WWE Extreme Rules 2018- My Thoughts and Predictions

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Extreme_Rules_2018Tonight is World Wrestling Entertainment’s annual Pay Per View Extreme Rules, you know the event that they claim they let go extreme, but we never really see anything too extreme in the sense of the old 90’s Hardcore scene. If you’re a WWE Fanatic then you are just excited that the PPV is here because there are some decent matches on the card with the one match I am looking forward to in the 30 minute iron man match for the Intercontinental championship that pins the champion Dolph Ziggler against former champion Seth Rollins. I mean other than that match, the only other matches worth looking forward to is the Extreme Rules women’s match between Nia Jax and Champion Alexa Bliss and the Raw Tag Team Championship match between The Deleters of Worlds (Bray Wyatt & Matt Hardy) vs The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel). I know a lot of you are looking forward to the return of TeamHellNo (Daniel Bryan & Kane), but I am kind of over it because there is still a rivalry that needs to commence while they have The Miz on Smackdown Live. One match that I would have been interested in is the AJ Styles/Rusev match for the WWE Championship if I thought that the title was actually going to change hands, but it’s not.

c4bac822-8418-11e8-99b0-7de4d17a9c3a_1280x720_162740I am still sour over the fact that after having him wrestle AJ Styles at WrestleMania, The Greatest Royal Rumble, Backlash, and Money In The Bank that Shinsuke Nakamura is not WWE Champion. I had high hopes for the King Of Strong Style, but apparently the WWE didn’t and now he is fighting for the US Championship against Jeff Hardy which don’t get me wrong will probably be a good match. It’s  just not what I had in mind for Shinsuke after winning the Royal Rumble. Then they are giving us a match that while it features two of the most physical wrestlers in the ring, it also features two of the worst on the microphone in Bobby Lashley vs Roman Reigns. What did we do to deserve this punishment in our lives? So you have to expect a very physical match with almost no wrestling skills behind it and definitely no microphone interactions. The other question is whether the WWE is going to stop being afraid of someone who doesn’t speak the language that well become a champion. You know I am talking about Asuka who won the first ever WWE Women’s Royal Rumble match and failed to win as well at WrestleMania like her fellow countrymen. Enough is enough already and just make her champion because Carmella being champ was fun while it lasted.

c60ff0f8e34359d4-600x400I haven’t really paid attention to Raw or Smackdown so I have no idea what Finn Balor vs Baron Corbin is about other than it keeps Finn away from the Universal Championship that must have disintegrated when Thanos clicked his thumb during Avengers: Infinity War. Braun Strowman is on on heck of a ride right now and I am enjoying every second of it because he looks like a genuine good guy and he is exactly what Vince McMahon loves which is a big physical specimen. He takes on Kevin Owens in a steel cage match which means that Kevin is going to try and escape all match long, but he’s going to catch those hands. The pre-show has two matches attached to it with talent that should be getting pushed like Sanity and Andrade “Cien” Almas. Andrade “Cien” Almas could be a really great heel for the company, but you know xenophobia is a crazy thing. Sanity has some real talented individuals behind them like one Killian Dane who I think has a lot of potential in the future. They are paired against The New Day which I think are running on their last legs while I didn’t even realize that Sin Cara is still on the payroll and taking on Almas. So, tune in tonight because in case you didn’t know rumor has it that Hulk Hogan is showing up tonight now that he has been reinstated. So, check out my predictions below:

Almas will defeat Sin Cara

Sanity will defeat The New Day

Finn will defeat Baron Corbin

Deleters Of Worlds will defeat The B-Team

Bludgeon Brothers will pick up the win

Shinsuke will win the US Championship

Strowman will defeat Owens

Auska wins the title

Bliss will retain the title

Bobby Lashley will defeat Roman

Dolph will retain

AJ Styles will retain

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WWE Money In The Bank 2018- My Thoughts and Predictions

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Money_in_the_bank_2018_official_posterAs the WWE rolls into the Allstate Arena in Chicago for the Ninth annual Money In The Bank PPV, here are some of the things you can expect to happen tonight. As awesome as it sounds to have a match between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey, we all know that Ronda is not walking out of Chicago with the title. I also do not think that she is necessarily going to lose either, but I do think that there is going to be outside interference that will put an end to the match. It is still too early in her career for her to be crowned a champion and I feel like the WWE is still just getting started on Nia’s dominant run as WWE Raw Women’s Champion. I am hoping that tonight is the last that we are going to see of Shinsuke Nakamura challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. I am hoping that the WWE has come to it’s senses and that they have finally decided what they are going to do with the belt. I mean what are you going to do with it? Are you going to have AJ retain somehow? Or are you going to finally put the strap behind Shinsuke who will honestly do better with it than Jinder Mahal.

7b9f3-1528986505-800I Honestly do not see Carmella walking out of MITB with the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship. I get that she cashed in and was able to win the title that way, but I do not see her handing Asuka a loss on her record. I honestly think her championship run ends tonight and let the dominance begin. As much as most of the wrestling world hates Roman Reigns and as much of the reports we hear that maybe Vince has woken up like Matt Hardy, I still think Vince is big on Roman and he’s walking out with a win. Sami Zayn has to be on someone’s shit list because as much as I’d love to see him beat Bobby Lashley, it’s not going to happen despite his poor mic skills. I am having a hard time deciding who I want to win the IC Match because while I like Elias, I am still a huge fan of Seth’s and he is making the IC belt legitimate. That is the only reason why I see Seth walking out as IC Champion, sorry Elias. I don’t understand the point of having this rivalry between Big Cass and Daniel Bryan only because there are better opponents for Daniel on this dream run.

Top-image40-866x487The only thing left to be talking about are the two Money In The Bank ladder matches for the men and the women. In the men’s match, we have Finn Balor, The Miz, Rusev, Braun Strowman, Bobby Roode, Kevin Owens, and a member of New Day to be decided at the event. In reality, I’d love it to be Big E Langston in the match, but Kofi would be cool to see as well. The only person I would want to see win this match is Braun Strowman, but there is a very good chance that it’s Finn Balor that walks out with the briefcase. I just feel that he is destined to have another shot at the WWE Universal Championship. The women’s match features Charlotte, Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Ember Moon, Lana, Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Naomi. I don’t understand how there is no one from the Riot Squad or what was left of Absolution in this match, but instead we have the old order and one newbie in Ember Moon. The WWE gave Carmella the briefcase twice last year so do not be surprised if Lana somehow pulls this off, but I am routing for Ember Moon to win the match. Check out my predictions below:

Seth over Elias

Roman over Jinder

The Bludgeon Brothers over Gallows & Anderson

Daniel over Big Cass

Lashley over Zayn

Asuka over Carmella

Shinsuke over AJ Styles

Ronda over Nia by DQ

Ember Moon wins the women’s MITB

Finn Balor wins the men’s MITB

Brock Lesnar Breaks CM Punk’s Record

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Brock-Lesnar-CM-Punk-WWECM Punk is back in the news again and this time it has absolutely nothing to do with his UFC career. It’s the fact that WWE gained a cheap win this week after a tough loss to CM Punk in court. So, I think it’s safe to say that the company found a way to get even with Punk and that was to have someone very undeserving of the milestone be the one that broke his record of 434 days as WWE Champion. CM Punk accomplished the feat back between 2011 and 2013 when he lost to The Rock at the Royal Rumble ending t he incredible run. Brock Lesnar has been WWE Universal Champion for more than 434 days now and he has barely defended the title which in my opinion was a cheap way to break a record. In fact, I believe that there should be an asterisk next to his record, but we all know that it doesn’t matter how you got there, but the WWE won’t admit that ever. The other thing is that they are two separate titles with both still active, so the record shouldn’t be broken, but the WWE doesn’t careand we have to love with that. The WWE did release a statement regarding the streak saying:

Brock Lesnar earns longest championship reign of the modern era

Brock Lesnar’s long list of WWE accomplishments has now grown by one: The Beast Incarnate has officially notched the longest World Championship reign of the modern era.

Lesnar’s ongoing run as Universal Champion surpassed the previous marker, CM Punk’s 434-day stint as WWE Champion that stretched between 2011 and 2013. Lesnar’s advocate (and, coincidentally, Punk’s former hype man) Paul Heyman commemorated the occasion by taking to Twitter.

That Lesnar has powered his way into the history books is impressive in and of itself, but given that no challengers have yet to emerge for The Conqueror’s throne, the most awe-inspiring aspect of his reign isn’t that it has lasted this long, but that it seems unlikely to end anytime soon.

 

UFC 225: The Aftermath

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cm punk fightI needed a day or two to truly soak in everything that transpired at UFC 225 which was in Chicago this past Saturday Night (June 9). The main event of the night might have been the match between Colby Covington and Rafael dos Anjos as well as Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero, but the real reason I watched the card was to check out CM Punk. Phil Brooks a.k.a. CM punk was finally getting a second shot in a UFC octagon after only lasting 2:14 in his first fight against Mickey Gall. This past Saturday night, he took on Mike Jackson, a former boxer who happened to lose his very first fight in the UFC against Mickey Gall, but in 45 seconds. So, the cards had to be in CM Punk’s favor right? That couldn’t have been farther than the truth as CM Punk lost in a very unanimous decision to Jackson (30-26, 30-26, 30-26). CM Punk fought a pretty decent first round against Jackson, but he tired himself out with every failed attempt at a takedown that Jackson was able to avoid. Jackson toyed with Punk as if there was absolutely no doubt in his mind that he was going to walk out victorious.

cm punk fight 3Punk tried and tried to get submission holds on Jackson from round two to the end, but there was no real force behind them and it didn’t help that Jackson was turning his face into hamburger meat. Jackson didn’t have to put much effort into the win and that was very telling of how everyone felt. I honestly doubt that if we do see Punk one more time in the UFC, it will not be on a main card and it certainly will not be on the televised preliminary round, but the fight pass card. On Sunday, Punk sort of released a statement on Twitter saying, “You win some, you lose some! I’m 1-1 this week and I’ll take it! Thanks to my team, my family, my friends, and THE FANS! Wouldn’t be here without any of you. Respect to @TheTruthJackson, thanks for the fight! You only live once, and… I’M ALIVE!” The one in 1-1 is referring to his win against the WWE in the lawsuit. The last part of that statement should be an indicator to Punk that for the sake of his own safety, it may be time to explore a completely different career which Dana White seems to agree with these days.

cm punk 5Dana ended up commenting on the fight and he aimed it at Mike Jackson saying, “Michael Jackson I’m not happy with. This guy was acting like a goofball tonight. You get this opportunity to fight CM Punk, and you’re doing, like, bolo punches to the body on top. Never looked like he was trying to finish the fight ever. Looked like he could have finished the fight a few times. Never tried. I don’t know what that guy did for a living before we gave him the shot, but whatever it was, he needs to go back and do that again. He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned. I got the sense that he’s a complete f—–g idiot, and I couldn’t wait for that fight to end, and I regretted not putting that fight on Fight Pass. That’s how I felt about that fight.” While that was aimed at Jackson, Dana did address Punk saying, “No, it should be a wrap. The guy’s 39 years old. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight, and I think he should call it a wrap.” One thing is for sure, Punk has nothing to be ashamed of because he tried it. It didn’t work, he knows that and now he can move on. Whether it’s a return to wrestling, continuing writing comic books, or whatever else he decides to do I will support CM Punk all the way.

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UFC 225: CM Punk’s Second Chance

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cm punkBack on September 10, 2016, so many of us WWE and or wrestling fans wanted to believe that our hero CM Punk would be able to do what only Brock Lesnar has been able to do when he stepped foot in the octagon at UFC 203. We wanted to believe that there was a chance that CM Punk was going to be successful when he took on Mickey Gall, but boy we were wrong. At the 2:14 mark of the first round, Punk was forced to tap out to a rear naked choke and his future in the sport became foggy with reports that Dana White was done with the idea of having Punk in the UFC. There were those that were hoping that our Second City Savior was going to come back to the WWE after this loss, but did you all forget what happened to Brock Lesnar the first time he stepped in to a UFC Octagon? You see Brock lost to Frank Mir in his UFC debut at UFC 81 when he tapped out to a knee bar. It was his first loss in the UFC, but Brock didn’t quit and in fact he kept going defeating two men (Heath Herring and Randy Couture) before he won the rematch against Frank Mir at UFC 100.

ufc-225-weigh-ins-cm-punk-makes-weight-mma-fighting-xv5xjQg6oJcYou see all I am trying to say to all of you is why should we give up hope on CM Punk? When CM Punk steps foot back in the Octagon at UFC 225 in his hometown of Chicago against Mike Jackson, why shouldn’t we believe that there might be a glimmer of hope that he walks out of the fight a winner? Mike Jackson has the same record as CM Punk as he also lost to Mickey Gall back at UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson. Mickey Gall seems to believe that CM Punk has a chance to win the fight. Nathan Zurr is reporting that according to Ariel Halwani’s tweets that Mickey Gall stated, “MJ does have more experience. He has more hard-wired skill. MJ should win. But I’m picking CM Punk. Punk lasted 2:14 with me, which is pretty impressive. MJ lasted only :45. Punk has almost triple the time of ufc experience.” We will see if Mickey Gall is correct about this, but Mickey Gall also went on to tell TMZ Sports that Punk was lying about wanting a rematch with Gall. He said, “I think he’s a liar. I don’t think he actually wants that.” He also went on to insinuate that UFC wouldn’t allow that saying, “I don’t think they’ll let that happen to him again.”

hqdefaultNo matter what the case is, one of the other questions that looms over him is what happens to Punk if he loses the match. We have heard him say over numerous times that a return to the WWE is not in the cards for him, but we know that not everyone stays away forever. I can’t picture that Dana White would be willing to give Punk a third chance at trying to get a win if he loses to Mike Jackson. I’m sure all the UFC purists and wrestling haters will confirm that if he loses he does not belong in the MMA world. While all of that may be true, you can not fault a guy for trying to see if he can succeed at something. Way too often do we always cut people down for trying something and I have seen it numerous times in sports. No one blasted Conor McGregor who did the unthinkable at the time for going from the MMA world to professional boxing where he lost to Floyd Mayweather in what was arguably a fixed fight. We all knew that Conor wasn’t going to win, but we wanted to believe it. So, why can’t we believe that CM Punk can do it tonight in Chicago? It’s going to be a long fight for Punk, but I think he can pull it off tonight. There are a lot of great matches on the main card as well that you can see below, but tune in tonight for UFC 225.

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WWE Backlash 2018- My Thoughts and Predictions

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BackLASH(2k18)Things are changing in the WWE and we got a preview of it with The Greatest Royal Rumble where both brands will no longer have a solo pay per view. I can’t say that I am entirely disappointed in the WWE’s decision to do this because some PPV’s were rather lackluster at times, but what does this mean for everyone else heading into tonight’s WWE Backlash? What it means is that superstars from both rosters will be fighting to get a spot on a PPV whereas before it would be easier to do with the WWE needing to fill the slots on the specific cards. Is this the best thing? Maybe not, but it will tell you is that the end of the roster split could be over which means guys will be buried. This could also spell the end of the Universal Championship, but that remains to be seen. The WWE heads into the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ with a pretty stacked card thanks to this new change. The obvious stand out match in my opinion tonight will be the No Disqualification match between WWE Champion AJ Styles and the new and improved Shinsuke Nakamura. Is this finally the day that Shinsuke will reign supreme making his turn to the dark side the right choice after all or will the WWE just not take a chance on the man. It’s frustrating because they put a title around the waste of Jinder Mahal and that turned out to be a major flop. The WWE needs to make up it’s mind and give guys that deserve a shot at the top the chance like Cesaro or Nakamura. Vince is just burying his baby a little more and Triple H is looking like the genius with NXT.

maxresdefaultThe other match that has me intrigued because it may just turn out to be a match of the night contender is the one between Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins who puts the title on the line against The Miz. Even though we can kind of guess where the WWE is going to go with this match, it’s almost a no brainer that these two men are going to entertain you in the ring with the story they will tell. I am not entirely sure what the connection or the reasoning behind Daniel Bryan and Big Cass is, but I think I am like the rest of you in saying I am just happy to see Daniel Bryan wrestling in a WWE ring again. Now, if we could only convince CM Punk to come back, we would have more dream matches to come. I am also happy to see Big Cass make a comeback and I think it says something about where Vince’s head is at considering all the possible options he could have given Daniel Bryan. Instead, he chose to insert the big guy in there after missing almost a year which means everyone else has to wait. I think the only person that people want to see win the most tonight is Samoa Joe who gets his shot at the “Big Dog” Roman Reigns. He didn’t get over at WrestleMania or the Greatest Royal Rumble so let’s put him against the one man that the people actually want to succeed in the returning Samoa Joe. This is the thought process that goes on in this company and you can definitely see what frustrates the fans time and time again. It seemed that Carmella was over when she cashed in her Money In The Bank contract for the Smackdown Women’s title, but I am not so sure she walks out with it tonight. Then again, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay could prove to be thorns in her side tonight.

maxresdefault 2The match between Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax and her challenger Alexa Bliss is a match that we actually care about because we respect the two of them. Alexa was one of the best champions in recent history because they didn’t constantly play hot potatoes with the strap, but how serious is the company with Nia Jax as champ? I think that Nia deserves her run as Champion to showcase how much of a dominant force that she is. The tag team match that features Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman taking on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn could be a match that sets something up like a feud between Lashley and Strowman or this is giving Strowman something to do. I don’t really understand the idea behind their pairing, but I am hoping for a match. I don’t think it’ll happen tonight, but look for it in the future. I think that Randy Orton vs Jeff Hardy could be a decent match, but file this under I’m not expecting much out of it. The final match to talk about is the pre-show match that sees Ruby Riot taking on Bayley which will breathe new life into the Raw Women’s roster. I’d love to see Ruby take the win to set up an actual feud between the two, but we’ll see. As I said before, the combining of the two for every PPV gives the WWE a shot at giving you the best possible PPV every month instead of two PPV’s where one might be a home run versus the other. I’ll be tuning in and I suggest that you do as well. Check out my predictions below:

Ruby Riot Over Bayley

Nia Jax over Alexa

Carmella Over Charlotte

Shinsuke Nakamura Over AJ Styles

Jeff Hardy over Randy Orton

Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman over Owens and Zayn

Seth Rollins over The Miz

Samoa Joe over Roman Reigns

Daniel Bryan over Big Cass

 

 

WWE WrestleMania 34- My Thoughts and Predictions

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WrestleMania34ALTI don’t know if this is the least excited I have ever been for a WrestleMania in my life. Last year, I was at WrestleMania 33 and I had the time of my life watching it in person and enjoying it. This year, I just feel like WrestleMania 34 which takes place from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans could be one of the more disappointing ones in history. The event just boasters a very lackluster lineup of matches that no one wants to see and matches that we have seen before. For example, we already saw Roman Reigns take on Brock Lesnar for a title at WrestleMania 31 and the best decision they made that night was having Seth Rollins cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase. Does anyone really care about the Ronda Rousey/Kurt Angle vs Stephanie McMahon/Triple H match? The only smart thing they did was not have her face any of the Women’s roster because hopefully her in ring skills are better than her mic skills cause that needs a lot of work. There are a lot of matches on the card that look interesting, but a lot are just not that exciting. One thing is for sure, I only want the American Bad Ass version of The Undertaker showing up tonight to confront John Cena.

styles-vs-nakamuraThe only interesting matches that are on the card is obviously the return of Daniel Bryan to ring action when he teams with Shane McMahon to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. It has been a long time since we’ve seen Daniel fight anyone and i am sure the crowd will be pumped up for that one. The match that sees The Miz defend his Intercontinental Championship against Seth Rollins and Finn Balor should be a match of the night contender right along the dream match. The dream match of course is the rematch between Shinsuke Nakamura and WWE Champion AJ Styles. The last time these two met, it was Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Japan and that match was out of this world. Now, we get to see it in a WWE ring and it should tear the roof off the Superdome. While I am not really looking forward to it, I am interested to see if the WWE does what we expect them to do when it comes to Charlotte vs Asuka. We expect the WWE to allow Asuka to continue her undefeated streak especially after the fact that she won the Mixed Match Challenge with The Miz.Are they going to allow Charlotte to be the one that ends the streak? Who knows, but I seriously doubt it.

WrestleMania-34-SD-TagDoes anyone really still care that the Andre The Giant battle royal is still happening? I don’t think so and I think they ruined it last year giving Mojo Rawley the win, but it also proved that winning that means nothing in the business as far as your future cause Jinder Mahal was WWE Champion. The WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal took a huge hit when it was forced to change it’s name from The Fabulous Moolah Memorial Tournament to that. I don’t disagree with the name change, but that was bad Mojo for the battle royal itself. You know the Triple threat match over on Smackdown Live looks awfully familair to me, but oh yea it’s the same match we have seen time and time again, but this time with The Bludgeon Brothers added into the mix. The one question that I have for this match is are they keeping the titles with The Usos or are they going to push The Bludgeon Brothers? I’m not completely sure in what direction the WWE is going to go in with Nia Jax taking on Alexa Bliss only because I’m wondering if they are going to give Nia her shot at being a champion or not?

cruiserpreshowI am a little excited to see Mustafa Ali take on Cedric Alexander for the vacant Cruiserweight Championship because Cedric has definitely earned his shot at being champion in my opinion. You know what I want to see tonight as well is Rusev celebrate Rusev Day at WrestleMania walking out US Champion again! I am definitely curious who Braun Strowman chose as his tag team partner to take on Raw WWE Tag Champs Sheamus and Cesaro because there are a lot of names being thrown around. If you ask me, there is a part of me that wants to see Bray with him, but Braun doesn’t need Bray because he has his own star power. I am a huge fan of Bray Wyatt, but the WWE sealed his fate. Anyways, while I may have said that I am not excited for a lot of the matches on the card, I hope the WWE does pull this off and they have an amazing show. I love WrestleMania and always have since the first one I watched which was WrestleMania III. Enjoy the show and here are my predictions for tonight.

Cedric over Mustafa

Becky Lynch wins women’s battle royal

Tye Dillinger wins Andre The Giant Battle royal

Roman over Brock

Asuka over Charlotte

Alexa over Nia

Seth will win the IC Belt

Braun and partner win Tag team titles

The USOS retain

Booby Roode regains his US title

Shinsuke over AJ Styles

Kurt and Ronda over Triple H and Stephanie

Sami and Kevin over Daniel and Shane

WWE Fastlane 2018- My Thoughts and Predictions

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WWE_Fastlane_2018_PosterLast month, WWE’s Raw had the floor with Elimination Chamber, but in the countdown to WrestleMania 34, Smackdown now has the floor. Tonight from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, WWE Smackdown will be the brand trying to prove it’s worth heading into the show of shows when it hosts Fastlane. With that being said, there are only two results that must happen for me to care about WrestleMania and that is Shinsuke Nakamura needs to walk away with a win over Rusev and AJ Styles needs to escape the six pack challenge still your WWE Champion. AJ Puts the WWE Championship on the line against Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, John Cena, Baron Corbin, and Dolph Ziggler. All the real wrestling fans want is a match between Shinsuke and AJ on the grandest stage of them all and just watch them steal the show. That would be the ideal thing to happen as John Cena struggles with the fact that he doesn’t have a guaranteed match heading into Mania. Now I am not saying that there isn’t any other matches on the card worth checking out, but those are the main important results I need to happen.

Fastlane_fsdfsdfsdfsdfNow, I am surprised that the WWE decided not to go with Dolph returning and claiming that he is the real US Champion and not Bobby Roode setting up a ladder match at Mania. No instead they have Randy Orton stepping in to face Bobby Roode for the one title he has never possessed in the company. I feel like this is an opportunity for the company to say thanks for holding the belt, but we think Randy Orton can make it a more viable championship than you. I don’t know about you, but is anyone else OK with The New Day not possessing the Smackdown Tag Team Championships again? Are there no other tag teams on the Smackdown roster? Now, I am not hating on your boys, but giving us the same match for the 100TH time is going to get old for us even though The Usos steal the show every single night. One match that should be interesting to watch is that Smackdown is being smart with one of their women’s teams as they are giving Ruby Riot a shot at the Smackdown Women’s Championship when she takes on Charlotte Flair. This should definitely be a match worth checking out as we’ll get to see what Ruby can do against a veteran like Charlotte.

2eaf5bfcd8f1a27a-600x400The match that I think could stink up the show potentially and should be a pre-show match (considering they haven’t announced one at the time of me writing this) is the women’s tag team match that sees Becky Lynch team up with Naomi to take on Natayla and Carmella. I haven’t really paid to much attention to Smackdown so I don’t know what the point to the match is unless it has WrestleMania implications. Overall, I think it’s going to be a pretty decent PPV that doesn’t necessarily wow you, but it’s enough to keep you entertained for the time being. As long as the WWE makes the right decisions regarding results then that should help it as well. If any pre-show matches are announced after the publishing of this article, then you can go to my Twitter account to see those predictions. Now check out my predictions for tonight below:

AJ Styles will win the Six Pack Challenge

Shinsuke Nakamura will defeat Rusev

Charlotte will defeat Ruby Riot

The Usos will defeat The New Day

Bobby Roode will defeat Randy Orton

Becky Lynch and Naomi will defeat Carmella and Natalya

WWE Elimination Chamber 2018: My Thoughts and Predictions

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WWE_Elimination_Chamber_2018_PosterI am pretty sure that I have described all the things that were wrong about the WWE bringing back the Elimination Chamber match last year. In fact, you can check out all the injuries that have happened in this article. It is one of the most devilish matches in the WWE that can be very entertaining to fans everywhere, but the physical toll it takes is always the question. I know at last years Elimination Chamber, it looked like the WWE took as many measures as they possibly could to make the match safer which was appreciated by a lot of us. I never want to see a wrestler suffer an injury that he can not come back from no matter who he is. With that said, I am little worried heading into tonight’s event which emanates from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. I say that because tonight will feature the first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber match that sees Alexa Bliss put her WWE Raw Women’s Championship against Mandy Rose, Bayley, Mickie James, Sasha Banks, and Sonya Deville. While I am excited that the women’s division continues to make history with every PPV that comes and goes, but I am worried about injuries.

eliminThe men will also make history tonight (well sorta) when seven instead of six men enter the chamber tonight to see who will earn a shot at the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34. Braun Strowman, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Elias Sampson, The Miz, and Roman Reigns will battle for the chance. Now the way they are doing it is that three men instead of two will start the match with another entering after five minutes. Now, let’s be honest with each other, while I would love to see Braun Strowman get his legitimate shot at Brock, you know the WWE still has a hard on for Roman Reigns. Rumor has it that John Cena will be facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 34 while Braun will be involved in something stupid. So, it almost seems like a nightmare come true for fans of Wrestling that Roman is going to be headlining WrestleMania for the fourth year in a row. Here’s another fact to look at while you watch tonight: last year at this time, Bray Wyatt won the Elimination Chamber match to become WWE Champion. So what has happened to the man since then?

Elimination-Chamber-2018-2One of the best characters to come into this new era of wrestling continues to be disrespected even though we did want to see him face “Woken” Matt Hardy. He seems to be the stepping stone for every wrestler on the roster and that is disheartening. While, I think the tag team division needs to continue to grow, I think I would be OK with Titus Worldwide winning a little gold even though I won’t think it’ll happen tonight. Nia Jax is fighting Asuka tonight for the chance to be included in the WrestleMania 34 match, but I don’t think the WWE is ready for Asuka to lose sadly. Although, I will say that a one on one match between Asuka and Alexa Bliss will be one for the ages even though it should have been Paige in this picture. Sadly, The Good Brothers have been relegated to the Pre-show along with the Miztourage, but that is life in the WWE I suppose. This is a chance for the WWE to pave the way to WrestleMania and beyond so they have to make logical choices, but that remains to be seen. We also have the contract signing to look forward to tonight for Ronda Rousey, but we all know that Stephanie McMahon is going to make this one personal. Here are my predictions for tonight:

The Good Brothers will defeat The Miztourage

Asuka will defeat Nia Jax

Alexa Bliss wins the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match

Cesaro and Sheamus defeat Titus Worldwide

Bray Wyatt defeats Matt Hardy

Roman Reigns wins the men’s Elimination Chamber match

WWE Royal Rumble 2018: My Thoughts and Predictions

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Royal_Rumble_2018_PosteeI am going to start off this article by just saying that no matter how the Women’s Royal Rumble match turns out, I am 100% proud of all those women who are taking women’s wrestling to a whole new level. That is the last time that I am going to address that match tonight, but I am here to talk about the 31ST ever Royal Rumble PPV which takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. There are a lot of matches on the card that are just fillers or duds and I have a good reason for saying that. First of all, do not be surprised if The Usos, the best tag team on Smackdown drops the belts tonight due to the recent troubles that Jey Uso has just been through. Enzo Amore was dropped from the company due to his troubles so instead of awarding the belt to someone new, we just have a six man tag match. As much as I love to laugh, I can’t see the point of having Jason Jordan be a champion with Seth Rollins. I mean, Seth deserves more than that, the man is a former WWE Champion that deserves a shot at the belt as much as anyone else.

21e9ecce7fe594aa4764eaa176522a5c_crop_exactNow the real matches to talk about are matches like the triple threat match for the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defending it against Kane and Braun Strowman. You have AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship against both Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn not in a triple threat match, but a handicap match. Then there’s the Royal Rumble matches itself and I have to be honest in saying that the WWE needs to step it up big time as far as that match is concerned. I am going to say that the Pre-show match between The Club (Gallows & Anderson) and The Revival could actually have the potential to be a great match after all. The WWE needs to listen to the crowd and hand Braun the damn title already, the man is so over with the crowd and he works every single week which is a bonus. He’s not a part timer like Brock or a once in a while guy like Kane. Make the right choices moving forward this year WWE, no one wants to see Roman Reigns headline another WrestleMania. With that being said, Shinsuke Nakamura is the only logical winner moving forward unless it’s Finn Balor on the other end.

DURSKZaV4AAPp98.0So, with the fact that I just mentioned Shinsuke, you know I want AJ Styles to walk out of Philly with the WWE title just like the Patriots are going to walk out of Minnesota SuperBowl champions (I’m a good heel I know). The only other way, I’ll expect Brock winning tonight is if Finn Balor wins the Royal Rumble. I just think the man deserves his shot at the title and why not have the Beast vs the Demon. We could also easily have the Monster Among Men vs the Demon as well. The Philly crowd looks pumped up (just check out Barstool sports) and ready to enjoy this amazing PPV and so should you because after all history is being made tonight right in front of your eyes. I am only expecting a win from Bayley, Asuka, or Nia Jax. I am sorry ladies of Smackdown Live, but the win is going to Raw. I was originally hoping for a win from Paige, but Sasha Banks ruined that. I want a surprise return of AJ Lee tonight for the women and I am still holding on to hopes of a CM Punk return or even Tyson Kidd on the men’s side. That is another thing I look forward to the most tonight is the surprise entrants. Here are my predictions for tonight:

Braun Strowman wins the WWE Universal Championship

AJ Styles retains the WWE Championship

Bobby Roode retains the US Championship

Gable & Benjamin win the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles

Cesaro & Sheamus win The WWE Raw Tag Team Championships

The Revival will defeat The Good Brothers

Kalisto, Gran Metalik, and Lince Dorado will win

Shinsuke Nakamura will win the Royal Rumble match

Asuka will win the Women’s Royal Rumble match