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  1. @Monzanator Every 24/7 Championship "match" is a joke match. It's not a serious deal.
  2. WWE WrestleMania 36 Results Night 2 Kick-Off: Liv Morgan def. Natalya Both Morgan and Natalya had good chemistry and worked a good kick-off match, as Morgan picked-up the win with a roll-up. Charlotte Flair def. NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley (1/1) Amazing chemistry, great athleticism from both women, amazingly worked match! Started slow, picked-up the pace. Charlotte started to work on Ripley's leg. The leg continued to be the main target of the match and after great 15-20 minutes of back and forth, Rhea submitted to the Figure-8. Aleister Black def. Bobby Lashley (2/2) No hype for this match at all, because it didn't have any story. OK performance, I'm just glad it's out of the way. The seeds for Lashley & Lana's break up were planted. Otis def. Dolph Ziggler (3/3) This match got me all invested in. Great long term booking from February, where this feud started, to all the way here. I'm really happy WWE decided to finish this storyline and turn in into a fairy tale. The match was OK, but the thing that mattered was giving the story a happy ending with Mandy Rose on Otis' hands walking into the sunset. Edge def. Randy Orton (4/4) Very enjoyable match. It's good they gave them so much time to work with. It really looked like, these guys hate each other and tried to destroy one another. Brilliant! The match lived to it's hype. These two created really something special and unique. Rob Gronkowski def. 24/7 Champion Mojo Rawley RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits def. Austin Theory & Angel Garza (5/5) Match, that I don't have any interest in. What happened after the match was more interesting. Theory, Garza and Zelina Vega attacked and assaulted The Street Profits, but Bianca Belair came for the rescue. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley def. Lacey Evans, Sasha Banks, Naomi and Tamina (6/6) Loved the match. Sasha and Bayley worked for the whole match together and were able to eliminate Tamina and Naomi. With some misunderstanding Bayley kicked Sasha in the head. That led to a confrontation between the two, which allowed Evans to eliminated Sasha. Bayley and Evans had some back and forth, but in the end Bayley retained with the help of her friend, Sasha Banks. Great story told in the ring, really interested to see how WWE are going to build the rivalry between Sasha and Bayley. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt def. John Cena (7/7) Just bizarre! I wish it didn't end so fast. From the start to the finish I couldn't move my eyes away from it. All of this throwbacks to the past - Cena's debut against Kurt Angle; Cena doing rap of his doctor of thuganomics gimmick; their match from WrestleMania XXX, etc. Great work from both. Bray Wyatt is something completely unique! Drew McIntyre def. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar (8/8) As expected, very fast match, something like Goldberg - Strowman. A lot of finishers in just 2 minutes. 3 F5s and 4 Claymore Kick were enough to crown a new WWE Champion and that is Drew McIntyre. I think the match was hurt of not being held in front of a live crowd, because it would certainly be longer in duration and the crowd would go nuts after the victory of Drew, plus the fireworks. Still congratulations! That's it for this year's WrestleMania. For what is was, it has been pretty entertaining. I really appreciate that despite the situation, WWE decided to please us with this two-day spectacle. I really hope that things will get better soon and that the halls will be filled again with fans that these wrestlers deserve. As for my prediction: in night 1 I got 5 out of 8 matches and as for night 2, I got all 8 of them correctly. So overall from 16 matches, I got 13, which is pretty outstanding. See you again next time, when WWE is on PPV, whenever that is. Night 1: 5/8 Night 2: 8/8 Overall: 13/16
  3. @bmo Why someone would still be wrestling in this age. Probably for the love of he business or he's doing it for the money? Well it's for the money, money. He is an Attitude Era big attraction, a big name from the past, which people will pay to see and he's a ratings booster as well. In Vince's world if someone is a moneymaker like Goldberg is, he'd rather use him than a new superstar, who is not properly built. Simply put, Goldberg is money and Vince loves money. About AEW, I'm really just watching WWE, I'm not watching any other wrestling promotion.
  4. WWE WrestleMania 36 Results Night 1 Kick-Off: Cesaro def. Drew Gulak Very decent match with an interesting finish. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross def. Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors (1/1) A great oppening match. It was funny to watch, but had a little sloppy ending. Still we have new champions. Elias def. King Corbin (1/2) A roll-up with grabbed tights. Very stupid finish... RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch def. Shayna Baszler (1/3) What the f**k...? And really, without crowd it's really weird. Still a match can't hype me up. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn def. Daniel Bryan (2/4) The first match with a great storytelling and in-ring action, which actually got me invested. Zayn running away from Bryan, Gulak fighting on the outside with Cesaro and Nakamura. Bryan had the control for almost the whole match, as this way they're telling us that without the help of Cesaro and Nakamura, Bryan could easily defeat Zayn, which I hope will result in some storyline onwards. The end was very well executed. Nakamura and Cesaro on the outside attacked Gulak, Bryan went for a suicide dive and then climbed to the top rope, just to be welcomed by a Helluva Kick. Very well crafted match, which really showed that if you're good wrestler, you don't necessarily need a crowd. SmackDown Tag Team Champion John Morrison def. Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston (3/5) Even better that the previous match, even better than I expected it to be. Just the guys knew what they're supposed to do. Amazing match, they did lots of great spots and the end of the match was really awesome as well. Jimmy, Kofi and Morrison were all on three different ladders and unhooked the titles, but they all hold them. Jimmy and Kofi head bummed Morrison and he fell, but with the titles in his position, thus winning the match. Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins (4/6) I can surely say, best match of the night. Great back-and-forth, amazing sequences and amazing counters. These two just tore the house down. Initially the match was won by Kevin Owens by DQ, after Rollins hit him with the ring bell. The match was restarted as a No Disqualification and no count-outs. Both continued a little longer, as in the end Owens put Rollins on top of the commentary table on jump on top of him from the WrestleMania sign. Then he returned him on the ring and executed a stunner for the win. Mojo Rawley def. 24/7 Champion R-Truth Braun Strowman def. Universal Champion Goldberg (4/7) Meh... 4 spears and 4 power slams and the think that annoys me the most is that Goldberg defeated Wyatt, but he just lost to Braun. Probably Goldberg's contract expires after Mania and he didn't want to resign, so yeah Strowman is the new Universal Champion. The Undertaker def. AJ Styles (5/8) Great theatrical movie in that boneyard match. Great spots here as well. Loved that Taker used some supernatural powers, like teleporting, making fire out of nowhere, also throwing Luke Gallows from the top of the barn and throwing Styles with a chokeslam from the top of the barn as well. I imagined Taker putting Styles in the grave with a Last Ride, but either way it was fun. So that's it from night 1. The show started really sloppy, but it improved by every next match. The matches that I loved, that really kept me glued to the screen were Zayn-Bryan, the triple threat ladder match, Owens-Rollins and Taker-Styles. The one I think was the worst from night 1 was for the Universal Championship. I predicted correctly 5 of the 8 matches, not the best result, but it could be worse. Tune in back tomorrow, as we'll follow the second night of WrestleMania!
  5. So here are the matches that will take place tonight: Women's Tag Team Championship Elias vs. King Corbin SmackDown Tag Team Championship Intercontinental Championship Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles RAW Women's Championship Universal Championship And these will take place tomorrow: John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt Edge vs. Randy Orton Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley SmackDown Women's Championship NXT Women's Championship RAW Tag Team Championship WWE Championship
  6. It's time for an adventure. An adventure, on the Grandest Stage of Them All. A night, where heroes are created and legends will be born. Welcome to the show, that is too big for just one night, welcome to the showcase of the immortals. Welcome to WrestleMania! It's time for our prediction of the WrestleMania card. Sixteen matches are announced, as they will take place on the 4th and 5th of April. For the first time ever, WrestleMania is taped, because of the state of emergency, generated by the coronavirus. I've kept myself out of spoilers, so now I'll give you my genuine predictions for the event. WWE WrestleMania 36 Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley Singles Match That match came out of the blue, without even a storyline was used for it's build, just these wrestlers put in a one-on-one match. So as we don't have any storyline to work with, I think it's all about, who will benefit more by winning. Bobby Lashley has won a lot championship and had a really great career thus far, so winning will not be beneficial for him in any way. On the other hand we have a wrestler, who was soon called up from NXT and his path must be in an upwards direction. I don't know if Lashley will be there, because he is in quarantine, but nonetheless Lashley or other superstar, Aleister Black will kick their heads off. Prediction: Aleister Black RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. Austin Theory & Angel Garza Tag Team Match for the RAW Tag Team Championship Originally, The Street Profits were scheduled to face Andrade & Angel Garza, but after Andrade got injured, he was replaced by NXT's Austin Theory. Both Theory and Garza are just still young and trustless to put the titles on them and carry such responsibility, so I'm very confident about that. Prediction: The Street Profits retain the RAW Tag Team Championship Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross Tag Team Match for the Women's Tag Team Championship The Kabuki Warrior are now champions for 178 days, but the titles were barely defended or promoted on the shows and I think they deserve better, so I think it's time for a change. Predictions: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross become the new Women's Tag Team Champions Elias vs. King Corbin Singles Match I'm speechless for this one, because this match came out of the blue as well, only that Corbin tried to murder Elias on an episode of SmackDown. Corbin is out of a horrible feud with Reigns, which he lost, so a win here can be very useful, to bring him back some credibility, but also there might be interference on Elias's side by Mojo Rawley and WrestleMania's host Rob Gronkowski. It's really 50/50 for me, so I hope I can guess it right. Prediction: King Corbin wins SmackDown Tag Team Champion John Morrison vs. Jimmy Uso vs. Kofi Kingston Triple Threat Ladder Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Because of the coronavirus outbreak, John Morrison will have the hard task of defending the SmackDown Tag Team Championship all by himself. All three of the wrestlers that will participate in the match are very athletic and will make a great show. Again all of them can leave with the titles, but I'm going for a retention. Prediction: John Morrison wins the ladder match to keep the tag titles Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn vs. Daniel Bryan Singles Match for the Intercontinental Championship Zayn has just won the title last month at the Elimination Chamber, so I think it's too soon to drop it. His feud with Bryan could continue, as both of them are very gifted wrestlers and I'm sure they can deliver amazing matches for the next couple of months. Prediction: Sami Zayn retains SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley vs. Lacey Evans vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks vs. Tamina Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship I'm really intrigued of the relationship between Sasha and Bayley, because I think they deserve a great storyline between them that will culminate in a match probably later in the year at SummerSlam. They might try to tease a miscommunication, but it won't result into Sasha turning face. Actually any women, besides Tamina can walk out with the title, but I'm putting my bet on Bayley. Prediction: Bayley retains Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles Match The feud between the two is basically a story of a good looking boy, who always takes the pretty girl and a boy with a low self esteem, who never gets the girl of his dreams. It's time that to be repaired. I also predict that there will interference from Sonya Deville, who will try to help Ziggler, but with the help of Mandy, Otis will pick-up the win and the girl at the end. Prediction: Otis Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins Singles Match Rollins issued the challenge, but Owens named it to happen at WrestleMania. Rollins told Owens that he chose poorly, because he have a positive record at Manias and at the grandest stage of them all, he turns into a god, while Owens can't beat him even when he's not at his best. Also the story involves around Owens, never receiving his WrestleMania moment, so I think he'll overcome Rollins' toughness and get his big moment. As for Rollins, after Mania I think he'll be starting a feud over the WWE Championship and maybe will defeat Owens in a WrestleMania rematch to become the number 1 contender, so for now. Prediction: Kevin Owens defeats Rollins Edge vs. Randy Orton Last Man Standing Match This is probably one of the easier matches to predict on the card. Edge just returned from 9 years of retirement and started feuding with Orton, as the feud turned personal pretty quickly. Orton vowed to end this fairy tale for Edge and put him back into retirement, but as we know Edge has signed a multiyear contract with WWE, so this ain't happening. Prediction: Edge The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles Boneyard Match As the rivalry was turned personal by Styles, Undertaker will have to defend his and his wife's proud. Styles can very easy recover from a defeat, so while Taker plays in his backyard, he will have the advantage. Prediction: The Undertaker John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt Firefly Fun House Match After "The Fiend" lost to Goldberg back at SuperShowdown, he lost a lot of his credibility. Also, prior of his challenge to Cena, Cena said that a WrestleMania spot should be earned and not granted to a part-timers. As this is advertised as a WrestleMania XXX rematch, I really think that Cena must take a step back and give the rub to a full-timer, who will benefit from it. A win for Cena won't accomplish anything, but a loss for Wyatt will result in a burial of his character. This is not a prediction, but a result I'd like to see. Prediction: "The Fiend" beats Cena RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler Singles Match for the RAW Women's Championship Shayna has been build fiercely - 1st by beating Becky and Bayley at Survivor Series, 2nd by finishing as a runner-up at the Royal Rumble match, and most of all by eliminating all of her opponents at the Elimination Chamber match. If she loses now, all of this push will be thrown away into a garbage can, therefore this should not be allowed. Prediction: Shayna Baszler defeats Becky to capture the RAW Women's Championship NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair Singles Match for the NXT Women's Championship This will be the first time ever that a NXT Championship is defended at WrestleMania. Rhea does have a win over Charlotte, so I don't think they'll go 2-0 for Rhea. I think she'll drop the title now and will go to the main roster, as for Charlotte, she will use the title to boost up the NXT ratings and have some good feuds with the women of NXT, eventually dropping the title to one of them. Prediction: Charlotte wins the NXT Women's Championship Universal Champion Goldberg vs. Braun Strowman Singles Match for the Universal Championship Initially, Roman Reigns was scheduled to face Goldberg, but after he requested to be removed from the match, because of the coronavirus outbreak, WWE had him replaced with Strowman. I think Reigns was going to defeat Goldberg and win the Universal Championship, but now I don't see Strowman walking out as champion. I think Goldberg will retain and as WWE will take a break after Mania, Goldberg won't be required to defend the title. He will hold it, until WWE can do again live crowd shows and then do the Spear vs. Spear match - Goldberg vs. Reigns. Prediction: Goldberg retains the Universal Championship WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre Singles Match for the WWE Championship The storyline for this match is that in the past everyone saw that McIntyre had potential, but not being able to materialize it, really affected his passion, which let to low self esteem, because so far he hasn't won any World Championships in WWE. Will McIntyre finally fulfill his potential by defeating The Beast and becoming the new WWE Champion, or he'll fall short, becoming The Beast's next victim. This match must really go in McIntyre's favor, unless WWE decides to postpone his coronation and do it in front of a live crowd, but I'm not going to risk that much. Prediction: Drew McIntyre fulfills his potential, beats Lesnar and becomes the new WWE Champion Well, that's my prediction for the showcase of the immortals. Let's enjoy this WrestleMania, as we hope we never get to see another empty arena one!
  7. John Cena is one of the biggest wrestler, who had a major role in modeling the WWE product through the years. He had the best rivalries with one of the most significant wrestlers in the business, including Edge, Randy Orton and many more. Cena has been 16 times World Champion of which, 13 times WWE Champion and 3 times World Heavyweight Champion. Here we'll take a look, how he have won this championships and the rivalries he's been in for them. John Cena's Way to Sweet 16 Titles Feud with John "Bradshaw" Layfield and 1st World Title John Cena's climb for his first World Title began at WWE No Way Out (2005), where he defeated Kurt Angle in the finals of a tournament to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship, as previously in the tournament Cena have defeated Orlando Jordan and Booker T. As the #1 contender, Cena began a feud with the champion - JBL. At the moment Cena was the United States Champion and at the March 3rd episode of SmackDown, he lost the title to Orlando Jordan, after JBL hit Cena with the WWE Title belt. In search for redemption, Cena brought a steel lead pipe to the ring with him and ordered JBL to come out to the ring and fight him, but SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announced that if Cena laid a hand on JBL, he would lose his WrestleMania match. JBL tried to provoke Cena to attack him, but Cena kept his cool. Later Theodore Long clarified that if JBL physically provoked Cena, then Cena could retaliate. Cena then attempted to provoke JBL, by vandalizing his limousine, and spray painting "FU" on JBL's shirt. On the last SmackDown before Mania, JBL interrupted Cena's match and had him arrested for vandalism and, once Cena was handcuffed, JBL nailed him with a low blow and ended the show by leaving Cena laying defenseless. All the heat between the two erupted at WrestleMania 21, where John Cena defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield with the FU to capture his first WWE Championship. After WrestleMania, John Cena introduced the new "spinner" design of the WWE Championship, which was used for almost 8 years. At WWE Judgment Day (2005), Cena defeated JBL in an "I Quit Match" to retain the WWE Championship, afterwards Cena was drafter to RAW, therefore ending his feud with JBL. 2nd and 3rd reign as WWE Champion, feuding with The Rated-R Superstar Edge Cena was still in his first reign as WWE Champion and had to defend the title in an Elimination Chamber Match at the WWE New Year's Revolution (2006). Although, Cena began the match, he was able to retain his championship, eliminating Carlito last. While Cena was bleeding and attempting to recover, Edge cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract and after two Spears, he pinned Cena to win the WWE Championship, thereby starting their feud. The next night on RAW, Edge held a live sex celebration which got smashed up by Cena and Cena delivered an FU on Lita. At WWE Royal Rumble (2006), Cena regained the WWE Championship, making Edge submit to the STFU, thus beginning his second reign as champion. Cena and Edge's paths met again at the WWE Backlash (2006), where Cena defeated both Edge and Triple H in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Championship. On May 22nd episode of RAW, Cena defeated Chris Masters in a singles match and after the match Rob Van Dam came to the ring and announced that he would cash-in his Money in the Bank contract, which he won at WrestleMania 22, on the next PPV. At ECW One Night Stand (2006), John Cena lost his WWE Championship to RVD in an Extreme Rules Match, after Edge interfered and speared Cena. Cena began a mini-feud with the ECW brand, as he went on the TV debut of ECW, attacking Edge, who cost Cena the WWE Championship at ECW's One Night Stand. On the next episode of RAW, Cena defeated ECW's Balls Mahoney, but after the match was attacked and assaulted by Sabu, an ECW superstar as well. On the next episode of ECW, Cena challenged Sabu to an Extreme Rules lumberjack match. At WWE Vengeance (2006), Cena defeated Sabu, winning the mini-feud, also in the PPV, RVD defeated Edge to retain the WWE Championship. On June 26th, episode of RAW, Cena faced RVD in a singles match for the WWE title, but the match ended in a no contest, after interference from Edge. On the next episode of RAW, Edge defeated Rob Van Dam and John Cena in a Triple Threat Match to win the WWE Championship. Cena continued his feud with Edge over the WWE title, as they faced off at "Saturday Night's Main Event XXXIII", where Cena defeated Edge by DQ, after Lita slapped the referee. A match was made for SummerSlam with the stipulation if Edge gets himself counted-out or disqualified, he'd lose the title. Edge made the rivalry personal, as he went to Cena's father's house and slapped him. At WWE SummerSlam (2006), Edge defeated Cena, after hitting the back of his head with brass knuckles. On the August 28th episode of RAW, Cena challenged Edge for the WWE Championship with the stipulation being that if Cena lost, he would not challenge for the title again and would leave RAW to go back to SmackDown. Edge accepted the challenge, stating that the match would take place in his hometown and it would be a match that Edge had never lost: a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match. At WWE Unforgiven (2006), Cena defeated Edge to claim his 3rd WWE Championship. Edge invoked his rematch clause and on October 3rd episode of RAW, Cena defeated Edge in a Steel Cage Match to retain the title and end his feud with Edge for the time being. Cena held the title for more than a year, but was forced to relinquish it after he suffered a torn right pectoral tendon. Cena's 1st World Heavyweight Championship (4th World Title), reigniting his feud with Edge (5th World Title) Both main titles had switched brands following the 2008 WWE Draft - the WWE Championship moved to SmackDown and the World Heavyweight Championship moved to RAW. On the November 3rd, 2008 episode of RAW, Shane McMahon announced that the returning John Cena, from a herniated disk injury, would challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series. At WWE Survivor Series (2008), Cena defeated Jericho to win his first World Heavyweight Championship. The feud between John Cena and Chris Jericho continued on into WWE Armageddon (2008), where Cena defeated Jericho to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. At WWE No Way Out (2009), Cena had to defend the World Heavyweight Championship in an Elimination Chamber Match, where Edge prior to the match attacked Kofi Kingston and took his spot in the chamber, as earlier in the night Edge lost his WWE Championship in the first EC match. Cena was eliminated early by Edge, as he won the chamber match and became the new World Heavyweight Champion, reigniting his feud with Cena. Originally the plans for Mania were for Big Show to challenge Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship, but Cena extorted a video footage from the SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero in which she was having adulterous relations with The Big Show, for which Vickie added Cena to the match. At WrestleMania XXV (2009), Cena defeated Edge and Big Show in a Triple Threat Match to regain the World Heavyweight Championship. Cena and Edge continued their rivalry over the World Heavyweight Championship, as they faced off in a Last Man Standing Match at WWE Backlash (2009), where after interference from Big Show, Cena wasn't able to answer the 10 count and lost the title, this time Edge winning the feud. Feuding with The Viper Randy Orton over the WWE Championship (6th and 7th World Titles) Cena's road for a 6th World title began with a single-elimination tournament, where in the semifinals Cena defeated The Miz and in the other semifinal Triple H defeated MVP. The final of the tournament took place on the next episode of RAW, where Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase interfered in the match and attacked both Cena and Triple H. As a result of the attack it was announced that Orton will defend his WWE Championship against Triple H and Cena in a Triple Threat Match. At WWE Night of Champions (2009), after interference from Rhodes & DiBiase, Orton pinned Cena to retain his championship. On the July 27th episode of RAW, Cena competed in a Beat the Clock Challenge, as the winner would receive a championship opportunity against Orton at SummerSlam. The other participant were Mark Henry, MVP, Triple H and Jack Swagger. Cena defeated The Miz for less than 6:49, thus beating Henry's time, and earn himself a championship match. At WWE SummerSlam (2009), Orton tried to cheat in all kinds of ways - first he got himself disqualified by shoving the referee, but the match was restarted as a "No Disqualifications". Then Orton got himself counted-out, but the match was restarted again as a "No DQ and No Count-Outs". Orton pinned Cena, while using the ropes as leverage, but the referee reviewed the finish and restarted the match. Cena had Orton locked in the STF and Orton was ready to submit, but a person from the crowd (later revealed as Bret DiBiase, Ted DiBiase's brother) attacked the referee. After the person was removed from the ring, Orton executed an RKO and pinned Cena to retain the title. As a result of Orton's actions in the match, WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon awarded Cena a rematch, an "I Quit Match in which had anyone interfered on Orton’s behalf, Orton would immediately lose the title, for the next PPV. At WWE Breaking Point (2009), Cena defeated Orton and captured his 4th WWE Championship (6th World Title). The feud continued at WWE Hell in a Cell (2009) in a Hell in a Cell match, where after a Punt Kick, Orton pinned Cena to regain the title. Their rivalry got it's conclusion in a "60-Minutes Anything Goes Iron Man Match" at WWE Bragging Rights (2009), where Cena defeated Orton with a 6 to 5 decisions, winning his 7th World Title. In the midst of December, Cena dropped the WWE Championship to Sheamus in a Tables match at the WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2009). The battle of the "Future". John Cena vs. Batista (8th and 9th World Titles) Prior of Elimination Chamber, John Cena competed in a qualifying match for the eponymous match, where he defeated Cody Rhodes. At WWE Elimination Chamber (2010), Cena won the Elimination Chamber match by eliminating Triple H last, to capture his 8th World Title. Immediately after the match the WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon, forced Cena to defend the newly won WWE Championship against Batista. After a Spear and one Batista Bomb, Batista pinned Cena to win the championship. On the February 22nd episode of RAW, Cena asked for a rematch for the title at WrestleMania, which McMahon gave him the opportunity to as long as he defeated Batista that night. Later that night, Batista intentionally got himself disqualified by kicking Cena in the groin to set up their match. At WrestleMania XXVI, Cena tapped out Batista to regain the WWE Championship (9th World Title). The feud continued for two more PPVs, at Extreme Rules (2010), Cena defeated Batista in a Last Man Standing Match, by tying Batista's feet to the ring post with duct tape. At Over the Limit (2010), Cena defeated Batista in an "I Quit Match" to end the feud. Feud with the A-Lister The Miz (10th World Title) The road for WrestleMania XXVII for Cena began at WWE Royal Rumble (2011), where Cena participated in the Royal Rumble match, but was eliminated by the WWE Champion The Miz, who didn't participate in it, thus staring the feud. At January 31st episode of RAW, Cena participated in a rumble match, as the winner would face the WWE Champion at Elimination Chamber and the losers would compete in an Elimination Chamber match to determine who will face the WWE Champion at Mania. Jerry "The King" Lawler won the rumble match, so Cena qualified for the chamber match alongside CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, John Morrison & R-Truth. At WWE Elimination Chamber (2011), John Cena won the chamber match and earned himself a match against The Miz for the WWE Championship. At WrestleMania XXVII, Cena failed to win the WWE Championship, after The Rock executed the Rock Bottom on Cena and The Miz managed to score the pinfall. Miz & Cena continued their rivalry, as they faced-off in Triple Threat Steel Cage Match (w/ John Morrison) at WWE Extreme Rules (2011). At the PPV, Cena pinned The Miz after executing AA from the top turnbuckle, winning his 10th World Title. At WWE Over the Limit (2011), Cena defeated The Miz in an "I Quit Match" to retain the WWE Championship, ending the feud. The Champ vs. The Best in the World - John Cena vs. CM Punk a.k.a The Summer of Punk (11th and 12th World Titles) The feud between John Cena and CM Punk is, in my opinion, the best feud of the decade, even better than Cena-Edge and it all began on June 13th episode of RAW, in which Punk defeated Cena in a non-title match. Afterwards, Punk became the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship by winning a Triple Treat Falls Count Anywhere match against Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. After the match, Punk revealed that his WWE contract would expire at midnight on July 17th, immediately after the Money in the Bank PPV ended and vowed to win the championship and leave the company with it. On the next episode of RAW, Punk cost Cena a tables match against R-Truth and delivered his infamous pipebomb for which Punk was suspended and stripped of his championship match against Cena. Cena confronted McMahon and threatened to walk out on him and return the WWE Championship if Punk were not reinstated. McMahon relented on the condition that if Cena lost the title, he would be fired. At WWE Money in the Bank (2011), Punk defeated Cena, captured the WWE Championship and left the arena through the crowd. As Punk left with the WWE Championship, the RAW brand was left without it's major title, so McMahon announced an 8-man tournament to decide the new WWE Champion. On July 25th episode of RAW, Rey Mysterio defeated The Miz in the tournament finals to become the new WWE Champion. Later that night, Mysterio defended the WWE Championship against Cena, as Cena picked up the win, capturing his 11th World Title. After the match, Punk returned to WWE with the title belt he had won at Money in the Bank. As both Punk and Cena had possession of two different WWE title belts, a match was scheduled to determine the Undisputed WWE Champion. At WWE SummerSlam (2011), Punk defeated Cena, despite Cena's foot being on the bottom rope, to become the Undisputed WWE Champion. While celebrating his win, a returning Kevin Nash attacked Punk with a Jackknife Powerbomb, afterwards Alberto Del Rio cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract and pinned Punk to win the title. On the August 22nd episode of RAW, Punk and Cena faced against each other to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship. After some interference from Kevin Nash, Cena was able to pin Punk. At WWE Night of Champions (2011), Cena defeated Del Rio to regain the WWE Championship and win his 12th World Title. In the main event after interference from Nash, Triple H defeated CM Punk. On the September 18th episode of RAW, Triple H announced that Alberto Del Rio will receive his rematch against WWE Champion John Cena, so will CM Punk in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match. At WWE Hell in a Cell (2011), during the match Del Rio locked Cena out of the cell, hit CM Punk with a lead pipe and pinned him to win the WWE title. Cena invoked his rematch clause and challenged Del Rio to a Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship. At WWE Vengeance (2011), Cena failed to win the title back, after he was attacked by The Miz & R-Truth and hit with the WWE title belt from Del Rio. At WWE Survivor Series (2011), CM Punk defeated Del Rio to win the WWE Championship and begin his 434 days long reign. At WWE Money in the Bank (2012), Cena won the RAW's Money in the Bank match, which insured him a match for the WWE Championship whenever he wants. Cena cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on CM Punk on the 1000th episode of RAW, but failed to win the title, as Big Show attacked him, which resulted in disqualification. On the following week Cena and Show fought in a number one contender's match for a shot at the WWE title, but the match ended in a no contest after interference from Punk. The new Raw General Manager AJ Lee announced that Punk will defend the title against both Cena and Show in a Triple Threat Match. At WWE SummerSlam (2012), Punk trapped Show's head in a Koji clutch while Cena put Show in the STF, which caused Show to submit. Because of the confusion over who won the match, AJ Lee came to the ring and restarted the match. Cena was able to execute the AA on Show. Punk however, then tossed Cena out of the ring and pinned Show to get the win and keep the title. Cena and Punk continued to feud over the WWE Championship, as at WWE Night of Champions (2012) they created again a masterpiece. Initially Cena pinned Punk and started celebrating, but after a few seconds the referee declared the match for a draw, as both men's shoulders were on the mat for the 3 count, thus Punk retaining the WWE Championship. Cena received one more chance of regaining the WWE Championship in a Triple Threat Match against Punk and Ryback at WWE Survivor Series (2012). At the event, after interference from The Shield, Punk pinned Cena to retain the title. The conclusion of this year long rivalry took place on the February 25th 2013 episode of RAW, where Cena put on the line his spot in the main even of WrestleMania. John Cena won the match after executing hurricanrana followed by an AA to pin CM Punk, ending the rivalry once and for all. "Greatness vs. Redemption" - The Rock vs. John Cena (13th World Title) It all started back on the February 14th 2011 episode of RAW, where The Rock was revealed as the host of WrestleMania XXVII. Upon his return to WWE, The Rock began a feud with John Cena which continued for weeks in terms of verbal insults, until the March 28th episode of RAW, where Cena delivered the AA to The Rock after he fended off attacks from The Miz and Alex Riley. At WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock got involved in the main event WWE Championship match between The Miz and John Cena, which initially ended in a double count-out. After the match was restarted under no disqualifications, no count-outs rules, The Rock delivered a Rock Bottom to Cena, thus enabling the Miz to win and retain the title. Cena & Rock's first match was promoted throughout all of 2011. At WWE Survivor Series (2011), Cena & The Rock teamed up to defeat The Miz & R-Truth in a tag team match, but after the match The Rock executed Rock Bottom on Cena. At WrestleMania XXVIII, The Rock defeated John Cena. Cena's 2012 was his worst year in WWE as Cena blamed Rock for sending his life into a downward spiral, citing events such as being attacked by Brock Lesnar on the post-WrestleMania RAW, Big Show turning heel on him, being embarrassed by John Laurinaitis at Over the Limit, failing to cash in his Money in the Bank, losing to CM Punk multiple times and losing to Dolph Ziggler at TLC, even getting divorced with his wife. But finally after all this downs, at WWE Royal Rumble (2013), Cena won the eponymous match, earning himself a spot in the main event of WrestleMania and rather a shot at redemption. At WrestleMania 29, John Cena defeated WWE Champion The Rock, winning his 11th WWE Championship (13th World Title). Reigniting his feud with Alberto Del Rio (14th World Title) After losing his WWE Championship to Daniel Bryan at WWE SummerSlam (2013), Cena went on hiatus to repair an injured elbow. On the October 3rd episode of RAW, Del Rio tried to coerce SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero to formally announce him as the "face of the WWE", but for Del Rio's expense, Vickie announced that he will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against a returning John Cena at the upcoming PPV. At WWE Hell in a Cell (2013), Cena defeated Del Rio, winning his 3rd World Heavyweight Championship and 14th World Title overall. At WWE Survivor Series (2013), Cena defeated Del Rio to retain the World Heavyweight Championship and end the feud. WWE World Heavyweight Champion (15th World Title) After Daniel Bryan was forced to vacate the WWE World Heavyweight Championship due to an injure, a Money in the Bank Ladder match was scheduled for the vacated title, as Cena defeated Kane in a Stretcher match, on the June 16th 2014 episode of RAW, to qualify. The participants were Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Sheamus and John Cena. At WWE Money in the Bank (2014), Cena won the ladder match, becoming the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion (15th World Title). Feud with AJ Styles and Record-tying 16th World Title John Cena returned on the May 30th 2016 episode of RAW, after recovering from a shoulder injury. Initially, Styles went to the ring to welcome Cena back, but it was scam, as Styles & The Club attacked and assaulted Cena. On the following episode of SmackDown, on June 3rd, a match was scheduled between Cena and Styles for the upcoming PPV. At WWE Money in the Bank (2016), AJ Styles defeated Cena, but not without the help of The Club, which interfered while the referee was knocked-out, delivered Magic Killer on Cena and placed Styles on top of him. The feud between Cena and Styles continued, as in the following weeks both of them interfered in each other's matches, costing themselfs a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. On the July 4th episode of RAW, The Club again attacked Cena until Enzo Amore & Big Cass saved Cena. Later that night, a 6-Man Tag Team Match was made between the two teams. At WWE Battleground (2016), the team of John Cena, Enzo Amore & Big Cass defeated AJ Styles & The Club. On the July 19th was held the 2016 WWE Draft, where Enzo Amore, Big Cass & The Club were drafter to RAW, while John Cena and AJ Styles were drafted to SmackDown, splitting up the two teams. On the August 2nd episode of SmackDown, Styles challenged Cena to another match, which Cena accepted. At WWE SummerSlam (2016), Styles pinned Cena clean. AJ Styles went on to win the WWE World Championship. On the September 13th episode of SmackDown, Cena demanded a match against Styles in an attempt to become a 16-time world champion, while Ambrose invoked his rematch clause. At WWE No Mercy (2016), Styles pinned Cena to retain the WWE World Championship. On the December 27th episode of SmackDown, Styles retained the WWE Championship by defeating Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat Match. That episode, John Cena returned from a near three-month hiatus and challenged the winner of the match, so a match between Styles and Cena was scheduled. At WWE Royal Rumble (2017), Cena defeated Styles, to tie Ric Flair for the most recognized world title reigns at 16, thus ending the feud. Well this is it, all of Cena's rivalries connected to title wins. Will he ever beat Ric Flair's record and win a 17th World Title? We'll wait and see.
  8. "Evolution" "Evolution" was the best stable in the Attitude Era. It was the best attraction back then, formed in 2002. The group dominated WWE for 3 years, winning countless championships, but inevitably disbanded in 2005. The idea of the group was to successfully build a future stars, which they did outstandingly. The members of the group were Ric Flair (the past), Triple H (the present), Batista & Randy Orton (the future). Their best punch-line was: "So if you wake up one day and you're lying in a hospital bed and you're all beat up and you're wondering to yourself - What in the hell happened? - then there's just one answer. EVOLUTION HAS JUST PASSED YOU BY!" It all started on September 2002 episode of RAW, in which Triple H (the current World Heavyweight Champion) insulted Ric Flair in the backstage for being pathetic as in return, Flair shouted back. At WWE Unforgiven (2002), Triple H had to defend the WHC against Rob Van Dam. Ric Flair interfered in the match, helping Triple H to retain the title, thus joining the stable. From that point on, Ric Flair accompanied Triple H to the ring as his manager. Soon after, Batista was drafted from SmackDown to RAW and impressed Flair with his in-ring debut for the RAW brand. Triple H was set to defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Kane at "No Mercy", so on November 18, episode of RAW, Ric Flair insulted Kane and as Kane was going after Flair, Batista attacked him from behind. Batista vs. Kane was set for next week's RAW, where Ric Flair hit Kane with a steel chair in the skull, helping Batista to deliver the Batista Bomb and win the match. From that point on, Flair accompanied both Triple H and Batista as their manager. At WWE No Mercy (2002), Ric Flair had a match against Rob Van Dam, for costing him the match at Unforgiven, which RVD won. Later that night, Triple H (World Heavyweight Champion) faced Kane (Intercontinental Champion) in a "Winner Takes All Match". Flair again came to the rescue, while the referee was knocked-out cold, allowing Triple H to recover and win the match, thus the Intercontinental Championship was deactivated for the time being. At WWE Survivor Series (2002), Triple H dropped the WHC to Shawn Michaels in the first ever Elimination Chamber Match, also including Booker T, Chris Jericho, Kane & RVD. Batista continued his rivalry with Kane and at WWE Armageddon (2002), after interference from Ric Flair, Batista was able to pick-up the win. Later, Shawn Michaels defended the newly won World Heavyweight Championship against Triple H in a "Three Stages of Hell Match", as the first fall was "Street Fight", the second - "Steel Cage" and the third - "Ladder Match". Triple H regained the WHC after beating Michaels 2-1, winning the first and third fall. Triple H began a feud with Scott Steiner, as they faced off at WWE Royal Rumble (2003) in a match for the WHC, which Steiner won by DQ, after Triple H brought a sledgehammer into the match, as a result Triple H retained. After the match Steiner assaulted him. On an episode of RAW in a backstage segment, Randy Orton made fun of Steiner for not being able to win the WHC at the Royal Rumble, as in return Steiner threatened Orton. Later in the show, Batista had a match with Scott Steiner, which Steiner won by DQ, after an ambush from Orton. Then the four (Ric Flair, Triple H, Batista & Randy Orton) ganged up on Steiner, beating him up. On the following episode of RAW, "The Four" attacked Steiner and assaulted him again. On February 3rd episode of RAW, after attacking Tommy Dreamer, Triple H finally introduced his stable as "EVOLUTION". At WWE No Way Out (2003), Triple H defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Scott Steiner. After Evolution (Ric Flair, Batista & Randy Orton) interfered, Steiner attacked them and caused the referee to eject them. Triple H hit Steiner with the title belt and executed a Pedigree to retain the title and end the feud. In early March, both Batista & Randy Orton suffered injuries. At WrestleMania XIX, Triple H defeated Booker T to retain the WHC. Triple H started a feud with Kevin Nash, as at WWE Backlash (2003), Triple H, Ric Flair & Chris Jericho defeated Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels & Booker T in a 6-Man Tag Team Match. Their feud continued into a match at WWE Judgment Day (2003) in which Triple H disqualified himself after hitting the referee with a sledgehammer. After the match Nash assaulted Triple H. On the following episode of RAW, Triple H was forced to defend the WHC against an opponent of his choosing. Triple H chose Ric Flair and later defeated him to retain the title. It looked like this was the end for Evolution, as on the next episode of RAW, Triple H faced Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, but in the end Flair punched Michaels and after a Pedigree, Triple H won. After the match Kevin Nash ran out to the ring, but was attacked by Triple H, Flair and a masked man, later revealed to be the returning Randy Orton. At WWE Insurrextion (2003), Triple H retained the title by defeating Kevin Nash in a Street Fight. At WWE Bad Blood (2003), Ric Flair defeated Shawn Michaels, after interference from Orton and later Triple H defeated Kevin Nash in a Hell in a Cell Match, ending the feud. Triple H started feuding with Goldberg as at WWE SummerSlam (2003), Triple H successfully retained the World Heavyweight Championship in an Elimination Chamber Match by last eliminating Goldberg. On RAW, Goldberg issued another challenge at Triple H for the title and later the match was announced as a "Title vs. Career" for Unforgiven. At WWE Unforgiven (2003), Randy Orton faced Shawn Michaels. Michaels initially won the match, but during the pin, Flair put Orton's leg on the bottom rope, making the referee change his decision. Orton hit Michaels with a brass knuckles winning the match and proving he is indeed the Legend Killer. Unfortunately in the main event, Goldberg defeated Triple H to become the New World Heavyweight Champion. On the September 29th episode of RAW, Triple H issued a $100,000 bounty to anybody who could take out Goldberg. Lots of superstars tried to take out Goldberg, but failed. On the October 20th episode of RAW, Batista returned from injury and interfered in the Goldberg vs. Shawn Michaels match, assaulting them both, thus igniting a feud with Shawn Michaels and winning the $100,000 from Triple H. At WWE Survivor Series (2003), Goldberg defeated Triple H, despite interference from Evolution, to retain the WHC. The peak of "Evolution" happened, at WWE Armageddon (2003), where entering the show, non of the members had titles, but at the end of it, all of them were champions. Randy Orton defeated Rob Van Dam with the help of Ric Flair to win the Intercontinental Championship. Despite Batista losing to Shawn Michaels early in the night, both Batista & Ric Flair were added to the Tag Team Turmoil Match, defeated The Dudley Boyz and became the New World Tag Team Champions. In the main event, with the help of "Evolution", Triple H defeated Goldberg & Kane in a Triple Threat Match to win the World Heavyweight Championship. At WWE Royal Rumble (2004), Batista & Ric Flair successfully retained the World Tag Team Championships defeating The Dudley Boyz. Triple H fought to a draw with Shawn Michaels in a Last Man Standing Match, thus retaining the WHC. On February 16th episode of RAW, Batista & Ric Flair dropped the Tag Titles to Booker T & Rob Van Dam. At WrestleMania XX, Evolution (Ric Flair, Batista & Randy Orton) def. The Rock & Mick Foley in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match. In the main event Triple H lost the WHC to Chris Benoit in a Triple Threat Match with Shawn Michaels in it. Ric & Batista regained the World Tag Team Championships by defeating Booker T & RVD on March 22nd episode of RAW, just to drop them to Chris Benoit & Edge on the October 19th episode of RAW. Triple H tried to regain the WHC at WWE Backlash (2004) in a Triple Threat Match against Benoit (c) and Michaels, but was unsuccessful. In the same PPV, Flair lost to Shelton Benjamin in a singles match and Orton defeated Cactus Jack to retain the IC title. Triple H put an end to his feud with Shawn Michaels by beating him in a Hell in a Cell Match at WWE Bad Blood (2004). Here, Batista defeated Maven and Randy Orton retained the Intercontinental Championship by defeating Shelton Benjamin. At this point only Randy Orton was holding gold, but soon that was going to change for good. Triple H demanded another World Heavyweight Championship match and it was granted to him. At WWE Vengeance (2004): Batista defeated Chris Jericho Eugene & Ric Flair lost a championship match against La Resistance by DQ Orton's 7 month long reign as Intercontinental Champion ended, losing the title to Edge Chris Benoit defeated Triple H, after interference from Eugene, to retain the World Heavyweight Championship It was one of worst nights for "Evolution". The heat between Triple H and Eugene increased, as Eugene cost Triple H another match with Benoit for the WHC. On the August 2nd episode of RAW, Triple H demanded a match against Eugene. Randy Orton won a 20-Man Battle Royal to become the number 1 contender for the WHC, while Batista tried to return the IC title to "Evolution". At WWE SummerSlam (2004): Batista failed to win the Intercontinental Championship, as Edge retained by pinning Chris Jericho Triple H defeated Eugene to end the feud Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit to become the youngest World Heavyweight Champion Triple H wasn't pleased with Orton being the champion and tried to convince him to give him the title, but Orton declined. On the August 16th episode of RAW, Orton defeated Benoit in a rematch from SummerSlam and after the match "Evolution" threw a mock celebration for Orton, only to assault him, kicking him out of "Evolution". At WWE Unforgiven (2004): Batista & Ric Flair lost to Chris Benoit & William Regal Triple H defeated Orton (with the help of Ric Flair & Batista) to once again regain the World Heavyweight Championship Randy Orton was forced to earn his rematch for the WHC by facing Batista, but after interference from Ric Flair, Orton lost the match, thus starting a feud with the Nature Boy. At WWE Taboo Tuesday (2004): Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels to retain the WHC Randy Orton defeated Ric Flair in a Steel Cage Match At WWE Survivor Series (2004), Team Orton defeated Team Triple H, so they were given the opportunity to be in charge of RAW for a month. On the November 29, episode of RAW, Randy Orton scheduled a Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship - Triple H (c) vs. Chris Benoit vs. Edge. Triple H was attacked during the match, thus he was taken out of the equation. Chris Benoit and Edge fought to a draw, so on the next episode due to the conclusion of the match, the WHC was vacated. An Elimination Chamber Match was scheduled to crown a new champion at the next PPV. At WWE New Year's Revolution (2005): Batista, Orton & Triple H were the last in the cage. Batista and Triple H tried to gang up on Orton, but Orton eliminated Batista, as Triple H could've interrupt the pin, but he didn't. After a Pedigree, Triple H pinned Orton to begin his 10th title reign with the World Title. The night after the PPV on RAW, Randy Orton defeated Batista to earn a #1 Contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship at Royal Rumble, thus continuing his feud with "Evolution". At WWE Royal Rumble (2005): Triple H defeated Randy Orton Batista entered the match at #28 and won the Royal Rumble match by last eliminating John Cena On the way to WrestleMania, Triple H used a number of mischievous tricks, trying to convince Batista that he must challenge JBL for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, instead of him. Batista found out and in the best angle of WWE history, he showed the thumbs-down to Triple H, signaling him that he's choosing to fight him for the World Heavyweight Championship, thus leaving "Evolution" and turning face in the process. At WrestleMania 21, Batista defeated Triple H and won his first World Heavyweight Title, thus the future becoming the present. The end of "Evolution" was near. Batista and Triple H continued their rivalry into WWE Backlash (2005), where Batista defeated Triple H after a Batista Bomb. Their rivalry concluded in a Hell in a Cell Match at the WWE Vengeance (2005), where Batista defeated Triple H again to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. After some hiatus, Triple H returned and teamed up with Ric Flair to defeat Carlito & Chris Masters in a tag match. After the match, Triple H attacked and assaulted Flair, starting a feud. Ric Flair was then the Intercontinental Champion and went on to retain the title against Triple H in a Steel Cage Match at the WWE Taboo Tuesday (2005). At WWE Survivor Series (2005), Triple H defeated Ric Flair in a Last Man Standing Match, officially putting an end to "Evolution".
  9. "In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view. Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania."
  10. The CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) is really getting out of hand. For the first time ever, SmackDown was filmed in WWE's Performance Center, without an audience. The atmosphere was eerie and strange, hearing echoes in the empty arena, as the superstars were doing their promos and matches. And now WrestleMania 36, which is supposed to take place on April 5th in Tampa, Florida, might get cancelled.
  11. Kick-Off (The match wasn't announced before the start of the PPV, so I'm not going to count it to my prediction) The Viking Raiders def. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins An OK match to kick-off the show. But it was just to get the WIN on The Viking Raiders, as Ryder & Hawkins didn't stand a chance from the start. Daniel Bryan def. Drew Gulak (1/1) The match started really great. Very good storytelling, showing how Gulak is countering everything Bryan tries. What a technical match thus far! Fucking amazing match, maybe the best of the whole night. Amazing spots, very, very terrible landing of the german suplex for Bryan, but finally Gulak passed out from the LeBell Lock. AMAZING!!! United States Champion Andrade def. Humberto Carrillo (2/2) Again a match that I didn't expected it to be that good. The both men delivered and made very good show. Now I understand that I underestimate the younger ones, but they are really impresive. The only thing I'm disappointed with is the end of the match - a roll-up, as it's the third time Carrillo is losing a match like that. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. The Usos, The New Day, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, Heavy Machinery & Lucha House Party (3/3) So The Usos and The New Day will start-up the match, as we know that Ziggler & Roode will enter last. As number three in the match are entering Lucha House Party. Looking for an amazing tag team action. The next going in are the SmackDown Tag Team Champions Miz & Morrison. Still no eliminations. Amazing hurricanrana from the top of the pod from Lucha House Party on Morrison, but Miz saves the pin. Sooo much near falls, but now it's a 5-Way. Finally the first elimination happened, Heavy Machinery eliminated Lucha House Party. And all the teams are now in the match. Heavy Machinery are also out of the match eliminated by Ziggler & Roode, as Otis had an amazing spot, going through the bullet proof plexiglass to the outside of the cage. New Day and The Usos teamed up to eliminate Ziggler & Roode. Miz & Morrison eliminated The New Day and now The Usos and the champions are left in the match. Amazing spots, very fast pacing at the end, but Miz & Morrison pulled a cheap trick, as Miz used the ropes for leverage to pin one of the brothers, winning the match and retaining the championship. I didn't have high hopes for any of the matches, but now 3 out of 3 matches are amazing and I can say that I'm definitely entertained. As the crowd loves to chant - THIS IS AWESOME!!! Aleister Black def. AJ Styles (4/4) For now AJ is wrestling, so I hope his injury is gone. As a No DQ match, lots of weapons are used, as expected. This PPV has turned to a underrated one. Great after great matches with lots of great spots. Finally The O.C. assaulted Aleister and just as Styles was preparing for a Phenomenal Forearm, the gong hit, the light turned off and ones they turned on The Undertaker was in the ring. He choked The O.C. and then chokeslammed Styles. After a Black Mass, Aleister managed to pin Styles and win the match. BEST PPV EVER!!! RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits def. Seth Rollins & Murphy (5/5) Continuing with the amazing matches I guess. But of course it'll be amazing, all of the wrestlers are great performers. AOP assaulted Montez, but The Viking Raiders ran for the help and took AOP out of the equation. Owens entered the ring as a fan from the crowd with popcorn and sat on the announcement table to watch. Rollins was distracted for enough time to be tackled into the barricade and after a Frog Splash, Montez Ford pinned Murphy. After the match Owens got on the ring and made a Stunner to Rollins. Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro def. Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman (5/6) At the kick-off was announced that the one who pins Strowman will become the champion, setting the stage for a disagreement during the match. But this actually didn't happen as Nakamura, Cesaro & Zayn worked as a team throughout the match and after a Helluva Kick, Zayn pinned Strowman to become the NEW Intercontinental Champion. Shayna Baszler def. Asuka, Liv Morgan, Natalya, Ruby Riott & Sarah Logan (6/7) It's time for the main event. Natalya and Ruby Riott will start the match. Sarah Logan is third to enter the match. Shayna Baszler is up next and the match has turned into a Fatal 4-Way, but not for long as Baszler dominates all of the women and very quickly eliminates Sarah Logan, Ruby Riott and Natalya. Liv Morgan is up next, but Baszler just squashed her as well and forced her to pass out. Now Shayna and Asuka stares at each other, as we're waiting the pot to be opened. After some exchanges and a submission techniques, Baszler kicks Asuka and lock the Coquina Clutch for Asuka to pass out as well. This was a squash match for Baszler, a total dominance and an amazing way to build her forward. I really didn't expect for this PPV to be so good, I can't find a weak match from the Main Card. Every one was full of actions and great spots, just all performers delivered for an amazing show. I guessed 6 out of 7 matches, little annoyed that I didn't predict right Strowman losing the title. Nonetheless, just an amazing PPV, see you in 4 weeks for WrestleMania 36.
  12. Yes, it's here, let's go. It's time for the Elimination Chamber predictions. Just a week ago from Super ShowDown and 4 week away from WrestleMania. WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 Again, let's start with the easier matches to predict. Natalya vs. Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka vs. Ruby Riott vs. Sarah Logan Elimination Chamber Match for a RAW Women's Championship Match at WrestleMania 36 The match that WWE have been building for some time now is clearly Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler. Even on WWE TV, Lynch have told that she's hoping Baszler wins, because she wants to face her at WrestleMania. Any other of the women winning, won't make any sense story based. Prediction: Shayna Baszler tops the other five women and goes to WrestleMania United States Champion Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo Singles Match for the United States Championship It's the battle for Mexico. Two Mexican wrestlers compete against each other for the United States Championship. Carrillo has never won clean in a one-on-one match against Andrade and I don't see this to change any time soon. Prediction: Andrade retains Let's dive into the harder ones. Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro & Sami Zayn 3-on-1 Handicap Match for the Intercontinental Championship Strowman has just won the title and it's his first singles title in WWE. The stacks are against him, but the stipulation has been made just for a more unpredictable finish, for if Strowman had to face only Nakamura, the result of the match would have been way more obvious. Also worth to notice that this is Strowman's first title defense. It won't be a squash match, but a very hard fight for Strowman. Expecting to see Nakamura, Cesaro and Zayn arguing on who to make the pin, giving time Braun to recover, as at the end, this will cost them the match. Prediction: Braun Strowman retains RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. Seth Rollins & Murphy Tag Team Match for the RAW Tag Team Championship After successfully defended the RAW Tag titles at Super ShowDown, Rollins & Murphy dropped them on the following Monday Night RAW. The one that costed them the match was Kevin Owens and I'm almost certain that they are doing "Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens" for Mania. There will be lots of interference from AOP and Owens, but at the end Owens again will cost Rollins and Murphy the titles, settling further their WrestleMania collision. Prediction: The Street Profits retain the RAW Tag titles Aleister Black vs. AJ Styles No Disqualification Match We know that WWE are going with AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker for Mania, but this is where the stuffs are going tough. WWE must hold the credibility of Styles high, so he can look as a dangerous threat for Taker and a potential win can be a believable option. Another option is to book an interference by Taker, which will cost Styles the match, as there will be a 100% one from The O.C. Aleister did lose at RAW, as Styles taunted Taker during the pin. Prediction: Aleister Black wins after interference from The Undertaker SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode Elimination Chamber Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Since The Miz & John Morrison won the titles, they haven't been booked very well, as after Super ShowDown, they've lost to The Usos and at the go-home SmackDown, before Elimination Chamber, they've lost to Heavy Machinery in a gauntlet match. The match can go anywhere, so let's try to cross out a team by team. The team that has no chance of winning this is the Lucha House Party, because they don't have any build up or storyline coming into the match. Heavy Machinery's Otis is in a storyline with Ziggler, fighting for the heart of the gentle Mandy Rose, so I'm crossing them out too. Now we're left with the champions Miz & Morrison, The Usos and The New Day. The clean win that The Usos took over the champions is the major hint here, because after the chamber, they can say they pinned the champions demanding a title shot at WrestleMania. Prediction: The Miz & John Morrison win the Elimination Chamber and retain the titles Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak Singles Match The story around this match is Drew Gulak claiming to know Bryan's weaknesses and how to beat him, but Bryan will prove him wrong. Prediction: Daniel Bryan That's my predictions for the Elimination Chamber PPV. Not sure if I'm going to watch live, but I'm tempted. Nonetheless, there will be a reaction of the matches. PEACE 'EM OUT.
  13. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt Before becoming "The Fiend", Bray Wyatt was the leader of the "The Wyatt Family" for approximately 5 years. After they disbanded, in late 2017, Wyatt had a feud with Matt Hardy in which, Hardy was victorious. Bray returned at WrestleMania 34, helping Hardy win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, making them a team. They had a short run together, winning the RAW Tag Team Championships and then losing them in their first defense. Bray Wyatt's last TV appearance was on July 23 episode of RAW, where Wyatt & Hardy lost their championship rematch. Soon after Wyatt & Hardy's team disbanded, Wyatt went absent from TV for more than a year. In early April of 2019, ominous vignettes began airing on WWE TV. On April 22 episode of RAW, was broadcast the first episode of "Firefly Fun House", a parody of other television kids shows, as Bray Wyatt being the host. The melody was joyful, Wyatt was happy with a smile on his face, with a different hair and a shorter beard, as this made some people believe that Wyatt had returned as "face". Wyatt introduced his new self and his new friends (which I'll talk a bit later). He kept being positive, claiming that after being punished for his deeds, his old self was dead. But after a few episodes, Wyatt began to act more sinister, suggesting something creepy could happen. In episode one of the "Firefly Fun House", we were introduced to two of his new friends: Mercy the Buzzard - based on Waylon Mercy. A wrestler in the 90's that Bray got inspiration/pointers from - Abby the Witch - His finisher is called "Sister Abigail" and maybe his sister Abby's soul is trapped inside - In the episode, Wyatt wore two gloves. On the knuckles of the gloves was written "Hurt" and "Heal". He listened to the hand with the "Hurt" glove and then used a chainsaw to cut the head of а cardboard copy of his old persona. It's like he hears voices in his head, depending on the used glove. On April 29 episode of RAW, we saw the second episode of "Firefly Fun House" in which Wyatt was trying to express his suppress feelings by painting. The paint he drew was a burning house with a lady screaming inside. This was a reference of his feud with Randy Orton back in 2017, where Orton destroyed The Wyatt Family compound, including Sister Abigail's grave, informing us that Bray still remembers the incident and is still infuriated about it. We were also introduced to his third friend - Ramblin' Rabbit - based on criticism that he rambles in his promos - On May 6 episode of RAW, was aired the third episode of "Firefly Fun House". In the episode, Bray found out that Mercy the Buzzard chewed to shreds Ramblin' Rabbit. In spite of doing something horrible, Wyatt immediately forgave Mercy and explained that is OK to express your feelings anyway you want, showing sociopathic characteristics. On May 13 episode of RAW, the fourth episode of "Firefly Fun House" was broadcast. Bray Wyatt told that he have a secret and he wants to finally reveal, that there is a darkness, but is suppressed inside his head. Wyatt told that he learned how to harness and how to control the darkness, while turning his face from joyful to a sinister look. Bray finally revealed his alter ego - "The Fiend" On the May 20 episode of RAW, we just saw a weird kind of intro to the "Firefly Fun House", The intro started as normal, showing kids playing, but slowly turned into a sinister, more creepy one, referencing the sociopathic relations between Bray and "The Fiend". On May 27 episode of RAW, was aired the sixth episode of "Firefly Fun House". Bray stated that "The Fiend" is only there to protect them and maybe "The Fiend" is not even real, but an imagination in Wyatt's head. He is scared of the tough world outside and doesn't have enough confidence, but by using "The Fiend", Bray can achieve and be anything he wants. Abby the Witch interrupted him and asked to be left to rest, as an answer Bray responded with "Never". Maybe sister Abigail's soul is trapped in Abby and Bray doesn't leave her to rest in piece, still infuriated of her loss. Going for the seventh episode of "Firefly Fun House" aired on June 3 episode of RAW. Here we were introduced to another friend of Bray - Huskus the Pig Boy, which is referencing his first name in NXT (Husky Harris). Bray is talking to Husky Harris, his old self that to be at your best, you gotta look good. In the past Husky Harris didn't take a good care of himself, almost being fired by Vince McMahon, as we all know that McMahon likes bodybuilder types of superstars, instead of a rouded ones. Even when Husky Harris got his chance as Bray Wyatt, he still was unsuccessful, because of McMahon's favoritism for muscle mans. The episode ended, as Bray posing like Hulk Hogan, again referencing the top guys that are getting pushed are handpicked by Vince. On June 10 episode of RAW, was broadcast the eighth episode of "Firefly Fun House". ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO EXIT HERE - is the way Bray is saying that is scared of the outside and the only way to exit is by the help of "The Fiend". We also saw that the other fireflies are scared of "The Fiend". Ramblin' Rabbit had a chance of speaking out to the whole world and tell the truth, what really is happening in the "Fun House", but before he had the chance, a more sinister part of Bray snatched him and killed him using the mallet. As we know, the Rabbit is a reference of Bray rambling in his old promos, as probably in the past, Bray said something wrong by accident and was punished because of that. On the June 17 episode of RAW and the ninth episode of "Firefly Fun House" we are told that for good ideas to come fort, our minds must be healthy, but unfortunately Bray's mind is sick. Another message is that everyone in the world will try to manipulate you to a point that you stop believe to anyone except yourself, but when you're left alone you're start going crazy. You're becoming a psychopath, a man than Bray has turned into. Then we see shuffled videos, memories in Bray's mind which are bringing him misery. For Bray, "The Fiend" is his savior, erasing all his bad, tortured memories for just one price - to "LET HIM IN". On the following episodes of RAW, different puppies were seen through the backstage, spying on another superstars: June 24 episode of RAW: Abby the Witch spying on The Miz Mercy the Buzzard spying on Kofi Kingston June 25 episode of SmackDown: Ramblin' Rabbit behind Carmella Huskus the Pig Boy behind Daniel Bryan July 1 episode of RAW: Mercy the Buzzard behind The Miz July 2 episode of SmackDown: Abby the Witch behind Apollo July 8 episode of RAW: Huskus the Pig Boy behind Ricochet July 9 episode of SmackDown: Ramblin' Rabbit behind Bayley On July 15 episode of RAW, "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt returned and attacked Finn Balor, re-establishing himself as a heel. "The Fiend" debuted in his first in-ring match at WWE SummerSlam 2019 against Finn Balor, in which "The Fiend" was victorious for less than 4 minutes.
  14. Kick-Off The O.C. def. The Viking Raiders (0/1) Really don't have what to say. It was 50/50 from the start, as the heels won the match. The Undertaker wins the Tuwaiq Trophy (0/2) Very smart booking. With R-Truth beating Lashley, Andrade and Rowan. I now get that AJ Styles is also a heel. He taped-out Truth and was expecting the last participant of the match - Rey Mysterio. But it was shown in the backstage, that The O.C. are assaulting Mysterio, thus Styles forcing the referee to announce him as the winner of the match. Then again at the backstage we saw The O.C. laying on the ground and a man with dark boots standing on top of them. It was The Undertaker all along, as he came to the ring, chokeslammed Styles and pinned him to win the trophy, thus setting up his feud with Styles and their match for WrestleMania. The Miz & John Morrison def. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day (1/3) Another great tag team match that both teams worked hard to create. Very fast pacing at the end of it, where Morrison hit Kingston with a steel chair in the gut and Miz roll him up and grabbed the tights for the pin. Angel Garza def. Humberto Carrillo (1/4) I don't know where these guys came from. I don't care about them. It was an OK match, as Garza picks-up the win. RAW Tag Team Champions Rollins & Murphy def. The Street Profits (2/5) Some action on scene. Very crafted and executed. The finish was a copy/paste from Rollins & Murphy's title win, but a good one indeed. Happy to see Rollins on a row. Mansoor def. Dolph Ziggler (3/6) Ziggler is a great performer and always helps young talents to grow, as it happen here again, in a very great match. We saw Mansoor kicked out from a Zig-Zag and finished Ziggler with a Moonsault. An expected win and celebration as the home hero. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar def. Ricochet (4/7) As Heyman said before the start of the match "this is not a prediction, but a spoiler". Brock dismantled Ricochet for less than a 2 minutes. The match was a little disappointing, because they could've booked it way better than this. Ricochet could have a little more resistance, could've show his aerial abilities and his fast moves through the ring, but the match was a squash. Roman Reigns def. King Corbin (5/8) Again a little disappointing match, taking into account that this was a closing feud match. Reigns locked the Cage Gate with his own chain and lock, keeping the key in his pocket. Corbin retreived the key and tried to escape through the gate, unsuccessfully. Both Reigns and Corbin tried to escape through the top of cage, but at the end, Reigns pinned Corbin after hitting him with a Superman Punch, while the chain was wrapped on his hand. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley def. Naomi (6/9) Am I the only one that thought, Naomi was wrestling with her pajamas. Good performance from both women, but the match also felt like a bathroom brake. Still Bayley retains as expected. Goldberg def. Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (7/10) Finally, the match I waited for. Hope it's worth the wait. Yes, as expected the match was short on time, but full of hype and unpredictability. Goldberg delivered four Spears, but "The Fiend" kicked-out. Wyatt tried to submit Goldberg, but Goldberg countered with Jackhammer and pinned "The Fiend" to become the new Universal Champion. I really tought, that somehow Wyatt will leave Super ShowDown as champion, but I wasn't right. I'm really sorry for Wyatt's persona, as WWE ruined yet again an amazing character at the expense of a retired old grandpa. As of my prediction, I think I did pretty good, predicting right 7 out of 10 matches, as the ones that I got wrong were the matches I weren't interested in. See you again next Sunday on March 8th, at the Elimination Chamber 2020 prediction.
  15. I haven't watched WWE for a long time, but now I got interested again. Maybe because Edge returned, maybe because it's WrestleMania season. Yeah, it's because of the Mania season. Many knows that near Mania, the script writings are way more interesting than the rest of the year and the matches that are crafted are must seen. So on again on the WWE train, as just tomorrow is the WWE Network exclusive PPV, the Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia. I'll look into the matches and try to predict them, but first as I mentioned earlier, I haven't watched WWE for 1 year and 3-4 months so I'm not familiar with the current champions and storylines. So let's get into the deep and see what I've missed so far. Let's first check the Universal Championship. When I stopped watching WWE, the Universal Champion was Seth Rollins, just after defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35. Then Rollins went on to successfully defend the championship on four PPVs. Money in the Bank 2019 - defeating AJ Styles as on the same PPV, Lesnar went on to win the Money in the Bank briefcase; Super ShowDown 2019 - defeating Baron Corbin; Stomping Grounds 2019 - defeating Corbin again; Extreme Rules 2019 - with Becky Lynch defeating Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans in a Mixed Tag Team Match, but after the match, Brock Lesnar cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated Rollins, winning the Universal Championship. In their rematch, at SummerSlam 2019, Rollins defeated Lesnar to regain the title. At Clash of Champions 2019, Rollins defeated Braun Strowman to retain the title. Then Rollins started a feud with "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt, as they had a match at Hell in a Cell 2019, in which Bray Wyatt was build just phenomenal, as he kicked out from every finisher and any assault. The match ended by a referee stoppage, but at Crown Jewel 2019, Bray Wyatt defeated Rollins to claim the Universal Championship. "The Fiend" was staged for a long run with the title, as at Survivor Series 2019, he defeated Daniel Bryan; at Starrcade, Wyatt defeated Braun Strowman and at Royal Rumble 2020 - defeated Daniel Bryan again. As for now, the Universal Champion is "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt and he is set to defend the title against Goldberg at Super ShowDown 2020. Next is the WWE Championship and the last thing that I remember is Daniel Bryan being the champion. He won the title, defeating AJ Styles on a SmackDown episode. From that point onward, Bryan successfully defended the title four times. TLC 2018 - defeating AJ Styles; Royal Rumble 2019 - defeating AJ Styles again; Elimination Chamber 2019 - Bryan won an Elimination Chamber Match also including - AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton & Samoa Joe; Fastlane 2019 - defeating Kevin Owens. At WrestleMania 35, Bryan dropped the title to Kofi Kingston. Kingston scored an amazing title reign, holding the title for 180 days, through which he defended it 6 times. Money in the Bank 2019 - defeating Kevin Owens; Super ShowDown 2019 - defeating Dolph Ziggler; Stomping Grounds 2019 - defeating Dolph Ziggler again; Extreme Rules 2019 - defeating Samoa Joe; SummerSlam 2019 - Kingston faced Randy Orton, as the match ended in a double count-out. Kofi Kingston defeated Orton at Clash of Champions 2019 to retain the title. On the November 1st episode of SmackDown, Brock Lesnar defeated Kofi Kingston and became the new WWE Champion. At Crown Jewel 2019, Lesnar defeated Cain Velasquez and at Survivor Series 2019 - defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the title. Brock Lesnar is set to defend the WWE Championship against Ricochet at Super ShowDown 2020. Andrade is the United States Champion and Braun Strowman is the Intercontinental Champion. I'm not going to cover the titles, because they are in the mid-card and not much storyline is going in there. Only the Intercontinental Championship design was changed. Way more interesting are both main Women's titles. Let's first check RAW and the RAW Women's Championship. Last time I checked, Ronda Rousey was the RAW Women's Champion. She won the title at SummerSlam 2018 and defended it successfully on five PPVs. Hell in a Cell 2018 - defeating Alexa Bliss; Evolution 2018 - defeating Nikki Bella; TLC 2018 - defeating Nia Jax; Royal Rumble 2019 - defeating Sasha Banks; Elimination Chamber 2019 - defeating Ruby Riott. On April 7th 2019, in the main event of WrestleMania 35, Rousey dropped the title to Becky Lynch in a "Winner Takes All Triple Threat Match" (also involving the SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte) where both the RAW and SmackDown Women's Championships were on the line, thus Lynch becoming RAW and SmackDown Women's Champion. At Money in the Bank 2019, Becky Lynch needed to pull a double duty as champion. First, she defeated Lacey Evans to retain the RAW Women's Championship. Right after the match, Lynch faced off against Charlotte for the SmackDown Women's Championship in a losing effort. Besides that, Becky Lynch defended the title on six more PPVs. Stomping Grounds 2019 - defeating Lacey Evans; Extreme Rules 2019 - with Seth Rollins defeating Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans in a Mixed Tag Team Match; SummerSlam 2019 - defeating Natalya; Clash of Champions 2019 - losing to Sasha Banks by DQ; Hell in a Cell 2019 - defeating Sasha Banks; Royal Rumble 2020 - defeating Asuka. Becky Lynch is now the longest reigning RAW Women's Champion, with the record-breaking 325 days and counting. On to SmackDown and the SmackDown Women's Championship. Going back to SummerSlam 2018, Carmella was the SmackDown Women's Champion, but at the PPV, she lost the title to Charlotte in a Triple Threat Match, where Charlotte pinned Becky Lynch. Charlotte and Lynch began a feud and at Hell in a Cell 2018, Lynch defeated Charlotte to win the title. In their rematch at Super ShowDown 2018, Charlotte defeated Lynch by DQ and at Evolution 2018, Becky Lynch retained the title, beating Charlotte in a "Last Women Standing Match". At TLC 2018, Asuka defeated Lynch and Charlotte in a Triple Threat TLC Match, winning the championship. Asuka hold the title for 100 days and defended it in two PPVs. Royal Rumble 2019 - defeating Becky Lynch; Fastlane 2019 - defeating Mandy Rose. Just a week away from WrestleMania 35, Charlotte defeated Asuka on an episode of SmackDown to regain the championship. On April 7th 2019, in the main event of WrestleMania 35, Charlotte dropped the title to Becky Lynch in a "Winner Takes All Triple Threat Match" (also involving the RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey) where both the RAW and SmackDown Women's Championships were on the line, thus Lynch becoming RAW and SmackDown Women's Champion. At Money in the Bank 2019, Becky Lynch needed to pull a double duty as champion. First, she defeated Lacey Evans to retain the RAW Women's Championship. Right after the match, Lynch faced off against Charlotte for the SmackDown Women's Championship in a losing effort. After the match, Bayley cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase (which she won earlier this night) and pinned Charlotte to become the new champion. Bayley hold the title for 140 days, defending it on four PPVs. Stomping Grounds 2019 - defeating Alexa Bliss; Extreme Rules 2019 - defeating Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross; SummerSlam 2019 - defeating Ember Moon; Clash of Champions 2019 - defeating Charlotte. At Hell in a Cell 2019, Bayley tapped out to Charlotte, losing the belt. On October 11th episode of SmackDown, Bayley turned heel for the first time and defeated Charlotte to regain the SmackDown Women's Championship. From that point onward, Bayley has defended the title only once on a PPV, at the Royal Rumble 2020, defeating Lacey Evans. Now Bayley is still the SmackDown Women's Champion and is reaching 140 days of reign again. She is set to defend the title at Super Showdown 2020 against Naomi. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) are the current SmackDown Tag Team Champions. I'm not going to look the titles into details, because they are not in any interesting storyline. They are set to defend the SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Miz & John Morrison at Super ShowDown 2020. And we will end our review with the RAW Tag Team Championship. The main story I'm going to look into is Seth Rollins turning heel, because as of now he & Murphy are the RAW Tag Team Champions. After Rollins lost the Universal Championship to "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt, he took a spot in Team RAW for Survivor Series 2019. After Team RAW lost at Survivor Series, on the following episode of RAW, Seth Rollins turned heel for the first time since 2016. He created his own stable involving AOP and Buddy Murphy and have a new persona as Monday Night Messiah. On January 20th episode of Monday Night RAW, Rollins & Murphy defeated The Viking Raiders to win the RAW Tag Team Championship. They are set to defend the titles at Super ShowDown 2020 against The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford). OK, I managed to catch up for the past few months, now it's time to move on to the prediction of WWE Super ShowDown 2020. WWE Super ShowDown 2020 Let's begin with the easier to predict matches. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Ricochet Singles Match for the WWE Championship Brock Lesnar is having a match, only for the reason, because it's in Saudi Arabia and the money he will earn, if not for the money, most likely we would have seen him at Mania. The match for WrestleMania is already set and I don't see a change of plan. At Mania, Brock will defend the WWE Championship against the Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre, as the plot for this match is set in stone. Prediction: Lesnar retains after an F-5 SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley vs. Naomi Singles Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship I'm not going to overthink this. Naomi is just the next thrown jobber in the way of the champion. Bayley is still hot as a heel champion and someone with way more better build than Naomi will eventually take the title away from her. Prediction: Bayley retains RAW Tag Team Champions Rollins & Murphy vs. The Street Profits Tag Team Match for the RAW Tag Team Championship Rollins` stable is still getting hotter and hotter. Can't see any logical reason for them to drop the titles here. There is no misunderstanding between the current champions and no storyline based hints that The Street Profits can benefit from. Prediction: Seth Rollins & Murphy retain the RAW Tag Team titles Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin Steel Cage Match This is a classic 2-out-of-3 matches feud, with the first match taken by Corbin and the second - by Reigns. This is their last encounter for now and just before WreslteMania, I think they will keep Reigns strong by winning the feud. Prediction: Reigns wins with the Spear Let's continue with the more difficult ones to predict. And by difficult, I mean that I haven't watched how the stories around the matches were build and I have no idea who and why should win. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Miz & John Morrison Tag Team Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship The New Day is holding the titles for 111 days now and The Miz & Morrison are very well build team, so I think it's time for a title change. Prediction: The Miz & John Morrison win the match to become the NEW SmackDown Tag Team Champions AJ Styles vs. Andrade vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Erick Rowan vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio Gauntlet Match for the Tuwaiq Trophy I have no idea. They can go either way they want. I'm going to choose a guy that is one step better than the rest of the participant. Prediction: AJ Styles And one more match just left. It's the match with the best story and the match I'm looking for the most. Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Goldberg Singles Match for the Universal Championship Before I got to know "The Fiend", I thought that Godlberg will defeat him easily and win the Universal title. But then I discovered how Wyatt was build thus far. In his matches against Seth Rollins at Hell in a Cell and Crown Jewel, Wyatt kicked out after a number of finishers. His build was ridiculous and he is very hard, almost impossible to beat. But on the other hand, we have Goldberg - a legend of this business. The guy who defeated Lesnar in less that 2 minutes. But yet, Goldberg have nothing to lose in this match, as of Wyatt, losing will result in an unrepairable damage of his character and his future in the WWE. So Bray Wyatt must leave Saudi Arabia as champion. Prediction: Goldberg wins, but Wyatt retains the title There are 3 more announced matches that I really don't care about, but let's cover them too. Mansoor vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles Match Mansoor is a Saudi Arabian professional wrestler, so he will get the audience pumped-up. Prediction: Mansoor beats Ziggler Humberto Carrillo vs. Angel Garza Singles match Again as I said, I really don't care about these matches, even more for these guys. On RAW, Garza defeated Carrillo, so I'll go for the 50/50 booking. Prediction: Humberto Carrillo wins with a roll-up The Viking Raiders vs. The O. C. Tag Team Match The match will take place on the Kick-off Show. I don't have any idea, so I'll just pick one of the two teams. Prediction: The Viking Raiders So, that's all of the announced matches. During or after the show, we'll comment on the results and how many predictions I got right. It's time for SHOWDOWN.
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