Predictions: WWE Money in the Bank 2016 (19.6.2016)

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Let’s face it: Money in the Bank is usually more entertaining than Summerslam! It’s given us amazing matches in the past (and not just the Money in the Bank match). However, this one looks like a card of two halves. The first half is a stack of matches that no one cares about. However, we have the tag team titles at stake in a Fatal 4-Way match, the WWE Championship on the line, the titular MITB match, and AJ Styles vs John Cena…all four have potential to be matches of the year! Continue reading

Predictions For WWE Payback (1/5/2016)

payback 2016Payback’s a bitch…but on paper, WWE Payback looks like a pretty good PPV! It looks a whole lot better than WrestleMania 32, that’s for sure! My predictions for ‘Mania were almost wholly wrong, so here’s hoping my crystal ball is more accurate for Payback! However, the card for Payback seems unpredictable, so many of my predictions will be no more than mere guesses! Continue reading

Review and Results: WWE Royal Rumble 2016 (24.1.16)


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Dean Ambrose (c) vs Kevin Owens (Last Man Standing Match for the Intercontinental Championship)

The only worthwhile match on last year’s Royal Rumble was the Triple Threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It was a Match of the Year contender, and this year’s Royal Rumble began with a Match of the Year contender. I’ve lamented that Owens and Ambrose haven’t put together a great match, but they certainly did in the opener. It contained the requisite amount of kendo sticks, tables and chairs for your typical hardcore match, but Owens and Ambrose mixed all of the elements together with panache. In the first five minutes, we saw Owens break the timekeeper’s barricade with a cannonball to Ambrose. The high spots came thick and fast, hooked together by some good in-ring psychology. A Last Man Standing match can feel disjointed, but Owens and Ambrose saved the real countdowns until the last ten minutes or so. This was easily the best match of the night, and it will take a hell of a match in the coming year to match its quality! Also, Ambrose’s victory signalled an end to his feud with Owens. Where will the two wrestlers go now? Hopefully to even bigger and better things! Continue reading

Review and Results: Hell In A Cell (25.10.2015)

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Hell In A Cell came off one of the worst Special/PPV builds in WWE history. Does the WWE want us to care about their storylines? From 2015 alone, it appears not. Barely an ounce of effort went into promoting Hell In A Cell. Maybe it’s the WWE’s plan, though? It worked with WrestleMania 31: that was also terribly built up, yet the event itself was a pleasant surprise. It wasn’t the best WrestleMania of all time, far from it, but it was a great leap in quality from the build that preceded it. Maybe WWE want to lower our expectations so dramatically that even an average Special/PPV will look brilliant in our jaded eyes? It’s just a theory…and it worked with Hell In A Cell! It was, overall, a very good PPV. The good far, far outweighed the bad. And it started off with John Cena’s US Title Open Challenge… Continue reading

Review and Results: Summerslam (23.8.2015)

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Randy Orton vs Sheamus

We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Many, many times! This was no different to your average Raw match starring Orton and Sheamus. Yes, they produce decent matches together, but they rarely change the structure of said matches. This match was no different from the rest of their matches. It begs the question: why have this match anyway? So Sheamus could score a pinfall victory over Orton? He could have done that last month at Battleground. Why wasn’t the MITB briefcase on the line? It would have added something extra to the bout. Of course, Sheamus and Orton are both good workers, but nothing in this match held my interest. Continue reading