Thursday, June 11, 2015

WWE Money in the Bank 2015 Predictions

Money in the BankPREDICTIONS
Immediately after Money in the Bank, The Wrestling Summit will be live for a post-show. Here is my predictions for this Sunday's event.
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This match will be a typical kickoff match, one to get the crowd warmed up, but there is no way I see King Barrett losing this match. However, I would not be surprised to see a sort of stipulation added where the winner is placed in the Money in the Bank ladder match. I may be reaching there, but this is one that always has me wondering, what has happened to Barrett. I'm almost certain that this is the last significant title he will hold. 
Winner: King Barrett
Ryback (c) vs. Big Show
Ryback shocked the world when he became Intercontinental Champion two weeks ago at Elimination Chamber. Now the Big Guy, must take on the Big Show. He is faced with a big challenge out of the gate, but he will find a way to hold on to the title. Ryback is motivated, and he will not let the 7'4" monster stop him.
Prediction: Ryback 
Since they have been reunited, the Prime Time Players have been better than ever. Almost unstoppable, but The New Day have proved to fly higher, be stronger, and smarter as a unit. It's going take a lot to take these titles from them, and the Prime Time Players just are not there yet. 
Winner: The New Day
Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match contract
This match has everything a wrestling fan could wish for, the past present and future. The high flyers, the technically sound, and the powerhouses. In this match, there are 4 former world champions, and 3 of them were former Money in the Bank winners. Kofi Kingston has been in many of these matches, and yet to win. And he will not win this year either. Neville and Roman Reigns are making their debuts. While Kane is motivated to win after constantly being insulted current champion Seth Rollins, and Orton would love to gain revenge, the winner will be the one who seeks the most revenge, Roman Reigns. A win for Reigns could give him the best year in wrestling in a long time. 
Winner: Roman Reigns
Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige
Nikki Bella has been on a roll since Survivor Series. She has found many ways to hold onto her Divas title. Paige, who won a battle royal in England on Raw months ago, finally gets her one-on-one match. Its been awhile since Paige has been champion, and going into Tough Enough as a host, it will be better for her if she can show off the gold while she mentors the competitors. But in the end, Nikki Bella will find a way to hold on to the title. 
Prediction: Nikki Bella
At Elimination Chamber, Kevin Owens defeated John Cena in what he calls the biggest match of his career. To me, this was match of the year. Perhaps, it was one of the best John Cena match ever. These two will be charged with topping that. If any two individuals can do it, it will be them. Owens makes it very clear, he does this for his family, and if you have a family, you can relate. Cena simply cannot. Owens who has been undefeated since his arrival to the WWE brand will stay that way after Money in the Bank.
Prediction: Kevin Owens
So much has transpired between these two individuals over the past year. It was this very event a year ago, that Seth Rollins climbed the ladder, grabbed the briefcase and became Mr. Money in the Bank. That led to him becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania, despite Dean Ambrose promising to make sure he would never cash in. Ambrose defeated Rollins by pin fall at Elimination Chamber, but since Rollins knocked out the original referee, the call was reversed  and ruled a disqualification. Ambrose since has taken the title and held it hostage. In his lunatic fringe mind, he is the champion. A year ago, Kane helped Rollins climb the ladder to win the briefcase. Throughout his title reign, it was J&J security helping him retain the title. Now Rollins has an issue with those in his camp, but there is a reason he is the architect and in the end, he will climb the ladder and retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Prediction: Seth Rollins


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kevin Owens: Better with Time

Kevin Owens: Better with Time

Since his debut to the WWE family, wrestling fans have awaited for the opportunity to see Kevin Owens wrestle on the main roster. When he made his debut at NXT Takeover : R Evolution and he defeated C.J. Parker in a squash match, fans were excited. The reason, he was still the same guy fans grew to love when he dominated the independent scene as Kevin Steen. Now WWE often changes characters name for trademark reasons, but no doubt, Owens was still the same guy.
Anyone familiar with his work, knows that he and Sami ZaynEl Generico in Ring Of Honor, are rivals. Best friends turned to bitter enemies, the two put on countless classics all over the world.  On the night Owens made his NXT debut, Zayn finally won the big one. After chasing the NXT title for a few months, he was finally able to defeatAdrian Neville to become NXT Champion. Like any best-friend, Owens went to the ring to help celebrate. Just when fans thought that Owens was happy for his best-friend, he attacked Zayn and sent him and his newly won title out on a stretcher. That night, Owens put the world on notice.

NXT Takeover: Rival was a night wrestling fans anticipated for years.  Seeing Steen-Generico take each other to the limits on many occasions had fans crave to see this on a bigger stage. This was the night. A night in which fans saw a new Owens. If you are not familiar with the work of these two, you would have thought that Owens was always the dominate one. The truth is, Zayn was one who was always had Owens number. But on this night, Owens would not be denied. He did something fans have not seen in a long time, he won a world title by a knockout.
Recently Zayn had a match on Raw. He responded to the U.S. Title open challenge issued by John Cena. Zayn took Cena to the limit further than he has taken Owens recently, but in the end Cena was victorious. Zayn finished the match despite getting injured.Cena went on to give Zayn his props, even saying that he had a lot of heart. Owens took to twitter to let everyone know how he felt about this.
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Not to be outdone, Kevin Owens confronted John Cena on Monday Night Raw. A man who the internet loves and has been wrestling in the WWE confronting the biggest guy in the company just six months in. What company is this? On this night Owens made it clear, he wanted nothing to with Cena’s U.S. Title. What he wanted was to take out Cena. On that night he did.
Owens reminds everyone that he does this for his family. His son Owen had one of the greatest reactions a child could have when seeing their dad wrestle their favorite wrestler. Owens and Cena wrestled at Elimination Chamber and personally I am calling it a 5-star match. It is by far the best match I have seen John Cena wrestle in. And I am not one who believes that Cena cannot wrestle. On this night, Owens was better. He proved it by pinning Cena in the middle of the ring. Kevin Owens does have his hands full. He has Samoa JoeFinn Balor, and Sami Zayn all waiting for an opportunity to knock him off the top of the NXT ladder. But after he beat John Cena, the longest running face of the WWE, there is no doubt, that Kevin Owens is ready to take charge and become a household name.