Hello my glorious Wargods and welcome to MOC’s predictions for this Sunday’s TLC Pay Per View. I hope you’re excited as TLC comes from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
What do we have in line for Sunday, well see below and see if you agree with my predictions.
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Ryback vs. Rusev
Holy irrelevance Batman! Ryback vs. Rusev is a match where frankly we don’t care that much about. The Big Guy vs. The Bulgarian Brute, we’ve seen it before and I guarantee this won’t be the last time. As for match outcome, I would say Rusev wins; but with WWE really downgrading the newly aligned League of Nation it’s hard to give Rusev the win just because there may be someone in creative thinking “screw the League of Nations” the big guys always hungry. But, I stay true to my work and think Rusev will come out on top, but not win the match but DQ himself by utilizing some type of weapon and giving the win to Ryback, as Rusev beats on him mercifully.
MOC Prediction: Ryback wins due to DQ
Charlotte (c) (w/ Ric Flair) vs. Paige
-Divas Championship Match-
These two have had some animosity towards one-another and it doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. Paige vs. Charlotte has gone down before and has delivered a decent match, but now with Ric Flair at ringside you would think that he may somehow get involved. But, I see it differently. You see I don’t see Flair getting involved but Becky Lynch who has been having issues with Charlotte as-of-late and who beat Paige on the go-home edition of Smackdown. Becky has a ton of momentum right now and I can see her getting involved costing Paige the match via DQ by attacked Charlotte. This would only lead to a Triple Threat match at the Royal Rumble for the Divas Title.
MOC Prediction: Charlotte wins due to Becky Lynch interference.
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Jack Swagger
-United States Championship-
Here we go with a gimmick match for the TLC pay per view. Chair for everyone!
Swagger is getting his mild push he usually gets this time of year and is going 1-on-1 with the man who just got rid of Zeb Colter, who was Jack Swaggers old manager. That builds a question if Zeb will have a role in the outcome of this match, and if he does who does he help? It’s hard to guess if he will or no, or if the angle on Raw was just a way to swerve us into thinking that Del Rio is legitimately on his own. I wouldn’t be surprised if Zeb does come down to the ring and tries to help Swagger out but in the end costs him the match, not intentionally but accidentally. He tries for the “we the people” taunt, but Del Rio catches Swagger from behind due to the distraction and gets a win over him.
MOC Prediction: Alberto Del Rio (Retains) – Real American’s Reunite
Team ECW ( Dudleyz, Dreamer & Rhyno) vs. Team Wyatt (Bray, Luke, Erick & Braun)
8 Man Tornado Elimination Tables Match
Team ECW consisting of older talents who have a decent following versus Team Wyatt, a group of guys who I’m pretty sure are descendants of trees and bears.
This will be a messy and EXTREME match consisting of weapons, weapons and more weapons. But you have to question; how many weapons or extreme can either group get in a PG rated environment? Anyways I won’t get into that as I’m pretty sure this match will deliver no matter what. As for who comes out on top, I have to go with Team Wyatt and the reason is becuase they desperately need the win. Following Survivor Series where the Brothers of Destruction just embarrassed the Wyatt’s, they need momentum on their side and facing off against Team ECW and beating them is that momentum they deserve. I will expect a few of them to be eliminated but in the end I go for the Wyatt’s on this one, otherwise; what’s the point of their “face of fear” gimmick.
MOC Prediction: The Wyatt Family
The Usos vs. Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day (c)
-WWE Tag Team Championship-
Triple Threat Ladder Match
This is probably going to be considered one of the highlight matches of the night. Especially with almost all members of each time loving air time. Something tells me that we’ll see a ton of big spots and a ton of ladders being used. Wouldn’t surprise me if New Day also pulled off a ladder move where Kofi stood on Big E’s shoulders going for the belts. But as for winners, I still see New Day retaining and one of the main reasons why… Xavier Woods. The third man who usually gets involved in the matches wouldn’t surprise me if he also got involved in this one as well. For that reason alone, I’m going for New Day.
MOC Prediction: The New Day (Retain)
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
-WWE Intercontinental Championship-
There’s been a ton of momentum for Dean Ambrose as of late especially as he’s involved in various story-lines with Roman Reigns, League of Nations and Kevin Owens. He now gets the opportunity to go after the IC title. Owens and Dean can make for an aggressive match and with no doubt both of these guys will deliver, but will Dean come out on top?
As much as I want to say yes, I don’t see it happening. At least not winning the title. I predict League of Nations will somehow get involved costing Dean Ambrose his match and thus continuing the concept of “when you’re friends with Roman Reigns, this is what happens to you.” Dean leaves annoyed that he once again couldn’t get the job done. Will this be the last time we see him that night?
MOC Prediction: Dean Ambrose via DQ (Kevin Owens Retains)
Sheamus (c) vs. Roman Reigns
-WWE World Heavyweight Championship-
In a TLC match you have to expect something. So it wouldn’t be of any surprise if the League of Nation was at ringside or decided to interfer in this match. But, considering Roman Reigns has held the advantage over the League of Nation for the last few weeks, I think he’ll continue to get the upper hand. That is until all of them decide to attack Roman Reigns.
This allows for Dean Ambrose & the Usos (if able) to make a run in and save their friend. Both stables battle it out until Roman and Dean Ambrose are left in the ring with Sheamus. But before anything can happen Dean attacks Roman Reigns and lands his dirty deeds leaving him laid out in the middle of the ring. It appears being friends with Roman Reigns isn’t worth the hassle.
Dean leaves, and Sheamus climbs to the top of the ladder and retains his WWE championship.
MOC Prediction: Sheamus (Retains) – Dean turns Heel
Those are my predictions for this Sunday’s PPV and yes they’re bold, but frankly why not! Go bold or go home.
What are yours? Leave them in the comments below.
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