PPV Predictions: Summerslam 2016
American Alpha, The Uso's, & The Hype Bros vs Brezzeango, The Vaudevillians, and The Ascenion
To me this feels like a match WrestleMania pre-show match because it seems like they are just trying to get everyone on the show in any way they can. In this case I don't think this type of match helps anyone other than just getting them in front of the crowd. Even though I would normally go with the heels I am in partial to the Hype Bros and Gable so I am going with the face team winning.
Dudley Boys vs Neville and Sami Zayn
This match is a joke because to me it feels to likely that the Dudley's will come up short against two guys who have never teamed together. Look the only way the booking of the Dudley's makes sense is if we are leading to a split were Bubba turns heel and gets the singles run he deserves. So Neville and Sami win.
Carmella, Becky Lynch and Naomi vs Natalya & Alexa Bllis
I don't have much to say about this match other than the WWE's attempts to make this PPV seem like the summer time version of Mania to a degree may be at least a year off because they need to keep the momentum going before people can look at Summerslam as a special event like they used to. I was going to go with the heels but since they have the disadvantage the babyfaces win.
Best of Seven Series Match:
Cesaro vs Sheamus
These two are somewhat the last of a dying breed of wrestlers as they are hard hitting, very snug, brawlers who will be proud to leave welts on your body and then uppercut you for good measure. These two are in a way throwback talents to the days of the old no non-sense guys of the past even like JBL. In the ring these two have good chemistry with one and other and I think a best of seven is a good way to keep both men on TV and developing in the new era of WWE. To kick the series off I think Sheamus needs the win more so I am going with him.
Enzo & Big Cass vs Jericho and Kevin Owens
So far the run on the Main Roster hasn't went the way most expected it to go for Enzo and Cass but it still has been quite a ride so far. As I don't think anyone could've expected that these two would go over as quick as they have on the Main Roster. Since the draft some wrestlers had to find a new way in the company and two of those names are Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens as they formed a tag team instead of staying singles after the draft. Though most would say Enzo and Cass need the win I am going with Jericho and KO to win big in their first match as a team.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match:
(c) The Miz vs Apollo Crews
Now I honestly don't have much to say about this match other than I do believe that this is one of the benefits of the draft. Because before the draft Apollo was lost in the shuffle on the roster due to the bloated roster the company had and the fact that they really never mixed things up as far as us seeing the same people on pretty much a weekly basis. I don't think that Crews winning would be the right thing to do unless your trying to shock the fans, but if it were me I say that Miz remains champion tonight.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
(c) New Day vs The Club
For pretty much the last year one team has ran the WWE tag team division and raised the bar as far as what it means to be a successful faction in the WWE. Over the course of this time the New Day have become one of the greatest factions in modern WWE history but all good things must come to an end and tonight their run will end. Tonight The Club will leave Brooklyn the new champions.
John Cena vs AJ Styles
This will likely be the match of the night as far as quality because since his debut in the WWE I don't think AJ has disappointed in the ring at all and especially not on a big stage. With Cena set to once again take time off to film the second season of American Grit on FOX I am guessing that Cena will come up short tonight and AJ will #BeatupJohnCena.
WWE United States Championship Match:
(c) Rusev w/ Lana vs Roman Reigns
In my book this is the road this is the road that Roman should have been on from the word go instead of heading right for the World Title. Because as the New NXT Champion said if I want to be World Champion I have to beat the best. Roman only did that when he was in The Shield and I also think going slower with Roman's push would have helped Roman get over better with the fans. Either way though tonight Roman will topple the Bulgarian Brute and win the US title.
WWE Women's Championship Match:
(c) Sasha Banks vs Charlotte
I feel like I don't have to say much about this match considering I think we all know what we will get from these two talented women. So I will keep this short due to something things that may or may not be true it's 50-50 that Charlotte maybe taking some time off so if that is the case we may no who wins tonight. But then again either way The Boss wins tonight and you can "Bank on that!!"
WWE World Championship
(c) Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler
As far as build up I absolutely preferred this build to how they built up the match between Finn and Seth as you saw the passion and the desire both of these men have to be champion. Also like I mentioned for the first time in a long time Dolph is showing the reason why so many people think he should've been a multiple time champion at this point. So where along the line his fire was lost but it's back and these will tear the house down at Summerslam but Ambrose keeps the title.
WWE Universal Championship Match:
Finn Balor vs Seth Rolllins
I am going to keep this short because I have been very disappointed with the build up for this match as it could have been so much better. I think they are focusing too much on Finn's alter ego and not enough on how big this match should be as it's to crown the first ever Universal Champion. Considering the fact that Finn has just arrived I think it's too soon to give him the big push so "The Guy" Seth "Freaking" Rollins walks out with the gold.
Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman vs Randy Orton
The tag line is "15 years in the making" and that is true but to think back to 2002 and remember the last time Brock faced Randy, Brock squashed him like a bug. But that was 12 World titles ago and heck that was even before Evolution and like Triple H said Evolution gets to everything. Randy was once a Legend Killer and now he is a Viper and Brock was once the "Next Big Thing" and now he is a "Beast Incarnate." This match will live up to expectations and will keep people wondering what's next for both men. Brock hasn't lost clean since he fought Triple H at WrestleMania 3 years ago so that should tell you who wins tonight.
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