bodyslam Wrestlemania 36 with Paddy Power Fantasy

What do you think?