WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 PPV Predictions

WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 PPV Predictions

Welcome to my predictions for the SmackDown LIVE Exclusive PPV, Elimination Chamber 2017! It has been 2 years since the last Elimination Chamber PPV.

In 2015, we seen Ryback obtaining the Intercontinental championship, Dean Ambrose won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Kevin Owens had won against John Cena while still holding the NXT Championship.

A lot has happened in the 2 years since and now it’s time to run down the predictions!

(c)= Champion – Bold Name = Winner

Non-Title Matches:

  • Luke Harper vs Randy Orton – PREDICTION: Randy Orton. It seems kinda baffling that Randy Orton would lose to someone like Luke Harper. Outside of this recent ‘family fued’, they have never fought in a 1v1 match before. Luke is good, but not good enough to win against Orton.

  • Nikki Bella vs Natalya – PREDICTION: Nikki Bella needs to get back into the title scene and the way to do this is to fight against Natalya and then perhaps jump in the fight with Alexa later into the night.

  • Becky Lynch vs Mickie James – PREDICTION: Becky Lynch. I honestly do not see a good sustainable future for Mickie James. Personally, I feel that her time in WWE should have be finished and done with after that NXT match with Asuka or even better yet, keep her in NXT for a while. SDLive has enough of talent at the moment.

  • Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs Dolph Ziggler in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. – PREDICTION: Apollo & Kalisto with Apollo to pick up the win. This was a thing? Heh…ok, Um…well..Jobber match. Dolph needs to get out of this shtick that he is in and get into the IC title scene again. I don’t know what WWE are trying to achieve with him at the moment.

Title Matches:

  • American Alpha (c) vs The Usos, Heath Slater & Rhyno, The Ascension, Breezango & The Vaudevillains in a Tag Team Turmoil Match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships. – PREDICTION: Alpha to retain. Other the Usos, who the hell would you give the belts to. I know you could give it back to Slater & Rhyno, but honestly, this seems like a snooze fest. PISS BREAK to be quite honest.

  • Alexa Bliss (c) vs Naomi for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship – PREDICTION: Alexa to retain. I was worried that Alexa was going to be a chicken-shit heel and was going to run away from the matches against the bigger women, but no, this should be a good fight and I am actually looking forward as I do like Naomi. (Can we forget about Heel Naomi from last year shudder )

  • John Cena (c) vs Dean Ambrose vs AJ Styles vs Bray Wyatt vs The Miz vs Baron Corbin in a Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship. – PREDICTION: Big Match John to retain. I would like to think that WWE has a plan to keep him and the belt together until WM33. This would be awesome and it should be set in stone. It would be a nice surprise for The Miz to get the belt.

And that is the predictions. I will be staying up this Sunday for the PPV, and I will be watching in Taima /r/sc so join us there :)

[Spoilers] WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Winner Reaction

[Spoilers] WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Winner Reaction

Last night saw the 30th Royal Rumble match occur from the Alamo Dome in Texas with a a surprising amount of people attending (52,020) and while the entire card was fantastic, the Royal Rumble match was slightly disappointing.

I am not saying it was a “shit” match, but it wasn’t the best.

First of all, there was really 3 surprise entrants. 1) Mark Henry [RAW] 2) James Ellsworth [SDLive] and 3) Jack Gallagher [205Live]

Tye Dillinger [NXT] was not a major surprise as we have been looking for him to appear as #10 for the past while.

The match overall was OK, but seemed a bit…slow, especially when Braun Strowman [RAW] was taking out everyone and was waiting for the next jobber to come in.

Then we skip onto the end, Chris Jericho [RAW] being there to near the end was pretty good. According to WWE.com, Chris lasted over an hour inside the Rumble.

Goldberg [RAW] looks wayyyy too strong to take on Brock Lesnar [RAW]. Any other day and Brock would annihilate Goldberg. But now, he is 2-0 against Brock. The Undertaker [Not signed] was also looking very strong in this Rumble.

Now to the finish…Randy Orton [SDLive] vs Roman Reigns [RAW]. Well, we could have seen this a mile away with Roman being at #30, and I thought WWE was done at pushing Roman for the title…Perhaps there would be a showdown between Roman Reigns and The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33.

Let me say this:
“Randy Orton is the winner of the 2017 Royal Rumble and will face the WWE Champion John Cena [SDLive] at Wrestlemania.”

This video was uploaded some time ago, but is still relevant going into this match at WM33.

Am I happy that Randy is main evening WM again? Yes.
Am I happy that it is not Roman? Hell Yes!
Will John Cena defend at WM33? Well, he’ll have to defend at Elimination Chamber…but we’ll go with yes for now.

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 PPV Predictions – Part 2

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 PPV Predictions - Part 2

Welcome everyone to the 2nd part of my WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Predictions. If you missed Part 1, click here to see it.

In this part, I run down the rest of the card for Sunday night’s 4 hour PPV beginning at midnight Sunday 29th January on the WWE Network.

(C) = Current Champion
| BOLD = Winner of match | RAW = Monday Night RAW | SDLive: SmackDown Live | 205: 205 Live

Non-Title Matches

SDLive: Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella & Naomi vs Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & Natayla in a 6-woman tag match. PREDICTION: I can see shenanigans happening with this match which will end up with Alexa beating down Becky along with Mickie James. Alexa, Mickie and Natty to win!

RAW: Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax (Kick-off Show) PREDICTION: Nia Jax. Simply put; Destroy Sasha Banks ASAP.

Title Matches

205: Rich Swann (C) vs Neville for the WWE Crusierweight Championship PREDICTION: Neville to win. This guy has been deserving a belt since he was brought to RAW. He is at his peak right now and we need him to win!

RAW: Cesaro & Sheamus (C) vs Gallows and Anderson for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship (Kick-off Show) PREDICTION: Cesaro & Sheamus to retain through DQ. I’m predicting a chair shot will end the match from Gallows & Anderson with a beat down and a few Magic Killers. Should be a good match!

RAW: Charlotte (C) vs Bayley for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship PREDICTION: Charlotte to retain. I don’t think that Bayley is ready for this championship. Give her another 6 months and then put the belt on her (Maybe Wrestlemania)

SDLive: AJ Styles (C) vs John Cena for the WWE Championship PREDICTION: John Cena to break Ric Flair’s streak! John would love to go to WM33 as the WWE Champ against a rubber match against AJ. This would be a good fight and I would like to see Big Match John get the win!

RAW: Kevin Owens (C) vs Roman Reigns in a No DQ for the WWE Universal Championship (with Chris Jericho suspended in a shark cage above the ring)

PREDICTION: Kevin Owens to retain. It’s kinda hard to call this. Roman has a good shot because Vince loves Roman but at the same time Kevin is a good champ. With Chris Jericho in a shark cage, he might have a couple of items in his pockets (Think back to NXT Toronto where Paul Ellering was in the Shark cage) but I would like to see Roman getting killed by chairs.

And that is my predictions, for the Royal Rumble. I will have a 3rd Part for NXT TakeOver: San Antonio with a quick predictions…I don’t watch NXT but I’ll do a simple “X v Y – PREDICTION: X.” with no explanation.

What is on my Mac? Q1 2016 Edition (X/Post from TechTalk.Blog)

What is on my Mac? Q1 2016 Edition (X/Post from TechTalk.Blog)

I recently done an article on “What is on my Mac” over on TechTalk.blog – Here is the full article below:

Just as a foreword, this would be my first proper Apple Mac. I had purchased the 2015 Mac Mini and I was honestly disappointed by it. It was only used for web browsing and nothing more.

At Christmas 2016, I was thankfully gifted a Late 2016 MacBook Pro from my parents after I failed to purchase one locally. It would be the base model of the 13″ MBP without the TouchBar. I will be doing a review of my experience of the MBP on TechTalk soon!

Anyway, it’s time for “What’s on my Mac!”

I will not be commenting on everyday tools that I already use on Windows (Discord, Spotify, Steam…everyone knows that already)

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

When I got the Mac, I figured that I would be doing some web graphics and I figured that I need Photoshop. I was going to “obtain it”, but for the sake of €12 a month, I decided to buy it from Adobe. It comes bundled with Lightroom which I have never used and I probably won’t be using it.

Link: Adobe


iTerm2

After using the regular terminal on Mac, I decided to try out iTerm 2 which appears to be the most popular alternative and I love it. While I have only used it just to connect to the servers; opening tabs, splitting windows is just so handy and simple to do. I will play about it a bit more before I give my full recommendation on it.

Link: iTerm 2


Puush

(Contradicting to the above where I wouldn’t cover daily use applications)

While there might be better screenshot, upload and copy URL applications out there (ie. ShareX for Windows), puush has always been the “go-to” application for myself. I have been using the service for many years now (I think about 5 yearschecks – 6 and half years) and I use it because it is so simple to use.

Link: Puush


TextWrangler

There is plenty of text editors out there for Mac. You have Sublime, Atom, TextEdit and then you have TextWrangler which I would compare to Notepad++ for Windows. Throw anything at it and you can work with it. The nice thing which I have used on it was the FTP option. Connect to your FTP server…open a file, edit it and save it back! Fantastic.

TextWrangler is as simple as it gets. While I love Brackets, I can’t get away from TextWrangler.

Link: TextWrangler


While this list might not seem that “great”, please be aware that I have had this laptop less than a month and thus I am still finding my feet with it.

I will hopefully come back in the spring with a more expansive list.

WWE Royal Rumble 2016 PPV Predictions – Part 1

WWE Royal Rumble 2016 PPV Predictions - Part 1

Hi everyone and welcome to a special 2 part Royal Rumble Prediction post. In this part, I will be predicting the Royal Rumble participants and in Part 2, I will be predicting the titles match such as the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Championship matches.

This post will be updated when new people have been entered into the Royal Rumble on RAW or Smackdown Live.

Currently Known Entrants for the 2017 Royal Rumble Match:

1 Goldberg
2 Brock Lesnar
3 Big E
4 Kofi Kingston
5 Xavier Woods
6 Chris Jericho (Currently “WWE United States Champion”)
7 Braun Strowman
8 Baron Corbin
9 Seth Rollins
10 The Undertaker
11 Dean Ambrose (Currently “WWE Intercontinental Champion”)
12 The Miz
13 Dolph Ziggler

Predictions:

  • Finn Balor
  • The Big Show
  • R-Truth
  • Goldust
  • Aidan English
  • Simon Gotch
  • Neville
  • Brian Kendrick
  • Apollo Crews
  • Bo Dallas
  • Erick Rowan
  • Jack Swagger
  • Kenny
  • Mark Henry
  • Titus O’Neil
  • Tyson Kidd

Surprises:

  • Kurt Angle
  • Jeff Hardy
  • BROKEN Matt Hardy
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Kenny Omega (lol)
  • Wade Barrett
  • Scott Steiner
  • Shelton Benjamin

See you in Part 2