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JLW Podcast #63 – WWE Battleground Predictions, Jason Angle? Mae Young Classic Preview

Welcome to Episode 63 of the Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast. Josh talks about the following topics.

– In depth preview of the Mae Young Classic

– Some thoughts on the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament

– WWE RAW Nashville Thoughts. The Angle/Jordan storyline, similarities between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, really good night of in-ring action from Hardy’s/Revival to Joe/Reigns. Why RAW’s Main Event Scene Is Off The Chain

– WWE SmackDown Live Birmingham Thoughts. Josh makes his case as to why the Battleground PPV is going to be good. Remember folks the Great Khali will not be in the Punjabi Prison.

– Predictions for the WWE Battleground PPV. With one major prediction that will shock people.

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EMM: Kobayashi, Ito, Jaki vs Hoshino, Kenji, Fujita (Boxcutter, Fishing Pole Hook Death Match)

Source: Chris Oney

J.I.P. 5/25/2017 – (Fishing Pole Hook, Box Cutter Knife & Barbed Wire Boards Death Match) Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuji Ito, Jaki Numazawa vs. Kankuro Hoshino, Kenji Fukimoto, Minoru Fujita (J.I.P. = Joined In Progress)

EMM: 6-Man Death Title, Thumbtacks Table, Barbwire Cage

Source: Chris Oney

7-24-2016 (Yokohama Shopping Street 6 Man Tag Championship – Iron Maiden Run to the Hell Death Match) Abdullah Kobayashi, Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki vs. Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto

EMM: Kodaka, Miyamoto, Ito vs. Hoshino, Takahashi, Inematsu (Light tubes Death Match)

5.30.2016 BIG JAPAN – (Six Man Light Tubes Deathmatch) Isami Kodaka, Yoko Miyamoto, Ryuji Ito vs. Kankuro Hoshino, Masaya Takahashi, Saburo Inematsu 5-30-16

EMM: FREEDOMS – THE SCISSORS DEATH MATCH – Masashi Takeda vs. Kenji Fukimoto

7/13/2016 – THE SCISSORS & BOARD DEATH MATCH!! + Gusset Plates & more! (Madness Violent Fluorescent Lighttubes & Gadgets Board & Alpha Death Match) Masashi Takeda vs. Kenji Fukimoto – July 13th, 2016

MOC Predictions – WWE Extreme Rules 2017

Here are my predictions for this Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules PPV, which airs on the WWE Network.

Make sure to share your thoughts on winners with me through Twitter, Facebook, or even using the comment section below.

Images here-under are sourced from WWE.com

Sasha Banks & Rich Swann vs. Noam Dar & Alicia Fox
Mixed Tag Team Match

Here’s a match where in my opinion seems to have been thrown together quickly, just for the hell of it. Throughout the weeks we’ve seen growing tensions between Fox and Banks, which eventually brought in Swann and Dar. So a story to instigate a match is there, but i believe this is one of those “put it together, end it quickly” type of matches. To be honest, one of the biggest surprises from this feud is when Fox pinned Sasha cleanly on Raw two weeks back. That provided some insight on Fox and the potential that WWE may try and get her to go for the Women’s Championship at some point. But, Fox can celebrate that victory in her head, as I see the dancing duo of Swann and Banks coming out on top.

MOC Predictions: Rich Swann & Sasha Banks


Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries
-WWE Cruiserweight Championship-
Submission Match

Neville yet again puts his title on the line against the greatest man on the planet, Austin Aries. These two have been having some memorable matches, spanning back to WrestleMania 33. But instead of having Neville once again cheap out and retain his title, this has now become a submissions match, when in all reality anything goes. The only way to win is via submission, and DQ wins are not allowed. Aries has a lot to gain, and Neville has a ton to lose, but you do have to ask yourself, will TJ Perkins in some way get involved? TJ has been riding the wave, so to speak on Neville’s shoulders. Being a student of the king he could either help or potentially hurt his chances in retaining that championship. Neville did submit on Raw to Aries Last Chancery finisher, which only showed that the potential to lose the title is there. But in my honest opinion I feel a distraction from TJ could potentially cost Aries yet another match, allowing the King to stand tall once again.

MOC Prediction: Neville (retains)


Matt & Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
-Raw Tag Team Championship-
Steel Cage Match

Let the extreme begin! These men locked in a cage is like having the extra cherry on top of an already overflowing chocolate cake. It’s just too good to not be excited for it. Cesaro & Sheamus has positioned themselves as “The Bar” when it comes to the Raw tag team division, and frankly have what it takes to beat the Hardy’s in my opinion. But you’re also talking about a team who go to the extreme to win. Matt and Jeff are well known for their crazy moments in gimmick matches such as this. I’m sure anticipating a potential splash from the top of the cage, or some type of huge spot that will adhere a “holy shit” chant. I do feel that Sheamus & Cesaro will get their opportunities as the champions and it will come this Sunday as they will take those titles off the Hardy’s. This only allows for the feud to continue and will lead them into Summerslam where you for sure could expect a huge match with some type of stipulation involved. Time will tell, but for sure I see Sheamus & Cesaro coming out as the victors in this one.

MOC Predictions: Sheamus & Cesaro (New Raw Tag Team Champions)


Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley
-Raw Women’s Championship-
Kendo Stick On a Pole Match

Seriously, a kendo stick on a pole match? In a way I feel Vince Russo is running this match. But nonetheless these women are prepared to get extreme. In all honesty you don’t have to just use a kendo stick, but being as this is WWE they’ll probably only limit them the use of one weapon and only that weapon on the pole. Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve seen Alexa get into the mind of Bayley and try to break her down mentally, and it’s kind of working. Following the horrendous “this is your life” segment on Raw we saw Alexa once again come out on top, which begs the questions if she’ll be able to retain that title at Extreme Rules. I’ll be honest I’m not sure, but I can’t see Bayley once again winning and continuing this feud, as there are a ton of other potential competitors on Raw that could very well compete for the title. So, preferably I’m going for Alexa to retain, to potentially compete against Nia Jax down the line.

MOC Predictions: Alexa Bliss (retains) 


Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz
-WWE Intercontinental Championship-
Singles Match (If Dean is DQ’ed he loses the title)

Listen, we can all admit that Miz has elevated himself to a talent in which can invoke emotion, anger and frustration from the audience. He’s one of the top heel’s in WWE and can work the mic above anyone else on that roster today. He elevated that IC title on Smackdown based on how he held himself and the actions he took to keep it. So him requesting this DQ stipulation only tells me that he will find someway to screw Ambrose out of this title. Here’s one example, what’s stopping Maryse from slapping Miz, causing a DQ and having Ambrose lose the title? What’s stopping Miz from taunting and pushing Ambrose to utilize weapons against him through annoying tactics. I feel Miz will take advantage of this stipulation to garner the win. He had a point on Raw, Dean hasn’t helped the prestige of that title at all. In a way WWE creative just doesn’t seem to know what to do with him when he’s champion. It’s the same when he was US Champion, WWE champion and now the IC Champion. He just seems to fill the void and not actually play the role in my opinion. Miz is the perfect fit for that title and this Sunday he’ll win it back for sure. Let’s face it, on a show where the MAIN [Universal Championship] title is not showcased on a weekly basis, you do need a top title to make it the goal for the show. Miz can make the IC title that title.

MOC Predictions: The Miz (New IC Champion)


Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
-#1 Contender Match For The Universal Championship-
Fatal-5-Way Extreme Rules Match

The main event for the show, and potentially the TOP match for the show will feature Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Finn Balor and Samoa Joe going against one-another for a shot at the Universal Championship. Ohh and did I mention it’s an Extreme Rules match?

This in my honest opinion will be one, if not the top match of the night. These five men are not only great competitors in the ring but have the ability to make anything they do spectacular. The winner for this match is difficult to determine as each man has his own merits on why they should compete for the Universal Championship. Roman is obvious, he’s Vince’s guy and usually gets the big opportunities. Same goes for Rollins. Bray is the enigma of the group and his creepy vibe can make for an interesting match with Brock. Joe is just a bad-ass, beat down, gonna kill you type of guy. His style along with Lesnar’s could make for a great hard hitting match. And then there’s Finn, a man who never lost the title and even got a hand shake from Paul Heyman, where Heyman wished him luck. Let’s face it, WWE has already implemented who they want winning, why else would there be a segment featuring Finn and Heyman where Heyman appears to want Finn to win. It’s obvious that Heyman wants Finn to win as he sees him as not a threat to his client Brock Lesnar. When you see both men together you understand why, but Finn will hone into his inner demon, as usual to give him the potential he needs to defeat any challenger that comes his way.

Even though this match is hard to determine on who comes out on top, it’s still intriguing to have seen Heyman and Finn and therefor I will have to go with Finn. Give him the opportunity to compete for his title and bring a fight to Lesnar which he’ll never forget.

MOC Prediction: Finn Balor (New #1 Contender For The Universal Championship)


Those are my predictions, feel free to share yours!

Who do you think walks our of Extreme Rules champions, new #1 contenders and overall winners.

MOC Predictions – NXT TakeOver: Chicago – May 20, 2017

Hey guys, so as some of you may know, MOC is no longer reporting news and recaps. It was a decision I wanted to implement as I want to bring a more customized site to you all featuring exclusive content and opinions. But it doesn’t mean I can’t give you my glorious predictions which NEVER come true. So being as this weekend is TakeOver and Backlash, here are my predictions for Saturday’s broadcast of NXT TakeOver: Chicago which will be aired on the WWE Network.

(images below sourced from WWE.com)

Roderick Strong vs. Eric Young
Singles Match

There been some growing tension in the last few weeks between these two men. WWE has run a few highlight videos on Strong trying to build his character up and reveal that he’s become a new father, and the videos have been doing a decent job.

So when it comes to this match, I feel Roderick has the most momentum behind him as WWE tries to sell him as being “the guy” at this time. So in my opinion I feel that he does win, but via DQ. When Eric Young is involved in a match, you also have to know SAnitY will also be involved somehow. So I feel the way WWE can draw out this feud is having Strong win following an interference from SAnitY.

MOC Prediction: Roderick Strong via DQ.


Tyler Bate (c) vs. Pete Dunne
-WWE United Kingdom Championship-
Singles Match

We get a surprise UK title match at an NXT event. Frankly I can’t complain as these talents are great. Tyler Bate has been a fighting champion and represents a division in WWE that is gaining ground. This Saturday that UK title [which looks beautiful by the way] get defended against a fighting challenger who will go to any cost to become the new champion. Pete Dunne is a fighter, and has truly showed his capabilities in that ring in every match he’s been apart of. Whether fighting along side UK talents, or showcasing his dominate talents in singles competition I feel Dunne’s time is here, and this Saturday he becomes the new UK champion. Especially as WWE begins to tape the UK Championship specials. The time for UK fighting has begun.

MOC Prediction: Pete Dunne (New United Kingdom Champion)


Authors of Pain (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano
-NXT Tag Team Championship-
Ladder Match

So this match is up in the air at this time as Tommaso Ciampa sustained an injury at an NXT Live event in Highland Heights, KY. Ciampa jumped off the apron for a knee attack, but when he landed he may have sprained his knee or ankle. The match was stopped right away when the ref threw up the “X” indicating a true injury. Here’s a slow motion of the spot thanks to a fan in attendance:

WWE hasn’t provided any updates on the situation, or even if the match has been cancelled but nonetheless even if it were to happen, I feel WWE would keep the tag titles on Authors of Pain, and eventually split Gargano and Ciampa as both men are amazing singles competitors. Not to mention there was a singer who revealed online that she was taping a theme for Gargano, which only lead to speculation of a potential split sometime soon. So in my opinion, no matter the circumstances or who faces who, I believe Authors of Pain retain those titles.

MOC Prediction: Authors Of Pain (retain)

UPDATE: In an update, Triple H revealed in a conference call that Ciampa twisted his ankle and is being evaluated today. But early reports indicate that Ciampa is good to go for TakeOver.


Asuka (c) vs. Ruby Riot vs. Nikki Cross
-NXT Women’s Championship-
Triple Threat Match

Let’s face it, when you compete against Asuka one-on-one, you’ll eventually be tapping out. So let’s add more women to a match, and the potential to have Asuka lose without even being pinned or submitted. With WWE running the Women’s Tournament sometime in the fall, there’s been several new talents which WWE are looking to bring in. Many presume that Asuka who has been so dominant in NXT may be one to be called up to the main roster sooner rather then later. This match, has the potential to have Asuka lose her title, but without her being the one who lose it.

With Asuka not being the reason to losing her title, it could just drive her insane trying to regain her title as it would mean that her streak as the longest NXT women’s champion comes to a stop. In all honesty I do feel that Asuka may lose her title this Saturday, and if I had to pick one winner, I would assume Nikki Cross becomes the new champion. The main reason is because NXT may start pushing the SAnitY stable soon, and this could lead to potential titles in the long run.

MOC Prediction: Nikki Cross (New NXT Women’s Champion) pins Ruby Riot.


Bobby Roode (c) vs. Hideo Itami
-NXT Championship-
Singles match

All I can say is, if Hideo hits the GTS, the Chicago crowd will either support him, or boo the ‘F’ out of him. As we all know the Chicago audience are crazy for their hometown boy CM Punk, so I will be expecting a ton of Punk chants, but really hope they don’t over saturate the show with them.

In regards to this match, I feel NXT hasn’t really built this match as a main event worthy draw. Bobby Roode has been fabulous in the ring, and Itami’s not bad either, but his lack of charisma is what kills my draw to see this match. He’s not a bad competitor in any way shape or form, I just feel that the build for this match has been a bit lack-luster. But nonetheless I feel both men will deliver and give a decent show. As far as winners go, Bobby Roode comes out on top in my opinion. He holds that title with pride and frankly it looks good on him and I feel that WWE will keep that title on him for a while. Due to that, I feel Roode will retain.

MOC Prediction: Bobby Roode (retains)



Those are my predictions for Saturday’s show. Please feel free to share yours below and let’s see what you guys think may happen. Always love to hear from others.

Please note, due to the new format for MindofCarnage.com, we will not be covering the show live, but I will be live tweeting and maybe run a Facebook chat during the show and would love to chat with you guys there. Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. 

Cause Carnage, Watch Wrestling

Singles Match Added To Sunday’s Backlash PPV – Updated Match Card

During last night’s edition of Smackdown Live, Erick Rowan requested a match with former Wyatt member Luke Harper at Sunday’s Backlash PPV. Shane McMahon would accept that request.

Here is the updated match card:

Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger
-KICKOFF MATCH-
Singles Match

Erick Rowan vs. Luke Harper
Singles Match

Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
Singles Match

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
Singles Match

Naomi (c), Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Tamina, Natalya & Carmella
Six-Women Tag Team Match

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

The Usos (c) vs. Tyler Breeze & Fandango
-Smackdown Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

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

Updated Lineup For ROH/NJPW War Of The Worlds Tour & TV Taping

Here are the match lineups for the remaining ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds shows:

May 10 (Dearborn, Michigan)

Christopher Daniels (c) vs. Matt Taven
Non-Title Singles Match

Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes & Hangman Page vs. Roppongi Vice, Will Ospreay & Hirooki Goto
8-Man Tag Team Match

War Machine (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 
Non-Title Tag Team Match

Tetsuya (c) vs. Punishment Martinez
Non-Title Singles Match

The Briscoes & Bully Ray (c) vs. Bushi, Evil & Sanada
Non-Title Six man Tag Team Match

Kushida vs. Silas Young
Single Match

The Rebellion vs. Jonathen Gresham & Chris Sabin
Tag Team match

Gedo & Roppongi Vice vs. Dalton Castle & The Boys
Six-Man Tag Team Match

Marty Scurll (c) vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Will Ferrera vs. The Beer City Bruiser vs. Cheeseburger vs. Gedo
Non-Title Fatal-6-Way

Bobby Fish vs. Dalton Castle
Singles Match


May 12th (War of the Worlds 2017 PPV in New York City)

Kushida vs. Dalton Castle vs. Silas Young vs. Bobby Fish
Fatal-4-Way

Adam “Hangman” Page vs. Frankie Kazarian
Singles Match

Will Ospreay vs. Jay White
Singles Match

War Machine (c) vs. Evil & Sanada vs. Jonathan Gresham & Chris Sabin
Non-Title Tag Team Triple Threat

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Adam Cole
Singles Match

Marty Scurll (c) vs. Matt Sydal
-ROH TV Championship-
Singles Match

Bully Ray & The Briscoes (c) vs. Hirooki Goto, Rocky Romero & Baretta
-ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championship-
Six-Man Tag Team Match

Young Bucks (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI
-ROH Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

Christopher Daniels (c) vs. Jay Lethal
-ROH Championship-
Singles Match


May 14th ROH TV Taping (Philadelphia, PA)

Marty Scurll vs. KUSHIDA
Singles Match

Bully Ray, The Briscoes & Dalton Castle vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada & Bushi
8-Man Tag Team Match

Frankie Kazarian vs. Cody Rhodes
Singles Match

Josh Woods vs. David Starr
Singles Match 

Matches Announced For The NJPW 2017 Best Of The Super Juniors Tournament

Here are the announced matches for NJPW 2017 Best Of The Super Juniors tournament.

May 17th in Korakuen Hall

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Taka Michinok
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. Volador Jr.
Singles Match

Ricochet vs. Taichi
Singles Match

ACH vs. BUSHI
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. El Desperado
Singles Match

Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles Match

Hiromu Takahashi vs, Dragon Lee
Singles match


May 18th in Korakuen Hall

Taichi vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles Match

Dragon Lee vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles Match

Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay
Singles match


May 20th in Mie

ACH vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. KUSHIDA
Singles match

El Desperado vs. BUSHI
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Volado Jr.
Singles match


May 21st in Shizuoka

Will Ospreay vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Dragon Lee vs. Taichi
Singles match

Ricochet vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match


May 22nd in Korakuen Hall

Volado Jr. vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. ACH
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desperado
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
Singles match


May 23rd in Tochigi

Taka Michinoku vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay
Singles match

Taichi vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match

Ricochet vs. Dragon Lee
Singles match


May 25th in Ishikawa

Tiger Mask vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Volador Jr. vs. El Desperado
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. BUSHI
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. ACH
Singles match


May 26th in Nagano

Taichi vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Ricochet
Singles match

Taka Michinoku vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match

Dragon Lee vs. Will Ospreay
Singles match


May 27th in Ibaraki

ACH vs. El Desperado
Singles match

Volador Jr. vs. BUSHI
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match


May 28th in Gunma

Ricochet vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Dragon Lee
Singles match

Will Ospreay vs. Taichi
Singles match

Marty Scurll vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match


May 29th in Korakuen Hall

Tiger Mask vs. El Desperado
Singles match

BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Volador Jr. vs. ACH
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. KUSHIDA
Singles match


May 31st in Osaka

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Taichi
Singles match

Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Dragon Lee vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles match

Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match


June 1st in Aichi

Tiger Mask vs. BUSHI
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. ACH
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. Volador Jr.
Singles match

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. El Desperado
Singles match


June 3rd in Sumo Hall

Block A Winners vs. Block B Winners