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MOC Predictions – WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV – October 22, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to sit down and give my thoughts and predictions for an upcoming WWE PPV. So, without further ado, here are my predictions for this Sunday’s WWE Raw PPV; Tables, Ladders and Chairs.

TLC comes at you from Minneapolis, MN at the Target Center and will have a huge match card which features the returning Kane and the re-established Shield stable. Here are the advertised matches, along with my predictions.

Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
Singles Match

On Raw we saw Alicia Fox go berserk after she suffered through another loss, this time at the hands of Sasha Banks. Fox would then go on a rampage backstage attacking Banks which would later lead to this match. I will admit, Fox’ crazy gimmick is entertaining at times, but when it comes to this match I see Banks coming out on top only driving Fox to go a bit more crazier then the last time. That is, if that’s possible.

MOC Predictions: Sasha Banks

Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann vs. Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher
Tag Team Match

205 Live has been on a steady rise as of late, with more storlines and feuds coming out of the roster. One in particular has been the feud with Alexander, Jack and Brian. Rich has lately been introduced and adds another good guy face to be on the same side as Alexander. But considering I’ve seen Jack and Brian pull the short straw these past few weeks, I beleive that both those men will come out on top at the PPV. Hell, you never know, maybe even Swann turns on Alexander and joins up with Brian and his crew.

MOC Prediction: Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher (Potential Swann turn)

Asuka vs. Emma
Singles Match

I’m not gonna spend a lot of time on this because frankly I don’t see Asuka losing IN ANY WAY! Asuka has been the most dominant female competitor in NXT, and being this is her debut to the main roster, I couldn’t see WWE position her to lose. Now, Emma and Asuka have worked in the past back in 2016, so their not so new to each other.

But in all honesty, even though this will hopefully allow Emma to showcase what she can do in that ring against an aggressive competitor I still see Asuka coming out on top to begin her reign in the women’s division on Raw.

MOC Prediction: Asuka 

Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto (c)
-WWE Cruiserweight Championship-
Singles Match

I’ll admit, Enzo winning the CW title did in face provide more attention to the 205 Live roster. He even got them main eventing Raw a few weeks in a row. And now that Enzo has this faction growing on 205 Live, which showcases pretty much the entire heel roster members, I for sure see him re-capturing the CW title and giving him his second reign. Not to say his first one was that impressive to begin with. But, there’s a backbone to this feud and at least it’s been developed to give a reason for the fight. Kalisto’s win was a temporary foot place, and I see Enzo standing on top yet again. Sorry internet.

MOC Prediction: Enzo Amore (New Cruiserweight Champion) 

The Demon (Finn Balor) vs. Sister Abigail (Bray Wyatt)
Singles Match

Ok, let’s face it. This is pretty much a Halloween inspired match. Not saying it won’t be fun to watch, but the build up has been very lacking in my opinion. First, both men faced each other as men, Bray won. Then, Demon Balor comes out, Finn won. Then they faced as men once again, Finn won. And now their both dressed up with Bray’s become the harbinger for “sister Abigail” and looks to seek revenge on Balor.

There’s a pattern here and as Bray is Debuting this new look, I see him taking home the glory this time. Hell you never know, maybe Abigail will somehow alter the Demon himself. Ohh and it appears Finn might be coming out as the Demon but painted as a pumpkin. Not Halloween inspired at all!

MOC Prediction: Bray Wyatt… Sorry I mean Sister Abigail. 

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James
WWE Women’s Championship-
Singles Match

I have been very infatuated with Mickie James ever since her debut back in October of 2005 when she had her feud with Trish Stratus. She was this edgy talent who was just exciting and new. I still find her infatuating today to be honest. Even with Alexa going with this whole “you’re old” storyline, frankly I don’t care! She can be older and still whoop ass better than anyone else there.

Mickie still has a lot left in her tank and it would honestly be pretty cool to see her with one more run if WWE would allow it. And even though my gut instinct says to go with Alexa as she’ll find some way to cheat out of this, I’m still going with Mickie James. I don’t care gut, SHUT IT!

MOC Prediction: Mickie James (New WWE Raw Women’s Champion) 

The Shield vs. Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, Braun & Kane
5-3 Handicap TLC Match

I am more than ecstatic to see that the Shield has been reformed. Especially with all three men developing their own singles characters, and each holding the WWE title at some point. All coming together again, just seems special. BUT, Yes there is a but. When you face 5 men, two of which (Cesaro & Sheamus) have put on a great fight with Rollins and Dean. Braun Strowman who had a hell of a feud with Roman. Kane who in himself is intimidating and dominating and Miz, who’s all a pretty decent competitor and the IC champion. I can’t see Shield coming out on top here, or better yet, I hope they don’t.

Let me explain. It’s one thing to build a guy like Strowman to face multiple talents to build him up. But don’t do that with the Shield. Their special as it is, and if WWE decides to have them beat all 5 men in a TLC match, where all 5 will be in the ring at the same time, well then you’re painting an unstoppable picture for one team, and a joke for the other. Miz’s team even though Heel’s shouldn’t be put aside especially when their two men more than the other guys. I feel WWE needs to keep the Shield in a position where they can be beat and do get beat. It’ll be fantastic for them to win don’t get me wrong. But then you have one joke of a team with 5 men, three of which have been WWE Champion (Miz, Kane, Sheamus); Cesaro who himself is tough as nail, and Strowman who’s dominance has been well documented just lose to a team that is undermanned and under powered.  Allow the Shield to put up a fight, but don’t have them win, not under these circumstances.

MOC Predictions: Miz, Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Sheamus & Kane

Those were my predictions, feel free to share yours below or hit me up on Twitter. Make sure to follow MindofCarnage.com for some awesome podcasts and follow me on twitter and interact. I’ll be live on Twitter Sunday during the TLC PPV, where you could pretty much throw my correct, or incorrect predictions in my face.

1, 2, 3… I win! 

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)

Wrestling With…(Ep.18): Burning In The Skies

This week, wrestling takes a backseat as Sam and Adam discuss various pop culture topics including the tragic passing of Chester Bennington, O.J. Simpson’s release, Shane McMahon’s helicopter incident, a German model’s unique actions, and R. Kelly’s new scandal.

On the wrestling end of the spectrum, the First Couple of MOC discuss Kurt Angle’s surprise angle, and preview the Battleground PPV.

As always, bring a strong sense of humor and the Power of Love, as listener discretion is advised.

Ramblin About Wrestlin – EP 120 – Great Balls Of Fire Predictions!

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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. 

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*SPOILER* New Match Added To WWE Backlash

During tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live taping from the O2 Arena in London England, a new match was announced for WWE Backlash PPV. Carmella, Natalya & Tamina challenged Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Naomi to a six-woman tag team match.

Backlash comes at you on May 21st in Rosemont, ILL at the Allstate Arena.

Here is the updated lineup:

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

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

The Usos (c) vs. Breezango
-Smackdown Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team match

Carmella, Tamina & Natalya vs. Charlotte, Becky Lynch & Naomi (c)
Six-Woman Tag Team match

WWE Battleground Pay-Per-View Tickets Available Now

WWE has announced that tickets are available for the Smackdown Live exclusive PPV Battleground.

See their announcement below:

The SmackDown LIVE-exclusive pay-per-view WWE Battleground 2017 comes to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, July 23, and you can get your tickets now!

Tickets start at $25 and are available at WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com.

Now in its fifth year, WWE Battleground has turned into one of WWE’s most exciting events. Previous editions have featured such classic matchups as a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal 4-Way featuring John Cena, Randy Orton, Kane and Roman Reigns, as well as a WWE Championship Triple Threat between former Shield members Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. What will Team Blue have in store when this year’s event comes to the City of Brotherly Love?

Relive past WWE Battleground events now on the award-winning WWE Network, and don’t miss out when WWE Battleground debuts in Philadelphia this July.