Another show and another bunch of mostly correct guessing from our panel!
Let’s meet our esteemed panel…
Chad French: I write about wrestling on this website. I also enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon in a non-ironic way. Possible drinking problem.
Dave Dynasty: Host of the Dave Dynasty Show and huge Pro Wrestling fan. Also a lover of paperboy style hats.
Drewcifer Jones: Co-host of The Road Home From Wrestling podcast and all around swell guy.
Anthony Harper: Lifelong wrestling fan,new father and a Cubs supporter from back when that meant something.
Jim Williams: Another lifelong wrestling fan and the only human being alive to love Aqua Teen more than me. Pretty solid drinker.
Lee G: Journalist. Reporter. Pro Wrestling Enthusiast. Maker & Owner of Lee G News. Cincinnati Reds fan. ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage is Lord.
Jamie B: Another lifelong wrestling fan and brings a woman’s touch to this bunch of weirdos.
Josh Martin: He gets a generic intro this month because he usually turns these in too late to participate and needs to be punished. (Editors note: This continues…)
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Bálor
Chad French: Brock will give Finn some offense and hope but in the end it will be Suplex City. I hope I’m wrong
Dave Dynasty: Balor… if not Finn, WHAT IS THE POINT?
Drewcifer Jones: Brock wins. I am very intrigued by this and every Brock match. They’re always great in my opinion.
Anthony Harper: This is 100% a homer because I’m a huge fan of Finn, but I think the Demon comes to play and wins on Sunday!
Jim Williams: The way that Vince has been putting down Finn makes you fell like he can win this match, but we know that will not happen. Universal title will remain off TV a little longer. Pick: Lesnar
Lee G: I think ‘The Demon King’ returns and regains his Universal Heavyweight Championship. I could be wrong though…
Jamie B: I am so bummed that Braun Strowman isn’t a part of this match anymore, BUT I love me some Balor. I think Brock is taking this one though.
Josh Martin: Lesnar…but Finn gets over. I don’t think we see the demon.
WWE Champion Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles
Chad French: Daniel may be on borrowed time as a performer so I hope they keep the belt on him as long as possible with this new character. AJ has had plenty of time with the belt lately.
Dave Dynasty: Bryan… I love both of these guys but I am enjoying heel Daniel Bryan.
Drewcifer Jones: Daniel Bryan wins via shenanigans. This feud continues to Mania.
Anthony Harper: Bryan wins.
Jim Williams: I really wish that Styles would win this and his big WrestleMania feud would be with Kenny Omega for the title. Kenny is going to AEW and Daniel Bryan keeps title since he has been so good in the role Pick: Bryan
Lee G: The NEW Daniel Bryan is holding on to his belt this time. He’s doing s good job. They aren’t taking the strap off him until ‘Mania probably.
Jamie B: This one is tough, but I think Bryan will retain.
Josh Martin: Bryan wins, probably by cheating.
2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match
Chad French: Seth Rollins. I still think they want Brock/Seth at Mania.
Dave Dynasty: Seth Rollins… please!
Drewcifer Jones: Seth Rollins
Anthony Harper: Seth Rollins is the common answer and I have to imagine he will be at Mania regardless of winning the Rumble, but WTH, Seth Rollins with Elias being my sleeper.
Jim Williams: This has been setup for Seth Rollins to win and face Brock at Mania Pick: Rollins
Lee G: IDK
Jamie B: Anyone but John Cena please! I think Drew McIntyre is going to take this one.
Josh Martin: Seth wins the rumble unless we see the Rock (could happen).
2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Chad French: Charlotte right? I know she gets all the title shots she wants but they need to set up something big for her at Mania. My fantasy booking would be Bayley so we get Bayley vs Sasha at Mania so they can blow us away one more time.
Dave Dynasty: Charlotte Flair
Drewcifer Jones: Mandy Rose
Anthony Harper: They never seem to get the women’s division right, so I have no idea, but I will say Bayley only because she has been in the shadows for so long.
Jim Williams: Hard pick because I think there might be a screwy finish in the Becky and Auska match, but picking Charlotte to win and she challenges both Becky and Ronda at Mania for a unified women’s belt that ends the brand split. Pick: Charlotte
Lee G: IDK
Jamie B: Alexa Bliss would be an obvious choice, but I’d like to see Ember Moon win this.
Josh Martin: The women’s rumble is tough. I guess gimmie Charlotte but i have no idea.
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks (Editors Note: These picks were made before the “Ronda gone after Mania” news was dropped.)
Chad French: Ronda will win. See my Royal Rumble fantasy booking for what I want to happen though.
Dave Dynasty: Rousey… Sasha’s heading to those tag titles.
Drewcifer Jones: Ronda wins in a match I’m intrigued by in the same way I’m intrigued by Brock’s matches. Ronda’s matches are almost always awesome. I really hope she sticks around for a few years. She’s got potential to be the greatest of all time.
Anthony Harper: Ronda.
Jim Williams: I love Sasha but no way she is winning. Maybe this leads to a four horse women deal done the road when the other girls are a little bit more known. Pick: Ronda
Lee G: Come on Sasha!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BOSS.
Jamie B: Rousey’s promo on Monday was rough, but I enjoy her as champ. Hoping she retains.
Josh Martin: Rousey wins.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Asuka vs. Becky Lynch
Chad French: Wow…I’m taking Asuka. I have no real reason for it, just a hunch.
Dave Dynasty: Lynch. The Man. Period.
Drewcifer Jones: The Man wins. Sad for Asuka, but they will put on a show.
Anthony Harper: Becky is so over that she doesn’t need to win, Asuka retains with potentially a interference from someone.
Jim Williams: I think they might try to mess with the finish, but Becky reclaims the belt. Pick: Becky Lynch
Lee G: ASUKA’S GONNA KILL YOU!
Jamie B: I can’t choose! Okay, if you must force me, I’m backing The Man, Becky Lynch.
Josh Martin: Becky wins.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon
Chad French: The Bar wins due to Shane doing something stupid and selfish leading to a Miz turn.
Dave Dynasty: The Bar… what even is the Miz/Shane crap?
Drewcifer Jones: The Bar win after M&M2019 turn on each other. Miz and Shane is your mania match. Man I hope so. That could be a lot of fun.
Anthony Harper: Why is this a thing??? The Bar.
Jim Williams: The Miz and Shane will win this just because of how many good segments they will be able to produce as champions. Shane will eventually turn heel on the Miz. Pick: Miz and Shane
Lee G: The Miz & Shane because fuck this match.
Jamie B: I have a huge fear of The Miz pulling his usual shady tricks and winning the titles for him and McMahon.
Josh Martin: Miz and Shane take the titles. Why? No idea.
Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami – WWE Cruiserweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match (Kickoff Match)
Chad French: If Itami doesn’t win the big one here I feel it may be a sign on what his future will be.
Dave Dynasty: Itami… at least give him a run to do his thing.
Drewcifer Jones: I’ll be rooting for Hideo in this one. He wins after kicking everyone’s heads off. RIP to his opponents.
Anthony Harper: Kalisto and I don’t have a good reason.
Jim Williams: Buddy Murphy is just too good with the belt and in the ring. Pick: Buddy
Lee G: Akira Tozawa
Jamie B: The talent in this match is unreal! Itami is going to walk away with the title.
Josh Martin: Finally a 205 match i like. I still don’t watch it so iI have no idea storyline wise, but the NJPW mark in me says Itami.
United States Champion Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Kickoff Match)
Chad French: See my Itami prediction. Nakamura.
Dave Dynasty: Rusev… maybe… who knows?
Drewcifer Jones: Wrestling is so awesome. These crazy match ups are something you can only get on WWE. Rusev wins.
Anthony Harper: Rusev retains and I think he stays champ for a couple of PPV’s.
Jim Williams: I think Shinsuke will be on his way back to Japan soon and he can’t take the US Belt with him. Pick: Rusev
Lee G: Shinsuke Nakamura is God in leather pants!
Jamie B: Happy Rusev Day! Or maybe not so happy when Nakamura pins him for the title. Hopefully no low blows this time around.
Josh Martin: Mr. Kickoff Nakumura loses to Rusev. Please go back home Shinsuke. This is hurting my feelings.
I think we are all looking forward to Sunday and to see how right and or wrong that we were. Thanks to everyone for reading and please come back soon!
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