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Welcome to Episode 72 of the Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast which part of the MindOfCarange.com family
(#72 was my high school football jersey number, go Rauner Wildcats!!)
– Quick Moment of Reflection for Bobby the Brain Heenan
– MAJOR RANT on Snowflakes. Is Jinder’s SD Live Promo Too Far? Why I’m happy Jinder Mahal annoys the IWC
– YAN Club MOTW
– SmackDown Oakland Thoughts. Should Aiden English be called the artist? WWE Hell in a Cell Match Card Observations
– Preview for NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2017
– Predictions for WWE No Mercy 2017
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This week’s extended edition of Wrestling With…, Sam and Adam preview all the happenings around WWE’s SummerSlam weekend, discuss Baron Corbin traveling a little lighter, and debate Bully Ray’s sentiments regarding CM Punk and Ring of Honor. For our international audience, the duo also tries to make sense of 2017 America.
As always, a strong sense of humor and listener discretion is advised.
Josh talks about the following topics
– Monologue: Final assessment of the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament. What matches over the weekend stood out to Josh. Also why Josh felt that Naito was the only person to fight Okada at WrestleKingdom 12
– YANClub Audio Moment Of The Week
– Josh’s thoughts on the final RAW and SmackDown before SummerSlam
– In depth predictions for NXT Takeover Brooklyn III and SummerSlam
Hope you guys enjoy this weeks podcast. Make sure to sit back and relax the events this weekend. It’s not a comparison fest. It’s SummerSlam weekend, enjoy it.
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Going over the NXT Takeover Brooklyn and this Sunday’s SummerSlam card with Surprise guest CM Stylez!
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Before tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast, I thought I would go through the previews from WWE.com and give my thoughts on what we can expect tonight.
WWE announced last week that at this years SummerSlam PPV, Brock Lesnar will face his biggest challenge yet when he defends his WWE Universal Championship not only against 1 man, but three. Lesnar is set to face Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe & Braun Strowman in a Fatal-4-way match at the biggest party of the summer. But before the big PPV match, WWE announced that on tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast, Roman, Joe and Braun will take part in a triple threat match. Let’s be honest, this is gonna be a hard hitting match which may end with all three men just brawling it out.
In my opinion Braun will have to be showcased as the biggest challenge for everyone involved in the match. Roman and Joe will team together to hopefully bring Braun down but in the end he’ll over power. I foresee this match as being the highlight of the show, and as stated, I feel the ending will not be clean and all men go on an all-out brawl to end the show. This only strengthens the story between the men and builds anticipation.
After finding out that Kurt Angle is Jason’s father who didn’t know about him, he’s had much more attention on him. Last week he had his singles debut on Raw against Curt Hawkins and safe to say he won that. But tonight he’s the special guest on Miz TV and there are a couple of angles this could go.
1 – WWE could surprise us all and make Jordan go after the IC title.
2 – WWE could tag both Rollins and Ambrose with Jason to face Miz’ Miztourage possible at Summerslam.
In my honest opinion I feel WWE will have Jason team with the former Shield members to take on the new stable. It at least shows his stance in the roster and that he too doesn’t want to put up with Miz’ crap. So during tonight’s Miz TV segment, I see Miz trying to down talk Jason which in the long run will make Jason take Miz out.
For the last few weeks Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins have appeared to be on the same page. This comes after Ambrose showed he was still skeptical of Rollins following his back-stab on The Shield three years ago. But the common saying goes, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” and these two seemed to have at least set aside their issues to work together.
The one idea I had as stated above with Jason Jordan, is that Rollins and Dean will be used in the MizTV segment which will in turn lead to a temporary alliance with the new son of Kurt Angle, Jason Jordan. This could technically lead to a six-man tag at Summerslam, which I know not many WWE fans want, but in all honesty it’s at least a story angle these guys are working towards. Eventually one will go after the IC title, but until then it’ll be interesting to see how this angle proceeds and what role Jason will play in it.
I’ll admit it, I’m a big Revival fan. I love the team tactics & strategy. Dash and Dawson really bring back the term team work as they make sure to cut that ring in half, and always work a certain body part to make that one talent vulnerable. Now they get to work with other well known teams such as the Hardy’s and Gallows & Anderson.
In my opinion I see Vince truly backing the Revival as a team, and will at one point give them a Raw title run. But for now, they have to work towards that, and it wouldn’t surprise me if WWE pin Revival vs. The Club vs. Hardy’s for a #1 contendership for Sheamus & Cesaro’s Raw Tag Team Titles. Though I feel WWE will want Revival & Hardy’s to have a few matches before any of those two get title shots yet again. So if anything The Clubs (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) will get the next title opportunity and Revival vs. Hardy’s will be an ongoing feud potentially leading to Summerslam.
Bray Wyatt has made it clear that Finn Balor is on his hit-list. This though is gonna be interesting because in all honesty, when was the last time Finn Balor came out as “the demon?” Last I recall he was the Demon during the Summerslam match against Seth Rollins for the universal championship. So in all honesty, it’s a bit overdue. This is why I think WWE has pinned these two together. Have Bray draw the negative (demon) out of Balor.
This Summerslam I feel will be the return of Demon Balor, and this feud between him and Bray will only grow slowly during Raw. We saw Bray screw Balor over last week, during the no DQ match, so in all honesty I foresee Finn having some tricks up his sleeve.
Well, those are my thoughts for tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast, and what I feel will happen tonight. They’ll be a ton more action waiting to happen. Make sure to follow me on twitter at @MindofCarnage to interact with me live during the show.
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.
Tonight, the Ramblers talk some wrestling news and give you our predictions for Great Balls Of Fire this Sunday!!!
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As we inch near to Sunday’s Money in the Bank PPV, you can already hear the collision between skin and steel, or wood, as some of the ladders are painted silver to make it appear as if their steel. BUT, I digress; Sunday will be filled with a ton of excitement as we get two MITB matches, a tag team title match and a Women’s championship match.
Let’s review the matches and provide our predictions for the show to come. Make sure to share yours as well either through the comments below, Twitter or Facebook.
Naomi (c) vs. Lana
-Smackdown Live Women’s Championship-
In my honest opinion, Lana getting a title match is a bit ridiculous. Especially since Naomi did want to fight her and would fight her nonetheless, but her putting up the title didn’t need to be incorporated. But it’s WWE, so they’ll give the opportunity to Lana while the rest of the deserving women compete in a ladder match for it. But here’s what I see going on. WWE did accidentally mention that the Women’s MITB match would incorporate SIX women, and not the regular five that have been advertised. See the tweet below.
Here’s what I feel will happen. Rusev will make a return causing a distraction allowing Lana to pick up the win over Naomi. Thus Lana becomes the new Smackdown Women’s Champion. Naomi angry about the situation gets added to the Women’s MITB match. Remember Naomi did show interest in being in the match a few weeks back on Smackdown Live. So it wouldn’t surprise me if she did get added on.
So my prediction moving forward is that Lana wins, following a distraction from Rusev. Naomi gets added to the MITB match.
MOC Prediction: Lana (New Smackdown Live Women’s Champion)
The Usos (c) vs. The New Day
-Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match
The Usos face a big challenge as the New Day make their Smackdown Live PPV debut at Money in the Bank. New Day have already gone in the record books for being the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions in history, and look to make more history by capturing the Smackdown Live Tag Team titles, but the Usos are no joke and will put up a fight against the Unicorn Ice Cream Boys.
In my honest opinion, I feel that the Usos will come out victorious this Sunday. Claiming that Smackdown Live has a stronger Tag Team division than Raw, and that’s why New Day managed to keep those titles for so long. This builds the Usos up as a serious tag team which won’t be beaten easily and that their claim over those titles goes hand-in-hand with their new attitudes. As much as I would love to see the New Day become champs, I honestly feel Usos will come out victorious in this, for now.
MOC Prediction: The Usos (retain)
Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella (potentially Naomi, Maria and or an NXT talent added)
Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Sunday will mark history as this will be the very first ever, MITB ladder match contested in the Women’s division. Frankly I feel this will be a heavy hitting match and am interested to see what these women come do with the ladders. Let’s be honest, they can also use any other weapons as well. When it comes to winners, it’s hard to tell cause you gotta ask yourself, will we have a last minute entree, will James Ellsworth somehow get involved to help his supposed girlfriend Carmella. Not sure but if I had to pick I would assume Charlotte comes out on top. She’s been a landmark in historical matches in WWE and I feel the win will only add to her prestige.
Like I said though, it’s unknown if there will be a last minute entree, which could change things up.
MOC Prediction: Charlotte (1st Ever Winner of the Women’s MITB match)
Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton
Listen I’ll admit it, typing in Jinders name as the WWE champion is still a bit odd, but I feel he’s been doing a great job at keeping the heat on him now that WWE has given him this huge spotlight. Jinder may not be many fans pick to be champion, but he’s a character in development and holds the gimmick of the “Modern Day Maharajah” very beautifully. I love the way it sounds and it brings a new visual to WWE TV, whether people like it or not.
Jinder is developing a ton of heat and with the addition of the Singh brothers by his side, he’s being portrayed as a proper heel who has to steep to underhanded tactics to win. That’s the job of a heel and I feel he’s doing a great job at it. When it comes to winners, I think Jinder retains his title. Whether he retains due to the Singh brothers causing a problem, or a potential NXT call-up by the name of Jeet Rama causing an distraction giving Jinder the win. You never know what could happen, but I feel Jinder will remain champion moving forward.
MOC Prediction: Jinder Mahal (retains)
Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
Money In The Bank Ladder Match
This is probably one of the most stacked matches I’ve seen in a while. So many great talents in one match, fighting for a chance at the WWE Championship. Let’s face it, there are reasons why every one of these men deserve the opportunity to potentially be that the next WWE champion.
For me, I’m picking a surprise winner, just as Jinder was a surprise winner for the WWE title, I feel surprises is one thing that could set a match apart, and for this one I’m going with Sami Zayn. Sami has been a guy who has been made to look as the underdog in many of his matches and even in this one, he gives the appeal that he’s not the guy to win. But this could be a turning point for Sami and would add at least some credentials to his WWE run.
This match will be one that will last in our memories as I anticipate many big spots and close calls. And I feel Sami will be in the right place, at the right time.
MOC Prediction: Sami Zayn (2017 Money In The Bank Winner)
Make sure to share your predictions down below and let us know who you think comes out on top.