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Tag team match
Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa vs. The Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar (with Alicia Fox)
Winner: Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa
Why: I can see Dar being the one that takes the fall because we know Kendrick doesn’t want to be involved with Tozawa.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) vs. Jack Gallagher
Winner: “King” Neville
Why: It’s going to set up for the Aries and Neville feud for the simple fact on 205 live Neville said that he is the greatest cruiserweight.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
Winner: “The Club” Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Why: this was a feud we have seen when the club first came to the company, now they will beat them with the titles on the line.
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Why: Charlotte is undefeated when it a network special and the women’s championship is on the line.
Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe
Winner: Samoa Joe
Why: Samoa Joe is the enforcer of Triple H’s new faction that is about to be shown
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
Winner: Nia Jax
Why: Jax needs this victory so she can get into the championship hunt
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Winner: Braun Strowman
Why: Taker will have his mind games during the match to distract roman, even though strowman is going to defeat Reigns.
WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Goldberg
Winner: kevin Owens
Why: I can see Brock pulling a deja vu moment when Goldberg interfered in Brock’s match against Eddie Guerrero at vengeance before wrestlemania 20. I can also see Chris Jericho getting involved to set up a match between Owens and Jericho.
Monday Night Raw had a lot of shock value to try change things up storyline wise. But really they planted the seeds of the break up between Jericho and kevin Owens, Honestly I love how they had it done, now it going to set them up to face off at mania because, you can see it now Kevin Owens is going to screw Jericho during his US title match to Sami Zayn. Speaking of Sami Zayn, it looks like they are planting the seeds for a Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn feud which could be for the US title, which I think would be amazing because their feud over the number one contendership was epic in NXT.
The tag team division I love that the Club is the champions, One thing that I am waiting for is to see Cesaro and Sheamus break up, Because Cesaro should be on smackdown where he could have a chance to be in the title picture. But who do I think could dethrone the club for the tag team championships? It will be the Authors of Pain, once TM61 is ready for action once their member is healthy. I could see Authors of Pain versus Gallows and Anderson.
Now with the women’s division, I respect that they change the woman’s champion on Monday Night Raw during the Main Event. Bayley as the champion is going to be good for the company, because she is a woman that has her merch selling out. Does this mean that she is going to be a short reign or will she defeat Charlotte at Fastlane or when they have the next rematch? Honestly I think Charlotte will get the title back at Fastlane because WWE is pushing her PPV title match streak. I honestly think that WWE will make the women’s championship match a fatal four way with Bayley getting the title by pinning either Charlotte or Nia Jax.
Well it is going to be interesting to see how the Raw road to mania will shape up after fastlane.
Monday Night Raw was at the Rosemont Horizon, now called Allstate Arena, I was there in attendance last night. The crowd was electric at times, but the crowd was almost dead during certain points of matches. The Main Event Taping match was Curtis Axel and Titus O’neil, that match was alright to witness live, i wish their was more fan support for Axel, Axel and Titus was both getting booed out of the arena, Titus picked up the victory over Axel.. Before that you have Tony Nese taking on Lince Dorado, Lince picked up the victory.
Raw started off with the Billion dollar Commissioner Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, She put the fans inside of the Allstate Arena when they chanted CM Punk at her when she said “if you can keep this going 2:15 you would last one second more than CM Punk thank you” then Seth Rollins comes out talking about Triple H that Stephanie is keeping him at home instead of being the Cerebral assassin that he once was. Then Seth stated that she wanted to fight strowman for what he did to him last week on Raw, Roman Reigns came out saying that he wants to fight strowman, then Stephanie teased a Shield Reunion on Raw but stated Roman would be facing an opponent of her choice for the United States Championship, while Seth Rollins would be facing Braun Strowman. Stephanie also announced that Raw will be starting with the WWE Tag Team Championship rematch between New Day and Cesaro and Sheamus.
New Day got the chicago fans rocking, and the fans continue to stay hot when Cesaro came out to the ring, Sheamus got booed from the start of the match till the end of the match, i loved the unicorn stampede and the european uppercut stampede that cesaro and sheamus did. Sheamus and Cesaro retain the tag team titles. This was an entertaining match to watch live. The cruiserweight matches i am going to talk about in one spot, I love Rich Swann and Jack Gallaher and TJ Perkins, Neville has evolved and will become a badass heel in the cruiserweight division Neville defeated TJ perkins with a schoolboy pin, and then after Rich Swann interview with the beautiful carly caruso he attacked swann and hitting him with the red arrow to his back.
I am starting love what WWE is doing with Braun Strowman, he is slowly going to become a monster heel that wwe needs to have he is slowly getting goldberg style chants. He wrecked house when he interfered during the shinning stars and bo dallas and darren young tag team match before the Seth Rollins and Strowman match. Now with the woman, Chicago loves Bayley, they also showed love to Charlotte. That segment was a good segment and the match could have been a little bit better, but atleast it wasn’t as bad as the squash match with Nia Jax.
Main Event, Roman Reigns defeated Kevin Owens to retain his united states championship, despite Chris Jericho trying to screw over reigns, but Seth Rollins had his brother in arms back during the main event. Owens and Rollins both traded dx chops toward each other. Overall i loved my experience at Monday Night Raw. I can’t wait to see how Chicago is for Smackdown tonight.
Last night WWE roadblock was a decent show for Monday Night Raw brand. This show felt like a typical Monday Night Raw episode despite the return and heel turn of Neville. Rusev defeated Big Cass by count out; I knew that was coming because with Enzo and Lana at ring side you knew the distractions were going to happen. Really 10 minute time limit for Sami Zayn versus Braun Strowman that sounds like WWE Creative trying to protect Strowman as being this dominating big monster on the raw roster. But they didn’t want to have him look weak against Sami last night so that what they came up with. Personally I really wanted to see Strowman lose clean not because of the time limit stipulation.
New Day their record breaking title reign is over, now we can see what they are going to do now that they are no longer champions, can they change up their style to make them more over with the fans without the championships. I am so happy that Sheamus and Cesaro won the titles because both of those men were shafted a storyline and they are working with what they have and now they are tag team champions they have stated that they don’t really like each other but in the ring they gel like a unit. So who are going to be the new contenders for the champions, will New Day get a rematch and try to regain them or will sheamus and cesaro be ready for them and defeat them to move forward toward other challengers? Personally I think the Club should be the next challengers for the tag team championships.
Let’s get talking about the cruiserweight division shall we? The fans are not buying into the division because they are not getting their valued time to shine on Monday Night Raw, they should do like they did on the CWC on raw and that is do video packages for the wrestlers so the fans can get involved with them so there can be a better fan participation during the matches. “All Night long” Rich Swan retained the cruiserweight championship which was greeted with the returning Neville who shocked the fans by attacking Swan and TJ Perkins, could this be the face lift the division needed?
Chris Jericho created the master plan to help his best friend remain universal champion after his best friend cost him the match against Seth Rollins. This was pure brilliance on the part of Jericho to make Owens feel like their friendship was over but when it was time for the main event Jericho shocked the world by kicking Owens in the balls screwing roman his chance at winning the title, then after the match Jericho handed Owens the title and raised his hand as they shocked the crowd. Then it looks like the Shield has reunited after they double power bomb Owens and Jericho through Announce tables.
Now here comes the rant of the blog, the women’s championship match this could have been the match to elevate Sasha into a megastar. But no creative has a boner for flair’s daughter Charlotte, So what is next Charlotte is Bayley going to be the next challenger which could me she drops the title to Bayley and Sasha Banks could challenge Bayley for the woman’s championship at WrestleMania.
Well we will see how things will shape up for the royal rumble starting tonight for the Monday Night Raw brand, could we see an all-women’s battle royal for a chance to crown a number one contender for either brand.
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I know wrestling fans are wondering how roadblock will shape the raw brand side of the rumble picture. But here is my prediction on what the card could possible look like at the rumble.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Scramble
Rich Swann © vs Noam Dar vs Brian Kendrick vs Cedric Alexander vs TJP vs Kalisto
The reason why I think this should be the perfect opener for the royal rumble, the cruiserweight can get the crowd going with the spots that they do during the match especially TJP and Rich Swann, also you can add in the chance of smackdown trying to win the title to the brand.
WWE World Tag Team Championships
The New Day © vs The Club
Reason why is that New Day would have the longest reigning tenure as tag team champions surpassing Demolition reign as tag team champions. I do know that this coming monday they will be in a triple threat with sheamus and cesaro, that where the friction between those two will lead to a match leading to a number one contendership for the US title for fastlane.
Women’s royal rumble match
Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, Tamina, Nia Jax, Carmella, Charlotte, Dana Brooke, Emmalina, Bayley, Naomi, and Natalya.
Reason for this match is pushing an idea of the winner having a chance to switch brands to chase for the brands championship. For example if Naomi wins it she could decide to go to Monday Night Raw where she could challenge for the championship.
WWE Tag Team Championship
The Wyatts © vs The Usos
Personally i think this tag team match could be a match to enjoy because the uso would be the heels in the match, and The Wyatts could be the faces during the feud for the championships.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (w/ Maryse) © vs Neville
I know it might sound outlandish but personally this storyline could be entertaining because Heath is coming off losing the tag team championships to the wyatts, Miz is getting under the skin of Daniel bryan so this could be a match that Daniel does to shock miz with the help of Mick Foley to make miz think he might face dolph again or someone else that he has faced for the championship to give a shock factor for the fans.
WWE United States Championship
Roman Reigns vs Dolph Ziggler
Now i know people are thinking why i am choosing this matchup having raw vs smackdown matches for championships. But if Neville shocks the Miz and wins the IC champions that title can switch to Monday Night Raw, if Dolph pulls off an upset and win the US Championship and bring it back to Tuesday Night Smackdown.
Champion vs Champion
Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks
I would like to see the women’s champions go ahead to ahead, this would be a match that i would like to see happen.
World Champion vs Universal Champion
AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens
This is a dream match for the fans to see happen, now i know that the championships are supposed to be defend at the rumble, but this is a match that could possible happen if WWE wants to shock the fans despite the fact that i would like to see the undertaker vs AJ Styles for the champion and Jericho vs Owens for the universal championship.
Royal Rumble Match.
- Seth Rollins
- Big Cass
- Braun Strowman
- Big E Langston
- Kofi Kingston
- Luke Gallows
- Karl Anderson
- Finn Balor (Surprise)
- Brock Lesnar
- Chris Jericho
Smackdown Live Entrants
- Dean Ambrose
- John Cena
- Luke Harper
- Jimmy Uso
- Chad Gable
- Jey Uso
- Jason Jordan
- Zack Ryder
- Samoa Joe
- Tye Dillinger
- Scott Dawson
- Dash Wilder
- No Way Jose
Here are my fantasy booking for the royal rumble card let me know what you think about this possibility of this actually happening. You can listen to me talk wrestling on Monday’s from 7-9 on Chicagolandsportsradio.com and tunein app. You can follow me on twitter @WarriorMW23 and @KTreyShow you can add me on facebook at facebook.com/FranchizeMattWard
The Aftermath of Tables, Ladders, and Chairs is about to begin on Smackdown tonight. What is going to happen with the WWE Championship after James Ellsworth costed Dean Ambrose the championship during the TLC match, when that happened i was speechless because he was the one person i didn’t think would cost dean the championship. Did James really symbolically signed his death wish when he faces AJ tonight by the screw job he did on sunday?
Now that we have a new women’s champion in the “Blisstress of Pain” Alexa Bliss, can we see a rematch between her and the “Irish Lass kicker” Becky Lynch or will Alexa demand to face a new number one contender despite Becky having a rematch clause?
What is going to happen now with One Man Gore or as they are called on smack down Beauty and the Man Beast since they lost the tag team titles to the Wyatts on sunday? Honestly i think they will get their rematch and lose and they will break up due to a miscue during the rematch to cause them to fight.
Now let’s talk about something that is going to get interesting on smack down, the who attacked Nikki Bella storyline, Carmella said it was Natalya who was the one who attacked her, but really if you watched survivor series Natty was the one that was lending support to nikki, now i have a guess on who it might be based on the news by Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet that Mickie James have been offered a full time wwe contract, so I think Nikki’s attacker might be Mickie James.
I actually wonder now that Monday Night Raw is going to have a women’s iron man match at Roadblock between Sasha Banks and Charlotte, but my question is will it live up to the Iron Woman match that Sasha and Bayley at Takeover: Respect. Honestly I actually think this match will surprise people, they are willing to put their bodies on the line for that championship. Will it be better then the NXT one? That is a question that will get answered at roadblock. Now back to Smack down since they have the Elimination Chamber pay per view, do we think we could actually see the women step inside the steel structure for the first time? I think it is time to see the women of smack down compete in the chamber because i think they can prove that they could do the chamber match just like the men could do.
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