My Predictions for WWE Payback 2017 (Presented by Raw)

WWE Payback 2017

Kickoff Segment and Match

 

Miz TV Hosted by The Miz (w/ Maryse) with Special Guest Finn Balor

Prediction: Finn Balor and The Miz end up having a one-on-one match and Balor will be victorious.

The Realest Guys in the Room (Enzo Amore & Big Cass) vs. The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)

Winners: The Realest Guys in the Room

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match

Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries

Winner: Austin Aries becomes the brand new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

Raw Women’s Championship Match

Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss

Winner: Bayley

Raw Tag Team Championship Match

The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) (c) vs. Cesaro & Sheamus

Winners: The Hardy Boyz

Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe

Winner: Seth Rollins

Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

Winner: Roman Reigns

United States Championship Match (If Chris Jericho wins the championship then he moves over to the SmackDown LIVE brand.)

SmackDown LIVE’s Kevin Owens (c) vs. Chris Jericho

Winner: Chris Jericho becomes the new United States Champion and moves over to the SmackDown LIVE brand.

Non-Title House of Horrors Match

SmackDown LIVE’s WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

Winner: Randy Orton…

Make the IMPACT! Grand Championship Great

IMPACT! Grand Championship

Last year, IMPACT! Wrestling created a new championship called the IMPACT! Grand Championship. What separates this championship from the other championships in IMPACT! Wrestling is that every time the championship is on the line, the match can go up to three rounds. If each round reaches the time limit, then ringside judges determine who has the most points and whoever has the most at the end of all three rounds walks away the winner and with the championship; however, if a pinfall or submission were to be made by any one of the two competitors at anytime during any of the three rounds, then that competitor would win the match and walk out as champion right then and there. A lot of times, I have heard people say that the outcome of the match should not be determined by judges, but rather by pinfall or submission and I completely agree. If IMPACT! Wrestling wants to separate this championship from all of their other ones, then I think the best way to do that is by making every IMPACT! Grand Championship Match a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match. IMPACT! Wrestling has been using the slogan “Make IMPACT! Great.” Well, I truly believe that …

My Thoughts on WWE WrestleMania 33 (Presented by Both Raw and SmackDown LIVE)

WrestleMania 33 Results

WrestleMania 33 was a memorable show for the ages. There were three matches on the Kickoff show and ten matches on the Pay-Per-View. Also, there were some great entrances, musical performances, celebrities, debuts and even returns.

 

The 4th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Gets Hyped

This Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was different from any other in history. Towards the end, when it came down to the final four participants in the match, both Mojo Rawley and Jinder Mahal went through the ropes to the outside of the ring (a participant must go over the top rope and both feet have to hit the floor in order to be eliminated). Once outside the ring, Mahal got in the face of a WWE Universe member sitting in the front row, who just happened to be New England Patriots football player and good friend of Mojo’s, Rob Gronkowski. Mahal would proceed to take Gronkowski’s drink and throw it in his face. In response, Gronkowski hopped over the barricade, got into the ring and shoulder tackled Mahal to the mat. Eventually, it came down to Mojo and Mahal and in the end; it would be Mojo winning the Battle Royal. …

My Predictions for WWE WrestleMania 33 (Presented by both Raw and SmackDown LIVE)

WrestleMania 33

Hosted by Raw’s New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E)

 

Kickoff Matches

 

Raw Match

 

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match

Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries

Winner: Austin Aries becomes the brand new WWE Cruiserweight Champion

 

Other Match

 

2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

The Following Superstars have announced their entry into the Battle Royal:

  • SmackDown LIVE’s Apollo Crews
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Mojo Rawley
  • Raw’s Big Show
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Curt Hawkins
  • Raw’s Sami Zayn
  • Raw’s Braun Strowman
  • Raw’s Goldust
  • Raw’s R-Truth
  • Raw’s Curtis Axel
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Dolph Ziggler
  • SmackDown LIVE’s SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso
  • SmackDown LIVE’s SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jey Uso
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Chad Gable
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Jason Jordan
  • Raw’s Primo
  • Raw’s Epico
  • Raw’s Bo Dallas
  • Raw’s Jinder Mahal
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Heath Slater
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Rhyno
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Tyler Breeze
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Fandango
  • Raw’s Sin Cara
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Kalisto
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Konnor
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Viktor
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Aiden English
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Simon Gotch
  • Raw’s Mark Henry
  • Tian Bing
  • Killian Dain

Winner: Apollo Crews

 

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

Raw Matches

 

Triple Threat Raw Tag Team Championship Ladder Match

The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) (c) vs. The Realest Guys in the Room (Enzo Amore & Big Cass) vs. Cesaro &

My Predictions for WWE Royal Rumble 2017

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Kickoff Matches

 

6-Woman Tag Team Match

Naomi, Becky Lynch and Nikki Bella vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya

Winners: Naomi, Becky Lynch and Nikki Bella

Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax

Winner: Sasha Banks

Raw Tag Team Championship Match with two referees assigned

Cesaro & Sheamus (c) vs. The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)

Winners: Cesaro & Sheamus

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match

Rich Swann (c) vs. Neville

Winner: Rich Swann

Raw Women’s Championship Match

Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Bayley

Winner: Bayley becomes the brand new Raw Women’s Champion.

No Disqualification WWE Universal Championship Match with Chris Jericho suspended in a shark cage above the ring

Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns

Winner: Roman Reigns becomes the brand new WWE Universal Champion.

WWE Championship Match

AJ Styles (c) vs. John Cena

Winner: John Cena becomes the new WWE Champion.

The 2017 Royal Rumble Match

So far, 22 out of the 30 Superstars who will be competing in the match have been announced:

  • The Undertaker
  • Goldberg
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose
  • The Miz
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Big E
  • Xavier Woods
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Braun Strowman
  • United States Champion Chris Jericho
  • Baron Corbin
  • Raw Tag Team Champion Cesaro

My Hopes for WWE in 2017

New WWE Logo
  1. Paige and Nia Jax develop a rivalry with one another.

 

  1. Finn Balor regains the WWE Universal Championship that he never lost.

 

  1. Bayley wins the Raw Women’s Championship

 

  1. Becky Lynch becomes the first-ever 2-time SmackDown Women’s Champion in history.

 

  1. The identity of La Luchadora is revealed.

 

  1. Naomi wins the SmackDown Women’s Championship

 

  1. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) turn face, use their old theme music and sport their war face paint again.

 

  1. NXT (WWE’s developmental system) Superstar Hideo Itami gets moved up to WWE’s main roster.

 

  1. Ember Moon wins the NXT Women’s Championship.

 

  1. Crooked (heel) announcers (e.g., Corey Graves, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Austin Aries and Marcelo Rodriguez) are relieved of their announcing duties. All they ever do is say predictable stuff, set bad examples for young ones, disrupt wrestling matches and hog the spotlight.

 

  1. CM Punk returns to WWE as a face.

 

  1. Kofi Kingston wins the WWE Universal Championship.

 

  1. Sami Zayn wins the United States Championship.

 

  1. Zack Ryder regains the Intercontinental Championship that he was screwed out of.

 

  1. WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan returns to WWE as a face.

 

  1. The United Kingdom Championship and the United

My Predictions for WWE Backlash 2016

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Winners Advance to SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

The Hype Bros. (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)

Winners: The Hype Bros.

SmackDown Women’s Championship Six-Pack Challenge

Becky Lynch vs. Naomi vs. Nikki Bella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella vs. Natalya

Winner: Becky Lynch becomes the first SmackDown Women’s Champion in history.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

The Hype Bros. vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno

Winners: The Hype Bros. become the first SmackDown Tag Team Champions in history.

Intercontinental Championship Match

The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

Winner: Dolph Ziggler becomes the new Intercontinental Champion.

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

Winner: Randy Orton

WWE World Championship Match

Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles

Winner: Dean Ambrose…

My Predictions for WWE SummerSlam 2016

SummerSlam 2016

Kickoff Matches

 

12-Man Tag Team Match

American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan), The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) and The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch)

Winners: American Alpha, The Hype Bros and The Usos

Sami Zayn and Neville vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)

Winners: Sami Zayn and Neville

First Match in Best of Seven Series

Cesaro vs. Sheamus

Winner: Cesaro

SummerSlam 2016

 Pay-Per-View Matches

 

Becky Lynch, Naomi and Carmella vs. Natalya and Alexa Bliss

Note: Since Natalya and Alexa Bliss’ scheduled tag team partner for SummerSlam, Eva Marie, has been suspended by WWE for 30 days, she will not be at SummerSlam, much less competing in this match. Now the question remains: will this be a 3-on-2 Handicap Match or will Natalya and Alexa find someone to take Eva’s spot and still make it a 6-Woman Tag Team Match?

Winners: Becky Lynch, Naomi and Carmella

 The Realest Guys in the Room (Enzo Amore & Big Cass) vs. Jeri-KO (Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens)

Winners: The Realest Guys in the Room

 

WWE Women’s Championship Match (Dana Brooke is barred

Wrestling Hall of Famers Cannot Be Heels

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There is one particular thing in the world of wrestling today that really bothers me. There are some Hall of Famers that are currently heels. The problem with this is that Hall of Famers are supposed to be setting a good example for the next generation of wrestlers. Who else is going to teach some of today’s young punks in wrestling a lesson in respect and humility? All of this applies to any Wrestling Hall of Fame throughout history (e.g. WWE Hall of Fame, TNA Hall of Fame, etc.). Currently, Hall of Famers including Paul Ellering, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) and last I checked, Jeff Jarrett, are heels in the wrestling companies that they are currently working for. Hall of Famers are supposed to be people that fans can respect and if they are heels, it makes it very hard for fans to respect them. Therefore, Paul Ellering, The Dudley Boyz and Jeff Jarrett need to be turned into faces ASAP. Bottom line, it is irrational for Hall of Famers to be heels.…

My Match/Segment Ideas for WWE SummerSlam 2016

SummerSlam 2016

6-Woman Tag Team Match

Becky Lynch, Naomi and Carmella vs. Natalya, Eva Marie and Alexa Bliss

Note: Naomi would turn face.

Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin

 

Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil

 

Big Show vs. Braun Strowman

 

United States Championship #1 Contender’s Battle Royal

The following Superstars would be official entrants:

  • Bo Dallas
  • Bubba Ray Dudley
  • Curtis Axel
  • D-Von Dudley
  • Epico
  • Goldust
  • Jack Swagger
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Mark Henry
  • Neville
  • Primo
  • R-Truth
  • Sami Zayn
  • Sin Cara

Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender’s Battle Royal

The following Superstars would be official entrants:

  • Aiden English
  • Alberto Del Rio
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Chad Gable
  • Erick Rowan
  • Fandango
  • Jason Jordan
  • Jey Uso
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Kane
  • Konnor
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Rhyno
  • Simon Gotch
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Viktor
  • Zack Ryder

 

The announcement of which show (Raw or SmackDown Live) WWE’s free agents who never got drafted are going to be exclusive to

My personal picks would be as follows:

Raw

The Rock

Emma

Luke Harper

Nikki Bella

Tamina

Ric Flair

William Regal

 

SmackDown Live

Heath Slater

Rosa Mendes

Tony Chimel

Tyson Kidd

Bayley

The Undertaker