So apparently the WWE Universe isn’t the only one uninterested in this show. Half our crew didn’t make picks. Oh well, we live to fight another day.
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.
Anthony Harper: Lifelong wrestling fan,new father and a Cubs supporter from back when that meant something.
Jamie B: Another lifelong wrestling fan and brings a woman’s touch to this bunch of weirdos.
Universal Champion Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin
Chad French: I get that they are trolling the audience with this Corbin stuff but they need to let it go. Give Seth someone that doesn’t kill the crowd a shot. Seth winds THAT match but who knows if Brock makes his presence known…
Drewcifer Jones: Seth wins. Only reason this one isn’t my “Who could possibly care” match if the night is because the Universal Title is involved. By the way, shouldn’t that title make you champion of every promotion and/or sport? universal adjective 1. of, affecting, or done by all people or things in the world or in a particular group; applicable to all cases. “universal adult suffrage” synonyms: general, ubiquitous, comprehensive, common, omnipresent, all-embracing, all-inclusive, all-round, across the board; More noun 1. a person or thing having universal effect, currency, or application.
Anthony Harper: Assuming there’s no interference as Seth went on a rampage this week, Seth win and I believe Brock will be the special guest referee and then cash in.
Jamie B: I’m so tired of seeing Balding Corbin in his Head Bartender vest. I’m assuming we get Shane McMahon as guest referee and have lots of shenanigans. Ultimately, I see Rollins coming out on top and hopefully ending this feud.
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler (Steel Cage Match)
Chad French: Dolph should not be champion in 2019. After saying that…only one person has cooled off as Kofi has since Mania. It’s kind of sad what they did to this guy. Kofi wins but his reign is probably on it’s last legs.
Drewcifer Jones: Kofi wins. Duh. Dolph never wins matches.
Anthony Harper: Kofi doesn’t seem to have the same pop that he did, I don’t know why, but unlike Becky he doesn’t seem to have the same energy still. With that being said, I think Kofi wins this match up to prove that he does deserve to be champ.
Jamie B: Ziggler is on fire! His promo upon returning was so filled with raw emotion; it was great to see him like that again. Kingston is having a great run as champ, but Dolph has a point when he says “it should have been me.” I think Ziggler walks away as our new champion.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans
Chad French: The person that has cooled off more than Kofi? The Man. This chick went from being the hottest wrestler in the world in November, to main eventing Mania to…this? Lacey is fine and will be good I just can’t see Becky’s fall from grace be this steep yet.
Drewcifer Jones: The Man must continue to win. That way, when Charlotte beats her in a few months, it will mean more. Let’s face it, it’s all about Charlotte.
Anthony Harper: I don’t see Becky not having a belt right now but if you asked me again in 6 months about this match, I say Lacey, but Becky wins the time.
Jamie B: I want to like Lacey Evans so much, but there is something missing there. Also, I can’t stand her finish. Lynch has been on a roll as The Man and has brought a lot of prestige to the title. That said, I can definitely see them pulling one over on us and having us see the Sassy Southern Belle as our new champ.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss
Chad French: Hopefully Nikki turns on Alexa. I like both ladies but Bayley needs this more. Alexa will always be over. Bayley has had a hard time staying that way.
Drewcifer Jones: How about a DQ finish for this one? Nikki will be involves somehow and there won’t be a decisive winner.
Anthony Harper: Will Alexa be cleared this time? Give me Bayley until further notice.
Jamie B: Bliss has held the title multiple times in a fairly short period of time; three reigns as Raw champion and two as Smackdown champion. Bayley has held the title twice, but has also held the NXT and Women’s Tag Team titles. Both are deserving of the title, but I think Bayley takes this one, moving on to a new opponent.
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
Chad French: I think Drew needs the win more and Shane is always lurking. Give this month to Drew and have Roman murder the bosses son at Summer Slam or whatever the next big show is.
Drewcifer Jones: Roman needs a win after jobbing to Shane McMahon. Roman wins in my “Who could possibly care” match of the night.
Anthony Harper: This one is tough because I think if Drew is to be taken seriously he has to be a top guy, so I say Drew win with help.
Jamie B: Here’s the match I’m least excited for. You can’t make me care about this outcome, so I’ll just pick Reigns.
United States Champion Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet
Chad French: Ric has had a rough week and winning his first main roster championship would be a good way to turn that around. I don’t think it happens though. Joe has been a toothless monster for a long time and needs a big win like this.
Drewcifer Jones: It seems like Joe has had the US title forever and he just won it both at the same time. It makes this match a hard call. I’m going with Rick O’Shay. Good first step to his singles career in WWE.
Anthony Harper: Joe stays the champ, but I think this might be the match of the night. Ricochet is on his way to being a champ, but not Sunday.
Jamie B: I’m so big on Ricochet right now, and I really want to see more of him over the upcoming months. Joe is a great champ, though I’m not too happy with Rey Mysterio just handing back the title like he did. As much as I want Ricochet with gold around his waist, I don’t see Joe losing.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. Heavy Machinery
Chad French: I hope the Planeteers get to keep the belts until a better team comes around. I’m just not in to Heavy Machinery.
Drewcifer Jones: I love Daniel Bryan. I hope he wins every match he’s in. He and Rowan are going to win this one and in the process, put Heavy Machinery over huge. That’s what DB does.
Anthony Harper: Bryan & Rowan win in a pretty good match.
Jamie B: I’m pretty stoked for this match! Heavy Machinery are so good, and their finisher is fantastic. Rowan and Bryan however, are a great tag team and aren’t above doing whatever it takes to win. They will retain their titles.
Big E & Xavier Woods vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Chad French: New Day could lose forever and be over. KO and Sami need some sort of momentum if they are ever to be taken seriously again. Give it to the Canadians.
Drewcifer Jones: KO and Sami will win. I hope this is leading to a good story and feud. Maybe some losses could cause a divide in The New Day?
Anthony Harper: KO and Zayn get the win.
Jamie B: I love Owens and Zayn together; they can do no wrong. This should be a fun match regardless of the outcome. I see Big E and Woods coming out on top, and I don’t think this feud is quite over yet.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Drew Gulak (Triple Threat Match)
Chad French: Drew Gulak should be champion of everything ever. Make it so.
Drewcifer Jones: It’s finally time for Drew to win the title. I think he’s going to be a regular on RAW and SD before too long. He’s good at everything.
Anthony Harper: I don’t see Tony losing at this time, give me Tony for the win.
Jamie B: Not to take away from anyone in this match, but I think this would have been better as a one on one, not a triple threat. Regardless, it should be a great match. I think Tozawa will temporarily align with Gulak to take out Nese, then turn on him and pin him to win.
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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