Predictions for WWE Battleground 2017 PPV

Predictions for WWE Battleground 2017 PPV

Hi everyone and welcome to my predictions for WWE Battleground 2017 PPV! The first predictions post in our new home of wrestling.irish

If you are new to my predictions posts, here is how it works.
I predict who I think is going to win their match on Sunday night and I explain why! Then the next day, I will update this very post with the predictions that I got right or wrong. Simple as that!

  •  (c) = Current Champion
  • BOLD = WINNER
  • Bold Green = My Prediction

If you want to comment who you think is going to win on Sunday, then leave it in the comments section below.
With that out of the way, lets get into the predictions.

My Predictions:

Non-Title Matches:

  • John Cena vs Rusev in a Flag Match
    • PREDICTION: Cena made his return on the 4th July SD Live and OMG!!! THIS FEUD AGAIN! We done this in 2015 guys….Come on. It’s basically Russia vs USA in a ‘classic’ Flag Match. (Basically, first one to retrieve the flag wins) I swear Vince Russo is booking this match. John Cena to win!

  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs Baron Corbin
    • PREDICTION: Shinsky-naks is up against in ‘Big Banter Mr Money in the Bank’ Baron Corbin. This is a terrible excuse of a feud that is just trying to push Corbin since he has the MITB Briefcase. Baron Corbin to win! (Side-note prediction: Baron Corbin will NOT cash in MITB tonight. I’m predicting SummerSlam cash in)

  • Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch vs Natalya vs Tamina vs Lana in a five way elimination match for the Number One contendership to face Naomi at SummerSlam.
    • PREDICTION: Lana has a ‘good-ish’ shot at this since she has jobbed and could be the surprising one when it comes to this elimination match. Similar to what happened with the Men’s MITB Ladder match…One will get injured, go away for most of the match and then come back. Each one of these women deserve a title shot. As usual, Becky Lynch to win this but the dark horse would be Lana!

  • Sami Zayn vs Mike Kanellis
    • PREDICTION: … I suppose they HAVE to use Mike/Maria… They have been in the WWE for the last month and done nothing but be love birds *Shudder*. Anyway, Mike might prove his worth this Sunday but I cannot count out one of my favourite wrestlers! Sami Zayn to win!

  • Tye Dillinger vs Aiden English (Kickoff Show)
    • PREDICTION: Oh lads…Formally hot NXT stars and you get shoved to the pre-show. The tinder that Tye had in NXT has been extinguished and I feel terrible for Tye. He is such a good worker and I really enjoyed him when he was in NXT. Aiden is having it hard after Simon Gotch left WWE earlier this year and is trying anything to get himself over. I would like to see a re-package on Aiden after SummerSlam. Tye to win!

Titles Matches:

  • AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens for the United States Championship
    • PREDICTION: After the shock win at Madison Square Garden at a WWE House Show, KO would only be furious to know that he didn’t drop the belt on TV but rather a house show. This happened once before when Kevin Owens dropped the NXT Championship to Finn Bálor in April of 2015 at a WWE Special Event, Beast in the East featuring Brock Lesnar. KO is a really good worker and while I would like to see KO winning the belt, I feel that AJ Styles is going to retain!

  • The Usos (c) vs The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
    • PREDICTION: This is a feud that I really cannot care for. It isn’t a great feud. The rap battle that they had on 11th July SmackDown Live was horrible and shouldn’t have been done (Just like the ‘Ball’ segment on RAW the previous week). Anyway, I can’t see The New Day gaining the titles, so The Usos to retain the belts!

  • Jinder Mahal (c) vs Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison Match for the WWE Championship
    • PREDICTION: *Looks at stipulation* …sigh… This really is happening, isn’t it? A Punjabi Prison Match? 10 years later after The Great Khali’s Punjabi Prison match. Someone must be taking notes from Vince Russo…They HAVE to be. Anyway, this will be a hard fought match as Jinder is actually very good in the ring and Randy is Randy! I can see this going on for like 45 mins since they have to escape TWO ‘prisons’. I can already see that the Singh brothers are going to get involved and probably give Jinder the victory. While I would like to see Jinder hold the belt until SummerSlam (And then drop it to Corbin when he cashes in), I have to say that Randy Orton is going to win the match and become the new WWE Champion. 

Other Bits:

  • Breezango “close the case”
    • PREDICTION: I honestly have no clue what this means…this was on the wwe.com page… Something to do with an NXT team like TM-61 or something…I don’t know and I don’t care!

And that is my predictions for WWE Battleground. This one was harder to write up as (admittedly), I haven’t been able to watch a lot of wrestling recently due to being so busy, but I am trying to catch up where I can.


Sources:

  • WWE for header image.

Separating Content

Separating Content

For the last few months, I have been part of a Facebook group that has nearly has 5,000 members and is dedicated to Irish Bloggers.

It’s called…. “Irish Bloggers” (Who would have thunk it???)

Anyway, as I have been lurking over there for the last while, one thing became clear to me… Having everything on one site is not going to improve my ‘exposure’ to people who may only be interested in gaming, who may only be interested in technology or to people who may be only interested in my Wrestling content.

So, I have taken the liberty in splitting out my technology, gaming and wrestling blogs into their own WordPress sites.

This site will be kept for personal topics, music and probably some coding stuff and (more than likely) you will see a cross over from the 4 sites (and a couple more) to here.

Introducing:

These sites are now dedicated sites, and to keep it simple, I have implemented only a handful of plugins and using a simple free theme (Magazine Plus (afaik)) and put up a basic ‘About me’ page.

I have 2 other sites (one which I am just a contributor on) and you may see content on it.

And ALSO, starting today, I will be cross-posting my content (I don’t know if it will be be from all sites mentioned above) to my Medium site, so you can go and check me out there and follow if you use that also!


Credits:

WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV Predictions

WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV Predictions

Hi everyone and welcome to my WWE Great Balls of Fire (GBOF) 2017 PPV Predictions.

Yes, we are still laughing at the name of this PPV. I can only say “Thank You” to Vince McMahon for creating such a ‘wonderful’ name haha!

Anyway, here we go with the predictions.


  • (C) – Current Champion
  • Superstar – Prediction
  • Bold – Winner

Non-Title Matches

Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman in a Ambulance Match – PREDICTION: Oh boy…this feud is STILL HAPPENING! PLEASE STOP! I don’t even care about the outcome anymore. Just let it be over! Roman Reigns

Seth Rollins vs Bray Wyatt – PREDICTION: This was a storyline? In typical fashion, Bray is going to lose to Seth. Nothing more to say about this. Seth Rollins

Enzo Amore vs Big Cass – PREDICTION: Big Cass has turned heel and now needs the win over former tag team member Enzo to get himself over. Should be a good singles competition and could work in both of their favours. Big Cass


Title Matches

Neville (C) vs Akira Tozawa for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship – PREDICTION: We all know that Neville is going to hold this belt for a really long time. There is literally no one that can beat him. Neville to retain

Cesaro & Sheamus (C) vs The Hardy Boyz in a 30 minute Iron Man Match for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship – PREDICTION: This should be a fun match. I like an iron-man match as it can really show who has the energy for the half hour match. While I respect the hell out of Cesaro and Sheamus, I must give the win to the Hardyz. The Hardy Boyz to win

The Miz (C) vs Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship – PREDICTION: This fued again. Can we please just have the belt moved on to someone that is no DZ, Miz, DA or anyone else that came over from SmackDown Live. I would like to see a new champion very soon. The Miz to retain

Alexa Bliss (C) vs Sasha Banks for the RAW Women’s Championship – PREDICTION: I am predicting this to be match of the night. Alexa is fantastic and so is Sasha. The battle royal match thingy was a good way to elevate Sasha back into the title scene. Alexa Bliss to retain

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Samoa Joe for the Universal Championship – PREDICTION: This is hyped to be good, but I cannot see this match lasting more than 15 mins with no title change. Brock just cannot cut it in the ring what-so-ever anymore. He is booked to win in record times and then walks out of the arena and we do not hear from him until Summerslam. Brock Lesnar to retain

WWE needs to wake up with half of these booking choices, this might as well just be Monday Night RAW considering how bland this card is. There is nothing “exciting”…not even the Brock vs Joe match. Just no. WWE NEEDS to work on booking better matches going forward because it is going to bite them.

Half of the matches on this, you can easily skip because A) The storyline is terrible. B) The superstars are clearly not interested and it makes everything seem sluggish and monotonous.

GBOF is on this Sunday at 1am on WWE Network and on Sky Sports (Please don’t buy it on Sky Sports…Use the Network)

Not sponsored or anything…

Links of the Day (30/6 & 1/7 2017)

Links of the Day (30/6 & 1/7 2017)

About 4 years ago, I started a small series on this blog known as “Links of the Week” where I take a handful of links that I found interesting and list it all on one page.

For the next week or so, I am going to attempt to do this daily.
The aim of this project is for me to read more which I have been doing a lot more of in the last few months:

NB: NONE of these are sponsored, endorsed etc. What you see on those pages is not my problem.


Header image

“Thousands” of PSN accounts in the UK have been banned because of an issue with PayPal – VG247

This hand painted Overwatch D.Va statue is a beauty but it’s going to break your bank – VG247

Rick And Morty Season 3 Premiere Date Announced, Trailer Released – Gamespot

Chucky Is Back To Kill In First Cult Of Chucky Trailer – Gamespot

Micro Machines World Series review – Eurogamer

LG’s new 77-inch OLED wallpaper TV is now available for the price of a new car – The Verge

Is this the iPhone 8? Sure looks like it
– TheNextWeb

Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030 – Japan Today

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese foods for people who don’t like seafood 【Weird Top Five】


And that is the end of the Links of the Day trial. I think I am going to keep it going for a few more days and adjust accordingly.

I am going to chill out for the next couple of days and I will be back Monday :)

Why WWE is failing and failing hard!

Why WWE is failing and failing hard!

This is just a small rant from me about the current state of WWE


It’s not secret at this stage that WWE are falling by the wayside once again!

After the brand extension last July, the product was getting very very good! SmackDown was on the best run that I have ever seen it and outplayed RAW for months!

Now, as we are approaching Summerslam and Great Balls of Fire, I feel that WWE are losing their touch again and is becoming an even worse product than 2015 RAW (That was terrible)

In the last few months, you have seen tag teams being destoryed. DIY, Golden Truth and Enzo & Cass! WWE is STILL trying to put Roman over and Brock Lesnar is only seen on telly once every couple of months.

The only thing that WWE has going for itself is NXT!

After this weeks RAW (with The Miz w/ The Balls family), I couldn’t bear watching after that segment. It was such a cash cow of an episode that didn’t serve anything.
I don’t know what Vince was thinking when he agreed to allow these guys on RAW. It was silly.

SmackDown LIVE has some good talent and good storyline but it fails in making BIG moments. Eg. The Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match at MITB 2017. It was such a garbage finish that the case was vacated and then won by the same person 2 weeks later.

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING IN MAKING THE JAMES ELLSWORTH DECISION?!?!?!?!?!

A massive problem I have is mainly on RAW with the really really terrible decisions in terms of booking. Brock doesn’t deserve the belt, Miz needs to stop having the IC belt and go for something else.
Sheasaro needs to drop the tag belts back to Hardyz and Alexa….Well….Alexa can keep the women’s belt.

SD Live…I do not mind Jinder having the belt, why?
It’s different!
It’s not Wyatt, it’s not Styles, it’s not Owens, it’s not Nakamura!
United States could probably be given to someone like Tye Dillenger.
Tag Team is ok on Usos but would prefer Breezango.
Womens…Naomi is a great champion and well deserved.

I hope WWE can turn things around with another draft in July/August and liven up the roster or do something. It is getting boring.

Links of the Day (29/06/2017)

Links of the Day (29/06/2017)

About 4 years ago, I started a small series on this blog known as “Links of the Week” where I take a handful of links that I found interesting and list it all on one page.

For the next week or so, I am going to attempt to do this daily.
The aim of this project is for me to read more which I have been doing a lot more of in the last few months:

NB: NONE of these are sponsored, endorsed etc. What you see on those pages is not my problem.


Header Image – Broadsheet

The bloke behind Star Fox is building a blockchain based casino. No, really – The Register

Rick and Morty lick, lick, lick some balls in Rocket League DLC – Destructoid

Sony to restart vinyl record production after three-decade hiatus – Japan Today

Otaku shopping spree: How would you spend $5,000 in Akihabara? – Rocket News 24

Tokyo cafe’s rainbow cheesecake is only the beginning of its crazily awesome dessert lineup – Rocket News 24

French general accused of using fighter jet for weekend commutes to Provence – Sky News

Links of the Day (29/06/2017)

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/06/26/incredible-final-fantasy-xiv-building-projection-in-yokohama-will-make-your-jaw-drop-%E3%80%90video%E3%80%91/ – Rocket News 24

WORLD EXCLUSIVE first #Jumanji trailer.