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

 

 

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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

Beyond Wrestling: Heavy Lies The Crown- My Thoughts and Predictions

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beyondSo if you are a wrestling fanatic like yours truly, then you are probably looking for something to watch tonight on New Year’s Eve as you prepare to see what 2018 will provide you. Well, I have an answer for all of you and it’s in the form of one of my favorite independent wrestling organizations in Beyond Wrestling. The company is holding an even tonight known as Heavy Lies The Crown which is happening at The White Eagle in Worcester, MA and features a pretty entertaining card. The event is also being held online (if you cannot make the event in person) on Powerbomb.tv and if you sign up with promo code BEYOND, you can enjoy a free trial and this event for FREE. One of the matches that stuck out to me on a card full of great matches was the return of Ring Of Honor superstar Flip Gordon as he takes on the young and very talented Wheeler YUTA. The first time I saw Wheeler YUTA was at the Beyond event Feeling Minnesota during a pre-show match and the kid put on quite the show that I was thoroughly impressed. Flip is just one of the guys whose resume and in ring ability speaks for itself and match him with the young talents of YUTA and we should have a classic on our hands tonight.

(web)-Beyond---HEAVY-LIES-THE-CROWN-(poster-2)Now the other match that actually attracted me to this event is the main event match between David Starr who takes on Bad Boy Joey Janela in a Fans Bring The Weapons Match. The mere thought of fans bringing the weapons is just pure insanity, but the question moving forward is will this top a match both these man had before in an anything goes match at Beyond Wrestling Presents Paying Paul. That match was absolutely brutal and I do not expect anything less when Joey Janela shows up to town. Another match that will get extreme is the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs tag team match that sees EYFBO (Mike Draztik & Angel Ortiz) as they take on Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka). Some of you may know EYFBO as the current Impact Wrestling tag team champions LAX (Ortiz & Santana), but tonight it’s back to their Indy names against the hard hitting Chris Dickinson who is just pure intensity and his charismatic tag team partner Jaka. The event also features one of the most exciting and top 5 guys in Indy wrestling Keith Lee taking on up and comer Josh Briggs in what should be a great battle of the big men. Matthew Riddle is holding an open challenge tonight because his original opponent Jimmy Jacobs had to cancel due to injury.

(oney-lorcan)-Beyond---HEAVY-LIES-THE-CROWN+(1)There are plenty of other matches on the card like Joey Ryan, Johnny Cockstrong, & Massage NV (Dorian Graves & VSK) taking on the Amityville Project (Dan Barry, Mike Verna, Rex Lawless, Ryan Galeone). AR Fox will be taking on Ricky Shane Page while Jordynne Grace takes on John Silver. Now that is just the main card, there is also a mega pre-show card that starts at 6PM ET that features matches like a Santiago Street Fight between Zenshi and Brandon Watts as well as Jonathan Gresham with Stokely Hathaway taking on “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams and many more. If that doesn’t entice you to want to watch this end of the year mega card then I don’t know what will. Oh and fans in attendance will have a special appearance by NXT superstar Oney Lorcan which is pretty damn cool. The pre-show starts at 6PM ET and the main card starts at 9PM ET so tune in to Powerbomb.tv and use the promo code BEYOND to check it out. Do not be left in the cold and Happy New Year to all you wrestling fanatics out there.

Predictions:

David Starr will defeat Joey Janela

EYFBO defeats Doom Patrol

Flip Gordon will defeat Wheeler YUTA

AR Fox will defeat Ricky Shane Page

Josh Briggs defeats Keith Lee

John Silver defeats Jordynne Grace

Joey Ryan, Johnny Cockstrong, & Massage NV will defeat Amityville Project

Zenshi will defeat Brandon Watts

“Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams will defeat Jonathan Gresham

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor & Chuck O’Neil will defeat American Strong (Rory Gulak & Jay Freddie)

Orange Cassidy will defeat Supercop Dick Justice

Brian Milonas will defeat Mikey Webb

KTB will defeat Damien Smith

WWE 205 Live Star Arrested and Suspended

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Richard_Swann_PhotoWWE 205 Live wrestler Richard Swann a.k.a. Rich Swann was arrested last night by Gainesville, Florida police on charges of Simple battery and false imprisonment according to a police report released by the Gainesville police. The WWE reacted to the reports by releasing the statement, “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.” What does this mean for Rich Swann as far as his future in the WWE is concerned? The WWE is starting to take a lot of issues seriously from a PR stand point and they always have. Do not expect Rich Swann to be that much of a star on the show and do not be surprised if he is even released from his contract at some point in the near future. The Gainesville Police were nice enough to release the police report and his mugshot which you can see to the left of this paragraph. Check out the actual police report below and stay tuned for more info as it comes.

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WWE Clash Of Champions 2017: My Thoughts and Predictions

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20171207000435!WWE_Clash_of_Champions_2017_PosterTonight, the WWE visits my backyard when Clash Of Champions 2017 makes it’s way to the TD Garden in Boston, MA for what is starting to look like a decent pay per view. At the time of writing this article, there were only five matches on the card and those are the ones that I am going to be writing about as far as my thoughts and predictions. For any last minute predictions when matches are announced, you can check them out on my Twitter page. The true appeal of the night for me lies in the WWE Tag Team Title match that sees The USOS defend their championships in a fatal four way match that also features The New Day, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin, and Rusev & Aiden English. The tag team division has been exciting on both sides of the spectrum, but The USOS have been one of the more interesting teams. The WWE would be smart in an attempt to try and build that division up because it’s whats best for business. I really feel that Dolph Ziggler is on his way out, I just believe that he is biding his time until then. With that being said, I think he’ll perform at a high level, but he is not walking out with the US Championship because that will be between Baron Corbin and Bobby Roode.

clash of championsA match that I truly do not know what to choose as far as an outcome is the match between Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Are Zayn and Owens on their way out over some supposed “trouble” or is this just and angle to make us think that they are? With Shane McMahon as the special guest referee, I believe that anything is possible. Am I excited that Jinder Mahal, the man who was WWE Champion only because the WWE tried to get over in India, gets another shot at the WWE Championship? No is the answer to that question, but I have faith that the WWE will make the right decision and that AJ will make Jinder look good once again. The Lumberjill match between WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Charlotte and Natalya is one of the least interesting matches to me for some reason on the card. The only thing that could brighten up this match is a cash in attempt by Carmella or some interference by The Riot Squad (Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan). Again, this should be a decent night of wrestling, but anything can happen in the WWE!

booNow the WWE since the time that I wrote this article added a pre-show match in Zack Ryder taking on Mojo Rawley in a battle of former partners which we have seen before in the WWE. Unfortunately in some situations, one will end up being Marty Jannety while the other one hopes to be Shawn Michaels and none of these two have it in my opinion. If you are a fan of corny 1980’s style tag teams then the next match they added may appeal to you in the form of The Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) taking on one of my current favs in Breezango. I am hoping for a serious run for Breezango because those dudes deserve something and let’s build up the tag team division WWE instead of the God forsaken XFL. Nonetheless as I said before, it should be a decent PPV, but nothing like Survivor Series in my opinion. Here are my predictions to the matches below:

Mojo Rawley will defeat Zack Ryder

The Bludgeon Brothers will defeat Breezango

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will defeat Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura

Charlotte will retain her WWE Smackdown Live Womens Championship

Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable will win the Tag Team Titles

Bobby Roode will win the US Championship

AJ Styles will retain the WWE Championship

 

WWE Survivor Series 2017: My Thoughts & Predictions

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wwe-survivor-series-2017-poster-preview-832x447Things were rocking in Houston, Texas last night for WWE NXT TakeOver: WarGames and things are about to get better tonight for WWE Survivor Series. Survivor Series is one of the original Big Four Pay Per Views (alongside Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and SummerSlam) that the WWE debuted back in 1987. It’s the second longest running pay per view the company has and one of the best for it’s unique match that it was built around which was a five on five single elimination match (dubbed the Survivor Series match). This year things got a little more exciting especially with the competition between Raw and Smackdown as we now have champion vs champion matches. We have WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar (Raw) taking on WWE Champion AJ Styles (SD Live) in what should one interesting match. We are also getting WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz (Raw) taking on WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin (SD Live). We also have WWE RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss taking on WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair in a sort of dream match hence the reason Charlotte won the title.

wweThen there are the traditional Survivor Series matches and things have been heating up with all of the changes in whose in and who is not. The original RAW men’s team consisted of Kurt Angle (Captain), Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Jason Jordan taking on Smackdown Live’s team made up of Shane McMahon (Captain), Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena. That was the original match and a lot of us were stunned at the fact that Jordan had been picked for the team considering Smackdown told the world that Cena was the last member chosen. Stephanie McMahon agreed with me and Bray Wyatt helped the situation by injuring Jordan last week on RAW. When it came time to announce the replacement, Jordan made the situation difficult and Triple H remedied it by announcing that it was him and he put the exclamation point on it by delivering a pedigree to Jordan. Now the match is interesting and one I can not wait to see because imagine the situations you’ll get in this match. Finn and Shinsuke in the ring at the same time or even Triple H and Bobby Roode and so many more.

wwe 2The other traditional Survivor Series match is between the Women this time around as RAW’s Alicia Fox (Captain), Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, and Bayley take on Smackdown Live’s Becky Lynch (Captain), Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, and Natalya. The thing that I would love to see happen tonight with that match is that instead of Natalya being in the match, Paige makes her triumphant return to a WWE ring as a member of Team Smackdown Live. I doubt it will happen because I believe that she is being punished for a picture she took last Monday. We’ll see if anything happens tonight, but there’s more matches for tonight. In their first PPV match since reuniting The Shield (Dean, Seth, and Roman) take on The New Day in a six man elimination falls count anywhere match. RAW tag team champions The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) take on The Usos to finish out the RAW vs Smackdown Live matches. The Pre-show features some surprise matches like Breezango taking on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Enzo defends his cruiserweight title against Kalisto and Matt Hardy takes on Elias Sampson. Again, they have set this PPV up to be a very good one, but it remains to be seen if it ends up going that way for them. I’ll be tuning into it and hopefully you are if you’re a fan. Check out my predictions below:

Overall, I think out of seven total matches between Raw and Smackdown Live, I think RAW wins overall, but the setting is set for a match between Triple H and Kurt Angle for WrestleMania 34.

Enzo defeats Kalisto with help from Gulak

Owens and Zayn will defeat Breezango

Elias defeats Matt Hardy

The Shield will defeat The New Day

The USOS will defeat Cesaro and Sheamus

Charlotte will defeat Alexa Bliss

The Miz will defeat Baron Corbin

Team Raw Women’s will defeat Smackdown Live

Team Smackdown Men will defeat Team Raw

Brock Lesnar will defeat AJ Styles

 

WWE TLC 2017- My Thoughts and Predictions

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220px-WWE_TLC_2017_PosterI am trying to figure out what in the world is going on in the WWE as sickness struck the company at the most inconvenient time ever. WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2017 was supposed to be a huge event this year for one reason and that is the official Shield reunion. All other matches on the card meant absolutely nothing to me besides the Asuka debut. The group was supposed to have a match against The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, and Braun Strowman in a tables, ladders, and chairs match. That quickly changed as Kane was added to the fold and Roman was out of the match due to “medical” issues. To replace Roman in the match, Kurt Angle was placed in the match making it the first time in 11 years that he has competed in a WWE ring. Then out of nowhere on the same night as that announcement, another one was made that was mind boggling to me. I was not looking forward to a Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor III match only to see Bray lose again with a painted face to make you think Sister Abigail has possessed him. No instead, we are receiving what I believe to be a WrestleMania worthy match as two former leaders of The Bullet Club go one on one as Finn takes on Smackdown Live’s AJ Styles. The reason for that is the same reason that Roman Reigns is out apparently so Bray was quarantined and told not to be at the event.

WWE-TLC-2017Something bad is going around in the WWE and a lot of them have whatever it is and I have heard two conflicting stories as to what. Some of the other matches on the card include the debut of former NXT women’s champion and the still undefeated Asuka taking on Emma in one on one action. You also have Sasha Banks taking on Alicia Fox on the preshow, Alexa Bliss defending her women’s championship against Mickie James, Kalisto defending the Cruiserweight championship against Enzo Amore, and a cruiserweight tag team match that features Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann taking on The Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher. So as you can see, it’s going to be an uneventful TLC PPV which will probably see Braun Strowman and Co. get the win by making an example of Kurt Angle. The WWE is in a crisis whether they choose to believe it or not with the low attendance numbers that have plagued both RAW and Smackdown. They needed The Shield reunion to boost things, but it’s back to square one and why else would they have a WrestleMania caliber match with AJ and Finn on the card if they were not. Here are my predictions:

Braun Strowman, The Miz, Kane, Cesaro, and Sheamus will def Seth Rollins, Kurt Angle, and Dean Ambrose

Finn Balor scores a win against AJ Styles

Alexa Bliss will def Mickie James

Alicia Fox will defeat Sasha Banks

Asuka will defeat Emma

Enzo will defeat Kalisto

Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher will score a win.

If any matches are announced during the show then my predictions will be made on my Twitter page.