Sunday, September 24, 2017

WWE No Mercy Predictions

I really like Finn Balor, but this feud is the shits. Everything Bray Wyatt does just feels so pointless and hollow. The one interesting angle he had recently (Orton in the Wyatt Family) was ruined by a horrible ending. Finn should be doing more. Why can't we have Finn feuding with Miz for the Intercontinental Title? Anyway, I say Finn wins because if he loses when not being the demon, he looks like a big goof who can only win after painting himself.

Winner: Finn Balor

I loved their match at SummerSlam, giving it ****. This should be another high quality match. All four men are just that good. I don't see them ending the Shield reunion just yet. Dean and Seth should retain and be involved in some kind of multi-team clusterfuck at Survivor Series. Hopefully, the Revival will be back by then and then they can take the titles off them. Expect a great match and a title retention.

Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

Enzo feels like the anti-205 Live star. His in-ring work isn't good, but he has the personality that most guys there are severely lacking. This should be a one sided victory for the King of the Cruiserweights. He should still be in the midst of a nine-month reign (losing the title for six days was stupid) and Enzo should just be a roach for him to stomp out while remaining the man. Have his title reign last until WrestleMania or something. Make it mean something. 

Winner: The King of the Cruiserweights

Speaking of clusterfucks, we've arrived at the horrible Raw Women's Title scene. What the hell are they doing with this division? Going back over a year, they did the stupid trading of the title between Sasha and Charlotte to the point where everyone was sick of it. Then, they had Bayley win the title on a random Raw. She ended Charlotte's ridiculous PPV winning streak in lackluster fashion, before retaining the title in a mediocre match at WrestleMania. Alexa Bliss got swapped out for Charlotte and has now made Bayley look like a joke and ended another Sasha reign after just a few days. At least they're trying stuff with Nia and Emma, though it isn't good. I'll say Alexa retains due to the multi-person nature of the match.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

Why? Jason Jordan is fine in the ring, but the fans haven't bought the long lost son angle, pun intended, and he consistently comes out to the Charlie Haas pop. He's not ready for this. The Miz, on the other hand, deserves so much more. With Brock Lesnar not always around, they need to understand that they have the Intercontinental Title on the PERFECT heel. Miz and that title should headline shows that Brock misses. Make him and the title mean something. Remember when Miz did the unthinkable and made Dolph Ziggler interesting last year? Miz should be able to do that for Jordan in this match, and get the crowd behind him. I could see them hotshotting the title to Jordan, because they do dumb shit like that, but I've got to go with Miz.

Winner: The Miz

This is the toughest match to call. If this is a one-off, then I go with Roman Reigns. I feel like the ultimate endgame is for John Cena to put Reigns over and say that he respects him and such. If this is their only match, that will happen this time. If this is part of a larger story that will span 2-3 matches, then I'll go with Cena winning the first one. Reigns will then have to reach down and build up to his redemption. The best idea, if that is indeed the endgame, is for this to be a larger story. That being said, the WWE tends to blow their load and not think longterm. Plus, Reigns only has two PPV wins this year. I'll go with him, but like I said, it could go either way.


What would the right move be here? Put the title on Braun Strowman. He's special. He's caught on quicker than we thought, has been genuinely awesome and interesting, while having better matches than most of us expected. Brock is fine, but you know you typically don't get his best effort. Braun should wreck his world here and win his first major title. However, I fully expect Brock to withstand Braun and overcome him to retain the title. Joe and Braun have both been allowed to look just as good, if not better, than Brock in the build and I think it's all so Roman will look even better by comparison when he finally takes the title off Brock.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

2017 Prediction Record: 51-32
2016 Prediction Record: 72-41
2015 Prediction Record: 60-35