Sunday, February 25, 2018

Elimination Chamber Predictions

I honestly don't think much is going to come of this. Part of me expected someone to interrupt, but I get the sense they might save that for one of Ronda Rousey's Raw appearances. At most, I could see a lower card woman interrupting and getting wrecked, but even that is doubtful to me.

This feud has been a disaster. It's just been two guys talking in circles and doing nothing to make me want to see the match. Plus, Bray already basically squashed Matt in a few minutes at Raw 25. I'm gonna say Bray wins here to gain some momentum before doing a lot of nothing at WrestleMania. Maybe he'll be a battle royal favorite.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

I feel like we've seen this match a bunch in recent weeks. Luckily, their last match for the titles was actually quite good. I can't imagine The Bar dropping the titles to Titus Worldwide, but I'm expecting a fun little match. I'd be okay with a title chance, as Apollo and Titus have been very entertaining in recent months. However, I've got The Bar going into Mania with the titles.

Winners: The Bar

Nobody would be dumb enough to waste Asuka's years of build on a loss to Nia Jax at Elimination Chamber, right? I mean, it's even worse than building up Charlotte's Pay-Per-View streak, only to lose in unceremonious fashion at Fastlane last year. Since there's no talk of a pin or submission, some believe Nia wins via DQ or countout, but that seems shitty to me. Asuka for the win.

Winner: Asuka

Like the women's Money in the Bank and Royal Rumble, this could either be a good first outing or a disaster. For the most part, MITB succeeded (even with the dumb booking after) and the Rumble was great. This one is tougher, as it's a tricky match to book, especially with unproven entities like Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. At this point, not having Alexa as champion going into Mania would be dumb, but I'm thinking Sasha pulls this out.

Winner: Sasha Banks

Come on. We've known this for a year. To be fair, I'm not complaining. I think Roman Reigns is a great choice for champion, as he's constantly putting on good to great matches. It's better than his 2015-2016 push, because he's not the focal point of TV the way he was back then. It should come down to Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns, with Reigns getting a win back over Braun for the first time in about a a year.

Winner: Braun Strowman

2018 Prediction Record: 9-2
2017 Prediction Record: 81-37
2016 Prediction Record: 72-41
2015 Prediction Record: 60-35