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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