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JLW Podcast #64 – Jinder Haters, WWE Battleground Review, RAW DC Thoughts

Welcome to Episode 64 of the Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast. Josh talks about the following topics.

– Addressing the hate that’s directed towards Jinder Mahal. Pot calling the kettle black in regards to who deserves what in professional wrestling

– Josh goes over why he doesn’t dwell on things he doesn’t like. Why Josh doesn’t RANT on social medial when he’s too busy covering the show?

– The YAN Club Moment of the Week


– WWE Battleground Fallout SmackDown Live

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MOC Prediction – WWE Battleground 2017

(Images here-under sourced from WWE.com)

This Sunday we see the return of the Punjabi Prison Match, a match in where you’re not only within a cage, of bamboo, but within a cage, within a cage of bamboo… That’s a lot of bamboo.

Below are my predictions for this Sunday’s PPV and my thoughts on the matches.

Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English
Singles Match

These two have had there moments in a WWE ring developing a small feud which merits decent matches. Tye has garnered the upper hand on many occasions and has captured multiple wins over the drama-king Aiden English, but in all honest there has to be a climax in their story where the bad-guy gets the upper hand. See what I did there? In my opinion Aiden English needs a win now that he’s a singles competitor, and even though he gotten them on Smackdown, he needs a bigger one during a bigger event, so in my opinion I feel English comes out on top of this one.

MOC Prediction: Aiden English

Breezango Prepare To Close The Case At WWE Battleground

Not really sure how to address this, but Breezango plan to get to the bottom of the case in who’s been attacking and ruining their Fashion office these past few weeks. These guys have been making probably some of the best segments I’ve seen in a while and frankly their killing it. As for attackers, I really couldn’t tell you who I think it is but some ideas I have are:

  1. Ascension
  2. The Hype Bros
  3. The Colons
  4. Dolph Ziggler

In all honesty, I hope it’s Dolph just upset that he couldn’t be apart of this beautiful crew of men.

Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Lana vs. Becky Lynch
-5-Way Elimination Match To Determine #1 Contender For Naomi’s Women’s Championship-
5-Way Elimination Match

The women in WWE have been doing a great job at delivering some intense hard hitting matches. This will be no different. Now i’m not going to list who I believe will be eliminated 1st, 2nd and so on. But I’ll give my thoughts on who I feel should deserve it, and in all honesty I’m going with Natalya. She’s been on the short list on so many occasions when it comes to the WWE title, and the woman can deliver a good match depending on her opponent. I feel that giving her an opportunity a the title will at least give her a bit more backing to the ass-kicker she could be.

MOC Prediction: Natalya 

And if I had to guess, I would say her and Charlotte are the final two competitors.

AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens
-WWE United States Championship-
Singles Match

It was a bit shocking when I heard AJ Styles won the US title during WWE’s live event at MSG, but then again not really. WWE usually likes to do utilize that venue for some surprises. But this has only developed a feud which has been fun to watch and enjoyable to experience. Owens in my opinion works with everyone, and when he’s pinned with another guy who can deliver in the ring, it’s just a present to experience. I feel this match will deliver on many bases and I honestly feel that Owens will come out on top re-capturing that WWE US title. Only to elevate this feud to another rematch at Summerslam.

MOC Prediction: Kevin Owens (New US Champion)

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
Singles Match

Shinsuke vs. Baron in my opinion is just a placement feud to give Baron something to do while we wait for him to cash in the Money in the Bank case. Which wouldn’t surprise me if it happened during Battleground. I feel though that WWE will keep Nakamura strong and will have go over, so at a later time he could challenge for the WWE title if Baron wins it and can claim that because he’s beaten him before, he can do it again. So for me I’ll say Nakamura goes over.

If WWE wanted to keep Baron looking like a monster he could generate the loss by getting DQ’ed by using a weapon or a low blow. Take the sleazy heel way out.

MOC Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura via DQ

The Usos (c) vs. New Day
-WWE Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

I won’t lie, I’m enjoying the new Usos gimmick. It seems more genuine and it appears that their having a good time with it. They can be taken more seriously than before, and seem to have gotten better on the mic. New Day though are always enjoyable and yes some can argue that they’ve become stale, but to be honest they still put a smile on your face and mine, so i’ll leave it at that.

When it comes to this match I feel Usos will still come out on top. Either they win cleanly, or they run an angle where the ref confuses one of the Uso brothers, and gives New Day the 3 count, but reverts the win after discovering that the illegal man was pinned. Usos take advantage and pick up the win again. This at least leaves room for once again another match down the line, that is if WWE wants to keep this feud going leading to Summerslam.

MOC Prediction: The Usos (retain)

John Cena vs. Rusev
Flag Match

John Cena has gone on record saying that his time in WWE is numbered. Reaching his 40’s he knows that his time is coming up and wants to work with those that he believes can make the biggest changes in the company. That should tell you something about Rusev. This flag match is good for cheap pops, as Cena will try to the US title and Rusev for the Bulgarian flag. Though, as much as I want to say Cena will win, I’m cheering for Rusev. The man needs heat, and being grabbing the Bulgarian flag waving it over a downed Cena will generate great heat for him. To be honest he could also grab the us title, cover Cena with it and just stand above him waving the Bulgarian flag. Again, this match works well for cheap heat and frankly I feel Rusev needs it the most.

MOC Prediction: Rusev

Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton
-WWE Championship-
Punjabi Prison Match 

The return of the Punjabi Prison Match and the main event for the night. This match positions Jinder to not receive any help from the Singh Brothers, at least at the beginning so it could position Randy to win. But in my opinion I feel Jinder will still come out on top with the potential for Baron to interfere at the end and cash in the MITB against Jinder.

Not much to say about this match, but I know it’ll be a aggressive match between the two with the Singh brothers getting involved somewhere down the line. But as stated, I believe Baron will get involved and potentially win the WWE Championship leaving Battleground.

MOC Prediction: Jinder Mahal (retains) 
MOC Prediction: Baron Corbin cashes in (New WWE Champion)

Ramblin About Wrestlin – EP 121 – Battleground Predictions!

Tonight, The Ramblers celebrate Max’s Bar Mitzvah (aka his birthday) with special songs dedicated to him and our friend Paul Sweat.

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PODCAST: JLW Podcast 55 – WWE Backlash 2017 REVIEW, NXT Takeover: Chicago

Welcome to Episode 55 of the Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast. It’s a new era because the podcast is now part of MindOfCarnage.com.

Josh talks about the following topics. – Randy Orton vs. YAN Club Members. – WWE Backlash Review and Why The Rosemont Horizon is the best wrestling arena in the world. – I explain why Kevin Owens is my current favorite active wrestler on the WWE Roster – NXT Takeover Chicago Thoughts – RAW Grand Rapid Thoughts Thank you guys so much for checking out this weeks podcast. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @NotoriousJoshie

Jim Ross Blogs On The Current WWE Championship Scene & Jinder vs. Randy Orton Feud Build

Jim Ross released a new blog on is website where he talks about the current Randy Orton vs. Jinder feud, the current WWE Championship scene & More.

Here are some highlights:

Regarding the current WWE Championship scene:

“A good thing that I see in the current WWE Title business is that several talents are being vocal about their desire to be WWE Champion. That is a storyline that should be a fixture more weeks than not on both RAW and SD Live.”

Jinder Mahal & Randy Orton feud build on Smackdown Live:

“Strong build continues for Jinder Mahal as he prepares to main event against Randy Orton for the WWE Title at Backlash. I am enjoying this build for multiple reasons not the least being that it is a new match with a solid story behind it. There is no reason that this match should not deliver in a big way when these two meet. The six man tag on SD Live delivered the way a show closing bout should and Mahal beating the champion in a tag match was timely and made sense.”

Check out the entire blog here.

PODCAST: Wrestling With… (Ep.6): Talking Tuesdays Before A Monday PPV

This week on Wrestling With…, Sam and Adam discuss various Raw and SDLive topics including Jinder’s title theft, the Fashion Police adding their name to the surprise No. 1 contenders list, the Universal Championship, and Strowman versus Reigns. Later in the show, Payback predictions are given, and our hosts answer questions from the best audience in podcasting. As always, the conversations go completely sideways. Listener discretion is advised.

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Triple H Speaks Highly Of Jinder Mahal

WWE COO Triple H, spoke with Josh Barnett of USA’s Today “For The Win” column, and spoke on several subjects. One subject being the new #1 contender Jinder Mahal.

Here’s what he had to say about him:

“Jinder’s a guy who has always worked extremely hard. He trains hard, he’s very intense about what he wants with his career, he’s very thoughtful.”

“From the second he’s been back it’s been, ‘What else can I do to make this work? What else can I do to improve? What else can I do to get to the next level? It takes time. You bring people back, you let them get their feet wet a bit, you make sure they’ve matured in the way you want them to and move from there. I think fans or people who watch we do, they think it’s a matter of, ‘This guy is there so why don’t they do something with him?’ It’s a more complex process than that and a lot goes into it. But I’m happy for a guy like him, whether it was because of him or whatever reason it didn’t work out on the first pass through, to be able to come back and do it again.”

Ryback Talks Jinder Mahal’s Physique & Says “That S**t Don’t Happen On It’s Own”

During the latest edition of Ryback’s “Conversation With The Big Guy” podcast, he spoke about Jinder Mahal’s physique which has been associated to steroid use by many WWE fans.

Here’s what he had to say: (transcript sourced from WrestlingINC.com)

Believing That Mahal Has Gynecomastia:

“Speaking of tit***s, who I noticed had tit***s this week on RAW, Jinder Mahal. I noticed, they did a close up of his fuc**** chest and I just noticed it right away. I’ve never had that or anything because I don’t, like, there’s no reason to. When you get gyno, red flags right off the fuc***g bat, Dr. Black.”

Ryback continues saying how Jinder’s physique doesn’t happen on it’s own:

“Jesus Christ, that s**t don’t happen on its own and I like Jinder and whatnot and he looks great, but I am pointing out the obvious, that that doesn’t just fuc***g happen from fuc***g drinking your protein shake.”

For those who don’t know, Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.

Eric Bischoff Says That The WWE Network May Be The Influence Behind Jinder Mahal’s Push

During Eric Bischoff’s latest podcast episode, he speaks on the opportunity provided to Jinder Mahal and how the WWE Network was the influence behind it.

Here’s what he had to say:

(Transcript sourced from EWrestlingnews.com)

I think one of the real values in that infrastructure (the WWE Network) is not so much the obvious. Meaning, it’s not just that they’ve got two million subscribers to the WWE Network and that generates x amount of dollars. What they really have, at the core of all of that, is the ability to do internal research. They can subtly and discreetly reach out to their database who are all WWE fans in different parts of the world. They can ask questions. They can basically do qualitative research and find out what people want to see in certain markets. I don’t know this for a fact but that’s what I would do. If I had that data I would be zeroing in on specific markets where I knew I could make money. Either because I knew there was an advertising market in that community or I knew there was a live event market I wanted to be in. Whatever strategic or technical reason I would zero in on that market and I would find ways to reach out to my database and I would engage them. I would ask them what they want to see, how they want to see, what their preferences were and what their reactions were to certain things I had already been doing. I would engage them in a way that would help me make really smart decisions. So you’re not constantly throwing stuff up against the wall and hoping it sticks. You are actually making decisions on great research. I’m guessing that is probably what WWE is doing and if it’s a big surprise that Jinder Mahal has all of a sudden come out of nowhere I would suspect there is some data that supports that decision.