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You have to love it when the WWE finally builds up a match that deserves all the build up. At last months Summerslam, we were teased a match that we had hoped would happen for months, but the WWE did it the right way and they let Strowman build up to that very moment when he delivered two running powerslams to Brock Lesnar into two announce tables. What would follow in the next upcoming weeks has all of us salivating at the chance of a big heavyweight fight between The Monster Among Men taking on the Beast Incarnate for the WWE Universal Championship. The only questiuon heading into WWE NO Mercy tonight from the Staples Center in Los Angeles is whether or not we are getting the result that the overall consensus wants. Are we going to get a champion that is there and wrestling every week or are we going to have the same old and Lesnar is just going to be running the train through everyone until WrestleMania? I just hope that the WWE makes the right decision tonight and we get a new era in the WWE.
That isn’t the only big match on the card though, there is one more match that peaks my interest on the card. We knew for a little bit that John Cena was designated a free agent and that he could jump from brand to brand to face whoever he wanted. So we eventually knew that a match up with Roman Reigns was in the cards, I just didn’t think that we were going to get the match at No Mercy instead of WrestleMania, but this seems to be happening on both brands these days. So besides the shock of this match happening now, we have to look at the plus side of it and that is the promos between these two have been straight fire. It finally took someone like John Cena to bring out the best in Roman Reigns as far as mic skills were concerned because if it wasn’t for that first promo I probably wouldn’t have been as invested in this match as I am now. My only concern for this match is what is John Cena going to do? Is he going to do the so called “right thing” and put Roman Reigns over or is he going to “bury” him as people call it by winning the match? Another question to ask is even if Roman wins the match, is anyone going to even care enough to cheer him anyways?
Now there are other matches on the card and the only other match I am looking forward to is the tag team title rematch between the champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose who defend their belts against The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro). It’s 2/3’s of The Shield so what else am I supposed to say, I am a huge mark for that team so get over it. I was looking forward to the Women’s match until the WWE decided at the last minute that it was OK to insert Bayley into the match. I am also surprised that the Jason Jordan/The Miz match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship wasn’t a pre-show match, but that could be because Miz has amazing heel skills and Jason Jordan had two amazing matches with Roman Reigns and John Cena recently. I am however not looking forward to the Neville/Enzo Amore match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship because it’s an abomination that Neville has to defend that title against Enzo of all people. Could we have not found him a more suitable opponent like Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, or even Akira Tozawa. Nonetheless, that is what we get for tonight and that’s what we’ll have to deal with. Here are my predictions for tonight:
Braun Strowman defeats Brock Lesnar
Nia Jax wins the WWE Women’s Championship
Roman Reigns defeats John Cena
Neville defeats Enzo Amore
The Miz defeats Jason Jordan
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose defeat The Bar
Bray Wyatt defeats Finn Balor
Elias defeats Apollo Crews