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

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  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

My Thoughts on WWE Battleground 2016

WWE Battleground 2016 Results

First, Sasha Banks’ mystery tag team partner turned out to be Bayley making her debut on WWE’s main roster. They would then go on to defeat WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke. I had a feeling that Bayley would be the mystery partner. One question that remains is what show is Bayley on, now that both Raw and Smackdown Live have separate brands. Well, for at least one night, the WWE Universe got to witness the formation of a new tag team known as The Boss & Hug Connection (Sasha Banks & Bayley).

 

Also, during what was being dubbed the final confrontation between friends-turned-enemies Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, I noticed that towards the end of the match, both Zayn and Owens appeared to be showing some sort of compassion towards one another. Although Zayn was victorious, I cannot help but wonder if not only the rivalry has been put to rest once and for all, but I am also wondering if the two will reconcile and become tag team partners, which means that Owens would turn face. Both men were drafted to Raw, so it will be interesting to see where things go from here.

 

Then, …

My Predictions for WWE Battleground 2016

WWE Battleground 2016

Kickoff Match

 

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)

Winners: The Usos

WWE Battleground 2016

 Pay-Per-View Matches and Segment

 

Becky Lynch vs. Natalya

Winner: Becky Lynch

Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel with Special Guest Randy Orton

Prediction: Randy Orton shows Chris Jericho that he has no ring rust after being out of action for many months

United States Championship Match

Rusev (c) vs. Zack Ryder

Winner: Zack Ryder becomes the new United States Champion

Intercontinental Championship Match

The Miz (c) vs. Darren Young

Winner: Darren Young becomes the brand new Intercontinental Champion

Sasha Banks and a partner of her choosing vs. WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke

Winners: Sasha’s mystery partner will be Bayley getting moved up to WWE’s main roster and the two of them will be victorious

6-Man Tag Team Match

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Xavier Woods/Kofi Kingston/Big E) vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman)

Winners: The New Day

Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens

Winner: Sami Zayn

6-Man Tag Team Match

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

Winners: John Cena & …

Superstars Who Could Have/Should Have Held a World Championship from WWE

WWE World Heavyweight Championship 2014

World Heavyweight Championship

ECW Championship

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Throughout WWE history, there have been many great Superstars that have held one or more of WWE’s World Championships (e.g., WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, ECW Championship and WWE Universal Championship). There are, however, many great Superstars throughout WWE history that have never held either one of WWE’s World Championships. Below is the list of Superstars who I personally feel could have/should have held a World Championship from WWE.

 

William Regal

 

Antonino Rocca

 

Arnold Skaaland

 

Baron Mikel Scicluna

 

Big Boss Man

 

Big John Studd

 

Cowboy Bill Watts

 

Bobo Brazil

 

Chief Jay Strongbow

 

Don Muraco

 

Dusty Rhodes

 

“Big Cat” Ernie Ladd

 

“Classy” Freddie Blassie

 

George “The Animal” Steele

 

Gorilla Monsoon

 

Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

 

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

 

Harley Race

 

High Chief Peter Maivia

 

Jake “The Snake” Roberts

 

Jesse “The Body” Ventura

 

Junkyard Dog

 

Killer Kowalski

 

“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka

 

Mil Mascaras

 

“Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig

 

“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff

 

Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon

 

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat

 

Rikishi

 

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper

 

Ron “Faarooq” Simmons

 

Stan Hansen

 

Sting

My Thoughts on WWE Money in the Bank 2016

Money in the Bank 2016 Results

Leading up to this event, people were dubbing this the “greatest Money in the Bank event in history”. After seeing the event, I think that statement can definitely be argued. There were a lot of firsts, two championship changes with one championship, one betrayal and some controversy that took place at this year’s Money in the Bank event. Below are the moments that I personally think highlighted the event.

 

  • The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) finally got their first victory as a tag team by defeating a sun burnt Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango).

 

  • Not only did Hart & Fire (Natalya & Becky Lynch) get beaten by WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke, but Natalya also shocked everybody when she attacked Becky Lynch after the match, thus turning on Becky, as well as The Best Team Ever (Cesaro & Natalya’s husband Tyson Kidd) and turning heel in the process.

 

 

  • Apollo Crews got the biggest victory of his career when he defeated former World Champion Sheamus.

 

  • In a dream match 15 years in the making, AJ Styles defeated John Cena, but unfortunately he had help from fellow Club members Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, despite