On Sunday night The WWE brings the first Pay Per View of the new year with The Royal Rumble. The Road to Wrestlemania starts always at The Royal Rumble. Here is the card and my predictions of the night.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan (c) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro : I can’t see Rollins/Jordan keeping their titles that much longer and I think Sheamus/Cesaro are a better team : The Winner = New Champs Sheamus/Cesaro
Smackdown Tag Team Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: The Usos (c) vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin : Time for a change, and time for NEW champions : The Winner = New Champs with Gable/Benjamin
WWE Championship Handicap Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn : I’m a big Kevin Owens fan and it’s time he gains The World Heavyweight Title to his list of titles held. With Owens/Zayn as co-holders of the title, it would be fun time on Smackdown Live. Winner : New Heavyweight Champion Kevin Owens.
WWE Universal Championship Triple Threat Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane : Even though, WWE is pushing Strowman as a monster, I still see The Beast to best The Monster at the rumble. Kane is just thrown into the mix, but he needs to go back and run for mayor. Winner = The Beast Brock Lesnar
Men’s Royal Rumble Match : With Roman Reigns losing his Intercontinental title last week, this will lead to another Rumble win for Reigns. Rumors have been around for awhile that a Lesnar Vs. Reigns match is set for Mania 34. If Reigns does not win then i’m going to go with Nakamura. Winner = Roman Reigns!
Women’s Royal Rumble Match : I’m looking forward to this match a lot as it takes the woman’s division to the next level. Now with who will win ….My brain says Asuka should win , as she is super over in the wwe. My guy says that former UFC champion Rhonda Rousey will win, with Mania coming and Rousey winning this will give The WWE a lot of media attention. Winner = Rhonda Rousey !
Monday Night Raw’s twenty fifth anniversary show was a show that wanted to be old school and also the new generation, but ended up a hodgepodge of both.
The show aired from The Manhattan Center which featured the old school wrestlers , and The Barclays Center which featured the new generation of wrestlers.
The show started out with the promising return of Vince Mcmahon and Stone Cold Steve Austin at The Barclays Center. The beginning of the show should have started at The Manhattan Center, as that was the venue where it all began twenty five years ago.
After the opening viewers were treated to action mostly from The Barclays Center and not too much from the much heralded Manhattan Center. There was really no reason but greed, for the WWE to have the show from two venues, if they were just going to use The Manhattan Center for a Undertaker and DX promo and a few throw away matches.
The WWE should have just used The Manhattan Center for the whole Raw, with JR and The King on the announce team and Howard Finkel as the ring announcer, then it would be a truly memorable event with a old school feel.
The problem I had with the show, was the lack of interaction between the new and the old school wrestlers. The WWE should have had Steve Austin as the special Raw GM for the night, with a DX takeover during the night. The WWE had so many missed opportunities that could have been unfortunately. They could have had a the new age outlaws vs The Bar or something that would have had the old school vs the new generation of RAW. Just a lot of missed opportunities with the show. Hopefully WWE steps it up with the upcoming Royal Rumble on Sunday night. !!!!!
As tonight is the twenty fifth anniversary of Monday Night Raw…Here we look back on The Howard Stern Show Wackpack in professional wrestling…….Great memories of Hank the dwarf, Fred The Elephant Boy and Beetlejuice in WWE and WCW….Great memories!!!!!
With the WWE show TLC tonight, featuring the return of the one and only Kurt Angle to the ring replacing Roman Reigns who is out “Sick” Angle returns to the wwe ring for the first time in 11 years. I still can’t see Angle return in this kind of match , with no buildup or promotion. What I see happening is at the beginning of the show Angle is going to give his spot to his son Jason Jordan. Time will tell, WWE TLC airs tonight LIVE on WWE Network. Here are some of the best moments of Kurt Angles career….enjoy!
Here are some Kurt Angle Merch for the superfans :
Tonight the WWE Network hosts the latest RAW PPV No Mercy , the WWE is doing a good job at promoting and pushing this card, as WWE is building up a good show for tonight. Here is the predictions of tonight’s show :
Ambrose/Rollins Vs. Cesaro/Sheamus : I think Ambrose/Rollins are good tag team champions , but are lacking the excitement . I think the winner will be Cesaro/Sheamus .
The Miz Vs. Jason Jordan : I’m bored by Jordan, and his Kurt Angle “Angle” , I see a heel turn with Jordan, as that might get people interested in Jordan. Winner = Jason Jordan .
Neville Vs. Enzo : I am a fan of Enzo , and I like that they are building the character a bit more without Cass , and I see a championship reign coming for Enzo . Winner = Enzo Amore!
John Cena Vs. Roman Reigns : Reigns is the new face of the WWE, and this is the time for him to take the mantle from Cena and this is the match to do it. Winner = The Big Dog Roman Reigns
Brock Lesnar Vs. Braun Strowman : Braun Strowman is the new MONSTER of WWE, and maybe the WWE will go with the monster over the beast . Winner = Braun Strowman
This is how you build up in WWE. John Cena schools Roman Reigns at Monday Night Raw. It is great to see the WWE building up slowly the Roman character. This promo will do it. It’s going to be interesting to see where WWE goes with Roman after this. Can Roman keep up and can Cena pass the torch to Roman???? Cena Vs. Reigns happens at No Mercy in September!!
Last night, WWE presented its summer show Summerslam LIVE at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York. The show was a solid show throughout, with a really strong and exciting kick off match with The New Day Vs. The Usos. The Usos are new Smackdown Tag Team champions, but both teams fought tough. Other highlights of the card was the Sheamus/Cesaro Vs. Ambrose/Rollins which I really enjoyed and we got NEW Raw champions with Ambrose/Rollins. The Fatal four way, was a fun and good match. Braun Stroman is a MONSTER, as he threw the announce desk on the helpless Brock Lesnar. I can’t wait to see these two in the ring together. Here are some video highlights of the night :
Well it’s that time of year again…Time for WWE Summerslam, the WWE event of the summer. This years Summerslam takes place again at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York. This is the third year that Summerslam is coming from The Barclays Center. I like the buildup of this event, as it feels like a big event feel. The card is stacked and I think we are going to get a really good show. Here are my predictions , of what is going to go down tonight. Join us HERE tomorrow for our Summerslam Recap!!!
The New Day Vs. The Uso’s : The New Day are newly crowned champs, and I see them holding onto the titles for a lil while longer. The Uso’s time has come and gone and I think they need to split up . Winner = New Day Rocks!!
Big Show Vs. Big Cass (Enzo Amore locked in shark cage) : Rumor has it that Enzo and Cass will reunite here as HEEL tag team and destroy The Big Show in the process. I could see that happening , as Big Cass on his own is zzzzzzz. Winner = Big Cass
Cesaro/Sheamus Vs. Ambrose/Rollins : I like the reformation of the shield with Ambrose and Rollins , and their whole WE are not friends storyline. I could see Ambrose/Rollins winning and then arguing the whole time through their title run, until they are friends again . Winner = Ambrose/Rollins
AJ Styles Vs. Kevin Owens : I’m going with Kevin Owens , just because Shane Mcmahon is special guest referee, and i’m a big Kevin Owens fan. Or Shane might screw over Owens leading to a Shane Vs. Owens match at Survivor Series. ….. Winner = Kevin Owens .
Finn Balor Vs. Bray Wyatt : This might be a surprise match of the night, as these two can go and get nasty and evil…I see The Demon destroying Wyatt. Winner = Finn Balor .
John Cena Vs. Baron Corbin : Baron just lost his Money In The Bank briefcase match this past week, so a Corbin win is in the cards as Super Cena doesn’t need the win and Corbin needs it …Winner = Baron Corbin .
Jinder Mahal Vs. Nakamura : Good match, and I like having Mahal as champion. Its too early for Nakamura, its his first title match and he needs a lil bit more buildup. Nakamura will hold the title , and probably before the end of the year but now it belongs to Mahal . Winner = Jinder Mahal
Lesnar Vs. Reigns Vs. Joe Vs. Strowman : It’s Strowman’s time and his time is TONIGHT. I see a break in Brock’s future with WWE , as rumors circulate that he wants to return to UFC. The buildup to Strowman has been strong. I see Strowman winning, then maybe at Royal Rumble Brock wins and challenges Strowman for the title at Mania…..Winner = Braunnnn Strowman!!!