Sunday, June 18, 2017

WWE Money In the Bank Predictions


One of my personal favorite PPVs is back tonight with a small but pretty efficient card that might not deliver the best quality matches, but provides us with some sense of direction of where the storylines are headed this year. Match order is key tonight as the MITB Ladder Matches coming before the main title matches could heighten the drama with the possibility of a quick cash in. It'll be interesting to see but let's get to it..

Kick-Off Show

The Hype Bros vs. The Colons

The Colons stink but they've been gaining some momentum. The Hype Bros are reuniting after Ryder went down with an injury months ago. A large part of me wants to say WWE isn't going to fool around and just have Ryder and Mojo feud right away, but they deserve a title shot, and I think they're inability to capture those titles is what will drive them to their break up. For now, it's the kick-off show and the purpose of that is to get the crowd HYPED.

Prediction: The Hype Bros


Main Card

Naomi (c) vs. Lana -- Smackdown Women's Championship

Could this Lana push just be one big joke that will end with her getting waxed in the ring by Naomi, a person who has actually wrestled before? Yes. But do I think this could all just be one big joke that will end with the winner of the Women's MITB match cashing in almost immediately? YES.
There really is no way of telling which direction the company plans on going with this match, or even with anything Lana related moving forward, but I'll be wishing for a Ravishing Title Reign tonight, even if it only lasts a few minutes.

Prediction: Lana


The Usos (c) vs. The New Day -- Tag Team Championship

As the case as always been with The New Day, a tag team championship does not determine their worth and ability. The Usos are killing it with their Heel gimmick and have put together a really good reign on top with no reason to end it tonight. And if The Hype Bros do get their title shot, it would fit a lot easier to have Heel opponents, especially if it leads to their demise.

Prediction: The Usos retain


Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Carmella vs. Tamina vs. Becky Lynch -- Women MITB Ladder Match

There's a pretty strong case here for everyone except for Tamina (unless they plan on catapulting her into the main event scene) and I guess Natalya would be kind of weird too, so neither of them.
Charlotte has a knack for making history in the new women's division and she's also the best wrestler in this, Becky Lynch continues to get overlooked despite being unreal, and Carmella has James Ellsworth as her escort and serves as the only true Heel with a legitimate shot IMO and the briefcase always works better with a Heel.
There are talks on a surprise sixth entry and if that happens then my money is on her, but until then, I'm gunna get a little bold and go with...

Prediction: Carmella


Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn -- Men's MITB Ladder Match

Owens, Nakamura, and Styles would all be lethal with the briefcase, having a championship win just three seconds away, but none of them need it as they can all get these opportunities on their own over this next year. Ziggler has the high flying ability to win, but he's still a long shot since he always blows big matches. Sami Zayn will be fun to watch but I can't see Kevin Owens letting him win.
Corbin has been knocking on the door for a while now, and it's time to give him a run with the briefcase and the belt.

Prediction: Baron Corbin


Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton -- WWE Championship

Orton is fighting in front of his dad on Fathers Day in his home town. I think the Home Town curse claims another victim. This Jinder Mahal reign might seem like a bit much, but I think putting the belt back on Orton is even worse here. Let Jinder hold onto it for a little bit more. Maybe someone will cash in tonight, or maybe Cena will try to get it back when he returns. But Jinder still has the Bollywood Bros to help him out if Orton tries to win here.

Prediction: Jinder Mahal retains

@KButter_22

Sunday, June 4, 2017

WWE Extreme Rules Preview


Let's get extreme.

Kick-Off Show

Apollo Crews vs. Kalisto

The Titus Brand is growing and Apollo Crews is now feuding with his good friend Kalisto. We could either see Apollo lose and maybe break away from Titus for a feud, or have him win and move up the main card with Titus as his coach for a better push. I don't know, let's go with Apollo winning.

Prediction: Apollo Crews


Main Card

Sasha Banks & Rich Swann vs. Alicia Fox & Noam Darr

The other day, someone pointed out that Fox and Darr act more like brother and sister than they do a couple like they're supposed to. I've also heard rumors that the only reason Vince keeps them together is because he laughs every time Darr says Alicia's last name. They're a joke. Sasha and Swann's team is just better and therefore, they should win while going back to the main card of their respective divisions.

Prediction: Banks and Swann


Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries -- Cruiserweight Championship Submission Match

Everything suggests that Aries wins this one. It's his third shot at the title and he has yet to win one of them. But I think Neville might just be that good, and if Aries wins, then Neville will need a rematch, and at that point the feud is just way too long. I expect Neville to make Aries tap here. Aries has plenty of time to try and win it later.

Prediction: Neville retains


The Hardy Boyz (c) vs. Sheasaro -- WWE Tag Team Championship Cage Match

Basically, if Sheamus and Cesaro lose here, it seems like they would have to break up, and we all remember that best of 7 series from last summer still, so we don't need that again. The Hardyz are gunna have to lose eventually and maybe we'll see them "break" soon since their opponents have been hinting at doing the job themselves. Obviously, nobody wants to see the Hardys lose here, and the cage certainly gives them the advantage, but with Enzo and Cass dealing with Enzo's attacker and The Revival recovering from injury, the division is thin. I think Jeff Hardy will send a Swanton from the top of the cage instead of going over it and blow the match. Could be wrong tho.

Prediction: Sheamus and Cesaro


Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley -- WWE Women's Championship Kendo Stick on a Pole Match

Alexa Bliss is the best thing going in the Women's division and Bayley stinks. But Alexa Bliss voiced her concern over her fear that she might be too short to reach the Kendo Stick and after seeing her beat the shit out of Bayley with one recently, I think that comes into play here.
The WWE already ruined Bayley by giving her a push too early and failing to make her a legitimate underdog story, so why not give her the belt back. I think she gets her revenge on Alexa here.

Prediction: Bayley


Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz -- Intercontinental Championship, no champion's advantage

After some bullshit, the rule is that the belt can no change hands on a DQ. The Miz is a snake and will get Dean Ambrose DQ'd probably by having somebody "attack" him. The Miz should also just be the Intercontinental Champ after the last run he had proving how good he is in that role. When Ambrose has a B-level belt it gets forgotten because his feuds are often bigger than the belt itself.

The Miz


Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe -- #1 Contender

Right off the bat, I think Joe and Rollins have unfinished business and will continue feuding from this, so scratch them off. Roman also has a feud to continue with Braun Strowman once he returns earlier than reported and it's already a fact that it's Reigns vs. Lesnar at Mania for the belt, so scratch him off too.
So that leaves us with Balor and Wyatt.
Both guys are fantastic choices, but unfortunately, this is to go on to get their ass beat by Brock Lesnar. Looking at it that way, I think Bray is the choice here. He can carry a feud on the mic and make himself look strong, but unlike Balor, he doesn't need to keep winning. I mean, Finn can't pull out the paint for this fight just to get his ass caved in. Plus, let's just allow Bray to strengthen his image with another championship feud, please.

Prediction: Bray Wyatt

Also..

Big Cass is 100% Enzo's attacker.

Ciao,

@KButter_22

Sunday, May 21, 2017

WWE Backlash Predictions


Just like every NXT Takeover weekend, the main roster is now facing the task of trying to upstage an unreal Saturday with a PPV that has had a pretty weak build up. We have 3 titles on the line and a few feuds beginning, but the backstories behind most of them kind of lie in our own knowledge more so than the on screen action we've been given. CM Punk had a front row seat to the NXT show last night and I'm hoping the son of Chicago comes back again to see how the company he left is looking on the main roster. Ultimate troll move and I love it. Let's look at the card.

Kick-Off Show

Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger

A fight between two jobbers makes this one a tough call. With the firing of Gotch, English pulled a Bruce Jenner by successfully transitioning into a character that is slightly different but still recognizable. Dillinger comes into tonight with a 2-0 record against his performance, but he's a crowd favorite who has made a living out of putting characters over and I think English needs a win here because why not?

Prediction: Aiden English


Main Card

Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan

In an attempt to separate Erick Rowan from the Wyatt Family, we will now see him face his former teammate. Rowan has definitely become more of a weirdo, but compared to Harper he can't be viewed as a legitimate contender. We're now seeing Harper move into the fringe of the main title picture with people starting to recognize his talent, and this match shouldn't be used to stop any type of momentum for the big picture. Especially since Harper already owns a win in this matchup.

Prediction: Luke Harper


Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn is a loser and Baron Corbin is not. Sami Zayn always loses the big one and Corbin deserves a bigger push. That's exactly why Corbin will probably beat the shit out of Zayn just to lose on a roll up and piss us off.

Prediction: Sami Zayn


Naomi, Charlotte, & Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Carmella, & Tamina

Charlotte as a face is clearly all an act to try and get even closer to Naomi's belt. But when does she turn on them? The team of faces is so clearly the alpha here, but will Charlotte stick around to make sure her team wins? If Charlotte ditches her team, then the Welcoming Committee could win because of the numbers, but in this one, I'm just gunna pick talent and assume a Charlotte turn post match.

Prediction: Naomi, Charlotte, & Becky Lynch


The Usos (c) vs. Breezango -- Tag Team Championships

I appreciate the push Breezango has gotten, but the new look Usos have been rolling and that shouldn't be stopped by a team like this. Expect an easy win with a better match up with American Alpha or The New Day on the horizon.

Prediction: The Usos retain


Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler

Welcome to the big leagues kid! We've seen Ziggler carry the feud leading up to Nakamura's debut and the obvious debut win might not be so obvious at all. Expect a full showcase of Nakamura's talents and a cheap win from Ziggler to kick start a running feud until it's time for Nakamura to focus in on a championship.

Prediction: Dolph Ziggler


Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles -- United States Championship

This is one of those where we should be happy with either result because both of these men are capable of carrying any championship and making it as elite as it gets. That being said, Owens has really been running with this "Face of America" shtick and unless they want this to be a long feud, I can't picture him dropping it. Even tho KO after a title loss is as good as it gets. I'd expect Owens to do whatever it takes to win here, possibly a dirty win to keep Styles away from the loss too.

Prediction: Kevin Owens retains


Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal -- WWE Championship

If I were in charge, Orton wouldn't even be champ right now. I wish it was Bray so bad. But the world isn't perfect. The thing about Orton tho, is that at this point, he doesn't need the belt to look elite. And Jinder has been looking ruthless lately, especially with the Bollywood Bros helping him out. I'm predicting a cheap win and a quick title reign for Jinder to keep him satisfied.

Prediction: Jinder Mahal

Sunday, April 30, 2017

WWE Payback Preview


Payback has always been a good PPV because it's literally the payoff show for everything that went down at Mania, but this one is a little weird because of the superstar shake up the other week. We have Wyatt and Orton fighting a Smackdown match. Owens and Jericho fighting to see who takes the US Title to Smackdown. It just has a real feel. I think over the next month we're gunna see a lot of development with various new feuds and rising stars as we truly move into 2017 for the WWE. But before moving ahead, let's check out tonight's card.

Kick-Off Show

Miz TV featuring Finn Balor

A lot of talk about this becoming a match. If so, there's no way Finn loses a clean one. The Miz is the top contender for Ambrose's Intercontinental Championship so maybe this is a way for Finn to get himself into the title scene as well. If they do fight..

Prediction: Finn Balor


Enzo & Cass vs. Gallows & Anderson

In a match up that will likely decide the next contenders for the Hardy's championship. Gallows and Anderson had their title run so I think it's time to give Enzo and Cass their first real shot. Hopefully for a fun match with the Hardy Boyz.

Prediction: Enzo & Cass



Main Card

Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries -- Cruiserweight Championship

These two had what was arguably the match of the night at Mania and are sure to repeat that success again. It's a hard call on whether Neville can win again or if Aries can get that win that has been expected since his huge return. Neville has been an unreal heel champion and losing a highly competitive match won't hurt Aries at all.

Prediction: Neville retains


The Hardy Boyz (c) vs. Sheasaro -- Raw Tag Team Championships

Sheamus and Cesaro have really pulled it together as a team as of late, but it's far too early to take the titles off of the Hardys, especially to what is still a makeshift tag team. Save it for a full time team and then bring back the Broken gimmick.

Prediction: Hardys retain


Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe

It was a surprise to many that Joe didn't interfere in the Mania match, but now we're finally getting the payoff we've been waiting for since Joe injured Rollins' knee. I don't think Rollins will immediately compete with Lesnar for the title so we might be seeing this rivalry for a bit. That's why I think Samoa Joe might actually squash Rollins tonight. Could be a little bold but Rollins' new finisher sucks and even though he's my homie I gotta put him on the bench for one PPV.

Prediction: Samoa Joe


Kevin Owens (c) vs. Chris Jericho -- United States Championship

The winner of this match goes to Smackdown with the title. It's known that Jericho is leaving soon. Owens is better and has more of a reason to win and become a face of Smackdown. Easy.

Prediction: Kevin Owens retains


Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss -- Raw Women's Championship

Alexa Bliss is actually my girlfriend and I'm sick and tired of Bayley and Sasha Banks cutting promos about their childhood dreams. They have nice stories and all, but I couldn't be more done with those two if I tried. Bliss kills everybody on the mic and was an unreal champ on Smackdown. Get this shit off of Bayley and give it to someone who will give it life.

Prediction: Alexa Bliss


Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt -- House of Horrors Match

Maybe I'm just behind, but I have no fucking clue what this match is. At the last second they're changing this to a non title match which makes me think Wyatt could win this. I was honestly shocked by his loss at Mania and hate how he can never get that one win he needs to get over. Yeah, he was the champ but did that really feel like it was enough? Give him the win then send him to Raw to run shit at the top and that'll start with him beating Dean Ambrose in his first feud on the red brand.

Prediction: Bray Wyatt


Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

Roman Reigns actually beat Strowman clean -- which was bullshit -- so Braun responded by beating the everliving shit out of Reigns and cracking his ribs and separating his shoulder in the biggest ass kicking I've ever seen as a WWE fan. I mean, he literally flipped the guys ambulance on his side. With Roman recovering just in time for the match, he has the injury excuse to fall back on for a loss, which allows Braun to get his win back and Roman to lose without looking bad. One of these guys SHOULD be moving on to face Lesnar who we haven't seen in forever..

Prediction: Braun Strowman


Sunday, April 2, 2017

#TheUltimateThrillRide


Your Wrestlemania Results Ahead of Schedule.

Andre the Giant Battle Royal

Don't let the Battle Royal aspect make you think Braun isn't winning this. Corbin debuted and won it last year and now he's getting a title shot a year later. Strowman is coming into this already established so this should be the start of a big year for him. Hopefully they have some good call ups

Prediction: Braun Strowman



Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries -- Cruiserweight Championship

Two guys like Neville and Austin Aries fighting in Orlando could easily steal the show tonight. This is a battle for cruiserweight supremacy in a feud that should headline this division for a while. Neville has been the top dog for a while and seems like the pick here, but I'm gunna take my chances with Austin Aries getting his Mania Moment early into his WWE career.

Prediction: Austin Aries



Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin -- Intercontinental Championship

As I mentioned ^^, Corbin debuted about a year ago at the last Mania and now he's here. For a while it seemed like Corbin's call up was yet another waste of a Battle Royal winner, but after a few months of figuring himself out, Corbin is finally ready to contend. The brand split was huge for giving him more exposure with a bigger role.
Ambrose, on the other hand, is a well established vet who has never needed a belt on him to remain relevant. It's time for Corbin to win that first belt with the company.

Prediction: Baron Corbin



Alexa Bliss (c) vs. The Field -- Smackdown Women's Championship Open Challenge

Daniel Bryan made this an open challenge which makes this an interesting one for my girlfriend Alexa. I could see an Asuka debut but she did just retain the title on NXT so I don't know if they'd rush her to the main roster like that unless they're really trying to hide the surprise. That being said, Naomi will be back to claim her title that she never lost in her hometown and that's the direction I see this going.

Prediction: Naomi



Gallows & Anderson (c) vs. Sheasaro vs. Enzo & Cass -- Raw Tag Team Championships

I have a lot of title changes tonight, which is probably a mistake on my part, but having Enzo & Cass down in Orlando where they made a real name for themselves, in a ladder match, I think the pick is easy.
Enzo & Cass are definitely the weakest team of the three with Enzo's ring ability not being up to par for this match. But with it being a ladder match, Enzo suddenly gains an advantage.
Expect Enzo to grab the belts and new champs to be crowned.

Prediction: Enzo & Cass



John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Mizanins

The most well built up match will come to fruition tonight. The Goat and John Cena have been cutting A+ promos on each other with Miz and Maryse showcasing their fine acting with incredible performances as their opponents.
This could be Nikki's last match and Cena is gravitating towards another part time schedule, so I think WWE's couple wins this one.

Prediction: Cena and Bella w/ a proposal



Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax -- Raw Women's Championship Fatal Four-Way Elimination

It's in elimination match, so Bayley has more of a chance to retain, but her title reign is due to end tonight.
Nia Jax isn't ready to be champ.
Charlotte has won too much.
I think this comes down to Sasha and Bayley to get a program going with these two.

Prediction: Sasha Banks



Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens -- United States Championship

It's almost weird seeing these two fight with JERICHO being champ mostly because I forgot he had a championship. Jericho is going on tour soon so he'll be leaving. What better way to go out than by putting over Kevin Owens at Mania? I know the rivalry is heated, but you can tell behind the scenes these two love and respect each other. Would love to see The Authority help push Owens to being the double champ.

Prediction: Kevin Owens



AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

AJ Styles really is the best wrestler in the world and having him face Shane McMahon in kind of a throwaway match is a little disappointing. But I think the fact that nothing is really on the line means they're gunna take a lot of risks and big bumps. They built a giant ramp, a roller coaster, and a giant ring that overhangs the actual ring. Shane's jumping off of something. At least give me a coast to coast with a trash can or something. Styles has to win tho.

Prediction: AJ Styles



Triple H vs. Seth Rollins -- Unsanctioned Match

Listen, I know this is about to get wild so just stay with me. 
I know Seth Rollins HAS to win here, but I don't think he does it. For the past 6 years, HHH has alternated winning years. And there are like no rules here. And Samoa Joe will be lurking.
House shows do suggest that Finn Balor gets involved and helps Rollins win, and that is probably gunna happen. But I think Balor is gunna join the Authority. Balor LOVES Triple H. LOVES him. Imagine if he joined the team with Owens? Don't believe it just watch. 
Or imagine if Finn Balor helped Rollins then Shinsuke debuts with The Authority?? lmao

Prediction: Triple H



Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar -- Universal Championship

This match will be like 7 minutes and Lesnar will become the champ. Take it out of the ring to make it interesting or something.

Prediction: Brock Lesnar



Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton -- WWE World Championship

Randy Orton's master plan to infiltrate the Wyatt Family and win the championship will probably pay off here, but I don't want it to. Somebody has to retain a title tonight, so why not let it be Brotha Bray? Guy deserves a run and Orton has won enough championships as it is. Luke Harper will cost somebody this match. Hopefully Wyatt can control him this time.

Prediction: Bray Wyatt retains



Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker

I hope this main events because Roman Reigns is about to retire Taker and it might as well be the match of the night. A Reigns win could also kill the mood of the entire arena ruining the other matches in terms of reactions and if it's really Takers retirement he deserves the proper send off.
BUT FUCK ROMAN REIGNS.

Prediction: THE UNDERTAKER



Also watch for a KURT ANGLE appearance as well as the BROKEN HARDYS. SOMEBODY HAS TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE AND I KNOW THEY WILL THEY HAVE TO. DOES SHINSUKE NAKAMURA DEBUT??????





Saturday, March 11, 2017