Sunday, 22 November 2015

WWE Survivor Series 2015 Preview

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WWE Survivor Series 2015 will take place this evening at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The WWE celebrating 25 years of the Undertaker and we get to see who will be the new WWE Worold Heavyweight Champion. Let's look at the card.

Tyler Breeze will make his PPV debut against Dolph Ziggler. This has the potential to be a good match and I feel that Breeze will win here.
Predicted Winner: Tyler Breeze

The Divas Championship will be on the line as Paige challenges Charlotte. Yeta again, the potential to be a good match between the two. I would love for Paige but I believe that Charlotte will retain here.
Predicted Winner: Charlotte

 Two from The Wyatt Family will face The Undertaker and Kane. It's a shame that this isn't a Survivor Series match but I digress. Anyway, it has to be a victory for Undertaker and Kane here.
Predicted Winners: Undertaker and Kane

We now come to the semi-finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament. The first one we're going to look at is Roman Reigns taking on United States Champion Alberto Del Rio. Yeah, I'll be an idiot if I didn't think that Reigns will win.
Predicted Winner: Roman Reigns

The second semi final is one that I'm looking forward to, which is Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens taking on Dean Ambrose. I would love for Owens to win here but it has to be Ambrose.
Predicted Winner: Dean Ambrose

That means, if I got this right, that it will be Dean Ambrose versus Roman Reigns for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship. A lot of people fully expect one of them to turn heel during this match. I might be going against the grain here but I'm going for Ambrose to win here. However, don't be surprised if Sheamus makes an appearance to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase afterwards.
Predicted Winner: Dean Ambrose

I'm finally caught up with my PPV reviews and I plan to publish the review for this during the week plus a report on watching the Smackdown taping in Manchester earlier this month. Until then, I hope you guys enjoy the show.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 Review

WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 took place on Sunday 25th October 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With Undertaker facing Brock Lesnar and the US Title Open Challenge, this should be a good event. Let's take a look.

The Pre-Show match was the team of Cesaro, Neville and Dolph Ziggler taking on the team of King Barrett, Sheamus and Rusev. After over ten minutes, Cesaro hit Barrett with the big swing then tagged in Neville, who hit the red arrow to get the win. A enjoyable contest, considering the guys seemed to be just thrown together.
Winners: Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler and Neville
Predictions: 1 for 1

The Pay-Per-View starts with John Cena doing his open challenge for the United States Championship. We get Zeb Colter introducing Alberto Del Rio?!?!?! Wow, I was expecting a guy from NXT but this is great. Del Rio goes to win the match with a backstabber followed by a kick to the head...? This was a decent match but the ending really bothered me. Cena has spent his career kicking out of a fucking billion finishers and never submits; yet he loses to those two moves, which are not finishers. I get the problem with Del Rio using the cross armbreaker on Cena but he could have done something more believable to win the match.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Predictions: 1 for 2

Next we get the first Hell in a Cell match with Roman Reigns facing Bray Wyatt. Despite Bray's best efforts, Reigns gets the win after hitting Bray with a broken kendo sitck followed by a spear. This was a really good match although I'm still not quite convinced about Reigns being a main eventer.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Predictions: 2 for 3

The next match is for the Tag Team Championships as The New Day (sucks!) face the challenge of The Dudley Boyz. This time, they don't get disqualified but cheat throughout the match. In the end, Big E hit Bubba with the trombone. Devon clotheslines Big E out of the ring but Kofi hit Bubba with the trouble in paradise to get the win. Again, a decent match between the two teams.
Winners: The New Day
Predictions: 2 for 4 

Next is the Divas Championship match as Nikki Bella challenges Charlotte.  Charlotte manages to apply the figure eight but Nikki got to the ropes. Charlotte, however, eventually applies it again to get the win. A good match between the two and I think that in order to develop the Divas division, we have to start weeding out people like the Bellas.
Winner: Charlotte
Predictions: 3 for 5

Next is the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match as Demon Kane challenges Seth Rollins. Kane put up a good fight after being powerbombed onto the Spanish announce table, then being hit with a frogsplash. Despite that, Seth hit Kane with a pedigree to get the win. This means that we won't get to see Corporate Kane anymore. This was a good match between the two and, even though beating Kane is not as big as it used to be, Seth needs wins like this. I would say, long may it continue but an incident in a house show in Dublin has massively fucked that idea up.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Predictions: 4 for 6

The Intercontinental Championship is on the line as Kevin Owens faces the challenge of Ryback. Owens gets the win after hitting the pop up powerbomb. A decent match but it was hard to follow the Rollins/Kane match.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Predictions: 5 for 7

The main event is a Hell in a Cell match between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. Brock gets a cut to the head quite early on, which was surprising and I assume it was to emphasise the brutality of this match. Despite Lesnar hitting 3 suplexes and 2 F5s, he was struggling to put Taker away.  The ring boards get exposed and Taker chokeslammed Lesnar onto them followed by a tombstone piledriver. In the end, Lesnar hit a low blow then a F5 to get the win. Afterwards, the Wyatt Family attack Taker and carry him to the back in the shape of a cross.

This match was easily the best match of the three that they had. My only issue is that Taker's win at Summerslam was a very tainted one and it would have been nice to see him win clean. Having said that, Lesnar doing a low blow was a bit of a surprising move. I assume that they wanted to show the limits of what they were prepared to do.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Predictions: 5 for 8

I thought that Hell in a Cell was a good event with some good matches. It would have been interesting to see where the WWE go from here. However, Seth Rollins serious knee injury at a house show in Dublin means that the focus will be the tournament to determine the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Hopefully, we get some good wrestling during it.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

WWE Night of Champions 2015 Review

WWE Night of Champions 2015 took place on Sunday September 20th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Due to the fact that I'm seriously behind on my reviews, I'm changing the format with it explaining how the match ended and my opinion of it. If you have any thoughts about this change, let me know. Now, let's take a look at the show

The Pre Show match was the team of Stardust and The Ascension taking on Neville and The Lucha Dragons. This was an entertaining match to watch and in the end, Viktor shoved down Neville after he hit the red arrow on Stardust. This gave Stardust the chance to recover and hit the cross rhodes to get his team the win.
Winners: Stardust and The Ascension
Predictions: 0 for 1

The first match of the show is for the Intercontinental Championship as Kevin Owens challenges Ryback. In an even contest, Owens raked Ryback's eyes to get out of the shell shock then rolled him up to become the new Intercontinental Champion. This was a good match and an entertaining way to start the show.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Predictions: 1 for 2

Next was Dolph Ziggler taking on Rusev. I felt sorry for them as the crowd were more interested in Lana than the wrestlers. In a weird ending, Summer Rae got ejected for yelling at the ref after a pin attempt for Rusev. In response, Summer threw her shoe at the ref but it hit Rusev instead. This gave Ziggler the chance to hit the Zig-Zag to get the win. I wasn't a fan of the ending as it makes Rusev look stupid but it was a decent match.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Predictions: 2 for 3

The Tag Team Championship match was next as The Dudley Boyz challenge The New Day (sucks!) The Dudleys looked like they were going to win it after hitting the 3D on Kofi but Xavier Woods broke the pin causing a disqualification. The Dudleys don't take this well and hit Woods with a 3D through the table. Another good match with The New Day being one of the most entertaining things in WWE right now.
Winners: The Dudley Boyz
Predictions: 2 for 4

We next got the Divas Championship as Charlotte challenges  Nikki Bella. Despite Nikki focusing his offense on Charlotte's left leg, Charlotte managed to power through and apply the figure eight to get the win. Afterwards, Paige, Becky Lynch and Ric Flair celebrate with her. I enjoyed this match and with the addition of Sasha Banks to the main roster, it looks like the Divas Division will have a bright future, if creative don't fuck it up.
Winner: Charlotte
Predictions: 3 for 5

Next we get The Wyatt Family taking on the team of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and mystery partner Chris Jericho. Braun Stroman seemed to be the focus of the match and he got the win by applying Jericho in an elevated clutch. Afterwards, Jericho blew off Reigns and Ambrose. Quite a good match overall.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Predictions: 3 for 6

The United States Championship was next as John Cena challenging Seth Rollins.  Unfortunately, even though I predicted him to win, John Cena got the win after hitting a top rope guillotine leg drop then an AA.  I really enjoy these matches between the two and this one was once again, a good match.
Winner: John Cena
Predictions: 4 for 7

It looks like it's about to be a lot worse for Rollins as Sting comes out to challenge him for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Luckily, Seth managed to counter the Scropion deathlock with a roll up to get the win. Afterwards, Sheamus tries to cash in his MITB but Demon Kane comes out and chokeslams him and then Rollins. This was a good match and well done to Rollins for giving us 2 good matches.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Predictions: 4 for 8

I thought that Night of Champions was quite enjoyable with some good matches. I was surprised that Rollins retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship but I'm glad he did and long may his reign continue.