THE USOS VS THE HYPE BROS
I would like to see the Hype Bros win this as Ryder has done well at telling stories in recent times, but obviously with The Usos being turned heel, they are being set up to go on and take on Rhyno and Slater. Expect a short match, one of those ‘one player turns round, gets a kick in the face and then a pin’ type of things.
WINNERS : THE USOS
SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP :
This is the match that I am most hyped for, aside from the headliner, obv. The best thing about this six person match is that anyone could win it. Normally in this type of situation, there is an obvious winner or an obvious loser, but here you could believe any of them being given the title. My choice would be Becky Lynch, mostly because I LOVE HER, but also because she is the biggest name on the SD roster and deserves her place in the sun.
WINNER :BECKY LYNCH
THE MIZ VS DOLPH ZIGGLER :
The Miz has never been a favourite of mine, but he has been shining lately in his role of the big headed Intercontinental Champion. This is helped by his obvious chemistry with his real life wife Maryse and every time these two are on the screen, the show lights up like a super firework. Ziggler is good, but he seems stuck in midcard hell, despite being thrown into title bouts left right and centre. I see him performing well but coming up short.
WINNER : THE MIZ
TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS :
Before the storyline injury to AA, I would have had American Alpha walking this, but now it seems that the story being told is the redemption of Heath Slater. Previously a bottom card joke, since trying to get himself a deal, Slater has become a fan favourite and this is the chance for him to finally land a contract and no doubt go straight into a rivalry with Rhyno…
WINNERS : SLATER/RHYNO
RANDY ORTON VS BRAY WYATT :
This match up does not really make a lot of sense. Sure they have done the Wyatt appearing in the rocking chair to spook out The Viper, but it has been done so fast that we have not even forgotten the Orton/Lesnar feud yet. For that reason, I presume that Bray will be put over to ensure that he looks strong going forward. For someone seemingl so evil and unbeatable, he does seem to lose a lot.
WINNER : BRAY WYATT
DEAN AMBROSE VS AJ STYLES :
My two favourite wrestlers finally meet and this is a match of the year contender if ever there was one. Expect it to be scrappy rather than technical. Except someone to go through the announce table, expect crashes into the stairs, expect near countouts. I see the champion keeping the title but everyone cheering whichever way it plays out.
WINNER : DEAN AMBROSE