Sunday, September 24, 2017

No Mercy Predictions 2017

Time...once again for PPV predictions!

Elias def Crews
Roman def. Cena
Bliss def. Shasha et. al
Rollins/Ambrose def. Cesaro/Sheameus
Miz def. JJ
Braun Storman def. Brock Lesnar

Sunday, August 20, 2017

SummerSlam 2017 predictions & NXT Takeover review

NXT Takeover has done it again...well for the most part. It was a solid PPV, I just wasn't all that excited about the main event. It was just okay. Spoiler Alert: Adam Cole made his debut in NXT. 
If I followed ROH like I did in the past. I would know more about him...Sadly I do not...yet. But I am looking forward to what NXT does next. Great PPV and just an okay main event. I give it a B+.

On to the predictions for SummerSlam! 

Neville def. Tozawa
Hardys/Jason Jordan def. The Miz/Miztourage.
The New Day def Usos
Finn Baylor def. Bray Wyatt. 
Big Cass def. Big Show
Randy Orton def. Rusev
Natayla def Naomi....Carmella def. Natayla
Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss
Dean Ambrose/Seth Rollins def. Sheamus/Cesaro
Kevin Owens def. AJ Style
Baron Corbin def. John Cena
Shinsuke def. Jinder
Braun Strowman def et. al

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How WWE can/should fix Bayley

Starting off, I want to say that I really like Bayley. Both as a character and wrestler. So this is not an "attack" on her or her ability to wrestle.
Now that I got that out of the way. Let's start with where the character was getting stale.
Did they give her the belt too soon? Personally, I don't think so...Did she do much with the belt when she had it? Not really, and that's were the problem started...in my opinion. She didn't present as a confident champion. She didn't hold the belt long enough to increase that confidence and make her the person to beat.
Then there was the feud with Alexa Bliss, who just tore into Bayley on the mic and backed it up in the ring. Again making Bayley look weak both on the mic and in the ring. And of course their match at Extreme Rules made both women look bad, but especially Bayley.  She didn't get extreme because she's too nice? She wouldn't do whatever it took to win? She just looked so weak and incompetent.
Bayley has gone from a strong women's champion in NXT to a little insecure girl who can win, but does so because of luck and not skill.
Do you see the problem? Her character hasn't evolved. And now her momentum has been halted due to injury.
So, how to fix this? It's pretty simple, toughen up Bayley and make her more confident. She doesn't have to tell us she was a fan when she was a kid. That's not necessary; the people are behind her the connection already exists. She doesn't have to turn her heel, please don't!!
When she comes back from injury. Have her feud with Alexa again. Let Alexa cut a promo on Bayley. And Bayley doesn't have to say anything...She just has to punch Alexa in the face. Then in a backstage segment. Have Bayley say she is sick of being treated like a child, having her kindness mistaken for weakness by Alexa and then challenge Alexa to a No Holds Barred match. Make
the match long enough and make Bayley  aggressive through that match, and have her WIN IT!
That's all WWE has to do. How hard is that?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Predictions WWE Great Balls of Fire PPV

I'm not really digging the name "Great Balls of Fire." Not sure why they went with that title and I'm not sure if they are going to keep that name. But I didn't get a vote, so "Great Balls of Fire" it is.
Anyway let's get on to the predictions:

Bray Wyatt def. Seth Rollins
Sheamus/Cesaro def. Hardy Boyz.
Cass def. Enzo via DQ
Neville def. Tozawa.
Braun def. Roman
Miz def. Dean Ambrose
Brock Lesnar def. Samoa Joe.
Alexa Bliss def. Sasha Banks.

Monday, June 19, 2017

WWE MITB review....i.e. Really?!?

I don't know where to begin with this one. This is usually one of my favorite PPVs of the year. But this year...? This year...? My God, what was that? The ending of the very first female WWE ladder match ended like that? Really? Why? WTF?
Let me calm down here and talk about the positives. First, there were some matches that were pretty good and entertaining. The tag team championship match was pretty good. So was the main event MITB match....and that's really all the positives I can think of.
The Jinder/Orton match was exactly the same match they had last PPV.  The only difference was the incorporation of Cowboy Bob Orton. But other than that, it was the exact same finish....WTH.
The women's championship match was ok. I expected more from Lana. She did ok, but I was not overly impressed with her.
Also, is the Ascension ever gonna get a push? And, no titles changed hands...ugh. And did I mention the ending of the female MITB match...?  I did? Well it bares repeating!!! That ending was just awful for so many reasons. The main reason(I think) is because it was really a good match up until the end. The women used the ladders effectively. Most of them had good spots to show off their athleticism. It was headed toward history making in a good way. But the ending tarnished ALL of that in less than a minute! It was sad, just sad. And it was lazy creatively, not by the wrestlers who put in the work. But the writers/bookers who thought this was a good idea. Unless their idea was to make people upset and angry. If so, mission accomplished.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WWE MITB 2017

It's still odd to me that this PPV is not a cross brand PPV. But maybe they'll do that next year.
I am worried about the women's MITB. Because I wonder if they'll let them utilize the ladders like the men do. I don't expect sick bumps, but a few would make it just as good if not better than the men's MITB.  On to the predictions:

Tamina def. Charlotte et. al
Naomi def. Lana
New Day def. Usos
Jindhar def. Randy Orton
Sammy Zahn def AJ Styles et. al

Sunday, June 4, 2017

WWE Extreme Rules Predictions

I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure Roman Reigns is going to win tonight, but should he?
Shouldn't Finn Balor win....? Yes. But Finn vs. Brock? Yikes!  Brock would toss him around like a child. But anyway let's move on to the predictions.

Alexa Bliss def. Bailey
Hardys def. Sheameus/Cesaro
Dean Ambrose def. Miz
Finn Balor to win fatal 5 way.
Kalisto def. Apollo
Austin Ares def. Neville
Swann/Banks def. Dar/Fox