Sunday, 30 October 2016

WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 Preview

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WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 will be taking place this evening at the TD Garden in Boston. With 8 matches on the card, and 3 of them inside the cell, will we get to see some new Champions? Let's look at the card.

Cedric Alexander, Sin Cara and Lince Dorado vs Tony Nese, Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari
We get a cruiserweight tag team match on the Kick Off Show, and I'm quite looking forward to this one. I think that  the team of Alexander, Cara and Dorado will win.
Predicted Winners: Cedric Alexander, Sin Cara and Lince Dorado

Bayley vs Dana Brooke
This could be a good match and I think that Bayley will win.
Predicted Winner: Bayley

Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
This is a tough one to call but I think that Gallows and Anderson will be victorious.
Predicted Winners: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

The New Day vs Sheamus and Cesaro
WWE RAW Tag Team Championship
The New Day have been Champions for almost 15 months now and I can't see them losing to Sheamus and Cesaro.
Predicted Winners: The New Day

TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
It's weird what they're doing with Kendrick. He's been going on about this being his last chance. However, he managed to get a full time WWE contract and has been No 1 contender twice. I think he'll win it just to shut him up.
Predicted Winner: Brian Kendrick

Roman Reigns vs Rusev
Hell in a Cell Match for the United States Championship
Whilst I would love for Rusev to win, I feel that Reigns will be victorious here.
Predicted Winner: Roman Reigns

Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins
Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Universal Championship
This is one that I'm really looking forward to and whilst I'm a big fan of Rollins, I think that Owens will win
Predicted Winner: Kevin Owens

Sasha Banks vs Charlotte Flair
Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE RAW Women's Championship
The possible main event is another one that I'm looking forward to. Charlotte is undefeated in PPV matches but I feel that she will have her first loss here.
Predicted Winner: Sasha Banks

I'll get to see the event during the week so I hope you guys enjoy the show.          

Thursday, 20 October 2016

WWE No Mercy 2016 Review

WWE No Mercy 2016 took place on Sunday 9th October at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. With 8 matches on the card, will we see the end of Dolph Ziggler's career? Let's take a look.

The match on the Kick Off Show was The Vaudevillians and The Ascension taking on The Hype Bros and American Alpha. Zack Ryder is the focus of his opponents' attack before he gets the tag to Jason Jordan. In the end, Aiden English hits Grand Amplitude on Aiden English to get the win. A quite entertaining match to start the event.
Winners: The Hype Bros and American Alpha (N/A)

In a surprise, the WWE World Championship match was on first with John Cena and Dean Ambrose challenging AJ Styles. The match starts at a thousand miles an hour. Highlights of the match include: styles hitting a double DDT; Cena hitting Styles with a code red; all of the guys putting sleepers on each other; and Cena hitting a double five knuckle shuffle. Ambrose puts Styles in the calf killer but Cena, because he's a dick, also puts Styles in the STF and Styles taps out. The referee restarts the match and Ambrose hits dirty deeds on Cena but Styles pulls out the referee. In the end, Cena hits an avalanche AA on Ambrose but Styles immediately hits Cena with a chair then pins him to win the match. This was such a great match and I can't wait to see what Styles does next.
Winner: AJ Styles (1for 1)

Next is Nikki Bella taking on Carmella. Nikki immediately gets the upper hand before she gets thrown into the ring skirting. Carmella gets Nikki in the code of silence but Nikki gets to the ropes. The end comes when Nikki hits the TKO seemingly out of fucking nowhere to get the win. I was convinced that, from how the match started, that it would degenerate into a cat fight. Thankfully, that didn't happen and it was quite a good match.
Winner: Nikki Bella (2 for2)

We now get The Usos challenging Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. The Usos get the advantage after hitting Slater with a brutal clothesline. Rhyno gets tagged in but he gets worn down quite quickly. rhyno hits Jimmy Uso with a spinebuster and tags in Slater. and they get the win after Rhyno gores Jimmy. This was quite a good match between the teams.
Winners: Heath Slater and Rhyno (3 for3)

Next is Jack Swagger taking on Baron Corbin. Corbin focuses on Swagger;s right hand after trapping it in the steel steps. Swagger makes his comeback but it was in vain as Corbin pokes him in the eye then hits the End of Days. The match wasn't anything special to be honest.
Winner: Baron Corbin (4 for4)

Dolph Ziggler's career is on the line as he challenges Hollywood Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. Both guys try to end the match early before Miz gets the advantage. Ziggler makes a brief comeback with a dropkick before they go back and forth. Miz uses the figure four, 2 skull crushing finales and even has the help of the fucking Spirit Squad to help him win but he can't keep Ziggler down. In the end, Maryse and the Spirit Squad get ejected by the referee. The Miz complains then he walks into a super kick and Ziggler is the new Intercontinental Champion. This was a really good match and it begs the question: why wasn't this the main event?
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (5 for 5)

It was revealed that Becky Lynch is not able to compete due to injury. Therefore, no 1 contender Alexa Bliss will face Naomi instead. Naomi gets the win after reversing a cross armbreaker into a small package. It was quick match which was pretty good. However, I don't think that Bliss, the number 1 contender, should have lost.
Winner: Naomi (N/A)

The main event is Bray Wyatt taking on Randy Orton..? Great? Anyway, after some back and forth, Wyatt gets the advantage when he pushes Orton from the apron into the barricade. Orton mounts a comeback and hits an elevated DDT. When he's about to go for the RKO, the lights go out and come back on, revealing the return of Luke Harper. This distraction gives Wyatt to hit Sister Abigail and get the win. The match was ok and I do not get why this was the main event. This was Bray's first PPV win since July 2105. However, I guarantee that it won't get another one for a while.
Winner: Bray Wyatt (5 for 6)

I thought that No Mercy was an ok event. The WWE World Championship match went on first due to the Presidential Debate. It doesn't make sense mainly because it isn't on TV. You either watching it on PPV or on the Network, which is a streaming service. As for having Bray vs Orton as the main event, that did not make sense. Ziggler vs Miz had the better story plus it had Ziggler's career on the line. I assume they did it because technically Orton is the bigger star but that shouldn't always be the case. Hopefully, they'll learn that lesson at the next Smackdown Pay Per View.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

WWE No Mercy 2016 Preview

WWE No Mercy will be taking place this Sunday at the Golden 1 Centre in Sacramento. With 7 matches on the card, will we see the end of a career? Let's take a look.

Jack Swagger will take on Baron Corbin on the Kick Off Show. I'm going for Corbin to win here.
Predicted Winner: Baron Corbin

Nikki Bella will finally get her hands on Carmella in a match that I'm quite looking forward to. I think that Nikki will win.
Predicted Winner: Nikki Bella

Randy Orton versus Bray Wyatt on the other hand is one match that I'm struggling to give a fuck about. Only because I can't remember the last time that Bray won a match on PPV, I'm going for Orton to get the victory.
Predicted Winner: Randy Orton

The Smackdown Tag Team Championship are on the line as The Usos challenge Heath Slater and Rhyno. This is a tough one but I'm going for Slater and Rhyno to retain.
Predicted Winners: Heath Slater and Rhyno

Alexa Bliss will be challenging Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women's Championship. I'm a big fan of both ladies and I would like to see Alexa as Champion. However, I feel that they will give Becky a decent title reign so I think that she will win.
Predicted Winner: Becky Lynch

Dolph Ziggler will be challenging Hollywood Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. If Ziggler loses, he must retire. This is an interesting match to talk about. I'm a big fan of Miz but I feel that his reign is about to end. I'm going for Ziggler to win.
Predicted Winner: Dolph Ziggler

In the main event Dean Ambrose and John Cena will challenge AJ Styles in a triple threat match for the WWE World Championship. I can see either one of the guys winning, especially Cena. However, Styles has been a fucking joy to watch and I think that he will retain here.
Predicted Winner: AJ Styles

I'll be watching during the week so I'll post my review at the end of next week. I hope you guys enjoy the show.

Monday, 3 October 2016

WWE Clash of Champions 2016 Review

WWE Clash of Champions, which is the first RAW exclusive Pay-Per-View in over 9 years, took place this Sunday at the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. With every RAW Championship on the line, how will RAW look afterwards? Let's take a look.

The match on the Kick Off Show is Nia Jax taking on Alicia Fox. Alicia immediately goes on the offense, surprising Nia. However, it is quickly dealt with and despite a brief flurry by Alicia, Nia hits a Samoan drop to get the win. The match was ok but I slightly worry about what they're doing with Nia. Hopefully she will be in the Championship picture in the near future.
Winner: Nia Jax (1 for 1)

The first match on the show is for the RAW Tag Team Championships as Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson challenge Kofi Kingston and Big E from The New Day. Gallows immediately destroys Big E with a clothesline and this gives Anderson the chance hit Kofi with a running powerbomb then continue his assault. Big E does recover and gets tagged in by Kofi. Later on, Gallows and Anderson go for the magic killer for Kofi but are unsuccessful. In the end, Xavier Woods hits Anderson with the trombone Francesca and Kofi and Big E hit the midnight hour to get the win. A really enjoyable match to start the show although I don't like it when faces use heel tactics to win matches.
Winners: The New Day (1 for 2)

The next match is for the Cruiserweight Championship as The Brian Kendrick challenges TJ Perkins. Perkins goes for the kneebar early on but Kendrick starts to focus on the head and neck, applying straightjacket moves. Perkins does get back into it and gets the win after applying the kneebar. It was a good match but based on the amazing matches that we had in the Cruiserweight Classic, I do wonder if it could have been better.
Winner: TJ Perkins (2 for 3)

We now get the final match in a best of 7 series between Cesaro and Sheamus. Both guys get to use some unique offense against their opponent such as Cesaro hitting a 619. The end comes when the fight goes to the outside and Cesaro clotheslines Sheamus into the crowd. Medics attend to them and the referee determines that they cannot continue and ends the match due to a no contest. Wait, what? What a shitty ending. This was a good match and it was a shame that it ended like this.
Winner: No Contest (2 for 4)

Now a match I was really looking forward to: Sami Zayn taking on Chris Jericho. Jericho gets the advantage after hitting Zayn to the outside with a springboard dropkick. Zayn avoids a bulldog by throwing Jericho into the turnbuckle to start a comeback. After kicking out of a blue thunder bomb, Jericho suddenly hits the codebreaker to get the win. Whilst it seemed a bit slow at times, it was an enjoyable match between the two.
Winner: Chris Jericho (3 for 5)

Next was a triple threat match for the RAW Women's Championship as Bayley and Sasha Banks challenging Charlotte, who had Dana Brooke in her corner. After some back and forth, Dana takes out Bayley allowing Charlotte to focus on Sasha's back. Bayley gets back into it and hits the belly to Bayley on  Charlotte but Sasha stops it. Sasha puts Charlotte in the Banks statement but Dana pulls her out of the ring. In the end, Charlotte hits 2 big boots on Bayley to get the win. This was a good match but most of the time, it felt it was an 1-on-1 match between Sasha and Charlotte.
Winner: Charlotte (4 for 6)

The penultimate match is for the United States Championship as Roman Reigns challenges Rusev. Rusev focuses his attack on Reigns' ribs with punches and knee strikes. Later on, Reigns gets back into it and goes out of the accolade to hit a spear. However, Lana pulls the referee out of the ring. Instead of disqualifying Rusev, the referee ejects Lana. Rusev does apply the accolade but Reigns powers out of it and hits a spear to get the win. Up until the first spear, I found the match to be boring but then it picked up the pace and it seemed to be a bit better.
Winner: Roman Reigns (4 for 7)

The main event is Seth Rollins challenging Kevin Owens  for the WWE Universal Championship. Owens takes control after hitting a brutal DDT. He then focuses on Rollin's surgically repaired knee. rollins gets back the advantage after hitting a clothesline and slingblade. There was a bit where Owens misses a senton and crashes through the German announce table. Suddenly Chris Jericho(??) runs in and Rollins hits a pedigree. However, Jericho puts Owens on the rope. Rollins then knocks down the referee after getting out of a pop up powerbomb. The action continues and Stephanie McMahon sends out another referee. Owens then hits a pop up powerbomb to get the win.

I enjoyed most of the match but then it degenerated into a clusterfuck. We were all expecting Triple H to run in so it was surprising to see Jericho do it instead. We still haven't seen him on WWE TV since then yet he was at the show as seen in a video. So, what is going on?
Winner: Kevin Owens (5 for 8)

I thought that Clash of Champions was a mixed bag. The wrestling was generally good but some of the matches were ruined with some bad endings. Hopefully, it will get better when Hell in a Cell comes around.