Well, we figured since this was the first official AEW PPV event we would lend our particular brand of lucky guesses to the huge pile already on the internet.
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.
Drewcifer Jones: Co-host of The Road Home From Wrestling podcast and all around swell guy.
Dave Dynasty: Host of the Dave Dynasty Show and huge Pro Wrestling fan. Also a lover of paperboy style hats.
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: Huge NJPW mark and all around solid guy. maybe likes Omega more than he should.
John Hatfield: Another Co-host of The Road Home From Wrestling podcast and writer at fieldofreviews.com
- As a new deal if I get predictions without any actual reasons behind them or one word answer it will receive the “because reasons” following it. Just because.
CHRIS JERICHO VS KENNY OMEGA
Chad French: I’m taking Kenny here. Even Jericho must realize that he is better utilized making everyone else look better. The brother is almost 50.
Drewcifer Jones: Kenny wins. Jericho winning would be a terrible way to start off your new company.
Dave Dynasty: Kenny Omega… blah..
Lee G: Chris Jericho. I will never, EVERRRR bet against El Corazon de Leon.
Jamie B: My guy is a bad influence on me and has caused me to be less and less into Omega. Jericho is definitely getting the win here.
Josh Martin: Finally, the most anticipated match of my life since Hogan/Warrior at WM6 (I was a huge Warrior kid and never liked Hogan, being a Savage kid all the way). This is tough. I’m wearing an Omega shirt as I write this and I basically worship the guy so I can’t pick against him. I think Kenny is the 1st champ eventually so yeah Omega all the way.
John Hatfield: Now that it’s known that the winner of this match will face the winner of the Casino Battle Royale at a later date to crown the first AEW Champion I think it only makes sense for Jericho to head into that match as the most established wrestler in this company.
CODY VS DUSTIN
Chad French: I feel the same here as I did about Kenny/Chris. Dustin has been wanting a big match with his brother for years now…and it wasn’t to beat him.
Drewcifer Jones: Cody should win this obviously. However, since they will probably want to subvert expectations, I’m picking Dustin to win via some fun shenanigans.
Dave Dynasty: Cody in the match of the night!
Lee G: Dustin. I’ve always loved ‘The Natural’.
Jamie B: How exciting is this match? I’m so excited about seeing these two together again. This is a tough choice, but I think Dustin will ultimately go over and we will see a rematch between these two.
Josh Martin: I think Cody beats Dustin. He can’t lose after the whole “killing the attitude era” junk he’s been talking.
John Hatfield: Was there a big crowd clamoring for this? Cody has thankfully cut 1 promo that got a little hype behind this match. I don’t expect much, Cody takes the victory, because it only makes sense.
BRITT BAKER VS. NYLA ROSE VS. KYLIE RAE
Chad French: Kylie is amazing but I think they have big plans for the good doctor in AEW.
Drewcifer Jones: Kylie Rae. Because she is one of the best wrestlers period going right now. God damn she’s so good.
Dave Dynasty: Dr Britt Baker because reasons.
Lee G: Nyla Rose. I just like her!
Jamie B: The talent in this match! I was initially going to say Britt Baker for the win, but I can’t deny what Nyla Rose brings to this triple threat, so I’ve got to go with Rose.
Josh Martin: This women’s match could steal the show. All 3 of these ladies bring it. I’m a Britt Baker guy, the girls a f@*ng beast so I’m picking her.
John Hatfield: It’s pretty cool that AEW has a decent sized group of women to start to establish their women’s division right out the gate. I see Britt Baker being the face of the division, but for All Or Nothing they’ll shine the spotlight on Nyla Rose to start the momentum.
SCU VS. STRONG HEARTS
Chad French: I’m taking SCU because these guys actually work for the company (full time?) and will be used to put more guys over down the road. Cool seeing Cima though.
Drewcifer Jones: I’m picking SCU. They’re on that damn YouTube show too much to be jobbed out in their first AEW. Match.
Dave Dynasty: SCU because reasons.
Lee G: SCU. I don’t even know why. lol
Jamie B: Two very strong teams here, but SCU has Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, and I can’t see any team that includes those two taking a loss. SCU all the way.
Josh Martin: I think SCU puts over the Strong Hearts because they have nothing to prove. Daniel’s and Kaz have already proven they are two of the best this generation.
John Hatfield: My trouble in this situation is I don’t know a ton about some of these AEW guys. Christoper Daniels & Frankie Kazararan are the only only 2 I know & they’ve been pushing signing them since the get go. I see SCU winning to start the journey to becoming the first tag champs.
AJA KONG, YUKA SAKAZAKI, AND EMI SAKURA VS HIKARU SHIDA, RIHO ABE, AND RYO MIZUNAMI
Chad French: If you think I’m picking against Kong you must be drunk.
Drewcifer Jones: I’m very interested to see some Joshi on American television. How will folks react to the hardest bumping wrestlers in the world? Let’s go with team 1 to win.
Dave Dynasty: Kong/Sakazaki/Sakura because reasons.
Lee G: Kong, Yuka and Sakura. I just wanna see some ass beat.
Jamie B: Another impossible choice here. This was a very well thought out match; each team is bringing different strengths and strategies to the table. Ultimately, I think Kong, Sakazaki, and Sakura have the edge and will emerge victorious.
Josh Martin: Shida/Abe/Mizunami get the win because everyone else picked the other team.
John Hatfield: I don’t know jack anybody any of these ladies, so I’m taking the route of coolest appearance (& specifically haircuts), which means Kong, Sakazaki & Sakura. Kong’s face paint is a great touch.
AAA Tag Championships: THE YOUNG BUCKS VS THE LUCHA BROS
Chad French: Lucha Bros will probably regain their belts. AEW will get it’s own titles for the Bucks.
Drewcifer Jones: The Lucha Bros don’t job very often. Plus Fenix is now one of my least favorite wrestlers for the shit he pulled on AIW last week. Buck win because fuck Fenix.
Dave Dynasty: Lucha Bros because reasons.
Lee G: I love The Lucha Bros, but The Young Bucks win. This is their show, so…
Jamie B: I cannot wait to see who will be our Tag Team champs. Clearly, both teams are strong competitors, so I’m happy with either outcome, but I am pulling for the Young Bucks.
Josh Martin: I can’t see the Bucks as AAA champs anymore and Pentagon is my 2nd favorite wrestler right now so… Lucha Bros. Btw I hate that name.
John Hatfield: All the EVP (whatever that actually is….) can’t win their matches & it’d honestly look weird if they put themselves over in every match their involved in on the card. The Lucha Bros take the AAA Tag Belts back to Mexico.
BEST FRIENDS VS. ANGELICO AND JACK EVANS
Chad French: Angelico and Evans take this because if I’m ever in a tie type situation I go with whoever was on Lucha Underground the most.
Drewcifer Jones: Evans and Angelico will be tremendous heels for AEW. To do that, they need an undeserved win which I predict they get here via cheating.
Dave Dynasty: Angelico and Jack Evans I hope!
Lee G: I’m going with Best Friends on this one.
Jamie B: I have to admit, I’m not overly familiar with either tag team here, so my pick is purely a guess. I’m going with Angelico and Jack Evans.
Josh Martin: I’ll take Angelico and Evan’s because I’m a huge mark for Jack. Dude did some amazing stuff with Lucha Underground. Damn, I miss that show.
John Hatfield: Trent Beretta is one of those stars that WWE didn’t know what to do with. I’m excited to see him in AEW & back in the spotlight. With that, I’m going with the Best Friends.
CASINO BATTLE ROYALE/Winner Gets the First Title Shot Against Eventual AEW Champion
Chad French: Watch me pick Joey Janela real quick. Brother is on fire right now. If Marko Stunt shows up I’m pulling for my boy though.
Drewcifer Jones: MJF because he’s better than all of these competitors, and they know it.
Dave Dynasty: I’m going with an entrant not yet named… just don’t know who it is! I think the winner will be a surprise entrant…
Lee G: I’m just here for Brian Pillman Jr on the big stage!!!
Jamie B: Far too many excellent people in this Battle Royal. I’m thinking we come down to Romero, Gunn, Havoc, Spears, and Nakazawa, with Spears picking up the win.
Josh Martin: I think the little prick MJF wins the battle royal. I think he’s the best heel in the biz.
John Hatfield: Few things, why the hell are Billy Gunn & GLACIER in this?? What hole did they drag Glacier out of?? Shawn Spears getting a shot in AEW is great in my book. I saw him & Cody as tag champs forever ago while they were in OVW. But he doesn’t win this, that honor goes to MJF who is going to shine in AEW.
KIP SABIAN VS. SAMMY GUEVARA
Chad French: I’m taking Sammy in this one. It was another flip a coin deal and both guys are pretty bad ass.
Drewcifer Jones: Going with Kip here. I don’t know who he is and that’s why I’m picking him.
Dave Dynasty: Sammy Guevara because reasons.
Lee G: Sammy Guevara. Kip sucks!
Jamie B: I sat here for a good five minutes just staring at the screen because I’m having such a hard time deciding who will come out on top here. I think Sabian will be able to pick up the victory, but it won’t be easy.
Josh Martin: I know Kip so I’ll pick him.
John Hatfield: I’m just gonna do a shot in the dark & go with Kip Sabian, since I’m completely oblivious.
I think we are all looking forward to Saturday 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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