Strictly Wrestling writers Erik and Andrew give their predictions for tonight’s pay per view. Andrew will also be giving his thoughts and results live throughout the night!
Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa vs. The Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar
Erik – Swann/Tozawa
Andrew – Swann/Tozawa
Result: Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa – Another CW tag team match with the baby face team winning again to put the crowd in a good mood. They were given about 10 minutes and put on a solid match. The crowd was interested during most of it. Kendrick/Dar dominated the middle but Tozawa and Swann really got the crowd going at the end with some great moves. Tozawa’s screams are really getting over and the crowd loved him. Swann pins Dar with an awesome phoenix splash.
Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe
Erik – Samoa Joe
Andrew – Samoa Joe
Result: Samoa Joe wins via a nasty submission. I find it odd that WWE jobbed Zayn to Strowman but had him put on a competitive match vs Samoa Joe who should be booked just as strong. Overall (I got in halfway through the match) it was a good match. Samoa Joe is just getting started. Everyone better be ready to see a lot of him in the future. He’s excellent.
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo & Cass (Tag Team Championship)
Erik – Gallows and Anderson
Andrew – Gallows and Anderson
Result: Gallows and Anderson win via a little cheating. They stupidly had Enzo job for what seemed forever. I do like Gallows and Anderson and actually loved the ending. That’s how a proper heel wins. Looks like Enzo and Cass are on their way to their Mania moment.
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
Erik – Nia Jax
Andrew – Nia Jax
Result – Sasha Banks – pretty good match overall. The best part was the way it was set up to be believable since Nia has been booked so strong. We got this one wrong but I’m glad we were. This was a much-needed win for Sasha who’s been kinda meandering lately.
Jinder vs Cesaro
No prediction for this WTF match. Cesaro sure has some gorgeous pectoral muscles.
Cesaro wins in a match that probably took way too long.
Rusev vs Big Show
Someone kick the “CNN is fake news” sign guy in the pecker please.
I actually like this match up. Rusev sure does look handsome with his new haircut.
Props to the crowd for the #USA chant!
LOL to that ending. I was honestly hoping for a bronco buster.
Big Show wins if anyone cares.
Neville vs. Jack Gallagher (Cruiserweight Championship)
Erik – Neville
Andrew – Neville
Result – Neville wins clean with a Red Arrow. He deserves it, he’s head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. The super plex of the top rope was a nice touch. I LOL’d at the ref doing an “oopskie” on the 3 count midway through the match. The crowd stupidly chanted “This is awesome” COME ON MILUAKEE!! Overall really good match though.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Erik – Braun Strowman
Andrew – Braun Strowman (lights go out at some point)
Result – Roman wins via pinfall. Internet commenters nationwide are gyrating at the moment. It was overall a really good match especially for a couple of guys who apparently can’t wrestle. The guy in the front row with the Red Sox jersey is all the internet commenters in a nut shell. I would have loved for Strowman to land that move off the top rope. I really enjoyed this match. It was slow but good.
Bayley vs. Charlotte (Women’s Championship)
Erik – Charlotte via DQ (Bayley keeps title)
Andrew – Charlotte
Result – Bayley wins with help from Sasha. I am speechess. Who’s the heel and who’s the babyface again? They have ruined Bayley on the main roster.
Kevin Owens vs. Goldberg (Universal Championship)
Erik – Full of shenanigans… KO keeps title somehow (DQ, countout, miracle, etc) Goldberg wins via something
Andrew – Goldberg
Result – Shit. Goodnight.