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    WWE Fastlane 2017 Preview and Predictions

    It’s a Fastlane, baby, drive me crazy.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

    Rich Swann & Akira Tozawa vs. The Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar on the kickoff

    Joey:

    I enjoy the cruiserweights but I don’t care about this match at all. Just give us an eight man flips match for the pre-show and call it a night.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Swann and Tozawa win. A lot of people tweet “ALICIA FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX”

    Tim:

    I’m a big fan of three of these guys but I’m not expecting much from it since it’s a pre-show match. Akira Tozawa and his charisma have been a gift to the cruiserweight division. His storyline with Kendrick is the best thing in the division outside of Neville’s heel reign. Noam Dar is such a bore. I can’t believe he gets as much air time as he does. Swann still hasn’t found his spot but I’m hoping that changes one day soon. Anyway, this’ll be a nice little pre-show match.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Swann and Tozawa win.

    Tom:

    Tozawa has been so exciting in his limited time on WWE TV, to the point that I badly want him to shift out of the Cruiserweight division so he’s not just limited to wrestling the guys there. However, I can live with it for the time-being. I like all of the guys in this match to various degrees, so even though it’s a TV match, I’m sure it’ll be fine. Also, big laffs at TJP not even making kickoff shows now.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Tozawa and Swann win.

    Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax

    Joey:

    No interest in this feud. I definitely think Nia Jax wins in dominant fashion to remain strong and set up Sasha Banks’ frustration and anger for something later in the show.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Nia Jax wins. Tom tweets he’s not like most girls.

    Tim:

    This is something I just haven’t been able to connect with. Nia Jax just isn’t that great in her role. Best case scenario for this match to be anything worth seeing is Jax dominating most of it and Banks selling over the top for her in crazy ways. I would think Jax gets the win here.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Nia Jax wins.

    Tom:

    Nah.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Nia Jax wins. Continue reading

    WWE No Mercy 2016 Preview and Predictions

    Not the N64 game.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Jack Swagger vs. Baron Corbin on the kickoff show

    Joey:

    Jack Swagger getting a push is the worst thing currently going on in WWE. Who in WWE likes this guy enough to keep him giving him opportunities? I will be skipping the kickoff show. Apologies to Big Breakfast.

    For all the talk of how good Smackdown has been at making new stars, they’ve fucked up big time with Corbin.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Baron Corbin wins.

    Tim:

    Baron Corbin has all of the potential to be a fun character so you would think Smackdown would be the place for him but here we are doing this. Hopefully he runs through Swagger and moves forward while Swagger disappears again. I will watch this in my wooden chair three feet away from my television with a glass of warm water as I am the last true wrestling critic and can not let myself be distracted during any grappling but I can’t say I am intrigued by this at all.

    Interest Level: 00/10
    Prediction: Baron Corbin wins. Big Breakfast Heads rejoice across the globe.

    Tom:

    Swagger even being on a pre-show match is genuinely kind of outrageous, isn’t it? Poor old Baron Corbin.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Breakfast wins the big one.

    Curt Hawkins vs. TBD

    Joey:

    I take it back. Curt Hawkins is the worst thing in WWE.

    I will change my mind and consider this genius if Hawkins becomes a jobber that spews his “facts” before taking a loss every match.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Curt Hawkins wins.

    Tim:

    I haven’t disliked anything quite as much as I’ve disliked Curt Hawkins and his hype videos. I’m not sure who thought any of it was a good idea but I’m here to inform them that it was not. In fact, they were bad. These are bold words but I will stand behind them forever. Let me say that Curt Hawkins just isn’t very good. I would not have wasted my time bringing him back but it’s WWE/s choice and I have to deal with it. Anyway, let’s watch him get squashed by someone like Kane immediately and get it over with already.

    Interest Level: 00000000000000000000000/10
    Prediction: TBD (TBD does not mean The Big Dog) wins.

    Tom:

    I assume he’s fighting Kane, right? And Kane chokeslams him off the stage and we all have a good laugh? A part of me wants to give Curt Hawkins a chance but a much larger part of me wants him to go away.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: The Demon Kane wins the big one. Continue reading

    WWE F̷a̷s̷t̷l̷a̷n̷e̷ Race Cars 2016 Preview and Predictions

    Vroom vroom.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV incorrectly known as Fastlane are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match for the United States Championship

    Joey:

    The rivalry between Kalisto and Alberto Del Rio has been met with its fair shares of ups and downs. I’m not particularly excited about this but it’s not something I plan to skip. Kalisto being champ is something new and cool so I’m hopeful of that continuing.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins.

    Tim:

    I like the idea of Kalisto as champ. He fresh and I really think he has potential. This feud has just been odd though. Every match is a mixture of cool moments and really bad flubs. ADR has been pretty pathetic this go-around. This seems like the blow-off. I’m pretty happy about that. I can totally watch these two try this out one more time. There are worse ways to spend my time. How about we do Kalisto vs Neville next?

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins.

    Tom:

    I can’t do it. I’m sorry. I like Kalisto and I wish they’d give him someone more interesting to scrap with because Berty D.R. is doing nothing for me right now. Best of luck to the both of them though (with the luck divided in Kalisto’s favour on an 80/20 split).

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: I’m too tired.

    The New Day appear on The Cutting Edge Peep Show

    Joey:

    This should be a humorous and interesting segment. I’m very happy this is happening instead of another random match with the Usos. My assumption is this segment is used to set up a TLC Match between The New Day, Usos and Dudz at Wrestlemania.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: TLC WM match is announced.

    Tim:

    Sure, why not? The New Day are fun to watch no matter what. The Dudleyz will have to join in though… and we’ll have to hear references about those old TLC matches again. Alright, maybe this won’t be all that fun.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Dudleyz show up and I fix some supper.

    Tom:

    Mostly, I’m hoping we get a fantastic sneak peak at Edge and Christian’s new Network show, because I have a feeling it will have shades of Swerved to it and that will be just wonderful. New Day interacting with Attitude Era stars is always a pleasure regardless though, so this should be fun (until the Dudley Boyz come out).

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: I ask Tim about his supper.

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    WWE Extreme Rules 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Absurd Rules.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Cesaro and Tyson Kidd vs. The New Day for the Tag Team Championship on the pre-show

    Joey:

    Call me a Pointer Sister because I’m So Excited. This match will be outstanding. Imagine the love for Cesaro and Kidd but even better the hatred for The New Day in Chicago! The place will be electric. I’m 100% on board with heel New Day. My hope is for a title change and the New Day Sucks era to take over the WWE Universe.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

    Tim:

    I’m tired of thinking these pre-show tag matches will be anything I’ll remember in a couple of months. They’re always solid and good for kicking off a show but there’s just a blandness to them. I don’t feel like there are any real stakes and I wish all of these good tag teams were in shown off in a better light.

    Look, Cesaro and Kidd are an awesome pair. I like every guy in The New Day. They’ll go out and do what they do and for that moment it’ll be an enjoyful kickstart to this PPV. I should be looking forward to this match way more than I am. I want Kidd and Cesaro to retain. The New Day gimmick wasn’t good when they were faces and is still not very good with them having ‘tudes. All three guys deserve better.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd win.

    Tom:

    I’m with T-Man here, the pre-show tags aren’t really doing it for me anymore. It’ll be FINE and all these guys only show up in the parts of Raw that I tend to skip (which is most of Raw, to be honest) so it’ll be fun to see them, but I can’t say I’m particularly excited. New Day’s deal is… I dunno, man. I just dunno.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd win.

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    WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Boo Roman Reigns.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    The New Day vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Adam Rose in an elimination match

    Joey:

    Five talented wrestlers and Adam Rose. Imagine if they threw him off the stage before the match?  But really, why is this goof with Cesaro and Tyson Kidd? Any time you start to take them seriously, you see that clown and get a reminder that this doesn’t really matter.

    A New Day being a stereotyped gimmick of gospel and preaching has already killed any legs they would have had. That being said, the match should be decent with all the talent involved not named Adam Rose.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd wins.

    Tim:

    If Tyson Kidd and Cesaro have to be in a tag team I’m glad they are in one together. A New Day is filled with nothing but talent. These five guys deserve so much more but alas, here they are in a match with Adam Rose. In a better world I’d be way more excited for this but should still be solid.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd win.

    Tom:

    Guess what, trolls – I am prepared to give old Adam Rose another chance, if only because Cesaro and Tyson Kidd are solidly good fun and it’d be a bummer if he were to drag them down a bunch. As openers go, this should be decent. Likely better than a bunch of the other undercard matches, at least.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

    The New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension

    Joey:

    I think the New Age Outlaws have too much respect from the fans for this to turn into a heckle match so I can’t see much to look forward to personally. The Ascension will win.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: The Ascension wins.

    Tim:

    Hey, The New Age Outlaws don’t spike my interest and even though I never had any hope for The Ascension and think they are goons, WWE ruined them from the get-go when they moved up to the main roster. This will be forgettable and nothing but a waste of time.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: The Ascension win.

    Tom:

    Are we just getting an Outlaws reunion every winter now? As if the season wasn’t bleak enough.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: The New Age Outlaws win because whatever.

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    Wrestlemania On Earth: Wrestlemania 31 Card Predictions

    Wrestlemania season is underway as we get ready for the Royal Rumble. The guys try to predict the WM card.

    Site members @JoeySplashwater, @TomBlargh and @TimWelcomed give their (un)educated guesses on what the card will be for Wrestlemania 31.

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    Joey predicts the Wrestlemania 31 card

    • Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Championship

    With the aftermath of how things went after deciding to go with Daniel Bryan over Batista, I think WWE will stay the course this year and go with its dream match of Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns. Rumors say this has been the plan since last April. I unfortunately don’t see enough to change my expectation of this being the main event.

    • Triple H vs. Sting

    This one is fairly obvious at this point and would be the most sure bet. Maybe something is on the line like winner gets to run RAW or maybe it’s just a personal feud. Sting likely to replace The Undertaker this year as the legacy HOF star wrestling on a rare occasion in his first WWE match.

    • John Cena vs. Rusev

    John Cena defending America vs. the anti-American heel seems like the way they’ll have to go if Cena isn’t facing Brock Lesnar or Seth Rollins. What other heel is left? I think it would work well. I mean, the USA vs. Rusev storyline worked with Jack Swagger of all people. I can’t imagine Cena not playing that card well.

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    WWE TLC 2014 Preview and Predictions

    TLC (the band) didn’t want no scrubs. TLC (the PPV) apparently does.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

    The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston with Xavier Woods) vs. Gold and Stardust on the pre-show

    Joey:

    I like The New Day and really hope this can help their careers out. Stardust has already ran its course and it’s hilarious seeing Cody Rhodes rant about Colt Cabana and Freight Train online given his current role.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

    Tim:

    I have hopes that The New Day will succeed. All three guys are talented. I’m over Goldust and Stardust. The tag team division is absolutely awful. The New Day should come out on top here.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

    Tom:

    Jeez, what a show to follow NXT R Evolution. I like all these guys but I don’t want to see this match. The New Day has been a bummer so far. I think they could turn things around but… man, I just don’t know.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

    Rusev vs. Jack Swagger for the United States Championship

    Joey:

    The matches sucked with great build. Imagine how lame it will be with less of a build. Seriously, how many opportunities will Jack Swagger get? It honestly wouldn’t shock me if WWE tried to create a swerve with Swagger winning but I refuse to believe they are that foolish.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Rusev wins.

    Tim:

    Rusev is better than another match with Swagger. I can’t believe WWE keeps using Jack Swagger and on top of that there’s been hardly any build to this. I’m just not into it. Rusev better win here.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Rusev wins.

    Tom:

    I still fucking love Rusev but FUCK’S SAKE MAN, we’ve DONE THIS already and Swagger’s a bag of SHITE. Hopefully it goes a hot 30 seconds and Rusev kicks his head off and burns the American flag live on the spectacular WWE Network.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Rusev wins.

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    ROH Final Battle 2014 Preview and Predictions

    ROH Final Battle in NYC. It’s probably going to snow that night.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Mark Briscoe vs. Hanson vs. Jimmy Jacobs vs. Caprice Coleman

    Joey:

    Typical fun match to get guys on the show. These happen frequently in ROH and often delivers as a nice opener. Hanson has been wonderful to watch this year and I think he has to get the victory here.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Hanson wins.

    Tim:

    This should be a nice opener. Don’t have much to say about it besides I think Hanson should win this one. He’s been a delight. Also, Jimmy Jacobs is a personal favorite of mine.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Hanson wins

    Tom:

    Alright, Final Battle! Despite being an NYC resident, I’m not going to the show. The venue’s weirdly awkward to get to, it seems badly set-up in terms of seating and the ticket pricing is just wacky (I’m not paying $20 to stand up to watch wrestling, NO CHANCE). Man, I miss Hammerstein.

    However, even in spite my whining, I’ll still likely order it because the last one was a good laugh (and my ROH PPV party pictures are testament to that):

    Great times. ANYWAY, THIS MATCH. ROH fourways are generally an enjoyable mess, and I’m sure this one will continue that trend.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Hanson wins.

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    Survivor Series 2014 Preview and Predictions

    A wise human once said “you get what you pay for.”

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Fandango vs. someone on the pre-show

    Joey:

    I like Johnny Curtis but the gimmick has no legs. Somehow Fandango has gone down in valet quality through the years and is at a new low with Rosa Mendes.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Fandango wins.

    Tim:

    Two of my least favorite wrestlers in a match. Fandango? Nah. Horrible character. Someone? Nah again. Have you seen their haircut? Total jobbers here. I’ll be skipping the pre-show getting myself pumped for the actual event. Who will survive this series? Probably not me.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Someone wins.

    Tom:

    I fucking love Fandango, though mostly as a commentary presence. I still think back to him doing a Fonzie impression on a Raw a few months ago and it just being the most amazing thing. No idea what this is all about but I can confirm that it’s one of the few things I’m looking forward to.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Fandango is amazing.

    Team Paige (Paige, Cameron, Layla and Summer Rae) vs. Team Fox (Alicia Fox, Emma, Naomi and Natalya)

    Joey:

    Good grief. Maybe it will turn into Paige vs. Naomi.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Team Paige wins.

    Tim:

    Paige has three good opponents on the other team in Naomi, Nattie, and Emma. It doesn’t matter though. This match will be quick and oh my god at the roll-ups.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Team Paige wins.

    Tom:

    Alicia Fox is a goodie now? What’s going on? WHAT’S GOING ON?

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Everyone gets eliminated in about four minutes.

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    Bound For Glory 2014 Preview and Predictions

    We swear this PPV is happening on Sunday. This is not a weird prank.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki vs. Kaz Hayashi for the X Division Championship

    Joey:

    This is probably the only match I’d look forward to if I watch the show, which I’m not even sure if I will or not. Joe and Low Ki had a really good match at a live TV taping I went to and I have fond memories of Kaz Hayashi.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Samoa Joe wins.

    Tim:

    This match should be entertaining and it looks really good on paper, especially when written next to the rest of the card. Probably the only reason to see this show. I used to enjoy Kaz Hayashi while Joe and Low Ki can definitely deliver the goods.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Samoa Joe wins.

    Tom:

    FINALLY. Everyone knows I am the Internet’s foremost authority on puroresu and, after over a year of having to talk about PG PUSSY BULLSHIT BABY WRESTLING, I finally get to to discuss a show that honours the ‘King of Sports’. TNA’s taking it to the next level with this show and I’m so happy to be alive to witness it.

    Samoa Joe and Low Ki are both gaijins but they are about as close as you can get to being a Japanese worker without actually being Japanese. Kaz Hayashi is a flawless human being. THIS WILL BE INCREDIBLE!

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Kaz Hayashi wins.

    The Great Muta and Tajiri vs. The Great Sanada and James Storm

    Joey:

    I’d be interested in this if TNA didn’t take away a lot of fun that was Sanada. James Storm is whack these days.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Muta and Tajiri wins.

    Tim:

    I can not begin to give one bit of my attention to James Storm. The Great Muta is always nice to see but I don’t expect anything interesting from him. Sanada doesn’t get me excited the way he used to. TNA has a way of doing that to characters. Tajiri will be is okay, I guess. I used to love him but I don’t really care here.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: The Great Sanada and James Storm win.

    Tom:

    Tajiri was corrupted from his years of working in the West but I now consider him a puro master. Sanada is an incredible young talent who shows a LOT of fighting spirit (CRUCIAL!)

    I keep having to re-read The Great Muta’s name because I can’t believe he’s on this show. He is a legend of Japanese wrestling and I will be in tears by the end of this bout (NOT ASHAMED).

    Interest Level: 9/10 (had to knock one off for that disgusting alcoholic, James Storm)
    Prediction: The Great Muta and Tajiri win.

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