So with NXT and MITB just days away in our hometown of Chicago.....the crew is ready with their #WTR WrestleTalk Radio shirts and are ready to attack the Father's Day weekend. With SDL and RAW being really stale and corporate lately we will go over the card and predictions for this weekend. We will start with NXT: TakeOver!
NXT: TakeOver Chicago 2018
#1. Ricochet vs Velveteen Dream
Both of these guys are main event ready. BOTH! But right now ricochet will get his chance first. As Dream needs a tiny bit more time to brew. But he will get there quickly.
WINNER: Ricochet and he should be inserted into the title picture next. Maybe a 3 Way with Ciampa and Black.
#2. NXT Tag Team Championship: Undisputed Era (c) vs Oney Lorcan & Dan Burch
Undisputed Era is just WAY to hot right now to take any straps off of them. Add the fact that Cole has no match this PPV. I think the titles will stay on UE for a while.
WINNER: The Undisputed Era retain.
These first two matches are gonna steal the show.......I really feel they will downright be candidates of the year award for Best Match.
#3. NXT Women's Championship: Shayna Blaszler (c) vs Nikki Cross
Ever since the departure of Ember Moon, I feel that the women's division has become very weak. I hope they prove me wrong! In the end............................
WINNER: Shayna Blaszler holds on to the title but not for too long.
#4. NXT Championship: Aleister Black (c) vs Lars Sullivan
Lars is absolutely the worst big man since Luke "The Dumpster" Dorsey. I have absolutely no faith in his ability or his gimmick. He has no chance in this match.
WINNER: Aleister Black holds title.
#5. Chicago Street Fight: Johnny Gargano vs Tomasso Ciampa
This is absolutely the best blood feud we have had or seen in like 20 years. Wrestling has not seen a feud like this in a long long time. All these young wrestling fans are getting a taste of what we used to watch feud wise in wrestling in the 80's and early 90's. This is a GEM and in a way sad to see this saga come to a close only because we will not see another feud like this for a LOOOOONNNNGGGG time.
WINNER: Tomasso Ciampa wins gets inputted into the NXT Tilte shot immediately after and Gargano gets called up.
Money in the Bank 2018
#1. SDL Tag Team Championship: The Bludgeon Bros. vs The Good Brothers
They will not be taking the straps off the Bludgeon Bros anytime soon. Maybe we see The Bar interfere? The Usos?
WINNERS: Still Champions The Bludgeon Bros.
#2. Daniel Bryan vs Big Cass
I have no idea why Big Cass is still being pushed. He cant cut a promo for the life of him! He makes Roman Reigns look like CM Punk on the mic. He botches so much in the ring, I'm shocked they put him in the ring with Daniel Bryan to risk injuring him further. Please god all help us and Daniel Bryan get rid of this guy for us.
WINNER: Daniel Bryan wins and hopefully gets inserted into the title picture and starts a feud with either AJ or Nakamura.
#3. Sami Zayn vs Bobby Lashley
Now moving on from Big Cass and his horrible promo cutting. Sami Zayn must have the most annoying promos EVER! I cant stand watching him cut any more promos. Please GOD....WWE or Bobby Lashley end this quickly so we dont have to hear him anymore. BRING BACK EL GENERICO or put him in a mask and make him shut up!
WINNER: Bobby Lashley wins.
#4. Roman Reigns vs Jinder Mahal
There are allot of rumors that Vince has given up on Roman! Really? WORK? Rumors are out that Roman is set for yet another match with Lesnar at Summer Slam. I think this match will tell us allot. Although I want Jinder to beat him and get pushed to RAW main event status........Im sticking with the betting mans sure bet......
WINNER: Roman Reigns with the win.
#5. WWE Intercontinental Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs Elias
BURNING IT DOWN is simply on FIRE right now. No Chance they toss a wrench in here.
WINNER: Seth Rollins retains. Good to see Rollins back on a mission like when he was WWE Champ!
#6. SDL Women Championship: Carmella (c) vs Asuka
I think this is it. Its Asukas time. Asuka wins and moves on to fued Charlotte this time with the strap on her at Summer Slam.
WINNER: Auska is the NEW SDL Wommen Champion
#7. RAW Women Championship: Nia Jax (c) vs Ronda Rousey
This is gonna be interesting. Some people will say they are booking Ronda wrong but I don't see it that way. I believe Nia Jax wins as she turns heel and sides with Stephanie McMahon as the Enforcer for her. Stephanie will obviously interfere and cost Ronda the match as Nia Jax wins. This will set up a rematch for SummerSlam between the two so Ronda can take the strap this summer.
WINNER: Nia Jax with help from Stephanie McMahon.
#8. Women's MITB Ladder Match: Ember Moon vs Charlotte Flair vs Naomi vs Becky Lynch vs Alexa Bliss vs Natalya vs Lana vs Sasha Banks
This is the way I see it. Ember Moon is to new to win so shes out. Charlotte will be working a program with Asuka for the strap at Summer Slam so shes out. Naomi just had the strap so shes out. Alexa Bliss also just had the strap. Lana and Becky are role players. If Rousey wins against Nia Jax I can see them putting the case on Natalya. If not then they put it on Sasha, she deserves to be in the Main Event picture and the only way in that picture is with the briefcase.
WINNER: Sasha Banks wins the briefcase.
#9. Mens MITB Ladder Match: Finn Balor vs Braun Stroman vs The Miz vs Rusev vs Big E vs Bobby Roode vs Kevin Ownes vs Samoa Joe
This one is hard. Finn is out since he'll be feuding with Seth Rollins. Rusev, Big E and Bobby Roode are out of the picture. KO doesnt need the case. In my eyes it's between Joe, Miz and Stroman. The sure bet is Stroman but he doesn't need the case to get into the main event picture. The way I see it like Sasha The Miz needs a way into the Main Event and he does that by winning the case.
WINNER: The Miz wins the briefcase and get ready for some syck promos!
#10. WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Vince does not like Nakamura at all and doesn't see him carrying the strap. I'm sticking with AJ wins and moves on to work a program with Daniel Bryan.
WINNER: AJ Styles retains the strap.
Again these new formatted PPV are too long AND everyone is not on there! Where is Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy? Jeff Hardy? The BAR? The Usos? Bayley? Allot of talent left off.
Enjoy the weekend and HAPPY FATHERS DAY to the Dads!