Some of the boys are back in town with another bunch of predictions that I’m almost positive will be about 50% correct! To be honest I’m glad we have a more streamlined group of incorrect guessers because I got other stuff to do and this card is forever long.
Let’s meet our esteemed panel…
Dave Dynasty: Host of the Dave Dynasty Show and huge Pro Wrestling fan. Also a lover of paperboy style hats.
Anthony Harper: Lifelong wrestling fan, expectant father and a Cubs supporter from back when that meant something.
Drewcifer Jones: Co-host of The Road Home From Wrestling podcast and all around swell guy.
Me: I write about wrestling on this website. I also enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon in a non-ironic way. Possible drinking problem.
Raw Tag Team Champions The B-Team vs. The Revival (Kickoff Match)
Dave Dynasty: If there is a wrestling god… the Revival
Anthony Harper: The Revival will finally get their belt. I’m not a huge fan, but they’ve been around and look good as a team. They are an old school tag team. IMO
Drewcifer Jones: B-Team retain in hilarious fashion
Me: The Raw tag division needs to be refocused and jump started in a serious way. You can’t get more serious than the Revival.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak
(SummerSlam Kickoff Match)
Dave Dynasty: Drew Gulak… PLEASE!
Anthony Harper: Don’t care, but I’ll take Cedric.
Drewcifer Jones: Drew dethrones the most boring champion in the WWE.
Me: Drew has earned this. Ced has been fine but not a world beater or anything.
Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega (SummerSlam Kickoff Match)
Dave Dynasty: Rusev & Lana
Anthony Harper: Everyday is Rusev Day. Haha. Give me the Vet over the newbie.
Drewcifer Jones: Los Ingobernables de Smackdown win. Tranquilo!
Me: Almas and Vega. They haven’t cared to protect Rusev in 2 years, I doubt they start now.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day
Dave Dynasty: New Day
Anthony Harper: BB only because ND won on the go home show.
Drewcifer Jones: Will the Usos be on commentary for this match? The New Day win
Me: Hopefully the New Day. The BB’s just don’t do it for me in any way shape or form.
Finn Bálor vs. Constable Baron Corbin
Dave Dynasty: Balor… and hopefully this is the last time we see this match
Anthony Harper: Really??? Finn Finn Finn, I’m officially on the Balor Club bandwagon.
Drewcifer Jones: Poor Finn. This is such a garbage feud. Finn wins I guess.
Me: The very first Universal champion gets relegated to a knockoff Big Cass feud? How did this company just sign a 2 billion dollar contract again? Finn.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
Dave Dynasty: Bryan in one of the better matches of the show.
Anthony Harper: Again, Vince will eff this up last minute and The Miz will win. Setting up a huge rematch.
Drewcifer Jones: As much as I want a finish here, I don’t think we get one. This does not feel like a blow off. No finish.
Me: As much as i would love to see Daniel kick Miz’s head off I have a feeling we are being set up for disappointment. Miz and I drink heavily to mask my pain.
United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy
Dave Dynasty: Nakamura
Anthony Harper: Nakamura and I believe Jeff is hurt and will take some time off.
Drewcifer Jones: Nakamura wins. He deletes Jeff Hardy. Hardy then returns in a few weeks as Willow.
Me: I have picked Nakamura to win in like 90% of these things and I think he has let me down every time but one. I have a bad feeling that WWE wants the U.S. Belt for the oh so fresh Hardy vs Orton feud. I’m taking Nakamura but I don’t feel good about it.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (Triple Threat Match)
Dave Dynasty: Flair
Anthony Harper: Becky only b/c I think she deserves it. I think she has paid her dues.
Drewcifer Jones: Where is Asuka? I’m going out on a limb and predicting a Becky Lynch win.
Me: Since I think Carmella doesn’t have a chance it’s obviously going to be her.
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) vs. Seth Rollins (with Dean Ambrose)
Dave Dynasty: Rollins wins the title… and Ambrose turns heel on him immediately after
Anthony Harper: I’m going out on a limb with this one and I’ll be pissed if it happens, but Ziggler as Dean turns heel against Seth.
Drewcifer Jones: I’ll take Seth.
Me: Everyone in the world seems to be calling a heel turn by Dean. That will be cool but I think it would be worse in a couple of weeks. Seth gets the win this time.
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (MITB Briefcase on the line)
Dave Dynasty: Strowman
Anthony Harper: This one is tough b/c I don’t think Braun needs the briefcase to win a belt b/c of his dominance and I could see a Jinder interference, so I will go with KO pulling the upset somehow. Braun is so over right now, if he wins look for a cash in at SS.
Drewcifer Jones: Strowman wins.
Me: Some times they set something up that is so obvious they have to be going in the other direction with it. I’d love to see either of these guys win the belt but I gotta pick one. Strowman gets the win if they have any common sense.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Ronda Rousey
Dave Dynasty: Rousey... it’s time..
Anthony Harper: Ronda in a pretty quick match, unless there’s a DQ, but I think Ronda takes it.
Drewcifer Jones: Ronda wins clean after all types of shenanigans.
Me: I’m going with the flow on this one. There is no way in Hell that Alexa should be able to hang with Ronda. Plus any Natalya related shenanigans are obviously out the window now. Ronda it is.
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
Dave Dynasty: Styles in what will be match of the night.
Anthony Harper: Only Vince could screw this up and has. Because wtf has been going on between these two over the last 2-3 weeks? AJ holds onto the belt this time. This will be the first of many between these two.
Drewcifer Jones: I think it’s time for a title change. Maybe these two can feud until WrestleMania? Joe wins.
Me: JOE! JOE! JOE! I mean hopefully. I love AJ but it’s time to give Joe the ball for a bit.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
Dave Dynasty: Lesnar retains and then is defeated by Strowman who cashes in.
Anthony Harper: If Brock isn’t going to be a fighting champ, I’m ready for anyone to be champ, so give me Roman. I don’t even care if Roman has to turn heel, as long as the belt is on Raw every Monday.
Drewcifer Jones: Roman Reigns wins. (Fart noise)
Me: I love Brock and I don’t hate Roman but I never want to see these two wrestle again in my life. I hope Roman wins and then they can do the MITB deal if they want, I just want the Roman and Lesnar story to end.
I think we are all looking forward to Sunday and how right and or wrong that we were. Thanks to everyone for reading and please come back soon!
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