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Ramblin’ About Wrestlin – EP 124 – No Mercy Predictions!

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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
-KICKOFF MATCH-
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 120 – Great Balls Of Fire Predictions!

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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 – WWE Payback Pay-Per-View – April 30, 2017

What’s going on guys and welcome to the MOC Predictions for this Sunday’s WWE Payback PPV.

Below you will find the announced matches and graphics (sourced from WWE.com) for the event. Remember to stick with MOC as we will be covering the show live with results, highlights and whatever else comes at us.

Special Edition of Miz TV
-KICKOFF-

Now I’m not really sure what this is intended for, but if Bray Wyatt doesn’t attack, or tease an attack on Balor…. I’m done.


Big Cass & Enzo Amore vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows
-KICKOFF MATCH-
Tag Team Match

Following the attack on Raw where Karl and Luke laid out Enzo Amore, this wasn’t a surprise that this match was made. But I still can’t see Enzo and Cass coming out on top. This may not be the most popular decision, but I see Enzo as a weak point in his team. I feel that they won’t get those titles anytime soon as they’re too Jokey of a team to be honest. I like them, but I can’t see them coming out on top… Actually one thing I could see if WWE wanted to give Cass his own opportunities is to have him show fraustration over Enzo for being that one guy who always has them losing. Personally I can’t remember when Cass has been pinned. So for this one, I’m going for the Club for the win.

MOC Prediction: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson


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

These two had an amazing match at WrestleMania 33, and even though it was on the KICKOFF show, this could have very easily been a main card spot. But nonetheless their getting the opportunity once again to shine at Payback. Last time we saw Neville come out on top, and I’m pretty sure TJ Perkins may try and poke his head in this match, but I personally feel that the king may be dethroned as Aries will pick up his first even WWE title victory and become the new Champion of the Cruiserweights.

MOC Prediction: Austin Aries (New WWE Cruiserweight Champion)


The Hardy Boyz (c) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
-Raw Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

It’s still surreal to see that the Hardy Boyz are back in the WWE, but it’s still a cool site when they perform nostalgic moves which brings back so many memories. Sheamus and Cesaro though have been a power force in the Raw tag team division and are two guys that not only can take a beating, but deliver it too.

For the past couple of weeks the Hardy’s have had the advantage over them, with Sheamus and Cesaro offering their hands in respect for the team. But at Payback I believe that the respect will get thrown out the window as I feel the Hardy’s may get a distracted victory over Sheamus & Cesaro, which will send them into “pissed mode.” I personally see Sheamus & Cesaro beating down on the Hardy’s and fully turning heel. This could potentially lead to another match down the line utilizing weapons and or, ladders.

MOC Predictions: Matt & Jeff Hardy (retain)


Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
Singles Match

These two have unfinished business as Seth tries to put himself together after being victories at WrestleMania 33 against Triple H. Joe vs Rollins will be a match you don’t want to miss. Tensions have been the base of this rivalry as Joe nearly re-injured Rollins knee back in March after an attack. But Rollins fought back, beat Triple H and needs to end his ongoing problems with Samoa Joe. Though, I don’t think this will end at Payback. This is not a “one-off” match in my opinion and it’s a rivalry that can distinguish both men. As we’ve seen Rollins has moved away from the Pedigree and is now focused on a new finisher which he hopes will give him the victory, though I feel that Rollins will get a victory…. a DQ victory as Joe will utilize some type of weapon to cost him the match. Thus leading to more matches down the line.

MOC Predictions: Seth Rollins via DQ.


Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
-Raw Women’s Championship-
Singles Match

Listen, I have been losing support for Bayley these past few weeks. For me there are very few women on the Raw women’s division that a stand behind, and primarily it’s because of how they cut promos. Many of them are great in the ring don’t get me wrong, but when it comes to personality and delivery Alexa Bliss just has….. IT! Bayley is just so whiny, and Sasha just sounds as if she has a mouth full of socks when she talks. Now I’m not sure if Sasha somehow gets involved in this match, and potentially costs Bayley the win, but in my honest opinion I feel Alexa leaves as the new champion.

MOC Predictions: Alexa Bliss (New Raw Women’s Champion)


Kevin Owens (c) vs. Chris Jericho
-WWE United States Championship-
Singles Match

Now this match is a bit predicable. Not saying the story-line is predicable, but because Chris Jericho will be leaving the company temporarily to go on tour with his band Fozzy. So right away you gotta think to yourself that WWE won’t allow another title such as Brock Lesnar & The Universal Title, to be absent off of WWE TV. This is why I believe that Owens comes out on top. And to be honest, Owens is the one who benefits the most by ending this feud with Jericho. It’s been entertaining and honestly their chemistry together has been great. But as a send off to their feud, I’m seeing Kevin Owens come out on top.

MOC Prediction: Kevin Owens (retains)

Side note: Loving that two Canadians are fighting to the US title.


Randy Orton (c) vs. Bray Wyatt
-NON TITLE MATCH-
House of Horrors Match

Ok, so WWE has confirmed that this match will NOT be for the WWE Championship as many thought it would be. But, we’re still unsure exactly what a “house of horrors” match actually is. Is it set in a factory, will it be in a cage surrounded by fire with fire eating ants crawling around? We have no idea. So it’s one of those things that we’re just gonna have to wait and see. BUT, not having the title on the line changes things. The reason is becuase Bray has potential to win. Originally I thought that the Title could come to Raw, but it would make sense to keep it on Smackdown Live, therefor I believed if the title was on the line, Bray would lose. But now that it’s been removed, Bray has potential to end this feud with a win. Thus giving him momentum moving forward and winning in a match of his creation. Randy beating Bray at his own game would just kill any momentum he’s built.

So as far as the match is concerned…  I got no clue what’ll be apart of it, but no matter what I see Bray Wyatt coming out on top.

MOC Prediction: Bray Wyatt


Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Singles Match

Roman Reigns makes his return to WWE TV after suffering a “story-line” beat down from Braun Strowman where he was thrown off a loading dock while strapped to a stretcher, and while inside the ambulance, get flipped by Braun Strowman. The updates we received on his health was that he had injured ribs, dislocated shoulder and more. So you gotta ask yourself, how healed up is Roman Reigns?

It’s no surprise to anyone that Braun has been on a dominating streak, especially as a man his size. You know when you big, working for Vince you’re already in his good books. But it won’t surprise me if Roman has his “look strong” moments which i’m anticipating. Though when it comes to winning, I can’t see Braun lose again. As some of you remember Braun lost the dumpster match on Raw against Kalisto, and I know that was a gimmick match, but I feel Braun losing a standard singles match could kill his big guy momentum. So I feel that Roman comes into this match beaten up, and leaves…. dead…. just dead…..

MOC Prediction: Braun Strowman


Those are my predictions for this Sunday’s show, what are yours? Make sure to share them in the comments below, or send them to me on Twitter. 

MOC Predictions: NXT TakeOver: Orlando April 1, 2017

Here are my predictions for Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Orlando show.

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Tye Dillinger, No Way Jose, Roderick Strong & Ruby Riot vs. SAnitY
Eight-Person Tag Team Match

This was a last minute addition to the already packed show and it’s no surprise as Sanity have been having continues problems with Dillinger, Jose and Strong. The addition of Ruby Riot just adds variety to this match allowing Nikki Cross and Ruby to show what they’re capable of. When it comes to the winners, I feel SAnitY still has something to prove as a developing stable in NXT. This will be a hard hitting match with SAnitY coming out on top in my opinion. Is this another opportunity where Dillinger fails his friends? Could Dillinger end up turning heel after this match joining SAnitY as he’ll have no other choice? I guess will see.

MOC Prediction: SAnitY


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Aliester Black vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
Singles Match

Well, this is a no brainier. How often do talents who debut on a huge show not get the win? Almas is considered one of those talents who can work with anyone and makes them look good. So it’s no surprise WWE made this match as the debut for Black. Now I don’t know much about Aliester Black I’ll admit, but he did have one surprise appearance during the WWE UK Tournament, which he didn’t disappoint and this match will be no different. Black comes out the winner on his debut match.

MOC Prediction: Aliester Black


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Authors of Pain (c) vs. The Revival vs. #DIY
-NXT Tag Team Championship-
Triple Threat Tag Team Match

Here’s one match which has many people excited about, especially after NXT TakeOver Toronto featuring Revival and DIY. They had one of the best matches of the year and fans have been dying for those two teams to go at it again, but this time the addition of AOP adds a bit more of a problem in their way. Following their tag team title win, AOP have shown that they are a dominating team and not many can stand in their way. But the possibility of DIY and Revival working together to take them out tells me that AOP could potentially come out on top. Take out the obvious threat (AOP), focus on the other team (Revival & DIY), and when you think someone has the upper-hand, here comes AOP once again and picks up the win. So in my opinion, AOP retain their titles.

And yes, I have no idea what AOP’s names are again… I fail.

MOC Predictions: Authors of Pain (retain)


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Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon
-NXT Women’s Championship-
Singles Match

Asuka has accomplished so much since arriving to NXT, being one of the most dominant female competitors and becoming the longest reigning NXT Women’s champions, she has a lot to lose. But in my opinion, because of all of accomplishments, I feel Ember could potentially win this match. There’s been many rumors going around that Asuka could potentially be called up to the main roster soon, and having competed on Smackdown Live events it shows that her call-up could be coming up very soon. So because of all of this, Ember is my pick to come out on top.

MOC Prediction: Ember Moon (New NXT Women’s Champion)


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Bobby Roode (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
-NXT Championship-
Singles Match

The glorious Bobby Roode puts his title on the line against the energetic and charismatic Shinsuke Nakamura who is looking to recapture his NXT championship. I’ll will say, this is a hard call. In my honest opinion, here’s another situation where I feel that a talent will be called up soon to the main roster. Shinsuke Nakamura has spoken to reporters about a potential call up and where he wants to go, and the feeling going around is that we may see him on the main shows sooner rather than later. Though that’s still uncertain as WWE still feels he needs a bit more work on camera placement and how production works. To be honest, I rather see Nakamura on one of the main shows and I feel that this may be his final TakeOver show… that is if he doesn’t win. I do feel that Nakamura’s time has come and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see him get called up sometime after Wrestlemania. So for that, I feel Bobby Roode retains his title.

MOC Predictions: Bobby Roode (retains) 

Those are my predictions for Saturday’s NXT show, what are yours? Make sure to share your predictions below, on twitter or Facebook.

MOC Predictions For The 2017 Royal Rumble PPV – January 29, 2017

Here are my predictions for this Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV. Feel free to share yours below.

Any images here-under are sourced from WWE.com

Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
-KICKOFF Match-
Singles Match

After weeks of abuse from Nia Jax, Sasha finally gets the chance to put Nia in her place. But does she have it in her to win? Sasha has been the abused on in this feud with an already weak point, her knee. With that being said, I see Nia taking advantage of that weakness just as a traditional heel should. Sasha for sure will put up a fight, but WWE needs more dominant women in the division, and as much as I enjoy Sasha’s in-ring work, I see that weak point being the driving force for Nia’s win.

MOC Prediction: Nia Jax


Cesaro & Sheamus (c) vs. The Club
-RAW Tag Team Championship-
-KICKOFF Match-
Tag Team Match

The first title defense of the night will feature Sheamus and Cesaro putting their belts on the line against the Club’s Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. I’ll be honest here, following the DQ win for the Club on Raw, I can truly see them capturing the Raw tag titles on Sunday, especially since there has been a force behind the Club bringing out a more dominant team. Karl and Luke were a force in New Japan, and have lacked in WWE. Not their faults at all, but I believe creative have finally noticed that these two should be put in a position of power, and for that I feel and hope that the Club will come out victorious at the Royal Rumble. Though their win may be tainted by a sneaky pin or action, but nonetheless I feel they walk away as champions.

MOC Prediction: The Club (New Raw Tag Team Champions)


Naomi, Nikki Bella & Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss (c), Natalya & Mickie James
-KICKOFF Match-
Six-Women Tag Team Match

Now I’ll admit, I’m not as invested in this match as some others might be.  Not saying it hasn’t been a decent build up for Becky/ Alex and Natalya/ Nikki. But I feel this match was thrown together just to showcase the Smackdown women, which don’t get me wrong, I’m fine with. But over analyzing this match won’t get us anywhere as there are many outcomes that could come of this. The only one that stands out to me is if Naomi pins Alexa Bliss for the win. Naomi teased a potential title opportunity on Smackdown which many of us fans believe she deserves. To drive that opportunity I do see Becky’s team winning with Naomi picking up the pinfall win over Alexa.

MOC Prediction: Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella & Naomi


Rich Swann (c) vs. Neville
-WWE Cruiserweight Championship-
Singles Match

I have become a big fan of Neville as of late. His new gimmick, character and just overall attitude does wonders for him and has brought a different attitude to the Cruiserweight division. When it comes to this match, I look at Swann as being a guy who has everything to be a champion, though I see Neville having that as well; plus some. Neville has all the cards on his board and I feel a title win for him will only benefit not only the brand, but the division as well. For that reason, I gotta go with Neville.

MOC Prediction: Neville (New Cruiserweight Champion)


Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley
-RAW Women’s Championship-
Singles Match

Charlotte not only puts her Women’s title on the line this Sunday, but her PPV win streak as well, as she takes on Bayley. Throughout the weeks, Bayley has been made to look like the weakest opponent, with Charlotte painting her as just a fan and not a wrestler. Charlotte has been killing it on promo’s and has in my opinion beaten Bayley in that department easily. But I feel with Bayley being put down as a true challenge she will deliver a beating to Charlotte… but wait, it doesn’t mean she’ll win. I feel that Bayley will bring a big challenge to Charlotte on Sunday, and have several moments where she will appear to be the victor, but Charlotte will pull a dirty trick from her sleeve and pick up the win. What? She’s the daughter of the most dirties player in the game after all. At this stage I feel Charlotte’s loss in a PPV needs to come at the biggest stage of them all, WrestleMania.

MOC Prediction: Charlotte (retains)


Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns 
-WWE Universal Championship-
-Chris Jericho hangs above the ring in a Shark Cage-
No-DQ Singles Match

Ok, so not only do we have a “very sexy Pinata” hanging above the ring, but now this match has been made into a NoDQ. This tells me one thing, and it’s that Jericho will somehow get involved even while hanging 20-30 feet in the air. I see Jericho bringing some type of weapon with him and dropping it into the ring seeking to help his “best-friend” Kevin Owens. Though, I don’t see it going down as planned as Roman will interfere and use said object [whatever it is] against Owens and picking up the win. This would just begin the breakup of Owens and Jericho and potentially lead to a match down the line. So I’m sorry guys, but I’m going for a Roman Reigns win here.

MOC Prediction: Roman Reigns (New Universal Champion)

Calm down


AJ Styles (c) vs. John Cena
-WWE Championship-
Singles Match

John Cena begins his chase for his 16th title run looking to tie the Hall of Famer Ric Flair, but I don’t see it going as planned… yet. You see before WrestleMania 33, Smackdown Live has yet one more PPV which will feature an Elimination Chamber. Even though I see John winning the title it eventually, I don’t see him winning it at the Royal Rumble this Sunday due to some trickery from AJ Styles or even getting himself DQ’ed. This way John has more reason and determination to win it at the Elimination Chamber. So as this Sunday is concerned… Sorry John!

MOC Prediction: AJ Styles (retains) via DQ


The 2017 Royal Rumble Match

Now comes the biggest match of the night and in all honesty… I have no idea who’s winning this. But that’s a good thing, you never want to have an obvious winner as that can just ruin a PPV or match. But this is up in the air, and I honestly have no clue as to who’s winning it. So I’ll give my best answer as I wouldn’t mind seeing this.

I have been a big fan of Bray Wyatt, and frankly I feel that 2017 should be surrounded around him, as he’s a character that’s original and brings something new to the product. I feel that one outcome could be that Undertaker and Bray Wyatt at the final two men in the ring. As they brawl it out, the lights go out and Randy Orton is in the ring, RKO’s Bray and allows Taker to throw him out. This way Taker main events one more WrestleMania, and Orton could use the excuse that his time in the Wyatt Family was only to gain the trust of Bray to later screw him over. So I’ll say it, I predict the Undertaker to win this years Royal Rumble.

MOC Prediction: The Undertaker

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MOC Prediction For NXT TakeOver: San Antonio

Hello your glorious wrestling fanatics and welcome to the MOC prediction page for this Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.

Here are the matches along with my predictions. Please feel free to share yours below in the comments. Images below are sourced from WWE.com

Roderick Strong vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
Singles match

I haven’t been such a huge fan of Andrade since he started in NXT. Lately I have noticed an even more aggressive style from him, yet he still doesn’t catch my eye and frankly I don’t see him elevating to the top anytime soon. Doesn’t surprise me when the company turns you into a wannabe male stripper. Roderick Strong is not only the new face in NXT, but a well known indie guy, so when it comes to this match I feel WWE has more backing towards Strong then Almas. So unfortunately Roderick Strong is my pick to win this match.

Though an interesting twist would be to have Almas snap after the match. Attack Strong and say that the only way to get what he wants, is to bring back his mask, the one character that got him successful in the first place. Get rid of this awful gimmick, please.

MOC Prediction: Roderick Strong


Tye Dillinger vs. Eric Young
Singles match

I won’t lie, I’m a fan of both of these men. I’m loving the 10 gimmick with Tye, and the SAnity gimmick with Young. But could these two work together on the same page? Tye Dillinger has worked his ass off to get to where he is right now. But some people could argue that his character hasn’t caught the eye of WWE officials, even though fans are chanting 10 during the top weekly shows on WWE. If WWE wanted to work away from the 10 gimmick, they could have Tye lose in this match only backing the claim that he keeps failing those who support him. This is where Eric Young comes in and says that SAnity can provide the support in which Tye always needed. So saying that, I kind of want to see Tye in the SAnity stable and see where it could lead him. Sometimes a change of character is the best option.

MOC Prediction: Eric Young


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

#DIY vs. Two guys in which I can never remember their names. I’ll be honest, other than the big size of both Akam & Rezar [I believe that’s their names] they haven’t showed me anything fantastic in the ring, and don’t generate enough enthusiasm that grabs my attention. Whereas Ciampa and Gargano are the complete opposite. Two guys that not only can wrestle but can generate amazing matches on a weekly basis. I truly hope that WWE doesn’t revert back to the “their big, so they win’ philosophy, because in my opinion #DIY should remain champions to solidify why NXT is a the promotion to be in. Not trying to put down Akam and Rezar [right?] but it’s not a good sign when you’re in a championship match, and several fans hardly know your names. Trust me, I’m not the only one. LOL

MOC Predictions: Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa (retain)


Asuka (c) vs. Nikki Cross vs. Billie Kay vs. Peyton Royce
-NXT Women’s Championship-
Fatal-4-Way

Let’s face it, Asuka is the most dominant woman in NXT history. Her in-ring style along with her technical techniques is unmatched to this date. So it’s no surprise that a 1-on-1 match with Asuka will always benefit Asuka. So how can we work around that, let’s cluster it up! Asuka puts her title on the line against three other women, two of which [Billie and Peyton] are actually on the same page and will generate a numbers game against Asuka & Nikki. Though in my opinion it won’t last as both Peyton and Billie will eventually turn on eachother as one women can only come out on top. But picking a winner in this match is hard, as I honestly believe that because Asuka is already a record holder for the NXT women’s title, WWE will have her lose it. So I’ll go out on a limb and say that Nikki Cross will be the surprise winner in this match. But don’t get me wrong, she won’t pin or submit Asuka of course as you have to have a driver for a feud. Asuka can easily claim that she never lost the title, as she was never beaten.

MOC Prediction: Nikki Cross (New NXT Women’s Champion)


Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Bobby Roode
-NXT Championship-
Singles Match

Not only will this match be exciting, but I’m sure it will be glorious as well. I can’t begin to tell you how hard it is to get the “Glorious” theme out of my head, it’s like a drug. Anyways though, Roode vs. Nakamura for the NXT championship is headlining TakeOver San Antonio, and to be honest I’m expecting a heavy hitting matchup. Compared to Nakamura, Roode is the fresher face in NXT and I feel has a lot more to gain by winning the NXT title. With Samoa Joe out of the picture NXT needs to pin  a new threat to Nakamura’s title reign, and by having Roode win this Saturday it only begins a potential feud between the two. So with that being said, I believe the NXT title will get a taste of Glorious this weekend!

MOC Prediction: Bobby Roode (New NXT Champion)

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MOC Predictions For Smackdown Live 2016 Backlash PPV

Smackdown’s Backlash PPV comes at you this Sunday September 11th at 8pm EST in Richmond, VA at the Coliseum.

Here are the matches in line for the show and MOC’s predictions:

The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
-WWE Intercontinental Championship-
Singles Match

When it comes to these two, both men have merits to win this match. Ziggler coming off his loss against Ambrose at Summerslam needs the momentum behind him, but than again as does Miz. Miz in my opinion has been on one of the best runs he’s been on for a while. If he is sincere in making the IC title the most prestige’s title on the show I rather him hold it and defend it whenever he can. Maybe even using a cheap method like using his wife to pick up the victory. This way this feud isn’t fully over and can continue.

MOC Prediction: The Miz (retains)


Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
Singles Match

I’ll be one to say that I truly hope Bray doesn’t lose in this match. I am a Randy Orton fan and love the character, but Bray is a unique talent which WWE just hasn’t been able to grasp at. If this match goes as planned I would love to see Harper return costing Orton the match, but from my understanding Harper just started training again to get back in the ring, so a return now may be too quick. But, many seem to forget the other member in which Bray walked away from; Erick Rowan. Erick is on Smackdown as Bray has turned his back on him, it would be interesting to see Rowan come back and cost Bray this match-up. Not ideal in my mind, but a scenario that could work. Next thing you now, on Smackdown Live Harper could return and attack Rowan. So I’ll pick a bold one here. Randy Orton wins due to Rowan interference.

MOC Prediction: Randy Orton (Due to Erick Rowan Interference) 


The Usos vs. The Hype Bros
-Final Spot In The Smackdown Live Tag Team Tournament-
Tag Team Match

As we saw this past week, The Usos took out American Alpha going complete Heel. This is a good turn for them as lately they’ve been stalemating and not really getting the ovation a baby-face team get. So do to their attack Usos are going against Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley to determine the final spot to face Rhyno & Heath Slater for the tag titles. So I’ll keep this short, usually when there’s a change of character they get focused on, so Usos.

MOC Predicition: The Usos


The Usos vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno
-Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

Now when it comes to Slater and Rhyno, I’m not pulling for them all the way. The reason is b/c Rhyno will have to go back to Michigan as a Republican representative and Slater’s free agent gimmick is working pretty nicely. So this goes back to what I said previously, when there’s a change of character, there’s more focus on them. I gotta go with the Usos all the way.

MOC Predictions: The Usos (New Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions)


Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss
-Smackdown Live Women’s Championship-
Six-Pack Challenge. 

I’ll be honest with you, I couldn’t care more for this match. It is my opinion that the Raw women’s division are more effective drawing our attention in, but this group of gals have really just turned me off. Not sure if it’s because a majority of them have the squeaky, winy voice, but it’s something that kills my attention  So as far as this match goes, frankly I could care less who wins, but for the hell of it lets go for the one which I think should finally have a title around her waist and doesn’t have an annoying voice.

MOC Prediction: Naomi (New Smackdown Live Women’s Champion)


Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles
-WWE World Heavyweight Championship-
Singles Match

The one match of the night that probably has the most draw to it. Since Dean has won the championship, I don’t know what it is but he seems a bit more unappealing. His promo’s seem to have gotten better, but his in-ring work just seems off. I can’t put my finger on it or give you a detailed explanation as to why, but somethings off. AJ made a good point on Smackdown, Dean isn’t John Cena and if AJ could beat John Cena, why can’t he go through Dean? As far as this match goes, many claim that Cena will come back and turn heel costing Dean the championship and giving it to AJ as he sees him as the future of the company, but I can’t see that happening. But what I do see happening is a new champion crowned at Backlash. So I won’t dabble, AJ Styles comes out on top.

MOC Predictions: AJ Styles (New WWE World Heavyweight Champion)

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