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Sunday, July 23, 2017

WWE Battleground Quick Picks

Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English -- Kick-Off Show
Mike Kanellis vs. Sami Zayn
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Tamina vs. Natalya vs. Lana -- #1 Contender's Match
The Usos (c) vs. The New Day -- Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
John Cena vs. Rusev -- Flag Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens -- United States Championship
Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton -- WWE Championship Punjabi Prison Match
Baron Corbin cashes in

-- kb

Sunday, July 9, 2017

WWE Great Balls of Fire Predictions

The logo looks like a cock and balls and the name apparently makes Vince McMahon laugh so hard that it'll become a yearly PPV. But god dammit this card is pretty good. Let's take a look at what we got.

Kick-Off Show

Neville (c) vs. Akira Tozawa -- Cruiserweight Championship

Tozawa has received a nice push as the newest member of Titus Brand, but he does not seem like the guy that should finally dethrone Neville on this dominant run. All signs point to Cedric Alexander being that man. Like every cruiserweight match on PPVs, this could be match of the night. But Neville is too good.

Prediction: Neville retains

Main Card

Enzo vs. Cass

Now that is something I thought I would never write. I always thought that Big Cass would get a singles push with Enzo as his mouth piece manager. Enzo is obviously much weaker than Cass in the ring but their act could never get old so I saw no reason to break them up, but this has been wonderfully booked. A perfect betrayal to get real heat on Cass with great beat downs and promos. Unfortunately for Enzo, this should be Cass' showcase. Enzo said he wouldn't quit, so if Cass beats the shit out of him until someone needs to step in, I wouldn't be shocked.

Prediction: Big Cass

Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt

This has been a typical Bray Wyatt feud that started for no reason and is filled with cryptic promos that never really make sense. Bray Wyatt is becoming a joke again for helping put other talents over, but I think this time it's his turn for the big win. Rollins has kinda gotten the best of him up to now and for that reason I'm giving this one to Bray.

Prediction: Bray Wyatt

The Miz (c) vs. Dean Ambrose -- Intercontinental Championship

Thank god these two have great chemistry in the ring and can cut promos to keep this rivalry interesting and new, because this shit has been going on forever. Ambrose has put Miz through a lot these past few weeks causing a rift with Maryse, but the Miz evened things out big time adding Axel and Bo Dallas as his two associates. I can't picture Miz losing this one with his two henchman around. He's the best champ.

Prediction: The Miz retains

Iron Man Match: Sheasaro (c) vs. The Hardy Boyz -- Raw Tag Team Championships

It's time for this feud to wrap up and the only way to do that is to have the champs retain. Even though this will be a narrow victory like every Iron Man Match, I think the 30 minutes will tire out the Hardys too much for a match against Sheamus and Cesaro who are in unreal shape with more youth. Maybe the Hardys will break here.

Prediction: Sheamus and Cesaro 

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

Sasha could easily win this, but I think we've all had enough of her and Bayley holding the titles for now. I'd like to see Bliss vs. Nia Jax at Summerslam and I think Bliss will continue her hot streak of dominance here against some tough competition.

Prediction: Alexa Bliss retains

Ambulance Match: Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

Ever since Strowman beat the living shit out of Roman Reigns, forcing him out of the arena in an ambulance, and THEN flipping it over, then he returned by bursting out of an ambulance and marched down to the ring to kill Roman, it seemed like the ambulance was Braun's thing. Roman has gotten too many victories over Strowman, it's time for him to get one back.

Prediction: Braun Strowman

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Samoa Joe -- WWE Universal Championship

In a beautifully booked feud, Samoa Joe has dominated the promotion by choking out both Lesnar and Heyman. This will be one of Lesnar's best matches in a while too. But I think the moment is gunna get too big for Joe. This is only his second main event at a ppv in the WWE and he has gotten so fired up for this while Lesnar has stayed calm and cocky. Lesnar already had a losing stretch with Goldberg and I think he will more prepared than Joe will be for this moment. Gunna be a BRAWL though.

Prediction: Brock Lesnar retains


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


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


Big Cass is 100% Enzo's attacker.