Fantasy Booking Series: The round-up

It beat me guys. It got away from me. I started this fantasy booking series thinking it would be a great idea, I could update it as I go and put something great together. I had all the main points planned out, and I thought I had a Wrestlemania card that had something for everyone.

But now I’m coming up for six months behind real time, and I don’t think it’s salvageable.  I hadn’t taken into account Crown Jewel, which hadn’t been announced at the time. Plus I made the decision at the start to ignore stuff like injuries, but take stuff like releases and signings into account. Then I watched as Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Rowan of the Bludgeon Brothers and probably more got injured. I saw Big Cass get released and Rey Mysterio come back. Then the kicker came – the announcement of Roman Reigns’ leukaemia. I had him as my top guy in the company, the dominating heel world champion for pretty much all year through to Wrestlemania. I don’t feel like I can go back to that now. Continue reading Fantasy Booking Series: The round-up

Summerslam 2018 Spotlight: Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens

I’ve spoken before about how the Money In The Bank contract is one of my favourite gimmicks every year, because of the storytelling options and the unpredictability it can often lead to. Tomorrow night at Summerslam, with the anticipated main event of Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship again, it seems to be a prime opportunity for a cash in.

The fans are not going to like Roman Reigns. If anything is a certainty on this show, that’s about as close to it as you’re going to get. But I don’t think Reigns can lose to Lesnar again. I’ve said it before, but the longer it goes without Reigns getting that ‘W’ the worse it gets. A cash in gives WWE the opportunity to give Reigns his win, but also send the crowd home happy, protect their man and give themselves a new main event feud all in one fell swoop.

But the question is, who will be holding the Money In The Bank contract by the time that match begins? Continue reading Summerslam 2018 Spotlight: Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens

2017 Spotlight: June – September

Wrestling is an incredibly dynamic industry where everything can change in a matter of days – if not hours – and 2017 has really typified that in WWE. From wholesale roster changes, to walk outs and injuries, you can never predict what’s going to happen next, not that I won’t keep trying. As the year draws to a close, what better opportunity than to look back and reflect on the memorable moments WWE gave us in 2017?

This is the third part of my 2017 recap, find the links to the previous two parts below:

January – March

April – May

June

Extreme Rules – Fatal-5-Way

The thing about multi-matches is they can be so chaotic that there isn’t a cohesive story to the match. But at the same time, put enough talent in there, and it can be all action and constant entertainment. The latter scenario certainly applied to the Extreme Rules main event between Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor and Samoa Joe in a match to decide Brock Lesnar’s next challenger. With five of the top guys on the brand in one match there were always going to be fireworks, and use of chairs, stairs, a broken barricade and a broken announce table delivered in that regard. In the end, it was Samoa Joe who came away with the win, as he turned his attention to the Beast Incarnate.

Continue reading 2017 Spotlight: June – September

Summerslam predictions

Hello again one and all!
It’s August and that can mean only one thing…………that’s right, the return of the Barclays Premier League! “COME ON UNITED”
Oh yeah, and it’s also the time of year where we get ready for the 2nd most explosive WWE PPV of the year!

This one is by far one of the most anticipated cards that myself and Andrew have been looking forward to and for good reason. Good match ups, really good build ups and probably the most exciting thing of all, the genuine feeling of ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen.’ Something we haven’t really had in a long time. So without further ado, here’s the way Andrew and myself think this will go down:

PRE SHOW
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP
Dean Ambrose (C) vs Rob Van Dam

Andrew

This could be an excellent rivalry. The Shield’s promo on Raw was about how they are ushering in a new era, and what better way for them to go about it than by taking out the veterans in the company at the minute. RVD is a cult legend from the 90s, a prime example of the “old guard”. And Ambrose and RVD (when he gives a damn) can put on some excellent matches. Unfortunately the rumour is that this will descend into chaos leading to the 6-man-tag match we saw on Smackdown. So, my prediction here is going to e something that you’ve never seen from me before…

Prediction: No contest

Matt

The rumours all say that this will turn out to be a 6 man tag match in order to get the rest of the shield involved but most likely to get mark Henry involved in the card. And let’s face it, he does deserve to be on it. The downside is that it’s likely to make this whole scenario lead to a farcical brawl that the big show will dominate on his return to the ring and leave the shield running for their lives. I’m not looking forward to this as I think that it going to take it away from an excellent match between Ambrose and RVD. But as I have to officially predict, I’m going for…..

Result: Ambrose retains title via dq after the shield interfere. RVD, Henry and big show win the resultant 6 man tag

Continue reading Summerslam predictions

MITB 2013 predictions

Hello folks, it’s mid July which can only mean one thing……..that’s right Money In The Bank!

This time it’s me Matt that will be your author as Andrew is away on some musical escapades at T in the park. Lucky sod.

Anyway let’s get cracking as we’ve got a big card to get through.

We’ll start with the first match on the kick off. Continue reading MITB 2013 predictions

Thoughts of a Pleb: Raw1000, CM Punk and more!

I haven’t written anything about the recent momentous Raw until now because I was deliberately holding off until I saw this week’s Raw to put it into perspective and see how certain story lines progressed. I do have some thoughts on the event, as seen below… Continue reading Thoughts of a Pleb: Raw1000, CM Punk and more!

Money In The Bank Predictions

It’s nearly here, the Money In The Bank pay-per-view is tomorrow night and it’s one I’m really looking forward to – partially because it’s one I’m watching, and partially because I’ve always been a fan of ladder matches. I ran down who I thought was likely to win a week or two ago, and I will evaluate the 3 additions to the World Title MitB match later in my predictions. There are only 4 announced matches on the card, which makes me hopeful that all 4 will get a good amount of time, even with the expected addition of a squash or divas match. Continue reading Money In The Bank Predictions