Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, Universal Championship Match: I've enjoyed the build-up, and if they didn't already have big championship plans for Lesnar at Summerslam, I'd be tempted to pull the trigger on Joe. But we'll say Lesnar wins.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Ambulance Match: How far do they continue pushing Strowman? This is a way to have him lose without getting pinned, so I'll go with a Reigns win.
Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt: Two pretty cold wrestlers going at it here. I guess Wyatt wins somehow.
Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks, Raw Women's Championship Match: These two seem to hit hard with each other. However, they're both still a little awkward in the ring. I'll go with Bliss winning and retaining - she won't lose the title until she settles with Jax.
The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose, Intercontinental Championship Match: Miz just got an entourage, so he wins and retains.
Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass: I feel this is ripe for a stipulation match at Summerslam, so this won't be the last. I'll say it ends in a DQ with Enzo getting the win.
Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy, 30-Minute Iron Man Match for the Raw Tag Team Championship: I have all the champions retaining thus far tonight, but it seems too soon for Cesaro & Sheamus to lose them back. Bah, I'll go the challengers winning the belts.
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Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, Universal Championship Match: Great buildup and they SHOULD pull the trigger on Joe. He's been an absolute badass. They won't though. Gotta do Lesnar vs Roman again! Brock wins.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Ambulance Match: Again, they have built up Brock into this indestructible killing machine. So he loses.
Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt: Rollins. Wyatt doesn't win matches.
Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks, Raw Women's Championship Match: Sasha wins and loses it the next night or some other bull.
The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose, Intercontinental Championship Match: Remember a few years ago when it was Kofi vs Dolph at every single PPV? This is our new Kofi/Dolph. Miz wins by cheating this time and they battle again somehow next month.
Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass: This is going to be ugly, mostly due to Enzo. Cass wins and puts Enzo on the shelf for lets say two weeks.
Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy, 30-Minute Iron Man Match for the Raw Tag Team Championship: The Hardy experiment seems to be at an extended standstill, but I feel like this year's SummerSlam might be the point we get another tag team ladder match. Let's say the Hardys win.
Joe - he deserves it, and I'm tired of Lesnar kidnapping RAW's top title for the second time Reigns - Actually, the build for this has been pretty great, and he's the right call even if he is the de facto heel here Rollins - I guess? Bliss - No reason to stop her now. Neville - Same here Miz - He kind of nailed everything about Ambrose there, so maybe a loss can put Dean back into fighting shape for the top title Enzo - He needs the first win here, or he'll never be believable Sheamus/Cesaro - They're the best!
Brock Lesner (but I'll wish it was Joe) Roman Reigns (but I'll wish it was Strowman) Seth Rollins (but I'll wish it was Wyatt) Alexa Bliss (I'll be okay no matter who wins) Miz (I'll be sad if Ambrose wins) Big Cass (but I'll wish it was Enzo) ShamAro (if the Hardys don't get broken soon I'm gonna explode) Neville (I'll be okay no matter who wins)
Major prediction: I will be sad and wistful when the show ends.
Bonus prediction: I will continue to giggle every single time someone say "Great Balls of Fire Pay-Per-View Event."
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1) Lesnar/Joe (Universal Championship Match) - I see this as a stiff, hard hitting match. Lesnar wins after 3 F5's, making Joe look strong in defeat.
2) Strowman/Reigns (Ambulance Match) - Reigns tries to spear Strowman into the ambulance, Strowman moves away, Reigns ends up in the ambulance, Strowman shuts the door, ambulance moves away, Strowman wins.
3) Wyatt/Rollins - Rollins with a pedigree win.
4) Alexa/Sasha (Raw Women's Title Match) - Bliss wins with a rollup/feet on ropes w/o ref seeing feet.
5) Miz/Ambrose (IC Title Match) - Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale after Boaxel interference.
6) Cass/Enzo - Cass wins via ref stoppage - unable to continue.
7) Sheamus & Cesaro/Hardys (30 minute Iron Man Match for the Raw Tag Team Titles) - Ends 2-2, and Sheamus/Cesaro pulls a fast win in OT to retain.
0) Neville/Tozawa (Cruiserweight Title Match) - Neville with Rings of Saturn submission.
Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe, Universal Championship Match: I hope it's a decent match, not a bork 2 move special. But Lesnar will win.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Ambulance Match: I hear rumourz that the ultimate Lesnar Reigns "dream match" is being brought forward so the will start the huge Reigns push to set it up. That will be a refreshing change. Reigns wins.
Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt: Conventional logic suggests that the not Wyatt will win, therefore Rollins wins.
Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks, Raw Women's Championship Match: I like Sasha, which these days seems to be the kiss of death. Bliss wins.
The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose, Intercontinental Championship Match: Ambrose will be Mizerable after this match. Miz wins.
Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass: Everyone seems to be saying Cass is the sure thing. WWE seems to like booking things that make no sense in order to work the sure thing sayers at the last moment. Tipping Enzo to win in a way that makes no sense.
Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy, 30-Minute Iron Man Match for the Raw Tag Team Championship: Dunno abut this one. Iron man lets Matt & Jeff fubar themselves with swantons and the like setting up a 2-2 score going into the last minute. Does Shearo get the last second fifth fall leading to Matt becoming damaged? Or do the Hardyz pull it out? I'm going to say Hardyz win and i have no justification for the tip.
Oh man - am I the only one who thought Bret Hart's book was kind of boring? Not in a "bad storyteller" way, but in a "Wow, this is, to a word, EXACTLY what I was expecting Bret Hart to write," kind of way?